<< Tuesday, March 12, 2019 >>

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

March Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | March 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.

Novel Ultrafast Laser Sensors for Chemical Imaging

Seminar | March 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Vassilia Zorba, Group Leader, Laser Technologies Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Next-generation sensors able to reveal the chemical makeup of any material with high sensitivity are critical in elucidating the inner workings and properties of advanced devices and systems. Research in this area is driven by applications in the fields of batteries, solar cells, advanced manufacturing, biology, and nuclear security. Direct chemical imaging in these application systems provides...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Financial Frictions, Foreign Currency Borrowing, and Systemic Risk

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

 Speakers: Robert Marquez, UC Davis

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We present a novel explanation for the prevalence of foreign-currency borrowing in emerging markets. First, under limited liability, foreign-currency denominated debt acts as a state-contingent claim: Borrowers maximizing profits in local currency are partly shielded from large devaluations through bankruptcy, when repaying foreign currency debt is expensive, but pay higher rates in...   More >

Chemical Biology Approaches for Interrogating the Contributions of Altered Circadian Rhythms and Macrophages to Cancer Aggression

Seminar | March 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Michelle Farkas, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst

 College of Chemistry

Research in the Farkas group involves the development and use of molecular tools in order to study, image, and treat cancer subtypes. Significant advances have been made in understanding and treating cancer, however, there remain many unknowns, especially in the arena of how and why particular diseases become aggressive and metastasize. We are specifically interested in the roles that...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Liquidity Sentiments"

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

 Brett Green, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business

 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 8.

Positive Technology Habits to Balance Your Health and Wellness (BEUHS410)

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

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up your mobile/office workstation safely and explore methods for practicing self-care in our fast paced world. Content will include beneficial movement options while working, safe habits with all your 'devices', recommendations for 'break time', and mindfulness and breathing exercises. Resources available on and off campus will be shared.

  Register online

Be Well at Work: Positive Technology Habits to Balance Your Health and Wellness

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

 Greg Ryan

 Human Resources

Learn how to set up your mobile/office workstation safely and explore methods for practicing self-care in our fast paced world. Content will include beneficial movement options while working, safe habits with all your 'devices', recommendations for 'break time', and mindfulness and breathing exercises. Resources available on and off campus will be shared.

IB Seminar: To Feed or To Fight: Nectarivory Energetics and Animal Weapons

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

 Alejandro Rico-Guevara, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

290B Space Physics Seminar: THEMIS and MMS observations of the effects of multiple X-line magnetic reconnection

Seminar | March 12 | 1-2:10 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 325 Old

 Marit Øieroset, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California Berkeley

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

I will present THEMIS and Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) observations of converging plasma jets from two reconnection X-lines at the Earth’s magnetopause. While two X-lines are often thought to form magnetic flux ropes, the magnetic field topology indicates that in these events the two X-lines produced tangled-up, interlinked magnetic flux tubes. At the interface of the converging jets a thin...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | March 12 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Dollar Safety and the Global Financial Cycle"

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

 Arvind Krishnamurthy, Professor of Finance, Stanford University

 Department of Economics


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

How we fight surveillance capitalism

Workshop | March 12 | 2:40-4:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Shoshana Zuboff, Harvard Business School

 Information, School of

In her new book, Professor Shoshana Zuboff explains how the transition to information-intensive business models has given rise to Surveillance Capitalism, a system “that threatens the existential and political canon of the modern liberal order defined by principles of self-determination that have been centuries, even millennia, in the making…[including]…the sanctity of the individual and the...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Seiberg-Witten Invariants and Hyperbolic Manifolds

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

 Yue Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We’ll introduce some preliminaries such as Hodge theory and spin structure for Seiberg-Witten invariants on 4-manifolds. Then a nice nonlinear PDE on the spin bundle of 4-manifolds will give rise to a moduli space related to Seiberg-Witten invariants. We will also discuss some related results of hyperbolic manifolds.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Global Solutions of Quasilinear Wave Equations

Seminar | March 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Dongxiao Yu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will present a proof of global existence of solutions to certain quasilinear wave equations in three space dimensions with small initial data. The talk is based on a paper by Hans Lindblad published in 2008.

Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area

Presentation | March 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Dr. Peter Cole

 American Cultures

Dr. Peter Cole discusses his highly anticipated book - Dockworker Power. Often missed in commentary on today's globalizing economy, workers in the world’s ports can harness their role, at a strategic choke point, to promote their labor rights and social justice causes. Cole brings such overlooked experiences to light in an eye-opening comparative study of Durban, South Africa, and the San...   More >

Quantum Diamond Sensors

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

 Ronald Walsworth, Department of Physics, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

In recent years, optically probed nitrogen–vacancy (NV) quantum defects in diamond have become a leading modality for magnetic, electrical, and temperature sensing at short length scales (nanometers to millimeters) under ambient conditions. This technology has wide-ranging application across the physical and life sciences — from NMR spectroscopy at the scale of individual cells to improved...   More >

When Did Black Americans Lose their Indigeneity?: Antiblackness, Indigenous Erasure, and the Future of Black-Indigenous Relations on Turtle Island

Colloquium | March 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Kyle T. Mays, Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies & the American Indian Studies Center, UCLA

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Joseph Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, Center for Research on Social Change, American Indian Graduate Student Association, American Indian Graduate Program, Native American Studies, Native American Student Development

This talk will analyze moments of solidarity between Black and Indigenous peoples throughout U.S. history. It will also argue for a new way of thinking and talking about people of African descent on Turtle Island, and how this might look going forward.

Made to Order: Verifying Correctness and Security of Hardware through Event Orderings

Seminar | March 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Caroline Trippel, Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

My work combines hardware architecture and systems approaches with formal methods to support the specification, analysis, and verification of implementation-aware event ordering scenarios. In this talk, I will present two formal, early-stage verification tools and techniques rooted in this approach.

William Main Seminar: Chief of CAL FIRE, Thom Porter

Seminar | March 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Thom Porter, CAL FIRE

 College of Natural Resources

Chief of CAL FIRE, Thom Porter will present for the William Main Seminar. His presentation will reflect upon the 2018 fire season, sharing a general overview of the 2018 season, highlighting the many record breaking fires characterizing this season, examining the challenges faced by CAL FIRE in 2018 and discussing the recovery efforts underway now that fire season is over.

Chief Porter's talk...   More >

BAMPFA: Mosse Lecture: Ulrike Ottinger: Filmmaker in residence Ulrike Ottinger presents an illustrated lecture discussing her approach to the visual design of her films, as well as her research methods for a nonfiction film project like Chamisso’s Shadow.

Presentation | March 12 | 6:30 p.m. |  BAMPFA

 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Department of German

Ottinger is a multimedia artist, one of the pioneers of exuberant queer cinema, and a master of mesmerizing travel documentaries that creatively combine ethnography and landscape photography with archival materials and theatrical elements. The Department of German partnered with the Pacific Film Archive in realizing this artist residency, so we can see a full series of her earlier and more recent...   More >

Vision+Light: A Conversation with Paul Alivisatos and Kate Nichols

Presentation | March 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 120 Kroeber Hall

 Paul Alivasatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost & Professor, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology; Kate Nichols, Artist


How can artists and scientists work together to create innovative new work?

Bay Area artist Kate Nichols synthesizes nanoparticles to mimic structurally colored animals, grows artificial skin from microorganisms, and makes her own paints, following fifteenth-century recipes. The long tradition of painters as material innovators inspired Nichols to become the first artist-in-residence in the...   More >

That We May See in a Chamber Things That Are Not 2. Silver nanoparticles on glass.