<< September 2018 >>

Monday, September 3, 2018

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Holiday (No Meeting)

Seminar | September 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 4 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Saad Mouti, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Nathan Jui, Department of Chemistry, Emory University

 College of Chemistry

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 4 | 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 >

Seminar 237, Monetary Policy, Financial Crises, and the Limits to Arbitrage

Seminar | September 4 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Walker Ray, University of California - Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Differentiability of operator functions

Seminar | September 4 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Anna Skripka, University of New Mexico

 Department of Mathematics

Study of operator smoothness was initiated in the 50's. Since then it has substantially expanded in scope and methods in response to various problems in perturbation theory. The first order operator differentiability is well understood. In particular, it is known that the set of functions differentiable with respect to the Schatten $S^p$-norms, $p$ >1, can be described in terms of smoothness...   More >

Universal Health Care for Wave Functions

Seminar | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Eric Neuscamman, Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

The ground state variational principle is arguably the most important tool in quantum chemistry, as it allows one to diagnose and correct problems in approximate ground state wave functions. Indeed, this principle is relied upon directly or indirectly by essentially every method in quantum chemistry, from density functional theory to perturbation theory to coupled cluster. Unfortunately, a...   More >

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

EECS Career Fair

Career Fair | September 5 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, Kleeberger Field House

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This event is co-sponsored by HKN and organized in collaboration with the EECS department.

If you're an EECS or CS student or have skills suitable to technical and computer science related positions, this is the fair for you! Recruiters will talk with you about full-time and summer job opportunities. Employers range from large household-name companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon,...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Obed Hernandez-Gomez: Tba

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Obed Hernandez-Gomez

 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 >

BUCHANAN ENDOWED LECTURE: "Fusarium graminearum: Can we really outsmart the sly pathogen?"

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Nidhi Rawat, University of Maryland

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Genetic resistance to pathogens is the most crucial strategy to overcome this challenge. Using Fusarium graminearum as a model, we are investigating the broad-spectrum strategies that the plants use to resist the pathogen spread.

How We Count: Why Quantitative Social Science Matters.: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 5 | 3-4 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 >

Concentration of the spectral norm of Erdös-Rényi random graphs

Seminar | September 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Gabor Lugosi, Pompeu Fabra University

 Department of Statistics

In this joint work with Shahar Mendelson and Nikita Zhivotovsky, we study concentration properties of the largest eigenvalue of the adjacency matrix of a G(n,p) random graph. We use inequalities for higher moments of general functions of independent random variables and delocalization of the eigenvectors to prove nonasymptotic
concentration inequalities. In particular, we prove that the...   More >

Tba

Colloquium | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Jorge Marchand, Ph.D. student in the Chang Group; Riya Muckom, Ph.D. student in the Clark Group and Schaffer Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Pros and Cons of Designing a Job Guarantee Program

Seminar | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Director's Room

 Bill Spriggs, Howard University

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Policy makers frustrated with slack labor markets, diverging wage and productivity growth, and continued lag in the incomes of Black workers have increasingly begun to consider legislation that would guarantee everyone a job.

The right to a job has been part of U.S. policy debates before. In this talk, Spriggs will discuss what a job guarantee would solve, and what problems would remain.

  RSVP online by September 5.

Lipid droplets: Organelle crosstalk and cellular functions

Seminar | September 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 James Olzmann, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Lipid droplets: Proteome remodeling and cellular functions

Seminar | September 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 James Olzmann, University of California, Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

East Bay Science Cafe - Bioinspired Design: from Gripping Geckos, Bouncing Bugs, Leap’n Lizards, and Smart Squirrels

Presentation | September 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Robert Full, Department of Integrative Biology

 Science@Cal

As human technologies take on more of the characteristics of Nature, Nature becomes a better teacher. The field of Biologically Inspired Design is becoming a leading paradigm for the development of new technologies. BioMotion Science has figured prominently in advancing our understanding. Geckos climbing with hairy toes has resulted in new adhesives. Insects running and squishing through cracks...   More >

Biologically Inspired Design is becoming a leading paradigm for the development of new technologies.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

CITRIS-ITESM Seed Funding Workshop

Workshop | September 6 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 630 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The 2019 CITRIS & ITESM Seed Funding opportunity invites Principal Investigators at Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico to work with researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health System, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz to apply for seed funding that furthers CITRIS and the Banatao Institute research initiatives, strengthens connections among the campuses, and catalyzes early-stage...   More >

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Safe Routes for Older Adults

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 David Ragland, Adjunct Professor Emeritus, School of Public Health; Tracy McMillan, Senior Program and Policy Analyst, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Xavier Jaravel, LSE

 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 >

Citation Tools Overview:: Essentials for busy scholars

Workshop | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Susan Koskinen, Library

 Library

Reference management programs allow you to organize your research, collect and cite sources, create bibliographies in a variety of styles, add your own notes and keywords to your collections.

IB Seminar: From microbes to ecosystems to earth: a culture transition

Seminar | September 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Bruce Hungate, Northern Arizona University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jon Schellenberg, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium | September 6 | 5-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe)

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

Free

  Register online

The Present and Future of the Irish Language: A Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | September 6 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens Hall - Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Institute of European Studies

What is the state of the Irish language in a globalized world? Long under threat, Irish has rebounded in recent decades, thriving as a community and literary language while serving as Ireland's official language and an official language of the European Union. While Irish remains a crucial marker of cultural identity for the citizens and residents of Ireland, and for the diaspora worldwide, its...   More >

Free

  Register online

Ancient Mediterranean Revolutions: AHMA 50th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | September 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

A conference on the theme of Ancient Mediterranean Revolutions to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Archaeology.

Friday, September 7, 2018

3rd US - India Conference: A Transforming India - Tapping Growth opportunities

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, 6th Floor

 All India Management Association, Haas School of Business, Hero Enterprise, The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, The Institute for South Asia Studies

The 3rd edition of the US India Conference at UC Berkeley

  Registration opens June 24. Register online or or by emailing Bijoy Philip at bphilip@aima.in by September 6.

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 9:45 a.m.-7 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 and 190

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

Free

  Register online

Labor Lunch: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Peter Ganong, The University of Chicago Harris Public Policy

 Center for Labor Economics

You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | September 7 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

The Effects of Mandatory Disclosure of Supermarket Prices

Seminar | September 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Abstract
We study how mandatory online disclosure of supermarket prices affects prices and price dispersion in brick-and-mortar stores. Using data collected before and after a transparency regulation went into effect in the Israeli food retail market, multiple complementary control groups and relying on a differences-in-differences research design, we document a sharp decline in price dispersion...   More >

Bio-Inspired Metal-Coordination Crosslinking: Easy Access to Broad Dynamics When Engineering Polymer Gel Mechanics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Niels Holten-Andersen, MIT, Materials Science & Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Efforts to engineer polymer material mechanics are increasingly coupled to the design of transient crosslink dynamics. We have sought to gain a deeper understanding of how polymer gel mechanical properties can be controlled over multiple hierarchical time-scales via design of bioinspired
metal-coordinate crosslink structure on multiple length-scales.

By utilizing metal ion coordination...   More >

A Hermeneutical Metatheory for Information Science

Seminar | September 7 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Luciana Corts Mendes

 Information, School of

The aim of the research is to present a unifying framework for information science that has hermeneutics as its foundation. Hermeneutics, a theory and methodology of interpretation, will be briefly explained, as well as how it can underlie information scienceâs basis. The research argues that a unifying framework for information science that is based on hermeneutics posits human sense-making...   More >

New Strategies in Carbene Transfer Catalysis

Seminar | September 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Chris Uyeda, Dept. of Chemistry, Purdue University

 College of Chemistry

Catalytic carbene transfer reactions commonly rely on diazoalkanes as storable precursors to reactive transition metal-bound carbenes. A well-established limitation of these reagents is their poor stability in the absence of electron-withdrawing substituents. As a consequence, there are few catalytic processes that are amenable to the use of non-stabilized carbene equivalents and many of these...   More >

Saturday, September 8, 2018

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 and 190

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

Free

  Register online

MSW Student Panel and Info Session

Panel Discussion | September 8 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library

 Social Welfare, School of

The MSW Admissions Presentation and Student Panel is a large-group presentation about the MSW application process and program, including components such as the field education program, financial aid, the various specializations to choose from, etc. Presenters and panelists include current students, faculty, admissions advisors, and Field Education faculty and staff.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Botanical Inks Workshop and Book Release with Babs Behan

Workshop | September 9 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn how to transform plants into natural inks for drawing and writing with, using dipping pens and quills. In this ink-making class a selection of traditional plant dye materials and local, seasonal flowers and plants will be used to create a selection of natural colored inks.

$65 / $60 UCBG Member : Pre-order a book for special event pricing of $20 (no member discounts apply)

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Monday, September 10, 2018

Borders, Borderlands, and Migration

Conference/Symposium | September 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Central European Univeristy

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Central European University present a two-day conference - "Borders, Borderlands, and Migration."

Day 1, Panel 1, 10:15am-12:00pm
- “Rethinking the Impact of Migration, Mobility, and Exile in the Modern Middle East,” Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Professor of History, Central European University
- “The Global Migration...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: "How do Electoral Incentives Affect Legislator Behavior?"

Seminar | September 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Andy Hall, Stanford

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Differential Geometry Seminar: Gromov-Hausdorff limits of Kähler manifolds with Ricci curvature bounded below

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

 Gang Liu, Northwestern

 Department of Mathematics

A fundamental result of Donaldson-Sun states that noncollapsed Gromov-Hausdorff limits of polarized Kähler manifolds, with two-sided Ricci curvature bounds, are normal projective varieties. We extend their approach to the setting where only a lower bound for the Ricci curvature is assumed. More precisely, we show that noncollapsed Gromov-Hausdorff limits of polarized Kähler manifolds, with...   More >

Navigating Bureaucracy and Generating Vulnerability at an Agri-environmental Research Institute

Colloquium | September 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Tim McLellan, Center for Chinese Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2019

 Rachel Stern, Professor, School of Law, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Conducting research in China throws up numerous headaches, from acquiring official invitation letters and securing permissions for field research to navigating the anti-corruption measures that govern the use of research funding. One well-documented strategy for overcoming such challenges is to leverage informal social relationships (guanxi) with government officials to circumvent formal rules...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Fair Matching Under Constraints: Theory and Applications"

Seminar | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Fuhito Kojima, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Co-authored with Yuichiro Kamada

Reproductive Freedoms and Barriers in the US: An On the Same Page panel

Panel Discussion | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Kara Ayers, Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics; Anu Manchikanti Gomez, Professor, UCB School of Social Welfare; Melissa Murray, Professor, NYU Law

 Laurie Wilkie, Professor, UCB Department of Anthropology

 College of Letters & Science

This panel brings together doctors, lawyers and bioethicists to talk about the legal, social and medical implications of rapid changes in reproductive technologies in aiding and preventing pregnancies and the challenges that are arising from the unintended social and medical consequences of these technologies.

 Free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | September 11 | 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

PRI Academic Network Conference 2018

Conference/Symposium | September 11 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. |  San Francisco Marriott Marquis

 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

The PRI Academic Network Conference 2018 will take place on Tuesday 11 September at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, in collaboration with Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Davis. The conference precedes PRI in Person 2018, taking place at the same venue between 12-14 September.

The conference will showcase the latest evidence and...   More >

Workshop on Applying Advanced AI Workflows in Astronomy and Microscopy

Workshop | September 11 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Center

 3175 Bowlers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

This one-day workshop will focus on the challenges shared between observational astronomy and modern microscopy workflows. Advances in instrumentation, computation and data management for both microscopy and astronomy suggest opportunities for the broader scientific community to learn from the challenges common to both fields. The high-velocity, high-volume data generated by endeavors such as the...   More >

Borders, Borderlands, and Migration

Conference/Symposium | September 11 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Central European Univeristy

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Central European University present a two-day conference - "Borders, Borderlands, and Migration."

Day 1, Panel 1, 10:15am-12:00pm
- “Rethinking the Impact of Migration, Mobility, and Exile in the Modern Middle East,” Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Professor of History, Central European University
- “The Global Migration...   More >

Apple Networking Day

Career Fair | September 11 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

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

 Speaker: Tamas Batyi, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Elucidating Mechanisms of Complex Protein Assembly and Evolution

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

 Matt Shoulders, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

Our group is broadly interested in understanding how metazoan cells fold complex proteins. The development of chemical genetic techniques to allow precision engineering of proteostasis network composition and activities will be discussed. Applications of these techniques have enabled a variety of advances related to the folding and quality control of large extracellular matrix proteins such as...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Daniel Martin, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, Business Cycle and Earnings Inequality

Seminar | September 11 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Byoungchan Lee, University of California - Berkeley

 Department of Economics

This paper studies dynamics of earnings inequality and its macroeconomic implications. I construct a quarterly measure of earnings inequality based on the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Using the new measure, I investigate how earnings inequality responds to macroeconomic shocks. Although technology and fiscal policy shocks explain a significant fraction of the cyclical dynamics of...   More >

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Workshop | September 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephen's Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements,...   More >

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Bernd Abel, University of Leipzig and Miller Visiting Professor

 College of Chemistry

International Student Career Success Series: Talking to employers about work eligibility

Workshop | September 11 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Career Center

The int'l student career counselor at the Career Center will unfold the details about how to talk about your work authorization and visa sponsorship needs with employers in verbal and written format, and a panel of alumni who held this conversation with their employers will share their real experience and advice. Talk to the employers you will see at the fairs with confidence!

RSVP here:...   More >

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Community Convening: Back to School with Bay Area H-SS Teachers

Colloquium | September 12 | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, in collaboration with Facing History-Bay Area, ORIAS, and the Bay Area chapter of the California Council for the Social Studies, invite Bay Area H-SS teachers to come together to discuss what is at stake in our classrooms, schools, and communities, and how our history instruction serves as an important point of entry in our engagement with students...   More >

Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules in Retail: Effects on Wellbeing and What do About it: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Daniel Schneider, Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Endnote: Basics to Advanced

Workshop | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Susan Koskinen, Library

 Library

Hands-on introduction to EndNote, a document management program. You can use it to track your citations, download articles, insert footnotes, create bibliographies.
Bring your laptop or use the pcs in the training room. Drop-in, no sign-ups.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Speaker TBA: Tba

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

 TBA

 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 >

Sustainability Involvement Expo

Career Fair | September 12 | 12-2 p.m. | Plaza Dwinelle Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Stop by to learn more about how you can get involved with environmental student organizations and initiatives at Cal.

If you are a part of a student organization interested in tabling at the Expo, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/wDyG8HAx89MCMWXF2

This event is ADA Accessible. If you need special accommodations to participate in this event, please let us know at...   More >

Navigating the System: Social Security Retirement (BEUHS327)

Workshop | September 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Lorena Flores, Social Security Administration

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Worried about what to expect from Social Security? Find out what Social Security retirement benefits and options are available to you and your family (including divorced spouse benefits), as well as when and how to file a claim.

  Register online

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Liquid Constrained in California: Estimating the Potential Gains from Water Markets"

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

 Nick Hagerty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Note change in date, time, and location.
Joint with Environmental and Energy Economics (EEE) Seminar (12:10pm – 1:30pm Giannini Hall – UC Berkeley, Room 248)

Nonequilibrium Dynamics in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanomaterials

Colloquium | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 William A. Tisdale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Structure, surface chemistry, and energetic disorder can dramatically affect excited state dynamics in low-dimensional systems. Using a combination of ultrafast laser spectroscopy, time-resolved optical microscopy, and kinetic modeling, I will show how these effects manifest in assemblies of colloidal quantum dots (QD) and atomically thin 2D semiconductors, which are promising components of...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 1: Translation/Transduction

Conference/Symposium | September 12 – 13, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Elliott Colla, Georgetown University; Susan Gal, University of Chicago; Mairi McLaughlin, UC Berkeley; Saul Schwartz, UC Berkeley; Toby Warner, UC Davis

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the first of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Chad Syverson, Booth

 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: Title to be announced

Seminar | September 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Sam Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 13 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Yotam Shem-Tov, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 1: Translation/Transduction

Conference/Symposium | September 12 – 13, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Elliott Colla, Georgetown University; Susan Gal, University of Chicago; Mairi McLaughlin, UC Berkeley; Saul Schwartz, UC Berkeley; Toby Warner, UC Davis

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the first of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 14 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

 Jennifer Kwok, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

The Info-Metrics Framework in Pictures

Seminar | September 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Amos Golan, American University

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Abstract

Info-metrics is the science of modeling, reasoning, and drawing inferences under conditions of noisy and insufficient information. It is at the intersection of information theory, statistical inference, and decision-making under uncertainty. It plays an important role in helping make informed decisions even when there is inadequate or incomplete information because it provides a...   More >

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | September 14 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris, Yoga Instructor, Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of movement, soothe your back, and grant you increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn how pranayama breathing can enhance your practice, and help liberate your mind in surprising ways. Yoga mats are provided, or you can bring your own. Comfortable clothing and bare feet recommended.

  Register online

Harnessing U.S. Health and Retirement Survey Data for Research in the Social Sciences: A Technical Workshop

Workshop | September 14 | 1-4 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Ryan Edwards, Research Associate, UC Berkeley Population Center

 Population Science, Department of Demography

This workshop will focus on harnessing the powerful HRS dataset to assess an array of compelling questions in the social sciences. The objective is to stimulate new research efforts by expanding awareness of the content and structure of the HRS, with an emphasis on inquiries made possible by the secure computing environment.

Dalton Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry: The Chemistry of Nanoscale Phosphides: Building Complex Inorganic “Molecules” with Atom-Level Precision

Seminar | September 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Brandi Cossairt, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

Our research focuses on solution-processable chemical systems capable of sunlight absorption, color-pure emission, charge transfer, and fuels generation. Towards this end we seek to address fundamental challenges in the field of inorganic chemistry, specifically controlling the composition, structure and function of nanoscale light absorbers and molecular catalysts, and controlling the...   More >

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Elegrance of International Law: A Conference in Commemoration of Prof. David D. Caron

Conference/Symposium | September 15 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

Professor Emeritus David Caron ’83, a prominent international law expert and Berkeley Law professor for 26 years, died in London on February 20 at the age of 65. Please join us for a conference to commemorate the life and work of Professor Caron.

$0

  Registration opens August 1. Register online by August 30.

David Caron

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Family Workshop: Alaskan Snow Goggles

Workshop | September 16 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join in on this month's Family Workshop at the Hearst Museum! Get inspired by the Yupik technology of slatted snow goggles/sunglasses (iyegaatek) and make a pair of your own sunglasses to take home. This is a drop-in workshop for all ages. Bring the whole family for this activity which blends science, culture, technology, art, and fashion.



Find out more about events at the Hearst Museum by...   More >

Monday, September 17, 2018

PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | September 17 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Antoine Ferey; Malka Guillot

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

  RSVP online by September 12.

Contemplating Loss: Photography Workshop

Workshop | September 17 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Where better to bring our grief than the garden? In this contemplative photography workshop, we will observe Nature’s teachings on letting go, and we will use the camera as a trusted guide who can navigate us safely through the rugged terrain of grief.

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

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Seminar 211, Economic History: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Michela Giorcelli, UCLA

 Department of Economics

Jesse Zymet

Colloquium | September 17 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jesse Zymet, UC Berkeley

 Department of Linguistics

Modern Surveillance: Living "Under His Eye": An On the Same Page panel

Panel Discussion | September 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 (Maude Fife)

 Catherine Crump, Professor, Berkeley Law; Kelli Moore, Professor, NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture and Communication; Jason Wittenberg, Professor, UCB Department of Political Science

 Cecilia Mo, Professor, UCB Political Science Department

 College of Letters & Science

What are the various social, legal and ethical implications of technological advances that make it easier to be watched, and how are different groups pushing for and against policies that would govern the limits of state surveillance?

 Free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Molecular Chaperone Functions in Protein Folding and Quality Control

Seminar | September 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 F. Ulrich Hartl, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Organic Chem seminar speaker

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Haosui Duanmu, University of Toronto

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Home Ownership (BEUHS341)

Workshop | September 18 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Richard Ruiz, Bank of the West

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about purchasing your first or second home? Considering refinancing your current home loan?
This workshop covers many important topics related to homeownership, including
• Is now the right time to buy a home?
• How much can I afford?
• Are any low cash down payment options available?
• What are first-time homebuyer programs available?
• How do I get pre-approved for a loan?
•...   More >

  Register online

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Corinne Low, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Economics

Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance - "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Leslie Shen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dan Neumark, Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | September 18 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Andrea Prat, Columbia University

 Department of Economics

International Student Career Success Series: Identifying international student friendly hiring employers

Workshop | September 18 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Career Center

Employers' recruiting needs are complicated and always changing, so there is not a clear list of which employers in the US are currently considering international students for their positions. However, there are resources to research and identify employers who sponsored international students with job visas or hired int'l students on CPT or OPT in the past. It will be helpful for you to focus on...   More >

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Seasonal Tea Blending Workshop for Fall

Workshop | September 19 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

No matter what phase of life we are in, the varying weather temperatures of the Bay Area and typical patterns of the season can challenge our immune systems. Learn how to connect with the plants around you in order to support the seasonal transition.

In this class you will learn -
Great herbs for Fall in the UCB garden
10 herbs that are great for Fall + the Lungs
How to pick the herbs best...   More >

$40 / $35 UCBG Members

  Register online

MCB Departmental Highlight Feature Seminar

Seminar | September 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Diana Bautista, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

MCB Departmental Highlight Feature Seminar

EECS Internship Open House

Career Fair | September 19 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Field Club

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please bring your student ID and plenty of paper copies of your resume.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "On How Symbiotic Fungi Rewire Plant Cells"

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Natalia Requena, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Requena group is interested in unraveling how
arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are perceived by their host plants and discriminated from pathogenic fungi.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Sarah Benson-Amram: Tba

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Sarah Benson-Amram

 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 >

Fall 2018 African Studies Colloquium Session

Colloquium | September 19 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Aharon de Grassi, Research Associate, Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Center for African Studies

This is one session in the Fall 2018 African Studies Colloquium series.

2018 Fall Colloquium

Berkley Seminar on Global History: Borderlands and Border Crossings in the 19th-Century World

Seminar | September 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Samuel Truett, Associate Professor of History, University of New Mexico

 Department of History, Institute of International Studies

As a historian who approaches the U.S. West and Mexican North primarily from the perspective of their shared borderlands, Professor Truett is interested in the crossings—social, cultural, and environmental—that have connected these two regions to the rest of the Americas and the world at large. Known best for his work in borderlands history, he also works actively in western U.S. history,...   More >

BAT Altruism: The Hidden Life of Brown Adipose Tissue

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Biao Wang, UCSF

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Zhijin (Jean) Wu, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Brown University

Seminar | September 19 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Center for Computational Biology

Title: Two-phase differential expression analysis for single cell RNA-seq

Abstract: Single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) has brought the study of the transcriptome to higher resolution and makes it possible for scientists to provide answers with more clarity to the question of ‘differential expression’. Specifically, it allows us to observe binary (On/Off) as well as continuous (the amount...   More >