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Friday, March 2, 2018

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium | March 2 – 4, 2018 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University, BCA Center for Buddhist Education, Institute of Buddhist Studies

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   More >

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | March 2 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry Seminar: Wall-crossing formulae for LG potentials

Seminar | March 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Dmitry Tonkonog, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss an "umbrella" wall-crossing theorem for Landau-Ginzburg potentials of monotone Lagrangian submanifolds. I will try to cover two proof methods (using the relative Fukaya category and the Borman-Sheridan class) and/or some applications. Most of the material is joint work with James Pascaleff.

Determinants and Consequences of the Need for Explanation

Colloquium | March 2 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Emily Liquin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

30 minute research talk by graduate student

WEBINAR: Planning Ahead: F-1 Employment Authorization for Off-Campus Internships

Workshop | March 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Understand how F-1 students can apply for off-campus work authorization for internships and employment related to their major field of study.

Attendees are expected to have watched the F-1 Guide to CPT Video here before attending the webinar: http://internationaloffice.berkeley.edu/students/current/f-1/curricular_practical_training

Please come prepared with your questions.

Consequences of Groundwater Sustainability in California: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Jeff Mount, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

“Engineering Biology to Make Novel Medicines”

Seminar | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 César de la Fuente-Nunez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Proteins perform the cellular tasks required for life. The great variety of their biological activity is due in part to their vast combinatorial space: 20n, n being the number of amino acids present in any given peptide chain and 20 being the number of natural amino acid monomer building blocks. Yet we do not have the tools to properly engineer these diverse molecules. One approach is to start...   More >

Labor Lunch Seminar: Measuring the Impacts of Teacher and School Quality on Crime

Seminar | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jon Schellenberg, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: The geometry of Coxeter groups

Seminar | March 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Nic Brody, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

There are many exciting areas of research in the combinatorial properties of Coxeter groups, but that's not what this talk is about. I will review some fundamental concepts of geometric group theory, and sketch the proofs that Coxeter groups are CAT(0) and cubulated. I will describe "alternative" that the class of Coxeter groups satisfy: a Coxeter group either contains a surface subgroup or has a...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Emerging Cell Architectures in Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics

Seminar | March 2 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 James Bullock, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In the last 5 years the crystalline silicon photovoltaic research community has produced a number of significant breakthroughs, including a string of new efficiency records and a broadening in device architectural diversity. This talk focuses on recent innovations from the Javey group which have contributed towards this trend, including the development of Dopant-free Asymmetric Heterocontact...   More >

Archaeology Agencies Panel Workshop: Archaeological careers with government agencies and utilities

Workshop | March 2 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

A public round table discussion of how governmental and agency
businesses engage with archaeology and archaeologists.

Currents and Phases in Quantum Rings: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Prof. Kathryn Moler, Stanford University, Physics & Applied Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Emergent phenomena in quantum systems often exhibit magnetic signatures. In this talk, I will describe how to use the current in a ring to access fundamental and topological properties of quantum states of charge-carrying particles.

Applying a magnetic flux through a ring creates a phase gradient, in response to which a current flows, creating magnetic fields that we measure with a scanning...   More >

Publishing chemistry and materials research in Nature: an editor’s perspective

Seminar | March 2 | 2-3 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library room 100D

 Claire Hansell, Nature

 College of Chemistry

The time between manuscript submission and the binary outcomes of acceptance or rejection can often seem like a black box of intrigue, witchcraft, denial, confusion and much more. However, that is not the intended external face of peer review, and editors make judgements on what is best for any given manuscript every day based on just a few rational principles. Claire Hansell is a senior editor...   More >

MENA Salon: Press "Freedom" as Diplomacy: Turkish-German Relations

Workshop | March 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On February 16, a court in Istanbul ordered the release of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel after 366 days of pre-trial detention. Yücel’s release, following months of lobbying by the German government, marks rare good news for jailed journalists in Turkey, which is now ranked the world’s worst jailer of journalists, with around 160 held in detention according to the Turkish Journalists’...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Du Yun

Colloquium | March 2 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Du Yun (traditional Chinese: 杜韻, simplified Chinese: 杜韵, born June 18, 1977) is a Chinese born international composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and performance artist. She won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Music for her opera Angel's Bone.

Du Yun was born in Shanghai, China. She began studying piano at the age of four, attending the primary school Shanghai...   More >

Three Progress Reports

Seminar | March 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Anushah Hossain, Ankeet Shankar, and Michael Buckland

 Information, School of

Progress reports on three projects, presented by Anushah Hossein, Ankeet Shankar, and Michael Buckland.

Who are the humans kept out by CAPTCHAs?
Anushah Hossain
Are web services provided by global companies equally accessible to internet users across the world? Anecdotal evidence suggests that there are significant barriers to viewing and using websites in developing regions....   More >

BASF Seminar in the Chemical Sciences: Carbon Based Nanosciences

Seminar | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Hongjie Dai, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

This talk will review our work on nanosciences based on carbon. I will first briefly review our earlier work of carbon nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoribbons, and then focus on fluorescence imaging in the previously unexplored 1000-1700 nm NIR-II window to benefit from greatly suppressed photon scattering at long wavelengths. We show that NIR-II imaging is novel with up...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Monotonicity formulas for elliptic and parabolic PDE 2

Seminar | March 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | March 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Speaker: Shion An Lim (Susan Marqusee lab)

Investigating the evolution of protein biophysical properties by ancestral sequence reconstruction

Abstract
How do properties of proteins evolve over time? The biophysical properties of proteins affect a protein's biological function and fitness and are encoded by their amino acid sequence. Therefore, we can imagine that these properties will...   More >