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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

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

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

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Institute of International Studies, Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Journalism, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Public Health, School of, Folklore Program

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


  Registration opens December 20. Register online or by calling 510-642-0813, or by emailing bcsm@berkeley.edu by February 8.

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

BEARS 2017: Brains and Machines: AI, Robotics and Neural Computation at Berkeley

Conference/Symposium | February 9 | 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Claire Tomlin; Pieter Abbeel; Dan Klein; Michel Maharbiz

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The 2017 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium (BEARS) promises to present exciting and innovative research centered on artificial intelligence and human-centric computing being conducted in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.

  Register online

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Time Keeper Training

Course | February 9 | 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
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Historical Edits
Step by step run reports process
View Accruals and totals for employee timecards
Individual and mass timecard approval
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Instructor-led, hands-on training using Caltime training...   More >

  Register online

Reactive Intermediates in Iron-mediated Dinitrogen Reduction

Seminar | February 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Jon Rittle, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

 College of Chemistry

PMB Seminar : "Understanding stress response and seed development transcription factor networks"

Seminar | February 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, EBB First Floor Conference Room

 Liang Song, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Marketing Yourself for Your Next Job: Resume Writing (BECAR301)

Workshop | February 9 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Create a resume that gets attention and results.

 Search for BECAR301 in the Blu Portal under UCB Learning Center (left column).

Islamic Texts Circle: Imperfect Cities and the Structure of the Universe in Al-Farabi's Philosophy

Workshop | February 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Ahmad Ighbariah, Tel Aviv University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join visiting scholar Ahmad Ighbariah (Tel Aviv University) for our first Islamic Texts Circle of 2017, examining the work of 10th century philosopher Al-Farabi. To RSVP and receive texts, please contact cmes@berkeley.edu.

Text in Arabic and English translation.

The Neural Code Issue

Seminar | February 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Christoph von der Malsburg, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies and Platonite AG

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Let's go for the real thing: Every waking second, our mind represents for us the situation we are immersed in. How do the physical states of our brain create this mental imagery? I call this the Neural Code Issue. The pathway to solving it is currently blocked by an answer that isn't even wrong. Come to my talk if you want to get the correct one. I see it as the doorway to the realization of...   More >

Why We Need a State and Regional Approach to Higher Education in Silicon Valley

Colloquium | February 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117

 Michael W. Kirst, Professor Emeritus of Education, Stanford University & President, California State Board of Education; W. Richard (Dick) Scott, Professor Emeritus,Sociology,Stanford University

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Postsecondary education and the San Francisco (SF) Bay Area economy are varied and complex – and they are integral to each other’s success. Colleges and universities of all types educate and train a diverse workforce, and the Bay Area employs highly skilled workers. Faculty and graduates serve as innovators and entrepreneurs; industrial labs push the boundaries of research and knowledge. These...   More >

Research Colloquium: Neil Gilbert

Colloquium | February 9 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

Borrowing Basics (BEUHS358)

Workshop | February 9 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Richard P. Ruiz, Vice President, East Bay Region, Bank of the West

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This borrowing basics seminar provides a comprehensive overview of critical information related to consumer lending options. The session topics include a review of different credit types, costs associated with obtaining credit, your rights as a borrower, what creditors review when making a credit decision and ideas on how to manage your credit. This option would likely have a broader appeal to...   More >

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IB SEMINAR: Ecological genomics of legume-rhizobium mutualisms

Seminar | February 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Katy Heath, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Department of Integrative Biology

Derived Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Ind-coherent sheaves on (affine) dg schemes

Seminar | February 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Harrison Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will try to understand the two categories of quasicoherent sheaves and ind-coherent sheaves on an affine dg scheme (also known as a dg algebra) through examples, completeness and convergence properties, and t-structures. Finally, we will state applications: Grothendieck duality, proper descent, and formal completions.

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Time Keeper Training

Course | February 9 | 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
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Historical Edits
Step by step run reports process
View Accruals and totals for employee timecards
Individual and mass timecard approval
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Instructor-led, hands-on training using Caltime training...   More >

  Register online

Student Applied Math Seminar: Mathematical Introduction to Many Body Perturbation Theory

Seminar | January 26 – March 23, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 2-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor:

Seminar | February 9 | 2-4 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Tomas Monarrez, UCB; Julien Lafortune, UCB

 Department of Economics

Tomas Monarrez - "Attendance Zones and the Segregation of U.S. Schools"

Julien Lafortune - “On the Right Track? Advanced Math Tracking in Secondary Schools”

How to Write a Stem Research Proposal

Workshop | February 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

 Sean Burns, OURS

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

Freshwater Ecology and Conservation Seminar Series: Sandra Bibiana Correa

Seminar | February 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Sandra Bibiana Correa, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Georgia

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

Sandra Bibiana Correa
"Evolution, Ecology and Conservation of Fish-Forest Interactions"

Emergent Chirality in Magnetic and Electronic Textures

Seminar | February 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dr. Padraic Shafer, Advanced Light Source, LBNL

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Chirality determines many important properties in nature, ranging from the electroweak interaction in particle physics to the reactions of enzymes that are fundamental for life. In condensed matter physics, chiral structures determine the functional behavior of magnetic and other correlated-electron materials. Underlying these functionalities are a wealth of intriguing nanoscale ordering...   More >

Multi transmitter neurons in the mammalian brain - more than just an oddity

Seminar | February 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Bernardo Sabatini, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Fukaya Moduli

Colloquium | February 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Eric Zaslow, Northwestern

 Department of Mathematics

Interesting structures arise by considering the space of objects in a Fukaya category of Lagrangian submanifolds. These include knot invariants, cluster algebras, open Gromov-Witten invariants, ​D-modules and noncommutative geometry. Despite the panoply of topics, I will try to make the talk accessible, telling a story through illustrative examples.

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "Status Goods:Experimental Evidence from Platinum Credit Cards"

Seminar | February 9 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Gautam Rao, Harvard, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

Applied Algebra Seminar: Scene reconstruction and a resolution of the multiview variety

Seminar | February 9 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Daniel Lowengrub, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The multiview variety associated to a collection of $N$ cameras records which sequences of image points in $P^{2N}$ can be obtained by taking pictures of a given world point $x\in P^3$ with the cameras. In order to reconstruct a scene from its picture under the different cameras it is important to be able to find the critical points of the function which measures the distance between a general...   More >

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!