Friday, November 15, 2019
Workshop | November 15 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center
Karen Patchell, Be Well at Work Faculty & Staff Health Program; Kim Guess, Be Well at Work Faculty & Staff Health Program
Gender Equity Resource Center, and Be Well at Work Faculty and Staff Health Programs
Fri 11/15 and 11/22; 8.30 am 1 pm, Tang Education Center
R.A.D. for Women is a 9 hour comprehensive, women* and femmes course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. This course is part of Cal Self Defense for All (CSDA), a program that addresses violence and harassment in our community by empowering members of our community to know about... More >
Conference/Symposium | November 15 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 1102/1104
Enjoy our graduating students' thesis presentations in a Berkeley setting! Please also join us for lunch and a wine and cheese reception right after the presentations.
Essig Museum of Entomology
Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.
Workshop | November 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.
Free with Garden Admission
Creating Undergraduate Discovery Projects: Strategies for Making the Most of Your Undergraduate Years
Workshop | November 15 | 12 p.m. | Durant Hall, Room 9
At UC Berkeley, undergraduates develop their passions through discovery projects that deepen their learning, better the world, and launch their futures. In this workshop, you gain strategies for creating powerful learning experiences, seeking funding for your projects, and building community at UC Berkeley in a way that will support your life goals.
Panel Discussion | November 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center
The SLC Writing Programs Fall 2019 faculty panel, Artistry in Academic Writing, takes place Friday, November 15th from 12:00-1:30pm in 113 Chávez.
This conversation continues our semesters theme of cultivating artistry in the writing process. Join us to hear faculty reflect on how they tap into their creativity to explore new intellectual pathways.
Amanda... More >
Seminar | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Holly Ingraham, University of California, San Francisco
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Workshop | November 15 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Manager, Be well at Work - Wellness
Come and learn how the 7-minute High Intensity Circuit Training (H.I.C.T.) workout using your body weight, a chair and wall can help you maximize your time, space, and strength and flexibility training routine. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the combination of aerobic and resistance training in a high-intensity, limited-rest design can deliver numerous health benefits in... More >
Workshop | November 15 | 1-5 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608-609
Thrilled to have Pitch Global coming back to UC Berkeley Extension with another great pitching and networking event!
Join us on Friday, November 15, from 1 pm to 5 pm at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Center and meet with investors!
Seminar | November 15 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521
Sri Krishna Vadlamani, Ph.D. Student and Researcher, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Dept. University of California
Optimization is vital to Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and to many areas of Science. Mathematically, we usually employ steepest-descent, or other digital algorithms. But, Physics itself, performs optimizations in the normal course of dynamical evolution. Nature provides us with the following optimization principles:
1. The Principle of Least Action;
2. The Variational Principle of... More >
Modulation of Precursor Reactivity for Colloidal Synthesis of WSe2 Nanocrystals and Heterostructures: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | November 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Colloidal chemistry is uniquely poised for the synthesis of metastable phases because conditions can be chosen to access kinetic growth regimes. We show that control over size and phase of colloidal WSe2 nanocrystals is achieved by careful choice of ligand... More >
Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Constructing the Airy Sheet Using Brownian Last Passage Percolation IV
Seminar | November 15 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Milind Hegde, UC Berkeley
We will present the recent construction of the Airy sheet by Dauvergne, Ortmann, and Virag. In the first talk we will prove the novel extension of the RSK correspondence at the center of their approach, which relates last passage values in a Brownian environment to last passage values in the environment of the Airy line ensemble. Reference: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.00309.pdf
Seminar | November 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Shiping Zhu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
Chemical engineering deals with production and processing of materials and chemicals. Polymers are macromolecules that have thousands of small molecules joined together by covalent bonds. Polymer reaction engineering is about industrial production of polymers. Polymers are chain molecules and their materials properties are determined to a large extent by their chain microstructures. Different... More >
Seminar | November 15 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Morgan G. Ames, with Michele Pridmore-Brown
Morgan Ames and LA Review of Books editor Michele Pridmore-Brown discuss the legacy of the One Laptop per Child project and our refusal to learn from its failure.
Seminar | November 15 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Sen Li, Uc Berkeley
Sen Li, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of California, Berkeley, will present Regulating TNCs: Should Uber and Lyft set their own rules? at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar on Nov. 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for Beverages and cookies at 3:30 p.m.
Abstract: We evaluate the impact of three proposed... More >
Colloquium | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Kenny Easwaran, Texas A&M University
Although there was controversy about the role of the Axiom of Choice in mathematics in the early 20th century, it has become an accepted part of mathematical practice. One interesting consequence of its acceptance has been the development of non-standard analysis, which studies systems that behave like the real numbers, with the addition of infinitely large and infinitely small elements. These... More >
Triple Bonded Group 14 Compounds: High Reactivity with Small Molecules, Metal- Metal Triple Bond Metathesis with Transition Metal Complexes
Seminar | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The triple bonded compounds ArMMAr (M = Ge, Sn, or Pb; Ar = terphenyl ligands) display structures, reactivity and bonding that are not explained by standard bonding models. Their peculiar bonding is reflected in their spectroscopic properties and in their reaction chemistry toward small molecules particularly H2. Their relationship to the related subvalent hydrides ArMH is central to this... More >
Colloquium | November 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Craig Quintero, Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, Grinnell College
SanSan Kwan, Associate Professor, Theater Dance and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
In 1991, the Taiwanese experimental theatre company U Theatre started incorporating the Baishatun Matsu pilgrimage into their actor training. The actors joined thousands of Taiwanese pilgrims in the religious procession devoted to the goddess Matsu, walking 350 kilometers from Baishatun to Bei-gang in nine days. During the late 1990s, an increasing number of experimental theatre companies also... More >
Panel Discussion | November 15 | 5 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Institute of European Studies, The Arctic Institute, Norwegian Consulate General San Francisco, High North Center for Business and Governance, Norway, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)
How should the European Union respond to the entwined challenges of climate change mitigation, international law, sustainable development, indigenous rights, and security in the Arctic?
An interactive conversation moderated by Dr. Andreas Raspotnik, in cooperation with The Arctic Institute and the Norwegian Consulate in San Francisco.
As sea ice retreats from the Arctic, the challenges of... More >
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