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Friday, October 27, 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.

CRRJ@5: Unrivaled and Undaunted: Celebrating 5 Years of Advancing Reproductive Rights and Justice

Conference/Symposium | October 27 | 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice

Join us on October 27, 2017 for a full day of presentations and conversations about some of the most complex and compelling reproductive rights and justice issues of the day.

Heritage and Community in Asia and Beyond

Conference/Symposium | October 27 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This two-day conference focuses on the relationship between heritage and community in the following ways: the impact of top-down heritage projects on the residents who live and work in and around the project sites; the sociopolitical process of creating heritage projects that involves different actors with competing values and unbalanced power positions; and using heritage project as a strategy of...   More >

 Open to the public


Pine Needle Basketry with Judith Thomas

Workshop | October 27 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Judith Thomas, weaver and Waldorf handwork teacher will instruct students how to source materials and craft a pine needle basket. Learn how to work with pine needles to create a small coiled basket, using a needle and waxed linen to bind the bundles of needles together. A perfect activity for the fall. Pack a lunch to enjoy in the beautiful Garden setting during the break! All levels welcome.

$85/$75 Garden Members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Making Textbooks and Course Readers Affordable: Berkeley on the Leading Edge

Panel Discussion | October 27 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Brad DeLong, Professor of Economics; John Wallace, Lecturer, Japanese Program; Daniel A. Rodriguez, Professor of City & Regional Planning; Ani Adhikari, Teaching Professor, Statistics


Can students afford to take your class? What would student success and retention be like if an enrollment barrier—the cost of textbooks and course readers—were reduced or eliminated? Come to this panel discussion to find out.

  Register online

Why Can't a Baby Be Born Through Its Mother's Belly Button?: How evolution helps us understand why human childbirth is uniquely dangerous, and why half of all marriages end in divorce.

Presentation | October 27 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 714c University Hall

 Malcolm Potts PhD, MD, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

School of Public Health and Maternal and Child Health Professor Emeritus Malcolm Potts, PhD, MD, presents at this Brown Bag Lunch.

Undergraduate & graduate students from all SPH programs are welcome! Feel free to bring a lunch.

 mchprogram@berkeley.edu. RSVP online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: From inverse design to implementation of nanophotonics

Seminar | October 27 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Professor Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

By completely opening the parameter space in nanophotonics design, new functionalities and better performance relative to traditional optoelectronics can be achieved. We have recently developed an inverse approach to design nanophotonic structures based only on their desired performance. Moreover, constraints including structure robustness, fabrication error, and minimum feature sizes can be...   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Tutte polynomial of a matroid

Seminar | October 27 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss an important invariant of a matroid called the Tutte polynomial which is the universal deletion-contraction invariant. We start with some examples of deletion-contraction invariants of a matroid, then define the Tutte polynomial in various ways, and realize these deletion-contraction invariants as an evaluation of the Tutte polynomial. Time permitting, we will also briefly give the...   More >

Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Single Cell Molecular Profiling: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Xiaohu Gao, Univ. of Washington, Bioengineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Nanoparticles in the 1-10 nm size range are of considerable current interest, not only because of their unique size-dependent properties but also their dimensional similarities with biological macromolecules (e.g., nucleic acids and proteins). These similarities could allow an integration of nanotechnology and biology, leading to major advances in medical diagnostics, prognostics, and targeted...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: An overview of Homogenization Techniques for Hamilton-Jacobi PDE II

Seminar | October 27 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

MENA Salon: Crisis in Kirkuk: The Aftermath of the Iraqi Kurdistan Referendum

Workshop | October 27 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Composition Colloquium: Cairn Ensemble

Colloquium | October 27 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

What Counts As Information? What Counts As a Collection?

Seminar | October 27 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland

 Information, School of

A progress report on two topics:

(1) âInformationâ usually refers to text, images, or data, but specimens and other objects can also be informative. Suzanne Brietâs famous declaration in 1951 that an antelope in a zoo could be regarded as a document is now widely cited. However, she provided minimal explanation. A search for her sources led to the same ideas and a thoughtful explanation...   More >

Glenn T. Seaborg Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry: Artificial Metalloenzymes: Challenges and Opportunities

Seminar | October 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Thomas Ward, University of Basel

 College of Chemistry

Artificial metalloenzymes (ArMs) result from the incorportation of a catalyst precursor within a host protein, see Scheme. To engineer such ArMs, we have relied on various cofactor- anchoring strategies including: dative-, covalent- and supramolecular interactions. The resulting hybrid catalysts display features that are reminiscent of both homogeneous catalysts and enzymes. The optimization of...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Riccati equation methods for weak KAM theory 2

Seminar | October 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 L C Evans, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Fourier-Mukai Partners of Enriques and Bielliptic Surfaces in Positive Characteristic

Seminar | October 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Anningzhe Gao, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

In the talk we will first review some basic material of Fourier-Mukai partners, and then we will use it to give a sketch of the proof of the following theorem: If $X$ is an Enriques (resp. bielliptic) surface over an algebraically closed field $k$ with characteristic at least 3 (resp. 5), then $X$ has no non-trivial Fourier-Mukai partners. The theorem is proved in Katrina Honigs, Max Lieblich,...   More >

Grounds for Science: Dark Matter Day!

Presentation | October 27 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline St, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Elizabeth Boulton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Katelin Schutz, Department of Astronomy


How do we look for evidence of “Dark Matter” in the universe? Two young researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley will share stories of their search for dark matter in the heavens and deep underground.

Grounds for Science is a public science talk series organized by and featuring UC Berkeley graduate students. Enjoy cutting-edge science at Scarlet City: a...   More >

The Large Underground Xenon experiment (LUX) dark matter detector