<< Week of August 19 >>

Monday, August 19, 2019

Berkeley - Cologne Summer School: Abroad Summer School

Course | August 19 |  Cologne Summer School

 Department of German

The fourth Berkeley-Cologne Summer School “Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy” will be focusing on the topic “Practice, Exercise, Formation”. The Summer School will take place at the University of California, Berkeley, from August 19-25. For a description and more information see: http://am-forschungspreis.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/39841.html; in order to apply go to:...   More >

Striking Gold with Copper

Seminar | August 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Jesse Peltier, Bertrand Group, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Microsoft Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts

Course | August 19 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)

 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 >

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Sultan Hassan (NMSU): Constraining the astrophysics and cosmology from 21cm tomography using deep learning

Seminar | August 19 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Sultan Hassan, New Mexico State University

 Radio Astronomy Lab

Future Square Kilometre Array (SKA) surveys are expected to generate huge datasets of 21cm maps on cosmological scales from the Epoch of Reionization (EoR). We assess the viability of exploiting machine learning techniques, namely, convolutional neural networks (CNN), to simultaneously estimate the astrophysical and cosmological parameters from 21cm maps from semi-numerical simulations. We...   More >

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

BPM 103 Creating an Inclusive Work Environment

Workshop | August 20 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content examines the principles of equity and inclusion, emotional intelligence, and managing a multi-generational workforce.

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Trello Team Project Boards

Course | August 20 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of leveraging Trello Boards for team or individual project management. Emphasis is placed on the highly-extensible Trello platform interface for defining, assigning, and tracking project elements. Learning Objectives * Understand the conceptual hierarchy of Boards, Lists, Cards, Checklists, and Items. * Create new Boards and define Lists to categorize tasks and...   More >

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dissertation Talk: Unlocking Design Reuse with Hardware Compiler Frameworks

Presentation | August 21 | 10-11 a.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Emerging applications from the edge to the cloud are constantly increasing demand for energy efficient and performant computation. While specialized hardware can meet these power and performance goals, the high non-reoccurring engineering (NRE) costs of designing, testing, and verifying custom hardware severely hinders its supply. Hardware construction languages such as Chisel enables hardware...   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | August 21 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 331 University Hall

 IB

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Planning for Your Next Career Move

Workshop | August 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

You have goals for your job, but how about your career? Being ready for your next career move means preparing early. In this workshop, you’ll begin to frame a goal and a plan to build and sustain momentum.

Curator's Talk: Lawrence Rinder on Strange

Presentation | August 21 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder offers an engaging walkthrough of the exhibition, which he organized, exploring the artistic expression of drama and memory, miracles and coincidence, myth and magic, death and the spirit, and inner and outer worlds. Among the widely varied artists he includes are Diane Arbus, William Blake, Bruce Conner, Sylvia Fein, Ynez Johnson, Rene Magritte, and...   More >

The Cut-Off Phenomenon for the Random-Cluster Model

Seminar | August 21 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Insuk Seo, Seoul National University

 Department of Statistics

In this presentation, we consider the random-cluster model which is a generalization of the standard edge percolation model. For the random-cluster model on lattice with periodic boundary condition, we prove that the Glauber dynamics exhibits a phenomenon known as the cut-off, especially for the very subcritical regime for all dimensions. This is a joint work with Shirshendu Ganguly.

Talk Mobility now!

Panel Discussion | August 21 | 6:30-9 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608-609

 Jose Diaz Salazar, Manager, Innovation Lab San Francisco, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; Vienna Harvey, Learning Technologist/Vehicle Engineer, Autonomous Systems, Udacity; Dinesh C., Chief Creative Officer, Carvi Inc.

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley is thrilled and honored to host the 14th edition of “Talk Mobility Now,” organized by CarVi. If you want to be updated on the latest innovations, meet enthusiasts & like-minded professionals, and share your knowledge about autonomous cars, join us on August 21 at 6:30pm at UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Center. You will meet with panelists Jose Diaz Salazar, San Francisco...   More >

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Microsoft SharePoint Site Design

Course | August 22 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of designing new SharePoint Sites and Subsites. Emphasis is placed on App management, security permissions, and content design and formatting. Learning Objectives * Understand the underlying structure and hierarchy of Sites, Subsites, and Apps. * Preview examples of key SharePoint Site templates and baseline features. * Create a new SharePoint Site and define...   More >

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Curator's Talk: Lisa Sutcliffe on The San Quentin Project

Presentation | August 22 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join exhibition curator Lisa Sutcliffe for a walkthrough of The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison, focusing on artist Poor’s evolving collaboration with residents of San Quentin—work that began with mapping exercises in a visual art course and culminated in the critically acclaimed podcast Ear Hustle.

Sutcliffe is Herzfeld Curator of Photography and Media...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 22 | 2-3 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Auditorium

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships; Sean Burns, Director, 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 strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 22 | 3-4 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Auditorium

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships; Sean Burns, Director, 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 strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Rethinking Constitutive Theories

Seminar | August 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. K. R. Rajagopal, Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

After discussing the rationale and the need for rethinking the development of constitutive relations, both from philosophical and pragmatic viewpoints, to describe the response of both non-linear fluids and solids, I will discuss the development of a new class of constitutive relations and applications wherein they can be gainfully exploited. It will be shown that the new constitutive relations...   More >

Building Your Compass: Exploration for Seasoned Staff

Workshop | August 23 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This 4-part series is intended for staff who want to shape the culminating 5-10 years of their careers to leverage their generativity and experience at a life stage when the factors that most enrich their engagement, satisfaction and reward may be shifting. Over 4 sessions, the series will look to the past, present and future to explore the facets of your own particular "compass." Registering...   More >

C-H Bond Aminoalkylation Reaction of 2-Substituted Pyridine derivatives Catalyzed by Group 3 Metal Triamido Complexes

Seminar | August 23 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 433 Latimer Hall

 Professor Haruki Nagae, Osaka University

 College of Chemistry

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Black Life: Levi Maxwell

Presentation | August 24 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Levi Maxwell, a Bay Area–born food justice and youth advocate, explores the impact of African material culture and agrarian knowledge on colonial economies throughout the transatlantic world, and discusses the effect of clothing from local populations along the West and Central African coast on Western cultural identity.