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Friday, March 1, 2019

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium | March 1 – 3, 2019 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University, BCA Center for Buddhist Education, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Shinshu Center of America

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   More >

Art as Critique Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 1 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Townsend Center

 Arts Research Center

Art as Critique Conference
Friday, March 1, 2019
Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Featuring Victor Albarracin, Neda Atanasoski, Natalia Brizuela, Tarek Elhaik, Adriana Johnson, Koyo Kouoh, Anneka Lenssen, Leigh Raiford, Kriss Ravetto, Poulomi Saha, and Kalindi Vora.

Dealing With Infinity: Art and the Transformation of the Symbolic Order

Conference/Symposium | March 1 – 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Department of German

This is a multi-day, interdisciplinary workshop. Presentations on Friday, March 1st will run from 10:00am-4:30pm, and from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, March 2nd.

A genealogy of the historical forms of imagination or of attentiveness in literature and the other arts traces these forms back to epistemological realms that predate aesthetic experience: to the medieval formation of the soul, to...   More >

Dealing with Infinity: Art and the transformations of the symbolic order

Workshop | March 1 – 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Niklaus Largier, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion; David Marno, Associate Professor of English, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This is a multi-day, interdisciplinary workshop. Presentations on Friday, March 1st will run from 10:00am-4:30pm., and from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, March 2nd.

A genealogy of the historical forms of imagination or of attentiveness in literature and the other arts traces these forms back to epistemological realms that predate aesthetic experience: to the medieval formation of the soul, to...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"The Tragedy of the Last Mile: Economic Solutions to Congestion in Broadband Networks"

Seminar | March 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 311 Wellman Hall

 Aviv Nevo, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

joint with ARE Friday Seminar Series

The Tragedy of the Last Mile: Economic Solutions to Congestion in Broadband Networks

Seminar | March 1 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 311 Wellman Hall

 Aviv Nevo, University of Pennsylvania-Wharton

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

The growth of the Internet has constrained broadband networks, forcing service providers to search for solutions. We develop a dynamic model of daily usage during peak and non-peak periods, and estimate consumers' price and congestion sensitivity using high frequency usage data. Using the model estimates, we calculate usage changes associated with different economic and technological solutions...   More >

Sovereign Bodies: Fighting Gender-Based and Sexual Violence Against Indigenous People

Panel Discussion | March 1 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Simon Hall, Goldberg Room

 Annita Lucchesi, Sovereign Bodies Institute; Valentin Sierra, Sovereign Bodies Institute; Cheyenne Tex, Sovereign Bodies Institute

 Human Rights Center

Sovereign Bodies Institute (SBI), founded in 2019, builds on indigenous traditions using research and data sharing to fight gender and sexual violence against undigenous people. Their projects include the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) database, Uniting Against Femicide and Supporting Indigenous Survivors of Campus Sexual Violence (conducted in part at UC Berkeley).

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Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Engineering of LiNbO3 films for next generation acoustic and energy harvesting applications

Seminar | March 1 | 1-2 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Ausrine Bartasyte, FEMTO-ST Institute, University of Franche-Comté, France

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The next generation of high –frequency wide-band RF filters or frequency-agile filters are urgently needed for the development of 5G infrastructures/networks/communications. Today, LiNbO3 and LiTaO3 single crystals are key materials in electro-optics and RF acoustic filters. This motivates further development of acoustic wave devices based on highly electromechanically coupled LiNbO3 thin films,...   More >

Cultural Resources Management Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | March 1 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

Please join us to learn about opportunities for archaeologists in cultural resources management. This event will feature brief presentations, a discussion on the state of consulting, and a chance to speak with representatives from six local CRM firms.

New Directions in Himalayan Studies: A Joint UC Berkeley-CNRS Workshop

Conference/Symposium | March 1 | 1:30-6:45 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative

 Stéphane Gros, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2017; Researcher, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS - Villejuif

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Himalayan Studies Program, France Berkeley Fund, Centre d'Etudes Himalayennes (CEH) of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

A three-day workshop at UC Berkeley that will bring together experts working on the Himalayan region in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Liquefaction of gravelly soils and the impact on critical infrastructure

Seminar | March 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Our natural and built environment continues to be threatened by grand challenges such as urbanization, climate change, as well as natural and man-made hazards. At the same time, infrastructure performance requirements are increasing and engineering methods of the past are no longer adequate. As Civil and Environmental Engineers, we are called to enhance infrastructure resiliency.

Mechano- and Visco-NPS: An Electronic Method to Measure the Mechanical Properties of Cells: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Lydia Sohn, UC Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

We have developed an efficient, label-free method of screening cells for their phenotypic profile, which we call Node-Pore Sensing (NPS). NPS involves measuring the modulated current pulse caused by a cell transiting a microfluidic channel that has been segmented by a series of inserted nodes.

Previously, we showed that when segments between the nodes are functionalized with different...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: A Fractional Kinetic Process Describing the Intermediate Time Behaviour of Cellular Flows

Seminar | March 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alexei Novikov, Penn State University

 Department of Mathematics

This is joint work with Martin Hairer, Gautam Iyer, Leonid Koralov, and Zsolt Pajor-Gyulai. This work studies the intermediate time behaviour of a small random perturbation of a periodic cellular flow. Our main result shows that on time scales shorter than the diffusive time scale, the limiting behaviour of trajectories that start close enough to cell boundaries is a fractional kinetic process: A...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Jimmy Lopez

Colloquium | March 1 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

“One of the most interesting composers anywhere today” (Chicago Sun-Times), with a distinct voice that is “adventurous and winning” (Denver Post) López has created works performed by such renowned ensembles as the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Radio France Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Atlanta...   More >

MENA Salon: The Israel Lobby and Anti-Semitism

Workshop | March 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

In February, Ilhan Omar, the first of two American Muslim women elected to the US House of Representatives, went under-fire from Democrats and Republicans. Omar tweeted “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” in response to the move of Republican House minority leader Kevin McCarthy to seek formal sanctions against Omar and fellow congresswomen Rashida Tlaib for their criticism of Israel’s occupation...   More >

Computational Bibliography and the Sociology of Data

Seminar | March 1 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Wayne de Fremery

 Information, School of

Wayne de Fremeryâs current book project, Computational Bibliography and the Sociology of Data, reinvigorates analytical bibliography by expanding the scope of what bibliography describes and by diversifying the forms used in bibliographic description. As etymologies of the word bibliography suggest, bibliographers have used bibliographic forms â books â to document books. Analytical...   More >

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: JSJ Decompositions

Seminar | March 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The irreducible 3-manifolds that come from a prime decomposition can be further decomposed along embedded tori. Jaco, Shalen, and Johannson proved there is a minimal collection of such tori, unique up to isotopy, that splits an irreducible compact orientable manifold into pieces that are either Seifert-fibered or atoroidal. We will discuss examples, incompressible surfaces, and Seifert-fibered...   More >

Singing to the People: Evolving Iconic Songs in Contemporary China

Colloquium | March 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Levi S. Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, Dartmouth College

 Andrew Jones, Professor and Louis B. Agassiz Chair in Chinese, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In China and around the world, performances of songs can create virtual meeting grounds where different voices and perspectives engage with one another. In his new book about the rise of “Folksong King of Western China” Wang Xiangrong, Levi S. Gibbs explores parallels between the song culture of Wang’s childhood mountain village and his contemporary national and international performances where...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Uniqueness Properties for Spherical Varieties

Seminar | March 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alexander Sherman, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

Toric varieties are varieties with an action of a torus having an open orbit. Spherical varieties are natural generalizations, having an action of reductive group with an open Borel orbit. Like with toric varieties, there are natural combinatorial invariants that one can define from a spherical variety, such as the irreducible summands which appear in the ring of regular functions. Losev proved...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Neil Verma (Northwestern University: Screamlines: Anatomy and Geology of Radio

Colloquium | March 1 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Neil Verma
Neil Verma is assistant professor in Radio/Television/Film. He teaches in the Screen Cultures PhD program and the MA program in Sound Arts and Industries, where he is also associate director. He is author of Theater of the Mind: Imagination, Aesthetics, and American Radio Drama (Chicago, 2012), winner of the Best First Book Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. He is...   More >