<< Week of September 1 >>

Monday, September 2, 2019

Seminar 271, Development: No Seminar

Seminar | September 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | September 3 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 JS

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Does the Leverage Effect Affect the Distribution of Return

Seminar | September 3 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Dangxing Chen, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

The leverage effect refers to the generally negative correlation between the return of an asset and the changes in its volatility. There is broad agreement in the literature that the effect should be present, and it has been consistently found in empirical work. However, a few papers have pointed out a puzzle: the return distribution of many assets do not appear to be affected by the leverage...   More >

Electrophysiology: Unplugged: Fluorescent indicators to watch cell physiology in brains and bodies

Seminar | September 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Evan Miller, UC Berkeley Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Membrane potential is a unique biophysical property maintained by every cell on earth. The importance of membrane potential is widely recognized in the context of specialized organs like the brain and the heart. Yet, our understanding of the ways in which membrane potential, and its coordinated, rapid changes across large numbers of neurons, gives rise to cognition, sensation, and memory remain...   More >

Fossil Coffee Seminar

Seminar | September 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Carl Rothfels, Integrative Biology and Jepson and University Herbaria, UCB

 UCMP

Time-calibrating the vascular plant tree of life

SPH Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series: Have We Come to the End of the Road? Future Directions in Research on Neighborhood Environments and Cardiovascular Health

Seminar | September 3 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Mahasin Mujahid, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Mahasin S. Mujahid, PhD, MS, FAHA, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at UCB SPH where she is a Chancellor’s Professor, Director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics MPH Program, and Co-Director of the concurrent MPH and Masters of City and Regional Planning Program. Dr. Mujahid’s research focuses on the role of neighborhood environments in cardiovascular health.

Dynamic Programming with Sparse Codes: Investigating a New Computational Role for Sparse Representations of Natural Image Sequences

Seminar | September 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Peter Loxley, University of New England, Armidale, Australia

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Dynamic programming (DP) is a general algorithmic approach used in optimal control and Markov decision processes that balances desire for low present costs with undesirability of high future costs when choosing a sequence of controls to apply over time. Recent interest in this field has grown since Google Deepmind’s algorithms have beaten humans and world-champion programs in Atari games, and...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch -

Presentation | September 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Yuriy Gorodnichenko, UCB

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP online by August 30.

BPM 104 Communicating Goals, Objectives and Key Results

Workshop | September 3 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content identifies how departmental goals and individual performance objectives and key results fit into the UC Berkeley performance management cycle and performance evaluation process.

  Register online

Geometric Representation Theory Seminar: Introduction to flag varieties

Seminar | September 3 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 David Nadler, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This will be the first meeting of an ongoing learning seminar (Tuesdays 12:30-2pm in 732 Evans) devoted to flag varieties "from the beginning". We will discuss many perspectives – coming from representation theory, algebraic geometry, topology, combinatorics,... – with an ongoing focus on relative positions of pairs of flags and more complicated configurations.   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Preferences for the Resolution of Uncertainty and the Timing of Information

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

 Kirby Nielsen, Stanford University / California Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Link to Working Paper

We present results from a laboratory experiment designed to identify preferences over the resolution of uncertainty and timing of non-instrumental information acquisition in a rich choice set. Treatments vary whether the outcome previously has been determined, as in an information...   More >

Exciting X-rays: Attosecond pulses monitor and control carrier and spin dynamics in solid matter

Seminar | September 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Michael Zuerch, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Novel materials with by-design properties that can be grown down to the two-dimensional limit are considered important candidates for addressing computation and energy challenges of the twenty-first century. For instance, band gaps by design and enhanced transport properties give prospects for highly efficient solar energy conversion and low-loss optoelectronics and memories. The complexity of...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: The Effects of Joining Multinational Supply Chains: New Evidence from Firm-to-Firm Linkages

Seminar | September 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Isabela Manelici, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

This paper investigates the effects of becoming a supplier to multinational corporations (MNCs) using administrative data tracking all firm-to-firm transactions in Costa Rica. Event-study estimates reveal that after starting to supply to MNCs, domestic firms experience strong and persistent improvements in performance, including the expansion of their workforce by 26% and gains in standard...   More >

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

ITIN Drop-Off Event

Workshop | September 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Avoid a trip across campus. Attend this event to complete the ITIN application process with Berkeley International Office (BIO) and the Central Payroll Office. This event is for F-1 students who are not eligible for a Social Security Number and are receiving cash-in-hand awards from UC Berkeley.

Combinatorics reading seminar: Longest Increasing Subsequences and Oscillating Tableaux

Seminar | September 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jeremy, Meza

 Department of Mathematics

We will start with a quick primer on the RSK correspondence and Berele insertion. This will lead us into longest increasing subsequences of permutations and analogous statistics on oscillating tableaux. We will discuss computational methods, explicit formulas, and if time permits, asymptotics. This is meant to be an introductory talk to set ourselves up for future topics.

BUCHANAN ENDOWED LECTURE: "Discovery and Engineering of Plant Chemistry for Plant and Human Health"

Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Elizabeth Sattely, Stanford University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Elizabeth Sattely is an Associate Professor and HHMI Investigator in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford and a Stanford ChEM-H Faculty Fellow. She also serves as an Honorary Adjunct Staff Scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Science. Dr. Sattely completed her graduate training at Boston College in organic chemistry and her postdoctoral studies in biochemistry at Harvard Medical...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Speaker TBA: Title TBA

Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 TBA

 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 >

Life course and emotional health of centenarians in Spain: findings from the Sevilla and Salamanca Centenarian Studies: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Juan Manuel García González, Professor, Sociology, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville

 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.

Of Rodents And Primates: Comparative Decision Making

Seminar | September 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Pam Reinagel, UC San Diego

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In rapid sensory decision-making, the time taken to choose and the accuracy of the choice are related in three distinct ways. First, it takes more time to assess noisy signals, so decisions about weak sensory stimuli are slower, as well as less accurate. Second, for any given stimulus strength, adopting an overall policy of higher stringency will make decisions slower, but more accurate. Third,...   More >

Building non-invasive, quantitative, and integrative physiological imaging for molecular medicine: Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Moriel Vandsburger, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley

 Bioengineering (BioE)

My primary research interest is in using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a platform technology for non-invasive and multiplexed molecular imaging in heart and kidney failure.

Teaching Your Own Class as an Undergraduate: the A to Z of Proposing a DeCal

Workshop | September 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 201A César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Interested in leading your own class and adding to Cal’s curriculum? This informational workshop covers the process of proposing your own DeCal, from identifying a faculty sponsor to getting your course approved. "RSVP at bit.ly/regis-igs."

Write like a Golden Bear: Strategies for Academic Writing Success

Workshop | September 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 201A César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

In this 1-hour workshop, you will learn about the expectations for writing at a top-tier research university and acquire the seven golden strategies to thriving as an academic writer at Cal. Whether you are a first semester student or graduating senior, you will gain the insight and know-how to take your writing to the next level.

Model Theory Seminar: n-dependent Groups and Fields

Seminar | September 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Nadja Hempel, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

1-dependent theories better known as NIP theories are the first class of the hierarchy of n-dependent structures. The random n-hypergraph is the canonical object which is n-dependent but not (n-1)-dependent. Thus the hierarchy is strict. But one might ask if there are any algebraic objects (groups, rings, fields) which are strictly n-dependent for every n? We will start by introducing the...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | September 4 | 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.

Infants learn from meaningful structure in their communicative environments

Colloquium | September 4 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Casey Lew-Williams, Princeton University

 Department of Psychology

During natural communication, caregivers pitch statistics at infants, and infants figure out what to pay attention to across milliseconds and months. In doing so, they make progress in detecting and then running with meaningful, naturally variable structure in their environments. I will present recent studies examining how caregivers package language to infants, how infants process patterns in...   More >

Functional inequalities of the Infinite swapping algorithm: theory and applications

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

 Wenpin Tang, Berkeley IEOR

 Department of Statistics

Sampling Gibbs measures at low temperature is a very important task but computationally very challenging. Numeric evidence suggest that the infinite-swapping algorithm (isa) is a promising method. The isa can be seen as an improvement of replica methods which are very popular. We rigorously analyze the ergodic properties of the isa in the low temperature regime deducing Eyring-Kramers formulas...   More >

Number Theory Learning Seminar: Introduction to arithmetic statistics of function fields via Hurwitz spaces

Seminar | September 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Melanie Matchett Wood, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will introduce the topic for this semester long learning seminar, including covering global fields, basic questions of arithmetic statistics (field counting, class group counting), the geometric side of function fields, moduli spaces, and organization of the seminar.

Statistics over algorithms as a model of human learning: Neyman Seminar

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

 Steve Piantadosi, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Human learning differs qualitatively from state of the art machine learning both in scale and power. People are able to discover much richer latent structures in data than are typically captured in statistical models. In particular, people seem able to discover algorithmically sophisticated representations, often real computational processes like computer programs. This ability can be seen in...   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Combining DNA Synthesis, Multiplexed Reporters, and Genome Engineering to better Understand Human Gene Regulation and Protein Function

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

 Sriram Kosuri, Assistant Professor, UCLA

 Center for Computational Biology

Sri Kosuri is an alumnus of UC Berkeley (BS, Bioengineering '01; Go Bears) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA, with appointments in the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biology, UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, Molecular Biology Institute, Broad Stem Cell Center, and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Kosuri...   More >

EECS Colloquium: How We Will Connect To Our Networked Future in a Post-IoT World

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

 Joe Paradiso, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We have already witnessed profound and often unanticipated developments as IoT is built out and the world is mediated via a mainly graphic wireless device held at arms length. But what will happen once the world is precognitively interpreted by what we term ‘sensory prosthetics’ that change what and how humans physically perceive, a world where your own intelligence is split ever more seamlessly...   More >

CBE Colloquium

Colloquium | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

Town Hall Meeting and OGSI Awards

ERG Colloquium: Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos: The critique of growth and environmental justice movements in the Global South: Is it really a natural alliance?

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

 Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos, Energy and Resources Group

 Energy and Resources Group

Activists and environmental defenders in the Global South promote transformations against dispossession in a variety of fields, from food to energy production. Ecological economic scholars argued in favour of an obvious alliance between environmental justice movements in the South and criticism of economic growth. Yet, collaborative research unveiled activists’ concerns about the plausibility of...   More >

Topology Seminar: Lattice point counting and saddle connections

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

 Claire Burrin, Rutgers University

 Department of Mathematics

Various questions concerning translation surfaces depend on counting saddle connections. For a certain class of translation surfaces, this reduces to the more general, yet more tractable problem of counting points in discrete orbits for the linear action of a lattice of SL(2,R) on the Euclidean plane. This can be done effectively, using either methods from ergodic theory or from number theory. We...   More >

Central American Migrations and the U.S. Border

Panel Discussion | September 4 | 5-6:45 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

Professor Denise Dresser, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Rosemary Joyce, Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Karen Musalo, Professor, Gender & Refugee Studies, UC Hastings

Elizabeth Oglesby, Professor, Geography, University of Arizona, Tucson

Paula Worby, Ph.D, Public Health Researcher, Hesperian Health Guides

 Center for Latin American Studies

The U.S. Border Patrol detains a migrant family. (Photo by Barry Bahler/U.S. Customs and Border Protection.)

Native California Cuisine in Archaeology and Contemporary Culture: An exploration of the local Native cuisine of the San Francisco Bay Area

Panel Discussion | September 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion

 1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Rob Cuthrell, Independent Researcher and Director of Archaeological Resource Management, Amah Mutsun Land Trust; Vincent Medina, Cafe Ohlone by mak-'amham

 Archaeological Research Facility, Bade Museum

Join us in exploring the local Native cuisine and flavors of the Bay Area through a discussion and tasting of some of the many foods that Native people of the San Francisco Bay Area have eaten for thousands of years.

$20

  Tickets go on sale June 5. Buy tickets online

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Applied Math Seminar: Uniformly Accurate Machine Learning Based Hydrodynamic Models for Kinetic Equations

Seminar | September 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Jiequn Han, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

A new framework is introduced for constructing interpretable and truly reliable reduced models for multi-scale problems in situations without scale separation. Hydrodynamic approximation to the kinetic equation is used as an example to illustrate the main steps and issues involved. To this end, a set of generalized moments are constructed first through an autoencoder to optimally represent the...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Organizational meeting / surface group representations

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

 Ian Agol, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll discuss representations of punctured sphere groups into SU(2) with restrictions on the holonomy of the punctures. Following Fintushel-Stern and others, these may be described by polygonal linkages. We'll then discuss some aspects of the topology of the representation varieties of these groups, including results from the thesis of Ethan Street.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Digital Finance and Customer Capital Development

Seminar | September 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Chen Lin, University of Hong Kong

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Trade, Pollution and Mortality in China"

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

 Matilde Bombardini, Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics- UBC

 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 >

Work Style and Your Career

Workshop | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, "Class of '42" Room

 Human Resources

It’s no surprise that people like to approach tasks differently. Understanding your preferences and those associated with various work roles can help you make informed effective choices. This workshop uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. PRE-WORK REQUIRED. Instructions for taking the “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator” (at least 3 days in advance) will be sent in your registration confirmation.

Night of the Moon Landing

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz, Director of Space Spinoffs Inc., Houston, Texas Consulting Company; NASA Consultant and Lecturer for Onboard Edutainment Programs with Cunard and Norwegian Cruise Lines

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Moonlanding night – a personal story shaped by a dream and a passion.

How a single simple equation changed my life and led to Mission control during Apollo 11 and far beyond to the Space Shuttle, the Johnny Carson show, sports bras and designing spacesuits for Mars.

Biography: In his 50-year career, Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz has had the good fortune to be a space suit designer, mission...   More >

Sara Dean: Environmental Exploits

Presentation | September 5 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A talk by Berkeley-based architect and designer Sara Dean, whose work intersects digital and physical realms, designing new opportunities for urban equity and environmental agency in our Anthropocene cities. Dean is assistant professor and assistant chair of the MFA design program at California College of the Arts and codirector of IF/THEN Studio. She is also chief designer at Modern Empathy, a...   More >

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | September 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

IB Seminar: Genomic conflicts and the molecular basis of speciation

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

 Nitin Phadnis, The University of Utah

 Department of Integrative Biology

Microsoft Access Action Queries

Course | September 5 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)

 Human Resources

This course details the process of designing Action Queries using a Microsoft Access database interface in order to manipulate values in local and external data sources. Emphasis is placed on Action Query types, Select Query conversion, and automation triggers of one or more sequential queries. Learning Objectives * Connect to local and external data sources. * Design Queries to manipulate record...   More >

  Register online

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Safa Motesharrei

Seminar | September 5 | 2:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Safa Motesharrei

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

Safa Motesharrei, Environmental Systems Scientist at the University of Maryland, will present: "Large-Scale Wind and Solar Farms in the Sahara Would Increase Rain and Vegetation." Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall. **Please note this seminar will take place one-hour earlier than the regular seminar schedule, this seminar will begin at 2:30PM.**

State of the College - Fall 2019 Welcome Message

Presentation | September 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 College of Natural Resources

Dean Ackerly will be giving a State of the College presentation, followed by a Q&A session. Join CNR faculty, staff, and your fellow students to hear an overview of the college's strategic plan for the new school year and reflect on the accomplishments of the previous year.

If you will attend, please click here to RSVP by Friday, Aug. 30 so we can plan refreshments.

Retinal and brain circuits underlying the effects of light on circadian rhythms and mood

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

 Samer Hattar, National Institute of Mental Health

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

State of the Department: Annual Meeting

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

 Dean Frances Hellman and Chair Michael Hutchings, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Friday, September 6, 2019

Composition Colloquium: Wang Lu

Colloquium | September 6 | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Essig Brunch Seminar-Coffee Social

Seminar | September 6 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

A weekly seminar series run by the Entomology Students Organization featuring local and visiting researchers presenting a wide range of entomology-related topics. Open to the public.

Real Estate Seminar: Reference Points in the Housing Market: Tarun Ramadorai, Imperial College London

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | N470 Haas School of Business

 Tarun Ramadorai, Imperial College London

 Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | September 6 | 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 9/6, Samba will be 10/4, Hula / Polynesian will be 11/1, and Zumba / Samba will be 12/6. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Thriving in Science: Six Strategies for Success

Workshop | September 6 | 1-2 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Are you interested in pursuing science at Cal? The SLC Science Program invites you to join us in this interactive workshop, where we will explore the realities of science at Cal and strategies for success. Come learn what it takes to thrive in a science major, strengthen your learning toolkit, and discover the scientist in you.

Observation of Room Temperature Polar Skyrmions: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. R. Ramesh, UC Berkeley, MSE and Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Complex topological configurations are a fertile playground to explore novel emergent phenomena and exotic phases in condensed-matter physics.

For example, the recent discovery of polarization vortices and the associated complex-phase coexistence and response under applied field in superlattices of (PbTiO3)n/(SrTiO3)n suggests the presence of a complex, multi-dimensional system capable of...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: KPZ Universality and Determinantal Processes II

Seminar | September 6 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality has been rigorously verified for a number of exactly solvable models such as Hammersley-Aldous-Diaconis and exclusion processes. A key ingredient for this verification is a determinantal type representation for the correlation function. In these lectures I give an overview of the existing results and present a direct and simple proof of the determinantal...   More >

MENA Salon: Summer in Review

Workshop | September 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday at 3:00 pm, the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. For suggested readings, visit cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon

Join us for the first MENA Salon of the Fall 2019 semester, as we revisit the events and themes that shaped this summer. This semester's weekly salon will be led by Britt Dawson,...   More >

PELS/IAS Seminar

Seminar | September 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 212 Cory Hall

 Jungwon Choi, University of Minnesota

 IEEE PELS/IAS

Demand for miniaturization in power electronics systems has increased substantially. This trend is driven by applications such as electronic devices from consumer devices to electric vehicles that require smaller and lighter systems to improve their performance. However, efficiently reducing the size of power electronics systems is very challenging because of the limitations of today’s...   More >

Machine Learning, Archives and Special Collections

Seminar | September 6 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

The most significant near-term applications for machine learning in archives and special collections.

Taking Inspiration From Bulk: Molecular Electrocatalysis and Magnetization Dynamics of Heterometallic Lanthanide – Transition Metal Complexes

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Michael Nippe, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University

 College of Chemistry

The first part of the presentation will introduce our methodology towards improving molecular catalysts for energy relevant conversions. We strategically introduce redox-active and slightly acidic imidazolium moieties into the secondary coordination sphere of molecular CO2 reduction electrocatalysts. Results from systematic comparative studies will be presented that strongly suggest that...   More >

Pricing Data Science for Uber Eats

Seminar | September 6 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Feras El Zarwi, Uber

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Uber's Feras El Zarwi will present Pricing Data Science for Uber Eats on Sept. 6, 2019 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at the ITS Transportation Seminar.

Writing for Print: Publishing and the Making of Textual Authority in Late Imperial China

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

 Suyoung Son, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, Cornell University

 Ling Hon Lam, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This talk examines the widespread practice of self-publishing by writers in late imperial China, focusing on two seventeenth-century literati-cum-publishers, Zhang Chao in Yangzhou and Wang Zhuo in Hangzhou. By giving due weight to the writers as active agents in increasing the influence of print, it explores the intricate relationships between manuscript tradition and print convention, peer...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Transfinite Ramsey Theorem

Colloquium | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Antonio Montalban, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We consider a version of the Ramsey Theorem for coloring of tuples within a finite set where the exponent is transfinite. That is, the tuples we color are gamma-large for some ordinal gamma. As in Ramsey theorem we ask: How large should a finite set of numbers be to ensure that, for all colorings of the gamma-large tuples with a certain finite number of colors, there exists a homogeneous set that...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: The fundamental theorem of projective geometry over finite fields

Seminar | September 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Martin Olsson, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In earlier work Lieblich and I proved a rational version of the fundamental theorem of projective geometry for spaces over infinite fields. In this talk I will explain a probabilistic variant, due to Will Sawin, for projective spaces over finite fields.

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: The fundamental theorem of projective geometry over finite fields

Seminar | September 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Martin Olsson, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In earlier work Lieblich and I proved a rational version of the fundamental theorem of projective geometry for spaces over infinite fields. In this talk I will explain a probabilistic variant, due to Will Sawin, for projective spaces over finite fields.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Family Workshop: Hemp Bracelets

Workshop | September 7 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join this month’s Family Workshop at the Hearst Museum! Make your own hemp bracelet and learn about hemp’s rich history. This is a drop-in workshop for all ages. Bring the whole family for this activity included free with museum admission.

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