<< Week of January 27 >>

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Explorations of Forms: Afro Cuban Dance Workshop with José Francisco Barroso

Workshop | January 27 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This class focuses on the explosive and subtle sacred expressions of the Orisha (Yoruba deities). Barroso’s class offers students a strong understanding of polyrhythm and the kinesthetic distinctions of Afro-Cuban traditional dances, rhythms, and movements. All levels welcome. Live drumming!

What is Common Core Math?

Workshop | January 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Join your child on a trip to the classroom and discover the knowledge and tools you will need to help them succeed in mathematics.

In this workshop, we will help you develop strategies for working with your child as they learn math in a deeper, more connected way. At the same time, your elementary school child will be engaged in fun math activities. You'll meet back up with your child to...   More >

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Combinatorics Seminar: Triangulations with vanishing local h-polynomials

Seminar | January 28 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Sam Payne, MSRI and University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Mathematics

Twenty-five years ago, Stanley introduced local h-polynomials for subdivisions of simplices, proved that the coefficients are non-negative integers, and posed the problem of characterizing triangulations for which this invariant vanishes. The work I will present is motivated by potential applications in other areas of mathematics (local h-polynomials now appear prominently in both algebraic and...   More >

From family research to family policy

Colloquium | January 28 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Phil and Carolyn Cowan, Institute of Human Development

 Institute of Human Development

Phil Cowan is a Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, and Carolyn Cowan is a Professor of Psychology, Emerita at UCB. They are both longtime members of IHD. Beginning in the 1970s, they have pioneered a preventive intervention approach to strengthening family relationships. Although the prevailing strategy for facilitating children's development has been parenting classes (attended mostly by...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: "Endogenous Intractability: Why Some Persistent Problems Persist"

Seminar | January 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Robert Powell, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Ozge Yapar - Bayesian Sequential Learning for Clinical Trials of Multiple Correlated Medical Interventions

Seminar | January 28 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall N370

 Ozge Yapar, University of Pennsylvania

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: We integrate emerging trends intended to improve clinical trial design: design for cost-effectiveness, which ensures health-economic improvement of a new intervention over the current standard intervention; adaptive design, which dynamically adjusts the sample size and allocation of patients to different interventions; and multi-arm trial design, which compares multiple interventions...   More >

String-Math Seminar: q-Opers, q-Langalnds and Classical/Quantum duality

Seminar | January 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Peter Koroteev, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A special case of the geometric Langlands correspondence is given by the relationship between solutions of the Bethe ansatz equations for the Gaudin model and opers - connections on the projective line with extra structure. We describe a deformation of this correspondence for \(SL(N)\). We introduce a difference equation version of opers called q-opers and prove a q-Langlands correspondence...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: An Elementary Approach to Free Gibbs States with Convex Potentials

Seminar | January 28 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 David Andrew Jekel, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

We present an alternative approach to the theory of free Gibbs states with convex potentials. Instead of solving SDE's, we combine PDE techniques with a notion of asymptotic approximability by trace polynomials for a sequence of functions on $M_N(\mathbb C)_{sa}^m$ to prove the following. Suppose $\mu _N$ is a probability measure on $M_N(\mathbb C)_{sa}^m$ given by uniformly convex and...   More >

Introduction to NIH Grants

Workshop | January 28 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Leora Lawton, Berkeley Population Center

 Berkeley Population Center

This workshop will be open to anyone interested in having the guidance, feedback and structure for writing a grant. Potential participants could be faculty who have not written an NIH grant before, postdocs or adjunct faculty, advanced graduate students, or even early stage graduate students who want to put together a dissertation grant. The basic process and the structure of grant applications...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: An arithmetic enrichment of the degree of a finite map, and applications to enumerative geometry

Seminar | January 28 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Kirsten Wickelgren, Georgia Tech

 Department of Mathematics

Using the Eisenbud–Khimshiashvili–Levine local degree, which is the A1-local degree of Morel in A1-homotopy theory, we define a degree of a finite map between smooth schemes over k. When the target is appropriately connected, this degree is a bilinear form over k. We discuss some applications to enumerative geometry over non-algebraically closed fields. This is joint work with Jesse Kass and...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Stability and Nonlinear PDE in mirror symmetry

Seminar | January 28 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Tristan Collins, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

A longstanding problem in mirror symmetry has been to understand the relationship between the existence of solutions to certain geometric nonlinear PDES (the special Lagrangian equation, and the deformed Hermitian-Yang-Mills equation) and algebraic notions of stability, mainly in the sense of Bridgeland. I will discuss progress in this direction through ideas originating in infinite dimensional...   More >

Paul Glasserman - Does Unusual News Forecast Market Stress?

Seminar | January 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Paul Glasserman, Columbia University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Applying sentiment analysis to news articles on large financial companies, we find that an increase in “unusual” negative news predicts an increase in stock market volatility and thus potential market stress. Similarly, unusual positive news forecasts lower volatility. Our analysis is based on more than 360,000 articles on 50 large financial companies, published in 1996–2014....   More >

Neurophysiology of Spatial Learning and Memory

Colloquium | January 28 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 David Foster, Psychology

 Department of Psychology

From Data Collectors to Data Producers: Shifting students’ relationship to data

Colloquium | January 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215 (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704)

 Dr. Lisa Hardy, Concord Consortium

 Graduate School of Education

Outside of school, students will encounter and be asked to interpret data and data representations that they did not create themselves — often with limited information about why or how these data were constructed in the first place. In contrast, studies of science practice highlight that the interpretation of data is strongly contingent on the context in which that data was produced. Data can...   More >

The end of the message: Mechanistic insights into the mRNA poly(A) tail machinery

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Lori Passmore, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

 College of Chemistry

Support points – a new way to reduce big and high-dimensional data

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Simon Mak, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Department of Statistics

This talk presents a new method for reducing big and high-dimensional data into a smaller dataset, called support points (SPs). In an era where data is plentiful but downstream analysis is oftentimes expensive, SPs can be used to tackle many big data challenges in statistics, engineering and machine learning. SPs have two key advantages over existing methods. First, SPs provide optimal and...   More >

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Canceled

 James Berger, Johns Hopkins Medical School

 College of Chemistry

The Feminist Resistance to the Radical Right in Brazil: A Forum of Four Brazilian Feminist Political Leaders

Panel Discussion | January 28 | 4-7 p.m. | The Law Building, Booth Auditorium (Room 175)

 Department of Anthropology

On the eve of entering office, four female politicians are an emboldened, new generation of feminist officials at the forefront of defending and redefining democracy in Brazil. Building their trajectories out of local grassroots struggles, each has developed distinct approaches in their respective states. Ten months following the assassination of city councilwoman Marielle Franco, their...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: A Rudimentary Index of Strategic Stability: Deterring Defectors, Sustaining Loyalists and Forming Equilibrium

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Ehud Kalai

 Department of Economics

A rudimentary index explains Nash-equilibrium choices observed in behavioral economics.

The index assigns stability levels = 0; 1; :::; n, to strategy profiles of n-person games: Level 0 is assigned to profiles that are not Nash equilibrium, levels are assigned to Nash equilibria in increasing levels of stability, and level n is assigned to dominant-strategy equilibria.

The index measures...   More >

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

California Bioresources Economy Summit

Conference/Symposium | January 29 – 30, 2019 every day | David Brower Center, Suite 100

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California Air Resources Board

This exciting summit program will be comprised of speakers representing state and local government, industry, academia, technology innovation hubs, and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives with national and international perspectives and experience. One of the most important aspects of this summit is the opportunity for collaboration and engagement, with the goal being the...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The coordination of centralised and distributed generation

Seminar | January 29 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Matteo Basei, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We analyse the interaction between centralised carbon-emissive technologies and distributed non-emissive technologies. A representative consumer can satisfy her electricity demand by investing in solar panels and by buying power from a centralised firm. We consider the point of view of the consumer, the firm and a social planner, formulating suitable McKean-Vlasov control problems with stochastic...   More >

Andrew Streitwieser Lecture in Physical Organic Chemistry: Mechanisms and Dynamics of Pericyclic Reactions - Homage to Andy Streitwieser

Seminar | January 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ken Houk, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

 College of Chemistry

This lecture will pay homage to Berkeley Professor Andrew Streitwieser by describing how modern computational methods, that he pioneered, now enable the understanding of organic reaction mechanisms in a time-resolved fashion. The study of timing of bond formation in pericyclic reactions will be described using quantum mechanics and molecular dynamics. A dynamical criterion of mechanism -...   More >

Trump’s Unintended Environmentalism: The Environmental Benefits of the New US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement: 2019 Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture in Canadian Studies

Colloquium | January 29 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jean-Frédéric Morin

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Jean-Frédéric Morin is associate professor at the Political Science Department of Laval University (Québec City, Canada). Before being invited by Laval University to hold the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy, Jean-Frédéric Morin was professor of international relations at the Free University of Brussels from 2008 to 2014 and post-doctoral researcher at McGill University...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "The Socio-Economic Consequences of Housing Assistance"

Seminar | January 29 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Winnie van Dijk, Chicago Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Labor Economics, Public Economics, Applied Econometrics

Microsoft Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts (BETEC009): Betec009

Workshop | January 29 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which large data sets are organized, formatted, summarized, and interactively manipulated using Tables, PivotTables, and PivotCharts.

Learning Objectives

* Convert data ranges into Tables to organize and analyze values using single and multi-field sorts, filters, and totals.
* Create Structured Reference Calculations using formulas and functions within...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | January 29 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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 >

Clinical Science Colloquium

Colloquium | January 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, Ph.D.

 Department of Psychology

Unhappy intimate partner relationships take a toll on mental and physical health, elevating the risk for many disorders including depression, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Relationship distress impacts key physiological systems implicated in each of these disorders, including the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system, the immune...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Remez inequality for solutions of elliptic PDEs

Seminar | January 29 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Eugenia Malinnikova, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 Department of Mathematics

The Remez inequality for polynomials states that the maximum of the polynomial over an interval is controlled by its maximum over a subset of the interval of positive measure. The coefficient in the inequality depends on the degree of the polynomial and the result holds in higher dimensions.

We give a version of the Remez inequality for solutions of second order linear elliptic PDEs and their...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Hyperbolic orbifolds of simplest type

Seminar | January 29 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall


 Department of Mathematics

Note the new time and location We will continue to discuss hyperbolic orbifolds of simplest type, describing a criterion for compactness via the Mahler compactness theorem.

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Integrable systems of spin Calogero-Moser type related to symmetric spaces.

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Nicolai Reshetikhin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The talk will start with a reminder of what is a Hamiltonian integrable system and what degenerate integrability, also know as superintegrability, means. Then examples of such systems on symplectic leaves of Poisson variety \(K\backslash T^*G/K\) will be constructed for a Lie group \(G\) and a Lie subgroup \(K\subset G\). If \(G\) is a simple Lie group and \(K\) is the subgroup of fixed points of...   More >

Effect of surfaces and osmolytes in modulating peptide assembly

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Joan-Emma Shea, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Santa Barbara

 College of Chemistry

Intrinsically disordered peptides are a special class of proteins that do not fold to a unique three-dimensional shape. These proteins play important roles in the cell, from signaling to serving as structural scaffolds. Under pathological conditions, these proteins are capable of self-assembling into structures that are toxic to the cell, and a number of neurodegenerative diseases, such as...   More >

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

California Bioresources Economy Summit

Conference/Symposium | January 29 – 30, 2019 every day | David Brower Center, Suite 100

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California Air Resources Board

This exciting summit program will be comprised of speakers representing state and local government, industry, academia, technology innovation hubs, and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives with national and international perspectives and experience. One of the most important aspects of this summit is the opportunity for collaboration and engagement, with the goal being the...   More >

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | January 30 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

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Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | January 30 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

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Harnessing all-optical laser-scanning imaging for deep and large-scale image-based analysis

Seminar | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kevin Tsia, The University of Hong Kong

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Studying cell populations, their transition states and functions at the single cell level is critical for understanding in normal tissue development and pathogenesis of disease. State-of-the-art single-cell analysis approaches have overwhelmingly been biomolecularly-driven (e.g. analyzing cell-surface protein and gene expressions). Despite their exquisite specificity, they remain highly variable...   More >

The Importance of Protein Dynamics for Kinase Activation and Inhibition: The Case of ERK2

Seminar | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. |  Tan Hall

 Dr. Natalie Ahn, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Associate Director, BioFrontiers Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder

 College of Chemistry

Representation Learning and Exploration in RL

Seminar | January 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 John Co-Reyes, UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Sparse reward and long horizon tasks are among the most interesting yet challenging problems to solve in reinforcement learning. I will discuss recent work leveraging representation learning to tackle these sets of problems. We present a novel model which learns a latent representation of low-level skills by embedding trajectories with a variational autoencoder. Skills are learned in an...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Max Lambert: Sex in the Suburbs: The genetic and environmental drivers of sex determination in amphibians

Seminar | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Max Lambert

 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 >

Production and reproduction: life history strategies for females in humans and other species: Ron Lee, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Ron Lee, Professor, Demography Department, UC Berkeley

 Population Science, Department of Demography

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.

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: Maximizers of Rogers-Brascamp-Lieb-Luttinger functionals in higher dimensions

Seminar | January 30 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Riesz-Sobolev inequality states that for indicator functions $f,g,h$ of subsets of $ℝ^d$ of specified measure, the functional $\iint_{ℝ^d\times ℝ^d} f(x)g(y)h(x+y)dxdy$ is maximized when the subsets are balls centered at the origin. Burchard '96 showed that under suitable hypotheses, the functional is maximized precisely when the subsets are balls centered at the origin and their orbit...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Harmonic surfaces and simple loops

Seminar | January 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Vlad Markovic, Cal Tech

 Department of Mathematics

Fix a suitable (non-elementary) map $f$ from a closed surface $S$ into a closed hyperbolic 3-manifold $M$, and consider the moduli space of harmonic maps homotopic to $f$ and with respect to varying metrics on $S$ and $M$ (the metrics on $M$ are assumed to be negatively curved). We show that the set of such metrics for which the corresponding harmonic map is in Whitney's general position is an...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | January 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Number Theory Seminar: Review of cohomology

Seminar | January 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 David Corwin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Economic Model Predictive Control for Closed-Loop Chemical Reactor Scheduling

Colloquium | January 30 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 James B. Rawlings, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Traditionally, scheduling and control are viewed as two related but
disparate engineering activities. For scheduling, the main decisions are typically discrete yes/no choices; the models capture only important discrete events and transitions but include many units; and, the objective is generally economic in some sense (minimize,
e.g., cost or earliness). For control, the decisions are almost...   More >

The Stratified Micro-randomized Trial Design: Sample Size Considerations for Testing Nested Causal Effects of Time-varying Treatment

Seminar | January 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Walter Dempsey, Harvard University

 Department of Statistics

Technological advancements in the field of mobile devices and wearable sensors have helped overcome obstacles in the delivery of care, making it possible to deliver behavioral treatments anytime and anywhere. Delivery of these treatments is increasingly triggered by detections/predictions of vulnerability and receptivity, which may have been impacted by prior treatments. Furthermore the...   More >

Are American Campuses Free Speech Zones?

Conference/Symposium | January 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | The Law Building, Room 175

 Alan Dershowitz, Professor of Law Emeritus, Harvard Law School; Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

 Janice Rogers Brown, Judge, Former U.S. Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeal, District of Columbia

 Public Law and Policy Program, the Steamboat Institute

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Booth Auditorium 175, Berkeley Law
Reception to follow (5:30pm to 6:30pm) in the Goldberg room 297

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/CampusFreeSpeechZones

To gain entry to the event, attendees will be required to present their photo ID at the front doors, along with their printed admission ticket. Please note that the event will begin...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Harmonic surfaces and simple loops

Seminar | January 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Vlad Markovic, Cal Tech

 Department of Mathematics

Fix a suitable (non-elementary) map $f$ from a closed surface $S$ into a closed hyperbolic 3-manifold $M$, and consider the moduli space of harmonic maps homotopic to $f$ and with respect to varying metrics on $S$ and $M$ (the metrics on $M$ are assumed to be negatively curved). We show that the set of such metrics for which the corresponding harmonic map is in Whitney's general position is an...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "The Race Between Preferences and Technology"

Seminar | January 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Joachim Hubmer, Yale Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Macroeconomics

Herbs for Womxn

Workshop | January 30 | 5-8 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (Gender Equity Resource Center)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

Come learn from herbalist Hannah Pearl about the best alternative medicine for holistic health for women on the go.
*We welcome all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future and fluid.

 Space is limited, register in advance at wonderwomen@berkeley.edu

Resilience Inside and Outside of Science: How Regulating Emotion Can Help Us Overcome Stress

Seminar | January 30 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Iris Mauss, Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Stress – the experience of adverse life events and circumstances – is one of the most robust
contributors to psychological and other health problems. While science is rewarding, it can
also be a source of great stress, especially for graduate students and postdocs. Crucially, the
deleterious effects of stress are not observed in all people exposed to stress. In fact, some
people exhibit...   More >

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: No Seminar

Seminar | January 31 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | January 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 John Morgan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Research Colloquium: Dr. Leonard Miller on "The Microeconomics of Social Welfare Programs: Client Need and the Provision of Care"

Colloquium | January 31 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons/116

 Social Welfare, School of

This talk attempts to develop the analytics describing of occurrence of client need and the process of a program attending to this need. This analytic description of a care program summarizes the efforts made and the consequences of those efforts to return a client to a previous functioning level. Also discussed are the methods used to estimate the parameters of the program.

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | January 31 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Kate O'Neill

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

Distinguished lecture by an ESPM Faculty, Kate O'Neill: "New Global Politics of Waste." Hosted by George Roderick. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Ubiquitin and the Endolysosomal Pathway at CNS synapses

Seminar | January 31 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Patrick Gentry , University of California, San Diego

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Dissecting Gene Regulation with Machine Learning: Discoveries and Challenges

Seminar | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Professor Katie Pollard, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UC San Francisco, Gladstone Institute, and Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub

 Department of Statistics

Machine learning is a popular statistical approach in many fields, including genomics. We and others have used a variety of supervised machine-learning techniques to predict genes, regulatory elements, 3D interactions between regulatory elements and their target genes, and the effects of mutations on regulatory element function. I will highlight a few of these studies, emphasizing the strengths...   More >

Italy, Europe, and the Challenges of Globalization

Panel Discussion | January 31 | 6 p.m. |  Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco

 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94105

 Enrico Deaglio, Italian journalist and writer; Enrico Rossi, President of the Region of Tuscany

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Italian Studies, UC Berkeley

Italy has recently been in the spotlight as the European Union undergoes a delicate political moment. A founding member of the EU and the single euro currency, the country is seeking ways to make the Eurozone cohesion more effective in the wake of economic pressures and growing migration challenges. It also continues to play a key role in international relations in order to advance the EU's...   More >

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Ultrafast Spintronics

Seminar | February 1 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Jeffery Bokor, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Magnetic nanodevices are receiving great attention these days due to their non-volatility and
potential for extremely low energy dissipation. The field is rapidly evolving from rotating
magnetic disks for mass storage to on-chip magnetic random access memory (MRAM).
MRAM is in the advanced product development phase in a number of companies and is
expected to be in widespread commercial...   More >

Magnetism in Amorphous Alloys: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Frances Hellman, UC Berkeley, Physics & MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Most condensed matter textbooks start by introducing crystal symmetries and the periodic lattice as foundational to the field. Yet, it has long been known that the amorphous structure supports ferromagnetism, superconductivity, and a host of other condensed matter properties.

Superconductivity theory was famously expanded from the original Bloch wave pairing to be described as pairing of...   More >

Job Market Seminar (Joint with Haas School): "Outside Options, Bargaining, and Wages: Evidence from Coworker Networks"

Seminar | February 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N270 Chou Hall

 Sydnee Caldwell, MIT Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Personnel Economics, Public Finance

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Hydrodynamics for ASEP with Open Boundaries

Seminar | February 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Dan Daniel Erdmann-Pham, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Rezakhanlou has shown that the hydrodynamic behaviour of ASEP and other attractive asymmetric particle processes on $R^d$ is governed by a class of conservation laws. That is, macroscopic particle density profiles are given by entropy solutions of these conservation laws. In this talk, we will discuss Bahadoran’s recent extension of these results to bounded domains with particle reservoirs at...   More >

Book Talk: The Feminist Awakening in China

Colloquium | February 1 | 3-5 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), IEAS Conference Room (510A)

 Leta Hong Fincher

 Lü Pin

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

On the eve of International Women’s Day in 2015, the Chinese government arrested five feminist activists and jailed them for 37 days. The Feminist Five became a global cause célèbre, with Hillary Clinton speaking out on their behalf, and activists inundating social media with #FreetheFive messages. But the Feminist Five are only symbols of a much larger feminist movement of university students,...   More >

MENA Salon: 60,000 Political Prisoners and a New Cathedral: Is Sisi's Egypt Sustainable?

Workshop | February 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

January 25 marked the 8th anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. On Coptic Christmas Eve, January 6, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi was interviewed by 60 Minutes' Scott Pelley in which he denied the existence of over 60,000 political prisoners in the country's prisons. The Egyptian government tried to block the interview from airing, to no avail. The interview was aired the same evening...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Etienne Charles

Colloquium | February 1 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Over its century-plus history, jazz has forged its shape-shifting identity by encompassing a rainbow of musical dialects in an improvisation-infused setting. While jazz's potency launched into popular appeal based on the integration of the European classical music sensibility and the grassroots of African-American cultural heritage, it has not remained a static idiom. Indeed, jazz has become...   More >

The Times They Are A-Changin’: The Influence of Scandal and Experience on Users’ Attitudes to Social Media Data Control

Seminar | February 1 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Catherine Marshall

 Information, School of

Has widespread news of abuse made people more protective of their personal data?

Raga Gopalakrishnan - Integrating Behavior, Economics, and Operations in Urban Mobility: Ridesharing and Multi-Modal Travel

Seminar | February 1 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Raga Gopalakrishnan, Cornell University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: In today’s urban mobility marketplaces, both operational policies (e.g., matching, routing) and economic mechanisms (e.g., pricing, incentives) affect perceptions of Quality of Service (QoS) and users’ mobility choices. These, in turn, affect both operational objectives (e.g., utilization, vehicle-miles travelled) and economic objectives (e.g., profit, welfare). We study these complex...   More >

Dynasties and Democracy in Japan

Colloquium | February 1 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Daniel M. Smith, Associate Professor, Harvard University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Political dynasties exist in all democracies, but have been conspicuously prevalent in Japan, where over a third of legislators and two-thirds of cabinet ministers come from families with a history in parliament. In his new book, Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan, Daniel M. Smith introduces a comparative theory to explain the persistence of dynastic...   More >

Chemical Tools for Investigating Reactive Sulfur Species

Seminar | February 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Michael Pluth, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oregon

 College of Chemistry

Reactive sulfur species, such as H2S and sulfane-sulfur compounds, play key roles in different (patho)physiological processes. In addition, these small molecules are also key targets for new donor motifs that function both as important research tools and pharmacological agents. Aligned with this importance, our lab has recently developed a palette of new donor motifs, including H2S- and...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Etale Homotopy Obstructions for Rational Points Applied to Open Subvarieties

Seminar | February 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 David Corwin, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

In 2008, Bjorn Poonen announced the construction of a variety without rational points but no étale-Brauer obstruction to the existence of rational points. We attempt to create a new obstruction that explains Poonen s example by applying the étale-Brauer obstruction to a Zariski open cover of a variety. On the one hand, we prove a general result stating that this new obstruction explains every...   More >