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Friday, February 15, 2019

Multiplicity of Asian Buddhist Modernities: 2019 Sheng Yen Conference

Conference/Symposium | February 15 – 17, 2019 every day | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Cody Bahir, UC Berkeley

 Center for Buddhist Studies

The conference will explore examples of Buddhist modernism that have arisen in Asia since the late 19th century up through the present day.

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | February 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Modernisms, New and Old

Seminar | February 15 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Vincent Sherry, Washington University in St. Louis

 Department of English, Institute of European Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Vincent Sherry will moderate a conversation on "modernism," centering on the history of the term and asking us to talk about our sense of the relation between the practice of historical modernism and the activity of modernist studies. The reading for participants comes as excerpts from his recently edited Cambridge History of Modernism

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources and Public Health Library


A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | February 15 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Physically Compliant 3D and Multi-Dimensional CMOS Electronics for Internet of Everything Applications: From Concept to Pragmatic and Robust Manufacturing

Seminar | February 15 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Muhammad Hussain, Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In the coming age of Internet of Everything (IoE) where people-process-device-data will be seamlessly connected, CMOS Electronics will play critical enabling role. Beyond performance-power-area-cost, what might be the featuring characteristics for such electronics? What would be the role of CMOS technology? What new applications may emerge beyond computation-communication-display-IoT...   More >

Memoryless Analog-to-Digital Conversion Using Delta-Sigma Modulators Without Reset

Seminar | February 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 545R Cory Hall

 Nagendra Krishnapua, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Delta-Sigma architectures cannot be used directly when the input is multiplexed from a number of inputs. The memory in the modulator and the decimation filter results in inter-sample interference. We demonstrate memoryless analog-to-digital conversion using Delta-Sigma modulators without resetting the modulator or decimation filters.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Refinement of Large-Deviation Principle via Poisson Equations

Seminar | February 15 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Insuk Seo, Seoul National University

 Department of Mathematics

In this presentation, a classic model known as "small random perturbation of dynamical systems" studied by Freidlin and Wentzell in 1960s is revisited. Freidlin and Wentzell deduced a large-deviation principle for this model, and this result was considerably refined in 2004 by Bovier et. al. In this presentation, we discuss a further refinement of this result via a new technology based on the...   More >

MENA Salon: Mass Protests in Sudan: Another "spring"?

Workshop | February 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

Protests have been sweeping Sudan since December 2018, which began as a reaction rising prices and skyrocketing inflation, after Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir’s government followed International Monetary Fund’s recommendations to cut wheat and fuel subsidies....   More >

What’s New with the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine?

Seminar | February 15 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Mark Graham

 Information, School of

Mark Graham is the director of the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive.

Beste Basciftci - Value of Optimization under Uncertainty and Integration of Data in Energy Supply Chains

Seminar | February 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Beste Basciftci, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Most of the real-life problems involve uncertainty, which need to be delicately integrated into the decision-making processes. In this talk, we present various stochastic optimization techniques motivated by maintenance, operations and capacity expansion planning problems in energy systems. In the first part of the talk, our aim is to effectively model and solve the integrated...   More >

Muetterties Seminar: Catalysis in Confined Spaces: Ligand-Template strategies encapsulate transition metal complexes

Seminar | February 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Joost Reek, Department of Chemistry, University of Amsterdam

 College of Chemistry

The encapsulation of homogeneous catalysts in molecular cages is of interest as activity, selectivity and stability can be controlled by the cage as second coordination sphere, reminiscent of how Enzymes control chemical reactivity. Homogeneous catalysts however, are not static guest molecules as catalysts change in shape, charge and polarity during the catalytic cycle, representing
the...   More >

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: The Sphere Theorem

Seminar | February 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A version of the Papakyriakopoulos Sphere Theorem states that a compact $3$-manifold with nontrivial $\pi _2$ has a two-sided embedded sphere or projective plane representing a nontrivial homotopy class. We will discuss ends of groups and how the theorem follows from Stallings's theorem on finitely generated groups with more than one end.

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | February 15 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Ellen Goodall | Martin Lab
Four substrate-engaged 26S proteasome structures reveal mechanisms for ATP-hydrolysis-driven translocation of substrates during degradation

The 26S proteasome is a molecular machine responsible for the bulk of targeted degradation in the eukaryotic cell. A heterohexameric, AAA-type ATPase within the proteasome pulls on substrate polypeptide, disrupting folded...   More >