Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Workshop | December 6 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
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.
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Workshop | December 6 | 10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, 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
Colloquium | December 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Patricia Bromley, Stanford University
National Identity Narratives in Canadian & American Textbooks, 1850-2010: Fact or Fiction?
Prof. Patricia Bromley
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
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Seminar | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Christine Jacobs Wagner, Yale University
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 >
Seminar | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Irene Chen, Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara
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 >
Seminar | December 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall
Patrick S. Li, U.C. Berkeley
This talk describes the design and implementation of L.B. Stanza (www.lbstanza.org), a general-purpose programming language aimed at tackling the complexity of architecting large programs and maximizing programmer productivity across the entire software development life cycle.
Seminar | December 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Michael Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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
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
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 >
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
What can we learn from human genomics at scale and how do we get there?
Workshop | December 6 | 6-8 p.m. | UC 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
Presentation | December 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Restaurant Valparaiso
1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706
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 theyre 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 >