Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Lecture | January 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall
Ann Mei Chang
Despite enormous investments of time and money, are we making a enough of a dent on the social and environmental challenges of our time? What if we could exponentially increase our impact?
Even if everything ends A talk with writer and translator Victoria Häggblom on the translation of contemporary Swedish poet Bruno K. Öijer
Lecture | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
The work of Swedish poet Bruno K. Öijer (b. 1951) has been described as dark, crystalline, magnetic, and mystical. His compilation "The Trilogy" will be available to English-speaking readers for the first time when published in Victoria Häggbloms translation by Action Books in 2019.
Öijer has been one of the most popular and influential Swedish poets for decades, and is as well known in... More >
Lecture | January 29 | 1-3 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Jingshen Wang, PhD candidate
Inferring cause-effect relationships between variables is of primary importance in many sciences. In this talk, I will discuss two approaches for making valid inference on treatment effects when a large number of covariates are present. The first approach is to perform model selection and then to deliver inference based on the selected model. If the inference is made ignoring the randomness of... More >
Lecture | January 29 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Alison Futrell, Department of History, University of Arizona
San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
Empire! Taxes! Violation! Massacre! In the early years of his reign, the emperor Nero briefly considered withdrawing the legions from the new province of Britannia. Before he could do so, the stability of empire was shaken by revolt, as Boudica, a tribal queen pushed beyond her limits by the excesses of the Roman colonizers, exacted a horrifying retribution, with deaths in the tens of thousands.... More >