Campus-wide event listings from the University of California, Berkeley
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The Center for Latin American Studies is hosting Diego Luna on campus for the screening of a film he produced. “Miss Bala,” Mexico’s official selection for the Oscars, will premiere across the U.S. in January 2012. The film, which is drawing raves for its superb acting and innovative style, tackles the subject of Mexico’s drug war from the perspective of a naïve beauty pageant contestant. Spanish with English subtitles. 113 minutes.
Diego Luna, also a film director and actor (Y tu mamá también and Milk), will speak on art and cinema as a tool for social change and answer questions about the film.
Free tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5pm.
Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM
Thursday, December 1, 2011, 7:00 pm
Wheeler Auditorium, Wheeler Hall
Professor Lakoff’s ground-breaking research applies cognitive and neural linguistics to politics, literature, philosophy and mathematics. In his address Retaking Political Discourse, Lakoff, will draw on his perspectives on the centrality of metaphor to human thinking, political behavior, and society. A UC Berkeley Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Lakoff is the author of ten books, including Moral Politics: What Conservatives Know that Liberals Don’t, and Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind.
Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contributes to under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.
Please join us for this film screening! Afterwards, there will be snacks, drinks, and discussion about the documentary in the Woz (Soda 430-438). !
Sponsored by WICSE and the Gender Equity Resource Center
For disability-related accommodations, please go to access.berkeley.edu.
To give us an idea of how much food and drinks to provide, please RSVP.
TDPS' “bleeding edge” experimental theater series featuring works and performances created by new students in our Graduate Program for Performance studies. Past productions have included fusions of dance and theater, music and video, bodies and technology that result in breathtaking theatrical experiments. We guarantee you’ll be talking about these highly unique pieces long after you’ve left the theater.
Zellerbach Room 7 • December 1, 2011 – December 3, 2011
Thursday & Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
BERC is taking a field trip to learn about how local recycling is done. We'll leave from campus in BERC-organized transportation (you don't have to have a car) at 10 am and be back at 1:30 pm.
The Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society (CSTMS) at UC Berkeley invites you to join us for an exploration of the the social and cultural dynamics of contemporary design. The workshop is a chance to foster dialogue among the design studies community, professional designers and architects, historians, and science and technology studies scholars. These communities often engage very similar objects and problems, and through a continuing series of workshops and events, CSTMS seeks to strengthen their interaction, analytic insights, and practical implementations.
From urban planning to the design of everyday objects to creating our digital landscape, questions of design lead each of these communities to rethink how the social is embedded in and shaped by our built environment. Some of the themes that we would like to engage with in this and future events include: materials and their politics; fabrication, labor, and craft; the built, the made, the real, the discursive; changing conditions of knowledge- and thing-production; new and old; innovating, imitating, and replicating.
This talk will review the technology required to address today’s optical communication components markets, including telecom, Ethernet, storage, wireless, and fiber-to-the home. Specifically, lasers and detectors, optical packaging, integrated circuits, and transceivers and transponders for these markets will be discussed. In addition, technology needed to fuel future communication bandwidth growth will be discussed, including technology for products operating at speeds beyond 100Gb/s. Areas where academic research will aid industry will also be highlighted.
Julie Sheridan Eng has served as Vice President of Transceiver Engineering for Finisar Corporation since 2005, and for two years prior, held various senior management positions within the Finisar engineering organization. From 1995 to 2003, Dr. Eng was part of AT&T/Lucent/Agere, primarily leading Agere’s optoelectronic transmitter, receiver, and transceiver design for datacom markets.
Dr. Eng holds a B.A. degree (summa cum laude) in Physics from Bryn Mawr College and a BSEE degree with honors from the California Institute of Technology. She earned an MSEE and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. She has published over a dozen papers and holds 7 patents
Free and open to the public, the i4Energy Speaker Series is a weekly roundtable of lectures and discussions that highlight these research issues. All talks take place at noon on Fridays in 310 Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium on the UC Berkeley campus, unless otherwise indicated.
Live broadcast at mms://media.citris.berkeley.edu/webcast
. Questions can be sent via Yahoo IM to username: citrisevents. The complete schedule for the fall semester is online at http://citris-uc.org/news/fall_2011_i4energy
. All talks may be viewed on our YouTube channel
Webviewing at UC Davis: 1065 Kemper Hall
Webviewing at UC Merced: SE1 100
Webviewing at UC Santa Cruz: SOE E2 Building, Room 506
The California Energy Commission (CEC) Public interest Energy Research (PIER) Program has produced many high efficiency end-use technologies capable of substantially reducing energy use, costs, and environmental impacts. The State Partnership for Energy Efficient Demonstrations (SPEED) Program is one of the key connections to the market for the PIER Program, proving technology in the field, providing feedback to the product development process, and piloting technology deployment toward achieving energy efficiency at scale.
Karl Brown is the Director of the SPEED Program and Deputy Director of the California Institute for Energy and Environment. Karl will describe the SPEED team coordinated by CIEE, summarize the extensive portfolio of demonstrations, and mark progress toward achieving the market potential of demonstrated technologies in California. Karl will also provide three technology success stories illustrating the diverse and nimble approaches the Program takes in advancing technology adoption.
Wildlife Fisheries and Conservation Biology Seminar Series
Spectrum explores scientific research and
technology development through interviews with leading practitioners at UC
Berkeley and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Walking Group meets every Mon, Wed, and Fri throughout the year, 12:10 - 1 pm, at the Campanile. Fit 30-40 minutes of walking into your work day for the benefits of social support, stress relief, and renewed energy. No enrollment required.
CALEB HOLTZINGER performs on four keyboards of different eras: BAROQUE, CLASSICAL, ROMANTIC, MODERN
J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812 (1722)
W.A. Mozart: Piano Sonata in D major, K 284 (205b)
Mov't 3: Theme, Variation XI (1775)
Felix Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Op.38 No.6 Andante con moto in A-flat major, ("Duetto") (1836)
Regenerative Design: Green Buildings, Sustainable Planning and the New Farm
Sandy Mendler, Principal, Mithun Architects
The Department of Architecture's Design for Sustainability Colloquium (ARCH 242, Prof. Gail Brager) focuses on current research and design concepts. Speakers invited by the department include faculty from UC Berkeley and practitioners in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and related fields.
The colloquium takes place Fridays from 1–2:30 p.m. in 112 Wurster Hall (unless otherwise noted). Course credit may be earned with required attendance and reading (1 unit) and writing assignments (2 units). Everyone is welcome to attend the lectures without enrolling.
In this talk, I will discuss recent developments in my lab's ongoing
exploration of the remote control of insects in free flight via implantable
radio-equipped miniature neural stimulating systems. I will discuss the
original flight control results as well as recent results in building
interfaces to the sensory organs of pupating insects, the generation of
power from implanted fuel cells and extreme miniaturization. Our original
system consisted of a pronotum-mounted radio transceiver-equipped
microcontroller, a microbattery and neural and muscular stimulators. Flight
initiation, cessation and elevation control were accomplished through
neural stimulus of the brain which elicited, suppressed or modulated wing
oscillation. Turns were triggered through the direct muscular stimulus of
either of the basalar muscles. We characterized the response times, success
rates, and free-flight trajectories elicited by our neural control systems
in remotely-controlled beetles.
Beginning with a crash course on Burgers equation tailored for those with limited PDE background, we discuss the relationship between convex minorants of stochastic processes and solutions of the inviscid Burgers equation with random initial data.