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Friday, November 30, 2018

Cleantech to Market Symposium

Conference/Symposium | November 30 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall, Spieker Forum (6th floor)

 Energy Institute

Join us for the 10th anniversary of Cleantech to Market!

Come learn about this year's exciting startups and hear C2M alumni reflect on the program’s 10-year impact. This is an amazing opportunity to hear about the most innovative and impactful clean technologies and network with cleantech professionals and next-generation leaders.

2018 projects:

Dauntless IO - Adaptive machine learning...   More >

Free

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Essig Brunch: Emily Bick, Graduate Student, UC Davis

Seminar | November 30 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

Essig Brunch is a weekly seminar series focused on arthropod science (insects, spiders, scorpions, etc.) hosted by the Entomology Students Organization.

Labor Lunch: "Are Local Minimum Wages Too High, and How Could We Even Know?"

Seminar | November 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Carl Nadler, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics

 Center for Labor Economics

You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided

The inhibition study of nitritation and ANAMMOX processes by thermal hydrolysis pretreated sidestream: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | November 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Yuan Li, PhD candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

ESPM Seminar: Climate and Caribou in the Arctic

Seminar | November 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dave Gustine, Wildlife branch chief, Grand Teton Nat'l Park

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Dave Gustine, Wildlife branch chief of the Grand Teton National Park will speak on climate and caribou in the Arctic: insights, challenges, and possibilities for bottom-up effects

Misallocation, Selections and Productivity: A Quantitative Analysis with Panel Data from China

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

 Diego Restuccia, University of Toronto

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Get Fit in 7 Minutes (BEUHS652)

Workshop | November 30 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Come and learn how a High Intensity Circuit Training (H.I.C.T.) workout in just 7 minutes using your body weight, a chair and wall, can help you maximize your time and workout space. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the combination of aerobic and resistance training in a high-intensity, limited-rest design can deliver numerous health benefits in much less time than...   More >

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2018-19 CGPH Global Health Leaders Discussion Series: Working In Global Health: An Interview with Professor Stefano Bertozzi

Panel Discussion | November 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Stefano Bertozzi, School of Public Health

 Center for Global Public Health

Professor Bertozzi’s has had a rich global health career, with professional experiences working for and with multilateral organizations, governments in developing countries, universities, think tanks, international NGOs, local NGOs, and faith-based organizations. At this seminar, Professor Bertozzi will focus on student careers in global health, and provide recommendations and insight into how to...   More >

Data in the Cloud

Seminar | November 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)

 Raghu Ramakrishnan, Microsoft

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The cloud has forced a rethinking of database architectures. Does this offer an opportunity to address the siloed nature of data management systems? In this talk, I'll discuss these issues through the lens of the Microsoft data journey, both internal and external.

CGPH Global Health Leaders Discussion Series: Working in Global Health - An Interview with Professor Bertozzi

Panel Discussion | November 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Stefano Bertozzi, School of Public Health

 Center for Global Public Health

Professor Bertozzi’s has had a rich global health career, with professional experiences working for and with multilateral organizations, governments in developing countries, universities, think tanks, international NGOs, local NGOs, and faith-based organizations. At this seminar, Professor Bertozzi will focus on student careers in global health, and provide recommendations and insight into how to...   More >

Data Science Showcase

Presentation | November 30 | 1-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Data Sciences

Don’t miss the Fall Data Science Showcase!
- Learn about the latest data science research on everything from the search for extraterrestrial life to fake news to toxic air.
- Hear lightning talk presentations from data science student researchers and research fellows from the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS).
- Find out about exciting January internship opportunities

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Optimizing the tie-breaker regression discontinuity design"

Seminar | November 30 | 2-2:45 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Art Owen, Stanford

 Department of Economics

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Unbiased shrinkage estimation"

Seminar | November 30 | 2:45-3:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Jann Spiess, Stanford

 Department of Economics

MENA Salon: 'Sanctions are Coming': US Sanctions on Iran Reloaded

Workshop | November 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On November 5, the Trump administration imposed the most severe sanctions against Iran, reversing the joint nuclear agreement between the two countries.The United States is thus trying to kill Iran's nuclear ambitions and also supposedly pressure Iran, through such sanctions, to stop supporting groups in Yemen and Syria. President Rouhani said that the renewed sanctions were another iteration of...   More >

Fall 2018 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects

Presentation | November 30 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Minsook Kim, Language Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures; Julia Nee, Graduate Student, Linguistics; Vesna Rodic, Language Lecturer, French

 Berkeley Language Center

From a Face-to-Face to Hybrid Intermediate Korean Course
Minsook Kim, Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures
The Korean program has had a high attrition rate from beginning (K1A) to intermediate levels (K10B) (AY 2017: 77%). In searching for a solution to this trend, my colleague, Dr. Junghee Park and I received a one-year joint BLC fellowship to develop a hybrid course for intermediate...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Franck Bedrossian

Colloquium | November 30 | 3 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library

 Department of Music

After initial studies in orchestration, and analysis at the Regional Conservatory of Paris, Franck Bedrossian studied composition closely with Allain Gaussin. He continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory (seminars with Gerard Grisey and later Marco Stroppa), where upon graduation he received unanimously the first prize for Analysis, and the first prize in Composition. In 2002–2003 he was in...   More >

How to explore and apply for non-academic jobs panel: for ESPM graduate students

Panel Discussion | November 30 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Ignacio Escalante, ESPM

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Are you interested in exploring job opportunities outside academia? Do you want hear more about how to? Do you want to share tips? Come to the panel!
It will be an open Q&A session with people from UC Berkeley's Career Center, Beyond Academia, ESPM alumni and/or professionals working in evironmentally-related and other types of positions in the Bay Area.

Developments in 2018 and Prospects for 2019 and Facilitating Diverse Collection and Curation in Web Crawling and Indexing

Seminar | November 30 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Matt Bayleyand Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

 Facilitating Diverse Collection and Curation in Web Crawling and Indexing
(Matt Bayley)
Matt Bayley will briefly summarize his work this semester with the Internet Archive on collaborative web crawling, archiving, and indexing. This will include a survey of existing techniques and initiatives as well as an exploration of new protocols for crowd-sourcing these data and...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "A simple uniformly valid test for inequalities"

Seminar | November 30 | 3:45-4:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Xiaoxia Shi, UW Madison

 Department of Economics

Logic Colloquium: Thinking Algorithmically About Impossibility

Colloquium | November 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Ryan Williams, Associate Professor of EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

Computational complexity lower bounds like P != NP assert impossibility results for all possible programs of some restricted form. As there are presently enormous gaps in our knowledge of lower bounds, a central question on the minds of today’s complexity theorists is: how will we find better ways to reason about all efficient programs? I argue that some progress can be made by (very...   More >

Designing molecular and nanoscale materials for bottom-up control of magnetism

Seminar | November 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jeffrey Rinehart, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Magnetic applications are ubiquitous in modern technology, yet the available materials are relatively limited in number and tunability. Bottom-up design is therefore appealing as it offers the possibility of atomic-level understanding and customization. Magnetic properties, however, often translate poorly between atomic, molecular, nano, and bulk scales. In this seminar, I will discuss our...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Thinking Algorithmically About Impossibility

Colloquium | November 30 | 4:10-5:15 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Ryan Williams, Associate Professor of EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science

Computational complexity lower bounds like P != NP assert impossibility results for all possible programs of some restricted form. As there are presently enormous gaps in our knowledge of lower bounds, a central question on the minds of today’s complexity theorists is: how will we find better ways to reason about all efficient programs? I argue that some progress can be made by (very...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Auction theory from the bidder standpoint"

Seminar | November 30 | 4:30-5:15 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Noureddine El Karoui, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Colloquium: David Yearsley (Cornell University): Bach Laughs

Colloquium | November 30 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

David Yearsley was educated at Harvard College and Stanford University, where he received his Ph.D. in Musicology in 1994. At Cornell he continues to pursue his interests in the teaching, history, literature and performance of music. His musicological work investigates literary, social, and theological contexts for music and music making, and while he focuses on J. S. Bach, he has written on...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Augmented synthetic control method"

Seminar | November 30 | 5:15-6 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Avi Feller, Berkeley

 Department of Economics