<< Tuesday, October 24, 2017 >>

Tuesday, October 24, 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.

Climbing Redwood Trees: Interview with Claire Willing, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Presentation | October 24 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Claire Willing, PhD Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

 KALX 90.7FM

Tune in for this special fundraiser episode of The Graduates as we speak with Claire Willing, graduate student in the Department of Environmental Policy, Science, and Management about her work on the symbiotic relationship between redwood trees and fungus in California. The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM.

Claire Willing climbing a redwood tree. Photo credit: Roxy Cruz

Introduction to Mapping with ArcGIS Online

Workshop | October 24 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 55A McCone Hall

 Susan Powell, Library


This workshop will introduce the ArcGIS Online (AGOL) platform. AGOL is a web-based mapping software that allows you to build maps and explore data online. Topics to be covered include how to construct a simple web map from a spreadsheet of data, perform basic spatial analysis and queries, and publish the map to the web. We will also explore finding data sources through AGOL and using AGOL as a...   More >

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Merck-Banyu Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Synthesis of Pillar-Shaped Macrocyclic Compounds “Pillar[n]arenes” Providing Supramolecular Assemblies

Seminar | October 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Tomoki Ogoshi, Kanazawa University

 College of Chemistry

Macrocyclic compounds play a major role in supramolecular chemistry because of their beautiful shape, nano-scale size and molecular recognition ability. Numerous supramolecular architectures have been constructed and studied as new components of materials as well as entities related to biological structural formation and functions using various macrocyclic hosts.
In 2008, we reported a new...   More >

UCB Startup Fair

Conference/Symposium | October 24 | 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The UCB Startup Fair is back!

Student-run by IEEE, HKN, and CSUA, students are introduced to small tech companies that typically rely on personal connections for hiring. It's a great way for students to find full-time and internship positions! Attendance is free for all UCB students!

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Submodular Risk Allocation

Seminar | October 24 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Samim Ghamami, U.S. Department of the Treasury and UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

We analyze the optimal allocation of trades to portfolios when the cost associated with an allocation is proportional to each portfolio's risk. Our investigation is motivated by changes in the over-the-counter derivatives markets, under which some contracts may be traded bilaterally or through central counterparties, splitting a set of trades into two or more portfolios. A derivatives dealer...   More >

Development Lunch: "A new approach to treatment assignment for one and multiple treatment groups"

Seminar | October 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Sebastian Schneider

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

Judicial Strategies of Repression in Authoritarian Regimes: Evidence from Post-Colonial Africa

Colloquium | October 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Fiona Shen-Bayh, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

Fiona Feiang Shen-Bayh

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 24 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 9 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 >

First Books and Publishing Your Dissertation

Panel Discussion | October 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

Hear from expert panelists about what happens once you submit your dissertation, how to shape your dissertation's impact, and how to go about publishing your first book based on your dissertation.

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ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth"

Seminar | October 24 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Chad Jones, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth"

Seminar | October 24 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Chad Jones, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

joint with International Trade & Finance

Healthy Relationships: Friendship and Dating in the US

Workshop | October 24 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

What is the difference between having a girlfriend and boyfriend and partner? Are you dating? Seeing each other? In a relationship? Come learn about American social and dating culture, and discuss tips for maintaining healthy relationships with friends and romantic interests, understanding American norms, personal space, as well as how and where to socialize with others here at Cal!

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Scattering and modified scattering for the NLS equation

Seminar | October 24 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Grace Liu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The NLS with nonlinear term $|u|^p u$ has the property that when $1< p< 2/n$, there is no low energy scattering, when $2/n< p< 4/n$, there is low energy scattering. When $p=2/n$, we expect there will be modified scattering. The talk will be based on the work of Hayashi and Naumkin, they proved that the NLS with critical nonlinearity has low energy scattering when $n=1,2,3$.

Ways of Knowing the Ordinary in Climate Adaptation

Colloquium | October 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Sarah Vaughn, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Joint UCSF/UCB PhD Program in Medical Anthropology, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

In this talk I track the development of a Red Cross participatory climate adaptation project in a flood-prone and former urban squatter-town in Guyana. Based on fieldwork between 2009 and 2010, the talk focuses on one technology specific to Red Cross urban climate adaptation called the Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (VCA). The goal of my talk is to examine the VCA as a provocation for the...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: A “bad” component of the Hilbert Scheme

Seminar | October 24 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We witness a phenomenon of so-called Murphy's law in the context of Hilbert schemes. After a brief review of Hilbert schemes and their basic properties, we use the liaison theory to construct Mumford's example of a non-reduced component of the Hilbert scheme of smooth curves in $P^3$.

Rhetoric Fall Colloquium - Tissue of the World: On Stoic Sympathy: A Lecture by Brooke Holmes, Professor of Classics, Princeton University

Colloquium | October 24 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Brooke Holmes, Princeton University

 Department of Rhetoric, Department of Classics

Co-sponsored by the Department of Classics.

This event is free and open to the public.

The concept of cosmic sympathy, highly developed by the Stoics, is at once deeply foreign to us in its claims regarding a mind fully immanent in the world and intriguing, as we struggle anew with imagining communities that bring together humans and non-humans. This talk investigates the contours, the...   More >

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in STEM Research (Hosted by Underrepresented Researchers of Color -- UROC)

Workshop | October 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC)

 Ifechukwu Okeke (co-director), Ilexis Chu-Jacoby, UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop discusses violence committed against people of color and marginalized identities by scientific research, and how students can reclaim research and knowledge production as a means of decolonization. We aim to introduce students to various forms STEM research could take, and unpack our vital role as underrepresented students to change the direction of scientific research – by...   More >

Workshop: What Makes Environmentalism So White?

Workshop | October 24 | 6-7 p.m. | Latimer Hall, 120 Latimer

 Academic Senate

This Climate Justice Week join us for a workshop on whiteness in the environmental movement. American Environmentalism has a history of exclusion of people of color, marginalizing POC narratives, and explicit racism. The campus environmental community is complacent in its role in perpetuating this destructive phenomenon. This workshop is dedicated to providing some historical context on whiteness...   More >