<< 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

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.

### 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

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

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.

### EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | August 13 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

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

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

## 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

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.

## 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.

### 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

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

### Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Managers and Productivity in the Public Sector"

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

Alessandra Fenizia, UCB

Center for Labor Economics

### 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

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

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

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.

by August 29.

## Friday, August 31, 2018

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

Elliott Smith, Koshland Bioscience Library

Library

### Labor Lunch: "Minimum Wages and Racial Inequality": with Ellora Derenoncourt (Harvard University)

Seminar | August 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Claire Montialoux, CREST

Center for Labor Economics

### 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

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

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

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

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 >