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Thursday, October 26, 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.

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 >

Graduate Publications Workshop with Gordon Hutner, Editor of ALH

Workshop | October 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Gordon Hutner, American Literary History

 Department of English

IB Seminar: When caterpillars attack: sounding the alarm in plant-herbivore interactions

Seminar | October 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Adam Steinbrenner, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Integrative Biology

Understanding the (Changing) Realm of Peer Review

Panel Discussion | October 26 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

Are you publishing an article or reviewing someone else's work? Panelists demystify the peer review process, what's expected of you and what you'll experience, and how the world of peer review is evolving with new models that foster transparency and impact.

  RSVP online

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group: Speaker Series

Seminar | October 26 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 440 University Hall

 Erin Murphy-Graham, PhD, GSE & Alison Cohen, PhD, i4Y/SPH/GSE, Examining the relationship between schooling, early marriage, and pregnancy among adolescents in rural Honduras

 i4Y - Innovations for Youth

The Innovations for Youth (i4Y) Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Working Group has begun a speaker series to explore challenging questions related to child marriage and youth empowerment. The series will feature UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and graduate students' work in diverse contexts worldwide.
Presentations will begin in late October and run through early Spring 2018. Events will be...   More >

Division of Neurobiology and H. Wills Neuroscience Institute

Seminar | October 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Canceled

 Indira Raman, Northwestern University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

When Police Kill

Colloquium | October 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Franklin E. Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Lecture by Franklin E. Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law, UC Berkeley

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Chip firing, root systems, permutohedra, and Coxeter arrangements.

Colloquium | October 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Alex Postnikov, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

The abelian sandpile model (also known as the chip firing game) is a simple dynamical system with surprisingly rich and nontrivial structure. We discuss a version of this game for root systems, which has even more mysterious structure than the classical chip firing. This study is closely linked with combinatorics of convex (and nonconvex) polytopes, such as permutohedra, and affine Coxeter...   More >

Rhetoric Fall Colloquium: Where Have All the Leaders Gone?: A Lecture by Michael Hardt, Professor of Literature, Duke University

Colloquium | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Michael Hardt, Professor of Literature, Duke University

 Michael Watts, Professor Emeritus, The Department of Geography at UC Berkeley

 Department of Rhetoric, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of English, Department of Geography, Department of Italian Studies, Global Urban Humanities, The Program in Critical Theory

With Michael Watts, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography at UC Berkeley, as discussant

Co-sponsored by the Departments of English, Geography, and Italian, the programs in Critical Theory and Global Urban Humanities, and the Townsend Center

Please join us for a talk by Michael Hardt entitled, "Where Have All the Leaders Gone?"

We continue to witness each year the eruption of...   More >