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Tuesday, November 14, 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.

Yoga Walk Through the Garden

Workshop | November 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

"If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand."

Come join fellow Nature Lovers in a mindful movement class at the UC Botanical Garden. During the 60-minute class, you will get to walk among the garden’s amazing collection, learn breathing techniques to promote health, practice gentle Qigong and yoga exercises at beautiful locations along...   More >

$20, $18 members (Price includes Garden Admission)

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Genetic dissection of Chlamydia-mediated manipulation of host signaling pathways

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Raphael H. Valdivia, Duke University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Merck Seminar in the Chemical Sciences: Development of Direct C-H Amination Reactions

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Sukbok Chang, KAIST

 College of Chemistry

Aryl amines are a key synthetic unit widely utilized in organic synthesis, coordination chemistry, materials science and pharmaceutical industry. Current preparative routes to those compounds require either prefunctionalized starting materials or conditions needing external oxidants, thus inevitably generating stoichiometric amounts of side wastes. We have developed a series of direct C-H...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Investor Behavior and Market Dynamics

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: John Arabadjis, State Street

 Center for Risk Management Research

The Market is a consensual hallucination that commands attention by wielding its Invisible Hand. In this talk we will examine the ways that Adam Smith’s 250-year-old appendage makes itself felt – positioning, trading, and hurting herding – and their implications for the investment process.

Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia

Colloquium | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning, University of Maryland, College Park

 Center for Research on Social Change, Dept. of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning

Over the last few decades, California’s Silicon Valley has become not only the world’s technological epicenter, but also one of the fastest growing, and most racially and ethnically diverse regions in the U.S. Spurred by the rise of tech giants like Google and Facebook, the region has attracted diverse, highly-educated immigrants from across the globe, particularly Asia, who have built their new...   More >

Buying Your First Home (BEUHS341)

Workshop | November 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Patrick Ignacio, Banking Industry Expert

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

California housing markets are constantly changing, and there are overwhelming amounts of information available to the public, making it hard to know where to start. During the most recent housing crisis, financing options also changed (and in some cases disappeared altogether). As a result you may be asking yourself, what programs are available to me and how will they fit my personal situation?...   More >

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Development Lunch: "Demand-driven enforcement of labor law in Bangladesh"

Seminar | November 14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Laura Boudreau

 Department of Economics

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

China’s Hong Kong SAR at 20: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 1-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies

Two decades after its transformation from a British colony to become China’s Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong is an arena of tensions punctuated by local-Mainland discord and mutual distrust. Anchored in multidisciplinary approaches with divergent ideo-political perspectives, this half-day seminar engages the Berkeley community with Hong Kong front-liners.

Mobility Innovators Forum 2017

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 1-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Brogan BamBrogan, Arrivo Loop; Curtis Lee, Volvo; Forrest Iandola, DeepScale

 John Suh, Hyundai

 The House

Leaders in the mobility industry will convene to discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Panels and talks will cover new forms of mobility, new mobility business models and the infrastructure supporting the mobility ecosystem.

Individuals with a UC Berkeley affiliation can RSVP for free using the promo code GoBears.

Mobility Innovators Forum 2017

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “Unpacking Global Capital Flows”

Seminar | November 14 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Matteo Maggiori, Harvard University University

 Department of Economics

Discovery, SAR Evolution, and Clinical Evaluation of Adenosine A2A Antagonists for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Seminar | November 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Yeon-Hee Lim, Associate Principal Scientist, Merck Research Laboratories

 College of Chemistry

Mirror Symmetry and Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Homological mirror symmetry for the genus 2 curve and its SYZ mirror

Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Catherine Cannizzo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Homological mirror symmetry (HMS) for the genus 2 surface on the symplectic side is known by work of Seidel. Here we consider it on the complex side, and a mirror is constructed following Abouzaid-Auroux-Katzarkov's paper on SYZ for hypersurfaces of toric varieties. We describe the manifolds involved, and discuss progress made towards proving HMS.

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Unpacking Global Capital Flows"

Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Matteo Maggiori, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

joint with International Trade & Finance

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: The aggregate cost of predictable forecast mistakes

Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Sraer, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Dissertation Talk: Personalized Modeling for Human-Robot Collaborative Manipulation

Seminar | November 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 337A Cory Hall

 Aaron Bestick, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

When two humans perform a collaborative manipulation task, they leverage an intuitive understanding of which motions are natural and safe for their interaction partner. Intuition lets human collaborators predict both the feasibility of an action, as well as their partner's ergonomic preference for one feasible action over another. This mutual understanding in human-human teams allows for...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Global quasilinear waves in 1+3 dimensions

Seminar | November 14 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Casey Jao, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a classical result, obtained independently by Christodoulou and Klainerman, on the global existence of solutions to certain second order quasilinear wave equations with small data.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: An introduction to a conjecture of Lech

Seminar | November 14 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Craig Huneke, University of Virginia

 Department of Mathematics

Lech wrote a series of three papers in the early 1960s which studied the multiplicity of rings. He paid special attention to the behavior of multiplicity under flat extensions and formulated a simple conjecture which remains unsolved. In some sense, what his conjecture shows is that we do not understand flatness. I will talk about his conjecture and some recent work by Linquan Ma which resolves...   More >

From Fly Pushing to Immunotherapeutics: My Journey in Drug Development

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition

 Hong Wan, Alexo

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Hong Wan, an MCB PhD alum who has worked extensively in biotech and pharma research, will be returning to campus next week to give a career oriented seminar to current grad students and postdocs.

Mode- and state-selective nanoparticle dynamics from correlative light, ultrafast, and magneto-optical imaging

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Kenneth Knappenberger, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University

 College of Chemistry

Correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) is a powerful approach to developing structure-function relationships for nanoscale materials. Our group has developed nonlinear optical (NLO) imaging methods that can be used to pinpoint the location of an optical point source with one-nanometer transverse and ten-nanometer axial localization accuracies. Among the suite of NLO processes,...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Advice Is Cheap: Information Is Not!"

Seminar | November 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Curtis Taylor, Duke University

 Department of Economics

joint work with Samuel Häfner of the University of Basel

Share Your Scholarship: Humanities Commons

Workshop | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

 Stacy Reardon


Humanities Commons, a new platform developed by the MLA and other humanities organizations, offers a professional alternative to for-profit academic networking sites like Academia.edu. In this workshop, we'll learn how to make your research available online, develop an academic portfolio, and connect with colleagues at other universities using Humanities Commons.

Author Event with Jennifer Doudna: A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution, Jennifer Doudna

Reading - Nonfiction | November 14 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library

 Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Library, Life & Health Sciences Division

Professor Doudna's new book chronicles the discovery of CRISPR and the ethical questions to come. Join us for a fascinating discussion with Professor Doudna on the timely and important issues explored in her book.

Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Stillman's Question, Solved! (Part 3)

Seminar | November 14 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Justin Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We continue the proof of Stillman's question due to Ananyan-Hochster. Using the tools described in Part 2, we show how to obtain "small" bounds for invariants related to free resolutions in commutative algebra, including a strong form of Stillman's question. As time permits, we will also discuss recent work of Erman-Sam-Snowden which extends Ananyan-Hochster's result to obtain Stillman-type...   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 >

Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | November 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), Alexa Aburto (Humanities)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) and the American Cultures (AC) Center are proud to present Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research, from our three-part workshop series, Demystifying the Research Process. Humanities research applies to anyone wishing to study human culture and creations – including the arts, literature, policy, and more.