Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall
FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.
Conference/Symposium | November 7 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley Food Institute, Department of Anthropology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
The goal of this workshop is to link local and regional case studies of food, agriculture, and human-environmental interaction with the broader discussion of global environmental issues and long-term sustainability. Special emphasis is on case studies from Japan, East Asia and the North Pacific Rim.
Seminar | November 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Here we report a robust bioconjugation method using cysteine arylation. This chemistry enables site-specific conjugation at cysteine residues within peptides, proteins, and antibodies. Our two developed approaches use either perfluoroaryl-cysteine SNAr chemistry or organometallic palladium reagents. This work lead to the discovery of a self-labeling four-residue sequence that enables... More >
Seminar | November 7 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Speaker: Mathieu Rosenbaum, École Polytechnique
It has been recently shown that rough volatility models, where the volatility is driven by a fractional Brownian motion with small Hurst parameter, provide very relevant dynamics in order to reproduce the behavior of both historical and implied volatilities. However, due to the non-Markovian nature of the fractional Brownian motion, they raise new issues when it comes to the risk management of... More >
Workshop | November 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Jennifer Dorner, The Library; David Eifler, The Library
Citation management software can help organize research results and make writing papers easier by quickly creating properly formatted bibliographies and footnotes.
Learn how to use this easy citation manager for Firefox, Safari and Chrome. The workshop will cover importing citations, exporting bibliographies, sharing resources for working groups, and using a wide variety of citation styles.
A Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library.
Development Lunch: "Monitoring Employees: A Principal-Agent Approach to Driving Behavior and Productivity in Kenyas Informal Public Transport Industry"
Seminar | November 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.
The logistical origins of violence in Central Africa: roadblock economies in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic
Colloquium | November 7 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Peer Schouten, Postdoctoral Fellow, DIIS and UCB Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Department of Geography
Schouten is a postdoctoral fellow at the Danish Institute for International Studies, associate researcher at the International Peace Information Service (Belgium) and editor-in-chief at Theory Talks. He researches the political economy of conflict in Central Africa in the broadest sense, as well as the politics of infrastructure and the historical sociology of state formation. He has worked in... More >
Workshop | November 7 | 1-3 p.m. | 55A McCone Hall
Nancy Thomas, Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF)
This workshop introduces the basic principles of digital satellite and aerial imagery and is appropriate for attendees who have some understanding of geospatial data fundamentals but have little or no experience in remote sensing. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities, we will explore the components and characteristics of digital imagery. Participants will learn how to find and... More >
Seminar | November 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Evans Hall
Anujit Chakraborty, UC Davis
Note special time and place
Colloquium | November 7 | 2 p.m. | Hargrove Music Library
3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)
Free and open to the public
Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio... More >
Seminar | November 7 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Anujit Chakraborty, UC Davis
Joint with Theory seminar
Seminar | November 7 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Andrew Hanlon, UC Berkeley
We will discuss a new interpretation of the Fukaya-Seidel category mirror to a compact toric variety and several applications of the construction. In particular, we will see how a natural monodromy of these categories is mirror to tensoring by a line bundle.
Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: "Marginal Jobs and Separations: Evidence from a Large Unemployment Insurance Benefit Extension in Austria"
Seminar | November 7 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Benjamin Schoefer, UC Berkeley
3-Manifold Seminar: Schwarzian derivatives, projective structures, and the Weil-Petersson gradient flow for renormalized volume
Seminar | November 7 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Franco Vargas, UCB
Continuation from last week
Seminar | November 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 440 University Hall
Anoop Jain, DrPH Student, Child Marriage & Female Adolescent Health in Bihar, India
The Innovations for Youth (i4Y) Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Working Group has begun a speaker series to explore challenging questions related to child marriage and youth empowerment. The series will feature UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and graduate students' work in diverse contexts worldwide.
Presentations will begin in late October and run through early Spring 2018. Both events will... More >
Seminar | November 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Stefano Piccolo, University of Padova
C. H. Li Memorial Lectures
Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Stokes' theorem and construction of an invariant measure on an $L^2$ ball
Seminar | November 7 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Justin Brereton, UC Berkeley
An invariant measure is useful in proving almost sure well-posedness of a PDE on a compact set. Thomann and Tzvetkov constructed an invariant measure for the derivative nonlinear Schrodinger (DNLS) equation on the torus. In this talk we construct a DNLS-invariant measure on the set of functions with $L^2(T)$ norm equal to a fixed value $m$, by an argument that is similar to Stokes' theorem, but... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Lower Bounds for Betti Numbers
Seminar | November 7 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Adam Boocher, UC Berkeley
The Rank Conjecture of Buchsbaum-Eisenbud and Horrocks says roughly that the Koszul complex is the "smallest" possible resolution. In this talk, I'll discuss this conjecture and several stronger and weaker incarnations of it. After surveying what is known, I'll describe some recent work with Jimmy Seiner for monomial ideals.
Central American History and Identity: Past and Present: A Gathering for Teachers and Other Educators
Workshop | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Available with registration
, Oakland, CA
Rebecca Herman, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley
Undergraduate Students from UC Berkeley, Central Americans for Empowerment
ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)
In Partnership with the UC Berkeley Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS), the OUSD ELLMA office invites you to learn more about the historical context impacting migration from Central America, its connection to US policy, and the complex, intersectional identities of students from the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
This event is for k-14 teachers.
Seminar | November 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Jonathan M. Hall, University of Chicago
ECON 281, International Trade and Finance:"Misallocation in the Market for Inputs: Enforcement and the Organization of Production"
Seminar | November 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Ezra Oberfield, Princeton University
Giving infrared spectroscopy a boost: New methods for studying interfaces, chirality, vibrational coupling across the spectrum, and proton transfer reactions
Seminar | November 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Mid-infrared (IR) spectroscopy directly interrogates the chemical bonds molecules are composed of through their vibrational frequencies and thus offers a direct and local probe of molecular structure and nuclear motion. However, ultrafast IR spectroscopy is very challenging and thus heavily technology driven. Progress is driven by technical advances and the development of new laser sources and... More >
Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: "The House of Institutional Investors: Firm and Bank Common Ownership in Lending"
Seminar | November 7 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Stillman's Question, Solved! (Part 2)
Seminar | November 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Chris Eur, UC Berkeley
We continue the journey of Ananyan and Hochster's resolution of Stillman's Question. After a brief review of the main theorems, we dive right into the technical details. Our goal will be to build necessary tools to prove the main theorems, in particular to make precise the statement that small collapse is equivalent to small codimension of singular locus.
Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall
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 >
Course | November 7 | 6-10 p.m. | 105 Dwinelle Hall
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green-rating point system to certify a buildings sustainability. Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, students and professionals can become LEED Accredited themselves. (More information regarding course registration to come).
Panel Discussion | November 7 | 7-9 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)
Dr. Malcolm Potts, Founder of the Fred H. Bixby, Jr. Center for Population and Family Planning, UC Berkeley; Dr. Woutrina Smith, Co-Director for UC Global Health Institute Planetary Health Center of Expertise, UC Davis; Dr. Craig Cohen, Co-Director, Center of Expertise in Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment, University of California, Global Health Institute, UC San Francisco
Dr. Ndola Prata, Co-Director, Center of Expertise in Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment, University of California, Global Health Institute, UC Berkeley
UC Global Health Institute
Join us for an expert panel with an interdisciplinary discussion on Maternal Health, Infectious Disease, and Climate Change from across the UC System. They will also be discussing opportunities and careers in Global Health.
There will be a 45-minute facilitated discussion, followed by a 45-minute Question&Answer section with our experts. Come ready to learn and engage with our renown experts... More >