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Friday, April 26, 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.

11th Annual Sociological Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 26 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The UC Berkeley Sociological Research Symposium provides undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals the opportunity to share exceptional sociological work from different disciplines. By inviting students and recent graduates to present their work, the Symposium seeks to create a greater sense of community among budding sociological scholars.

The role of data science in preventing and rescuing children from human trafficking

Panel Discussion | April 26 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Bob Rogers, Expert Residence in AI, UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation; Lisa Thee, Vice President, BARK.us; Roger Martin, Co-founder & CEO, Enduragive

 Blum Center for Developing Economies

How can artificial intelligence and machine learning help prevent child exploitation and human trafficking? Researchers and advocates in academia, industry and the nonprofit world are coming together in this panel to discuss technological interventions to combat this issue.

Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works

Colloquium | April 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Goldman School of Public Policy, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Graduate School of Education

This event is a part of the Research to Impact Haas Institute Faculty Colloquium Series and will feature a discussion of Professsor Rucker C. Johnson’s new book Children of the Dream. Professor Johnson will appear in conversation with Dean of the Graduate School of Education Prudence Carter and Berkeley Law’s Professor Chris Edley, Jr.

Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) 50th Anniversary: Voices from 50 Years of Student of Color Activism

Conference/Symposium | April 26 | 12-7:45 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Hatem Bazian, UC Berkeley; 1969 TWLF Student Strikers; Blake Simons and Melissa Charles; Ethnic Studies Today in K-12 Panel; Rickey Vincent; LaNada Warjack; Members of Students for Justice in Palestine

 Department of African American Studies, American Cultures, Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Fifty years ago, UC Berkeley students, galvanized by revolutionary struggles in the US and around the world, created a multiracial coalition, the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF). The principles of TWLF - solidarity, self-determination and relevant education - have served as a framework for generations of activism on campus and beyond.

Agroecology in Japan and the Americas: History, Practice, and Future Directions

Workshop | April 26 | 1-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, Berkeley Food Institute

This workshop highlights similarities and differences between agroecological approaches in Japan and those in the Americas with a focus on their historic and geographic contexts, and presents future visions of sustainable farming practice and resilient human-environmental interaction. Agroecology can be defined as a trans-disciplinary approach rooted in both traditional and scientific knowledge...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Understanding chemical-mechanical planarization: a ubiquitous process in modern IC manufacturing

Seminar | April 26 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Hayden Taylor, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Chemical–mechanical planarization (CMP) is ubiquitous in the processing of semiconductor wafers,
where it is used to achieve flat interfaces between successive layers of circuit structures. As circuit
feature sizes reduce, CMP process innovation is constantly needed to maintain acceptable defect rates
and throughput. Polishing performance depends in complex ways on the materials being removed,...   More >

International Conference on Korean Literature: Korean Literature in the World

Conference/Symposium | April 26 | 1:30-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Dong-il Cho, The National Academy of Korea

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Literature Translation Institute of Korea

CKS has invited professors from Korea and various universities around the world currently engaged in teaching Korean Literature. The current status of Korean literary education and research in each region of the world, to be reported through this conference, will help those in the field seek new directions for Korean literature’s development on the global stage.

Material Challenges and Opportunities in Next Generation Electronics: From Non-Silicon Electronics to Artificial Neural Networks: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Jeehwan Kim, MIT, Mechanical Engineering & MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Our team has invented a new crystalline growth concept, termed “remote epitaxy”, which can copy/paste crystalline information of the wafer remotely through graphene, thus generating single-crystalline films on graphene. The graphene-coated substrates can be infinitely reused. Thus, the remote epitaxy technique can cost-efficiently produce freestanding single-crystalline films.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Pathwise Otto Calculus

Seminar | April 26 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Walter Schachermayer, University of Vienna and Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

We revisit the [R. Jordan, D. Kinderlehrer, and F. Otto. The variational formulation of the Fokker-Planck equation (1998)] variational characterization of diffusion as entropic gradient flux, and provide for it a probabilistic interpretation based on stochastic calculus. It was shown by Jordan, Kinderlehrer, and Otto that, for diffusions of Langevin-Smoluchowski type, the Fokker-Planck...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Generators in Matrix Factorization categories

Seminar | April 26 | 2:30-3:50 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Baker Room

 Yixuan Li, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will review the construction of generators in MF categories, following work of a Dyckerhoff, Orlov and others

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Generating rationally weighted Hurwitz numbers with KP \(\tau \)-functions

Seminar | April 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 John Harnad, CRM Montreal and Concordia University

 Department of Mathematics

Hurwitz numbers enumerate branched coverings of the Riemann sphere with specified branching profiles. \(\tau \)-functions of hypergeometric type for the KP and \(2D\)-Toda integrable hierarchies serve as combinatorial generating functions for weighted sums over Hurwitz numbers, with weights chosen as symmetric functions of a set of auxiliary parameters determined by a weight generating function....   More >

Composition Colloquium: Scott Wheeler

Colloquium | April 26 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Scott Wheeler is an award-winning composer, conductor, pianist and teacher with a multifaceted career. Although his chamber and orchestral music shows a wide range, it is his prominent profile as a composer of vocal and operatic music that defines his career and artistic personality. Wheeler’s most recent full-length opera is Naga, on a libretto of Cerise Jacobs, co-commissioned by White Snake...   More >

MENA Salon: Revolution in Sudan and Algeria

Workshop | April 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

Over the past few weeks, the people of Sudan and Algeria have ousted their leaders after decades of rule, in the hopes of forming more democratic societies. Yet the bloodless ouster of Bouteflika and al-Bashir is the beginning of a long and fraught process. Revolution...   More >

The I School in 2019: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Seminar | April 26 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 AnnaLee Saxenian

 Information, School of

Dean AnnaLee Saxenian looks back at her 15 years as dean and discusses scenarios for the future.

Maritime Hubs and Mobilities: Rethinking Metropolitan Hong Kong-South China

Colloquium | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Helen Siu, Professor of Anthropology, Yale University

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center of Global Metropolitan Studies

The Pearl River Delta Region and its metropolitan hubs have long engaged with the circulation of goods, people and ideas along what is now popularized as the Maritime Silk Road. Over the centuries these movements bridged continental divides. The talk focuses on the historical layers of economic and cultural resources, multi-ethnic identities, and strategic footprints across the oceans from...   More >

Foreign factories in Canton, early 19th Century (source: Peabody Essex Museum)

Music Studies Colloquium: David Garcia (North Carolina): “When the Borders First Crossed Us: A Latinx Musicology for the Age of Trumpism"

Colloquium | April 26 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

David Garcia (Associate Professor) holds degrees in music from the California State University, Long Beach (B.M. in composition, 1995), University of California, Santa Barbara (M.A. in ethnomusicology, 1997), and The City University of New York, The Graduate Center (Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, 2003). Published in MUSICultures, Journal of the Society for American Music, The Musical Quarterly, and...   More >