<< Tuesday, February 21, 2017 >>

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

RAPDP - Foundational - F5 Research Compliance Introduction

Course | February 21 | 9-11 a.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An introductory workshop that provides an overview of Research Conflict of Interest, Human Subjects Research, and Animal Subjects Research.

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API Drop In Advising

Information Session | February 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 160 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come meet with an Adviser from API Study Abroad (https://www.apistudyabroad.com/) to learn about intern, work, teach, and study abroad programs in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the South Pacific.

Myeloid Immunity In Pulmonary Metastasis

Seminar | February 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 **Mark Headley**, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Seminar 217, Risk Management: A Popularity Asset Pricing Model

Seminar | February 21 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Paul Kaplan, Morningstar

 Center for Risk Management Research

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 >

DCRP Lecture: Andrea Roberts

Lecture | February 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

TUE, FEB 21, 11:30am. Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Andrea Roberts about the Texas Freedom Colonies founded by former salves in Texas after the Civil War.

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

 Prof. Anna Mapp, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

 College of Chemistry

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 >

Taking Action and Moving Forward in Your Career (BECAR201)

Workshop | February 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Goal setting and decision making strategies will be addressed in this workshop.

Laptop and Mobile Ergonomics (BEUHS409)

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

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BSAC Technology Seminar - Exosome Cancer Research Powered by Microfluidics

Seminar | February 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Prof. Mei He, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, Nanotechnology Innovation Center

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator 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.

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Real vs. Fake Investors: Race, Security and Citizenship in ‘Post-Africanization’ Uganda

Colloquium | February 21 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Dr. Anneeth Kaur Hundle, Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced

 Center for African Studies

One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

Anneeth Kaur Hundle

Development Lunch:"Cash Transfers and Local Public Finance in Kenya"

Seminar | February 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Michael Walker

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Implementation and Impacts of LEAN Redesigns in Primary Care

Lecture | February 21 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Dorothy Hung, PhD, MA, MPH, Associate Scientist, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute

 Health Policy and Management

Despite rapid adoption of LEAN as a strategy for improving efficiency and quality, there is a lack of research on its effects in healthcare organizations. The goal of this presentation is to describe key contextual factors affecting frontline acceptance of Lean redesign in primary care clinics. System-wide impacts of Lean intervention on a diverse range of performance metrics will also be...   More >

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 >

BLISS Seminar: DNA Sequencing: From Information Limits to Assembly Software

Seminar | February 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Ilan Shomorony, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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 >

The International Student's Guide to US Law Making

Information Session | February 21 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Gina Banks Daly, Director, Federal Government Relations

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The legislature. The judiciary. The executive. Who makes laws and how are they made? How can court decisions impact those laws? What power does the president actually have? If you have these (or similar) questions, come hear UC Berkeley’s Director of Federal Relations explain how laws are made in the US, and how a president’s decisions can impact you as an international student.

Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies

Workshop | February 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 2-4 p.m. |  Online

 Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

 Technology Transfer Program

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

 Department of Psychology

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

 Department of Mathematics

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)

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Behavior of the Brascamp–Lieb constant

Seminar | February 21 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Taryn Flock, University of Birmingham

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

LaTeX: Introduction to Typesetting in Math

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.

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Single-Molecule Spectroscopy with Molecular Catalysts, Conductive Polymers, and Optical Microresonators

Seminar | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Randall Goldsmith, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 College of Chemistry

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 >

Temporal Coding and the Perception of Musical Harmony: Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | February 21 | 4 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3201/ Warner Brown Room

 Chris Plack, University of Machester, UK

 Department of Psychology

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 >

Model Reduction for Edge-Weighted Personalized PageRank

Seminar | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 David Bindel, Assistant Professor, Cornell University, Department of Computer Science

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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.

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

 Ilya Kukulin, Associate Professor, School of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The fifth lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.

Git and GitHub

Meeting | February 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to...   More >

The Russian Challenge In The Next Four Years

Lecture | February 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room | Note change in location

 Dr. Eugene Rumer, Senior Fellow and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 Institute of International Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Eugene Rumer is a senior fellow and the director of Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program.

Rumer’s research focuses on political, economic, and security trends in Russia and former Soviet states, as well as on U.S. policy toward that region.

Prior to joining Carnegie, Rumer was the national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council from 2010 to...   More >

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

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 >

Czeslaw Milosz, T.S. Eliot, and the Generative Canon: a talk by Peter Dale Scott, with introduction by Robert Hass

Lecture | February 21 | 5:30 p.m. | D37 Hearst Field Annex

 Peter Dale Scott; Robert Hass

 Department of English

T.S. Eliot and Czeslaw Milosz, both great but idiosyncratic poets, can be closely compared but also contrasted. Milosz was deeply indebted to Eliot’s notion of the poet’s relationship to the “ideal order” of the past. But Milosz (who unlike Eliot believed himself to be guided by a daimonion or inner voice) also revived the belief of Blake and Whitman in the responsibility of poets to break with...   More >

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 31 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday | 6-7 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

Reading epigenetic landscapes: implications for gene regulation, human cancer and beyond

Seminar | February 21 | 6-7 p.m. |  Berdahl Auditorium, 105 Stanley Hall

 David Allis, The Rockefeller University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

 Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

 Student Environmental Resource Center

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.

Right of Passage: A Documentary by Janice D. Tanaka

Film - Documentary | February 21 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, A1 PFA

 Janice Tanaka, Director

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Nowadays, when bipartisanship on Capitol Hill is a rarity, filmmaker Janice Tanaka tells the story of a bygone era of human connection inside the Beltway—an unprecedented “American” moment in the US Congress that the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University called an achievement “against all odds.” The Civil Liberties Act of 1988, almost forty-five years in the making, acknowledged the...   More >


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AIA Lecture - Embodying the Goddess: Revealing the practice of tattooing in ancient Egypt

Lecture | February 21 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Anne Austin, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Egyptology, Stanford University

 AIA San Francisco Society

While tattooing is an increasingly popular topic of study, it is rarely discussed in the past owing to the infrequent identification of tattoos in human remains. This is particularly true in dynastic Egypt, where physical evidence of tattooing is limited to a set of three female Middle Kingdom mummies discovered nearly a century ago. However, during the recent research with the mission of the...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Protecting the New Wonderland: The Origins of the National Park Service

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials...   More >

Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.

We...   More >

Guerra Civil at 80

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the...   More >

War Ink: California Veterans Exhibit

Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)

 Cal Veteran Services Center

Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeley’s Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will “bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities.” The project is “both exhibit...   More >

Designs from a Distance

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

CLOSES May 19. This exhibit features design and planning projects on six continents by architects based in the San Francisco Bay Area and held by the Environmental Design Archives.

Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library


This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that...   More >

Los Calendarios: Chicano Art Posters

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 17 – March 6, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 30 Stephens Hall

 Ethnic Studies Library

The blue walls of the Ethnic Studies Library display the work of eleven Chicana/o artists, including Patricia Rodriguez, Francisco X. Camplis, Jose Montoya, Irene Perez, etc. There are 8 works from 1975 and 3 from 1977, so these are part of the Chicano Movement era. Each piece is a political, social or artistic statement while providing a calendar month as well. Display is available for viewing...   More >

Plants Illustrated 2017 : Seeds and Seed Vessels

Exhibit - Painting | February 10 – 21, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Northern California Society of Botanical Artists return to the Garden to showcase Botanical Art representing seeds and seed vessels.

I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew: Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Warren Hellman & Charles Michael Galleries

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an “Island of Divine Dew”. The exhibition highlights Italian Jewish art and artifacts from The Magnes Collection.

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 24 – June 23, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and...   More >

From the Photographer’s Archive: Roman Vishniac

Exhibit - Photography | January 24 – June 20, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The work of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), a Russian-born photographer, most notable for his documentary photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the years immediately preceding its destruction, has been celebrated in exhibitions and publications since the 1940s. Following the photographer's death, his daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, became the executor of Roman Vishniac’s estate. In 2007, the...   More >