<< Tuesday, February 12, 2019 >>

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

VC Unlocked: Deal Camp

Course | February 11 – 14, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, 500 Startups

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

This activity has been approved for 25.75 hours MCLE...   More >

Understanding Diversity Among Species

Seminar | February 12 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio Broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Nicolas Alexandre, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Nicolas with hummingbird feeder

February Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | February 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

H-1B Workshop

Workshop | February 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The main focus of this workshop are general H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, application process, and timing concerns.

Topics covered:
H-1B eligibility criteria
Types of jobs appropriate for H-1B
Minimum salary requirements
Employer's role
Application timing challenges
Options for F/J students/scholars

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Computation of Optimal Conditional Expected Drawdown Portfolios

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

 Speakers: Alex Papanicolaou, Intelligent Financial Machines

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We introduce two approaches to computing and minimizing the risk measure Conditional Expected Drawdown (CED) of Goldberg and Mahmoud (2016). One approach is based on a continuous-time formulation yielding a partial differential equation (PDE) solution to computing and minimizing CED while another is a sampling based approach utilizing a linear program (LP) for minimizing CED.

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Impact of microbial biological disparity on social determinants of health

Seminar | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Lee Riley, Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Understanding social determinants of health has become established as one of core disciplines of public health. On the other hand, understanding biological determinants of health has gradually become less emphasized as a public health discipline, and this trend may lead to incomplete and misdirected public health interventions and policy. We present results of our study of rheumatic heart disease...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Consumption-led Growth"

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

 Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

Consumption-led Growth, joint with Markus Brunnermeier and Oleg Itskhoki.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by February 8.

Make-Ahead Meals (BEUHS641)

Workshop | February 12 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Make it easier on yourself to enjoy homemade meals by making them ahead of time! Some meals can be prepared in a large batch and reused or frozen for future use, while others can be prepped and then cooked later. However, this doesn’t work with all recipes, so attend this workshop and skip the guesswork. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Visual Salience in Game Theory

Seminar | February 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Colin Camerer, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Expectations with Endogenous Information Acquisition: An Experimental Investigation"

Seminar | February 12 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Basit Zafar, Associate Professor of Economics, Arizona State University

 Department of Economics


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

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Workshop | February 12 | 3:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements,...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: The arithmeticity of figure-eight knot orbifolds

Seminar | February 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A knot or link $L$ in $S^3$ is called universal if every closed orientable $3$-manifold can be represented as a cover branched over $L$, with some examples including the Borromean rings, the figure-eight knot, and 2-bridge non-torus links. Some such $L$ are the singular locus of an orbifold ${\mathbb H}^3/\Gamma \cong S^3$ for Γ an arithmetic subgroup of the linear algebraic group of isometries...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Terminal singularities that are not Cohen-Macaulay

Seminar | February 12 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Burt Totaro, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain the notion of terminal singularities. This is the mildest class of singularities that appears in constructing minimal models of algebraic varieties. In characteristic zero, terminal singularities are automatically Cohen-Macaulay, and this is very useful for the minimal model program. I will present the first known terminal singularity of dimension 3 which is not Cohen-Macaulay; it...   More >

Student Hosted Colloquium in Physical Chemistry: Computational Vibrational Spectroscopy of Aqueous Acid and Base Solutions

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Steve Corcelli, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame

 College of Chemistry

The structure, dynamics, and transport properties of electrolyte solutions, including acids and bases, is critically important to aqueous solution chemistry. Aqueous acid and base solutions have vibrational spectra with distinct continua that span from about 1000 cm-1 to 3000 cm-1. Despite intense study, the interpretation of the spectra in terms of the molecular structure of the hydrated proton...   More >

Asian Americans and Affirmative Action

Conference/Symposium | February 12 | 5-7:15 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Frank Wu, Keynote Speaker, UC Hastings; Vincent Pan, Chinese for Affirmative Action; Julie Park, University of Maryland

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Symmetric powers of algebraic and tropical curves

Seminar | February 12 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Madeline Brandt, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will give a description of the following recent result: the non-Archimedean skeleton of the d-th symmetric power of a smooth projective algebraic curve X is naturally isomorphic to the d-th symmetric power of the tropical curve that arises as the non-Archimedean skeleton of X. In the talk I will give all necessary background definitions for understanding the above statement and I...   More >

Rethinking Diversity, Reintroducing Disability: Conversations on Disability History, Advocacy, and Rights

Colloquium | February 12 | 5-7 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 OPEN (Opportunities for Postdoc Equity Networking)

Disability is too often left out of the academic and political discourse concerning equity, diversity and inclusion. Yet disability is a core aspect of these values and intersects with all other marginalized groups for which
equity, diversity, and inclusion are critical. Join us for a trailer screening of “Crip Camp” by filmmaker and disability rights activist James Lebrecht, followed by a...   More >

CrafterDark: Make V-Day Pillows and Cards!

Workshop | February 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Art Studio

Come make adorbs V-Day themed pillows and cards! Hate Valentine's day? you can make non-V-Day themed stuff too!