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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

FALL 2017 ARCHITECTURE STUDIO FINAL REVIEWS: A102A & A201

Presentation | December 6 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, DEC 6, 9am-7pm. Students in ARCH 102A &amp; ARCH 201 will present their projects to faculty and guest critics.

Laptop and Mobile Ergonomics (BEUHS409)

Workshop | December 6 | 10-11 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 how to use your laptop safely in an office and mobile setting. Recommended mobile products and best practices for using smart phones and tablets will also be provided. Enroll online

  Register online

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | December 6 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

“Evolution and Emergence of Functional RNA: Mapping the Fitness Landscape”

Seminar | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Irene Chen, Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Evolutionary outcomes are difficult, if not impossible, to predict, largely because the effect of any possible mutation is unknown. In other words, understanding evolution requires detailed knowledge of the relationship between sequence and activity, or the fitness landscape. Inspired by the RNA World of early life, in which RNA carried information and also performed catalytic functions, we study...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "What makes the Lyme disease bacterium tick?"

Seminar | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Christine Jacobs Wagner, Yale University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Our laboratory is part of the Microbial Sciences Institute at the Yale West Campus. Our group studies the temporal and spatial mechanisms involved in bacterial physiology, with emphasis on chromosome dynamics, cell division, cell cycle regulation, cell morphogenesis and RNA biology. Our primary model organisms are Caulobacter crescentus, Escherichia coli and the Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia...   More >

Christine Jacobs Wagner

National Identity Narratives in Canadian and American Textbooks, 1850-2010: Fact or Fiction?

Colloquium | December 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Patricia Bromley, Stanford University

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

National Identity Narratives in Canadian & American Textbooks, 1850-2010: Fact or Fiction?

Prof. Patricia Bromley
Stanford University
Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017
223 Moses Hall | 12 Noon

Buffet lunch at 12 noon followed by lecture at approximately 12:20.
Free Event | Open To Everyone
Part of the Canadian Studies Colloquium Series

The Canadian Studies Colloquium Series is made possible...   More >

Population-level mortality benefits of improved blood pressure control in Indonesia: A parametric g-formula approach.”: Nikkil Sudharsanan, Harvard University

Colloquium | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Nikkil Sudharsanan, David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

 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.

Research on Policing: Bias, Discretion, and Policy

Colloquium | December 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Jack Glaser, Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Jack Glaser will describe the research he and his colleagues are conducting on racial bias in policing. This will include discussion of the relevant psychological research that helps to explain how racial discrimination occurs and analysis of policing data elucidating racial disparities. Glaser will discuss his efforts with the Center for Policing Equity to build the National Justice Database,...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Connections, curvature, holonomy, and instantons

Seminar | December 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Raphael Zentner, University of Regensburg

 Department of Mathematics

We explain what connections and curvature have to do with representations of fundamental groups, and what instanton Floer homology or, more generally, instanton gauge theory, has to do with all this.

Insights into the mechanism of HIV-1 genome selection and packaging

Seminar | December 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Michael Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

An experimentally-accessible library of carbon schwarzites via zeolite-templating/Thermodynamics of reaction product distribution in nanoporous materials

Colloquium | December 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Efrem Braun, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group; Michelle Liu, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Irreducible $SL(2,\mathbb C)$-representations of integer homology 3-spheres

Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Raphael Zentner, University of Regensburg

 Department of Mathematics

We prove that the splicing of any two non-trivial knots in the 3-sphere admits an irreducible $SU(2)$-representation of its fundamental group. This uses instanton gauge theory, and in particular a non-vanishing result of Kronheimer-Mrowka and some new results that we establish for holonomy perturbations of the ASD equation. Using a result of Boileau, Rubinstein and Wang (which builds on the...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Stability-preserving projection-based model order reduction for compressible flows

Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Irina Tezaur, Sandia National Laboratories

 Department of Mathematics

Projection-based reduced order modeling is a promising tool for bridging the gap between high-fidelity and real- time/multi-query applications such as uncertainty quantification (UQ), optimization and control design. A popular approach to building projection-based reduced order models (ROMs) for fluid problems is the proper orthogonal decomposition (POD)/Galerkin projection method. This method...   More >

Statistical Inference for Stochastic Approximation and Online Learning via Hierarchical Incremental Gradient Descent

Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Weijie Su, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Statistics

Stochastic gradient descent (SGD) is an immensely popular approach for optimization in settings where data arrives in a stream or data sizes are very large. Despite an ever-increasing volume of works on SGD, less is known about statistical inferential properties of predictions based on SGD solutions. In this paper, we introduce a novel procedure termed HiGrad to conduct inference on predictions,...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Spectra of quantum integrable systems, Langlands duality and category O

Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Hernandez, Paris Diderot (7)

 Department of Mathematics

The spectrum of a quantum integrable system is crucial to understand its properties. R-matrices give power tools to study such spectra. A better understanding of transfer-matrices obtained from R-matrices led us to the proof of several results for the corresponding quantum integrable systems. In particular, their spectra can be described in terms of "Baxter polynomials" as conjectured by...   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Joseph Pickrell, Adjunct Professor, Department Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University

Seminar | December 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

What can we learn from human genomics at scale and how do we get there?

Holiday Evergreen Wreath Workshop

Workshop | December 6 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Create a one-of-a-kind beautiful and festive wreath or garland to add to your holiday decorations. Greens from the Garden's global plant collection and other natural adornments are included.

$50/ $40 Garden members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

East Bay Science Cafe: Exploding Stars: Dark Energy, and the Runaway Universe

Presentation | December 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Jeffrey Silverman

 Science@Cal

Some of the most energetic and fascinating objects in the Universe are exploding stars known as supernova. These colossal outbursts result from the deaths of stars and for a time can outshine the entire galaxy in which they’re found. Observations of distant supernova provided the first evidence that the expansion of the Universe is speeding up with time, rather than slowing down. This wholly...   More >

Hubble Space Telescope mosaic image assembled from 24 individual Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 exposures taken in October 1999, January 2000, and December 2000