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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Forest Products and Woody Biomass Job Talk - Peter Tittman, Ph.D.

Seminar | March 16 | 338 Koshland Hall

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

"Forest Products and Bioenergy in California: Envisioning the Role for UC Research and Extension"

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.

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM2 Federal Cost Policy and Compliance

Course | March 16 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop on Federal cost policy that details how the OMB Circulars are implemented, covers the changes in the new Uniform Guidance, and explores some specific compliance issues like the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Participant Support.

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Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 16 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 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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ESPM 2017 Seminar Series - Karl Jacoby

Seminar | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Karl Jacoby, Professor, Columbia University

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

"Thinking About Nature in Time: Lessons from Environmental History"

Refreshments @ 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall


**this event has been cancelled due to weather conditions caused by winter storm Stella**

Understanding Your Work Related Values (BECAR103)

Workshop | March 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Identifying and clarifying your most important values is fundamental in career planning.

Boosting Your Mental Energy (BEUHS051)

Workshop | March 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Beth Argus, MFT, CEAP, Employee Assistance, Be well at Work - Employee Assistance

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Participants will learn about the physiology of stress and how mental states affect the nervous system. Concepts that are important in stress management, such as; resonance frequency breathing and increasing Heart Rate Variability will also be discussed. Participants will be led through several mindfulness breathing exercises aimed at evoking the relaxation response, shifting mood, and increasing...   More >

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Circuit Training Fitness Walk (BEUHS659)

Workshop | March 16 | 12:10-1 p.m. |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

 Anita Liboff, ACSM, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Discover how good you can feel with a circuit training fitness walk that integrates basic strength exercises and a brisk walk on campus. This combination of walking and strength training exercises while using a resistance band and your own body weight, will provide a total body workout. Imagine feeling refreshed and rejuvenated when you return to work as you experience the benefits of getting...   More >

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IB SEMINAR: 85 million years of fish evolution and production in the open ocean

Seminar | March 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Richard Norris, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Integrative Biology

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 16 | 1-3 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 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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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 >

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 16 | 3-5 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 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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Legion: A Programming Model for Modern Parallel Architectures

Seminar | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Sean Treichler, Principal Research Scientist, NVIDIA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modern computing architectures are growing increasingly complicated. We examine the challenge of partitioning complex application data structures.

Water Splitting Photocatalysis with Inorganic Particles

Seminar | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor Frank E. Osterloh, UC Davis

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Particle-based water photoelectrolysis is a special form of artificial photosynthesis that can offer substantial cost savings over established photovoltaic-electrolyzer and photoelectrochemical cells. While the theoretical solar to hydrogen conversion (STH) efficiency limit of tandem systems is 21%, existing particle water splitting devices only reach 1.1% STH. This means that significant...   More >

School Accountability: What's SEL Got to Do with It?

Presentation | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Education/Psychology Library (2nd floor)

 Prudence Carter - Moderator

 Professional Development for Educators

Join us for a conversation with experts and practitioners in the field of social emotional learning (SEL) to explore its importance in a child’s academic success, and how schools can deliver and measure SEL in the context of creating equitable educational learning environments. We will also delve into emerging questions in educational research and policy.

Our panel discussion will be...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: Reading Group

Seminar | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Seongjoo Min, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

School Accountability: What’s SEL Got To Do With It?

Panel Discussion | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Education/Psychology Library

 Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute; Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Associate Professor of Education, Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Southern California; Joshua P. Starr, Chief Executive Officer, PDK International; Elliot Turiel, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Education, Berkeley

 Prudence L. Carter, Dean, Graduate School of Education, Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Join us for a conversation with experts and practitioners in the field of social emotional learning (SEL) to explore importance in a child’s academic success, and how schools can deliver and measure SEL in the context of creating equitable educational learning environments. We will also delve into emerging questions in educational research and policy.

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "Measuring Polarization in High-Dimensional Data: Method and Application to Congressional Speech"

Seminar | March 16 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Jesse Shapiro, Brown, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

Mathematics Department Colloquium: On topological cyclic homology

Colloquium | March 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Thomas Nikolaus, MPIM Bonn

 Department of Mathematics

We first introduce/recall the classical Hochschild homology groups and give some examples that illustrate the behaviour in different characteristics. Then we explain the variants and developments of Hochschild homology that eventually lead to the definition of topological cyclic homology by Bökstedt, Hsiang and Madsen. They invented topological cyclic homology to study algebraic K-theory but in...   More >

Isha Ray and Robin Marsh | Adaptation and Recovery after the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes: A Smallholder Household Perspective

Presentation | March 16 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Isha Ray, Associate Professor, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley; Robin Marsh, Resident Researcher, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor for Buddhist and South Asian Studies, and director of the Group in Buddhist Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Himalayan Studies Program

A presentation by UC Berkeley water specialist Professor Isha Ray and Dr. Robin Marsh, Resident Researcher, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues on their recent work in Nepal.

39th California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 5-7:30 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex

 Louis DePaor, National University of Ireland, Galway

 Celtic Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Department of English

Program is subject to change.

5:00pm: Opening Plenary: Louis De Paor (NUI Galway)
6:00pm: Special reception for the UC Berkeley Irish Studies Program

Applied Algebra Seminar: Gaussian Mixtures and their Tensors

Seminar | March 16 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley and MPI Leipzig

 Department of Mathematics

Mixtures of Gaussians are ubiquitous in data science. We give an introduction to the geometry of these statistical models, with focus on the tensors that represent their higher moments. The familiar theory of rank and border-rank for symmetric tensors is recovered when all covariance matrices are zero. Recent work with Carlos Amendola and Kristian Ranestad characterizes the circumstances under...   More >

Intro to California Taxes

Workshop | March 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 141 Giannini Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Representatives from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by- step example for filing your state tax return.

*Please complete your federal tax return via GTP before...   More >

Radiolab Co-Host Robert Krulwich at the Berkeley Forum: The Radiolab Way of Noticing

Seminar | March 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 The Berkeley Forum

Robert Krulwich is the co-host of Radiolab, WNYC's Peabody Award-winning program about ‘big ideas,’ now one of public radio’s most popular shows. It is carried on more than 500 radio stations and its podcasts are downloaded over 7 million times each month. He is also the author of the “Curiously Krulwich” blog, featured on National Geographic, where he illustrates hard-to-fathom concepts in...   More >

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