# Academic

## Wednesday, August 28, 2019

### Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | August 28 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

### Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | August 28 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

### NOW Conference (Next Opportunity at Work) Highlight

Workshop | August 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

You have goals for your job, but how about your career? Being ready for your next career move means preparing early. In this workshop, you’ll begin to frame a goal and a plan to build and sustain momentum.

### Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "CRISPR-guided insights into the physiology and evolution of methanogenic archaea"

Seminar | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

Dipti Nayak, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dipti Nayak, Ph.D. is a new assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. Their research falls at the intersection of microbial physiology and evolution. They received a Ph.D. at Harvard University in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and a Masters from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford.

### No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >

### How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | August 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ... More >

### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): End invariants of infinite volume hyperbolic 3-manifolds

Seminar | August 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

James Farre, Yale University

I will discuss the structure of the ends of tame hyperbolic 3-manifolds and define the end invariants associated to a hyperbolic structure. I will then state Thurston’s Ending Lamination Conjecture, now a theorem of Minsky and Brock-Canary-Minsky. I will model the geometry of a thick degenerate 3-manifold on a certain metric bundle over a Teichmüller geodesic and hint at connections with the... More >

### Learning from Sparse Data

Seminar | August 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

Ramya Korlakai Vinayak, UW Seattle

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In many scientific domains, the number of individuals in the population under study is often very large, however the number of observations available per individual is often very limited (sparse). Limited observations prohibit accurate estimation of parameters of interest for any given individual. In this sparse data regime, the key question is, how accurately can we estimate the distribution of... More >

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: RTG Seminar

Seminar | August 28 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

David Zureick-Brown, Emory

### Compositions of some random integral mappings (and a conjecture)

Seminar | August 28 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Zbigniew J. Jurek, University of Wroclaw

In the 1980's, the Lévy class L of self-decomposable distributions was characterized as distributions of some special random integrals.

That led to more general theory applied to other classes of distributions. Random integral mappings (some type of functionals of Lévy processes) are continuous homomorphisms between

convolution sub-semigroups of ID (the semigroup of all infinitely... More >

### Topology Seminar: Infinite volume and bounded cohomology

Seminar | August 28 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

James Farre, Yale University

In this talk, I will define bounded cohomology of groups with an emphasis on examples coming from computing the volumes of locally geodesic simplices in hyperbolic manifolds. We will see that the volume class associated to a hyperbolic structure identifies its geometrically infinite end invariants or those of the covering spaces associated to virtual fibers. We will also study the behavior of... More >