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Thursday, March 23, 2017

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM3 Non-Federal Cost Policy and Compliance

Course | March 23 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that builds upon Federal Cost Policy and Compliance by using case studies to explore the types of terms and conditions often found in non-Federal sponsored agreements

  Register online

Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West

Conference/Symposium | March 23 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

“Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West” is a three-day workshop on the European reception of knowledge about East Asian thought, and most importantly how this reception shaped, and was shaped by, terms like “religion,” “theology” and “philosophy.”

There was a time when stories about East Asian beliefs and practices fascinated Europeans as expressions of a...   More >

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 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

Inside NSF

Workshop | March 23 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

This workshop will explain how NSF is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NSF works to their funding strategies.

Job Interviewing (BECAR304)

Workshop | March 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

This hands-on workshop gives you tips for acing the interview.

ESPM 2017 Seminar Series - Isabel Reche

Seminar | March 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Isabel Reche, Professor, Universidad de Granada

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

"Flamingos as Vectors of Microbial Dispersal and Nutrients in Saline Wetlands"

Refreshments at 11:30 in 132 Mulford Hall

The College Dropout Scandal

Seminar | March 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio Dwinelle 117

 David Kirp, James D. Marver Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Only 60% of undergraduates enrolled in bachelor's programs graduate in six years; fewer that 40% of students in community colleges graduate or transfer in three years. The scandal — and it really is a scandal — is that most institutions of higher education aren’t using the tools that have been proven to change the equation.

Circuit Training Fitness Walk (BEUHS659)

Workshop | March 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

 Anita Liboff, ACSM, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Discover how good you can feel with a circuit training fitness walk that integrates basic strength exercises and a brisk walk on campus. This combination of walking and strength training exercises while using a resistance band and your own body weight, will provide a total body workout. Imagine feeling refreshed and rejuvenated when you return to work as you experience the benefits of getting...   More >

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IB SEMINAR: Wiring the Land-Sea Interface to Understand Phytoplankton Blooms

Seminar | March 23 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Raphael Kudela, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Department of Integrative Biology

Derived Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Tannaka duality

Seminar | March 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ben Gammage, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss Tannakian reconstruction theorems for derived stacks.

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 23 | 1-3 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 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

Student Applied Math Seminar: Mathematical Introduction to Many Body Perturbation Theory

Seminar | January 26 – March 23, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 2-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for...   More >

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 23 | 3-5 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 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

ationary Electricity Storage: the Liquid Metal Battery

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor Donald R. Sadoway, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Massive electricity storage would offer huge benefits to today’s grid, reducing price volatility, improving stability against loss of power, increasing utilization of generation assets by enabling us to design towards average demand instead of peak demand, and deferring the costs of upgrading existing transmission lines. When it comes to tomorrow’s grid, storage is critical to widespread...   More >

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Canceled

 CANCELED - Kia Nobre, University of Oxford

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Engineering at the Limits of the Nanoscale

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Farnaz Niroui, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

At the nanoscale, unique properties and phenomena emerge that can lead to scientific and technological paradigms beyond those classically envisioned. This talk will introduce an approach to achieve nanometer precision, resolution and control in fabrication and tunability by engineering surfaces and surface adhesive forces.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: TBA

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Aditya Guntuboyina, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Heuristics for elliptic curves

Colloquium | March 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Bjorn Poonen, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

The set of rational points on an elliptic curve has the structure of a finitely generated abelian group, but many of the most basic questions about this group remain answered. For instance, Poincaré in 1901 implicitly asked whether there is a uniform upper bound on the number of generators required as one varies the elliptic curve, and this question is still open.

Inspired by the...   More >

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: “Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets"

Seminar | March 23 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Pascual Restrepo, MIT, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

Organizer’s Toolkit: How to Develop a Strategic Campaign

Workshop | March 23 | 5-8 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 Kevin Christensen, AFL-CIO

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

This workshop is for all students and community members who are eager to make social change. Students who want to sharpen their organizing skills, and learn how to develop a campaign strategy are encouraged to attend.

Participants will walk through the steps of a successful worker organizing campaign to better understand how these principles and strategies can be applied to grassroots and...   More >

Pitzer Theoretical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | March 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

Tyler Takeshita, Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

 Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

Title: Stochastic electronic structure methods

Student Applied Math Talk: Adaptive compression for eigenvalue problems

Seminar | March 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Michael Lindsey, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Large, dense Hermitian eigenvalue problems play a central role in computational quantum chemistry. Often the matrices for these problems are of the form $A+B$, where multiplication by $A$ is cheap, multiplication by $B$ (and hence also by $A+B$) is costly, and $\Vert A \Vert_2 \gg \Vert B \Vert_2$. Although $B$ is less significant than $A$, it is still too significant to be neglected, and the...   More >

Applied Algebra Seminar: Estimating the covariance of a protein

Seminar | March 23 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 David Dynerman, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In biological electron microscopy, experimentalists produce 2D images of unknown 3D objects (proteins) in unknown orientations, and process these images to recover the unknown 3D object. If we consider these unknown objects and orientations as random variables, the images produced by an experiment can be modeled by$$I = PX,$$

where $X$ is a random variable representing the 3D object and $P$ is a...   More >

The Othello Project: TDPS Workshop

Workshop | March 22 – 23, 2017 every day | 8-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Z170 (basement of Zellerbach Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Othello Project is a TDPS workshop (work-in-progress) written and directed by undergraduate Madison Wackerman.

The Othello Project is a devised piece consisting of student experiences, references to the text, and character investigation to examine harmful societal tropes in the white patriarchy in Shakespeare’s Othello that persist today. This piece uses personal accounts and contemporary...   More >