Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Biosynthesis of membrane lipids in the archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius"
Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Paula Welander, Stanford University
Paula Welander is a microbiologist who received her undergraduate degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles. She pursued her PhD studies in microbiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed her postdoctoral studies at MIT in the Departments of Biology and of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Paula joined the Stanford faculty in 2013 where her current... More >
BioE Seminar - CANCELLED "Cell and Protein Therapeutics Using Polymeric Hydrogel Carriers": Bioengineering Department Seminar
Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Canceled
Dror Seliktar, Israel Institute of Technology
Cancelled due to power outage.
Our research is focused on the design of engineered hydrogel biomaterials that can harness natural cellular and molecular healing pathways to enhance functional tissue regeneration...we developed a novel biomimetic material that can harness the inductive properties of the natural blood clot protein fibrinogen. More >
Colloquium | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Margot Jackson, Professor, Sociology, Brown University
Margot Jacksons research is in the broad areas of social inequality and stratification, social demography and public policy, with an emphasis on inequality of educational opportunity and health among children and families.
Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Seminar | October 9 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled
Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick
Outer space is a contractible space on which the group $Out(F_n)$ of outer sutomorphisms of a free group acts with finite stabiizers. It is analogous to the symmetric space of positive-definite quadratic forms, with its action by $GL(n, \mathbb Z)$ or the Teichmuller space of a surface, with its action by the mapping class group of the surface. I will define Outer space, then show how to find a... More >
CANCELLED - BLISS Seminar: Statistical and computational perspective of mixture and hierarchical models
Seminar | October 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall | Canceled
Nhat Ho, UC Berkeley
The growth in scope and complexity of modern data sets presents the field of statistics and data science with numerous inferential and computational challenges, among them how to deal with various forms of heterogeneity. Mixture and hierarchical models provide a principled approach to modeling heterogeneous collections of data. However, it has been observed that statistical estimation methods,... More >
Seminar | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Dylan Small, University of Pennsylvania
Gun violence is a problem in America. I will briefly describe some open areas of research about gun violence prevention that statisticians might be able to contribute to. Then I will discuss two attempts at causal inference about gun violence prevention policies that I have worked on, and highlight some ideas about causal inference I have sought to use in this work.
Colloquium | October 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Hang Lu, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
My lab is interested in engineering micro systems and automation tools. Our recent effort also includes image informatics and statistical machine learning techniques; this greatly enhances our ability to address questions in developmental and behavioral neurogenetics, and aging in C. elegans, which have implications in human developmental, psychiatric, and age-related neural disorders.
Colloquium | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium) | Canceled
Yaser Sheikh, Facebook Reality Labs
CANCELLED due to campus shutdown.
Seminar | October 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall | Canceled
Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick
The rational Euler characteristics of many arithmetic groups can be expressed in terms of values of zeta functions, and Harer and Zagier showed that the same is true for surface mapping class groups. J. Smillie and I found a generating function for the rational Euler characteristic of $Out(F_n)$ in 1987. This made computer calculations possible but did not yield qualitative information. I will... More >
Workshop | October 9 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Way West
CRLP's Fall 2019 Teacher Leadership Series will focus on previewing one of CRLP's latest PD options: Learning How English Works. Topics will include Protocols for Analyzing Student Work Samples, Grammar Mini-Lessons in Designated ELD, and Exploring the Consultancy Protocol for Improving Team Meetings
Workshop | October 9 | 5-6 p.m. | 402 Latimer Hall
Dr. Keith Alexander, Executive Director, Product Development Program
Are you a student with a chemical sciences background who wants to learn more about your post-grad options?
Have you ever wondered what the difference was between a traditional and a professional Master of Science degree?
Does a career in industry interest you more than a PhD?
If so, join the Executive Director of the Product Development Program, Dr. Keith Alexander, for our Traditional... More >
Conference/Symposium | October 9 | 5-8 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall
Francesca Coppa; Kristina Busse; Karen Hellekson
CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGES . Discover how the Organization of Transformative Works built a radical model for non-corporate, user-driven, online participatory cultures. The OTW supports Archive of Our Own, a fan works archive, free from advertising and corporate ownership, and Transformative Works and Cultures, an open access jour