There are a bunch of interesting talks coming up on campus in October. Follow the links for more information. All talks are free and open to the public.
- “Psychological Biases of Individual Investors,” Oct. 17, 12.10 p.m., IGA Reading Room, Shields Library. Finance professor Brad Barber talks about the psychological traits that trip up investors.
- “Discover Your Inner Economist: Lessons in Economic Imperialism,” Oct. 18, 12 noon, Philosophy Library (Social Sciences 1231). George Mason University economics professor Tyler Cowen talks about applying economics to everyday life. Cowen, for example, uses economics to choose restuarants.
- Oct. 22: Nabil Fahmy, Egyptian ambassador to the United States, will give a talk from 4 to 6 p.m. at Wyatt Pavilion on the UC Davis campus. Fahmy’s talk is titled, “Challenges and Opportunities in the Creation of Arab-Israeli Peace and Dealing With Nuclear Non-Proliferation Issues: An Egyptian Perspective.“
- Oct. 25: Grover Whitehurst, director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, will discuss lessons he has learned about the education research and policy communities. His talk begins at 5:15 p.m. at the International House in Davis.
- Professor Sylvia Law, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law, Medicine and Psychiatry at New York University, will speak on the human papilloma virus vaccine and parental consent on Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.. Her talk will be held in the Moot Courtroom, King Hall.