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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | September 24 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

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BPM 206 Growing as a Coach

Workshop | September 24 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides the fundamental tools and techniques to coach others and give effective feedback to enable employees to do their best work and develop themselves for the future.

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Mindfulness and Self-Love

Seminar | September 24 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM KALX Radio Broadcast

 Kelly Ziemer, School of Social Welfare; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 90.7 FM KALX

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Kelly Ziemer from the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley. Kelly is a social worker and a therapist who is currently working towards her PhD. In the interview, she discusses her interest in positive emotions and mindfulness. She specifically wants to conceptualize self-love to facilitate research into its therapeutic qualities.

Kelly Ziemer

MIMS Visit Day for Prospective Students

Special Event | September 24 | 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  South Hall

 Information, School of

Thinking about applying to the MIMS program? ComeÂvisitÂus on campus and experience theÂMIMSÂcommunity, classes, and culture first-hand.

Diversity, Equity, and Resource Collection Unveiling

Special Event | September 24 | 10 a.m. |  Kresge Engineering Library

 College of Engineering

The College of Engineering is happy to announce the establishment of a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resource Collection at Kresge Library. All members of the college and campus community are invited to attend.

Fossil Coffee presents: GSA practice talks

Seminar | September 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Julia Anderson, Kat Magoulick, Tanner Frank, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley


Graduate students practice their Geological Society of America Meeting talks and posters.

Organic Syntheses Seminar: New methods and strategies in the synthesis of natural products

Seminar | September 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Sergey Pronin, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

 College of Chemistry

New methods and strategies in the synthesis of terpenoid and polyketide natural products will be discussed

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Self-excited Black-Scholes models for option pricing

Seminar | September 24 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Alec Kercheval, Florida State University

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Beginners first learn to price stock options with a simple binomial tree model for random price changes. It is well known that this classical one-dimensional random walk converges weakly to Brownian motion in the proper space-time scaling limit. Actual stock prices changes occur not at regular times but at random times according to the order flow in an electronic limit order book...   More >

SPH Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series: A world without private insurance? Is that really what we want?

Seminar | September 24 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Terry Bayer, Health Care Consultant and Mediator

 Public Health, School of

Terry Bayer, SPH Alumna, Healthcare Consultant and Mediator, has worked at a wide range of health care organizations focused on increasing access to quality healthcare services. She will discuss the role of private insurance and health care policy.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Have Robots Taken All of Our Jobs Before? The Case of Mechanization in US Agriculture"

Presentation | September 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Emily Eisner, UCB

 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 20.

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | September 24 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies. Children welcome.

Pre-registration is now required (Price includes Garden Admission)

Follow registration link for prices

  Register online

Fiery Skippers photo by Sarab Seth

Microsoft Excel Nested and Logical Functions

Course | September 24 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This course details the theory and syntax of nested Functions, including the integration of Logical Functions as well as the integration of Formulas with Functions. Calculation auditing features are reviewed to provide methods of inspecting concealed processing steps. Please note: Although there is no required prerequisite for this course, it is highly recommended to attend Microsoft Excel...   More >

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Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Overconfidence and Prejudice

Seminar | September 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Botond Koszegi, Central European University

 Department of Economics

Link to Working Paper

ABSTRACT: We explore conclusions a person draws from observing society when he allows for the possibility that individuals’ outcomes are affected by group-level discrimination. Injecting a single non-classical assumption, that the agent is overconfident about himself, we explain...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

The Annual IDV MH Symposium-2019 Field Study Poster Session

Conference/Symposium | September 24 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Colloquia Rooms-1102 and 1104

 Dr. Lee Riley-opening remarks, IDV MPH-Event is sponsored by CEND

 Public Health, School of

Annual IDV MPH Field Study Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Sept 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the BWW Colloquia Rooms. SPH and campus Community faculty and students are cordially invited to join us to learn about IDV MPH students Field Study work and their amazing project and experience.

Will it still be the Economy, Stupid, in 2020?

Panel Discussion | September 24 | 3-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 820

 Department of Political Science, Social Science Matrix

Featured Speakers:

James Campbell
UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science at SUNY Buffalo

Douglas Rivers
Chief Scientist, yougov.

Lynn Vavreck
Marvin Hoffenberg Chair in American Politics and Public Policy, UCLA

Chair Gabriel Lenz
Professor of Political Science UC Berkeley

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | September 24 | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies. Children welcome.

Pre-registration is now required (Price includes Garden Admission)

Follow registration link for prices

  Register online

Fiery Skippers photo by Sarab Seth

Will it still be the Economy, Stupid, in 2020?

Panel Discussion | September 24 | 3-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 820

 Social Science Matrix

Featured Speakers:

James Campbell
UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science at SUNY Buffalo

Douglas Rivers
Chief Scientist, yougov.

Lynn Vavreck
Marvin Hoffenberg Chair in American Politics and Public Policy, UCLA

Chair Gabriel Lenz
Professor of Political Science UC Berkeley

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Infinite time blow-up solutions to the energy critical wave maps equation

Seminar | September 24 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Mohandas Pillai, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This talk will be about the wave maps problem with domain $\mathbb R^{2+1}$ and target $\mathbb S^2$ in the 1-equivariant, topological degree one setting. In this setting, we recall that the soliton is a harmonic map from $\mathbb R^2$ to $\mathbb S^2$, with polar angle equal to $Q_1(r) = 2 \arctan (r)$. By applying the scaling symmetry of the equation, $Q_{\lambda }(r) = Q_1(r \lambda )$ is also...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Factor Allocation, Informality and Transit Improvements: Evidence from Mexico City

Seminar | September 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Roman D. Zarate, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Does transit infrastructure improve allocative efficiency? Are the welfare gains of these projects larger or smaller considering this channel? This paper examines the impact of transit improvements on allocative efficiency by analyzing its effect on the informal sector. I combine a rich collection of Mexican microdata and exploit the construction of new subways lines with a spatial general...   More >

Socioemotional Development of Dual Language Learners and Children of Immigrant Families: The Roles of Culture, Language, and Parenting

Colloquium | September 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Qing Zhou, Associate Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Department of Psychology, Institute of Human Development

Children of immigrant families and dual language learners are exposed to diverse cultural values and languages in early development and face developmentally unique challenges and opportunities. In this talk, Professor Zhou will discuss the ecological model for understanding risk and protective factors for psychological adjustment in children of immigrant families and language minority homes.

Alexander Pines Lecture: Imaging in biology and bio-medicine

Seminar | September 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Steven Chu, Department of Physics, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

In recent years, new imaging probes such as organic dyes, green fluorescent proteins, optical tweezers, single molecule FRET, and super-resolution microscopy are having a profound impact on biological sciences. I will discuss our development of improved, photostable rare earth nanoparticles that allow the long-term, real time tracking of cargos in neurons. We observe that the number of engaged...   More >

Bone Functional Adaptation by Remodeling: In Silico Modeling and Experiment

Seminar | September 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Taiji Adachi, Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences; Kyoto University, Japan

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Bone structure is maintained by mechanical adaptation by remodeling, in which osteoclastic bone resorption and osteoblastic bone formation are in harmony with each other under the regulation by mechanosensory network of osteocytes in bone matrix. An imbalance between bone resorption and formation due to disuse results in metabolic bone disorders such as osteoporosis. Cell and molecular...   More >

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | August 27, 2019 – August 25, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures.

We will feature speakers and engaging discussions around current issues in cloud computing often with an enterprise focus.

Career Connections: Non-Tech Roles in Tech

Social Event | September 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in a variety of non-technical roles within the tech industry, from sales and marketing to HR/recruitment and product management, to help promote the range of non-technical opportunities and backgrounds represented within this growing industry.

Rebecca Whittington | Tug-of-Ear: The Play of Dialect in Modern Bengali and Tamil Literature

Lecture | September 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Rebecca Whittington

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies and the co-director of the Medical Anthropology Program

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

A talk by Dr. Rebecca Whittington on an understudied aspect of modern South Asian literature: the representation of dialect and colloquial language.

International Student Back-to-School Carnival

Social Event | September 24 | 5-7 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Welcome back to another great school year! Come celebrate the fall semester with a back-to-school carnival hosted by the Berkeley International Office. Make connections with others in the international student community! There will be food, carnival games, prizes, face painting, and more! All are welcome.

Please RSVP here!

Schlumberger Info-Session

Information Session | September 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us! This will be a chance for you to talk to some awesome engineers about their work in high-performance computing, machine learning, IoT, and other areas. Resumés will be collected, and food will be provided. Internship and full-time opportunities are available for both undergrads and grad students.

Company Description:


Schlumberger...   More >

Engineering a Refreshing Solution: Hydro Flask Co-Founder Travis Rosbach at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | September 24 | 6-7 p.m. |  N270 Chou Hall

 Travis Rosbach

 The Berkeley Forum

Today, the Hydro Flask is one of the most used water bottles around the world, with its application of vacuum technology to an everyday, durable, and visually appealing product. During his talk, Travis will walk through his experience with the company and provide his insights for young entrepreneurs.

Speaker Bio

Hydro Flask, a maker of double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel water...   More >


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Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism, Graduate School of

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

 Viewing hours are generally Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please contact the Townsend Center to confirm availability.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor


Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

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