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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Special Seminar: Effective Arithmetic Geometry

Seminar | February 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Main Lecture Hall | Note change in location

 Yuri Tschinkel, Simons Foundation and NYU

 Department of Mathematics

Tschinkel will discuss effectivity issues in several problems in arithmetic geometry, the study of solutions of systems of polynomial equations with integral coefficients.

Applied Math Seminar: Adjoint sensitivity analysis of chaotic dynamical systems via shadowing methods

Seminar | February 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Angxiu Ni, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we discuss how to compute derivatives of long-time-averaged objectives with respect to multiple system parameters in chaotic systems, via the recently developed non-intrusive least-squares adjoint shadowing (NILSAS) algorithm.

First we review how to compute such derivatives via comparing the base trajectory and a shadowing trajectory, which is a new trajectory with perturbed...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: No Seminar

Seminar | February 7 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Common Values, Unobserved Heterogeneity, andEndogenous Entry in U.S. Offshore Oil Lease Auctions∗"

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Phil Haile, Yale

 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 >

The Berkeley Network's Webinar Series: Fundamentals for Successful Career Change: 3 Effective Strategies and How to Prepare

Workshop | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Virtual

 Joy Lin, Quarter Life Joy

 Cal Alumni Association

This webinar is designed to give you the fundamentals of preparing for a career change and effective strategies you can explore. You will walk away with a more realistic idea of what to expect, how to prepare, and what strategies can help make your career change possible.

Back Talk: Less Stress on Your Back (BEUHS404)

Workshop | February 7 | 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.

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Research Colloquium: Dr. Jerry Brandell "Psychoanalysis in the Halls of Social Work Academe: Can this patient be saved?"

Colloquium | February 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons/116

 Social Welfare, School of

Psychoanalytic theory is not a unified body of knowledge, but rather, composed of multiple theories, models, and schemata pertaining to development, psychopathology, and clinical method and technique. It is a literature of vast scope whose evolution now spans 125 years. This history is actually fraught with points of convergence and dissonance; important issues and controversies surrounding the...   More >

The California Housing Crisis and Potential Solutions

Panel Discussion | February 7 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 250 Goldman School of Public Policy

 Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans; Terner Center for Housing Innovation

Join us for a new lunch series to discuss the housing crisis in California and potential solutions. Prominent leaders in state policy alongside real estate professionals will lead panel discussions followed by time for Q&A. Free lunch provided!

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Housing crisis in California and potential solutions

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | February 7 | 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.

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | February 7 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 David Ackerly

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

David Ackerly, Dean of the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley, will present: "Topography, species distributions and impacts of climate change on California native plants." Hosted by George Roderick. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Higher Education Careers for PhDs

Panel Discussion | February 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Sproul Hall, Room 309

 Dr. Lilia Chavez, Dean of Special Projects and Grants, Merritt College; Dr. Brooke Hessler, Director of Learning Resources, California College of the Arts; Mackenzie Smith MFA Communications Specialist, UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources

Dr. Colette Plum, Deputy Director Study Abroad, UC Berkeley

 Career Center

This panel program will introduce career options in higher education. Learn about the paths of PhD professionals as they discuss their work in Learning Resources, Student Life, International Education and Science Communication.

Inverse RNA folding and Computational Riboswitch Detection

Seminar | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Professor Danny Barash, Department of Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University

 Department of Statistics

The inverse RNA folding problem for designing sequences that fold into a given RNA secondary structure was introduced in the early 1990's in Vienna. Using a coarse-grain tree graph representation of the RNA secondary structure, we extended the inverse RNA folding problem to include constraints such as thermodynamic stability and mutational robustness, developing a program called RNAexinv. In the...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Fukaya categories with coefficients and spectral networks

Colloquium | February 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Carlos Simpson, Université de Nice

 Department of Mathematics

A conjecture of Kontsevich says that the Fukaya category of a symplectic manifold having an additional volume form, should have a stability condition where the stable objects are represented by possibly singular "special Lagrangians". This statement has a nice expression, in the case where we look at the Fukaya-Seidel category of a Riemann surface with coefficients in a fiber category. The...   More >

Religion: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar

Seminar | February 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Michael Allan, University of Oregon; Courtney Handman, UT Austin; Webb Keane, University of Michigan

 Michael Lucey, UC Berkeley

 Sawyer Seminar on Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies

These public talks continue the series of events connected to the Sawyer Seminar in Linguistic Anthropology & Literary and Cultural Studies that began in Fall 2018. Many of the studies taken up so far in the seminar depend on religious objects, rituals, or encounters to help illuminate those pragmatic aspects of discourse that might be more easily concealed in our everyday routines. Perhaps the...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 4: Religion

Conference/Symposium | February 6 – 7, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Niklaus Largier, UC Berkeley; Michael Warner, Yale University; Mayanthi Fernando, UC Santa Cruz; Michael Allan, University of Oregon; Courtney Handman, University of Texas at Austin; Charles Hirschkind, UC Berkeley; Webb Keane, University of Michigan

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the fourth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.