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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Structural Transparency and Open-Air Genetics

Seminar | October 23 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Aaron Pomerantz, PhD candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Andrew Saintsing, PhD student, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Aaron Pomerantz from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Aaron is a PhD candidate whose research is focused on color in the wings of butterflies and moths.

Aaron Pomerantz sequencing DNA in the rain forest

Representation theory seminar: Skein relations for diagrammatic categories.

Seminar | October 23 | 10-11 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Rina Anno, Kansas State University

 Department of Mathematics

In the category of tangles objects are even natural numbers and morphisms between n and m are (n,m)-tangles up to isotopy. Weak triangulated represenations of this category are usually constructed in terms of generators and relations: we associate a functor to each tangle generator (a "cup", a "cap", or a "crossing"), and prove that certain compositions of these functors are isomorphic. It turns...   More >

Merck-Banyu Lecture: Chemistry Empowered by Unique Heterocycles

Seminar | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Naoya Kumagai, Institute of Microbial Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Identification of new molecular entities opens a new avenue in chemistry on a broad basis. This talk introduces the development of unique heterocyclic compounds and architectures that are responsible for specific functions in catalysis and peculiar properties as materials.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Proliferation of Anomalies and Zoo of Factors – What does the Hansen–Jagannathan Distance Tell Us?

Seminar | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Xiang Zhang, SWUFE

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Recent research finds that prominent asset pricing models have mixed success in evaluating the cross-section of anomalies, which highlights proliferation of anomalies and zoo of factors. In this paper, I investigate that how is the relative pricing performance of these models to explain anomalies, when comparing their misspecification errors– the Hansen–Jagannathan (HJ) distance measure. I find...   More >

"My Bad Attitude Toward the Pastoral": The Country and the City in the Poetry of C.S. Giscombe: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

Colloquium | October 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

"My Bad Attitude Toward the Pastoral": The Country and the City in the Poetry of C.S. Giscombe"
Chiyuma Elliott
Assistant Professor of Afircan American Studies
Tuesday, October 23, 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

In C. S. Giscombe’s 1994 book-length poem Here, the...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "The Missing Profits of Nations"

Presentation | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Gabriel Zucman, 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.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by October 18.

Back Talk: Less Stress on Your Back (BEUHS404)

Workshop | October 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work


Learn new ways of performing daily activities with less stress to your back. Practice some useful stretching and strengthening exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.

  Register online

Is a Habitable Planet a Human Right? Juliana v. United States: A discussion with Kelly Matheson, Jordan Diamond, Sharon Duggan et al

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Kelly Matheson, WITNESS; Sharon Duggan, Our Children's Trust; Tamara Morgenthau, International Human Rights Law Clinic; Ted Lamm, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

 Jordan Diamond, Center for Law, Energy and the Environment

 Human Rights Center, Center for Law, Energy, & the Environment, Human Rights Law Students Association

Can litigation and advocacy protect the vulnerable peoples of the world where democracy and politics have failed?

  RSVP online

Connecting for Your Career: Networking Basics for Ph.D. Scientists

Workshop | October 23 | 1-2:15 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Rosanne Lurie, QB3-Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Sometimes the word “networking” seems loaded – this workshop, led by Rosanne Lurie, Director, QB3-Berkeley Graduate and Postdoc Career Development will help you get around the myths and fears, and learn the real value of connecting with others. Identify ways that networking can help you in career exploration, career planning, and your job search. We will discuss techniques for talking clearly...   More >

Indivisible Tohono: Resisting the US-Mexico Border and Militarization on Tohono O’odham Land Through Education and Civic Engagement

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 April Ignacio, Indivisible Tohono O'odham; Gabriella Cazares-Kelly, Indivisible Tohono O'odham; Annamarie Stevens, Indivisible Tohono O'odham

 Fantasia Painter, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, Native/Immigrant/Refugee Crossings Research Initiative

Indivisible Tohono is a grassroots organization working on issues that affect the Tohono O'odham Nation and those that affect the Natives within the state of Arizona and federally. Tohono O’odham is a federally recognized tribe split by the US-Mexico border in what is today southern Arizona, and it has become well known for its recent refusal to allow Trump’s Wall on Tohono O’odham land. This...   More >

Copyright and Your Dissertation

Workshop | October 23 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall


This workshop will provide you with a practical workflow for navigating copyright questions and legal considerations for your dissertation or thesis. Whether you’re just starting to write or you’re getting ready to file, you can use this workflow to figure out what you can use, what rights you have, and what it means to share your dissertation online.

  RSVP online

Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Design and Formatting (BETEC011): Betec011

Workshop | October 23 | 1-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Kathleen Valerio

 Human Resources

Spreadsheet Basics: Learn how to navigate in and across spreadsheets. Use AutoFill to build spreadsheets and link them into quarterly reports with basic equations in Microsoft Excel.

Learning objectives:

* Insert and format data.
* Use AutoFill.
* Insert/delete hide and unhide rows and columns.
* Name, move, add and delete worksheets.
* Apply filters and sorts.
* Export files to Excel...   More >

Symplectic Working Group: Shapes of symplectic manifolds

Seminar | October 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Dmitry Tonkonog, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

3-Manifold Seminar: Tait colorings and foams

Seminar | October 23 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall


 Department of Mathematics

We'll discuss Kronheimer-Mrowka's deformed instanton homology of spatial webs $J^\sharp (K;\Gamma )$. For planar webs $K$, we show that $J^\sharp (K;\Gamma ')$ is spanned by foams, where $\Gamma '$ is an appropriate coefficient system.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Almost conservation laws and low regularity well-posedness for nonlinear Schrodinger equations

Seminar | October 23 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 James Rowan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

For energy-subcritical nonlinear Schrodinger equations, the law of conservation of energy can be used to extend the local well-posedness theory for solutions with initial data in $H_x^1$ to a global well-posedness theory in $H_x^1$. If we want a global well-posedness theory in a Sobolev space $H_x^s$ for $0 < s < 1$, the energy may be infinite, and thus conservation of energy is unavailable....   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Moment Varieties of Measures on Polytopes

Seminar | October 23 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, MPI MIS, Leipzig

 Department of Mathematics

The uniform probability measure on a convex polytope induces piecewise polynomial densities on the projections of that polytope. For a fixed combinatorial type of simplicial polytopes, the moments of these measures are rational functions in the vertex coordinates. We study projective varieties that are parametrized by finite collections of such rational functions. Our focus lies on determining...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: On convolutions and transforms in operator valued free probability

Seminar | October 23 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Weihua Liu, Indiana University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will introduce a class of independence relations which include free, Boolean and monotone independence in operator valued probability. I will briefly review some analytic properties of operator-valued free, Boolean and monotone convolutions. After that, I will show some analytic properties of two other important convolutions which are called orthogonal convolution and s-free...   More >

From Cal to Google to LBNL: Becoming an Atomic Architect

Seminar | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Tess Smidt, LBNL

 Computational Materials at Berkeley

Charting Your Course: Planning Your Years at Cal and Beyond: L&S Workshop Series Shoot for the Stars

Workshop | October 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop focused on planning your college career--including study abroad and internships--to prepare for life after graduation.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Tensor-Multinomial Sums of Ideals and Applications

Seminar | October 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Robert Walker, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

Given a polynomial ring $C$ over a field and proper ideals $I$ and $J$ whose generating sets involve disjoint variables, we determine how to embed the associated primes of each power of $I+J$ into a collection of primes described in terms of the associated primes of select powers of $I$ and of $J$. We discuss applications to constructing primary decompositions for powers of $I+J$, and to...   More >

We the People: Raising Our Voices: with Erwin Chemerinsky and Jeffrey Edleson

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 7 p.m. |  JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch

 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA, CA 94709

 Jeffrey Edleson, Dean, School of Social Welfare; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Boalt Law School

 Social Welfare, School of

An intimate discussion with Erwin Chemerinsky (dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law) and Jeffrey Edleson (dean and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare)
The foremost authority of the first amendment and free speech (Chemerinsky) and a leading expert on domestic abuse (Edleson) discuss the rights and privileges of our voices—how...   More >

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