Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Abiotic synthetic polymers: functional alternatives to antibodies? Applications for protein stabilization, inhibition of signal transduction and as broad-spectrum antivenom.
Seminar | October 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Nanoparticles (NPs), when introduced into biological fluids, acquire a corona consisting of physically adsorbed proteins. The composition of the corona is a function of many variables including the chemical composition of the NP, its size, shape and duration of the exposure. We posed the question; can the chemical composition of a synthetic polymer nanoparticle be engineered to control the... More >
Seminar | October 2 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Dangxing Chen, UC Berkeley
Commercially available factor models provide good predictions of short-horizon (e.g. one day or one week) portfolio volatility, based on estimated portfolio factor loadings and responsive estimates of factor volatility. These predictions are of significant value to certain short-term investors, such as hedge funds. However, they provide limited guidance to long-term investors, such as Defined... More >
Presentation | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
A panel of undergraduate students who are the first in their families to attend college discuss their experiences and challenges navigating the UC Berkeley College of Engineering. The panel will be moderated by Marvin Lopez, Director, Engineering Student Services.
Colloquium | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall
"Lineages of the Global City"
Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tuesday, October 2, 12-1:30pm
Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2
Designers, policymakers, and social scientists ubiquitously define the... More >
Presentation | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by September 27.
Seminar | October 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Katie Coffman, Harvard Business School
Seminar | October 2 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY
We'll continue to discuss Thaddeus' proof that the trace of a simple closed curve is a perfect Morse function on the projective SU(2) representation variety of a surface.
Seminar | October 2 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Panel Discussion | October 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 430 Soda Hall
Seminar | October 2 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley
One may think of an "independence relation" as a prescription for building joint distributions of (non-commutative) random variables, satisfying some nice universality properties. Work of Muraki and of Ben Ghorbal and Schurmann has shown that there are very few such universal independences; even with the fewest required "nice properties", there are no more than five. In this talk I will give an... More >
Seminar | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The negligible spin-orbit coupling in many organic molecules creates opportunities to alter the energy of excited electrons by manipulating their spin. In particular, molecules with a large exchange splitting have garnered interest due to their potential to undergo singlet fission (SF), a process where a molecule in a high-energy spin-singlet state shares its energy with a neighbor, placing both... More >
Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: "Intermediation and Vertical Integration in the Market for Surgeons"
Seminar | October 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Zarek Brot-Goldberg, UC Berkeley
Seminar | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Arnaldo Marcone, Professor of Roman History, Universitá Roma Tre
Different types of paganism were professed in the 4th century, and equally diverse were the forms taken by the support given to Julian. There were devoted pagans who fasted, practiced sacrifice and divination with great zeal, who took ritual baths and made pilgrimages to the best-known sanctuaries; who were attentive to all divine warnings, dreams, mystical signs, miraculous cures, and to all the... More >
Seminar | October 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 30 Stephens Hall
Dr. Marc Schenker, Professor Emeritus, UC Davis School of Medicine; Xavier Morales, Phd, Executive Director, The Praxis Project; Yolanda Park, Program Manager, Environmental Justice Project
Join us for an in depth discussion focused on the intersections between Policy work, Community Organizing, and Research, and their impact on Health and the Latinx community .
Presented by the Latinx and the Environment. Open to all community members!! Food will be provided.
Workshop | October 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Learn to rapidly prototype using TIs MSP432 Launchpad and the Grove Sensor Kit BoosterPack!
Get started with Energia (TIs Arduino-like software), out of the box code libraries, and the TI MSP432 LaunchPad & BoosterPack plug-in modules
-Please bring your laptop with the Pre-work Software downloaded from the registration page:
Workshop | October 2 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room
This session will talk about 1) why networking is important/how it works, 2) who our "people resources" are, 3) common concerns int'l students have about networking, and 4) how to conduct "outreach."
RSVP here: https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/180005
Panel Discussion | October 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join UC Berkeley Soil Scientists and Pivot Bios microbial scientists at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley and expand your knowledge of the soil microbiome.
Free; registration recommended
SOLD OUT - register at the link to be added to the waitlist. Register online