<< August 2018 >>

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Mindfulness for Well-Being

Workshop | August 2 | 9:30-10 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover more by joining this weekly 30-minute mindfulness group where you will learn a variety of evidence-based practices designed to reduce stress and enhance well-being, all while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the UC Botanical Garden. This group is welcome to all.

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

Saturday, August 4, 2018

1+1=11: Risograph Workshop with Tim Belonax

Workshop | August 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join local designer and educator Tim Belonax for an afternoon of creative amplification. In response to Way Bay 2, we’ll be creating postcards on the Art Lab’s Risograph printer that mix phrases and imagery to create new meaning.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Blockchain Unlocked Executive Academy

Course | August 6 – 8, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | S480 Haas School of Business

 Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, Berkeley Executive Education (powered by Haas School of Business), Berkeley Law Executive Education

Blockchain Unlocked is a three-day executive and certificate academy consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

Blockchain Unlocked is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey...   More >

Contemplating Gratitude: Photography Workshop

Workshop | August 6 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

In this contemplative photography workshop, we will renew our innate gratitude by relentlessly delighting in Nature’s grandeur. The garden and our cameras will conspire to hone our wonder and create expressive imagery grounded in gratitude.

$80 / $75 UCBG members. Full series $300 / $290 UCBG members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Blockchain Unlocked Executive Academy

Course | August 6 – 8, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | S480 Haas School of Business

 Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, Berkeley Executive Education (powered by Haas School of Business), Berkeley Law Executive Education

Blockchain Unlocked is a three-day executive and certificate academy consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

Blockchain Unlocked is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey...   More >

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Blockchain Unlocked Executive Academy

Course | August 6 – 8, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | S480 Haas School of Business

 Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, Berkeley Executive Education (powered by Haas School of Business), Berkeley Law Executive Education

Blockchain Unlocked is a three-day executive and certificate academy consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

Blockchain Unlocked is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey...   More >

Caregiver Grief: Losses Associated with Aging (BEUHS144)

Workshop | August 8 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Maureen Kelly, ED.D., LCSW, Elder Care Program, Be Well @ Work

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

In this workshop we will identify various losses associated with aging and how these changes may be experienced by an elder, the caregiver, and other family members; recognize grieving as an active and important process, and try to differentiate between grief and depression.

Special Physical Chemistry Seminar: Understanding Accelerated Chemical Reactions in Electrosprays and Emulsions

Seminar | August 8 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Professor Himanshu Mishra, Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

 College of Chemistry

Numerous reports on dramatically accelerated organic reactions in aqueous electrosprays1-6 and emulsions7-8 have appeared in the last decade. While the causative role of “interfaces” has been invoked, rigorous mechanistic insights remain elusive. Specifically, it is unclear if the “interfacial effects” are limited to dangling hydrogen bonds, interfacial tensions, and curvature effects, or...   More >

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Health from the Soil Up: Bridging the Silos of Health and Agriculture: August 09, 2018

Course | August 9 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Grand Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), UC Davis Western Center for Agriculture Health & Safety

Given the close links among our health, the foods we grow, how we grow them, and how we process and distribute them, it is surprising how little collaboration there is between medicine and agriculture. This needs to change to prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer; build health equity; offer nutrient-dense food to a growing population; and protect and restore...   More >

$125.00 Standard Registration Fee, $105.00 Government Employees, $105.00 Master Gardeners, $85.00 Students/Residents

Mindfulness for Well-Being

Workshop | August 9 | 9:30-10 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover more by joining this weekly 30-minute mindfulness group where you will learn a variety of evidence-based practices designed to reduce stress and enhance well-being, all while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the UC Botanical Garden. This group is welcome to all.

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 9 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Friday, August 10, 2018

Special Seminar: Organic Solar Cells Revisited

Seminar | August 10 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 A/B

 Derya Baran, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Physical Sciences and Engineering Division KAUST Solar Center (KSC), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Bulk-heterojunction polymer solar cells (PSCs) are composed of a blend active layer of a p-type conjugated polymer as donor and an n-type semiconductor as acceptor sandwiched between an anode and a cathode where at least one of the two electrodes should be transparent. Over the last decade soluble fullerene derivatives (PC60BM,PC70BM,ICBA) were the only choice of n-type semiconductors for PSCs...   More >

Monday, August 13, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | August 13 | 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

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | August 13 | 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 >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 13 | 5-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 1229--Enter door on northwest corner of Dwinelle (towards Bay and VLSB)

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Functional Target Discovery by Quantitative Chemical Proteomics

Seminar | August 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Lewis Hall

 Professor Chu Wang, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, China

 College of Chemistry

Genome sequencing projects have revolutionized our view of the complexity of prokaryotic and eukaryotic proteomes, however, we are also left with a daunting challenge of functionally annotating these large number of predicted proteins. Chemical proteomic methods, such as activity-based protein profiling (ABPP), have been developed aiming at systematically discovering new functional targets...   More >

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Workshop | August 15 | 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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Fundamentals of Workplace Safety: August 16-17, 2018

Course | August 16 | 9 a.m. |  Elihu M. Harris State Office Building

 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)

The importance of a good occupational health and safety program and safety practice in the workplace cannot be overemphasized. Severe occupational traumatic injuries pose a major and continuing threat to the health and well-being of workers. Occupational trauma is second only to motor vehicle accidents as a reported cause of accidental death in the United States. This 2-day course will present an...   More >

$400.00 Early Bird Registration (Before July 20, 2018), $450.00 Standard Registration

Mindfulness for Well-Being

Workshop | August 16 | 9:30-10 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover more by joining this weekly 30-minute mindfulness group where you will learn a variety of evidence-based practices designed to reduce stress and enhance well-being, all while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the UC Botanical Garden. This group is welcome to all.

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 16 | 3-3:30 p.m. | 100 Lewis Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Friday, August 17, 2018

Aging Research and Technology Innovation Summit: Reimagining Aging from the Individual to Society

Conference/Symposium | August 17 | 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. |  Stanley Hall

 Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging

Please join us for a day of speakers, awards, poster sessions, and valuable networking focused on cutting-edge aging research and technologies. The UC Berkeley Aging Research and Technology Innovation Summit, on August 17, 2018, will highlight the educational and research mission of the University of California and its diverse and significant impact on improving the well-being of older adults. In...   More >

UC Berkeley Aging Research and Technology Innovation Summit

Conference/Symposium | August 17 | 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. |  Stanley Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Inaugural Aging Research and Technology Innovation Summit:
Reimagining Aging from the Individual to Society

Register now!

Please join us for a day of speakers, awards, poster sessions, and valuable networking focused on...   More >

Monday, August 20, 2018

Dissertation Talk: Learning and Optimization for Mixed Autonomy Systems - A Mobility Context

Seminar | August 20 | 1-2 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Cathy Wu, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, we discuss machine learning and optimization critical for enabling mixed autonomy systems – in the context of mobility. Mixed autonomy characterizes the problems surrounding the gradual and complex integration of automation and AI into existing systems. In the context of mobility, the question is: how will self-driving cars change urban mobility? We first explore and quantify the...   More >

Carl Heiles (UCB): Real Spectrometric L-Band Data from FAST: A Detailed Presentation and Analysis

Seminar | August 20 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Carl Heiles, UCB

 Radio Astronomy Lab

FAST is rapidly preparing to begin all-sky pulsar and HI survey work with their 19-beam feed array. I have been working with a set of data--1 msec sampling rate, 4096 frequency channels covering 1.00 to 1.50 GHz, two polarizations for each of the 19 beams. I'll show these data, discuss calibration and analysis techniques, comment on data quality and the interference environment and plans for the...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 20 | 9:30-10 p.m. | 100 Lewis Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 21 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

ITIN Drop-Off Event

Workshop | August 21 | 11:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | 209 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Avoid a trip across campus. Attend this event to complete the ITIN application process with Berkeley International Office (BIO) and the Central Payroll Office. This event is for F-1 students who are not eligible for a Social Security Number and are receiving cash-in-hand awards from UC Berkeley.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 21 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Oxidation reactions over multicomponent catalysts: study of the ceria-based nanomaterials

Seminar | August 21 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Bldg. 62, room 230

 Professor Marco Piumetti, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

 College of Chemistry

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | August 22 | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 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 >

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | August 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 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 >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Uniform rates of the Glivenko-Cantelli convergence and their use in approximating Bayesian inferences

Seminar | August 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Eugenio Regazzini, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Italy

 Department of Statistics

This talk deals with suitable quantifications in approximating a probability measure by an “empirical” random probability measure \hat p_n, depending on the first n terms of a sequence \{\xi_i\}_{i\ge1}
of random elements. In the first part, we study the range of oscillation near zero of the p-Wasserstein distance d(p) ....

Based on joint work with Emanuele Dolera.   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Where do Seiberg-Witten equations come from?

Seminar | August 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Selman Akbulut, Michigan State University

 Department of Mathematics

The question in the title is akin to asking where the equation of motion of a free falling object $a + bt + 1/2 gt^2$ in 3-space come from? then discovering that the "objects fall with constant acceleration" rule. Similarly, we derive Seiberg-Witten equations (which also have a linear part and a quadratic part) from the deformation equations of an "isotropic associative submanifold" of a complex...   More >

Town Hall Meeting and OGSI Awards

Colloquium | August 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Redefining Druggability using Chemoproteomic Platforms

Seminar | August 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Daniel Nomura, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Rerandomization and Regression Adjustment

Seminar | August 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Peng Ding, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Randomization is a basis for the statistical inference of treatment effects without assumptions on the outcome generating process. Appropriately using covariates further yields more precise estimators in randomized experiments. In his seminal work Design of Experiments, R. A. Fisher suggested blocking on discrete covariates in the design stage and conducting the analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) in...   More >

What’s in Store for the Grocery Industry?

Panel Discussion | August 22 | 6 p.m. |  SPUR Oakland

 1544 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

 Berkeley Food Institute, SPUR Oakland

The grocery business is changing. Shifting consumer preferences, business consolidation and evolving supply chains are all influencing where we get our food and what’s in the aisles. As longtime staples of our communities, grocery stores will continue to impact community economic development, neighborhood planning, the shape of the workforce and more. Join us to hear about current trends and the...   More >

$10

  Buy tickets online

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Mindfulness for Well-Being

Workshop | August 23 | 9:30-10 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Discover more by joining this weekly 30-minute mindfulness group where you will learn a variety of evidence-based practices designed to reduce stress and enhance well-being, all while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the UC Botanical Garden. This group is welcome to all.

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

Friday, August 24, 2018

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Koshland Bioscience Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

The Cultural Record in the Information War Era

Seminar | August 24 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

How recent developments that are rapidly destabilizing the cultural record, and what we can do.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Feral Fabric with Amanda Walters and Paulina Berczynski

Workshop | August 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This workshop will demonstrate how undomesticated cloth can be! We will look at fabric’s history as a radical tool for communication, then make back patches and a communal banner using applique and other surface techniques. Feel free to bring your favorite fabric scraps and elements to incorporate in your patch.

Monday, August 27, 2018

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | August 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

International Student Resume Week

Workshop | August 27 – 28, 2018 every day | 12-1 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Career Center

The Fall recruiting is on campus now and many career fairs, including the Cal career fair, are coming! For those of you who are still worried about your resumes, we are here to help! Come and join this lab-based resume session tailored for int'l students. We will focus on the following topics:

1. Understand what employers are looking for on a resume,
2. What resume format can help employers...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Vanishing theorems for completed cohomology

Seminar | August 27 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 David Hansen, University of Notre Dame

 Department of Mathematics

Pre-talk: Completed cohomology, as defined by Calegari and Emerton, is a natural candidate for general spaces of p-adic automorphic forms. I'll give a motivated introduction to completed cohomology and the p-adic Langlands program in the setting of modular curves.

Main talk: I'll discuss some new vanishing theorems for completed cohomology, building on previous work of Scholze and Shen. The...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Classification of gravitational instantons

Seminar | August 27 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Gao Chen, Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

A gravitational instanton is a noncompact complete hyperkähler 4-manifold with faster than quadratic curvature decay. In this talk, I will discuss the classification of gravitational instantons. This is a joint work with Xiuxiong Chen.

“Cellular Barriers to Active Human Telomerase Assembly and Action at Telomeres”

Seminar | August 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kathy Collins, University of California, Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Integrating School Districts: Balance, Diversity, and Welfare"

Seminar | August 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 M. Bumin Yenmez, Boston College

 Department of Economics

Co-authored with Isa Hafalir and Fuhito Kojima

Analysis/PDE Seminar: Balanced geometric Weyl quantization with applications to QFT on curved spacetimes

Seminar | August 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jan Dereziński, University of Warsaw

 Department of Mathematics

First I will describe a new pseudodifferential calculus for (pseudo-)Riemannian spaces, which in our opinion (my, D.Siemssen's and A.Latosiński's) is the most appropriate way to study operators on such a manifold. I will briefly describe its applications to computations of the asymptotics the heat kernel and Green's operator on Riemannian manifolds. Then I will discuss analogous applications to...   More >

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Norse Myths and How to Tell Them

Seminar | August 28 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Adam Carl, Scandinavian Department; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates next Tuesday for an interview with Adam Carl from the Scandinavian Department at UC Berkeley. In the interview, Adam explains how he became interested in Scandinavian studies through his passion for Norse mythology.

Adam Carl

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Is motor insurance ratemaking going to change with telematics and semi-autonomous vehicles?

Seminar | August 28 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Montserrat Guillen, University of Barcelona

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Many automobile insurance companies offer the possibility to monitor driving habits and distance driven by means of telematics devices installed in the vehicles. This provides a novel source of data that can be analysed to calculate personalised tariffs. For instance, drivers who accumulate a lot of miles should be charged more for their insurance coverage than those who make little use of their...   More >

International Student Resume Week

Workshop | August 27 – 28, 2018 every day | 12-1 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Career Center

The Fall recruiting is on campus now and many career fairs, including the Cal career fair, are coming! For those of you who are still worried about your resumes, we are here to help! Come and join this lab-based resume session tailored for int'l students. We will focus on the following topics:

1. Understand what employers are looking for on a resume,
2. What resume format can help employers...   More >

U.S.-English Pronunciation Tips for International Students and Scholars

Workshop | August 28 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Learn practical tools for improving your U.S.-English pronunciation. This workshop will be taught by a professional ESL instructor from the English Studies Institute. Register here: http://bit.ly/PronunciationTipsFA18

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Are We Over-Testing? Using Machine Learning to Understand Doctors’ Decisions

Seminar | August 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ziad Obermeyer, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, Going Negative at the Zero Lower Bound: The Effects of Negative Rates on Bank Profitability.

Seminar | August 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Mauricio Ulate, University of California - Berkeley

 Department of Economics

In the aftermath of the Great Recession several central banks started paying negative nominal interest rates on reserves in an expansionary attempt, but the effectiveness of this measure remains unclear. Negative rates can stimulate the economy by lowering the interest rates that commercial banks charge on loans, but they can also hurt bank profitability by squeezing deposit spreads. This paper...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: A perfect Morse function on the SU(2) representation variety of a surface

Seminar | August 28 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

Jeffrey and Weitsman showed that the space of (projective) representations of a surface group into $SU(2)$ admits a perfect Morse function. We'll discuss a direct proof of this by Michael Thaddeus, and an extension to representations of a punctured surface with prescribed holonomy about the punctures.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | August 28 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Semiclassical diffraction by conormal potential singularities

Seminar | August 28 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Oran Gannot, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe joint work with Jared Wunsch on propagation of singularities for some semiclassical Schrodinger equations where the potential is conormal to a hypersurface, with applications to logarithmic resonance-free regions. Semiclassical singularities of a given strength propagate across the hypersurface up to a threshold depending on the regularity of the potential and the singularities...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Schauder bases in Banach lattices

Seminar | August 28 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Mitchell Taylor, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The order structure of a Banach lattice gives rise to several natural convergences. In this talk we begin by reviewing the essential results on Banach lattices, and then discuss recent research on basic sequences in such spaces. The basic sequences we are interested in are those whose partial sums converge not only in norm, but also in order. We show that this class of bases can be characterized...   More >

Probing Complex Interfaces

Seminar | August 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Rich Saykally, Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"The Effects of Mandatory Disclosure of Supermarket Prices"

Seminar | August 28 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University

 Department of Economics

Art for Your Apartment (and dorm)

Presentation | August 28 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room

 Library

The best way to appreciate art is to live with it!

See and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year. Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists - from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.

Event takes place in the historic Morrison Room. A brief presentation will be followed by...   More >

 Note: borrowing from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection is limited to UCB students, faculty and staff and is free

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | August 29 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, 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

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | August 29 | 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 >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | August 29 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 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

ITIN Drop-Off Event

Workshop | August 29 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Attend this event to complete the ITIN application process with Berkeley International Office (BIO) and the Central Payroll Office. This event is for F-1 students who are not eligible for a Social Security Number and are receiving cash-in-hand awards from UC Berkeley.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Powering LPS transport across the bacterial cell envelope with ABCs"

Seminar | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Natividad "Natacha" Ruiz, Ohio State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Ruiz lab is involved in research to understand envelope biogenesis in the Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli. Specifically, the Ruiz lab uses using genetic and biochemical approaches to investigate the mechanisms of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and peptidoglycan (PG) biogenesis.

MVZ Social

Seminar | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Bring your lunch and mingle with the MVZ community! Beverages and cookies will be provided.

Dissecting the Spatiotemporal Subcellular Distribution of the Human Proteome

Seminar | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Emma Lundberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Compartmentalization of biological reactions is an important mechanism to allow multiple cellular reactions to occur in parallel. Resolving the spatial distribution of the human proteome at a subcellular level increases our understanding of human biology and disease. We have generated a high-resolution map of the subcellular distribution of the human proteome as part of the open access Human...   More >

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | August 29 | 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 legal permanent 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 >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to Teichmuller space

Seminar | August 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Inkang Kim, KIAS

 Department of Mathematics

We introduce Teichmuller space in various respects in terms of conformal structures, hyperbolic structures and representations. We briefly describe natural metrics on Teichmuller space, and useful functions to study the geometry of Teichmuller space. Finally, we introduce energy functional and convexity, plurisubharmonicity of energy functionals.

Spectrum of random non-selfadjoint operators

Seminar | August 29 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Martin Vogel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The spectrum of non-selfadjoint operators can be highly unstable even under very small perturbations. This phenomenon is referred to as "pseudospectral effect".
Traditionally this pseudosepctral effect was considered a drawback since it can be the source of immense numerical errors, as shown for instance in the works of L. N. Trefethen. However, this pseudospectral effect can also be the source...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Convexity and Plurisubharmonicity of energy functional on Teichmuller space

Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Inkang Kim, KIAS

 Department of Mathematics

We prove the plurisubharmonicity of energy functional on Teichmuller space for the smooth harmonic maps from a fixed Riemannian manifold into Riemann surfaces. We also give a strict convexity of the energy functional along the Weil-Petersson geodesics. This is a joint work with Wan and Zhang.

Architectural Design, 1D Walls, 3D Plumbing, and Painting Blind en Route to Scalable Multifunctional Nanoarchitectures for Energy Storage

Colloquium | August 29 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Debra R. Rolison, US Naval Research Laboratory

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Our team at the Naval Research Laboratory looks at rate-critical chemical processes where events per second are required for high performance in such technologies as energy storage, energy conversion, (electro)catalysis, and sensing. We then design next-generation systems built around pore–solid nanoarchitectures that seamlessly embody all of the requisite rate functions for high-performance...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Pierce Gordon: Investigating Innovation Practice: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in International Development

Colloquium | August 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Pierce Gordon, PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group

 Energy and Resources Group

Over the past decade, the field of innovation practice has become more accessible to development professionals and amateur designers alike, and is treated as a silver bullet that easily addresses issues of global poverty. However, due to the field’s growing popularity, debates began to arise about the field’s utility and place in society...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Fiat Lux: Creating Photoreal Digital Actors (and Environments) for Movies, Games, and Virtual Reality

Colloquium | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Paul Debevec, Google VR & USC ICT

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will present recent work from USC ICT and Google VR for recording and rendering photorealistic actors and environments for movies, games, and virtual reality. The Light Stage facial scanning systems are geodesic spheres of inward-pointing LED lights which have been used to help create digital actors based on real people in movies such as Avatar, Benjamin Button, Maleficent, Furious 7, Blade...   More >

(photo: SMPTE)

ChREBP isoforms in pancreatic beta cells

Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Donald Scott, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism Institute

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Likelihood Ratio Test for Stochastic Block Models with Bounded Degrees

Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Yang Feng, Columbia University

 Department of Statistics

A fundamental problem in network data analysis is to test whether a network contains statistical significant communities. We study this problem in the stochastic block model context by testing H0: Erdos-Renyi model vs. H1: stochastic block model. This problem serves as the foundation for many other problems including the testing-based methods for determining the number of communities and...   More >

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Mindfulness for Well-Being

Workshop | August 30 | 9:30-10 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover more by joining this weekly 30-minute mindfulness group where you will learn a variety of evidence-based practices designed to reduce stress and enhance well-being, all while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the UC Botanical Garden. This group is welcome to all.

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "Formal Challenges in Designing Incentive Compatible Cryptocurrencies"

Seminar | August 30 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Matt Weinberg, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Ensure the Healthy Development of All Youth by Unleashing the Power of Prevention

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Valerie Shapiro, Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare

 Public Health, School of

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Sequential Bargaining in the Field: Evidence from Millions of Online Bargaining Interactions"

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Steve Tadelis, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

IB Seminar: Land and Sea: Evolutionary Innovation and the Dominance of Land

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

 Geerat Vermeij, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

The Ins and Outs of Visual cortex

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

 Massimo Scanziani, University of California San Francisco, Center for Integrative Neuroscience Sandler Neurosciences Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Stochastic Gradient Descent: Strong convergence guarantees -- without parameter tuning

Seminar | August 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Rachel Ward, UT Austin

 Department of Statistics, Department of Mathematics

Stochastic Gradient Descent is the basic optimization algorithm behind powerful deep learning architectures which are becoming increasingly omnipresent in society. However, existing theoretical guarantees of convergence rely on knowing certain properties of the optimization problem such as maximal curvature and noise level which are not known a priori in practice. Thus, in practice, hyper...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium / Applied Math Seminar / Statistics Seminar: Stochastic Gradient Descent: Strong convergence guarantees – without parameter tuning

Colloquium | August 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Rachel Ward, UT Austin

 Department of Mathematics

Stochastic Gradient Descent is the basic optimization algorithm behind powerful deep learning architectures which are becoming increasingly omnipresent in society. However, existing theoretical guarantees of convergence rely on knowing certain properties of the optimization problem such as maximal curvature and noise level which are not known a priori in practice. Thus, in practice, hyper...   More >

Habeas Data: A Panel Discussion on Data and Surveillance

Panel Discussion | August 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Cyrus Farivar, Senior Tech Policy Reporter, Ars Technica; Deirdre Mulligan, Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; Catherine Crump, Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic; Camille Ochoa, Coordinator, Grassroots Advocacy, Electronic Frontier Alliance

 Steve Trush, Research Fellow, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), Center for Technology, Society & Policy

Please join us for a panel discussion featuring award-winning tech reporter Cyrus Farivar, whose new book, Habeas Data, explores how the explosive growth of surveillance technology has outpaced our understanding of the ethics, mores, and laws of privacy.

  RSVP online by August 29.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | August 31 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Koshland Bioscience Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.

A New Engel on the Gains from Trade

Seminar | August 31 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Agricultural & Resource Economics

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Abstract
Measuring the gains from trade and their distribution is challenging. Recent empirical contributions have addressed this challenge by drawing on rich and newly available sources of micro data to measure changes in household nominal incomes and price indices. While such data have become available for some components of household welfare, and for some locations
and periods, they are...   More >

Fall Recruiting Bootcamp for Int'l Students

Workshop | August 31 | 1-3:30 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Rooms

 Career Center

This multi-faceted program is designed to help international students get ready and make optimal use of the Fall recruiting season! International students of all majors and degree levels are invited. Snacks will be provided at this event.

Agenda:
1:00 - 2:15 PM—Develop your job/internship search strategy as an int'l student.
The Career Center career counselor and a panel of alumni and...   More >

Mind the Gap: The Intercalation of van der Waals Heterostructures: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 31 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Kwabena Bediako, UC Berkeley, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The assembly of layered (van der Waals, vdW) materials into novel heterostructures relaxes the requirements on crystallographic commensurability across interfaces and enables the creation of atomically precise superlattices that may be synthetically intractable by chemical growth. Inherently, these heterostructures possess artificial two-dimensional (2D) interlayer galleries not present in bulk...   More >

Make the Most of Your Library

Workshop | August 31 | 2-3 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The Library is here to support your academic success. We'll help you find the best resources for research, provide study space, loan you laptops, and much more. Learn how to take advantage of one of the best academic libraries in the US!
*** Students must bring their Cal ID cards to enter Moffitt Library.
Floorplan: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/moff-floorplan-4.pdf

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviations and Localization of the Microcanonical Ensembles Given by Multiple Constraints

Seminar | August 31 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about the general aspects about the microcanonical ensembles given by several constraints. In contrast to the single constraint, interesting phase transition and localization phenomenon can happen. The general theory to study this structure, using the large deviation principle, will be given.

MENA Salon: Summer in Review

Workshop | August 31 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join us for the first MENA Salon of the Fall 2018 semester, as we revisit the events and themes that shaped this summer. This year’s weekly salon will be led by Candace Lukasik, PhD candidate in Anthropology at UC Berkeley, and Deniz Ilhan, PhD candidate in Sociology at Stony Brook University.

Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly guided...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Neologicist foundations: inconsistent abstraction principles and part-whole

Colloquium | August 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Paolo Mancosu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Neologicism emerges in the contemporary debate in philosophy of mathematics with Wright's book Frege's \textit {Conception of Numbers as Objects} (1983). Wright's project was to show the viability of a philosophy of mathematics that could preserve the key tenets of Frege's approach, namely the idea that arithmetical knowledge is analytic. The key result was the detailed reconstruction of how to...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Organization/Remarks on Reconstruction Theorems

Seminar | August 31 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Martin Olsson, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

This is the first meeting of the student arithmetic geometry seminar. Like past semesters, this will be a "paper seminar": Participants will choose a paper from a list I will distribute and give a talk about it. In this first meeting, we will go over some of the practical aspects of the seminar after which I will discuss some results about the problem of reconstructing a variety from categorical...   More >