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Friday, August 31, 2018

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | August 31 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Koshland Bioscience Library


A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.

A New Engel on the Gains from Trade

Seminar | August 31 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Agricultural & Resource Economics

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Measuring the gains from trade and their distribution is challenging. Recent empirical contributions have addressed this challenge by drawing on rich and newly available sources of micro data to measure changes in household nominal incomes and price indices. While such data have become available for some components of household welfare, and for some locations
and periods, they are...   More >

Fall Recruiting Bootcamp for Int'l Students

Workshop | August 31 | 1-3:30 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Rooms

 Career Center

This multi-faceted program is designed to help international students get ready and make optimal use of the Fall recruiting season! International students of all majors and degree levels are invited. Snacks will be provided at this event.

1:00 - 2:15 PM—Develop your job/internship search strategy as an int'l student.
The Career Center career counselor and a panel of alumni and...   More >

Mind the Gap: The Intercalation of van der Waals Heterostructures: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 31 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Kwabena Bediako, UC Berkeley, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The assembly of layered (van der Waals, vdW) materials into novel heterostructures relaxes the requirements on crystallographic commensurability across interfaces and enables the creation of atomically precise superlattices that may be synthetically intractable by chemical growth. Inherently, these heterostructures possess artificial two-dimensional (2D) interlayer galleries not present in bulk...   More >

Make the Most of Your Library

Workshop | August 31 | 2-3 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The Library is here to support your academic success. We'll help you find the best resources for research, provide study space, loan you laptops, and much more. Learn how to take advantage of one of the best academic libraries in the US!
*** Students must bring their Cal ID cards to enter Moffitt Library.
Floorplan: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/moff-floorplan-4.pdf

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviations and Localization of the Microcanonical Ensembles Given by Multiple Constraints

Seminar | August 31 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about the general aspects about the microcanonical ensembles given by several constraints. In contrast to the single constraint, interesting phase transition and localization phenomenon can happen. The general theory to study this structure, using the large deviation principle, will be given.

MENA Salon: Summer in Review

Workshop | August 31 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join us for the first MENA Salon of the Fall 2018 semester, as we revisit the events and themes that shaped this summer. This year’s weekly salon will be led by Candace Lukasik, PhD candidate in Anthropology at UC Berkeley, and Deniz Ilhan, PhD candidate in Sociology at Stony Brook University.

Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly guided...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Neologicist foundations: inconsistent abstraction principles and part-whole

Colloquium | August 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Paolo Mancosu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Neologicism emerges in the contemporary debate in philosophy of mathematics with Wright's book Frege's \textit {Conception of Numbers as Objects} (1983). Wright's project was to show the viability of a philosophy of mathematics that could preserve the key tenets of Frege's approach, namely the idea that arithmetical knowledge is analytic. The key result was the detailed reconstruction of how to...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Organization/Remarks on Reconstruction Theorems

Seminar | August 31 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Martin Olsson, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

This is the first meeting of the student arithmetic geometry seminar. Like past semesters, this will be a "paper seminar": Participants will choose a paper from a list I will distribute and give a talk about it. In this first meeting, we will go over some of the practical aspects of the seminar after which I will discuss some results about the problem of reconstructing a variety from categorical...   More >