<< Week of April 22 >>

## Sunday, April 21, 2019

### Tech Policy Panel

Panel Discussion | April 21 | 4-6 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

The Cal Alumni Student Association cordially invites you to our joint Tech Policy Panel with Political Computer Science at UC Berkeley. This panel is intended to reflect the various intersections that tech and policy have in our current world for current UC Berkeley students. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Alumni registration required.,  Student registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-policy-panel-tickets-57382103416

or or by emailing Rachna Mandalam at rmandalam@berkeley.edu

## Monday, April 22, 2019

### Lanthanide-based Nanomaterials: An Expanding Toolbox for Bioimaging and Photonic Applications

Seminar | April 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

Xiaogang Liu, University of Singapore

Bioengineering (BioE)

Lanthanide-doped nanoparticles exhibit unique luminescent properties, including a large Stokes shift, a sharp bandwidth of emission, high resistance to optical blinking, and photobleaching. Uniquely, they can also convert long-wavelength stimulation into short-wavelength emission. These attributes offer the opportunity to develop alternative luminescent labels to organic fluorophores and quantum...   More >

### Pocket Doctors: Disease Diagnosis with Mobile Phones

Seminar | April 22 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

Daniel Fletcher, Bioengineering & Biophysics, UC Berkeley; Biological Systems & Engineering, LBNL Department Chair, Purnendu Chatterjee Chair in Engineering Biological Systems, Bioengineering

Light microscopy remains a central tool for disease diagnosis. Direct imaging of diseased tissues as well as quantification of pathogens in blood, sputum, and stool can enable rapid screening and diagnosis of multiple diseases. However, microscopy traditionally requires advanced equipment and skilled users not available outside of well-equipped laboratories and hospitals. In recent years, mobile...   More >

### STROBE Seminar Series: Project Management for Scientists: Operation and Monitoring

Seminar | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 403 Latimer Hall

Drs. Nico Hernández Charpak and Ellen Keister

College of Chemistry

Please join us on Monday for a STROBE Seminar hosted by CU Boulder! Lunch and/or snacks provided 30 minutes before the seminar begins.

### Combinatorics Seminar: Real-rooted h*-polynomials

Seminar | April 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Katharina Jochemko, KTH and Simons Institute

Department of Mathematics

The Ehrhart polynomial counts the number of lattice points in integer dilates of a lattice polytope. The h*-polynomial encodes the Ehrhart polynomial in a particular basis. In this talk we give an introduction to the method of interlacing polynomials which is a powerful tool to prove that a polynomial has only real roots and present applications to h*-polynomials of zonotopes and dilated lattice...   More >

### PERL Seminar: “Taxation Toward Representation: Effects of Tax Collection and Public Goods Provision on Democratic Accountability”

Seminar | April 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

Benjamin Krause, UC Berkeley- ARE

BCEP

Political Economy Research Lunch:PERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

### String-Math Seminar: Mathematical hints of 3-d mirror symmetry

Seminar | April 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

Ben Webster, Perimeter Institute and University of Waterloo

Department of Mathematics

3 dimensional $$N=4$$ supersymmetric quantum field theories have two distinguished topological twists, called Higgs and Coulomb (though we periodically get confused about which is which). These two twists manifest very interesting mathematical objects in Lie theory and algebraic geometry, which don't seem to obviously be related, except through this bridge in QFT. I'll do my best to explain what...   More >

### Introduction to Differential GNSS: GPS and Realtime Correction signals

Workshop | April 22 | 2-4 p.m. | 110 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

Nicholas Tripcevich, Lab Manager, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

Archaeological Research Facility

Learn Terrasync, Range Finder, post-processing, and realtime correction

### Emotion-related impulsivity: Outcomes and Potential Mechanisms

Colloquium | April 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

Sheri Johnson, Psychology

Department of Psychology

### Child and Family Service Agencies Career Fair

Career Fair | April 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall

Jill Duerr Berrick

Social Welfare, School of

### Joint Oliver E. Williamson Seminar/Development Seminar:"The Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats, Oriana Bandiera, Michael Carlos Best, Adnan Khan, and Andrea Prat"

Seminar | April 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

Oriana Bandiera, LSE

Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

### Aren’t “Gifted” and “Talented” the Same Thing?: Moving from Gifted Education to Talent Development

Colloquium | April 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215 (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

Frank C. Worrell, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

The concept of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) is typically applied to students with disabilities, but every student is entitled to a FAPE, including those at the upper end of the achievement distribution. Viewing giftedness as the outcome of a talent development process rather than the manifestation of a trait, I review the major conceptualizations in gifted education.

### Seminar 271, Development, Joint with OEW: The Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats

Seminar | April 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics

Department of Economics

Joint with OEW

### IB Finishing Talk: A new window into the structure of forests during the rise of angiosperms

Seminar | April 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Dori Contreras, UCB (Looy Lab)

### Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Moderate Expected Utility

Seminar | April 22 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Paulo Natenzon, Washington University in St. Louis

Department of Economics

### Analysis and PDE Seminar: The nonlinear stability of the Schwarzschild family of black holes

Seminar | April 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Martin Taylor, Princeton University

Department of Mathematics

I will present a theorem on the full finite codimension asymptotic stability of the Schwarzschild family of black holes. The proof employs a double null gauge, is expressed entirely in physical space, and utilises the analysis of Dafermos–Holzegel–Rodnianski on the linear stability of the Schwarzschild family. This is joint work with M. Dafermos, G. Holzegel and I. Rodnianski.

## Tuesday, April 23, 2019

### New Zealand Mud Snails

Seminar | April 23 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

Emily King, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Andrew Saintsing, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology

KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Emily King from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Emily is a PhD candidate whose research is focused on the New Zealand mud snail.

### Indian Ocean Art Histories - Goa; Bombay; Kochi: The 2019 Judith Stronach Travel Seminar Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 23 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department

The 2019 Judith Stronach Travel Seminar focused on the Indian Ocean, the third largest water body and the world’s oldest cultural continuum that has facilitated the mobility of people, objects, and ideas over millennia. Students in the seminar mapped the ways in which such oceanic networks also shaped the global history of art from the early modern period to the contemporary by focusing on three...   More >

### Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | April 23 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

No seminar

### Precise Chemical, Physical, and Electronic Nanoscale Contacts

Seminar | April 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Paul Weiss, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA

College of Chemistry

The simultaneous chemical, physical, electronic, and mechanical connections that materials make to one another and to the outside world are critical. Just as the properties and applications of conventional semiconductor devices depend on these contacts, so do nanomaterials, many nanoscale measurements, and devices of the future. We discuss the important roles that these contacts can play in...   More >

### Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "The Slope of the Phillips Curve: Evidence from US States"

Presentation | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Emi Nakamura, Professor of Economics

Clausen Center

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 by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by April 19.

### Institutions of Eminence: India’s Tryst with World University Rankings

Presentation | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768

Indian higher education system is one of the largest and fastest-growing in the world. However, despite the rapid growth in the number of institutions and enrollments, Indian universities have been generally missing from the top 200 positions in the global rankings of universities. Notwithstanding the flaws and narrow focus of the ranking methodologies, they do influence the ministries all over...   More >

### Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning (BEUHS369)

Workshop | April 23 | 12:10-2:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

Laura Crymble, Fidelity

Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Introduction to key concepts, considerations, and resources for determining when you are ready to retire.

### Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Narratives, Imperatives, and Moral Reasoning

Seminar | April 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Roland Benabou, Princeton University

Department of Economics

ABSTRACT: We study the production and circulation of arguments justifying actions on the basis of morality. By downplaying externalities, exculpatory narratives allow people to maintain a positive image while acting selfishly. Conversely, responsibilizing narratives raise...   More >

### Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "An Equilibrium Model of the International Price System"

Seminar | April 23 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Dmitry Mukhin, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University Department of Economics

Department of Economics

TBA

RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

### Signature Initiatives Town Hall Meeting

Panel Discussion | April 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming town hall meetings to discuss the exciting, interdisciplinary Signature Initiatives that emerged from the campus’ Strategic Planning effort.

At the town hall meetings, we’ll have opportunity to hear about the first five initiatives from the working group leaders and to engage in a moderated Q&A session. On April 23rd, come hear about the following...   More >

### Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Weak-strong uniqueness for multiphase mean curvature flow

Seminar | April 23 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Multiphase mean curvature flow has, due to its importance in materials science, received a lot of attention over the last decades. On the one hand, there is substantial recent progress in the construction of weak solutions. On the other hand, strong solutions are—in particular in the planar case of networks—very well understood.

In this talk, after giving an overview of the topic, I will...   More >

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Felix Klein, Galois Theory, and the Icosahedron

Seminar | April 23 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Jeremy Gray, University of Warwick

Department of Mathematics

Why do we have the version of Galois theory that we do – why, indeed, do we have Galois theory at all? This talk traces conflicting 19th-century visions of what it would be to solve, or better to understand, polynomial equations and finds the forgotten role of Felix Klein in promoting Galois's ideas in Germany and America.

### How to Arrest and Transport Biological Nano-Objects at the Quantum Level: Nanovalving of Individual Viruses and Macromolecules in Liquids

Seminar | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

Professor Dimos Poulikakos, Director, Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies; Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich

Abstract: The ability to controllably manipulate biological and synthetic nanoscopic species in liquids at the ultimate single object resolution (biological quantum level), is important to many fields such as biology, medicine, physics, chemistry and nanoengineering. Among the most significant barriers in the current state of the art that need to be overcome, are the necessity for intense fields...   More >

### Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

Dominika Zgid, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

College of Chemistry

### Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Fighting Bundles: The Effects of Competition on Second Degree Price Discrimination"

Seminar | April 23 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Andre Boik, UC Davis

Department of Economics

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Indecomposable rank two bundles on Pn

Seminar | April 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

This is a background talk on problems about indecomposable rank two bundles on Pn. We pay special attention to those that are limits of split bundles.

## Wednesday, April 24, 2019

### Navigating Unconscious Bias

Seminar | April 24 | 105 Stanley Hall

Cat Adams and Linet Mera, Unconscious Bias Project

Thriving in Science

Most people don’t want to be racist, sexist, or prejudiced in general. Yet simply living in the world exposes everyone to negative stereotypes about various groups of people, which can lead anyone to internalize harmful “unconscious bias” and accidentally discriminate against people they consciously respect. We’ll review how to recognize unconscious bias, give you tips to reduce bias in your...   More >

### Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | April 24 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

### Creating an Inclusive Work Environment: BPM103

Workshop | April 24 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

Sidalia (Sid) Reel; Angela Stopper

Human Resources

The content explores the importance of creating inclusive work environments and effective teams. It examines the principles of equity and inclusion, emotional intelligence, and managing a multi-generational workforce.

### Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | April 24 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

### MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Leeann Louis: How the shapes of bird bones change with hovering flight, migratory behavior, and egg-laying

Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

Leeann Louis

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

### Are we over-testing? Using machine learning to understand physician decisions: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

Ziad Obermeyer, Professor, Health Policy Management, UC Berkeley

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

### Engineering of Biological Devices

Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Bioengineering (BioE)

We are interested in exploring the possibility of using biological tissues and cells to replace electronic devices. We are developing biological parts (“bio-parts”) for better design of diagnostic tools, controlled release of biological agents, metabolites, neurotropic factors, cytokines and drugs as well as for controlling cell fate and differentiation. The countless variations of protein...   More >

### Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Analysis of NLR immunity signaling across plant species"

Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

Jane Parker, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Jane Parker studies resistance pathway dynamics in plant immunity at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. She is also an associate professor at the Institute of Genetics University of Cologne. Current Projects in the lab are host intracellular pathogen recognition and mobilization of resistance pathways, steering the plant stress hormone network in effector-triggered immunity. and plant immunity...   More >

### Complexity of linear regions in deep networks

Seminar | April 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

David Rolnick, University of Pennsylvania

It is well-known that the expressivity of a neural network depends on its architecture, with deeper networks expressing more complex functions. For ReLU networks, which are piecewise linear, the number of distinct linear regions is a natural measure of expressivity. It is possible to construct networks for which the number of linear regions grows exponentially with depth. However, we show that...   More >

### Health, Healing, and Death: Contestations and Interventions

Colloquium | April 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Duster Room, ISSI

2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

Katie Savin, Ph.D Student, Social Welfare

"A Death by Any Other Name: When Are Health Disparities Calls for Assimilaion to a Medicalized Norm?"

Angela Aguilar, Ph.D Student, Ethnic Studies, and ISSI Graduate Fellow

"Envisioning 'Loving Care' in Impermanent Healing Spaces: Sacred and Political Organizing Toward Decolonial Health/Care in Oakland, California"

### Habits: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (BEUHS052)

Workshop | April 24 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

Leslie Bell, Ph.D. LCSW, Be Well at Work – Employee Assistance

Employee Assistance Program

Habits form the structure of our lives. Habits matter because 40% of what we do every day is governed by them. What we eat, how much we move our bodies, how much we sleep, how we treat the people in our lives are all determined largely by habits. Healthy habits help us to be healthy and happy. Unhealthy habits keep us from living the lives we want.

In this workshop, we will explore how habits...   More >

### Pan African Feminism: From Freedom Fighters to Feminists

Colloquium | April 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

Amina Mama

Center for African Studies

Whether hailed for transitioning to the ballot box, or condemned for failing to hold elections, African regimes continue to exhibit profound contradictions with regard to gender and sexual politics. Patriarchal state practices range from the paternalistic inclusion associated with ballot box democracy, to more coercive, politically authoritarian modes of control. The widespread formal acceptance...   More >

### Harmonic Analysis Seminar: A Decoupling Inequality

Seminar | April 24 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Decoupling inequalities express a form of orthogonality, in certain $L^p$ norms, for functions whose Fourier transforms are supported in small neighborhoods of curved submanifolds of Euclidean space. This talk will be an introduction (building on last week's pre-introduction) to the decoupling inequality of Bourgain and Demeter for paraboloids in $R^d$, for $d\ge 2$.

### A Convex Duality Framework for GANs: BLISS Seminar

Seminar | April 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall

Farzan Farnia, Stanford

Generative adversarial network (GAN) is a minimax game between a generator mimicking the true model and a discriminator distinguishing the samples produced by the generator from the real training samples. Given a discriminator trained over the entire space of functions, this game reduces to finding the generative model which minimizes a divergence score, e.g. the Jensen-Shannon (JS) divergence,...   More >

### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Khovanov homology

Seminar | April 24 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Sucharit Sarkar, UCLA

Department of Mathematics

I will describe Khovanov's categorification of the Jones polynomial. We will talk about some applications of Khovanov homology to low-dimensional topology, such as Rasmussen's proof that the four-ball genus of the $$(p,q)$$ torus knot is $$(p-1)(q-1)/2$$. We will also talk about some directions in which the theory has been generalized.

### Deformation Theory Seminar: Geometry of superpotentials in massive $1+1$ dimensional Landau-Ginzburg theories

Seminar | April 24 | 2:30-3:50 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Baker Room

Raeez Lorgat, Perimeter Institute

Department of Mathematics

We will discuss some of the structures related to superpotentials appearing in the work of Gaiotto, Moore and Witten

### The topologies of random real algebraic hypersufaces

Seminar | April 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Peter Sarnak, Princeton University and IAS

Department of Statistics

The topology of a hyper-surface in P^n(R)
of high degree can be very complicated .However
if we choose the surface at random there is a universal
to be dramatically different for n=2 and n>2 .
There is a similar theory for zero sets of monochromatic
waves which model nodal sets .
Joint work with Y.Canzani and I.Wigman

### Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Globalization of Split AKSZ Sigma Models in the BV-BFV Formalism

Seminar | April 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

Nima Moshayedi, University of Zurich

Department of Mathematics

I give an introduction to the BV-BFV formalism and discuss the setting of certain AKSZ theories. Moreover, I describe a globalization procedure using concepts of formal geometry, which extends the Quantum Master Equation for manifolds with boundary.

### Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Khovanov homotopy type

Seminar | April 24 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location

Sucharit Sarkar, UCLA

Department of Mathematics

I will describe a construction of a stable homotopy type which is a knot invariant, and whose (ordinary) homology is Khovanov homology. We will state some applications of this spatial refinement. Time permitting, we will describe further spatial refinements of other variants of Khovanov homology, such as invariants for tangles. This is joint with Robert Lipshitz and Tyler Lawson.

### Number Theory Seminar: Algebraicity of values of the Gamma function I

Seminar | April 24 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Zixin Jiang, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

### Designing Catalytic Materials on the Atomic Level for Sustainable Biomass Conversion

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

Nicholas Burnelli, Professor, Ohio State University

Rapid consumption of energy and material resources demands that we identify more sustainable manufacturing processes. Sustainable processes inherently involve minimizing waste. Indeed, the key challenge is
achieving highly active and selective catalytic materials for converting resources such as biomass. Our group develops precise synthetic methods to produce uniform and well-defined catalytic...   More >

### EECS Colloquium: Memcomputing: leveraging memory and physics to compute efficiently

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

Massimiliano Di Ventra, University of California, San Diego

It is well known that physical phenomena may be of great help in computing some difficult problems efficiently. A typical example is prime factorization that may be solved in polynomial time by exploiting quantum entanglement on a quantum computer. There are, however, other types of (non-quantum) physical properties that one may leverage to compute efficiently a wide range of hard problems. In...   More >

### “Hormone discovery - new functional molecules and biomarkers for metabolic disease”

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

Katrin Svensson, Stanford University

### “Land Grabbing or Land to Investors?”: A conversation on Land Grabbing at the UC Berkeley

Panel Discussion | April 24 | 4:15-5:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

Alfredo Bini, Visiting Scholar, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management (ESPM) - UC Berkeley; Claudia J Carr, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management (ESPM) - UC Berkeley; Paolo D’Odorico, Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management (ESPM) - UC Berkeley; Jampel Dell’Angelo, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Photojournalist Alfredo Bini, visiting scholar in the ESPM at UC Berkeley, will present his documentary: “Land Grabbing or Land to Investors?”

The documentary connects the dots between agribusiness corporations and large scale land acquisitions in Ethiopia and documents the disagreement between the way government officials and local communities view this phenomenon.

### Cybersecurity and Defense: Trends, Challenges, and Careers

Panel Discussion | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium

Chris Jay Hoofnagle, UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information; Nicholas Weaver, UC Berkeley International Computer Science Institute; Lt. Col. Kevin Childs, Hoover Institution, US Air Force; Dorothy Ngutter, US Department of State

Join us for a discussion with four distinguished panelists about trends, challenges, and career opportunities for students interested in cybersecurity and defense. Historically, industry knowledge and career paths for students interested in tech and tech-policy have been most pronounced in the private sector, in spite of emerging public sector needs for national security roles in tech. Our panel...   More >

### Making Bitters with California Natives

Workshop | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Come to the UC Botanical Garden to learn all about how to make bitters from California native plants with Katie Shea of Golden Bear Bitters. In this hands on workshop you'll create your own bitter, learn about suitable plant species and learn to prepare a cocktail and mocktail as well.

Golden Bear Bitters was founded in 2016 by Katie Shea, who also operates Bar Cart Cocktail Co.

$50 /$45 UCBG Members

### Navigating Unconscious Bias

Seminar | April 24 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

Most people don’t want to be racist, sexist, or prejudiced in general. Yet simply living in the world exposes everyone to negative stereotypes about various groups of people, which can lead anyone to internalize harmful “unconscious bias” and accidentally discriminate against people they consciously respect. We’ll review how to recognize unconscious bias, give you tips to reduce bias in your...   More >

## 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

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

### 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

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

### Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: "Do Robo-Advisers help Investors' Active Management Skills?" and "Small Bank Competitiveness and Credit Market Efficiency"

Seminar | April 25 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Vincent Skiera, Dayin Zhang

Department of Economics

### GWS Honors Presentations

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

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 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)

### 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

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

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

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

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 >

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

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

Science@Cal

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.

## 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.)

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

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

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

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.

### Labor Lunch Seminar: "Can Outlawing Stated Gender Preference Reduce Occupational Segregation?"

Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Fabrizio Colella, HEC Lausanne

Center for Labor Economics

### 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

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 >

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

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

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 >

### 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

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

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

### 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

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 >

### 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 >

### 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.

### Glenn T. Seaborg Lecture: The Golden Road: Synthesis and Surface Chemistry of Gold Nanocrystals

Seminar | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Cathy Murphy, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois

College of Chemistry

### 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

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 >

### 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 >