<< Wednesday, September 12, 2018 >>

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Haas Innovation and Entrepreneurship Seminar: Shai Bernstein

Colloquium | September 12 | 320 Cheit Hall

 Shai Bernstein, Stanford GSB

 Haas School of Business

Community Convening: Back to School with Bay Area H-SS Teachers

Colloquium | September 12 | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, in collaboration with Facing History-Bay Area, ORIAS, and the Bay Area chapter of the California Council for the Social Studies, invite Bay Area H-SS teachers to come together to discuss what is at stake in our classrooms, schools, and communities, and how our history instruction serves as an important point of entry in our engagement with students...   More >

European Mayors' Perspectives on Climate Change

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 10-11 a.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 250 Banatao

 Institute of European Studies, Goldman School of Public Policy, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Join European city mayors from Heidelberg, Malaga, Oslo, Paris, and Warsaw for a panel discussion with UC Berkeley Goldman School Assistant Dean Sudha Shetty on recent policy innovations European cities have adopted in response to climate change and the role of the EU and national governments in supporting these innovations.

Mapping the inner world of the cell

Seminar | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Bo Huang, University of Califronia, San Francisco

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Cellular processes are orchestrated by a large number of biomolecules in a spatially and temporally coordinated manner within a tiny volume. To uncover the underlying organizational principles and their functional relevance, we take microscopy visualization as the primary approach to systematically map the spatial localization, temporal dynamics and activity profiles of proteins and nucleic...   More >

Endnote: Basics to Advanced

Workshop | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Susan Koskinen, Library

 Library

Hands-on introduction to EndNote, a document management program. You can use it to track your citations, download articles, insert footnotes, create bibliographies.
Bring your laptop or use the pcs in the training room. Drop-in, no sign-ups.

Sustainability Involvement Expo

Career Fair | September 12 | 12-2 p.m. | Plaza Dwinelle Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Stop by to learn more about how you can get involved with environmental student organizations and initiatives at Cal.

If you are a part of a student organization interested in tabling at the Expo, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/wDyG8HAx89MCMWXF2

This event is ADA Accessible. If you need special accommodations to participate in this event, please let us know at...   More >

Correlated neural activity across the brains of socially interacting bats

Seminar | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Wujie Zhang, Yartsev Lab, UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Social interaction is fundamental to our everyday life and that of diverse animals. When two animals interact, they behave in different ways. Thus, to get a full picture of the neural activity underlying each interaction, we need to record from the brains of both animals at the same time. We do so in a highly social mammal, the Egyptian fruit bat, using wireless electrophysiology, which allows...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Nick Mason: On a lark! Geographic and temporal variation in camouflage among larks of the western United States

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

 Nick Mason

 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 >

Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules in Retail: Effects on Wellbeing and What do About it: A Brown Bag Talk

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

 Daniel Schneider, Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley

 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.

Development through Action: A Panel Discussion with 3 Social Activists from South Asia

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Aarti Naik, Founder, Sakhis for Girls Education; Deepa Pawar, Founder, Anubhuti Trust; Naween A. Mangi, Founder, Ali Hasan Mangi Memorial Trust

 Clare Talwalker, Lecturer: International & Area Studies Teaching Program; Global Poverty and Practice Minor

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Facebook, Zareen's, Folio3, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights at the Center for Race and Gender, Gender Equity Resource Center, Maitri

A panel discussion with three development activists from India and Pakistan.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Liquid Constrained in California: Estimating the Potential Gains from Water Markets"

Seminar | September 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Nick Hagerty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Note change in date, time, and location.
Joint with Environmental and Energy Economics (EEE) Seminar (12:10pm – 1:30pm Giannini Hall – UC Berkeley, Room 248)

Our Emotions, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Sources of Variability in our Affective Responses to the World

Colloquium | September 12 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Erika H. Siegel, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UC San Francisco

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Traditional theories about emotion posit that variation in responses to evocative stimuli is epiphenomenal, or unrelated, to the experience of emotion. In this talk, I present data from a meta-analysis on bodily responses during emotion from which I will argue that variation in responses is pervasive and normative and that understanding the full scope of human emotion requires broadening our view...   More >

Navigating the System: Social Security Retirement (BEUHS327)

Workshop | September 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Lorena Flores, Social Security Administration

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Worried about what to expect from Social Security? Find out what Social Security retirement benefits and options are available to you and your family (including divorced spouse benefits), as well as when and how to file a claim.

  Register online

Universality Results for Kinetically Constrained Spin Models in Two Dimensions

Seminar | September 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Fabio Martinelli, University of Roma Tre

 Department of Statistics

Kinetically constrained models (KCM) are reversible interacting particle systems on Z^d with continuous time Markov dynamics of Glauber type, which represent a natural stochastic (and non-monotone) counterpart of the family of cellular automata known as U-bootstrap percolation. KCM also display some of the peculiar features of the so-called ``glassy dynamics'', and as such, they are...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Dieudonne complexes and saturation

Seminar | September 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Daniel Bragg, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss saturated Dieudonne complexes and the Cartier criterion.

Nonequilibrium Dynamics in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanomaterials

Colloquium | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 William A. Tisdale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Structure, surface chemistry, and energetic disorder can dramatically affect excited state dynamics in low-dimensional systems. Using a combination of ultrafast laser spectroscopy, time-resolved optical microscopy, and kinetic modeling, I will show how these effects manifest in assemblies of colloidal quantum dots (QD) and atomically thin 2D semiconductors, which are promising components of...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Johannes Urpelainen: Environmental Justice in India: Incidence of Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants

Colloquium | September 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Johannes Urpelainen, Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

 Energy and Resources Group

Air pollution is a vexing problem for emerging countries that strike a delicate balance between environmental, health, and energy for growth. We examine these difficulties in a study of disparate levels of exposure to pollution from coal-fired power generation in India, a country with high levels of air pollution and large populations suffering from marginalization.

How to estimate the mean of a random vector?

Seminar | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Gabor Lugosi, Pompeu Fabra University

 Department of Statistics

Given n independent, identically distributed copies of a random
vector, one is interested in estimating the expected value. Perhaps
surprisingly, there are still open questions concerning this very
basic problem in statistics. The goal is to construct estimators
that are close to the true mean with high probability, with respect to
some given norm. In this talk we are primarily...   More >

The Effect of Age at Migration on Poverty among Immigrants: Differences by Country of Origin

Colloquium | September 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Alisa C. Lewin, University of Haifa, Israel Institute Visiting Faculty, Stanford University Visiting Associate Professor

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Determinants of Poverty among Post-1990 Immigrants in Israel: Does Age at Migration Matter?

This study examines the effect of age at migration on poverty among immigrants to Israel. Migrants arriving as children are less likely to experience poverty as adults because they acquired their education in the host country. Working-aged immigrants typically interrupt their employment, and are likely...   More >

EECS Colloquium: FarmBeats: Empowering Farmers with Artificial Intelligence Agriculture Solutions

Colloquium | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Ranveer Chandra, Microsoft Research

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Data-driven techniques help boost agricultural productivity by increasing yields, reducing losses and cutting down input costs. However, these techniques have seen sparse adoption owing to high costs of manual data collection and limited connectivity solutions. Our solution, called FarmBeats, an end-to-end IoT & AI platform for agriculture that enables seamless data collection from various...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 1: Translation/Transduction

Conference/Symposium | September 12 – 13, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Elliott Colla, Georgetown University; Susan Gal, University of Chicago; Mairi McLaughlin, UC Berkeley; Saul Schwartz, UC Berkeley; Toby Warner, UC Davis

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the first of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Seminar | September 12 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Marcia Gee Riley and Amanda Dean, UC Berkeley Ombuds Office

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Do you typically avoid conflict or dive in headfirst? What would your life look like if you could clearly communicate your concerns and issues with those who you work with? Productive conversations are building blocks for healthy and positive relationships. As you navigate your graduate or postdoctoral career, equip yourself with strategies for negotiating difficult conversations and...   More >