<< October 2019 >>

## Tuesday, October 8, 2019

### Biodiversity and Evolution

Seminar | October 8 | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

Alexander Stubbs, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with Alexander Stubbs about his work broadly encompassing biodiversity of island systems in Indonesia, the evolution of sensory modalities in organisms, and acoustics. In the interview, Alexander talks about his experience doing fieldwork in Indonesia, the importance of collections museums, and he describes a few of his most recent...   More >

### Explore Urban Air Mobility (UAM) from every angle: Vehicles, Technology, Society: Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019 (SAS) asks critical questions about equity in the future of air transit, through a holistic examination of technology, platforms, urbanism and other emerging topics. SAS will explore the ideas that will shape UAM and the global transition to accessible, safe, electric aviation for all. Registration required.

Registration Required https://www.sasymposium.com/tickets

### RAPDP - Foundational - Customer Service for the RA

Workshop | October 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

Human Resources

Synopsis: A soft skills workshop that covers essential customer service and workplace communication techniques, with a special emphasis on setting up, preparing for, facilitating, and debriefing an RA’s initial meeting with their PIs. Learning Objectives: • Identify the primary and secondary customers of a Research Administrator • Recognize what it means to provide stellar customer service •...   More >

### October Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | October 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.

### OPT Document Check Webinar

Workshop | October 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This webinar will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this webinar is specifically for OPT...   More >

### Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

None

### Robert Bergman Lecture: Molecular Recognition in Chemical and Biological Systems: Chemical Models and Biostructural Investigations

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

College of Chemistry

We pursue a multi-disciplinary approach to quantify weak intermolecular interactions in chemical and biological systems. Examples discussed in this lecture are orthogonal dipolar interactions, organofluorine interactions, substituent effects on π-π-stacking interactions, halogen bonding, and chalcogen bonding. Supramolecular capsules assembled from designed resorcin[4]arene-based...   More >

### Imaging tissue damage and repair In zebrafish

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

### Fossil Coffee Presents: TBA

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

TBA

UCMP

Workshop | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 198 University Hall

Human Resources

LinkedIN is a great tool for establishing an online presence, conducting career research, and facilitating connection with other professionals. This workshop addresses the basics.

### Student Faculty Macro Lunch - “Monetary Policy, Corporate Finance and Investment”

Presentation | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

by October 4.

### Understanding the Canadian Federal Election Campaign

Colloquium | October 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia

Renowned UBC political scientist Richard Johnston will lay out the stakes and issues in 2019 Canadian Federal Election campaign. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.

Richard Johnston (PhD Stanford) holds the Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation. At UBC, he is also affiliated with the Institute for European Studies. He has also taught at the University of...   More >

### Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

### Microsoft Excel Query Editor

Course | October 8 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

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 local and...   More >

### Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Tax Audits as Scarecrows: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment

Seminar | October 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Ricardo Perez-Truglia, UCLA (visiting UC Berkeley)

Department of Economics

ABSTRACT: The canonical model of Allingham and Sandmo (1972) predicts that firms evade taxes by optimally trading off between the costs and benefits of evasion. However, there is no direct evidence that firms react to audits in this way. We conducted a large-scale field experiment in collaboration with Uruguay’s tax...   More >

### Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Trace formulae for Anosov flows

Seminar | October 8 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Malo Jézéquel, LPSM & MSRI

Department of Mathematics

Fine statistical properties of a smooth Anosov flow may be studied through Ruelle resonances. These resonances may be described as the zeroes of a dynamical determinant, i.e. an entire function defined in terms of the periodic data of the flow. We are interested in another relationship between Ruelle resonances and periodic data of the flow: a trace formula conjectured by Dyatlov and Zworski....   More >

### Microdroplet Chemistry

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Richard Zare, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

College of Chemistry

Water is extremely common on Earth but also one of the most mysterious of compounds in which the solid form (ice) floats on its melt. Bulk water is celebrated as an excellent solvent, particularly of polar compounds, and also as a relatively inert medium. It is often said to be fully oxidized hydrogen and there is not more that can happen to it. In sharp contrast, water droplets show unexpected...   More >

### Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: The Distributional Effects of Trade: Theory and Evidence from the United States

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Kirill Borusyak, Assistant Professor, University College of London

Department of Economics

We quantify the distributional effects of trade shocks in the U.S. through consumer prices (expenditure channel) and wages (earnings channel). A quantitative trade model links these channels to compositional differences in expenditures and earnings across household groups. New data reveal that spending shares on imports are similar across education and income groups, implying a...   More >

### China’s Rise in Historical Perspective

Colloquium | October 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Klaus Mühlhahn, Professor of Chinese History and Culture, Free University of Berlin

You-tien Hsing, Professor, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Many commentators claim that China's ongoing global rise reflects a restoration of its earlier international prominence, while others highlight that China's emergence reflects distinctive characteristics of the country's current political leadership. In his new book, Making China Modern, Klaus Mühlhahn of the Free University of Berlin provides a panoramic survey of China's rise and resilience...   More >

## Wednesday, October 9, 2019

### BPM 106 Taking Disciplinary Action

Workshop | October 9 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | #24 University Hall

Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides the information and skills needed to more confidently deal with unacceptable employee behavior and performance.

### *CANCELED* Spying on the immune system *CANCELED*

Seminar | October 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Canceled

Stephen Elledge, Harvard Medical School

### Public Investments and Class Gaps in Parents' Educational Expenditures: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

Margot Jackson, Professor, Sociology, Brown University

Margot Jackson’s research is in the broad areas of social inequality and stratification, social demography and public policy, with an emphasis on inequality of educational opportunity and health among children and families.

### MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Speaker TBA: Title TBA

Seminar | October 9 | 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 >

### BioE Seminar - CANCELLED "Cell and Protein Therapeutics Using Polymeric Hydrogel Carriers": Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Canceled

Dror Seliktar, Israel Institute of Technology

Bioengineering (BioE)

Cancelled due to power outage.

Our research is focused on the design of engineered hydrogel biomaterials that can harness natural cellular and molecular healing pathways to enhance functional tissue regeneration...we developed a novel biomimetic material that can harness the inductive properties of the natural blood clot protein fibrinogen.   More >

### Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Biosynthesis of membrane lipids in the archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius"

Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

Paula Welander, Stanford University

Paula Welander is a microbiologist who received her undergraduate degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles. She pursued her PhD studies in microbiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed her postdoctoral studies at MIT in the Departments of Biology and of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Paula joined the Stanford faculty in 2013 where her current...   More >

### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to Outer space

Seminar | October 9 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled

Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick

Department of Mathematics

Outer space is a contractible space on which the group $Out(F_n)$ of outer sutomorphisms of a free group acts with finite stabiizers. It is analogous to the symmetric space of positive-definite quadratic forms, with its action by $GL(n, \mathbb Z)$ or the Teichmuller space of a surface, with its action by the mapping class group of the surface. I will define Outer space, then show how to find a...   More >

### CANCELLED - BLISS Seminar: Statistical and computational perspective of mixture and hierarchical models

Seminar | October 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall | Canceled

Nhat Ho, UC Berkeley

The growth in scope and complexity of modern data sets presents the field of statistics and data science with numerous inferential and computational challenges, among them how to deal with various forms of heterogeneity. Mixture and hierarchical models provide a principled approach to modeling heterogeneous collections of data. However, it has been observed that statistical estimation methods,...   More >

### Causal Inference about Gun Violence: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Dylan Small, University of Pennsylvania

Department of Statistics

Gun violence is a problem in America. I will briefly describe some open areas of research about gun violence prevention that statisticians might be able to contribute to. Then I will discuss two attempts at causal inference about gun violence prevention policies that I have worked on, and highlight some ideas about causal inference I have sought to use in this work.

### CANCELLED - EECS Colloquium: Metric Telepresence

Colloquium | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium) | Canceled

CANCELLED due to campus shutdown.

### Topology Seminar: The rational Euler characteristic of $Out(F_n)$

Seminar | October 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall | Canceled

Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick

Department of Mathematics

The rational Euler characteristics of many arithmetic groups can be expressed in terms of values of zeta functions, and Harer and Zagier showed that the same is true for surface mapping class groups. J. Smillie and I found a generating function for the rational Euler characteristic of $Out(F_n)$ in 1987. This made computer calculations possible but did not yield qualitative information. I will...   More >

### 2019 Fall Teacher Leadership Invitational: Session 1

Workshop | October 9 | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

CRLP's Fall 2019 Teacher Leadership Series will focus on previewing one of CRLP's latest PD options: Learning How English Works. Topics will include Protocols for Analyzing Student Work Samples, Grammar Mini-Lessons in Designated ELD, and Exploring the Consultancy Protocol for Improving Team Meetings

### CANCELLED: Feminist Open Access and Internet Publishing

Conference/Symposium | October 9 | 5-8 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

Francesca Coppa; Kristina Busse; Karen Hellekson

CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGES . Discover how the Organization of Transformative Works built a radical model for non-corporate, user-driven, online participatory cultures. The OTW supports Archive of Our Own, a fan works archive, free from advertising and corporate ownership, and Transformative Works and Cultures, an open access jour

### Traditional vs. Professional Master of Science Degree Workshop

Workshop | October 9 | 5-6 p.m. | 402 Latimer Hall

Dr. Keith Alexander, Executive Director, Product Development Program

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between a traditional and a professional Master of Science degree?
Does a career in industry interest you more than a PhD?

If so, join the Executive Director of the Product Development Program, Dr. Keith Alexander, for our Traditional...   More >

## Thursday, October 10, 2019

### SERU Research Symposium and Business Meeting: Understanding Campus Climate: Towards an Inclusive Environment for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Conference/Symposium | October 10 – 11, 2019 every day |  Clark Kerr Campus

### Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Resonances and spectral gap of random hyperbolic surfaces

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

Frédéric Naud, Sorbonne Université

Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will define a notion of random (infinite volume) covers of surfaces modeled over a classical model of random regular graphs. We will then investigate the spectral gap of those random surfaces as the degree goes to infinity and prove an explicit a.a.s. result that generalizes the famous 3/16 of Selberg. Joint work with Michael Magee.

### Applied Math Seminar: Fast boundary integral tools for the rheology of periodic suspensions and other Stokes flow problems

Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Alex Barnett, Flatiron Institute

Department of Mathematics

Integral equation methods are ideal for high-order accurate, linear-scaling solvers for viscous flows involving rigid or non-rigid particles, possibly in confined geometries. We focus on computing the effective shear viscosity of a suspension of 2D rigid particles with periodic boundary conditions, whose applications include industrial flows and complex fluids. We overview recent new tools needed...   More >

### 3-Manifold Seminar: The classification of noncompact surfaces

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

Ethan Dlugie, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Much of what we know about mapping class groups of compact surfaces stems from their well known classification. In recent years, much effort has been directed towards understanding "big" mapping class groups, i.e. the mapping class groups of surfaces of infinite type. In this talk, we'll walk through Ian Richards' proof that such surfaces are completely classified by their space of ends. We'll...   More >

### Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: “Debt versus Equity in Liquidity Provision”

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

Yao Zeng, Foster School of Business; University of Washington

Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

### Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with IO Seminar:"Auto Dealer Loan Intermediation: Consumer Behavior and Competitive Effects"

Seminar | October 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

Tobias Salz, Professor, MIT

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 >

### Aza Raskin: Human Protective Design

Presentation | October 10 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This week’s A + D Thursdays speaker is Aza Raskin, a cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology, which is leading the charge in reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanity’s best interests. Among his previous accomplishments, Raskin helped build the web at Mozilla as head of user experience; founded Massive Health (an early consumer health behavior change...   More >

### IB Seminar: Cloud Forests, Confiscations and Conetainers: Adventures in Plant Conservation

Seminar | October 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Vanessa Handley, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

### Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: "Property Tax Gap: How Property Assessments Increase Taxation Within Minority Communities"

Seminar | October 10 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Troup Howard

Department of Economics

### ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Ken Alex

Seminar | October 10 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

Ken Alex

Ken Alex, Director of the Project Climate initiative in the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at Berkeley Law, will present: "Increasing the pace and scale of carbon removal from California's natural and working lands." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

### Cells that Tile Your Brain: astrocyte roles in neural circuits

Seminar | October 10 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

Baljit Khakh, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Physiology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

### Centennial Event - "Winning the Vote": The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement

Presentation | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

Robert P.J. Cooney, National Women's History Project

Women's Faculty Club

Author Robert P.J. Cooney speaks on his book "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement" - Three generations of suffragists fought, sacrificed and suffered to win the vote for half the American population. Cooney captures their heroic struggle through images and stories of their intensity, indignation, strategies and humor. Come to learn and celebrate their battle that..

RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by October 9.

### Savannah Shange and the Black/Girlhood Imaginary

Colloquium | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

Dr. Savannah Shange, University of California, Santa Cruz

Center for Race and Gender

Abstract
In conversation with Dr. Savannah Shange (Assistant Professor in Anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz), the Black/Girlhood Imaginary working group will have an open discussion related to Black feminisms, methodologies, and Black girlhood. We theorize “Black/Girlhood Imaginary” through temporality, embodiment, performance (Taylor, 2003), and confinement. We believe that,...   More >

### POSTPONED - CRG Thursday Forum Series: Savannah Shange and the Black/Girlhood Imaginary

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall | Canceled

Savannah Shange, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz

Black/Girlhood Imaginary, Executive Director, CRG Research Working Group

Center for Race and Gender

UC Santa Cruz anthropologist and author of Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Antiblackness, + Schooling in San Francisco, Savannah Shange in conversation with members of the Black/Girlhood Imaginary Working Group.

Event co-sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson for Social Justice at Berkeley Law.

CRG Thursday Forums are open to the public and the location is wheelchair accessible. Light...   More >

### Mathematics Department Colloquium: Quantum ergodicity and delocalization of Schrödinger eigenfunctions

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

Nalini Anantharaman, CNRS and Université de Strasbourg

Department of Mathematics

The question of quantum ergodicity'' is to understand how the ergodic properties of a classical dynamical system are translated into spectral properties of the associated quantum dynamics. This question appears already in a paper by Einstein written in 1917. It takes its full meaning after the introduction of the Schrödinger equation in 1926, and even more after the numerical simulations of...   More >

### Canceled: Study Abroad for Engineering Majors Student Panel and Information Session

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Bechtel Engineering Center

A panel of current engineering students will share their experiences overseas, including programs they participated in and how they fit study abroad into their schedules. Engineering Student Services and Study Abroad Advisers will give an overview of how to start the process, applications and more.

### East Bay Science Cafe - Drugs, Plants, Brain, Mind

Presentation | October 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

David Presti, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Science@Cal

For millennia, humans have cultivated relationships with psychoactive plants and fungi – relationships embedded within and guided by ritual frameworks honoring the powers of these plants and fungi as allies. As cultures have evolved, so also have these plant-fungal-human interactions. Our current era is one of reduction of organisms to molecules, and the commodification of just about everything...   More >

## Friday, October 11, 2019

### SERU Research Symposium and Business Meeting: Understanding Campus Climate: Towards an Inclusive Environment for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Conference/Symposium | October 10 – 11, 2019 every day |  Clark Kerr Campus

### Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation

Colloquium | October 11 – 12, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

eth·no·bot·a·ny: the study of complex relationships between plants and people across space and time

The Garden is pleased to announce Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation, a two-day international symposium. The first day, hosted at International House, will feature prominent speakers from around the globe and the Bay Area. The second day will include hands-on workshops...   More >

### Fifth Annual CDAR Symposium 2019

Conference/Symposium | October 11 | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club

Our conference will feature new developments in data science, highlighting applications to finance and risk management. The program features Yuan (Alan) Qi from Ant Financial, Pete Kyle from the University of Maryland, Roberto Rigobon from MIT, Jeff Bohn from Swiss Re, Solomon Hsiang from UC Berkeley, and CDAR's co-Director Robert Anderson.

or or by emailing Sang Oum at cdar@berkeley.edu by October 11.

### Responding to the Public Charge Rule: Immigrant Well-being and Access to Services

Conference/Symposium | October 11 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall | Note change in date

Prof. Irene Bloemraad, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

Postponed due to power shuttoff - stay tuned for new date.

Join the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) for a symposium bringing together service providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders to learn about immigrant integration resources in the Bay Area and discuss strategies to ensure immigrants' access to services in the future. ...   More >

Free

### Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

See website for current speaker and topic

Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

### Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | October 11 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

Laurie Ferris

Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

### Ian Haney López - Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America

Presentation | October 11 | 12:30-2 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Ian Haney López

400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice

From presidential hopefuls to engaged voters to journalists to activists, people across the country are grappling with how to think and talk about racism in American politics. Ian Haney López, a distinguished UC Berkeley professor and the acclaimed author of Dog Whistle Politics, offers clear insights and a way forward in his highly anticipated new book. Endorsed by Robert Reich, Van Jones, Jane...   More >

Light Lunch served at 12:00pm on a first come first serve basis.

### CANCELLED - Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Architectures with DNA

Seminar | October 11 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521 | Canceled

Grigory (Greg) Tikhomirov, Postdoctoral Scholar, CalTech

This event has been cancelled

### OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | October 11 | 2-3 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this workshop is specifically for OPT...   More >

### MENA Salon: Religious Freedom in the Middle East and Beyond

Workshop | October 11 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

On 23 September, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Ahmed Shaheed released a report on the “Elimination of All Forms of Religious Intolerance.” The report notes the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide, pointing to the fatal attacks on synagogues in...   More >

### CANCELED: Archiving the Non-Organizational Born-Digital: The Challenges Posed by Material from Individuals, Communities, Social Movements, and Events

Seminar | October 11 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

Howard Besser

Information, School of

How archives and special collections can address the transition from analog to digital creation and the digital deluge.

### Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

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

Polly Arnold, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

College of Chemistry

### Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Kaledin's degeneration theorem and THH (CANCELLED, will be rescheduled)

Seminar | October 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Martin Speirs, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

THIS WEEK'S SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE.

This talk is concerned with an application of topological Hochschild homology (THH) to give a new proof of a result originally due to Kaledin. Given a variety smooth and proper over a field of characteristic zero, Deligne and Illusie (1987) provided a purely algebraic proof of a (non-canonical) decomposition of the de Rham cohomology...   More >

### Music Studies Colloquium: Jim Sykes (Penn): “The Ontological Stakes of Music History: Buddhism, Non-Humans, and Not-Selves”

Colloquium | October 11 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

Department of Music

## Saturday, October 12, 2019

### Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation

Colloquium | October 11 – 12, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

eth·no·bot·a·ny: the study of complex relationships between plants and people across space and time

The Garden is pleased to announce Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation, a two-day international symposium. The first day, hosted at International House, will feature prominent speakers from around the globe and the Bay Area. The second day will include hands-on workshops...   More >

### Berkeley MEng at the Graduate Pathways to STEM (GPS) symposium

Colloquium | October 12 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

Bay Area Graduate Pathways to STEM (GPS) is a free 1-day conference held at UC Berkeley on Saturday, October 12, 2019 where students attend informative workshops addressing the benefits of pursuing an advanced degree (MEng, MS and PhD) and receive targeted advice for preparing for graduate school and the application process. GPS is co-hosted by UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering and Stanford...   More >

### Butoh Body Workshop: Community Dance Class

Workshop | October 12 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Center for Arts and Religion, Doug Adams Gallery

2365 LeConte Ave, Berkeley, CA

Shinichi Iova-Koga, INKBOAT

Butoh Body Laboratory. Presented in conjunction with the performances of Sankai Juku "Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land" at Cal Performances, Movement workshop for all ages and abilities led by Shinichi Iova-Koga of inkBoat, a physical theater and dance company founded in 1998. Participants will explore elements of butoh, a form of Japanese dance theater that encompasses a diverse range of...   More >

### Race Power Privilege Training

Conference/Symposium | October 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | A1 Hearst Field Annex

Public Service Center

Each year the PSC partners with Berkeley Unified School District's (BUSD) for a training on Race, Power, and Privilege facilitated by Ms. Pam, who has led BUSD's District Equity Team. We hope you will attend this training to gain an understanding of Race, Power, and Privilege in local schools and how they affect the work we do with students in the community.

### Gallery + Studio: Silvery Waves Pile 1,000 Layers High

Workshop | October 12 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by works of Zen calligraphy in Meditation in Motion, work from image to language and back again. Explore ways of drawing words to visually express their meaning and create fragments of poetry in response to works of art. Using drawing materials and translucent vellum, design a two-layer artwork that combines drawn text and image.

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### Oscillating Time: Environment and Temporality in Sankai Juku's Butoh

Colloquium | October 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Center for Arts and Religion, Doug Adams Gallery

2365 LeConte Ave, Berkeley, CA

Michelle Summers, Lecturer Dance Studies, Writing & Composition, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

A panel discussion on Butoh Dance, presented in conjunction with the performances of Sankai Juku "Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land."

### Gallery + Studio: Silvery Waves Pile 1,000 Layers High

Workshop | October 12 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by works of Zen calligraphy in Meditation in Motion, work from image to language and back again. Explore ways of drawing words to visually express their meaning and create fragments of poetry in response to works of art. Using drawing materials and translucent vellum, design a two-layer artwork that combines drawn text and image.

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## Monday, October 14, 2019

### EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | October 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

JS

### CDB Special Seminar: The life of an mRNA is controlled by DEAD-box ATPases

Seminar | October 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

Karsten Weis, ETH Zürich

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

### Stephen A. Burns

Seminar | October 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

Stephen A. Burns, PhD, School of Optometry, Indiana University

### Charlotta Johnsson — Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Seminar | October 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Charlotta Johnsson, Lund University

bstract: “The pace of change has never been this fast .. yet it will never again be this slow” (source unknown). This implies that there will be major shifts in our society, including industry and manufacturing. Some even speak about a fourth industrial revolution. We find many names for those we love, hence commonly used terms for this shift include: Smart industry, Smart manufacturing,...   More >

### Gauri Mahulikar | On Manuscriptology

Workshop | October 14 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

Gauri Mahulikar, Sanskrit Scholar and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth

Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Townsend Working Group “South Asia Studies: Theories and Methods

A workshop for UC Berkeley graduate students led by eminent Sanskritist and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Prof. Gauri Mahulikar.

### Job Search Effectiveness

Workshop | October 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

Human Resources

We all know the importance of writing a good resume and responding to interview questions. But these tasks don’t stand alone. This workshop explores the structure of an effective job search in the UC Berkeley context

### Combinatorics Seminar: Permutation tableaux and two models in statistical mechanics

Seminar | October 14 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Einar Steingrimsson, University of Strathclyde

Department of Mathematics

Various pattern-avoiding 0/1-fillings of Ferrers diagrams are in bijection with permutations, where several statistics on the permutations translate into statistics on the filled diagrams (or tableaux). Two such bijections from permutations are to the Le-tableaux arising from Postnikov's work on the nonnegative Grassmannian and the EW-tableaux originally defined in Ehrenborg and van...   More >

### GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | October 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

Pamela Herd, Georgetown McCourt School

Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

### Political Economy Seminar: “Identity and Information in Organizations"

Seminar | October 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

Maggie Penn, Professor, Emory

Department of Economics

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

### Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Food Assistance Take-Up and Infant Health: Evidence from the Adoption of EBT"

Seminar | October 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Leah Shiferaw, UCB

### Phononic Frequency Combs – A New Addition to Photonics and MEMS

Seminar | October 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

Adarsh Ganesan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher; US National Institute of Standards and Technology

Abstract: Phononic frequency combs (PFC) are the mechanical analogs of celebrated photonic frequency combs. These represent a newly documented physical phenomenon in the well researched physical domain of MEMS resonators [1].

The emergence of PFC is mediated by nonlinear modal coupling. Through a series of experiments with MEMS resonators, various features of PFC have now been identified....   More >

### john a. powell in conversation with Lawrence Lanahan on race and segregation

Presentation | October 14 | 3-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium | 175 Boalt Hall | UC Berkeley Law School

john a. powell, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Lawrence Lanahan

Join us on Monday, October 14 for a talk by Lawrence Lanahan, author of The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide who will be in conversation with Haas Institute director john a. powell.

Growing out of his public radio series of the same name, this new book looks at segregation and inequality in the Baltimore region from the Fair Housing Act to the...   More >

### Differential Geometry Seminar: Scalable spaces

Seminar | October 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date

Fedor Manin, UCSB

Department of Mathematics

Given a Riemannian manifold $M$, harmonic forms induce a map $H^*(M;\mathbb R) \to \Omega ^*(M)$ which is in general not multiplicative. Manifolds for which it is are called geometrically formal and besides compact symmetric spaces few examples are known. A different picture emerges when we ask about the existence of some multiplicative map $H^*(M;\mathbb R) \to \Omega ^*(M)$. For example, such a...   More >

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Irreducible components of Affine Deligne-Lusztig varieties.

Seminar | October 14 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Yihang Zhu, Columbia

Department of Mathematics

The set of irreducible components of an affine Deligne-Lusztig variety is interesting for many applications related to Shimura varieties. A natural symmetry group J acts on this set, and it is desirable to determine the orbits and the stabilizers of this action. In joint work with Rong Zhou, we prove a formula for the number of orbits, earlier conjectured by Miaofen Chen and Xinwen Zhu. In joint...   More >

### Ziv Scully – SOAP: One Clean Analysis of All Age-Based Scheduling Policies

Seminar | October 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

Ziv Scully, Carnegie Mellon University

Abstract: Scheduling policies are at the heart of computer systems. The right scheduling policy can dramatically reduce response times, ensure fairness, provide class-based priority, etc., without requiring additional resources. While stochastic response time analysis (e.g. in the M/G/1 queueing model) of different scheduling policies has been the focus of many theoretical papers, results are...   More >

### Switches, sensors, and new shapes: from design of new functions to cellular consequences of allostery

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

Tanja Kortemme, University of California, San Francisco

College of Chemistry

I plan to discuss our most recent work in computational protein design (we have designed new, modular small-molecule sensors that function in living cells, and new protein shapes with atom-level control). I will then focus on a more biological problem: How do protein switches control diverse protein functions in the cell, given the interconnectedness of biological processes? We have focused on a...   More >

### Seminar 271, Development: Opportunities and Entrepreneurship: Evidence on Advanced Labor Market Experience

Seminar | October 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Matt Pecenco, UC Berkeley, ARE

Department of Economics

### Embodiment and Multisensorialty during Interactions of Teaching and Care within US Families

Colloquium | October 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

Marjorie (Candy) Goodwin, UCLA, Anthropology

This presentation investigates multi-sensory embodied practices entailed during moments of enskillment and care. I examine the embodied work entailed in orchestrating teaching in activities, such as baking cookies or shopping for fruit, and how intimate, affiliative, co-operative haptic human sociality is accomplished through the intertwining of interacting bodies.

### Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Coordination on Networks"

Seminar | October 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Matthew Leister, Monash University

Department of Economics

### Heart Chan Meditation

Course | September 23 – November 11, 2019 every Monday | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

Heart Chan, Heart Chan at Berkeley

Heart Chan

Start the journey for Heart Chan Meditation
seeking harmony of mind, body, spirit
gain true wisdom and joy from your inner self
make meditation part of your modern daily life.

## Tuesday, October 15, 2019

### BPM DiSC Assessment

Workshop | October 15 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | #24 University Hall

Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the DiSC® model, providing a common language for people to use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviors with others.

### Biocatalysis and complex molecule synthesis

Seminar | October 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Alison Narayan, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

College of Chemistry

Natural sources, such as plants, fungi and microbes, have historically provided compounds with potent pharmaceutical properties. While it can be challenging to build complex natural products in a lab using existing chemistry methods, Nature has perfected these biosynthetic pathways. The work described leverages the power of Nature’s tools for building complex molecules to synthesize novel...   More >

### Fossil Coffee Presents: Rowan Lockwood: Oysters past and present, and the future of the Chesapeake Bay

Seminar | October 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

Rowan Lockwood, William & Mary

UCMP

### Seminar 217, Risk Management: Testing for strategic interaction in social and economic network formation

Seminar | October 15 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Speaker: Bryan Graham, UC Berkeley

### Student Faculty Macro Lunch - “Saving-Constrained Households”

Presentation | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Dan Murphy, University of Virginia

Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

RSVP  by October 11.

### Investing in the UC Retirement Savings (BEUHS346)

Workshop | October 15 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

Laura Crymble, Fidelity

Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Basics of investing, overview of funds available through the Retirement Savings Program, and investment approaches based on risk tolerance, investing horizon and involvement level.

### Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Workshop | October 15 | 3 p.m. | Durant Hall, Room 9

At UC Berkeley, undergraduates develop their passions through discovery projects that deepen their learning, better the world, and launch their futures. In this workshop, you gain strategies for creating powerful learning experiences, seeking funding for your projects, and building community at UC Berkeley in a way that will support your life goals.

### C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: The Evolution of Olfactory Systems in Flies, Mice and Machines

Seminar | October 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

Richard Axel, Columbia University

C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

### Exploring Fast Chemistries "On-Water": Emulsions, Sprays, and the Air-Water Interface

Seminar | October 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

College of Chemistry

Recent reports on dramatically accelerated organic reactions at water-hydrophobe interfaces, viz. oil-water emulsions, the air-water interface, and sprays comprising water microdroplets, have sparked much interest. While the causative role of “interfaces” has been invoked in all of these scenarios, detailed mechanistic insights remain elusive. Towards understanding the real meaning of various...   More >

### Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Sorting, Endogenous Amenities and Spatial Inequality in Cities

Seminar | October 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Matthias hoelsztein, UC Berkeley

Department of Economics

Abstract: In this paper, I characterize and quantify a new economic force underlying observed spatial inequality in cities that is based on simultaneous sorting of skill groups and firms across space. In contrast to recent theoretical and empirical work emphasizing the role of reduced form spillovers to the local skill composition, spatial sorting in my model is driven by variation in localized,...   More >