<< Friday, February 09, 2018 >>

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Fifth Annual Global Health Economics Colloquium

Colloquium | February 9 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. |  UCSF Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium

 600 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

 Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity, UCSF; Ashish Jha MD, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, and Senior Associate Dean at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

 Public Health, School of, UCSF and University of Washington

Join us for a day of engaging presentations and thought-provoking conversations about the economics of health in vulnerable populations, at home and abroad.


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Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Enhanced Fiber-Based Frame Model for Simulating Cyclic Degradation of Reinforced Concrete Beam-columns

Seminar | February 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Maha Kenawy

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Robust nonlinear structural analysis is fundamental to estimate seismic demands on structures and accurately assess their seismic performance. Structural simulations employing frame-element models face numerical challenges that preclude rigorous prediction of softening or response degradation of structural members.

“Exploring Curiosity in Human and Reinforcement Learning agents”

Colloquium | February 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Rachit Dubey, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Even in absence of external rewards, babies and scientists explore the world around them. For this reason, curiosity has long been recognized as a hallmark of human exploration and the essence of science. Despite its importance, we lack even the most basic understanding of the basis, mechanisms, and purpose of curiosity. In this talk, I will provide a brief overview of some of my projects which...   More >

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Employment Adjustment around Childbirth"

Seminar | February 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Barbara Pertold-Gebicka; Filip Pertold

 Center for Labor Economics

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | February 9 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

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Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Root Systems and Reflection Groups

Seminar | February 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Chris Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Atomically precise graphene nanoribbons for logic devices

Seminar | February 9 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Juan Pablo Llinás, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Dept., University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

It is now possible to grow graphene nanoribbons with atomically precision by employing on-surface organic synthesis techniques. Bottom-up synthesized graphene nanoribbons have promising electronic properties for high performance field effect transistors (FETs) and ultra-low power devices such as tunneling FETs. However, the short length and wide band gap of GNRs have prevented the fabrication of...   More >

Out of the Vault: Sergei Eisenstein and His Contemporaries

Conference/Symposium | February 9 | 1:30-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Peter Bagrov, FIAF, Moscow; Evgenii Bershtein, Reed College; Anne Nesbet, UC Berkeley

 John MacKay, Yale University; Joan Neuberger, University of Texas, Austin; David Stirk, Princeton University

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A panel of visiting scholars from across the country—all experts in the field of early Russian and Soviet cinema—joins Moscow-based scholar and archivist Peter Bagrov for a series of presentations and a program of rare shorts and excerpts from feature films held in the BAMPFA Soviet Cinema Collection.

$15 General Admission, $11 BAMPFA members, $12 UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under, FREE UC Berkeley students

Hierarchical Nanoscale Assemblies for the Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 by H2O: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location

 Dr. Heinz Frei, LBNL / Molecular Biophysics and Bioimaging

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Closing of the photosynthetic cycle of water oxidation and carbon dioxide reduction on the shortest possible length scale – the nanoscale – offers the advantage of minimizing efficiency degrading ion transport processes and of chemical side reactions.

Square inch sized arrays of cobalt oxide-silica core-shell nanotubes offer a design for scalable artificial photosystems in which the cycle of...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviation Principle for Stochastic Growth Models III

Seminar | February 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Special Quantum Geometry Seminar: Actions of groups and the Gromov-Hausdorff propinquity

Seminar | February 9 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 959 Evans Hall

 Frédéric Latrémolière, University of Denver

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss some of our recent results concerning the actions of groups on limits of quantum compact metric spaces for the Gromov-Hausdorff propinquity. The central observation is that group actions carry to the limit, in a controlled manner, and ergodicity is preserved as well. These results open new directions for applications of metric methods in noncommutative geometry.

MENA Salon: No Relief for UNRWA

Workshop | February 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Why is the Trump administration cutting funding to UNRWA now? What effects will the shortfall have on Palestine, Israel, and the broader Middle East? What is UNRWA’s mandate and what is its role today? In this week’s MENA Salon we will consider these questions and other queries pertinent to the UN agency and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Information and Embodiment

Seminar | February 9 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Marcia Bates

 Information, School of

Looking for and gathering information is usually viewed as a primarily cognitive process. But information is absorbed and processed through the body as well. A fuller understanding of human interaction with information requires the integration of a sense of physical embodiment as well. The study of embodiment has infused anthropology, psychology, and biology in recent years. In the paper,...   More >

Design and Selection of Metalloenzymes and their Applications as Biocatalysts in Alternative Energies and as Biosensors in Environmental Monitoring, Medical Diagnostics and Imaging

Seminar | February 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Yi Lu, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 College of Chemistry

Metalloenzymes play important roles in numerous biological processes. Designing metalloenzymes is an
ultimate test of our knowledge about metalloenzymes and can result in new biocatalysts for practical
applications such as in alternatives energies. We have been focusing ways to design heteronuclear
metalloenzymes involved in multiple electron redox processes, such as heme-copper oxidase,...   More >

Spreading the Word: Woodblock Publishing Sites and Book Distribution Networks in the Qing

Colloquium | February 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Cynthia Brokaw, History, Brown University

 Michael Nylan, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The commercial publishing boom of the late Ming was largely a regional phenomenon, as most businesses of any size were confined to the cities of Jiangnan and Jianyang (in northern Fujian). By the eighteenth century, however, the geography of commercial publishing had changed, as more and more entrepreneurs, responding to a rising demand for texts, founded important publishing operations in the...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Multivalued harmonic functions 2

Seminar | February 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Brian Krummel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

More on how multivalued harmonic functions arise in regularity theory for minimal surfaces and on the basic theory of multivalued Dirichlet energy minimizing functions.

Fabric Marker Jam with Chulita Vinyl Club and Creative Growth

Workshop | February 9 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bring a garment to draw on and use our fabric-marker stash to explore the expressive potential of your style. Creative Growth Art Center will inspire us with a selection of fashion and textile artworks from their annual runway event, and the womxn-of-color DJ collective Chulita Vinyl Club will keep us moving and marking with an all-vinyl DJ set.

Chulita Vinyl Club was launched in December 2014...   More >