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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Fundamentals of Human Factors and Ergonomics

Course | March 9 – May 1, 2020 every day |  Online

 Meg Honan, RPT, MS, CP; Melissa Afterman, MS-HFE, CPE

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

This 8-week online course presents fundamental concepts from multiple disciplines that are essential to practicing ergonomics. The course begins with core topics from anatomy, kinesiology and the physiology of work as applied to human abilities and limitations.

3-Manifold Seminar: Cubulated relatively hyperbolic groups

Seminar | March 10 | 9:40-11 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eduardo Oregon Reyes, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Among the CAT(0) groups, those which are cubulated have played a prominent role in the last decade. If in addition we impose the condition of word-hyperbolicity, then the combinatorial and geometric structure is well understood, since hyperbolic cubulated groups are virtually special in the sense of Haglund-Wise. If we want to relax the hyperbolicity assumption, the first place to consider is the...   More >

Labor Lunch Seminar: "A Simple Test for Taste-Based Discrimination: The Prediction-Based Outcome Test"

Seminar | March 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | ZOOM Evans Hall

 Damián Vergara Dominguez, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Implicit Deep Learning

Seminar | March 10 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Laurent El Ghaoui, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk


C-H and C-O Functionalization via Radical Chaperones

Seminar | March 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 David Nagib, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University

 College of Chemistry

Our research is focused on harnessing the untapped reactivity of abundant chemical feedstocks to enable late-stage functionalization of medicinally relevant molecules. We have recently developed new approaches for selective C-H and C-O functionalization of alcohols, amines, and carbonyls, using a combination of radical (1e-) and closed shell (2e-) processes that act in concert with one another....   More >

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Advancing Urban Flood Resilience with Smart Water Infrastructure

Seminar | March 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Matthew Bartos

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Advances in wireless communications and low-power electronics are enabling a new generation of smart water systems that will employ real-time sensing and control to solve our most pressing water challenges. In a future characterized by these systems, networks of sensors will detect and communicate flood events at the neighborhood scale to improve disaster response.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 10 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Laurent El Ghaoui, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 10 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me --Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Manager/Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Respiratory Exposures and Outcomes Among Cannabis Workers

Presentation | March 10 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online-Zoom

 Christopher Simpson, PhD, MSc

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

In this free webinar, Dr. Simpson will report concentrations of PM and VOCs measured in two indoor cannabis cultivation facilities, and measurements of work-related respiratory symptoms, lung function, and cannabis allergy in workers.

Shared Heuristics: How Organizational Culture Shapes Asylum Policy

Colloquium | March 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Nicholas A. R. Fraser, University of Toronto

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

What explains cross-national variation in asylum recognition rates? In many countries, bureaucratic agencies dominate the quasi-judicial process through which asylum-seekers are granted protective status. Refugee policy is unique in that it is the only form of migration policy that is codified into international law. Moreover, the United Nations High Commissioner actively monitors and guides...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: What Do Happiness Data Mean? Evidence from a Survey of Happiness Respondents

Seminar | March 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Dan Benjamin, USC

 Department of Economics

ABSTRACT: Do happiness questions measure a normatively appealing notion of individual welfare? Do they measure the same notion across respondents? We ask respondents how much weight various factors had on their answers to self-reported well-being (SWB) survey questions, including commonly used measures of life satisfaction and happiness. Respondents put most weight on the immediate present and on...   More >

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics,"Misallocation or Mismeasurement?"

Seminar | March 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Mark Bils, Professor, The University of Rochester

 Department of Economics

Abstract:  The ratio of revenue to inputs differs greatly across plants within countries such as the U.S. and India. Such gaps may reflect misallocation whichhinders aggregate productivity. But differences in measured average products need not reflect differences in true marginal products. We propose a way to estimate the gaps in true marginal products in the presence of measurement error. Our...   More >

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Non attacking fillings

Seminar | March 10 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Meza, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I plan to provide some motivation for the combinatorial model of Macdonald polynomials that involves non-attacking fillings and inversion triples. We begin our story at Hall-Littlewood polynomials (i.e. when we set q=0 in Macdonald polynomials) and detour into the land of LLT polynomials and affine Hecke algebras. If time permits, I will then switch topics and lay the groundwork for a new "alcove...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: CANCELED

Seminar | March 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Ezra Oberfield, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Gorenstein rings and Tate Resolutions

Seminar | March 10 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Eisenbud, UC Berkeley, MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

The first part of this talk will be an exposition of some basic theory of Gorenstein rings; then I'll talk about some recent work on Tate resolutions and future directions that I am pursuing with Frank Schreyer, Daniel Erman and Michael Brown

Cancelled - Chinese Film Classics and Hollywood Resonances

Colloquium | March 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall | Canceled

 Christopher Rea, Professor of Chinese, University of British Columbia

 Andrew Jones, Professor and Louis B. Agassiz Chair in Chinese, UC Berkeley

 Li Ka-Shing Foundation Program in Modern Chinese History at Berkeley, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

This talk will examine several examples of how Hollywood films influenced Chinese films between the 1920s and the 1940s. Historians are well aware that Chinese cinema culture of the Republican era had extensive international links, in production, distribution, and exhibition. They have identified stylistic similarities, shared genre conventions (the musical, the social melodrama, the horror film,...   More >

Zhou Xuan, as Xiao Hong, in Street Angels (Yuan Muzhi, dir., 1937)

POSTPONED-From the Edge of the Ghetto: The Quest of Small City African-Americans to Survive Post-Industrialism

Colloquium | March 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center | Canceled

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Alford Young, Jr., Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Departments of Sociology and Afroamerican and African Studies, and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

This talk presents a case for how configurations of race, class, and gender surface for lower-income African Americans in their struggle to come to terms with post-industrialism. Based on interviews with 103 working class and low-income African Americans from Ypsilanti, Michigan, it explores how they make sense of work and work opportunity.

CANCELED Ultrafast Dynamics and Interactions of Molecular Vibrational Polaritons

Seminar | March 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Wei Xiong, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Molecular vibrational polaritons are hybrid half-light, half-matter quasiparticle. This hybrid quasiparticles not only inherit properties of both photons and matters, but also processes unique new photonic and molecular phenomena, including tilting chemical potential landscapes of reactions, adding new energy transfer pathways and strong photonic interactions. Many of these developments hinge on...   More >

RTMP Seminar: Derived categories of coherent sheaves on affine schemes and their thick subcategories

Seminar | March 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alexey Elagin, Institute for Information Transmission Problems & HSE University

 Department of Mathematics

I will tell about derived categories of coherent sheaves on affine schemes and their thick subcategories. How many such subcategories are there? For regular schemes $X$ the classification of thick subcategories in $D^b(coh\;X)$ is known while for most non-regular ones it seems to be a wild problem. I will recall about some non-regular affine schemes where the classification of thick subcategories...   More >

EVENT CANCELED: Dalvir Pannu | The Sikh Heritage - Beyond Borders: An Illustrated history of the Sikh shrines in Pakistan

Reading - Nonfiction | March 10 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall | Canceled

 Dalvir Singh Pannu, Author

 Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor of Global Modern Art and South and Southeast Asian Art, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History of Art, The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley, Center for Dharma Studies

A conversation around Dalvir Pannu's new publication, The Sikh Heritage: Beyond Borders, an illustrated history of the Sikh shrines in Pakistan.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Biliaison of sheaves

Seminar | March 10 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We introduce the notion of biliaison of sheaves as a higher rank generalization of biliaison of subvarieties. We show that there is a lattice structure within the biliaison class of sheaves, and extend some structure theorem from biliaison classes of subvarieties to biliaison classes of sheaves.

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Resistance and Hope: Fighting Anti-Immigration Policies and Narratives

Presentation | March 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater | Canceled

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Jane Garcia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), La Clínica de La Raza, Inc; Tom Wong, Director of the US Immigration Policy Center, PoliSci Professor at UCSD, & Board of the CA Immigrant Policy Center, US Immigration Policy Center; Milly Trapp, Campaign Coordinator, Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (AIWA); Christopher Sanchez, Policy Advocate, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights; Maricela Gutierrez, Executive Director, Services Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN)

 UC Berkeley School of Public Health Advocacy Initiative, DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Community, Equity) at UC Berkeley School of Public Health

As politicians continue to invoke nativist and racist fears to garner votes for the upcoming election cycle, immigrant advocates and allies are fighting back. Find out how you can get involved at an evening of dialogue and grassroots organizing for health, social, and racial justice.

Intro to California State Taxes

Workshop | March 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

A representative from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by-step example for filing your state tax return.

Note: Please complete your federal tax return via GTP...   More >

CANCELED: All Fracked Up: The Hidden Threats of Big Oil

Panel Discussion | March 10 | 6:30-9 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.) | Canceled

 Leila Salazar-Lopez, Executive Director, Amazon Watch; Isabella Zizi, Climate Campaigner, STAND.earth; Juan Flores, Community Organizer, Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment

 Epsilon Eta

Panel discussion with environmental, environmental justice, and movement leaders about the many ways the oil industry adversely affects our lives, health, communities, democracy and climate, and what we can do about it. The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer as well as networking with refreshments and tabling by community organizations.