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Thursday, September 13, 2018

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | September 13 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 155 Energy Biosciences Building

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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 >

Applied Math Seminar: ST-GNAT and SNS: Model order reduction techniques for time-dependent nonlinear system of equations

Seminar | September 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Youngsoo Choi, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 Department of Mathematics

Several reduced order models have been successfully developed for nonlinear dynamical systems. To achieve a considerable speedup, a hyper-reduction step is needed to reduce the computational complexity due to nonlinear terms. A new space–time reduced order model, the ST-GNAT method, for nonlinear dynamical systems will be introduced as well as the traditional methods, such as the DEIM and GNAT...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "Measuring Bias in Consumer Credit Decisions"

Seminar | September 13 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Will Dobbie, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

[Peterson Speaker Series] Inspiring Tomorrow's Business Leaders: Clif Bar Co-owners Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford

Panel Discussion | September 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

 Center for Responsible Business

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peterson-speaker-series-inspiring-tomorrows-business-leaders-clif-bar-co-owners-gary-erickson-and-tickets-47835487230

In 2000, Clif Bar co-owners Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford walked away from a $120 million buyout from a larger food company. Contrary to popular opinion, they were determined to prove Clif Bar could succeed—not by selling to the highest...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: “How Wide Is the Firm Border?”

Seminar | September 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Chad Syverson, Booth

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

IB Seminar: Conditional strategies for effective and evolutionary robust infection control

Seminar | September 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Sam Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Department of Integrative Biology

POSTPONED - TDPS Speaker Series: Shannon Jackson, Professor of Rhetoric and Performance Studies: Civic Re-Enactment and Public Re-assembly

Presentation | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Conference Room 44B

 Professor Shannon Jackson, Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Please note: Our TDPS Speaker Series discussion featuring Shannon Jackson has been postponed, (previously scheduled for September 13 at 4pm). As soon as a new date is determined, information about time and location will be updated.

Mendeley Workshop: Organize, Cite, Discover

Workshop | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library


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

This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users are welcome, too!

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Cantor invariant subsets of conservative 2-dimensional dynamics

Colloquium | September 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Marie-Claude Arnaud, University of Avignon

 Department of Mathematics

A lot of problems of classical mechanics lead us to the study of the orientation and area preserving diffeomorphisms of surfaces. Among their invariant sets, the simplest ones are the periodic orbits, but more curious invariant sets often exist : Cantor subsets. We will introduce the setting and explain why such invariant Cantor sets often exist. We will focus on two kinds of them: the horseshoes...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Convergence and Stability of Equilibria in Bayesian Markov Decision Processes"

Seminar | September 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Demian Pouzo, UCB

 Department of Economics

Does the Secular University Need Christianity? A Conversation

Panel Discussion | September 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 Jonathan Sheehan, Professor of History and Director of the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, UC Berkeley; Candace Vogler, David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago; Mitchell Stevens, Associate Professor of Education, Stanford University

 Katie Peterson, Associate Professor of English, UC Davis

 Berkeley Institute

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 1: Translation/Transduction

Conference/Symposium | September 12 – 13, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Elliott Colla, Georgetown University; Susan Gal, University of Chicago; Mairi McLaughlin, UC Berkeley; Saul Schwartz, UC Berkeley; Toby Warner, UC Davis

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the first of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.