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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Metropolis in Ruins. Berlin's Interval of Time, 1943-1947: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

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

 Global Urban Humanities

"Metropolis in Ruins. Berlin's Interval of Time, 1943-1947"
Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann
Associate Professor of History
Tuesday, October 30, 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

With the modern metropolis emerges also the anticipation of urban ruination. However, what if the...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Peer Effects and Debt Accumulation: Evidence from Norwegian Household Data"

Presentation | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Magnus Gulbrandsen, Visiting Student Researcher / PhD Candidate

 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 25.

Positive Parenting (BEUHS332)

Workshop | October 30 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Erica Reischer, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Parent Coach

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Local psychologist, mom, and parent coach Dr. Erica Reischer leads this workshop for parents who want to learn proven parenting methods for shaping positive behavior and raising happy, secure and loving kids. More information about Dr. Reischer is available at www.DrEricaR.com.

Workshop topics include:
· The ABCs of positive parenting: Acceptance, Boundaries, Consistency
· 10 things great...   More >

  Register online

Medical Culture in Action: Ethnographic Insights from Two Studies of Surgical Culture Change

Colloquium | October 30 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West

 Daniel Dohan

 Public Health, School of

Integrating evidence-based best practices into everyday clinic culture is a longstanding challenge in healthcare improvement and health policy. I describe two projects to improve surgical care for frail older adults and examine how their implementation plays out at the micro-level of clinic culture. Frail older adults who undergo major surgery have high rates of complications, functional decline,...   More >

Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Design and Formatting (BETEC011): Betec011

Workshop | October 30 | 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 >

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar -"The Intertemporal Keynesian Cross"

Seminar | October 30 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ludwig Straub, Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics, Harvard University

 Department of Economics


Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Economic Data Engineering and Attention

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

 Andrew Caplin, NYU

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Bass-Serre Theory and PSL(2,Qp)

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


 Department of Mathematics

We will begin by filling in some details from last time, and describe the p-adic tree in more detail. We'll briefly discuss buildings, complexes of groups, and cubulated groups, which can be viewed as generalizations of Bass-Serre theory. It is a consequence of Bass-Serre theory that finitely generated groups which act discretely on a locally finite tree have a finite index subgroup which is a...   More >

Looking to the Past: Ontological (and Other) Encounters in the Andes

Presentation | October 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Dr. Catherine J. Allen, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at George Washington University

 Christine Hastorf

It is often said that “the past is present,” but to what extent is this true in a region like the Andes after centuries of invasion, upheaval, and cultural repression? Can a view from the present illuminate any aspects of the Andean past—and vice versa? In this lecture, Catherine Allen explores the ways in which ethnographic, ethnohistorical, and archaeological research in the Andes might inform...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Introduction to the mathematics of graphene

Seminar | October 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will consider the simplest model of graphene given by a hexagonal quantum graph and explain the appearance of the famous "Dirac points". All the relevant concepts, quantum graphs, density of states etc, will be explained from scratch. When the magnetic field is added interesting oscillations appear in physically observed quantities. Using semiclassical methods (with the strength of the...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Structure of operators on $L^p$ and $l^p$

Seminar | October 30 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 March Boedihardjo, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

I will present my recent results on operators on $L^p$ and $l^p$. These include (1) a characterization of the weak closure of ultrapowers of operators on $L^p$ and (2) $l^p$ versions of some results in the Brown-Douglas-Fillmore theory. Some applications will be shown: (1) ultrapowers of operators on $L^p$ have exactly 4 nontrivial invariant subspaces if the ultrafilter is selective (2) every...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Hilbert scheme of a pair of linear spaces and Mori dream spaces

Seminar | October 30 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Grassmannian is a smooth moduli space with very rich geometry that parameterizes simple varieties, namely linear spaces. One can study a "natural" generalization, the component of a Hilbert scheme that parameterizes a pair of linear spaces in $\mathbb P^n$. In this talk we will describe a powerful rigidity result that allows us to completely control degenerations in this component. We will...   More >

Harold S. Johnston Lecture in Physical Chemistry: Greenhouse gases and chemistry in cities

Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ron Cohen, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

The Race for Talent - A Forum on International Students in America

Panel Discussion | October 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Join us for our observations about the changing market for international graduate and undergraduate students, the impact of changing visa/immigration debates/policies, and the challenges international students face once they enroll in a US university.


Rahul Choudaha - Executive Vice President of Global Engagement, Research & Intelligence at StudyPortals and CSHE Research...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"How Does Competition Affect Innovation? Evidence from U.S. Antitrust Cases"

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

 Hyo Kang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Schottky Algorithms: Classical meets Tropical

Seminar | October 30 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Lynn Chua, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We present a new perspective on the Schottky problem that links numerical computing with tropical geometry. The task is to decide whether a symmetric matrix defines a Jacobian, and, if so, to compute the curve and its canonical embedding. We offer solutions and their implementations in genus four, both classically and tropically. The locus of cographic matroids arises from tropicalizing the...   More >