Friday, February 17, 2017
Workshop | February 13 – 17, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
Interactive learning is a modern machine learning paradigm of significant practical and theoretical interest, where the algorithm and the domain expert engage in a two-way dialog to facilitate more accurate learning from less data compared to the classical approach of passively observing labeled data. This workshop will explore several topics related to interactive learning broadly defined,... More >
Conference/Symposium | February 17 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus
The notion of vernacular theology has developed in reference to a body of Christian texts in vernacular languages that emerged during the late middle ages in lay or semi-lay circles. These texts and artifacts (music, images) address questions and practices of devotion, as well as theological issues and problems. They articulate positions outside of, and often in competition with, more official... More >
Workshop | February 17 | 10-10:30 a.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)
Henry Oswald, ShareLaTeX
Join us for this brief introduction to ShareLaTeX, an online collaborative LaTeX editor. Come learn about the features and benefits of using ShareLaTeX for your scientific writing and homework assignments including collaboration, journal templates, document history, and syncing with Dropbox and Github.
Seminar | February 17 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
The Entomology Students' Organization is pleased to present the Essig Brunch, UC Berkeley's only entomology-themed seminar series. Join us once a week to hear about exciting new research on a broad range of insect-related topics, from evolution to conservation to ecology to pest management, and much more. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome!
Workshop | February 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.
A Supply List will be given to you once you register for the class or you can sign up in advance to use... More >
$190/ $175 Garden Members
Workshop | February 17 | 10:30-11 a.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)
Doug Feldner, Mendeley
Join us for this brief introduction to Mendeley, a reference manager and academic social network that allows you to organize your references across multiple devices, automatically generate bibliographies, and share references with collaborators online. The Libraries have licensed Mendeley Institutional Edition for campus.
Workshop | February 17 | 11-11:30 a.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)
Shelly Miller, Overleaf
Join us for this brief introduction to Overleaf, an online collaborative LaTeX editor. Come learn about the features and benefits of using Overleaf for your scientific writing and homework assignments including collaboration, journal templates, project history, and syncing with Dropbox. As part of a 3-year pilot, the Libraries have licensed Overleaf for campus.
Workshop | February 17 | 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)
Vincent Pizzoli, McGraw-Hill Education
Join us for this brief introduction to AccessEngineering and DataVis. AccessEngineering is an award-winning engineering reference tool for professionals, instructors, and students that provides seamless access to the world's best-known, most-used collection of authoritative, regularly updated engineering reference information.
Seminar | February 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Bernardo Fanfani, University of Turin
Workshop | February 17 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)
Kimberly Pierce, Elsevier
Join us for this brief introduction to Geofacets, a database for searching geologic maps extracted from peer-reviewed publications in an interactive map-based interface. The Libraries have licensed Geofacets as a 3-year pilot. Come learn how you can use Geofacets to enhance your research in geology, earth sciences, geography, and energy exploration. Coffee & soft drinks will be provided.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Harnessing Data Analytics and Computational Models in Structural Monitoring
Seminar | February 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall
Advances in informatics and data science have assisted engineers to tackle structural dynamics problems. For example, health monitoring of structure and infrastructure systems has become a valuable source of information for evaluating structural integrity and reliability throughout the lifecycle of structures as well as ensuring optimal maintenance planning and operation.
Workshop | February 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness
The journey to health begins with the first step. This introduction to the Get Fit in 7 Minutes workshop, will provide participants with the tools to design a sustainable and fun exercise plan, while learning how to safely execute the top 10 exercises for a complete strength and flexibility training routine. Participants will receive a band and guide for different types of workout routines.... More >
Seminar | February 17 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 A/B Cory Hall
Mona Jarrahi, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of California Los Angeles
Terahertz waves exhibit various unique features for chemical identification, material characterization, biological sensing, and medical imaging. However, the relatively poor performance, higher costs, and bulky nature of currently existing terahertz systems continue to impede their deployment in field settings. In this talk, I will introduce a new class of optoelectronic devices based... More >
Course | February 17 | 1-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall
Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix one timecard view
Step by step run reports process
View Accruals and totals for employee timecards
Individual and mass timecard approval
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Instructor-led, hands-on training using Caltime training... More >
Workshop | February 17 | 1-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Lisa Johnson, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology
This is a two-part workshop: The focus of the first workshop is to illustrate ceramic vessels (complete and incomplete) and flaked stone tools/debitage. Illustration is a time consuming procedure, but if we have time, each person should be able to pencil draw both kinds of artifacts. The second workshop will be spent tracing these technical drawing with pen and ink on velum
Seminar | February 17 | 2-4 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library seminar room 100F | Note change in location
Dr. Rhiju Das, Stanford University
Dr. Das seeks a predictive understanding of how RNA and protein molecules code for complex biological machines. His main research program involves blind tests of high-resolution computational approaches for modeling and designing RNA molecules and their complexes. He will present recent work in the field, including results from community-wide structure prediction challenges. Dr. Das will also... More >
Probing Nanostructured Materials With Single Atom Sensitivity Using Aberration Corrected TEM: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | February 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Jamie Warner, Univ. of Oxford, Materials Science
The properties of nanostructure materials are dictated by the arrangement of their atoms, and the rapid advancement of nanotechnology has been enabled by imaging methods that can see how atoms are bonded to form nanoscale solids. Aberration corrected transmission electron microscopy can now probe individual atoms in a material, and extract information about their element type, charge transfer,... More >
Seminar | February 17 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
In these talks I show how a random translation of a Hamiltonian vector field improves the regularity of its flow.
On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.
Seminar | February 17 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Steve Weber shares some of the lessons learned during the first two years of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and discusses where the center is headed.
Conference/Symposium | February 17 | 4-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
FridaySunday, February 1719, 2017
Bodhisattva Precepts in East Asian Perspective and Beyond
Friday (46:30 pm): 180 Doe Memorial Library
Saturday (9:30 am6 pm) Sunday (9 am12:00 pm): Alumni House
Panel 1 (Friday, February 17, 46:30pm): China I
Chair: Peiying Lin (UC Berkeley)
T. H. Barrett (SOAS, University of London) How did Chinese Lay... More >
Controlling the energetics and lifetimes of excited states in unconventional chromophores: ligand-to-metal (LMCT) and metal-to-metal (MMCT) charge transfer
Seminar | February 17 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
The discovery of new chromophores, particularly those synthesized from earth abundant elements, is critical for artificial photosynthesis to become a reality. The talk will address our work on unconventional chromophores based on LMCT and MMCT. We have identified an extremely long-lived LMCT excited state (1.6 ms at room temperature in methanol) and believe that this is a "symmetry trapped"... More >
Seminar | February 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Anton Mellit, IST Austria
I will talk about a proof of the rational shuffle conjecture, which relates certain weighted counts of Dyck paths with labelings to certain natural polynomials arising from Macdonald polynomials and elliptic Hall algebras. In an earlier work of Erik Carlsson and myself the "usual" shuffle conjecture was proved with the help of a certain algebra of operators acting on symmetric functions, a close... More >
Workshop | February 17 | 6-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Come play with old overhead projectors, colored transparencies, prisms, mirrors, and more at this light jam with guest artist Jeff Manson (Misto Reef Lights) and the Libido Light Club. Taking inspiration from the light projection performance groups that pioneered this psych art form in the 1960s and 1970s, we will experiment with moving light across space to create patterns, textures, and... More >
Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons $12 General admission