<< Tuesday, April 25, 2017 >>

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CARA Anniversary Symposium: The California Research Alliance by BASF celebrates 3 years

Conference/Symposium | April 24 – 25, 2017 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatap Conference Room

 College of Chemistry

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM8 Award Modifications

Course | April 25 | 9-11 a.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop on determining when a change to a project requires sponsor approval and/or a formal contract amendment, and the process for working with SPO/IAO to get a contract amended.

  Register online

The effects of stress during pregnancy: Interview with Kate Wilsterman, Integrative Biology

Seminar | April 25 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Kate Wilsterman, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7FM

Tune in this week to hear endocrinologist Kate Wilsterman, PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology, talk about her research on the effects of stress during pregnancy.

The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7FM and on the web.

Kate with her research assistant

Bus Rapid Transit: Planning, Design, and Operations

Workshop | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting

 Technology Transfer Program

Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will a

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Institutional Investor Behavior and Market Dynamics

Seminar | April 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: John Arabadjis, State Street

 Center for Risk Management Research

UCMP Fossil Coffee: The Bill Clemens oral history project

Seminar | April 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)

 Paul Burnett, Bancroft Library

 Museum of Paleontology

Enhancing Precision and Efficiency in Macromolecular Synthesis: New Strategies and Enabling Functions

Seminar | April 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Jeremiah Johnson, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

Motivated by nature, polymer chemists have long sought tactics and strategies for the synthesis of macromolecules and materials with precise structures. Existing approaches often require a trade-off between structural control and atom economy/scalability. Driven by specific fundamental questions and/or functional targets, we have developed synthetic strategies that offer both precision and...   More >

BSAC Technology Seminar - Silicon-Based Integrated Sensors and Systems with On-Chip Antennas: From Picosecond Pulse Radiators To Miniaturized Spectrometers

Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Prof. Aydin Babakhani, Assistant Professor | Director, RISC, Rice University, Rice Integrated Systems and Circuits (RISC)

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Silicon processes make it possible to integrate everything from antennas to processors on a single chip, which create opportunities to implement complex sensors and systems on a millimeter scale. This results in single-chip picosecond pulse radiators, wirelessly synchronized chips with sub-psec synchronization accuracy, miniaturized spectrometers, and wirelessly powered sensors and actuators.

  RSVP online by April 24.

Forestry Seminar

Seminar | April 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Robert Hrubes, Scientific Certification Systems

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

“Forest Certification: Assessing Efficacy after 25 Years”

Development Lunch:"Two short presentations"

Seminar | April 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Kevin Feeney; Zenan Wang

 Department of Economics, CEGA

23andMe's research on the Genetic diversity and the African Diaspora.

Colloquium | April 25 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Joanna Mountain, Senior Director of Research, 23AndMe

 Center for African Studies

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

Joanna Mountain

Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Journalists?

Seminar | April 25 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Tom Lowenthal, Staff Technologist, Committee to Protect Journalists

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

As part of its Spring 2017 Lunch Seminar Series, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presents Tom Lowenthal, Staff Technologist for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

  RSVP online by April 24.

Dissertation Talk: Development of New Processing Schemes for High Quality Electronic Materials on Amorphous and Flexible Substrates

Seminar | April 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Kevin Chen

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

III-V semiconductors are promising materials for a wide variety of electronic and optoelectronic applications due to their high electron mobilities as well as direct band gaps which can be tuned by changing the elemental composition of the material. However, they are limited in their application space due to two main factors: cost and the need for a lattice matched epitaxial substrate upon which...   More >

Academic Freedom, Hungary, and the Attack on the Central European University

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Istvan Rev, Director, Open Society Archive, Central European University, and Visiting Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Gábor Klaniczay, Professor of Medieval History, Central European University

 John Connelly, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Department of History

Gábor Klaniczay

Factorization Algebra Seminar: Higher holomorphic factorization algebras

Seminar | April 25 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 5 Evans Hall

 Brian Williams, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss factorization algebras that display a certain type of holomorphic structure. Familiar special cases branch off in two directions: 1) topological factorization algebras, which provide a well-known description of $E_n$ algebras, and 2) holomorphic factorization algebras in complex dimension one, which define the structure of a vertex algebra. I will propose an algebraic reformulation...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Sixty-four Curves of Degree Six

Seminar | April 25 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This lecture is an invitation to real algebraic geometry, along with computational aspects, ranging from bitangents and K3 surfaces to eigenvectors and ranks of tensors. We present an experimental study - with many pictures - of smooth curves of degree six in the real plane. This is joint work with Nidhi Kainhsa, Mario Kummer, Mahsa Sayyari and Daniel Plaumann. The number 64 refers to rigid...   More >

The Annual Alexander Pines Lecture: The Amyloid Phenomenon and its Significance for Human Disease

Seminar | April 25 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Christopher Dobson, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

Interest in the phenomenon of amyloid formation by peptides and proteins has developed with extraordinary rapidity in recent years, such that is now a major topic of research across a wide range of disciplines. The reasons for this surge of interest arise both from the links between amyloid formation and a range of rapidly proliferating medical disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s...   More >

Immigrant Rights Panel

Presentation | April 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 10 Haviland Hall

 Zahra Billoo, Council on American-Islamic Relations; Daniel Moreno, Causa Justa::Just Cause

 Cal ARC (Anti-Racism Collaborative)

Immigrant Rights Panel with CJJC and CAIR
Tuesday, April 25th
4-6 pm
Room 10, Haviland Hall
Food provided!

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Recoupment and Predatory Pricing Analysis"

Seminar | April 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School

 Department of Economics

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

 Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute

 Janelle Scott, Associate Professor, Berkeley, GSE; Michael J. Dumas, Assistant Professor, Berkeley, GSE; sean reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology, Stanford University

 Graduate School of Education

Richard Rothstein, author and Research Associate at the Economic Policy Institute, will offer insights into how residential segregation in America — the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much ongoing social strife — is the intended result of racially explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

He will...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Generalized Cayley-Chow Coordinates and Computer Vision

Seminar | April 25 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Brian Osserman, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

A fundamental problem in computer vision is to reconstruct the configuration of a collection of cameras from the images they have taken of a common subject. If we model a camera as a linear projection from projective 3-space to the projective plane, this problem can be rephrased algebrogeometrically in terms of recovering a subvariety of a product of projective planes. Both the equations defining...   More >

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 >

Digital Dissent

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 6-7:45 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Center for New Media , Information, School of, Graduate School of Journalism

In the last presidential election cycle, and accelerating into the first months of the new Presidency, our society has experienced as never before the unexpected, asymmetrical, and powerful effects of new, digital media on public and political life. On April 25, The Berkeley Center for New Media, in partnership with the School of Information and Graduate School of Journalism, turn to the...   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.