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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

BPM 110 Foundational Finance

Workshop | December 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers budgeting and using your unit’s resources.

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Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | December 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Tomasz Piskorski, Columbia Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar


Seminar | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library


 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 >

BioE Seminar: Vibrational spectroscopy and plasmonics: a new toolbox for fingerprinting tumor-associated exosomes: Randy Carney, UC Davis

Seminar | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Randy Carney, UC Davis

 Bioengineering (BioE)

"Vibrational spectroscopy and plasmonics: a new toolbox for fingerprinting tumor-associated exosomes"
Randy Carney, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis

Do Conditional Cash Transfers Improve Economic Outcomes in the Next Generation? Evidence from Mexico: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Susan Parker, Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland School of Public Policy

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Susan W. Parker is a professor in the School of Public Policy at University of Maryland. Her research focuses on education and health in developing countries and on the evaluation of programs and public policies. Her current projects include studying the causes and consequences of the rise in obesity in Mexico, the health impacts of public health insurance, and mobile banking in poor populations.

Caring for the Caregiver (BEUHS124)

Workshop | December 4 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Maureen Kelly, ED.D., LCSW, Be Well at Work - Elder Care Program

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care Program

As the population ages and our health systems provide less and less care, more caregiving responsibilities are being borne by family members. Caregiver stress, a result of the emotional and physical strain of caregiving, is reported at much higher levels by family caregivers than by non-caregivers. Caring for a loved one strains even the most resilient among us and impacts health. Caregivers,...   More >

The Psychology of Ritual

Colloquium | December 4 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Michael I. Norton, Professor, Harvard Business School

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Rituals are ubiquitous in our personal lives – enacted before performances or during family holidays – and in our interactions with firms – from sports fans doing the “wave” to customers being served wine after an elaborate uncorking. Our research has documented the benefits of rituals in domains ranging from grief recovery to chocolate consumption to team performance to singing Journey’s “Don’t...   More >

Microsoft Access Query Design

Course | December 4 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of designing Select Queries in a Microsoft Access database. Emphasis is placed on sorting, ranking, filtering, interactive criteria, and modular design techniques. Learning Objectives * Understand the purpose and interdependencies of the six major database object types. * Contrast flat file data storage against relational database management systems. * Design new...   More >

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Paradigm shift in conservation of public lands

Seminar | December 4 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 251 Hilgard Hall

 Sarah Allen, National Park Service

 Society of Conservation Biology

Sarah Allen is a retired marine ecologist in National Park Service. She has been working as National Park Service Pacific West Region’s Ocean and Coastal Resources Program Lead and coordinating scientific research in the parks. In this talk, she will focus on the current and future challenges for national park management, and how to bring together scientists, practitioners, and the general public...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Median spaces versus property (T)

Seminar | December 4 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Indira Chatterji, Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis

 Department of Mathematics

Median spaces are a natural generalization of CAT(0) cube complexes. I will give the definition and examples, and discuss their relationship with Property (T).

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | December 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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 >

BLISS Seminar: On sampling and inference of spatial fields from samples taken by a location-unaware mobile sensor

Seminar | December 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Animesh Kumar, IIT Bombay

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We consider the problem of spatial field inference using a location-unaware mobile sensor moving along a known path. The location-unaware sensing/sampling locations are modeled as a renewal process along the path, where the renewal distribution is not known. In this setup, where sampling locations as well as sample-location’s distribution is unknown, equispaced approximation of sampling locations...   More >

Stochastic persistence and extinction

Seminar | December 4 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Alex Hening, Tufts University

 Department of Statistics

A key question in population biology is understanding the conditions under which the species of an ecosystem persist or go extinct. Theoretical and empirical studies have shown that persistence can be facilitated or negated by both biotic interactions and environmental fluctuations. We study the dynamics of n interacting species that live in a stochastic environment. Our models are described by n...   More >

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Homological Stability III

Seminar | December 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 DongGyu Lim, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

ERG Colloquium: Alumni Panel: Achieving liveable, equitable, sustainable communities

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

 Louise Bedsworth, Executive Director, Strategic Growth Council; Zack Subin, Senior Consultant, Energy + Environmental Economics; Jeff Hobson, Independent Consultant; Merrian Borgeson, Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council

 University of California, Berkeley

This colloquium features a panel of four accomplished Energy and Resources Group alumni who are leading advocates for liveable, equitable communities that address large-scale challenges like gridlock and climate change. ERG student Emma Tome will facilitate discussion of the panelists' academic and career paths, as well as current challenges these ERGies are tackling in their work within...   More >

EECS Colloquium: The Internet of Materials: The next logical step or a paradigm shift?

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

 Gregory Abowd, Georgia Tech

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Revisiting Weiser’s 30-year old inspirational vision on ubiquitous computing, we see that there are three factors that today limit the kind of ubiquity that Weiser described: power, cost, and form factor. Using these factors to drive our efforts, we have created examples of computational materials at Georgia Tech that demonstrate self-sustaining computational devices that are manufactured with...   More >

Statistical Treatment of inverse problems constrained by differential equations-based models with stochastic terms: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | December 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Noemi Petra, UC Merced

 Department of Statistics

In this talk, we introduce a statistical treatment of
inverse problems constrained by models with stochastic terms. The
solution of the forward problem is given by a distribution represented
numerically by an ensemble of simulations. The goal is to formulate
the inverse problem, in particular the objective function, to find the
closest forward distribution (i.e., the output of the...   More >

Topology Seminar: Geodesic flow and tangent spaces on some non-positively curved groups.

Seminar | December 4 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Indira Chatterji, Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss actions on Lp-spaces, and describe some geometric features of a discrete group that can give such an action.

Teaching, Learning and Creating Change with Data: The Census and American Cultures

Panel Discussion | December 4 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room


Professors Victoria Robinson, Irene Bloemraad and Joanna Reed will discuss how their American Cultures/Sociology courses use census data, combined with original data, to better understand the needs of Bay Area communities. Students will be sharing their findings, and curator-led tours of the Power and the People exhibit will be offered.

Power and the People: the U.S. Census and Who Counts

Techfair at Berkeley: UC Berkeley's all-new showcase for student makers

Conference/Symposium | December 4 | 6-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Techfair is a showcase focused on bringing together Berkeley's brightest student makers – students who're creating innovative, disruptive solutions to real-world problems. It's an event that identifies and highlights the side projects created by the maker community driving the Berkeley startup ecosystem.