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Monday, January 22, 2018

Combinatorics Seminar: Combinatorics of the Selberg integral

Seminar | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jang Soo Kim, Sungkyunkwan University

 Department of Mathematics

In 1944, Selberg evaluated a multivariate integral, which generalizes Euler's beta integral. In 1980, Askey conjectured a $q$-integral version of the the Selberg integral, which was proved independently by Habsieger and Kadell in 1988. In this talk, we focus on the combinatorial aspects of the Selberg integral. First, we review the following fact observed by Igor Pak: evaluating the Selberg...   More >

Integration of guided experiential skill application into attention regulation training yields generalized improvements in cognitive functioning

Seminar | January 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Sahar Yousef, Silver Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Improvement of cognitive function is of great value to many aspects of society. However, identifying robust procedures for training cognitive processes in a generalizable way remains elusive. Here we present a novel attention regulation training paradigm that incorporates skill application in multiple learning environments. We hypothesized that our training procedure would enhance...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Job Market Seminar

Seminar | January 22 | 12:30-2 p.m. | C125 Haas School of Business

 Anastassia Fedyk, Harvard

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

DeCal Expo: Democratic Education at Cal Program

Special Event | January 22 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 DeCal Board

Looking for extra units or a fun class to take this semester? Explore the different DeCal courses at DeCal Expo! There will be performances, presentations, and many facilitators to talk to.

Data Driven: Truckers and the New Workplace Surveillance

Colloquium | January 22 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Karen Levy, Assistant Professor of Information Science, Associated Faculty at Cornell Law School, Cornell University

 Social Science Matrix

This talk examines how electronic monitoring systems in the U.S. trucking industry are used to compel truckers' compliance with legal and organizational rules. New regulations will require truckers' time to be monitored by digital systems, hard-wired into the trucks themselves, which remove much of the flexibility on which truckers have historically relied.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Boolean probability basics

Seminar | January 22 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

With the introduction of free independence by D.V. Voiculescu, it became clear that in the framework of non-commutative probability there are other notions of independence different than that of (classical) independence. In 1997, R. Speicher defined a notion of universal product for which he showed that there are three types of independence. In the category of unital algebras the tensor and free...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: A polyhedron comparison theorem for 3-manifolds with positive scalar curvature

Seminar | January 22 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Chao Li, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

We establish a comparison theorem for polyhedra in 3-manifolds with nonnegative scalar curvature, answering affirmatively a dihedral rigidity conjecture by Gromov. For a large collection of polyhedra with interior non-negative scalar curvature and mean convex faces, we prove that the dihedral angles along its edges cannot be everywhere less or equal than those of the corresponding Euclidean...   More >

Shuttle Catalysis – a Conceptual Blueprint for Reversible Functional Group Transfer

Seminar | January 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Prof. Bill Morandi, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung

 College of Chemistry

Catalytic reversible reactions, such as alkene metathesis and transfer hydrogenation, have had an auspicious impact on the molecular sciences. This presentation will describe our efforts to develop related “shuttle catalysis” reactions for the functionalization and defunctionalization of organic compounds.1-5 These reactions avoid the use of toxic reagents (e.g. HCN, CO) through the reversible...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: The Brauer group of some algebraic stacks

Seminar | January 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Minseon Shin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss recent developments in the computation of Brauer groups of some algebraic stacks, namely the moduli stack of elliptic curves $\mathscr M_{1,1}$ and torsion $\mathbb G_m$-gerbes.

Seminar Format: The seminar consists of two 50-minute talks, a pre-talk (3:10-4:00) and an advanced talk (4:10-5:00), with a 10-minute break (4:00-4:10) between them. The advanced talk is a regular formal...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: No Meeting

Seminar | January 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Understanding rare events in models of statistical mechanics

Seminar | January 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Shirshendu Ganguly, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Statistical mechanics models are ubiquitous at the interface of probability theory, information
theory, and inference problems in high dimensions. In this talk, we will focus on
sparse networks, and polymer models on lattices. The study of rare behavior (large deviations)
is intimately related to the understanding of such models. In particular, we will
consider the rare events that a sparse...   More >

Panel Discussion Honoring San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Panel Discussion | January 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 105

 Erin Dineen, Berkeley Law

 Law, Boalt School of

The Bay Area and the Berkeley Law community lost one of its shining lights when Mayor Ed Lee passed away. Mayor Lee was a graduate of Berkeley Law (Class of 1978). His career was dedicated to public service and he made an enormous difference in so many people’s lives and in the Bay Area.

On Monday January 22nd, we will be holding a panel discussion about Ed Lee’s contributions and legacy. We...   More >

Understanding rare events in models of statistical mechanics

Seminar | January 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Shirshendu Ganguly, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Statistical mechanics models are ubiquitous at the interface of probability theory, information
theory, and inference problems in high dimensions. In this talk, we will focus on
sparse networks, and polymer models on lattices. The study of rare behavior (large deviations)
is intimately related to the understanding of such models. In particular, we will
consider the rare events that a sparse...   More >

Thematic Seminar: Numerical Methods: Machine Learning at Facebook

Seminar | January 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mark Tygert, Facebook

 Department of Mathematics

Machine intelligence for processing big data sets is big business. A mathematician's point of view has led to (1) effective large-scale principal component analysis and singular value decomposition, and (2) theoretical foundations for convolutional networks (convolutional networks underpin the recent revolution in artificial intelligence).

MENA After ISIS: A Talk by Richard Atwood

Lecture | January 22 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Richard Atwood

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

A talk by Richard Atwood on the Middle East and North Africa after ISIS.

Richard Atwood is multilateral affairs director and head of the New York office of International Crisis Group (ICG). He represents ICG at the United Nations, and his work focuses on engaging UN agencies and member states around issues related to transnational threats, peace operations, and political transitions. He...   More >

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 22 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and...   More >

LiveRamp Info-Session

Information Session | January 22 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

There is a special char, to working at a mid-sized, high-growth technology company: Quick and nimble like a startup, but the stability, process, and support of a public marketing data giant---it's the best of both worlds.

LiveRamp is in a distinct position as the leader of people-based marketing in a world with ever-growing amounts of unique data. Our product connects customer in-store...   More >

Visualizing the World: Storytelling with Images from the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | January 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Edward Wasserman, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley; Richard Koci Hernandez, Associate Professor for New Media, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley; Monica Lam, Producer, KQED Newsroom; Ken Light, Professor and curator of the Center for Photography, Graduate School of Journalism UC, Berkeley

 Arts + Design

While at the J-School, students have produced outstanding, award-winning documentaries, photography and innovative multi-media projects. These works cover every topic from public health, immigration, human rights, and politics with still and moving imagery from around the world, dramatic personal narratives and visual design of data. The works use 360 video, drone photography, animation and more....   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

Environmental Design Archives Exhibition: Hollywood and Vine

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.

Horizontals: Rusted

Exhibit - Photography | January 3 – February 1, 2018 every day |  Faculty Club

 Faculty Club

“Horizontals: Rusted." Sally Mack’s new abstract photos are the result of her year-long exploration of industrial rust at Mare Island shipyard near Vallejo CA. Initially intrigued by the scale of rusted materials, the details fascinated her. Horizontal bands of color changed with the light; vivid colors brought out in bright sunlight. Please stop by The Faculty Club to view the photos, they may...   More >

ARCH Exhibition: Americans on the Road (1950-1980)

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – February 2, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 108 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: JAN 17-FEB 2, MON-FRI 12-7pm. This exhibition investigates a period when Americans took to the road in record numbers, creating a culture of tourism and commerce and transforming space and time in unprecedented ways. Open to the public!

Plants Illustrated 2018: Celebrating Trees

Exhibit - Painting | January 9 – 25, 2018 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Celebrating Trees is an exhibition of botanical art works by members of the Northern CA Society of Botanical Artists. This exhibit will honor the beautiful trees around us, featuring interesting details of each season.

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 28, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery

 Bancroft Library

¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the...   More >