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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dissertation Talk: Walking Silicon Microrobots

Presentation | May 8 | 9-11:30 a.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Daniel Contreras, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dissertation talk on walking silicon microrobots

Why Read Long Novels?

Seminar | May 8 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio Broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Marianne Kaletzky, Department of Comparative Literature; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another exciting episode of The Graduates as we speak with Marianne Kaletzky about the novel 2666 by Roberto Bolaño. Marianne is a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature. Her dissertation promotes the value of distraction in cultivating complex thought. In the interview, Marianne and I discuss the purpose of literature and address difficulties that prevent people...   More >

Birds of Berkeley Bird Walk

Workshop | May 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Birds of Berkeley author, Oliver James, for a bird walk in the Garden. Birds of Berkeley is a full-color field guide to 25 birds easily found in Berkeley proves that even the city’s avian residents are a little quirky. Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing.

$20, $18 UCBG members, Free for UC Students, Faculty, and Staff


Dissertation Talk: Energy-efficient and High-bandwidth Density Monolithic Optical Transceivers in Advanced CMOS Processes

Seminar | May 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Sajjad Moazeni, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dissertation talk by Sajjad Moazeni (Advisor: Prof. Vladimir Stojanovic)

Today’s conventional cloud computing and mobile platforms have been challenged by the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). The performance and diversity requirements of these applications demand the shift towards hyper-scale datacenters, Exascale high-performance computing (HPC),...   More >

AbbVie Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Mechanistic Insights into PTEN Signaling

Seminar | May 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Philip Cole, Department of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

 College of Chemistry

The lipid phosphatase PTEN is a key tumor suppressor gene that regulates the level of the phospholipid PIP3 in cells, opposing the action of PI3-kinase. Rising PIP3 promotes cancer cell growth by stimulating Akt protein kinase activity. PTEN function is modulated by phosphorylation and the ubiquitin ligase WWP2. We will discuss our progress on understanding the mechanisms of regulation of PTEN,...   More >

Host adaptations to microbial diversity

Seminar | May 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Kenneth Cadwell, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

LinkedIn: Social Media Saviness for Job Seekers: The Berkeley Network Webinar Series

Workshop | May 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Robin Reshwan, CS Advising

 Cal Alumni Association

Join Cal Alumni Association and host Robin Reshwan to learn how to enhance your LinkedIn profile so employers and recruiters reach out to you.

Development Lunch: TBA

Seminar | May 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Danish Us-Salam; Patrick Olobo

 Department of Economics

Dissertation Talk: An Integrative Approach to Data-Driven Monitoring and Control

Presentation | May 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Roel Dobbe, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

How can we integrate data-driven techniques to improve and extend the capabilities of existing critical infrastructure, while safeguarding important values such as safety or privacy? In this dissertation, this question forms the driver for modernizing electric distribution networks to deal with higher levels of renewable generation and electrification.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Industry Input in Policymaking: Evidence from Medicare"

Seminar | May 8 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 David Chan, Stanford School of Medicine

 Department of Economics

The First Armenian Republic: A Century Later

Conference/Symposium | May 8 | 7:30-10 p.m. |  Saroyan Hall, Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School

 825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA 94132

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program


--Dr. George Bournoutian (Iona College)
“The Transformation of the Erevan Province into the Armenian Republic.”

--Dr. Amaduni Virabyan (Director of the National Archives of Armenia).
“Socioeconomic Conditions during the First Armenian Republic.” (in Armenian)

--Dr. Ashot Melkonyan (Director of the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of...   More >