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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Microsoft SharePoint Automation and Integrations

Course | September 19 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of integrating Microsoft Office applications with SharePoint Site data. Emphasis is placed on automation, connection settings, and real time data feeds between SharePoint Sites and the Microsoft Office suite. Learning Objectives * Understand the underlying structure and hierarchy of Sites, Subsites, and Apps. * Create and assign automated Alerts to notify users of...   More >

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Botanical Illustration: Edibles and Herbs with Catherine Watters

Workshop | September 19 – 20, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on edible plants and herbs and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

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Going in Circles – Revolutionizing Repetitive Control, with Application to Tethered Energy Systems

Seminar | September 19 | 10-11 a.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Associate Professor Chris Vermillion, North Carolina State University

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Repetitive processes, including manufacturing operations involving thousands of copies of a part, control of hard disk drives, and tracking of periodic gaits in human exoskeletons, have represented a significant area of automatic control over the past several decades. While most repetitive control theory focuses on classical design goals of periodic setpoint tracking and disturbance...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: The self-similarly expanding ellipsoid of phase change yields dynamic cavitational instabilities and models deep earthquakes

Seminar | September 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Xanthippi Markenscoff, UCSD

 Department of Mathematics

Dedicated to the memory of Prof. G.I. Barenblatt (1927-2018)

The solution of the elastodynamic problem with body-force equivalent to transformation strain suddenly applied and remaining constant inside an ellipsoidal inclusion expanding from zero dimension with constant axes speeds (i.e., self-similarly) constitutes the dynamic generalization of the Eshelby problem. The emitted dynamical fields...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Surface group representations

Seminar | September 19 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall


 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss representations of genus 0 surface groups into $SU(2)$ for which the traces of the punctures are 0. Following Fintushel-Stern and Kirk-Klassen, these character varieties may be represented as polygonal linkages in $S^3$.

Directional Energy Transfers in a Deep-Water, Extreme Ocean Wave

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dylan Barratt, DPhil Student, Department of Engineering Science; University of Oxford, UK

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Steep, focusing waves can experience fast and local nonlinear evolution of the spectrum due to wave-wave interactions resulting in energy transfer to both higher and lower wavenumber components. The shape and kinematics of a steep wave may, thus, differ substantially from the predictions of linear theory. We have investigated the role of nonlinear interactions on group shape for a...   More >

How to Make Stress your Friend

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Dr. Kelly McGonigal, Lecturer, Stanford University and Author of The Upside of Stress and The Willpower Instinct

 Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA)

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and a lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. As a pioneer in the field of “science-help,” her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities. Her 2013 TED talk, “How to Make Stress Your Friend,” is one of the 20 Most Viewed...   More >

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Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Diana Moreira, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Christine Gaspar: Designing with People: The Work of the Center for Urban Pedagogy

Presentation | September 19 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Christine Gaspar discusses her work as executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York–based nonprofit whose mission is to use the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement, particularly among historically underrepresented communities. Gaspar partners with designers and community organizations to create visually based educational tools that help...   More >

Natural Resources, Environmental Challenges and Youth Leaders from Southeast Asia: A Forum on Innovations and Solutions

Panel Discussion | September 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This forum will present current perspectives on environmental issues in Southeast Asia as experienced and envisioned today by young activists and students from the region. The participants are visiting UC Berkeley as part of a program managed by the East-West Center in Honolulu and sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

Patterns of Conversion in the Radical Conservative Tradition

Presentation | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Duster Room

 2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Eliah Bures, CRWS Visiting Scholar

 Center for Right-Wing Studies

It has become our practice to ask visiting scholars to present their work in an informal setting near the beginning of their stay. We hope that those of you who are interested in Dr. Bures' topic will join us for this informal gathering.

IB Seminar: Metabolic rules of microbial community assembly and evolution

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

 Alvaro Sanchez, Yale University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Berkeley – Stanford Joint Seminar

Seminar | September 19 | 1:10-6 p.m. | TBA Haas School of Business


 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Monica Cooper

Seminar | September 19 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica Cooper

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Monica Cooper, Viticulture Farm Advisor at the UC Cooperative Extension, will present: "UC Cooperative Extension: providing network-based learning and data-driven solutions for agriculture and natural resource professionals." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Jonathan Biss: Piano Master Class

Workshop | September 19 | 4-6 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Jonathan Biss

 Department of Music

Pianist Jonathan Biss coaches three piano students at the Department of Music.
Grace Moore:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata No.18 in D Major, K576, 2nd movement and 3rd movement

Emily Lin:
Robert Schumann Kreisleriana Op.16, 7th movement and 8th movement

Jolie Huang:
Ludwig van Beethoven no.32 in C minor, op.111, 2nd movement
Free and open to the public for observation

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Jean Van Buren, Graduate Student for Ron Cohen and David Sedlack, https://www.ce.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/sedlak

 College of Chemistry

Coffee served at 3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Rationality, Error, and Random Revealed Preferences"

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Aluma Dembo, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Orthogonal polynomial expansions for the Riemann xi function

Colloquium | September 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Dan Romik, University of California-Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The Riemann xi function is a symmetrized and entire-ized version of the Riemann zeta function, with the property that the Riemann hypothesis is true if and only if all the zeros of the Riemann xi function are real. There is an extensive history of attempts, starting in the early twentieth century (with work by Polya, Turan, De Bruijn and others), to gain insight into the Riemann hypothesis by...   More >

[Book Talk] The Conspiracy of Capital: Popular Radicalism and the Politics of Conspiracy from Haymarket to the Red Scare

Reading - Nonfiction | September 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Michael Mark Cohen, UC Berkeley American Studies Department

 UC Berkeley Labor Center, American Studies

Join us for a conversation with author Michael Mark Cohen, UC Berkeley associate teaching professor in the American Studies Department.

Between the 1880s and 1920s, a broad coalition of American dissidents, which included rabble-rousing cartoonists, civil liberties lawyers, socialist detectives, union organizers, and revolutionary martyrs, forged a culture of...   More >