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Benefits of Organic Foods Lecture #4 at Laney College with Victory V. Lee, Dec. 4

26 November 2014

POSTER -  Victory Lee -- WIP -- HEALTH BENEFITS  OF  ORGANIC  FOOD-4-1Thursday, December 4 at 12:00 p.m. in the Laney College Forum.

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Join Microsoft’s Dr. Cynthia Dwork for “Your Data will be Used in Aggregate Form”— the Latest Research in Online Privacy Issues” at Berkeley City College, Nov. 5

28 October 2014

Berkeley City College7 p.m., Wed., Nov. 5 at Berkeley City College Auditorium

“Your Data will Only be Used in Aggregated Form,” 7 p.m., Wed., Nov. 5, a lecture by Microsoft’s Dr. Cynthia Dwork, will examine the common intuition that privacy is ensured by aggregation and show that information—and hence privacy loss—flows in mysterious ways. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, takes place Berkeley City College’s auditorium at 2050 Center St., Berkeley.

Arguing that the situation demands a mathematically rigorous treatment of privacy, the talk will introduce “differential privacy,” a field of research supporting a strong definition of privacy tailored to analysis of large data sets. The presentation is part of the “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” series of six public lectures in 2014–15, which are jointly presented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College (BCC). They are made possible with funding from the Simons Foundation.

Dr. Dwork is distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research. She is renowned for placing privacy-preserving data analysis on a mathematically rigorous foundation. A cornerstone of this work is differential privacy, a strong privacy guarantee frequently permitting highly accurate data analysis. Dr. Dwork has also made seminal contributions in cryptography and distributed computing, and is a recipient of the Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize, recognizing some of her earliest work establishing the pillars on which every fault-tolerant system has been built for decades. She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Shirley Fogarino
Berkeley City College
(510) 981-2852

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Educating the Hip-Hop Generation lecture by Kevin Powell at Merritt College

9 October 2014

Merritt College welcomed activist and author Kevin Powell, who gave a lecture on “Educating the Hip-Hop Generation.”

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MSRI/BCC present “Brain- Computer Interfaces” with Dr. Philip Sabes, 7 p.m., Wed., Apr. 9

3 April 2014

Philip_Sabes“Brain-Computer Interfaces,” with Dr. Philip Sabes will be presented  as part of “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics,” the last of a six-part lecture series co-presented by Berkeley’s Mathematical Science and Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College (BCC).  The event is set for 7 p.m., Wed., Apr. 9,  in BCC’s auditorium, 2050 Center St. between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St., in Berkeley.  It is free and open to the public.  Get your free tickets at http://philipsabes.bpt.me.    

Dr. Sabes will discuss the basic science and recent technical advances in the field of Brain-Machine interface development, including work from his own laboratory.  Brain-Machine Interfaces offer the promise of helping disabled patients by allowing them to control prosthetic limbs, computer interfaces, or other devices directly from the neural signals in their brain.   Dr. Sabes is a Professor of Physiology at the University of California, San Francisco and is director of UCSF’s Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology.   

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P-SPAN – Black History Month events at College of Alameda and Laney College

6 March 2014

Economic Justice lecture at Laney College

Black History Month continues at Laney College, with a lecture by Professor Danae Martinez, “The History of Economic Justice in the Struggle for Full Citizenship and Civil Rights.” The event took place on February 11, 2014.

“Fruitvale Station” panel discussion at College of Alameda

Black History Month continues at College of Alameda, with a panel discussion about the film “Fruitvale Station.” The event took place on February 13, 2014.

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Lecture by Ge Wang: Music, Computing, People at Berkeley City College, Feb. 12

29 January 2014

Ge_WangDr. Ge Wang’s lecture will focus on music, computing and people. He is an assistant professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He researches programming languages and interactive software systems for computer music, mobile and social music, laptop orchestras, and education at the intersection of computer science and music. Dr. Wang is the author of the ChucK audio programming language, is founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) and of the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO). He also co-founded Smule, and is the designer of the iPhone’s Ocarina and Magic Piano.

Wang’s lecture is free and open to the public. To get your free admission tickets (they are required), go to http://gewang.bpt.me/

For details about the event, Dr. Wang and his work, go to: http://www.msri.org/general_events/20266
Remaining MSRI-BCC lectures will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesdays (Feb. 12) in BCC’s auditorium, 2050 Center St. between Shattuck Ave. and Milvia St., on Mar. 12, and Apr. 9.

The “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” series of lectures is sponsored by the Simons Foundation (www.simonsfoundation.org) and co-presented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Berkeley City College. For details about lecturers and the series, please visit www.msri.org/events/nott.

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