<< September 2017 >>

## Tuesday, September 12, 2017

### Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

### Black folk tales and the story of Br'er Rabbit: Interview with Lashon Daley, Performance Studies

Seminar | September 12 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

Lashon Daley, Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for a new episode of The Graduates as we speak with Lashon Daley in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies! Lashon's research focuses on early African-American literature and folk tales, and how the black community creates an understanding of what it means to be black.

### EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | September 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

### Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

### Seminar 217, Risk Management: Social Finance and the Postmodern Portfolio: Theory and Practice

Seminar | September 12 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Speaker: Jeremy Evnine, Evnine & Associates

We formulate the portfolio construction problem as a mean/variance problem which includes a linear term representing an investor’s preference for expected “social return”, in addition to her expected “financial return” of the classical theory. By making various assumptions, we are able to exploit the heterogeneous expectations version of the CAPM to derive an equilibrium model which is an...   More >

### Small molecule mediators of infection and immunity

Seminar | September 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

Joshua Woodward, University of Washington

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

### Synthetic Studies Toward Complex Natural Products

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

Tom Maimone, Department of Chemistry

College of Chemistry

### Myths and Manuscripts: Rethinking the place of Timbuktu in the intellectual history of Muslim West Africa

Colloquium | September 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

Bruce Hall, Associate Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

### Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Job Mobility and the Information Channel"

Seminar | September 12 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Yusuf Mercan, UC Berkeley

Department of Economics

### Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Why Do Defaults Affect Behavior? Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan

Seminar | September 12 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Joshua Blumenstock, UC Berkeley

Department of Economics

### 3-Manifold Seminar: Algorithmic homeomorphism of 3-manifolds as a corollary of geometrization (continued)

Seminar | September 12 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss the proof that the homeomorphism problem for 3-manifolds is elementary recursive.

### Clinical Science Psychology Students 3rd Yr Talk

Colloquium | September 12 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 Beach RM

Department of Psychology

Allison Diamond

Title: "Tell me how will you’ll really feel: An idiographic approach to future affect predictions in dysphoric and healthy individuals"

Alice Hua

Title: A new window into caregiver health: Using the patient brain as a predictor

### Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience. The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements,... More > ### Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): A Sharp Schrödinger Maximal Estimate in$\mathbb R^2$Seminar | September 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley Department of Mathematics In this talk, I will present a recent paper of Xiumin Du, Larry Guth, and Xiaochun Li, which proves almost everywhere convergence of solutions to the Schrödinger equation in$\mathbb R^2$for initial data in$H^s (s >1/3)$. I will give an extended introduction to the method of polynomial partitioning, which is used in the proof of their main theorem. A new result which arises during the proof is... More > ### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Changing Views on Curves and Surfaces Seminar | September 12 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley Department of Mathematics We present work with Kathlen Kohn and Matthew Trager on visual events in computer vision. Given an algebraic curve or surface in 3-space, the image or contour curve arises by projecting from a viewpoint. Qualitative changes in that curve occur when the viewpoint crosses the visual event surface. The components of this ruled surface are iterated singular loci of the coisotropic hypersurfaces... More > ### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Changing Views on Curves and Surfaces Seminar | September 12 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley Department of Mathematics We present work with Kathlen Kohn and Matthew Trager on visual events in computer vision. Given an algebraic curve or surface in 3-space, the image or contour curve arises by projecting from a viewpoint. Qualitative changes in that curve occur when the viewpoint crosses the visual event surface. The components of this ruled surface are iterated singular loci of the coisotropic hypersurfaces... More > ### Mendeley Citation Management Workshop Workshop | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library Library Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with PCs, or you are welcome to bring your laptop. ### Data Sharing: Publishing and Archiving Workshop | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110 MD Anna Sackmann, Science Data and Engineering Librarian, Library and Research Data Management; Daniella Lowenberg, Research Data Specialist & Product Manager, University of California Curation Center Library This workshop will take a deep dive into data publishing. Attendees will learn how to best prepare their data to be interpreted and reused by others. We will also explore repositories and the attributes that you should use to determine where to publish data based on type and funder or publisher requirements. This workshop is designed for graduate students in the physical and life/health sciences. Registration opens August 29. or by calling 510-642-9478 by September 12. ### Where Compassion Meets Social Justice: Cultivating Social, Emotional, and Moral Learning in the Schools Panel Discussion | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall | Note change in time Dr. Luigina Mortari, Chair, Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona, Italy; Dr. Brooke Lavelle, Co-Founder and President, Courage of Care Coalition; Dr. Valerie Shapiro, Co-Director Center for Prevention Research and Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education Schools have become increasingly involved in cultivating students' capacities for reasoning about equity and justice as well as demonstrating compassion and care. Three distinguished panelists actively engaged in relevant pedagogical approaches will help us think about what works and why. ### ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “Importers Facing Supply Curves: Estimation and Implications” Seminar | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall Sergii Meleshchuk, UC Berkeley Department of Economics ### A Multi-dimensional Approach to Track Molecular Dynamics at Extreme Scales Seminar | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall Prof. Elad Harel, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University College of Chemistry Our lab is developing new approaches to examine charge carrier dynamics in complex molecular systems at extreme spatial and temporal scales. Recently, our group has demonstrated coherent 4D Electronic-Raman spectroscopy and spectrally-resolved transient-absorption microscopy, methods that are uniquely sensitive to electron-phonon-vibrational interactions. We highlight the use of these... More > ### Where Compassion Meets Social Justice: Cultivating Social, Emotional, and Moral Learning in the Schools Panel Discussion | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall | Note change in time Dr. Luigina Mortari, Chair, Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona, Italy; Dr. Brooke Lavelle, Co-Founder and President, Courage of Care Coalition; Dr. Valerie Shapiro, Co-Director Center for Prevention Research and Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education Schools have become increasingly involved in cultivating students' capacities for reasoning about equity and justice as well as demonstrating compassion and care. Three distinguished panelists actively engaged in relevant pedagogical approaches will help us think about what works and why. ### Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Playing Checkers in Chinatown" Seminar | September 12 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall Jose Espin-Sanchez, Yale University Department of Economics ### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Evolutions and Second Symbolic Powers Seminar | September 12 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall Jana Sotakova, IS MU Department of Mathematics Let K be a field and let R be a local K-algebra. An evolution of R is a surjective homomorphism T- >R of K-algebras such that the induced map between the modules of differentials is an isomorphism. We will see that the question of the existence of non-trivial evolutions is related to the Eisenbud-Mazur conjecture on (second) symbolic powers. ### EPMS Weekly Seminar Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided. Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at... More > ### Corporate Climate Action: Strategies to Address Climate Change Panel Discussion | September 12 | 5:45-8 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420) Chris Benjamin, Director of Corporate Sustainability, PG&E; Katie DeWitt, Director of Energy Digital Products, Tesla; Elysa Hammond, Director of Environmental Stewardship, Clif Bar Mark Lee, Executive Director, SustainAbility Climate change is the defining issue of our age. The rise in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system and its related effects is no longer a prediction. Luckily, many businesses are aware of this peril and understand that their action is imperative to help address climate change. The Center for Responsible Business (CRB) and The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) are... More > ## Wednesday, September 13, 2017 ### Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall College of Environmental Design FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability. ### Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403) Workshop | September 13 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work Be Well at Work - Ergonimics Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center ### Client Centered Micro-Skills - 1st Year Students Only Workshop | September 13 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Library Social Welfare, School of ### Introduction to Mapping with ArcGIS Online Workshop | September 13 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 356 Barrows Hall Susan Powell, Library Library This workshop will introduce the ArcGIS Online (AGOL) platform. AGOL is a web-based mapping software that allows you to build maps and explore data online. Topics to be covered include how to construct a simple web map from a spreadsheet of data, perform basic spatial analysis and queries, and publish the map to the web. We will also explore finding data sources through AGOL and using AGOL as a... More > ### Apple Networking Day Career Fair | September 13 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge Apple is coming to UC Berkeley for a Networking Event on Wednesday, September 14 and we’ll have about 40 engineers that are looking forward to meeting interested students. Please feel free to drop by the Garbarini Lounge anytime between 10:00am-3:00pm, as your schedule allows, we hope to see you there! ### On the Move: Archaeologies of Human Mobility and Migration Seminar | September 13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology This one-day public symposium brings archaeologists from Munich and Berkeley together to explore new horizons in mobility and migration practices in past societies. Abstracts can be read at this link. The Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich-UC Berkeley Research in the Humanities Program are co-sponsors of this event. ### Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai! Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden Botanical Garden Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced. Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving... More > Free with Garden Admission ### No MVZ Lunch Seminar Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library Museum of Vertebrate Zoology MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More > ### Engineering Longevity Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center Irina Conboy, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley Bioengineering (BioE) Our research uncovers the behavior of organ stem cells in young versus aged tissues: muscle, brain, liver, skin, etc., with the goal to identify common age-imposed alterations that are responsible for pathological changes. The clinical value of this research is in treating a number of age-associated degenerative and metabolic diseases as a class... More > ### Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Mimicry of plant ribosomes and translational control mechanisms by mammalian poxviruses" Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall Derek Walsh, Northwestern University Research in our laboratory focuses on two aspects of DNA virus biology: 1) The role of the host translation system during infection by poxviruses. 2) Microtubule regulation and function during herpes simplex virus infection. ### Derek Walsh ### Shadow Regulation of the Internet with Jeremy Malcolm: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall Jeremy Malcolm, Senior Global Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Jeremy Malcolm is Senior Global Policy Analyst at Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he works on the international dimensions of issues such as intellectual property, network neutrality, Internet governance, and trade. ### City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 (1 Unit) Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006) Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047) Instructor: Kevin Block Instructor of record: Susan Moffat Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,... More > ### EndNote: Basics to Advanced Workshop | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library / 2101 Susan Koskinen, Librarian, Life & Health Sciences Library Hands-on introduction to EndNote, a document management program, use it to automatically create your group of citations, insert footnotes, generate bibliographies, review of pdf importing & customizing tools. Bring your laptop or use the desktops. Drop-in, no sign ups. ### Launch Pad: Undergraduate Student Talks about the Research Process in Social Sciences Presentation | September 13 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor Library Students discuss the initial process of starting a research project, introducing methodological approaches and resources while inviting other students to share their insight as well. This months featured students are: Shelby Mack, #BlackGirlsMatterToo: Understanding and Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline Among Black Girls and Yena Lee, Hashtag Feminist Movement within K-pop Fandom Must have a UCB ID for entrance. ### Social inequality and disease-vector mosquitoes: An inter-species feedback loop: John Palmer, Pompeu Fabra University Colloquium | September 13 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room John Palmer, Professor, Pompeu Fabra University A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography. ### Information Seeding and Knowledge Production in Online Communities: Evidence from OpenStreetMap Colloquium | September 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall Abhishek Nagaraj, Assistnat Professor, Haas School of Business Does seeding online communities with baseline information spur contributor activity and follow-on knowledge production? I shed light on this question by examining data from OpenStreetMap, a Wikipedia-style, digital map-making community that was seeded by the US Census TIGER map at its inception. I estimate the causal effects of information seeding on OpenStreetMap by leveraging a novel dataset of... More > ### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Dehn surgery, lattice theory, and Heegaard Floer homology Seminar | September 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall Faramarz Vafaee, Caltech Department of Mathematics I will talk about the main idea used for the work that will be presented in the second hour. I will discuss how (essentially) the same idea has been used a) to solve the lens space realization problem (by Greene) and b) to prove the conjecture that if an alternating knot has unknotting number one, then there exists an unknotting crossing in any alternating diagram (by McCoy). The idea is built... More > ### Matrix Concentration for Expander Walks Seminar | September 13 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall Nikhil Srivastava, UC Berkeley Department of Statistics We prove a Chernoff-type bound for sums of matrix-valued random variables sampled via a random walk on a Markov chain with spectral gap, confirming a conjecture of Wigderson and Xiao up to logarithmic factors in the deviation parameter. Our proof is based on a recent multi-matrix extension of the Golden-Thompson inequality due to Sutter et al. discovered in the context of quantum information... More > ### Model organisms reveal insight into mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases Seminar | September 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building Aaron Gitler, Stanford University ### The Geography of Sacrifice (Episode 2): Alice Stewart, the Cold War Injuriat, and Thinking Like a State Colloquium | September 13 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall Iain Boal, Independent Scholar Department of Geography In the mid 1950s the bohemian epidemiologist Alice Stewart discovered unexpectedly that single, low-level exposures to ionizing radiation were the cause of a spike in childhood leukemias across the British Isles, especially in the wealthier postcodes. This finding challenged the post-Hiroshima orthodoxy concerning safe dose thresholds, and Dr Stewart found herself the target of a patriarchal and... More > ### EECS Colloquium: Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Engineering Efficient and Clean Powertrains Colloquium | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium) Patrick Groeneveld, Synopsys Transportation accounts for over 1/3 of total energy consumption in the USA. At the same time the scientific facts about efficiency and emissions of our daily transportation options are surprisingly elusive. How much worse is it to fly rather than to drive down to LA? How clean and efficient are electrical vehicles given that electricity generation is polluting as well? And how could we engineers... More > ### Topology Seminar (Main Talk): The prism manifold realization problem Seminar | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall Faramarz Vafaee, Caltech Department of Mathematics The spherical manifold realization problem asks which spherical three-manifolds arise from surgeries on knots in the three-sphere. In recent years, the realization problem for C, T, O, and I-type spherical manifolds has been solved, leaving the D-type manifolds (also known as the prism manifolds) as the only remaining case. Every prism manifold can be parametrized as $$P(p, q)$$, for a pair of... More > ### Ethnicity and Violence: General and Contextual Dynamics Colloquium | September 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, Professor, Sociology, and Director, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley Lecture by Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, Professor, Sociology, and Director, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley Books will be available for sale and signing. Book: Burning Dislike: Ethnic Violence in High Schools http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520289215 ### Burning Dislike: Ethnic Violence in High Schools ### Phase transitions in random constraint satisfaction problems Seminar | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall Nike Sun, University of California, Berkeley Department of Statistics We will discuss a class of random constraint satisfaction problems (CSPs), including the boolean k-satisfiability (k-SAT) problem. For numerous random CSP models, heuristic methods from statistical physics yield detailed predictions on phase transitions and other phenomena. We will survey some of these predictions and describe some progress in the development of mathematical theory for these... More > ### Web Platforms for Digital Projects Workshop | September 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab (Barrows 350) Stacy Reardon, Library Library How do you go about publishing a digital book, a multimedia project, a digital exhibit, or another kind of digital project? In this workshop, we'll take a look at use cases for common open-source web platforms WordPress, Drupal, Omeka, and Scalar, and we'll talk about hosting, storage, and asset management. There will be time for hands-on work in the platform most suited to your needs. No coding... More > ### TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. | Online Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to... More > ### Critical Theory Working Group | Collaborations, Co-Operatives, Coalition-Building | Collaboration Thinking Panel Discussion | September 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library Erin Greer, UC Berkeley Angela Marino, Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and Latinx American Studies, UC Berkeley The Program in Critical Theory Just two days after the sixteen-year anniversary of September 11th, which will be remembered on the UC Berkeley campus at the Art + Design Initiative’s “Public (Re)Assembly” panel discussion, the CTWG’s first meeting opens with a discussion of what collaboration is, is not, and can be (theoretically, practically, and politically). How is the working group itself a form of collaboration thinking,... More > ### ULAB student group hosts the "Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop" Workshop | September 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Unit 5 Residence Hall, CKC Conference Room , Berkeley, CA 94720 ULAB student group RSSP is collaborating with ULAB to run our first ever “Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop”. We will bring organizations throughout campus to… - provide a detailed overview of research programs on campus - run guided researcher discovery activity to identify research labs and programs that fit your academic goals - a mock application panel with real past applications to help you... More > ### Thriving in Science September Seminar: "My Journey from Physics to Neurobiology as an Imposter" with Dr. Marla Feller Seminar | September 13 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall Dr. Marla Feller, UC Berkeley Talk will be followed by Artichoke Basille pizza and refreshments in Stanley Hall. Marla Feller is a Professor at UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology Department where she is the Head of the Neurobiology Division and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Feller received an AB in Physics in 1985 and a Ph. D. in Physics in 1992, both from UC Berkeley. Dr. Feller... More > ## Thursday, September 14, 2017 ### Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall College of Environmental Design FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability. ### Towards Inclusive Tech: How to build more inclusive technical education and workplaces Conference/Symposium | September 14 – 15, 2017 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium Prudence Carter, Dean, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education; Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Atlassian Information, School of Towards Inclusive Tech aims to move the conversation about diversity and inclusion beyond a now familiar set of issues. We want researchers to share what interventions show the most promise after rigorous evaluation. ### Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media. Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political... More > ### Regents' Lecture: The Great Animal Orchestra: The Essential Narratives of Biodiversity Seminar | September 14 | 1-2 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building Bernie Krause, Wild Sanctuary ### Regents' Lecture: The Great Animal Orchestra: The Essential Narratives of Biodiversity: Bernie Krause, Ph.D. soundscape ecologist, author and composer Colloquium | September 14 | 1 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building Fall welcome misc. UC Berkeley Music This concise exposition underscores the significance of natural soundscapes as the defining voice of biodiversity. Since all organisms produce a sound signature, Bernie Krause, one of the founders of soundscape ecology, will introduce through both audio and complementary visual illustrations, the multiple ways in which the collective organic sound produced in a given habitat – its biophony –... More > ### GeoLunch: Drones and Multi-ray Photogrammetry Seminar | September 14 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall Angad Singh, Pix4D The GIF and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) host a weekly Geolunch seminar series offering interesting talks, group discussion, and show-and-tells all involving geospatial theory, research, and application. Geolunch is open to everyone. Subscribe to our email list to receive announcements about our workshops, geolunch presentations, and other events and topics of interest to the... More > ### Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Bankruptcy Spillovers" Seminar | September 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall Shai Bernstein, Stanford Graduate School of Business Center for Labor Economics with Emanuele Colonnelli, Xavier Giroud and Ben Iverson ### Cognitive Neuroscience/Neurobiology Colloquium Colloquium | September 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall Tor D. Wager, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Institute of Cognitive Science, The University of Boulder. Department of Psychology Recent years have seen dramatic advancement in the measurement of biology at a systems level. Researchers routinely obtain thousands or millions of simultaneous measures of dynamic systems. In humans, this includes neuroimaging, which can be used to probe the brain bases of affect and emotion in increasingly sophisticated ways. Neuroimaging can provide measures of activity in 300,000 brain... More > ### Mathematics Department Colloquium: What is the AdS/CFT correspondence? Colloquium | September 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall Kevin Costello, Perimeter Institute Department of Mathematics The AdS/CFT correspondence has been of central importace in theoretical physics for the past 10 years. It is a correspondence between conformal field theories in d dimensions and gravity in d+ 1 dimensions. ### Book Talk with Professor Jabari Mahiri: Deconstructing Race: Multicultural Education Beyond the Color-Bind Reading - Nonfiction | September 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library (room 227) Jabari Mahiri, Professor, Graduate School of Education Library The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks prior to the event. ### ULAB student group hosts the "Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop" Workshop | September 14 | 6-8 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Unit 1 APR ULAB student group RSSP is collaborating with ULAB to run our first ever “Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop”. We will bring organizations throughout campus to… - provide a detailed overview of research programs on campus - run guided researcher discovery activity to identify research labs and programs that fit your academic goals - a mock application panel with real past applications to help you... More > ## Friday, September 15, 2017 ### Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall College of Environmental Design FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability. ### German 204- Fall 2017: Compact Seminar Course | September 1 – 29, 2017 every Friday | 282 Dwinelle Hall Department of German Prof. Dr. Ortrud Gutjahr (Universität Hamburg) Aufklärungstheater: Lessings Dramen und Hamburgische Dramaturgie Gotthold Ephraim Lessings Schauspiel Nathan der Weise (1779) gilt als das deutschsprachige Drama der Aufklärung schlechthin. Und dies nicht nur, weil es bis heute das am häufigsten auf der Bühne inszenierte Stück der Epoche ist, sondern auch, weil es mit seinen szenischen... More > ### Towards Inclusive Tech: How to build more inclusive technical education and workplaces Conference/Symposium | September 14 – 15, 2017 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium Prudence Carter, Dean, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education; Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Atlassian Information, School of Towards Inclusive Tech aims to move the conversation about diversity and inclusion beyond a now familiar set of issues. We want researchers to share what interventions show the most promise after rigorous evaluation. ### Bay Area Vision Research Day Conference/Symposium | September 15 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.) The Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD) is a one-day research conference devoted to bringing the vision research community of the Bay Area together in order to present and to discuss new and exciting findings in the fields of visual psychophysics, ophthalmology, optometry, biology, neuroscience, and computer vision. What distinguishes BAVRD from other conferences is that it is primarily... More > ### 29th Annual Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD) Conference/Symposium | September 15 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.) Optometry, School of BAVRD is an annual meeting hosted and organized by Vision Science graduate students at UC Berkeley. It is dedicated to facilitating collaboration and discussion among vision researchers in the San Francisco Bay Area across many fields – including neuroscience, computer science, psychology, immunology, molecular biology, bioengineering, optics, optometry, and ophthalmology. ### Integrated Optics from Telecom to the Future Human Sensory Interface Seminar | September 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall Michael S. Eggleston, Nokia Bell Labs UC Berkeley Photobears Integrated optics are increasingly allowing larger and more complex optical systems to be implemented at large scale and low cost. While traditionally driven by the need for compact and low-cost modules for optical Telecom and Datacom applications, these integrated systems have the potential to revolutionize the way humans interface our analog world with the digital network in which we... More > ### Integrated Optics from Telecom to the Future Human Sensory Interface Seminar | September 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall Michael S. Eggleston, Nokia Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ Integrated optics are increasingly allowing larger and more complex optical systems to be implemented at large scale and low cost. I will discuss some of the recent work performed at Bell Labs on III-V/Silicon Photonic hybrid lasers and transceivers including a 95nm tunable laser with 13dBm output power and transmitters with data rates exceeding 80Gb/s, and applications for LIDAR and OCT. ### Labor Lunch Seminar: "Decomposing P-shares" Seminar | September 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall Thomas Lemieux, University of British Columbia Center for Labor Economics ### Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Flat Photonics Using High Contrast Metastructures Seminar | September 15 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room) Professor Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department A new class of planar optics has emerged using near-wavelength dielectric structures, known as high contrast metastructures (HCM). Many extraordinary properties can be designed top-down based for integrated optics on a silicon or GaAs substrate. Using a 1D HCM as a high reflectivity mirror, we demonstrated wavelength-swept vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) with 1 MHz swept rate and... More > ### Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Introduction to Matroids Seminar | September 15 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall Mariel Supina, UC Berkeley Department of Mathematics Matroids are combinatorial objects that generalize the concept of linear independence. Many other combinatorial objects are matroids, so results about matroids often transfer nicely to other fields. This talk will include several axiomatic definitions of matroids, including independent sets, bases, and circuits, and some important constructions for matroids, focusing on duality. ### A Self-Assembly Approach to the Origin of RNA: Nano Seminar Series Seminar | September 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location Prof. Nicholas V. Hud, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chem & Biochem The prebiotic synthesis of RNA remains a critical and unsolved problem for origins of life research. We are investigating the hypothesis that RNA evolved from an ancestral polymer (or proto-RNA) with molecular building blocks that had a strong propensity for self-assembly. We are also exploring the hypothesis that oscillating environments facilitated RNA replication, before the emergence... More > ### Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Stochastic Differential Equations with Critical Drifts Seminar | September 15 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley Department of Mathematics It is a classical result that SDE with additive noise whose drift term belongs to$L^q([0,T],L^p_x)$for$\frac 2q+\frac dp< 1$possesses a strong solution. In this talk, I will extend this result to the critical drift case. More precisely, I will construct a regular stochastic flow when drift term belongs to$L^{q,1}([0,T],L^p_x)$, which is a Lorentz space in time, for critical exponents$p$and... More > ### MENA Salon: Climate Change and Environmental Crisis Workshop | September 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall Water scarcity, dust storms, and rising sea levels have enormous effects on quality of life in the MENA region. Are these environmental crises better described as "natural" or political? Are they regional or global crises? How and why does their impact vary across the region? This week's MENA salon will address these and other questions on climate change and environmental degradation. ### Photophysics of Metal-Organic Frameworks with Emphasis on Directional Energy Transfer Seminar | September 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall College of Chemistry The study of energy transfer (ET) processes is a cornerstone of modern physical and inorganic chemistry, which is driven by growing demand in efficient energy transfer and conversion necessary to build a sustainable energy society independent from fossil fuels. Specifically, materials with a predesigned pathway for ET can address urgent needs in fast enhancement of material performance in areas... More > ### ITS Seminar: Cooperation for Autonomous Cars: Why and How? Seminar | September 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building Arnaud de La Fortelle, MINES ParisTech, Center for Robotics Autonomous cars are being deployed, but these cars are mainly standalone. Making autonomous cars that are also cooperative is difficult, but arguably, this is unavoidable. This talk will briefly present the why, and in more detail, the how, especially the various impacts cooperation has on autonomous car architectures (technical challenge) and the problems it raises (scientific challenges). ### The Road to Sleeping Dragon: Learning China from the Ground Up Colloquium | September 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library Michael Meyer, English, University of Pittsburgh Thomas Gold, Sociology, UC Berkeley Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) In 1995, at the age of twenty-three, Michael Meyer joined the Peace Corps and, after rejecting offers to go to seven other countries, was sent to a tiny town in Sichuan. Knowing nothing about China, or even how to use chopsticks, Meyer wrote Chinese words up and down his arms so he could hold conversations, and, per a Communist dean’s orders, jumped into teaching his students about the... More > ### Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Log étale fundamental groups and families Seminar | September 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall Martin Olsson, UCB Department of Mathematics If$A$is a complete noetherian local ring with residue field$k$and$X/A$is a proper$A$-scheme with closed fiber$X_k$, then the Grothendieck existence theorem implies that the reduction functor on categories of finite étale covers $$\text {Fet}(X)\rightarrow \text {Fet}(X_k)$$ is an equivalence of categories. In this talk I will explain a logarithmic version and discuss some applications. ### The Great Animal Orchestra: The Essential Narratives of Biodiversity Second Lecture: The Great Animal Orchestra: How animals taught us to Dance and Sing: Bernie Krause, PhD. soundscape ecologist, author and composer Colloquium | September 15 | 4:30 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall Fall welcome misc. Department of Music The Great Animal Orchestra: The Essential Narratives of Biodiversity Second Lecture: The Great Animal Orchestra: How animals taught us to Dance and Sing Bernie Krause, PhD. soundscape ecologist, author and composer Friday, Sept. 15th, 4:30 pm Hertz Hall ### Risk Communication and Post-disaster Tourism Recovery: Evidence from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster Conference/Symposium | September 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221 Hiroaki Matsuura, Shoin University A tremendous amount of radioactive products were discharged as a result of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, which resulted in radioactive contamination of the plant and wide surrounding areas. When describing the geographical distribution of radioactive contamination just after the disaster, the government, media, and other organizations largely used administrative... More > ## Saturday, September 16, 2017 ### Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall College of Environmental Design FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability. ### Saturday Seminar Series 2017-18: Converging and Emerging towards Equity Workshop | September 16 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Longfellow Middle School 1500 Derby St., Berkeley, CA 94703 Dr. Patrick Camangian The focus of the presentation will juxtapose research in the health sciences with critical literacy and critical pedagogy to inform a new paradigm for thinking about pedagogy, complex traumas, and urban education. This framework will serve as an analytical lens for understanding the educational experiences of urban youth and, more importantly, considering ways in which the socially toxic... More > or by calling 510-642-7154 by September 15. ### ULAB student group hosts the "Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop" Workshop | September 16 | 3-5 p.m. | Unit 3 Residence Hall, Unit 3 APR ULAB student group RSSP is collaborating with ULAB to run our first ever “Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop”. We will bring organizations throughout campus to… - provide a detailed overview of research programs on campus - run guided researcher discovery activity to identify research labs and programs that fit your academic goals - a mock application panel with real past applications to help you... More > ## Sunday, September 17, 2017 ### Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall College of Environmental Design FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability. ### Townes/Tagore Symposium: The Worldwide Water Crisis-and Some Solutions Seminar | September 17 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall Nir Krakauer, CCNY-Hydrogeology; Inez Fung, UCB Earth and Planetary Sciences; Rash B. Ghosh, IIBHB Saykally Group, UCB Chemistry Richard Saykally Group Professor Richard Saykally and his research group are world leaders in water chemistry; he serves as an advisor to the International Institute of Bengal and Himalayan Basins (IIBHB), and is the convener of the Seventh Annual Townes (father of laser) and Tagore (Indian poet) Seminar, to be held in 775 Tan Hall onSeptember 17th (10am-3pm). Dr. Saykally's group will be addressing the novel research... More > ### Bringing the Outside In: An Introduction to Principles of Chabana Workshop | September 17 | 10-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden Botanical Garden Leave with the ability to arrange simple flowers and enhance your environment without the years of training usually required by these intricate Japanese art forms. Bring your own small vase as well- and carry exquisite beauty home!$25; no member discounts apply

or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

## Monday, September 18, 2017

### Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

### Combinatorics Seminar: The geometry of gaussoids

Seminar | September 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Gaussoids offer a new link between combinatorics, statistics and algebraic geometry. Introduced by Lnenicka and Matus in 2007, their axioms describe conditional independence for Gaussian random variables. This lecture introduces gaussoids to an audience familiar with matroids. The role of the Grassmannian for matroids is now played by a projection of the Lagrangian Grassmannian. We discuss the...   More >

### String-Math Seminar: Koszul duality patterns in quantum field theory.

Seminar | September 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

Tudor Dimofte, UC Davis

Department of Mathematics

"Koszul duality" is a fundamental idea spanning several branches of mathematics, with origins in representation theory and rational homotopy theory. In its simplest incarnation, it relates pairs of algebras (such as symmetric and exterior algebras) that have equivalent categories of representations. Koszul duality also turns out to play a fundamental role in physics, governing the structure of...   More >

### Probability Student Seminar: MCMC and Mixing of Markov Chains

Seminar | September 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Nick Bhattacharya, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

We will first discuss the problem of sampling from a given distribution on a graph. We then discuss a more problem - given a set of configurations on the vertices of a graph (for example colorings), how do we sample from that? These problems are addressed by the so-called Glauber Dynamics and the Metropolis Algorithm.

Second, we will give some basic results relating mixing times, total variation...   More >

### Creating Psychological Profiles from People’s Digital Footprints: Michal Kosinski, Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Presentation | September 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

Michal Kosinski, Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Dr. Michal Kosinski is a psychologist and data scientist. In his talk, he will discuss his research showing that digital records of behavior, such as samples of text, Tweets, Facebook Likes, or web-browsing logs, can be used to accurately measure a wide range of traits, including personality, intelligence, and political views.

### Seminar 211, Economic History: Railroads and the Rural to Urban Transition: Evidence from 19th Century Argentina

Seminar | September 18 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Santiago Perez, UC Davis

Department of Economics

### Seminar 231, Public Finance: No Seminar

Seminar | September 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

### Probabilistic Operator Algebra seminar: Twisted canonical anti-commutation relations and twisted independence

Seminar | September 18 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

Naofumi Muraki, Iwate Prefectural University

Department of Mathematics

We will construct a one-parameter deformation of tensor product ( = twisted product) for non-commutative probability spaces, and show the existence of the associated universal calculation rule ( = twisted independence) for mixed moments of non-commutative random variables. The construction was inspired from the twisted canonical anti-commutation relations of W. Pusz.

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: “The cuspidal subgroup, bigly”

Seminar | September 18 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Kenneth A. Ribet, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Let $X$ be the modular curve $X_0(N)$, where $N$ is a positive integer. The $cusps$ on $X$ are the points of $X$ “at infinity.'' According to the theorem of Manin–Drinfeld, the group of degree-0 cuspidal divisors on $X$ maps to a finite subgroup of the Jacobian of $X$. This group is the $cuspidal$ $subgroup$ $C$ of the Jacobian.

There is a general feeling that $C$ ought to be big in various...   More >

### Matteo Basei - The coordination of centralised and distributed generation

Seminar | September 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

Matteo Basei, UC Berkeley

Abstract. This paper analyses the interaction between centralised carbon-emissive technologies and distributed intermittent non-emissive technologies. In our model, there is a representative consumer who can satisfy her electricity demand by investing in distributed generation (solar panels) and by buying power from a centralised firm at a price the firm sets. Distributed generation is...   More >

### Seminar 208, Microeconomic theory

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Laura Doval, Caltech

Department of Economics

### Design Field Notes: Thomas Maiorana

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

Designer, artist, and UC Davis assistant professor Thomas Maiorana will speak as part of Design Field Notes, a pop-up series that brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

### Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Equivariant localization for periodic cyclic homology

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Harrison Chen, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

This talk will be mostly introductory. We will define the cyclic homology of perfect sheaves on a stack from a categorical and geometric standpoint via circle actions on categories and derived loop spaces. We will review equivariant localization in broad strokes, state it for periodic cyclic homology of smooth toric quotient stacks and give an idea of the proof. Time permitting, I will discuss...   More >

### Seminar 271, Development: "Teacher Wages and the Recruitment of Talent in Rural Peru"

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Gianmarco Leon, Pompeu Fabra

Department of Economics

### Diversified Scholars in Diversified Farming: Broadening Perspectives in the Field

Panel Discussion | September 18 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

We are kicking off the 2017/18 DFS Seminar Series with a panel discussion that aims to broaden what we think of when we say "diversification" in farming systems. The frame and practice of diversity builds ecological and economic resilience at the field, farm, and landscape scales. This panel will explore the role, challenges, and opportunities for a diversity of perspectives and approaches in DFS...   More >

### Pushkinian Anomalies in Lolita, Pnin, and Pale Fire: Toward an Ethics of Creativity

Colloquium | September 18 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

Stephen Blackwell, Professor, Russian Program, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The third lecture in the Slavic Graduate Colloquium Fall 2017 series.

### Fake News and Information Leaks: Constructing Documentary Authority in Late Imperial China

Colloquium | September 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Nicolas Tackett, History, UC Berkeley

Emily Mokros, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-2018

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In seventeenth-century China, the Qing dynasty inherited a troubled information order. Within the bureaucracy, lengthy procedural correspondence buried urgent messages and covert networks troubled official hierarchies. Beyond the reach of the state, gossip and rumor endangered the stability of the new dynasty. This paper analyzes the negotiation of information scandals in the first century of...   More >

### Analysis and PDE Seminar: Resolvent estimates and wave asymptotics for manifolds with cylindrical ends

Seminar | September 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Kiril Datchev, Purdue University

Department of Mathematics

Wave oscillation and decay rates on a manifold $$M$$ are well known to be related to the geometry of $$M$$ and to dynamical properties of its geodesic flow. When $$M$$ is a closed system, such as a bounded Euclidean domain or a compact manifold, there is no decay and the connection is made via the eigenvalues of the Laplacian. When $$M$$ is an open system, such as the complement of a bounded...   More >

### The Creative Arts in Bangladesh: An Evening with Anisul Hoque

Reading - Nonfiction | September 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

Anisul Hoque, Writer, poet, playwright, and columnist

Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

An evening with writer, poet, playwright, and columnist from Bangladesh, Anisul Hoque.

### SLAM: Publishing in Top Journals: Secrets of the Insiders

Seminar | September 18 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Dr. Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences

Marcia McNutt (B.A. in physics, Colorado College; Ph.D. in earth sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography) is a geophysicist and the 22nd president of the National Academy of Sciences. From 2013 to 2016, she was editor-in-chief of Science journals. McNutt was director of the U.S. Geological Survey from 2009 to 2013, during which time USGS responded to a number of major disasters, including...   More >