<< January 2019 >>

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

California Bioresources Economy Summit

Conference/Symposium | January 29 – 30, 2019 every day | David Brower Center, Suite 100

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California Air Resources Board

This exciting summit program will be comprised of speakers representing state and local government, industry, academia, technology innovation hubs, and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives with national and international perspectives and experience. One of the most important aspects of this summit is the opportunity for collaboration and engagement, with the goal being the...   More >

Andrew Streitwieser Lecture in Physical Organic Chemistry: Mechanisms and Dynamics of Pericyclic Reactions - Homage to Andy Streitwieser

Seminar | January 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ken Houk, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

 College of Chemistry

This lecture will pay homage to Berkeley Professor Andrew Streitwieser by describing how modern computational methods, that he pioneered, now enable the understanding of organic reaction mechanisms in a time-resolved fashion. The study of timing of bond formation in pericyclic reactions will be described using quantum mechanics and molecular dynamics. A dynamical criterion of mechanism -...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The coordination of centralised and distributed generation

Seminar | January 29 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Matteo Basei, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We analyse the interaction between centralised carbon-emissive technologies and distributed non-emissive technologies. A representative consumer can satisfy her electricity demand by investing in solar panels and by buying power from a centralised firm. We consider the point of view of the consumer, the firm and a social planner, formulating suitable McKean-Vlasov control problems with stochastic...   More >

Trump’s Unintended Environmentalism: The Environmental Benefits of the New US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement: 2019 Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture in Canadian Studies

Colloquium | January 29 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jean-Frédéric Morin

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Jean-Frédéric Morin is associate professor at the Political Science Department of Laval University (Québec City, Canada). Before being invited by Laval University to hold the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy, Jean-Frédéric Morin was professor of international relations at the Free University of Brussels from 2008 to 2014 and post-doctoral researcher at McGill University...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "The Socio-Economic Consequences of Housing Assistance"

Seminar | January 29 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Winnie van Dijk, Chicago Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Labor Economics, Public Economics, Applied Econometrics

Microsoft Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts (BETEC009): Betec009

Workshop | January 29 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which large data sets are organized, formatted, summarized, and interactively manipulated using Tables, PivotTables, and PivotCharts.

Learning Objectives

* Convert data ranges into Tables to organize and analyze values using single and multi-field sorts, filters, and totals.
* Create Structured Reference Calculations using formulas and functions within...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | January 29 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Clinical Science Colloquium

Colloquium | January 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, Ph.D.

 Department of Psychology

Unhappy intimate partner relationships take a toll on mental and physical health, elevating the risk for many disorders including depression, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Relationship distress impacts key physiological systems implicated in each of these disorders, including the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system, the immune...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Hyperbolic orbifolds of simplest type

Seminar | January 29 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

Note the new time and location We will continue to discuss hyperbolic orbifolds of simplest type, describing a criterion for compactness via the Mahler compactness theorem.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Remez inequality for solutions of elliptic PDEs

Seminar | January 29 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Eugenia Malinnikova, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 Department of Mathematics

The Remez inequality for polynomials states that the maximum of the polynomial over an interval is controlled by its maximum over a subset of the interval of positive measure. The coefficient in the inequality depends on the degree of the polynomial and the result holds in higher dimensions.

We give a version of the Remez inequality for solutions of second order linear elliptic PDEs and their...   More >

Effect of surfaces and osmolytes in modulating peptide assembly

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 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 >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Integrable systems of spin Calogero-Moser type related to symmetric spaces.

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Nicolai Reshetikhin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The talk will start with a reminder of what is a Hamiltonian integrable system and what degenerate integrability, also know as superintegrability, means. Then examples of such systems on symplectic leaves of Poisson variety \(K\backslash T^*G/K\) will be constructed for a Lie group \(G\) and a Lie subgroup \(K\subset G\). If \(G\) is a simple Lie group and \(K\) is the subgroup of fixed points of...   More >

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

California Bioresources Economy Summit

Conference/Symposium | January 29 – 30, 2019 every day | David Brower Center, Suite 100

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California Air Resources Board

This exciting summit program will be comprised of speakers representing state and local government, industry, academia, technology innovation hubs, and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives with national and international perspectives and experience. One of the most important aspects of this summit is the opportunity for collaboration and engagement, with the goal being the...   More >

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | January 30 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 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.

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Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | January 30 | 9:45-10:45 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.

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The Importance of Protein Dynamics for Kinase Activation and Inhibition: The Case of ERK2

Seminar | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. |  Tan Hall

 Dr. Natalie Ahn, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Associate Director, BioFrontiers Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder

 College of Chemistry

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Max Lambert: Sex in the Suburbs: The genetic and environmental drivers of sex determination in amphibians

Seminar | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Max Lambert

 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 >

Harnessing all-optical laser-scanning imaging for deep and large-scale image-based analysis

Seminar | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kevin Tsia, The University of Hong Kong

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Studying cell populations, their transition states and functions at the single cell level is critical for understanding in normal tissue development and pathogenesis of disease. State-of-the-art single-cell analysis approaches have overwhelmingly been biomolecularly-driven (e.g. analyzing cell-surface protein and gene expressions). Despite their exquisite specificity, they remain highly variable...   More >

Production and reproduction: life history strategies for females in humans and other species: Ron Lee, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Ron Lee, Professor, Demography Department, UC Berkeley

 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.

Representation Learning and Exploration in RL

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

 John Co-Reyes, UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Sparse reward and long horizon tasks are among the most interesting yet challenging problems to solve in reinforcement learning. I will discuss recent work leveraging representation learning to tackle these sets of problems. We present a novel model which learns a latent representation of low-level skills by embedding trajectories with a variational autoencoder. Skills are learned in an...   More >

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: Maximizers of Rogers-Brascamp-Lieb-Luttinger functionals in higher dimensions

Seminar | January 30 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Riesz-Sobolev inequality states that for indicator functions $f,g,h$ of subsets of $ℝ^d$ of specified measure, the functional $\iint_{ℝ^d\times ℝ^d} f(x)g(y)h(x+y)dxdy$ is maximized when the subsets are balls centered at the origin. Burchard '96 showed that under suitable hypotheses, the functional is maximized precisely when the subsets are balls centered at the origin and their orbit...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Harmonic surfaces and simple loops

Seminar | January 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Vlad Markovic, Cal Tech

 Department of Mathematics

Fix a suitable (non-elementary) map $f$ from a closed surface $S$ into a closed hyperbolic 3-manifold $M$, and consider the moduli space of harmonic maps homotopic to $f$ and with respect to varying metrics on $S$ and $M$ (the metrics on $M$ are assumed to be negatively curved). We show that the set of such metrics for which the corresponding harmonic map is in Whitney's general position is an...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | January 30 | 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.

Number Theory Seminar: Review of cohomology

Seminar | January 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 David Corwin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Stratified Micro-randomized Trial Design: Sample Size Considerations for Testing Nested Causal Effects of Time-varying Treatment

Seminar | January 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Walter Dempsey, Harvard University

 Department of Statistics

Technological advancements in the field of mobile devices and wearable sensors have helped overcome obstacles in the delivery of care, making it possible to deliver behavioral treatments anytime and anywhere. Delivery of these treatments is increasingly triggered by detections/predictions of vulnerability and receptivity, which may have been impacted by prior treatments. Furthermore the...   More >

Economic Model Predictive Control for Closed-Loop Chemical Reactor Scheduling

Colloquium | January 30 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 James B. Rawlings, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Traditionally, scheduling and control are viewed as two related but
disparate engineering activities. For scheduling, the main decisions are typically discrete yes/no choices; the models capture only important discrete events and transitions but include many units; and, the objective is generally economic in some sense (minimize,
e.g., cost or earliness). For control, the decisions are almost...   More >

Are American Campuses Free Speech Zones?

Conference/Symposium | January 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 175

 Alan Dershowitz, Professor of Law Emeritus, Harvard Law School; Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

 Janice Rogers Brown, Judge, Former U.S. Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeal, District of Columbia

 Public Law and Policy Program, the Steamboat Institute

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Booth Auditorium 175, Berkeley Law
Reception to follow (5:30pm to 6:30pm) in the Goldberg room 297

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/CampusFreeSpeechZones

To gain entry to the event, attendees will be required to present their photo ID at the front doors, along with their printed admission ticket. Please note that the event will begin...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Harmonic surfaces and simple loops

Seminar | January 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Vlad Markovic, Cal Tech

 Department of Mathematics

Fix a suitable (non-elementary) map $f$ from a closed surface $S$ into a closed hyperbolic 3-manifold $M$, and consider the moduli space of harmonic maps homotopic to $f$ and with respect to varying metrics on $S$ and $M$ (the metrics on $M$ are assumed to be negatively curved). We show that the set of such metrics for which the corresponding harmonic map is in Whitney's general position is an...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "The Race Between Preferences and Technology"

Seminar | January 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Joachim Hubmer, Yale Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Macroeconomics

Herbs for Womxn

Workshop | January 30 | 5-8 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (Gender Equity Resource Center)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

Come learn from herbalist Hannah Pearl about the best alternative medicine for holistic health for women on the go.
*We welcome all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future and fluid.

 Space is limited, register in advance at wonderwomen@berkeley.edu

Resilience Inside and Outside of Science: How Regulating Emotion Can Help Us Overcome Stress

Seminar | January 30 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Iris Mauss, Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Stress – the experience of adverse life events and circumstances – is one of the most robust
contributors to psychological and other health problems. While science is rewarding, it can
also be a source of great stress, especially for graduate students and postdocs. Crucially, the
deleterious effects of stress are not observed in all people exposed to stress. In fact, some
people exhibit...   More >

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: No Seminar

Seminar | January 31 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | January 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 John Morgan, UC Berkeley

 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 >

Research Colloquium: Dr. Leonard Miller on "The Microeconomics of Social Welfare Programs: Client Need and the Provision of Care"

Colloquium | January 31 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons/116

 Social Welfare, School of

This talk attempts to develop the analytics describing of occurrence of client need and the process of a program attending to this need. This analytic description of a care program summarizes the efforts made and the consequences of those efforts to return a client to a previous functioning level. Also discussed are the methods used to estimate the parameters of the program.

Ubiquitin and the Endolysosomal Pathway at CNS synapses

Seminar | January 31 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Patrick Gentry , University of California, San Diego

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | January 31 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Kate O'Neill

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

Distinguished lecture by an ESPM Faculty, Kate O'Neill: "New Global Politics of Waste." Hosted by George Roderick. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Dissecting Gene Regulation with Machine Learning: Discoveries and Challenges

Seminar | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Professor Katie Pollard, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UC San Francisco, Gladstone Institute, and Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub

 Department of Statistics

Machine learning is a popular statistical approach in many fields, including genomics. We and others have used a variety of supervised machine-learning techniques to predict genes, regulatory elements, 3D interactions between regulatory elements and their target genes, and the effects of mutations on regulatory element function. I will highlight a few of these studies, emphasizing the strengths...   More >

Italy, Europe, and the Challenges of Globalization

Panel Discussion | January 31 | 6 p.m. |  Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco

 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94105

 Enrico Deaglio, Italian journalist and writer; Enrico Rossi, President of the Region of Tuscany

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Italian Studies, UC Berkeley

Italy has recently been in the spotlight as the European Union undergoes a delicate political moment. A founding member of the EU and the single euro currency, the country is seeking ways to make the Eurozone cohesion more effective in the wake of economic pressures and growing migration challenges. It also continues to play a key role in international relations in order to advance the EU's...   More >

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