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Friday, September 20, 2019

Music Studies Colloquium: AMS Preview I

Colloquium | September 20 | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Desmond Sheehan (UC Berkeley)
"Music, Knowledge, and the Ethics of Reduction in the German Enlightenment”

Edmund Mendelssohn (UC Berkeley)
“The Ontology of the Ineffable: Bergson, Satie, and Music of the Cubist Decade”

Tarrying with the Irreparable: A Workshop in Conversation with Kader Attia’s Arts of Repair

Workshop | September 20 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Kader Attia, Artist, MATRIX; Stefania Pandolfo, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley; Momar Guèye, Psychiatrist-Psychoanalyst, Fann Hospital, Dakar; Jalil Bennani, Psychoanalyst; Anneka Lenssen, Professor, Art History, University of California, Berkeley; Soraya Tlatli, Professor, French, University of California, Berkeley; Samera Esmeir, Professor, Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley; Emily Ng, University of Amsterdam; Said Shehadeh, Birzeit University; Natalia Brizuela, Film & Media, Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Berkeley; Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli, Film Studies, University of California, Davis; David Marriott, Philosophy, Black Studies, Pennsylvania State University; Peter Skafish, ISCI, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Conceived in conversation with Algerian-French artist Kader Attia, this academic workshop engages with many primary themes of Attia’s work, reflecting on trauma and loss, war and colonization, madness and possession, and, the contemporary, virtual form of haunting. It takes as its point of departure Attia’s ideas about repair, which is always entangled with the irreparable, and made present in...   More >

Tarrying with the Irreparable: Trauma and Kader Attia's Arts of Repair

Workshop | September 20 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, room 220

 Kader Attia, French Artist

 Stefania Pandolfo, Professor, Anthropology

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Arts Research Center, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of History of Art

This workshop is conceived in conversation with Algerian-French artist Kader Attia, and in relation to his exhibition on view at BAMPFA. It will
engage with many primary themes of Attia’s work, reflecting on trauma and loss, war, colonization, madness and possession, the dead and ghostly, and, the contemporary, virtual form of haunting. It takes its point of departure from Attia’s idea of...   More >

Essig Brunch Seminar

Seminar | September 20 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Allison Hansen, University of California Riverside

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

A weekly seminar series run by the Entomology Students Organization featuring local and visiting researchers presenting a wide range of entomology-related topics. Open to the public.

Buddhist Philosophy: The State of the Field

Conference/Symposium | September 20 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Center for Buddhist Studies

A conference to honor the Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai's invaluable contributions to the field of Buddhist Studies, as well as to reflect upon issues in the study of Buddhist philosophy.

Botanical Illustration: Edibles and Herbs with Catherine Watters

Workshop | September 19 – 20, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on edible plants and herbs and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | September 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Engineering Electronic States, Energy Transfer and Disorder in Nanomaterials Through the External Environment: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Archana Raja, Staff Scientist, LBNL Molecular Foundry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

There is a rich variety of nanostructures available today for the design of novel material systems and interfaces with tailor-made functionalities.
I will show that the local environment strongly influences their electronic and excitonic states, corresponding disorder, dephasing processes and transport of energy.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: KPZ Universality and Determinantal Processes IV

Seminar | September 20 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality has been rigorously verified for a number of exactly solvable models such as Hammersley-Aldous-Diaconis and exclusion processes. A key ingredient for this verification is a determinantal type representation for the correlation function. In these lectures I give an overview of the existing results and present a direct and simple proof of the determinantal...   More >

MENA Salon: The Israeli Elections

Workshop | September 20 | 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.

Although Israel held elections just six months ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s inability to form a coalition government due to tensions between ultra-Orthodox and secular parties has forced Israel to hold another election on 17 September. While Netanayhu,...   More >

Scaling Cybersecurity Support for Civil Society

Seminar | September 20 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Sean Brooks

 Information, School of

How the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurityâs Citizen Clinic is combating sophisticated attacks from governments, hate groups, terrorists, and multinational corporations.

Help (Not) Wanted: Immigration Politics in Japan

Colloquium | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Michael Strausz, Texas Christian University

 Steven Vogel, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Why has Japan’s immigration policy remained so restrictive, especially in light of economic, demographic, and international political forces that are pushing Japan to admit more immigrants? In this presentation, Strausz will argue that Japan’s immigration policy has remained restrictive for two reasons. First, Japan’s labor-intensive businesses have failed to defeat anti-immigration forces within...   More >

Earl L. Muetterties Lecture: Homogeneous Catalysis for Organic Synthesis and Polymer Synthesis

Seminar | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Kyoko Nozaki, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, The University of Tokyo

 College of Chemistry

In order to avoid the formation of undesired by-products, development of catalytic reactions affording the desired compound as a sole product is highly desired. We have developed catalysts applicable for small molecules and macromolecules. The former is recognized as organic synthesis which finds its applications as intermediates for fine chemicals while the latter are widely used in bulk...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Foundations of Online Structure Theory

Colloquium | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Rod Downey, Victoria University of Wellington

 Department of Mathematics

You are in a situation were you are given information in bundles one at a time, and you must make some kind of decision based on what you have seen so far. For example, you are packing objects into bins. You are in an online situation. I will look at some work trying to give a model theory to such situations.

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Lifting twisted K3 surfaces to characteristic $0$.

Seminar | September 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Daniel Bragg, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Deligne showed that every $K3$ surface over a field of positive characteristic lifts to characteristic $0$. We will explain how to prove the same result for a twisted $K3$ surface, the most interesting case being when the characteristic divides the order of the Brauer class.

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: The Tait conjectures (cont'd)

Seminar | September 20 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will continue last week's discussion of the proof of Tait's conjecture about reduced alternating knot diagrams having minimal crossing number and its generalization to adequate knot diagrams.