<< Thursday, October 12, 2017 >>

Thursday, October 12, 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.

HU-Berkeley Workshop: Voices of the People?

Workshop | October 12 – 13, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

The Voice(s) of the People?
Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism

The workshop “The Voice(s) of the People? Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism” will offer a space for talks, close readings, and discussions of contemporary and canonical texts addressing the role of literature and film in their relationship to democracy and populism. This includes narrative forms...   More >

Demographics, Persistence, and Climate for UC Berkeley STEM Undergraduates 

Presentation | October 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 337 Cory Hall

 Andrew Eppig, Institutional Research Analyst, Div. of Equity and Inclusion

 Coalition for Education and Outreach (CEO)

Eppig examines the harsh local climate in UCB STEM departments & presents new research on two long-standing programs that ameliorate the persistence gap among underrepresented students.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | October 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Melissa Dell, Professor, Harvard University

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | October 12 | 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

ECON 235, Finance Student Seminar: Cancelled

Seminar | October 12 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Andrew Schwartz, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Shadow History--Archive and Intermediality in Chinese Cinema: A conference in honor of the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection

Conference/Symposium | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Art Museum (BAMPFA), Film and Media Department

This meeting honors the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection, a unique and invaluable archive of print materials and ephemera documenting nearly a century of Chinese cinema and media culture, and recently acquired by the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Testing Monotonicity in a Model with Nonseparable Time-Invariant Heterogeneity"

Seminar | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jiun-Hua Su, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: The first hundred years of Helly’s theorem

Colloquium | October 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Jesus De Loera, University of California, Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The classical theorem of Edouard Helly (1913) is a masterpiece of geometry. In the simplest original form it states that if a finite family $\Gamma$ of convex sets in $R^n$ has the property that every $n+1$ of the sets have a non-empty intersection, then all the convex sets must intersect. This theorem has since found applications in many areas of mathematics, most particularly convex analysis,...   More >

C. Sharada Prasad and Isha Ray | At the two-year mark for Swachh Bharat Mission: A tale of two scavengers

Presentation | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Isha Ray, Associate Professor, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley; C. Sharada Prasad, Ph.D. Candidate, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, urbanWASH Inititative

A presentation by UC Berkeley water specialists Professor Isha Ray and C. Sharada Prasad, doctoral candidate in the Energy and Resources Group on their recent work in India.

Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life

Colloquium | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender

Book talk by book author and artist, Alberto Ledesma (Arts & Humanities Graduate Diversity Office)
Respondents: Paola Bacchetta (Gender & Women’s Studies) and Juan Prieto

Demystifying the Research Process: Research Ethics and Library Database Workshop: Hosted by Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC)

Workshop | October 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Rm. 30, Ethnic Studies Library

 Sine Hwang Jensen, librarian, Ethnic Studies Library

 Under-represented Researchers of Color (UROC): student group sponsored by Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

In this workshop, we will explore library resources that can support you in your research like article databases, how to access archives, and more. We will also explore concepts around research justice and questions of knowledge production and power.

The Campus Novel Before Trump, and After: T. Geronimo Johnson in conversation with Namwali Serpell

Panel Discussion | October 12 | 7-9 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

 T. Geronimo Johnson; Namwali Serpell

 The Simpson Family Literary Project

T. Geronimo Johnson in conversation with Namwali Serpell