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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Webinar: Equipping Development Actors to Practice Impact Design

Panel Discussion | February 23 | 8 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 David Dewane, Impact Design Hub; Zoe Bezpalko, Autodesk Foundation; Sophi Martin, Blum Center for Developing Economies; Christian Benimana, African Design Centre, MASS Design Group

 Blum Center for Developing Economies, Engineering for Change, Impact Design Hub

International development actors—from students, to engineers architects, technologists and policy makers—are designing products and services more consciously than ever before. Their growing focus on user behavior, cultural norms, processes, and political context has helped make the design and delivery of novel, poverty alleviating solutions more effective. This shift reflects the rise of “impact...   More >

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Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Ruelle resonances for cusps

Seminar | February 23 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Yannick Bonthonneau, Université de Rennes

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain how ideas from Melrose and techniques from Dyatlov-Zworski can be merged to prove the existence of Ruelle spectrum for manifolds with cusps. This is joint work with T. Weich (Paderborn).

NSF CAREER Workshop

Workshop | February 23 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 808 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Research Development Office

The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an NSF-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. The CAREER Award...   More >

  Make reservations online or or by emailing Erica Whitney at evwhitney@berkeley.edu by February 23.

Plastic and Accidental Students: A Study of Student Early Departure at a Leading University in Poland

Seminar | February 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, Library, Room 768

 Tomasz Zajac, Center For Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Despite success stories of higher education dropouts such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or Mark Zuckerberg, student attrition is still commonly perceived as a problem. Non-completion bears costs for all stakeholders: students, institutions, and the state. As yet, there has been very little research on the matter of student persistence in Poland, a country that experienced huge expansion of higher...   More >

Research Colloquium: Dr. Osagie Obasogie and Zachary Newman

Colloquium | February 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

Title: Race, Respectability Politics, and Social Movements

Abstract:
Since its inception in July 2013, the Black Lives Matter Movement has tried to shift public discourse regarding police brutality and deadly use of force. What has been the impact? In this talk, we will discuss results from our research examining how officer involved civilian deaths have been reported in local news media,...   More >

ESPM 2017 Seminar Series - Alireza Pourreza

Seminar | February 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Alireza Pourreza, Kearney Research Station & UCR

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

"Smart Orchard Monitoring, a Case Study of Citrus Disease Forecasting"

Breema: Moving Meditation for Caregivers (BEUHS168)

Workshop | February 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Angela Porter, Oakland Breema Center

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

This interactive self-care workshop will introduce Caregivers to Breema, a body centered meditation/mindfulness practice that creates an experience of relaxation, balance, and harmony. Practicing Breema supports physical and psychological flexibility, mental clarity, vitality, and emotional balance. Participants will engage in various movements, including gentle stretches, rhythmic movements, and...   More >

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IB SEMINAR: Redox Biology: from Physiological Adaptation to Mechanisms of Disease

Seminar | February 23 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Integrative Biology

Derived Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Shifted symplectic structures in derived algebraic geometry

Seminar | February 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alex Takeda, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The derived perspective in algebraic geometry allows us to define the notion of shifted symplectic structures, a generalization of symplectic structures to derived stacks. In this talk I will review the definitions and some theorems by Pantev, Toën, Vaquié and Vezzosi, and then proceed to examples. Most of the talk will be devoted to classes of examples of spaces carrying canonical shifted...   More >

Managing Conflict Across Cultures

Workshop | February 23 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 Intercultural Trainers, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

 International House

Conflict can get in the way of productivity and work satisfaction, and can even damage our relationships with colleagues. By taking an assessment called the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory (complimentary) and participating in this workshop, participants will increase awareness of and develop skills for resolving differences.

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

Student Applied Math Seminar: Mathematical Introduction to Many Body Perturbation Theory

Seminar | January 26 – March 23, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 2-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for...   More >

The Trump Administration’s Northeast Asia Policy: History and Security

Conference/Symposium | February 23 | 2-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Northeast Asian History Foundation, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This conference addresses the challenges of contemporary Northeast Asian security, focusing on the implications of the Trump administration’s policies for the region.

Seminar 251, Labor: CANCELED

Seminar | February 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 John Van Reenen, MIT SLOAN

 Department of Economics

DFT-based proxies for materials screening: Examples of phosphor hosts and magnetocalorics

Seminar | February 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor Ram Seshadri, UC Santa Barbara

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

In the first part, I will address phosphors that play a key role in the now almost-mature solid-state white-lighting technologies based on combining a III-nitride-based near-UV or blue solid-state light source with down-conversion to longer wavelengths.[1] Almost all widely used phosphors comprise a crystalline oxide, nitride, or oxynitride host that is appropriately doped with either Ce3+ or...   More >

Dissecting the Role of Genomic Copy Number Alterations during Tumorigenesis

Seminar | February 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Teresa Davoli**, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Towards a Theory of Safe and Interactive Autonomy

Seminar | February 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Dorsa Sadigh, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Today’s society is rapidly advancing towards cyber-physical systems (CPS) that interact and collaborate with humans. The safety-critical nature of these systems requires us to provide provably correct guarantees about their performance in interaction with humans. The goal of my research is to enable such human-cyber-physical systems (h-CPS) to be safe and interactive.

Bio-Tech Connect: Networking with industry

Career Fair | February 23 | 4-6 p.m. | Stanley Hall, atrium

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Meet representatives from local biotech companies, large and small! All majors and levels welcome. Some will be recruiting, some just want to meet you. Bring your questions, bring your resumes. Hosted by the Department of Bioengineering and the Bioengineering Honor Society.
RSVP at http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/event/networking-with-industry