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Friday, September 29, 2017

Mongolian Buddhism

Conference/Symposium | September 28 – 30, 2017 every day | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies

Thursday, September 28, 4-5:30
Friday, September 29, 10-6
Saturday, September 30, 10-1

This conference explores the philosophies, texts, arts, and practices of Mongolian Buddhism. As Carolingians did with Christianity and Abbasids for Islam, Mongols have determined the history of Buddhism. During the Yuan dynasty their tutelage afforded the Buddhist community unprecedented...   More >

White Tara, © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Courtesy of the Government of Mongolia.

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 >

Environmental Justice Survey

Deadline | September 29 |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

SERC's Environmental Justice Associate seeks to host a series of workshops surrounding issues of environmental justice, privilege, race, gender, disability, allyship etc. This survey serves to identify what the community is mainly looking to gain and learn in this series of workshops! Survey: http://tinyurl.com/sercejsurvey

UC Berkeley Global Health Fellows Symposium

Conference/Symposium | September 29 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Global Public Health, CEND (Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases)

Fellows from various global health fellowship programs at UC Berkeley will present findings from their summer fieldwork.

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Matroid Minors

Seminar | September 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Max Hlavacek, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A minor of a matroid is a "smaller" matroid that can be obtained from the original through a sequence of operations called deletions and contractions. The minors of a matroid can be thought of as its fundamental substructures, and often knowing the minors of a matroid gives valuable information about the original matroid. This talk will formally define what it means to be a matroid minor, drawing...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Solution-Processed Optoelectronic Devices

Seminar | September 29 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Ted Sargent, University of Toronto

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Colloidal quantum dots, perovskite semiconductors, and their combinations, have proven the potential of liquid-processed semiconductor materials in the field of optoelectronics.

Physico-Chemical Approaches to Understanding and Developing Cancer Immunotherapies: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. James R. Heath, Cal Tech, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

At the heart of most cancer immunotherapies are specific molecular interactions between the principle cancer cell killers, T cells, and the tumor-associated peptide antigens that are presented within the tumor environment.

I will discuss 2 separate projects relevant to understanding and harnessing these interactions. The first is a microchip/nanotech based single cell tool that is used for...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: A Condition for Long-Range Order in Discrete Spin Systems

Seminar | September 29 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Yinon Spinka, Tel-Aviv University

 Department of Mathematics

We present a new condition for the existence of long-range order in discrete spin systems, which emphasizes the role of entropy and high dimension. The condition applies to all symmetric nearest-neighbor discrete spin systems with an internal symmetry of `dominant phases'. Specific applications include a proof of Kotecky's conjecture (1985) on anti-ferromagnetic Potts models, a strengthening of...   More >

MENA Salon: Contemporary Art Production in the Middle East

Workshop | September 29 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The MENA Salon is a weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Composition Colloquium: Oliver Schneller

Colloquium | September 29 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

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

Free and open to the public

Oliver Schneller (b. 1966 in Cologne) grew up in Africa, Europe and Asia and studied in Germany and the USA. After completing a MA in political science and musicology at the University of Bonn he worked for the Goethe Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal (1990-91) on a project to support and sustain local forms of...   More >

ITS Seminar: The Interesting and Risky Way in Which Transport System Risk Is Managed: A brief history and need for transformed thinking

Seminar | September 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Simon Washington, Professor and Head of School, Civil Engineering, University of Queensland

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This talk discusses the history of transport network safety management methodology from theoretical and empirical perspectives. It highlights some of the critical assumptions made along the way, describes how and why these assumptions might be hindering further development and real improvement in our ability to prevent crashes, and recommends directions for future methodological development.

Graphite-Conjugated Catalysis

Seminar | September 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Yogesh Surendranath, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

The interconversion of electrical and chemical energy requires the coupling of electron transfer with substrate bond rearrangement. This can be achieved via inner-sphere electron transfer at the surface exposed active sites of metallic heterogeneous electrocatalysts or via outer-sphere redox mediation facilitated by a homogeneous molecular electrocatalysts. Molecular electrocatalysts yield...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Relative Isoperimetric Inequalities

Seminar | September 29 | 4:10-6 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Brain Krummel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Local Moduli of Abelian Varieties

Seminar | September 29 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Eric Chen, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

We begin with a brief review on infinitesimal lifting, which leads us into the general setup of deformations over a local Artin ring. I will state and use the main tool in this setting, Schlessinger's criterion, to outline the proof of a lifting result due to Grothendieck. If time permits, I will also discuss cohomological obstructions and polarization.

South Korea's Five-Year Plan for National Affairs of the Moon Jae-In Administration

Conference/Symposium | September 29 | 5-7 p.m. | 155 Dwinelle Hall

 Jin-pyo Kim

 Physical Education Program, Martial Arts, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

The South Korean State Affairs Planning Committee Chairman Jin-pyo Kim will discuss the state's five-year plan for national affairs, including the issue of military tensions between South and North Korea.