Friday, January 26, 2018
Deadline | January 26 | 102 Sproul Hall
SERC Membership was piloted in Fall 2016, with the goal of providing individual students the opportunity to help build a collaborative, inclusive student community around sustainability. We aim to preserve institutional memory around environmental projects, build a more cohesive community, and get new students plugged in to existing events. Members will receive various membership benefits,... More >
Workshop | January 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101 Bioscience & Natural Resources Library
Susan Koskinen, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library; Elliott Smith, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library; Becky Miller, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library
Drop-in for an orientation to web resources and a tour of the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library.
Workshop | January 26 | 1-2 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 26 | 1-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Richard Reeves, Brookings Institute
We know about the ultra-rich. The billionnaire class. But author
Richard Reeves writes its the upper middle class that matters most.
The top twenty percent of earners are getting better and better at
passing wealth on to their children. Through zoning laws, career
networking, college admissions, and more, they hoard the American
dream for themselves - at the expense of everyone else.... More >
Conference/Symposium | January 26 | 1-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
At this inaugural symposium, history graduate students will deliver 15-20 minute presentations on aspects of their current research, spanning several geographical and chronological fields. A brief Q&A session will follow each presentation.
Workshop | January 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
With the Syrian conflict entering its seventh year, Syrians and international actors are beginning to embark upon the immense task of rebuilding portions of the country. Will states opposing the Assad regime partake in rebuilding civilian infrastructure? Will funding for reconstruction be conditioned on political reform? What role will multilateral organizations play in this process?
Seminar | January 26 | 4 p.m. | 4193 Etcheverry Hall
Hoda Bidkhori, UC Berkeley IEOR
Abstract: Process flexibility has been widely applied in many industries as a competitive strategy to improve responsiveness to demand uncertainty. The first part of the talk addresses the problem of managing process flexibility in a fairly general manufacturing system. In our model, each plant might have a different cost for adding flexibility or extra capacity. We model this problem as an... More >
Seminar | January 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The enzyme nitrogenase reduces atmospheric N2 using an unusual iron-sulfur cluster, the FeMoco, which has an unprecedented carbide-centered structure. In an effort to understand the fundamental behavior of iron sites like these that are coordinated by sulfur and carbon, we have synthesized coordination compounds with these biologically relevant donors and studied their structures, spectroscopy,... More >