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Friday, September 22, 2017

Apply to the SERC blog!

Deadline | September 22 |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Deadline to apply to be a writer, photographer, videographer, or artist for the SERC blog! Email aehills@berkeley.edu or visit https://serc.berkeley.edu/blog/ for more info

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 >

Genders in Translation

Conference/Symposium | September 22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, International Campus at the University of Malaga, Spain

Genders in Translation, a day-long symposium organized by the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, brings together international interdisciplinary scholars to consider how genders are understood, lived, represented, and translated across diverse cultures, geopolitical regions, and historical moments.

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Colloquium | September 22 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

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

Free and open to the public

AEarning widespread notice for his richly colored and superbly crafted scores, Pierre Jalbert (b. 1967) has developed a musical language that is engaging, expressive, and deeply personal. Among his many honors are the Rome Prize, the BBC Masterprize, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's 2007 Stoeger Award,...   More >

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | September 22 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Oriented Matroids

Seminar | September 22 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Melissa Sherman-Bennett, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Oriented matroids are matroids whose defining subsets are "signed" in some way; a prototypical example is the ordered bases in a set of vectors, together with their orientations. Many familiar objects are oriented matroids, including directed graphs, vector configurations, and hyperplane arrangements. As with matroids, there are many ways of defining an oriented matroid, each stemming from the...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: 2D material-based layer transfer based on remote epitaxy and uniform epitaxial RAM towards large-scale neuromorphic arrays

Seminar | September 22 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Professor Jeehwan Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will discuss our recent development in a “2D material-based layer-transfer (2DLT)” process based on remote epitaxy. We recently discovered that the epitaxial registry of adatoms during epitaxy can be assigned by the underlying substrate remotely through 2D materials. Our study shows that remote epitaxy can be performed through a single-atom-thick gap defined by monolayer graphene...   More >

Zotero Workshop: Zotero for Citation Management

Workshop | September 22 | 2-3 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 305 Library Training Room

 David Eifler, Environmental Design Library


Learn how to use this easy citation manager for Firefox, Safari and Chrome. The workshop will cover importing citations, exporting bibliographies, sharing resources for working groups, and using a wide variety of citation styles.

Aerogels for Energy and Environmental Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Marcus A. Worsley, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab, Advanced Materials Synthesis Group

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Aerogels are porous solids used in a wide range of energy and environmental applications including sorbents, filtration, insulation, hydrogen storage, catalysis, batteries, and supercapacitors due to their high internal surface, composition, and small pore/particle size.  Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials, such as boron nitride and graphene, also exhibit a range of distinct optical, electronic,...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Stochastic Homogenization for Hamilton-Jacobi Equation with Non-convex Hamiltonian Function

Seminar | September 22 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

MENA Salon: Iraqi Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Workshop | September 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On September 25, Iraqi Kurdistan is scheduled to vote on whether or not to become an independent state. In this week’s MENA Salon we will survey views on the Kurdish referendum. We will also reflect on the tension between the right to self-determination and the principle of territorial integrity.

Inexpensive Catalysts for H2 Production and Organic Upgrading: From Water Splitting to Biomass Valorization

Seminar | September 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Yujie Sun, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Utah State University

 College of Chemistry

One of the challenges to realize large-scale H2 production from water electrolysis is the lack of competent and inexpensive electrocatalysts. Our group recently discovered that surface modification of metallic nickel foam with nitrogen resulted in a superior electrocatalyst for H2 evolution under neutral condition, rivaling the performance of the state-of-the-art platinum-based catalysts. In...   More >

ITS Seminar: Environment, Economy, and Equity: New Mobility Services and Sustainability

Seminar | September 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Don MacKenzie, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

 Institute of Transportation Studies

New mobility services are growing quickly, but are they providing mobility for all travelers? Some studies have used system data from the car2go and Uber APIs to examine the types and quality of trips, while others used intercept surveys to characterize travelers using UberHOP and their reasons for choosing HOP. I will share results from these recent studies.

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Approximation schemes for mean curvature motion 2

Seminar | September 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Logic Colloquium: Mekler construction in generalized stability

Colloquium | September 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Nadja Hempel, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

Given a so called nice graph (no triangles, no squares, for any choice of two distinct vertices there is a third vertex which is connected to one and not the other), Mekler considered the 2-nilpotent subgroup generated by the vertices of the graph in which two elements given by vertices commute if and only if there is an edge between them. These groups form an interesting collection of examples...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Gavin Williams (King’s College, London): “Reproduction without origins? Property and personality in early Italian recorded music”

Colloquium | September 22 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

free and open to the public