<< Tuesday, November 26, 2019 >>

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | November 26 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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.

  Register online

BPM 201 Employee Engagement

Workshop | November 26 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers an overview of employee engagement, new employee onboarding, the use of ongoing assessments of engagement, creation of an engagement action plan, and communicating the engagement strategy.

  Register online

Being Communist, Being Other - Seminar

Seminar | November 26 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Etienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair Professor at the Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University and Visiting Professor, Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University

 The Program in Critical Theory

Advance registration for the seminar is required. To register, please contact info.ictconsortium@berkeley.edu.

Etienne Balibar, in discussion with Zeynep Gambetti (Boğazici University, Turkey) and Jacques Lezra (UC Riverside).

Balibar will reflect on his relationship to reading Marx, starting with Reading Capital, his early work co-written with Louis Althusser. He will seek to...   More >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | November 26 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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.

  Register online

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - NO MEETING

Presentation | November 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Clausen Center

Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Seminar 237, Macro: No Seminar

Seminar | November 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

Hai Wang — Multi-Objective Online Ride-Matching

Seminar | November 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Hai Wang, Carnegie Mellon University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: We propose a general framework to study the on-demand shared ride-sourcing transportation systems, and focus on the multi-objective matching between demand and supply. The platforms match passengers and drivers in real time without observing future information, considering multiple objectives such as pick-up time, platform revenue, and service quality. We develop an efficient online...   More >

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Small data global regularity for simplified 3-D Ericksen-Leslie’s compressible hyperbolic liquid crystal model

Seminar | November 26 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jiaxi Huang, USTC

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we will consider the Ericksen-Leslie's hyperbolic system for compressible liquid crystal model in three spatial dimensions. Global regularity for small and smooth initial data near equilibrium is proved for the case that the system is a nonlinear coupling of compressible Navier-Stokes equations with wave map to $\mathbb { S }^2$. Our argument is a combination of vector field method...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Finding local summands

Seminar | November 26 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The theory of basic elements developed by Eisenbud-Evans is concerned with finding local free summands of a module. A modification of the arguments by Bruns allows one to find local free summands up to a given codimension (or depth). In this expository talk, we discuss this problem in the graded case, where the degrees of the free local summands give extra structure not present in the affine...   More >

Effect of surfaces and osmolytes in modulating peptide assembly

Seminar | November 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Joan-Emma Shea, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Santa Barbara

 College of Chemistry

Intrinsically disordered peptides are a special class of proteins that do not fold to a unique three-dimensional shape. These proteins play important roles in the cell, from signaling to serving as structural scaffolds. Under pathological conditions, these proteins are capable of self-assembling into structures that are toxic to the cell, and a number of neurodegenerative diseases, such as...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Moduli Spaces of Toric Vector Bundles

Seminar | November 26 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Lauren Heller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss Klyachko's classification of toric vector bundles with given equivariant Chern class, as well as the application of this classification to the construction of moduli spaces, as described by Sam Payne. As an example, I will illustrate the possibilities for rank 2 vector bundles on $\mathbb P^1 \times \mathbb P^1$.