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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Abiotic synthetic polymers: functional alternatives to antibodies? Applications for protein stabilization, inhibition of signal transduction and as broad-spectrum antivenom.

Seminar | October 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ken Shea, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

 College of Chemistry

Nanoparticles (NPs), when introduced into biological fluids, acquire a ‘corona’ consisting of physically adsorbed proteins. The composition of the corona is a function of many variables including the chemical composition of the NP, its size, shape and duration of the exposure. We posed the question; can the chemical composition of a synthetic polymer nanoparticle be engineered to control the...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Predicting Portfolio Return Volatility at Median Horizons

Seminar | October 2 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Dangxing Chen, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Commercially available factor models provide good predictions of short-horizon (e.g. one day or one week) portfolio volatility, based on estimated portfolio factor loadings and responsive estimates of factor volatility. These predictions are of significant value to certain short-term investors, such as hedge funds. However, they provide limited guidance to long-term investors, such as Defined...   More >

In their own words: First generation students talk about navigating Berkeley

Presentation | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Coaltion for Education and Outreach

A panel of undergraduate students who are the first in their families to attend college discuss their experiences and challenges navigating the UC Berkeley College of Engineering. The panel will be moderated by Marvin Lopez, Director, Engineering Student Services.

Lineages of the Global City: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

Colloquium | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

"Lineages of the Global City"
Shiben Banerji
Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tuesday, October 2, 12-1:30pm
Wurster 170

Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2

Designers, policymakers, and social scientists ubiquitously define the...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Inflation Expectations And Firm Decisions: New Causal Evidence"

Presentation | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by September 27.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Beliefs about Gender

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

 Katie Coffman, Harvard Business School

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: A perfect Morse function on the SU(2) representation variety of a surface

Seminar | October 2 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss Thaddeus' proof that the trace of a simple closed curve is a perfect Morse function on the projective SU(2) representation variety of a surface.

Seminar 237, The Inattentive Consumer: Sentiment and Expectations

Seminar | October 2 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Rupal Kamdar

 Department of Economics

EECS Undergraduate Research Panel

Panel Discussion | October 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 430 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: An introduction to monotonic independence

Seminar | October 2 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

One may think of an "independence relation" as a prescription for building joint distributions of (non-commutative) random variables, satisfying some nice universality properties. Work of Muraki and of Ben Ghorbal and Schurmann has shown that there are very few such universal independences; even with the fewest required "nice properties", there are no more than five. In this talk I will give an...   More >

Interfacial Energy and Charge Transfer for Photon Up- and Down-conversion

Seminar | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Sean Roberts, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Texas, Austin

 College of Chemistry

The negligible spin-orbit coupling in many organic molecules creates opportunities to alter the energy of excited electrons by manipulating their spin. In particular, molecules with a large exchange splitting have garnered interest due to their potential to undergo singlet fission (SF), a process where a molecule in a high-energy spin-singlet state shares its energy with a neighbor, placing both...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Intermediation and Vertical Integration in the Market for Surgeons"

Seminar | October 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Zarek Brot-Goldberg, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Julian and His Supporters

Seminar | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Arnaldo Marcone, Professor of Roman History, Universitá Roma Tre

 Department of History, The Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

Different types of paganism were professed in the 4th century, and equally diverse were the forms taken by the support given to Julian. There were devoted pagans who fasted, practiced sacrifice and divination with great zeal, who took ritual baths and made pilgrimages to the best-known sanctuaries; who were attentive to all divine warnings, dreams, mystical signs, miraculous cures, and to all the...   More >

Illustration by Riccardo Menicanti

Latinxs and the Environment: A Conversation on Health and the Environment

Seminar | October 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 30 Stephens Hall

 Dr. Marc Schenker, Professor Emeritus, UC Davis School of Medicine; Xavier Morales, Phd, Executive Director, The Praxis Project; Yolanda Park, Program Manager, Environmental Justice Project

 Latinxs and the Environment

Join us for an in depth discussion focused on the intersections between Policy work, Community Organizing, and Research, and their impact on Health and the Latinx community .

Presented by the Latinx and the Environment. Open to all community members!! Food will be provided.

Texas Instruments Info-Session and Hands-On Workshop

Workshop | October 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Learn to rapidly prototype using TI’s MSP432 Launchpad and the Grove Sensor Kit BoosterPack!

Get started with Energia (TI’s Arduino-like software), out of the box code libraries, and the TI MSP432 LaunchPad & BoosterPack plug-in modules

-Please bring your laptop with the Pre-work Software downloaded from the registration page:

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/eTP1NKL1ARgjvgDf1

International Student Career Success Series: Learn the art of “networking” step by step [Part 1]

Workshop | October 2 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Career Center

This session will talk about 1) why networking is important/how it works, 2) who our "people resources" are, 3) common concerns int'l students have about networking, and 4) how to conduct "outreach."

RSVP here: https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/180005

SOLD OUT - Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants: Microbiome Magic

Panel Discussion | October 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UC Berkeley Soil Scientists and Pivot Bio’s microbial scientists at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley and expand your knowledge of the soil microbiome.

Free; registration recommended

 SOLD OUT - register at the link to be added to the waitlist. Register online