<< Week of February 09 >>

Monday, February 10, 2020

Bacterial metabolism and competition in the mammalian gut: Dr. Ashley Wolf, Washington University School of Medicine

Seminar | February 10 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West

 Center for Computational Biology, Public Health, School of

Abstract: To manipulate the microbiota and impact human health, we must understand how specific metabolites and interspecies nutrient competition influence microbial abundance and metabolism. Maillard reaction products...   More >

Rohingya—Beyond the Crisis Narrative: Statelessness and its implications for Myanmar and Bangladesh

Panel Discussion | February 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Capitol Complex, 2359 Rayburn House Office Building

 45 Independence Ave, Washington, DC 20515

 Samira Siddique, PhD Student | Energy & Resources Group; Shireen Huq, Founder Narippokho; Rahima Begum, Co-director, Restless Beings; Prashanta Tripura, Professor, BRAC University; Yasmin Ullah, Research Coordinator, Rohingya Human Rights Network; Mabrur Ahmed, Director, Restless Beings; Ali Riaz, Distinguished Professor​ at the Department of Politics and Government, Illinois State University

 Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Center of American Overseas Research Centers, American Institute of Bangladesh Studies

A panel presentation on the Rohingya Crisis

Glassomer – 3D Printing of Transparent Fused Silica Glass

Seminar | February 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 6153 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Frederik Kotz, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Glassomer

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Fused silica glass is an important material due to its high chemical and thermal stability and its outstanding optical transparency, hardness and well known surface properties. Due to these properties fused silica glass is an interesting material for future applications in chemical synthesis or optics and photonics. However, structuring of glasses is difficult, especially when...   More >

AAV Mediated Rescue of Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis-Like Retinal Disease

Seminar | February 10 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Emilia Zin, John Flannery Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Mutations to the progranulin gene (GRN) can cause neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL), known as CLN11. The deficiency of the protein progranulin leads to neuronal death both in the brain and retina, in part due to endolysosomal dysfunction. Therefore, restoring or enhancing progranulin via a gene therapy based approach represents an attractive target for treating CLN11. An adeno-associated virus...   More >

Trade Lunch: "The Transmission of Sectoral Shocks Across the Innovation Network"

Seminar | February 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Christian Fons-Rosen, UC Merced

 Department of Economics

SEMM Seminar: Environmentally Sustainable Engineered Materials and Systems

Seminar | February 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Davis Hall, 502 Davis Hall

 Dr. Sabbie Miller, UC Davis

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Critical to lowering environmental impacts from the built environment is reengineering our materials and infrastructure systems. Focusing on one of our most used materials, cement, 90% of which is used in building and infrastructure systems, we can begin to identify feasible mitigation strategies. Currently, the high production, and consequent environmental impacts, of cement and cement-based...   More >

Love Data Week 2020

Presentation | February 10 – 14, 2020 every day | 12-5 p.m. |  Various UC Berkeley campus locations

 University Library, UC Berkeley Research IT, UC Berkeley Information Security Office, D-Lab, California Digital Library (CDL)

Find more information about the Love Data Week 2020 trainings at this website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/news/celebrate-love-data-week-2020-uc-berkeley-february-10-14.

History Colloquia: Rita Lucarelli

Colloquium | February 10 | 12-2 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Rita Lucarelli, Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies

 Department of History, Near Eastern Studies

The UC Berkeley Department of History Colloquia Series highlights the exciting works-in-progress of History faculty, graduate students, alumni, and emeriti as well as other historians on campus. The series is as an opportunity for History faculty and graduate students to collectively learn from each presenter’s process and new scholarship. All affiliates of the Department are welcome to attend. ...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Cycle type factorizations in $\mathrm {GL}_n F_q$

Seminar | February 10 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Graham Gordon, University of Washington

 Department of Mathematics

Recent work by Huang, Lewis, Morales, Reiner, and Stanton suggests that the regular elliptic elements of $\mathrm {GL}_n F_q$ are somehow analogous to the $n$-cycles of the symmetric group. In 1981, Stanley enumerated the factorizations of permutations into products of $n$-cycles. We study the analogous problem in $\mathrm {GL}_n F_q$ of enumerating factorizations into products of regular...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: "Coordination and Bandwagon Effects of Candidate Rankings: Evidence from Runoff Elections"

Seminar | February 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Vincent Pons, Harvard University

 Harvard University

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Contemplating Gratitude: Photography Workshop

Workshop | February 10 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

When we observe Nature through the lens of ecology, we see the exquisite interconnectedness of all life. In this contemplative photography workshop, we will devote our attention to connectedness and interconnectedness, using the camera as a tool for meditation and the garden as our muse.

$80, $75 members

  Register online or by calling 5106649841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

String-Math Seminar: KOSZUL DUALITY IN FIELD THEORY & HOLOGRAPHY

Seminar | February 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Natalie Paquette, CalTech

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we discuss Koszul duality from a physics perspective, and emphasize its role in coupling quantum field theories to topological line defects. Using this physical translation of Koszul duality as inspiration, we propose a physical definition of Koszul duality for vertex algebras. The appearances of vertex algebras (physically: holomorphic conformal field theories) in physics are...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History

Seminar | February 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Alexander Field, Santa Clara University

 Department of Economics

Probabilistic Operator Algebra seminar: Asymptotic $\varepsilon $-independence

Seminar | February 10 | 3-4 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will speak about $\varepsilon $-independence which an interpolation of classical and free independence originally studied by Mlotkowski and later by Speicher and Wysoczanski. To be $\varepsilon $-independent, a family of algebras in particular must satisfy pairwise classical or free independence relations prescribed by a ${0, 1}$ matrix $\varepsilon $, as well as more complicated higher order...   More >

Hannah Sande, Cophonologies by Phase: Phases as the domain of phonological evaluation

Colloquium | February 10 | 3-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics

Cophonologies by Phase: Phases as the domain of phonological evaluation

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: 8-class ranks of imaginary quadratic fields

Seminar | February 10 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Alexander Smith, Harvard

 Department of Mathematics

We prove that the two-primary subgroups of the class groups of imaginary quadratic fields have the distribution predicted by the Cohen-Lenstra-Gerth heuristic. In this talk, we will detail our method for proving the 8-class rank portion of this theorem and will compare our approach to one that uses the governing fields predicted by Cohn and Lagraias.

Pre-talk Title: 2-Selmer ranks and 4-class...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Collapsing behavior of Ricci-flat Kähler metrics and long time solutions of the Kähler-Ricci flow

Seminar | February 10 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jian Song, Rutgers

 Department of Mathematics

We prove a uniform diameter bound for long time solutions of the normalized Kähler-Ricci flow on an n-dimensional projective manifold X with semi-ample canonical bundle under the assumption that the Ricci curvature is uniformly bounded for all time in a fixed domain containing a fibre of X over its canonical model. This assumption on the Ricci curvature always holds when the Kodaira dimension of...   More >

Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women

Presentation | February 10 | 4 p.m. | 650 Barrows Hall

 Andreana Clay, Professor of Sociology, San Francisco State University

 E. Patrick Johnson, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies and the Curator for Black Arts in the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for Performing Arts at Northwestern University.

 Department of African American Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

E. Patrick Johnson in conversation with Andreana Clay

Applied nuclear science and engineering at Los Alamos

Colloquium | February 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 3105 Etcheverry Hall

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Abstract: I will describe research at Los Alamos National Laboratory that is advancing our US nuclear technology capabilities. Some of the applied areas we are working on are described: stockpile stewardship, and nuclear threat reduction. Experimental and simulation work related to our Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) facility and our work at the Nevada Test Site are discussed.

Bio:...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics (Joint with Theory Seminar): What is complex?

Seminar | February 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Ryan Oprea, UC Santa Barbara

 Department of Economics

Joint with Theory seminar

* Please note change in time/location due to joint event.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory (Joint with Psych and Econ Seminar): "What is complex?"

Seminar | February 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Ryan Oprea, UCSB

 Department of Economics

Applied nuclear science and engineering at Los Alamos

Colloquium | February 10 | 4-5 p.m. | Etcheverry Hall, 3105 Etcheverry Hall

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Mark B. Chadwick, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Scientist, Weapons Physics Directorate will describe research at Los Alamos National Laboratory that is advancing our US nuclear technology capabilities. Some of the applied areas LANL is working on are described: stockpile stewardship, and nuclear threat reduction. Experimental and simulation work related to our Los Alamos Neutron Science Center...   More >

A novel blood volume and perfusion contrast for laminar fMRI in humans at 7T

Seminar | February 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Yuhui Chai, NIMH

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

With increased availability of ultra-high field (7T) human MRI scanners, fMRI spatial resolution has been pushed to the sub-millimeter domain, making it possible to resolve functional activity and connectivity across cortical depths/layers. Despite the great potential of laminar fMRI research in humans, its widespread application is tempered by technical constraints: (1) The gradient-echo...   More >

Creative Career Connections: Art, Design, and Tech Innovation

Career Fair | February 10 | 4-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Drew Bennett, Berkeley Arts + Design

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Arts + Design, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Learn more about creative careers and connect with working professionals in the fields of art, design, and tech innovation.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Respect in Action: Listening, Expression and Dialogue

Course | February 11 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

Learn practical steps for promoting respectful conduct at work, including current research on workplace incivility and guidelines for considerate conduct. Participants will also learn how to increase understanding of preferences around respectful communication, and effective ways to respond to rudeness.

  Register online

3-Manifold Seminar: Conformal length of knots

Seminar | February 11 | 9:40-11 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will continue to discuss the conformal length of knots, and the related notion of minimal length of knots in 3-manifolds and minimal length of graphs on surfaces.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Hot or Not? A Nonparametric Formulation of the Hot Hand in Baseball

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

 Amanda Glazer, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT: "I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?" - Yogi Berra


We have all perceived streaks of hits and misses when watching sports. Often people will blame a magical streakiness that leads players to be "hot" or "cold." Are we to believe in...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Hot or Not? A Nonparametric Formulation of the Hot Hand in Baseball

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

 Amanda Glazer, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT: "I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?" - Yogi Berra


We have all perceived streaks of hits and misses when watching sports. Often people will blame a magical streakiness that leads players to be "hot" or "cold." Are we to believe in...   More >

Andrew Streitwieser Lectureship: Crystalline Molecular Machines: Gearing Interactions by Mechanic and Dipolar Forces

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

 Miguel Garcia-Garibay, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

 College of Chemistry

During the last few years we established the synthetic and analytic infrastructure required to develop a promising new class of materials that operate on the basis of their structurally programmed molecular motion. Having a combination of static and rapidly moving components, we refer to them as being amphidynamic. They can be crystalline or amorphous, and built with discrete molecular units,...   More >

Labor Lunch Seminar: "The central role of the ask gap in gender pay inequality"

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

 Nina Roussille, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Hot or Not? A Nonparametric Formulation of the Hot Hand in Baseball

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

 Amanda Glazer, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT: "I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?" - Yogi Berra

Love Data Week 2020

Presentation | February 10 – 14, 2020 every day | 12-5 p.m. |  Various UC Berkeley campus locations

 University Library, UC Berkeley Research IT, UC Berkeley Information Security Office, D-Lab, California Digital Library (CDL)

Find more information about the Love Data Week 2020 trainings at this website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/news/celebrate-love-data-week-2020-uc-berkeley-february-10-14.

Exposures to Viruses Among Healthcare Workers

Presentation | February 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online-Zoom

 Rachael Jones, PhD, CIH

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

This free webinar will discuss current research findings about the exposures of healthcare workers to viruses during patient care, with a focus on viruses causing respiratory disease. Learners will also identify implications for infection risk and appropriate personal protective equipment for healthcare settings.

Financial Planning Options for Long Term Care (BEUHS187)

Workshop | February 11 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Tang Ed. Center

 Kenneth Leung, CFP, Millar Financial Group

 Elder Care Program

With rising costs of medical expenses, planning for Long Term Care for yourself or a loved one can be complex and challenging. Solutions require all or a combination of: the coordination of the family’s personal and financial resources, insurance benefits, and public benefits planning. Come learn more about the various Financial Planning options for Long Term Care.

Bio:
Kenneth Leung is a...   More >

Maps, Indigenous Territory, and the Problem of Anachronism: 2020 Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture

Colloquium | February 11 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Richard A. Rhodes, Professor of Linguistics and Co-Director, Canadian Studies Program

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Join Canadian Studies for the 2020 Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture. Professor Richard A. Rhodes will speak on "Maps, Indigenous Territory, and the Problem of Anachronism", highlighting difficulties of mapping the geography of indigenous languages and its broader implications.

BLISS Seminar: Finite Sample Convergence Bounds of Off-Policy Reinforcement Learning Algorithms

Seminar | February 11 | 1-2 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Siva Theja Maguluri, Georgia Tech

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The focus of our work is to obtain finite-sample andor finite-time convergence bounds of various model-free Reinforcement Learning (RL) algorithms. Many RL algorithms are special cases of Stochastic Approximation (SA), which is a popular approach for solving fixed point equations when the information is corrupted by noise. We first obtain finite-sample bounds for general SA using a generalized...   More >

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: "The Reversal Interest Rate" (with Yann Koby)

Seminar | February 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Markus Brunnermeier, Edwards S. Sanford Professor at Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Transparent Electronics with Stretchability/Flexibility

Seminar | February 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Seung Hwan Ko, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Seoul National University, Korea

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Wearable electronic devices are getting attention as future electronics which must function under various dynamic and large deformation. However, conventional electrical and material engineering approaches have limitations in terms of highly deformable electronics fabrication. Thus, a new approach by converging mechanical engineering viewpoint along with conventional electrical and...   More >

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Macdonald polynomials: combinatorics and integrability

Seminar | February 11 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Sylvie Corteel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk on a combinatorial model on non symmetric Macdonald polynomials due to Haglund, Haiman and Loehr and a generalization to permute basement Macdonald polynomials due to Alexandersson.

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Gaussian Regularization of the Pseudospectrum and Davies' Conjecture

Seminar | February 11 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Nikhil Srivastava, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A diagonalizable matrix has linearly independent eigenvectors. Since the set of nondiagonalizable matrices has measure zero, every matrix is a limit of diagonalizable matrices. We prove a quantitative version of this fact: every n x n complex matrix is within distance delta in the operator norm of a matrix whose eigenvectors have condition number poly(n)/delta, confirming a conjecture of E. B....   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Hilbert schemes and link homology

Seminar | February 11 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eugene Gorsky, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Khovanov and Rozansky defined a link homology theory using Soergel bimodules. This invariant has a lot of interesting properties, but it is notoriously hard to compute. I will define it in terms of discuss recent progress in understanding Khovanov-Rozansky homology and its surprising relation to algebraic geometry of the Hilbert scheme of points on the plane. In particular, I will compute this...   More >

Multidimensional spectroscopy and ultra-fast dynamics in nanoclusters

Seminar | February 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Dr. Frank Stienkemeier, Department of Physics, University of Freiburg

 College of Chemistry

Multidimensional coherent spectroscopy, well known from liquid or solid
samples, is a powerful tool and has gained much interest unravelling
mechanisms for light harvesting and opto-electronics, because charge/energy transfer, structural changes and coherent/incoherent dynamics of system-bath interactions can be readily disentangled. In order to extend
multidimensional spectroscopy to...   More >

On Walter Benjamin's Origin of the German Trauerspiel

Panel Discussion | February 11 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Howard Eiland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 The Program in Critical Theory

The Program in Critical Theory & City Lights Books, San Francisco, present a panel-and-audience discussion with Howard Eiland: “On Walter Benjamin’s Origin of the German Trauerspiel

A panel of UC Berkeley faculty from the Humanities and Social sciences will speak with Eiland about Benjamin’s book, including issues involving Eiland’s new translation of and introduction to the text, as...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: An overview of Bertini-type theorems

Seminar | February 11 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Lauren Heller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A classical theorem of Bertini gives conditions under which a general member of a linear system of divisors is smooth. I will discuss this theorem and several variations of it, including generalizations by Zariski and Flenner and a recent paper of Ghosh and Krishna.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | February 12 | 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

 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

  Register online

BPM 203 Analyzing and Resolving Conflict

Workshop | February 12 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers how to effectively manage conflict between individuals or work teams in the workplace.

Dan Black--Local Variation in the Intergenerational Transmission of Income: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Dan Black, Professor, Public Policy, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

 Population Science, Department of Demography

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.

Probabilistic computation in natural vision

Seminar | February 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Ruben Coen-Cagli, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

A central goal of vision science is to understand the principles underlying the perception and cortical encoding of the complex visual environment of our everyday experience. In the visual cortex, foundational work with artificial stimuli, and more recent work combining natural images and deep convolutional neural networks, have revealed much about the tuning of cortical neurons to specific image...   More >

Love Data Week 2020

Presentation | February 10 – 14, 2020 every day | 12-5 p.m. |  Various UC Berkeley campus locations

 University Library, UC Berkeley Research IT, UC Berkeley Information Security Office, D-Lab, California Digital Library (CDL)

Find more information about the Love Data Week 2020 trainings at this website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/news/celebrate-love-data-week-2020-uc-berkeley-february-10-14.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Sweet stories: characterizing and engineering plant glycans"

Seminar | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Jenny Mortimer, Deputy Vice President of Feedstocks Division, Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI)

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

My major research interest is plant cell wall biosynthesis and sphingolipid glycosylation. In particular my group is interested in understanding the function og glycosyltransferases, the regulation of nucleotide sugar metabolism and nucleotide sugar transporters, as well as developing tools for glycobiology.

Jenny Mortimer

CITRIS Research Exchange - Mallik Tatipamula

Seminar | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Harnessing the power of 5G, Edge Computing & AI/ML for IoT applications


About the Talk:
This session discusses the intersection of 5G, edge computing and AI/ML technologies for realizing IoT use cases. It discusses technology, architectural evolution, and use cases.

  Register online

The social psychology of socioeconomic mobility

Colloquium | February 12 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Mesmin Destin, Associate Professor, Northwestern University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

American society is devoting growing attention to issues of inequality and the existence of opportunities for socioeconomic mobility. Comprehensive data regarding actual rates of socioeconomic mobility do exist, however people show systematic biases in their perceptions of how likely they are to move up or down the socioeconomic hierarchy. Further, studies demonstrate that people’s exposure to...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Arithmetic lattices and superrigidity

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

 Nicholas Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

My main goal for this talk is to describe Margulis's superrigidity theorem and how one can use a superrigidity type theorem to deduce arithmeticity of lattices. As such, I will review some basic examples of arithmetic lattices and then go on to discuss their general construction and the interaction between this construction and superrigidity. If time permits I will also try to highlight some of...   More >

BLISS Seminar: Normal Approximations for Stochastic Iterative Estimators (and Martingales)

Seminar | February 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Krishna Balasubramanian, UC Davis

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Asymptotic normality of the maximum likelihood estimator (mle) is one of the foundational results of mathematical statistics characterizing the fluctuations of mle. But it suffers from two drawbacks: (i) it is asymptotic and (ii) it is established for the maximum likelihood estimator (i.e., argmin of negative log-likelihood function) which often can't be computed efficiently. Indeed, in practice...   More >

Probability Seminar: A central limit theorem for two-sided descents of Mallows permutations

Seminar | February 12 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 330 Evans Hall

 Jimmy He, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Abstract: The Mallows measure on the symmetric group gives a way to generate random permutations which are more likely to be sorted than not. There has been a lot of recent work to try and understand limiting properties of Mallows permutations. I'll present work in progress on a central limit theorem for two-sided descents, a statistic counting the number of “drops” in a permutation and its...   More >

A central limit theorem for two-sided descents of Mallows permutations

Seminar | February 12 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 330 Evans Hall

 Jimmy He, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

The Mallows measure on the symmetric group gives a way to generate random permutations which are more likely to be sorted than not. There has been a lot of recent work to try and understand limiting properties of Mallows permutations. I'll present work in progress on a central limit theorem for two-sided descents, a statistic counting the number of "drops" in a permutation and its...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Variational Excited State Optimization

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eric Neuscamann, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Predicting the properties of molecules and materials that have absorbed light requires knowledge about excited state wave functions. We will discuss variational strategies and related nonlinear optimization challenges encountered in pursuit of this information, with examples drawn from both quantum chemistry and quantum Monte Carlo.

Theory of Multicomponent Mass-Transport in Solvent-Filled, Ion-Conducting Membranes/Modeling Membrane-Electrode Assemblies for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction

Colloquium | February 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Andrew Crothers, PhD student in the Radke/Weber Group; Philomena Weng, PhD student in the Bell/Weber Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The viability of many technologies for clean energy storage and conversion depends on the nature of mass-transport in ion-conducting membranes / The electrochemical reduction of CO2 (CO2R) to value-added products is an attractive technology for tackling the rising atmospheric CO2 levels and storing intermittent renewable energy into chemical bonds.

ERG Colloquium: Jess Goddard: Measuring water affordability as a human right–insights from California

Colloquium | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Jess Goddard, SimpleWater

 Energy and Resources Group

Safe drinking water is essential to our ability to thrive, but historically, efforts to ensure that households can afford drinking water have been limited. This colloquium focuses on advancing our understanding of water affordability in California as part of the state’s first human right to water monitoring project.

Unifying Human Processes and Machine Models for Spoken Language Interfaces

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Gopala Krishna Anumanchipalli, Associate Researcher, University of California, San Francisco

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will present my research where I’ve tapped into aspects of human speech communication system to robust build spoken language systems. These findings hold the key to the next revolution in human-inspired, human-compatible spoken language technologies that, besides alleviating the problems faced by current systems, can meaningfully impact the lives of millions of people with speech disability.

Generalization error of linearized neural networks: staircase and double-descent: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Song Mei, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

Deep learning methods operate in regimes that defy the traditional statistical mindset. Despite the non-convexity of empirical risks and the huge complexity of neural network architectures, stochastic gradient algorithms can often find the global minimizer of the training loss and achieve small generalization error on test data.

As one possible explanation to the training efficiency of neural...   More >

Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology Seminar: How the Brain Tells Females When to Move

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Holly Ingraham, Professor, UCSF

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Topology Seminar: Finiteness theorems for totally geodesic submanifolds

Seminar | February 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Nicholas Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is a well known consequence of the Margulis dichotomy that when an arithmetic hyperbolic manifold contains one totally geodesic hypersurface, it contains infinitely many. Both Reid and McMullen have asked conversely whether the existence of infinitely many geodesic hypersurfaces implies arithmeticity of the corresponding hyperbolic manifold. In this talk, I will discuss recent results...   More >

Notes on Literature, Film, and Jazz

Seminar | February 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Howard Eiland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 The Program in Critical Theory

The Program in Critical Theory & City Lights Books, SF, Present a Seminar/Discussion with Howard Eiland on his recently published book: Notes on Literature, Film, and Jazz (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019).

Howard Eiland’s Notes on Literature, Film, and Jazz (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019) is a highly erudite and courageous inquiry into the arts. Weaving through a host of “classic” texts—literary,...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Workshop | January 15 – December 16, 2020 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Find out more at toastmasters.org or just drop by one of our meetings to get started.

Toastmasters on Campus has earned Toastmasters' highest honor, the...   More >

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium (BEARS) 2020

Conference/Symposium | February 13 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A day-long symposium highlighting the very latest research in the EECS department and featuring a slate of informative talks offered by distinguished faculty members and advanced graduate students. This year, our Centers and Labs will be taking center stage.

$0-$75

  Register online or or by emailing External Relations Group at xrg@eecs.berkeley.edu

Zotero Training: Citation Management Made Easy

Workshop | February 13 | 10-11 a.m. | Wurster Hall, 305 - Env. Design Library Training Room

 David Eifler, Library

 Library

Spend an hour and learn to use this robust citation manager. Workshops cover importing citations, exporting bibliographies to MS Word and Google Docs, and sharing resources with working groups. No need to register, just come. If you have a chance, download Zotero in advance at zotero.org.

Grounding Principles of Facilitation with Sarah Fisk

Workshop | February 13 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Sarah Fisk, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, Community at Work

 Berkeley Facilitators Network

The Berkeley Facilitators Network is pleased to invite you to the launch of our new facilitation study group series with a presentation by veteran facilitator and co-author of the Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, Sarah Fisk. In this session, Sarah will lead us through a participatory lecture of the first chapter of her landmark text. Through a mixture of lecture and breakout...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 325 Cheit Hall

 Luis Martinez, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

 Haas School of Business

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 >

Zotero Training: Citation Management Made Easy

Workshop | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 305 - Env. Design Library Training Room

 David Eifler, Library

 Library

Spend an hour and learn to use this robust citation manager. Workshops cover importing citations, exporting bibliographies to MS Word and Google Docs, and sharing resources with working groups. No need to register, just come. If you have a chance, download Zotero in advance at zotero.org.

Love Data Week 2020

Presentation | February 10 – 14, 2020 every day | 12-5 p.m. |  Various UC Berkeley campus locations

 University Library, UC Berkeley Research IT, UC Berkeley Information Security Office, D-Lab, California Digital Library (CDL)

Find more information about the Love Data Week 2020 trainings at this website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/news/celebrate-love-data-week-2020-uc-berkeley-february-10-14.

Socially Responsible Investing for Retirement (BEUHS377)

Workshop | February 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Linda Moran, Bank of the West

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Whether you are early in your retirement planning, or near to retirement itself, this workshop will review trends in socially responsible investing and how you can incorporate them into your retirement portfolio based on your specific needs.

  Enroll online

IB Seminar: Understanding and breaking legacies of stress

Seminar | February 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Brian Dias, Emory University School of Medicine

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 251: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | February 13 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Interests in Life and Work

Workshop | February 13 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

The term “Interests” has very specific meaning in career development. Clarify how your interests influence the work you enjoy through the Strong Interest Inventory. Explore how interests relate to job families and opportunities on campus. PRE-WORK REQUIRED. Instructions for taking the “Strong Interest Inventory” (at least 3 days in advance) will be sent in your registration confirmation.

  Register online

Composition Colloquium: Flo Menezes

Colloquium | February 13 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Composition Masterclass analyzing my pieces and my researches on Inharmonicity and Interaction in Real Time
Born in São Paulo in 1962, Flo Menezes studied at the University of São Paulo (USP) between 1980 and 1985, latterly contributing as assistant to the Composition Course of Prof. Willy Corrêa de Oliveira. In the 80ties Flo Menezes was also very active as a pianist and conductor. On 13 April...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2020: Dr. Carla D’Antonio (Environmental Studies; Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara): Identifying feedbacks and missing links to promote succession in a novel forest ecosystem

Seminar | February 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Carla D’Antonio

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

Dr. Carla D’Antonio, Professor in the Department of Environemental Studies and in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at UC Santa Barbara will present: ”Identifying feedbacks and missing links to promote succession in a novel forest ecosystem.” Coffee will be available before the talk at 3:00PM in 139 Mulford. Open to the public.

Real-time Decision Making in Networked Dynamical Systems: Algorithms, Fundamental limits, and Applications

Seminar | February 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Na Li, Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, Harvard University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will present our recent progress in formally advancing the systematic design of real-time decision making in networked systems, focusing on the challenges raised by uncertainties from two aspects.

Choreographing Transnational Modernities: Imbrications of Race and Gender in Dance Performance and Spectatorship: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Panel Discussion | February 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Heather Rastovac Akbarzadeh; Usha Iyer

 Center for Race and Gender

Heather Rastovac Akbarzadeh of UC Davis discusses “spectator saviorship” in relation to Iranian dance post-1979, and Usha Iyer of Stanford University analyzes the making of the first “dancing girl” of Indian cinema in the 1940s, in a program centered on transnational circuits of dance, media, gender, and performance.

  RSVP online

Values at the End of Life: The Logic of Palliative Care

Colloquium | February 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Roi Livne, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan

 Center for Ethnographic Research

Over the past fifty years, “the end of life” has become the center of extensive economic, policy, ethical, and medical discussions. Health economists measure and evaluate its cost; ethicists debate the morality of various approaches to “end-of-life care”; policymakers ponder alternative “end of life”-related policies; and clinicians apply a specialized approach (hospice and palliative care) to...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Interactive Theorem Proving

Colloquium | February 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Scott Morrison, Mathematical Sciences Institute of the Australian National University

 Department of Mathematics

Today we use computers to communicate mathematics (e.g., email, arXiv, MathOverflow), as well as to compute and explore (e.g., with computer algebra systems). Nevertheless the role of computers in constructing, understanding, and verifying proofs is relatively limited in practice. Certain long proofs have been formally verified (e.g., the four colour theorem, the Kepler conjecture, and the odd...   More >

Zotero Training: Citation Management Made Easy

Workshop | February 13 | 5-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 305 - Env. Design Library Training Room

 David Eifler, Library

 Library

Spend an hour and learn to use this robust citation manager. Workshops cover importing citations, exporting bibliographies to MS Word and Google Docs, and sharing resources with working groups. No need to register, just come. If you have a chance, download Zotero in advance at zotero.org.

Temporality and Buddha-Nature in Tiantai Buddhist Thought

Colloquium | February 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Brook Ziporyn, Tianzhu Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley

 Center for Buddhist Studies, Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures

A remarkable rethinking of temporality is embedded in Tiantai Buddhist thought, which can be excavated directly from its classificatory scheme of the “Four Teachings of Transformation” (化法四教). What is most philosophically intriguing about this view is the way in which it embraces a view of both impermanence and permanence for all real and virtual entities without...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - Life beyond the Earth: Telescopes, exoplanets, and the search for intelligent life

Presentation | February 13 | 7-8 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Dr. Howard Isaacson, Department of Astronomy

 Science@Cal

Prior to 1995, there were no known planets around sun-like stars beyond the solar system. Once the first discovery was announced, many others quickly followed. We now calculate that, on average, nearly every star has a planet. What if the discovery of intelligent life beyond the Earth follows a similar path? Once we find the first instance, many others will quickly follow. The Breakthrough Listen...   More >

Telescopes, exoplanets, and the search for intelligent life

Friday, February 14, 2020

Imagining Post 3.11 Futures and Living with Anthropogenic Change

Conference/Symposium | February 14 – 15, 2020 every day | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium (#310)

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

The workshop brings together artists, activists and scholars for a series of conversations on the 3.11 disasters and the effects of anthropogenic change in Japan. The conversations will explore how people in Fukushima are living with the consequences of the 3.11 disasters and how different communities with varying livelihoods and vulnerabilities have responded to and invented tactics to survive...   More >

Seminar on "The Race of Sound" with Nina Eidsheim (UCLA)

Seminar | February 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Nina Eidsheim, UCLA

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

This seminar at 11:30am will precede Professor Eidsheim's Lecture at 4:30 p.m. in 128 Morrison Hall entitled “The Race of Sound: The Acousmatic Question as Voice-Making." Please RSVP to alexanderjayulllman@berkeley.edu by 2/12 as lunch and select readings will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Sound Studies Working Group and the Music Department.

Nina Sun Eidsheim studied vocal performance,...   More >

What is Health? allostasis and the evolution of human design

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Peter Sterling, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Human design is constrained by natural selection to maximize performance for a given energy cost. The brain predicts what will be needed and controls metabolism, physiology, and behavior to deliver just enough, just in time. By preventing errors (allostasis), rather than correcting them (homeostasis), energy is saved. Predictive control is a core function that requires rapid computations by the...   More >

Love Data Week 2020

Presentation | February 10 – 14, 2020 every day | 12-5 p.m. |  Various UC Berkeley campus locations

 University Library, UC Berkeley Research IT, UC Berkeley Information Security Office, D-Lab, California Digital Library (CDL)

Find more information about the Love Data Week 2020 trainings at this website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/news/celebrate-love-data-week-2020-uc-berkeley-february-10-14.

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | February 14 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: A Pathway for Efficient Magnetic Memory Devices

Seminar | February 14 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Shehrin Sayed, Postdoctoral Researcher, EECS, U.C. Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I’ll discuss a new mechanism for electric-field induced switching based on several established quantum effects.

German 204-Compact Seminar taught by Prof. Hinrich Seeba(only for 5 weeks): Aesthetics of History: Lessing, Schiller, Novalis, Kleist

Seminar | January 31 – February 28, 2020 every Friday | 1-4 p.m. | 282 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

 Department of German

In the age of fake news, the disparity of historical and poetic truth, as it emerged in the 18th century, gains new significance. When the study of history became an academic discipline, the role of historical writing between factual report and literary representation was intensely discussed – by historians, philosophers of history and writers, from Chladenius, Wegelin and Gatterer in history, by...   More >

Exploits with Atomic Materials: from Flexible/Wearable Electronics to Memory Devices: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Deji Akinwande, UT Austin, Electrical & Computer Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

This talk will present our latest research adventures on 2D nanomaterials towards greater scientific understanding and advanced engineering applications. In particular, the talk will highlight our work on flexible electronics, zero-power devices, monolayer memory (atomristors), non-volatile RF switches, and wearable tattoo sensors.

Non-volatile memory devices based on 2D materials are an...   More >

PIV for CFD Model Validation Benchmark Experiments: E201 Ocean Engineering Seminar

Seminar | February 14 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Barton L. Smith, Utah State University

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Before Computational Fluid Dynamics can be used for decision making, the uncertainty of the calculations must be found. To quantify the uncertainty of the calculations, the solution must be “Validated” against experimental data. While it may be tempting to use experimental results found in published literature for validation, such a practice can lead to unacceptable uncertainties...   More >

MENA Salon: Trump's Mideast Peace Plan

Workshop | February 14 | 3-4 p.m. |  Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

On Tuesday, 28 January, President Donald Trump announced his Middle East peace plan alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Dubbed the “deal of the century,” the plan is based on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, it is...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Patricia Alessandrini

Colloquium | February 14 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

This talk will consist of a discussion of the aesthetics and techniques involved in my approach to composition as an act of interpretation of pre-existing works, followed by an examination of my use of electronics, and in particular real-time physical modeling. Most of my recent works employ the following compositional process, outlined in the following three stages: (1) the duration of each note...   More >

The Role of Public Libraries, Today and Tomorrow

Seminar | February 14 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne

 Information, School of

Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne is the assistant city manager of Palo Alto.

Rural Modernization in China and East Asia

Colloquium | February 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Kristen Looney, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, Georgetown University

 Rachel Stern, Professor, School of Law, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Kristen Looney will be discussing her forthcoming work, Mobilizing for Development: The Modernization of Rural East Asia (Cornell, 2020). This book tackles the question of how countries achieve rural development and offers a new way of thinking about East Asia’s political economy that challenges the developmental state paradigm. Through a comparison of Taiwan (1950s–1970s), South Korea...   More >

Nickel-Mediated Radical Pathways and Applications in Alkene Functionalization

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Tianning Diao, Silver Center, New York University

 College of Chemistry

Nickel catalysts exhibit unique properties. Open-shell configurations are relatively stable and readily accessible, which lead to radical pathways. Moreover, the reduction potential of Ni is considerably lower than that of Pd. These properties have been employed to functionalize alkenes. Enantioselective 1,2-dicarbofunctionalization of alkenes allows access to molecules with intricate...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Brauer spaces of spectral algebraic stacks

Seminar | February 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Chang-Yeon Chough, IBS Center for Geometry and Physics

 Department of Mathematics

Grothendieck posed a question of whether the natural map from the Brauer group of a scheme to its cohomological one is an isomorphism of abelian groups. It's not true in general, but we have some positive results from Grothendieck and Gabber (and de Jong), among many others. After a brief review of Brauer groups in algebraic geometry, I'll talk about some recent progress in the setting of derived...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Nina Eidsheim (UCLA)

Colloquium | February 14 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

“The Race of Sound: The Acousmatic Question as Voice-Making”

Nina Sun Eidsheim studied vocal performance, composition, and philosophy at the University of Agder (Norway) and The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus (Denmark) before pursing MFA in Music at the California Institute of the Arts. She completed her Ph.D. in critical studies/experimental practices program at the University of California,...   More >