<< Tuesday, November 07, 2017 >>

Tuesday, November 7, 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.

Food, Agriculture and Human Impacts on the Environment: Japan, Asia and Beyond

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.

BASF Seminar in Chemical Sciences: Cysteine Arylation to Engineer Peptides and Proteins

Seminar | November 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Bradley Pentelute, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

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 217, Risk Management: Rough Heston model: Pricing, hedging and microstructural foundations

Seminar | November 7 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Mathieu Rosenbaum, École Polytechnique

 Center for Risk Management Research

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 >

Zotero for Citation Management

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

 Erin Kelley

 Department of Economics

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

 Center for African Studies

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 >

Introduction to Remote Sensing in QGIS

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 >

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Seminar 208, Microeconomic theory (joint with Psychology and Economics seminar)

Seminar | November 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Evans Hall

 Anujit Chakraborty, UC Davis

 Department of Economics

Note special time and place

Composition Colloquium: Robert DicK

Colloquium | November 7 | 2 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library

 Department of Music

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 218, Psychology and Economics: Present Bias

Seminar | November 7 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Anujit Chakraborty, UC Davis

 Department of Economics

Joint with Theory seminar

Mirror Symmetry and Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Monomial admissibility and monodromy

Seminar | November 7 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Andrew Hanlon, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

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.

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

 Department of Mathematics

Continuation from last week

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group: Speaker Series

Seminar | November 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 440 University Hall

 Anoop Jain, DrPH Student, Child Marriage & Female Adolescent Health in Bihar, India

 i4Y - Innovations for Youth

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 >

C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: YAP/TAZ in stem cells and cancer

Seminar | November 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Stefano Piccolo, University of Padova

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

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

 Department of Mathematics

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

 Department of Mathematics

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.


  Registration opens November 1. Register online or by calling Shane Carter at 5102895962, or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu by November 7.

Writing the History of Archaic Greece: Pheidon and Telesilla

Seminar | November 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Jonathan M. Hall, University of Chicago

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

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

 Poul Petersen, Department of Chemistry & Biology, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

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 >

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

 Department of Mathematics

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.

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 >

LEED Workshop: Become LEED Accredited!

Course | November 7 | 6-10 p.m. | 105 Dwinelle Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green-rating point system to certify a building’s sustainability. Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, students and professionals can become LEED Accredited themselves. (More information regarding course registration to come).

Global Health Expert Panel: Challenges and Opportunities in Global Health

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 >

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