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Friday, October 4, 2019

Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

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 Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

Sunflower: Brushpainting with Karen LeGault

Workshop | October 4 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join artist, Karen LeGault, for a brush painting workshop celebrating seasonal plants in the Garden. Each month will focus on a different subject: grape vines, sunflowers, persimmon, and the pine tree.

$75, $65 members

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UCHRI Funding Workshop for Graduate Students

Workshop | October 4 | 11-11:45 a.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Shana Melnysyn, research grants manager at the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), will host a workshop for graduate students interested in learning about UCHRI's grant opportunities and tips for successful proposals. UCHRI funding opportunities for graduate students include dissertation support grants and multicampus graduate student working groups.

UCHRI Funding Workshop for UC Faculty

Workshop | October 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Shana Melnysyn, research grants manager at the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), will host a workshop for faculty members who want to learn more about UCHRI's grant opportunities and tips for successful proposals. The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley ladder-rank faculty members.

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | October 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/6, Samba will be 10/4, Hula / Polynesian will be 11/1, and Zumba / Samba will be 12/6. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

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Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: New Optimization Strategies in Inverse Electromagnetic Design

Seminar | October 4 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Jonathan Fan, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will discuss new advances in the inverse design of nanophotonic devices. As a model
system, I will focus on the application of these design modalities to high efficiency metasurfaces, though
the concepts are general and broadly apply to passive electromagnetic systems.

Engineering 2D Materials With A Twist: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Cory Dean, Columbia University, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Atomically thin crystals such as graphene, boron nitride and the transition metal dichalcogenides continue to attract enormous interest. Encompassing a wide range of properties, including single-particle, topological and correlated phenomena, these 2D materials represent a rich class of materials in which to explore both novel physical phenomena and new technological pursuits.

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OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | October 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

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Composition Colloquium: workshop - Digital Hardware at CNMAT

Colloquium | October 4 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

workshop: Digital Hardware at CNMAT

MENA Salon: Protests in Egypt

Workshop | October 4 | 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.

On Friday, September 20, protests erupted in cities across Egypt. The apparent trigger was a series of online videos posted by Mohamed Ali, a former actor and contractor, now living abroad. Based on his experience as a contractor for the Egyptian military, Ali is...   More >

Berkeley Mīmāṃsā Reading Workshop: with Alexis Sanderson

Workshop | October 4 | 3-6:30 p.m. | 341 Dwinelle Hall

 Alexis Sanderson, Spalding Professor Emeritus of Eastern Religions and Ethics, University of Oxford

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professorship in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Center for Buddhist Studies, South Asia Studies Theories and Methods Townsend Working Group, Saṃskṛtaparaṃparā: The Berkeley Sanskrit Studies Fund, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkeley is hosting a two-day Mīmāṃsā Reading Workshop with Professor Alexis Sanderson on October 4 and 5, 2019.

This School’s Social Mission: The Early Days

Seminar | October 4 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland

 Information, School of

This School was founded in 1918 on a strong social agenda; Professor Buckland will review the past 101 years of its mission.

Towards Robust Machine Learning for Transportation Systems

Seminar | October 4 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Justin Dauwels, Nanyeng Technological University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Nanyeng Technological University's Justin Dauwels will present Towards Robust Machine Learning for Transportation Systems on Oct. 4, 2019 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at the ITS Transportation Seminar.

Exploring the synthesis and reactivity of polyoxovanadate-alkoxides: Novel reductive chemistries with metal-oxide clusters

Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ellen Matson, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester

 College of Chemistry

The development of alternative fuels from secure and sustainable resources is one of the greatest environmental and economic challenge society faces today. The development of methods for the conversion of inert and abundant, gaseous contaminants into energy-rich fuels and commodity chemicals requires the generation of catalysts that can perform a complex series of multi-electron and multi-proton...   More >

Making the World "Chinese"

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Xiaofeng Tang, Professor, Research Institute for Historical Geography, Peking University

 Michael Nylan, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Using mainly materials from the Shang and Zhou eras, this talk will investigate the special characteristics of historical geography in early China. The lecture will discuss such concepts as the Central States (Zhongguo), the traces of Yu, the Nine Provinces, the Five Zones, all of which imply some level of advanced civilization. Then, too, the geographic area we associate with "Chinese...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Comparison principles and very large cardinals

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Gabriel Goldberg, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In 1947, Gödel proposed a program to solve the Continuum Problem, as well as many other unsolvable problems of set theory, by supplementing the traditional ZFC axioms with large cardinal axioms. Although this program has been remarkably successful, serious limitations have since been discovered: for example, it turns out that large cardinal axioms do not help resolve the Continuum Problem...   More >