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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Dana Lin: Genetic and phenotypic dynamics across a vole contact zone

Seminar | May 9 | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Dana Lin (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 >

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | May 9 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

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A new perspective on the social functions of emotions: Gratitude and the witnessing effect

Colloquium | May 9 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Christopher Oveis, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego Rady School of Management

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

We propose a novel theoretical and empirical approach to studying group-level social functions of emotions and use it to make new predictions about social consequences of gratitude. Here, we document the witnessing effect: In social groups, emotional expressions are often observed by 3rd party witnesses—family members, co-workers, friends, and neighbors. Emotional expressions coordinate group...   More >

OLLI @Berkeley Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award: Honoring Darren Zook

Presentation | May 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Mark Gomez

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Darren Zook will be this year's recipient of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's Excellence in Teaching and Learning award, given annually to a UC Berkeley faculty member who teaches at OLLI and who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to engaged learning, both in the classroom and in the world outside the university.

Gravitational allocation to uniform points on the sphere

Seminar | May 9 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research

 Department of Statistics

Given n uniform points on the surface of a two-dimensional sphere, how can we partition the sphere fairly among them ? "Fairly" means that each region has the same area. It turns out that if the given points apply a two-dimensional gravity force to the rest of the sphere, then the basins of attraction for the resulting gradient flow yield such a partition—with exactly equal areas, no matter how...   More >