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Friday, December 13, 2019

PFAS Contamination: An Emerging Problem in California: A UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program Meeting

Conference/Symposium | December 13 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Martyn Smith, Professor, University of California Berkeley; Rachel Morello-Frosch, Professor, University of California Berkeley; Andres Cardenas, Assistant Professor, University of California Berkeley; Lauren Zeise, Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California's Environmental Protection Agency; June-Soo Park, Research Scientist, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California's Environmental Protection Agency

 David Sedlak, Professor, University of California Berkeley

 UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program

Expert panelists will discuss future research needs related to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination in California including: the scope of the problem, analytical measurement, epidemiology, toxicokinetics, toxicology, and remediation. The UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program is directed by Professor Martyn Smith.

$40 Regular admission, includes lunch and evening reception, $20 Reduced admission for students, includes lunch and evening reception

  Registration opens September 6. Register online by November 6.

2019 BITSS Annual Meeting: Forum for research transparency and reproducibility in the social sciences.

Conference/Symposium | December 13 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Cheit Hall, Wells Fargo Room

 Elizabeth Marincola, Senior Advisor for Communications and Advocacy, African Academy of Sciences

 Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS)

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will hold its eighth Annual Meeting on December 13, 2019, at the Wells Fargo Room, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. The event brings together stakeholders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share knowledge and discuss the evolving movement toward research transparency and efforts to strengthen the...   More >

$0 Free and open to the public.

  Register online by December 12.

After Post-Marxism: A Conference

Conference/Symposium | December 13 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 3335

 Department of English

Speakers include Crystal Bartolovich, Rossen Djagalov, Petrus Liu, Ericka Beckman, Nikhil Singh, Leigh Claire La Berge, Iyko Day, Annie McClanahan, Amy De’Ath, Juliana Spahr, Jasper Bernes, Mark Steven, Michael Shane Boyle, Sarah Brouillette, and Joshua Clover.

How is the present-day return to Marx a different one from that of global 1968? A renewed interest in political economy is leading...   More >

Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

 See website for current speaker and topic

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

Large scale production and light induced dynamics of two dimensional semiconductors

Seminar | December 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Fang Liu Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

Two dimensional (2D) semiconductors and their artificial structures hold great promises for electronic, optoelectronic, and quantum devices. We developed a facile method to disassemble van der Waals (vdW) single crystals layer-by-layer into monolayers with near-unity yield, high quality, and macroscopic dimensions limited only by bulk crystal sizes. It enables us to exfoliate a range of vdW...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Constructing the Airy Sheet Using Brownian Last Passage Percolation VII

Seminar | December 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Milind Hegde, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will present the recent construction of the Airy sheet by Dauvergne, Ortmann, and Virag. In the first talk we will prove the novel extension of the RSK correspondence at the center of their approach, which relates last passage values in a Brownian environment to last passage values in the environment of the Airy line ensemble. Reference: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.00309.pdf

MENA Salon: Semester in Review

Workshop | December 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

Join the CMES for the final MENA Salon of the semester, where we will review all that has happened in the Middle East and North Africa over the past semester.

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Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture: From budding yeast to human stem cells: the cell biology of membrane trafficking and the cytoskeleton

Seminar | December 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 David Drubin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture

Demographics, Social Networks, and Mobile Phone Usage: Introduction and Take up of Community Cellular Networks in the Philippines

Seminar | December 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Niall Keleher

 Information, School of

In the context of remote locations of the Philippines, I investigate the determinants of cellular network adoption. I leverage unique circumstances where all households in seven localities were interviewed before the installation of cellular network towers. I link rich socio-economic as well as social network data with call detail records from the initial months of cellular network service to...   More >

Porous Materials at the Interface of Organic and Materials Chemistry

Seminar | December 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Phillip J. Milner, Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Porous materials such as metal-organic frameworks and porous organic polymers have the potential to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society, from chemical separations to clean energy generation to catalysis. Here, we discuss the unique challenges involved in the scalable synthesis of framework materials and their applications for challenging separations relevant to the environment...   More >