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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | March 20 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Veggies in Disguise (BEUHS641): Nutrition Events at Tang

Workshop | March 20 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Wellness Program Dietitian, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Vegetables can replace less healthy ingredients in a huge variety of dishes. Learn how to incorporate more vegetables into your meals by turning them into noodles, rice, mash, and more! Lecture, brief cooking demonstration, and a sample will be provided.

When Attachments Fail: Psychiatry, Space, and History in South Africa

Colloquium | March 20 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Stephen McIsaac, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Center for African Studies

A constitutive part of both colonialism and apartheid in South Africa was the forced spatial extension of black families. A crucial concern was how to ensure black, exploitative labor for resource extraction and infrastructural labor. Today, this spatial legacy of apartheid remains a solidified part of kinship structure, with families largely spit between the space of the urban township and the...   More >

Development Lunch: "The labor market impacts of agricultural technology"

Seminar | March 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ceren Baysan

 Department of Economics

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Seminar 237/281, Macro/International Seminar: Location as an Asset

Seminar | March 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton

 Department of Economics

New Views on Tibet's Linguistic Diversity

Colloquium | March 20 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date and time

 Gerald Roche, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne

 Jann Ronis, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Research on Tibet’s linguistic diversity in the West dates back to at least the mid-nineteenth century. However, a surge in descriptive and documentary linguistics in the twenty-first century has radically altered our understanding of Tibet’s rich and complex linguistic ecology. This presentation will provide an overview of this emerging picture of Tibet as a cradle of linguistic diversity in the...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Fonema Consort

Colloquium | March 20 | 3 p.m. | 135 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Fonema Consort was founded in 2011 by singer Nina Dante and composers Pablo Santiago Chin and Edward Hamel. Named “Best New Vocal-Oriented Contemporary Classical Ensemble of 2014” by the Chicago Reader, the ensemble has quickly earned a place in Chicago’s new music community, and is building a national and international audience with performances across the US as well as in Europe and Latin...   More >

Chiron Lecture: From energy input to signal output I: A glimpse of glucose uptake through GLUTs

Seminar | March 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Nieng Yan, Princeton University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Chiron Lectures

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: Chronic ambulatory brain recording in Parkison's disease using a totally implantable neural interface.

Colloquium | March 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Philip Starr, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, UCSF

 Department of Psychology

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Decomposing Tensor Products

Seminar | March 20 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 103 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in location

 Persi Diaconis, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Building new representations out of old ones by tensoring is a basic construction; indeed, an old theorem of Burnside and Brauer says that all representations of a finite group can be built this way, starting from one faithful representation. Of course, decomposing tensor products can be a nightmare (the Kronecker problem). Its even worse over general rings. Surprisingly, there is a useful...   More >

Next-generation devices from classical and quantum nanomaterials

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall

 Arthur Barnard, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this seminar, I will discuss two kinds of novel devices we build from classical and quantum nanomaterials: (1) nanoscale optoelectromechanical sensors and (2) ballistic graphene transistors. In both cases, we use these new devices to uncover emergent physical phenomena, paving the way for next-generation functional devices.

Design Field Notes: Ethan Eismann

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Ethan Eismann, Design Director for Homes at Airbnb, will speak at Jacobs Hall as part of the Design Field Notes series.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Grothendieck Riemann-Roch Theorem

Seminar | March 20 | 5-6 p.m. | 103 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Anningzhe Gao, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will introduce the Chern character and Todd class, then use these definitions to give a statement of the Grothendieck Riemann-Roch theorem. Also we will discuss the Mumford relation and consider some examples.

A Conversation Across the Political Divide: The Role of Government in Trade, Taxes, and Inequality

Panel Discussion | March 20 | 5-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Office of Chancellor, Goldman School of Public Policy’s Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement

In the first iteration of a new event series that brings together prominent individuals from both sides of the political spectrum, Professor Robert Reich will be joined on the stage by the Heritage Foundation's Stephen Moore to discuss inequality in the US.

Beyond Veganism: Recognizing Access, Farm Worker Rights, and the Colonization of Food

Workshop | March 20 | 6-8 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Part of the decolonizing the environment workshops hosted by the Environmental Justice program.

CPT/OPT Workshop

Workshop | March 20 | 6-7 p.m. | 155 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), ASUC Senator Lynn Shiung

This workshop will provide you with information on how international visitors can obtain work authorization off campus via CPT (Curricular Practical Training) and OPT (Optional Practical Training).
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/RG3qC7GKjihPugQu1

Gary Wasserman | “The Doha Experiment: Arab Kingdom, Catholic College, Jewish Teacher”

Reading - Nonfiction | March 20 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library

 Graduate School of Journalism

Gary Wasserman’s decision to head to Qatar to teach at Georgetown sounds questionable, at best. “In the beginning,” he writes, “this sounds like a politically incorrect joke. A Jewish guy walks into a fundamentalist Arab country to teach American politics at a Catholic college.” But he quickly discovers that he has entered a world that gives him a unique perspective on the Middle East and on...   More >