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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Earth Writing: ISAS Faculty Workshop led by Prof. Sharad Chari

Workshop | November 13 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Lenore Manderson, Public Health and Medical Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Sumathi Ramaswamy, James B. Duke Professor of History and International Comparative Studies, Duke University; Amita Baviskar, Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi; Kath Weston, Anthropology, University of Virginia; Geeta Patel, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Virginia

 Sharad Chari, Geography, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Geography, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Alan Dundes Distinguished Chair in Folklore

In our time of unprecedented instrumentalization and transformation of earthly and worldly processes, from the scale of the body to the planet, the Earth-Writing Symposium returns to the question of ‘geography’ as the praxis of ‘Earth-writing.’ Attention to the ‘graphia’ in ‘geography’ points us to a variety of forms of writing or inscription with, through or alongside material, earthly or...   More >

November Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | November 13 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Industry-UCB-UEC Workshop 2018 (IUUWS 2018)

Conference/Symposium | November 13 | 10 a.m.-5:40 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Workshop Day 1: November 13 (Tues)

10:00 -10:30 Registration

10:30 -10:35 Opening Address:
Prof. Kazuo UCHIDA, Executive Committee Chairman of IUUWS
Department of Computer and Network Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, UEC

10:35 -10:45 Welcome Speech:
Prof. Masayoshi TOMIZUKA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean of...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Putting the 'I' in IPO

Seminar | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Chi Zhang, Kamyar Kaviani, Nikita Vemuri, and Simon Walter, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

As an alternative to traditional loans, young people could issue securities that pay dividends that depend on their future financial success in life. This type of a personal IPO is especially desirable for young people, who for example may need money for a college education, because it allows them to shift the risk of repayment to investors who bet on their future success, unlike in a traditional...   More >

Student Hosted Colloquium: Peering into the Lipid World

Seminar | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Neal Devaraj, Department of Chemistry, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Lipids remain one of the most enigmatic classes of biological molecules. Lipids were likely one of the first components necessary for life, yet our understanding of how lipid membranes could have arisen spontaneously is a mystery. Human cells produce thousands of unique lipid species, but the purpose for such diversity remains unknown. Dysregulation of lipid metabolism is a key factor in some of...   More >

Could It Happen Here? Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit

Colloquium | November 13 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Moses Hall

 Michael Adams, https://www.environicsinstitute.org/michael-adams

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

From award-winning author Michael Adams, Could It Happen Here? draws on groundbreaking new social research to show whether Canadian society is at risk of the populist forces afflicting other parts of the world.

Americans elected Donald Trump. Britons opted to leave the European Union. Far-right, populist politicians channeling anger at out-of-touch “elites” are gaining ground across Europe. In...   More >

GUH Lecture: Neutralizing Poverty: Governing Homelessness in San Francisco

Colloquium | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Since the 1980s anti-homeless laws criminalizing sleeping, sitting, and panhandling in public spaces have increased across the US and abroad, with the most rapid rise occurring in the past decade.  While legal studies have tracked the spread of these...    More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "A New Keynesian Model with Wealth in the Utility Function"

Presentation | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by November 8.

Neutralizing Poverty: Governing Homelessness in San Francisco

Colloquium | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

Since the 1980s anti-homeless laws criminalizing sleeping, sitting, and panhandling in public spaces have increased across the US and abroad, with the most rapid rise occurring in the past decade.  While legal studies have tracked the spread of these laws, we know very little about their on-the-ground implementation, impact on the unhoused, or role in the broader reproduction of poverty and...   More >

Using Machine Learning to Understand Physician Decisions

Colloquium | November 13 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West

 Ziad Obermeyer

 Public Health, School of

As the complexity of patients and the health care system grows, the human mind struggles to keep pace. Even with perfect incentives, medical decision making is maddeningly difficult, and it’s not surprising that doctors get many of these decisions wrong—with the end result of low-value care. Machine learning can help improve decision making in health care. I’ll present results suggesting that...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Tait colorings and foams

Seminar | November 13 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall


 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss Kronheimer and Mrowka's invariant $J^\sharp (G,\Gamma )$ for planar webs $G$, and show that it is spanned by foams with appropriate coefficients.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): On the problem of interacting bodies (Part I)

Seminar | November 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Nima Moini, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The state of a system in the low density limit should be described (at the statistical level) by the kinetic density, i.e. by the probability of finding a particle with position x and velocity v at time t. This density is expected to evolve under both the effects of transport and binary elastic collisions, which are expressed in the Boltzmann equation. The Cauchy problem for this equation is...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: The Chordal Loewner Equation and Monotone Probability Theory

Seminar | November 13 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will present recent work of Schleißinger and its connections with monotone probability theory. In 2004, O. Bauer interpreted the chordal Loewner equations as the non-autonomous versions of evolution equations for semigroups in monotone and anti-monotone probability theory. We also look at the corresponding equation for free probability theory.

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Why Autonomy is Hard

Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306

 Dr. Brandon Basso, Director of Autonomy at Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), UBER

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Dr Brandon Basso is a former UC Berkeley graduate from the ME department and the Director of Autonomy at Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG). In this talk he will give an overview of the autonomous car program at UBER and focus on the challenges associated to delivering safe autonomous cars.

Brandon Basso is a Director of Autonomy at Uber Advanced Technologies Group...   More >

Recent Advances in Biomedical Surface Analysis: Proteins and Nanoparticles

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

 David G. Castner, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

Surface analysts have benefited from the significant and numerous advances that have occurred in the past 40 years in terms of improved instrumentation, introduction of new techniques and development of sophisticated data analysis methods, which has allowed us to perform detailed analysis of increasing complex samples. For example, comprehensive analysis of surfaces and surface immobilized...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​CANCELLED

Seminar | November 13 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall


 Department of Economics

Summary Execution: The Seattle Assassinations of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: Book Talk with Michael Withey

Reading - Nonfiction | November 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 Human rights lawyer Michael Withey

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes were Filipino American labor activists and officers of ILWU Local 37 who were murdered in their Seattle union office in 1981. Mike Withey, lead attorney on the case, demonstrates in his book the legal twists and turns of citing the Philippine government as the culprit.

“Some lawyers shamelessly seek attention. And some lawyers deserve attention because they...   More >

International Student Career Success Series: No Offer Yet. Now What?

Workshop | November 13 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Career Center

Tried applying for positions in Handshake, the career fairs and other activities you should through this recruiting season but still not getting anything? Or are you just getting started with your job/internship search at this time? Come and learn the tips, strategies, and resources for job/internship search at this time of year. And yes, networking during Thanksgiving week is one of...   More >

Women Who Lead: A Storytelling Salon

Panel Discussion | November 13 | 6-9 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association's The Berkeley Network, and the Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership proudly present this year's Alumnae Career Advancement event - WOMEN WHO LEAD: A STORYTELLING SALON.
Join us for a panel of notable business women as they tell personal stories, offer life hacks, share their wisdom on the topics of leadership, career, and inclusion.
Moderated by...   More >

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Career Series: Environmental Lawyers of Color

Seminar | November 13 | 6-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Suite # 220

 Professor Roger Lin, UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law; Luna Martinez, Law Student at Boalt School of Law; Candice Youngblood, Law Student at Boalt School of Law; Eddie Ahn, Executive Director, Brightline Defense

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Multicultural Community Center

Join us in discussing the challenges and opportunities for people of color in enrolling and getting into Law school. Additionally, we will have a dialogue on the role lawyers have in supporting grassroots environmental justice movements.

Respect + Rebellion: A Purple America

Panel Discussion | November 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Berny and Geston, Respect + Rebellion

 Bridge USA

In a time when blue and red seem so divided, two people with very similar backgrounds but divergent political beliefs prove that friendship is possible and raise hopes for a Purple America. Join BridgeUSA in welcoming Berny and Geston, a Democratic pastor and Republican politician respectively, as they discuss issues such as:

1. Immigration laws
2. Stand Your Ground Laws vs Consitutional...   More >