Friday, February 9, 2018
Colloquium | February 9 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | UCSF Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium
600 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity, UCSF; Ashish Jha MD, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, and Senior Associate Dean at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University
Public Health, School of, UCSF and University of Washington
Join us for a day of engaging presentations and thought-provoking conversations about the economics of health in vulnerable populations, at home and abroad.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Enhanced Fiber-Based Frame Model for Simulating Cyclic Degradation of Reinforced Concrete Beam-columns
Seminar | February 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall
Robust nonlinear structural analysis is fundamental to estimate seismic demands on structures and accurately assess their seismic performance. Structural simulations employing frame-element models face numerical challenges that preclude rigorous prediction of softening or response degradation of structural members.
Colloquium | February 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Rachit Dubey, UC Berkeley
Even in absence of external rewards, babies and scientists explore the world around them. For this reason, curiosity has long been recognized as a hallmark of human exploration and the essence of science. Despite its importance, we lack even the most basic understanding of the basis, mechanisms, and purpose of curiosity. In this talk, I will provide a brief overview of some of my projects which... More >
Seminar | February 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Barbara Pertold-Gebicka; Filip Pertold
Where does our wastewater go, and why? -- Navigating California's wastewater disposal and reuse regulations: Environmental Engineering Seminar
Seminar | February 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Dr. Mary Cousins, Woodard & Curran, Inc.
Workshop | February 9 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.
Seminar | February 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Chris Miller, UC Berkeley
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Atomically precise graphene nanoribbons for logic devices
Seminar | February 9 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room
Juan Pablo Llinás, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Dept., University of California, Berkeley
It is now possible to grow graphene nanoribbons with atomically precision by employing on-surface organic synthesis techniques. Bottom-up synthesized graphene nanoribbons have promising electronic properties for high performance field effect transistors (FETs) and ultra-low power devices such as tunneling FETs. However, the short length and wide band gap of GNRs have prevented the fabrication of... More >
Conference/Symposium | February 9 | 1:30-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Peter Bagrov, FIAF, Moscow; Evgenii Bershtein, Reed College; Anne Nesbet, UC Berkeley
John MacKay, Yale University; Joan Neuberger, University of Texas, Austin; David Stirk, Princeton University
A panel of visiting scholars from across the countryall experts in the field of early Russian and Soviet cinemajoins Moscow-based scholar and archivist Peter Bagrov for a series of presentations and a program of rare shorts and excerpts from feature films held in the BAMPFA Soviet Cinema Collection.
$15 General Admission, $11 BAMPFA members, $12 UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under, FREE UC Berkeley students
Hierarchical Nanoscale Assemblies for the Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 by H2O: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | February 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location
Dr. Heinz Frei, LBNL / Molecular Biophysics and Bioimaging
Closing of the photosynthetic cycle of water oxidation and carbon dioxide reduction on the shortest possible length scale the nanoscale offers the advantage of minimizing efficiency degrading ion transport processes and of chemical side reactions.
Square inch sized arrays of cobalt oxide-silica core-shell nanotubes offer a design for scalable artificial photosystems in which the cycle of... More >
Seminar | February 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
Seminar | February 9 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 959 Evans Hall
Frédéric Latrémolière, University of Denver
We discuss some of our recent results concerning the actions of groups on limits of quantum compact metric spaces for the Gromov-Hausdorff propinquity. The central observation is that group actions carry to the limit, in a controlled manner, and ergodicity is preserved as well. These results open new directions for applications of metric methods in noncommutative geometry.
Workshop | February 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Why is the Trump administration cutting funding to UNRWA now? What effects will the shortfall have on Palestine, Israel, and the broader Middle East? What is UNRWAs mandate and what is its role today? In this weeks MENA Salon we will consider these questions and other queries pertinent to the UN agency and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Seminar | February 9 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Looking for and gathering information is usually viewed as a primarily cognitive process. But information is absorbed and processed through the body as well. A fuller understanding of human interaction with information requires the integration of a sense of physical embodiment as well. The study of embodiment has infused anthropology, psychology, and biology in recent years. In the paper,... More >
Design and Selection of Metalloenzymes and their Applications as Biocatalysts in Alternative Energies and as Biosensors in Environmental Monitoring, Medical Diagnostics and Imaging
Seminar | February 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Metalloenzymes play important roles in numerous biological processes. Designing metalloenzymes is an
ultimate test of our knowledge about metalloenzymes and can result in new biocatalysts for practical
applications such as in alternatives energies. We have been focusing ways to design heteronuclear
metalloenzymes involved in multiple electron redox processes, such as heme-copper oxidase,... More >
Colloquium | February 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Cynthia Brokaw, History, Brown University
Michael Nylan, History, UC Berkeley
The commercial publishing boom of the late Ming was largely a regional phenomenon, as most businesses of any size were confined to the cities of Jiangnan and Jianyang (in northern Fujian). By the eighteenth century, however, the geography of commercial publishing had changed, as more and more entrepreneurs, responding to a rising demand for texts, founded important publishing operations in the... More >
Seminar | February 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Brian Krummel, UC Berkeley
More on how multivalued harmonic functions arise in regularity theory for minimal surfaces and on the basic theory of multivalued Dirichlet energy minimizing functions.
Workshop | February 9 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bring a garment to draw on and use our fabric-marker stash to explore the expressive potential of your style. Creative Growth Art Center will inspire us with a selection of fashion and textile artworks from their annual runway event, and the womxn-of-color DJ collective Chulita Vinyl Club will keep us moving and marking with an all-vinyl DJ set.
Chulita Vinyl Club was launched in December 2014... More >