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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Humans Read in Tooth and Claw

Seminar | August 13 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, ON-AIR ONLY, Radio broadcast, 90.7 FM

 Marianne Brasil, Department of Integrative Biology; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Marianne Brasil from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Marianne is a PhD candidate whose research focuses on the evolution of human beings.

Marianne in the field

BPM 202 Communicating with Impact

Workshop | August 13 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers fundamental tools and techniques to communicate effectively with your team, colleagues, manager, and other across the organization.

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August Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | August 13 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Microsoft Excel Scenario Analysis

Course | August 13 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of analyzing data scenarios using Microsoft Excel calculations and feature sets. Emphasis is placed on detection of cell and range equivalencies and anomalies. Learning Objectives * Create formulas and functions to validate equal cell values or detect discrepancies. * Generate Sparklines to graphically render variations in data sets. * Create conditional functions...   More >

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Special Seminar: Fibring of manifolds and groups

Seminar | August 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Dawid Kielak, University of Bielefeld

 Department of Mathematics

A central question in 3-manifold topology was the Virtual Fibring Conjecture of Thurston, which states that every closed hyperbolic $3$-manifold virtually fibres over the circle. We will discuss Ian Agol's proof of the conjecture, and investigate how one can prove similar statements in the realm of group theory.

Special Seminar: Property (T) for $Aut(F_n)$

Seminar | August 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Dawid Kielak, University of Bielefeld

 Department of Mathematics

We will look into an inductive approach to establishing Kazhdan's property (T) for $SL_n({\mathbb Z})$ and $Aut(F_n)$, and see how one can use computer calculations to cover the base case of the induction.