<< Wednesday, January 17, 2018 >>

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

No Bioengineering Seminar today

Seminar | January 17 |  Stanley Hall

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Seminars will begin on Wednesday, January 24.

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

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

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 >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Jeffrey Kelly "Enroute migrant birds do not surf a green wave across the US"

Seminar | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Jeffrey Kelly

 DS421 Program and Museum of Vertebrae Zoology

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

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

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

 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.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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 >

Aversion to Emotional Insurance: Costly Reluctance to Hedge Desired Outcomes

Colloquium | January 17 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Carey K. Morewedge, Professor, Boston University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

We examine whether people reduce the impact of negative outcomes through emotional hedging—betting 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 >

Last Stands? Art, Memory, and Public Space

Panel Discussion | January 17 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Downtown Oakland Senior Center

 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

For decades, a painting of Custer’s 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 >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Infinitely divisible distributions in free probability

Seminar | January 17 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Takahiro Hasebe, University of Hokkaido

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Quasi-isometries: What are they and why do we care?

Seminar | January 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ruth Charney, Brandeis University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will introduce the notion of a quasi-isometry and discuss the fundamental role it plays in geometric group theory.

Number Theory Seminar: The cohomology of local Shimura varieties

Seminar | January 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jared Weinstein, Boston University

 Department of Mathematics

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

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Applied Math Seminar: A Variational Functional in Simulations of Statistical Mechanics

Seminar | January 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Yantao Wu, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

From stopping times to “spotting” times : a new framework for multiple testing

Seminar | January 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Aaditya Ramdas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

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 >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Boundaries of groups

Seminar | January 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Ruth Charney, Brandeis University

 Department of Mathematics

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)

ERG Colloquium: Ted Parson: Climate Engineering: Benefits, Risks, Governance Challenges

Colloquium | January 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Ted Parson, Professor of Environmental Law, UCLA

 Energy and Resources Group

DESCRIPTION:
Climate engineering (CE)—intentional, global-scale modification of the environment to offset some of the effects of elevated greenhouse gases—appears 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.

Job Market Seminar: "Interpreting Signals in the Labor Market: Evidence from Medical Referrals"

Seminar | January 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Heather Sarsons, Harvard Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Labor, Behavioral, Development, Personnel Economics