Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Workshop | November 6 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall
Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that explores the types of research appointments used on sponsored awards, as well as the compliance issues associated with PI effort and how the Effort Reporting System is used to track and report effort. Learning Objectives: Define Effort and explain the appointment types that are used with research funds Distinguish between the most common types of... More >
Seminar | November 6 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Freddie Huang, UC Berkeley
Macdonald polynomials generalize many important bases of the ring of symmetric functions, including Schur polynomials. We will define Macdonald polynomials using Macdonald's original construction, and state some basic results about them.
Seminar | November 6 | 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 | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Christoph Benning, Michigan State University
Christoph Benning is the Director of the Michigan State University Plant Research Laboratory and a University Distinguished Professor. He received his Masters at Albert-Ludwigs Universitaet in Germany and his Ph.D. at Michigan State. Research in the Benning laboratory focuses on lipid metabolism in photosynthetic organisms. One area of particular interest is the assembly and maintenance of the... More >
Jennifer Davis, Uncovering Mechanisms of Cardiac Fibrosis: From Molecular to Microenvironmental Signals: Bioengineering Department Seminar
Seminar | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Jennifer Davis, University of Washington
Jennifer Davis, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bioengineering, University of Washington
...Our lab seeks to understand how cell and tissue forces are sensed and transduced into changes in cell geometry, differentiation, and proliferation...we anticipate this work will pioneer new mechanics-based therapeutics that reverse maladaptive cardiac architecture back to normal. More >
Inequality and Health across the Life Course: Gradual Change or Punctuated Equilibrium?: A Demography Brown Bag Talk
Colloquium | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Michal Engelman, Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin
As an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Research Affiliate at the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA), Michal Engelman studies the dynamics of population aging and health across the life course, with particular emphasis on early and mid-life factors that influence health disparities at older ages.
Seminar | November 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Aaron Milstein, Stanford University School of Medicine, Dept. of Neurosurgery
How do neural circuits in the brain accomplish rapid learning? When foraging for food in a previously unexplored environment, animals store memories of landmarks based on as few as one single view. Also, animals remember landmarks and navigation decisions that eventually lead to food, which requires that the brain associate events with delayed outcomes. I will present evidence that a particular... More >
Workshop | November 6 | 12:10-2 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center
Leslie Bell, Ph.D., Employee Assistance; Mary Kelly, Disability Management; Craig Mielcarski, LCSW, Be Well at Work; Cori Evans, Wellness and Breastfeeding Support Program; Gabe Schmidt, Healthcare Facilitator
The transition for parents returning to work after baby bonding leave ends can feel overwhelming as we contend with a vast array of emotions, concerns, and limitations while simultaneously juggling a new work/life balance. Join us for this panel workshop which will focus on understanding both positive and negative emotions related to this transition, how to establish boundaries at work, what... More >
Colloquium | November 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Regina Lapate, Postdoctoral Fellow, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
A hallmark of human social experience is the frequent exposure to continuously varying emotional events. Optimal functioning in everyday life therefore requires the ability to efficiently override reflexive emotional responses and prevent the spillover of affect to people or situations unrelated to the source of emotion. How does our brain maintain context-sensitive emotional responses? In this... More >
Seminar | November 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall
Yuejie Chi, CMU
There is an increasing need to perform large-scale machine learning and optimization over distributed networks, e.g. in the context of multi-agent learning and federated optimization. It is well recognized that, a careful balance of local computation and global communication is necessary in the distributed setting for empirical risk minimization. In this talk, we first consider a natural... More >
Colloquium | November 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
Mark Waldrop, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Northern latitude soils play a critical role in regulating the Earths climate through the production and consumption of greenhouse gases. Climate change is predicted to cause widespread permafrost thaw, with a potential release of greenhouse gases that results in a large positive feedback to the climate system. Because these systems are below zero for most of the year, the functioning of... More >
Workshop | November 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.
Open to all UC Berkeley students.
Seminar | November 6 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled
Roy Zhao, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Example: the 5-part of real quadratic fields for large $q$, and Implications of Homological Stability
Seminar | November 6 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date
Sander Mack-Crane and Roy Zhao, University of California, Berkeley
Colloquium | November 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Daphne Koller, insitro
Modern medicine has given us effective tools to treat some of the most significant and burdensome diseases. At the same time, it is becoming consistently more challenging to develop new therapeutics: clinical trial success rates hover around the mid-single-digit range; the pre-tax R&D cost to develop a new drug (once failures are incorporated) is estimated to be greater than $2.5B; and the rate... More >
Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology Seminar: Metabolic limitations of cancer cell proliferation
Seminar | November 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Kivanc Birsoy, Rockefeller
Colloquium | November 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Tania Murray Li, Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto
In this talk Tania Li describes the rewards and challenges of team-based ethnographic research drawing on work she carried out in Indonesias oil palm plantations together with her collaborator Pujo Semedi and around 100 students from their two universities (Toronto, Gadjah Mada).
Seminar | November 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Peter Koroteev, University of California, Berkeley
We propose quantum Hamiltonians of the double elliptic many-body integrable system (DELL) and study its spectrum. These Hamiltonians are certain elliptic functions of coordinates and momenta. Our results provide quantization of the classical DELL system which was previously found in the string theory literature. The eigenfunction for the N-body model is conjectured to be a properly normalized... More >
Colloquium | November 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware
The mammalian organism maintains stable, efficient and near-optimal performance and homeostasis.
Colloquium | November 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Timon Screech, University of London SOAS
It is well known that Tokugawa Ieyasu died in 1616 and was deified. It was determined that he should be a kami (Shinto god) that existed as an avatar of a Buddha, the Medicine Buddha being selected. There were geomantic reasons for these steps.
Ieyasus body was then disinterred and relocated to Nikkô, a geomantically important site.
The modest Shinto-Buddhist precincts demolished and rebuilt... More >
Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory (Departmental Seminar): "Identity Verification Standards in Welfare Programs: Experimental Evidence from India"
Seminar | November 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
Paul Niehaus, UC San Diego
Seminar | November 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Philip Engel, University of Georgia
I will discuss joint work with S. Filip on the structure of the moduli space of integral-affine structures on the two-sphere, and with V. Alexeev on the relationship of this moduli space to K3 surfaces.
Seminar | November 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall
Kivanc Birsoy, Rockefeller University
Workshop | November 6 | 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 | November 6 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall
Wellness Wednesday: Community Wellness
Bystander Intervention Training
A Peer Educator from the Bears that Care Initiative sponsored by the Center for Support and Intervention will be leading a bystander intervention training. Following the CARE model this training will teach you to identify potentially harmful situations and intervene effectively and safely.
Bystander intervention is... More >