Friday, November 2, 2018
Seminar | November 2 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
This weeks theme focuses on Not feeling well? Maybe dont eat your kids: a search for the putative etiologic agent of increased egg cannibalism in the beneficial insect Geocoris pallens.
Essig Brunch is a weekly seminar series focused on arthropod science (insects, spiders, scorpions, etc.) hosted by the Entomology Students Organization.
Panel Discussion | November 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 242 César E. Chávez Student Center
Alison Post, Associate Professor, Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies; Damon Young, Assistant Professor, French and Film & Media; Grace Lavery, Assistant Professor, English; Hertha Sweet Wong, Professor, English; Kathleen Donegan, Associate Professor, English; Lok Siu, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies and Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies
In celebration of Berkeleys 150th birthday and in the spirit of Fiat Lux, this faculty panel discusses the role of writing in bringing new knowledge to light. Panelists will share the writing practices and tools they use to shape academic discourse and create meaningful scholarship.
Seminar | November 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Dr. Jim Williams, Professor, University of San Francisco
Seminar | November 2 | 12-2 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall
Michel Feher, Philosopher; Editor, Near Futures (Zone Books); President, Cette France-là
Throughout capitalisms golden age, corporations identified success with sustained profitability, national governments obsessed about economic growth, and private citizens were expected to pursue their own interests, whether they perceived such a pursuit as an individual matter or the cement of class solidarity. With the ascendancy of financial institutions, however, a new order of priorities has... More >
Seminar | November 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall
Julie Young, Professor, Utah State University
Julie Young, Assoc. professor at Utah State University will speak on using behavioral ecology in wildlife management.
Panel Discussion | November 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 820, Social Science Matrix
Mark DiCamillo, Director, Berkeley IGS Poll; Samantha Luks, Managing Director, Scientific Research, San Francisco, YouGov; Eric McGhee, Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California; Laura Stoker, Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Jack Citrin, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Blue Wave or Red Wall? Join a pre-election panel discussion on the 2018 Midterm Election.
Seminar | November 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Sydnee Caldwell, MIT
You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided
Workshop | November 2 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.
Seminar | November 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)
Steven Hand, Google
Google deploys and operates a huge amount of computing capacity around the globe. In this talk I will provide an overview of Borg, the cluster management system used coordinate this work, discuss the challenges introduced due to new hardware and software systems, and look to future needs and capabilities.
Seminar | November 2 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Hong Suh, UC Berkeley
Aubry-Mather theory is focused on a special family of invariant measures of Hamiltonian dynamics, for Hamiltonians which are convex in the momentum variable. The development of the theory requires the Lagrangian viewpoint. Therefore it is difficult to extend the results to the nonconvex case. We review the classical setting and study one possible direction for nonconvex Aubry-Mather theory, put... More >
Workshop | November 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
The Jamal Khashoggi case has had an enormous impact on international relations in the Middle East. Turkey has been at the center of the investigation, providing key evidence to the global audience, pinning Saudi Arabia and MBS to the crime. This has given them a moral high ground despite their abysmal track record with protecting journalists and securing free speech. Given the irony of the... More >
Seminar | November 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Michael Freedman, Microsoft Research Station Q
qca are locality preserving automorphisms of the endomorphism algebra of degrees of freedom (say qubits) scattered over a manifold. The locality hypothesis allows manifold topology, immersion theory, Kiby’s torus trick, and homotopy theory to interact with the usual discussions of $C^*$ algebras. I’ll explain a few results and open problems.
Facilitating Diverse Collection and Curation in Web Crawling and Indexing and Blockchain: What's Not To Like?
Seminar | November 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Matt Bayley, Mark Graham, and David S. H. Rosenthal
Facilitating Diverse Collection and Curation in Web Crawling and Indexing
(Matt Bayley & Mark Graham)
We propose to create an open and publicly available index of the public web. Building on the 22 year history of Internet Archiveâs effort to archive, and make available, web pages (URLs) we will construct a publicly accessible list of web sites (hosts). We will provide a variety... More >
Seminar | November 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Deuterated materials are used extensively within chemistry research and nuclear power generation. The required deuterium is currently isolated through a highly inefficient process that relies on minute differences in chemical behavior. Recently a new approached has emerged based on the quantum zero-point energy of the adsorbed isotopes within porous materials. In my talk I will show how a... More >
Colloquium: Farazaneh Hemmasi University of Toronto: “Performing Suffering in Popular Music, Public Culture, and Scholarship"
Colloquium | November 2 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Free and open to the public