Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Seminar | October 23 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM
Aaron Pomerantz, PhD candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Andrew Saintsing, PhD student, Department of Integrative Biology
Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Aaron Pomerantz from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Aaron is a PhD candidate whose research is focused on color in the wings of butterflies and moths.
Seminar | October 23 | 10-11 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Rina Anno, Kansas State University
In the category of tangles objects are even natural numbers and morphisms between n and m are (n,m)-tangles up to isotopy. Weak triangulated represenations of this category are usually constructed in terms of generators and relations: we associate a functor to each tangle generator (a "cup", a "cap", or a "crossing"), and prove that certain compositions of these functors are isomorphic. It turns... More >
Seminar | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Dr. Naoya Kumagai, Institute of Microbial Chemistry
Identification of new molecular entities opens a new avenue in chemistry on a broad basis. This talk introduces the development of unique heterocyclic compounds and architectures that are responsible for specific functions in catalysis and peculiar properties as materials.
Seminar 217, Risk Management: Proliferation of Anomalies and Zoo of Factors What does the HansenJagannathan Distance Tell Us?
Seminar | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Xiang Zhang, SWUFE
Recent research finds that prominent asset pricing models have mixed success in evaluating the cross-section of anomalies, which highlights proliferation of anomalies and zoo of factors. In this paper, I investigate that how is the relative pricing performance of these models to explain anomalies, when comparing their misspecification errors the HansenJagannathan (HJ) distance measure. I find... More >
"My Bad Attitude Toward the Pastoral": The Country and the City in the Poetry of C.S. Giscombe: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium
Colloquium | October 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall
"My Bad Attitude Toward the Pastoral": The Country and the City in the Poetry of C.S. Giscombe"
Assistant Professor of Afircan American Studies
Tuesday, October 23, 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
In C. S. Giscombes 1994 book-length poem Here, the... More >
Presentation | October 23 | 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 October 18.
Workshop | October 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work
Learn new ways of performing daily activities with less stress to your back. Practice some useful stretching and strengthening exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.
Is a Habitable Planet a Human Right? Juliana v. United States: A discussion with Kelly Matheson, Jordan Diamond, Sharon Duggan et al
Panel Discussion | October 23 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 The Law Building
Kelly Matheson, WITNESS; Sharon Duggan, Our Children's Trust; Tamara Morgenthau, International Human Rights Law Clinic; Ted Lamm, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment
Jordan Diamond, Center for Law, Energy and the Environment
Can litigation and advocacy protect the vulnerable peoples of the world where democracy and politics have failed?
Workshop | October 23 | 1-2:15 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
Rosanne Lurie, QB3-Berkeley
Sometimes the word networking seems loaded this workshop, led by Rosanne Lurie, Director, QB3-Berkeley Graduate and Postdoc Career Development will help you get around the myths and fears, and learn the real value of connecting with others. Identify ways that networking can help you in career exploration, career planning, and your job search. We will discuss techniques for talking clearly... More >
Workshop | October 23 | 1-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall
Spreadsheet Basics: Learn how to navigate in and across spreadsheets. Use AutoFill to build spreadsheets and link them into quarterly reports with basic equations in Microsoft Excel.
* Insert and format data.
* Use AutoFill.
* Insert/delete hide and unhide rows and columns.
* Name, move, add and delete worksheets.
* Apply filters and sorts.
* Export files to Excel... More >
Workshop | October 23 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall
This workshop will provide you with a practical workflow for navigating copyright questions and legal considerations for your dissertation or thesis. Whether youre just starting to write or youre getting ready to file, you can use this workflow to figure out what you can use, what rights you have, and what it means to share your dissertation online.
Indivisible Tohono: Resisting the US-Mexico Border and Militarization on Tohono Oodham Land Through Education and Civic Engagement
Panel Discussion | October 23 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
Fantasia Painter, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
Indivisible Tohono is a grassroots organization working on issues that affect the Tohono O'odham Nation and those that affect the Natives within the state of Arizona and federally. Tohono Oodham is a federally recognized tribe split by the US-Mexico border in what is today southern Arizona, and it has become well known for its recent refusal to allow Trumps Wall on Tohono Oodham land. This... More >
Seminar | October 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Dmitry Tonkonog, UC Berkeley
Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Contingent Preferences and the Sure-Thing Principle: Revisiting Classic Anomalies in the Laboratory
Seminar | October 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Ignacio Esponda, UC Santa Barbara
Seminar | October 23 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY
We'll discuss Kronheimer-Mrowka's deformed instanton homology of spatial webs $J^\sharp (K;\Gamma )$. For planar webs $K$, we show that $J^\sharp (K;\Gamma ')$ is spanned by foams, where $\Gamma '$ is an appropriate coefficient system.
Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Almost conservation laws and low regularity well-posedness for nonlinear Schrodinger equations
Seminar | October 23 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
James Rowan, UC Berkeley
For energy-subcritical nonlinear Schrodinger equations, the law of conservation of energy can be used to extend the local well-posedness theory for solutions with initial data in $H_x^1$ to a global well-posedness theory in $H_x^1$. If we want a global well-posedness theory in a Sobolev space $H_x^s$ for $0 < s < 1$, the energy may be infinite, and thus conservation of energy is unavailable.... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Moment Varieties of Measures on Polytopes
Seminar | October 23 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Bernd Sturmfels, MPI MIS, Leipzig
The uniform probability measure on a convex polytope induces piecewise polynomial densities on the projections of that polytope. For a fixed combinatorial type of simplicial polytopes, the moments of these measures are rational functions in the vertex coordinates. We study projective varieties that are parametrized by finite collections of such rational functions. Our focus lies on determining... More >
Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: On convolutions and transforms in operator valued free probability
Seminar | October 23 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Weihua Liu, Indiana University
In this talk, I will introduce a class of independence relations which include free, Boolean and monotone independence in operator valued probability. I will briefly review some analytic properties of operator-valued free, Boolean and monotone convolutions. After that, I will show some analytic properties of two other important convolutions which are called orthogonal convolution and s-free... More >
Seminar | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Tess Smidt, LBNL
Charting Your Course: Planning Your Years at Cal and Beyond: L&S Workshop Series Shoot for the Stars
Workshop | October 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Graduate Mentors, College of L&S
A workshop focused on planning your college career--including study abroad and internships--to prepare for life after graduation.
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Tensor-Multinomial Sums of Ideals and Applications
Seminar | October 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Robert Walker, University of Michigan
Given a polynomial ring $C$ over a field and proper ideals $I$ and $J$ whose generating sets involve disjoint variables, we determine how to embed the associated primes of each power of $I+J$ into a collection of primes described in terms of the associated primes of select powers of $I$ and of $J$. We discuss applications to constructing primary decompositions for powers of $I+J$, and to... More >
Panel Discussion | October 23 | 7 p.m. | JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA, CA 94709
An intimate discussion with Erwin Chemerinsky (dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law) and Jeffrey Edleson (dean and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare)
The foremost authority of the first amendment and free speech (Chemerinsky) and a leading expert on domestic abuse (Edleson) discuss the rights and privileges of our voiceshow... More >
$12.00 Members $15.00 Public