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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying: Beomb002

Workshop | October 24 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 24 University Hall


GRASP Seminar: General Relativity on manifolds with corners in the BV-BFV formalism.

Seminar | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Giovanni Canepa, University of Zurich

 Department of Mathematics

This week, the GRASP seminar hosts a talk by Giovanni Canepa (Uni Zurich) on "General Relativity on manifolds with corners in the BV-BFV formalism". Abstract: The BV-BFV formalism allows to treat field theories and their symmetries in a coherent way on manifolds with boundaries. It is possible to iterate the construction on manifolds with corners. We will introduce the formalism and the...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR -Christopher Witt: Bird evolution in the Andes: The ups and downs

Seminar | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Christopher Witt

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Rapid and Quantitative MRI of the Heart: Real-Time Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting

Seminar | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Nicole Seiberlich, Case Western Reserve University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the heart is challenging due to cardiac and respiratory motion, and making quantitative measurements of tissue properties using MRI is valuable for physicians but complicated by this motion. This seminar will describe new techniques developed in the Seiberlich Lab at CWRU to accelerate data collection and reconstruction to enable real-time cardiac MRI and...   More >

CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar with Dawn Song on "Oasis: Privacy-preserving Smart Contracts at Scale": Blockchain * Cryptography * Startups

Conference/Symposium | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the talk:

Oasis Labs is building a privacy-first cloud computing platform on blockchain. With privacy built-in in every layer of the platform and a new blockchain architecture, Oasis is the first smart contract platform to provide security, privacy, and high scalability. Oasis technology’s unique properties and capabilities enable a broad spectrum of new applications from finance and...   More >

You Want How Much?!: Perceptions of Extreme First Offers and The Men and Women Who Make Them

Colloquium | October 24 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Margaret Lee, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Much research has robustly shown that individuals benefit from making a first offer in negotiations and has advocated high offers for sellers and low offers for buyers. However, little research has considered how extreme (unreasonably high for sellers and unreasonably low for buyers) offers, as well as the negotiators who make them, are perceived. Experiment 1 found that, compared to moderate...   More >

Biafra at 50: A War Remembered

Colloquium | October 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 James F. Phillips, Professor, Columbia University Medical Center

 Center for African Studies

This is one session in the Fall 2018 African Studies Colloquium series.

James Phillips with Ghana's first nurse to work at the community level

Haas Innovation Seminar: Who Profits from Patents? Rent Sharing at Innovative Firms

Seminar | October 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | C320 Cheit Hall

 Patrick Kline, UC Berkeley

 Haas School of Business

Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law - Bluebooking Training

Workshop | October 24 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkelety Journal of Criminal Law

We will be discussing how to effectively source collect and complete Bluebooking assignments to help ensure our articles are up to publishable quality.

From Dissertation to Book: Navigating the Publication Process

Workshop | October 24 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall


Hear from a panel of experts - an acquisitions editor, a first-time author, and an author rights expert - about the process of turning your dissertation into a book. You’ll come away from this panel discussion with practical advice about revising your dissertation, writing a book proposal, approaching editors, signing your first contract, and navigating the peer review and...   More >

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Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 24 | 1-2 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | October 24 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 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 >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction of geometric finiteness in hyperbolic space $ℍ^3$

Seminar | October 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Beibei Liu, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The notion of geometrically finite discrete groups are originally defined by Ahlfors for subgroups of isometries of the 3-dimensional hyperbolic space, and alternative definitions of geometric finiteness were later given by Marden, Beardon and Maskit, and Thurston. We will focus on the definition given by Beardon and Marskit, and review Bishop’s characterization of geometrically finite discrete...   More >

Department of Psychology Faculty Research Lecture: The role of self-distancing in enabling adaptive behavior under stress: Implications for emotion regulation and self-control

Colloquium | October 24 | 3 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Ozlem Ayduk, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

This talk will describe a program of research on the emotion regulatory benefits of self-distancing -- the process of transcending one’s egocentric point of view in the here-and-now. I will present data from multiple levels of analyses (e.g., behavioral, neural) using a variety of research designs (i.e., correlational, experimental, longitudinal) that elucidate how and why self-distancing might...   More >

Constructing (2+1)-dimensional KPZ evolutions

Seminar | October 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Alex Dunlap, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

The (d+1)-dimensional KPZ equation
\partial_t h = \nu \Delta h + \frac{\lambda}{2}|\nabla h|^2 + \sqrt{D}\dot{W},
in which \dot{W} is a space--time white noise, is a natural model for the growth of d-dimensional random surfaces. These surfaces are extremely rough due to the white noise forcing, which leads to difficulties in interpreting the nonlinear term in the equation. In...   More >

Perivascular Stromal Cells as Double Agents of Adipose Tissue Health and Disease

Seminar | October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Rana Gupta, Touchstone Diabetes Center Department of Internal Medicine UT Southwestern Medical Center

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Safe Learning in Robotics

Seminar | October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Claire Tomlin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

A great deal of research in recent years has focused on robot learning. In many applications, guarantees that specifications are satisfied throughout the learning process are paramount. For the safety specification, we present a controller synthesis technique based on the computation of reachable sets, using optimal control and game theory. In the first part of the talk, we will review these...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Geometric finiteness in Hadamard manifolds

Seminar | October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Beibei Liu, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we focus on negatively pinched Hadamard manifolds which are complete, simply connected Riemannian manifolds with sectional curvature ranging between two negative constants. We use the techniques in geometric groups theory to generalize Bishop’s characterization of geometric finiteness to discrete isometry subgroups of negatively pinched Hadamard manifolds.

ERG Colloquium: Alasdair Cohen: Understanding and Advancing Access to Safe Drinking Water in Rural China

Colloquium | October 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Alasdair Cohen, Project Scientist, UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources and Berkeley Water Center

 Energy and Resources Group

This talk will center on UC Berkeley’s water-and-health focused research collaboration with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC). I will discuss our 2013-2014 rural water treatment field research and explain how our analyses revealed that, among treatment methods, electric kettles were associated with the safest water, while bottled water was frequently contaminated...   More >

Protonic solar cells by sensitization of passive ion-selective polymers with photoacid dyes

Colloquium | October 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Shane Ardo, University of California, Irvine

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Most electrochemical technologies that operate under ambient conditions require ion-conducting polymer electrolytes. These polymers are passive in that electric bias drives ion migration in the thermodynamically favored direction. Recently, my group engineered two important features into passive ion-selective polymers to introduce the active function of photovoltaic action and demonstration of an...   More >

Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: Computational Complexity in Theory and in Practice with Richard Karp

Colloquium | October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Richard Karp, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Computational complexity theory measures the complexity of a problem by the best possible asymptotic growth rate of a correct algorithm for the exact or approximate solution. The phenomena of NP completeness and hardness of approximation often lead to a pessimistic conclusion. In practice, one seeks algorithms that perform well on typical instances, as measured by computational experiments or...   More >