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Thursday, October 17, 2019

RAPDP - Intermediate - Fund Management

Workshop | October 17 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop the covers the monthly reporting and reconciliation process (using PI Portfolio), including updating projections, fulfilling the SAS-115 requirements, and processing corrective transactions such as expense transfers. Learning Objectives: • Understand the importance of implementing key financial controls throughout the life of an award • Perform the day-to-day...   More >

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Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | October 17 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Will Gornall, Sauder School of Business; University of British Columbia

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

3-Manifold Seminar: The classification of noncompact surfaces

Seminar | October 17 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ethan Dlugie, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

Much of what we know about mapping class groups of compact surfaces stems from their well known classification. In recent years, much effort has been directed towards understanding "big" mapping class groups, i.e. the mapping class groups of surfaces of infinite type. In this talk, we'll walk through Ian Richards' proof that such surfaces are completely classified by their space of ends. We'll...   More >

Align Yourself for Better Health (BEUHS411)

Workshop | October 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Improve your posture through awareness, exercise and ergonomics. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance.

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BPM 204 Building Teams

Workshop | October 17 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the characteristics of and the tools necessary for building an effective team.

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Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar

Seminar | October 17 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Maria Kurakina

 Department of Economics

Microsoft Word Mail Merge Automation

Course | October 17 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)

 Human Resources

This course details the process of performing automated electronic mail merges. Emphasis is placed on data source connections, integration and formatting of static and dynamic content, document layout types, and mail merge feature differences with Microsoft Publisher. Learning Objectives * Create calculated fields for use in merge documents. * Prepare and format static document content for...   More >

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RTMP Seminar: Derived actions of groupoids of 2-Calabi-Yau categories

Seminar | October 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Milen Yakimov, Louisiana State University

 Department of Mathematics

Starting with work of Seidel and Thomas, there has been a great interest in the construction of faithful actions of various classes of groups on derived categories (braid groups, fundamental groups of hyperplane arrangements, mapping class groups). We will describe a general construction of this sort in the setting of algebraic 2-Calabi-Yau triangulated categories. It is applicable to categories...   More >

Greg Duncan, UC Irvine School of Education Child Poverty: Next Steps for Research and Policy: IHD/Developmental Colloquium Fall 2019

Colloquium | October 17 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Greg Duncan, UC Irvine School of Education

 Institute for Human Development

Abstract: Although child poverty rates have fallen by half in the past 50 years, 13% of U.S. children (9.7 million in all) live in families with incomes below the poverty line. Drawing from a recently released National Academy report on child poverty, I briefly summarize causal evidence on the consequences of poverty for children’s development as well as research on the impacts of anti-poverty...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Robin Snyder

Seminar | October 17 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Robin Snyder

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

Robin Snyder, Associate Professor of Biology at Case Western Reserve University, will present: "The role of luck in individual success." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Inference based on Kotlarski's Identity"

Seminar | October 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Takuya Ura, University of California, Davis

 Department of Economics

CRG Thursday Forum Series: Amplifying Memory through Many Minds: Performance and Cultural Belongings

Panel Discussion | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Tanya Lukin Linklater, Alutiiq choreographer and performer

 Bélgica del Río; Jeni(f)fer Tamayo

 Center for Race and Gender

Alutiiq choreographer and performer Tanya Lukin Linklater shares her work and discusses the museum as performance space with
TDPS scholars Bélgica del Río and Jeni(f)fer Tamayo.

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“Some Live in Darkness, Some Live in Light”: China and Elsewhere in 1900

Colloquium | October 17 | 4-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Peter Perdue, Professor of History, Yale University

 Wen-hsin Yeh, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

At the turn of the twentieth century, in a brilliant spectacle, the Western powers and Japan demonstrated their imperial prowess at the Paris Exposition of 1900. Several months later, the same powers invaded China to lift the siege of the foreign legations by the Boxers and the Qing government. The Qing government fell to its nadir, but China’s inextricable links to global trends soon brought...   More >

Taste Matters: Cosmopolitan Aspiration and Cultural Belonging in South Korean Culinary Dramas

Colloquium | October 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jenny Wang Medina, Emory University

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Food-related cultural content exploded in South Korea in the 2000s, becoming fodder for everything from literary fiction to video games, and turning the country and the world into a map of tasty eateries (matjip). Scholarship on food media in Korea has focused on nationalist formulations of Korean cuisine, the rise of celebrity chefs, and vicarious visual consumption through reality programming...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Atoms of free convolutions and their relevance to random matrices

Colloquium | October 17 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Hari Bercovici, Indiana University Bloomington

 Department of Mathematics

It has been known for some time that the free convolution of two nontrivial probability measures on the real line has few point masses. In fact, every point mass of the convolution is uniquely written as the sum of two point masses of the original measures, and the two points in question are obtained as boundary values of the analytic subordination functions that arise in this context. This is...   More >