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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Workplace Civility: Respect in Action

Workshop | February 5 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Ombuds

Learn practical steps for promoting civility at work, including guidelines for considerate conduct and ideas for creating a more inclusive work environment. Participants will also learn how to help their unit establish group norms and effective ways to respond to rudeness.

Street Story: A Platform for Community Engagement

Presentation | February 5 | 10-11 a.m. |  Webex platform online

 Kate Beck, UC Berkeley SafeTREC

 Safe Transportation Research & Education Center

Please join Kate Beck, program lead at UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) for a demonstration and discussion of Street Story, a web-based community engagement tool designed for people to report transportation safety issues they see and experience. The Street Story tool aims to help agencies and community groups collect information that can create a fuller...   More >

Clayton Heathcock Lectureship: Studies Related to the ATP-Adenosine Pathway

Seminar | February 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Terry Rosen, Arcus Biosciences

 College of Chemistry

Tumor cell death induced by hypoxia or chemotherapy releases large amounts of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) into the extracellular environment. ATP is rapidly converted to AMP (adenosine monophosphate) which, in turn, is converted by hypoxia-induced CD73 into adenosine (ADO). ADO suppresses immune responses, including those of T cells, NK cells and dendritic cells through activation of adenosine...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Endogenous risk, indirect contagion and systemic risk

Seminar | February 5 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Rama Cont, University of Oxford

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Deleveraging by financial institutions in response to losses may lead to contagion of losses across institutions with common asset holdings. Unlike direct contagion via counterparty exposures, this channel of contagion -which we call indirect contagion- is mediated through market prices and does not require bilateral exposures or relations.

Dynamic Neural Fields: the embodiment of neural computation

Seminar | February 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Yulia Sandamirskaya, Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Activity of neuronal populations in several cortical regions can be described by a Dynamic Neural Field (DNF) equation. A DNF is a continuous in time and in space activation function defined over a metric space spanned over perceptual (e.g., color, retinal location, orientation) or motor (e.g., orientation of the head, direction of movement) dimensions, in which neurons in the underlying...   More >

Evaluating the impact and outcomes of STEM programs: A common sense approach

Workshop | February 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Coalition for Education and Outreach

Are your STEM programs, activities, events, courses, curricula really reaching their intended audiences? In this moderated panel presentation, you will learn how to measure and assess the impacts and outcomes of STEM programs.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - Inflation and Capital Misallocation

Presentation | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Amir Kermani, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Haas School of Business

 Clausen Center

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 jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by February 1.

Webnet: The future of content delivery

Workshop | February 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Tor Haugan, Writer/Editor, Library Communications Office

 Director of Staff Learning and Development

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | February 5 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Household Debt Revaluation and the Real Economy": Evidence from a Foreign Currency Debt Crisis

Seminar | February 5 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Emil Verner, Assistant Professor of Finance, MIT

 Department of Economics

Joint 237/281 Macro and International Trade Seminar

  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Clinical Science Colloquium

Colloquium | February 5 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Amit Etkin MD PhD

 Department of Psychology

Over the past two decades, neuroimaging studies have defined a set of distributed brain systems that contribute to cognition, emotion, mood and other mental processes. Perturbations in these circuits have been identified in different ways across psychiatric disorders. The challenge ahead of us is how to use these insights to: 1) understand the nature of neural circuit deficits in mental illnesses...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Special cube complexes

Seminar | February 5 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Larsen Linov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A cube complex is a cell complex in which each n-cell is a n-dimensional cube. We'll define "special" cube complexes and explain their relationship to right-angled Artin groups. We'll also discuss some results about separability in their fundamental groups.

3-Manifold Seminar: Special cube complexes

Seminar | February 5 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Larsen Linov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A cube complex is a cell complex in which each n-cell is a n-dimensional cube. We'll define "special" cube complexes and explain their relationship to right-angled Artin groups. We'll also discuss some results about separability in their fundamental groups.

2019 William Main Seminar Series: Fire Science, Policy and Management in California Wildlands

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Mark Finney, U.S. Forest Service

 William Main Seminar Endowment

The 2019 William Main Seminar Series examines the confluence of environmental science, policy and management in contending with the spate of recent fire outbreaks in California. We are excited to welcome Mark Finney, USFS Research Forester, who will kick off the series with his presentation, "Understanding Wildlife Spread through Experiments and Modeling".

Single Molecule Probes and Single Particles Probed

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Laura Kaufman, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

 College of Chemistry

I will describe two projects in which we characterize complex systems – supercooled liquids and conjugated polymer aggregates – through single molecule or single particle fluorescence imaging. First, in supercooled liquids – systems that display behaviors consistent with the presence of heterogeneous dynamics – we investigate the time scales over which heterogeneities persist using “ideal” single...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Temperley-Lieb algebra action on the category of representations of periplectic supergroup

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Vera Serganova, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We define the action of infinitely generated Temperley-Lieb algebra on the category of representations of the supergroup \(P(n)\). The supergroup in question is an interesting super analogue of the orthogonal and symplectic groups. As an application of this construction we get algorithm computing characters of irreducible representation of \(P(n)\) and some other esults. As n tends to infinity,...   More >

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | February 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Art for Your Apartment: and dorm

Presentation | February 5 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room

 Library

Come see and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection.

This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year. Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists - from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.

This all takes place in the historic Morrison Room. A brief presentation will be followed by ample time to browse representative works...   More >

 Note: borrowing from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection is limited to UCB students, faculty and staff and is free

Art for Your Apartment