Friday, October 25, 2019
Workshop | October 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall
Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that details the processes for setting up a newly finalized sponsored award, including interpreting a Notice of Award, and processing a BFS budget upload. Learning Objectives: Interpret a Phoebe Award Summary and the related Terms & Conditions Summarize the information a PI needs to know about a new fund List the steps in setting up a fund for use ... More >
Conference/Symposium | October 24 – 25, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Dr. Gordon C. Rausser is the Robert Gordon Sproul Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in the College of Natural Resources. He is a preeminent agricultural and resource economist whose contributions in academia, government service, business, and public policy are exceptional for their impact around the world. His leadership at Berkeley, including his exemplary... More >
RSVP online by October 20.
Colloquium | October 25 | 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Friday October 25th, 9:15am-5:00pm and Saturday October 26th, 10:00am-1:30pm
Location: Friday in 3401 Dwinelle Hall and Saturday in 300 Wheeler Hall
Colloquium sponsored by the France Berkeley Fund. Featured speakers include Marie Laniel (Université de Picardie Jules Verne), Namwali Serpell (University of California, Berkeley), Claire Davison (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle), Anne... More >
Conference/Symposium | October 25 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
In a globalized international political economy, with increasing competition between the US, China and other large powers, medium and small powers must maneuver carefully.
This workshop will specifically focus on the security and economic dimensions of strategic competition including industrial policy, strategic trade, and the financial system. ..
Essig Museum of Entomology
Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.
Quantum Many-Body Seminar: Classical and quantum walks: analogies and differences and a bouquet of surprises.
Seminar | October 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Alberto Grunbaum, UC Berkeley
I will give an ab-initio description of "Quantum walks" comparing them to classical walks. Both similarities and differences will be stressed.
Seminar | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Naoki Yamanaka, University of California, Riverside
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Aborting America: Eschatology and the National Debt in Tea Party Republicanism: Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar
Seminar | October 25 | 12-2 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus
Melinda Cooper, Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney
This event requires registration. Readings will be emailed two weeks prior to the event. Register online by October 22.
Beginning with the rise of the Tea Party and extending into the Trump era, far-right Republicans have forced a series of debt-ceiling crises and government shutdowns over the alleged federal funding of abortion and birth control. Although perplexing from the point of... More >
Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar: Aborting America: Eschatology and the National Debt in Tea Party Republicanism
Seminar | October 25 | 12-2 p.m. | 650 Barrows Hall
Melinda Cooper, Associate Professor, Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Sydney
This seminar will look at the first arguments linking the national debt, deficit spending and abortion in the 1970s and concurrent efforts to undo federal funding of abortion and birth control for low-income women.
Readings will be emailed two weeks prior to event. Registration opens September 17. Register online by October 22.
Seminar | October 25 | 1-2 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Howard Kipen, MD, MPH, Rutgers School of Public Health
Dr. Howard Kipen will summarize health effects attributed to indoor air pollution and how indoor doses of some regulated outdoor pollutants (particularly PM) may exceed outdoor doses. The talk will then consider efficacy and effectiveness of indoor interventions to lower pollutant levels in the developed world. Finally, because elevated levels of indoor carbon dioxide are often a problem... More >
Workshop | October 25 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall
Rachael Samberg; Timothy Vollmer
This workshop will provide you with practical strategies and tips for promoting your scholarship, increasing your citations, and monitoring your success. Youll also learn how to understand metrics, use scholarly networking tools, evaluate journals and publishing options, and take advantage of funding opportunities for Open Access scholarship.
Seminar | October 25 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall
Bartolomeo Stellato, MIT Sloan School of Management, Operations Research Center
Abstract: We present a machine learning approach to predict the strategy behind the optimal solution of continuous and mixed-integer convex optimization problems. Using interpretable algorithms such as optimal classification trees we gain insights on the relationship between the problem data and the optimal solution. In this way, optimization is no longer a black-box and practitioners can... More >
Workshop | October 25 | 2-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
At 1pm the workshop will begin at the UC Faculty Club lawn where subsurface features are being mapped.
Registration Info: This workshop is open UC affiliated researchers, students, faculty, and staff.
Seminar | October 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Prof. Wenbin Lin, Univ. of Chicago, Chemistry and Radiation & Cellular Oncology
Liposomal nanoparticles have made important contributions to cancer therapy over the two past decades, but their limited tunability and stability hinder further progress in addressing unmet oncology needs. By harnessing the power of synthetic chemistry and nanotechnology, the Lin group has developed several novel classes of molecular nanomaterials, including nanoscale coordination polymers (NCPs)... More >
Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Constructing the Airy Sheet Using Brownian Last Passage Percolation
Seminar | October 25 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Milind Hegde, UC Berkeley
We will present the recent construction of the Airy sheet by Dauvergne, Ortmann, and Virag. In the first talk we will prove the novel extension of the RSK correspondence at the center of their approach, which relates last passage values in a Brownian environment to last passage values in the environment of the Airy line ensemble. Reference: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.00309.pdf
Workshop | October 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.
On 13 October, Tunisians voted in a runoff in the second presidential elections since nationwide protests forced Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to step down after his twenty-four-year rule. The two frontrunners, legal scholar Kais Saied and businessman Nabil Karoui, were both... More >
Colloquium | October 25 | 3 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room
The practice of composition is common to most creative and scholarly undertakings. Composition is where artistic or intellectual inspiration runs up against the everyday struggle of making. It comes from the Latin for "putting things together com-ponere. It involves questions of unity and linkage, of transition, of beginning, of ending. Many artists struggle (some famously) with the practice.... More >
Seminar | October 25 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Magdalena Svanström, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
In this talk, Professor Magdalena Svanström will share some insight from her work on using environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) and sustainability assessments to guide technology development. Over the years, many of her research activities have been focusing on wastewater and sludge management or biobased production.
Seminar | October 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
How might online spaces be reconfigured against harassment and abuse?
Seminar | October 25 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Ruzena Bajcsy, UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley's Ruzena Bajcsy will present Modeling Human Distraction in the Car Due to Acoustic Annoyances at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the ITS Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.
Seminar | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Small molecule activation often requires both protons and electrons. This includes chemical transformations key to sustainable energy and environment e.g. reduction of H+, O2, CO2 and N2. Similarly, mono-oxygenation of organic molecules using molecular oxygen, a process often described as the Holy grail of chemistry, requires protons and electrons. Erstwhile mechanistic investigations on... More >
Seminar | October 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Anya Michaelsen, UC Berkeley
The Bertini Theorems prove smoothness of the intersection of smooth varieties with generic hyperplanes when working in projective space over infinite fields. However, over a finite field, even the existence of such a hyperplane can fail. Using hypersurfaces instead of hyperplanes, we will state a modified Bertini Theorem for finite fields due to Poonen. We then give a brief intuition for the... More >
Workshop | October 25 | 6 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall
Big Ideas advisors will walk you through every element that is required in your 3-page pre-proposal application and any answer questions. The workshop will highlight the Landscape Analysis section of the pre-proposal, which is often cited as an area for improvement by Big Ideas judges.
Panel Discussion | October 25 | 7-8:15 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building
David Ackerly, Dean, College of Natural Resources
In todays world of rapidly warming temperatures and rising seas, Californias land stewards are working hard to protect the states renowned biodiversity, unique ecosystems, and natural landscapes. Three leading Bay Area scientists discuss their hopes for how science-based land stewardship can ensure a vibrant California for the decades ahead.