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Friday, January 19, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | January 19 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 19 | 11 a.m.-12 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 >

Cryo-EM Visualization of Microtubules to Understand Their Regulated Dynamics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 19 | 1-2 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Eva Nogales, UC Berkeley / LBNL, Biochemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Visualizing macromolecular assemblies, in different functional states, provides unique information on how they work in the cell and how they fail in the diseased state, and therefore can guide us in the design and improvement of therapies. But their small size and sensitivity to radiation makes visualization of biological molecules challenging and requires employment of highly specialized...   More >

MENA Salon: Austerity and Unrest in Tunisia

Workshop | January 19 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Tunisia is often said to be the Arab Spring’s only success story, yet the new year has been marked by economic peril and political uncertainty. In this week’s MENA Salon we will discuss the recent unrest in Tunisia, and whether or not the government is fulfilling obligations set out under its post-Revolution constitution.

Recommended reading available here: http://cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon/

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | January 19 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Making Web Archiving Work for Streaming Media: Archiving the Websites of Contemporary Young Composers

Seminar | January 19 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Howard Besser

 Information, School of

Howard Besser is a professor of cinema studies and senior scientist for digital initiatives at New York University.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Complex multiplication, from Abel to Zagier

Colloquium | January 19 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

 Jared Weinstein, Boston University

 Department of Mathematics

According to Hilbert, the theory of complex multiplication, which brings together number theory and analysis, is not only the most beautiful part of mathematics but also of all science. "Complex multiplication" refers to a lattice in the complex numbers (or an elliptic curve) which admits endomorphisms by a ring larger than the integers. We will begin with Kronecker's "Jugendtraum" – the use of...   More >

Imagining Sculpture in China

Colloquium | January 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Winnie Wong, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

 Stanley Abe, Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

There was no such thing as sculpture in China until the early twentieth century. Sculpture is a specifically European category of Fine Art which we apply to figural objects from many places. But sculpture did not exist in most of the world, certainly not in China, until the European term was applied on a global scale. The presentation will be a reflection about a book in progress—a picture...   More >

Metal-Organic Framework Liquids, Gels and Glasses

Seminar | January 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Tom Bennett, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

Crystalline solids dominate the field of metal−organic frameworks (MOFs),1 with access to the liquid and glass states of matter usually prohibited by relatively low temperatures of thermal decomposition. Recently, I have demonstrated the melting three dimensional MOFs belonging to the zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF) family, of chemical composition Zn(Im)2 (Im – C3H3N2].2 The mechanism...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "A Sieve-SMM Estimator for Dynamic Models"

Seminar | January 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jean-Jacques Forneron, Columbia Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Econometrics, Macroeconometrics, Industrial Organization

Thematic Seminar: Probability Theory: Rare Behavior in Models of Random Geometry

Seminar | January 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Shirshendu Ganguly, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Models of random geometry have long been investigated in contexts such as the internet, fluid flow in porous media, and interface dynamics in statistical physics. To develop a refined understanding of such models, one often needs to study not only typical fluctuation theory but also the realm of atypical events. In this talk we describe such a program for two classical models of random geometry:...   More >