<< Week of October 06 >>

Friday, October 6, 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.

2017-18 California H-SS Framework Implementation Study Group for Teachers

Workshop | October 6 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Santa Clara County Office of Education

 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The UCB History-Social Science Project in partnership with the SCCOE is offering professional development to support teachers in the implementation of the new California History-Social Science Frameworks. This year-long study group will work in a collaborative setting with support from staff from the UC Berkeley, California History-Social Science Project (a chapter of the CHSSP that was the...   More >

Learning Analytics Conference

Conference/Symposium | October 6 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, #310/Auditorium

 Tim McKay, University of Michigan

 Division of Undergraduate Education

About the Learning Analytics Conference 2017
The Learning Analytics Conference 2017 is a one-day event to introduce learning analytics to the UC Berkeley academic community. The day will showcase research and examples that explore the potential for analysis and use of data generated within the learning environment, (e.g. bCourses, Berkeley’s LMS) to complement, enhance, or re-shape student...   More >

Cinephiles, Fandoms, and Global Media Cultures: Indian Cinema from a Transcultural Perspective

Conference/Symposium | October 6 | 12-5 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library

 ​Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University; Jayson Beaster-Jones, Associate Professor of Music in the Global Arts Studies Program, University of California, Merced; Ajay Gehlawat, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Theatre, and Film, Sonoma State University; Ivy Mills, Lecturer in the History of Art Department, University of California, Berkeley; Rachael Hyland, Ph.D. Student in South Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Lalitha Gopalan, Associate Professor of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Art and Visual Cultures Working Group

This roundtable addresses the transcultural nature of Indian cinema, both past and present. Following the liberalization of India’s economy in the early 1990s, histories of Indian cinema have either focused on the reception of Indian films vis-a-vis cosmopolitan constructions of South Asian diasporic subjectivities or have examined the ways in which an image of the nation has been constructed in...   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Menagerie of Matroids

Seminar | October 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Theo McKenzie, Mario Sanchez, Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

**Note unusual time**

This talk is intended to expose the audience to a variety of important concepts or constructions in matroid theory that may reappear in later talks.

Theo will discuss the greedy characterization of matroids. Kruskal's greedy algorithm finds the minimum or maximum weight of a spanning tree of a weighted graph. If I is a collection of subsets of E, we will show how this...   More >

First Steps into Functional Fitness (BEUHS618)

Workshop | October 6 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

The journey to health begins with the first step. This introduction to the Get Fit in 7 Minutes workshop, will provide participants with the tools to design a sustainable and fun exercise plan, while learning how to safely execute the top 10 exercises for a complete strength and flexibility training routine. Participants will receive a band and guide for different types of workout routines....   More >

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Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Plastic electrochemical devices: from wearable sweat sensors to artificial synapses

Seminar | October 6 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Professor Alberto Salleo, Professor, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Organic semiconductors have been traditionally developed for making low-cost and flexible transistors, solar cells and light-emitting diodes. In the last few years, emerging applications in health case and bioelectronics have been proposed. A particularly interesting class of materials in this application area takes advantage of mixed ionic and electronic conduction in certain semiconducting...   More >

100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences

Workshop | October 6 | 1:15-4 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Department of History, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences

October 6-7, 2017

Sponsored by the Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the UC Berkeley History Department, the Institute of East Asian Studies, and the Townsend Center for the Humanities

“The Soviet socialist revolution was the great utopian adventure of the modern age,” wrote the late Berkeley professor...   More >

How to Network in the Environment and Sustainability Field

Career Fair | October 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Part 1 of SERC's Career Series! Learn how to network in the sustainability field.

Rational Design of Advanced Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries and Beyond: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Kisuk Kang, Seoul National University, MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

High-performance and cost-effective rechargeable batteries are key to the success of electric vehicles and large-scale energy storage systems. Extensive research has thus focused on the development of new high-energy electrodes that can store more lithium at faster rates with stable cycle performance. However, the current status of lithium batteries still remains far below the demands required...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Anthony Cheung

Colloquium | October 6 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

MENA Salon: Free Speech and Exclusion on American Campuses

Workshop | October 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Last week, off-campus groups hosted a much discussed “Free Speech Week” at UC Berkeley. Are American college campuses open or exclusionary spaces? Should any ideas or individuals be stigmatized in a university setting? In this week’s MENA Salon we will reflect upon the ways in which globalization, Islamophobia, and the War on Terror shape the norms that undergird campus life.

Can We Afford to Go Gold (Open Access)? Can We Afford Not To?

Seminar | October 6 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, University Librarian

 Information, School of

There is wide-spread (though not universal) agreement that scholarly publications should be available open access, so that research results â often funded by tax dollars â can be read and built upon by all scholars, scientists and practitioners, anywhere, rather than be locked behind a paywall (what we used to call âsubscriptionsâ). However, despite over 25 years of manifestos and conferences...   More >

Molecular Clusters: Building Blocks for Nanoelectronics and Material Design

Seminar | October 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Xavier Roy, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

 College of Chemistry

The programmed assembly of nanoscale building blocks offers exciting new avenues to creating electronic devices and materials in which structure and functions can be chemically designed and tuned. In this context, the synthesis of inorganic molecular clusters with atomically-defined structures, compositions and surface chemistry provides a rich family of functional building elements. This...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Finite versus infinite: an insufficient shift

Colloquium | October 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Yann Pequignot, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

Analytic sets enjoy a classical representation theorem based on well-founded relations. I will explain a similar representation theorem for Sigma^1_2 sets due to Marcone which is based on an intriguing topological graph: the Shift Graph. The chromatic number of this graph is 2, but its Borel chromatic number is infinite. We use this representation theorem to show that the Shift Graph is not...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Relative Isoperimetric Inequalities 2

Seminar | October 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Brian Krummel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Saturday, October 7, 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.

Every Child: A workshop on early childhood education

Workshop | October 7 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Giacomo Vivanti, Assistant Professor, Drexel University

 Carmen Gamper, founder of New Learning Culture Consulting, New Learning Culture Consulting; Paola Aiello, Professor, University of Salerno; Amanda Riccetti, School Director, Big City Montessori School; Federica Lentini, Early Childhood Director, La Scuola; Yamit Karabelnik, Therapist, Early Days Autism Center; Jennifer Solomon, Application Scientist, Miltenyibiotec

 Cynthia Zierhut, Early Days Autism Center

 Comites, ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California), Consulate General of Italy, San Francisco, Istituto Italiano di Cultura San Francisco, Gran Cafe' Milan, Lemoncocco, Al Mare Gelato Italiano

Research on early childhood learning and education increasingly views children as active participants in their growth and development. Faced with sometimes puzzling choices for their own children education, parents are often left wondering about the best approach.

The goal of this workshop is to break through the barrier between research/academia and families, and to help parents and...   More >

$15 Early Bird (ends Sept 30), $20 Regular, $65 Party of 6

  Tickets go on sale September 21. Buy tickets online

Berkeley India Conference 2017

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 The Berkeley India Conference, Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies, Ashoka University

A student-led conference on existing and upcoming opportunities for the youth in India

 Attendance is by invitation only.

100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences

Workshop | October 7 | 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Department of History, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences

October 6-7, 2017

Sponsored by the Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the UC Berkeley History Department, the Institute of East Asian Studies, and the Townsend Center for the Humanities

“The Soviet socialist revolution was the great utopian adventure of the modern age,” wrote the late Berkeley professor...   More >