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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

BPM DiSC Assessment

Workshop | April 30 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Colin Gerker; Angela Stopper

 Human Resources

The content covers the DiSC® model, providing a common language for people to use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviors with others. DiSC® is a non-judgmental tool used for discussion of people's behavioral differences.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Implication of Information Network in Market Quality and Market Reaction to Public Announcements

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

 Speakers: Senyang Zhao, SWUFE

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

This research studies the role of information network in market quality and market reaction to public announcements. We propose in this article a three-period rational noisy expected equilibrium model by taking both public and private information into account with an embedded information network structure among market traders. Closed form expressions for market reaction and market quality are...   More >

Mass Accommodation at Liquid-Vapor Interfaces and Collapsing Vapor Cavities

Seminar | April 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Pawel Keblinski, Department Head, Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: The relationships expressing the rate of evaporation and condensation at the liquid vapor interface, in terms of local interfacial thermodynamics properties and the mass accommodation coefficient (MAC), is a subject of significant discussion for over a century since the pioneering work of Hertz and Knudsen. In this context, using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of fluid argon and...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Pockets of Predictability"

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

 Leland Farmer, Professor of Economics, University of Virginia Department of Economics

 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 April 26.

Going Live: Preparing for Interviews in the Business, Government, and Nonprofit Sectors (presented by Career Center staff)

Workshop | April 30 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Interactive career labs will start with 15-20 minutes topic overview and discussion, then participants will have the opportunity to work on their own materials in peer-to-peer pairs, with career advisor assistance. Career Lab group size is capped at 20 participants, so please sign up early to ensure a spot! You are encouraged to bring printed copies of your materials and/or your laptop....   More >

BSAC Technology Seminar - Biosensor Strategies for Predicting Bladder Volume

Seminar | April 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Eric A. Kurzrock, M.D., Director, Urologic Stem Cell Laboratory, UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Millions suffer from spinal cord problems and many have bladder dysfunction. We aim to build a non-invasive device utilizing LEDs to infer bladder expansion to minimize patient inconvenience. Clinical problems will be presented and potential solutions will be discussed.

  RSVP online by April 29.

Microsoft Visio Fundamentals: Betec014

Workshop | April 30 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which Microsoft Visio diagrams are developed using Stencils, Shapes, Connectors, and through the incorporation of design tools and visual aids. Emphasis is placed on common diagram types and object organization using multi-page and multi-layer design layouts.

Learning Objectives
* Understand diagramming concepts and the relationships between Drawings,...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Expectations-Based Loss Aversion May Help Explain Seemingly Dominated Choices in Strategy-Proof Mechanisms

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

 Ori Heffetz, Cornell University & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Optimal Policy with General Signal Extraction"

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

 Albert Marcet, Professor of Macroeconomics, University College London

 Department of Economics

We study optimal policy when the planner has partial information in a general setup where observed signals are endogenous to policy. In this context, signal extraction and policy have to be determined jointly. We derive a general non-standard first order condition of optimality from first principles and we use it to find numerical solutions. This first order condition allows us to identify...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

CITRIS Tech for Social Good Showcase 2019

Presentation | April 30 | 2-4 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The CITRIS Tech for Social Good Program at UC Berkeley supports student-led learning and technology development to support healthy, sustainable, connected, and equitable livelihoods in the United States and abroad.

The Tech for Social Good Showcase will highlight student-led projects funded during the 2018-2019 academic year that apply tech and data for social good.

Projects featured will...   More >

Parks as Places of Belonging, Access and Change

Colloquium | April 30 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Duster Room, ISSI

 2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Self-adjoint extensions of Laplace operators on singular geometry

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

 Xuwen Zhu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Spectral geometry aims at understanding how geometry influences the spectrum of geometrically related operators such as the Laplace operator. I will first talk about Von Neumann theory on classification of self-adjoint extensions of symmetric operators, and in particular focus on the Laplace operator on metrics with conical singularities. Then I will give a survey on how geometry (e.g. curvature...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Reshetikhin-Turaev TQFTs and a Spin TQFT related to the Ising Category

Seminar | April 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Around 1990, Reshetikhin and Turaev discovered a family of 3d TQFTs whose relation to the rest of 3-manifold topology is still poorly understood. The biggest obstruction to relating these TQFTs to the rest of the 3-manifold world is that their original construction is almost entirely algebraic. For closed manifolds, Kirby and Melvin managed to relate one of these TQFTs to some classical...   More >

George Pimentel Lecture: Electric Fields and Enzyme Catalysis

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

 Steven Boxer, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

We have developed the vibrational Stark effect to probe electrostatics and dynamics in organized systems, in particular in proteins where vibrational probes can report on functionally important electric fields. The strategy involves deploying site-specific vibrational probes whose sensitivity to an electric field is measured in a calibrated external electric field. Once calibrated, these probes,...   More >

Process Chemistry Approach to the Total Synthesis of BMS-813160

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Michael Fenster, Bristol-Myers Squibb

 College of Chemistry

BMS-813160 is being investigated by Bristol-Myers Squibb as a combination therapy for colorectal and pancreatic cancer. In order to evaluate the clinical efficacy, a safe, robust, scalable, and cost-effective total synthesis was needed. The talk will focus on how process chemists enabled the production of multi-kg of BMS-813160 by route invention, process invention, and process characterization....   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Vertex operators realizations of families of symmetric functions

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Natalia Rojkovskaia, Kansas State University

 Department of Mathematics

The algebra of charged free fermions participates in the construction of classical boson-fermion correspondence and provides vertex operator realization of Schur symmetric functions. We will show how vertex operator realizations of several other famous families of symmetric functions (Hall-Littlewood polynomials, shifted Schur functions, multiparameter Schur Q-functions) can be obtained by simple...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Market Power and Income Taxation"

Seminar | April 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School

 Department of Economics