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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Tale of Two Strains: Ocular Studies in B6 and BALB/c Mice

Seminar | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Elizabeth Berger, PhD, Professor, Wayne State University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Abstract: Corneal infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa perforates the cornea in C57BL/6 (B6), but not BALB/c mice. Comparative analysis of these two responses has revealed that B6 mice, type 1-dominant responders, exhibit increased inflammation, leading to an exacerbated disease response when compared to BALB/c mice, which demonstrate a less severe/resistant response and are classified as type...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Judgment aggregation, logic, and Fourier analysis on the Hamming cube

Seminar | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Yan Zhang, San Jose State University

 Department of Mathematics

The classical Arrow's Theorem answers "how can n voters obtain a collective preference on a set of outcomes, if they have to obey certain constraints?" We give an analogue of this theorem in the judgment aggregation framework of List and Pettit, answering "how can n judges obtain a collective judgment on a set of logical propositions, if they have to obey certain constraints?" We introduce the...   More >

Children's descriptive-to-prescriptive tendency

Colloquium | April 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Steven O. Roberts, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

Young children are quick to take a normative stance – they interpret world around them as being governed by standards and rules that must be followed. On the one hand, normative reasoning is useful in that it promotes one’s self (e.g., facilitating learning), one’s culture (e.g., transmitting practices across generations), and one’s group (e.g., increasing group functioning). On the other hand,...   More >

Caregiver Challenges: Roles and Responsibilities (BEUHS143)

Workshop | April 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Maureen Kelly, Ed.D., LCSW, Be well at Work - Elder Care

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

This workshop will focus on specific challenges related to caring for an older adult, including roles and responsibilities of the caregiver and other family members; the caregiver-care receiver relationship; expectations you and others have of you; and feeling responsible but not having control. Strategies for self-care will be shared, and resources will be provided.

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PMB Student and Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | April 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Kris Kennedy, Graduate Student, PMB; Jong Duk Park, Postbac, PMB

 Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group

Come join us to hear research going on in PMB from graduate students and post docs. There will be snacks and coffee/tea. Please bring a mug. Hosted by the Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group (PMBG).

This event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: The Rate of Return on Everything, 1870–2015

Seminar | April 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Alan Taylor, UC Davis

 Department of Economics

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Non-closure of a set of quantum correlations

Seminar | April 16 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Ken Dykema, Texas A&M University

 Department of Mathematics

Several different models exist for quantum strategies for non-local games (e.g. the graph coloring game ). Different sets correspond to different sets of correlation matrices. Open questions about these sets of correlation matrices remain, including some that are equivalent to Connes' Embedding Conjecture. One set of correlation matrices is the set arising from finite dimensional projections. The...   More >

STROBE Seminar Series: 3-Minute Thesis Graduate Student Talks

Seminar | April 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 433 Latimer Hall

 College of Chemistry

Please join us for two special STROBE Seminars on April 9 & 16 at 3 PM PT/4 PM MT. The graduate students will be presenting their engaging 3-Minute Thesis Talks. See GoToMeeting and flyer information below.

A reminder that STROBE will be sending 3-4 senior graduate students to the NSF STC Professional Development workshop in early August 2018 (here's a link to last year's workshop website:...   More >

Heated Debates: Conversations about Climate Change

Panel Discussion | April 16 | 3-9 p.m. | ASUC Stores (King Student Union), Pauley Ballroom

 Jameson McBride, Energy and Climate Analyst, Breakthrough Institute; Steven Greenhut, Western Region Director, R-Street Institute; Wynn Tucker, Senior Program Associate, Climate Leadership Council; Spencer Smith, Founder, Jefferson Center for Holistic Management; Dr. Lynn Huntsinger, Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Management, UC Berkeley; Kevin Bayuk, Senior Fellow, Drawdown; Paige Stanley, PhD Student, UC Berkeley; Dan Kreeger, Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers; Dr. Kristina Hill, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, UC Berkeley; Dr. Michael Mascarenhas, Associate Professor in Environmental, Science, Policy and Management Department, UC Berkeley; Mel Krnjaic, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley; Mitch Hescox, President/C.E.O., The Evangelical Network; Debbie Dooley, Founder, Conservatives for Energy Freedom; Benji Backer, Founder and President, American Conservation Coalition; Nina Jhunjnuwala, ASUC Senator, UC Berkeley


Bridge USA at Berkeley is incredibly excited to bring you Heated Debates: Conversations about Climate Change. This event will serve to highlight solutions to climate change consistent with a diversity of political leanings and empower Cal students to be able to engage in constructive discourse on this divisive issue with their political opposites.

Heated Debates will feature panels of speakers...   More >

 Free admission for students with ID.

FREE UC Berkeley Students/Faculty/Staff, $15 General Admission

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Conversations about Climate Change

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Endoscopic liftings without the trace formula

Seminar | April 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Solomon Friedberg, Boston College

 Department of Mathematics

I discuss work with Cai, Ginzburg and Kaplan that allows us to establish liftings for spaces of automorphic forms (first proved by Arthur) without using the trace formula. The converse theorem has long been understood as an alternative to the trace formula for such liftings, but it requires information about Rankin-Selberg L-functions. Until recently it was not possible to obtain this information...   More >

Rahul Jain — Reinforcement Learning without Reinforcement

Seminar | April 16 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Rahul Jain, University of Southern California

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Reinforcement Learning (RL) is concerned with solving sequential decision-making problems in the presence of uncertainty. RL is really about two problems together. The first is the `Bellman problem’: Finding the optimal policy given the model, which may involve large state spaces. Various approximate dynamic programming and RL schemes have been developed, but either there are no...   More >

IB Finishing Talk: Investigating hidden vascular damage as a cause of cognitive decline

Seminar | April 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Aaron Friedman, UCB (Kaufer Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >