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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | March 5 | 10 a.m.-12 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 217, Risk Management: How elementary is diversification?

Seminar | March 5 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Ola Mahmoud, University of Zurich

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Diversification is a fundamental concept in financial economics, risk management, and decision theory. From a broad perspective, it conveys the idea of introducing variety to a set of objects. Today, there is general consensus that some form of diversification is beneficial in asset allocation, however its definition is context-dependent and there is no consensus on a widely accepted,...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Fireside Chats: Communication and Consumers' Expectations in the Great Depression"

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

 Mathieu Pedemonte, Postdoctoral Associate, UC Berkeley

 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.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by March 1.

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism and Race + Justice

Workshop | March 5 | 12-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by women and underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Join us in 405 Moffitt Library on Tuesday, March 5...   More >

 A Cal ID card is required to enter Moffitt. The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks pri

Career Series: Environmental Planning, Designing Your Future

Panel Discussion | March 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, BNorth Conference Room

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, Association of Environmental Professionals- Berkeley Student Chapter

Come and learn more about employers and organizations who hire environmentally minded students. This panel will be focusing on environmental planning careers. Employer: TBA

UCOP Virtual Career Series: Unique ways to use your degree in the Humanities

Workshop | March 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Virtual

 University of California Office of the President

Learn how to market and position your degree by gaining insights and advice from UC alumni who’ve found career success as a result of their Humanities education.

Webnet: Wrap your head around Drupal 8 for developers

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

 Jesse Loesberg, Web Designer, Library Communications Office

 Director of Staff Learning and Development

Solitary Confinement as Torture in U.S. Prisons

Panel Discussion | March 5 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 240 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Danny Murillo, Solitary Survivor

 Terry A. Kupers, M.D., M.S.P., Institue Professor Emeritus, The Wright Institute

 Human Rights Law Student Association, National Lawyers Guild - Berkeley Law Chapter

Solitary confinement is routinely used to further confine and punish those in prison, despite that the U.N. has found extended periods of solitary to constitute torture. A panel of survivors and experts will explore the legal implications and human cost of this practice. Lunch will be served.

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Too Much of a Good Thing? Exporters, Multiproduct Firms And Labor Market Imperfections"

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

 Stephen Yeaple, Professor of Economics, Penn State University

 Department of Economics

Ex-post firm heterogeneity can result from different strategies to overcome labor market imperfections by ex-ante identical firms—with far-reaching consequences for the welfare effects of trade. With asymmetric information about workers’ abilities and costly screening, in equilibrium some firms screen and pay wages based on the true productivity of their workers, and some firms do not screen and...   More >

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

Weaving Together the Inca Empire: Inca Tunics in the Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Workshop | March 5 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Dr. Andrew Hamilton

 Archaeological Research Facility

Inca art featured a corpus of motifs called tocapus that are highly contested in scholarship. Were they a long-lost form of Inca writing? Were they part of an Inca calendar? Current readings of tocapus suggest that they were badges of the Inca state, worn to define identities within the empire and even the sprawling landscape of the empire as a whole. This workshop will examine a number of...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Special cube complexes and quasiconvexity

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


 Department of Mathematics

We'll discuss quasiconvex subgroups of fundamental groups of special cube complexes. These give rise to isometrically immersed complexes with separable fundamental group, proving that quasiconvex subgroups are separable.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The nef cone of a Coxeter complex: Φ-submodular functions and deformations of Φ-permutahedra

Seminar | March 5 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University

 Department of Mathematics

We describe the nef cone of the toric variety corresponding to a Coxeter complex. Equivalently, this is the cone of deformations of a Coxeter permutahedron. This family contains polyhedral models for the Coxeter-theoretic analogs of compositions, graphs, matroids, posets, and associahedra. Our description extends the known correspondence between generalized permutahedra and submodular functions...   More >

Biological heterogeneity, a phenotypic trait that we harvested to investigate membranes and membrane proteins

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

 Dimitrios Stamou, Center for Geometrically Engineered Cellular Systems, University of Copenhagen

 College of Chemistry

Membranes serve multiple crucial roles in cell biology: they act as hosts to membrane proteins, as templates for the nucleation of signalling domains, and as boundaries that define cells and their organelles. We are broadly interested at elucidating molecular mechanisms that regulate the structure, function and organization of membranes and membrane proteins. In this talk I will discuss the role...   More >

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

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

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Efficient Computational Methods for Complex Societal Systems

Seminar | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Somayeh Sojoudi, Assistant Professor in Residence, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Computation plays a crucial role in the design, analysis and operation of intelligent societal systems appearing in smart cities, such as modernized power grids. We motivate the talk by discussing how advances in computation can revolutionize energy systems and then study two problems.

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 5 | 5-6 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.