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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

2019 QBI/Institut Pasteur Symposium on Infectious Disease

Conference/Symposium | March 19 – 20, 2019 every day | Gladstone Institutes, Mahley Auditorium

 1650 Owwens Street, San Francisco, CA

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Jan AMBROSINI

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Dear QB3-Berkeley researchers,
Please note this upcoming symposium on infectious disease, set for March 18-19 at the Gladstone Institutes. A flyer is attached.
Jan





2019 QBI/INSTITUT PASTEUR SYMPOSIUM ON INFECTIOUS DISEASE



The Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI), QB3 and Gladstone...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Asset Insurance Premium in the Cross-Section of Asset Synchronicity

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

 Speaker: Raymond Leung, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Any asset can use some portfolio of similar assets to insure against its own factor risks, even if the identities of the factors are unknown. A long position of an asset and a short position of this portfolio forms an asset insurance premium (AIP) that is different from the equity risk premium.

Novartis Chemical Sciences Lecture: Deciphering the human microbiota using chemistry

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

 Emily Balskus, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

The human body is colonized by trillions of microorganisms that exert a profound influence on human biology, in part by providing functional capabilities that extend beyond those of host cells. In particular, there is growing evidence linking chemical processes carried out by the microbial inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract to both health and disease. However, we still do not understand...   More >

Canadian Language and Culture and Citizenship Development:: Academic Literacy Interventions using New Technologies for Immigrant and International Youth in Canadian Universities

Colloquium | March 19 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jia Li, John A. Sproul Fellow, Canadian Studies

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Berkeley Language Center

Canada has a comparatively open immigration policy. On average the country has accepted about 200,000 immigrants and refugees a year over the past decade, one of the highest per capita admission rates in the world. In addition, Canada has been one of the top preferred countries for international students because of a wide selection of programs in top educational institutions, and great potential...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Testing for Labor Rationing: Revealed Preference Estimates from Hiring Shocks"

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

 Supreet Kaur, Assistant Professor of Economics, 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.
** MUST RSVP**

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

Lam Day at Berkeley

Panel Discussion | March 19 | 12-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Vahid Vahedi, Senior Vice President, Etch Business Unit, Lam Research

 n/a

On Tuesday, March 19, the College of Engineering and College of Chemistry will welcome Lam Research to campus for Lam Day @ Berkeley.

Headquartered in Fremont, California, Lam Research is a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. Lam's products and services are used to make virtually every leading-edge chip inside the electronic...   More >

The Uncivil Polity: Race, Poverty and Civil Legal Justice

Colloquium | March 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Jamila Michener, Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University

 Center for Research on Social Change, Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Political Science

Civil legal institutions protect crucial economic, social, and political rights. The core functions of civil law include preventing evictions, averting deportations, advocating on behalf of public assistance beneficiaries, representing borrowers in disputes with lenders, safeguarding women from domestic violence, and resolving family disputes (e.g. child support, custody). Civil legal protections...   More >

The Uncivil Polity: Race, Poverty and Civil Legal Justice

Colloquium | March 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Jamila Michener, Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University

 Center for Research on Social Change, Institute of Governmental Studies, Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans

Civil legal institutions protect crucial economic, social, and political rights. The core functions of civil law include preventing evictions, averting deportations, advocating on behalf of public assistance beneficiaries, representing borrowers in disputes with lenders, safeguarding women from domestic violence, and resolving family disputes (e.g. child support, custody). Civil legal protections...   More >

Be Well at Work: Rustic Meals for Camping, Cookouts, or Home

Workshop | March 19 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Tang 1019b Section Club Room

 Kim Guess

 Human Resources

Whether you’re looking to spend more screen-free time outdoors (and participating in the Balancing Technology Challenge) or just looking for fun new recipes, this class will introduce you to healthy recipes that can be made outdoors or at home. Maybe you will even be inspired to go camping or host a cookout with friends or family! Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

Rustic Meals for Camping, Cookouts, or Home (BEUHS641)

Workshop | March 19 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Whether you’re looking to spend more screen-free time outdoors (and participating in the Balancing Technology Challenge) or just looking for fun new recipes, this class will introduce you to healthy recipes that can be made outdoors or at home. Maybe you will even be inspired to go camping or host a cookout with friends or family! Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

Career Lab: CVs (for faculty positions or gov't research)

Career Fair | March 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 a laptop.) You do not need to be currently on the job market to benefit from participating in this event. You will gain insights...   More >

AmpEquity Speaker Series with Jonathan McBride of BlackRock

Panel Discussion | March 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | N470 Haas School of Business

 Jonathan McBride, BlackRock; Kellie McElhaney, Berkeley Haas

 Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

Join Jonathan McBride (Managing Director and Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity, BlackRock) and Kellie McElhaney (Founding Executive Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership) as they discuss Jonathan's Equity Fluent Leadership journey.

This event will be held in N470, on the 4th floor of Chou Hall. Doors will open at 12:30pm. A light lunch will be served. This event will feature...   More >

IB Seminar: How collective behavior can shape ecosystems

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

 Michael Gil, University of California, Santa Cruz & NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center

 Department of Integrative Biology

BSAC Technology Seminar - Miniaturized Interfaces and Implants for Neural Applications and Bioelectronics Medicine

Seminar | March 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz, Dept. of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), Albert-Ludwig-University of Freiburg, Germany

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Neural implants need to establish stable and reliable interfaces to the target structure for chronic application in neurosciences as well as in clinical applications. They have to record electrical neural signals, excite neural cells or fibers by means of electrical stimulation. In case of optogenetic experiments, optical stimulation by integrated light sources or waveguides must be integrated on...   More >

  RSVP online by March 18.

The discovery of Kisqali® (ribociclib), a CDK4/6 inhibitor for the treatment of breast cancer

Seminar | March 19 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Christopher Brain, Novartis

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Labor Market Power"

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

 Kyle Herkenhoff, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Minnesota

 Department of Economics

Abstract: We develop a quantitative general equilibrium oligopsony model of the U.S. labor market, calibrated to Census data. Parameters governing labor market power are identified using new measures of within-state-firm, across-market differences in the response of employment and wages to state corporate tax changes. After calibrating to match 2014 measures of labor market power, we find that...   More >

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

The Energy Office presents: Sustainability Practices: A Panel on Sustainability in the Built Environment

Presentation | March 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 David Lehrer, Center for the Built Environment; Housing & Dining Sustainability Advocates; Catherine Patton, UCB Energy Office

 UCB Energy Office

The Energy Office presents: A brand new Sustainability Practices Panel! Do you know how much energy buildings use? This panel will be focused on sustainability in Cal's built environment, which represents almost 75% of carbon emissions from the University. Come hear about work the Energy Office is doing to reduce energy use and emissions, and cutting-edge technology and initiatives to inspire...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 19 | 2-5 p.m. | 2414 Dwinelle 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.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Revealing temptation through menu choice: A field study

Seminar | March 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Severine Toussaert, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics

ABSTRACT: In a field study with participants in a weight loss challenge, I use the menu choice approach of Gul and Pesendorfer (2001) to explore the extent to which preference for smaller menus may "reveal" temptation. Focusing on the temptation to eat unhealthy, I elicit participants' preferences over a set of lunch reimbursement options ("the menus"), which differed in the
range of foods...   More >

EndNote: Essentials and More

Workshop | March 19 | 2-3 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Debbie Jan, Optometry and Health Sciences Library

 Library

EndNote, a citation management program, helps you organize citations and easily insert these citations into your paper or report. Your citations can be converted by EndNote into thousands of different styles, saving you hours of time when you format your papers.

This hands-on workshop will give you practice using some of the EndNote features. This is a drop-in session; no sign up needed.

3-Manifold Seminar: Virtually special hyperbolic manifolds

Seminar | March 19 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss a theorem of Bergeron-Haglund-Wise that hyperbolic arithmetic groups of simplest type are virtually special. This implies that geometrically finite subgroups are separable.

Kenneth Pitzer Lecture: Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Catalysis and Energy Conversion

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

 Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Department of Chemistry, Yale University

 College of Chemistry

Proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) reactions play a vital role in a wide range of chemical and biological processes. This talk will focus on recent advances in the theory of PCET and applications to catalysis and energy conversion. The quantum mechanical effects of the active electrons and transferring proton, as well as the motions of the proton donor-acceptor mode and solvent or protein...   More >

Seminar 221 - Industrial Organization: ​"Physician Behavior in the Presence of a Secondary Market: The Case of Prescription Opioids": Joint with Public Finance

Seminar | March 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Molly Schnell, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with public seminar

Beyond Imperial Aesthetics: Theorizing Art and Politics in East Asia

Panel Discussion | March 19 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Naoki Sakai, Cornell University; Mayumo Inoue, Hitotsubashi University

 Miryam Sas, UC Berkeley; Steve Choe, San Francisco State University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Observing that the division between theory and empiricism remains inextricably linked to imperial modernity, manifest at the most basic level in the binary between “the West” and “Asia,” the authors in the forthcoming collection Beyond Imperial Aesthetics (co-edited by Mayumo Inoue and Steve Choe, Hong Kong University Press, 2019) reexamine art and aesthetics to challenge these oppositions...   More >