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## Monday, October 8, 2018

Course | October 8 – 10, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Executive Education Classroom

Blockchain Unlocked is a three-day executive and certificate academy consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

Blockchain Unlocked is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey...   More >

### EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | October 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.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 >

### Seeing in the cold – neurobiology of the ground squirrel retina

Seminar | October 8 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

Wei Li, PhD, NIH/NEI

The ground squirrel has a cone-dominant retina and it hibernates in winter. We exploit these two unique features to study retinal biology and adaptations during hibernation. In this seminar, I will discuss an optic feature of the ground squirrel retina, as well as several forms of adaptation during hibernation in the retina and beyond. By exploring the mechanisms of such adaptation, we hope to...   More >

### Combinatorics Seminar: The Taylor coefficients of the Jacobi theta constant $\theta _3$

Seminar | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date

Dan Romik, UC Davis

Department of Mathematics

We study the Taylor expansion around the point $x=1$ of a classical modular form, the Jacobi theta constant $\theta_3$. This leads naturally to a new sequence $(d(n))^\infty_{n=0} =1,1,−1,51,849,−26199,\dots$ of integers, which arise as the Taylor coefficients in the expansion of a related "centered" version of $\theta_3$. We prove several results about the numbers $d(n)$ and conjecture that...   More >

### Mindfulness at Moffitt: Moffitt Wellness Program

Workshop | October 1 – December 10, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 501 (Wellness Room)

Library

Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.

All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.

Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance

### The origins of morality: Developing a society of equals

Colloquium | October 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

Melanie Killen, University of Maryland

Department of Psychology

Although human societies provide protection from harm and enable the construction of collaborative and mutually beneficial social structures, they also pave the way for social hierarchies that deny equal treatment to certain portions of the population. Developmental science research reveals that children are aware of status and hierarchies, often reject the status quo, and seek to rectify social...   More >

### SEMM Seminar: Computational analyses and design methods for an interdisciplinary approach to lightweight structures

Seminar | October 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

Dr.-Ing. Michael Herrmann, str.ucture GmbH

The lecture presents the new developments in the use of digital design tools to facilitate collaboration among disciplines involved in the visualization, design, and creation of existing structures.

### Political Economy Seminar: "Searching for Policy Reforms"

Seminar | October 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

Juan Ortner, Boston University

Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

### Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Searching For Policy Reforms"

Seminar | October 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

Juan Ortner, Boston University

Department of Economics

Joint with the Political Economy Seminar.
*Note the change in time/location

### Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Monopsony and Employer Mis-optimization Explain Why Wages Bunch at Round Numbers"

Seminar | October 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Suresh Naidu, Columbia University/SIPA

### Blum Center Author Series Presents: “Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy 2.0”

Seminar | October 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

Bill Janeway, Warburg-Pincus and the Institute for New Economic Thinking

Bill Janeway of Warburg-Pincus and of the Institute for New Economic Thinking will be speaking at the Blum Center on his book: Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy. A reception will follow.
Cosponsored by the Berkeley Economic History Laboratory and the Berkeley Economic History Seminar

### String-Math Seminar: $$gl_n$$ homologies, annular evaluation, and symmetric webs

Seminar | October 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

David Rose, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Department of Mathematics

A conjecture of Dunfield-Gukov-Rasmussen predicts a family of differentials on reduced HOMFLY-PT homology, indexed by the integers, that give rise to a corresponding family of reduced link homologies. We'll discuss a variant of this conjecture, constructing an unreduced link homology theory categorifying the quantum $$gl_n$$ link invariant for all non-zero values of $$n$$ (including negative...   More >

### Differential Geometry Seminar: Ricci flow under local almost non-negative curvature conditions

Seminar | October 8 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Yi Lai, UC-Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

We find a local solution to the Ricci flow equation under a negative lower bound for many known curvature conditions. The flow exists for a uniform amount of time, during which the curvature stays bounded below by a controllable negative number. The curvature conditions we consider include 2-non-negative and weakly $\mbox {PIC}_1$ cases, of which the results are new. We complete the discussion of...   More >

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: The Artin-Tate pairing on the Brauer group of a surface

Seminar | October 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 784 Evans Hall

Tony Feng, Stanford

Department of Mathematics

There is a canonical pairing on the Brauer group of a surface over a ﬁnite ﬁeld, and an old conjecture of Tate predicts that this pairing is alternating. In this talk I will present a resolution to Tate’s conjecture. The key new ingredient is a circle of ideas originating in algebraic topology, centered around the Steenrod operations. The talk will advertise these new tools (while assuming...   More >

### MBTG Seminar: "How to hit HIV where it hurts"

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Arup Chakraborty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

College of Chemistry

### Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

### Using mobile technologies in the teaching and learning of mathematics

Colloquium | October 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 1215 Berkeley Way West

Nigel Calder, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Mobile technologies are everywhere in our lives. We use them to communicate, research, process, record experiences, and for entertainment. They influence the way we interact in the world, the way we live. We use them in work and play. How might they change the teaching and learning process? This presentation explores the ways that using mobile technologies have the potential to change teaching...   More >

### Seminar 271, Development: "Social Signaling in Childhood Immunization: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone"

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Anne Karing, UC Berkeley

Department of Economics

### SLAM: Teaching/Research at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution

Seminar | October 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Dr. Jane M. Liu, Pomona College

Jane M. Liu is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and member of the Molecular Biology Program at Pomona College, where she has been a faculty member since 2012. At Pomona, Jane’s research projects focus on regulatory RNAs in bacteria and mechanisms that contribute to the persistence of the bacterial pathogen that causes cholera disease. Her research has been funded by the NIH, the NSF and the...   More >