<< Wednesday, October 25, 2017 >>

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | October 25 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Ergonomic Chair Adjustability

Workshop | October 25 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Career Library

 Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

**Limited to the first 10 enrollees**

As the Department Computer Workstation Evaluator, learn about the ergonomic chairs in the matching funds program and how to fit a chair to someone. Product information will be available at the workshop.

Ergonomic Chair Adjustability

Workshop | October 25 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Career Library

 Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

**Limited to the first 10 enrollees**

As the Department Computer Workstation Evaluator, learn about the ergonomic chairs in the matching funds program and how to fit a chair to someone. Product information will be available at the workshop.

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | October 25 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | October 25 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Increasing and Monitoring Scholarly Impact

Workshop | October 25 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

Discover strategies and tips for preparing and promoting your scholarship, and the best ways to monitor and increase your citations and success. You'll also learn how to: understand metrics, select and use scholarly networking tools, choose reputable open access journals and publishing options, and participate in open access article and monograph funding opportunities.

  RSVP online

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "In an immobile plant cell world, mobile endophytic microbes can seek, stop and destroy invading pathogens"

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Manish Raizada, University of Guelph

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The focus of the Raizada Lab is to develop low cost technologies that empower farmers in North America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, focusing on technologies that reduce the need for synthetic nitrogen fertilizers and pesticides to grow corn and other crops, by replacing them with more natural, biological resources. In particular, the lack of nitrogen fertilizer limits crop production, but...   More >

Manish Raizada

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Ali Hortacsu, Professor, University of Chicago

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Unsupervised Inference of the Hippocampal Population Code from Offline Activity

Seminar | October 25 | 12 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Caleb Kalmere, Rice University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Make Things Better: A Journey Through Impact Entrepreneurship with Rey Banatao: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Rey Banatao, CEO, Conora Technologies Inc.

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Rey Banatao receieved his Ph.D in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Biochemistry from UC San Francisco and his BA from UC Berkeley in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He is passionate about the innovation process of early stage startups, and hopes it yields a positive impact on society and the environment.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Eric Riddell "Ecological consequences of acclimation under past, present, and future climates in a small ectotherm: implications for conservation"

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Eric Riddell

 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 >

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

“Spatial genomics and single cell lineage dynamics by seqFISH and MEMOIR”

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Long Cai, California Institute of Technology

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Identifying the spatial organization of tissues at cellular resolution from single cellgene expression profiles is essential to understanding many biological systems. We have developed an in situ 3D multiplexed imaging method to quantify hundreds of genes with single cell resolution via Sequential barcodedFluorescence in situ hybridization (seqFISH) (Lubeck et al., 2014). We used seqFISH to...   More >

Human Health and Disease: Dynamics, Statics, and the Compression of Morbidity: Steven Orzack, Fresh Pond Research Institute

Colloquium | October 25 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Steven Orzack, President and Senior Research Scientist, Fresh Pond Research Institute

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief (BEUHS055)

Workshop | October 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Dana Walsh, LMFT, CEAP, Be well at Work - Employee Assistance

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

This short experiential workshop will guide you through a series of relaxation techniques, including progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, deep breathing and meditation. You will learn about the benefits of these techniques and be able to practice them in class. Please arrive on time (“Berkeley time”) to be respectful of others engaged in relaxation exercises.

Average-case reconstruction for the deletion channel

Seminar | October 25 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Alex Zhai, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

The deletion channel takes as input a bit string $\mathbf{x} \in
\{0,1\}^n$, and deletes each bit independently with probability $q$,
yielding a shorter string. The trace reconstruction problem
is to recover an unknown string $\mathbf{x}$ from many independent outputs
(called ``traces'') of the deletion channel applied to $\mathbf{x}$.

When the input is drawn uniformly at random, we...   More >

Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture: Choreography of bacterial nanomotors revealed by live-cell imaging

Seminar | October 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Judith Armitage, University of Oxford

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture

EECS Colloquium: Designing Processors for Intelligence

Colloquium | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Simon Knowles, Graphcore

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Intelligence is a new computing workload of unusual character and profound importance. We must adapt our understanding of computer design, forged over 70 years of "dumb" computing, to support this new opportunity. And doing so must acknowledge the energy constraints which dominate silicon capability through the autumn of geometry scaling. Graphcore has built a new type of processor from scratch...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Multiscale modeling and simulation: some challenges and new perspectives

Seminar | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Celia Reina, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Mathematics

The design and optimization of the next generation of materials and applications strongly hinge on our understanding of the processing-microstructure-performance relations; and these, in turn, result from the collective behavior of materials’ features at multiple length and time scales. Although the modeling and simulation techniques are now well developed at each individual scale (quantum,...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Local min-max surfaces and existence of minimal Heegaard splittings

Seminar | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Antoine Song, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

Let M be a closed oriented 3-manifold not diffeomorphic to the 3-sphere, and suppose that there is a strongly irreducible Heegaard splitting H. Previously, Rubinstein announced that either there is a minimal surface of index at most one isotopic to H or there is a non-orientable minimal surface such that the double cover with a vertical handle attached is isotopic to H. He sketched a natural...   More >

Who Owns the Founding?: Race, Gender and Immigration in Hamilton

Panel Discussion | October 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Robin Kelley, Professor, History, UCLA; Mark Peterson, Professor, History, UC Berkeley; Shannon Steen, Professor, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, UCB

 Wendy Brown, Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 College of Letters & Science

One aim of Hamilton is to tell the story of the Founding in a way that allows today's highly diverse, multi-racial and multi-ethnic American society to see themselves in the narrative. How does the play handle the tension between historical accuracy and crafting a narrative that allows today’s Americans to identify with the story of the Founding? Is it possible to make history “usable” for...   More >

 Free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Alexander Hamilton

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Bethe ansatz from geometry (I)

Seminar | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Andrey Smirnov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This talk is the summary of new geometric approch to the quantum integrable spin chains. As a warm up, I will illustrate these ideas on the example of $sl(2)$ XXZ spin chain: we will obtain conventianal $sl(2)$ Bethe ansatz for this model from geometry of cotangent bundles over grassmannians. In the second part we use same ideas to derive Bethe ansatz for moduli spaces of instantons. As a...   More >

Converting CO2 via Thermocatalysis and Electrocatalysis

Colloquium | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Jingguang CHen, Columbia University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

light refreshments 15 minutes before

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Does Strategic Ability Affect Efficiency? Evidence from Electricity Markets

Seminar | October 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Ali Hortacsu, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Joint with Departmental, Williamson, and IO seminars

* Please note change in time due to joint event

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: Does Strategic Ability Affect Efficiency? Evidence from Electricity Markets

Seminar | October 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Ali Hortacsu, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Joint with Psychology & Economics, Williamson, and IO seminars