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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

LRLJ Citations Training

Workshop | February 19 |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 La Raza Law Journal

The Journal will be hosting this training for members to learn how to review, correct, and approve "below-the-line" citations, which are critical in any academic writing. These citations support the author's claims in the article. Members will learn substantive skills regarding cite-checking and correct formatting, which are critical in legal writing.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Sustainable Responsible Investing and the Cross-Section of Return and Risk

Seminar | February 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Saad Mouti, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

The identification of factors that predict the cross-section of stock returns has been a focus of asset pricing theory for decades. We address this challenging problem for both equity performance and risk, the latter through the maximum drawdown measure. We test a variety of regression-based models used in the field of supervised learning including penalized linear regression, tree-based models,...   More >

Amgen Seminar in Organic Chemistry: How structure can inform GPCR drug discovery

Seminar | February 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Bryan Roth, Department of Pharmacology, UNC School of Medicine

 College of Chemistry

In this talk I will first present unpublished work highlighting our current structure-based efforts to understand how small molecules interact with G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). I will then show how these structural insights can facilitate GPCR drug discovery.

Recent papers: Wang et al, Science 2017 (PMID: 29051383); Wang et al, Nature 2018 (PMID: 29466326); Che et al, Cell 2018 (PMID:...   More >

The Performativity of Land Acknowledgments and Settler Whiteness

Colloquium | February 19 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room | Note change in location

 Dr. Selena Couture, University of Alberta

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Native American Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Dr. Couture's talk will discuss the increasingly frequent practice of Indigenous land acknowledgments in Canadian society and what implications this might have for local practices in the Bay Area. Through an engagement with methods and theoretical understandings from the field of performance studies, she examines when and how land acknowledgments can be decolonizing and when they can contribute...   More >

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Citizenship health inequalities across the US: State-level immigrant policies and health care access

Seminar | February 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Maria-Elena Young, Chancellor's Post-doctoral fellow, University of California, Merced

 Public Health, School of, Department of Demography, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

In this talk Dr. Young presents findings from two studies that examine how citizenship status and immigrant policies influence inequities in access to health care. Immigrants who lack citizenship are less likely to have health insurance and access to health care compared to citizens. Citizenship status is a form of inequality that is shaped by the policies that determine immigrants’ rights and...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - Fiscal Space and the Aftermath of Financial Crises: How It Matters and Why

Presentation | February 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Christina Romer, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

Joint presentation with David Romer

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by February 15.

Resumes for Research-focused Jobs in Industry

Workshop | February 19 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

This interactive session will start with 15-20 minutes topic overview with advice and tips, then participants will have the opportunity to work on their own materials, with career advisor assistance. (You are encouraged to bring printed copies of your materials and/or your laptop.)

You do not need to be currently on the job market to benefit from participating in this event. You will gain...   More >

IB Seminar: The role of hybridization in evolution

Seminar | February 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Daniel Matute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Skill-Biased Technical Change and Regional Convergence"

Seminar | February 19 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Elisa Giannone, Assistant Professor of Economics, Penn State University

 Department of Economics


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

EE Seminar: Magnetic and Piezoelectric Tunable Devices for Versatile Electronic Systems

Seminar | February 19 | 3-4 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306

 Amal El-Ghazaly, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

By year 2021, the number of existing wireless electronic devices is expected to be four times greater than the world’s human population. They will be used for countless “smart” applications that are nearly unimaginable today. However, the range of functions these devices serve across applications is very broad, often having widely different device requirements and tradeoffs. This seminar presents...   More >

Dr. Robin Tinghitella: "Grand gestures and love notes: Animal communication in a changing world"

Seminar | February 19 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Robin Tinghitella

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

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Denver, Dr. Robin Tinghitella, will present a research seminar titled, "Grand gestures and love notes: Animal communication in a changing world." Open to the public.

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Integrable systems of spin Calogero-Moser type related to symmetric spaces, Part II

Seminar | February 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Nicolai Reshetikhin, 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 >

Web Automation for Everyone: From PBD to PBX

Seminar | February 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Sarah Chasins, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I’ll describe how I reformulated traditional web PBD around the insight that demonstrations are not always the easiest way for non-programmers to communicate their intent.

Probing Both Ice and Multicomponent Interfaces

Seminar | February 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Mary Jane Shultz, Department of Chemistry, Tufts University

 College of Chemistry

Soft interfaces such as ice or those containing multiple species are common in biology, the environment, and technological applications. Probing these, particularly when the interface is buried between two condensed phases presents many challenges. The only current method available to probe such interfaces with molecular specificity is the vibrational spectroscopy, sum frequency generation (SFG)....   More >

The Return to Form: a panel on Caroline Levine's FORMS: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network (Princeton UP, 2015)

Panel Discussion | February 19 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Carol Levine, David and Kathleen Ryan Professor of Humanities, Cornell English

 Department of English

Is literary criticism undergoing a "return to form," and can that be understood as something other than a retreat? Can close reading be deployed to analyze more than literary works of art, can its scope be broadened to include the analysis of sociopolitical experience? Were that so, could literary criticism intervene in and alter arrangements of power?

In Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy,...   More >

Heart Chan Meditation Workshop

Workshop | February 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 UC Berkeley Graduate Student Wellness Project

Find the balance between activity and inactivity.