Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Regulated protein degradation in bacterial growth and stress response"
Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Peter Chien, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
We are an interdisciplinary lab focused on understanding regulated protein degradation and quality control using biochemistry, structural biology and cell biology. Our primary approach is to use both molecular and cellular techniques to understand the mechanisms that lead to specific substrate processing during basic cellular events.
Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Center Sacramento, Room LL3
1130 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Hillary Hoynes, Department of Economics and Public Policy, UC Berkeley
SNAP is the second largest anti-poverty program for children in the U.S. The research consistently shows that SNAP leads to reductions in food insecurity, satisfying a core goal of the program. Recent research shows that the benefits of SNAP are much broader and further reaching than the reduction in food insecurity. Professor Hoynes summarizes the evidence from current research that quantifies... More >
Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Ilya Levental, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Recent discoveries have elucidated the crucial role for liquid-liquid phase separation phenomena in cellular biology. I will briefly introduce recent discoveries in three-dimensional phase partitioning of the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm, followed by our recent observations on phase separation in mammalian plasma membranes. The plasma membrane is the physical and functional interface between a cell... More >
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Jesyka Melendez: The immunogenetics of mating behavior in Peromyscus: A genomic approach
Seminar | April 25 | 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 >
Message Intended is Not Message Received: Shame, Stigma, and Disengagement in the Academic Probation Notification Process
Colloquium | April 25 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Shannon Brady, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
An important institutional and societal dilemma is how to notify people when they are not meeting performance or community standards without undermining their motivation and efforts to do so. Focusing on the context of college students being placed on academic probation, I find that college administrators overwhelmingly intend probation to be helpful to and motivating for students but that... More >
Presentation | April 25 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Iterative ML methods are particularly sensitive to communication cost since they often require communication every iteration. We derive communication-avoiding variants of BCD methods that solve popular regression, classification, and related kernel problems. We show that these variants are numerically stable and can attain large speedups of up to 6.1x on a Cray XC30 supercomputer.
Panel Discussion | April 25 | 2-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium
Sam Altman, Y Combinator
On April 25th, we welcome Y Combinator President Sam Altman to campus in conversation with bio entrepreneurs from the University of California. Gain insights about building a successful bio venture and learn about the launch of YC Bio.
RSVP is required and space is limited. Overflow seating and waitlist will be available.
Registration opens April 10. Register by April 25.
Seminar | April 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Wolfgang Schmaltz, UC Berkeley
Polyfold theory, as developed by Hofer, Wysocki, and Zehnder, is a relatively new approach to resolving transversality issues that arise in the study of J-holomorphic curves in symplectic geometry. In this talk I explain the polyfold theoretic approach to defining the Gromov-Witten invariants for all closed symplectic manifolds.
Workshop | April 25 | 2-4 p.m. | 110 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Nicholas Tripcevich, Lab Manager, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley
Learn Terrasync, Range Finder, post-processing, and realtime correction
15th Annual Sustainability Summit: Sponsored by the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability
Conference/Symposium | April 25 | 2:30-4:45 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Speiker Room-Chou Hall
Chancellor Carol Christ; Vice Chancellor Marc Fisher
The Chancellors Advisory Committee on Sustainabilitys Summit is celebrating Berkeley's environmental achievements. Join for a poster session and reception, remarks and award ceremony with Chancellor Christ, and a keynote address by Vien Truong, CEO of Dream Corp (#GreenForAll).
Seminar | April 25 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Tim Austin, UCLA
This talk is about the structure theory of measure-preserving systems: transformations of a finite measure space that preserve the measure. Many important examples arise from stationary processes in probability, and simplest among these are the i.i.d. processes. In ergodic theory, i.i.d. processes are called Bernoulli shifts. Some of the main results of ergodic theory concern an invariant of... More >
Colloquium | April 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
M.V. Eitzel Solera, University of California Santa Cruz
As a practicing modeler by training and experience, I have encountered many issues concerning the way data are handled, how models are made, and, in particular, how truth claims emerge from modeling. "Big data" are increasingly discussed in academic venues and elsewhere as an unquestioned good. However, there is dangerous potential for models to marginalize people based on biased or inappropriate... More >
Divisions of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, and Genetics, Genomics and Development Seminar
Seminar | April 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Canceled
Angelika Amon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Seminar | April 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Wolfgang Schmaltz, UC Berkeley
In 1994 Kontsevich and Manin stated the Gromov-Witten axioms, given as a list of formal relations between the Gromov-Witten invariants. In this talk I prove several of the Gromov-Witten axioms for curves of arbitrary genus for all closed symplectic manifolds.
Colloquium | April 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
I will present progress, challenges and opportunities for measuring and mitigating methane emissions in California including case studies at the intersection of natural science, engineering, big data, public policy and private enterprise. I will also discuss the future prospects for applying these capabilities globally.
Applied Math Seminar: High-order, linearly stable, partitioned solvers for general multiphysics problems based on implicit-explicit Runge-Kutta schemes
Seminar | April 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Zhengyu Huang, Stanford University
The numerical simulation of multiphysics problems is significant in many engineering and scientific applications, e.g., aircraft flutter in transonic flows, biomedical flows in heart and blood vessels, mixing and chemically reacting flows, reactor fuel performance, turbomachinery and so on. These problems are generally highly nonlinear, feature multiple scales and strong coupling effects, and... More >
Microbial and Mineral Mechanisms Controlling Soil Carbon Cycling and Storage/Understanding Factors Impacting Ionomer Thin-film Gas Transport
Colloquium | April 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Katerina Georgiou, Ph.D. student in the Thorn Group; Meron Tesfaye, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group and Weber Group
Seminar | April 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Silvia Corvera, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Tech Profiling, Policing, and Disruption of our 'Sanctuary Cities': A conversation and strategy session with speakers from Arab Resource Organizing Center, Asian Law Caucus, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Anti-Police Terror Project
Seminar | April 25 | 5-8 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (117)
Lara Kiswani, Executive Director, Arab Resource Organizing Center; Christina Sinha, National Security and Civil Rights Program Co-Leader, Asian Law Caucus; Cat Brooks, Executive Director, Justice Teams Network & Co-Founder Anti-Police Terror Project; Stephanie Lacambra, Attorney and Legal Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Juan Prieto, Immigrant Rights Organizer / Statewide Communications Strategist, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance; Leslie Dreyer, ACES Artist in Residence and Organizer, ACES Program and Housing Rights Committee
Technologies coming out of the Bay Area are being used to surveil, profile, police and even deport vulnerable residents in our so-called Sanctuary Cities. Platforms claiming to promote democracy have corrupted it often privileging white supremacy and recentralizing power while silencing dissent of targeted communities. Combining analysis by legal experts and on-the-ground organizers, we'll... More >