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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | April 18 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Authoritarianism and Democracy: Austria, Germany and Europe, 1918-2018

Conference/Symposium | April 18 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | International House, Golub Home Room

 Institute of European Studies, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, Institute of Contemporary History, University of Vienna, Stefan Zweig Centre, Salzburg

Sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf wrote in 1997 that "a century of authoritarianism is by no means the least likely prognosis for the 21st century". Due to economic globalization and digitalization, changes in the realms of life and work are vast and far-reaching, with profound consequences for democracy. This development, however, is not new---a look at globalization from the end of World War I to...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | April 18 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | April 18 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

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Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation

Seminar | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kim Butts Pauly, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Ultrasound can be focused to achieve high intensities deep in the brain. It is currently FDA approved for the treatment of essential tremor, which affects 4% of the US population age 40 and over. This talk will discuss MRI-guided focused ultrasound technology for this application, as well as ongoing research in this area. At low intensities, there is evidence that ultrasound acts on...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "The genetics and genomics of local adaptation in perennial grasses"

Seminar | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Tom Juenger, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Juenger lab is conducting a cluster hire of postdoctoral researchers for studies of native perennial C4 grasses

The roles of mortality risk, contraception access and social norms in fertility choices in Burkina Faso: Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University

Colloquium | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Pascaline Dupas, Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University

 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: Taichi Suzuki: Ecology and evolution of the Mammalian Gut Microbiota

Seminar | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Taichi Suzuki (Finishing Talk)

 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 >

Dissertation Talk: Dynamic Analysis for JavaScript Code

Seminar | April 18 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Liang Gong

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

JavaScript has become one of the most prevalent programming languages. It was originally designed as a simple language to enhance web front-end in the browser. Over the past two decades, JavaScript has evolved into a full-fledged programming language for developing in-browser, server-side, desktop, and mobile applications...   More >

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | April 18 | 2-4 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.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Rigid structures in the universal enveloping traffic space

Seminar | April 18 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Benson Au, U.C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

For a tracial $*$-probability space $(\mathcal{A}, \varphi)$, C\'{e}bron, Dahlqvist, and Male constructed an enveloping traffic space $(\mathcal{G}(\mathcal{A}), \tau_\varphi)$ that extends the trace $\varphi$. The CDM construction provides a universal object that allows one to appeal to the traffic probability framework in generic situations, prioritizing an understanding of its structure. We...   More >

Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Subsidizing Health Insurance for Low-Income Adults: What Does It Do and What Does That Mean?"

Seminar | April 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date and time

 Amy Finkelstein, MIT

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

joint with Department seminar

Global Testing Against Sparse Alternatives under Ising Models

Seminar | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Rajarshi Mukherjee, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We study the effect of dependence on detecting sparse signals. In particular, we focus on global testing against sparse alternatives for the magnetizations of an Ising model and establish how the interplay between the strength and sparsity of a signal determines its detectability under various notions of dependence (i.e. the coupling constant of the Ising model). The impact of dependence can be...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Subsidizing Health Insurance for Low-Income Adults: What Does It Do and What Does That Mean?" (Joint with 231/291)

Seminar | April 18 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Amy Finkelstein

 Department of Economics

joint with Departmental and Public Finance Seminar

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: "Subsidizing Health Insurance for Low-Income Adults: What Does It Do and What Does That Mean?"

Seminar | April 18 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Amy Finkelstein, MIT

 Department of Economics

joint with IO and PF seminars.
The talk will draw on several papers.
Specifically, the talk will briefly discuss the results of hte oregon experiment (summarized here) and then consider welfare analysis of the results based on two papers:
Finkelstein, Hendren, Luttmer "The Value of...   More >

Strategies and Methods for Chemical Synthesis Inspired by Natural Products

Seminar | April 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Richmond Sarpong, University of California, Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Long Cai, Research Professor, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech

Seminar | April 18 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Spatial genomics and single cell lineage dynamics by seqFISH and MEMOIR

Latin American Social Medicine, Then and Now

Colloquium | April 18 | 6-8 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Jaime Breilh, Rector (Director), Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador; Dorothy Porter, Department of Anthropology, History & Social Medicine, UC San Francisco; Clara Mantini-Briggs, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Fernando Losada, NNU and Global Nurses United; Luther Castillo, Founder, First Popular Garifuna Hospital in Honduras

 Seth Holmes, Associate Professor, Medical Anthropology & Public Health, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU)

For nearly a century, Latin American health practitioners have been at the forefront of innovating responses to social inequalities. Emphasizing “praxis”-- the combination of social theory and political practice--adherents of Latin American Social Medicine (LASM) have participated in many of the region’s social justice movements.