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Thursday, December 12, 2019

RAPDP - Intermediate - Federal Cost Policy and Compliance

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

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop on Federal cost policy that details how the OMB Circulars are implemented, covers the changes in the new Uniform Guidance, and explores some specific compliance issues like the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Participant Support. Learning Objectives: • Identify the RA’s responsibilities regarding financial compliance • Describe the Federal Acquisition...   More >

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Molecular quantum dynamics via state resolved spectroscopies

Seminar | December 12 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Marissa Weichman Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

Relaxing Sound Meditation (BEUHS066)

Workshop | December 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Melissa Felsenstein, Inner Sounds Meditation

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Unplug and feel an empty mind as you are immersed in tone and vibration of quartz crystal bowls and other instruments during this free Sound Bath. Learn how live calming sounds can be help reduce stress, release tension, balance the nervous system, and encourage healthier sleep.

Meditate without effort and unlock new creative insight, sharpened instincts, and a doorway into a calm mind. Many...   More >

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IB Seminar: Can mathematical ecology help us understand and treat cancer?

Seminar | December 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Frederick Adler, The University of Utah

 Department of Integrative Biology

Immigration Policy in Japan and South Korea and the Development of their Sending Countries: An Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) Presentation

Colloquium | December 12 | 1-3 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Annabelle Baker, UC Berkeley; Amanda Wong, UC Berkeley; Ishani Ghosh, UC Berkeley; Sophia Quach, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Low birth rates, an aging population, and rapid economic development in Japan and South Korea have put great pressures on an increased need for immigration, threatening the historical emphasis of ethnic homogeneity in both countries. On the other hand, in Nepal and Vietnam, the lack of opportunities and rampant inequality have caused citizens to view emigration as a source of hope for...   More >

Portable, Collaborative, and Transparent Computational Research from the Start

Presentation | December 12 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Dav Clark, Head of Data Science, Gigantum

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

While standard practices have emerged - for example, using GitHub to publish the details of a research project - the truth is that a significant amount of manual effort and expertise is required to publish and also to use such open projects. The situation becomes even more untenable when a broader field of expertise comes into play - we can't expect medical doctors and policymakers to learn basic...   More >

Google Forms Design

Course | December 12 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of designing and distributing surveys and quizzes using Google Forms. Emphasis is placed on question design, data validation, survey distribution methods, response metrics, security permissions, and integration with Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel. Learning Objectives * Design online Forms for hosting and data collection on Google Drive. * Set Form options to...   More >

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Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Topics in Cancer Genomics: Mark Gerstein, Professor, Yale University

Seminar | December 12 | 2-3 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Title: Topics in Cancer Genomics

My talk will focus on how to leverage thousands of cancer
genomes and functional genomics datasets to discover
disease-associated regulators and variations. First, I will go over
the ENCODE annotation related to the cancer genome. I will show how
extended gene annotation allows us to place oncogenic transformations
in the context of a large cell...   More >

Diversification of the neural proteome in coleoid cephalopods by editing messenger RNAs

Seminar | December 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Josh Rosenthal, MBL, Woods Hole MA

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Some numerical observations on Riemann's zeta function

Colloquium | December 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Yuri Matiyasevich, Russian Academy of Sciences

 Department of Mathematics

During last years the speaker was performing intensive computer calculations searching for new properties of Riemann's zeta function. The talk will present two groups of found phenomena which so far haven't got mathematical explanations.

The first group of phenomena is connected with proposed by the speaker reformulation of the Riemann Hypothesis in terms of special Hankel matrices (their...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - Knotty Sculptures

Presentation | December 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Carlo H. Séquin, EECS Computer Science Division


Join us to explore the fascinating world of Art, science, mathematics and design with Prof. Emeritus and artist, Carlo H. Séquin. This cafe talk will start with a gentle introduction to mathematical knots and ways to describe and classify all possible knots. It will then focus on ways to turn such knots into attractive, abstract geometrical sculptures, using various computer-aided design...   More >