<< Week of January 10 >>

Monday, January 9, 2017

Frontiers in Quantum Coherent Science: An Inaugural Celebration of the Center for Quantum Coherent Science at UC Berkeley

Conference/Symposium | January 9 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Department of Physics

CQCS is an intellectual nexus that explores the richness, complexity and practical application of quantum mechanics, quantum states, and quantum systems. The center brings together many different scientists working in a range of fields related to quantum science, from AMO to cosmology. We would be delighted if you can join us for our three-day conference as well as participate in the planned...   More >

 - Due to space limitations, only accepted registrants will receive a confirmation email after December 18. - Day 3 is limited by LBNL site access

  Registration opens December 1. Register online or by calling Arica at 510-664-7725, or by emailing Arica at cqcs@berkeley.edu by December 18.

Luke Timmerman: Trends in Biotech and the Age of Genomics

Colloquium | January 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Room 240

 Luke Timmerman, The Timmerman Report

 Library, Bioengineering (BioE)

Luke Timmerman of the Timmmerman Report and contributor to Forbes, will be speaking about trends in the biotech industry and the effect of a tool driven revolution. He will also address these themes as they relate to his new book, Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

IV-E Pre-employment Workshop

Workshop | January 10 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland 2, 4, 5, 15

 Social Welfare, School of

Required for 2nd year IV-E MSW students.

Brand Training Workshop 1: Strategy and visual design

Workshop | January 10 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Public Affairs

Attend this workshop to understand the strategy behind the development of the Berkeley brand platform. See examples of how to apply the brand guidelines in your daily work. Get hands-on practice with the visual design elements of the brand platform. Work on a sample project (or bring a live one of your own) to create a branded piece with your own unique voice. Participants: Anyone who does...   More >

  Register online

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Brand Training Workshop 2: Building websites with branded components

Workshop | January 11 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Public Affairs

Attend this workshop to see how the Berkeley brand platform can be applied to your website. See examples of each web template option: Dreamweaver, WordPress, and OpenBerkeley. Get hands-on experience with the Dreamweaver template in order to gain a deeper understanding of the modular branded components and how to use them to build a page. Work on a sample page or get help with your website...   More >

  Register online

Siebel Stem Cell Institute UCB-Stanford Workshop on Stem Cell Biology and Engineering

Seminar | January 11 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Michael Clarke, Calvin Kuo, Kyle Loh, Michael Longaker, Thomas Rando, Maria Grazia Roncarolo, Vittorio Sebastiano, Irv Weissman, Joseph Wu, Stanford University; Helen Bateup, Andrew Dillin, Amy Herr, Daniela Kaufer, David Schaffer, Robert Tjian, Mark Walters, University of California, Berkeley

 Siebel Stem Cell Institute

String-Math Seminar: The Non-Abelian Localization Theorem and the Verlinde Formula for Higgs Bundles

Seminar | January 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Daniel Halpern-Leistner, Columbia University

 Department of Mathematics

The Verlinde formula is a celebrated explicit computation of the dimension of the space of sections of certain positive line bundles over the moduli space of semistable vector bundles over an algebraic curve. I will describe a recent generalization of this formula in which the moduli of vector bundles is replaced by the moduli of semistable Higgs bundles, a moduli space of great interest in...   More >

The role of SEIPIN in lipid droplet expansion and adipogenesis

Seminar | January 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Hongyuan Yang, University of New South Wales

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Topology Seminar: Groups acting on the circle

Seminar | January 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Kathryn Mann, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Given a group G and a manifold M, can one describe all the actions of G on M? This is a basic and natural question from geometric topology, but also a very difficult one – even in the case where M is the circle, and G is a familiar, finitely generated group like the fundamental group of a surface.

In this talk, I'll introduce you to the theory of groups acting on the circle, building on the...   More >

Thursday, January 12, 2017

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | January 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley 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 >

PMB Seminar : "Plant Genomics and Immunity"

Seminar | January 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, First Floor Conference Room

 Ksenia Krasileva, Earlham University, The Sainsbury Laboratory

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Applied Math Seminar: Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems: Theory and Applications

Seminar | January 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 David Bindel, Cornell University

 Department of Mathematics

Vibrations are everywhere, and so are the eigenvalues that describe them. Physical models that include involve damping, delay, or radiation often lead to nonlinear eigenvalue problems, in which we seek complex values for which an (analytic) matrix-valued function is singular. In this talk, we show how to generalize eigenvalue localization results, such as Gershgorin's theorem, Bauer-Fike, and...   More >

Friday, January 13, 2017

Conference on the Supreme Court of California

Conference/Symposium | January 13 |  UC Hastings College of Law

 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

 Quentin Hardy

 Law, Boalt School of

Presented by the California Constitution Center and Hastings Law Journal, this event is a forum for judges, scholars, and practitioners to explore issues affecting the state high court and judicial system.

Radical Craft Jam: A Day of Pre-Inauguration Artistic Resistance + Production

Workshop | January 13 |  Wurster Hall

 Department of Art Practice

On Friday, January 13, the art studios at Wurster and Kroeber Halls open up for a day of drop-in visual resistance and production in the lead-up to the January 20 Inauguration. Students, staff, faculty, and the general public are invited to work together to make screenprints, fabric banners, ceramic talismans, laser cut stencils, political puppets, and more! Come with ideas and creative energy,...   More >

Teaching Conference for All First-Time Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs)

Conference/Symposium | January 13 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center, Graduate Division

A campuswide teaching conference held the Friday before classes begin. The purpose is to orient graduate students to their GSI role and equip them to begin. To be credited with completion, attendees must participate in the entire conference day.

  Register online or by calling 510-642-4456

Conference on the Supreme Court of California: SCOCA Conference 2017

Conference/Symposium | January 13 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | UC Hastings College of the Law, Louis B Mayer Student Lounge

 198 McCallister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

 Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice; Kathryn Mickle, Assoicate Justice; Carol A. Corrigan, Associate Justice; Leondra R. Kruger, Associate Justice

 California Constitution Center, Hastings Law Journal

SCOCA Conference 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
UC Hastings College of the Law
Louis B Mayer Student Lounge
198 McAllister Street
San Francisco, California 94102

General Admission $100, Public / Nonprofit / Academic Admission $50

  Registration opens November 1. Register online or or by emailing Caroline Cheng at ccheng@law.berkeley.edu by January 13.

The Value of Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

Panel Discussion | January 13 | 12-2 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center/Suite 220

 Michael Cohen, AC Faculty, African-American Studies; Khalid Kadir, AC Faculty, The Blum Center for Developing Economies, Engineering, and International and Area Studies; Zeus Leonardo, AC Faculty, School of Education

 Rudy Mendoza-Denton, AC Faculty, Psychology; Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Performance Studies, African American Studies

 American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

The 'Value of Difficult Conversations in the Classroom' is a forum that will bring together and support our students, and our faculty teaching our students, in the first weeks of classes.

Given the very real and fraught conversations elicited by the election, its racism, xenophobia, sexism, and so much else, the AC faculty will address questions such as what is of value in us coming together...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Equivariant Morse theory in algebraic geometry

Seminar | January 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Daniel Halpern-Leistner, Columbia University

 Department of Mathematics

Developments in high energy physics, specifically in the theory of mirror symmetry, have led to deep conjectures regarding the geometry of a special class of complex manifolds called Calabi-Yau manifolds. One of the most intriguing of these conjectures states that various geometric invariants, some classical and some more homological in nature, agree for any two Calabi-Yau manifolds which are...   More >

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | January 13 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Speaker 1: Goran Stjepanovic (Jim Hurley lab)

Role of the human Vps15 kinase in PI3K complex I mediated autophagy regulation

Autophagy is basic catabolic pathway for the controlled degradation of cellular components. The class III phosphatidylinositol 3‐kinase complex (PI3KC3) phosphorylates phosphatidylinositol to generate phosphatidylinositol 3‐phosphate, which is...   More >

Grounds for Science: Neural machinery, natural and designed

Presentation | January 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Tomer Langberg, Molecular & Cell Biology; Ryan Neely, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute


Grounds for Science presents cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed science cafe setting. This month features short talks by Tomer Langberg and Ryan Neely, exploring the biological machinery that creates the senses, and technology being developed to understand the nervous system.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Animal Discovery Room at the Lawrence Hall of Science

People Get Ready

Conference/Symposium | January 14 | 12-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 145

 Phil Hutchings; Linda Evans; Alicia Jrapko; Emily Lee; Kung Feng; Liz Derias-Tyehimba; Tongo Eisen-Martin; Greg Morozumi; Corrina Gould; Lara Kiswani; Max Elbaum; Maari Maitrey; Alex Sanchez; Pierre LaBossiere; Lily Fahsi-Haskell

 American Cultures, The Center for Political Education

Join the Center for Political Education (CPE) for a one-day conference on analysis, strategy, and the fight for our future.