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Music in the Cosmos: An Exploration of Art & Physics
A visit to SLAC in October 2018 inspired Nitin Sawhney to create an original audio composition for two short visualization movies on the origins of the universe. At this presentation, he will discuss what inspires him compositionally from a philosophical, universal, theological, anthropological and scientific perspective. Nitin has always been interested in music as a language to explore many different subjects, and he has frequently described his musical journey as a passport to possibility. His strong interest in physics drew him to a collaboration with SLAC, where he was particularly enchanted, mesmerized and fascinated by the simulations of dark matter and ionizing gas. His talk will include the screening of the two short movies in 2D and a conversation with Risa Wechsler, Director, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology. Read more.

                                    April 22, 2019 | 3:30PM-5:00PM | Panofsky Auditorium
Camera as Witness Presents two documentaries CODE OAKLAND and SILICON VALLEY: THE UNTOLD STORY - SECRET SAUCE

CODE Oakland: This film examines the evolution of Oakland through the eyes of social entrepreneurs who are determined that youth of color not be left on the sidelines as Silicon Valley spreads across the Bay and into the home of the second largest black community in California. Kalimah Priforce, whose first success as a social justice rebel was a hunger strike at the age of eight to get books for his group home, and Kimberly Bryant, a successful electrical engineer turned founder of Black Girls Code, are organizing large-scale hackathons to prepare youth to redesign the future through the power of digital coding. Joined on the national stage by #YesWeCode founder Van Jones, their work represents the cusp of a movement to change both the face and use of technology in America. Is Silicon Valley ready to be hacked?
SILICON VALLEY: THE UNTOLD STORY - SECRET SAUCE: Silicon Valley has often been imitated but never duplicated. Though pieces of its history have been told, they have focused primarily on the Valley’s role in the development of silicon chips and computers. Yet there is a much bigger and largely untold story: for every decade or so since the early 1900s, Silicon Valley has spawned or nurtured not just new products but whole new industries: Vacuum tubes. Radio. Radar. Integrated circuits. Venture Capital. PCs. Printers. Genetic Engineering. Software. Networking hardware. The Internet. Social media. Cloud computing. Mobile. Read more.

       Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 6:30PM-8:30PM | Trancos House 658 Escondido Rd

Aerospace Business Conference
Interest and investment in the aerospace industry has grown rapidly in the last decade across verticals such as commercial aviation, travel, autonomous drones, satellites, and rockets. Improvements in efficiency, new vehicle development, and service model innovations are allowing us to rethink what's possible. Join industry leaders to discuss these trends and how the future of aerospace will unfold.

The conference will feature Airbus A^3 CEO Mark Cousin, satellite startup co-founder John Fenwick, former astronaut and GSB alum Steve Smith, and other distringuished speakers from all corners of the industry, including investors, fleet owners and operators, and manufacturers. Attendees are also invited to a post-conference reception. Read more.

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Obendorf Event Center
How rational am I?

The talk outlines the many deficits of human rationality that have been identified over the last five decades. It then describes work in sample domains ranging from everyday informal argument, through testimony and social networks, to decision making. This work seeks not only to shed light on human behaviour in these domains but to illustrate the reasons why the often bleak picture of human rationality painted by past research is not as settled as typically assumed. Read more.

                   Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm | Math Courtyard

Architecture & Landscape - Spring Lecture Series
Architecture & Landscape

The University Architect / Campus Planning and Design Office sponsors a spring lecture series in architecture and landscape architecture. The purpose of the series is to bring together community enthusiasts, students and staff from across different disciplines to hear the latest innovations in building and design. The lectures provide the Bay Area architectural and design communities an opportunity to hear nationally and internationally renowned experts in the field. The lectures are free of charge and open to the public.

Theme: Architecture of Humanity

The theme of this year’s lecture series is “Architecture of Humanity”.  We purposefully selected designers who believe Architecture has a much greater responsibility beyond aesthetics.  This year’s speakers share the fundamental belief that Design has the power to enrich the world around us.  They prioritize those projects with the potential for the greatest positive social impact, and strive to promote justice and human dignity.  They believe in the power of humane and respectful environments to transform neighborhoods and elevate the lives of individuals and families.  They employ a human-centered approach at all scales, deriving inspiration from the human experience rather than any fixed design dogma. Read more.
    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Lathrop Library
#mediaX2019 Conference: Digital Communities and the Augmented Human Experience

People are social by nature and they engage in many types of communal interests. No longer defined by locale or physical presence, many communities are now virtual. People interact in multiple communities, that are nested or inter-connected in complex ways. Online communities have become mainstream for business, professional education, information, interests, and pleasures.

Whether physical or virtual, “community” implies both an individual perception and a collective sense of belonging, trust and mutual influence. The sense of a shared experience is fundamental to the human experience. People form and maintain communities to meet special needs, and communities have a significant personal impact on health well-being. They play an increasingly important role in the everyday life and in the platform economy. They have become vital to education, learning and the cultivation of human resources that fuel and sustain innovation. 
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Monday, April 15, 2019 | 9:30AM-4:30PM | MacKenzie Room, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center


TechnoServe Labs Intern

TechnoServe is a global NGO that celebrated its 50th birthday in 2018. We operate in 29 countries around the world with more than 1,200 staff. Our work is based on the philosophy that if you provide the knowledge and market access to small businesses in emerging markets, you can successfully increase their incomes, helping poor individuals feed their families, send their children to school and invest in their communities. In 2018, our work supported 457,000 farmers and entrepreneurs to increase their incomes and/or business revenues by $188M.

The Intern position is highly-selective and open to individuals with exceptional abilities, top-tier educational credentials and a deep commitment to alleviating poverty around the world. The position will provide research and communications support to TechnoServe Labs. The internship will focus on 1-2 larger projects and a set of shorter-term tasks. We view the role as a unique and exciting opportunity to be one of the first people to work on TNS Labs and interface with its leader, Dave Hale.
It will provide valuable experience for launching a career in international development. Read more.

Emerson Fellowship: Transforming Dialogue into Action

The Emerson Fellowship: Transforming Dialogue into Action is a program of Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service and Diversity and First-Generation Office. The program prepares Stanford students to be ethical and effective civic leaders equipped to tackle social injustice through the avenue of public service. It is open to all sophomore students, regardless of  their social justice understanding and/or public service experience.. Read more.
Cybersecurity Fellowship 

The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative ( is an exciting opportunity for graduating students to work in cybersecurity at some of the most important and innovative federal organizations for two years. In addition to an unparalleled work and professional experience at the intersection of technology and public service, participants can receive up to $75,000 in student loan assistance, will be able to apply for select positions at sponsoring private sector companies after the two-year period, and will receive robust leadership training and mentorship. Students who will receive an undergraduate or graduate degree prior to the federal agency start date of fall 2020 are eligible.  Read more. 
Software Application Development for Machine Learning Ph.D Internship

Learning does not only happen through training. Relationships are among the most powerful ways for people to learn and grow, and this is part of our HPE culture. In addition to working alongside talented colleagues, you will have many opportunities to learn through coaching and stretch assignment opportunities. You’ll be guided by feedback and support to accelerate your learning and maximize your knowledge. We also have a “reverse mentoring” program which allows us to share our knowledge and strengths across our multi-generation workforce.

This is a new and growing team at HPE in which you will be building the software, and applications for Neural Network and Machine Learning, as part of our AI products and solutions.  It will also involve working with system programming, Deep Learning frameworks and models, GPU acceleration, Model optimization, real-time streaming data, distributed computing, and deployment.
Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake.
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