Science

Berkeley Conversation

Event

Event Date: September 21st, 2021

Defending Against the Ravages of Disinformation

The online Berkeley Conversation, “Defending Against Disinformation,” will be held on Tuesday Sept. 21 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. The event will be streamed live on YouTube and on Facebook. “Defending Against Disinformation” features a panel of elite scholars who specialize in democracy, law, racial justice, communication and technology: Geeta Anand, dean of the School of Journalism; Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of Berkeley Law; Hany Farid, associate dean and head of the School of Information; Susan D. Hyde, chair of the Department of Political Science; and john powell, director of the Othering & Belonging Institute. The panel will be moderated by Henry Brady, former dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy.

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Social Science / Data Science

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Event Date: October 1st, 2021

Doing Academic Research with Amazon Mechanical Turk

Please join us on October 1, 2021 at 12pm for a panel discussion focused on Amazon Mechanical Turk, a popular online tool for conducting social science research. The panel will will bring together researchers who will share their experience with the MTurk platform, as well as others who have written about the social and ethical aspects of this platform more generally.

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Research Highlights

Article

Published September 15, 2020

Social Science Prediction Platform

An interview with Stefano DellaVigna, Professor of Economics and Business Administration at the University of California, Berkeley.

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COVID-19

Article

Published May 6, 2020

Disaster Preparedness and Seeking Equity Amidst COVID-19

An interview with Sarah Vaughn, Assistant Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology, on how different communities prepare for and respond to pandemics and disasters.

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Matrix On Point

Recap

Published November 27, 2019

On IPCC, Climate Crisis

A "Matrix On Point" panel examined the climate crisis from diverse disciplinary perspectives.

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Podcast

Interview

Published October 30, 2019

Matrix Podcast: Interview with Dacher Keltner

In this episode of the Matrix Podcast, Michael Watts talks with Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Berkeley Social Interaction Laboratory, and Faculty Director of the Greater Good Science Center.

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Matrix Lecture

Recap

Published November 28, 2018

The New Research Compact: Social Science Partnerships for the Common Good

In this Matrix Distinguished Lecture recorded on November 15, 2019, Alondra Nelson, President of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, discussed findings from a recent SSRC report and assessed the myriad challenges and threats facing social science research.

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Climate

News

Published February 5, 2018

Matrix Hosts Advanced Workshop in Climate Economics

Social Science Matrix was honored to host the Advanced Workshop in Climate Economics, with support from SAGE Publications and Sara Miller McCune.

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Gender

Article

Published June 13, 2017

Dr. Charis Thompson: Critique in the Era of Trump

Dr. Charis Thompson analyzes our political moment and discusses working at the intersections of science, gender, and society.

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Interview

Article

Published May 23, 2016

Mazda Farias-Virgens: “Birdsong and Human Language”

UC Berkeley anthropology graduate student Madza Farias-Virgens draws upon research into birdsong and genome sequencing to address questions related to the evolution of human language.

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Interview

Article

Published March 10, 2016

John Ohala: “Vocal Fry and the “Frequency Code””

John J. Ohala, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, explores a plausible connection between lion manes and the creaky-voice phenomenon known as "vocal fry".

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Workshop/Symposium

Published July 7, 2015

Taming Animal Spirits

A pair of researchers from UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy organized a Matrix seminar to explore what neuroscience can tell us about asset price bubbles and other irrational economic behavior.

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Research Highlights

Article

Published July 1, 2015

Hooked On A Feeling

How we control our feelings has a major impact on our mental health, according to research from UC Berkeley's Emotion and Emotion Regulation Laboratory.

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Research Highlights

Article

Published July 1, 2015

Speech on the Brain

A UCSF neuroscientist and UC Berkeley linguist team up for leading-edge research that could one day help give speech back to stroke victims and people with paralyses.

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