<< Tuesday, September 11, 2018 >>

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

PRI Academic Network Conference 2018

Conference/Symposium | September 11 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. |  San Francisco Marriott Marquis

 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

The PRI Academic Network Conference 2018 will take place on Tuesday 11 September at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, in collaboration with Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Davis. The conference precedes PRI in Person 2018, taking place at the same venue between 12-14 September.

The conference will showcase the latest evidence and...   More >

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | September 11 | 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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Scientific Thinking

Seminar | September 11 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Adonis T. Rivie, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology; Andrew Saintsing, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Adonis T. Rivie from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley.

Adonis T. Rivie

Borders, Borderlands, and Migration

Conference/Symposium | September 11 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Central European Univeristy

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Central European University present a two-day conference - "Borders, Borderlands, and Migration."

Day 1, Panel 1, 10:15am-12:00pm
- “Rethinking the Impact of Migration, Mobility, and Exile in the Modern Middle East,” Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Professor of History, Central European University
- “The Global Migration...   More >

Looking in/ Looking out: Exploring Workplace Diversity at Cal: Beeqi003-180911

Workshop | September 11 | 9-11:30 a.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sidalia Reel

 Human Resources

This workshop engages participants in exploring human diversity by reflecting on what makes individuals unique and how it affects one’s worldview. Through telling stories, participants learn more about themselves and others in their organization. This interactive workshop also provides opportunities to practice communication skills for understanding across difference. By the end of this workshop...   More >

Workshop on Applying Advanced AI Workflows in Astronomy and Microscopy

Workshop | September 11 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Center

 3175 Bowlers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

This one-day workshop will focus on the challenges shared between observational astronomy and modern microscopy workflows. Advances in instrumentation, computation and data management for both microscopy and astronomy suggest opportunities for the broader scientific community to learn from the challenges common to both fields. The high-velocity, high-volume data generated by endeavors such as the...   More >

Apple Networking Day

Career Fair | September 11 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I am excited to inform you that Apple is coming to UC Berkeley for a Networking Event on Tuesday, September 11 and we’ll have ~40 engineers from the business that are looking forward to meeting interested students! Drop by the Garbarini Lounge anytime between 10:00am-3:00 pm, as your schedule allows, we hope to see you there!

If you plan to attend, register via the link in the attached flyer....   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Capacity constraints in earning, and asset prices before earnings announcements

Seminar | September 11 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Tamas Batyi, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

This paper proposes an asset pricing model with endogenous allocation of constrained learning capacity, that provides an explanation for abnormal returns before the scheduled release of information about firms, such as quarterly earnings announcements. In equilibrium investors endogenously focus their learning capacity and acquire information about stocks with upcoming announcements, resulting in...   More >

Elucidating Mechanisms of Complex Protein Assembly and Evolution

Seminar | September 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Matt Shoulders, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

Our group is broadly interested in understanding how metazoan cells fold complex proteins. The development of chemical genetic techniques to allow precision engineering of proteostasis network composition and activities will be discussed. Applications of these techniques have enabled a variety of advances related to the folding and quality control of large extracellular matrix proteins such as...   More >

Families, Histories, Novels

Colloquium | September 11 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Peter Behrens

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

PETER BEHRENS's first novel The Law of Dreams won the Governor-General's Award, Canada's most prestigious book prize, and has been published in nine languages. The New York Times Book Review called his second novel, The O'Briens, "a major achievement." Carry Me, his third novel, was published in February 2016. He is the author of two collections of short stories, Night Driving and Travelling...   More >

Choreotopias: Assaulted Desires in Asaltodiario's Street Choreographies in Mexico City, 1985-1994: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

Colloquium | September 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

"Choreotopias: Assaulted Desires in Asaltodiario's Street Choreographies in Mexico City, 1985-1994"
Juan Aldape Munoz
PhD Candidate in Performance Studies
Tuesday, September 11, 12-1:30pm
Wurster 170

Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2

This presentation examines the working-class, punk-aesthetic...   More >

Mendeley Workshop: Organize, Cite, Discover

Workshop | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

 Library

Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to find, organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool that can boost your productivity.

This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users are welcome, too!

Student Faculty Macro Lunch

Presentation | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Chris Edmond, Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by September 6.

California-China Partnership on Energy and Climate Change

Conference/Symposium | September 11 | 1-4 p.m. | Alumni House, TOLL ROOM

 CENTER FOR ECONOMICS, RESOURCES, AND INNOVATION, Berkeley - Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change (BTJRC)

Two of the world’s leading economies, California and China, share a determination to address climate risk and other sustainability challenges with bold commitments to policy technology innovation. Finding themselves at the forefront of efforts to secure long-term prosperity for their own people and those who would follow their example, the two have established a multi-faceted alliance for...   More >

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California-China Partnership on Energy and Climate Change

Conference/Symposium | September 11 | 1-4 p.m. | Alumni House, TOLL ROOM

 CENTER FOR ECONOMICS, RESOURCES, AND INNOVATION, Berkeley - Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change (BTJRC)

Two of the world’s leading economies, California and China, share a determination to address climate risk and other sustainability challenges with bold commitments to policy technology innovation. Finding themselves at the forefront of efforts to secure long-term prosperity for their own people and those who would follow their example, the two have established a multi-faceted alliance for...   More >

How Bacteriophage Therapy Saved Tom’s Life and Went Viral

Seminar | September 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Steffanie Strathdee, University of California, San Diego; Tom Patterson, University of California, San Diego

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Complex Disclosure

Seminar | September 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Daniel Martin, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

H-1B Information Workshop

Workshop | September 11 | 2-3 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Interested in H-1B employment? Join us for a workshop focusing on H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, the application process, and timing concerns. Note that this workshop provides a general overview of the H-1B visa and process, and it cannot answer specific case questions.

Topics covered:
Employee eligibility criteria
Types of jobs appropriate for...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Perfect Bott-Morse functions from moment maps

Seminar | September 11 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss a result of Frankel that moment maps from circle actions on symplectic manifolds give rise to perfect Bott-Morse functions via Smith theory (the localization theorem). We'll also discuss the Goldman symplectic form on moduli spaces of representations of surface groups.

Seminar 237, Business Cycle and Earnings Inequality

Seminar | September 11 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Byoungchan Lee, University of California - Berkeley

 Department of Economics

This paper studies dynamics of earnings inequality and its macroeconomic implications. I construct a quarterly measure of earnings inequality based on the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Using the new measure, I investigate how earnings inequality responds to macroeconomic shocks. Although technology and fiscal policy shocks explain a significant fraction of the cyclical dynamics of...   More >

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Workshop | September 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephen's Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements,...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): An introduction to hyperbolic dynamics

Seminar | September 11 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Semyon Dyatlov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will show the Stable/Unstable Manifold Theorem for hyperbolic dynamical systems (maps and flows) which describes long time dynamics in a neighborhood of a given trajectory. Time permitting, I will also give examples of hyperbolic dynamical systems such as geodesic flows on manifolds of negative curvature and dispersive billiards. This talk will follow (a subset) of the notes...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The geometry of moduli spaces of curves

Seminar | September 11 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Brian Osserman, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In this expository talk, we discuss from an elementary point of view how one approaches studying the geometry of moduli spaces of curves. We begin with classical examples of how one can prove that some moduli spaces are unirational. At the opposite extreme, following ideas of Harris, Mumford, Eisenbud and Farkas, we then explain how one can reduce proving that moduli spaces are of general type to...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Commutators close to the identity

Seminar | September 11 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the 40's Wielandt and Wintner proved that the commutator of two bounded operators can never equal the identity. Four decades later Popa gave a quantitative version of this result by showing that, if the commutator of two bounded operators is close to the identity, then the norm of these operators is bounded below by half of the logarithm of the reciprocal of the distance between the commutator...   More >

Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance - Monetary Policy and Covered Interest Rate Parity Deviations: is there a Link?

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ganesh Viswanath Natraj, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Abstract: A fundamental puzzle in international finance is the persistence of covered interest rate parity (CIP) deviations, also referred to as the cross-currency basis. This is indicative of the existence of a dollar financing premium for banks in the Euro area, Japan and Switzerland. Using a model of the microstructure of the foreign exchange swap market, I explore two channels through which...   More >

Macromolecular organic compounds from the depths of Enceladus

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Bernd Abel, Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM), Department Functional Surfaces Permoserstr. Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry,and Institute of Chemical Technology of the University Leipzig

 College of Chemistry

Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors a global water ocean, which lies under an ice crust and above a rocky core. Through warm cracks in the crust a cryo-volcanic plume ejects ice grains and vapor into space that contain materials originating from the ocean. Hydrothermal activity is suspected to occur deep inside the porous core powered by tidal dissipation. So far, only simple organic compounds with...   More >

Study Smarter, Not Harder! Strategies to Optimize Learning and Increase Academic Performance: L&S Workshop Series Shoot for the Stars

Workshop | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

Do you study hard, but still aren’t getting the results you expect? It may be that your high school study strategies aren’t suited for college. Learn how to maximize academic performance by identifying your learning style, honing your note-taking skills, study habits, and test-taking strategies in this workshop presented by the L&S Graduate Mentors.

Check out details or RSVP on our website:...   More >

Leading the Way to Carbon Neutrality: Lessons from the University of California, Kaiser Permanente and Microsoft

Panel Discussion | September 11 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Speiker Forum, Chou Hall, 6th floor

 UCLA School of Law's Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, University of California Office of the President and UC Berkeley

At UC Berkeley on September 11, 2018, UC faculty, staff and student leaders will address how they are working to achieve carbon neutrality for the whole UC system by 2025 and leaders from major corporations will also discuss the steps necessary to turn their organizations' ambitious climate goals into reality. The event is an affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco,...   More >

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Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The strong maximal rank conjecture and moduli spaces of curves

Seminar | September 11 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Brian Osserman, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Following work of Farkas, in order to prove that the moduli spaces of curves of genus 22 (respectively, 23) are of general type, it suffices to prove that not every curve in them admits a morphism to projective 6-space of degree 25 (respectively, 26) whose image lies on a quadric. We describe a proof of this statement via a degeneration argument, combining ideas from the Eisenbud-Harris theory of...   More >

International Student Career Success Series: Talking to employers about work eligibility

Workshop | September 11 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Career Center

The int'l student career counselor at the Career Center will unfold the details about how to talk about your work authorization and visa sponsorship needs with employers in verbal and written format, and a panel of alumni who held this conversation with their employers will share their real experience and advice. Talk to the employers you will see at the fairs with confidence!

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Berkeley SkyDeck at Moffitt Startup Series: Kiwi Campus

Presentation | September 11 | 7-9 p.m. | 145 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library, Skydeck

Ever wondered how a Kiwi bot works? How they started as a company? What they do with the interesting data the robots collect? Now's your chance to hear their story and to ask your own questions about UC Berkeley's adorable Kiwibots!

 Free and open to the Cal community. Moffitt Library is a Cal ID access only space. Please bring your Cal1 card to enter.

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