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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Teaching Conference for All First-Time International Graduate Student Instructors (IGSIs)

Conference/Symposium | August 17 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center, Graduate Division

A campuswide teaching conference held the Thursday and Friday before classes begin. The purpose is to orient graduate students to their GSI role and equip them to begin. *All international first-time GSIs must attend both conference days (August 17 and August 18). To be credited with completion, attendees must participate in the entire conference day.

  Register online or by calling 510-642-4456

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Second floor

Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Digital Humanities at Berkeley

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops!

In the spirit of encouraging "thoughtful application of digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry," Berkeley's very own Digital Humanities Summer Institute invites you to participate in a host of workshops and open-to-the-public conversations over the course of the week.

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Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy: Möglichkeitsdenken, Einbildungskraft, Phantasie: Theorien und Praktiken der Imagination

Workshop | August 15 – 19, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Eva Geulen, Berlin; Rüdiger Campe, Yale; Anja Lemke, Cologne; Niklaus Largier, Berkeley

 Department of German

Imagination, Phantasie und Einbildungskraft sind Begriffe, die sich auf ein Vermögen beziehen, dessen Status immer schon zwiespältig ist. Einerseits bildet die Produktivität der Imagination als Vorstellungskraft – neben dem Vermögen des Gedächtnisses und der Vernunft – eine Bedingung der Möglichkeit aller Erkenntnis und Abstraktion, andererseits ist sie in ihrer relativen Unabhängigkeit vom...   More >

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (UCB Session 2)

Course | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2326 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

Strengthen Your Syllabus

Workshop | August 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Rita-Marie Conrad

 Center for Teaching and Learning

A common lament among instructors everywhere is that students don't read the syllabus. So, what should you do? More importantly, why should you bother?

In this informal, hands-on workshop, Rita Conrad, senior consultant from the Center for Teaching and Learning, will offer advice on how to make your syllabus more compelling while also heading off grade disputes.

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Discovering Relationships and their Structures Across Disparate Data Modalities

Seminar | August 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Joshua Vogelstein, Johns Hopkins University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Determining whether certain properties are related to other properties is fundamental to scientific discovery. As data collection rates accelerate, it is becoming increasingly difficult yet ever more important to determine whether one property of data (e.g., cloud density) is related to another (e.g., grass wetness). Only if two properties are related are further investigations into the geometry...   More >