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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

California Bioresources Economy Summit

Conference/Symposium | January 29 – 30, 2019 every day | David Brower Center, Suite 100

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California Air Resources Board

This exciting summit program will be comprised of speakers representing state and local government, industry, academia, technology innovation hubs, and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives with national and international perspectives and experience. One of the most important aspects of this summit is the opportunity for collaboration and engagement, with the goal being the...   More >

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | January 30 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | January 30 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

The Importance of Protein Dynamics for Kinase Activation and Inhibition: The Case of ERK2

Seminar | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. |  Tan Hall

 Dr. Natalie Ahn, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Associate Director, BioFrontiers Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder

 College of Chemistry

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Max Lambert: Sex in the Suburbs: The genetic and environmental drivers of sex determination in amphibians

Seminar | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Max Lambert

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Harnessing all-optical laser-scanning imaging for deep and large-scale image-based analysis

Seminar | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kevin Tsia, The University of Hong Kong

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Studying cell populations, their transition states and functions at the single cell level is critical for understanding in normal tissue development and pathogenesis of disease. State-of-the-art single-cell analysis approaches have overwhelmingly been biomolecularly-driven (e.g. analyzing cell-surface protein and gene expressions). Despite their exquisite specificity, they remain highly variable...   More >

Production and reproduction: life history strategies for females in humans and other species: Ron Lee, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Ron Lee, Professor, Demography Department, UC Berkeley

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Representation Learning and Exploration in RL

Seminar | January 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 John Co-Reyes, UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Sparse reward and long horizon tasks are among the most interesting yet challenging problems to solve in reinforcement learning. I will discuss recent work leveraging representation learning to tackle these sets of problems. We present a novel model which learns a latent representation of low-level skills by embedding trajectories with a variational autoencoder. Skills are learned in an...   More >

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: Maximizers of Rogers-Brascamp-Lieb-Luttinger functionals in higher dimensions

Seminar | January 30 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Riesz-Sobolev inequality states that for indicator functions $f,g,h$ of subsets of $ℝ^d$ of specified measure, the functional $\iint_{ℝ^d\times ℝ^d} f(x)g(y)h(x+y)dxdy$ is maximized when the subsets are balls centered at the origin. Burchard '96 showed that under suitable hypotheses, the functional is maximized precisely when the subsets are balls centered at the origin and their orbit...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Harmonic surfaces and simple loops

Seminar | January 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Vlad Markovic, Cal Tech

 Department of Mathematics

Fix a suitable (non-elementary) map $f$ from a closed surface $S$ into a closed hyperbolic 3-manifold $M$, and consider the moduli space of harmonic maps homotopic to $f$ and with respect to varying metrics on $S$ and $M$ (the metrics on $M$ are assumed to be negatively curved). We show that the set of such metrics for which the corresponding harmonic map is in Whitney's general position is an...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | January 30 | 3-4 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.

Number Theory Seminar: Review of cohomology

Seminar | January 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 David Corwin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Stratified Micro-randomized Trial Design: Sample Size Considerations for Testing Nested Causal Effects of Time-varying Treatment

Seminar | January 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Walter Dempsey, Harvard University

 Department of Statistics

Technological advancements in the field of mobile devices and wearable sensors have helped overcome obstacles in the delivery of care, making it possible to deliver behavioral treatments anytime and anywhere. Delivery of these treatments is increasingly triggered by detections/predictions of vulnerability and receptivity, which may have been impacted by prior treatments. Furthermore the...   More >

Economic Model Predictive Control for Closed-Loop Chemical Reactor Scheduling

Colloquium | January 30 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 James B. Rawlings, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Traditionally, scheduling and control are viewed as two related but
disparate engineering activities. For scheduling, the main decisions are typically discrete yes/no choices; the models capture only important discrete events and transitions but include many units; and, the objective is generally economic in some sense (minimize,
e.g., cost or earliness). For control, the decisions are almost...   More >

Are American Campuses Free Speech Zones?

Conference/Symposium | January 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 175

 Alan Dershowitz, Professor of Law Emeritus, Harvard Law School; Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

 Janice Rogers Brown, Judge, Former U.S. Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeal, District of Columbia

 Public Law and Policy Program, the Steamboat Institute

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Booth Auditorium 175, Berkeley Law
Reception to follow (5:30pm to 6:30pm) in the Goldberg room 297

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/CampusFreeSpeechZones

To gain entry to the event, attendees will be required to present their photo ID at the front doors, along with their printed admission ticket. Please note that the event will begin...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Harmonic surfaces and simple loops

Seminar | January 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Vlad Markovic, Cal Tech

 Department of Mathematics

Fix a suitable (non-elementary) map $f$ from a closed surface $S$ into a closed hyperbolic 3-manifold $M$, and consider the moduli space of harmonic maps homotopic to $f$ and with respect to varying metrics on $S$ and $M$ (the metrics on $M$ are assumed to be negatively curved). We show that the set of such metrics for which the corresponding harmonic map is in Whitney's general position is an...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "The Race Between Preferences and Technology"

Seminar | January 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Joachim Hubmer, Yale Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Macroeconomics

Herbs for Womxn

Workshop | January 30 | 5-8 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (Gender Equity Resource Center)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

Come learn from herbalist Hannah Pearl about the best alternative medicine for holistic health for women on the go.
*We welcome all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future and fluid.

 Space is limited, register in advance at wonderwomen@berkeley.edu

Resilience Inside and Outside of Science: How Regulating Emotion Can Help Us Overcome Stress

Seminar | January 30 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Iris Mauss, Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Stress – the experience of adverse life events and circumstances – is one of the most robust
contributors to psychological and other health problems. While science is rewarding, it can
also be a source of great stress, especially for graduate students and postdocs. Crucially, the
deleterious effects of stress are not observed in all people exposed to stress. In fact, some
people exhibit...   More >