Monday, April 2, 2018
Conference/Symposium | April 2 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center of Excellence in Maternal Child Health and the UCSF Leadership Education Adolescent Health Training Project, the 2018 Adolescent Health and Emerging Adulthood Research Symposium will present the latest research from an interdisciplinary group of Bay Area Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health researchers and practitioners.
Registration opens February 28. Register online by April 1.
Direct observation (and prediction) of cell line instability driven by heterogeneities that arise within clonal populations
Seminar | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 321 Stanley Hall
Troy Lionberger, Senior Manager of Technology Development, Berkeley Lights
Stable cell lines are critical to the production of all antibody therapies used to treat human disease. Instability in cell lines (e.g., the gradually reduced secretion of a genetically-encoded antibody) has been attributed to genomic instability (i.e., the heavy and light chain of the antibody is gradually lost through genetic recombination, silencing, etc.). Currently, cell line instability can... More >
Lecture | April 2 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi, Professor of History at the Karnataka State Open University, Mysore
Vasudha Paramasivan, Assistant Professor of Hindi Literature, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
A talk by Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi, a social historian, who taught humanities and South Asian cultures at San Francisco State University.
Seminar | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Persi Diaconis, Stanford University
Parking functions are basic objects of combinatorics. In joint work with Angela Hicks, we ask 'What does a typical parking function look like? What's the chance that $\pi (i)=j$? How about the number of ones or the area $\pi (1)+ ...+\pi (n)$?' These questions lead to new probability (Airey processes) and new results about parking functions. I will try to explain both the combinatorics and the... More >
Seminar | April 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Pascal Fries, Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience
Free viewing of natural images induces gamma-band oscillations in early visual cortex. If the gamma rhythm in a lower visual area entrains a gamma rhythm in a higher visual area, this might establish an effective communication protocol: The lower area sends a representation of the visual stimulus rhythmically, and the higher area is most excitable precisely when this representation arrives. At... More >
Colloquium | April 2 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall
Kate McLaughlin, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
Children who have experienced environmental adversitysuch as abuse, neglect, or povertyare at markedly elevated risk for developing psychopathology. What is less clear is how and why adverse early experiences exert such a profound influence on mental health. Identifying developmental processes that are disrupted by adverse early environments is the key to developing better intervention... More >
Seminar | April 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall
Rocio Sanchez, PMB; Melis Akman, Postdoc, PMB; Bailey Bonet, Grad student, PMB
Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group
Come join us to hear research going on in PMB from graduate students and post docs. There will be snacks and coffee/tea. Please bring a mug. Hosted by the Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group (PMBG).
Also this week, please come celebrate our PMB Outstanding GSIs, Johan Jaenisch and Sophia Ewens, at 12:30 sharp!
This event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. Event is ADA... More >
Seminar | April 2 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge
David Wentzlaff, Assistant Professor, Princeton University
In this work, we rethink processor design and demonstrate that general purpose microprocessors must be architected differently in order to exploit the novel economic models of IaaS clouds and the scale of the modern data center.
Course | April 2 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk... More >
Seminar | April 2 | 2-3:50 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley
Ben Arous and Voiculescu started the study of non-commutative extreme values in 2006, proving that in the free setting the limiting distributions (max-stable laws) are generalized Pareto distributions. In this talk I will present my joint work with Voiculescu on the study of Boolean extreme values. I will show that the Boolean max-convolution is in a sense isomorphic to the classical... More >
Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Tax-induced Mobility: Evidence from a Foreigners Tax Scheme in Switzerland"
Seminar | April 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 000 Evans Hall
with Michaela Slotwinski
Differential Geometry Seminar: Compactness for Kahler-Einstein manifolds of negative constant scalar curvature
Seminar | April 2 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Jian Song, Rutgers University
We discuss general compactness results for Kahler-Einstein manifolds with negative first Chern class and geometric Kahler-Einstein metrics on smoothable log canonical models.
Seminar | April 2 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ailsa Keating, Cambridge
In real dimension two, the symplectic mapping class group of a surface agrees with its ``classical'’ mapping class group, whose properties are well-understood. To what extent do these generalise to higher-dimensions? We consider specific pairs of symplectic manifolds $(S, M)$, where $S$ is a surface, together with collections of Lagrangian spheres in $S$ and in $M$, say $v_1, ...,v_k$ and... More >
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Extending the Langlands program to covering groups.
Seminar | April 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Martin Weissman, UCSC
Title (re-talk): An introduction to metaplectic groups
Abstract (re-talk): In his 1964 Acta paper, André Weil introduced metaplectic groups. For Weil, these were groups generated by certain unitary operators on a space of $L^2$ functions. His paper brought together harmonic analysis and number theory, yielding new results on quadratic forms and a proof of quadratic reciprocity. Within... More >
Seminar | April 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall
Agostino Capponi, Columbia University
Agostino Capponi joined Columbia University's IEOR Department in August 2014, where he is also a member of the Institute for Data Science and Engineering.
His main research interests are in the area of networks, with a special focus on systemic risk, contagion, and control. In the context of financial networks, the outcome of his research contributes to a better understanding of risk... More >
Colloquium | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall
We are developing 3D printed models to teach key calculus concepts hands-on, with minimal algebra. Our first inspiration was Isaac Newtons illustrations in his (geometry-only) Principia Mathematica. What if Newton had been able to access a 3D printer? Over time math and physics teaching became heavily weighted toward algebra, and less toward geometrical problem-solving. Many practicing... More >
IB Finishing Talk: Climate change effects on thermal tolerance plasticity in the eelgrass sea hare, Phyllaplysia taylori
Seminar | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Richelle Tanner, UCB (Stillman/Sousa Labs)
Colloquium | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall
David Weitz, Harvard University
Seminar | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Janko Latschev, Hamburg
I will try to argue that cooperads provide a useful way to organize the construction of various algebraic structures in Floer theories.
Lecture | April 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
As the neoliberal crisis has brought about new conditions of vulnerability, precarity, and disposability, there is a resurgence of critical interest in the meeting points between queer theory and Marxism, two intellectual traditions that have previously been characterized as analytically distinct, historically successive, and even politically incompatible. While intellectual projects aimed at... More >
Seminar | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Seminar | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 433 Latimer Hall
Transmission electron microscopy of frozen-hydrated specimens (cryo-EM) enabled atomic-resolution reconstruction of biological macromolecules. However, thin soft matter specimens are almost transparent to the electron beam and are extremely sensitive to radiation damage. This hinders the reconstruction of protein complexes that are either too small or too structurally heterogeneous to be readily... More >
Lecture | April 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall
Timothy Harrison, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Department of English Language and Literature
Department of English, Medieval and Early Modern Coloquium
Special Event | April 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
Help us kick off the 2018 DH Faire by enjoying refreshments with colleagues and browsing posters on recent DH work in Berkeley's Morrison Library. http://dh.berkeley.edu/dh-faire-2018
Colloquium | April 2 | 5:10 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall | Canceled
In the early morning hours of October 1, 1965, a group of low-ranking military officers kidnapped and killed six generals who were allegedly plotting a coup against then-president Sukarno. The army, under major general Suharto, responded by blaming the murder of the generals on the PKI (Partai Komunis Indonesia), which was at the time the third largest Communist party in the world. In the ensuing... More >
Toward Real Sanctuary Cities: A Conversation With: Corrina Gould, Gerald Lenoir, Bilal Mafundi Ali and Maria Zamudio, facilitated by Leslie Dreyer
Workshop | April 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia, San Francisco, CA
The same colonizing ideologies used to force indigenous folks from their land, institutionalize slavery and impede many POCs from accessing economic stability are still in effect today as speculators capitalize on racialized displacement and commodification of our homes in these so-called sanctuary cities. Bay Area politicians are catering to tech wealth and luxury development, while... More >
Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and... More >
UROC DeCal Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)
Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC
Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251
Units: 1-3 units
Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed
Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color... More >
Lecture | April 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
John Boland, KQED
As journalism becomes increasingly digital, KQED has engaged in a reinvention of public media to serve the rapidly changing needs of the American public. At KQED, John Boland has led a strategic transformation from a traditional public broadcasting service to a twenty-first century public media organization that combines mobile, social and online media with robust digital radio and television... More >
Film - Documentary | April 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge
Join Critical Discussions in Food Systems in a screening of "Dolores", a documentary uncovering the journey of the lesser known but just as important labor and and racial justice activist Dolores Huerta.
*DINNER PROVIDED* ~ More details TBA!!
Lecture | April 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2155 Center St)
MON, APR 2, 6:30pm. Please join us for a Berkeley Architecture / Arts + Design joint lecture with the 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Professor about her award-winning work. Located at the BAMPFA Osher Theater. Doors open at 6pm. Free and open to the public!
Lecture | April 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Carme Pinos, Principal of Estudio Carme Pinos
For over 20 years, the studio founded and led by Carme Pinós has undertaken outstanding national and international projects, working on creations within very diverse contexts, frameworks, programs and scales in countries such as Mexico, Austria and France. Currently, it is one of Spains most prolific award-winning architecture firms.
Estudio Carme Pinós works on a wide range of typologies -... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.
Were Here, Were Queer, Were in the Public Record!: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery
This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.
ON VIEW: FEB 22-APR 20, MON-FRI 10am-5pm. Recent designs of the internationally recognized 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professor will be featured, ranging from cultural centers to educational institutions to urban landscapes. Open to the public!