<< Wednesday, September 13, 2017 >>

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | September 13 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

Client Centered Micro-Skills - 1st Year Students Only

Workshop | September 13 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Library

 Social Welfare, School of

Apple Networking Day

Career Fair | September 13 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Apple is coming to UC Berkeley for a Networking Event on Wednesday, September 14 and we’ll have about 40 engineers that are looking forward to meeting interested students. Please feel free to drop by the Garbarini Lounge anytime between 10:00am-3:00pm, as your schedule allows, we hope to see you there!

Introduction to Mapping with ArcGIS Online

Workshop | September 13 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Susan Powell, Library


This workshop will introduce the ArcGIS Online (AGOL) platform. AGOL is a web-based mapping software that allows you to build maps and explore data online. Topics to be covered include how to construct a simple web map from a spreadsheet of data, perform basic spatial analysis and queries, and publish the map to the web. We will also explore finding data sources through AGOL and using AGOL as a...   More >

On the Move: Archaeologies of Human Mobility and Migration

Seminar | September 13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This one-day public symposium brings archaeologists from Munich and Berkeley together to explore new horizons in mobility and migration practices in past societies. Abstracts can be read at this link. The Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich-UC Berkeley Research in the Humanities Program are co-sponsors of this event.

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

Engineering Longevity

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Irina Conboy, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Our research uncovers the behavior of organ stem cells in young versus aged tissues: muscle, brain, liver, skin, etc., with the goal to identify common age-imposed alterations that are responsible for pathological changes. The clinical value of this research is in treating a number of age-associated degenerative and metabolic diseases as a class...   More >

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 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 >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Mimicry of plant ribosomes and translational control mechanisms by mammalian poxviruses"

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Derek Walsh, Northwestern University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Research in our laboratory focuses on two aspects of DNA virus biology: 1) The role of the host translation system during infection by poxviruses. 2) Microtubule regulation and function during herpes simplex virus infection.

Derek Walsh

Shadow Regulation of the Internet with Jeremy Malcolm: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Jeremy Malcolm, Senior Global Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Jeremy Malcolm is Senior Global Policy Analyst at Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he works on the international dimensions of issues such as intellectual property, network neutrality, Internet governance, and trade.

EndNote: Basics to Advanced

Workshop | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library / 2101

 Susan Koskinen, Librarian, Life & Health Sciences


Hands-on introduction to EndNote, a document management program, use it to automatically create your group of citations, insert footnotes, generate bibliographies, review of pdf importing & customizing tools.
Bring your laptop or use the desktops. Drop-in, no sign ups.

Launch Pad: Undergraduate Student Talks about the Research Process in Social Sciences

Presentation | September 13 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor


Students discuss the initial process of starting a research project, introducing methodological approaches and resources while inviting other students to share their insight as well. This months featured students are: Shelby Mack, #BlackGirlsMatterToo: Understanding and Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline Among Black Girls and Yena Lee, Hashtag Feminist Movement within K-pop Fandom

 Must have a UCB ID for entrance.

Social inequality and disease-vector mosquitoes: An inter-species feedback loop: John Palmer, Pompeu Fabra University

Colloquium | September 13 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 John Palmer, Professor, Pompeu Fabra University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Information Seeding and Knowledge Production in Online Communities: Evidence from OpenStreetMap

Colloquium | September 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Abhishek Nagaraj, Assistnat Professor, Haas School of Business

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Does seeding online communities with baseline information spur contributor activity and follow-on knowledge production? I shed light on this question by examining data from OpenStreetMap, a Wikipedia-style, digital map-making community that was seeded by the US Census TIGER map at its inception. I estimate the causal effects of information seeding on OpenStreetMap by leveraging a novel dataset of...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Dehn surgery, lattice theory, and Heegaard Floer homology

Seminar | September 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Faramarz Vafaee, Caltech

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about the main idea used for the work that will be presented in the second hour. I will discuss how (essentially) the same idea has been used a) to solve the lens space realization problem (by Greene) and b) to prove the conjecture that if an alternating knot has unknotting number one, then there exists an unknotting crossing in any alternating diagram (by McCoy). The idea is built...   More >

Matrix Concentration for Expander Walks

Seminar | September 13 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Nikhil Srivastava, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We prove a Chernoff-type bound for sums of matrix-valued random variables sampled via a random walk on a Markov chain with spectral gap, confirming a conjecture of Wigderson and Xiao up to logarithmic factors in the deviation parameter. Our proof is based on a recent multi-matrix extension of the Golden-Thompson inequality due to Sutter et al. discovered in the context of quantum information...   More >

The Geography of Sacrifice (Episode 2):  Alice Stewart, the Cold War Injuriat, and Thinking Like a State

Colloquium | September 13 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Iain Boal, Independent Scholar

 Department of Geography

In the mid 1950s the bohemian epidemiologist Alice Stewart discovered unexpectedly that single, low-level exposures to ionizing radiation were the cause of a spike in childhood leukemias across the British Isles, especially in the wealthier postcodes. This finding challenged the post-Hiroshima orthodoxy concerning safe dose thresholds, and Dr Stewart found herself the target of a patriarchal and...   More >

Ethnicity and Violence: General and Contextual Dynamics

Colloquium | September 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, Professor, Sociology, and Director, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Lecture by Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, Professor, Sociology, and Director, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Book: Burning Dislike: Ethnic Violence in High Schools


Burning Dislike: Ethnic Violence in High Schools

EECS Colloquium: Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Engineering Efficient and Clean Powertrains

Colloquium | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Patrick Groeneveld, Synopsys

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Transportation accounts for over 1/3 of total energy consumption in the USA. At the same time the scientific facts about efficiency and emissions of our daily transportation options are surprisingly elusive. How much worse is it to fly rather than to drive down to LA? How clean and efficient are electrical vehicles given that electricity generation is polluting as well? And how could we engineers...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): The prism manifold realization problem

Seminar | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Faramarz Vafaee, Caltech

 Department of Mathematics

The spherical manifold realization problem asks which spherical three-manifolds arise from surgeries on knots in the three-sphere. In recent years, the realization problem for C, T, O, and I-type spherical manifolds has been solved, leaving the D-type manifolds (also known as the prism manifolds) as the only remaining case. Every prism manifold can be parametrized as \(P(p, q)\), for a pair of...   More >

Phase transitions in random constraint satisfaction problems

Seminar | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Nike Sun, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We will discuss a class of random constraint satisfaction problems (CSPs), including the boolean k-satisfiability (k-SAT) problem. For numerous random CSP models, heuristic methods from statistical physics yield detailed predictions on phase transitions and other phenomena. We will survey some of these predictions and describe some progress in the development of mathematical theory for these...   More >

Web Platforms for Digital Projects

Workshop | September 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab (Barrows 350)

 Stacy Reardon, Library


How do you go about publishing a digital book, a multimedia project, a digital exhibit, or another kind of digital project? In this workshop, we'll take a look at use cases for common open-source web platforms WordPress, Drupal, Omeka, and Scalar, and we'll talk about hosting, storage, and asset management. There will be time for hands-on work in the platform most suited to your needs. No coding...   More >

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online

 Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Critical Theory Working Group | Collaborations, Co-Operatives, Coalition-Building | Collaboration Thinking

Panel Discussion | September 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Erin Greer, UC Berkeley

 Angela Marino, Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and Latinx American Studies, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory

Just two days after the sixteen-year anniversary of September 11th, which will be remembered on the UC Berkeley campus at the Art + Design Initiative’s “Public (Re)Assembly” panel discussion, the CTWG’s first meeting opens with a discussion of what collaboration is, is not, and can be (theoretically, practically, and politically). How is the working group itself a form of collaboration thinking,...   More >

ULAB student group hosts the "Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop"

Workshop | September 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Unit 5 Residence Hall, CKC Conference Room

  , Berkeley, CA 94720

 ULAB student group

RSSP is collaborating with ULAB to run our first ever “Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop”.

We will bring organizations throughout campus to…
- provide a detailed overview of research programs on campus
- run guided researcher discovery activity to identify research labs and programs that fit your academic goals
- a mock application panel with real past applications to help you...   More >

Thriving in Science September Seminar: "My Journey from Physics to Neurobiology as an Imposter" with Dr. Marla Feller

Seminar | September 13 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Marla Feller, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Talk will be followed by Artichoke Basille pizza and refreshments in Stanley Hall.

Marla Feller is a Professor at UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology Department where she is the Head of the Neurobiology Division and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Feller received an AB in Physics in 1985 and a Ph. D. in Physics in 1992, both from UC Berkeley. Dr. Feller...   More >