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Friday, September 1, 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 >

Global Urban Humanities Info Sessions

Presentation | September 1 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 305, North Tower

 Global Urban Humanities

The interdisciplinary Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) studies global cities by bringing together scholars, artists and designers from the arts and humanities, architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning.

Learn about the nuts and bolts of our new certificates in Global Urban Humanities for undergraduates and graduate students, new courses, fellowship opportunities, and...   More >

  RSVP by calling Tina Novero at 510-664-4077, or by emailing Tina Novero at globalurbanhumanities@berkeley.edu by September 1.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | September 1 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Self-Organization of Nanoparticles: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Nicholas Kotov, Univ. of Michigan, Chemical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) have the ability to self-organize into a variety of structures. Analysis of experimental data for different types of NPs indicates a general trend of self-assembly under a wider range of conditions and having broader structural variability than self-assembling units from organic matter.

Remarkably, the internal organization of self-assembled NP systems rivals in...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Geomety of Polymers in Last Passage Percolation Under Various Constraints

Seminar | September 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Shirshendu Ganguly, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Motivated by extremal isoperimetric problems in percolation, I shall describe a model which puts a global curvature constraint on the standard Last passage percolation model and studies the longest increasing path from $(0, 0)$ to $(n, n)$ trapping atypically large area. As is typical in these models, the first order behaviour of this random contour is determined by a variational problem which we...   More >

MENA Salon: The Qatar-Saudi Rupture

Workshop | September 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

This MENA salon will discuss the recent diplomatic crisis with the tiny peninsular nation of Qatar, which quickly led to a geopolitical rupture. Recommended reading available here: http://cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon/

The Fast and the Furious: Cooperative C−H, C−S, C-C, and C−O Bond Activation by Nickel

Seminar | September 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Samuel Johnson, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Windsor

 College of Chemistry

Nickel complexes are often less adept at the activation and functionalization of unreactive bonds than second and third row transition metals. In contrast, the ability of Ni metal surface sites to readily activate C-H and C-C under ambient conditions has found use in high temperature catalytic reactions that involve skeletal rearrangements of C-H, C-C and C-O bonds. Cooperativity amongst adjacent...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Approximation schemes for mean curvature motion

Seminar | September 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Organizational meeting

Seminar | September 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Martin Olsson, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the schedule of talks for the semester.