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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Apple Networking Day

Career Fair | February 6 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Apple is coming to UC Berkeley and they will have about 40 engineers from every area of their business 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!

Co-Sponsored by Tau Beta Pi.

William G. Dauben Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Expanding the Scopes of Synthetic Organic and Polymer Chemistries: Utilization of the Inherent Stereochemical and Functional Diversities of Natural Products to Produce Unique Biomedical Materials

Seminar | February 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Karen Wooley, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University

 College of Chemistry

A primary interest in the Wooley laboratory is the production of functional polymers from renewable sources that are capable of reverting to those natural products once their purpose has been served. The inherent stereochemical and functional diversities of natural products provide opportunities to expand the scopes and complexities of polymer materials, by utilizing fundamental synthetic organic...   More >

The 1000+ neurons challenge: emergent simplicity in (very) large populations

Seminar | February 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Leenoy Mesulam, Princeton University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Recent technological progress has dramatically increased our access to the neural activity underlying memory-related tasks. These complex high-dimensional data call for theories that allow us to identify signatures of collective activity in the networks that are crucial for the emergence of cognitive functions. As an example, we study the neural activity in dorsal hippocampus as a mouse runs...   More >

Borrowing Basics (BEUHS358)

Workshop | February 6 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Richard P. Ruiz, Vice President, East Bay Region, Bank of the West

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This borrowing basics seminar provides a comprehensive overview of critical information related to consumer lending options. The session topics include a review of different credit types, costs associated with obtaining credit, your rights as a borrower, what creditors review when making a credit decision and ideas on how to manage your credit. This option would likely have a broader appeal to...   More >

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The Fante Confederation never happened: silence, space, and the earnest historian in West Africa

Colloquium | February 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Trevor Getz, Professor and Chair, Department of History, San Francisco State University

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

Trevor Getz with local scholar in Ghana

3-Manifold Seminar: Tait colorings and instanton homology

Seminar | February 6 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll begin discussing Kronheimer and Mrowka's paper, which introduces an instanton invariant of spatial cubic graphs, and conjectures that if the graph is planar, it gives the number of Tait colorings. Non-vanishing of their invariant for bridgeless graphs is proved via a transformation into non-vanishing of sutured instanton homology. We'll begin by giving an overview of their theory.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Persistent Overconfidence and Biased Memory: Evidence from Managers"

Seminar | February 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Huffman, University of Pittsburgh

 Department of Economics

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | February 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Transcription machinery and genome organization: A single molecule mechanistic view of how cellular machines assemble and function

Seminar | February 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Xavier Darzacq, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

A Tale of Two Perovskites

Seminar | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 David Reichman, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

 College of Chemistry

Over the last decade lead halide perovskites have emerged as a new class of solar cell materials. In a practical sense what is most remarkable about these systems is that they manifest extremely high photovoltaic efficiencies even when fabricated by rapid and inexpensive solution phase growth methods. I will detail several puzzling physical features of these perovskites, which include long...   More >

Mendeley Citation Management Workshop

Workshop | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library


Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool.

This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users should bring their Mendeley questions!

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Design Field Notes: Margaret Hagan

Seminar | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Margaret Hagan, director of Stanford's Legal Design Lab, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Grassmannians

Seminar | February 6 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Charles Wang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Grassmannians serve as a useful parameter space for objects satisfying some geometric conditions. For example, we may ask given four general lines in $\mathbf {P^3}$, how many lines meet all four? We will answer this question by studying the Chow rings of $\mathbf { G}(1,3)$, the space of lines in 3-space. Afterwards, we will introduce the Schubert Calculus, which answer more general questions of...   More >

What's Up with That? - Obtaining Employment

Workshop | February 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

International students are always interested in gaining extra experience while they’re here in the U.S. However, the issue they face is finding and obtaining the employment itself. In preparation for the workshop, please share what is one issue you have encountered or are encountering in your job search here: https://goo.gl/forms/TF9hYaMVClGfhJkh1