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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | February 28 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

For Better or Worse, Richer or Poorer: The Future of Tech for Good: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Brandie Nonnecke, Research & Development Manager, CITRIS

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Dr. Nonnecke will share examples of how tech--from AI and digital identity systems to social media platforms--can be applied to change our world for good, but also provides caution on how tech must be designed and applied in ways that are inclusive, fair and just.

How Exceptional is Judicial Review in Canada? Past, Present and Future

Colloquium | February 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Han-Ru Zhou, Université de Montréal Faculty of Law

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law

In the vast majority of legal systems, judicial review has become the principal mechanism through which most constitutional debates are eventually settled or at least receive some form of resolution. However, the terms of our national constitutions seldom provide for how the courts are to scrutinize the laws challenged before them. In Canada, the modern practice of judicial review is the result...   More >

On the Quantity and Quality of Girls: New Evidence on Abortion, Fertility, and Parental Investments: S. Anukriti, Boston College

Colloquium | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 S. Ankruti, Professor, Department of Economics, Boston College

 Population Science, Department of Demography

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.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Kevin Rowe: Conserve the Collector: Natural history collections and historical change

Seminar | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Kevin Rowe (MVZ/IB Faculty Candidate)

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

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 >

You take my breath away: How healthy guts exclude oxygen

Seminar | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Mariana Byndloss**, University of California, Davis

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

“Understanding and Programming Multicellular Patterning from the Bottom Up”

Seminar | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Pulin Li, California Institute of Technology

 Bioengineering (BioE)

How genes, operating in individual cells, generate coordinated multicellular behavior is a fundamental question in biology. In every cell, a set of genes ('genetic circuits') interact with one another to control specific cellular functions, and combinations of these functional modules create population-level behavior, ranging from biological patterns to physiological rhythms. Applying a bottom-up...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Harnessing plant immune receptors for resistance to wheat stem rust"

Seminar | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Peter Dodds

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr Dodds' focus is on fungal rust diseases, which constitute one of the most significant threats to cereal crops worldwide. The recent emergence of the highly virulent wheat stem rust strain Ug99 is of particular concern to world food security.
Dr Dodds' research has used the pathogenic interaction between flax and the flax rust fungus as a model for understanding the basis of rust disease as...   More >

Creating a Successful Co-Parenting Relationship (BEUHS361

Workshop | February 28 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Marlies Rosmark, MFT

 Work/Life Program

This workshop is intended to help adults develop and utilize the skills needed to cooperatively parent their children following separation and divorce. Using a combination of discussion, role play and small group exercises we will explore children’s perspectives and experiences of divorce and identify different co-parenting styles, the skills needed to be better single parents and what parents...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Univalent functions, surfaces in hyperbolic space and Schwarzian derivatives

Seminar | February 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ken Bromberg, University of Utah

 Department of Mathematics

An elegant construction of C. Epstein associates a surface in hyperbolic space to a univalent (injective, holomorphic) function. One can use this Epstein surface to derive properties of the univalent function and conversely use properties of the univalent function to study surfaces in hyperbolic space. The key tool to translate between them is the Schwarzian derivative. We will define both the...   More >

Workshop for Undergraduates on Preparing Human Subjects Research eProtocol Application

Workshop | February 28 | 2-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop is for UC Berkeley undergraduates who are carrying out a research project that may involve human subjects and, therefore, may require you to submit an application for approval from the campus' Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. Staff from OPHS will lead this workshop. To begin to familiarize yourself with the issues and processes please see this website:...   More >

Markovian Solutions to Scalar Conservation Law

Seminar | February 28 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, U C Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

According to a classical result of Bertoin (1998), if the initial data for Burgers equation is a Levy Process with no positive jump, then the same is true at later times and there is an explicit equation for the evolution of the associated Levy measures. In 2010, Menon and Srinivasan published a conjecture for the statistical structure of solutions to scalar conservation laws with certain Markov...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Bounds on renormalized volume and the volume of the convex core

Seminar | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Ken Bromberg, University of Utah

 Department of Mathematics

A conformally compact hyperbolic 3-manifold will have infinite volume (at least if the conformal boundary is non-empty). Krasnov and Schlenker defined a renormalized volume (motivated by work of Graham and Witten on conformally compact Einstein manifolds) that assigns a finite volume to such manifolds. This defines a function on the space of all conformally compact hyperbolic 3-manifolds. We will...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Integrated computational materials engineering

Seminar | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Karel Matous, University of Notre Dame

 Department of Mathematics

With concentrated efforts from the material science community to develop new multi- functional materials using unique processing conditions, the need for modeling tools that accurately describe the physical phenomena at each length scale has only further been emphasized. For example, additive manufacturing and shock synthesis lead to unique material morphologies that need to be understood for...   More >

Algorithmic Regularization in Over-parameterized Matrix Recovery and Neural Networks with Quadratic Activations

Seminar | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Tengyu Ma, Facebook AI Research

 Department of Statistics

Over-parameterized models are widely and successfully used in deep learning, but their workings are far from understood. In many practical scenarios, the learned model generalizes to the test data, even though the hypothesis class contains a model that completely overfits the training data and no regularization is applied.

In this talk, we will show that such phenomenon occurs in...   More >

Opening UC History and Success to the World: Book Discussion with Jud King

Presentation | February 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Judson King, Former Provost (Berkeley, UC), Former Director CSHE, Center for Studies in Higher Education

 Carol T. Christ; Jeff Mackie-Mason


In his new book, The University of California: Creating, Nurturing, and Maintaining Academic Quality in a Public University Setting, Judson King, former Berkeley and University of California Provost, explores the most important factors for this academic success, and what makes UC tick.

  RSVP online or or by emailing schol-comm@berkeley.edu by February 26.

Judson King

How to Read a Film: In the Year of the Pig

Workshop | February 28 | 6:20-9:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


In many ways, film (or TV or video) is the first language of information acquisition for students. Do you help students critically view film in your classroom, just as you would help them read critically or analyze data? Would you like to learn more about how to analyze and discuss film?

ORIAS is seeking teachers to participate in a short pilot workshop about critical film viewing. You will...   More >

 This event is for k-14 teachers.


  Registration opens January 31. Register online by February 28.