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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Pavement Management Systems and Preservation Strategies

Workshop | March 15 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

 James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Margot Yapp, New Civil Engineer

 Technology Transfer Program

Pavement networks are often the most valuable asset that an agency owns. This asset is not only expensive to replace, but it is an essential component to the traveling public's safety. Agencies are looking for more cost-effective ways to perform engineering, maintenance, management, and rehabilitation of roadways more than ever before to stretch funding allocations. A pavement management system...   More >

 This course is designed for engineers or maintenance superintendents responsible for: Collecting data and updating a pavement management system Determining the types of repairs for streets Preparing cost-effective multi-year work plans e.g. resurfacing

Geometric Design for California

Workshop | March 14 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hilton Garden Inn

 11481 Mission Vista Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

 Robert Himes, Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.; Adrian Engel, Echelon Transportation Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This 3-day course covers the principles and best practices of roadway geometric design for various functional classes of roadways, including local streets, arterials and freeways, intersections and interchanges. This course focuses on practical, real world applications of geometric design methods. Developed with professionals in California in mind, the course will use design standards and...   More >

 This class is intended for roadway design engineers and technicians who have some basic prior knowledge of or experience with geometric design, as well as for those more experienced who seek a refresher course.

Environmental and Sustainability Career Series

Panel Discussion | March 15 | 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.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: David Mindell “Falconid evolution and capacity of the tree of life"

Seminar | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 David Mindell, Visiting Scholar, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 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: “Physical Phenotyping”

Seminar | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Dino Di Carlo, UCLA

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 15
12noon - 1:00pm
Bechtel Engineering Center – Sibley Auditorium

Dino DiCarlo
Professor of Bioengineering
UCLA

“Physical Phenotyping”

My lab uses microtechnology to interface at the scale of biology to aid in scientific investigation, develop new approaches to diagnose and monitor disease, and engineer therapies. A part of our...   More >

Life Events and Personality Change

Colloquium | March 15 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Wiebke Bleidorn, Associate Professor, UC Davis

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

A large body of research has shown that personality traits can and do change across the life span. In fact, most people experience medium-sized to large changes in their personality as they traverse adulthood. The observed changes in personality traits have led to a great deal of speculation about the conditions and causes of these changes. While all major theories of personality development...   More >

ABC’s of Long Term Care (BEUHS126)

Workshop | March 15 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Janet Van Deusen, HICAP Program Manager

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

Learn the difference between Medicare coverage and long term care, ways of getting long term care and options for financing it; the pros and cons of LTC insurance and guidelines for purchasing it.

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Webinar: GLACIER Tax Prep Demo and Tips: For International Students and Scholars

Workshop | March 15 | 1-2 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Get a first-hand look at the GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP) tax preparation software that will help you find the answers to your nonresident tax questions and complete the appropriate federal tax forms.

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Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 15 | 1-3 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

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Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Pontryagin-Thom as a bridge from homotopy to (higher) categories

Seminar | March 15 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Chris Schommer-Pries, Notre Dame

 Department of Mathematics

Grothendieck's homotopy hypothesis asserts that for a good theory of higher categories there should be an equivalence between homotopy n-types and n-groupoids and hence standard tools and techniques for understanding homotopy types have categorical significance. In this talk I will describe how the Pontryragin-Thom construction can be used in this way. We will see for example that free braided...   More >

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 15 | 3-5 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Diffusive estimates for random walk under annealed polynomial growth

Seminar | March 15 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Shirshendu Ganguly, U. C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We show that on a random infinite graph G of polynomial growth where simple random walk is stationary, it is diffusive along a subsequence, i.e., the second moment of the distance from the starting point grows at most linearly in time. This extends a result of Kesten that applied to the extrinsic metric on subgraphs of the lattice Zd, and answers a question due to Benjamini, Duminil-Copin, Kozma...   More >

Island People: The Caribbean and the World

Colloquium | March 15 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Dr. Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

 Department of Geography

Applied Mathematics Seminar: Fluid-composite structure interaction and blood flow

Seminar | March 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Suncica Canic, University of Houston

 Department of Mathematics

Fluid-structure interaction problems with composite structures arise in many applications. One example is the interaction between blood flow and arterial walls. Arterial walls are composed of several layers, each with different mechanical characteristics and thickness. No mathematical results exist so far that analyze existence of solutions to nonlinear, fluid-structure interaction problems in...   More >

Geographies of Activism: Cartographic Memory and Community Practices of Care

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Juan Herrera, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, School of Language, Culture, and Society, Oregon State University

 Chris Zepeda-Millán, Assistant Professor, Chair of the Center for Research on Social Change (CRSC), Comparative Ethnic Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Department of Ethnic Studies, Institute of Urban and Regional Development

Less visible than 1960s Chicano Movement protest politics of sit-ins, marches, and boycotts are the Mexican American activists who created community-based organizations by enlisting residents in neighborhood improvement projects.

Selective Inference in Genetics

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Chiara Sabatti, Department of Biostatistics, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

Geneticists have always been aware that, when looking for signal across the entire genome, one has to be very careful to avoid false discoveries. Contemporary studies often involve a very large number of traits, increasing the challenges of “looking every-where”. I will discuss novel approaches that allow an adaptive exploration of the data, while guaranteeing reproducible results.

ERG Colloquium: Carla Peterman: Pass-Through of Solar PV Incentives to Consumers: The Early Years of California’s Solar PV Incentives

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

 Energy and Resources Group

This study examines the early years of California’s most recent wave of distributed solar PV incentives (2000-2008) to determine the pass-through of incentives to consumers. Examination of this period is important due to the high level of incentives provided and subsequent high cost to ratepayers; policymakers’ expectations that price declines accrue to consumers; and market structure...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Extended topological field theories in low dimensions

Seminar | March 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Chris Schommer-Pries, Notre Dame

 Department of Mathematics

Our current understanding of the classification of (various kinds of) extended 3-dimensional topological field theories is fairly complete. I will survey aspects of this classification, which reveal connections between 3-dimensional topology and areas outside of topology such as fusion tensor categories (e.g. from subfactors of Von Neumann algebras), modular tensor categories (e.g. from quantum...   More >