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Thursday, February 20, 2020

SURF Application Deadline: All applications to the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship are due no later than 11:59 pm on this date. Please submit all application materials (including faculty mentor letters of recommendation) using the appropriate links on the SURF website.

Deadline | February 20 |  SURF Website

 Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

All applications to the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship are due no later than 11:59 pm on this date. Please submit all application materials (including faculty mentor letters of recommendation) using the appropriate links on the SURF website.

OPT Doc Check Workshop

Workshop | February 20 | 10-11 a.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Attend an interactive one hour workshop to review your OPT application with an international student adviser! This is a group workshop that allows you to follow along as a BIO adviser leads you through the application step by step.

During this workshop, you will go over the required documents, how to fill out forms, and most common mistakes in the application. Please bring ALL required...   More >

Retrospective Workshop

Workshop | February 20 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Moshe Gotesman

 Agile@Berkeley

Please join us on February 20th from 10:30-noon for the session “Retrospectives”, 4th in the year-long series “Cultivate Improvement” presented by The Agile Communities of Practice, Business Process Analyst Working Group, Berkeley Facilitators Network, and Cal Assessment Network.

Retrospectives
The fourth event in the "Cultivate Improvement -- Grow Your Improvement Toolkit"...   More >

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Hypodemand: A Static Traffic Model with Backward-Bending Demand Curves

Seminar | February 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Davis Hall, 542 Davis

 Lewis Lehe

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Static traffic models analyze traffic economics using two curves: a “supply curve” consisting of traffic flow/travel time pairs consistent with traffic physics; and a “demand curve” giving the traffic flow consistent with people’s travel choices. The curves meet at the model’s equilibria—when physics and demands agree. Traditionally, the demand curve posits that the traffic flow demanded falls as...   More >

Relaxing Sound Meditation (BEUHS066)

Workshop | February 20 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Melissa Felsenstein, Inner Sounds Meditation

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Unplug and feel an empty mind as you are immersed in tone and vibration of quartz crystal bowls and other instruments during this free Sound Bath. Learn how live calming sounds can be help reduce stress, release tension, balance the nervous system, and encourage healthier sleep.

Meditate without effort and unlock new creative insight, sharpened instincts, and a doorway into a calm mind. Many...   More >

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IB Seminar: Integrative Avian Flight

Seminar | February 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 David Lentink, Stanford University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Differential Geometry Seminar: $G_2$-instantons and Seiberg-Witten monopoles

Seminar | February 20 | 1:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Andriy Haydys, University of Freiburg

 Department of Mathematics

The talk will consist of two parts. In the first introductory part I will discuss gauge theory on $G_2$-manifolds and its relation to the (generalized) Seiberg-Witten equations on three-manifolds. In particular, I will focus on the compactness properties for the corresponding moduli spaces and related problems. In the second part I will talk about topological properties of blowup sets for the...   More >

Seminar 251: "Pay Transparency and the Gender Gap"

Seminar | February 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Alexandre Mas, Princeton

 Center for Labor Economics

Quantum Error Correction with Schrödinger Cats

Seminar | February 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Shruti Puri, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk I will present an elementary introduction to quantum error correction. I will then introduce a new type of qubit called the Schrödinger cat qubit which is realized in a driven non-linear oscillator.

OPT Doc Check Workshop

Workshop | February 20 | 3-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Attend an interactive one hour workshop to review your OPT application with an international student adviser! This is a group workshop that allows you to follow along as a BIO adviser leads you through the application step by step.

During this workshop, you will go over the required documents, how to fill out forms, and most common mistakes in the application. Please bring ALL required...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2020: Dr. Angel Fernandez Marti (ESPM): Genomic approaches to understand key phenotypic traits in woody plants

Seminar | February 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Angel Fernandez Marti

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Dr. Angel Fernandez Marti, postdoctoral fellow in ESPM will present: ”Genomic approaches to understand key phenotypic traits in woody plants.” Coffee will be available before the talk at 3:00PM in 139 Mulford. Open to the public.

Visualizing Korean Queerness: The Rise of the Newspaper Weekly in Transnational Perspectives, 1965-1980

Colloquium | February 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

 Todd A. Henry, UC San Diego

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

As LGBTI activists in South Korea today fight for human rights, they face deeply entrenched views of non-normative sexuality and gender variance as abnormal, unfilial, and unpatriotic. An anxious response to the dramatic breakdown of the heteropatriarchal family, such views may seem provincial, but they are embedded in transnational linkages to transpacific psychiatry, the Cold War,...   More >

Designing Algorithms for Social Good

Seminar | February 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306

 Rediet Abebe, Junior Fellow, Harvard University, Society of Fellows

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Algorithmic and artificial intelligence techniques show immense potential to deepen our understanding of socioeconomic inequality and inform interventions designed to improve access to opportunity. Interventions aimed at historically under-served communities are made particularly challenging by the fact that disadvantage and inequality are multifaceted, notoriously difficult to measure, and...   More >

Enhancing and personalizing educational technology: Using randomized micro-experiments to bridge education, human-computer interaction, psychology, and statistical machine learning

Colloquium | February 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1207, BWW, 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Joseph Jay Williams, University of Toronto, Computer Science

 Graduate School of Education

Technology provides the opportunity to do field experiments in real-world educational settings like online homework, and in health settings like apps for helping students manage stress and improve wellness. This talk explains how our Intelligent Adaptive Interventions bridge educational research with HCI (human-computer interaction) research that investigates how to design technology to more...   More >

Describing Dances (and Dances that Describe Themselves): Audio Description and Dance Performance

Panel Discussion | February 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Jess Curtis, Choreographer, Artistic Director, Gravity Access Services; Georgina Kleege, Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 Lisa Wymore, Associate Professor of Dance & Performance Studies, UC Berkeley

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Gravity Access Services

The TDPS Speaker Series presents a conversation with Georgina Kleege and Jess Curtis, moderated by Lisa Wymore: "Describing Dances (and Dances that Describe Themselves): Audio Description and Dance Performance."

Photo by Andrea Mohin / The New York Times

Savannah Shange and the Black/Girlhood Imaginary: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Panel Discussion | February 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Savannah Shange; Black/Girlhood Imaginary

 Center for Race and Gender

UC Santa Cruz anthropologist Savannah Shange discusses her new book, Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Antiblackness + Schooling in San Francisco, in conversation with the Black/Girlhood Imaginary Working Group.

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Mathematics Department Colloquium: On the Hall MagnetoHydroDynamics

Colloquium | February 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Sung-Jin Oh, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Magnetic reconnection is a phenomenon in plasma physics, through which to the energy stored in the magnetic field is rapidly converted into other types of energy (e.g., kinetic or thermal) as observed in, for instance, solar flares. The Hall MagnetoHydroDynamics (MHD) equation is a simplified model for plasma dynamics that is believed to play a crucial role in this story.

The purpose of this...   More >

Level Up: The Ins and Outs of Tech Compensation

Panel Discussion | February 20 | 7-8 p.m. | 222 Wheeler Hall

 Zuhayeer Musa, Levels.fyi; Zaheer Mohiuddin, levels.fyi

 Association for Muslim Professional Development

How do big tech companies like Facebook and Amazon set salaries for engineers? How much would a Level 5 product manager at Google make if they worked at Apple instead? This edition of AMPD Fireside Chats will explore the fascinating dynamics of compensation in the tech industry with Zuhayeer Musa and Zaheer Mohiuddin, co-founders of levels.fyi.