Wednesday, January 17, 2018
i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group Speaker Series: Balancing Reproductive Rights and Protections from Child Marriage: Insights from developmental science
Seminar | January 17 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 401 University Hall
Ahna Suleiman, Center on the Developing Adolescent
Balancing Reproductive Rights and Protections from Child Marriage - Insights from developmental science
Policies aiming to protect children from early marriage can often be in direct tension with efforts to ensure adolescents' reproductive rights. Minimum age of marriage and the age at which young people can access contraceptive and reproductive health services vary widely globally and are... More >
Seminar | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library
Sponsored by DS421. MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library.
[CANCELED] Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "The Perfect Defense: Bacterial Persister Cell"
Seminar | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Kim Lewis, Northeastern University
Our laboratory studies persister cells and uncultured bacteria. Persisters are dormant variants of regular cells which are tolerant to antibiotics and responsible for recalcitrance of biofilm infections. Using transcriptome analysis, cell sorting and whole genome sequencing we are identifying genes responsible for persister formation.
Deportation Discretion: Tiered Influence, Minority Threat, and Secure Communities Deportations: Juan Pedroza M.P.A, Stanford University
Colloquium | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Juan Pedroza, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Stanford University
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.
Workshop | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
Getting Started in Undergraduate Research
If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.
We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of... More >
Colloquium | January 17 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Carey K. Morewedge, Professor, Boston University
We examine whether people reduce the impact of negative outcomes through emotional hedgingbetting against the occurrence of desired outcomes. We find substantial reluctance to bet against the success of preferred U.S. presidential candidates and Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball, and NCAA hockey teams. This reluctance is... More >
Panel Discussion | January 17 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Downtown Oakland Senior Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
For decades, a painting of Custers defeat at Little Big Horn has been on display at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Oakland. Does the painting glorify genocidal 19-century domestic policies, depict the comeuppance of an arrogant US general at the hands of Lakota warriors... or both? More >
Seminar | January 17 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Takahiro Hasebe, University of Hokkaido
Free infinitely divisible distributions (FID) distributions were introduced by Voiculescu. Recently many classically infinitely divisible distributions have been shown to be FID too, the first highly nontrivial one being the normal distribution found by Belinschi, Bozejko, Lehner and Speicher in 2011. Also several subclasses of FID distributions have been introduced and studied. I will try to... More >
Seminar | January 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Ruth Charney, Brandeis University
In this talk I will introduce the notion of a quasi-isometry and discuss the fundamental role it plays in geometric group theory.
Seminar | January 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Jared Weinstein, Boston University
This is joint work with Tasho Kaletha. The local Langlands correspondence predicts that representations of a reductive group G over a p-adic field are related to Galois representations into the Langlands dual of G. A conjecture of Kottwitz (as generalized by Rapoport and Viehmann) asserts that this relationship appears in a precise way in the cohomology of "local Shimura varieties", which were... More >
Electrolyte engineering toward a high-capacity, reversible lithium-oxygen battery/The Sudden Death Phenomena in Na-O2 Batteries
Colloquium | January 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Colin Burke, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group
Jessica Nichols, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group
Seminar | January 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in location
Yantao Wu, Princeton University
In this talk, I advertise for a convex variational functional from statistical mechanics, which is particularly suitable for obtaining the free energy of high-dimensional order parameters from simulational sampling. In the numerical minimization of this variational functional, sampling difficulties related to ergodicity break-down are often alleviated. Two applications will be given. The first... More >
Seminar | January 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Aaditya Ramdas, UC Berkeley
Modern data science is often exploratory in nature, with hundreds or thousands of hypotheses being regularly tested on scientific datasets. The false discovery rate (FDR) has emerged as a dominant error metric in multiple hypothesis testing over the last two decades. I will argue that both (a) the FDR error metric, as well as (b) the current framework of multiple testing, where the scientist... More >
Seminar | January 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Ruth Charney, Brandeis University
Boundaries of hyperbolic metric spaces have played an important role in the study of hyperbolic groups. We will discuss an analogous boundary for arbitrary finitely generated groups, called the Morse boundary, and present a recent theorem showing that in many cases, the Morse boundary determines the group up to quasi-isometry. (Joint work with M. Cordes and D. Murray)
Colloquium | January 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
Climate engineering (CE)intentional, global-scale modification of the environment to offset some of the effects of elevated greenhouse gasesappears able to reduce climate-change risks beyond what is possible with mitigation and adaptation alone, including enabling integrated climate-response strategies that reduce risks in ways not otherwise achievable.
Seminar | January 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Field(s): Labor, Behavioral, Development, Personnel Economics