<< September 2017 >>

Friday, September 1, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

German 204- Fall 2017: Compact Seminar

Course | September 1 – 29, 2017 every Friday | 282 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

Prof. Dr. Ortrud Gutjahr (Universität Hamburg)

Aufklärungstheater: Lessings Dramen und Hamburgische Dramaturgie

Gotthold Ephraim Lessings Schauspiel Nathan der Weise (1779) gilt als das deutschsprachige Drama der Aufklärung schlechthin. Und dies nicht nur, weil es bis heute das am häufigsten auf der Bühne inszenierte Stück der Epoche ist, sondern auch, weil es mit seinen szenischen...   More >

Global Urban Humanities Info Sessions

Presentation | September 1 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 305, North Tower

 Global Urban Humanities

The interdisciplinary Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) studies global cities by bringing together scholars, artists and designers from the arts and humanities, architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning.

Learn about the nuts and bolts of our new certificates in Global Urban Humanities for undergraduates and graduate students, new courses, fellowship opportunities, and...   More >

  RSVP by calling Tina Novero at 510-664-4077, or by emailing Tina Novero at globalurbanhumanities@berkeley.edu by September 1.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | September 1 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Self-Organization of Nanoparticles: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Nicholas Kotov, Univ. of Michigan, Chemical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) have the ability to self-organize into a variety of structures. Analysis of experimental data for different types of NPs indicates a general trend of self-assembly under a wider range of conditions and having broader structural variability than self-assembling units from organic matter.

Remarkably, the internal organization of self-assembled NP systems rivals in...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Geomety of Polymers in Last Passage Percolation Under Various Constraints

Seminar | September 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Shirshendu Ganguly, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Motivated by extremal isoperimetric problems in percolation, I shall describe a model which puts a global curvature constraint on the standard Last passage percolation model and studies the longest increasing path from $(0, 0)$ to $(n, n)$ trapping atypically large area. As is typical in these models, the first order behaviour of this random contour is determined by a variational problem which we...   More >

MENA Salon: The Qatar-Saudi Rupture

Workshop | September 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

This MENA salon will discuss the recent diplomatic crisis with the tiny peninsular nation of Qatar, which quickly led to a geopolitical rupture. Recommended reading available here: http://cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon/

The Fast and the Furious: Cooperative C−H, C−S, C-C, and C−O Bond Activation by Nickel

Seminar | September 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Samuel Johnson, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Windsor

 College of Chemistry

Nickel complexes are often less adept at the activation and functionalization of unreactive bonds than second and third row transition metals. In contrast, the ability of Ni metal surface sites to readily activate C-H and C-C under ambient conditions has found use in high temperature catalytic reactions that involve skeletal rearrangements of C-H, C-C and C-O bonds. Cooperativity amongst adjacent...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Approximation schemes for mean curvature motion

Seminar | September 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Organizational meeting

Seminar | September 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Martin Olsson, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the schedule of talks for the semester.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Seminar 231, Public Finance: HOLIDAY

Seminar | September 4 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Alternative Cell Death Pathways in Antiviral Host Defense

Seminar | September 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Edward Mocarski, Emory University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Translating the Precision Electrophile Signaling Code

Seminar | September 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Yimon Aye, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Precisely timed and spatially regulated electrophilic chemical signals are the essence of biochemical redox signaling. However, defining the precise biological impacts of localized signals that engage with specific protein targets under physiologic conditions has proven to be highly challenging. This talk presents a unique set of proximity-directed chemical tools that enables interrogation into...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Sparse Low Rank Dictionary Learning

Seminar | September 5 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Robert Anderson, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

Sparse Dictionary Learning (SDL) can be used to extract narrow factors driving stock returns from a stock returns matrix, provided the returns are generated by sparse factors alone.  We describe progress on a variant called Sparse Low Rank Dictionary Learning (SLRDL), designed to simultaneously extract broad and narrow factors for the returns matrix, when the returns are generated by both types...   More >

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.

The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: The Forgotten History of America's Dutch-Owned Slaves

Colloquium | September 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jeroen Dewulf, Associate Professor and Director, Department of German; Institute of European Studies; Dutch Studies Program

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

The Role of Supply and Demand in Efficient Health Care Delivery: Evidence From Utah

Colloquium | September 5 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Ben Handel, PhD, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Economics

 Public Health, School of

The project studies the implications of several distinct approaches to managing consumer health care using an all-payer claims data base from the state of Utah. We use forced switches where consumers must join one insurance model or the other to identify effects on cost and health. We study (i) consumers who join Select Health, which manages care through its health care partner intermountain as...   More >

The Role of Supply and Demand in Efficient Health Care Delivery: Evidence From Utah

Colloquium | September 5 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Ben Handel, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Economics

 Public Health, School of

This project studies the implications of several distinct approaches to managing consumer health care using an all-payer claims data base from the state of Utah. We use forced switches where consumers must join one insurance model or the other to identify effects on cost and health. We study (i) consumers who join Select Health, which manages care through its health care partner intermountain as...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Multi-fidelity surrogate-based parameter estimation

Seminar | September 5 | 2-3 p.m. | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 50A-5132

 Stephen Roberts, Australian National University

 Department of Mathematics



3-Manifold Seminar: Algorithmic homeomorphism of 3-manifolds as a corollary of geometrization

Seminar | September 5 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll discuss algorithms to implement the homeomorphism problem for 3-manifolds, and Kuperberg's recent proof that there is an elementary recursive algorithm.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Auslander-Reiten duality for commutative rings: a survey of some recent developments

Seminar | September 5 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Hailong Dao, University of Kansas

 Department of Mathematics

Let R be a local Gorenstein ring with an isolated singularity. The Auslander-Reiten duality is a duality between certain Ext-groups of (M,N) where M,N are maximal Cohen-Macaulay modules over R. In this talk I will describe this duality and give an elementary proof. Then I will discuss possible extensions and the connection to the Kapustin-Li formula for matrix factorizations (when the ring is a...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 TBD, TBD

 Department of Economics

Efficient Research Data Practices: Planning to Publishing

Workshop | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110 MD

 Anna Sackmann, Library and Research Data Management

 Library

Attendees will learn about data management best practices throughout the research lifecycle. The workshop will cover the most crucial components of how to tackle writing a data management plan; how to best achieve transparency and reproducibility for the long-term through metadata and documentation; and how to approach publishing and archiving data for later discoverability and use.

  Registration opens August 29. Register online or by calling 510-642-9478 by September 5.

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Geo4Dev: Geospatial Analysis for International Development Symposium and Workshop

Conference/Symposium | September 6 – 7, 2017 every day | B100 Blum Hall

 Solomon Hsiang, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley; Joe Mascaro, Director of Academic Programs, Planet (formerly Planet Labs); Marshall Burke, Assistant Professor, Stanford University; Jennifer Burney, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego; Gordon Hanson, Acting Dean, UC San Diego; Ariel BenYishay, Chief Economist, AidData; Carrie Stokes, Executive Director, USAID GeoCenter

 Center of Evaluation for Global Action

Geo4Dev is a 2-day symposium and workshop on September 6-7, 2017 focused on the application of remote sensing and geospatial analysis to address issues of poverty, sustainable development, urbanization, climate change and economic growth in developing countries. The event aims to expand the reach of remote sensing to faculty, graduate students, implementers, donors, and tech companies involved in...   More >

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Engagement Skills - 1st Year Students Only

Workshop | September 6 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Library

 Carol Rhodes

 University of California

EECS Career Fair

Career Fair | September 6 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, RSF Field House Gym

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Co-Sponsored by the Career Center, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), and the Department of Electrical Engineering & Compute Sciences. If you're an EECS or CS student or have skills suitable to technical and computer science related positions, this is the fair for you!

Companies will be there to talk about full-time jobs and summer internships!

Be sure to bring your UC Berkeley Student ID and many copies...   More >

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Tali Hammond "Heterogeneous responses to environmental change: contrasting behavior and physiology in two California chipmunks"

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell Miller Library

 Tali Hammond

 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 >

A Capacity Scaling Law for Artificial Neural Networks

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Gerald Friedland, UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In this talk, we derive the calculation of two critical numbers that quantify the capabilities of artificial neural networks with gating functions, such as sign, sigmoid, or rectified linear units. First, we derive the calculation of the upper limit Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension of a network with binary output layer, which is the theoretical limit for perfect fitting of the training data. Second,...   More >

Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable

Colloquium | September 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Gabrielle Goldstein, UC Berkeley Health Policy; Jonathan Holmes, UC Berkeley Economics; Kimberly Richards, UC Berkeley Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Join Canadian Studies for lunch and learn about research conducted in Canada by Berkeley graduate students:

Gabrielle Goldstein
Health Policy

Jonathan Holmes
Economics

Kimberly Richards
Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

Buffet lunch at 12 noon followed by lecture at approximately 12:20.
Free Event | Open To Everyone

Part of the Canadian Studies Colloquium Series

“Profiling Cells Inside and Out Using Nanostructured Materials”

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Shana Kelley, University of Toronto

 Bioengineering (BioE)

290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Our group uses aspects of biophysical and materials chemistry to create new systems that permit biomolecular analytes and rare cells to be tracked and profiled. Nanomaterials play a central role in these efforts, as the unique properties of materials engineered at the nanoscale allow previously unreachable levels of sensitivity and specificity to be realized.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Regulation of Chromatin Replication by Histone Variants"

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Yannick Jacob, Yale University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

We study epigenetics using plants as model systems. Our goals are to understand how the epigenome contributes to basic cellular mechanisms like DNA replication and gene silencing, and also complex processes like developmental transitions, trans-generational inheritance and aging. We are also interested in exploring how the epigenome can be modulated to improve current genome engineering...   More >

Yannick Jacob

Wikipedia in the Classroom

Workshop | September 6 | 12-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, The Academic Innovation Studio/127D

 Samantha Weald, The Wiki Education Foundation

 American Cultures

Are you interested in learning how to create Wikipedia as classroom assignments? The AC Center and the Wiki Education Foundation Educators invite you to join us as we discuss how to build Wikipedia assignments into your courses and discover some of the new tools, which support and enhance teaching with Wikipedia.

  RSVP online by September 4.

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.

The Vicarious Construal Effect: Seeing and Experiencing the World Through Different Eyes

Colloquium | September 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Clayton Critcher, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

That two individuals can be exposed to the same stimulus and experience it differently speaks to the power of construal. People’s construals are shaped by their idiosyncratic attitudes, belief systems, and personal histories. As a result, simple delights for children often become uninspiring bores for adults. In this talk, I consider whether people can actively try on construals and experience...   More >

Reducing Inequality Through Dynamic Complementarity: Evidence from Head Start and Public School Spending: Rucker Johnson, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy

Colloquium | September 6 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Rucker Johnson, Professor, UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy

 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.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Background for research talk

Seminar | September 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Bruno Benedetti, University of Miami

 Department of Mathematics

An informal discussion of background material for the research talk.

Delaying the age of marriage through girls' education in northern Nigeria

Presentation | September 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 401 University Hall

 Dr. Mardhiyyah Abbas Mashi, Co-Founder, Centre for Girls' Education; Margaret Bolaji, Program Officer, Centre for Girls' Education

 The OASIS Initiative

Join the OASIS Initiative (Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel) for a talk given by two of the leading champions for girls' education and family planning in West Africa. Dr. Mardhiyyah Abbas Mashi and Margaret Bolaji will be sharing more about their work in Nigeria and what more can be done to achieve development goals in the region.

Sharp threshold for K4-percolation

Seminar | September 6 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Brett Kolesnik, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Graph bootstrap percolation is a cellular automaton introduced by Bollobas. Let H be a graph. Edges are added to an initial graph G=(V,E) if they are in a copy of H minus an edge, until no further edges can be added. If eventually the complete graph on V is obtained, G is said to H-percolate. We identify the sharp threshold for K4-percolation on the Erdos-Renyi graph G(n,p)...   More >

Protecting Immortality: Germ line Development in Drosophila

Seminar | September 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Ruth Lehmann, NYU School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Stochastic First-Order Methods in Data Analysis and Reinforcement Learning

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Mengdi Wang, Princeton University

 Department of Statistics

Stochastic first-order methods provide a basic algorithmic tool for online learning and data analysis. In this talk, we survey several innovative applications including risk-averse optimization, online principal component analysis, dynamic network partition, Markov decision problems and reinforcement learning. We will show that convergence analysis of the stochastic optimization algorithms...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Photo Forensics

Colloquium | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Hany Farid, Dartmouth College

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

From the tabloid magazines to main-stream media outlets, political campaigns, courtrooms, and the photo hoaxes that land in our email, doctored photographs are appearing with a growing frequency and sophistication. The resulting lack of trust is impacting law enforcement, national security, the media, e-commerce, and more. The field of photo forensics has emerged to help return some trust in...   More >

Investigating signal-dependent changes in ribosome activity across the proteome

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 John Price, Brigham Young University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

fMRI at high magnetic fields: Spatial resolution limits and applications

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Essa Yacoub, University of Minnesota

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

While higher magnetic fields present the opportunity to address higher resolution neuroscience questions, such applications are faced with confounds of fMRI spatial specificity, as well as technical challenges in acquiring higher resolution images. Significant efforts have been put forth over the past 20 years towards understanding these issues and in addressing them with technical developments....   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: An elliptic Schur-Weyl construction of the rectangular representation of the DAHA

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Monica Vazirani, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Building on the work of Calaque-Enriquez-Etingof, Lyubashenko-Majid, and Arakawa-Suzuki, Jordan constructed a functor from quantum D-modules on general linear groups to representations of the double affine Hecke algebra (DAHA) in type A. When we input quantum functions on GL(N) the output is L($k^N$), the irreducible DAHA representation indexed by an N by k rectangle. For the specified...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Local constructions of triangulated manifolds.

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Bruno Benedetti, University of Miami

 Department of Mathematics

A "tree of tetrahedra” is a simplicial complex that is homeomorphic to the 3-ball and that has a tree as dual graph. Starting with a tree of tetrahedra, suppose that you are allowed to recursively glue together two *incident* boundary triangles. (You can perform this type of move as many times you want.) Call "Mogami manifolds" the triangulated 3-manifolds that you can obtain this way. Are all...   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Robert Murphy, Professor and Head of Computational Biology and Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar | September 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Integrating Information from Diverse Microscope Images: Learning and Using Generative Models of Cell Organization

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online

 Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe- Chew on this: The evolution of tooth eruption in mammals

Presentation | September 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

 Science@Cal

Why do we have wisdom teeth? And why do so many people need to have them extracted? Teeth are extremely important biological structures that act as a physical interface between mammals and their environment. A great deal is known about the biology of how teeth erupt into the mouth. However, there still remains significant disagreement on the factors driving the evolution of tooth eruption in...   More >

Museum specimens for studying tooth evolution

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Geo4Dev: Geospatial Analysis for International Development Symposium and Workshop

Conference/Symposium | September 6 – 7, 2017 every day | B100 Blum Hall

 Solomon Hsiang, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley; Joe Mascaro, Director of Academic Programs, Planet (formerly Planet Labs); Marshall Burke, Assistant Professor, Stanford University; Jennifer Burney, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego; Gordon Hanson, Acting Dean, UC San Diego; Ariel BenYishay, Chief Economist, AidData; Carrie Stokes, Executive Director, USAID GeoCenter

 Center of Evaluation for Global Action

Geo4Dev is a 2-day symposium and workshop on September 6-7, 2017 focused on the application of remote sensing and geospatial analysis to address issues of poverty, sustainable development, urbanization, climate change and economic growth in developing countries. The event aims to expand the reach of remote sensing to faculty, graduate students, implementers, donors, and tech companies involved in...   More >

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

What Now? Political Thought At A Moment Of Crisis

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 The Program in Critical Theory

The categories of traditional political thought seem no longer adequate for addressing the specific challenges of the 21st century. We must ask then: what now? What are the possibilities and requirements of political thought for this century?

Citation Management: Best Practice

Workshop | September 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101

 Susan Koskinen, Librarian

 Library

Overview of the best citation management tools for your documents, bibliographies, pdfs and more.

Identifying Your Vital Skills

Workshop | September 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  University Hall

 Terrie Moore, Staff Career Development

 Human Resources

Explore your skills, including those you enjoy using most, and those you want to develop in order to progress in your career aspirations at UC Berkeley. Campus resources for learning and developing skills will be discussed.

REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR104

  Register online

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

IB Faculty on Parade

Seminar | September 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Daniela Kaufer, University of California, Berkeley; Brent Mishler, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

The catalytic site for water splitting in PSII and mechanism

Seminar | September 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Professor Emeritus James Barber, Faculty of Natural Sciences Dept. of Life Sciences Imperial College London

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | September 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

Dynamics of prefrontal computations during decision-making

Seminar | September 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Joni Wallis, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Annual Meeting: State of the Department

Seminar | September 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Frances Hellman, Dean, Mathematical and Physical Sciences

 Department of Mathematics

Locations of Reflexivity: South Korean Community Activism and its Affective Promise for Solidarity

Colloquium | September 7 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mun Young Cho, Yonsei University

 Steven Lee, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In this presentation, I explore the globalization of South Korean community activism amidst the rearrangement of the anti-poverty agenda among Asian countries.

LaTeX: Creating Tables, Figures, and Bibliographies

Workshop | September 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Samantha Teplitzky, Earth and Physical Sciences Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library

 Library

This workshop will focus on how to add elements to a LaTeX document. Attendees will learn about various packages and syntax that enables the creation of tables, figures, and bibliographies.

  Registration opens August 4. Register online or by calling Samantha Teplitzky at 510-644-7158, or by emailing Samantha Teplitzky at steplitz@berkeley.edu

Five Tables of Artful Gardens

Workshop | September 7 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday and get an up-close view of some of the treasures of the BAMPFA collections, laid out on the five tables in the seminar area. On view in this session: Erica Lennard’s stunning photographs of Marly-le-Roi, Shodenji, and the Li Yuan Garden; the eighteenth-century Indian painting Beauties Feeding a Peacock in a Garden; Lan Ying’s monumental...   More >

Pre-Health: How to Gain Clinical Experience

Workshop | September 7 | 5-6 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Clinical experience is valued highly by health professional schools. How do you get started and find meaningful opportunities? In this workshop, we will go over the various ways in which you can gain clinical experience (hospitals, clinics, shadowing and more) and how to maximize your time before applying. We will also have a panel of students currently in different clinical experiences who will...   More >

Reading and Booksigning: Julia Bryan-Wilson

Reading - Nonfiction | September 7 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Julia Bryan-Wilson introduces her new book, Fray: Art and Textile Politics, which explores amateur, fine arts, and political uses of textile handcraft since the 1970s. Professor of modern and contemporary art and director of the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, Bryan-Wilson is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era and, with Glenn Adamson, Art in the Making:...   More >

Violence and Medicine Conference

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 6 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Berkeley UCSF Joint Medical Program, Program for the Medical Humanities

You are invited to join an interdisciplinary gathering of medical
professionals and scholars who will discuss how health care,
pastoral care and education of health professionals is affected
by forms of violence endemic to American culture and, in some
ways, to the culture of medicine. Topics include:

Violence as a public health problem

The language of violence in clinic, classroom and...   More >

  RSVP online

Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook: Alice Waters in Conversation with Steve Wasserman

Reading - Nonfiction | September 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Alice Waters, Owner of Chez Panisse, Founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project

 Steve Wasserman, Publisher and Executive Director of Heyday Books

 Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

Alice Waters ’67 is an American chef, restaurateur, food activist and author. She is the owner of Chez Panisse in Berkeley and the founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project. Alice is the author of 13 books. Her most recent, Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook, will be released September 5, 2017 and is dedicated to the memory of the leader of the Free Speech Movement, Mario Savio.

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

German 204- Fall 2017: Compact Seminar

Course | September 1 – 29, 2017 every Friday | 282 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

Prof. Dr. Ortrud Gutjahr (Universität Hamburg)

Aufklärungstheater: Lessings Dramen und Hamburgische Dramaturgie

Gotthold Ephraim Lessings Schauspiel Nathan der Weise (1779) gilt als das deutschsprachige Drama der Aufklärung schlechthin. Und dies nicht nur, weil es bis heute das am häufigsten auf der Bühne inszenierte Stück der Epoche ist, sondern auch, weil es mit seinen szenischen...   More >

Violence and Medicine Conference

Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Berkeley UCSF Joint Medical Program, Program for the Medical Humanities

You are invited to join an interdisciplinary gathering of medical
professionals and scholars who will discuss how health care,
pastoral care and education of health professionals is affected
by forms of violence endemic to American culture and, in some
ways, to the culture of medicine. Topics include:

Violence as a public health problem

The language of violence in clinic, classroom and...   More >

  RSVP online

What Now? Political Thought At A Moment Of Crisis

Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 The Program in Critical Theory

The categories of traditional political thought seem no longer adequate for addressing the specific challenges of the 21st century. We must ask then: what now? What are the possibilities and requirements of political thought for this century?

Color Colloquium: The Botany and Chemistry of Natural Dyes

Colloquium | September 8 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join world renowned natural dyer Michel Garcia, UCBG Director of Collections and Research Dr. Vanessa Handley, and SFSU Chemistry and Biochemistry professor emeritus Dr. Margareta Séquin for a deep dive into the subject of natural dyes focusing on botanical taxonomy and phytochemistry.

$145, $130 UCBG Members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

What's Up with That? - Adjustment to the U.S.

Workshop | September 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Adjustment to the U.S. is a discussion based workshop that focuses on topics that are particular to the the unique U.S. culture. Students will be able to learn and share about their experiences here, as well as learn how to overcome these differences. The workshop will be the first of many in our new Intercultural Communication Series.

Labor Lunch Seminar: "The Labor Market Effects of the Voting Rights Act"

Seminar | September 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Abhay Aneja

 Center for Labor Economics

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | September 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Islamic Texts Circle: Non-Muslims in the Qur'an

Workshop | September 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Asad Q. Ahmed, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Islamic Texts Circle introduces the broader CMES community to important themes in the Islamic tradition via its holy scripture, the Qur’an, and via its long history of exegesis. RSVP to cmes@berkeley.edu to receive a copy of the texts.

  RSVP by emailing cmes@berkeley.edu

Bio-inspired Material Design and Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Prof. Seung-Wuk Lee, UC Berkeley / LBNL, Bioengineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

In nature, helical macromolecules such as collagen, chitin, and cellulose are critical to the morphogenesis and functionality of various hierarchically structured materials. During morphogenesis, these chiral macromolecules are secreted and undergo self-templating assembly, a process whereby multiple kinetic factors influence the assembly of the incoming building blocks to produce non-equilibrium...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: The Weight, Geometry and Coalescence of Scaled Polymers in Brownian Last Passage Percolation

Seminar | September 8 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alan Hammond, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In last passage percolation (LPP) models, a random environment in the two-dimensional integer lattice consisting of independent and identically distributed weights is considered. The weight of an upright path is said to be the sum of the weights encountered along the path. A principal object of study are the polymers, which are the upright paths whose weight is maximal given the two endpoints....   More >

MENA Salon

Workshop | September 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

A Ratings System for Piracy

Seminar | September 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Abigail De Kosnik, Berkeley Center for New Media

 Information, School of

Abigail De Kosnik is an associate professor of New Media and Theater, Dance & Performance Studies.

A Faculty Panel on Free Speech

Panel Discussion | September 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall

 Chancellor Carol T. Christ; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law; Steven Hayward, IGS Visiting Scholar; Arlie R. Hochschild, Professor Emerita of Sociology; David Landreth, Associate Professor of English; john a. powell, Professor of Law, African America Studies and Ethnic Studies

 Office of the Chancellor

UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff
are invited to hear a panel of campus
thinkers from various points on the political
spectrum explore matters of free speech in
the 21st century. A Q&A period will follow.
This special discussion is for the Cal
community. There is no cost for admission.
Please bring campus ID for entry.
Space is limited and doors will open at 3:50 p.m.

 Please bring campus id for entry.

ITS Seminar: Future of the Interstate Highway System

Seminar | September 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Steve Heminger, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

 Institute of Transportation Studies

The Interstate Highway System is a key component of the US transportation system. This talk will address the Future Interstate Study being conducted by the Transportation Research Board “on the actions needed to upgrade and restore the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways to its role as a premier system that meets the shifting demands of the 21st century.”

Framework materials for efficient harvest, conversion and transport of solar and electrochemical energy

Seminar | September 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Fernando J. Uribe-Romo, Department of Chemistry, University of Central Florida

 College of Chemistry

The ability to design and impose specific molecular traits for targeted properties in inorganic solid-state materials is one of the many challenges in materials science. In our research, we focus our efforts in the design of organic and inorganic molecular building blocks with well-defined properties to be incorporated in solid-state materials in the form of metal-organic and covalent-organic...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Model theory of invariant probabilistic constructions

Colloquium | September 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Cameron Freer, Founder, Borelian Corporation and Chief Scientist, Remine LLC

 Department of Mathematics

There is a long history of studying the logic obtained by assigning probabilities, instead of truth values, to first-order formulas. In a 1964 paper, Gaifman studied probability distributions on countable structures that are invariant under renaming of the underlying set – which he called "symmetric measure-models", and which are essentially equivalent to what today are known as $S_\infty...   More >

Reunion: "Natural History of the Vertebrates" Course

Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 5-7 p.m. |  Valley Life Sciences Building

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology celebrates over a century of teaching "Natural History of the Vertebrates" (IB 104, formerly Zoology 107 and Zoology 113). All course participants (faculty, staff, GSIs, and students) and anyone interested in natural history education are welcome to attend.

Registration required (https://naturalhistory.berkeley.edu/registration/register/).

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Reunion: "Natural History of the Vertebrates" Course

Conference/Symposium | September 9 | 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. |  Valley Life Sciences Building

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology celebrates over a century of teaching "Natural History of the Vertebrates" (IB 104, formerly Zoology 107 and Zoology 113). All course participants (faculty, staff, GSIs, and students) and anyone interested in natural history education are welcome to attend.

Registration required (https://naturalhistory.berkeley.edu/registration/register/).

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Reunion: "Natural History of the Vertebrates" Course

Conference/Symposium | September 10 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Valley Life Sciences Building

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology celebrates over a century of teaching "Natural History of the Vertebrates" (IB 104, formerly Zoology 107 and Zoology 113). All course participants (faculty, staff, GSIs, and students) and anyone interested in natural history education are welcome to attend.

Registration required (https://naturalhistory.berkeley.edu/registration/register/).

Monday, September 11, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

How to Write a Research Grant Proposal: Workshop for Graduate Students

Presentation | September 11 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Suad Joseph, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, University of California, Davis

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Writing proposals for funding for research or other projects has become increasingly essential for scholars, students, administrators, artists, and non-profits. The basic requirements of a research proposal are the same, with modest variations, across disciplines, fields, and foundations. This full-day workshop will address how to develop the key components of a research proposal regardless of...   More >

  RSVP online

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | September 11 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 331 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Marketing Yourself for Your Next Job: Resume Writing

Workshop | September 11 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  University Hall

 Linda Lundberg, Transition Services Lead, Central Human Resources

 Human Resources

Create a resume that gets attention and results. Learn how to create documents that showcase your transferable skills and highlight the strengths of your unique work history.

REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR301

  Register online

Oxyopia Postdoctoral Researcher Seminar

Seminar | September 11 | 12 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Adrien Chopin; Brian Schmidt

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Adrien Chopin, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Vision Science Program

Title: Bringing completely-stereoblind amblyopes to stereo-recovery
Abstract: Stereoscopic perception is an important component of a normal binocular life. Amblyopic patients often experience a disrupted binocular vision and may benefit from stereopsis recovery. Stereovision is usually tested with clinical stereotests. First,...   More >

PF Lunch: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 11 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Juliana Londoño Vélez, UCB

 Dario Tortarolo, UCB

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

  RSVP online by September 6.

Moving towards a more cumulative research practice in developmental psychology

Colloquium | September 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Michael Frank, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

In recent years, many psychologists have become increasingly concerned about issues of reproducibility and replicability. From small sample sizes to post-hoc analytic flexibility ("p-hacking"), many factors conspire to decrease the robustness and trustworthiness of results in published research. These problems are important in developmental psychology as well, though the scope of the problem is...   More >

A new energy approach to critical response of elastic-plasticstructures under impulsive or long-duration excitations: Semm Seminar

Seminar | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Izuru Takewaki, Professor, Dept of Archi. and Architectural Eng., Kyoto University

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This talk is on the critical response of elastic-plastic structures under near-fault (1994 Northridge earthquake, 1995 Kobe earthquake) or long-duration (2011 Tohoku earthquake) ground motions.

Combinatorics Seminar: Asymptotics of the number of standard Young tableaux of skew shape

Seminar | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Igor Pak, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

Consider random standard Young tableaux of a fixed skew shape. What do they look like as the shapes get large? To be precise, in this talk, we analyze the asymptotics of the number of standard Young tableaux of large skew shapes, which allow to give partial answers to this questions in a variety of special cases. We present new bounds and discuss how they compare with the existing general bounds...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Constant scalar curvature metrics on blow-ups of Kahler surfaces

Seminar | September 11 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ved Datar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is known that the blow-up of a constant scalar curvature Kahler manifold of (complex) dimension greater than 2 also admits a metric of constant scalar curvature if it is K-stable. I will present a partial result in dimension two.

String-Math Seminar: Monodromy and quantizations

Seminar | September 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Andrei Okounkov, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

For a general symplectic resolution X, Bezrukavnikov and Kaledin used quantization in prime characteristic to construct certain very interesting derived automorphisms of X. Their action on K(X) has been since conjectured to match the monodromy of the quantum differential equation for X. This talk will be about our joint work in progress with Bezrukavnikov in which we prove this conjecture for the...   More >

Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Biomedical Applications

Seminar | September 11 | 2:10-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Jackie Y. Ying, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The Nanos, Singapore

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Nanostructured materials can be designed with sophisticated features to fulfill the complex requirements of advanced material applications. This talk describes the synthesis of metallic, metal oxide, semiconducting and organic nanoparticles and nanocomposites of controlled size, morphology and architecture. The nanocrystalline building blocks are used to create excellent materials for catalytic,...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Exceptional splitting of reductions of abelian surfaces with real multiplication

Seminar | September 11 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Yunqing Tang, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

Zywina showed that after passing to a suitable field extension, every abelian surface $A$ with real multiplication over some number field has geometrically simple reduction modulo $\mathfrak p$ for a density one set of primes $\mathfrak p$. One may ask whether its complement, the density zero set of primes $\mathfrak p$ such that the reduction of $A$ modulo $\mathfrak p$ is not geometrically...   More >

Yong Zeng — NSF Funding Opportunities Related to Data Science

Seminar | September 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Yong Zeng, National Science Foundation

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

This presentation will provide an overview of the funding opportunities related to data science in National Science Foundation. The funding opportunities will include those in the directorates of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), Engineering (ENG), and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), and the focus will be those supported by Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) in MPS.

Towards a lyric phenomenology: ‘The beginnings of truly human poetry’ and Zhukovsky’s elegiac imagination

Colloquium | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Alyson Tapp, University Lecturer in Russian Literature, Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The second lecture in the Slavic Graduate Colloquium Fall 2017 series.

Who Am I? Exploring Identity of Prospective Teachers and Teacher Educators towards the Profession of Teaching

Colloquium | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Dr. Munir Moosa, Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Pakistan

 Graduate School of Education

Identity is central to teachers’ development. Exploring self-identity empowers practitioners to reflect on their position and practices, and separate their personal beliefs, ideologies, and biases from teaching practices (Rus et al., 2013; Cranton, 2001; Beauchamp and Thomas, 2009; Walkington, 2005). It helps them to become a reflective practitioner and embrace teaching profession with...   More >

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Tian-Todorov theorems

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ben Gammage, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss the Bogomolov-Tian-Todorov Theorem and some generalizations involving noncommutative Hodge theory.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic theory: Quasi-Bayesian Updating in Social Networks

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Manuel Mueller-Frank, IESE Business School, Univ. of Navarra

 Department of Economics

Seminar 271, Development: "Municipal Annexations and the Value of Local Public Goods"

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Schoenholzer, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Number Theory Seminar: Exceptional splitting of reductions of abelian surfaces with real multiplication

Seminar | September 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Yunqing Tang, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

Zywina showed that after passing to a suitable field extension, every abelian surface $A$ with real multiplication over some number field has geometrically simple reduction modulo $\mathfrak p$ for a density one set of primes $\mathfrak p$. One may ask whether its complement, the density zero set of primes $\mathfrak p$ such that the reduction of $A$ modulo $\mathfrak p$ is not geometrically...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Two-bubble dynamics for the equivariant wave maps equation.

Seminar | September 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jacek Jendrej, University of Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

I will consider the energy-critical wave maps equation with values in the sphere in the equivariant case, that is for symmetric initial data. It is known that if the initial data has small energy, then the corresponding solution scatters. Moreover, the initial data of any scattering solution has topological degree 0. I try to answer the following question: what are the non-scattering solutions of...   More >

Conversation with Dr. Michael Eisen: Bridging the gap between primary scientists and the public

Seminar | September 11 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Michael Eisen, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Dr. Michael Eisen is a professor in the Molecular and Cell Biology department at UC Berkeley, and one of the founders of PLOS (Public Library of Science). In addition to his achievements, he intends to compete for the California Senate seat in 2018. SLAM and Michael aim to have a fruitful conversation about establishing yourself as a prominent science communicator, and about reaching out to new...   More >

ULAB student group hosts the "Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop"

Workshop | September 11 | 6-8 p.m. | Unit 4 Residence Hall, Foothill Assembly Room

  , Berkeley, CA 94720

 ULAB student group

RSSP is collaborating with ULAB to run our first ever “Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop”.

We will bring organizations throughout campus to…
- provide a detailed overview of research programs on campus
- run guided researcher discovery activity to identify research labs and programs that fit your academic goals
- a mock application panel with real past applications to help you...   More >