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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Disability Management: Understanding the Process (BEUHS550)

Workshop | September 10 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Mary Kelly, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Disability Specialist, Be Well at Work - Disability Management

 Be Well at Work - Disability Management

Come and join us for an Interactive and Informative look into the process of Disability Management.

This workshop uses Scenario-based instruction to teach and reinforce subjects such as the Interactive Process; Essential Job Functions; Reading and analyzing Work Status notes; the Transition back-to-work and Effectiveness of Accommodation(s) and its documentation; Applicable State and Federal...   More >

September Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | September 10 | 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.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Towards theoretical understanding of large batch training in stochastic gradient descent

Seminar | September 10 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Xiaowu Dai, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT: Stochastic gradient descent (SGD) is almost ubiquitously used in training non-convex optimization tasks. Recently, a hypothesis by Keskar et al. (2017) that large batch SGD tends to converge to sharp minima has received increasing attention. We justify this hypothesis by providing new properties of SGD in both finite-time and asymptotic regimes, using tools from Partial Differential...   More >

Fossil Coffee Seminar

Seminar | September 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Sterling Nesbitt, Virginia Tech


Sterling Nesbitt, Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech, will present "Becoming a dinosaur during the rise of reptiles".

Nanomaterials Enable Delivery of Genetic Material Without Transgene Integration in Mature Plants

Seminar | September 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Markita Landry, UC Berkeley Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Genetic engineering of plants is at the core of sustainability efforts, natural product synthesis, and agricultural crop engineering. The plant cell wall is a barrier that limits the ease and throughput with which exogenous biomolecules can be delivered to plants. Current delivery methods either suffer from host range limitations, low transformation efficiencies, tissue regenerability, tissue...   More >

SPH Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series: Human-Centered Design for Innovations in Domestic Violence Prevention

Seminar | September 10 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Jaspal Sandhu, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Jaspal S. Sandhu is an Assistant Adjunct Professor (Professor of Practice) in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health at the UCB SPH. He will discuss his recent work on human-centered design for innovations in domestic violence prevention.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Rational Inattention: A Disciplined Behavioral Model"

Presentation | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Filip Matejka, CERGE, Charles University

 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 online by September 6.

Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law

Colloquium | September 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Angela S. García, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

 Center for Research on Social Change, Latinx Research Center,, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

This book talk analyzes the ways federal, state, and local immigration laws shape the lives of undocumented Mexicans in the US. Comparing restrictive and accommodating immigration measures in various cities and states, it shows that place-based inclusion and exclusion unfold for immigrants in seemingly contradictory ways.

Social Media + Global Justice: could that tweet be evidence?

Panel Discussion | September 10 | 12:50-2 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Human Rights Center

Join us for lunch and a provocative conversation about using photos, videos, and social media posts to document and investigate war crimes, plus a discussion of Berkeley's international protocol on open source investigations. Featuring Sam Dubberly (Amnesty International Digital Verification Corps), Alexa Koenig and Lindsay Freeman (Berkeley Law Human Rights Center), and Raquel Vasquez-Llorente...   More >

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Microsoft Project Fundamentals

Course | September 10 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This foundation course combines industry-standard project management theory with practical application using Microsoft Project to plan, execute, and track progression throughout the project lifecycle. Learning Objectives * Define key project management concepts. * Identify the elements and views of the Microsoft Project interface. * Set the scheduling direction of new projects. * Create tasks and...   More >

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Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: How Are Preferences for Commitment Revealed?

Seminar | September 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Justin Sydnor, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 Department of Economics

Link to NBER Working Paper

A large literature treats take-up of commitment contracts, in the form of choice-set restrictions or penalties, as a smoking gun for (awareness of) self-control problems. This paper provides new techniques for examining the validity of this assumption, as well as a new approach for detecting (awareness of) self-control...   More >

H-1B Workshop

Workshop | September 10 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The main focus of this workshop are general H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, application process, and timing concerns.

Topics covered:
H-1B eligibility criteria
Types of jobs appropriate for H-1B
Minimum salary requirements
Employer's role
Application timing challenges
Options for F/J students/scholars

Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance: SEM 237/281: "Causal Effects of Capital Inflows (JMP)", Joint with Macroeconomics

Seminar | September 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Nick Sander, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

ABSTRACT: In this paper I estimate the average country's business cycle response to capital inflows from abroad -- in particular equity and debt (portfolio) inflows. Capital flows have been argued by Rey(2015) to be a key factor synchronizing international business cycles, and large outflows of capital -- sudden stops -- are often associated with considerable subsequent economic distress. To...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Random perturbations of nonselfadjoint operators, and the Gaussian Analytic Function

Seminar | September 10 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Stephane Nonnenmacher, Univ. Paris-Sud & MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

The spectrum of a nonselfadjoint linear operator can be very unstable, that is sensitive to perturbations, an phenomenon usually referred to as the "pseudospectral effect". In order to quantify this phenomenon, we investigate a simple class of nonselfadjoint 1-dimensional semiclassical (pseudo-)differential operators, submitted to small random perturbations. The spectrum of this randomly...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Syzygies of K3 carpets and Green's conjecture

Seminar | September 10 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Steven Sam, UC San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

K3 carpets are double structures on rational normal scrolls. We prove a vanishing statement for their graded Betti numbers which confirms a conjecture of Bayer and Eisenbud for the Betti numbers of ribbon curves. This gives a new proof that Green's conjecture on Betti numbers of canonical curves holds for a generic curve in each gonality stratum of the moduli of curves. This is joint work with...   More >

Find a path through trajectory space

Seminar | September 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 David Limmer, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Vector bundles on $P^1$ bundles

Seminar | September 10 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Hannah Larson, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Every vector bundle on $P^1$ splits as a direct sum of line bundles. Given a vector bundle $E$ on a $P^1$ bundle $PW \to B$, the base $B$ is stratified by subvarieties defined by the condition that the restriction of $E$ to the fibers has a certain splitting type. It is natural to ask how to find the classes of the closures of these strata in the Chow ring of $B$. I will answer this question with...   More >

Quantitative Street Smarts: Excelling in Your First Math or Stat Course at Cal

Workshop | September 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Atrium

 Student Learning Center

This workshop will make explicit the hidden expectations of the mathematics and statistics courses at UC Berkeley, and how the SLC can partner in student success.