<< Wednesday, February 22, 2017 >>

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | February 22 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Ergonomics@Work, University Health Services

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

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Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | February 22 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Specialist, Ergonomics@Work

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

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

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Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Research Trends in Numerical Analysis

Seminar | February 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Joe Grcar, LBNL, retired

 Department of Mathematics

survey NA publications over the decade 1990 to 2011 using the Zentralblatt Math database. In that time, NA increases from 6

The published survey is here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03610918.2015.1056356

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Ronald Burton “Population differentiation, adaptation and speciation in the intertidal copepod Tigriopus californicus”

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Ronald Burton, Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

 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 >

BioE Seminar: “Peering into the “black-box” of protein signaling: quantifying protein-protein interaction kinetics and protein concentrations to computationally predict cell response?”

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Princess Imoukhuede, University of Illinois -- Urbana Champaign

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, February 22
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

Princess Imoukhuede
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
University of Illinois -- Urbana Champaign

Environmental and Sustainability Career Series

Panel Discussion | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue Room

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, College of Natural Resources

Take a break for lunch and learn more about employers and organizations in the environment and sustainability fields. This program is a partnership between the Career Center, the College of Natural Resources and the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC). The Alum/Employer for this session is still TBA.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Actin and microtubule crosstalk impact cell patterning and development"

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Magdalena Bezanilla, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Molecular Mechanisms Behind Plant Cell Growth

How cells grow, one of the most fundamental aspects of biology, remains an open question. My research program focuses on plant cells, which unlike many other eukaryotic cells are not motile. Confined by a relatively rigid cell wall, plant cells take a wide variety of shapes within tissues of the entire plant and ultimately these shapes dictate...   More >

Magdalena Bezanilla

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: Resume Workshop: Write A Resume That Gets Results

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Robin Reshwan, Career Writer for USNEWS.com and Founder of Collegial Services, Collegial Services

 Cal Alumni Association

Join CAA for a virtual resume workshop featuring Robin Reshwan, Founder of Collegial Services and Careers writer for USNews.com.

The average hiring manager reviews your resume for just 6 seconds before making a decision. This workshop will teach you how to craft a resume that makes a great first impression. Our tips will also cover strategies to deal with resume screening software, how a...   More >

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Transport of hydrophilic molecules across membranes: from ions to proteins

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Eunyong Park**, Rockefeller University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Mindfulness and Mood: Practices to Stabilize the Mind (BEUHS049)

Workshop | February 22 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Who among us hasn’t experienced difficult moods and mind states such as sadness, anxiety, dread, fear and grief? Mindfulness is a time-tested and research-based healing alternative to being dragged down into what can feel often like a bottomless pit. Paying attention to what’s happening with intention and without reactivity helps us experience difficult moods from a different perspective, one...   More >

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The Problem of Causal Mutualisms, The Promise of Polygenic Scores, and The Pervasive Divergence of Human Lives: Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | February 22 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jeremy Freese, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | February 22 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building | Note change in location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

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

Topology Seminar (Main talk): Combinatorics of Legendrian Surfaces

Seminar | February 22 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Eric Zaslow, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

I want to describe an approach to Legendrian surface theory using cubic planar graphs. After describing how to associated a Legendrian surface to such a graph, I will give a purely combinatorial description of the moduli space of objects in a sheaf category equivalent to the Fukaya category of Lagrangian threefolds in complex three-space with asymptotics defined by the Legendrian surface. The...   More >

Understanding why: From counterfactual simulations to responsibility judgments: Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science/Computational Cognition

Colloquium | February 22 | 3 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Tobias Gerstenberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Psychology

Poissonian rain coloring and a self-similar process of coalescing planar partitions

Seminar | February 22 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 David Aldous, U. C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Plant differently colored points in the plane; then let random points (``Poisson rain") fall, and give each new point the color of the nearest existing point. Previous investigation and simulations strongly suggest that the colored regions converge (in some sense) to a random partition of the plane. We prove a weak version of this.

Applied Mathematics Seminar: The Lubricated Immersed Boundary Method and Vesicle Transport into Dendritic Spines

Seminar | February 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Thomas Fai, Harvard

 Department of Mathematics

Many real-world examples of fluid-structure interaction, including the transit of red blood cells through the narrow slits in the spleen, involve the near-contact of elastic structures separated by thin layers of fluid. Motivated by such problems, we introduce an immersed boundary method that uses elements of lubrication theory to resolve thin fluid layers between immersed boundaries. We applying...   More >

The dynamic landscape of mRNA splicing

Seminar | February 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Athma Pai**, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Schedule Instability and Unpredictability and Worker and Family Health and Wellbeing

Colloquium | February 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Daniel Schneider, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

The American labor market is increasingly unequal, characterized by extraordinary returns to work at the top of the market but rising precarity and instability at the bottom of the market.

Challenging Nanostructured Materials for Advanced Energy Devices

Colloquium | February 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Professor Andre Taylor, Yale University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: "Genoeconomics: A Primer and Progress Report"

Seminar | February 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Daniel Benjamin, University of Southern California

 Department of Economics

Joint with Psychology and Economics Seminar

Novel Approaches to Snowball / Respondent-Driven Sampling That Circumvent the Critical Threshold

Seminar | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Karl Rohe, Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 Department of Statistics

Web crawling, snowball sampling, and respondent-driven sampling (RDS) are three types of network driven sampling techniques that are popular when it is difficult to contact individuals in the population of interest. This talk will show that if participants refer too many other participants, then under the standard Markov model in the RDS literature, the standard approaches do not provide "square...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Jim Randerson

Colloquium | February 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Jim Randerson, Chancellor's Professor, UCI Earth System Science

 Energy and Resources Group

Declarative Interaction Design for Data Visualization

Seminar | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Arvind Satyanarayan, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will introduce two new declarative languages that lower the threshold for authoring interactive visualizations, and enable higher-level reasoning about the design space of interactions.

Network Analysis for Ancient Archival Reconstruction: DH Fellows Lecture Series

Presentation | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Adam Anderson

 Literature and Digital Humanities Working Group

Women in Tech: A Panel at the Berkeley Forum

Seminar | February 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 The Berkeley Forum

Despite the tech industry’s efforts towards inclusion and diversity, the number of women in some tech-related fields has plummeted. In many of the largest tech companies, women make up less than a quarter of the employee population. Women who enter the tech industry face rampant biases and stereotypes; for example, a study showed that half of women with careers in STEM fields eventually leave...   More >

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