Thursday, September 5, 2019
Applied Math Seminar: Uniformly Accurate Machine Learning Based Hydrodynamic Models for Kinetic Equations
Seminar | September 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Jiequn Han, Princeton University
A new framework is introduced for constructing interpretable and truly reliable reduced models for multi-scale problems in situations without scale separation. Hydrodynamic approximation to the kinetic equation is used as an example to illustrate the main steps and issues involved. To this end, a set of generalized moments are constructed first through an autoencoder to optimally represent the... More >
Seminar | September 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, Berkeley
We'll discuss representations of punctured sphere groups into SU(2) with restrictions on the holonomy of the punctures. Following Fintushel-Stern and others, these may be described by polygonal linkages. We'll then discuss some aspects of the topology of the representation varieties of these groups, including results from the thesis of Ethan Street.
Seminar | September 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business
Chen Lin, University of Hong Kong
Joint with Haas Finance Seminar
Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz, Director of Space Spinoffs Inc., Houston, Texas Consulting Company; NASA Consultant and Lecturer for Onboard Edutainment Programs with Cunard and Norwegian Cruise Lines
Abstract: Moonlanding night a personal story shaped by a dream and a passion.
How a single simple equation changed my life and led to Mission control during Apollo 11 and far beyond to the Space Shuttle, the Johnny Carson show, sports bras and designing spacesuits for Mars.
Biography: In his 50-year career, Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz has had the good fortune to be a space suit designer, mission... More >
Presentation | September 5 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A talk by Berkeley-based architect and designer Sara Dean, whose work intersects digital and physical realms, designing new opportunities for urban equity and environmental agency in our Anthropocene cities. Dean is assistant professor and assistant chair of the MFA design program at California College of the Arts and codirector of IF/THEN Studio. She is also chief designer at Modern Empathy, a... More >
Seminar | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Matilde Bombardini, Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics- UBC
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come... More >
Workshop | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, "Class of '42" Room
Its no surprise that people like to approach tasks differently. Understanding your preferences and those associated with various work roles can help you make informed effective choices. This workshop uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. PRE-WORK REQUIRED. Instructions for taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (at least 3 days in advance) will be sent in your registration confirmation.
Workshop | September 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel
Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.
Seminar | September 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Nitin Phadnis, The University of Utah
Course | September 5 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)
This course details the process of designing Action Queries using a Microsoft Access database interface in order to manipulate values in local and external data sources. Emphasis is placed on Action Query types, Select Query conversion, and automation triggers of one or more sequential queries. Learning Objectives * Connect to local and external data sources. * Design Queries to manipulate record... More >
Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Productivity, Wages, and Sectoral Selection: Evidence from School Principals"
Seminar | September 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | September 5 | 2:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Safa Motesharrei, Environmental Systems Scientist at the University of Maryland, will present: "Large-Scale Wind and Solar Farms in the Sahara Would Increase Rain and Vegetation." Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall. **Please note this seminar will take place one-hour earlier than the regular seminar schedule, this seminar will begin at 2:30PM.**
Seminar | September 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Samer Hattar, National Institute of Mental Health
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Presentation | September 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Dean Ackerly will be giving a State of the College presentation, followed by a Q&A session. Join CNR faculty, staff, and your fellow students to hear an overview of the college's strategic plan for the new school year and reflect on the accomplishments of the previous year.
If you will attend, please click here to RSVP by Friday, Aug. 30 so we can plan refreshments.
Workshop | September 5 | 4-5 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 >
Religious Freedom and Religious Restrictions Health Care in 2019: Bishops and Bodies - Religion and Reproductive Health Care in 2019
Panel Discussion | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife
A panel discussion moderated by Lori Freedman (UCSF) and Ronit Stahl (UCB)