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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | March 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

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The Poetics and Politics of Transnational Queer Feminist of Color Film: a dialogue between globally renowned filmmaker Pratibha Parmar and Berkeley Professor Paola Bacchetta

Colloquium | March 21 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Pratibha Parmar, Associate Professor in Film, California College of the Arts

 Paola Bacchetta, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Vice Chair for Pedagogy, UC Berkeley

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender

This event consists of a dialogue between globally renowned film-maker Pratibha Parmar and Berkeley Professor Paola Bacchetta, about what filmic creation and reception can open up for feminist and queer of color life world making.

Synergy of Electrified Transportation and Renewable Energy Systems: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Zechun Hu, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

With the help of government policies and technology improvements, the sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have experienced an explosive growth in recent years around the world. The transition of vehicles’ refueling from gas stations to charging stations will have remarkable impact on energy systems.

How to Make Causal Inferences Using Texts: Brandon Stewart, Department of Sociology, Princeton

Colloquium | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Brandon Stewart, Professor, Department of Sociology. Princeton

 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.

Finding Health Statistics and Data

Workshop | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab Convening Room, Rm. 356

 Michael Sholinbeck, Sheldon Margen Public Health Library


Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources...   More >


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MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Cara Brook: Between- and within-host mechanisms of viral hosting in bat reservoirs for emerging infectious disease

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Cara Brook

 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 >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "The critical roles of (p)ppGpp in Gram positive bacteria"

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Jade Wang, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Our research focuses on how living systems accurately duplicate and process their genetic information by regulating the central dogma processes of replication, transcription, and translation. Conserved from bacteria to humans, the central dogma lies at the heart of all cellular activities and its regulation is essential for survival and genome stability.

“Molecular Recording: Capture and Storage of Data within the Genome of a Cell”

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Seth Shipman, Harvard Medical School

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Experimental cell biology is limited by the requirement for direct observation or destructive analysis of the cells being studied. This is particularly problematic when studying a complex, developing system such as the brain. To circumvent this limitation, I have pursued a new approach: the logging of biological events as coded nucleotides, written into the genome of a living cell. These...   More >

Data Science Discovery Projects: Social Impact

Workshop | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)

 American Cultures

Data Science Discovery Projects helps to train aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data science projects with social impact. This past semester four AC instructors incorporated Data Science Discovery Projects into their courses. The Data Science tools and the content of the AC courses was a powerful combination. A combination which it is hoped will be...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Intersection homology and perverse sheaves

Seminar | March 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ciprian Manolescu, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

I will sketch several different constructions of intersection homology, a version of homology for singular spaces developed by Goresky and MacPherson. One construction involves the theory of perverse sheaves, which I will also introduce. Perverse sheaves arise naturally from vanishing cycles, in the study of complex singularities.

Chiron Lecture: From energy input to signal output II: – Snapshots of the voltage-gated Na+ and Ca2+ channels

Seminar | March 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Nieng Yan, Tsinghua University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Chiron Lectures

Applied Math Seminar: A high-order discontinuous Galerkin method for variable-coefficient advection-diffusion problems

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Raunak Borker, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

A high-order discontinuous Galerkin method with Lagrange multipliers (DGLM) is presented for the solution of the steady advection-diffusion equation with a variable advection field in the high Peclet number regime. In this regime, the standard finite element method (FEM) might produce non-physical oscillations in the solution at practical mesh resolutions. Like a Discontinuous Enrichment Method...   More >

Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color

Conference/Symposium | March 21 | 4-7:45 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

The Center for Race & Gender presents…


Experiences of women of color – often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence – must fuel our research & resistance.

March 21-22, 2018
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): A sheaf-theoretic model for $SL(2,\mathbb C)$ Floer homology

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Ciprian Manolescu, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain the construction of a new homology theory for three-manifolds, defined using perverse sheaves on the $SL(2,\mathbb C)$ character variety. Our invariant is a model for an $SL(2,\mathbb C)$ version of Floer's instanton homology. I will present a few explicit computations for Brieskorn spheres, and discuss the connection to the Kapustin-Witten equations and Khovanov homology. This is...   More >

A ‘Sanctuary City’ but who gets to live here?: An Examination of the Bay Area Housing Crisis

Workshop | March 21 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)

 American Cultures

Whilst the so-called sanctuary cities of the Bay Area continue to cater to tech wealth and luxury development, our most vulnerable residents are being displaced from their homes and refuge here. In partnership with the ACES program, artist/organizer Leslie Dreyer is designing a series of panels and workshops this spring that examine who is causing and benefiting from the housing crisis, how we...   More >