Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Seminar | October 8 | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM
Alexander Stubbs, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology
Tune in for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with Alexander Stubbs about his work broadly encompassing biodiversity of island systems in Indonesia, the evolution of sensory modalities in organisms, and acoustics. In the interview, Alexander talks about his experience doing fieldwork in Indonesia, the importance of collections museums, and he describes a few of his most recent... More >
Explore Urban Air Mobility (UAM) from every angle: Vehicles, Technology, Society: Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019
Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019 (SAS) asks critical questions about equity in the future of air transit, through a holistic examination of technology, platforms, urbanism and other emerging topics. SAS will explore the ideas that will shape UAM and the global transition to accessible, safe, electric aviation for all. Registration required.
Registration Required https://www.sasymposium.com/tickets
Workshop | October 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall
Synopsis: A soft skills workshop that covers essential customer service and workplace communication techniques, with a special emphasis on setting up, preparing for, facilitating, and debriefing an RAs initial meeting with their PIs. Learning Objectives: Identify the primary and secondary customers of a Research Administrator Recognize what it means to provide stellar customer service ... More >
Workshop | October 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building
2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.
Workshop | October 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall
Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This webinar 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.
Please note that this webinar is specifically for OPT... More >
Robert Bergman Lecture: Molecular Recognition in Chemical and Biological Systems: Chemical Models and Biostructural Investigations
Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
We pursue a multi-disciplinary approach to quantify weak intermolecular interactions in chemical and biological systems. Examples discussed in this lecture are orthogonal dipolar interactions, organofluorine interactions, substituent effects on π-π-stacking interactions, halogen bonding, and chalcogen bonding. Supramolecular capsules assembled from designed resorcinarene-based... More >
From the Inside Out: (Some of) What I have learned in 23 years of Research with Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Lecture | October 8 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Colette (Coco) Auerswald, MD, MS, Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at UCB where she is co-Director and co-Founder of i4Y (Innovations for Youth, i4y.berkeley.edu), a collaborative academic/community hub focused on improving youth wellbeing through structural change. She is a pediatrician and specialist in adolescent medicine. For the last twenty years, she has studied the social... More >
Presentation | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**
RSVP online by October 4.
Advancing the 60-year Curriculum: How long should the relationship between a student and their university last?
Lecture | October 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Oakland City Center’s Conference Center, Suite 105, Paramount Conference Room
555 12th Street, Oakland, CA
Gary Matkin, Vice Provost, Division of Career Pathways, and Dean, Division of Continuing Education,, UC Irvine
According to Gary Matkin, Ph.D. vice provost, Division of Career Pathways, and dean, Division of Continuing Education, UC Irvine at least 60 years.
His novel concept, the 60-year curriculum (60YC), is gaining recognition across institutions as more people find value in the concept of lifelong learning. The 60YC calls for universities to remain relevant to students throughout their lives as... More >
Lecture | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall
Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy and Blum Center Senior Fellow
Join the Blum Center Perspectives event featuring Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy and Blum Center Senior Fellow. What are the differences between social impact and social justice? How do organizations or movements understand the achievement of either goal? And do the differences between the terms matter significantly? Robert Reich provides history, context, nuance.
Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services
The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.
Colloquium | October 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia
Renowned UBC political scientist Richard Johnston will lay out the stakes and issues in 2019 Canadian Federal Election campaign. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
Richard Johnston (PhD Stanford) holds the Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation. At UBC, he is also affiliated with the Institute for European Studies. He has also taught at the University of... More >
Castellers de Vilafranca - Human Towers from Catalonia: Talk about Team Building and Performance (Human Tower - Lower Sproul)
Performing Arts - Other | October 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Lower Sproul Plaza
Castellers de Vilafranca, Castellers de Vilafranca
Castellers de Vilafranca are a cultural and sport
Catalan institution that builds human towers, a
tradition that dates back to the 18th century.
More than 1,000 members (180 at UCB) united by a
common purpose: building human towers (Castells)
by sharing democratic values, cooperation and team
work, with a spirit of constant improvement.
Special Event | October 8 | 1-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, room 310
Anca Dragan, UC Berkeley
Celebrate the contributions of women leaders in robotics around the world and discover hands-on pathways into tech for all. Join exceptional, cross-industry pioneers, Women in Robotics, and Bay Area community and UC Berkeley organizations for talks and demos.
Course | October 8 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business
This course focuses on the utilization of the embedded Microsoft Excel Query Editor to connect to multiple data sources in order to extract, manipulate, or compare datasets. Query results are loaded to the host Excel application to leverage other business intelligence features. Learning Objectives Identify the elements of the Microsoft Excel Query Editor. Connect the Query Editor to local and... More >
Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Tax Audits as Scarecrows: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment
Seminar | October 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Ricardo Perez-Truglia, UCLA (visiting UC Berkeley)
Link to NBER Working Paper
ABSTRACT: The canonical model of Allingham and Sandmo (1972) predicts that firms evade taxes by optimally trading off between the costs and benefits of evasion. However, there is no direct evidence that firms react to audits in this way. We conducted a large-scale field experiment in collaboration with Uruguays tax... More >
Seminar | October 8 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Malo Jézéquel, LPSM & MSRI
Fine statistical properties of a smooth Anosov flow may be studied through Ruelle resonances. These resonances may be described as the zeroes of a dynamical determinant, i.e. an entire function defined in terms of the periodic data of the flow. We are interested in another relationship between Ruelle resonances and periodic data of the flow: a trace formula conjectured by Dyatlov and Zworski.... More >
Lecture | October 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Thomas Biebricher, Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at the Goethe University, Frankfurt
Neoliberal thinkers developed numerous agendas for the reform of most notably democracy and the state. But what is the neoliberal view of politics and, especially, the kind of politics that would bring about these reforms? This is the main question that the talk seeks to address; it does so in three sections. The starting point is a theoretical and historical conceptualization of... More >
Colloquium | October 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Klaus Mühlhahn, Professor of Chinese History and Culture, Free University of Berlin
You-tien Hsing, Professor, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley
Many commentators claim that China's ongoing global rise reflects a restoration of its earlier international prominence, while others highlight that China's emergence reflects distinctive characteristics of the country's current political leadership. In his new book, Making China Modern, Klaus Mühlhahn of the Free University of Berlin provides a panoramic survey of China's rise and resilience... More >
Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: The Distributional Effects of Trade: Theory and Evidence from the United States
Seminar | October 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Kirill Borusyak, Assistant Professor, University College of London
We quantify the distributional effects of trade shocks in the U.S. through consumer prices (expenditure channel) and wages (earnings channel). A quantitative trade model links these channels to compositional differences in expenditures and earnings across household groups. New data reveal that spending shares on imports are similar across education and income groups, implying a... More >
Seminar | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Water is extremely common on Earth but also one of the most mysterious of compounds in which the solid form (ice) floats on its melt. Bulk water is celebrated as an excellent solvent, particularly of polar compounds, and also as a relatively inert medium. It is often said to be fully oxidized hydrogen and there is not more that can happen to it. In sharp contrast, water droplets show unexpected... More >
Performing Arts - Theater | October 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall | Canceled
Deepti Naval, Actress, Director, & Writer
Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley
A conversation with acclaimed actress, director, & writer, Deepti Naval.
Information Session | October 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Splunk offers the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. It enables the curious to look closely at what others ignoremachine dataand find what others never see: insights that can help make companies more productive, profitable, competitive and secure. What can you do with Splunk? Come and find out.
Information Session | October 8 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium
Come join us and learn about Software Engineering, Data Science, Technical Product Management and other internships at Salesforce.
Our Futureforce University Recruiting Program is dedicated to attracting, retaining, and cultivating next-generation talent. Our interns and new graduates work in offices across the globe on real projects that affect how our business runs, and they have the... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be... More >
You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor
Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.
Oranges debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a... More >
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