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February 2018

The State of Green Business: Aligning Prosperity, Security and Sustainability

February 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Skilling Auditorium, Stanford University 494 Lomita Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
Free

Part of the Sustainability Leadership Speaker Series This series explores the connections between great leadership and the actual achievement of sustainability and wellbeing for everyone, across generations. Speaker: Joel Makower, GreenBiz Group Inc

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“The Commodore Story “

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043 United States

The Commodore Story is a two-hour documentary film that takes audiences through Commodore's world-changing evolution from the 1970s to the 1990s; from the PET, Vic20, and C64 to the Amiga and beyond. The film includes interviews with legends from the Commodore and Amiga years. You will also see footage of the rare C65 and learn more about the wave of new Commodore-related products that are hitting the market today. Join us for this special screening followed by a Q&A with pioneers…

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April 2018

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium, San Jose State University Engineering Building Room 189
San Jose, CA 95192 United States
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Free

Speaker: Horst D. Simon, Ph.D., Deputy Laboratory Director for Research and Chief Research Officer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Product Platforms, Firm Processes, and Firm Performance

April 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sonoma State Dept. of Engineering Science, 1801 East Cotati Ave Cerent Engineering Science Complex, Salazar Hall Room #2009A
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 United States
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Free

Speaker: Dr. Sergio Canavati, Assistant Prof., School of Business and Economics, Sonoma State University

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ERG Annual Lecture John Harte

April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley Sibley Auditorium
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Free

This year speaker will be ERG and ESPM Professor John Harte. Professor Harte lecture will be part of a celebration of his research career in global change ecology and macroecology. Professor Harte recently transitioned to Professor of the Graduate School.

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Cafe Inquiry

April 5 @ 6:00 pm
Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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Free

Meet up with rationalists, skeptics, and freethinkers south of San Francisco.Cafe Inquiry is a social event hosted by the Center for Inquiry|San Francisco.For more information or if you have questions please email sf@centerforinquiry.net

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Astronomy on Tap Santa Cruz – Black Holes

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join us for our inaugural Astronomy on Tap. We will begin mingling on the 2nd floor beginning at 6:00pm. Postdoctoral Scholar and Hubble Fellow Josiah Schwab, and Graduate Student Researcher Namrata Roy will give a joint presentation, "Black Holes!" The event is free of charge and open to all ages 21+.

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The Therapeutic and Protective Potential of Carbon Monoxide (CO) in Deep Diving Mammals and High-Altitude Humans

April 10 @ 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm
Sonoma State University – Biology Colloquium, 1801 E Cotati Ave Darwin Hall, Room 103
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 United States
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Free

Speaker: Dr. Michael Tift, UC San Diego

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CITRIS Research Exchange

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CITRIS at UC Berkeley, Sutardja Dai Hall Banatao Auditorium
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Free

Speaker: Erik Henricson, UC Davis

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Environmental & Energy Economics Seminar

April 11 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
Giannini Hall, UC Berkeley Room 248
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Free

Speaker: John Voorheis, US Census Bureau

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Rosenberg Institute Seminar at Romberg Tiburon Center

April 11 @ 3:30 pm
Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, 3152 Paradise Drive Bay Conference Center, South Bay Room
Tiburon, CA 94920 United States
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Free

Speaker: Dr. Colleen Durkin, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

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Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium, San Jose State University Engineering Building Room 189
San Jose, CA 95192 United States
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Free

Speaker: Jay Fulcher, Chairman & CEO of Zenefits

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Understanding, Utilizing, and Predicting Human Mobility Data

April 13 @ 4:00 pm
Davis Hall, UC Berkeley Room 502
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Free

Large scale human mobility data can be collected from mobile phones, car navigation systems, location-based applications, social media, Wi-Fi, and traffic cameras. Turning such raw data into knowledge can provide insights in social science, urban problems, and prevention health, and can also benefit applications in transportation, advertisement targeting, and urban planning. In this talk, I would like to share our recent research work in using innovative data mining techniques on human mobility data. First, I would like to present our…

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Kepler’s Literary Foundation Presents William T. Vollman

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA
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$50

William T. Vollmann is the author of ten novels, including Europe Central, which won the National Book Award. He has also written Rising Up and Rising Down and Imperial, both of which were finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His journalism and fiction have been published in The New Yorker, Harpers, Esquire, Granta, and many other publications.Encyclopedic, sardonic, and rigorously investigated. National…

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Silk as Armor and the Web of Adaptation (the Order Embioptera)

April 17 @ 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm
Sonoma State University – Biology Colloquium, 1801 E Cotati Ave Darwin Hall, Room 103
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 United States
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Speaker: Dr. Janice Edgerly-Rooks, Santa Clara Univ.

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Hazed and Confused: Air Pollution, Dementia, and Financial Decision Making

April 18 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
Giannini Hall, UC Berkeley Room 248
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Speaker: Nicolai Kuminoff, Arizona State Univ.

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Examining the Natural and Anthropogenic Drivers Affecting Host-Parasite Interactions in Marine Systems

April 18 @ 3:30 pm
Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, 3152 Paradise Drive Bay Conference Center, South Bay Room
Tiburon, CA 94920 United States
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Speaker: Dr. Katrina Lohan, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

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Why Did Silicon Valley Develop in the San Francisco Bay Area Instead of the East Coast?

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sonoma State Dept. of Engineering Science, 1801 East Cotati Ave Cerent Engineering Science Complex, Salazar Hall Room #2009A
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 United States
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Speaker: Dr. Don Estreich, Adjunct Prof., Engineering Science Department, Sonoma State University

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Overinformativeness? Rationally Redundant Reference

April 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Stanford Symbolic Systems Forum, Margaret Jacks Hall 460-126
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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Referring is one of the most basic and prevalent uses of language. How do speakers choose from the wealth of referring expressions at their disposal?Rational theories of language use have come under attack for decades for not being able to account for the seemingly irrational overinformativeness ubiquitous in referring expressions. I present a novel production model of referring expressions within the Rational Speech Act framework that treats speakers as agents that soft-optimally trade off cost and informativeness of utterances. Crucially,…

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People and Robots Seminar

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley Room 242
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Speaker: David Lentink, Stanford

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