Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall
FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.
Workshop | November 15 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 356 Barrows Hall
Susan Powell, Library
This workshop will cover the basic concepts involved in georeferencing/georectifiying a digital image and provide hands-on practice using a web-based interface. Georeferencing involves spatializing scanned maps or aerial imagery so they can be used in a geographic information system (GIS).
We will cover the basics of topics such as projections, coordinate systems, and the theory behind... More >
Food Systems Policy and Communications Workshop Series 201718: Session 1: Policy Engagements: Do's, Dont's, and Dares
Workshop | November 15 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall
Gina Banks Daly, Director, UC Berkeley Federal Government Relations
Session 1: Policy Engagement: Dos, Donts and Dares
Overview of legal guidelines and description of best practices in policymaking and a dare to engage more fully in policy and government.
Featuring: Gina Banks Daly, UC Berkeley Government Relations
Seminar | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Ying Zheng, University of Washington
Engineered tissues have emerged as promising new approaches to repair damaged tissues as well as to provide useful platforms for drug testing and disease modeling. Outstanding challenges remain in 1) the lack of well-defined and mature cell sources to facilitate translational outcomes and 2) the lack of control over vascular structure and perfusion efficiency in engineered 3D tissue constructs,... More >
Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative
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
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 >
Seminar | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Silke Robatzek, The Sainsbury National Lab
A paradigm for more than a decade, it has been known that host membranes respond to pathogen perception. It is now clear that the secretory and endocytic trafficking network are engaged by the plants immune system to actively defend against potential pathogens. Reciprocally, invasive pathogens have evolved means to utilize these trafficking pathways for the suppression of plant defences and to... More >
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Ari Martinez "Eavesdropping influences the Realized Niche of Neotropical Mixed-Species Bird Flocks
Seminar | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell Miller Library
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 >
Workshop | November 15 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics
Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.
Colloquium | November 15 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Landis Mackellar, Senior Associate/Co-Editor, Population and Development Review, Population Council
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.
Colloquium | November 15 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Jennifer Crocker, Professor, Ohio State University
I propose that in their social interactions, people may be energized by egosystem motivation in which they are preoccupied with proving their own worth and value to themselves and others, or by ecosystem motivation in which they strive to be constructive and supportive of people and things they care about beyond themselves. These two motivational systems, I suggest, are scaffolded onto evolved... More >
Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to open book decompositions and Lefschetz fibrations
Seminar | November 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Bahar Acu, Northwestern
The global topology and geometry of symplectic and contact manifolds have undergone a vast expansion over the past two decades following the groundbreaking results of Giroux who outlined a program for characterizing high dimensional contact manifolds in terms of open book decompositions with certain symplectic pages, of Gromov who introduced pseudoholomorphic curve theory studying solutions to... More >
Workshop | November 15 | 2-4:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 370
The Center for Studies in Higher Education and the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium will hold a SERU Graduate Student Experience Workshop on November 15th that will feature recent data and analysis from the new SERU Graduate Student Survey and will serve as an introduction to the survey and the Consortium for interested research-intensive campuses.
Seminar | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Na Ji, University of California, Berkeley
To understand computation in the brain, one needs to understand the input-output relationships for neural circuits and the anatomical and functional relationships between individual neurons therein. Optical microscopy has emerged as an ideal tool in this quest, as it is capable of recording the activity of neurons distributed over millimeter dimensions with sub-micron spatial resolution. I will... More >
Workshop | November 15 | 4-7 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Rachel Jansen, D-Lab
This four-part, interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.
Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library
Seminar | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Christopher Adams, University of Iowa
Panel Discussion | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Robin Marsh, Senior Researcher, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Anne Campbell, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Policy & Management, Middlebury Institute for International Studies
Aryn Baxter, Assistant Research Professor and Director of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Arizona State University
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Institute of International Studies, Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education, Arizona State University, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Center for Studies in Higher Education
This event will be the West Coast book launch for International Scholarships in Higher Education: Pathways to Social Change (Palgrave MacMillan/Springer Nature, 2017), co-edited by Joan Dassin, Robin Marsh and Matt Mawer. The book explores the multiple pathways from international scholarships to positive social change presenting the latest research on scholarship policy and practice and outcome.
Workshop | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.
The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for... More >
Colloquium | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
About seventy years ago analog computing was regarded as having equal prospects as digital computing. Operational amplifiers could provide analog differentiation and integration functions. Nonetheless analog computing disappeared, being unable to provide the precision and dynamic range required for solving real problems.
The emergence of Deep Learning has been accompanied by the realization... More >
Colloquium | November 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Dr. Ed Cussler Jr, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
We are developing a small-scale ammonia synthesis plant powered by wind energy. This is a major departure, because ammonia is currently made with energy from fossil fuels, especially natural gas. In contrast, the wind energy used here is sustainable but stranded,
far from urban population centers but near locations of ammonia fertilizer demand. The wind energy is converted to electricity used... More >
Seminar | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Bahar Acu, Northwestern
The Weinstein conjecture asserts that the Reeb vector field of every contact form carries at least one closed orbit. The conjecture was proven for all closed 3-dimensional manifolds by Taubes. Despite considerable progress, it is still open in higher dimensions. In this talk, we will talk about its history and define notions of iterated planar contact manifolds and iterated planar Lefschetz... More >
Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Higher categories, generalized cohomology, and condensed matter.
Seminar | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Theo Johnson-Freyd, Perimeter Institute
I will report on joint work in progress with Davide Gaiotto on the classification of gapped phases of matter. I will explain what symmetry protected phases are and why they are classified by reduced generalized group cohomology. I will also introduce the notion of "condensable n-algebra," and the higher category thereof, as an axiomatization of the algebraic structure enjoyed by gapped phases... More >
Conference/Symposium | November 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall
Robert Irwin, Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Davis; Guillermo Alonso Meneses, Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Colegio de la Frontera Norte
This digital storytelling project aims to make visible the range of humanitarian issues that proliferate in our current regime of mass human displacement. This UC-MEXUS funded collaboration between UC Davis and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (with additional participation of colleagues from other institutions, including UC Berkeley) has assisted community members in producing a bilingual open... More >