Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Course | February 7 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall
This course will explore the importance of creating inclusive work environments and effective teams. We will examine the principles of equity and inclusion, emotional intelligence, and multi-generational workforce issues. The class will finish with an Interactive Theater presentation and participatory discussion. By applying these principles and treating people with fairness and respect,... More >
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Seismic Performance Evaluation and Retrofit of Vulnerable Concentrically Braced Frames
Seminar | February 7 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall
Concentrically braced frames built prior to the codification of capacity-based and other ductile design provisions constitute a substantial proportion of steel building infrastructure on the West Coast of the US. These buildings, built prior to about 1990, utilize a wide variety of connection and system configurations with deficiencies expected to lead to significant damage.
Workshop | February 7 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall
Haven Bourque, Founder, HavenBMedia
Session 3: Engaging with the Media
Training on practical tools for researchers and policy experts to effectively engage with the media. Topics include establishing connections with key reporters and becoming a trusted source for specific beats and issues.
Featuring: Haven Bourque, HavenBMedia
Free. RSVP online
Can Subsidized Early Child Care Promote Womens Employment? Evidence from a Slum Settlement in Africa: Shelley Clark, McGill University/Stanford
Colloquium | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Shelley Clark, Professor, McGill University; 2017-18 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
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.
CANCELLED Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "RNA structure encodes specificity in intracellular phase transitions"
Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Amy Gladfelter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Gladfelter lab is interested in how cells are organized in time and space. We study how cytoplasm is spatially patterned and how cells sense their own shape. We also investigate how timing in the cell division cycle can be highly variable yet still accurate.
Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Gabriel Rocklin, University of Washington
Computationally designed miniproteins (~40 amino acids in length) have exciting potential as therapeutics and are also ideal model systems for studying protein biophysics. We recently introduced massively parallel methods for designing, expressing, and experimentally testing tens of thousands of entirely new proteins, leading to an avalanche of new protein structures. Assaying these "de novo"... More >
Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Conference/Symposium | February 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
As part or the new Renaissance and Early Modern Studies series "Why Read" our guests will share their perspectives on why it is that "Don Quijote" (1605-1615) continues to be a work that everyone should read, perhaps especially now. More >
Workshop | February 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Jonathan Rousell, PsyD, Employee Assistance, Be well at Work - Employee Assistance
Over the last 25 years, we have simultaneously witnessed and participated in an unprecedented set of sociocultural changes due to the development, marketing, and expansion of technological devices, social media platforms, and software applications. These "advancements" in digital communications technology have altered the landscapes of our lives and changed the way we relate to ourselves, others,... More >
Panel Discussion | February 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room
Its time to reimagine the way we eat from the ground up.
Each day, we see more irrefutable evidence that our global food system is broken. Soils erode, fisheries collapse, forests shrink, heart diseases rise. Studies show a new way of organic and regenerative farming is necessary to meet the challenges of the future. But what about a new way of eating? Can the principles of regenerative... More >
Workshop | February 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
In this workshop, undergraduates will receive detailed guidance on how to construct a research proposal in the STEM disciplines for the SURF Fellowship.
Seminar | February 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Kei Irie, Kyoto
I will explain the following result, which was proved in a paper by Marques-Neves-speaker: on a closed manifold of dimension $3 \le d \le 7$ with a $C^\infty $-generic Riemannian metric, the union of closed, embedded minimal hypersurfaces is dense.
The key ingredient of the proof is an asymptotic formula (Weyl law) of the volume spectrum, which was conjectured by Gromov and proved by... More >
Colloquium | February 7 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Jennifer Richeson, Professor, Yale University
Ongoing and projected demographic shifts in the racial composition of the United States have been heralded as necessitating, if not promoting, positive change in the racial dynamics of the nation. Although change in response to this growing diversity is likely, its direction and scope are less clear. In this talk, I will present emerging social-scientific research on the psychological, social,... More >
Seminar | February 7 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Lea Popovic, Concordia University
For a number of processes in biology the appropriate stochastic modelling is done in
terms of multi-scale Markov processes with fully dependent slow and fast fluctuating variables.
The most common examples of such multi-scale processes are deterministic evolutions, jump-diffusions,
and state dependent Markov chains. The law of large numbers limit, central limit theorem,
and the corresponding... More >
i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group Speaker Series: Harnessing the power of social norms for improving global health. A case study from West Africa
Seminar | February 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 401 University Hall
Ben Cislaghi, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Harnessing the power of social norms for improving global health. A case study from West Africa.
Social norms are the unwritten rules in a group or society. They facilitate human interaction by clarifying what behaviour people can expect from others. They range from simple rules of etiquette (shake hands when you meet someone) to fundamental family or social duties (get married, find a... More >
Colloquium | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Dieter Fox, University of Washington
The predominant approach to perception, control, and planning in robotics is to design approximate models of the physics underlying a robot, its sensors, and its interactions with the environment. These model-based techniques often capture properties such as the propagation of light and sound, or the mass, momentum, shape, and surface friction of objects, and use these to generate controls that... More >
Seminar | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Swupnil Sahai, Tesla; Andrej Karpathy, Tesla
From estimating the time to failure of battery modules for Reliability Engineering to predicting lane lines from images for Autopilot, statistics plays a vital role in building all of Teslas products. In this talk, we present the ways in which Tesla is changing the future of sustainable energy and discuss how statisticians will help us get there.
Colloquium | February 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
George Breslauer, Professor of the Graduate School, The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley
The current hostility in US-Russian relations goes back to the aftermath of the collapse of the USSR and the formal end of the Cold War. US International behavior in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa progressively alienated Russian leaders, leading, under Putin, to sharp reactions. In response to those reactions, US leaders of both parties came to demonize Russia and Putin and to up the... More >
Workshop | February 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)
Dr. Sarah Lappas, ACES Culture and Activism Fellow
This event brings together UC Berkeley faculty, and students in a guided dialogue unpacking the tensions, frustrations, opportunities and possibilities of contentious discourse in the classroom.
Seminar | February 7 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall
Terry Johnson, UCB Dept. of Bioengineering
Academic communication is not unique in its reliance on narrative to convey information and gather interest. Unfortunately, the narratives that we routinely construct can encourage unrealistic expectations in participants new to our disciplines. We'll discuss the typical narratives academics engage in, compare how they are interpreted differently by different audiences, and consider the best (and... More >
Presentation | February 7 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Restaurant Valparaiso
1403 Solano Ave , Albany, CA 94706
Danielle Jorgens, Director, Electron Microscope Laboratory; Restaurant Valparaiso
A revolution is occurring in biology due to new technologies in the world of electron microscopy. In addition to the monumental advances in the Cryo-EM, which garnered the Nobel Prize last year, a new wave of 3-dimensional imaging is taking over the rest of the electron microscopy field. With these advanced 3D electron microscopes, cells and tissues are being visualized at new depths and... More >