<< Week of September 11 >>

Sunday, September 9, 2018

SOLD OUT - Botanical Inks Workshop and Book Release with Babs Behan

Workshop | September 9 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Learn how to transform plants into natural inks for drawing and writing with, using dipping pens and quills. In this ink-making class a selection of traditional plant dye materials and local, seasonal flowers and plants will be used to create a selection of natural colored inks.

$65 /$60 UCBG Member : Pre-order a book for special event pricing of $20 (no member discounts apply) SOLD OUT. Monday, September 10, 2018 Borders, Borderlands, and Migration Conference/Symposium | September 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Central European University present a two-day conference - "Borders, Borderlands, and Migration." Day 1, Panel 1, 10:15am-12:00pm - “Rethinking the Impact of Migration, Mobility, and Exile in the Modern Middle East,” Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Professor of History, Central European University - “The Global Migration... More > An objective functional biomarker of retinal ganglion cell function: Applications for probing disease mechanisms Seminar | September 10 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall Suresh Viswanathan, Associate Professor & Chair of Biological and Vision Sciences, SUNY College of Optometry Work over the last decade and a half have identified and characterized a retinal ganglion cell nerve component in the flash electroretinogram. This talk will review the evidence for retinal ganglion cell origin of this potential, its mechanism of generation and applications towards understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms of glaucoma and mild traumatic brain injury. Combinatorics Seminar: The determinant of the Varchenko Matrix for oriented matroids Seminar | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall Volkmar Welker, MSRI Department of Mathematics We generalize the Varchenko matrix of a hyperplane arrangement to oriented matroids. We show that the celebrated determinant formula for the Varchenko matrix, first proved by Varchenko, generalizes to oriented matroids. It follows that the determinant only depends on the matroid underlying the oriented matroid and analogous formulas hold for cones in oriented matroids. We follow a proof strategy... More > Dr. Warren Fox on Higher Education in Dubai: Growth, International Campuses, and Quality Assurance Seminar | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 768 Evans Hall Join us for a discussion of Higher Education in Dubai lead by Dr. Warren Halsey Fox. Political Economy Seminar: "How do Electoral Incentives Affect Legislator Behavior?" Seminar | September 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall Andy Hall, Stanford Department of Economics The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory. High-throughput T cell repertoire profiling enabled systems immunology and immune engineering Seminar | September 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall Ning Jenny Jiang, University of Texas, Austin Recent technological advancement have enabled high-throughput measurement of immune receptor sequence repertoire as well as characterizing of T cell phenotype and function at single cell level. However, how to evaluate T cell receptor binding affinity in a high-throughput fashion and decipher the interaction between the ligand repertoire and T cell receptor repertoire are still challenging. In... More > Seminar 231, Public Finance: The Value of Unemployment Insurance Seminar | September 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall Johannes Spinnewijn, LSE Differential Geometry Seminar: Gromov-Hausdorff limits of Kähler manifolds with Ricci curvature bounded below Seminar | September 10 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall Gang Liu, Northwestern Department of Mathematics A fundamental result of Donaldson-Sun states that noncollapsed Gromov-Hausdorff limits of polarized Kähler manifolds, with two-sided Ricci curvature bounds, are normal projective varieties. We extend their approach to the setting where only a lower bound for the Ricci curvature is assumed. More precisely, we show that noncollapsed Gromov-Hausdorff limits of polarized Kähler manifolds, with... More > Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Taylor-Wiles-Kisin patching and mod l multiplicities in Shimura curves Seminar | September 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall Jeff Manning, UCLA Department of Mathematics In the early 1990s Ribet observed that the classical mod l multiplicity one results for modular curves, which are a consequence of the q-expansion principle, fail to generalize to Shimura curves. Specifically he found examples of Galois representations which occur with multiplicity 2 in the mod l cohomology of a Shimura curve with discriminant pq and level 1. I will describe a new approach to... More > Reproductive Freedoms and Barriers in the US: An On the Same Page panel Panel Discussion | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room Kara Ayers, Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics; Anu Manchikanti Gomez, Professor, UCB School of Social Welfare; Melissa Murray, Professor, NYU Law Laurie Wilkie, Professor, UCB Department of Anthropology College of Letters & Science The choice to reproduce (or not) is mediated through an increasingly complex set of social, legal and medical encouragements and barriers for different members of our society. This panel brings together a panel of scholars to discuss the legal, social and medical issues surrounding choice in reproductive decision making and ways to protect these rights broadly moving forward. Free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-seated basis. Navigating Bureaucracy and Generating Vulnerability at an Agri-environmental Research Institute Colloquium | September 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library Tim McLellan, Center for Chinese Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2019 Rachel Stern, Professor, School of Law, UC Berkeley Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) Conducting research in China throws up numerous headaches, from acquiring official invitation letters and securing permissions for field research to navigating the anti-corruption measures that govern the use of research funding. One well-documented strategy for overcoming such challenges is to leverage informal social relationships (guanxi) with government officials to circumvent formal rules... More > Design Field Notes: Katia Vega Seminar | September 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall About Design Field Notes: Each informal talk in this pop-up series brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices. About this talk: Can the skin become an interactive platform? In order to move forward traditional cosmetics to interactive ones, Katia Vega created Beauty Technology. It extends the functionality of cosmetics by... More > Seminar 271, Development: "Can Wealth Taxation Work in Developing Countries? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Colombia" Seminar | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall Juliana Londoño-Vélez, UC Berkeley Department of Economics Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Fair Matching Under Constraints: Theory and Applications" Seminar | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall Fuhito Kojima, Stanford University Department of Economics Co-authored with Yuichiro Kamada Analysis and PDE Seminar: Quantitative additive energy estimates for regular sets and connections to discretized sum-product theorems Seminar | September 10 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall Laura Cladek, UCLA Department of Mathematics We prove new quantitative additive energy estimates for a large class of porous measures which include, for example, all Hausdorff measures of Ahlfors-David subsets of the real line of dimension strictly between 0 and 1. We are able to obtain improved quantitative results over existing additive energy bounds for Ahlfors-David sets by avoiding the use of inverse theorems in additive combinatorics... More > Atlantic Drift: A Discussion of Interconnections Between Contemporary Poets in the US and the UK Panel Discussion | September 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife James Byrne; Forrest Gander; Bhanu Kapil; Zoe Skoulding Lyn Hejinian Department of English SLAM: Lecturing at a Research University Seminar | September 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall Pete Marsden, UC Berkeley Dr. Pete Marsden earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry at UC Berkeley in 2011 as a joint student in the Ellman and Bergman laboratories. His graduate education was followed by an adjunct faculty position at the University of San Francisco where he taught organic chemistry lecture and labs. Starting in 2012, Dr. Marsden returned to UC Berkeley as a lecturer where he currently teaches first and second... More > Tuesday, September 11, 2018 PRI Academic Network Conference 2018 Conference/Symposium | September 11 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | San Francisco Marriott Marquis 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Center for Responsible Business The PRI Academic Network Conference 2018 will take place on Tuesday 11 September at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, in collaboration with Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Davis. The conference precedes PRI in Person 2018, taking place at the same venue between 12-14 September. The conference will showcase the latest evidence and... More > Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403) Workshop | September 11 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work Be Well at Work - Ergonimics Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center Scientific Thinking Seminar | September 11 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM Adonis T. Rivie, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology; Andrew Saintsing, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology KALX 90.7 FM Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Adonis T. Rivie from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Adonis T. Rivie Borders, Borderlands, and Migration Conference/Symposium | September 11 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Central European University present a two-day conference - "Borders, Borderlands, and Migration." Day 1, Panel 1, 10:15am-12:00pm - “Rethinking the Impact of Migration, Mobility, and Exile in the Modern Middle East,” Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Professor of History, Central European University - “The Global Migration... More > Looking in/ Looking out: Exploring Workplace Diversity at Cal: Beeqi003-180911 Workshop | September 11 | 9-11:30 a.m. | 24 University Hall Sidalia Reel Human Resources This workshop engages participants in exploring human diversity by reflecting on what makes individuals unique and how it affects one’s worldview. Through telling stories, participants learn more about themselves and others in their organization. This interactive workshop also provides opportunities to practice communication skills for understanding across difference. By the end of this workshop... More > Workshop on Applying Advanced AI Workflows in Astronomy and Microscopy Workshop | September 11 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | UCSC Silicon Valley Center 3175 Bowlers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute This one-day workshop will focus on the challenges shared between observational astronomy and modern microscopy workflows. Advances in instrumentation, computation and data management for both microscopy and astronomy suggest opportunities for the broader scientific community to learn from the challenges common to both fields. The high-velocity, high-volume data generated by endeavors such as the... More > Apple Networking Day Career Fair | September 11 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge I am excited to inform you that Apple is coming to UC Berkeley for a Networking Event on Tuesday, September 11 and we’ll have ~40 engineers from the business that are looking forward to meeting interested students! Drop by the Garbarini Lounge anytime between 10:00am-3:00 pm, as your schedule allows, we hope to see you there! If you plan to attend, register via the link in the attached flyer.... More > Seminar 217, Risk Management: Capacity constraints in earning, and asset prices before earnings announcements Seminar | September 11 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall Speaker: Tamas Batyi, UC Berkeley This paper proposes an asset pricing model with endogenous allocation of constrained learning capacity, that provides an explanation for abnormal returns before the scheduled release of information about firms, such as quarterly earnings announcements. In equilibrium investors endogenously focus their learning capacity and acquire information about stocks with upcoming announcements, resulting in... More > Elucidating Mechanisms of Complex Protein Assembly and Evolution Seminar | September 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall Matt Shoulders, Department of Chemistry, MIT College of Chemistry Our group is broadly interested in understanding how metazoan cells fold complex proteins. The development of chemical genetic techniques to allow precision engineering of proteostasis network composition and activities will be discussed. Applications of these techniques have enabled a variety of advances related to the folding and quality control of large extracellular matrix proteins such as... More > Families, Histories, Novels Colloquium | September 11 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall Peter Behrens Canadian Studies Program (CAN)) PETER BEHRENS's first novel The Law of Dreams won the Governor-General's Award, Canada's most prestigious book prize, and has been published in nine languages. The New York Times Book Review called his second novel, The O'Briens, "a major achievement." Carry Me, his third novel, was published in February 2016. He is the author of two collections of short stories, Night Driving and Travelling... More > Choreotopias: Assaulted Desires in Asaltodiario's Street Choreographies in Mexico City, 1985-1994: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium Colloquium | September 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall Global Urban Humanities "Choreotopias: Assaulted Desires in Asaltodiario's Street Choreographies in Mexico City, 1985-1994" Juan Aldape Munoz PhD Candidate in Performance Studies Tuesday, September 11, 12-1:30pm Wurster 170 Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2 This presentation examines the working-class, punk-aesthetic... More > Mendeley Workshop: Organize, Cite, Discover Workshop | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room Becky Miller, Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library Library Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to find, organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool that can boost your productivity. This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users are welcome, too! Student Faculty Macro Lunch Presentation | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall Chris Edmond, Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne 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. ** MUST RSVP** RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by September 6. California-China Partnership on Energy and Climate Change Conference/Symposium | September 11 | 1-4 p.m. | Alumni House, TOLL ROOM Two of the world’s leading economies, California and China, share a determination to address climate risk and other sustainability challenges with bold commitments to policy technology innovation. Finding themselves at the forefront of efforts to secure long-term prosperity for their own people and those who would follow their example, the two have established a multi-faceted alliance for... More > FREE California-China Partnership on Energy and Climate Change Conference/Symposium | September 11 | 1-4 p.m. | Alumni House, TOLL ROOM Two of the world’s leading economies, California and China, share a determination to address climate risk and other sustainability challenges with bold commitments to policy technology innovation. Finding themselves at the forefront of efforts to secure long-term prosperity for their own people and those who would follow their example, the two have established a multi-faceted alliance for... More > How Bacteriophage Therapy Saved Tom’s Life and Went Viral Seminar | September 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building Steffanie Strathdee, University of California, San Diego; Tom Patterson, University of California, San Diego Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Complex Disclosure Seminar | September 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall Daniel Martin, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Department of Economics H-1B Information Workshop Workshop | September 11 | 2-3 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms Interested in H-1B employment? Join us for a workshop focusing on H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, the application process, and timing concerns. Note that this workshop provides a general overview of the H-1B visa and process, and it cannot answer specific case questions. Topics covered: Employee eligibility criteria Types of jobs appropriate for... More > 3-Manifold Seminar: Perfect Bott-Morse functions from moment maps Seminar | September 11 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY Department of Mathematics We'll continue to discuss a result of Frankel that moment maps from circle actions on symplectic manifolds give rise to perfect Bott-Morse functions via Smith theory (the localization theorem). We'll also discuss the Goldman symplectic form on moduli spaces of representations of surface groups. Seminar 237, Business Cycle and Earnings Inequality Seminar | September 11 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall Byoungchan Lee, University of California - Berkeley Department of Economics This paper studies dynamics of earnings inequality and its macroeconomic implications. I construct a quarterly measure of earnings inequality based on the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Using the new measure, I investigate how earnings inequality responds to macroeconomic shocks. Although technology and fiscal policy shocks explain a significant fraction of the cyclical dynamics of... More > Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop Workshop | September 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephen's Lounge Berkeley Study Abroad Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to$5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements,...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): An introduction to hyperbolic dynamics

Seminar | September 11 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Semyon Dyatlov, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

I will show the Stable/Unstable Manifold Theorem for hyperbolic dynamical systems (maps and flows) which describes long time dynamics in a neighborhood of a given trajectory. Time permitting, I will also give examples of hyperbolic dynamical systems such as geodesic flows on manifolds of negative curvature and dispersive billiards. This talk will follow (a subset) of the notes...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The geometry of moduli spaces of curves

Seminar | September 11 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Brian Osserman, UC Davis

Department of Mathematics

In this expository talk, we discuss from an elementary point of view how one approaches studying the geometry of moduli spaces of curves. We begin with classical examples of how one can prove that some moduli spaces are unirational. At the opposite extreme, following ideas of Harris, Mumford, Eisenbud and Farkas, we then explain how one can reduce proving that moduli spaces are of general type to...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Commutators close to the identity

Seminar | September 11 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

In the 40's Wielandt and Wintner proved that the commutator of two bounded operators can never equal the identity. Four decades later Popa gave a quantitative version of this result by showing that, if the commutator of two bounded operators is close to the identity, then the norm of these operators is bounded below by half of the logarithm of the reciprocal of the distance between the commutator...   More >

Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance - Monetary Policy and Covered Interest Rate Parity Deviations: is there a Link?

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Ganesh Viswanath Natraj, UC Berkeley

Department of Economics

Abstract: A fundamental puzzle in international finance is the persistence of covered interest rate parity (CIP) deviations, also referred to as the cross-currency basis. This is indicative of the existence of a dollar financing premium for banks in the Euro area, Japan and Switzerland. Using a model of the microstructure of the foreign exchange swap market, I explore two channels through which...   More >

Macromolecular organic compounds from the depths of Enceladus

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Bernd Abel, Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM), Department Functional Surfaces Permoserstr. Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry,and Institute of Chemical Technology of the University Leipzig

College of Chemistry

Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors a global water ocean, which lies under an ice crust and above a rocky core. Through warm cracks in the crust a cryo-volcanic plume ejects ice grains and vapor into space that contain materials originating from the ocean. Hydrothermal activity is suspected to occur deep inside the porous core powered by tidal dissipation. So far, only simple organic compounds with...   More >

Study Smarter, Not Harder! Strategies to Optimize Learning and Increase Academic Performance: L&S Workshop Series Shoot for the Stars

Workshop | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Do you study hard, but still aren’t getting the results you expect? It may be that your high school study strategies aren’t suited for college. Learn how to maximize academic performance by identifying your learning style, honing your note-taking skills, study habits, and test-taking strategies in this workshop presented by the L&S Graduate Mentors.

Check out details or RSVP on our website:...   More >

Leading the Way to Carbon Neutrality: Lessons from the University of California, Kaiser Permanente and Microsoft

Panel Discussion | September 11 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Speiker Forum, Chou Hall, 6th floor

UCLA School of Law's Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, University of California Office of the President and UC Berkeley

At UC Berkeley on September 11, 2018, UC faculty, staff and student leaders will address how they are working to achieve carbon neutrality for the whole UC system by 2025 and leaders from major corporations will also discuss the steps necessary to turn their organizations' ambitious climate goals into reality. The event is an affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco,...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The strong maximal rank conjecture and moduli spaces of curves

Seminar | September 11 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Brian Osserman, UC Davis

Department of Mathematics

Following work of Farkas, in order to prove that the moduli spaces of curves of genus 22 (respectively, 23) are of general type, it suffices to prove that not every curve in them admits a morphism to projective 6-space of degree 25 (respectively, 26) whose image lies on a quadric. We describe a proof of this statement via a degeneration argument, combining ideas from the Eisenbud-Harris theory of...   More >

International Student Career Success Series: Talking to employers about work eligibility

Workshop | September 11 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

Career Center

The int'l student career counselor at the Career Center will unfold the details about how to talk about your work authorization and visa sponsorship needs with employers in verbal and written format, and a panel of alumni who held this conversation with their employers will share their real experience and advice. Talk to the employers you will see at the fairs with confidence!

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Berkeley SkyDeck at Moffitt Startup Series: Kiwi Campus

Presentation | September 11 | 7-9 p.m. | 145 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

Library, Skydeck

Ever wondered how a Kiwi bot works? How they started as a company? What they do with the interesting data the robots collect? Now's your chance to hear their story and to ask your own questions about UC Berkeley's adorable Kiwibots!

Free and open to the Cal community. Moffitt Library is a Cal ID access only space. Please bring your Cal1 card to enter.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Haas Innovation and Entrepreneurship Seminar: Shai Bernstein

Colloquium | September 12 | 320 Cheit Hall

Shai Bernstein, Stanford GSB

Community Convening: Back to School with Bay Area H-SS Teachers

Colloquium | September 12 | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, in collaboration with Facing History-Bay Area, ORIAS, and the Bay Area chapter of the California Council for the Social Studies, invite Bay Area H-SS teachers to come together to discuss what is at stake in our classrooms, schools, and communities, and how our history instruction serves as an important point of entry in our engagement with students...   More >

European Mayors' Perspectives on Climate Change

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 10-11 a.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 250 Banatao

Join European city mayors from Heidelberg, Malaga, Oslo, Paris, and Warsaw for a panel discussion with UC Berkeley Goldman School Assistant Dean Sudha Shetty on recent policy innovations European cities have adopted in response to climate change and the role of the EU and national governments in supporting these innovations.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "BcpAIOB-mediated cooperation, competition and DNA transposition in Burkholderia thailandensis"

Seminar | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

Peggy Cotter, University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill

Mapping the inner world of the cell

Seminar | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Bo Huang, University of Califronia, San Francisco

Bioengineering (BioE)

Cellular processes are orchestrated by a large number of biomolecules in a spatially and temporally coordinated manner within a tiny volume. To uncover the underlying organizational principles and their functional relevance, we take microscopy visualization as the primary approach to systematically map the spatial localization, temporal dynamics and activity profiles of proteins and nucleic...   More >

Workshop | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

Susan Koskinen, Library

Library

Hands-on introduction to EndNote, a document management program. You can use it to track your citations, download articles, insert footnotes, create bibliographies.
Bring your laptop or use the pcs in the training room. Drop-in, no sign-ups.

Sustainability Involvement Expo

Career Fair | September 12 | 12-2 p.m. | Plaza Dwinelle Hall

Stop by to learn more about how you can get involved with environmental student organizations and initiatives at Cal.

If you are a part of a student organization interested in tabling at the Expo, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/wDyG8HAx89MCMWXF2

This event is ADA Accessible. If you need special accommodations to participate in this event, please let us know at...   More >

Correlated neural activity across the brains of socially interacting bats

Seminar | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

Wujie Zhang, Yartsev Lab, UC Berkeley

Social interaction is fundamental to our everyday life and that of diverse animals. When two animals interact, they behave in different ways. Thus, to get a full picture of the neural activity underlying each interaction, we need to record from the brains of both animals at the same time. We do so in a highly social mammal, the Egyptian fruit bat, using wireless electrophysiology, which allows...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Nick Mason: On a lark! Geographic and temporal variation in camouflage among larks of the western United States

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

Nick Mason

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 >

Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules in Retail: Effects on Wellbeing and What do About it: A Brown Bag Talk

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

Daniel Schneider, Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Development through Action: A Panel Discussion with 3 Social Activists from South Asia

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

Aarti Naik, Founder, Sakhis for Girls Education; Deepa Pawar, Founder, Anubhuti Trust; Naween A. Mangi, Founder, Ali Hasan Mangi Memorial Trust

Clare Talwalker, Lecturer: International & Area Studies Teaching Program; Global Poverty and Practice Minor

A panel discussion with three development activists from India and Pakistan.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Liquid Constrained in California: Estimating the Potential Gains from Water Markets"

Seminar | September 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

Nick Hagerty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Economics

Note change in date, time, and location.
Joint with Environmental and Energy Economics (EEE) Seminar (12:10pm – 1:30pm Giannini Hall – UC Berkeley, Room 248)

Our Emotions, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Sources of Variability in our Affective Responses to the World

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

Erika H. Siegel, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UC San Francisco

Traditional theories about emotion posit that variation in responses to evocative stimuli is epiphenomenal, or unrelated, to the experience of emotion. In this talk, I present data from a meta-analysis on bodily responses during emotion from which I will argue that variation in responses is pervasive and normative and that understanding the full scope of human emotion requires broadening our view...   More >

Navigating the System: Social Security Retirement (BEUHS327)

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

Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Worried about what to expect from Social Security? Find out what Social Security retirement benefits and options are available to you and your family (including divorced spouse benefits), as well as when and how to file a claim.

Universality Results for Kinetically Constrained Spin Models in Two Dimensions

Seminar | September 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Fabio Martinelli, University of Roma Tre

Department of Statistics

Kinetically constrained models (KCM) are reversible interacting particle systems on Z^d with continuous time Markov dynamics of Glauber type, which represent a natural stochastic (and non-monotone) counterpart of the family of cellular automata known as U-bootstrap percolation. KCM also display some of the peculiar features of the so-called glassy dynamics'', and as such, they are...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Dieudonne complexes and saturation

Seminar | September 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Daniel Bragg, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

We will discuss saturated Dieudonne complexes and the Cartier criterion.

Nonequilibrium Dynamics in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanomaterials

Colloquium | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

William A. Tisdale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Structure, surface chemistry, and energetic disorder can dramatically affect excited state dynamics in low-dimensional systems. Using a combination of ultrafast laser spectroscopy, time-resolved optical microscopy, and kinetic modeling, I will show how these effects manifest in assemblies of colloidal quantum dots (QD) and atomically thin 2D semiconductors, which are promising components of...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Johannes Urpelainen: Environmental Justice in India: Incidence of Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants

Colloquium | September 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

Johannes Urpelainen, Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Energy and Resources Group

Air pollution is a vexing problem for emerging countries that strike a delicate balance between environmental, health, and energy for growth. We examine these difficulties in a study of disparate levels of exposure to pollution from coal-fired power generation in India, a country with high levels of air pollution and large populations suffering from marginalization.

How to estimate the mean of a random vector?

Seminar | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Gabor Lugosi, Pompeu Fabra University

Department of Statistics

Given n independent, identically distributed copies of a random
vector, one is interested in estimating the expected value. Perhaps
surprisingly, there are still open questions concerning this very
basic problem in statistics. The goal is to construct estimators
that are close to the true mean with high probability, with respect to
some given norm. In this talk we are primarily...   More >

The Effect of Age at Migration on Poverty among Immigrants: Differences by Country of Origin

Colloquium | September 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

Alisa C. Lewin, University of Haifa, Israel Institute Visiting Faculty, Stanford University Visiting Associate Professor

Determinants of Poverty among Post-1990 Immigrants in Israel: Does Age at Migration Matter?

This study examines the effect of age at migration on poverty among immigrants to Israel. Migrants arriving as children are less likely to experience poverty as adults because they acquired their education in the host country. Working-aged immigrants typically interrupt their employment, and are likely...   More >

EECS Colloquium: FarmBeats: Empowering Farmers with Artificial Intelligence Agriculture Solutions

Colloquium | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

Ranveer Chandra, Microsoft Research

Data-driven techniques help boost agricultural productivity by increasing yields, reducing losses and cutting down input costs. However, these techniques have seen sparse adoption owing to high costs of manual data collection and limited connectivity solutions. Our solution, called FarmBeats, an end-to-end IoT & AI platform for agriculture that enables seamless data collection from various...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 1: Translation/Transduction

Conference/Symposium | September 12 – 13, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Elliott Colla, Georgetown University; Susan Gal, University of Chicago; Mairi McLaughlin, UC Berkeley; Saul Schwartz, UC Berkeley; Toby Warner, UC Davis

This is the first of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Seminar | September 12 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

Marcia Gee Riley and Amanda Dean, UC Berkeley Ombuds Office

Do you typically avoid conflict or dive in headfirst? What would your life look like if you could clearly communicate your concerns and issues with those who you work with? Productive conversations are building blocks for healthy and positive relationships. As you navigate your graduate or postdoctoral career, equip yourself with strategies for negotiating difficult conversations and...   More >

Thursday, September 13, 2018

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | September 13 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 155 Energy Biosciences Building

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: ST-GNAT and SNS: Model order reduction techniques for time-dependent nonlinear system of equations

Seminar | September 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

Youngsoo Choi, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Department of Mathematics

Several reduced order models have been successfully developed for nonlinear dynamical systems. To achieve a considerable speedup, a hyper-reduction step is needed to reduce the computational complexity due to nonlinear terms. A new space–time reduced order model, the ST-GNAT method, for nonlinear dynamical systems will be introduced as well as the traditional methods, such as the DEIM and GNAT...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "Measuring Bias in Consumer Credit Decisions"

Seminar | September 13 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

Will Dobbie, Princeton University

Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Leveraging big data to assess health effects of changes in physical and social environments, and policy and program implementation

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

Jennifer Ahern, Associate Professor, School of Public Health

Public Health, School of

[Peterson Speaker Series] Inspiring Tomorrow's Business Leaders: Clif Bar Co-owners Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford

Panel Discussion | September 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

Dalton Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry: The Chemistry of Nanoscale Phosphides: Building Complex Inorganic “Molecules” with Atom-Level Precision

Seminar | September 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Brandi Cossairt, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington

College of Chemistry

Our research focuses on solution-processable chemical systems capable of sunlight absorption, color-pure emission, charge transfer, and fuels generation. Towards this end we seek to address fundamental challenges in the field of inorganic chemistry, specifically controlling the composition, structure and function of nanoscale light absorbers and molecular catalysts, and controlling the...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: The p-adic Cohomology of Drinfeld half-spaces

Seminar | September 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Koji Shimizu, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

This is a survey talk on the paper “Cohomology of p-adic Stein spaces” by Colmez, Dospinescu and Niziol. Drinfeld half-spaces are a p-adic analogue of the complex upper half-plane, and our goal is to describe p-adic (pro-)etale cohomology of these rigid analytic spaces in terms of Steinberg representations of the general linear group. In this talk, I will explain several key ingredients in...   More >

Colloquium: Jonathan Glasser, College of William and Mary: The Muslim-Jewish Musical Question in Algeria and Its Borderlands

Colloquium | September 14 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

Department of Music

Jonathan Glasser is a historical anthropologist whose work focuses on modern North Africa, with particular attention to Algeria and Morocco. His first book, The Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2016) explored questions of revival and transmission in an urban performance practice in northwestern Algeria and eastern Morocco. His current project looks...   More >