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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

ITIN Drop-Off Event

Workshop | September 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Avoid a trip across campus. Attend this event to complete the ITIN application process with Berkeley International Office (BIO) and the Central Payroll Office. This event is for F-1 students who are not eligible for a Social Security Number and are receiving cash-in-hand awards from UC Berkeley.

Combinatorics reading seminar: Longest Increasing Subsequences and Oscillating Tableaux

Seminar | September 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jeremy, Meza

 Department of Mathematics

We will start with a quick primer on the RSK correspondence and Berele insertion. This will lead us into longest increasing subsequences of permutations and analogous statistics on oscillating tableaux. We will discuss computational methods, explicit formulas, and if time permits, asymptotics. This is meant to be an introductory talk to set ourselves up for future topics.


Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library


 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

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 >

Life course and emotional health of centenarians in Spain: findings from the Sevilla and Salamanca Centenarian Studies: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Juan Manuel García González, Professor, Sociology, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

BUCHANAN ENDOWED LECTURE: "Discovery and Engineering of Plant Chemistry for Plant and Human Health"

Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Elizabeth Sattely, Stanford University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Elizabeth Sattely is an Associate Professor and HHMI Investigator in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford and a Stanford ChEM-H Faculty Fellow. She also serves as an Honorary Adjunct Staff Scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Science. Dr. Sattely completed her graduate training at Boston College in organic chemistry and her postdoctoral studies in biochemistry at Harvard Medical...   More >

Building non-invasive, quantitative, and integrative physiological imaging for molecular medicine: Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Moriel Vandsburger, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley

 Bioengineering (BioE)

My primary research interest is in using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a platform technology for non-invasive and multiplexed molecular imaging in heart and kidney failure.

Of Rodents And Primates: Comparative Decision Making

Seminar | September 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Pam Reinagel, UC San Diego

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In rapid sensory decision-making, the time taken to choose and the accuracy of the choice are related in three distinct ways. First, it takes more time to assess noisy signals, so decisions about weak sensory stimuli are slower, as well as less accurate. Second, for any given stimulus strength, adopting an overall policy of higher stringency will make decisions slower, but more accurate. Third,...   More >

Teaching Your Own Class as an Undergraduate: the A to Z of Proposing a DeCal

Workshop | September 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 201A César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Interested in leading your own class and adding to Cal’s curriculum? This informational workshop covers the process of proposing your own DeCal, from identifying a faculty sponsor to getting your course approved. "RSVP at bit.ly/regis-igs."

Write like a Golden Bear: Strategies for Academic Writing Success

Workshop | September 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 201A César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

In this 1-hour workshop, you will learn about the expectations for writing at a top-tier research university and acquire the seven golden strategies to thriving as an academic writer at Cal. Whether you are a first semester student or graduating senior, you will gain the insight and know-how to take your writing to the next level.

Model Theory Seminar: n-dependent Groups and Fields

Seminar | September 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Nadja Hempel, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

1-dependent theories better known as NIP theories are the first class of the hierarchy of n-dependent structures. The random n-hypergraph is the canonical object which is n-dependent but not (n-1)-dependent. Thus the hierarchy is strict. But one might ask if there are any algebraic objects (groups, rings, fields) which are strictly n-dependent for every n? We will start by introducing the...   More >

Infants learn from meaningful structure in their communicative environments

Colloquium | September 4 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Casey Lew-Williams, Princeton University

 Department of Psychology

During natural communication, caregivers pitch statistics at infants, and infants figure out what to pay attention to across milliseconds and months. In doing so, they make progress in detecting and then running with meaningful, naturally variable structure in their environments. I will present recent studies examining how caregivers package language to infants, how infants process patterns in...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | September 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Functional inequalities of the Infinite swapping algorithm: theory and applications

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

 Wenpin Tang, Berkeley IEOR

 Department of Statistics

Sampling Gibbs measures at low temperature is a very important task but computationally very challenging. Numeric evidence suggest that the infinite-swapping algorithm (isa) is a promising method. The isa can be seen as an improvement of replica methods which are very popular. We rigorously analyze the ergodic properties of the isa in the low temperature regime deducing Eyring-Kramers formulas...   More >

Number Theory Learning Seminar: Introduction to arithmetic statistics of function fields via Hurwitz spaces

Seminar | September 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Melanie Matchett Wood, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will introduce the topic for this semester long learning seminar, including covering global fields, basic questions of arithmetic statistics (field counting, class group counting), the geometric side of function fields, moduli spaces, and organization of the seminar.

CBE Colloquium

Colloquium | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

Town Hall Meeting and OGSI Awards

EECS Colloquium: How We Will Connect To Our Networked Future in a Post-IoT World

Colloquium | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Joe Paradiso, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We have already witnessed profound and often unanticipated developments as IoT is built out and the world is mediated via a mainly graphic wireless device held at arms length. But what will happen once the world is precognitively interpreted by what we term ‘sensory prosthetics’ that change what and how humans physically perceive, a world where your own intelligence is split ever more seamlessly...   More >

Statistics over algorithms as a model of human learning: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Steve Piantadosi, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Human learning differs qualitatively from state of the art machine learning both in scale and power. People are able to discover much richer latent structures in data than are typically captured in statistical models. In particular, people seem able to discover algorithmically sophisticated representations, often real computational processes like computer programs. This ability can be seen in...   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Combining DNA Synthesis, Multiplexed Reporters, and Genome Engineering to better Understand Human Gene Regulation and Protein Function

Seminar | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Sriram Kosuri, Assistant Professor, UCLA

 Center for Computational Biology

Sri Kosuri is an alumnus of UC Berkeley (BS, Bioengineering '01; Go Bears) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA, with appointments in the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biology, UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, Molecular Biology Institute, Broad Stem Cell Center, and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Kosuri...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos: The critique of growth and environmental justice movements in the Global South: Is it really a natural alliance?

Colloquium | September 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos, Energy and Resources Group

 Energy and Resources Group

Activists and environmental defenders in the Global South promote transformations against dispossession in a variety of fields, from food to energy production. Ecological economic scholars argued in favour of an obvious alliance between environmental justice movements in the South and criticism of economic growth. Yet, collaborative research unveiled activists’ concerns about the plausibility of...   More >

Topology Seminar: Lattice point counting and saddle connections

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

 Claire Burrin, Rutgers University

 Department of Mathematics

Various questions concerning translation surfaces depend on counting saddle connections. For a certain class of translation surfaces, this reduces to the more general, yet more tractable problem of counting points in discrete orbits for the linear action of a lattice of SL(2,R) on the Euclidean plane. This can be done effectively, using either methods from ergodic theory or from number theory. We...   More >

Central American Migrations and the U.S. Border

Panel Discussion | September 4 | 5-6:45 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

Professor Denise Dresser, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Rosemary Joyce, Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Karen Musalo, Professor, Gender & Refugee Studies, UC Hastings

Elizabeth Oglesby, Professor, Geography, University of Arizona, Tucson

Paula Worby, Ph.D, Public Health Researcher, Hesperian Health Guides

 Center for Latin American Studies

The U.S. Border Patrol detains a migrant family. (Photo by Barry Bahler/U.S. Customs and Border Protection.)

Native California Cuisine in Archaeology and Contemporary Culture: An exploration of the local Native cuisine of the San Francisco Bay Area

Panel Discussion | September 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion

 1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Rob Cuthrell, Independent Researcher and Director of Archaeological Resource Management, Amah Mutsun Land Trust; Vincent Medina, Cafe Ohlone by mak-'amham

 Archaeological Research Facility, Bade Museum

Join us in exploring the local Native cuisine and flavors of the Bay Area through a discussion and tasting of some of the many foods that Native people of the San Francisco Bay Area have eaten for thousands of years.


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