<< Week of February 05 >>

## Sunday, February 5, 2017

### 43rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society

Conference/Symposium | February 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Dwinelle Hall

Department of Linguistics

## Monday, February 6, 2017

### Seminar 271, Development: Mobile-izing Savings with Automatic Contributions: Experimental Evidence on Present Bias and Default Effects in Afghanistan

Seminar | February 6 | 648 Evans Hall

Michael Callen, UCSD

Department of Economics

### EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | February 6 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building | Note change in location

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 >

### EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | February 6 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

Jason Smith, UC Berkeley 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.

### Causal framing supports young children’s analogical reasoning

Colloquium | February 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

Mariel Goddu, Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

​My recent work challenges some previous assumptions about young children’s analogical reasoning abilities. Although much of the literature suggests that three- and four-year-olds are poor at reasoning about abstract relations, here I report results from 4 studies demonstrating that context may be critical. When children are presented with relational reasoning tasks in a traditional,...   More >

### Innovative Thinking in the Development of Seismic Design Concepts: SEMM Seminar

Seminar | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

Steven Tipping, SE, President, Tipping Structural Engineers, Berkeley

The talk will explore the thinking process that went into the development of eight different seismic design concepts including propped shear walls, story isolation, friction dampers, corrugated metal wall sheathing, post-tensioned concrete shear walls, mast frames, isolation bearings, and corrugated metal wall sheathing (round two).

### The Pink Tide and Ebb: Assessing the Left in Latin America: With Jeffrey R. Webber and Alejandro Velasco

Conference/Symposium | February 6 | 12-2 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix Conference Room, 8th Floor

Jeffery Webber, Senior Lecturer at the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London; Alejandro Velasco, Associate Professor of Modern Latin America at the Gallatin School and the Department of History at New York University

The Pink Tide & Ebb: Assessing the Left in Latin America. Featuring Jeffery R. Webber and Alejandro Velasco. Event co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Sociology, the Department of History, and the Center for Race and Gender.

### Optical Tools for Unraveling Whole-brain Neuronal Circuit Dynamics Underlying Behavior: From Retina to the Cortex

Seminar | February 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

Alipasha Vaziri, The Rockefeller University

Optical technologies have been transformative for our current understanding of structure and function of neuronal circuits underlying behavior and are in many cases the limiting factors for pushing our understanding of the brain forward. I will discuss two different areas of research in our lab in this context.

In vision science despite of investigations for over seventy years, the absolute...   More >

### Cryo-EM structures of the APC/C and mechanisms of its regulation in the cell cycle

Seminar | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

**Leifu Chang**, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

### Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | February 6 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

Laura Monin, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

### Using Text as Data Methods to Discover, Measure, and Explain

Colloquium | February 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 402 Barrows Hall

Justin Grimmer, Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Department of Sociology

Text as data methods are increasingly used in the social sciences to explore large scale collections of text. This talk draws on my recent papers to show the distinct social science tasks that test as data methods can accomplish and provides a framework for evaluating those methods. Using an example from the study of Congressional communication I show how text as data methods can help us to...   More >

### Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Taxing Hidden Wealth: The Consequences of U.S. Enforcement Initiatives on Evasive Foreign Accounts.

Seminar | February 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Daniel Reck, London School of Economics (visiting CEG)

### String-Math Seminar: Khovanov-Rozansky homology and Hilbert schemes

Seminar | February 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

Eugene Gorsky, Davis

Department of Mathematics

Khovanov and Rozansky introduced a knot homology theory generalizing the HOMFLY polynomial. I will describe a conjectural relation between the Khovanov-Rozansky homology and the homology of sheaves on the flag Hilbert scheme of points on the plane. The talk is based on the joint work with Andrei Negut and Jacob Rasmussen.

### Seminar 211, Economic History: “France and European Monetary Integration 1968-1984”

Seminar | February 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Emmanuel Comte, UC Berkeley Department of History

Department of Economics

### Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Strong cosmic censorship in spherical symmetry for two-ended asymptotically flat data

Seminar | February 6 | 2:40-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Jonathan Luk, Stanford

Department of Mathematics

I will present a recent work (joint with Sung-Jin Oh) on the strong cosmic censorship conjecture for the Einstein-Maxwell-(real)-scalar-field system in spherical symmetry for two-ended asymptotically flat data. For this model, it was previously proved (by M. Dafermos and I. Rodnianski) that a certain formulation of the strong cosmic censorship conjecture is false, namely, the maximal globally...   More >

### BLISS Seminar: Information-theoretic tradeoffs in control

Seminar | February 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

Victoria Kostina, Caltech

Consider a distributed control problem with a communication channel connecting the observer of a linear stochastic system to the controller. The goal of the controller is to minimize a quadratic cost function in the state variables and control signal. We study the fundamental tradeoff between the communication rate and expected cost.

### Human Brain Imaging with fMRI

Colloquium | February 6 | 3 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Russel Epstein

Department of Psychology

### Claudio Maccone (INAF): SETI Prospects Worldwide

Seminar | February 6 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

Claudio Maccone, International Academy of Astronautics & Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF, Italy)

The SETI Permanent Committee of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) https://iaaweb.org/content/view/396/554/ was created over 50 years ago and is the only worldwide forum for SETI scientists. This talk describes its activities since 2012, when the speaker was elected Chair. In particular:
1) Protection of the central part of the Moon Farside as the only place near Earth still free...   More >

### Marcel Nutz - Bubbles, Shorting and Supply in Speculative Markets

Seminar | February 6 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

Marcel Nutz, Columbia University

Abstract: We study the formation of prices in equilibrium. In our model, risk-neutral agents interact in continuous time, giving rise to a tractable equilibrium that reveals the influence of speculation, short-selling restrictions, and exogenous supply. Based on joint works with Johannes Muhle-Karbe and Jose Scheinkman.

Bio: Marcel obtained his PhD from ETH Zurich and joined Columbia in 2011....   More >

### From Mass Science to Participatory Action Research: Maoist Legacies in Contemporary Chinese Knowledge Production

Colloquium | February 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Andrew F. Jones, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

Sigrid Schmalzer, History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

One of the signature elements of Mao-era science was the insistence on mobilizing the masses. Today, propaganda accounts of such activities ring hollow—or at best perhaps chime quaint. Yet some Chinese social scientists are eagerly adopting the theory and language of "participatory action research," an academic field that emerged out of the 1960s and 1970s global radicalism in which Maoist...   More >

### RNA methylation in gene expression regulation

Seminar | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Chuan He, University of Chicago

### Seminar 208, Microeconomics Theory: "Reasonable Doubt Revisited"

Seminar | February 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Elias Tsakas, Maastricht University

Department of Economics

### Computational models of vision: From early vision to deep convolutional neural networks

Seminar | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

Felix Wichmann, University of Tübingen

Early visual processing has been studied extensively over the last decades. From these studies a relatively standard model emerged of the first steps in visual processing. However, most implementations of the standard model cannot take arbitrary images as input, but only the typical grating stimuli used in many of the early vision experiments.

I will present an image based early vision model...   More >

### Bayesian Covariance Estimation with Applications in High-throughput Biology

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

Alexander Franks, University of Washington

Department of Statistics

Understanding the function of biological molecules requires statistical methods for assessing covariability across multiple dimensions as well as accounting for complex measurement error and missing data. In this talk, I will discuss two models for covariance estimation which have applications in molecular biology. In the first half of the talk, I will describe the role of covariance estimation...   More >

### Literary Success and the Russian Internet: How Online Publics Shape Contemporary Poetics

Colloquium | February 6 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

Bradley Gorski, PhD Candidate, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University

The third lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.

### Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Tannakian reconstruction

Seminar | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Rahul Dalal, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

A common slogan is that the understanding the category of representations of a group is the same as understanding the group. This talk will attempt to explain a few theorems in Tannakian theory which give a rigorous justification in the case of algebraic groups. It will follow Milne's notes on the subject.

### IB SEMINAR: Algorithms and implementation of predictive control in behavior

Seminar | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Anthony Leonardo, Janelia Research Campus / HHMI

### Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Pointwise Bounds for Steklov Eigenfunctions

Seminar | February 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Jeff Galkowski, Stanford and McGill

Department of Mathematics

Let $(\Omega ,g)$ be a compact, real-analytic Riemannian manifold with real-analytic boundary $\partial \Omega$. The harmonic extensions of the boundary Dirchlet-to-Neumann eigenfunctions are called Steklov eigenfunctions. We show that the Steklov eigenfuntions decay exponentially into the interior in terms of the Dirichlet-to-Neumann eigenvalues and give a sharp rate of decay to first order at...   More >

### [Physics Colloquium] Adventures in Urban Informatics

Seminar | February 6 | 4:15-5 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Lecture Hall 1

Steven Koonin, Director, Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University

Department of Physics

For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas; in just a few more decades, the world's population will exceed 9 billion, 70 percent of whom will live in cities. Enabling those cities to deliver services effectively, efficiently, and sustainably while keeping their citizens safe, healthy, prosperous, and well-informed will be among the most important...   More >

### Third World Studies: Theorizing Liberation

Colloquium | February 6 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

Gary Okihiro, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

A conversation with author about his book, Third World Studies: Theorizing Liberation.

### Cities in the Age of Trump—A Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | February 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

College of Environmental Design

MON, FEB 6, 7:00pm. Join a timely and important discussion about the changing nature of cities under the incoming administration

## Tuesday, February 7, 2017

### Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction and Maintenance

Workshop | February 7 – 9, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Courtyard Marriott Monrovia, Monterey Room

700 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Irwin Guada, UC Pavement Research Center; Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

Technology Transfer Program

This three-day course is aimed at covering the full range of topics related to asphalt concrete pavements from materials and mix design to construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Asphalt concrete pavements are a vital part of an agency's assets and constitute about 90% of the local streets in California. The numerous topics in this class will be presented in sufficient detail to assist the...   More >

This course is particularly designed for junior-level engineers in state and local agencies and those new to the pavement field who would benefit from a strong introduction to asphalt pavements. More senior level agency engineers, consultants, contractors

### Caltime KRONOS 8 – Time Keeper Training

Course | February 7 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 241 CSS

1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

Lydia Jenkins

Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Historical Edits
Step by step run reports process
View Accruals and totals for employee timecards
Individual and mass timecard approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using Caltime training...   More >

### Targeting redox dependencies in pancreatic cancer

Seminar | February 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

**Christine Chio**, Cold Spring Harbor

### PMB Seminar : "Plant plasmodesmata at the intersection of bacterial pathogenesis and plant immunity"

Seminar | February 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, EBB First Floor Conference Room

Joe Aung, Michigan State University

### Seminar 217, Risk Management: Simple Random Sampling: Not So Simple

Seminar | February 7 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Speaker: Kellie Ottoboni, UC Berkeley

Abstract:
The theory of inference from simple random samples (SRSs) is fundamental in statistics; many statistical techniques and formulae assume that the data are an SRS. True random samples are rare; in practice, people tend to draw samples by using pseudo-random number generators (PRNGs) and algorithms that map a set of pseudo-random numbers into a subset of the population.

### UCMP Fossil Coffee: Lisa Maher - Anthropology, Berkeley: Risk, Reliability and Resilience: Late Quaternary Refugia, Aggregations and Palaeoenvironments in the Prehistory of the Azraq Basin, Eastern Jordan

Seminar | February 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)

Museum of Paleontology

### The Melvin Calvin Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Bioinspired Asymmetric Catalysis with Peptides and Other Small Molecules

Seminar | February 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

Prof. Helma Wennemers, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, ETH Zurich

College of Chemistry

In nature, proteins fulfill manifold different functions and are crucial as, for example, enzymes or templates for the controlled formation of structural components such as bones. The Wennemers group is intrigued by the question whether also peptides with significantly lower molecular weights compared to proteins can fulfill functions for which nature evolved large macromolecules. Specifically we...   More >

### BSAC Technology Seminar - A Novel Approach for High Efficient Electrostatic Micro/Nano Transducers

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall

Prof. Dr. Harald Schenk, Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems

Electrostatic forces provide excellent scaling behavior that makes them first choice for micro and nano actuation. However, large stroke is at cost of large electrode gaps preventing use of this advantage. A new electrostatic actuator has been developed profiting from high forces at electrode separations of a few 100 nm only and providing several hundreds of nanometer up to 100 µm of deflection.

by February 6.

### The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: How to Land Your Dream Job

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

Scott Swedberg, Founder and CEO, The Job Sauce

Cal Alumni Association

Want a better job? Learn Scott's proven system of hacking the hiring process that has resulted in clients landing dream jobs in as little as 2 weeks, with an average salary increase of over 30%. By properly leveraging your network, you can access the 80% of jobs that aren't posted online and start the interview process with a recommendation from a company VIP. Register below to learn how to...   More >

### Development Lunch:"Quantifying the Crisis of Cooking: Sensors and Analytics to Measure Cookstoves' Impacts"

Seminar | February 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Danny Wilson

Department of Economics, CEGA

### Democracy-Promotion in Côte d'Ivoire: Citizen Perceptions of Local NGOs

Colloquium | February 7 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

Justine M. Davis, PhD Student, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Center for African Studies

One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

### Caltime KRONOS 8 – Time Keeper Training

Course | February 7 | 1-4 p.m. | 241 CSS

1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

Lydia Jenkins

Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Historical Edits
Step by step run reports process
View Accruals and totals for employee timecards
Individual and mass timecard approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using Caltime training...   More >

### The Educational Backgrounds of American Business and Government Leaders: Inter-Industry Variation in the Recruitment of Executives

Colloquium | February 7 | 3-4 p.m. | Evans Hall, 768 Library Evans Hall (newly renovated)

Steven G. Brint, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, UC Riverside

Join the conversation, as Steven G. Brint, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, UC Riverside will discuss, "The Educational Backgrounds of American Business and Government Leaders: Inter-Industry Variation in the Recruitment of Executives". Sociological work in the tradition of C. Wright Mills and E. Digby Baltzell has assumed that recruitment into corporate and government...   More >

### How to Write a Social Science and Humanities Research Proposal

Workshop | February 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Sean Burns, OURS

This work shop is primarily designed for social science and humanities undergraduates applying for the SURF program - but all Cal undergraduates are welcome.
The session will cover all aspects of a successful research proposal.

### Psychology Colloquium

Colloquium | February 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Beach Room 3105 Tolman

Claude Steele

Department of Psychology

Stereotype and Identity Threat. Toward a Science of Diverse Community
The Why, What and How of making diverse learning communities effective for all.

### 3-Manifold Seminar: Colorings of graphs

Seminar | February 7 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

I'll discuss the question of whether a map on a compact surface has a finite-sheeted covering which is 4 colorable? We can deduce this from a question about automorphism group-invariant probability measures on the space of c-colorings of a graph of chromatic number c. Some related results will be discussed.

### Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): A bilinear Strichartz estimate on irrational tori.

Seminar | February 7 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Hong Wang, MIT

Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we will show a bilinear decoupling estimate, which implies a bilinear Strichartz estimate on irrational tori. These estimates are near optimal. This is joint work with Fan, Staffilani and Wilson.

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Double ramification cycles and tautological relations

Seminar | February 7 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Emily Clader, San Francisco State University

Department of Mathematics

Tautological relations are certain equations in the Chow ring of the moduli space of curves. I will discuss a family of such relations, first conjectured by A. Pixton, that arises by studying moduli spaces of ramified covers of the projective line. These relations can be used to recover a number of well-known facts about the moduli space of curves, as well as to generate very special equations...   More >

### Design Field Notes: Per Selvaag

Seminar | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

Per Selvaag, Montaag

Per Selvaag, principal at Montaag design studio, will share insights at Jacobs Hall.

### An outsized climate effect for organic peroxy radical chemistry

Seminar | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

Prof. Joel Thornton, College of the Environment, University of Washington

College of Chemistry

The nucleation and growth of atmospheric particles from a few nanometers up to many tens of nanometers is a crucial source of cloud seeds, impacting cloud reflectivity and even lifetime and precipitation. As a result, this fundamental process gas to particle conversion plays a significant role in the climate system. In many regions, the critical growth rate is determined by condensation of...   More >

### Rejuvenation Biotechnology: Why Age Will No Longer Mean Aging

Seminar | February 7 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

Aubrey de Grey, SENS Research Foundation

The Berkeley Forum

Have you ever contemplated a time when humans will cease to age? Dr. Aubrey de Grey believes that medical technology can bring about the end of aging as we know it. A renowned author and researcher, Dr. de Grey believes that regenerative medicine can put a stop to age-related disease, and that it could happen soon enough to benefit those alive today. Come hear about a scientific field with the...   More >

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Hodge Theory on Matroids

Seminar | February 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

We discuss recent developments by June Huh and others on the application of Hodge techniques to matroids. We introduce the Chow ring of a matroid and explore its relationship to the usual Chow rings in toric geometry. We then discuss its role in the solution of the two major conjectures concerning the unimodality of the Whitney numbers—the Rota-Welsh Conjecture and the Dowling-Wilson Conjecture.

### EPMS Weekly Seminar

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

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 >

### Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students’ lives.

## Wednesday, February 8, 2017

### Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction and Maintenance

Workshop | February 7 – 9, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Courtyard Marriott Monrovia, Monterey Room

700 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Irwin Guada, UC Pavement Research Center; Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

Technology Transfer Program

This three-day course is aimed at covering the full range of topics related to asphalt concrete pavements from materials and mix design to construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Asphalt concrete pavements are a vital part of an agency's assets and constitute about 90% of the local streets in California. The numerous topics in this class will be presented in sufficient detail to assist the...   More >

This course is particularly designed for junior-level engineers in state and local agencies and those new to the pavement field who would benefit from a strong introduction to asphalt pavements. More senior level agency engineers, consultants, contractors

### RADPD - Foundational - PD1 Basic Budget Development

Course | February 8 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

Human Resources

Synopsis: An Excel-based workshop that guides participants through how to create a proposal budget and narrative justification that is compliant with sponsor restrictions and consistent with University HR policies.

### Caltime KRONOS 8 – Time Keeper Training

Course | February 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 241 CSS

1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

Lydia Jenkins

Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Historical Edits
Step by step run reports process
View Accruals and totals for employee timecards
Individual and mass timecard approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using Caltime training...   More >

### Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Fiedler and almost-tridiagonal matrices

Seminar | February 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

Beresford Parlett, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

We begin with Fiedler's 2003 paper in which he introduced his new 5-diagonal companion matrix. Then we review a few diverse topics that introduce special interesting matrices: CMV,banded with banded inverse, and quasi-separable. We show the connecting link and note that all of the forms are invariant under the LR transform.

### The State of the Early Childhood Educator Workforce: Misaligned Expectations, Earnings and Policies: IRLE Spring 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | February 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, IRLE Director's Room

Marcy Whitebook, Director, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

Lea Austin, Specialist, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

RSVP by emailing Margaret Olney at margaret_olney@berkeley.edu

### A planning game reveals distributed patterning in player behavior

Seminar | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

Gautam Agarwal, Champalimaud Neuroscience Program, Portugal

Decision-making has been modeled in great detail based on 2-alternative choice (2AC) tasks; however it remains unclear how these models apply to more naturalistic settings, where choices can have long-term and diverse consequences. In turn, quantitatively modeling more complex decisions poses a challenge, requiring adequate sampling of behavior over a larger state space. To address this problem,...   More >

### MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Frédéric (Fred) Delsuc "Molecular phylogenetic studies of living and extinct xenarthran mammals"

Seminar | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

Frédéric (Fred) Delsuc

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 >

### MS4A proteins as chemosensors in olfaction and microglia

Seminar | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

**Paul Greer**, Harvard University

### BioE Seminar: “Remodeling of cell surfaceome proteomes in cancer”

Seminar | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Jim Wells, UCSF

Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, February 8
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

Jim Wells
Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
UCSF

### Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "Lanthanides: drivers of one-carbon cycling and more?"

Seminar | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

Mary Lidstrom, University of Washington

Dr. Lidstrom is a Professor of Microbiology and holds the Frank Jungers Chair of Engineering, in the Department of Chemical Engineering, at the University of Washington, Seattle. She received her B.S. in Microbiology from Oregon State University. After receiving her M.S. and Ph.D. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Lidstrom conducted work as a Leverhulme postdoctoral Fellow in...   More >

### Choosing Empathy

Colloquium | February 8 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Jamil Zaki, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Empathy--people's ability to share and understand each other's emotions--is a powerful social force, but can collapse when it is most needed, for instance during intergroup conflicts. Many theories of empathy hold that it occurs automatically, something like an emotional reflex. If this is the case, then its limits might be unavoidable. In this talk, I will lay out an alternative account, under...   More >

### Tips and Tools for Improving Your Sleep (BEUHS050)

Workshop | February 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

Dana Walsh, MFT, CEAP, Employee Assistance, Be well at Work - Employee Assistance

This workshop will explore the importance of sleep for our biological and psychological functioning, and how lack of sleep may impact our health. It will explore the evolutionary explanations behind sleep, the biology of sleep, including circadian rhythms and sleep cycles, and its necessity for survival, while providing basic tips and tools to help improve the overall quality of your sleep,...   More >

### Caltime KRONOS 8 – Time Keeper Training

Course | February 8 | 1-4 p.m. | 241 CSS

1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

Lydia Jenkins

Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Historical Edits
Step by step run reports process
View Accruals and totals for employee timecards
Individual and mass timecard approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using Caltime training...   More >

### BLISS Seminar: Semantic security versus active adversaries

Seminar | February 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

Ziv Goldfeld, Ben-Gurion University

Physical Layer Security (PLS) guarantees protection against computationally-unlimited eavesdroppers without using a key. These guarantees come at the price of an unrealistic assumption that the eavesdropper's channel is fully known to the legitimate parties...   More >

### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Heegaard Floer homology in Contact Geometry

Seminar | February 8 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

James Conway, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Contact 3-manifolds come in two main flavours: tight and overtwisted. Suppose we are given a contact 3-manifold $(M, \xi )$: what tools can we use to show that it is tight? I will describe two tools – Heegaard Floer homology and open book decompositions – and how they have been used (together) to give contact invariants to help answer this question. In particular, we will see how Heegaard...   More >

### Human Brain Imaging with fMRI

Colloquium | February 8 | 3 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Department of Psychology

### Hyperfinite Markov Processes

Seminar | February 8 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Haosui Duanmu, Haosui Duanmu, Department of Statistics, University of Toronto,

Department of Statistics

I will start by giving a short introduction on Nonstandard Analysis and Nonstandard Probability Theory. Then I will introduce the concept of Hyperfinite Markov processes.

### Applied Math Seminar: Twisted X-rays, orbital angular momentum and the determination of atomic structure

Seminar | February 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Richard James, University of Minnesota

Department of Mathematics

After a general introduction to our work on “objective structures”, we focus on Maxwell’s equations. We find solutions of Maxwell’s equations that are the precise analog of plane waves, but in the case that the translation group is replaced by the (largest) Abelian helical group. These waves display constructive/destructive interference with helical atomic structures, in the same way that...   More >

### Seminar: Molecular clocks of human evolution - Dr. Priya Moorjani, Columbia Univeristy

Seminar | February 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Center for Computational Biology

Molecular clocks of human evolution

Abstract: One of the most fundamental discoveries in evolutionary biology is the “molecular clock”: the observation that changes to the genome due to mutation and recombination occur steadily with time. Thus, the accumulation of neutral substitutions (i.e., changes with no fitness effects) over generations provides a record of the time elapsed and hence an...   More >

### Molecular clocks of human evolution

Seminar | February 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

**Priya Moorjani**, Columbia University

### Bedload transport and hyporheic flow in a regulated, gravel bed river: Observations and implications for salmon spawning habitat

Colloquium | February 8 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

Dr. Erin Bray, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of Geography

### ERG Colloquium: Andrew Light: The Road from the Paris Climate Agreement

Colloquium | February 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

Andrew Light, Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, George Mason University

Energy and Resources Group

In December 2015, over 190 countries met in Paris for the 21st meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change where they succeeded in creating a new international climate agreement. Many have heralded the outcome as a groundbreaking achievement for international diplomacy and global climate action. Others have argued that the climate commitments that parties brought to the...   More >

### EECS Colloquium: Taking Computing+Data Wide Across the Curriculum: The Illinois CS+X and MCS-DS Degree Programs

Colloquium | February 8 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

Rob A. Rutenbar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Computer Science has become the most popular major and largest teaching unit on many campuses. (Statistics is seeing a similar exponential growth in demand, reflecting the rise of Data Science.) This is focusing welcome attention on CS curriculum design: what do we teach, and to whom. The first response to “rising- tide” demand is to go “deep”: more majors, more courses, more classroom seats,...   More >

### Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Tight Contact Structures via Admissible Transverse Surgery

Seminar | February 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

James Conway, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Suppose $K$ is a fibred knot in a 3-manifold $M$ giving an open book decomposition of $M$, and that the supported contact structure $\xi _K$ on $M$ is overtwisted. Under what conditions does negative surgeries on $K$ (considered as a transverse knot in $(M, \xi _K)$) result in a tight contact manifold?

This problem becomes tractable when we strengthen the requirements of the surgered manifold to...   More >

### Rabih Alameddine on "The Angel of History"

Workshop | February 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

Rabih Alameddine

Rabih Alameddine is the author of six novels--including the National Book Award finalist An Unnecessary Woman and the international bestseller The Hakawati--as well as a Twitter feed that The New Yorker called "a work of art." His most recent novel, The Angel of History, follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he reckons with his childhood in an Egyptian brothel, the AIDS crisis in San Francisco,...   More >

## Thursday, February 9, 2017

### ESPM 2017 Seminar Series- Thomas Scott: Commerce Trumps Climate in Changing California's Woodlands

Seminar | February 9 | 132 Mulford Hall

Thomas Scott, CE Specialist, https://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu/people/thomas-scott

### Circulating Health: Mediatization and the (Im)Mobilization of Medical Subjects and Objects

Conference/Symposium | February 9 – 10, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

Charles L. Briggs, Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Daniel C. Hallin, Communication, UC San Diego; Nick Couldry, Media, Communications and Social Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science; Adele Clarke, Sociology and History of Health Sciences, UC San Francisco; Sheldon Ungar, Sociology, University of Toronto; Mohan Dutta, Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore; Rose Marie Beck, African Studies, Leipzig; Leo Chávez, Anthropology, UC Irvine; Michael Schudson, Journalism, Columbia University; Julia Sonnevend, Communication Studies, University of Michigan; Geert Jacobs, Linguistics, University of Ghent; Richard Besser, ABC News; Lori Dorfman, UCB School of Public Health and the Berkeley Media Studies Group; Edward Wasserman, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

This interdisciplinary, international conference features scholars from Belgium, Canada, Germany, Singapore, the UK, and the USA. The conference explores intersections between health and media.

Thursday, February 9 | 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday, February 10 | 9:00am - 4:30m

### Crafter-Dark: Free, drop-in crafting, in the Student Union

Workshop | October 13, 2016 – June 8, 2017 the second Thursday of the month every month with exceptions | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

ASUC Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month.

This October, we'll be making some spooky-looking velum Halloween Lanterns– taught by Cal C.R.E.A.T.E. (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment). Hope to see you there!