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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | March 21 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall | Note change in location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Andrew Streitwieser Lecture: Chemistry on the Brain: Understanding the Nicotine Receptor

Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Dennis Dougherty, California Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

The human brain is the most complex object known to man. It presents daunting challenges at all levels, from the anatomical, to the cellular, to the molecular. Our work seeks to provide a chemical-scale understanding of the molecules of memory, thought, and sensory perception; of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and schizophrenia. An area of particular interest has been the chemistry of nicotine...   More >

Travel and Visa Renewal in 2017

Presentation | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Learn about what to expect when traveling abroad and re-entering the U.S.

Topics include: Is it ok to travel internationally right now? What are the risks involved with travelling? When a visa stamp is needed (and when it is not), documents you need to apply for a visa, the visa application process and timelines, Security Clearances, and travel to Canada and Mexico. A Question and Answer...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Defers to the BSTARS conference on THURSDAY

Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: TBD, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

BSTARS this Thursday afternoon!

BSTARS will take place at the following time and location:
Thursday, March 23th
1:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Alumni House, UC Berkeley

The Berkeley Statistics Annual Research Symposium (BSTARS) surveys the latest research developments in the department, with an emphasis on possible applications to statistical problems encountered in industry.

From cold sores to encephalitis: herpesvirus invasion of the nervous system

Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Gregory Smith, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology-Immunology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: Career Transitions: Ensure Your Next Step is Successful

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Ainka Fulani ’94, Owner, BreakThrough

 Cal Alumni Association

Whether you're seeking employment, getting promoted, switching functions, or looking to change industries these are all transitions that come with opportunity. Some transitions we choose. Others are chosen for us. In this webinar we will focus on frameworks and techniques that will maximize your strengths and perhaps minimize the stress of change. Please come with questions and be prepared to...   More >

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Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: 7-Minute Veggies (BEUHS641)

Workshop | March 21 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Is a lack of time keeping you from eating your veggies? Say goodbye to this excuse with delicious vegetable recipes that can be prepared in 7 minutes or less. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

  Register online

Development Lunch:"Digital Credit: Where We Are Now"

Seminar | March 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Eilin Francis

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Healthcare Market Concentration Trends and Their Association with Health Insurance Premiums

Colloquium | March 21 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Brent Fulton, PhD, MBA, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Health Economics and Policy, UC Berkeley

 Public Health, School of

This talk aims to fill the gap within the healthcare sector by describing and analyzing market concentration trends across the United States for hospitals, physician organizations and health insurers.

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 21 | 1-3 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Inviting Students to Bring Themselves to Class:: Connecting Learning and Lived Experiences

Panel Discussion | March 21 | 1-2 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Kim Voss, Professor; Associate Dean, Graduate Division, Department of Sociology, University of California Berkeley; Tamara Roberts, Associate Professor, Performance Studies, Department of Music, University of California Berkeley; Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of California Berkeley

 Tsu-jae Liu, Vice Provost for Academic and Space Planning; TSMC Distinguished Professor in Microelectronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Berkeley

 Academic Innovation Studio, American Cultures, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Teaching and Learning, Division of Equity and Inclusion

How do we draw upon the diversity of Berkeley's student population as well as our own subject matter expertise, to create a richer learning experience? A distinguished panel of Berkeley faculty will share strategies and insights.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | March 21 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 21 | 3-5 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

3-Manifold Seminar: Reshetikhin-Turaev for the Drinfeld Double of a Finite Group II

Seminar | March 21 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Reshetikhin and Turaev built a machine which takes as input a certain kind of Hopf algebra and outputs a link invariant. This talk will reverse the process: if you start with a particular link invariant, namely the number of homomorphisms of the link group to a finite group, the corresponding Hopf algebra and its tensor diagrammatics appear after some simple topological considerations.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Harmonic measures in the plane and higher-dimensional spaces

Seminar | March 21 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Zihui Zhao, University of Washington

 Department of Mathematics

Given a domain Ω, consider a Brownian motion starting from an interior point $x_0$, the harmonic measure $\omega =\omega ^{x_0}$ describes where the Brownian motion exits from the domain. Information of harmonic functions is also encoded in \omega : given a continuous function $f \in C(\partial \Omega )$, let $u$ be its harmonic extension in Ω, we have $u(x_0) = \int f d\omega $. A natural...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry through Macaulay2: How does Macaulay2 compute things?

Seminar | March 21 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Mahrud Sayrafi, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We begin with a quick discussion about the organization and topics of this mini-seminar.

Then, I will talk about the basic computational methods of M2: monomial orders, Gröbner bases, syzygetic computations, and free resolutions. Plenty of examples will be provided for each case.

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Christina Marsden Gillis Academic Lives Program: "Immigration in Trump's America

Panel Discussion | March 21 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lucy Ward Stebbins Lounge

 Professor Kathryn Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor Of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law; Professor Leti Volpp, Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice, UC Berkeley School of Law

 The Women's Faculty Club

Professors Kathyrn Abrams and Leti Volpp, UC Berkeley School of Law, in conversation on current legal issues and political action. Professor Abrams is currently researching immigration issues in Arizona. Professor Volpp researches how American national identity is constructed in relation to the perception of immigrant communities.

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by March 20.

Design Field Notes: Matter Global

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Guests from Matter, a design firm that specializes in creating products and experiences for the connected world and works with clients like Disney and Google, will share insights in a talk at Jacobs Hall.

Structure and Dynamics of the Influenza M2 Protein and Plant Cell Walls Determined by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Mei Hong, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

High-resolution solid-state NMR spectroscopy is a powerful and versatile method to determine, at atomic resolution, the structure, mobility, and intermolecular interactions of biomolecules in their native environments, thus giving rich insights into the mechanisms of action of biomolecules. I will present our studies of the influenza virus M2 protein and plant cell walls to illustrate this point....   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Multiproduct Pricing Made Simple"

Seminar | March 21 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 John Vickers, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics

(joint with Economic Analysis and Policy Group Seminar)

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

The Nemea Center Seminar: These aren't the Mycenaeans we're looking for

Seminar | March 21 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Dimitri Nakassis, Classics, University of Colorado Boulder

 The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology

The term "Mycenaean" is typically used for the Late Bronze Age societies of the Greek mainland and other parts of the Aegean basin, but we would do well to remember that our concept of these people, whoever they were, and our word for them, is ours, and it need not describe an internal reality. The term “Mycenaean” can be a useful one for historians and archaeologists, but it is also undoubtedly...   More >

ACT Artistic Director Carey Perloff at The Berkeley Forum: The Evolving Role of Theater in the 21st Century

Seminar | March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Carey Perloff, American Conservatory Theater

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, The Berkeley Forum

As today’s culture is heavily influenced by more popular, commercial forms of art and entertainment, how do we keep a classical culture alive in the new world? Theatre is often seen merely as a traditional art form, a concept existing independently from the issues of the outside world. However, as A.C.T. artistic director and award-winning playwright Carey Perloff suggests, the theater should...   More >

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Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

 Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

 Student Environmental Resource Center

This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students’ lives.