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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ten Years of Global Metropolitan Studies at Berkeley

Seminar | April 3 – 4, 2017 every day |  Barrows Hall

 College of Environmental Design

APRIL 3 &amp; 4, Two Day Symposium exploring issues from the last ten years of research in Global Metropolitan Studies.

Two-Year Requirement Workshop

Workshop | April 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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 >

Free radical mediated C-C bond formation in cofactor and natural product biosynthesis

Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Kenichi Yokoyama, Department of Biochemistry, Duke University

 College of Chemistry

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 >

Nonclassical antigen presentation and T cell recognition

Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Erin Adams, University of Chicago

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

UCMP Fossil Coffee: Tba

Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)

 Graham Slater, University of Chicago

 Museum of Paleontology

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

 Center for Risk Management Research

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

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

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.

Development Lunch:"Health and Politics"

Seminar | April 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Felipe Gonzalez

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Who Fears Violence in African Elections?

Colloquium | April 4 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Manuela Travaglianti, Lecturer, Global Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

Manuela Travaglianti

Emily E. Reid

Seminar | April 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Emily Reid

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

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.

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

Workshop | April 4 | 3-4 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.

  Register online

3-Manifold Seminar: Local and global minimum of Renormalized Volume

Seminar | April 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Franco Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

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

 Department of Mathematics

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

 Department of Mathematics

A mathematician's view of Macaulay's work

Containers with Docker: The Hacker Within

Workshop | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This Week's The Hacker Within

Topic: Containers with Docker


This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation.

What Gets Inside: Violent Entanglements and Toxic Boundaries in Mexico City

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

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society

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 neighborhood’s residents.

EndNote: Citation and Document Manager: Hands-on Workshop

Workshop | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library (2101)

 Susan Koskinen


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

 Department of Mathematics

A mathematical historian's view of Macaulay's work

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

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 >

Institute of Industrial Engineers IEOR Alumni Career Panel

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

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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 >

Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

 Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

 Student Environmental Resource Center

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.

Stop THAAD in Korea – Launch of National Tour

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 Korea’s nuclear program, and uncertainty about the Trump administration’s 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 >