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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Resilience and Renewal (BEUHS016)

Workshop | April 5 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Dana Walsh, MFT, CEAP, Employee Assistance, Be well at Work - Employee Assistance; Kathy Mendoca, Talent + Organizational Performance (TOP)

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

External stressors are real, yet how we choose to view, experience and manage them is an internal process. To maintain a healthy level of stress, we must cultivate an ability to remain flexible and open in order to adapt and adjust to challenges. This workshop will examine common traits of resilient people, and explore ways to strengthen our own resiliency skills, while introducing the concept of...   More >

  Register online

2017 Bay Area WASH symposium: On water, health, and sanitation

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Urban WASH

A student-led conference on water, health, and sanitation

 Attendance is by invitation only.

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | April 5 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building | 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 >

2017 COEH-CE Webinar Series: Climate Change and Health with Kent Pinkerton, PhD

Seminar | April 5 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  Webinar

 Dr. Kent Pinkerton, Director of the Center for Health and the Environment, UC Davis

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Continuing Education (COEH-CE) Program

Changes in climate and increases in the frequency of extreme climate events are predicted to adversely affect human health in a variety of ways. In this webinar Dr. Kent Pinkerton, Director of the Center for Health and the Environment at UC Davis, will provide an overview of the public health effects of climate change.

On completion of this webinar participants will be able...   More >

$0 Free Webinar, $30 CE Credit

  Enrollment opens February 24. Enroll online or by calling 510-643-7277, or by emailing info@coehce.org by April 5.

Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Interpolative Separable Density Fitting Decomposition for Accelerating Hybrid Density Functional Calculations with Applications to Defects in Large Scale Silicon

Seminar | April 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Wei Hu, LBNL

 Department of Mathematics

Kohn-Sham density functional theory (KSDFT) is the most powerful tool for performing ab initio electronic structure calculations to study the structural and electronic properties of molecules, solids and liquids in quantum chemistry and materials science. However, as the key ingredient in the KSDFT calculations, the exchange and correlation functional to determine the accuracy must be...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "The ancestral human microbiome: the evolution and ecology of our microbial self"

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Christina Warinner, University of Oklahoma

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

I am interested in evolutionary medicine and how understanding the ways in which humans have co-evolved with environments, diets, and pathogens allows us to better understand health and disease. My research draws on the methods and theoretical frameworks of several fields, including: molecular biology, archaeology, archaeogenetics (ancient DNA), stable isotope-based paleodietary and...   More >

Christina Warinner

IRLE Spring Seminar: The Dynamics of Household Economic Security Around A Birth

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, IRLE Director's Room

 2521 Channing Way

 Alexandra Stanczyk, Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Newborns require a lot of resources. And with the changes in income composition that come with a birth, many families face financial uncertainty. This has implications for children’s health and development, women’s economic security, and public program design. This research finds that households see significant and enduring declines in economic security before and after a birth, with especially...   More >

  RSVP by emailing charlotterutty@berkeley.edu

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Rauri Bowie (seminar title TBA)

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Rauri Bowie, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Romance outside Europe

Colloquium | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 4226 Dwinelle Hall

Romance Linguistics Working Group & Francophone Studies Working Group, Romance Linguistics Working Group & Francophone Studies Working Group

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

The Romance Linguistics Working Group and Francophone Studies Working Group are pleased to announce an upcoming mini-colloquium, set for April 5, 2017. The theme of our event is "Romance outside Europe."

  RSVP by emailing sokrat.postoli@berkeley.edu by April 3.

Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium

Reading - Nonfiction | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Diliana Angelova, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley Departments of History and History of Art

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Diliana Angelova, associate professor in the Departments of History and History of Art, is a scholar of early Christian and Byzantine art. Sacred Founders explores deep continuities between the ancient and medieval worlds, and recovers a forgotten transformation in female imperial power.

Sacred Founders (UC Press, 2015) asserts that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a...   More >

BioE Seminar: “Probing the biophysical regulation of de novo tumor microenvironment”

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Kandice Tanner, National Institutes of Health

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, April 5
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Probing the biophysical regulation of de novo tumor microenvironment”

Kandice Tanner
Tissue Morphodynamics Unit, Laboratory for Cell Biology,
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute,
National Institutes of Health

Metastasis to distant organs remains the lethal outcome in most...   More >

Science of Synthesis seminar

Workshop | April 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Seminar Room 100F, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library

 Dr. M. Fiona Shortt de Hernandez, Managing Editor, Thieme Science of Synthesis


The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library will be hosting a workshop led by representatives from Thieme on finding reliable chemical transformations using Science of Synthesis.

  Registration opens March 20. Register online by April 5.

Deception and Trust in a Post-Truth World

Colloquium | April 5 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall | Canceled

 Jeff Hancock, Professor, Stanford University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

How is the rewiring of communication in the network age changing how we deceive and trust one another? How can we trust that news story, or a hotel’s online review, or that text message about someone being on their way? In this talk we’ll go over how principles from psychology and communication intersect deception and trust with technology. We’ll cover the state-of-the-art in deception detection...   More >

Marriage, birth timing, poverty and health: Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | April 5 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room

 Philip Cohen, Professor, Sociology, University of Maryland

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Thin position and additive invariants of knots

Seminar | April 5 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Scott Taylor, Colby College

 Department of Mathematics

Seifert genus and bridge number are classical knot invariants that detect the unknot and are additive under connected sum. Other classical knot invariants such as tunnel number, higher genus bridge number, and Gabai width have more complicated stories. I'll review the definitions of these invariants and their (non-)additivity properties. Additionally, I'll explain Scharlemann-Thompson thin...   More >

Applied Mathematics Seminar: A Causal Five-Field Theory of Dissipative Relativistic Fluid Dynamics

Seminar | April 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Heinrich Freistuehler, University of Konstanz

 Department of Mathematics

In the absence of dissipation, relativistic fluid dynamics is described by a five-field theory, namely, in terms of three velocity and two thermodynamic variables that are governed by the Euler system, five partial differential equations that determine the spatiotemporal evolution of these five fields from general initial data. Regarding the modeling of dissipation, i.e., viscosity and heat...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Nate Aden: Taking the Man out of Manufacturing: The Role of Industrial Transformation in Addressing Climate Change

Colloquium | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Nate Aden

 Energy and Resources Group

As the primary means for growth and development over the past two centuries, industry has played a central role in generating our current Anthropocene. The increasing impacts of climate change bring the industrial sector to the fore as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases and as a potential manufacturer of transformational technologies and infrastructure. The U.S. industrial sector is...   More >

Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of A Diverse Community: The why, what, and how of making diverse learning communities effective for all.

Panel Discussion | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Dr. Claude Steele, University of California, Berkeley

 Dr. Waldo Martin, Jr., University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley

 Division of Biological Sciences

Please join us for an important discussion on Stereotype and Identity Threat led by Professor Claude Steele of Psychology, followed by a panel discussion with Professor Waldo Martin, Jr. of American History and Citizenship and Professor Eva Nogales of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology.

This event is sponsored by the Division of Biological Sciences, who welcomes the campus...   More >

  Registration opens March 16. Register online by March 29.

The role of apolipoprotein AIV in glucose homeostasis

Seminar | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Patrick Tso, University of Cincinnati

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

On Extended Admissible Procedures and their Nonstandard Bayes Risk

Seminar | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Daniel M. Roy, Dept. of Statistics, University of Toronto

 Department of Statistics

For finite parameter spaces under finite loss, every Bayes procedure derived from a prior with full support is admissible, and every admissible procedure is Bayes. This relationship already breaks down once we move to finite-dimensional Euclidean parameter spaces. Compactness and strong regularity conditions suffice to repair the relationship, but without these conditions, admissible procedures...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Will the Market Fix the Market? A Theory of Stock Exchange Competition and Innovation"

Seminar | April 5 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Eric Budish, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

(joint with Economic Analysis and Policy Group Seminar)

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Additive Invariants of Knots, Links, and Spatial Graphs in 3-manifolds.

Seminar | April 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Scott Taylor, Colby College

 Department of Mathematics

Tunnel number, higher genus bridge number, and Gabai width are classical knot invariants that are additive under connected sum for some classes of knots, but not for others. I'll explain variations of these classical invariants that are defined for almost all (3-manifold, graph) pairs, that detect the unknot in the 3-sphere, and that are additive under connected sum and trivalent vertex sum. The...   More >

SEEDJAM Tech Expo 2017

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 5-9 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 The House

Featured speakers include the Founders & CEO's of Postmates, Quora, Tanium, and Figma.

SEEDJAM is an annual exposition of all the innovative products coming out of startups at Berkeley and beyond. Every year exhibitors come to UC Berkeley to demonstrate the latest and greatest in technology.

An annual exposition of the latest in Cal technology and entrepreneurship.

Israeli Artists in Conversation with Israel: International Conference on Israeli Art and Society

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 5:30-9 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Center for Jewish Studies

How do differing artistic mediums uncover, make visible, or refocus the places where people, things, or ideas come together, cross paths, or mix-up, even if only for a moment?

This conference focuses on what is cutting edge in the arts and culture world in Israel – slicing across a broad cross-section of the arts from film to music to dance to visual culture to theater and performing arts –...   More >

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Intro to California Taxes

Workshop | April 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Representatives from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by- step example for filing your state tax return.

*Please complete your federal tax return via GTP before...   More >