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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Melvin Calvin Lecture in Organic Chemistry: DNA-mediated Signaling

Seminar | February 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Jacqueline Barton, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech

 College of Chemistry

Many experiments have now shown that double helical DNA can serve as a conduit for efficient redox chemistry over long molecular distances. This chemistry is exquisitely sensitive to perturbations in the DNA base stack, such as arise with base mismatches, lesions, and protein binding. We have now been exploring how this chemistry may be used within the cell for long range signaling. Increasingly,...   More >

Developing new immunotherapeutics by exploiting structural insights with protein engineering

Seminar | February 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 K. Christopher Garcia, Stanford University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Innovative Genomics Institute Seminar Series: Not all spacers are equal: how guide RNA sequence identity shapes CRISPR-Cas immune response

Seminar | February 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Dipa Sashital
Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology | Iowa State University
"Not all spacers are equal: how guide RNA sequence identity shapes CRISPR-Cas immune response"
Energy Biosciences Building 115, Tuesday Feb 20th - 12pm to 1pm.
Lunch immediately after the seminar in the EBB lobby.

Rohingya Crisis Panel: Implications for Health and Human Rights

Seminar | February 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Li Ka Shing Center, 545 (Please arrive by 12:10pm @ 2nd floor elevators)

 Dr. Rohini Haar; Dr. Nazneen Uddin

 Center for Global Public Health, Human Rights Center, Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

Dr. Rohini Haar and Dr. Nazneen Uddin

Distributive politics for an urbanizing continent: A view from Ghana

Colloquium | February 20 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jeffrey Paller, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco Department of Politics

 Center for African Studies

Dominant social science approaches to distributive politics focus on elections and social characteristics. Yet these approaches often overlook the historical evolution of local contexts, as well as how certain residents and groups make meaning of specific goods and resources. This is particularly important in cities where land is scarce while property values rise, enabling politicians and leaders...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Tait colorings and instanton homology (continued)

Seminar | February 20 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue discussing Kronheimer-Mrowka's SO(3) instanton invariant of webs and foams.

Learning interactive agents

Seminar | February 20 | 1 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge

 He He, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will present my recent work addressing challenges in real-time language processing and collaborative dialogue.

Publish Digital Books and Open Educational Resources with Pressbooks

Workshop | February 20 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

 Maria Gould, Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian, Library

 Library

Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can license your materials for reuse however you desire. Learn why and how to use Pressbooks for publishing your original books or course materials. You'll leave the workshop with a project already under way!

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "The effect of early education on social preferences"

Seminar | February 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Anya Samek, University of Southern California

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237/281, Macro/International Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | February 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Martin Beraja, MIT

 Department of Economics

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): $L^p$ estimates on eigenfunctions for low regularity metrics

Seminar | February 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Albert Ai, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will consider $L^p$ estimates on eigenfunctions for elliptic operators on manifolds with low regularity (Lipschitz) metrics. To address the low regularity, we use a wave packet decomposition to reduce to estimates at a scale on which the Lipschitz coefficients can be approximated by $C^2$ coefficients. To obtain sharp results however, we also need to consider the possible energy overlap at an...   More >

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: 3rd year talks

Colloquium | February 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Paul Krueger, Graduate Student, Psychology Department, UC Berkeley; Maria Eckstein, Graduate Student, Psychology Department, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Toric degenerations from Tropical Geometry and Representation Theory

Seminar | February 20 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Lara Bossinger, University of Cologne

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will explain how toric degenerations arise from the tropicalization of a (projective) variety. In the context of varieties that are interesting from a representation theoretic point of view (e.g. Grassmannians or flag varieties) I will explain a construction of toric degenerations due to Fang, Fourier, and Littelmann called birational sequences. I will present many examples and...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Projective bundles and their Chow rings

Seminar | February 20 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Justin Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We give a gentle introduction to projective bundles, and explicitly describe their Chow rings (as we will see, this is closely related to the Chern classes as previously introduced). We will see how this allows us to describe Chow rings of interesting varieties, such as blowups along linear spaces.

Student Hosted Colloquium: Exploring spectral signatures of hydrogen bonding: Vibrational spectra of solvated ions

Seminar | February 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Anne McCoy, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

In this talk, I will discuss recent work in our group in which we made connections between proton transfer processes and hydrogen bonding and vibrational frequencies and intensities. Due to the large amplitude motions associated with proton transfer along a hydrogen bond, the vibrational spectra of these systems contain features that cannot be understood by the usual harmonic description of...   More >

Shifting Borders: Art, Politics and Ethics Today: A lecture by Jacques Rancière

Colloquium | February 20 | 5-7 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 Jacques Rancière, Saas-Fee & the University of Parris VIII: Vincennes—Saint-Denis

 Department of Rhetoric

Save the date! Jacques Rancière, Professor of Philosophy at the European Graduate School at Saas-Fee and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII: Vincennes—Saint-Denis, will be giving a public lecture entitled, "Shifting Borders: Art, Politics, and Ethics Today," on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 5:00pm.

With Martin Jay, Ehrman Professor Emeritus of European History at...   More >