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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Collaborating Effectively in the Workplace

Course | December 5 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

To be successful in the rapidly changing workplace, staff must be able to collaborate with a variety of people within and outside the organization who have the skills, resources, and influence to tackle increasing complex challenges. Collaboration is a skill and a set of practices that are rarely taught in the workplace. In this course, staff will learn when and why to collaborate; ways to work...   More >

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Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Radiation fields for wave equations on asymptotically Minkowski spacetimes

Seminar | December 5 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Dean Baskin, Texas A&M University and MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

Abstract: Radiation fields are rescaled limits of solutions of wave equations near "null infinity" and capture the radiation pattern seen by a distant observer. They are intimately connected with the Fourier and Radon transforms and with scattering theory. In this talk, I will define and discuss radiation fields in a few contexts, with an emphasis on spacetimes that look flat near infinity. The...   More >

FULL: Botanical Illustration: Winter and Holiday Subjects

Workshop | December 5 – 6, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Chemistry in the Ultracold: Controlling Reactions with Quantum Statistics and Other Tricks

Seminar | December 5 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Luigi De Marco Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | December 5 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Dissertation Talk: Enhancing Performance of Analog Mixed Signal Circuits using Integrated Silicon-Photonics

Seminar | December 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Title: Enhancing Performance of Analog Mixed Signal Circuits using Integrated Silicon-Photonics
Speaker: Nandish Mehta, Dept of EECS, UC Berkeley
Advisors: Prof. Vladimir Stojanović

Date: 12/5/2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Location: Hughes Room, Cory 400

3-Manifold Seminar: Guts components of sutured decomposition and the Thurston Norm

Seminar | December 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Yue Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will try to give an introduction of Thurston norm, sutured decomposition. Furthermore we define the guts components of a homology class as the nontrivial parts in a sutured decomposition of the 3-manifold. I will show a statement that the guts do not depend on the selection of the facet surfaces and some examples in 3-manifolds which should satisfy our results. This is based on...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | December 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Federico Huneeus, Professor, Yale University

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Healthier Holiday Treats (BEUHS641)

Workshop | December 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Cookies, cakes, and candies, oh my! Stand out from the crowd with unique holiday treats this year. Colleagues, family and friends will appreciate your support while you can save money by making homemade gifts and desserts! Presentation, demonstration, recipes, and sample provided.

IB Seminar: Heating up Ocean Outbreaks from Seagrasses to Seastars

Seminar | December 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Drew Harvell, Cornell University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Data Science Showcase

Presentation | December 5 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Data Sciences

Join us for the Data Science Fall Showcase! The showcase will feature work from our Human Contexts and Ethics, Modules, and Discovery research projects on topics ranging from charter schools to the US Census to gender diversity.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | December 5 | 1-2 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.

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Workshop | December 5 | 1-4 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for *express* travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on the spot (please read below—"Do You Really Need a Travel Signature?").

Come to the I-House Great Hall during the following days and times for your Express Travel Signature:

Thursday, December 5th,...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Tom Buckley

Seminar | December 5 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Tom Buckley

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Tom Buckley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis, will present: "Scaling gas exchange from leaves to canopies." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Sodium channel dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders

Seminar | December 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Kevin Bender, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Multi-Scale Structure Control for Advanced Functional Materials

Seminar | December 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 6101 Etcheverry Hall

 Ozgur Keles, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, San Jose State University

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Economic growth demands better products; hence, better materials. Specifically, product space in energy, defense, aerospace, and automotive industries requires materials that are multi-functional, lightweight, reliable, and tough. In addition, environmental regulations require sustainability. Comprehensive optimization of these requirements is possible through multi-scale structure...   More >

Borderland Dreams: Korean Chinese Migrants' Bodies, Money, and Time

Colloquium | December 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

 June Hee Kwon, California State University, Sacramento

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This talk examines the remittance-driven everyday lives of Korean Chinese who move back and forth between Seoul, South Korea, and the Korean Chinese Autonomous Prefecture of Yanbian, China, an ethnic zone bordering North Korea.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "A Unifying Design-based Theory of Regression Adjustment"

Seminar | December 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Joel A. Middleton, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

CRG Thursday Forum Series: How I Write

Panel Discussion | December 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Christian Paiz; Carolyn Smith

 Rachel Lim

 Center for Race and Gender

Get inspired for end-of-the-term writing with reflections and advice from Christian Paiz, assistant professor of Ethnic Studies; Carolyn Smith, UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow; and Rachel Lim, graduate student in Ethnic Studies.

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In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West

Panel Discussion | December 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Chair, UC Berkeley Department of Political Science; Gillian Hart, Professor Emerita, UC Berkeley Department of Geography; Tianna Paschel, Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

 Social Science Matrix

Presented as part of Social Science Matrix "Authors Meet Critics" series, this panel discussion will feature Professor Wendy Brown's book "In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Anti-Democratic Politics in the West." Professor Brown will be joined by Gillian Hart, Professor Emerita of Geography, and and Tianna Paschel, Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies.

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Professor Wendy Brown

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Peeking into Lower and Higher Dimensions Using Designer Quantum Matter

Colloquium | December 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Hari Manoharan, Department of Physics, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

The laws of quantum mechanics allow for some strange and tantalizing behavior of electrons inside materials, but the most exotic of these phenomena have remained unobserved because they are out of reach in natural materials. I will explain experiments which target and reveal some of the most elusive behavior, by using special apparatus to assemble “designer” quantum materials one atom at a...   More >

Health Care Policy in East Asia: A World Scientific Reference Book Launch

Panel Discussion | December 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquium 1104

 Public Health, School of

Join us for a dynamic discussion and launch of an important new publication, Health Care Policy in East Asia: A World Scientific Reference, released under the editorial leadership of our own Professor Emeritus Teh-wei Hu.
Health Care Policy in East Asia is a four-volume publication designed to help health care professionals, academics, policymakers and general readers understand the background...   More >

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