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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Traditions and Technologies: Ethical Engagements and New Directions in the Study of South Asian Medicines

Conference/Symposium | April 4 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 470 (morning) and 10 (afternoon)

 Anthony Cerulli, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Vincanne Adams, UCSF; Shree Padma Holt, Bowdoin College; Lawrence Cohen, UC Berkeley

 Robert P. Goldman, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, Program for the Medical Humanities, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Department of Anthropology, Medical Anthropology (Joint Program with UCSF)

This day-long symposium aims to create a space for scholars of traditional South Asian Medicines working across disciplines to forge connections and discuss priorities for research directions in the field.

Applied Math Seminar: Surveillance-evasion games under uncertainty

Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alex Vladimirsky, Cornell University

 Department of Mathematics

Adversarial path planning problems are important in robotics applications and in modeling the behavior of humans in dangerous environments. Surveillance-Evasion (SE) games form an important subset of such problems and require a blend of numerical techniques from multiobjective dynamic programming, game theory, numerics for Hamilton-Jacobi PDEs, and convex optimization. We model the basic SE...   More >

Hungary as a European Hub for Autonomous Vehicle Design and Validation

Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology of Hungary

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Hungary, having a remarkable performance in the field of automotive industry production capacities, is becoming one of the key European hubs of developing autonomous driving systems with currently more than 10,000 development engineers working on these innovative technologies at various organizations in the country. Hungary also has a leading role in implementing and developing...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Higher Moment Risk

Seminar | April 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Christian Jensen, Bocconi

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "The Effects of Parental and Sibling Incarceration: Evidence from Ohio" (joint with Sam Norris and Matt Pecenco)

Seminar | April 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Jeff Weaver, USC

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Replication Seminar, "Numerical Methods for Solving Heterogeneous Agents Models""

Presentation | April 4 | 12-2 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Alisdair McKay, Senior Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

 Clausen Center

I will cover two building blocks o fsolution methods for heterogenous agent macroeconomics: the endogenous grid method and non-stochastic simulation. I will describe how these two tools can be combined to solve for the stationary equilibrium, perfect foresight transitions, and fluctuations under uncertainty (Reiter method). I will focus on simple settings (e.g. Aiyagari 1994, Krusell-Smith 1998),...   More >

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  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Environmental Sustainability and Housing in California

Panel Discussion | April 4 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 250 Goldman School of Public Policy

 Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans; Terner Center for Housing Innovation

Please join us for a discussion with leading experts about enviornmental sustainability and housing in California. We will host Srinidhi Kumar from the California Housing Partnership; Steve Weissman, a lecturer at the Goldman School of Public Policy, and founder and former director of the Energy Program at Berkeley Law; and Seva Rodnyansky, postdoctoral scholar at the Berkeley Institute for the...   More >

IB Seminar: Evolutionary History of Prey: 600 million Years of Predator-Prey Interactions in Earth’s Oceans

Seminar | April 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Michal Kowalewski, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

 Department of Integrative Biology

Power, Agency and Representation: Filipino Americans in the Visual Arts

Panel Discussion | April 4 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Stephanie Syjuco, Assistant Professor, Art Practice, UC Berkeley; Lordy Rodriguez, Artist; PJ Gubatina Policarpio, Arts Educator

 Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group

This discussion will look at themes of agency and representation - what kinds of power one can exercise as a Filipino American working in the art world today, how a history of colonialism and dispossession might actually serve as a source of empowerment, and how this peripheral vantage point could lead to new, innovative forms of "seeing".   More >

Detail from "I AM AN..." (Stephanie Syjuco, 2017)

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: Causal Effects of Capital Inflows

Seminar | April 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Nick Sander, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | April 4 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Tina Benitez, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

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Dads, Daughters and Early Marriage in Migori County, Kenya

Presentation | April 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 5401 Berkeley Way West

 Paula Tavrow, UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Please join us for a new speaker series on child marriage and youth empowerment hosted by Innovations for Youth (i4Y)'s Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Working Group!

Paula Tavrow​, PhD, is an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health. She is also the Director of UCLA's Bixby Program in Population and...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | April 4 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Daniel Sanchez

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Daniel Sanchez, Assistant Extension Specialist at UC Berkeley, will present: "Near-term opportunities for carbon dioxide removal technology." Hosted by Matteo Garbelotto. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

New approaches for uncovering the role of energy metabolism in health and disease: Dr. Denis Titov, Molecular and Cell Biology Department, UC Berkeley

Seminar | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Center for Computational Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Over the last century, many studies have demonstrated that calorie restriction (i.e. decreased food intake) and exercise cause lifespan extension in model organisms and decrease human mortality from age-associated diseases. Many physiological changes...   More >

Statistical and Computational Challenges in Conformational Biology

Seminar | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Professor Mark Segal, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UC San Francisco

 Department of Statistics

Chromatin architecture is critical to numerous cellular processes including gene regulation, while conformational disruption can be oncogenic. Accordingly, discerning chromatin configuration is of basic importance, however, this task is complicated by a number of factors including scale, compaction, dynamics, and inter-cellular variation.

The recent emergence of a suite of proximity...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 6: Politics

Conference/Symposium | April 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Michael Silverstein, University of Chicago; Jackie Urla, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Tristram Wolff, Northwestern University; Judith Irvine, University of Michigan; Sarah Kessler, University of Southern California

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the sixth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Finding the Right Postdoc

Panel Discussion | April 4 | 6-7:15 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

What makes for a GREAT postdoc experience, and how can you ensure that this next step in your training will prepare you for a successful career? Panelists will discuss the process of identifying and pursuing postdoctoral opportunities. Why do a postdoc? What factors are important to consider, such as opportunities for publishing, relationships with colleagues/supervisors, funding? What are the...   More >