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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Inequality in Life and Death: Policy and Prospect

Conference/Symposium | November 29 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Bantao Auditorium

 Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Co-Head of Healthcare, Lazard

 Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Quantedge Presidential Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley Economics; Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, UC Berkeley Economics; Ronald Lee, Professor of the Graduate School in Demographics and Economy, UC Berkeley Economics; Gabriel Zucman, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley Economics

 Alan Auerbach, Burch Professor of Economics and Law, UC Berkeley Economics

 Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA)

Inequality has become a central focus of policy discussions, but inequality has multiple dimensions and correspondingly many potential policy interventions. This mini-conference will consider inequality from this broad perspective.

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Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: The scalar wave equation on general asymptotically flat spacetimes: Stability and instability results

Seminar | November 29 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Georgios Moschidis, Miller Institute and UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we will examine how certain geometric conditions on general asymptotically flat spacetimes $(\mathcal M,g)$ are related to stability or instability properties of solutions to the scalar wave equation $\square _g\psi =0$ on $\mathcal M$. First, in the case when $(\mathcal M,g)$ possesses an event horizon with positive surface gravity and an ergoregion which is sufficiently small in...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Renormalization and large eddy simulation for a driven Burgers equation in a hydrodynamic regime

Seminar | November 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Alexandre Chorin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A real-space renormalization group (RNG) is constructed for a randomly-driven Burgers equation, with irrelevant degrees of freedom eliminated sequentially by stochastic parametrization followed by scaling. The connection with more standard implementations of an RNG is spelled out. The parameters in the equation and in the forcing, as well as the construction of the RNG, are chosen so that the...   More >

Harnessing the power of data science and real-world evidence for cancer treatment, access, and care: Professional Development Webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. |  Webinar

 Meghna Samant, Flatiron Health; Raina Mathur

 UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Professional Development Webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association

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Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Folklore"

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Harnessing the power of data science and real world evidence for cancer treatment, access, and care

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. |  Webinar

 Raima Mathur, Flatiron Health; Meghna Samant, Flatiron Heatlth

 Public Health, School of, Public Health Alumni Association board of directors

Join Meghna Samant and Raina Mathur of Flatiron Health, for this professional health development lunchtime webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association Board of Directors.

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IB Seminar: Large scale phylogenetics, from within STD outbreaks to across the tree of life

Seminar | November 29 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Emily Jane McTavish, University of California, Merced

 Department of Integrative Biology

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | November 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Todd Messer and Peter McCrory, UC Berkeley; Juan Herreno, Columbia University

 Department of Economics

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | November 29 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Convergent circuitry for thermoregulation

Seminar | November 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Lily Jan, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Critical Auralities: Reencountering the Korean War through the Praxis of Listening

Colloquium | November 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Crystal Baik, University of California, Riverside

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Drawing from a chapter of her forthcoming book, Reencounters: On the Korean War & Diasporic Memory Critique, Professor Baik discusses a diasporic repertoire of multigenerational oral history archives that have coalesced in the past twenty years in relation to the un-ended Korean War.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Persistent homology and applications from PDE to symplectic topology

Colloquium | November 29 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Claude Viterbo, Ecole Normale Supérieure

 Department of Mathematics

Persistent homology has emerged in the field of topogical data analysis, and in a different formulation in the work of Barannikov in Morse theory. We shall explain what it is, and how this comes into play crucially on one hand on spectral asymptotics of the Witten Laplacian, and on the other hand in several questions in Hamiltonian dynamics and symplectic topology.

NPN Social Hour

Workshop | November 29 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 (Kroeber Hall)

 Human Resources

Meet at the museum entrance on the building's south side. Bring your staff ID for free admission.

Race and the Apparatus of Disposability

Workshop | November 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Goldberg Room (Room 297)

 Sherene H. Razack

 Human Resources

5:30pm – Reception
6pm – Lecture

Disposability, a condition written on the body, is a racial project. Populations that stand in the way of the progress of capital accumulation, are targeted for disposability, and relegated to the realm of “sub-humanity.” Processes of disposability enable white Europeanness to prevail. In this paper, I pursue what race has to do with disposability through an...   More >