Thursday, February 2, 2017
Workshop | January 30 – February 3, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
This workshop will focus on explicit constructions of graphs and functions with pseudorandom properties. There will be two main themes related to each object in the title. For expanders, these will be proofs of existence of expander graphs using lifts, a la Bilu-Linial and Marcus-Spielman-Srivastava, and the possibility of using the method to obtain explicit constructions of Ramanujan expanders... More >
Workshop | February 2 | 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | 150 Lawrence Hall of Science
This event is for school district science leadership teams (comprised of district administrators, principals, and teacher leaders). This event will be held October 13, 2016; February 2, 2017; and April 24, 2017.
Contact our BaySci Program Director, Vanessa Lujan, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 643-0311 if you have any questions or are interested in joining our district network.
RSVP by calling Vanessa Lujan at 510-643-0311, or by emailing Vanessa Lujan at email@example.com
Course | February 2 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24
Synopsis: A soft skills workshop that covers essential customer service and workplace communication techniques, with a special emphasis on setting up, preparing for, facilitating, and debriefing an RAs initial meeting with their PI's.
PMB Seminar : "Dare to be different- regulators and mechanisms for asymmetric cell division in plants"
Seminar | February 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, EBB First Floor Conference Room
Juan Dong, Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University
Panel Discussion | February 2 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)
Vincent Stanley, Director of Philosophy, Patagonia
Sara Beckman, Senior Lecturer, Haas School of Business
Vincent Stanley will be joined by Dr Sara Beck (Haas School of Business) to discuss the responsible company, what Patagonia is doing to be that company and how you can make a difference.
Seminar | February 2 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 490 Cory
Rick McGeer, US Ignite
The past 15 years has seen the emergence of a large number of distributed infrastructures: PlanetLab and GENI in the United States, GLab, NorNet and FED4FIRE in the EU, SAVI in Canada, VNode in Japan, and many others. These infrastructures can be viewed as a new kind of network or a new kind of cloud. As a network, one that is defined by computational services rather than protocols or hardware;... More >
Seminar | February 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Seth Bordenstein, Vanderbilt University
Seminar | February 2 | 2-4 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Jen Kwok - "Influence of Provider Continuity on Healthcare Utilization"
Raffaele Saggio - "The Effects of Temporary Contracts on the Wage and Productive Structure: Evidence from Italy"
Seminar | February 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Professor Uli Wiesner, Cornell University
Global problems including energy conversion and storage, clean water and human health require increasingly complex, multi-component and functional materials with unprecedented control over composition, structure, and order down to the nanoscale. This talk will give examples for the rational design of novel functional hybrid nanomaterials inspired by biological examples. Discussion will include... More >
Seminar | February 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
**Victoria Abraira**, Harvard University
Colloquium | February 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
Brian Fishman, Counterterrorism Research Fellow, International Studies Program at New America
Given how quickly its operations have achieved global impact, it may seem that the Islamic State materialized suddenly. In fact, al-Qaedas operations chief, Sayf al-Adl, devised a seven-stage plan for jihadis to conquer the world by 2020 that included reestablishing the Caliphate in Syria between 2013 and 2016. Despite a massive schism between the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, al-Adls plan has... More >
Seminar | February 2 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall
Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
QB3 Postdoc Seminar: Role of phosphoinositides and individual subunits in the assembly state, and localization of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae TORC2 complex
Seminar | February 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 621 Stanley Hall
Nieves Martinez Marshall (Thorner lab)
The ability to maintain homeostasis of the cell surface area in response to environmental insults and intracellular changes in lipid metabolism is essential for eukaryotic cell survival. A key regulator of membrane homeostasis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is TORC2, a multiprotein complex that contains the evolutionarily conserved protein kinase Target of Rapamycin (TOR). The localization of TORC2... More >
Radical Acts: A Dialogue on the Aesthetic and Political Histories of Resistance: The Graduate Speaker Series
Panel Discussion | February 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)
Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Arts + Design, College of Arcus Chair for Gender, Sexuality and the Built Environment Environmental Design, Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities
Our current political moment demands that we think carefully and closely about the legacies of protest in the United States. Such reflection is crucial for the cultivation of future activist imaginaries. To this end, Radical Acts: A Dialogue on the Aesthetic and Political Histories of Resistance, brings together feminist artist Sharon Hayes with feminist theorist and punk lifer Mimi Thi Nguyen... More >
Seminar | February 2 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Nicholas Ryder, University of California, Berkeley
We give a strongly polynomial time algorithm which determines whether or not a bivariate polynomial is real stable. As a corollary, this implies an algorithm for testing whether a given linear transformation on univariate polynomials preserves real-rootedness. The proof exploits properties of hyperbolic polynomials to reduce real stability testing to testing nonnegativity of a finite number of... More >