<< Tuesday, November 28, 2017 >>

Tuesday, November 28, 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.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Futures Financing Rate

Seminar | November 28 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Nicholas Gunther, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

We estimate the financing rate implicit in equity index futures (“FIR”) by comparing the prices of the near and next contracts and adjusting for expected dividends and convexity. We provide a direct estimate of the FIR volatility, along with the correlation of the FIR and the underlying stock index, which are required for the convexity adjustment and the specification of confidence intervals. Our...   More >

Dissertation Talk - FMCW Lidar: Scaling to the Chip-Level and Improving Phase-Noise-Limited Performance

Presentation | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Phillip Sandborn, Graduate Student Researcher, EECS/BSAC; Prof. Ming Wu, Advisor

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Lidar has potential to revolutionize how automated systems interact with environments and users. Frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) lidar offers significant depth resolution but is often too complex/expensive/ bulky to be implemented in consumer products. I will present my work in chip-scale integration of optical and electronic components for application in coherent lidar techniques.

  RSVP online by November 27.

Stopping Mass Atrocities: How do International Criminal Courts and Regional Human Rights Systems Compare?

Colloquium | November 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jamie O'Connell, Senior Fellow, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

Jamie O'Connell

Development Lunch: "Corruption and Entrepreneurship" and "Understanding Teacher Motivation and Incentive"

Seminar | November 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Sam Leone; Christina Brown

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

The Aging of the Homeless Population: Causes, Implications and Potential Solutions

Colloquium | November 28 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Margot Kushel, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine

 Public Health, School of

The age structure of the homeless population has shifted, so that now approximately half of homeless single adults are aged 50 and above. The changing age structure has implications for health, health care utilization and the use of institutional care. The Health Outcomes of People Experiencing Homelessness in Older Middle Age (HOPE HOME) study is an ongoing longitudinal cohort study that...   More >

The Aging of the Homeless Population: Causes, Implications and Potential Solutions

Colloquium | November 28 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Margot Kushel, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine

 Public Health, School of

The age structure of the homeless population has shifted, so that now approximately half of homeless single adults are aged 50 and above. The changing age structure has implications for health, health care utilization and the use of institutional care. The Health Outcomes of People Experiencing Homelessness in Older Middle Age (HOPE HOME) study is an ongoing longitudinal cohort study that...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Uniform Pricing in US Retail Chains"

Seminar | November 28 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Stefano DellaVigna, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

joint with Macro

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Uniform Pricing in US Retail Chains"

Seminar | November 28 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Stefano DellaVigna

 Department of Economics

Joint with Industrial Organization

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group Speaker Series: Pathways to Choice: Delaying Marriage and Building Assets through Girls Education

Seminar | November 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Daniel Perlman, Bixby

 i4Y - Innovations for Youth

The Innovations for Youth (i4Y) Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Working Group together with Bixby and UCCHI has begun a speaker series to explore challenging questions related to child marriage and youth empowerment.
Abstract of Perlman talk: A fundamental cause of gender inequality in northern Nigeria is the social bias that inhibits girls’ access to schooling and other essential capacity...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 28 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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 >

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lecture: Rules of engagement: molecular arms races between host and viral genomes

Seminar | November 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lectures

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Singularity formation for 1-equivariant wave maps into $S^2$

Seminar | November 28 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Mohandas Pillai, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about part of a work of Raphael and Rodnianski which constructed singularity forming solutions to the 1-equivariant wave maps equation into $S^2$ (the work in fact considers several equations at once, but I will only talk about the 1-equivariant wave maps problem).

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Degree bounds for invariant rings of quivers

Seminar | November 28 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Visu Makam, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

The ring of polynomial invariants for a rational representation of a reductive group is finitely generated. Nevertheless, it remains a difficult task to find a minimal set of generators, or even a bound on their degrees. Combining ideas originating from Hochster, Roberts and Kempf with the study of various ranks associated to linear matrices, we prove "polynomial" bounds for various invariant...   More >

Probing the structure and solvation of catalytic reaction intermediates

Seminar | November 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Etienne Garand, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 College of Chemistry

Understanding reaction pathways and mechanisms is vitally important for the rational design of catalysts. Towards that end, we developed a method based on a unique combination of mass spectrometry and cryogenic ion vibrational spectroscopy to capture and characterize the reaction complexes formed during homogeneous catalytic processes. In our approach, an in-line electrochemical flow cell is...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "Quantitative Analysis of Multi-Party Tariff Negotiations"

Seminar | November 28 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Bob Staiger, Dartmouth

 Department of Economics

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Complete intersections of given Hilbert polynomial

Seminar | November 28 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Hilbert polynomial of a homogeneous complete intersection is determined by the degrees of the generators of the defining ideal. The degrees of the generators are not, in general, determined by the Hilbert polynomial – but sometimes they are. When? We give some general criteria and completely answer the question up to codimension 6.

Book Talk Series: Prevention Diaries

Reading - Nonfiction | November 28 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Larry Cohen

 Library

Larry Cohen tells the story of a movement to remake our communities to support health and equity and reveals the unexpected (yet foreseeable) parts of daily life that shape our health. Health happens in our communities and homes, not just at the doctor’s office, and many illnesses and injuries can be prevented through commonsense solutions.

FREE books to the first 20 UCB students to...   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 >

Non-Violent Protest Training with the SPLC

Workshop | November 28 | 6-9 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, West Pauley Ballroom

Southern Poverty Law Center, Southern Poverty Law Center

Intelligence Project, Intelligence Project

 Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center is hosting a conference on Free Speech and Hate Speech, in order to discuss student safety and political engagement. Come learn about non-violent protest, and receive training on how to handle unsafe situations while remaining politically active! Featuring scenario driven group discussion around protest. This is a catered event, and is open to all students.

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