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Monday, October 15, 2018

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | October 15 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Allen Ferrell, Harvard Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

​Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | October 15 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Jazzi Junge, Orel-Bixler Lab; Patrick Carney, Wildsoet Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Combinatorics Seminar: Walks, Groups and Difference Equations

Seminar | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Michael Singer, MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

Many questions in combinatorics, probability and statistical mechanics can be reduced to counting lattice paths (walks) in regions of the plane. A standard approach to counting problems is to consider properties of the associated generating function. These functions have long been well understood for walks in the full plane and in a half plane. Recently much attention has focused on walks in the...   More >

School-Based Interventions to Improve Developmental Trajectories in Very Young Adolescents

Colloquium | October 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Erin Murphy Graham, Graduate School of Education; Megan Cherewick, Institute of Human Development; Lucia Magis Weinberg, Institute of Human Development

 Ron Dahl, Institute of Human Development

 Institute of Human Development

Background: In recognition of our broader multi-disciplinary community in BWW (Psychology, Education, Public Health, IHD and IPSR) some of the slots in the 2018-2019 IHD/Developmental Psychology Colloquium will be used for a series of cross-cutting interdisciplinary panel discussions. These panels serve two goals. First, to bring together several disciplinary perspectives to promote a more...   More >

Crop Disease Management: Natural Products as Inspiration

Seminar | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Jessica Herrick, Research Scientist, Crop Protection Discovery Chemistry, Corteva Agriscience

 College of Chemistry

Synthetic chemists have long been inspired by the ability of nature to design and engineer complex natural products. Nature builds small molecules for a plethora of reasons including the protection of plants from fungal infections, insect damage, and the invasion of competitive species. These critical components of plant protection have inspired research at CortevaTM Agriscience and as a result,...   More >

Mindfulness at Moffitt: Moffitt Wellness Program

Workshop | October 1 – December 10, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 501 (Wellness Room)

 Library

Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.

All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.

 Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance

Moffitt Wellness Program

Contemplating Desire: Photography Workshop

Workshop | October 15 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Ours is a sexy planet. In this contemplative photography workshop, we will wander the Garden of Eden as voyeurs to Nature’s inherent sensuality. Pollinators welcome.

$80 / $75 UCBG members. Full series $300 / $290 UCBG members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Seminar 211, Economic History: Can you move to opportunity? Evidence from the Great Migration

Seminar | October 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ellora Derenoncourt, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 271, Development joint with 231, Public Finance: "Taxation, Information and Withholding: Evidence from Costa Rica"

Seminar | October 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Anne Brockmeyer, World Bank

 Department of Economics

String-Math Seminar: Monodromic deformation of Khovanov-Rozansky homology and Hilbert schemes

Seminar | October 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Matthew Hogancamp, University of Southern California

 Department of Mathematics

A conjecture of Gorsky-Negut-Rasmussen asserts the existence of a pair of adjoint functors relating the Hecke category for symmetric groups and the Hilbert scheme of points in the plane. One topological consequence of this conjecture is the prediction of a deformation of the triply graded Khovanov-Rozansky link homology which restores the missing \(q\rightarrow tq^{-1}\) symmetry of KR homology...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: The Langlands-Kottwitz-Scholze method for Shimura varieties of abelian type

Seminar | October 15 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 784 Evans Hall

 Alex Youcis, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The local (and global) Langlands conjectures attempt to bridge the major areas of harmonic analysis and number theory by forming a correspondence between representations which naturally appear in both areas. A key insight due to Langlands and Kottwitz is that one could attempt to understand such a conjectural correspondence by comparing the traces of natural operators on both sides of the bridge....   More >

Ivy Sichel, "Demonstrative Pronouns and Competition"

Colloquium | October 15 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Ivy Sichel, UC Santa Cruz

 Department of Linguistics

Personal pronouns appear to compete with a variety of other elements and to lose: to anaphors, at least on some accounts (Hellan 1988, Burzio 1991, 1998, Williams 1997, Hornstein 2000, Safir 2004), to pro (Montalbetti 1984, Larson and Lujan 1989) to simple anaphors such as sig, and to gaps in Wh-chains. What do these competitions have in common, if anything, and what does their potential...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: A splitting theorem for scalar curvature

Seminar | October 15 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Otis Chodosh, Princeton

 Department of Mathematics

This is joint work with M. Eichmair and V. Moraru. We prove that if a 3-manifold with non-negative scalar curvature contains an absolutely area-minimizing cylinder then the ambient manifold is flat. This can be seen as a scalar curvature analogue of the Cheeger–Gromoll splitting theorem for Ricci curvature.

Hackers, Computers, and Cooperation: A Critical History of Logo and Constructionist Learning

Colloquium | October 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 1215 Berkeley Way West

 Morgan Ames, School of Information and Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society, UC Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Tracing the tumultuous history of the learning theory "constructionism" and the Logo programming language, Morgan Ames discusses the origins of some present-day assumptions regarding the universal appeal of learning to program computers and the individualistic process of doing so that are behind many more recent educational technology initiatives including Scratch, FabLabs, the Hour of Code, and...   More >

A Paradigm Shift: A Possible North Korean State and Reverse Kissinger Strategy

Colloquium | October 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Professor Youngjun Kim, Korea National Defense University

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco

The situation of the Korean Peninsula has rapidly changed over the last few months. U.S. President Trump, ROK President Moon and Chairman Kim of North Korea agreed on peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Not surprisingly, many people and experts all over the world still have skeptical views on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Professor Youngjun Kim will provide a new...   More >

Design Field Notes: Chrissy Meyer

Seminar | October 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

About Design Field Notes:
Each informal talk in this pop-up series brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

About this talk:
Chrissy Meyer has spent the past decade taking hardware products from early concept through high-volume production. After getting her MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, she led several projects at...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: The effect of threshold energy obstructions on the $L^1 \to L^\infty$ dispersive estimates for some Schrödinger type equations

Seminar | October 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ebru Toprak, UIUC and MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will discuss the differential equation $iu_t = Hu, H := H_0 + V$ , where $V$ is a decaying potential and $H_0$ is a Laplacian related operator. In particular, I will focus on when $H_0$ is Laplacian, Bilaplacian and Dirac operators. I will discuss how the threshold energy obstructions, eigenvalues and resonances, effect the $L^1 \to L^\infty $ behavior of $e^{itH} P_{ac} (H)$. The...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Koszul duality for algebras

Seminar | October 15 | 5:10-6:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Christopher Kuo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Let $A$ be an algebra. The Koszul duality is a type of derived equivalence between modules over $A$ and modules over its Koszul dual $A^!$. In this talk, we will talk about the general framework and then focus on the classical cases as well as examples.

Green Chemistry for Agriculture and Industry

Seminar | October 15 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Billy Hart-Cooper, US Dept. of Agricultrure

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Dr. William Hart-Cooper is a research chemist for the Bioproducts Research Unit at the Western Regional Research Center in Albany, California. He received his B.A. in Chemistry with honors from Grinnell College (2010) and Ph.D in Synthetic Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley (Raymond and Bergman groups, 2015)

De-Stress your Grad Experience: Sufi Meditation Series

Workshop | October 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Graduate Student Wellness Project

oin us for a free Tamarkoz (Sufi meditation) workshop for graduate students and post-docs. Students will be guided through mind relaxation exercises, deep breathing exercises, slow movement meditations, deep relaxation, visualization, and heart concentration and meditation. Tamarkoz (Sufi meditation) is a powerful tool used to relieve and manage stress, and cultivate the balance and stability...   More >

De-Stress your Grad Experience: Sufi Meditation Series

Workshop | October 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Graduate Student Wellness Project

oin us for a free Tamarkoz (Sufi meditation) workshop for graduate students and post-docs. Students will be guided through mind relaxation exercises, deep breathing exercises, slow movement meditations, deep relaxation, visualization, and heart concentration and meditation. Tamarkoz (Sufi meditation) is a powerful tool used to relieve and manage stress, and cultivate the balance and stability...   More >