Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall
FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.
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
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
Workshop | September 13 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Library
Career Fair | September 13 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge
Apple is coming to UC Berkeley for a Networking Event on Wednesday, September 14 and well 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!
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 >
Seminar | September 13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 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.
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
Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative
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
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 >
Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Irina Conboy, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
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 >
Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library
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
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.
Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Jeremy Malcolm, Senior Global Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation
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.
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.
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
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.
Colloquium | September 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Abhishek Nagaraj, Assistnat Professor, Haas School of Business
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 >
Seminar | September 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Faramarz Vafaee, Caltech
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 >
Seminar | September 13 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Nikhil Srivastava, UC Berkeley
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
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 >
Seminar | September 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Aaron Gitler, Stanford University
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
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
Colloquium | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Patrick Groeneveld, Synopsys
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 >
Seminar | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Faramarz Vafaee, Caltech
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 >
Seminar | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Nike Sun, University of California, Berkeley
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 >
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 >
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
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
Just two days after the sixteen-year anniversary of September 11th, which will be remembered on the UC Berkeley campus at the Art + Design Initiatives Public (Re)Assembly panel discussion, the CTWGs 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 >
Workshop | September 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Unit 5 Residence Hall, CKC Conference Room
, Berkeley, CA 94720
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
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 >