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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

MEng Class of 2020 Orientation

Orientation | August 13 | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

The UC Berkeley Master of Engineering Class of 2020 will gather for their orientation to kick off their Fall bootcamp and academic year.

 Only open to Berkeley MEng Class of 2020.

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.

  Register online

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


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

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.

Yogendra Yadav | Politics after Modi: Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony

Lecture | August 13 | 12-2 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Yogendra Yadav, Indian politician, psephologist and academic

 Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Graduate School at the Department of Economics

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Master of Development Practice, Institute of International Studies

A talk by Yogendra Yadav, Indian politician, activist and well known election analyst.

Designated Subjects Adult Education and Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials Online Information Session

Information Session | August 13 | 12:15-12:45 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how to succeed in a career teaching adults with diverse needs. Our classroom-based professional programs enable you to teach in adult education or career technical education, with or without a California Designated Subjects teaching credential.

  Register online

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

FULL: Intoxicating Plants Tour

Tour/Open House | August 13 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a leisurely stroll through the Garden to learn about the plants people have used to heal pain, cause pain, bring about pleasure, celebrate the sacred, and symbolize faith. Cultures from around the world will be represented.

Free with Garden admission, no pre-registration required.

Free with Garden Admission

 THIS CLASS IS FULL. Register online

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.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Dinosaurs in Motion

Exhibit - Sculpture | July 22 – September 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Dinosaurs in Motion is an amazing blend of science, art, and innovation using 14 magnificent, fully interactive, anatomically inspired, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures to engage and educate like never before!