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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Zotero Workshop: Zotero for Citation Management

Workshop | October 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 305 Library Training Room


Learn how to use this easy citation manager for Firefox, Safari and Chrome.

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar | October 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Canceled

 Michaela Gack, University of Chicago

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Backtest overfitting, stock fund design and forecast performance

Seminar | October 17 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: David Bailey, LBNL and UC Davis

 Center for Risk Management Research

Backtest overfitting means the usage of backtests (historical market data) to construct an investment strategy, fund or portfolio, when the number of variations explored exceeds limits of statistical reliability. We show that backtest overfitting is inevitable when computer programs are employed to explore millions or even billions of parameter variations (as is typical) to select an optimal...   More >

Shot Orientation Controls for Interactive Cinematography with 360 Video

Seminar | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, 354/360

 Amy Pavel, EECS / UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Virtual reality filmmakers creating 360° video currently rely on cinematography techniques that were developed for traditional narrow field of view film. They typically edit together a sequence of shots so that they appear at a fixed orientation irrespective of the viewer’s field of view. But because viewers set their own camera orientation they may miss important story content while looking in...   More >

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: 7-Minute Veggies (BEUHS641)

Workshop | October 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Is a lack of time keeping you from eating your veggies? Say goodbye to this excuse with delicious vegetable recipes that can be prepared in 7 minutes or less. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

  Register online

Changing contests for capital: Alternative Metrics of Research Impact at The World Bank

Colloquium | October 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Kate Williams, ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellow, Sociology, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

Development Lunch: TBD and "Long-Term Effects of Longer School Days: Evidence from Chile"

Seminar | October 17 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Benedetta Lerva; Krista Ruffini and Patricio Dominguez

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

Progress and Pathology in US Health Policy

Colloquium | October 17 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Rick Kronick, PhD, Professor, UC San Diego, Family Medicine & Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Substantial progress has been made in improving access to care and moderating health spending growth, with some progress made in improving quality following the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. However, many serious pathologies remain, and the progress that has been made is threatened by the uncertainty roiling federal health policy. In this talk I will review progress and pathologies, in...   More >

HTNM: Between the Digital and the Political:: New Ecologies of Mind: Between the Digital and the Political

Panel Discussion | October 17 | 1-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Erich Hörl, Leuphana University Lüneburg; Yuk Hui, Leuphana University Lüneburg; Luciana Parisi, Goldsmiths University of London; Warren Sack; David Bates

 Center for New Media

The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series brings to campus leading humanities scholars working on issues of media transition and technological emergence. The series promotes new, interdisciplinary approaches to questions about the uses, meanings, causes, and effects of rapid or dramatic shifts in techno-infrastructure, information management, and forms of mediated expression.

Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair

Career Fair | October 17 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Sean Burns, OURS

 Office of Undergraduate Research

All Cal students, faculty, and staff are invited to the annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair on Tuesday, October 17 (1-4pm in Pauley Ballroom, MLK) where one can learn everything there is to know about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities at UC Berkeley. The event is free and, in addition to representatives from many dozens of research and...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Are Reference Points (Merely) Lagged Beliefs Over Probabilities?

Seminar | October 17 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ori Heffetz, Cornell University & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Modular Tensor Categories

Seminar | October 17 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Modular tensor categories are certain tensor categories that lead to 3d TQFTs and, hence, to invariants of 3-manifolds. I will describe two kinds of modular tensor categories: those coming from Drinfeld centers, and those coming from quantum groups.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Strichartz estimates for the gravity water waves

Seminar | October 17 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Albert Ai, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will introduce the gravity water waves equations, which describe the motion of a fluid influenced by gravity, under a free interface with a vacuum. We will discuss various formulations of the problem, and in particular a paradifferential reduction due to Alazard, Burq, and Zuily. From this formulation we can exhibit the dispersive properties of the water waves system by...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The extremal Betti number of a canonical curve

Seminar | October 17 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Michael Kemeny, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

The resolution of the coordinate ring of a canonically embedded curve has been studied since the beginnings of algebraic geometry. In the 80s, Mark Green famously predicted that the length of the linear strand could be given in terms of a particular invariant of the curve (the Clifford index). A conjecture of Schreyer gives a proposed explanation for this conjecture via the Eagon-Northcott...   More >

Scrivener: Software for Writers

Workshop | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 305, College of Environmental Design Library


Want a better way to tackle your long writing project? Scrivener can help! Scrivener is a software program that breaks down your writing into manageable "chunks" and keeps all of your research, brainstorming, and writing in a single conceptual workspace. Use Scrivener for your thesis, dissertation, book project, novel, or any longer writing project. Read more at...   More >

Alexander Pines Lecture in Physical Chemistry: Surprises in the physics of magnetic resonance; implications for chemical physics and molecular imaging

Seminar | October 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Warren S. Warren, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Duke University

 College of Chemistry

Magnetic resonance is often presented as the prime example of the value of fundamental research. Indeed, the physicists who measured nuclear gyromagnetic ratios and spin quantum numbers 80 years ago could never have dreamed of its profound impact on chemistry, materials science, and medicine. But by the early 1960s, most physics departments (and many chemistry departments) viewed the fundamental...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “The Impact of Exports on Innovation: Theory and Evidence”

Seminar | October 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Marc Melitz, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

Advanced Zotero 5.0

Workshop | October 17 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jennifer Dorner, Librarian, The Library


This workshop will help you become a more sophisticated user of Zotero, learning more about how to integrate it with Word, adding attachments, extracting data from PDFs, and using it as a collaboration tool. During the hour after the workshop, the Instructor will be available to assist you with troubleshooting installation and syncing issues.

 A Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library.

  RSVP online

BJCL Mandatory Source Collecting Training

Workshop | October 17 | 5-6 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

At this training, we will review what your source collection and bluebooking assignments from your article's Supervising Editors will look like, and you will also learn how to source collect and cite check in an easy, efficient way.

Research/Funding Opportunities Workshop (Open Hours) (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | October 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop will introduce and expose students to various research programs and funding opportunities on campus. It will cover various program applications (such as the McNair Scholars Application), reaching out to mentors, getting solid letters of recommendations, and writing strong research proposals and personal statements. Presenters will also discuss their experiences with their research...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Introduction to Deformation Theory

Seminar | October 17 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the first talk I will give an introduction the notion of a deformation, give examples and explain why deformations can fail to exist. This will include deformations of k-algebras (varieties) and modules over a fixed algebra (coherent sheaves). I will end by describing how deformation theory is used to understand the global geometry of the Hilbert Scheme. In particular, motivate why the Hilbert...   More >

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 >

Book Talk Series: Urban Waterfront Promenades

Reading - Nonfiction | October 17 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall

 Elizabeth MacDonald


UC Berkeley Professor of City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning explores 38 urban waterfront promenade case studies worldwide, as varied as Vancouver's extensive network, classic promenades in Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm's recently built Hammarby Sjostad eco-district, and the Ma On Shan promenade in the Hong Kong New Territories. The research analyzes their...   More >