<< 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

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

Chancay Feather Tunic

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

 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

  Register online or or by emailing instituteofandeanstudies@gmail.com

Chancay Feather Tunic

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

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

 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

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

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

 University of California Office of the President

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

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

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

 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 >

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

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

Davis Projects for Peace $10K campus-wide award application deadline: 10k Grant Award Opportunity for Undergrads

Deadline | January 21 |  International House

 International House

Projects for Peace is an initiative open to UC Berkeley undergrads to design grassroots projects for the summer of 2019 - anywhere in the world - which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.

We encourage applicants to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict...   More >

Davis Projects for Peace Campus-wide 10K Award Opportunity

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

LRLJ Editing Training

Workshop | January 22 |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 La Raza Law Journal

The Journal will be hosting this training for members to learn how to review "above-the-line" work in an article to be published in spring. They will also learn substantive skills in editing and writing styles.

Programming gene circuits with genome and transcriptome engineering to combat disease

Seminar | January 22 | 10-11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Patrick Hsu, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Rapid advances in genome profiling and analysis have illuminated many genomic changes related to human disease. The ability to interrogate the functional roles of such variants in pathogenesis and their potential as therapeutic targets is critical for the development of new medicines. CRISPR tools that systematically reverse-engineer cellular processes through rapid and precise perturbations...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Instrumental variables as bias amplifiers with general outcome and confounding

Seminar | January 22 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Peng Ding, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Drawing causal inference with observational studies is the central pillar of many disciplines. One sufficient condition for identifying the causal effect is that the treatment-outcome relationship is unconfounded conditional on the observed covariates. It is often believed that the more covariates we condition on, the more plausible this unconfoundedness assumption is. This belief has had a huge...   More >

William G. Dauben Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Skin-Inspired Polymer Electronic Materials and Devices

Seminar | January 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Zhenan Bao, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Skin is the body’s largest organ, and is responsible for the transduction of a vast amount of information. This conformable, stretchable, self-healable and biodegradable material simultaneously collects signals from external stimuli that translate into information such as pressure, pain, and temperature. The development of electronic materials, inspired by the complexity of this organ is a...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Organizational meeting

Seminar | January 22 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

This semester I plan to cover material about special groups and arithmetic manifolds of simplest type, among other things. We'll overview these topics and results that we plan to cover this semester in the seminar.

Microsoft Excel Formulas and Functions: Betec007

Workshop | January 22 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which calculations are created in Microsoft Excel workbooks. Emphasis is placed on the underlying theory and syntax of formulas and functions, as well as their complimentary abilities and use cases.

Learning Objectives

* Understand the fundamental differences of values vs. formats.
* Use AutoCalculate to display summary information from multiple cells.
*...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: The topology of fixed point components of Tori’s actions in positively curved manifolds

Seminar | January 22 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Burkhard Wilking, Universität Münster

 Department of Mathematics

We show that each fixed point component of an isometric torus action of a 5 torus has the rational cohomology of a rank one symmetric space. We give various applications.

Peter Zhang - Dynamic optimization on networks: designing biodefense supply chain

Seminar | January 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Peter Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Bioattacks, i.e., the intentional release of pathogens or biotoxins against humans to cause serious illness and death, pose a significant threat to public health and safety due to the availability of pathogens worldwide, scale of impact, and short treatment time window. I model the defender’s static antibiotic inventory prepositioning decision and dispensing capacity installation...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Algebraic geometry and representation theory meets complexity theory (Part I)

Seminar | January 22 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Joseph M. Landsberg, Texas A & M

 Department of Mathematics

In the past decade, algebraic geometry and representation theory have been used to obtain lower complexity bounds for central problems such as Valiant's algebraic version of P v. NP (permanent v. determinant) and determining the complexity of matrix multiplication. At the same time, complexity theory has raised new, interesting questions in geometry. I will give an overview of these developments...   More >

What did the metal know, and when did she know it?: Ultrafast XUV spectroscopy reveals short-lived states in transition metal complexes and organohalide perovskites

Seminar | January 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Josh Vura-Weis, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois

 College of Chemistry

X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES or NEXAFS) is a powerful technique for electronic structure determination. However, widespread use of XANES is limited by the need for synchrotron light sources with tunable x-ray energy. Recent developments in extreme ultraviolet (XUV) light sources using the laser-based technique of high-harmonic generation have enabled core-level spectroscopy to...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | January 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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.

Thematic Seminar: The stability of Kerr-de Sitter space and global analysis

Seminar | January 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Andras Vasy, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Vasy will discuss, based on joint work with Peter Hintz, the stability of the family of Kerr-de Sitter (KdS) black holes, which are rotating black holes in a spacetime with positive cosmological constant, as solutions of Einstein's vacuum equation: spacetimes evolving from initial data close to those of a KdS metric stay globally close to this KdS spacetime, and are indeed asymptotic to a nearby...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "Robust Semiparametric Estimation in Panel Multinomial Choice Models"

Seminar | January 22 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Wayne Gao, Yale Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Econometrics, Microeconomic Theory, Economics of Networks

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Algebraic geometry and representation theory meets complexity theory (Part II)

Seminar | January 22 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Joseph M. Landsberg, Texas A & M

 Department of Mathematics

In the past decade, algebraic geometry and representation theory have been used to obtain lower complexity bounds for central problems such as Valiant's algebraic version of P v. NP (permanent v. determinant) and determining the complexity of matrix multiplication. At the same time, complexity theory has raised new, interesting questions in geometry. I will give an overview of these developments...   More >

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Salary Negotiation Workshop

Workshop | January 23 |  McLaughlin Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Master of Engineering students are invited to a Salary Negotiation Workshop led by Holly Schroth. Catered lunch will be provided.

 Attendance restricted to current Master of Engineering students.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | January 23 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

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

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Jenny Tung: The evolutionary and gene regulatory consequences of social relationships in mammals

Seminar | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Jenny Tung

 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 >

Does a Eurocentric Theory of the Demographic Transition apply to Africa?: A talk with Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves

Presentation | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Malcolm Potts, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Alisha Graves, The OASIS Initiative

 Department of Demography

lease join the Department of Demography for a brown bag talk with Prof. Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves of the OASIS Initiative. The Sahel region of Africa is home to the fastest growing population in all of human history. This talk will be addressing the question: Does a Eurocentric Theory of the Demographic Transition apply to Africa?

Refreshments provided.

Does a Eurocentric Theory of the Demographic Transition apply to Africa?: Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Malcolm Potts, Professor, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Alisha Graves, Co-Founder, The Oasis Initiative, 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.

Principles and mechanisms of Mutual Understanding

Colloquium | January 23 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Arjen Stolk, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley Knight Lab and the Donders Institute

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Intuitively, humans understand one another because they share the same set of communicative signals such as words and gestures. However, that intuition neglects the extreme flexibility with which we employ our communicative signals in everyday social interaction. Neither can it account for our evolutionarily unique ability to instantly reach joint meaning of new signals in the first place. In...   More >

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: On maximizers of generalized Riesz-Sobolev functionals

Seminar | January 23 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Michael Christ, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

The elementary Riesz-Sobolev inequality, which dates to the 1930s, is concerned with the functional $\iint _{\mathbb R^d\times \mathbb R^d} f(x)g(y)h(x+y)\,dx\,dy$, and states that among indicator functions $f,g,h$ of subsets of $\mathbb R^d$ of specified Lebesgue measures, those sets for which the functional attains its maximum value are balls centered at the origin. Burchard's theorem states...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 23 | 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 >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Dirichlet domain and its volume

Seminar | January 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Maria Trnkova, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

This will be an introductory talk to Dirichlet domain and volume computations in \(H^3\). We'll give a definition of a Dirichlet domain and discuss its tiling properties. Then we explore volume computation in a hyperbolic case. We review few special cases: orthoscheme, ideal tetrahedron and a tetrahedron with one ideal vertex. Then we generalize these computations for volume of any polyhedron in...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Introduction and Organization

Seminar | January 23 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Koji Shimizu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This semester the seminar focuses on Hodge cycles on abelian varieties. I will give an introductory talk and then we discuss the organization of the seminar.

Write for Rights

Workshop | January 23 | 4-6:15 p.m. | 12 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Human Rights Law Student Association

Write for Rights is Amnesty International's largest annual human rights campaign. People around the world write letters on behalf of people who need urgent help. Through the power of collective action, these letters convince government officials to free people unjustly imprisoned and end other abuses. This year's 11 cases are women human rights defenders under threat. Because of us, prison doors...   More >

Thematic Seminar: Discrete groups, Lyapunov exponents, and Hodge theory

Seminar | January 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Simion Filip, Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

Families of algebraic manifolds give interesting examples of discrete subgroups of Lie groups, via their monodromy. They also lead to differential equations, such as the hypergeometric ones, whose solutions have an arithmetic significance. After providing the necessary background I will explain a connection to dynamical invariants called Lyapunov exponents, which reveals special geometric...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Rigorous computations with an approximate Dirichlet domain

Seminar | January 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Maria Trnkova, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we address some problems concerning an approximate Dirichlet domain. We show that under some assumptions the approximate Dirichlet domain can work equally well as an exact Dirichlet domain. In particular, we consider a problem of tiling a hyperbolic ball with copies of the Dirichlet domain. This problem arises in the construction of the length spectrum algorithm which is for example...   More >

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Ergodicity for stochastic dispersive equations

Seminar | January 24 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Leonardo Tolomeo, University of Edinburgh

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we study the long time behaviour of some stochastic partial differential equations (SPDEs). After introducing the notions of ergodicity, unique ergodicity and convergence to equilibrium, we will discuss how these have been proven for a very large class of parabolic SPDEs.

We will then shift our attention to dispersive SPDEs, where the general strategy for the parabolic case fails....   More >

SOLD OUT: Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | January 24 – 25, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

$190, $175 members

 SOLD OUT.

Optics-free spatio-genetic imaging with DNA microscopy

Seminar | January 24 | 10-11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Joshua Weinstein, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Complex cell populations, from the brain to the
adaptive immune system, rely on diverse gene variants, somatic
mutations, and expression patterns for some of their most essential
functions. This genetic heterogeneity not only endows intrinsic
properties to individual cells, but it also often operates at the
level of inter-cellular interactions. Technologies that jointly
resolve both gene...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: No Seminar

Seminar | January 24 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

CSHE Talks: Michael Feuer on Philanthropy, Science, and Education: The Gift that Keeps on Taking?

Seminar | January 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 768 Evans Hall

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Michael Feuer is Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development and Professor of Education Policy at The George Washington University, and immediate past President of the National Academy of Education. In the fall of 2014, President Obama appointed Dean Feuer as a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences. Prior to his joining GWU, for the...   More >

IB Seminar: Evolution and coevolution in ecological networks

Seminar | January 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Paulo Guimarães, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil

 Department of Integrative Biology

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

Workshop | January 24 | 4-5 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 >

Neuroscience Student Seminar: "Characterizing neural circuits during virtual navigation and decision-making"

Seminar | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time

 David Tank, Princeton University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thematic Seminar: The tautological ring of the moduli space of curves

Seminar | January 24 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Aaron Pixton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

Let $M_g$ be the moduli space of smooth curves of genus $g$. The tautological ring is a subring of the cohomology of $M_g$ that was introduced by Mumford in the 1980s in analogy with the cohomology of Grassmannians. Work of Faber and Faber-Zagier in the 1990s led to two competing conjectural descriptions of the structure of the tautological ring. After reviewing these conjectures, I will discuss...   More >

Impact Investing – Creating Strong Returns While Bettering the World

Panel Discussion | January 24 | 6-8 p.m. | First Republic Bank, Conference Room 3D

 111 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

 Haas School of Business, Center for Responsible Business

Haas alumni experts in the impact investing space will explore impact investing, corporate sustainability, and investment strategies that capture attractive returns while doing good.

Book Talk | Crafting Stories for Virtual Reality

Panel Discussion | January 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism

Melissa Bosworth and Lakshmi Sarah will be discussing their new book, “Crafting Stories for Virtual Reality.”

We are witnessing a revolution in storytelling. Publications all over the world are increasingly using immersive storytelling—virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality—to tell compelling stories.

The aim of this book is to distill the lessons learned thus far into a...   More >

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Friday, January 25, 2019

COEH Lela Morris Symposium

Conference/Symposium | January 25 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

 Public Health, School of

COEH Builds Bridges: Impacts of New Policies on Occupational Health

SOLD OUT: Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | January 24 – 25, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

$190, $175 members

 SOLD OUT.

Vive Center Seminar 1/25 - Enhanced Reality in Design: From Representation to Collaborative Decision

Seminar | January 25 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cory Hall, 337 Cory

 Mohammad Keshavarzi

 FHL Vive Center for Enhanced Reality

In recent years, virtual and augmented reality has gained momentum in the design community by assimilating the sense of scale and depth of various stakeholders in the design process. In addition to its representation applications, which allows the evaluation and visualization of design projects in an immersive fashion, VR and AR workflows can play an important role in enhancing individual,...   More >

International Students: Get Ready for Spring Recruiting!

Workshop | January 25 | 1-3:30 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold & Blue Rooms

 Career Center

Whether you are still actively seeking or just starting your internship/job search at this point, come to this one stop shop event to learn essential job search skills and resources tailored to international students' needs. A LinkedIn professional trainer and Career Center professional will be present. Come learn how to leverage the Spring recruiting season to the utmost for your dream...   More >

Plate Mechanical Metamaterials and Their Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Igor Bargatin, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Recently, we introduced the concept of plate mechanical metamaterials—cellular plates with carefully controlled periodic geometry and unique mechanical properties—as well as its initial realization in the form of freestanding corrugated plates made out of an ultrathin film.

We used atomic layer deposition (ALD) and microfabrication techniques to make robust plates out of a single continuous...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Ned McGowan (Leiden, HKU): Speed in Music, Brain and Body

Colloquium | January 25 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Speed, as a function of time, is full of enlightening musical character. Take some common terms to describe tempo in music: largo (broadly), adagio (slow and stately), allegro (fast, quickly and bright), vivacissimo (very fast and lively). Formulated by humans, speed is relational, and it reveals aspects about how we think and feel.



McGowan's aim in this artistic research is to dissect...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Ned McGowan

Colloquium | January 25 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Flutist & composer

Ned McGowan (1970) is a flutist and contemporary classical music composer, born in the United States, living in the Netherlands. Known for rhythmical vitality and technical virtuosity, his music has won awards and been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw and other halls and festivals around the world by many orchestras, ensembles and soloists. As a flutist he plays...   More >

MENA Salon: Trouble with the US Withdrawal from Syria

Workshop | January 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

President Trump’s maneuver to withdraw US forces from Syria sparked a new diplomatic brawl with Turkey. Inevitably, the plan raised questions about its effects on Syrian Kurds and the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. Triggering global confusion, Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation unless a 20 mile safe zone was created on the Northern Syria border. The withdrawal decision...   More >

Climate Change and Some Possible Surprises

Seminar | January 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Introduction to Seminar and plans for the Semester

Brief Discussion: Stewardship and Climate Change
Climate Change âÂand particularly more intense storms and rising sea levels âÂraises a number of challenges to the enterprise of cultural stewardship. I'll briefly enumerate some of these and solicit thoughts about priorities, strategies, and aspects...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "Evolution of Networks: Prediction and Estimation"

Seminar | January 25 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Anna Bykhovskaya, Yale Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Time Series Econometrics, Matching and Market Design, Networks

No Laughing Matter: Learning to Speak the "Common Language" in 1950s China

Colloquium | January 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Janet Chen, Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies, Princeton University

 Wen-hsin Yeh, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In the winter and early spring of 1956, a series of articles appeared in nationally circulating publications, featuring an earnest entreaty: please do not laugh at those who are trying to learn putonghua, the “common language” of the socialist state. Beyond the headlines, permutations of the same refrain echoed in different forums. At the opening stages of a campaign to “popularize the common...   More >

Inorganic Catalysis for Renewable Fuels

Seminar | January 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jenny Yang, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

 College of Chemistry

My research program is focused on developing molecular catalysts for energy conversion (redox) reactions. We focus on the thermochemistry of key bond-making and cleavage steps for H+ reduction to H2 and CO2 reduction to HCO2- in order to design more energy efficient catalysts. We also investigate the parameters that govern the reactivity of common catalytic intermediates in H+ and CO2 reduction...   More >

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: Prime decompositions

Seminar | January 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is an organizational meeting for this learning seminar. We will additionally discuss the existence and uniqueness of prime decompositions for connected, oriented, compact 3-manifolds, due to Kneser and Milnor.

Thematic Seminar: Combinatorics of multivariate orthogonal polynomials

Seminar | January 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Sylvie Corteel, CNRS Universite Paris Diderot

 Department of Mathematics

The classical $q$-hypergeometric orthogonal polynomials are assembled into a hierarchy called the $q$-Askey scheme. It is now a classical subject to study the combinatorics of their coefficients and their moments. The polynomials admit a generalization leading to remarkable orthogonal polynomials in several variables. The most general family is the Macdonald-Koornwinder polynomials and Macdonald...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Olivia Bloechl (University of Pittsburgh: Opera’s Post-Human Voices of Trauma

Colloquium | January 25 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Bloechl is a music historian and cultural theorist with wide-ranging interests clustered in the early modern period (1500-1800) and the recent past. Her historical research and teaching emphasize European early music, French opera in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, early Atlantic colonialism, and racial representation in musical theater before 1800.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday Seminar Series 2018-19: Emerging and Converging on Equity: Students Are Thinkers: Developing a Dynamic Approach to Teaching in our Schools

Seminar | January 26 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Longfellow Middle School, BUSD

 1500 Derby St., Berkeley, CA 94703

MISSION HIGH SCHOOL TEAM

 BAMP, BASP, BAWP

At the center of teaching is understanding the intellectual power of our students. What do we learn from our students? How do we distill what we’ve understood into anti-racist teaching strategies? Hear from a panel of experienced educators and journalists grappling with these questions.

  RSVP online or by calling Danelle Carr at 510-642-7154, or by emailing Danelle Carr at danellec@berkeley.edu by January 26.

Social Justice Symposium

Conference/Symposium | January 26 | 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

 1781 Rose St., Berkeley, CA 94703

 Social Welfare, School of

The Social Justice Symposium (SJS) is a student-organized event that serves as space for the community to meet and discuss social justice work in the Bay Area.

This year, our keynote speaker is George Galvis, the co-founder and executive director of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ, pronounced courage). Galvis advocates for at-risk youth, prisoners and formerly...   More >

Semiotic Circle of California: Thirty-Fourth Meeting

Conference/Symposium | January 26 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Faculty Club, Seaborg Room

 Department of German

9:30 Scott Shell (UC Berkeley): “Conventional Language, Poetry and Curse-Formulas in the Elder Futhark Period”



9:50 W.C.Watt (UC Irvine): “Sociosemiotics 101: Zombies”



10:10 Jing Ge (UC Berkeley) and Susan C. Herring (Indiana Univ., Bloomington): “Do emoji sequences have a basic word order?”



10:30 Thaddeus Martin (Modesto Junior College): “Translating Jaspers”



10:50...   More >

SOLD OUT - FAMILY PROGRAM: Kids and Spices

Workshop | January 26 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Awaken your senses in this wonderful exploration of spices! We will journey into the Tropical House to see some of the plants that give us our favorite spices-- such as cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, black pepper, nutmeg, turmeric, and more--plus create fragrant art to take home.

$15 Adult, $15 Child, $10 Member Adult, $10 Member Child

 SOLD OUT.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Explorations of Forms: Afro Cuban Dance Workshop with José Francisco Barroso

Workshop | January 27 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

This class focuses on the explosive and subtle sacred expressions of the Orisha (Yoruba deities). Barroso’s class offers students a strong understanding of polyrhythm and the kinesthetic distinctions of Afro-Cuban traditional dances, rhythms, and movements. All levels welcome. Live drumming!

What is Common Core Math?

Workshop | January 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Join your child on a trip to the classroom and discover the knowledge and tools you will need to help them succeed in mathematics.

In this workshop, we will help you develop strategies for working with your child as they learn math in a deeper, more connected way. At the same time, your elementary school child will be engaged in fun math activities. You'll meet back up with your child to...   More >

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Monday, January 28, 2019

From family research to family policy

Colloquium | January 28 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Phil and Carolyn Cowan, Institute of Human Development

 Institute of Human Development

Phil Cowan is a Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, and Carolyn Cowan is a Professor of Psychology, Emerita at UCB. They are both longtime members of IHD. Beginning in the 1970s, they have pioneered a preventive intervention approach to strengthening family relationships. Although the prevailing strategy for facilitating children's development has been parenting classes (attended mostly by...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Triangulations with vanishing local h-polynomials

Seminar | January 28 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Sam Payne, MSRI and University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Mathematics

Twenty-five years ago, Stanley introduced local h-polynomials for subdivisions of simplices, proved that the coefficients are non-negative integers, and posed the problem of characterizing triangulations for which this invariant vanishes. The work I will present is motivated by potential applications in other areas of mathematics (local h-polynomials now appear prominently in both algebraic and...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: "Endogenous Intractability: Why Some Persistent Problems Persist"

Seminar | January 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Robert Powell, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

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

Ozge Yapar - Bayesian Sequential Learning for Clinical Trials of Multiple Correlated Medical Interventions

Seminar | January 28 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall N370

 Ozge Yapar, University of Pennsylvania

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: We integrate emerging trends intended to improve clinical trial design: design for cost-effectiveness, which ensures health-economic improvement of a new intervention over the current standard intervention; adaptive design, which dynamically adjusts the sample size and allocation of patients to different interventions; and multi-arm trial design, which compares multiple interventions...   More >

String-Math Seminar: q-Opers, q-Langalnds and Classical/Quantum duality

Seminar | January 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Peter Koroteev, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A special case of the geometric Langlands correspondence is given by the relationship between solutions of the Bethe ansatz equations for the Gaudin model and opers - connections on the projective line with extra structure. We describe a deformation of this correspondence for \(SL(N)\). We introduce a difference equation version of opers called q-opers and prove a q-Langlands correspondence...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: An Elementary Approach to Free Gibbs States with Convex Potentials

Seminar | January 28 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 David Andrew Jekel, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

We present an alternative approach to the theory of free Gibbs states with convex potentials. Instead of solving SDE's, we combine PDE techniques with a notion of asymptotic approximability by trace polynomials for a sequence of functions on $M_N(\mathbb C)_{sa}^m$ to prove the following. Suppose $\mu _N$ is a probability measure on $M_N(\mathbb C)_{sa}^m$ given by uniformly convex and...   More >

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

 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 >

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

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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

 Graduate School of Education

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