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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

BPM DiSC Assessment

Workshop | October 15 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the DiSC® model, providing a common language for people to use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviors with others.

  Register online

Fossil Coffee Presents: Rowan Lockwood: Oysters past and present, and the future of the Chesapeake Bay

Seminar | October 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Rowan Lockwood, William & Mary


Seminar 217, Risk Management: Testing for strategic interaction in social and economic network formation

Seminar | October 15 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Bryan Graham, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Biocatalysis and complex molecule synthesis

Seminar | October 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Alison Narayan, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

 College of Chemistry

Natural sources, such as plants, fungi and microbes, have historically provided compounds with potent pharmaceutical properties. While it can be challenging to build complex natural products in a lab using existing chemistry methods, Nature has perfected these biosynthetic pathways. The work described leverages the power of Nature’s tools for building complex molecules to synthesize novel...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - “Saving-Constrained Households”

Presentation | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dan Murphy, University of Virginia

 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 October 11.

Investing in the UC Retirement Savings (BEUHS346)

Workshop | October 15 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Laura Crymble, Fidelity

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Basics of investing, overview of funds available through the Retirement Savings Program, and investment approaches based on risk tolerance, investing horizon and involvement level.

Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Creating Undergraduate Discovery Projects: Strategies for Making the Most of Your Undergraduate Years

Workshop | October 15 | 3 p.m. | Durant Hall, Room 9

 Office of Undergraduate Research

At UC Berkeley, undergraduates develop their passions through discovery projects that deepen their learning, better the world, and launch their futures. In this workshop, you gain strategies for creating powerful learning experiences, seeking funding for your projects, and building community at UC Berkeley in a way that will support your life goals.

C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: The Evolution of Olfactory Systems in Flies, Mice and Machines

Seminar | October 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Richard Axel, Columbia University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

Exploring Fast Chemistries "On-Water": Emulsions, Sprays, and the Air-Water Interface

Seminar | October 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Himanshu Mishra, Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Engineering

 College of Chemistry

Recent reports on dramatically accelerated organic reactions at water-hydrophobe interfaces, viz. oil-water emulsions, the air-water interface, and sprays comprising water microdroplets, have sparked much interest. While the causative role of “interfaces” has been invoked in all of these scenarios, detailed mechanistic insights remain elusive. Towards understanding the real meaning of various...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Sorting, Endogenous Amenities and Spatial Inequality in Cities

Seminar | October 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Matthias hoelsztein, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Abstract: In this paper, I characterize and quantify a new economic force underlying observed spatial inequality in cities that is based on simultaneous sorting of skill groups and firms across space. In contrast to recent theoretical and empirical work emphasizing the role of reduced form spillovers to the local skill composition, spatial sorting in my model is driven by variation in localized,...   More >