<< Week of April 07 >>

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Women in the Workforce Conference

Workshop | April 7 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum

 Human Resources

In partnership with the Berkeley-Haas Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership, we are pleased to offer you this rare opportunity to be surrounded by some of the most powerful women in business. Through networking and inspiring discourse, you will learn about women’s empowerment in the workplace and engage in conversations with respected industry leaders who are truly changing the world.

Exploration of Forms: Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop

Workshop | April 7 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 José Francisco Barroso

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This free workshop with live drumming focuses on the explosive and subtle sacred expressions of the Orisha (Yoruba deities), as well as the dances of the Dahomey-Arará (Vodu, Gaga), and Congo (Palo, Makuta) regions. Instructor José Francisco Barroso offers students a strong understanding of polyrhythm and the kinesthetic distinctions of Afro-Cuban traditional dances, rhythms, and movements.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Monotone Increment Processes

Seminar | April 8 | 2 a.m.-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Chordal Loewner equations have been shown to be connected with evolution equations for semigroups in monotone probability. I will briefly recall these connections and then discuss recent related work of Franz, Hasebe and Schleissinger which uses these connections to probability measures on $\mathbb R$ with univalent Cauchy transform and some of the analytic and geometric properties thereof. Time...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | April 8 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Text Data Mining and Publishing: Legal Literacies

Workshop | April 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Library


This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. Whether you seek to embed video from other sources for analysis, post material you scanned from a visit to the archives, add images, upload documents, or more, understanding the basics of copyright and discovering a workflow for answering copyright-related...   More >

  RSVP online

The Role of Light Exposure in Eye Growth and Circadian Rhythm in Children and Adults

Seminar | April 8 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dr. Lisa Ostrin

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Light exposure has a close link with numerous aspects of human physiology, and has been implicated in circadian rhythm disturbances, mood disorders, cancer, and metabolic disorders. Light exposure may also play a role in ocular growth and myopia. Several studies have reported an association between time spent outdoors and myopia. With accumulating evidence to suggest that light exposure and...   More >

STROBE Seminar Series: Earth-Abundant Plasmonics

Seminar | April 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 403 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Emilie Ringe, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

The colorful optical properties of gold and silver nanoparticles have been known for centuries, appearing in Roman glassware as well as medieval stained glass. The brilliant colors are the result of collective oscillations of conduction excited by light, leading to wavelength-dependent absorption and scattering. This light-matter interaction can be controlled by the size, shape, and dielectric...   More >

Social Curiosity and Social Learning

Colloquium | April 8 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Hyo Gweon, Stanford University, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Learning does not occur in isolation. From parent-child interactions to formal classroom environments, humans explore, learn, and communicate in rich, diverse social contexts. Rather than simply observing and copying their conspecifics, humans engage in a range of epistemic practices that actively recruit those around them. They query others to acquire useful information, consider others’ mental...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: An insertion algorithm on multiset partitions

Seminar | April 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Anne Schilling, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

We provide an insertion algorithm from generalized permutations (or two-line arrays subject to certain conditions) and pairs of standard Young tableaux and multiset tableaux of the same shape. If we insert the propagating blocks of partition diagrams we get natural sets of tableaux and the number of these tableaux of a fixed shape are equal to the dimensions of irreducible representations indexed...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: "Skills, Signals and Search in Low-income Labor Markets: Evidence from a Six-Year Two-Sided Field Experiment"

Seminar | April 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Imran Rasul, UCL

 Department of Economics

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

Mechanisms of experience-dependent plasticity in GABAergic circuits: connecting genes to cell-types and circuit-functions

Seminar | April 8 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition

 Ivo Spiegel, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

The ability to adapt and learn from the experience is essential for an animal’s survival and key questions in neuroscience concern the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms. In the adult cortex, it was suggested that particularly GABAergic interneurons in the supragranular layers of the cortex play key roles in regulating the experience-dependent plasticity of cortical circuits. However,...   More >

Doing Voice Studies in the Digital Humanities

Workshop | April 8 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab Convening Room

 D-Lab, https://dlab.berkeley.edu/event-host/d-lab

 Digital Humanities Lab

This training will introduce you to open-source, user-friendly tools for analyzing and visualizing intonation and timing patterns in recordings of performative speech, from poetry readings to political speeches to podcasts. Developed with an ACLS Digital Innovations Fellowship and a NEH Digital Humanities Advancement grant, these tools apply state-of-the-art pitch tracking and a speech...   More >

Bartington Magnetometry Geophysics Training

Workshop | April 8 | 2-4:30 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Meet in Atrium and move outside building

 Gabriel Sachez; Alyssa Scott

 Archaeological Research Facility

We’ll meet in the ARF room 110 and bring the instrument over to the nearby grassy quad at Wurster hall where we'll practice data gathering.

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Register online

Growth of Three-Dimensional Cracks

Seminar | April 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Gregory J. Rodin, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Growth of three-dimensional cracks is modeled as a continuous sequence of initiation events during which the crack front remains smooth. Two issues of importance are addressed. First, it is established that, at each point along the crack front, the velocity and configurational force are two-dimensional vectors, lying in the local normal plane. This allows one to generalize any two-dimensional...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Bloch–Kato conjecture for some Rankin-Selberg motives

Seminar | April 8 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Liang Xiao, University of Connecticut

 Department of Mathematics

The Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture is known in the case of rank 0 and 1 thanks to the foundational work of Kolyvagin and Gross-Zagier. In this talk, I will report on a joint work in progress with Yifeng Liu, Yichao Tian, Wei Zhang, and Xinwen Zhu. We study the analogue and generalizations of Kolyvagin's result to the unitary Gan-Gross-Prasad paradigm. More precisely, our ultimate goal is to...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Existence and compactness theory for ALE scalar-flat Kähler surfaces

Seminar | April 8 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jiyuan Han, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

Our main result in this article is a compactness result which states that a noncollapsed sequence of asymptotically locally Euclidean (ALE) scalar-flat Kähler metrics on a minimal Kähler surface whose Kähler classes stay in a compact subset of the interior of the Kähler cone must have a convergent subsequence. As an application, we prove the existence of global moduli spaces of scalar-flat...   More >

On the Rise of the Dative and Benefactive Alternations in English: The Intertwining of Differentiation with Attraction

Colloquium | April 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Elizabeth Closs Traugott, Stanford University

 Department of Linguistics

The rise of the ‘dative’ alternation (e.g. She gave her neighbor birthday presents ~ She gave birthday presents to her neighbor) has been shown to develop in later Middle English, around 1400 (Zehentner 2018). Building on Zehentner and Traugott (Forthcoming), I outline the rise of the benefactive alternation (e.g. build her a house ~ build a house for her) after 1600 from a historical...   More >

Synaptic signaling in cerebellar circuits

Seminar | April 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in location

 Indira Raman, Northwestern University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Contribution of Prefrontal Cortex to Human Behavior

Colloquium | April 8 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Bob Knight, Psychology

 Department of Psychology

David Morton — Models and Algorithms for Multi-stage Stochastic Programming

Seminar | April 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 David Morton, Northwestern University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: We consider two classes of multi-stage stochastic linear programs (MSLPs) that lend themselves to solution by stochastic dual dynamic programming (SDDP). First, we consider a distributionally robust MSLP. Here, the specific realizations in each stage are fixed, and distributional robustness is with respect to the probability mass function governing those realizations. Second, we...   More >

Multifaceted allosteric regulation of Aurora kinase A in mitotic spindle assembly

Seminar | April 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Nick Levinson, University of Minnesota

 College of Chemistry

Ferroptosis mechanisms and pharmacological tractability

Seminar | April 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Marcus Conrad, Helmholtz Zentrum München

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Rough control for Schrödinger operators on 2-tori

Seminar | April 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Maciej Zworski, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain how the results of Bourgain, Burq and the speaker '13 can be used to obtain control and observability by rough functions and sets on 2-tori. We show that for the time dependent Schrödinger equation, any set of positive measure can be used for observability and controllability. For non-empty open sets this follows from the results of Haraux '89 and Jaffard '90, while for...   More >

Ferroptosis mechanisms and pharmacological tractability

Seminar | April 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Marcus Conrad, Helmholtz Zentrum München

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Just a Few Seeds More: Value of Network Information for Diffusion

Seminar | April 8 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Mohammad Akbarpour, Stanford

 Department of Economics

Identifying the optimal set of individuals to first receive information (`seeds') in a social network is a widely-studied question in many settings, such as the diffusion of information, microfinance programs, and new technologies. Numerous studies have proposed various network-centrality based heuristics to choose seeds in a way that is likely to boost diffusion. Here we show that, for some...   More >

“It Could Happen Today... “ - EERI Berkeley student chapter seminar

Seminar | April 8 | 5-6 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Janiele Maffei, California Earthquake Authority

 EERI Berkeley student chapter

How earthquakes damage single-family residential dwellings and the seismic retrofits that can protect these dwellings. How a residential earthquake insurance provider is promoting and funding seismic retrofits through:
Code and plan set development
Retrofit financial grant program
Educational outreach
A bold future where expected earthquake performance of a building is valued by California...   More >

Reporting from the Future: Storytelling in the Digital Age—A Berkeley Journalism School Showcase

Presentation | April 8 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Presented by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Students at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism have produced award-winning documentaries, photography, and innovative multimedia projects covering every topic from public health to immigration, human rights to politics. Employing still and moving imagery from around the world, dramatic personal narratives, and visual design...   More >

Magic Leap Augmented Reality and Computer Vision Technical Leads Panel.

Panel Discussion | April 8 | 6:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA 94105


Join us on April 8 at 6:30pm on our San Francisco campus and meet with the amazing panelists: Anush Mohan, Director of Computer Vision, Magic Leap; Ali Shaw-Rockney (Shahrokni) - Lead Embedded Software Engineer, Magic Leap; Ashwin Swaminathan - Distinguished Fellow of Computer Vision, Magic Leap; Prateek Singhal - Lead Computer Vision Engineer, Magic Leap; Sheng Huang, Moderator - Head of...   More >

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Ode to Mitochondria

Seminar | April 9 | Barrows Hall, Radio Broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Lisa Treidel, PhD candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with Lisa Treidel about her work studying the energetics of wing polymorphic crickets. Lisa is a PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology studying life-history strategies, nutrient acquisition, and metabolism. In the interview, Lisa talks about her love for mitochondria, her interest in studying individual variation, and how...   More >

Lisa in front of the Bay Bridge

Innovations for Youth (i4Y) Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Workshop: Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Child Marriage: Bridging Research and Practice

Workshop | April 9 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 8th Floor Social Science Matrix Conference Room

 Margaret Greene, CEO, Greeneworks; Giovanna Lauro, VP of Programs and Research, Promundo

 Esther Spindler, Director, SSTAR Rakai Project; Diana Wu, Senior Gender Program Advisor, CARE

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Please join us on Tuesday, April 9th from 9-2pm for the i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment workshop: Engaging Men & Boys in Preventing Child Marriage: Bridging Research and Practice. We will be addressing ways to bridge the gap between university research and practice around the role of masculinity and the need to engage men in the global efforts to end child marriage. The half-day workshop...   More >

  RSVP by calling Elle Ford at 702-635-7080, or by emailing Elle Ford at elleford@berkeley.edu

April Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | April 9 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

UCOP Virtual Career Series: Careers with UC

Workshop | April 9 | 10-11 a.m. |  Virtual

 Cal Alumni Association, University of California Office of the President

Learn more about the hiring process at UC, including advice on the hiring process, what it’s like to work at UC, and how you can put your best foot forward as a candidate.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: No Seminar

Seminar | April 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall | Canceled

 No seminar

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Phosphine Organocatalysis

Seminar | April 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ohyun Kwon, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, UCLA

 College of Chemistry

Soft nucleophilic phosphinocatalysis has been known since the 1960s as a result of the pioneering work of Horner, Price, Rauhut, Currier, and Morita. In the 1990s, Trost and Lu made important discoveries, reporting isomerization, umpolung addition, and [3+2] cycloaddition. Nonetheless, it was not until the 2000s that the area of phosphinocatalysis began to flourish. My group, through careful...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "A Trade Model of the Banking Sector"

Presentation | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Marc Dordal Carreras, Postdoctoral Associate, UC Berkeley

 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.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by April 5.

Microsoft Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts: Betec009

Workshop | April 9 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 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 >

Steven Brint on Two Cheers for Higher Education

Seminar | April 9 | 2-3:15 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 250

 Steven Brint

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Join us for a seminar and presentation on Steven Brint's latest book, "Two Cheers for Higher Education".

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Behavioral models of limited consideration: identification and estimation"

Seminar | April 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Levon Barseghayan, Cornell University

 Department of Economics

Joint with P&E seminar

Undergraduate Research Workshop

Workshop | April 9 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Wozniak Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come and learn about undergraduate research in CS and EE. What is it? Why is it important? How do you find a research opportunity?

Professor Pieter Abbeel will be speaking 3:30-4:10pm
Followed by a panel of current undergraduate researchers 4:10-5pm

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Microlocal methods in hyperbolic dynamics

Seminar | April 9 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Semyon Dyatlov, UC Berkeley/MIT

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a microlocal approach to some of the analytical problems in hyperbolic dynamics. Applications include exponential decay of correlations and a definition of Pollicott-Ruelle resonances for hyperbolic systems. The intuition comes from scattering theory, with scattering happening as frequency goes to infinity. Based on joint work with Maciej Zworski.

3-Manifold Seminar: Seiberg-Witten Invariants and Hyperbolic Manifolds (continued)

Seminar | April 9 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Yue Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We’ll introduce some preliminaries such as Hodge theory and spin structure for Seiberg-Witten invariants on 4-manifolds. Then a nice nonlinear PDE on the spin bundle of 4-manifolds will give rise to a moduli space related to Seiberg-Witten invariants. We will also discuss some related results of hyperbolic manifolds.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Tropical commutative algebra

Seminar | April 9 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Diane Maclagan, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

One consequence of the recent push to develop a scheme theory in tropical geometry has been the development of a tropical commutative algebra. This starts with the commutative algebra of semirings, but in order to get a theory that interacts with geometry, we are lead to impose some combinatorial, matroid-theoretic, conditions. I will introduce these ideas, and discuss the current state of our...   More >

Sunlight driven chemistry at water-air interfaces

Seminar | April 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Veronica Vaida, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

 College of Chemistry

Solar radiation is the largest source of energy on both the contemporary and early Earth. An example is discussed involving the robust photochemical mechanism by which α-keto acids, react in aqueous environments to form organic radicals. These organic radicals then drive chemistry leading to larger, more complex lipids. The photochemistry discussed is broadly applicable to all α-keto...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Spherical Supervarieties

Seminar | April 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Alexander Sherman, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Spherical varieties are algebraic varieties with an action by a reductive group which admit an open Borel orbit. This extra condition on its symmetries connects their study to representation theory, makes tractable their classification, and yet is broad enough to have many rich examples.

We introduce a definition of a spherical supervariety, which is a simple generalization of the classical...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Priddy Koszul complex and resolution of the residue field of a local ring

Seminar | April 9 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Eisenbud, MSRI, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Last week Mike Stillman spoke about recent investigations of Koszul algebras. I'll give some more general background on resolutions of the residue field of a local ring, and talk about work of Conca and others on bounds for the syzygies of a Koszul ring.

First Generation Graduate School Panel

Panel Discussion | April 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, BNorth Conference Room

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, Association of Environmental Professionals- Berkeley Student Chapter

Come and learn what it takes to get into grad school from various graduate programs and current first generation graduate students. This panel is targeting first generation students; however, everyone is welcome

Trap Door: In Conversation with Miss Major and CeCe McDonald

Panel Discussion | April 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (Room 220)

 KERBY LYNCH, PhD Student at Berkeley; Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor at Berkeley; CeCe Mcdonald, Abolitionist; Miss Major, Trans Elder

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

When: April 9, 2019
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Where: Multicultural Community Center at UC Berkeley
(2495 Bancroft Way, Suite #220 Berkeley, California 94720)
*ADA Accessible

*RSVP at tinyurl.com/trapdoor2019

Join us for a conversation on the anthology "Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility" (MIT 2017)!

This conversation is a follow up from the 2018...   More >

Journalism, Silicon Valley and the Rise of "Little" Brother: with pioneering tech journalist John Markoff and investigative journalist Lowell Bergman

Panel Discussion | April 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Graduate School of Journalism, Taube Philanthropies

You are cordially invited to join us for a very special evening featuring pioneering tech journalist John Markoff— formerly of the New York Times, who famously won a spying case against Hewlett-Packard — in conversation with award-winning investigative journalist Lowell Bergman, whose investigation of the high-powered tobacco industry was dramatized in the Academy Award-nominated film “The...   More >

  RSVP online

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: Finance, Profitability, and Sustainability

Workshop | April 10 – 11, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. |  Energy Biosciences Building

 International and Executive Programs (IEP), Solidaridad North America

Recognizing the importance of innovation in agrifood supply chains, UC Berkeley, in collaboration with Solidaridad North America, has designed a comprehensive two-day training workshop which will examine the social, economic, and environmental aspects of agrifood supply chains and their potential for innovation.

  Register online

Local Color: Observing Place Through Color: A Two-Day Watercolor Workshop with Mimi Robinson

Workshop | April 10 – 11, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This two-day watercolor workshop explores the colors that make up The UC Botanical Garden. Through classroom and garden we will develop color palettes that reflect this remarkable place. Learn and refine your color mixing skills, and how “limited palettes” can create a wide range of subtle color.

$175, $160 members

  Register online

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "On the mechanism of light-induced psbA translation in chloroplasts"

Seminar | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Alice Barkan, University of Oregon

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Alice Barkan is a professor at the University of Oregon under the Institute of Molecular Biology. She is interested in post-transcriptional control of gene expression in the chloroplast and RNA/protein interactions. Research in the Barkan lab is directed at understanding how the genetic machineries in the chloroplast and nucleus communicate to produce a chloroplast that is responsive to...   More >

Latency and Structural Organization in Brain Computational Models

Seminar | April 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Pamela Douglas, UCLA

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

To bridge theory and experiment, we must test brain computational models that operate with neurobiologically plausible subcomponents, explain brain activity measurements, perform complex cognitive tasks, and generalize to new ones. In computational neuroscience, the observation that archetypal neuronal circuits exist in repeated motifs throughout the brain, gave rise to an important class of...   More >

Environment and Sustainability EXPO

Career Fair | April 10 | 12-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, West Pauley Ballroom

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, Association of Environmental Professionals- Berkeley Student Chapter

Come meet employers and alumni from various roles and niches of the Environmental Sector. Some employers and alumni will be actively recruiting for positions, while others will be there to help students learn about the organizations and what they do within the field. This event is appropriate for students who are job/internship seeking (bring your resumes!) and also those who may just be starting...   More >

Improving Photosynthetic Efficiency for Improved Crop Yield

Seminar | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Donald Ort, University of Illinois

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Feeding the world’s current population already requires 15% of the total net primary productivity of the globe’s land area and that will need to increase to 25% in order to meet the projected increase in agricultural demand this century. This near doubling of food production will have to be accomplished on globally declining acreage and during a time in which there will be ever increasing demand...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Gabrielle Nevitt: Avian Olfaction: The Road Less Travelled

Seminar | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Gabrielle Nevitt

 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 >

Hoarding: How to Help a Loved One (BEUHS183)

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

 Kathleen Crombie, M.A. M.Ed, In Order to…Organize; Diana Gleghorn, MFT, In Order to…Organize

 Elder Care Program

Therapists and Professional Organizers from “In Order To...Organize” based in Oakland, CA and Chicago, IL will share techniques, resources and ways to care for yourself when faced with trying to help a loved one struggling with hoarding issues. Learn how to focus on the person and less on the “stuff” while supporting the loved one to accept help in the face of a complex challenge; understand...   More >

Beyond Accuracy: Interpersonal, Emotional, and Physiological Reactions to Deception

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

 Leanne ten Brinke, Assistant Professor, University of Denver

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

For 60 years, the study of human lie detection has explicitly asked people, “Is that person lying or telling the truth?” in an attempt to quantify whether and to what extent people can accurately determine credibility. The result of these efforts is the dismal conclusion that people are poor lie detectors. In a meta-analysis, Bond and DePaulo (2006) reported an average accuracy of 54%. Our...   More >

Doomed Interventions: The Failure of Global Responses to AIDS in Africa

Colloquium | April 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Kim Yi Dionne, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of California, Riverside

 Center for African Studies

Kim Yi Dionne is an assistant professor of political science at UC Riverside. She is also an editor of The Monkey Cage, a blog on politics and political science at The Washington Post and on the executive committee of #WomenAlsoKnowStuff, an initiative to promote the scholarship of women political scientists. Her research focuses on African politics, particularly interventions to improve the...   More >

Palestine Trek Report Back

Panel Discussion | April 10 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 240 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Palestine Trek

ome learn abut the first-hand experiences of your colleagues that traveled to Israel/Palestine over Spring Break!

The mission of Pal Trek is to enrich the perspectives of the next generation of legal, business, political, and civil society leaders and advocates in the U.S.

Lunch will be served while supplies last.

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: On multilinear oscillatory integral operator inequalities

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

 Michael Christ, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

The title refers to inequalities of the form $\int _{[0,1]^d} \prod _{j=1}^d f_j(x_j) \,e^{i\lambda \psi (x)}\,dx = O(|\lambda |^{-\gamma } \prod _j \|f_j\|_{L^{p_j}})$ for large $\lambda \in {\mathbb R}$. Here $\psi :{\mathbb R}^d\to {\mathbb R}$ is a smooth phase function, and the exponent γ depends on ψ and on the exponents $p_j$. These inequalities are well understood in the...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Virtual homological eigenvalues of surface automorphisms (Part I)

Seminar | April 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Yi Liu, BICMR, Peking University

 Department of Mathematics

Given a pseudo-Anosov mapping class of a closed orientable surface, there exists a finite cover of the surface to which the mapping class lifts, such that the induced action on the first homology has at least one eigenvalue lying outside of the unit circle. In this talk, I will review some background related to the above result, and its relations with twisted Reidemeister torsion and Fried's cone...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Curved deformations and generators in DG categories

Seminar | April 10 | 2:30-3:50 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Baker Room

 German Stefanich, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will review the theory of curved deformations, based largely on a recent paper by Blanc-Katzarkov-Pandit and earlier work of Preygel. (Mind that the Hill shuttle is not running this Wednesday!)

Bigeodesics in first and last passage percolation

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

 Christopher Hoffman, University of Washington

 Department of Statistics

First and last passage percolation are statistical physics models of
random growth. These models are widely believed to belong to the
Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class. I will define these two models
and talk about what it means to be in this universality class. A
longstanding question about these models is whether they have
bi-infinite geodesics. This question is of interest to...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Distribution of Farey fractions

Seminar | April 10 | 3:40-4:40 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jeffrey C. Lagarias, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

The Farey fractions of level $n$ are the set of rationals in $[0,1]$ in lowest terms having denominator at most $n$. It is known that a measure of equally weighted point masses (of total mass 1) on the points of the Farey sequence $F_n$ converges to the uniform distribution on $[0,1]$ as $n$ goes to infinity. The Riemann hypothesis is equivalent to suitably fast rates of convergence (to zero) of...   More >

Renewable Estimation and Incremental Inference in Generalized Linear Models with Streaming Data

Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Peter Song, University of Michigan

 Department of Statistics

I will present a new statistical paradigm for the analysis of streaming data based on renewable estimation and incremental inference in the context of generalized linear models. Our proposed renewable estimation enables us to sequentially update the maximum likelihood estimation and inference with current data and summary statistics of historic data, but with no use of any historic raw data...   More >

Seminar 237/281: 291 Departmental Seminar (Joint with Macro/International Trade 237/281) - "Public Debt and Low Interest Rates"

Seminar | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Olivier Blanchard, Professor Emeritus of Economics, MIT

 Department of Economics


  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: New action-angle variables on coadjoint orbits

Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Yanpeng Lie, University of Geneva

 Department of Mathematics

The problem of constructing global action-angle variables on coadjoint orbits of compact Lie groups is one of the interesting questions in the theory of integrable systems. A fundamental contribution was made by Guillemin-Sternberg who constructed the Gelfand-Zeitlin integrable systems on coadjoint orbits of the groups \(SU(n)\) and \(SO(n)\). Recently, toric degeneration techniques allowed for...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Virtual homological eigenvalues of surface automorphisms (Part II)

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

 Yi Liu, BICMR, Peking University

 Department of Mathematics

Given a mapping class of a closed orientable surface, we look at any lift of the mapping class to any finite cover of the surface. An eigenvalue of the induced homological action of the lift will be called a virtual homological eigenvalue. How much about the mapping class can we learn through virtual homological eigenvalues? In this talk, I will discuss some results related to this question. In...   More >

GSAC Seminar: Plan B: Taking the Carbon out of Fossil Fuels with Catalytic Reactive Separation

Colloquium | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Eric McFarland, Professor, UC Santa Barbara

 Department of Chemical Engineering

There is no evidence that significant reductions in the carbon dioxide emissions associated with power generation will be cost effectively achieved using current commercial alternatives to abundant and inexpensive fossil fuels. The lowest cost process for producing hydrogen and/or dispatchable electricity without CO2 emissions in the U.S. utilizes pyrolysis of abundant, low-cost, natural gas. The...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Just In Time Electronics

Colloquium | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306, HP Auditorium

 Jonathan Bachrach, Creative Director, JITX ; Adjunct Assistant Professor, EECS, U.C. Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Low-cost fully automated manufacturing is bringing about a new industrial revolution. Bespoke objects can be built with costs approaching volume production. But while we can manufacture bespoke objects at scale, we still cannot design them at scale. Design is now the bottleneck. Automating design will make design more accessible and produce better than human results and combined with unit...   More >

System Change, Not Climate Change: A Panel on Fossil Fuel Divestment and the Future of Energy

Panel Discussion | April 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, ASUC Senate Chambers

 David Romps, Professor, Earth and Planetary Science; Elizabeth Deakin, Professor, City and Regional Planning; Ishana Ratan, Environmental Activist, Sunrise; Anna Whitney, ASUC Senator

 Fossil Free Cal

Join Fossil Free Cal for an interdisciplinary discussion about how we can address the climate crisis in a way that is effective and recognizes the systemic causes and inequities in our current fossil-fueled energy system. Learn from and ask questions of experts in climate science, policy, activism, and environmental justice about the implications of climate change, concrete steps we can take to...   More >

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: Finance, Profitability, and Sustainability

Workshop | April 10 – 11, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. |  Energy Biosciences Building

 International and Executive Programs (IEP), Solidaridad North America

Recognizing the importance of innovation in agrifood supply chains, UC Berkeley, in collaboration with Solidaridad North America, has designed a comprehensive two-day training workshop which will examine the social, economic, and environmental aspects of agrifood supply chains and their potential for innovation.

  Register online

People Management in a Union Environment: BPM102

Workshop | April 11 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Elise Magno; Joyce Harlan

 Human Resources

The content addresses how to manage represented employees within the constraints of the laws and the labor contracts.

Local Color: Observing Place Through Color: A Two-Day Watercolor Workshop with Mimi Robinson

Workshop | April 10 – 11, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This two-day watercolor workshop explores the colors that make up The UC Botanical Garden. Through classroom and garden we will develop color palettes that reflect this remarkable place. Learn and refine your color mixing skills, and how “limited palettes” can create a wide range of subtle color.

$175, $160 members

  Register online

Cisco Infosession: Tech Talk and Q&A Panel

Panel Discussion | April 11 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall


Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with Cisco representatives at the Collaboration Engineering Event! Be sure to come join us for Tech Talk with our Collaboration Team and Panel Discussion with Q&A including Lunch! We’ll have members from our Engineering organizations, searching for the best and brightest talent for various technical roles alike.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: No Seminar

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

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Organic Design: A Dream Like a Dream and Ago with Stan Lai and Sandra Woodall

Presentation | April 11 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Playwright/director Stan Lai (cocurator of this lecture series) and visual artist/designer Sandra Woodall will engage in a lively conversation about the idea of organic design and how it plays out in Lai’s A Dream Like a Dream and in Ago, an upcoming play being created at Berkeley.

Sandra Woodall has contributed scenic and costume designs to American Conservatory Theatre, Eureka Theatre, Magic...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: Experience of Communal Conflicts and Inter-group Lending

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Ray Fisman, Boston University

 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 >

Seminar 271, Development, Joint with OEW: Experience of Communal Conflicts and Inter-group Lending

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Ray Fisman, Boston University

 Department of Economics

*Please note change in time/location seminar due to joint event.

Identifying Unhealthy Relationships (BEUHS061)

Workshop | April 11 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD

 Employee Assistance Program

In this workshop, Dr. Jones will discuss narcissistic personality disorder, as well as traits which are common in toxic individuals. Her discussion will include red flags that individuals should pay attention to while dating or in a relationship, and address indicators of a toxic, manipulative, and dangerous relationship with another person. Attendees will be provided a checklist which they can...   More >

New Funding Opportunity for Climate Mitigation Projects: Seeking ideas for off-campus projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or sequester carbon

Workshop | April 11 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Gerson Bakar Building-F320-Koret Classroom

 Barbara Haya, PhD, Research Fellow, California Institute for Energy and Environment

 Kira Stoll, Director of Sustainability, UC Berkeley, Office of Sustainability

 University of California Office of the President

As a part of UC’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative, UC is soliciting fundable ideas from the UC community for projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or remove GHGs from the atmosphere.

Graduate Student Introduction to Data Science Pedagogy

Workshop | April 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Data Sciences

Instruction for graduate students about using the data science teaching tools such as developing Jupyter notebooks for classes and teaching on a cloud based JupyterHub. Examples of how to support data science teaching in all types of classes. No previous experience necessary, all disciplines encouraged.

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | April 11 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Kathryn DeMaster

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

Kathryn DeMaster, Assistant Professor in ESPM, will present: "Revisiting the 'Land Question': Emerging US Farmland Transitions for Small and Mid-sized Farms." Hosted by Rachel Morello-Frosch. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

How to Do Ethnography When You Dislike Your Research Subjects? Fieldwork Within Right-Wing Groups in Italy

Colloquium | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Martina Avanza, Senior Lecturer, Political Sociology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Center for Right-Wing Studies

Ethnography does not seem to be suited for situations in which the ethnographer dislikes the group she or he studies. Some fieldworkers even think that ethnography without empathy is almost impossible to achieve. That is why scholars tend to do ethnography of left-wing or subaltern group mobilizations and to study the right from a distance, with an etic perspective.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Integer points on affine cubic surfaces

Colloquium | April 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Peter Sarnak, Princeton and IAS

 Department of Mathematics

A cubic polynomial equation in four or more variables tends to have many integer solutions, while one in two variables has a limited number of such solutions.There is a body of work establishing results along these lines. On the other hand very little is known in the critical case of three variables. For special such cubics, which we call Markoff type surfaces, a theory can be developed. We will...   More >

Assignment China: Tiananmen Square: A Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | April 11 | 5-7:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142) | Note change in location

 Graduate School of Journalism, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Thirty years ago this spring, China faced a dramatic turning point in its modern history – the Tiananmen Square protests for political reform, and the military crackdown that crushed it. It was a watershed moment not only for China but in the history of the international media, redefining the relationship between the press, public opinion, and foreign policy making, and continuing to influence...   More >

Women at the Supreme Court

Panel Discussion | April 11 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 295, Warren Room

 Erin Murphy, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Beth Brinkmann, Covington & Burling LLP; Ginger Anders, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

Justice Leondra Kruger, California Supreme Court

 Berkeley Judicial Institute

This is a special program at Berkeley Law featuring women with significant Supreme Court practices. Join us for a fascinating panel of leading women litigators before the Court, followed by a reception. The panel will take place from 6-7:30, and the reception from 7:30-8:30.

Women at the Supreme Court

Panel Discussion | April 11 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 295 Simon Hall, Warren Room

 Law, Boalt School of

Join us for a fascinating discussion with a panel of leading women litigators who have made more than 50 appearances combined before the United States Supreme Court. Cohosted by the Berkeley Judicial Institute and the Civil Justice Research Initiative.

East Bay Science Cafe - Earthquake Mythbusters

Presentation | April 11 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Dr. Jennifer Strauss, UC Berkeley Seismological Lab


Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Get an overview on earthquake hazards in the Bay Area, some cool science the Berkeley Seismological Lab is working on to help increase knowledge and safety, and bust some common myths about earthquakes and preparedness. Also find out the latest news about the status of Shake Alert, the earthquake early warning system now being rolled out on the West...   More >

ShakeAlert- Earthquake warning system

Friday, April 12, 2019

School Psychology Conference: Anxiety in Schools

Conference/Symposium | April 12 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Graduate School of Education

• Differentiating anxiety from other disorders
• Applying cognitive behavioral techniques in schools
• Developing school-based Wellness Centers
• Implementing multi-tiered systems of support in schools

$125 Early registration non-students

  Registration opens March 1. Register online or or by emailing Nicolas Saldivar at ucbschpsyc@gmail.com by April 12.

22nd Annual Travers Conference: Is America Breaking Apart?

Conference/Symposium | April 12 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Institute of Governmental Studies, Commonwealth Club

The 2019 Travers Conference will bring together experts from around the country to assess the question of whether America is breaking apart politically. There is a sense among some that Americans are more divided than at any time since the Civil War. The conference will consider the nature of these divisions, how deep and genuine they really are, and how they are affecting governance. It will...   More >

  Register online

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | April 12 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

  Register online

SLAM: Insights into Industry

Workshop | April 12 | 12:45-4 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Join UC Berkeley SLAM for a unique opportunity to learn about working in research and development (R&D), in all sizes and forms, after a PhD in STEM. Chat with our panelists and speakers from a variety of backgrounds during lunch and throughout the event.
Science and engineering graduate students, post-docs, and visiting scholars who are interested in a career in R&D are strongly encouraged to...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Silicon Carbide Micro-/Nanosystems for Harsh Environment Applications

Seminar | April 12 | 1-2 p.m. |  Cory Hall

 Roya Maboudian, Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will present recent advances, by our group and
others, in the materials science and manufacturing technology of SiC thin film and low
dimensional structures, and some applications that these advances have enabled ranging
from harsh environment sensing to energy technologies.

Looking In / Looking Out: Exploring Workplace Diversity at Cal

Workshop | April 12 | 1-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 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 >

3D Human Brain Models and Nanoplatforms for Prognostics and Therapeutics of Neurological Disorders: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 12 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Hansang Cho, Univ of North Carolina, Charlotte / Biomedical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. However, no definitive cure for AD exists due to lack of limited model systems that accurately reflect AD-related immunity in human brains, nor for a drug development strategy for delivery across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and assessment of drug efficacy in human brains.

Here, I present micro-scaled 3D environments that...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Schrödinger equations with conormal potentials

Seminar | April 12 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jared Wunsch, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

Consider the semiclassical Schrödinger equation $(h^2\Delta +V-E)u=0$, where, instead of being smooth, $V$ is allowed to be singular across a hypersurface. The singularity in the potential turns out to have very interesting consequences for the structure of solutions $u$; in effect, WKB solutions include not just contributions from classical propagation across the interface but also reflected...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Rate of Convergence of Stochastic Homogenization of Hamilton-Jacobi Equations via Metric Problem

Seminar | April 12 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hong Suh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We present the work of Armstrong, Cardaliaguet, and Souganidis, who prove convergence rates for stochastic homogenization using a mixture of probability techniques and PDE techniques. We discuss the metric problem, its rate of convergence, its relation to approximate correctors, and the reduction of the full problem to that of approximate correctors.

Composition Colloquium: Linda Bouchard

Colloquium | April 12 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.) | Canceled

 Department of Music

Born in Québec, Canada, Linda Bouchard has been an active composer, orchestrator, conductor, and producer for over thirty-five years.

Winner of both Composer of the Year from the Conseil Québecois de la Culture and the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts in 1999, Bouchard just received the Fleck Fellowship from The Banff Centre in fall 2015. Her honors in the United...   More >

A Primer for Teaching African History

Workshop | April 12 | 3-5 p.m. | 3205 Dwinelle Hall

 Trevor Getz, Professor, San Francisco State University

 Department of History, African History Working Group

Each session the Working Group provides feedback to the author of a precirculated paper. Contact Dr. Bruce Hall to receive a copy of that paper.

MENA Salon: Turkey's Municipal Elections - A New Beginning?

Workshop | April 12 | 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.

Turkey held municipal elections on Sunday March 31st after a highly polarized campaigning process, spearheaded by the People’s Alliance of Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party and Devlet Bahceli’s Nationalist Action Party. Being the first elections after the new...   More >

Boron-Doped Acenes for the Redox Activation of Small Molecules

Seminar | April 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Hill Harman, Department of Chemistry, UC Riverside

 College of Chemistry

Transition metals have long been explored for the catalysis of reactions related to energy storage and conversion, as they possess both rich redox chemistry and the ability to bind and activate challenging small molecule substrates like dihydrogen and carbon dioxide. Recently, new approaches to small molecule activation featuring transition-metal-free systems such as Frustrated Lewis Pairs have...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: The inverse spectral problem for strictly convex domains

Seminar | April 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Hamid Hezari, UC Irvine

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss the recent developments in the inverse length spectral theory of smooth strictly convex domains, including the works of Avila–De Simoi–Kaloshin and Kaloshin–Sorrentino on the Birkhoff conjecture, and De Simoi–Kaloshin–Wei on the length spectral rigidity of nearly circular domains with a reflectional symmetry. In a joint work with Zelditch we explore the inverse Laplace...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Annette Richards (Cornell University): ”Against Sympathy: Maria Theresia von Paradis and the Performance of Blindness”

Colloquium | April 12 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Annette Richards is Professor of Music and University Organist at Cornell, and the Executive Director of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies. She is a performer and scholar with a specialty in 18th-century music and aesthetics, and interdisciplinary research into music, literature and visual culture. She is founding editor of Keyboard Perspectives, a yearbook dedicated to...   More >

Cal Women in Gaming | Spring Summit: A women's empowerment event focused on the gaming industry.

Panel Discussion | April 12 | 7-10 p.m. | Foothill Student Housing, Cal Esports Community Center

 Alice Lo, UX/UI Designer, Electronic Arts; Seema Moorjani, Development Manager, Electronic Arts; Beth Mohler, 3D Environment Artist, Electronic Arts; Bernice Wong, UX/UI Designer, Pixelberry Studios; Archana Nagabhushana Rao, Systems Software Engineer, NVIDIA; Shirley Park, Gameplay Engineer, Electronic Arts

 Cal Esports

Cal Women in Gaming is excited to host Berkeley’s first women’s empowerment event entirely focused on gaming. Join us on April 12th at 7:00 PM in the Cal Esports Community Center (2700 Hearst Avenue) as we learn from six accomplished women in the gaming industry and celebrate the CWG community!

Attending professionals include representatives from Electronic Arts, NVIDIA, and Pixelberry...   More >