Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Course | February 21 | 9-11 a.m. | University Hall, Room 24
Synopsis: An introductory workshop that provides an overview of Research Conflict of Interest, Human Subjects Research, and Animal Subjects Research.
UCMP Fossil Coffee: High-throughput imaging and automated measurement of mollusk shells Paleontological resource monitoring at Point Reyes National Seashore
Seminar | February 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)
Sara Kahanamoku, UCMP; Lillian Pearson, UCMP
AbbVie Lecture in Organic Chemistry: From fuzzy to function: Capturing conformations of transcriptional coactivators with small molecules
Seminar | February 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
Within the chemical space of protein-protein interactions (PPIs), transient, modest affinity PPIs play a central role in a variety of cellular functions, including protein folding and transcription. Dysregulation of this class of PPIs is at the heart of diseases ranging from cancer to neurodegenerative disorders. For example, in several types of AML, leukemogenesis is dependent upon the loss of... More >
Seminar | February 21 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Speaker: Paul Kaplan, Morningstar
This paper presents a formal model for theory of popularity as laid out informally by Idzorek and Ibbotson in their seminal paper, Dimensions of Popularity (Journal of Portfolio Management, 2014). The paper does this by extending the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) to include security characteristics that different investors regard differently. This leads to an equilibrium in... More >
Seminar | February 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall
Prof. Mei He, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, Nanotechnology Innovation Center
Most eukaryotic cells release exosomes which present opportunities for cancer analysis. Exosomes exhibit strong antigen loading flexibility, but their study is hampered by technical difficulties. We show microfluidic processing with precise control and foresee microfluidic technology playing game-changer roles in exploring the utility of exosomes in cancer research.
RSVP online by February 17.
Workshop | February 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services
TBA, University Health Services
Goal setting and decision making strategies will be addressed in this workshop.
Workshop | February 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work
Learn how to use your laptop safely in an office and mobile setting. Recommended mobile products and best practices for using smart phones and tablets will also be provided. Enroll online
Seminar | February 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Department of Economics, CEGA
Colloquium | February 21 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.
Meeting Conservation with Sarah Allen: Hosted by Society for Conservation Biology - Berkeley Chapter
Seminar | February 21 | 1-2 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall
Sarah Allen, National Parks Service
Society for Conservation Biology - Berkeley Chapter
In the Society for Conservation Biology's 'Meeting Conservation' series, we invite Bay Area scientists to share their non-academic career paths and experiences for students interested in conservation.
On Tuesday Feb 21 from 1-2pm in 103 Mulford, we welcome Dr. Sarah Allen, Science Program Lead of the National Parks Service Pacific West Region. Dr. Allen works with national parks and federal... More >
Seminar | February 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall
Ilan Shomorony, UC Berkeley
Emerging long-read sequencing technologies promise to enable near-perfect reconstruction of whole genomes. Assembly of long reads is usually accomplished using a read-overlap graph, in which the true sequence corresponds to a Hamiltonian path. As such, the assembly problem becomes NP-hard under most formulations, and most of the known algorithmic approaches are heuristic in nature.
In this... More >
Workshop | February 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 2-4 p.m. | Online
Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose
The SUPERPAVE mix design method is designed to replace the Hveem method. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) started implementing the national SUPERPAVE standard for designing, specifying, and accepting pavement projects for all state jobs. The new mix design accounts for traffic loading and environmental conditions and includes a new method of evaluating the asphalt mixture. This... More >
This course is designed for engineers, state local agencies, consultants, contractors, maintenance supervisors, and quality control/assurance supervisors responsible for designing asphalt mixtures, material specifications, and quality control/quality assu
"The life of a memory: Post-encoding reactivation and reorganization of episodic memory: Human Brain Imaging with fMRI
Colloquium | February 21 | 3:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Lila Davachi, New York University
Seminar | February 21 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Taryn Flock, University of Birmingham
Brascamp-Lieb inequality generalizes many inequalities in analysis, including the Holder, Loomis-Whitney, and Young convolution inequalities. Sharp constants for such inequalities have a long history and have only been determined in a few cases. We investigate the stability and regularity of the sharp constant as a function of the implicit parameters. The focus of the talk will be a... More >
3-Manifold Seminar: The golden identity for the Yamada polynomial and flow polynomials of cubic graphs
Seminar | February 21 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC Berkeley
I'll describe some more about special identities for flow polynomials of planar cubic graphs, and how to obtain Tutte's golden identity. Then we'll describe an extension of this identity to the Yamada polynomial for spatial cubic graphs, and some consequences for flow polynomials of general cubic graphs. (joint with Slava Krushkal)
Workshop | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library 110 MD
Brian Quigley, Kresge Engineering Library
This workshop is an introduction to typesetting math using LaTeX. Attendees will learn how to create various environments for equations and formulas; subscripting and superscripting; Greek letters; and other commonly used syntax for math.
Colloquium | February 21 | 4 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3201/ Warner Brown Room
Chris Plack, University of Machester, UK
Chris Plack, University of Manchester
Temporal fluctuations in sounds are represented by the synchronized firing patterns of neurons in the auditory nerve and auditory brainstem. These patterns can be measured in humans using electroencephalography, and are reflected in a sustained response called the frequency-following response (FFR). When two musical notes with simple frequency ratios are... More >
Seminar | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall
David Bindel, Assistant Professor, Cornell University, Department of Computer Science
In this talk, I describe work on adapting model reduction to a standard kernel for many data mining computations: fast computation of PageRank for graphs in which the edge weights depend on parameters.
Single-Molecule Spectroscopy with Molecular Catalysts, Conductive Polymers, and Optical Microresonators
Seminar | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
Measurements on individual molecules have revolutionized how chemists can perceive molecular properties and dynamics, yet single-molecule techniques can only be applied with considerable experimental constraints. The Goldsmith group develops new tools through chemical synthesis, micro and nanophotonics, and microfluidics that allow single-molecule techniques to be applied in previously... More >
The Dialectics of Enlightenment," Soviet Style: Reconsidering Social Progress in the Literature and Film of the Thaw Era
Colloquium | February 21 | 4-6 p.m. | 4337 Dwinelle Hall
The fifth lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.
Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall
Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.
Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at... More >
Seminar | February 21 | 6-7 p.m. | Berdahl Auditorium, 105 Stanley Hall
David Allis, The Rockefeller University
Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer
This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students lives.