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Monday, October 14, 2019

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | October 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

CDB Special Seminar: The life of an mRNA is controlled by DEAD-box ATPases

Seminar | October 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Karsten Weis, ETH Zürich

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Stephen A. Burns

Seminar | October 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Stephen A. Burns, PhD, School of Optometry, Indiana University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Charlotta Johnsson — Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Seminar | October 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Charlotta Johnsson, Lund University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

bstract: “The pace of change has never been this fast .. yet it will never again be this slow” (source unknown). This implies that there will be major shifts in our society, including industry and manufacturing. Some even speak about a fourth industrial revolution. We find many names for those we love, hence commonly used terms for this shift include: Smart industry, Smart manufacturing,...   More >

Gauri Mahulikar | On Manuscriptology

Workshop | October 14 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Gauri Mahulikar, Sanskrit Scholar and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Townsend Working Group “South Asia Studies: Theories and Methods

A workshop for UC Berkeley graduate students led by eminent Sanskritist and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Prof. Gauri Mahulikar.

Job Search Effectiveness

Workshop | October 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

We all know the importance of writing a good resume and responding to interview questions. But these tasks don’t stand alone. This workshop explores the structure of an effective job search in the UC Berkeley context

Combinatorics Seminar: Permutation tableaux and two models in statistical mechanics

Seminar | October 14 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Einar Steingrimsson, University of Strathclyde

 Department of Mathematics

Various pattern-avoiding 0/1-fillings of Ferrers diagrams are in bijection with permutations, where several statistics on the permutations translate into statistics on the filled diagrams (or tableaux). Two such bijections from permutations are to the Le-tableaux arising from Postnikov's work on the nonnegative Grassmannian and the EW-tableaux originally defined in Ehrenborg and van...   More >

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | October 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 Pamela Herd, Georgetown McCourt School

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

Political Economy Seminar: “Identity and Information in Organizations"

Seminar | October 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Maggie Penn, Professor, Emory

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Phononic Frequency Combs – A New Addition to Photonics and MEMS

Seminar | October 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Adarsh Ganesan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher; US National Institute of Standards and Technology

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Phononic frequency combs (PFC) are the mechanical analogs of celebrated photonic frequency combs. These represent a newly documented physical phenomenon in the well researched physical domain of MEMS resonators [1].

The emergence of PFC is mediated by nonlinear modal coupling. Through a series of experiments with MEMS resonators, various features of PFC have now been identified....   More >

john a. powell in conversation with Lawrence Lanahan on race and segregation

Presentation | October 14 | 3-5 p.m. | The Law Building, Booth Auditorium | 175 Boalt Hall | UC Berkeley Law School

 john a. powell, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Lawrence Lanahan

 Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Join us on Monday, October 14 for a talk by Lawrence Lanahan, author of The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide who will be in conversation with Haas Institute director john a. powell.

Growing out of his public radio series of the same name, this new book looks at segregation and inequality in the Baltimore region from the Fair Housing Act to the...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Scalable spaces

Seminar | October 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Fedor Manin, UCSB

 Department of Mathematics

Given a Riemannian manifold $M$, harmonic forms induce a map $H^*(M;\mathbb R) \to \Omega ^*(M)$ which is in general not multiplicative. Manifolds for which it is are called geometrically formal and besides compact symmetric spaces few examples are known. A different picture emerges when we ask about the existence of some multiplicative map $H^*(M;\mathbb R) \to \Omega ^*(M)$. For example, such a...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Irreducible components of Affine Deligne-Lusztig varieties.

Seminar | October 14 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Yihang Zhu, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

The set of irreducible components of an affine Deligne-Lusztig variety is interesting for many applications related to Shimura varieties. A natural symmetry group J acts on this set, and it is desirable to determine the orbits and the stabilizers of this action. In joint work with Rong Zhou, we prove a formula for the number of orbits, earlier conjectured by Miaofen Chen and Xinwen Zhu. In joint...   More >

Ziv Scully – SOAP: One Clean Analysis of All Age-Based Scheduling Policies

Seminar | October 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Ziv Scully, Carnegie Mellon University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Scheduling policies are at the heart of computer systems. The right scheduling policy can dramatically reduce response times, ensure fairness, provide class-based priority, etc., without requiring additional resources. While stochastic response time analysis (e.g. in the M/G/1 queueing model) of different scheduling policies has been the focus of many theoretical papers, results are...   More >

Embodiment and Multisensorialty during Interactions of Teaching and Care within US Families

Colloquium | October 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Marjorie (Candy) Goodwin, UCLA, Anthropology

 Graduate School of Education

This presentation investigates multi-sensory embodied practices entailed during moments of enskillment and care. I examine the embodied work entailed in orchestrating teaching in activities, such as baking cookies or shopping for fruit, and how intimate, affiliative, co-operative haptic human sociality is accomplished through the intertwining of interacting bodies.

Marjorie (Candy) Goodwin

Switches, sensors, and new shapes: from design of new functions to cellular consequences of allostery

Seminar | October 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tanja Kortemme, University of California, San Francisco

 College of Chemistry

I plan to discuss our most recent work in computational protein design (we have designed new, modular small-molecule sensors that function in living cells, and new protein shapes with atom-level control). I will then focus on a more biological problem: How do protein switches control diverse protein functions in the cell, given the interconnectedness of biological processes? We have focused on a...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Coordination on Networks"

Seminar | October 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Matthew Leister, Monash University

 Department of Economics

Heart Chan Meditation

Course | September 23 – November 11, 2019 every Monday | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

Heart Chan, Heart Chan at Berkeley

 Heart Chan

Start the journey for Heart Chan Meditation
seeking harmony of mind, body, spirit
gain true wisdom and joy from your inner self
make meditation part of your modern daily life.