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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

RAPDP - Foundational - F5 Research Compliance Introduction

Course | February 21 | 9-11 a.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An introductory workshop that provides an overview of Research Conflict of Interest, Human Subjects Research, and Animal Subjects Research.

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Myeloid Immunity In Pulmonary Metastasis

Seminar | February 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 **Mark Headley**, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

AbbVie Lecture in Organic Chemistry: From fuzzy to function: Capturing conformations of transcriptional coactivators with small molecules

Seminar | February 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Anna Mapp, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

 College of Chemistry

Within the chemical space of protein-protein interactions (PPIs), transient, modest affinity PPIs play a central role in a variety of cellular functions, including protein folding and transcription. Dysregulation of this class of PPIs is at the heart of diseases ranging from cancer to neurodegenerative disorders. For example, in several types of AML, leukemogenesis is dependent upon the loss of...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: A Popularity Asset Pricing Model

Seminar | February 21 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Paul Kaplan, Morningstar

 Center for Risk Management Research

This paper presents a formal model for theory of popularity as laid out informally by Idzorek and Ibbotson in their seminal paper, “Dimensions of Popularity (Journal of Portfolio Management, 2014). The paper does this by extending the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) to include security characteristics that different investors regard differently. This leads to an equilibrium in...   More >

BSAC Technology Seminar - Exosome Cancer Research Powered by Microfluidics

Seminar | February 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Prof. Mei He, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, Nanotechnology Innovation Center

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Most eukaryotic cells release exosomes which present opportunities for cancer analysis. Exosomes exhibit strong antigen loading flexibility, but their study is hampered by technical difficulties. We show microfluidic processing with precise control and foresee microfluidic technology playing game-changer roles in exploring the utility of exosomes in cancer research.

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Taking Action and Moving Forward in Your Career (BECAR201)

Workshop | February 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Goal setting and decision making strategies will be addressed in this workshop.

Laptop and Mobile Ergonomics (BEUHS409)

Workshop | February 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work


Learn how to use your laptop safely in an office and mobile setting. Recommended mobile products and best practices for using smart phones and tablets will also be provided. Enroll online

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Development Lunch:"Cash Transfers and Local Public Finance in Kenya"

Seminar | February 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Michael Walker

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Real vs. Fake Investors: Race, Security and Citizenship in ‘Post-Africanization’ Uganda

Colloquium | February 21 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Dr. Anneeth Kaur Hundle, Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced

 Center for African Studies

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

Anneeth Kaur Hundle

Meeting Conservation with Sarah Allen: Hosted by Society for Conservation Biology - Berkeley Chapter

Seminar | February 21 | 1-2 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Sarah Allen, National Parks Service

 Society for Conservation Biology - Berkeley Chapter

In the Society for Conservation Biology's 'Meeting Conservation' series, we invite Bay Area scientists to share their non-academic career paths and experiences for students interested in conservation.

On Tuesday Feb 21 from 1-2pm in 103 Mulford, we welcome Dr. Sarah Allen, Science Program Lead of the National Parks Service Pacific West Region. Dr. Allen works with national parks and federal...   More >

BLISS Seminar: DNA Sequencing: From Information Limits to Assembly Software

Seminar | February 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Ilan Shomorony, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Emerging long-read sequencing technologies promise to enable near-perfect reconstruction of whole genomes. Assembly of long reads is usually accomplished using a read-overlap graph, in which the true sequence corresponds to a Hamiltonian path. As such, the assembly problem becomes NP-hard under most formulations, and most of the known algorithmic approaches are heuristic in nature.

In this...   More >

Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies

Workshop | February 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 2-4 p.m. |  Online

 Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

 Technology Transfer Program

The SUPERPAVE mix design method is designed to replace the Hveem method. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) started implementing the national SUPERPAVE standard for designing, specifying, and accepting pavement projects for all state jobs. The new mix design accounts for traffic loading and environmental conditions and includes a new method of evaluating the asphalt mixture. This...   More >

 This course is designed for engineers, state local agencies, consultants, contractors, maintenance supervisors, and quality control/assurance supervisors responsible for designing asphalt mixtures, material specifications, and quality control/quality assu

"The life of a memory: Post-encoding reactivation and reorganization of episodic memory: Human Brain Imaging with fMRI

Colloquium | February 21 | 3:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Lila Davachi, New York University

 Department of Psychology

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Behavior of the Brascamp–Lieb constant

Seminar | February 21 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Taryn Flock, University of Birmingham

 Department of Mathematics

Brascamp-Lieb inequality generalizes many inequalities in analysis, including the Holder, Loomis-Whitney, and Young convolution inequalities. Sharp constants for such inequalities have a long history and have only been determined in a few cases. We investigate the stability and regularity of the sharp constant as a function of the implicit parameters. The focus of the talk will be a...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: The golden identity for the Yamada polynomial and flow polynomials of cubic graphs

Seminar | February 21 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I'll describe some more about special identities for flow polynomials of planar cubic graphs, and how to obtain Tutte's golden identity. Then we'll describe an extension of this identity to the Yamada polynomial for spatial cubic graphs, and some consequences for flow polynomials of general cubic graphs. (joint with Slava Krushkal)

LaTeX: Introduction to Typesetting in Math

Workshop | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library 110 MD

 Brian Quigley, Kresge Engineering Library


This workshop is an introduction to typesetting math using LaTeX. Attendees will learn how to create various environments for equations and formulas; subscripting and superscripting; Greek letters; and other commonly used syntax for math.

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Temporal Coding and the Perception of Musical Harmony: Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | February 21 | 4 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3201/ Warner Brown Room

 Chris Plack, University of Machester, UK

 Department of Psychology

Chris Plack, University of Manchester
Temporal fluctuations in sounds are represented by the synchronized firing patterns of neurons in the auditory nerve and auditory brainstem. These patterns can be measured in humans using electroencephalography, and are reflected in a sustained response called the “frequency-following response” (FFR). When two musical notes with simple frequency ratios are...   More >

Model Reduction for Edge-Weighted Personalized PageRank

Seminar | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 David Bindel, Assistant Professor, Cornell University, Department of Computer Science

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I describe work on adapting model reduction to a standard kernel for many data mining computations: fast computation of PageRank for graphs in which the edge weights depend on parameters.

Single-Molecule Spectroscopy with Molecular Catalysts, Conductive Polymers, and Optical Microresonators

Seminar | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Randall Goldsmith, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 College of Chemistry

Measurements on individual molecules have revolutionized how chemists can perceive molecular properties and dynamics, yet single-molecule techniques can only be applied with considerable experimental constraints. The Goldsmith group develops new tools through chemical synthesis, micro and nanophotonics, and microfluidics that allow single-molecule techniques to be applied in previously...   More >

The Dialectics of Enlightenment," Soviet Style: Reconsidering Social Progress in the Literature and Film of the Thaw Era

Colloquium | February 21 | 4-6 p.m. | 4337 Dwinelle Hall

 Ilya Kukulin, Associate Professor, School of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The fifth lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.

EPMS Weekly Seminar

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

 Engineering and Project Management Society

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 >

Reading epigenetic landscapes: implications for gene regulation, human cancer and beyond

Seminar | February 21 | 6-7 p.m. |  Berdahl Auditorium, 105 Stanley Hall

 David Allis, The Rockefeller University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

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

 Student Environmental Resource Center

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.