Friday, December 13, 2019
PFAS Contamination: An Emerging Problem in California: A UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program Meeting
Conference/Symposium | December 13 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater
2150 Allston Way, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94704
Martyn Smith, Professor, University of California Berkeley; Rachel Morello-Frosch, Professor, University of California Berkeley; Andres Cardenas, Assistant Professor, University of California Berkeley; Lauren Zeise, Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California's Environmental Protection Agency; June-Soo Park, Research Scientist, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California's Environmental Protection Agency
David Sedlak, Professor, University of California Berkeley
UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program
Expert panelists will discuss future research needs related to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination in California including: the scope of the problem, analytical measurement, epidemiology, toxicokinetics, toxicology, and remediation. The UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program is directed by Professor Martyn Smith.
$40 Regular admission, includes lunch and evening reception, $20 Reduced admission for students, includes lunch and evening reception
Registration opens September 6. Register online by November 6.
2019 BITSS Annual Meeting: Forum for research transparency and reproducibility in the social sciences.
Conference/Symposium | December 13 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Cheit Hall, Wells Fargo Room
Elizabeth Marincola, Senior Advisor for Communications and Advocacy, African Academy of Sciences
The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will hold its eighth Annual Meeting on December 13, 2019, at the Wells Fargo Room, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. The event brings together stakeholders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share knowledge and discuss the evolving movement toward research transparency and efforts to strengthen the... More >
$0 Free and open to the public.
Register online by December 12.
Conference/Symposium | December 13 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 3335
Speakers include Crystal Bartolovich, Rossen Djagalov, Petrus Liu, Ericka Beckman, Nikhil Singh, Leigh Claire La Berge, Iyko Day, Annie McClanahan, Amy DeAth, Juliana Spahr, Jasper Bernes, Mark Steven, Michael Shane Boyle, Sarah Brouillette, and Joshua Clover.
How is the present-day return to Marx a different one from that of global 1968? A renewed interest in political economy is leading... More >
Essig Museum of Entomology
Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.
Seminar | December 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Fang Liu Ph.D.
Two dimensional (2D) semiconductors and their artificial structures hold great promises for electronic, optoelectronic, and quantum devices. We developed a facile method to disassemble van der Waals (vdW) single crystals layer-by-layer into monolayers with near-unity yield, high quality, and macroscopic dimensions limited only by bulk crystal sizes. It enables us to exfoliate a range of vdW... More >
Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Constructing the Airy Sheet Using Brownian Last Passage Percolation VII
Seminar | December 13 | 12:10-1:30 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
Workshop | December 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.
Join the CMES for the final MENA Salon of the semester, where we will review all that has happened in the Middle East and North Africa over the past semester.
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Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture: From budding yeast to human stem cells: the cell biology of membrane trafficking and the cytoskeleton
Seminar | December 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium
David Drubin, University of California, Berkeley
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture
Demographics, Social Networks, and Mobile Phone Usage: Introduction and Take up of Community Cellular Networks in the Philippines
Seminar | December 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
In the context of remote locations of the Philippines, I investigate the determinants of cellular network adoption. I leverage unique circumstances where all households in seven localities were interviewed before the installation of cellular network towers. I link rich socio-economic as well as social network data with call detail records from the initial months of cellular network service to... More >
Seminar | December 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Dr. Phillip J. Milner, Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Cornell University
Porous materials such as metal-organic frameworks and porous organic polymers have the potential to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society, from chemical separations to clean energy generation to catalysis. Here, we discuss the unique challenges involved in the scalable synthesis of framework materials and their applications for challenging separations relevant to the environment... More >