Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Seminar | April 3 – 4, 2017 every day | Barrows Hall
APRIL 3 & 4, Two Day Symposium exploring issues from the last ten years of research in Global Metropolitan Studies.
Workshop | April 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House
This general information workshop is for UC Berkeley international students and scholars whose immigration status is J-1 and J-2 and who are subject to the two-year home country physical presence requirement. Not all J exchange visitors are subject to this requirement.
J exchange visitors (students and scholars) who are subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal... More >
Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
My group has been studying the functions and mechanisms of enzymes that catalyze key steps in backbone construction of natural products and cofactors. In particular, we are interested in how free radicals are being used in C-C bond formation. In this seminar, I will focus on our recent work on biosynthesis of antifungal peptidylnucleoside (PN) natural products represented by nikkomycins and... More >
Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Erin Adams, University of Chicago
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Seminar 217, Risk Management: Large Deviations of Factor Models with Regularly-Varying Tails: Asymptotics and Efficient Estimation
Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Speaker: Farzad Pourbabaee
Abstract: I analyze the large deviation probability of factor models generated from components with regularly-varying tails, a large subclass of heavy tailed distributions.
Link to paper
BSAC Technology Seminar - Designing Functional Organic Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Technologies
Seminar | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall
Dr. Guihua Yu, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Texas Materials Institute
Nanostructured materials are critical in technology because of unusual properties due to confined dimensions. A new class of polymeric materials will be presented: nanostructured conducting polymer gels (nCPGs), which have advantages as functional building blocks. nCPGs-enabled devices will be discussed to illustrate structure-derived multi-functionality of this special class of materials.
RSVP online by April 3.
Colloquium | April 4 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Manuela Travaglianti, Lecturer, Global Studies, UC Berkeley
One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.
Seminar | April 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall
As part of its Spring 2017 Lunch Seminar Series, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presents Emily Reid, an independent consultant who previously served as Director of Education at Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.
RSVP online by April 3.
Workshop | April 4 | 3-4 p.m. | Online Webinar
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.
Seminar | April 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Franco Vargas, UC Berkeley
The renormalized volume $V_R$ is a finite quantity associated to geometrically finite hyperbolic 3-manifolds of infinite volume. In this talk I'll discuss its definition and some properties for acylindrical manifolds, namely local convexity and convergence under geometric limits.
Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Gowers norms in Euclidean spaces: Introduction, applications and stability
Seminar | April 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Anh Nguyen, UC Berkeley
Gowers norms are useful tools in additive combinatorics in measuring additivity of a subset $A$ in an abelian group $Z$ - how close $A$ is to being a subgroup of $Z$. In this talk, I demonstrate that there are uses of Gowers norms in Euclidean spaces. In particular I show that a measurable subset $E \subset \mathbb R^n, |E| = 1$ must assume convexity or near convexity if its $k$th Gowers norm is... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: F. S. Macaulay's work in Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry I
Seminar | April 4 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
David Eisenbud, UC Berkeley
A mathematician's view of Macaulay's work
Workshop | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
This Week's The Hacker Within
Topic: Containers with Docker
This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation.
Colloquium | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
Elizabeth Roberts, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan
This talk deploys the concept of entanglement in an examination of contemporary life in a working-class Mexico City neighborhood, Colonia Periferico, and a longitudinal environmental health project that studies the neighborhoods residents.
Workshop | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library (2101)
EndNote is a tool for managing your references and documents and allows you to organize your citations, import from databases, add pdfs, insert footnotes into your Word docs, and format bibliographies in any style.
The Bioscience Library Training room is equipped with PCs and EndNote X8, you are welcome to bring your laptop too.
Please no food or drink in the Training room.
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: F. S. Macaulay's work in Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry II
Seminar | April 4 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Jeremy Gray, The Open University
A mathematical historian's view of Macaulay's work
Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall
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 >
Panel Discussion | April 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center
Courtney Moreira, Marketing Manager, Abbott Vascular; Soroush Mehraein, Software Engineer, Uber; Farzin Shadpour, Head of Supply Chain & Procurement, Theranos Inc.; Vladimir Vakulenko, Consultant, ZS Associates; Kelly Chien, Business Data Analyst, Intuit
Would you like to meet career professionals who graduated with an IEOR degree from Cal? The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) has invited five professionals to come and share their experiences to provide insights into the wide range of career options available for IEOR students.
The panel will feature:
- Courtney Moreira - Marketing Manager at Abbott Vascular
- Soroush Mehraein -... More >
Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer
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.
Colloquium | April 4 | 7-8:30 p.m. | University Lutheran Chapel
2425 College Ave, Berkeley, CA
Sounghey Kim, Won Buddhist minister, Co-chair, Seongju Struggle Committee to Stop THAAD Deployment
Seongju Struggle Committee to Stop THAAD Deployment
In the midst of political upheaval in South Korea, advances in North Koreas nuclear program, and uncertainty about the Trump administrations policy in Northeast Asia, citizens in Seongju, South Korea, are stepping up their eight-month opposition to the installation of a U.S. missile defense system (THAAD) in their city. The U.S. and South Korea claim THAAD is necessary to defend against North... More >