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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Workplace Civility: Respect in Action: Beomb002

Workshop | September 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall


Learn practical steps for promoting civility at work, including guidelines for considerate conduct and ideas for creating a more inclusive work environment. Participants will also learn how to help their unit establish group norms and effective ways to respond to rudeness.

Seminar: The Feminist Strike as a Practical Research Tool: Beyond the Patriarchal Wage System

Seminar | September 25 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Verónica Gago, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín; Visiting Scholar, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

 The Program in Critical Theory

This seminar will take the International Feminist Strikes of 2017 and 2018 as its points of departure and will use the strike as a lens through which to analyze several key questions in contemporary feminist movements. How can we define life and work, and the difference between the two, in feminist terms? What understanding of violence does the strike imply? How can we devise shared plans for...   More >

Putting AI to Work

Conference/Symposium | September 25 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 330 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and assistive technologies will transform the future of work, with wide-ranging effects on employment, wages, and income distribution. Despite dystopian forecasts of robots replacing workers, AI and intelligent tools can also be applied to make the workforce more inclusive. As industries evolve, how can AI be used to extend productive professional...   More >

Selective Halogenation and the Study of Noncanonical Lipids

Seminar | September 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Noah Burns, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Our group is particularly inspired by natural products not only because of their importance as synthetic targets but also due to their ability to serve as invaluable identifiers of unanswered chemical, medicinal, biological, and biophysical questions. One major focus of our research has been the selective halogenation of alkenes. Dihalogenation and halofunctionalization encompass some of the most...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: A Deep Learning Investigation of One-Month Momentum

Seminar | September 25 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Ben Gum, AXA Rosenberg

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

The one-month return reversal in equity prices was first documented by Jedadeesh (1990), who found that there was a highly significant negative serial correlation in the monthly return series of stocks. This is in contrast to the positive serial correlation of the annual stock returns. Explanations for this effect differ, but the general consensus has been that the trailing one-month return...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Model Selection And Impulse Responses With Single Equation Regressions"

Presentation | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Chaewon Baek, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by September 20.

Apartheid Remains: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

Colloquium | September 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Sarah Hwang

 Global Urban Humanities

"Apartheid Remains"
Sharad Chari
Associate Professor of Geography
Tuesday, September 25, 12-1:30pm
Wurster 170

Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2

While it is a truism that South Africa's apartheid past has not been entirely transcended, we know less about how inhabitants of today's racial...   More >

Assisted Living Options for Seniors (BEUHS176)

Workshop | September 25 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Alan Morgenstern, MA

 Elder Care Program

Moving from home is rarely an easy decision for an elder and their family. Understanding the options, however, can help you and them navigate this journey. This workshop will present the various housing options available to seniors at the assisted living level of care, how to finance it, and considerations for engaging professional help, such as placement specialists and geriatric care managers.

Balancing Ergonomics and Wellness to Improve Your Health (BEUHS410)

Workshop | September 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Learn how to set up your mobile/office workstation safely and explore methods for practicing self-care in our fast paced world. Content will include beneficial movement options while working, safe habits with all your 'devices', recommendations for 'break time', and mindfulness and breathing exercises. Resources available on and off campus will be shared.

  Register online

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | September 25 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Preferences for Competition: Children versus Parents

Seminar | September 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jonas Tungodden, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, Why do Spatial Wage Gaps Persist? Evidence from the Enduring Divide between East and West Germany

Seminar | September 25 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Tommaso Porzio, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Economics

Joint work with Sebastian Heise

3-Manifold Seminar: Symplectic structures on representation varieties of surfaces and Hamiltonian actions.

Seminar | September 25 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall


 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss the symplectic structure on representation varieties of surfaces after Goldman (and Atiyah-Bott). Then we'll discuss certain Hamiltonian actions on subsets determined by twists along simple curves.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Internal waves in stratified fluids and 0th order pseudodifferential operators

Seminar | September 25 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Colin de Verdière and Saint-Raymond have recently found a fascinating connection between modeling of internal waves in stratified fluids and spectral theory of 0th order pseudodifferential operators on compact manifolds. The purpose of this talk is to motivate that connection and then explain challenges in spectral theory of 0th order operators, with and without viscosity. Some numerical...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: The Macaev norm, entropy and supramenability

Seminar | September 25 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

On the (p,1) Lorentz scale of normed ideals of compact operators, the Macaev ideal is the end at infinity. From a perturbation point of view the Macaev ideal is related to entropy (Kolmogorov-Sinai dynamical entropy and Avez entropy of random walks on groups), while finite p is related to Hausdorff dimension p. For discrete groups, connections to supramenability have appeared via the regular...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Effectivity of Farkas classes and the Kodaira dimensions of $M_{22}$ and $M_{23}$

Seminar | September 25 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Sam Payne, MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

I will present recent joint work with David Jensen, using tropicalization of linear series on chains of loops to verify two outstanding cases of the strong maximal rank conjecture and prove that certain divisor classes on $M_{22}$ and $M_{23}$ are represented by effective divisors.  This completes Farkas’s program to show that these moduli spaces are of general type. An alternate proof in...   More >

Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance - "The Geography of Consumption Inequality"

Seminar | September 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Rebecca Diamond, Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford; Enrico Moretti, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Quantum Computation – the promise and the path forward

Seminar | September 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Birgitta Whaley, Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Machine Learning Panel

Panel Discussion | September 25 | 4-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall (6th Fl)

 Haas School of Business

The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program invites you to join us on September 25 at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business for a Machine Learning Panel in the Spieker Forum of Chou Hall. Industry veterans will discuss applications of machine learning within their firms / industries and the state of the field.

The Haas School of Business is located on the UC Berkeley campus at 2220...   More >

  RSVP online by September 25.

Who do I go to for….? - Navigating Professor and GSI Relationships: L&S Workshop Series Shoot for the Stars

Workshop | September 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop on approaching GSIs and professors for help. We will discuss e-mail etiquette, letters of recommendation, office hours, and navigating difficulties.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Quantifying Delay Externalities in Airline Networks"

Seminar | September 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 John Lazarev, New York University

 Department of Economics

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Natural Cohomology on P1 x P1

Seminar | September 25 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Pablo Solis, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

I’ll begin with a discussion of the classification of vector bundles on P1 and explain what natural cohomology means in this context. Then I’ll consider the case of vector bundles on P1 x P1. In general vector bundles on surfaces are more complicated but a useful tool allows one to reduce many problems about vector bundles to questions of linear algebra. This is the theory of monads. I’ll...   More >