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Thursday, October 19, 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.

5th Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems and Steep Transistors Workshop

Conference/Symposium | October 19 | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Amir Khosrowshani, Vice President and CTO of Al Products Group, Intel Corporation, USA

 Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Sciences

The Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems was established in 2009 with the goal of bringing together researchers from around the world working on breakthroughs in next generation low-energy information processing systems. This year, the Berkeley Symposium will join forces with the Steep Transistors Workshop with the goal of further expanding its reach and impact. The joint...   More >

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Inelasticity of soliton collisions for the 5D energy critical wave equation

Seminar | October 19 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall | Note change in location

 Yvan Martel, Ecole polytechnique

 Department of Mathematics

For the focusing energy critical wave equation in 5D, we construct a solution showing the inelastic nature of the collision of any two solitons, except the special case of two solitons of same scaling and opposite signs. Beyond its own interest as one of the first rigorous studies of the collision of solitons for a non-integrable model, the case of the quartic gKdV equation being partially...   More >

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Monetary Policy through Production Networks: Evidence from the Stock Market"

Seminar | October 19 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 210 Cheit Hall

 Michael Weber, The University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

joint with Finance

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 >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | October 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Till Von Vachter, Professor, UCLA

 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 >

ESPM Fall Seminar - Dr. Sacha Vignieri, Editor, Science Magazine

Seminar | October 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 130 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Sacha Vignieri, Science Magazine

 Justin Brashares

Dr. Sacha Vignieri, Editor of Science Magazine, will share her talk titled "Opening the black box: an editor's perspective on scientific publishing"

From the outside, publication in high-impact general-science journals can seem like a mysterious process. A general understanding of the procedures and practices at Science can help unravel the mystery a bit, and contribute to an understanding of...   More >

Managing Your Student Loan Debt (BEUHS364)

Workshop | October 19 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Spencer L. Prince, Northern California Operations Foundation for Financial Education (F3E)

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Speaker: Spencer L. Prince, Northern California Operations Foundation for Financial Education (F3E)
Americans are more burdened by student loan debt than ever before. The average Class of 2016 graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, up 6% from last year. This class will give you tips on how to pay back your loans faster, and help you to create a budget. We will also discuss programs available...   More >

Back Talk: Less Stress on Your Back (BEUHS404)

Workshop | October 19 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work


Learn new ways of performing daily activities with less stress to your back. Practice some useful stretching and strengthening exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.

  Register online

Hammad Mazhar, NVIDIA

Seminar | October 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge


There are many ways to leverage simulation for machine learning problems. From articulated mechanisms, to cloth, fluids and soft bodies; through simulation we can experiment with problems otherwise intractable. Additionally, techniques like synthetic data generation and virtual sensors allow us to use domain randomization for improved transfer of learning. This talk will cover some of the recent...   More >

IB Seminar: Genome Duplication and the Evolution of Plant Diversity

Seminar | October 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Michael Barker, The University of Arizona

 Department of Integrative Biology

Preparing for the EECS Internship Fair

Workshop | October 19 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge, #430

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Learn how to present your best self to employers during and after the fair. The focus will be on the fair itself, but also cover some resume basics and networking tips and etiquette to following up after the fair. Katie Crawford, an Engineering focused Career Counselor will be presenting.

The EECS Internship Fair will be on November 1st, 11am-3pm in Memorial Stadium

Cognitive Neuroscience/Neurobiology Colloquium: Genetic Approaches to Brain Circuit Mapping and Cell Type Characterization

Colloquium | October 19 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute

 Department of Psychology

Genetic Approaches to Brain Circuit Mapping and Cell Type Characterization

Seminar | October 19 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute for Brain Science

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Respectable Radicals and The Euro-Nationalist International: Explaining Right-Wing Populist Alliances in the European Parliament

Colloquium | October 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Duncan McDonnell, Senior Lecturer, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Institute of European Studies, Institute of International Studies

Lecture by Duncan McDonnell, Senior Lecturer, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Deconstructing the "Refugee Crisis": Race, Representation, and Recognition

Colloquium | October 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Denaturalizing the Mediterranean border
Ilaria Giglioli, Geography

Re-forming Refugee Protection: A U.S. Perspective
Kate Jastram, Human Rights Attorney

Representing the “European refugee crisis” in Germany and beyond
Seth Holmes, School of Public Health and Heide Castañeda, Anthropology (University of South Florida)

Mathematics Department Colloquium: The Positive Geometry of Fundamental Physics, From Scattering Amplitudes to the Wavefunction of the Universe

Colloquium | October 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Nima Arkani-Hamed, Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

Spacetime and Quantum Mechanics form the pillars of our understanding of modern physics, but there are several indications that these concepts are approximate and must emerge from deeper principles, undoubtedly involving new mathematics. In this talk I will describe some emerging ideas along these lines, and present a new formulation of some very basic physics– fundamental to particle...   More >

Designing in Drupal

Workshop | October 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab (Barrows 350)

 Linda Louie


In this workshop, you will learn how Drupal works, see examples of Drupal projects, and be guided through the steps to create your own customizable Drupal sandbox site. No coding knowledge is required for this workshop.

Book Talk: The Impossible Imperative: & Title IV-E Alumni Gathering

Presentation | October 19 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library (227 Haviland)

 Social Welfare, School of

Berkeley Social Welfare Professor Jill Duerr Berrick’s new book The Impossible Imperative: Navigating the Competing Principles of Child Protection features the firsthand accounts of child welfare professionals, the work they do to protect vulnerable children and the competing principles that shape their everyday decisions.

GraphXD Seminar: Spectral Sparsification of Graphs

Seminar | October 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Nikhil Srivastava, Dept. of Mathematics, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Many important properties of an undirected graph manifest themselves spectrally in the eigenvalues or quadratic forms of matrices related to the graph. For instance, the connectivity structure, electrical properties, and random walk behavior of a graph are determined by its Laplacian matrix. A spectral sparsifier of a graph G is a sparse graph H on the same set of vertices such that the...   More >