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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Ode to Mitochondria

Seminar | April 9 | Barrows Hall, Radio Broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Lisa Treidel, PhD candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with Lisa Treidel about her work studying the energetics of wing polymorphic crickets. Lisa is a PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology studying life-history strategies, nutrient acquisition, and metabolism. In the interview, Lisa talks about her love for mitochondria, her interest in studying individual variation, and how...   More >

Lisa in front of the Bay Bridge

Innovations for Youth (i4Y) Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Workshop: Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Child Marriage: Bridging Research and Practice

Workshop | April 9 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 8th Floor Social Science Matrix Conference Room

 Margaret Greene, CEO, Greeneworks; Giovanna Lauro, VP of Programs and Research, Promundo

 Esther Spindler, Director, SSTAR Rakai Project; Diana Wu, Senior Gender Program Advisor, CARE

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Please join us on Tuesday, April 9th from 9-2pm for the i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment workshop: Engaging Men & Boys in Preventing Child Marriage: Bridging Research and Practice. We will be addressing ways to bridge the gap between university research and practice around the role of masculinity and the need to engage men in the global efforts to end child marriage. The half-day workshop...   More >

  RSVP by calling Elle Ford at 702-635-7080, or by emailing Elle Ford at elleford@berkeley.edu

April Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | April 9 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

UCOP Virtual Career Series: Careers with UC

Workshop | April 9 | 10-11 a.m. |  Virtual

 Cal Alumni Association, University of California Office of the President

Learn more about the hiring process at UC, including advice on the hiring process, what it’s like to work at UC, and how you can put your best foot forward as a candidate.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: No Seminar

Seminar | April 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall | Canceled

 No seminar

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Phosphine Organocatalysis

Seminar | April 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ohyun Kwon, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, UCLA

 College of Chemistry

Soft nucleophilic phosphinocatalysis has been known since the 1960s as a result of the pioneering work of Horner, Price, Rauhut, Currier, and Morita. In the 1990s, Trost and Lu made important discoveries, reporting isomerization, umpolung addition, and [3+2] cycloaddition. Nonetheless, it was not until the 2000s that the area of phosphinocatalysis began to flourish. My group, through careful...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "A Trade Model of the Banking Sector"

Presentation | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Marc Dordal Carreras, Postdoctoral Associate, 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 April 5.

Microsoft Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts: Betec009

Workshop | April 9 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

"This course details the process by which large data sets are organized, formatted, summarized, and interactively manipulated using Tables, PivotTables, and PivotCharts.

Learning Objectives

* Convert data ranges into Tables to organize and analyze values using single and multi-field sorts, filters, and totals.
* Create Structured Reference Calculations using formulas and functions within...   More >

Steven Brint on Two Cheers for Higher Education

Seminar | April 9 | 2-3:15 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 250

 Steven Brint

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Join us for a seminar and presentation on Steven Brint's latest book, "Two Cheers for Higher Education".

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Behavioral models of limited consideration: identification and estimation"

Seminar | April 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Levon Barseghayan, Cornell University

 Department of Economics

Joint with P&E seminar

Undergraduate Research Workshop

Workshop | April 9 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Wozniak Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come and learn about undergraduate research in CS and EE. What is it? Why is it important? How do you find a research opportunity?

Professor Pieter Abbeel will be speaking 3:30-4:10pm
Followed by a panel of current undergraduate researchers 4:10-5pm

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Microlocal methods in hyperbolic dynamics

Seminar | April 9 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Semyon Dyatlov, UC Berkeley/MIT

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a microlocal approach to some of the analytical problems in hyperbolic dynamics. Applications include exponential decay of correlations and a definition of Pollicott-Ruelle resonances for hyperbolic systems. The intuition comes from scattering theory, with scattering happening as frequency goes to infinity. Based on joint work with Maciej Zworski.

3-Manifold Seminar: Seiberg-Witten Invariants and Hyperbolic Manifolds (continued)

Seminar | April 9 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Yue Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We’ll introduce some preliminaries such as Hodge theory and spin structure for Seiberg-Witten invariants on 4-manifolds. Then a nice nonlinear PDE on the spin bundle of 4-manifolds will give rise to a moduli space related to Seiberg-Witten invariants. We will also discuss some related results of hyperbolic manifolds.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Tropical commutative algebra

Seminar | April 9 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Diane Maclagan, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

One consequence of the recent push to develop a scheme theory in tropical geometry has been the development of a tropical commutative algebra. This starts with the commutative algebra of semirings, but in order to get a theory that interacts with geometry, we are lead to impose some combinatorial, matroid-theoretic, conditions. I will introduce these ideas, and discuss the current state of our...   More >

Sunlight driven chemistry at water-air interfaces

Seminar | April 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Veronica Vaida, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

 College of Chemistry

Solar radiation is the largest source of energy on both the contemporary and early Earth. An example is discussed involving the robust photochemical mechanism by which α-keto acids, react in aqueous environments to form organic radicals. These organic radicals then drive chemistry leading to larger, more complex lipids. The photochemistry discussed is broadly applicable to all α-keto...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Spherical Supervarieties

Seminar | April 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Alexander Sherman, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Spherical varieties are algebraic varieties with an action by a reductive group which admit an open Borel orbit. This extra condition on its symmetries connects their study to representation theory, makes tractable their classification, and yet is broad enough to have many rich examples.

We introduce a definition of a spherical supervariety, which is a simple generalization of the classical...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Priddy Koszul complex and resolution of the residue field of a local ring

Seminar | April 9 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Eisenbud, MSRI, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Last week Mike Stillman spoke about recent investigations of Koszul algebras. I'll give some more general background on resolutions of the residue field of a local ring, and talk about work of Conca and others on bounds for the syzygies of a Koszul ring.

First Generation Graduate School Panel

Panel Discussion | April 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, BNorth Conference Room

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, Association of Environmental Professionals- Berkeley Student Chapter

Come and learn what it takes to get into grad school from various graduate programs and current first generation graduate students. This panel is targeting first generation students; however, everyone is welcome

Trap Door: In Conversation with Miss Major and CeCe McDonald

Panel Discussion | April 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (Room 220)

 KERBY LYNCH, PhD Student at Berkeley; Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor at Berkeley; CeCe Mcdonald, Abolitionist; Miss Major, Trans Elder

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

When: April 9, 2019
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Where: Multicultural Community Center at UC Berkeley
(2495 Bancroft Way, Suite #220 Berkeley, California 94720)
*ADA Accessible

*RSVP at tinyurl.com/trapdoor2019

Join us for a conversation on the anthology "Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility" (MIT 2017)!

This conversation is a follow up from the 2018...   More >

Journalism, Silicon Valley and the Rise of "Little" Brother: with pioneering tech journalist John Markoff and investigative journalist Lowell Bergman

Panel Discussion | April 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Graduate School of Journalism, Taube Philanthropies

You are cordially invited to join us for a very special evening featuring pioneering tech journalist John Markoff— formerly of the New York Times, who famously won a spying case against Hewlett-Packard — in conversation with award-winning investigative journalist Lowell Bergman, whose investigation of the high-powered tobacco industry was dramatized in the Academy Award-nominated film “The...   More >

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