<< May 2018 >>

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Dana Lin: Genetic and phenotypic dynamics across a vole contact zone

Seminar | May 9 | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Dana Lin (Finishing Talk)

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

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 >

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | May 9 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

A new perspective on the social functions of emotions: Gratitude and the witnessing effect

Colloquium | May 9 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Christopher Oveis, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego Rady School of Management

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

We propose a novel theoretical and empirical approach to studying group-level social functions of emotions and use it to make new predictions about social consequences of gratitude. Here, we document the witnessing effect: In social groups, emotional expressions are often observed by 3rd party witnesses—family members, co-workers, friends, and neighbors. Emotional expressions coordinate group...   More >

OLLI @Berkeley Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award: Honoring Darren Zook

Presentation | May 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Mark Gomez

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Darren Zook will be this year's recipient of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's Excellence in Teaching and Learning award, given annually to a UC Berkeley faculty member who teaches at OLLI and who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to engaged learning, both in the classroom and in the world outside the university.

Gravitational allocation to uniform points on the sphere

Seminar | May 9 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research

 Department of Statistics

Given n uniform points on the surface of a two-dimensional sphere, how can we partition the sphere fairly among them ? "Fairly" means that each region has the same area. It turns out that if the given points apply a two-dimensional gravity force to the rest of the sphere, then the basins of attraction for the resulting gradient flow yield such a partition—with exactly equal areas, no matter how...   More >

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Dissertation Talk: Mechanical Energy Storage for Self-Destructing Motes and Jumping Microrobots

Presentation | May 10 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Joseph Greenspun, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dissertation Talk

Botanical Illustration: Flowers with Catherine Watters

Workshop | May 10 – 11, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on flowers and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Untangling the Farm Bill: Graduate Seminar Presentations

Presentation | May 10 | 12-2 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

Come and hear the final presentations of UC Berkeley’s first Farm Bill Graduate Seminar and learn about emerging marker bills and pressing issues in our nation’s largest omnibus food and agriculture legislation. This two-hour cross-disciplinary seminar will feature student research and policy briefs on proposed improvements to the Farm Bill.

Topics will include:

- The Elephant in the Farm...   More >

  RSVP online

Dissertation Talk: Machine Learning for Resource Management in the Datacenter and the Cloud

Colloquium | May 10 | 1-2 p.m. | 465H Soda Hall

 Neeraja J. Yadwadkar, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I argue that advancements in machine learning can be leveraged to manage and optimize contemporary distributed systems by deriving actionable insights from performance data. To realize this vision of model-based resource management, we show how to deal with the key challenges of data-driven models: uncertainty in predictions, cost of training, and cost of updating the models.

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

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

 Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford

 Center for Labor Economics

Friday, May 11, 2018

Inequalities and Inclusion: BIMI and IRLE Lightning Talks

Conference/Symposium | May 11 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

The Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) are excited to announce the BIMI - IRLE Graduate Lightning Talks Symposium: “Inequalities and Inclusion." This event will provide a platform for graduate students to present their research and practice their conference presentations before the start of the conference season,...   More >

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics at UC Berkeley: Meet The Minds Behind the Machines

Conference/Symposium | May 11 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 TechCrunch

 College of Engineering

Meet the minds behind the machines at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics! The single-day event at UC Berkeley on May 11 is designed to facilitate in-depth conversations and networking opportunities with Robotic-industry leaders and researchers bringing innovation to the masses.

* Hear from today's innovators and leaders as they share their experiences and insights.

* Deep-dive on specialized...   More >

Botanical Illustration: Flowers with Catherine Watters

Workshop | May 10 – 11, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on flowers and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Dissertation talk: Geometric analysis of hypothesis testing

Seminar | May 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Yuting Wei

 Department of Statistics

Hypothesis testing lies in the center of statistics and data science. This talk is devoted to understanding the behavior of compound testing problems within the Gaussian sequence model from a geometric perspective. In this talk, two vignettes are considered.

When the null and alternative are specified by a pair of closed, convex cones---the case arising in various applications, including...   More >

Radical Markets: A Panel Discussion with Glen Weyl, Microsoft Research

Panel Discussion | May 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Glen Weyl, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research New England; Anat Admati, The George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Emmanuel Saez, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Economics; Suresh Naidu, Associate Professor, Columbia University Department of Economics; Jeff Gordon, Graduate Student, Berkeley Sociology

 Ben Handel, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Econometrics Laboratory

 Social Science Matrix

This panel discussion will feature E. Glen Weyl, principal researcher at Microsoft and visiting senior research scholar in economics and law at Yale University, who together with Eric Posner co-authored the book, Radical Markets, which introduces provocative ideas about how to tame monopoly, lessen inequality, and enhance inclusiveness.

  RSVP online

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | May 11 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Speaker 1: Patrick Rühs (Phillip Messersmith lab)

3D Printing of Bacteria-derived Complex Materials using Functional Living Inks

Abstract
Despite recent advances to control the spatial composition and dynamic functionalities of bacteria embedded in materials, bacterial localization into complex 3D geometries remains a major challenge. Here we demonstrate a 3D printing approach to create...   More >

MFA Artists’ Talk

Panel Discussion | May 11 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Meet the graduates of UC Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts program as they discuss their recent work.

Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 1: Jochen and Marion

Panel Discussion | May 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As the series begins, tool maker Jochen (Gottfried John) and his crew are under pressure at the factory, and we meet Marion (Hanna Schygulla), Oma (Luise Ullrich), and Gregor (Werner Finck).

Saturday, May 12, 2018

FAMILY PROGRAM: Pre-Mother's Day Birdhouse Construction

Workshop | May 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Kids and their favorite grown up are invited to team up and collaborate on this simple construction project. Working with carpenter and designer, Hannah Beatrice Quinn, assemble the birdhouse with hammer and nails, paint it, and add finishing touches materials from the Garden. Recommended for kids age 6 and up.

$40 one child and one adult and one birdhouse kit, Additional adults attending: $12 adult chaperone, $8 member adult chaperone, Additional kids attending: $7 additional child, $5 additional member child

  Register online

Monday, May 14, 2018

Global History Series

Workshop | May 14 – 16, 2018 every day | 9 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Professional Development for Educators

This 3-day symposium will explore the utility of using games and game-creation to teach historical concepts and thinking skills. A different type of game will be discussed on each day of the symposium. While the content will be grade level specific, the learning strategies will be applicable across grade levels. Participants will leave with new games and a process to engage students in their own.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Global History Series

Workshop | May 14 – 16, 2018 every day | 9 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Professional Development for Educators

This 3-day symposium will explore the utility of using games and game-creation to teach historical concepts and thinking skills. A different type of game will be discussed on each day of the symposium. While the content will be grade level specific, the learning strategies will be applicable across grade levels. Participants will leave with new games and a process to engage students in their own.

The Globalization of the #MeToo Movement

Conference/Symposium | May 15 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Catharine MacKinnon, University of Michigan Law School

 Berkeley Law, The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and Law, Fox Networks Group

Sexual harassment is a global problem. It is increasingly affecting the well-being of private and public employers in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

What should California lawyers, managers and HR professionals know about the globalization of the sexual harassment crises?

On May 15, 2018, legal scholars and legal practitioner experts from Europe, Asia, Australia and North...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | May 15 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

CIA secrets revealed: mechanistic insights into the early steps in the cytosolic iron sulfur cluster assembly pathway

Seminar | May 15 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Lewis Hall

 Deborah Perlstein, Department of Chemistry, Boston University

 College of Chemistry

The cytosolic iron sulfur cluster assembly (CIA) scaffold is comprised of two homologous ATPases, called Nbp35 and Cfd1 in yeast. These proteins cooperate to build new [Fe4S4]-clusters destined for cytosolic and nuclear enzymes. Genetic studies have revealed that the ATPase sites are required for cluster biogenesis in vivo, but in vitro studies have failed to reveal why. Since several distantly...   More >

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | May 15 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Maritime Asia: Securitization of the China Seas

Panel Discussion | May 15 | 4-6 p.m. |  Women's Faculty Club

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Law of the Sea Institute, UC Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Southeast Asia Studies

At this forum, the research results of the Berkeley-Cambridge workshop on “Maritime Asia: Securitization of the China Seas” will be reviewed and discussed in terms of relevance and use of history in contemporary international relations problems today. Anchored in the disciplines of historical and international studies...   More >

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Global History Series

Workshop | May 14 – 16, 2018 every day | 9 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Professional Development for Educators

This 3-day symposium will explore the utility of using games and game-creation to teach historical concepts and thinking skills. A different type of game will be discussed on each day of the symposium. While the content will be grade level specific, the learning strategies will be applicable across grade levels. Participants will leave with new games and a process to engage students in their own.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying

Workshop | May 17 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Sara Thacker, Staff Ombuds Office

 Staff Ombuds Office

Bullying can take many forms, some of which are obvious and others of which, though more indirect, can be equally destructive to working relationships. Participants will learn about how to recognize bullying behavior; how to distinguish bullying from incivility; what climates encourage bullying; the impact of workplace bullying; options for how bystanders can effectively respond; and constructive...   More >

TBSI Seminar - Fast and Efficient Optoelectronics for Science, Medical, and Consumer Applications

Seminar | May 17 | 1-2 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 250

 Dr. Hooman Mohseni, AT&T Professor of EECS, Northwestern University

 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute

TBSI Seminar - Fast and Efficient Optoelectronics for Science, Medical, and Consumer Applications

Seminar | May 17 | 1-2 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 250

 Dr. Hooman Mohseni, AT&T Professor of EECS, Northwestern University

 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute

Friday, May 18, 2018

Language Project with Shaghayegh Cyrous

Workshop | May 18 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Through participatory performance, storytelling, and recording, spend time exchanging histories and languages with other workshop members.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Drawing on the Run with Karen LeGault

Workshop | May 20 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Do you ever want to stop and sketch your views while you are traveling or visiting special places? Using pen and ink, pencil and colored pencil, we will go through some exercises to learn a few simple but effective techniques to record our experiences so we can enjoy them, or even work from them, later.

$75 / $65 UCBG Members

  Register online

Monday, May 21, 2018

Disability Employment Fair

Career Fair | May 21 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | 24 University Hall

Derek Coates, Staff Alliance for Disability access (SADA)

 SADA, Human Resources

Workshops, resources, and tools to provide people with disabilities access to jobs, and job hunting resources, as well as information about reasonable accommodations.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Living Well in Retirement Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 22 | 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. |  Hs. Lordships, Berkeley Marina

 199 Seawall Drive, Berkeley, CA 94710

 UC Berkeley Retirement Center

 UC Berkeley Retirement Center

A full day of learning, exploring and connecting. Includes lunch, nibbles, free parking, Q/A with experts and time to engage with each other.

Santa Cruz County Office of Education: H-SS Framework Training (K-5)

Workshop | May 22 | 9 a.m. |  Santa Cruz County Office of Education

 400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 Professional Development for Educators

The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project is presenting this full day workshop for teachers, coaches and site and district leaders regarding the ew California History-Social Science Framework.

Work-Life, Health, and Economic Trajectories of an Aging Workforce: A Research Data Workshop

Workshop | May 22 | 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, UC Berkeley

An overview and research applications of the Alcoa Data Collection, a broad, longitudinal and linked catalogue of data, including occupational exposure, health, medical claims, human resources, payroll, workplace safety and mortality spanning over 20 years for a cohort of 230,000 employees of the multinational aluminum manufacturing company Alcoa, Inc., and their spouses/dependents.

Expander graph architectures for high-capacity neural memory

Seminar | May 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Rishidev Chaudhuri, UT Austin/Simons Institute UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Memory networks in the brain must balance two competing demands. On the one hand, they should have high capacity to store the large numbers of stimuli an organism must remember over a lifetime. On the other hand, noise is ubiquitous in the brain and memory is typically retrieved from incomplete input. Thus, memories must be encoded with some redundancy, which reduces capacity. Current neural...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 22 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | May 23 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Santa Cruz County Office of Education: H-SS Framework Training (6-12)

Workshop | May 23 | 9 a.m. |  Santa Cruz County Office of Education

 400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 Professional Development for Educators

The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project is presenting this full day workshop for teachers, coaches and site and district leaders regarding the ew California History-Social Science Framework.

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | May 23 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Facets of process chemistry or how to make 30 kg of RO7020322

Seminar | May 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775A Tan Hall

 Dr. Georg Wuitschik, Roche-Basel

 College of Chemistry

Characterizing neurons in the visual area V4 through interpretable machine learning

Seminar | May 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Reza Abbasi-Asl, UC Berekely

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In the past decade, research in machine learning has been exceedingly focused on the development of algorithms and models with remarkably high predictive capabilities. Models such as convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have achieved state-of-the-art predictive performance for many tasks in computer vision, autonomous driving, and transfer learning in areas such as computational neuroscience....   More >

Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Workshop | May 23 | 1-3:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has demonstrated benefits for stress reduction and cognitive function. Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and opening up our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives.

$40 / $35 UCBG Members and UC students, faculty and staff

  Register online

The Next Generation of Impact Investing

Panel Discussion | May 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  The Port Workspaces

 344 Thomas Berkley Way, Oakland, CA 94612

 Center for Responsible Business

Asset Management, and Triple Summit Advisors for a panel discussion on the next generation of impact investing. Our speakers will discuss what impact investing means to them and what they are doing to work with the next generation of investors who want to make meaningful change in their investments and businesses.

They will also speak about the overall growth and trends within the industry,...   More >

Open for Opportunity: When, Where, and Why Impact Capital Works

Panel Discussion | May 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Autodesk Gallery, Suite 200

 1 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105

 Center for Responsible Business

WHEN, WHERE, AND WHY IMPACT CAPITAL WORKS

A PANEL DISCUSSION AND CELEBRATION FUELED BY DRINKS AND BITES FROM LA COCINA'S ENTREPRENEURS

Whether in Bayview or Mombasa, business as usual skips out on low-income communities. Join Acumen, La Cocina, and the Autodesk Foundation for a panel discussion of how we can change that. What capital is needed to empower businesses serving low-income...   More >

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Discussion and Lunch with Jill Hruby: Bias Busters Reframing Tech Speaker Series

Seminar | May 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Jill Hruby, Sandia National Labs

 Bias Busters at UC Berkeley

Bias Busters is hosting the Reframing Tech Speaker Series in Spring & Fall 2018 to start a discussion about the issues underlying the lack of representation of people of color, women, people with disabilities, and other minorities in STEM, as well as wider ethical issues in tech.

See more details and RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/reframing-tech-2

Each talk will be followed by a discussion...   More >

Seize the moment: temporal structure in attention

Seminar | May 24 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Kia Nobre, University of Oxford

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Natural Perfume Workshop with Jessica Hannah

Workshop | May 24 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for this two hour beginners natural perfume workshop. You'll learn about the history and art of natural perfumes. You will create a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop Includes:
15 natural essential oils and absolutes to sample
Your formula blended into a .25 oz...   More >

$85 / $75 UCBG Members

  Register online

Natural perfume workshop

Friday, May 25, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | May 25 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | May 25 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Mesoamerican Instrument Making Workshop

Workshop | May 26 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall

 Ernesto Olmos

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Learn about the art of ancient mesoamerican instrument making, cosmology, music, and culture. Make your own ocarina, flute, or shaker. Ocarinas are traditional clay flutes which have been made and played for thousands of years. This workshop will be led by Ernesto Olmos, a Oaxacan artist who specializes in traditional ceramic arts. Participation fee includes clay, tools and firing of the finished...   More >

$75

  Buy tickets online

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Sparse Tensor Algebra Compiler

Seminar | May 29 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Visual Computing Lab (510)

 Fredrik Kjolstad, PhD candidate, MIT CSAIL

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The Tensor Algebra Compiler (TACO) automatically generates kernels for tensor algebra operations on sparse and dense tensors. Its performance is competitive with best-in-class hand-optimized sparse kernels in popular libraries, while supporting far more tensor operations.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 30 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

International English Spelling Congress: live webinar from London

Conference/Symposium | May 30 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Graduate School of Education

International English Spelling Congress, May 30

The English Spelling Society in the UK and the American Literacy Council present a live broadcast from London of an International Congress with the aim of choosing a new English spelling scheme. People from across the English speaking world will be able to participate in this international debate on the difficulties and problems of the current...   More >

Inference and Efficient Coding in Natural Auditory Scenes

Seminar | May 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Wiktor Mlynarski, MIT

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Processing of natural stimuli in sensory systems has been traditionally studied within two theoretical frameworks: probabilistic inference and efficient coding. Probabilistic inference specifies optimal strategies for learning about relevant properties of the environment from local and ambiguous sensory signals. Efficient coding provides a normative approach to study encoding of natural stimuli...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | May 30 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Migration and Diaspora: Summer Institute for Community College Educators

Workshop | May 31 – June 2, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Suite 510 Conference Room

 Shane Carter

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

The 2018 Summer Institute for Community College instructors will consider migration and diaspora from the standpoints of wide-ranging disciplines, including history, literature, anthropology, visual arts, genetics, journalism, and international law. Join your teaching colleagues in this exploration of human migrations of the distant past, causes of migration, the subjective experiences of both...   More >

 This event is for community college teachers and AP-level high school teachers.

free

  Registration opens January 9. Register online or or by emailing Shane carter at orias@berkeley.edu by May 11.