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Friday, September 8, 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 >

Violence and Medicine Conference

Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Berkeley UCSF Joint Medical Program, Program for the Medical Humanities

You are invited to join an interdisciplinary gathering of medical
professionals and scholars who will discuss how health care,
pastoral care and education of health professionals is affected
by forms of violence endemic to American culture and, in some
ways, to the culture of medicine. Topics include:

Violence as a public health problem

The language of violence in clinic, classroom and...   More >

  RSVP online

What Now? Political Thought At A Moment Of Crisis

Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 The Program in Critical Theory

The categories of traditional political thought seem no longer adequate for addressing the specific challenges of the 21st century. We must ask then: what now? What are the possibilities and requirements of political thought for this century?

Color Colloquium: The Botany and Chemistry of Natural Dyes

Colloquium | September 8 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join world renowned natural dyer Michel Garcia, UCBG Director of Collections and Research Dr. Vanessa Handley, and SFSU Chemistry and Biochemistry professor emeritus Dr. Margareta Séquin for a deep dive into the subject of natural dyes focusing on botanical taxonomy and phytochemistry.

$145, $130 UCBG Members

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

What's Up with That? - Adjustment to the U.S.

Workshop | September 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Adjustment to the U.S. is a discussion based workshop that focuses on topics that are particular to the the unique U.S. culture. Students will be able to learn and share about their experiences here, as well as learn how to overcome these differences. The workshop will be the first of many in our new Intercultural Communication Series.

Labor Lunch Seminar: "The Labor Market Effects of the Voting Rights Act"

Seminar | September 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Abhay Aneja

 Center for Labor Economics

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | September 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Islamic Texts Circle: Non-Muslims in the Qur'an

Workshop | September 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Asad Q. Ahmed, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Islamic Texts Circle introduces the broader CMES community to important themes in the Islamic tradition via its holy scripture, the Qur’an, and via its long history of exegesis. RSVP to cmes@berkeley.edu to receive a copy of the texts.

  RSVP by emailing cmes@berkeley.edu

Bio-inspired Material Design and Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Prof. Seung-Wuk Lee, UC Berkeley / LBNL, Bioengineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

In nature, helical macromolecules such as collagen, chitin, and cellulose are critical to the morphogenesis and functionality of various hierarchically structured materials. During morphogenesis, these chiral macromolecules are secreted and undergo self-templating assembly, a process whereby multiple kinetic factors influence the assembly of the incoming building blocks to produce non-equilibrium...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: The Weight, Geometry and Coalescence of Scaled Polymers in Brownian Last Passage Percolation

Seminar | September 8 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alan Hammond, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In last passage percolation (LPP) models, a random environment in the two-dimensional integer lattice consisting of independent and identically distributed weights is considered. The weight of an upright path is said to be the sum of the weights encountered along the path. A principal object of study are the polymers, which are the upright paths whose weight is maximal given the two endpoints....   More >

MENA Salon

Workshop | September 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

A Ratings System for Piracy

Seminar | September 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Abigail De Kosnik, Berkeley Center for New Media

 Information, School of

Abigail De Kosnik is an associate professor of New Media and Theater, Dance & Performance Studies.

A Faculty Panel on Free Speech

Panel Discussion | September 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall

 Chancellor Carol T. Christ; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law; Steven Hayward, IGS Visiting Scholar; Arlie R. Hochschild, Professor Emerita of Sociology; David Landreth, Associate Professor of English; john a. powell, Professor of Law, African America Studies and Ethnic Studies

 Office of the Chancellor

UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff
are invited to hear a panel of campus
thinkers from various points on the political
spectrum explore matters of free speech in
the 21st century. A Q&A period will follow.
This special discussion is for the Cal
community. There is no cost for admission.
Please bring campus ID for entry.
Space is limited and doors will open at 3:50 p.m.

 Please bring campus id for entry.

ITS Seminar: Future of the Interstate Highway System

Seminar | September 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Steve Heminger, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

 Institute of Transportation Studies

The Interstate Highway System is a key component of the US transportation system. This talk will address the Future Interstate Study being conducted by the Transportation Research Board “on the actions needed to upgrade and restore the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways to its role as a premier system that meets the shifting demands of the 21st century.”

Framework materials for efficient harvest, conversion and transport of solar and electrochemical energy

Seminar | September 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Fernando J. Uribe-Romo, Department of Chemistry, University of Central Florida

 College of Chemistry

The ability to design and impose specific molecular traits for targeted properties in inorganic solid-state materials is one of the many challenges in materials science. In our research, we focus our efforts in the design of organic and inorganic molecular building blocks with well-defined properties to be incorporated in solid-state materials in the form of metal-organic and covalent-organic...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Model theory of invariant probabilistic constructions

Colloquium | September 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Cameron Freer, Founder, Borelian Corporation and Chief Scientist, Remine LLC

 Department of Mathematics

There is a long history of studying the logic obtained by assigning probabilities, instead of truth values, to first-order formulas. In a 1964 paper, Gaifman studied probability distributions on countable structures that are invariant under renaming of the underlying set – which he called "symmetric measure-models", and which are essentially equivalent to what today are known as $S_\infty...   More >

Reunion: "Natural History of the Vertebrates" Course

Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 5-7 p.m. |  Valley Life Sciences Building

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology celebrates over a century of teaching "Natural History of the Vertebrates" (IB 104, formerly Zoology 107 and Zoology 113). All course participants (faculty, staff, GSIs, and students) and anyone interested in natural history education are welcome to attend.

Registration required (https://naturalhistory.berkeley.edu/registration/register/).