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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies

Conference/Symposium | April 25 – 27, 2019 every day |  2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

 Center for Right-Wing Studies

The Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies is pleased to present the Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies. This interdisciplinary conference will feature dozens of new and established scholars from around the world whose work deals with the Right as a social, political, and/or intellectual phenomenon from the 19th century to the present day.

Y-PLAN Policy Summit: Planning a More Inclusive and Resilient Region

Conference/Symposium | April 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  International House

 Center for Cities + Schools

The UC Berkeley Center for Cities and Schools is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Y-PLAN Policy Summit: Planning a More Inclusive and Resilient Region on Thursday April 25th, 2019 at the UC Berkeley International House, as we bring young people and civic leaders together to plan for a more inclusive and resilient region.

From designing affordable housing in East Oakland to the future of...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Stochastic Algorithms for Electromagnetic Problems of Nano-Structures

Seminar | April 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Wei Cai, Southern Methodist University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we will present some stochastic algorithms and numerical results for solving electromagnetic problems in nano-particles and random meta-materials. Firstly, we will present a path integral Monte Carlo method for computing magnetic polarizability tensors of nano-particles of complex geometries for material sciences applications. The method relies on a Feynman-Kac formula involving...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: What Drives Anomaly Returns?

Seminar | April 25 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Paul Tetlock, Columbia Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

NEURO/GGD Informal Seminar: The neuromodulatory connectome of C. elegans: wire and wireless signaling

Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Bill Schafer, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Systemizing Investment Understanding at the World’s Largest Hedge Fund

Colloquium | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Alexander Valdes, Bridgewater, Co-Head Research Investment Engineering

 Data Sciences

Interested in designing and building systems to tackle complex, real-world problems? Curious to know what an investment system is and how it works? This talk shares how Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, builds an understanding of macroeconomics and turns that into highly inspectable investment systems. We see this as one of the keys to continued success in this highly competitive...   More >

Shaping Rights for Students and Faculty Members at the European Level: The Role of the EU Legal Order in the Protection of Academic Rights: What Could We Learn from the US?

Presentation | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

EU recognizes academic freedom, freedom of science and students’ right to education as fundamental rights (Charter of EU Fund. Rights, art. 13-14). However, this formal recognition does not correspond to a significant power in the field of education and research: member states have an exclusive power to regulate their system of education and the Union has only the competence to “support,...   More >

IB Seminar: A deep-time perspective of macroecology

Seminar | April 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Erin Saupe, University of Oxford

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Income in the Off-Season: Household Adaptation to Yearly Work Interruptions"

Seminar | April 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Brendan Price, UC Davis

 Center for Labor Economics

(joint with John Coglianese, Federal Reserve Board of Governors)

GWS Honors Presentations

Presentation | April 25 | 2-4 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

The five students who are completing their honors theses in Gender & Women's Studies will be presenting their original research at the weekly GWS cafe.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Sensitivity Analysis using Approximate Moment Condition Models"

Seminar | April 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Timothy Armstrong, Yale

 Department of Economics

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Sensitivity Analysis using Approximate Moment Condition Models"

Seminar | April 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Timothy Armstrong, Yale

 Department of Economics

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | April 25 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Kaitlyn Gaynor

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Distinguished Lecture by a finishing ESPM student, Kaitlyn Gaynor, who will present: "The ecological dynamics of human-wildlife coexistence." Hosted by Justin Brashares. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Cortical circuits underlying visual perception

Seminar | April 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Michael Higley, Yale University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Cooperating with the Curse of Dimensionality

Seminar | April 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 3106 Etcheverry Hall

 Hao Chen, UC Davis

 Department of Statistics

The curse of dimensionality arises when analyzing high-dimensional data and non-Euclidean data, such as network data, which are ubiquitous nowadays. It causes counter-intuitive phenomena and makes traditional statistical tools less effective or inapplicable. On the other hand, some counter-intuitive phenomena might be explained by some universal patterns, which could be used to form new effective...   More >

From Nand to Tetris: Applied Computer Science from the Ground Up

Colloquium | April 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1203, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Shimon Schocken, IDC (Interdisciplinary Center) Herzliya, Israel

 Graduate School of Education

We present a course that synthesizes many abstractions, algorithms, and data structures learned in CS courses, and makes them concrete by building a complete computer system, from the ground up. The methodology is based on guiding students through a set of 12 projects that gradually construct and unit-test a simple hardware platform and a modern software hierarchy, yielding a surprisingly...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: The unreasonable effectiveness of non-archimedean methods in complex geometry

Colloquium | April 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 François Loeser, Sorbonne University

 Department of Mathematics

In recent years non-archimedean methods have shown to be a quite powerful tool in complex algebraic geometry. I shall present some of the results that can be obtained that way, proceeding from Thuiller's proof of the invariance of the homotopy type of the incidence complex to more recent results.

Career Series: Preparing for Post Graduation

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, BNorth Conference Room

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, Association of Environmental Professionals- Berkeley Student Chapter

Come and learn from out-going seniors and recent graduates about graduate school application processes and tips for getting a job. 

Need-Finding For Your Next Big Idea

Seminar | April 25 | 6-8:05 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

SWE Startup Spring at Berkeley presents the first of a two-part series on Women Entrepreneurs: How To Be an Effective Female Founder on April 18th, 6-8pm at 290 HMMB.

Do you want to know how to become an effective female founder? Come listen to panelists Caroline Winnett, Executive Director at SkyDeck, Maria Artunduaga, CEO of Respira Labs, Paola Santana, Founder of Matternet and now Social...   More >

Funding Your Postdoc

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 6-7:15 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

In the progression from graduate student to postdoctoral scholar, early career scientists start demonstrating their independence as researchers. Finding and securing funding can serve as an important step in the transition, demonstrating your ability to design research projects (as well as build your CV). In this panel, you will learn the types of awards Berkeley bioscientistspursue and hear from...   More >

Grounds for Science - Science and Public Policy Duo!

Presentation | April 25 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Eric Lee, Graduate Program of Infectious Diseases and Immunity; Vetri Velan, Department of Physics


Note Change in date and location for Grounds for Science. This month's cafe will be held on a Thursday evening at Cafe Leila. Grounds for Science features short talks by UC Berkeley graduate students.

Science’s role in policy, politics, and process with Eric Lee

Science and politics have historically operated in separate spheres of society. On the rare occasions that scientists have stepped...   More >

CrafterDark: Decorate pots and plant succulents!

Workshop | April 25 | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 Berkeley Art Studio

Join us in the Student Union on April 25th (8pm) for the final CrafterDark of the school year! Come by to decorate pottery made at the Berkeley Art Studio and plant a succulent inside! Makes a great gift for a graduating senior or to spruce up your new digs.