Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Workshop | March 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
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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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
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.
Colloquium | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Brandon Stewart, Professor, Department of Sociology. Princeton
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.
Workshop | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Psychology, UC Berkeley; Joanna Reed, Sociology, UC Berkeley; Victoria Robinson, American Cultures Center and Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley; Philip Pierini, American Cultures Engaged Scholarship Program; Chris Hench, Department of German, and ata Science Education Program, UC Berkeley
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 >
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
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 >
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
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.
Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Seth Shipman, Harvard Medical School
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 >
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 >
Game Changers: The Canadian Sport Industry as a Microcosm of Economic and Political Change in Canada
Colloquium | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Neil Longley, University of Massachusetts Amherst
The lecture is based on research conducted for my forthcoming book, entitled Game Changers: Economics, Politics, and the Transformation of the Canadian Spectator Sport Business (University of British Columbia (UBC) Press, 2019).
The book examines the profound transformation that has occurred in the Canadian spectator sport business over the past half-century. It argues that this... More >
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
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.
Seminar | March 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Ciprian Manolescu, UCLA
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.
Seminar | March 21 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Sourav Sarkar, U.C. Berkeley
Competitive erosion models a random interface sustained in equilibrium by equal and opposite
pressures on each side of the interface. Here we study the following one dimensional
version. Begin with all sites of Z uncolored. A blue particle performs simple random walk
from 0 until it reaches a nonzero red or uncolored site, and turns that site blue; then, a red
particle performs simple random... More >
Colloquium | March 21 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
Hannah Landecker, University of California Los Angeles
This paper explores the history of medicated feed for agricultural animals in the twentieth century as a large-scale remaking of the chemical landscape of the United States. While there has been some appreciation of the addition of antibiotics and hormones to feed as growth promoters, given worries about these as adulterations of the end-product that is milk and meat for human consumption, the... More >
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, Princeton University
Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Ciprian Manolescu, UCLA
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 >
ERG Colloquium: Gwen Ottinger: Infrastructures for Engineer-Allies: The Invisible Conditions of Successful Collaboration with Social Justice Activists
Colloquium | March 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
Social and environmental justice activists are increasingly asking how technology can help them achieve their goals, and a growing number of engineers, computer scientists, and other technical experts are eager to help. But successful collaborations depend in no small part on taken-for-granted infrastructural elements... More >
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
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 >
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, American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor
The Center for Race & Gender presents
INVISIBLE NO MORE:
A SYMPOSIUM ON RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR
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 >
Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Joel Middleton, UC Berkeley
Under the Neyman causal model, a well-known result is that OLS with treatment-by-covariate interactions cannot harm asymptotic precision of estimated treatment effects in completely randomized experiments. But do such guarantees extend to experiments with more complex designs? This paper proposes a general framework for addressing this question and defines a class of generalized regression... More >
Seminar | March 21 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540AB DOP Center
Dr. Patrick Kolsch, Sales Manager, Spectra-Physics
Dr. Aram Zeytunyan, Senior Scientist, Newport
Lasers are used in a variety of research applications ranging from bioimaging to materials processing. In this seminar, new product developments in the area of ultrafast lasers and their applications in multiphoton imaging and molecular spectroscopy will be discussed.
Panel Discussion | March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall N500
Kriss Worthington; Brandon Anderson; Rashidah Grinage
The discussion over police and use of force, a constant refrain in Berkeleys community discourse, was revitalized over UC Berkeleys Free Speech Week last September. Nationally, protests against brutality have drawn to attention the relationship between police and the community. Large scale social movements have been critical of the nations police presence, concerning issues of accountability... More >