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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Planar Sobolev extension domains

Seminar | February 22 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Yi Zhang, University of Bonn

 Department of Mathematics

A domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb R^2$ is called a $W^{1,\,p}$-extension domain if it admits an extension operator $E\colon W^{1,\,p}(\Omega ) \to W^{1,\,p}(\mathbb R^2)$ with controlled norm. A full geometric characterization of these domains for $p=2$ was given around 1980. The case $p >2$ was finally solved by P. Shvartsman in 2010. We discuss the remaining cases, and give some new...   More >

Botanical Illustration: Trees with Catherine Watters

Workshop | February 22 – 23, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Note change in time

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on trees and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Supreet Kaur, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

2018 ESPM Seminar Series - David Lewis

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

David Lewis, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University - "The intersection . between climate adaptation, mitigation and natural resources: An empirical analysis of forest management"

Coffee will be served at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall

This event is open to the public.

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | February 22 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

KEYS Track 2d- Communicating Goals and Expectations

Course | February 22 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Kathy Mendonca

 Human Resources

Participants will learn how goals and performance standards fit into the performance management cycle and the performance evaluation process, understand the differences and similarities between setting goals and establishing performance standards, write goals and performance standards using SMART criteria, and align individual goals with department and organizational goals. This workshop...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Solving the “curse of dimensionality” problem in multi-asset-class risk models

Seminar | February 22 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Jose Menchero, Bloomberg

 Center for Risk Management Research

Estimating a robust risk model risk for a portfolio that spans multiple asset classes is a challenging task due to the “curse of dimensionality” (i.e., the problem of estimating too many relationships from too few observations). While the sample covariance matrix is easily computed, it is susceptible to capturing spurious relationships that make it unsuitable for portfolio construction purposes....   More >

IB Seminar: Sensorimotor control of balance: from flamingos to dancers

Seminar | February 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Lena Ting, Emory University

 Department of Integrative Biology

From Dada to Dystopia: A Brief Genealogy of Caribbean Engagement with the Non-Canonical

Workshop | February 22 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 4125A Dwinelle Hall

 Corine Labridy-Stofle, Francophone Studies Working Group

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Preliminary considerations for an intervention at an ACLA panel titled “Monsters, Gumshoes, and Problematic Faves: Race and Genre Fiction in a Global Age.”

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.

Fast and slow learning from reviews: on the analysis and design of rating systems

Seminar | February 22 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium; 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Ali Makhdoumi, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The amount of goods and services transacted on online platforms is set to grow several folds over the next decade. These platforms face several critical challenges in creating a seamless interaction between diverse sellers and service providers. In this talk, we investigate these issues theoretically.

Bio-Tech Connect: Networking with industry

Career Fair | February 22 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Stanley Hall, Atrium

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The top talent of UC Berkeley and local biotech employers at the largest biomedical industry event on campus.

Meet representatives from local biotech companies, large and small! All majors and levels welcome - early undergrad to PhD. Not a career fair - some will be hiring, some just want to meet you. Bring your resume if you're job searching and meet some awesome companies.

  RSVP online

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group Speaker Series: Child Marriage in Development and Humanitarian Settings: Findings from the Human Rights Center

Seminar | February 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Julie Freccero, Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative, Health and Human Rights Program at the Human Rights Center, Berkeley School of Law; Audrey Whiting, Researcher and Fellowship Coordinator, Health and Human Rights Program at the Human Rights Center, Berkeley School of Law

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Julie Freccero and Audrey Whiting of the Health and Human Rights Program at the Human Rights Center, Berkeley School of Law will present findings from a recently completed desk review conducted in partnership with Save the Children UK to inform future programming, research and advocacy aimed at preventing and responding to child, early and forced marriage in development and humanitarian settings....   More >

  RSVP by emailing i4Y@berkeley.edu

Dr. Aaron McKenna, Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington: Resolving whole organism cell fate with CRISPR/Cas9

Seminar | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium 306

 Center for Computational Biology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Abstract: Multicellular organisms develop by way of a lineage tree, a series of cell divisions that give rise to cell types, tissues, and organs. However, our knowledge of the cell lineage and its determinants remains extremely fragmentary for nearly all species. This includes all vertebrates and arthropods such as Drosophila, wherein cell lineage varies between individuals; embryos and organs.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: p-adic algebraic K-theory and topological cyclic homology

Colloquium | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Akhil Mathew, University of Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

Algebraic K-theory is a basic invariant of rings connected to deep phenomena in arithmetic, geometry, and topology. When one works with the p-adic K-theory of p-adic rings, the theory of trace maps and the apparatus of topological cyclic homology (TC) is often a highly effective approximation used in many computations. The theory TC, while more conceptually involved than K-theory, is often easier...   More >

An Evening of Korean Poetry

Conference/Symposium | February 22 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley City Club

 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Sae-young Oh, poet

 Jae Moo Lee, poet; Keutbyul Jeong, Ewha Womans University; David McCann, Harvard University

 Youngmin Kwon, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Literature Translation Institute of Korea

Please join us for an evening of Korean poetry with Oh Sae-young, Lee Jae Moo, and Jeong Keutbyul. Also joining us will be Professors David McCann (Harvard University) and Youngmin Kwon (UC Berkeley).

Video as Evidence: what can a civilian do?

Panel Discussion | February 22 | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100

 Kelly Matheson, Senior Attorney and Program Manager, WITNESS; Alexa Koenig, Executive Director, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law; Felim McMahon, Technology and Human Rights Director, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law

 Human Rights Center, ASUC

How can we better use the devices we have on hand to document
abuses of power, human rights violations, and potential war crimes? WITNESS’s Kelly Matheson, filmmaker and human rights attorney, joins the Human Rights Center's Alexa Koenig and Felim McMahon to discuss how to safely and effectively use video as evidence.

  RSVP online

BERC Innovation Expo: Research Poster Exposition and Reception

Conference/Symposium | February 22 | 7-9 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Moore Lobby

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

Innovation Expo features the best energy-related research from UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students. Judges will award prizes totalling $2,500.

$20 2-Day Student Ticket [Post-docs eligible]

  Register online or or by emailing energy_summit@berc.berkeley.edu