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Friday, April 13, 2018

Ev'ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference: Hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Conference/Symposium | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, 250,310

 Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Featuring multimedia panels, workshops, digital and analog art, and the following distinguished speakers: ​Qwo-li Driskill, Alison Kafer, Amber Musser, Gemma Romain, Amy Sueyoshi, Nayan Shah,
Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, Qian Wang, Gloria Wekker

Berkeley Law Sports Industry Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 13 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club

 Boalt Law School

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Berkeley Law Sports Industry Conference: The Future of Sports

Conference/Symposium | April 13 | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club

 Berkeley Journal of Entertainment & Sports Law, Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT)

Presented by the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment & Sports Law, the Berkeley Center for Law, Business & the Economy and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. Sponsored by the Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants and Seattle Seahawks. Partnered with the Cal Alumni Association, Cal Athletics and the ABA Sports Division.

$299 General, $99 Berkeley Law Alumni, Cal Athletics Alumni, and Members of the California Alumni Association, $25 Students

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Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Seismic Performance of Nonstructural Components: Addressing the Elephant in the Building

Seminar | April 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Dimitrios Konstantinidis

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

The earthquake engineering community has focused significant effort on the design of earthquake-resistant structural systems, while much less attention has been paid on ensuring the adequate seismic performance of nonstructural components, such as architectural elements, electrical and mechanical equipment, and furnishings.

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | April 13 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

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“Searching For Scents: Human And Dog Behavior During Odor Navigation”

Colloquium | April 13 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Judy Jinn, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Ph.D. Exit Talk

Exploring Bioactive Chemicals in Aquatic Environments: Where is Our Attention Needed?: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | April 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Ed Kolodziej, Associate Professor, University of Washington

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Environmental and Sustainability Involvement Careers Expo: Networking Event

Career Fair | April 13 | 12-3 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Career Center

The Student Environmental Resource Center, the College of Natural Resources, and the Career Center at UC Berkeley are partnering again this year to host an Environmental & Sustainability Expo for UC Berkeley students.
At this event, students will have the opportunity to meet employers and alumni from various roles and niches of the Environmental/Green Jobs Sector.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Multi-Die Heterogeneous Integration for the Next Era of Moore’s Law

Seminar | April 13 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Muhannad S. Bakir, Georgia Tech

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This event has been canceled due to a last minute emergency. Sorry for the inconvenience, if you have any questions please contact Mayra Rivera at the Front Office of Cory Hall.

Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium | April 13 | 1-5:30 p.m. | 510A 1995 University Avenue, fifth floor

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318

 Ching Kwan Lee, Sociology, UCLA

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University

Conference continues on Saturday at 9:30 am.

Initiated in 2010, the annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities brings together current graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production in the humanistic disciplines.

"Supply Exceeds Demand. Demand Exceeds Supply." Ye Qianyu (1907-1995). Modern Sketch. 1935.

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Noncrossing Partitions

Seminar | April 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Mario Sanchez, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Noncrossing partitions are a subset of partitions that behave nicely with respect to an underlying total order of the ground set. These simple to define objects appear in topics ranging from total positivity to noncommutative probability. In this talk, we will focus on the combinatorial aspects of noncrossing partitions and their relation with a few other topics in combinatorics. In the process...   More >

Court, Sampradāya and Beyond: A Workshop on Hindi Literary Traditions from the 16th to 19th Centuries

Workshop | April 13 | 1:30-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Allison Busch, Associate Professor of Hindi Literature in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University; Jack Hawley, Claire Tow Professor of Religion at Barnard College, Columbia University; Philip A. Lutgendorf, Professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies at the University of Iowa

 Vasudha Paramasivan, Assistant Professor of Hindi Literature in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

A conference on early Hindi literature that brings together research on a range of literary traditions from the 16th to 19th centuries in an attempt to rethink standard narratives on periodization, genre and context.

Double Quantum Dot Nanocrystal Synthesis and Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Prof. Dan Oron, Weizmann Institute, Applied Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals have evolved in the past decades from a topic of pure scientific interest to a technological one. This has been driven by dramatic advances in the ability to fabricate controlled complex structures via wet chemistry methods.

Today, exquisite control can be exerted on the detailed structure and energy landscape within colloidal nanoparticles, leading to new...   More >

Rethinking Labor: Work and Livelihood in Japan

Conference/Symposium | April 13 | 2-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, Room 220

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Please join us on April 13th and 14th for the UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference: Rethinking Labor: Work and Livelihood in Japan. Labor has and continues to be an important analytic in Japanese Studies as it illuminates diverse phenomena such as macro-economic change, state-society relations, and industrial development.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviations from Scaling Limits and Control Theory

Seminar | April 13 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Dissertation talk: Detection limits and fluctuation results in some spiked random matrix models

Seminar | April 13 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Ahmed El Alaoui, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, we will investigate the fundamental limits of detecting the presence of a structured low-rank signal buried inside a large noise matrix. This setting serves among other things as a simple model for principal component analysis: Given a set of data points in Euclidean space, find out whether there exists a distinguished direction (a "spike") along which these data points align.
It...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Beyond Direct Supervision: Visual Learning via Data-driven Consistency

Seminar | April 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Tinghui Zhou, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Robots and Drones: Innovations in Agricultural Research

Panel Discussion | April 13 | 3-5 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

CLEAR proudly presents another Roundtable discussion with a diverse panel sharing their perspectives on the present and future impact of robots and drones on agriculture. It will be this Friday, April 13th, from 3-5pm in room 115 in the Energy Biosciences Building. It is open to all UC affiliated students and faculty!

Our panelists are:

David Slaughter
UC Davis Biological and Agricultural...   More >

MENA Salon: IDF Fires on Palestinians at the Gaza Border

Workshop | April 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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

Two Presentations: PrivSec-F1: Compliance Focused Toolkit and Using CAPTCHAs to Measure Internet Fragmentation

Seminar | April 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Ankeet Shankar & Anushah Hossain

 Information, School of

PrivSec-F1: Compliance Focused Toolkit
Ankeet Shankar
Based on the review and feedback provided during the last progress report presented on March 2, a subset of the report and key findings will be presented. This progress report will be focused on the legal aspects of PrivSec-F1 pertaining to soft requirements and guidance provided by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for...   More >

Dow Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry: Heterolytic C-H and N-H/O-H Activation by First Row Transition Metal Complexes: Applications to the Guerbet Process

Seminar | April 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Bill Jones, University of Rochester

 College of Chemistry

Recent work in acceptorless dehydrogenation reactions of H-C-O-H and H-C-N-H bonds will be presented. These examples include complexes of iron, cobalt, and nickel. Extensions to C-C hydrogenation are also examined. A manganese pincer complex is shown to be active for the Guerbet reaction for the conversion of ethanol to butanol. A tandem catalyst system has been developed that gives very high...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: More on wave maps into spheres

Seminar | April 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Mohandas Pillai, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Music Studies Colloquium Amy Cimini (UC San Diego)

Colloquium | April 13 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Dr. Cimini earned her Ph.D. in Historical Musicology in 2011 from New York University. Prior to her appointment at UC San Diego, she held an Andrew W. Mellon Post- Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Music Theory from the University of Pennsylvania from 2011-2013 as well as a visiting position in Music Theory at the College of William and Mary from 2010-2011. Cimini is a historian and performer of...   More >