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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

"Imported" Feminism and "Indigenous" Queerness: From Backlash to Transphobic Feminism in Transnational Japanese Context (Seminar)

Seminar | January 28 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Akiko Shimizu, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo

 The Program in Critical Theory

As is often the case with many countries in “the rest,” women’s and/or feminist movements in Japan have often been criticized for uncritically importing and transplanting ideas from “the West” that have no relevance to, and are sometimes even incompatible with, the “local” “indigenous” tradition, culture and society of whatever those critics imagine as “Japan.” Curiously enough, “Japan” has also...   More >

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Deppea splendens 'Cristobal' Image by Jill Petersen

Seminar 217, Risk Management: A two-player price impact game

Seminar | January 28 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Moritz Voss, UCSB

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT: We study the competition of two strategic agents for liquidity in
the benchmark portfolio tracking setup of Bank, Soner, Voss (2017),
both facing common aggregated temporary and permanent price impact
à la Almgren and Chriss (2001). The resulting stochastic linear quadratic
differential game with terminal state constraints allows for an
explicitly available open-loop Nash...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: A two-player price impact game

Seminar | January 28 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Moritz Voss, UCSB

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT: We study the competition of two strategic agents for liquidity in the benchmark portfolio tracking setup of Bank, Soner, Voss (2017), both facing common aggregated temporary and permanent price impact à la Almgren and Chriss (2001).

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Isolating the “Tech” from EdTech: Experimental Evidence"

Seminar | January 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Rob Fairlie, UCSC

 Center for Labor Economics

William G. Dauben Lectureship: Integrated Platforms for Predictable Organic Synthesis

Seminar | January 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jeffrey Bode, ETH Zuerich

 College of Chemistry

Synthetic chemists excel at devising spectacular new reaction pathways and powerful catalytic processes, but few of these advances have been integrated into platforms for the predictable and programable production of complex molecules. Successful examples, such as Fmoc-Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis (SPPS) and DNA synthesis, require not only highly efficient bond forming reactions but also a...   More >

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Javier Mejia Cubillos: “Social Interactions and Contract Enforcement in the Postcolonial Arab World; Evidence from the Industrial Elite of Morocco, 1956-1982”

Lecture | January 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

This paper studies the role of social interactions in the business-elite activity of the postcolonial Arab world. We use mixed methods to exploit an exceptional set of interviews with members of the industrial elite of Morocco during the import-substituting-industrialization period. We find that the high risk of contractual breach characterized the business environment. In this context, business...   More >

MRED+D Admissions Webinar 01/28

Information Session | January 28 | 1-2 p.m. |  Online

 College of Environmental Design

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Microsoft Excel Linking and Referencing Calculations

Workshop | January 28 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of establishing links between data sources using manual and automated methods. Emphasis is placed on supplemental referencing syntax to establish and manage calculation links. Learning Objectives * Leverage Structured Reference syntax for Table objects. * Utilize Relative and Absolute referencing syntax to effectively replicate calculations. * Link cell values at...   More >

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Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: No Meeting Job Market Seminar

Seminar | January 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

Beyond Berkeley: Finding Research Opportunities Off-Campus

Information Session | January 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Alexander Jaffe, PhD candidate, PhD candidate, Molecular and Cell Biology

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Alexander Jaffe, doctoral candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology, will share insights on how to find, and be selected for, off-campus research opportunities such as Research Experiences for Undergraduates (https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/) and more. This event was extremely popular at the Research and Scholarships Fair, so we decided to run it again. Don't miss it!

Nonlinear Algebra Seminar: P-adic Gaussians and their tropicalization

Seminar | January 28 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Yassine El Mazzouz, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We study multivariate Gaussian distributions on local fields such as the field of p-adic numbers. We introduce the Bruhat-Tits building as a parameter space for Gaussian distributions and study some classic statistical problems in this setting. Finally we study geometric and probabilistic structures of the tropicalization of such distributions.

Spin-selective Energy Transfer from Quantum Dots to Molecules: An Application in Stereoselective Organic Synthesis

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Emily Weiss, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

 College of Chemistry

Tetrasubstituted cyclobutyl structures are precursors to, or core components of, many important bioactive molecules, including prospective drugs. Light-driven [2+2] cycloaddition is the most direct strategy for construction of these structures. [2+2] photocycloadditions that proceed through the triplet excited state can be triggered with visible light through excitation of a triplet sensitizer...   More >

Thematic Seminar: The ubiquity of Fourier restriction

Seminar | January 28 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ruixiang Zhang, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of Mathematics

In Fourier analysis, there is a class of questions known as Fourier restriction type problems. A lot of people have tried to answer this kind of questions, partly because they naturally show up in the study of many problems in PDE, spectral theory, number theory, geometric measure theory and combinatorics. I will talk about three examples of Fourier restriction type problems I recently worked on...   More >

Cloud Computing Meetup

Social Event | January 28 – December 29, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Skydeck, Penthouse (PH) floor

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Division of Data Science, IST/OCIO, Research IT,

The UC Berkeley Cloud Community of Practice will be holding our monthly meetup in the Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse. We have some excellent guests and topics and hope to see you there.

Everyone is welcome - this is a really inclusive group! You don't have to be an expert, or already know about cloud technologies; we get together so people can learn from each other. The Berkeley SkyDeck is at...   More >

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | August 27, 2019 – August 25, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures.

We will feature speakers and engaging discussions around current issues in cloud computing often with an enterprise focus.

Development through Action: A Panel Discussion with 3 Social Activists from South Asia

Panel Discussion | January 28 | 5-7 p.m. | 100 Blum Hall

 Ayesha Chundrigar, Founder, ACF Animal Rescue; Karishma Ali, Founder, Chitral Women's Sports Club; Bharti Singh Chauhan, Founder, PraveenLata Sansthan

 Clare Talwalker, Lecturer: International & Area Studies Teaching Program; Global Poverty and Practice Minor

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Facebook, Zareen's, Folio3, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender, Master of Development Practice

A panel discussion with three development activists from India and Pakistan.

Career Connections: Tech for Good

Social Event | January 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in a variety of technical roles at social impact oriented organizations/companies, in both nonprofit and for-profit capacities. Examples: Educational Technology, Healthcare, CleanTech, NGO’s, etc.

Nonlinear Algebra Seminar: Symmetry adapted Gram spectrahedra

Seminar | January 28 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Isabelle Shankar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Sum of squares (SOS) relaxations are often used to certify nonnegativity of polynomials and are equivalent to solving a semidefinite program (SDP). The feasible region of the SDP for a given polynomial is the Gram spectrahedron. For symmetric polynomials, there are reductions to the problem size that can be done using tools from representation theory. In joint work with Alex Heaton, we used this...   More >

Nonlinear Algebra Seminar: Symmetry adapted Gram spectrahedron

Seminar | January 28 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Isabelle Shankar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Sum of squares (SOS) relaxations are often used to certify nonnegativity of polynomials and are equivalent to solving a semidefinite program (SDP). The feasible region of the SDP for a given polynomial is called the Gram spectrahedron. For symmetric polynomials, there are reductions to the problem size that can be done using tools from representation theory. In joint work with Alex Heaton from...   More >

Scientific Conversations Meetup: “Popping the ​Science ​Bubble” — Conversations w/ Cal Scientists

Social Event | January 28 | 5:15-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Public Library | Note change in date

 2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join us at the Berkeley Public Library to catch up with Cal Scientists for “Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists. You'll be able to engage with Cal scientists and learn about what they've been up to as they deliver a thrilling series of short lectures on cutting-edge research.

We will meet in front of the Berkeley Public Library at 5:15 p.m. before...   More >

Atlassian Tech Talk

Information Session | January 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join our team, make it yours. We’re hiring for New Grad Developers, Site Reliability Engineering, Security Engineering, IT Development, Design, UX Research, Marketing

Dinner will be provided.

Auditions: The Arsonists and Student-Directed Workshops

Performing Arts - Theater | January 28 | 6-10 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Patrick Russell

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Current UC Berkeley students of any major are invited to combined auditions for the TDPS production of The Arsonists by Max Frisch and student-directed workshops. Workshops include Hamlet, Don't Bet on the Englishmen, and the New Play Reading Series. See production details on the TDPS Callboard.

Director Patrick Russell (Photo by Pak Han)

Documentary Screening: Dawnland, by Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip

Film - Documentary | January 28 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Social Welfare, School of, American Indian Graduate Student Association (AIGSA), American Indian Graduate Program (AIGP), Native American Student Development office (NASD), Media Resources Center

For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native children from their homes and placed them with white families. Many children suffered devastating emotional harm by adults who shamed and demeaned them, and tried to erase their culture. The fallout was unbearable.

Dawnland tells the story of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor

 Library

Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | January 13 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

 Viewing hours are Monday-Friday during the academic year. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please call (510) 643-9670 or email townsendcenter@berkeley.edu for viewing times.

Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor...   More >