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Friday, February 2, 2018

SERC DeCal Fellowship Deadline

Deadline | February 2 |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

The SERC Decal Fellowship awards $200 budgets to DeCals covering topics of sustainability and environmentalism. Four DeCals will be selected for the fellowship. To learn more and apply visit: https://serc.berkeley.edu/decal-fellowship-program/

United Against White Supremacy Symposium

Conference/Symposium | February 2 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium: Room 175

 Richard Rothstein, Author of The Color of Law; Professor Ian Haney-López, Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at Berkeley; Eva Patterson, President/Co-Founder, Equal Justice Society

 ACLU of Northern California, East Bay Community Law Center, Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society, UC Berkeley Center for Race & Gender, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, California Law Review

Racism has been the blueprint and the foundation of the United States since its inception. This symposium is being convened in order to discuss ways to dismantle racism and white supremacy in a series of four panels: Gentrification, Immigration, Incarceration, and Affirmative Action.

Social Science and Humanities Proposal Writing Workshop for SURF Fellowship

Workshop | February 2 | 9:30-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Jeff Vance Martin, SURF Advisor

 Office of Undergraduate Research

In this workshop, undergraduates will receive detailed guidance on how to construct a research proposal in social science and humanities disciplines for the SURF Fellowship.

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | February 2 | 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

“Why The Mind Evolved: The Evolution Of Navigation”: Psychology 229A

Colloquium | February 2 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Lucia Jacobs, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Novel Demonstration of Decentralized Direct Potable Water Reuse: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | February 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Andrea Corral, Carollo Engineers, Inc

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | February 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Library


A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Semiconductor Thin-Film Transfer Technology has Finally Arrived

Seminar | February 2 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Eli Yablonovitch, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Dept., University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

For years, lattice mismatched hetero-epitaxy has been regarded as the correct approach for heterogeneous integration, but the mismatch led to material quality problems. At around the same time a competing approach, thin-film epitaxial layer transfer began to be developed, but the handling of free-standing thin films was a primitive art. Over the period of decades the discipline of processing...   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Introduction to Coxeter Groups

Seminar | February 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Katrina Biele, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Modulating Electron Beams in Space and Time to Probe for Genuine Structures and Function at the Atomic Scale: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location

 Dr. Christian Kisielowski, LBNL / Molecular Foundry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

In high resolution electron microscopy objects are actively altered by the intense electron irradiation that is necessary to reach single atom sensitivity. In these circumstances a control of beam-sample interactions is no longer a commodity but a necessity. Therefore, it is of outstanding interest to develop new tools and concepts that strive for a stricter control of the probing electron beam...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviation Principle for Stochastic Growth Models II

Seminar | February 2 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Composition Colloquium: Anna Clyne

Colloquium | February 2 | 3 p.m. | 135 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

After studying piano and composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, Raphael Cendo studied composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (2000-2003), from which he graduated in composition, analysis and orchestration. He then joined the composing and computer music class of IRCAM (2003-2006). During his training, he was taught by Allain Gaussin, Brian Ferneyhough, Fausto...   More >

MENA Salon: War Comes to Afrin

Workshop | February 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

In this week's MENA Salon, we will discuss the events leading to the recent military operation in Afrin, the international community's reaction, and its likely consequences for individuals on the ground in Syria.

Issues and Opportunities Facing the School of Information

Seminar | February 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 AnnaLee Saxenian

 Information, School of

Dean Saxenian will comment on some of the challenges and opportunities facing the campus and the School.

Supercharging Future Mobility: Tailoring Charge Transport for Highly Efficient Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Seminar | February 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Xiangfeng Duan, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA

 College of Chemistry

Supercapacitors, batteries and fuel cells represent three distinct electrochemical energy conversion devices of increasing importance for applications in mobile electronics, electric vehicles, and renewable energy industry. A common feature of these devices involves coupled ion transport (and storage) and electron transport in active electrode materials.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | February 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Hochschild and cyclic homology for log schemes

Seminar | February 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Martin Olsson, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will discuss recent work on developing a theory of Hochschild and Cyclic homology for log schemes, extending the definitions for ordinary schemes.

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Multivalued harmonic functions

Seminar | February 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Brian Krummel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Dirichlet energy minimizing multivalued functions were introduced by Almgren in his proof that the singular set of an n-dimensional area minimizing submanifold has Hausdorff dimension at most n-2. Such functions play a crucial role in the study of area minimizing submanifolds at branch point singularities, at which at least one tangent cone is a plane with integer multiplicity > 1. We will...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium Pierpaolo Polzonetti (UC Davis): Something Tastes Funny: A Gastromusicological Approach to Comic Opera

Colloquium | February 2 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Pierpaolo Polzonetti specializes on opera and eighteenth-century music and culture. His research work has been funded by the Earhart Foundation, the American Council for Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

His book, Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2011), is a study of representations of America in Eighteenth-century...   More >