Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Workshop | August 28 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics
Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.
Workshop | August 28 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics
Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.
Workshop | August 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall
You have goals for your job, but how about your career? Being ready for your next career move means preparing early. In this workshop, youll begin to frame a goal and a plan to build and sustain momentum.
Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "CRISPR-guided insights into the physiology and evolution of methanogenic archaea"
Seminar | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Dipti Nayak, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
Dipti Nayak, Ph.D. is a new assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. Their research falls at the intersection of microbial physiology and evolution. They received a Ph.D. at Harvard University in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and a Masters from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford.
Seminar | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
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 >
Workshop | August 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ... More >
Seminar | August 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
James Farre, Yale University
I will discuss the structure of the ends of tame hyperbolic 3-manifolds and define the end invariants associated to a hyperbolic structure. I will then state Thurstons Ending Lamination Conjecture, now a theorem of Minsky and Brock-Canary-Minsky. I will model the geometry of a thick degenerate 3-manifold on a certain metric bundle over a Teichmüller geodesic and hint at connections with the... More >
Seminar | August 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall
Ramya Korlakai Vinayak, UW Seattle
In many scientific domains, the number of individuals in the population under study is often very large, however the number of observations available per individual is often very limited (sparse). Limited observations prohibit accurate estimation of parameters of interest for any given individual. In this sparse data regime, the key question is, how accurately can we estimate the distribution of... More >
Seminar | August 28 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
David Zureick-Brown, Emory
Seminar | August 28 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Zbigniew J. Jurek, University of Wroclaw
In the 1980's, the Lévy class L of self-decomposable distributions was characterized as distributions of some special random integrals.
That led to more general theory applied to other classes of distributions. Random integral mappings (some type of functionals of Lévy processes) are continuous homomorphisms between
convolution sub-semigroups of ID (the semigroup of all infinitely... More >
Seminar | August 28 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
James Farre, Yale University
In this talk, I will define bounded cohomology of groups with an emphasis on examples coming from computing the volumes of locally geodesic simplices in hyperbolic manifolds. We will see that the volume class associated to a hyperbolic structure identifies its geometrically infinite end invariants or those of the covering spaces associated to virtual fibers. We will also study the behavior of... More >