<< Friday, April 12, 2019 >>

Friday, April 12, 2019

School Psychology Conference: Anxiety in Schools

Conference/Symposium | April 12 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Graduate School of Education

• Differentiating anxiety from other disorders
• Applying cognitive behavioral techniques in schools
• Developing school-based Wellness Centers
• Implementing multi-tiered systems of support in schools

$125 Early registration non-students

  Registration opens March 1. Register online or or by emailing Nicolas Saldivar at ucbschpsyc@gmail.com by April 12.

22nd Annual Travers Conference: Is America Breaking Apart?

Conference/Symposium | April 12 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Institute of Governmental Studies, Commonwealth Club

The 2019 Travers Conference will bring together experts from around the country to assess the question of whether America is breaking apart politically. There is a sense among some that Americans are more divided than at any time since the Civil War. The conference will consider the nature of these divisions, how deep and genuine they really are, and how they are affecting governance. It will...   More >

  Register online

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | April 12 | 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

SLAM: Insights into Industry

Workshop | April 12 | 12:45-4 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Join UC Berkeley SLAM for a unique opportunity to learn about working in research and development (R&D), in all sizes and forms, after a PhD in STEM. Chat with our panelists and speakers from a variety of backgrounds during lunch and throughout the event.
Science and engineering graduate students, post-docs, and visiting scholars who are interested in a career in R&D are strongly encouraged to...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Silicon Carbide Micro-/Nanosystems for Harsh Environment Applications

Seminar | April 12 | 1-2 p.m. |  Cory Hall

 Roya Maboudian, Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will present recent advances, by our group and
others, in the materials science and manufacturing technology of SiC thin film and low
dimensional structures, and some applications that these advances have enabled ranging
from harsh environment sensing to energy technologies.

Looking In / Looking Out: Exploring Workplace Diversity at Cal

Workshop | April 12 | 1-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop engages participants in exploring human diversity by reflecting on what makes individuals unique and how it affects one’s worldview. Through telling stories, participants learn more about themselves and others in their organization. This interactive workshop also provides opportunities to practice communication skills for understanding across difference. By the end of this workshop...   More >

3D Human Brain Models and Nanoplatforms for Prognostics and Therapeutics of Neurological Disorders: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 12 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Hansang Cho, Univ of North Carolina, Charlotte / Biomedical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. However, no definitive cure for AD exists due to lack of limited model systems that accurately reflect AD-related immunity in human brains, nor for a drug development strategy for delivery across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and assessment of drug efficacy in human brains.

Here, I present micro-scaled 3D environments that...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Schrödinger equations with conormal potentials

Seminar | April 12 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jared Wunsch, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

Consider the semiclassical Schrödinger equation $(h^2\Delta +V-E)u=0$, where, instead of being smooth, $V$ is allowed to be singular across a hypersurface. The singularity in the potential turns out to have very interesting consequences for the structure of solutions $u$; in effect, WKB solutions include not just contributions from classical propagation across the interface but also reflected...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Rate of Convergence of Stochastic Homogenization of Hamilton-Jacobi Equations via Metric Problem

Seminar | April 12 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hong Suh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We present the work of Armstrong, Cardaliaguet, and Souganidis, who prove convergence rates for stochastic homogenization using a mixture of probability techniques and PDE techniques. We discuss the metric problem, its rate of convergence, its relation to approximate correctors, and the reduction of the full problem to that of approximate correctors.

A Primer for Teaching African History

Workshop | April 12 | 3-5 p.m. | 3205 Dwinelle Hall

 Trevor Getz, Professor, San Francisco State University

 Department of History, African History Working Group

Each session the Working Group provides feedback to the author of a precirculated paper. Contact Dr. Bruce Hall to receive a copy of that paper.

MENA Salon: Turkey's Municipal Elections - A New Beginning?

Workshop | April 12 | 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.

Turkey held municipal elections on Sunday March 31st after a highly polarized campaigning process, spearheaded by the People’s Alliance of Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party and Devlet Bahceli’s Nationalist Action Party. Being the first elections after the new...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Linda Bouchard

Colloquium | April 12 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.) | Canceled

 Department of Music

Born in Québec, Canada, Linda Bouchard has been an active composer, orchestrator, conductor, and producer for over thirty-five years.

Winner of both Composer of the Year from the Conseil Québecois de la Culture and the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts in 1999, Bouchard just received the Fleck Fellowship from The Banff Centre in fall 2015. Her honors in the United...   More >

Boron-Doped Acenes for the Redox Activation of Small Molecules

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

 Hill Harman, Department of Chemistry, UC Riverside

 College of Chemistry

Transition metals have long been explored for the catalysis of reactions related to energy storage and conversion, as they possess both rich redox chemistry and the ability to bind and activate challenging small molecule substrates like dihydrogen and carbon dioxide. Recently, new approaches to small molecule activation featuring transition-metal-free systems such as Frustrated Lewis Pairs have...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: The inverse spectral problem for strictly convex domains

Seminar | April 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Hamid Hezari, UC Irvine

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss the recent developments in the inverse length spectral theory of smooth strictly convex domains, including the works of Avila–De Simoi–Kaloshin and Kaloshin–Sorrentino on the Birkhoff conjecture, and De Simoi–Kaloshin–Wei on the length spectral rigidity of nearly circular domains with a reflectional symmetry. In a joint work with Zelditch we explore the inverse Laplace...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Annette Richards (Cornell University): ”Against Sympathy: Maria Theresia von Paradis and the Performance of Blindness”

Colloquium | April 12 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Annette Richards is Professor of Music and University Organist at Cornell, and the Executive Director of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies. She is a performer and scholar with a specialty in 18th-century music and aesthetics, and interdisciplinary research into music, literature and visual culture. She is founding editor of Keyboard Perspectives, a yearbook dedicated to...   More >

Cal Women in Gaming | Spring Summit: A women's empowerment event focused on the gaming industry.

Panel Discussion | April 12 | 7-10 p.m. | Foothill Student Housing, Cal Esports Community Center

 Alice Lo, UX/UI Designer, Electronic Arts; Seema Moorjani, Development Manager, Electronic Arts; Beth Mohler, 3D Environment Artist, Electronic Arts; Bernice Wong, UX/UI Designer, Pixelberry Studios; Archana Nagabhushana Rao, Systems Software Engineer, NVIDIA; Shirley Park, Gameplay Engineer, Electronic Arts

 Cal Esports

Cal Women in Gaming is excited to host Berkeley’s first women’s empowerment event entirely focused on gaming. Join us on April 12th at 7:00 PM in the Cal Esports Community Center (2700 Hearst Avenue) as we learn from six accomplished women in the gaming industry and celebrate the CWG community!

Attending professionals include representatives from Electronic Arts, NVIDIA, and Pixelberry...   More >