Tuesday, October 3, 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.
Course | October 3 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sacramento Area
Rock Miller, Senior Principal, Transportation Planning & Traffic Engineering,, Stantec Consulting
Learn where your prior California Supplement/Traffic Manual applications still apply or have become outdated. Fully understand where and how California practice differs from Federal practice to be in compliance. Pick-up wide-ranging good practices in applying these standards to new and existing transportation facilities in California.
Conference/Symposium | October 3 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
Hosted by Blockchain@Berkeley.
Public, permissionless blockchains are dependent for their security and reliability on their economic incentives and mechanism design. Some private, permissioned ones may be as well.
This conference will explore the economic security aspects of blockchains protocols, including game theory, incentive design, mechanism design and market design along with other... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Nature as a chemist continues to teach and inform us about the wonders of complex organic synthesis in a cell. Recent advances in genomics and metabolomics have ushered in a new era in natural products research linking genes to molecules. Synthetic biology programs now offer streamlined approaches to the discovery, production, and design of gene-encoded small molecules. This presentation will... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Speaker: Kellie Ottoboni, UC Berkeley
Factor models are used to predict the future returns of a portfolio with known positions in many assets. These simulations yield a distribution of future returns and various measures of the risk of the portfolio. Clients would often like to identify sources of risk in their portfolios, but this is difficult when factors influence the portfolio in nonlinear ways, such as when returns are measured... More >
Workshop | October 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356: D-Lab Convening Room
Michael Sholinbeck, Sheldon Margen Public Health Library
Learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, as well as some authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources of non-U.S. statistics will be covered as... More >
Workshop | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | University Hall
Robyn Pease, Talent Acquisition Manager, Fundraising & Development
Building on the basics, learn how to use LinkedIn to highlight career accomplishments; put your best foot forward; and research companies, people and job opportunities.
REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR306
Colloquium | October 3 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.
Development Lunch: "Local Matters: The Chief Administrative Officer and Public Service Delivery in Uganda" and "Two alternative measures of material welfare using properties of a Frisch demand system"
Seminar | October 3 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Isabelle Cohen; Elliot Collins
Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.
Colloquium | October 3 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall
Lia Fernald, PhD, MBA, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health
Hundreds of millions of young children experience adversities that disrupt formative developmental processes and contribute to life-long disparities in health, cognition, educational attainment, socio-emotional functioning, and economic productivity. This talk will review a 3-paper series published in the Lancet (2017), in which we estimate the number of children at risk, examine global... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Luca Fornaro, CREI
Seminar | October 3 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Nic Brody, UC Berkeley
The profinite completion of the fundamental group $G$ of a 3-manifold $M$ is an assemblage of the possible finite quotients of $G$. If a $G$ has profinite completion different from that of any distinct $\pi _1 N$, $N$ a 3-manifold, then we say that $G$ is profinitely rigid. We will see some positive and negative results in the study of profinite rigidity, and review some open questions in this... More >
Colloquium | October 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Beach Room 3105
Talk Title: Toxic Side Effects of Interpersonal Emotion Regulation?: Focus on Shame
Talk Title: Mechanisms of Impulsive Reactions to Emotion: How Stress Impacts the Ability to Override Emotional Impulses
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Algebraic Aspects of Lattice Polytopes
Seminar | October 3 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Benjamin Braun, University of Kentucky
To a lattice polytope P one can associate a graded semigroup algebra K[P]. A well-known theorem due to Hochster implies that K[P] is Cohen-Macaulay, and since the 1970's there has been a fruitful interaction between combinatorics and commutative algebra using this construction. In this talk I will discuss (1) several open problems regarding the Hilbert series of K[P] (often referred to as the... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library Seminar Room 100D
Dr. Folkert Reck, Senior Investigator II, Global Discovery Chemistry, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Workshop | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Jennifer Dorner, Librarian, Library; Jesse Silva, Librarian, Library
One of the largest hurdles of using Google is the amount you must weed through. Some searches result in thousands of pages; who has time to go through all that? Did you know you can manipulate a regular Google search with a few hacks (such as adding site:url to limit to a specific url)? In this workshop we will cover many tips, tricks and strategies to make searching Google, Google Scholar,... More >
A Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library.
George C. Pimentel Seminar in Physical Chemistry: The Dynamics of Protons in Liquid Water Viewed through Ultrafast IR Spectroscopy
Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Studying the structure of the excess proton in liquid water and the manner in which the excess charge is transported through waters dynamic hydrogen bond network remains a daunting experimental challenge. This process has long been attributed proton transfer involving a sequential displacement of protons along a chain of hydrogen bonds that displaces the excess charge over long distance but not... More >
Reading - Nonfiction | October 3 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall
The Alternative challenges the assumptions that low-income families are either lazy, or victims needing to be saved. Mauricio L. Miller lays out and details his simple, evidenced-based and effective alternative solution to povertyto invest in peoples demonstrated strengths, rather than weaknesses. Mauricio L. Miller is the founder of Family Independence Initiative (FII) and a MacArthur Genius... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center
Tsu-Jae King Liu, EECS / UC Berkeley
As part of our Women Invested in Lifelong Leadership (WILL) series, Professor Tsu-Jae King Liu will be speaking about emotional intelligence and imposter syndrome and its effect on leadership. Please join us for this interactive session!
Dr. King Liu currently serves as Vice Provost for Academic and Space Planning, and she has previously served as the chair of the Department of Electrical... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Liaison among curves in $P^3$
Seminar | October 3 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley
Two curves X and Y are linked if their union is a complete intersection in $P^3$. The equivalence relation generated by linkage is called liaison. We survey the results on free resolution of curves, classification of liaison classes and minimal curves, and mention the relevance to the study of the Hilbert scheme of curves in $P^3$.
Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall
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 >
Workshop | October 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room
The workshop will discuss various issues that international students face when trying to navigate the US Education System. This includes collaborative learning methods, citation requirements, usage of office hours, etc. We hope that the peer-to-peer discussion will help students to find tips on how to be a successful student at Cal.