<< January 2019 >>

## Friday, January 4, 2019

### Andean Studies Conference, Day 1: Institute for Andean Studies

Conference/Symposium | January 4 | 8:30 a.m.-5:40 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

John Rick, President, Institute for Andean Studies

Institute of Andean Studies

The Institute of Andean Studies was the vision of John H. Rowe (1918–2004), who founded it in 1960.

$40 Early registration,$10 Student early registration, $60 Registration after Jan 1 and at the door,$20 Student registration after Jan 1 and at the door

or by calling 5106847930, or by emailing instituteofandeanstudies@gmail.com

### EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | January 4 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

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

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

## Saturday, January 5, 2019

### Andean Studies Conference, Day 2: Institute for Andean Studies

Conference/Symposium | January 5 | 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

John Rick, President, Institute for Andean Studies

Institute of Andean Studies

The Institute of Andean Studies was the vision of John H. Rowe (1918–2004), who founded it in 1960.

$40 Early registration,$10 Student early registration, $60 Registration after Jan 1 and at the door,$20 Student registration after Jan 1 and at the door

or or by emailing instituteofandeanstudies@gmail.com

## Sunday, January 6, 2019

### SOLD OUT - Mushrooms in the Garden

Workshop | January 6 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Join us for a walk and talk on local mushrooms that occur in our Bay Area woods, lawns and yes, even gardens. We will walk the beautiful UC Botanical Garden and see just who has made themselves at home. Discover the fungus among us!

$20,$15 UCBG Garden members

SOLD OUT.

## Tuesday, January 8, 2019

### January Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | January 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

### Microsoft Access Database Relationships: Betec017

Workshop | January 8 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

Keith Samsell

Human Resources

This course details the concepts and practices of designing a relational Microsoft Access database. Emphasis is placed on Table normalization strategies, defining multi-table relationships, and understanding the implications and benefits of a relational environment on other database objects such as Queries, Forms, and Reports.

Learning Objectives
* Understand the purpose and interdependencies...   More >

### How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | January 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

## Thursday, January 10, 2019

### Building New Synthetic Biology Tools with Genome Editing

Seminar | January 10 | 10-11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Stephanie Tzouanas Schmidt, Stanford University

Bioengineering (BioE)

Motivated by the intricacy and complexity of cellular differentiation, I am broadly interested in technology development for measuring and tracking cellular decision-making. My current research focuses on applying genome editing to engineer new tools for synthetic biology and genomics; in my talk, I will present two recent projects. In the first, I used CRISPR/Cas9 to write a cell’s lineage into...   More >

### Special Analysis Seminar: Completeness of the Bethe Ansatz for an open $$q$$-boson system with integrable boundary interactions

Seminar | January 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Ignacio Zurrian, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina

Department of Mathematics

We employ a discrete integral-reflection representation of the double affine Hecke algebra of type $$C^\vee C$$ at the critical level $$q=1$$, to endow the open finite $$q$$-boson system with integrable boundary interactions at the lattice ends. It is shown that the Bethe Ansatz entails a complete basis of eigenfunctions for the commuting quantum integrals in terms of Macdonald's three-parameter...   More >

### Microsoft Excel Query Editor: Betec025

Workshop | January 10 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

Keith Samsell

Human Resources

This course focuses on the utilization of the embedded Microsoft Excel Query Editor to connect to multiple data sources in order to extract, manipulate, or compare datasets. Query results are loaded to the host Excel application to leverage other business intelligence features.

Learning Objectives
• Identify the elements of the Microsoft Excel Query Editor.
• Connect the Query Editor to...   More >

### East Bay Science Cafe - CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity

Presentation | January 10 | 6-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

Dr. Megan Hochstrasser, Innovative Genomics Institute

Science@Cal

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

CRISPR expert and science communicator, Dr. Megan Hochstrasser, will describe how genome editing works, what it can do, what exactly happened with the “CRISPR babies,” and how important it is to grapple with CRISPR’s ethical implications sooner rather than later.

Developed here in Berkeley in just 2012, the CRISPR-Cas9 system lets scientists rewrite DNA in...   More >

## Friday, January 11, 2019

### Berkeley Facilitators Network Workshop: Take Note: Finding the Right Note-taking Style

Workshop | January 11 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Stefanie Kalem; Aaron Diaz; Beth Pearce

Berkeley Facilitators Network

Good note-taking in meetings is essential to information retention, facilitating team communication, and ensuring that decisions and action items don’t fall through the cracks. But not everyone takes notes in the same way, and not every note-taking method works for every kind of meeting.

In this workshop, we’ll delve into the general philosophy of taking notes before getting high-level views...   More >

## Monday, January 14, 2019

### EH&S 403 Training Session

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

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

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

### Gun Violence in Schools Symposium: Part of a series of multidisciplinary conversations on gun violence with leading professors, litigators and practitioners

Conference/Symposium | January 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, Graduate School of Education, Room 1104

Prof. Ron Avi Astor, USC; Alisa Crovetti, UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Education; Alla Lefkowtiz, Everytown for Gun Safety; Emily Ozer, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health

Civil Justice Research Initiative, Graduate School of UC Berkeley Education, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, School of Social Welfare

### Architecture and Co-Evolution of Allosteric Materials

Seminar | January 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Matthieu Wyart, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

We introduce a numerical scheme to evolve functional elastic materials that can accomplish a specified mechanical task. In this scheme, the number of solutions, their spatial architectures and the correlations among them can be computed. We first consider an “allosteric” task, which requires the material to respond specifically to a stimulus at a distant active site. We find that functioning...   More >

## Tuesday, January 15, 2019

### Siebel Stem Cell Institute Symposium

Conference/Symposium | January 15 | 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

The Berkeley Stem Cell Center

A day of lectures and poster presentations describing recent findings by affiliates of the Seibel Stem Cell Institutes at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

### UCOP Virtual Career Series: Navigating the job search: Tips from recruiters and hiring managers

Workshop | January 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Virtual

UC alumni working as professional recruiters and hiring managers across a variety of industries will provide an insider’s look at the hiring process and provide tangible advice to help you maximize your job search and land your next great opportunity!

### Microsoft Excel VBA Function Programming: Betec010

Workshop | January 15 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

Keith Samsell

Human Resources

"This course details the process by which custom, user-defined functions are created using the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language. Once defined, VBA functions may be used in Microsoft Excel to produce custom calculated outcomes that extend beyond the capabilities of the standard Excel function library.

Learning Objectives

* Understand the VBA Project hierarchy and...   More >

### Thematic Seminar: Multimarginal optimal transport, density functional theory, and convex relaxation

Seminar | January 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Yuehaw Khoo, Stanford University

Department of Mathematics

Density functional theory is an effective tool in solid state physics and quantum chemistry for electronic structure calculation. However, it has difficulties when dealing with strongly correlated systems. In this talk, we examine the regime where the electrons are strictly correlated. This gives rise to a multimarginal optimal transport problem, a direct extension of the optimal transport...   More >

## Wednesday, January 16, 2019

### Neural circuit mechanisms underlying cognition in rats

Seminar | January 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Carlos Brody, Howard Hughes Medical Institute & Princeton University

I will describe studies of the neural bases of cognitive processes. Rodents, mostly rats, are trained to perform behaviors that lend themselves to quantitative modeling that can help identify and assess specific cognitive processes, such as decision-making, short-term memory, planning, and executive control. With these well-quantified behaviors in hand, we then use electrophysiological...   More >

## Thursday, January 17, 2019

### EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | January 17 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in location

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 >

### Developmental lineage mapping by genomic barcoding in the mouse

Seminar | January 17 | 10-11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Reza Kalhor, Wyss Institute Research Associate in Technology Development

Bioengineering (BioE)

Cellular barcoding using nuclease-induced DNA mutations is an effective approach that is emerging for recording biological information, including developmental lineages. We introduce the homing CRISPR system as an effective means of generating DNA barcodes with a high and scalable diversity. We further describe the implementation of this system in a mouse model with multiple...   More >

## Friday, January 18, 2019

### MeToo: One Year Later

Conference/Symposium | January 18 | 1-4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium 175

Kathryn R. Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law; Leah Benavides, Writer and Director; Aya Gruber, Professor of Law, University of Colorado Boulder; Lara Stemple, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and International Student Programs, UCLA School of Law

Roxane Gay, Author of Bad Feminist and Hunger

Russell Robinson, Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture, Center for Race & Gender, The Division of Equity & Inclusion’s Campus Climate, Affirmation and Empowerment Series

Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture and Center for Race & Gender present:

Friday, January 18, 2019
#MeToo: One Year Later
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Booth Auditorium 175, Berkeley Law

RSVP by January 11 for a free lunch:
https://berkeleylaw.wufoo.com/forms/metoo-one-year-later/

### Women's March Poster Workshop with the BAMPFA Art Lab and Masako Miki

Workshop | January 18 | 1 p.m. |  Pier 35, San Francisco

For Untitled, San Francisco, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) presents a pop-up installation of its Fisher Family Art Lab, a participatory art-making space housed within the museum. Continuing the tradition of collaborating with artists and activists to create political poster art using the museum's Risograph print resource, the Art Lab has partnered with Bay Area...   More >

### MENA Salon: A Middle East New Deal? US Withdrawal from Syria

Workshop | January 18 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

In December, President Trump ordered the withdrawal of all US forces in Syria, believed to number around 2,000. His announcement, which came after a phone call with Turkish President Erdogan, has been criticized on a number of fronts. On January 10, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered an address at the American University in Cairo, which aimed to reassure regional partners that a withdrawal...   More >

### Job Market Seminar: "Can You Move to Opportunity? Evidence from the Great Migration"

Seminar | January 18 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Ellora Derenoncourt, Harvard Economics

Department of Economics

Field(s): Labor, Economic History, Public Economics

### QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | January 18 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

Speaker 1: Lisa Alexander (Bustamante lab)

Kinetic analysis of cotranslational protein folding via single molecule techniques

Summary
Multidomain proteins may have altered folding kinetics on the ribosome compared to in solution. Using optical tweezers, we compare the folding of truncated and full-length isolated versions of a multidomain calcium-binding protein with stalled,...   More >

## Monday, January 21, 2019

### Introduction to NIH Grants

Workshop | January 28 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

Leora Lawton, Berkeley Population Center

Berkeley Population Center

This workshop will be open to anyone interested in having the guidance, feedback and structure for writing a grant. Potential participants could be faculty who have not written an NIH grant before, postdocs or adjunct faculty, advanced graduate students, or even early stage graduate students who want to put together a dissertation grant. The basic process and the structure of grant applications...   More >

### Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 28 | 3-4 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 >

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: An arithmetic enrichment of the degree of a finite map, and applications to enumerative geometry

Seminar | January 28 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Kirsten Wickelgren, Georgia Tech

Department of Mathematics

Using the Eisenbud–Khimshiashvili–Levine local degree, which is the A1-local degree of Morel in A1-homotopy theory, we define a degree of a finite map between smooth schemes over k. When the target is appropriately connected, this degree is a bilinear form over k. We discuss some applications to enumerative geometry over non-algebraically closed fields. This is joint work with Jesse Kass and...   More >

### Differential Geometry Seminar: Stability and Nonlinear PDE in mirror symmetry

Seminar | January 28 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Tristan Collins, MIT

Department of Mathematics

A longstanding problem in mirror symmetry has been to understand the relationship between the existence of solutions to certain geometric nonlinear PDES (the special Lagrangian equation, and the deformed Hermitian-Yang-Mills equation) and algebraic notions of stability, mainly in the sense of Bridgeland. I will discuss progress in this direction through ideas originating in infinite dimensional...   More >

### Paul Glasserman - Does Unusual News Forecast Market Stress?

Seminar | January 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

Paul Glasserman, Columbia University

Abstract: Applying sentiment analysis to news articles on large financial companies, we find that an increase in “unusual” negative news predicts an increase in stock market volatility and thus potential market stress. Similarly, unusual positive news forecasts lower volatility. Our analysis is based on more than 360,000 articles on 50 large financial companies, published in 1996–2014....   More >

### Neurophysiology of Spatial Learning and Memory

Colloquium | January 28 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

David Foster, Psychology

Department of Psychology

### The Feminist Resistance to the Radical Right in Brazil: A Forum of Four Brazilian Feminist Political Leaders

Panel Discussion | January 28 | 4-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium (Room 175)

Department of Anthropology

On the eve of entering office, four female politicians are an emboldened, new generation of feminist officials at the forefront of defending and redefining democracy in Brazil. Building their trajectories out of local grassroots struggles, each has developed distinct approaches in their respective states. Ten months following the assassination of city councilwoman Marielle Franco, their...   More >

### From Data Collectors to Data Producers: Shifting students’ relationship to data

Colloquium | January 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215 (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704)

Dr. Lisa Hardy, Concord Consortium

Outside of school, students will encounter and be asked to interpret data and data representations that they did not create themselves — often with limited information about why or how these data were constructed in the first place. In contrast, studies of science practice highlight that the interpretation of data is strongly contingent on the context in which that data was produced. Data can...   More >

### Support points – a new way to reduce big and high-dimensional data

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Simon Mak, Georgia Institute of Technology

Department of Statistics

This talk presents a new method for reducing big and high-dimensional data into a smaller dataset, called support points (SPs). In an era where data is plentiful but downstream analysis is oftentimes expensive, SPs can be used to tackle many big data challenges in statistics, engineering and machine learning. SPs have two key advantages over existing methods. First, SPs provide optimal and...   More >

### The end of the message: Mechanistic insights into the mRNA poly(A) tail machinery

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Lori Passmore, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

College of Chemistry

### Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: A Rudimentary Index of Strategic Stability: Deterring Defectors, Sustaining Loyalists and Forming Equilibrium

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Ehud Kalai

Department of Economics

A rudimentary index explains Nash-equilibrium choices observed in behavioral economics.

The index assigns stability levels = 0; 1; :::; n, to strategy profiles of n-person games: Level 0 is assigned to profiles that are not Nash equilibrium, levels are assigned to Nash equilibria in increasing levels of stability, and level n is assigned to dominant-strategy equilibria.

The index measures...   More >

### Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Canceled

James Berger, Johns Hopkins Medical School

College of Chemistry

### IB Seminar: Becoming a bone-cracker: integrative paleobiology at the crossroads of morphology, materials, and mechanics

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Jack Tseng, University at Buffalo