<< Week of March 21 >>

Sunday, March 19, 2017

39th California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 19 | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex

 Celtic Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Department of Linguistics, Department of Scandinavian, Department of English, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Division of Social Sciences

The UC Celtic Studies conference is held in the spring of each year. The conference's site alternates between the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses. Sessions focus on all aspects of Celtic culture, including language, literature, history, art and archaeology, from late antiquity until the present day. The conference draws scholars from throughout the United States and abroad.

Plant-based Paintmaking with BioHue

Workshop | March 19 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come learn how to make your own paints from plants! You'll discover the beauty and ease of creating all natural color from locally available plant material. Instructor and Artist Judi Pettite will guide you through the process and each student will make their own tin of watercolor paint to take home.

$95, $90 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Native Funk and Flash with Alexandra Jacopetti Hart

Workshop | March 19 | 2-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join artist Alexandra Jacopetti Hart for a talk and clothing customization workshop inspired by her 1974 book Native Funk and Flash: An Emerging Folk Art. Hart will share her original garment artworks and teach simple embroidery techniques. Bring a piece of clothing and add some flair to it with embroidery or fabric markers and paint, or make a patch to project your identity into the...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Monday, March 20, 2017

nu Windows to the Early Universe

Colloquium | March 20 | 1 LeConte Hall

 Daniel Green

 Department of Physics

Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together

Workshop | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit

 Technology Transfer Program

Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will al

Visual Perception and Circuit-Level Insights into Autism

Seminar | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Caroline Roberston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Atypical visual perception is a defining characteristic of autism, noted since the earliest reports of the condition. We know very little about where visual differences arise in the autistic brain or how they relate to the wider litany of symptoms associated with the condition. In this talk, I will first present extensive fMRI and psychophysical evidence that autistic visual differences originate...   More >

ESPM Society and Environment Monday Brown Bag Talk Series - Seth Holmes

Seminar | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 133 Giannini Hall

 Seth Holmes MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Seth Holmes MD, Ph.D. author of "Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States" speaking on "Transitional Agro-Food System and Health: Confronting Inequalities in the Social and Natural Environment"

Dialogues

Colloquium | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 127 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Teaching and Learning

The 2016-17 Dialogues colloquium series is focusing on "Teaching Evaluations and Feedback Mechanisms". This year's faculty curators are: Claire Kremen, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; John Wallace, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Oliver O'Reilly, Mechanical Engineering and Chair of the Committee on Teaching.

Markus Künzler

Differential Geometry Seminar: Ricci flow on asymptotically Euclidean manifolds

Seminar | March 20 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Yu Li, University of Wisconsin

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we prove that if an asymptotically Euclidean (AE) manifold with nonnegative scalar curvature has long time existence of the Ricci flow, then it converges to Euclidean space in a strong sense. By convergence, the mass will drop to zero as time tends to infinity. Moreover, in the three dimensional case, we use Ricci flow with surgery to give an independent proof of the positive mass...   More >

RF Linearity in SiGe HBTs: Characterization, Physics and Circuit Implications

Seminar | March 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 529 Cory Hall

 Guofu Niu, ECE Department, Auburn University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talks presents experimental characterization techniques, underlying physics, analysis techniques and circuit implications of Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) HBT linearity.

String-Math Seminar: Geometry of bow varieties

Seminar | March 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Hiraku Nakajima, Kyoto University

 Department of Mathematics

Bow varieties were introduced by Cherkis as analog of ADHM type description of instanton moduli spaces on the Taub-NUT space ( $\mathbb C^2$ with a hyper-Kaehler metric, not an Euclidean one.) We study these varieties from more algebro-geometric point of view, and introduce their `multiplicative' analog. Applications are their identifications with Coulomb branches of 3d and 4d gauge theories...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Resonances generated by conic diffraction

Seminar | March 20 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384I

 Jared Wunsch, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

I will report on recent work, joint with Luc Hillairet, that refines our understanding of the strings of resonances along logarithmic curves generated by multiply diffracted trapped rays.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Semiclassical asymptotics of $GL_N(\mathbb C)$ tensor products

Seminar | March 20 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Jonathan Novak, UC San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

The existence of a link between the asymptotics of tensor products of irreducible representations of $GL_N(\mathbb C)$ and free probability was discovered by Biane in the 90s. Biane realized that there is a matrix model for the "Littlewood-Richardson process" encoding the invariant subspaces which occur in the tensor product, and that the (quantum) random matrices involved in this model become...   More >

Wolfgang Ketter - FleetPower: Creating Virtual Power Plants in Sustainable Smart Electricity Markets

Seminar | March 20 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Wolfgang Ketter, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

As the share of renewable energy becomes an increasing part of electricity generation, electric vehicles (EVs) have the potential to be used as virtual power plants (VPP) to provide reliable back-up power.

Instrumented and Connected: Designing Next-Generation Learning Experiences

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Tovi Grossman, Distinguished Research Scientist, Autodesk Research

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will outline my research in what I define as next-generation learning experiences, which leverage instrumented and connected environments to aid in human learning and performance.

The Last Masquerade: Lermontov, Meyerhold, and the Revolution of 1917

Colloquium | March 20 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Anna Muza, Senior Lecturer, Russian Language, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The sixth lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: The topology of normal surface singularities

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Daniel Lowengrub, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the paper "The topology of normal singularities of an algebraic surface and a criteria for simplicity" Mumford shows how it is possible to check if a point on a normal surface is singular based on purely topological properties of a neighborhood of the point. We will present a precise formulation of this idea and discuss the ingredients that go into the proof.

Ion Channels in the Tubulovesicles

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Haoxing Xu, University of Michigan

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Travel Time Tomography, Boundary Rigidity and Lens Rigidity

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384I

 Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington/HKUST

 Department of Mathematics

We will consider the inverse problem of determining the sound speed or index of refraction of a medium by measuring the travel times of waves going through the medium. This problem arises in global seismology in an attempt to determine the inner structure of the Earth by measuring travel times of earthquakes. It has also several applications in optics and medical imaging among others.

The...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomics Theory: "Zero Sum Revision Games"

Seminar | March 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Stefano Lovo, HEC Paris

 Department of Economics

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Homogenization: Beyond well-posedness theory

Seminar | March 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Hung Tran, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe some recent progress on going beyond the well-posedness theory in homogenization of Hamilton-Jacobi equations. In particular, I will focus on the decomposition method to find the formula of the effective Hamiltonian in some situations. Joint work with Qian and Yu.

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 20 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Arun Chandrasekhar, Stanford

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | March 21 | 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 >

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Andrew Streitwieser Lecture: Chemistry on the Brain: Understanding the Nicotine Receptor

Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Dennis Dougherty, California Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

The human brain is the most complex object known to man. It presents daunting challenges at all levels, from the anatomical, to the cellular, to the molecular. Our work seeks to provide a chemical-scale understanding of the molecules of memory, thought, and sensory perception; of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and schizophrenia. An area of particular interest has been the chemistry of nicotine...   More >

Travel and Visa Renewal in 2017

Presentation | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Learn about what to expect when traveling abroad and re-entering the U.S.

Topics include: Is it ok to travel internationally right now? What are the risks involved with travelling? When a visa stamp is needed (and when it is not), documents you need to apply for a visa, the visa application process and timelines, Security Clearances, and travel to Canada and Mexico. A Question and Answer...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Defers to the BSTARS conference on THURSDAY

Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: TBD, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

BSTARS this Thursday afternoon!

BSTARS will take place at the following time and location:
Thursday, March 23th
1:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Alumni House, UC Berkeley

The Berkeley Statistics Annual Research Symposium (BSTARS) surveys the latest research developments in the department, with an emphasis on possible applications to statistical problems encountered in industry.

From cold sores to encephalitis: herpesvirus invasion of the nervous system

Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Gregory Smith, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology-Immunology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: Career Transitions: Ensure Your Next Step is Successful

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Ainka Fulani ’94, Owner, BreakThrough

 Cal Alumni Association

Whether you're seeking employment, getting promoted, switching functions, or looking to change industries these are all transitions that come with opportunity. Some transitions we choose. Others are chosen for us. In this webinar we will focus on frameworks and techniques that will maximize your strengths and perhaps minimize the stress of change. Please come with questions and be prepared to...   More >

  Register online

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: 7-Minute Veggies (BEUHS641)

Workshop | March 21 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Is a lack of time keeping you from eating your veggies? Say goodbye to this excuse with delicious vegetable recipes that can be prepared in 7 minutes or less. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

  Register online

Development Lunch:"Digital Credit: Where We Are Now"

Seminar | March 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Eilin Francis

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Healthcare Market Concentration Trends and Their Association with Health Insurance Premiums

Colloquium | March 21 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Brent Fulton, PhD, MBA, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Health Economics and Policy, UC Berkeley

 Public Health, School of

This talk aims to fill the gap within the healthcare sector by describing and analyzing market concentration trends across the United States for hospitals, physician organizations and health insurers.

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 21 | 1-3 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Inviting Students to Bring Themselves to Class:: Connecting Learning and Lived Experiences

Panel Discussion | March 21 | 1-2 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Kim Voss, Professor; Associate Dean, Graduate Division, Department of Sociology, University of California Berkeley; Tamara Roberts, Associate Professor, Performance Studies, Department of Music, University of California Berkeley; Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of California Berkeley

 Tsu-jae Liu, Vice Provost for Academic and Space Planning; TSMC Distinguished Professor in Microelectronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Berkeley

 Academic Innovation Studio, American Cultures, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Teaching and Learning, Division of Equity and Inclusion

How do we draw upon the diversity of Berkeley's student population as well as our own subject matter expertise, to create a richer learning experience? A distinguished panel of Berkeley faculty will share strategies and insights.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | March 21 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 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.

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 21 | 3-5 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

3-Manifold Seminar: Reshetikhin-Turaev for the Drinfeld Double of a Finite Group II

Seminar | March 21 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Reshetikhin and Turaev built a machine which takes as input a certain kind of Hopf algebra and outputs a link invariant. This talk will reverse the process: if you start with a particular link invariant, namely the number of homomorphisms of the link group to a finite group, the corresponding Hopf algebra and its tensor diagrammatics appear after some simple topological considerations.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Harmonic measures in the plane and higher-dimensional spaces

Seminar | March 21 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Zihui Zhao, University of Washington

 Department of Mathematics

Given a domain Ω, consider a Brownian motion starting from an interior point $x_0$, the harmonic measure $\omega =\omega ^{x_0}$ describes where the Brownian motion exits from the domain. Information of harmonic functions is also encoded in \omega : given a continuous function $f \in C(\partial \Omega )$, let $u$ be its harmonic extension in Ω, we have $u(x_0) = \int f d\omega $. A natural...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry through Macaulay2: How does Macaulay2 compute things?

Seminar | March 21 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Mahrud Sayrafi, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We begin with a quick discussion about the organization and topics of this mini-seminar.

Then, I will talk about the basic computational methods of M2: monomial orders, Gröbner bases, syzygetic computations, and free resolutions. Plenty of examples will be provided for each case.

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Christina Marsden Gillis Academic Lives Program: "Immigration in Trump's America

Panel Discussion | March 21 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lucy Ward Stebbins Lounge

 Professor Kathryn Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor Of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law; Professor Leti Volpp, Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice, UC Berkeley School of Law

 The Women's Faculty Club

Professors Kathyrn Abrams and Leti Volpp, UC Berkeley School of Law, in conversation on current legal issues and political action. Professor Abrams is currently researching immigration issues in Arizona. Professor Volpp researches how American national identity is constructed in relation to the perception of immigrant communities.

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by March 20.

Design Field Notes: Matter Global

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Guests from Matter, a design firm that specializes in creating products and experiences for the connected world and works with clients like Disney and Google, will share insights in a talk at Jacobs Hall.

Structure and Dynamics of the Influenza M2 Protein and Plant Cell Walls Determined by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Mei Hong, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

High-resolution solid-state NMR spectroscopy is a powerful and versatile method to determine, at atomic resolution, the structure, mobility, and intermolecular interactions of biomolecules in their native environments, thus giving rich insights into the mechanisms of action of biomolecules. I will present our studies of the influenza virus M2 protein and plant cell walls to illustrate this point....   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Multiproduct Pricing Made Simple"

Seminar | March 21 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 John Vickers, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics

(joint with Economic Analysis and Policy Group Seminar)

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 >

The Nemea Center Seminar: These aren't the Mycenaeans we're looking for

Seminar | March 21 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Dimitri Nakassis, Classics, University of Colorado Boulder

 The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology

The term "Mycenaean" is typically used for the Late Bronze Age societies of the Greek mainland and other parts of the Aegean basin, but we would do well to remember that our concept of these people, whoever they were, and our word for them, is ours, and it need not describe an internal reality. The term “Mycenaean” can be a useful one for historians and archaeologists, but it is also undoubtedly...   More >

ACT Artistic Director Carey Perloff at The Berkeley Forum: The Evolving Role of Theater in the 21st Century

Seminar | March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Carey Perloff, American Conservatory Theater

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, The Berkeley Forum

As today’s culture is heavily influenced by more popular, commercial forms of art and entertainment, how do we keep a classical culture alive in the new world? Theatre is often seen merely as a traditional art form, a concept existing independently from the issues of the outside world. However, as A.C.T. artistic director and award-winning playwright Carey Perloff suggests, the theater should...   More >

FREE

  Buy tickets online

Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

 Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

 Student Environmental Resource Center

This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students’ lives.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | March 22 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Ergonomics@Work, University Health Services

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together

Workshop | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit

 Technology Transfer Program

Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will al

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | March 22 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Specialist, Ergonomics@Work

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Differential GPS Mapping

Workshop | March 22 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nico Tripcevich, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility

 Archaeological Research Facility

This workshop will provide an introduction to the ARF's Trimble GPS units and will introduce the use of Terrasync GPS software.

Trimble Geo7

Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Scalable optimization algorithms for large-scale subspace clustering

Seminar | March 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Daniel Robinson, Johns Hopkins University

 Department of Mathematics

I present recent work on the design of scalable optimization algorithms for aiding in the big data task of subspace clustering. In particular, I will describe three approaches that we recently developed to solve optimization problems constructed from the so-called self-expressiveness property of data that lies in the union of low-dimensional subspaces. Sources of such data include multi-class...   More >

Millennials In Crisis: Myth Busting Millennial Debt Narratives

Colloquium | March 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Stephanie Ben-Ishai, Berkeley Law/ Canadian Studies / York University Osgoode Hall Law School

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Intense pop-cultural commentary on millennial finances and indebtedness perpetuate two common media narratives. One narrative suggests “millennials are doomed” and that millennials face higher debt levels compounded by rising tuition costs, a lack of affordable housing, high costs of living, and an increasingly competitive job market. Counter to this narrative, the “millennial bootstrapping”...   More >

Indigenous Mexican Farmworker Youth: Research in Development

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Seth Holmes, Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Dr. Holmes will present new research in development on indigenous Mexican farmworker youth in California, Washington State, and the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. This mixed-method qualitative research will explore hierarchies of race, class, gender, and language, as well as sources of strength and resilience among Triqui and Mixtec farmworker youth. In addition, the project will focus on workers'...   More >

BioE Seminar: “Investigating B cell diversity -- Using Nanopore Technology to Improve Single Cell RNAseq.”

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Chris Vollmers, UC Santa Cruz

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 22
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Investigating B cell diversity -- Using Nanopore Technology to Improve Single Cell RNAseq.”

Chris Vollmers
Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Engineering
UC Santa Cruz

Recent advances in molecular biology protocols and sequencing technology have made it possible to analyze the entire...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "When is a fungus not a fungus?"

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Thomas Richards, University of Exeter

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The primary focus of my research is to determine the evolutionary relationships of the eukaryotes and the cellular and genomic innovations associated with the emergence and diversification of the eukaryotic cell.

Thomas Richards

The Future of the Multi-core Platform Task-Superscalar Extensions to Von-Neumann Architecture and Optimization for Neural Networks

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Michael Frank, Magicore Systems

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

560 Evans
Technology scaling had been carrying computer science thru the second half of the 20th century until single CPU performance started leveling off, after which multi- and many-core processors, including GPUs, emerged as the substrate for high performance computing. Mobile market implementations followed this trend and today you might be carrying a phone with more than 16 different...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Gil Rosenthal “Mate choice and its consequences in natural hybrid zones”

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Gil Rosenthal, Dept. of Biology, Texas A&M University and CICHAZ

 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 >

Look Who's Watching: Understanding the Audience of Police on Social Media: Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | March 22 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room

 Emma Spiro, Professor, Sociology, University of Washington

 Population Science, Department of Demography

The Neuroscience of Social Emotions and Cognition: From Ontogeny to Plasticity

Colloquium | March 22 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Tania Singer, Professor and Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

The social neurosciences have focused on the question of how people relate to and understand each other. Researchers have distinguished between at least two different routes on the understanding of others: one affective-motivational route referring to our ability to feel with (empathy) and for (compassion) another person, and a cognitive route allowing to infer other people's intentions, beliefs,...   More >

Beyond Academia Careers Networking Event

Conference/Symposium | March 22 | 2 p.m. |  International House

 Graduate Assembly

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Classification of surface homeomorphisms and dilatations of pseudo-Anosov maps

Seminar | March 22 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Ahmad Rafiqi, Cornell University

 Department of Mathematics

Thurston classified self-homeomorphisms of a topological surface up to isotopy as periodic, reducible, and pseudo-Anosov. pseudo-Anosov maps are the most interesting case in many respects and have a real invariant associated to them called the `dilatation'. I will describe the classification theorem and give a few properties of dilatations. Time permitting, I would like to talk about the somewhat...   More >

The strange geometry of high-dimensional random spanning forests

Seminar | March 22 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research

 Department of Statistics

The uniform spanning forest (USF) in the lattice Z^d, first studied by Pemantle (Ann. Prob. 1991) following a suggestion of R. Lyons, is defined as a limit of uniform spanning trees in growing finite boxes. Although the USF is a limit of trees, it might not be connected- Indeed, Pemantle proved that the USF in Z^d is connected if and only if d8 the USF geometry undergoes a qualitative change...   More >

The Red Dot: Abstraction and Uncertainty in Explosives Clearance .

Colloquium | March 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Dr. Leah Zani, University of California Berkeley

 Department of Geography

Number Theory Seminar: The cotangent complex and its derived p-adic completion

Seminar | March 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Alexander Bertoloni Meli, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, from mechanism to therapy

Seminar | March 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Jacob Corn, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Applied Mathematics Seminar: No equations, no variables, no parameters, no space, no time: Data and the computational modeling of complex/multiscale systems

Seminar | March 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ioannis Kevrekidis, Princeton

 Department of Mathematics

Obtaining predictive dynamical equations from data lies at the heart of science and engineering modeling, and is the linchpin of our technology. In mathematical modeling one typically progresses from observations of the world (and some serious thinking!) first to equations for a model, and then to the analysis of the model to make predictions. Good mathematical models give good predictions (and...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Terry Deacon: A Critical Transition: from Runaway Self-organization to Self-regulation

Colloquium | March 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Terry Deacon, Professor of Biological Anthropology, UC Berkeley Anthropology Department

 Energy and Resources Group

ABSTRACT:
The dynamics contributing to human ecosystem degradation and human-influenced run-away climate change exhibit properties common to all so-called self-organized processes. These properties characterize both organic and inorganic far-from-equilibrium systems. Principal among these properties is accelerated entropy production—not merely entropy increase, but an increase in the rate of...   More >

Targeting Brown Adipose Tissue to Improve Metabolic Health

Seminar | March 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Perry Bickel, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Everyday Ironies: Mao Badges as the Biggest Consumer Fad in History

Colloquium | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

 Karl Gerth, History, UC San Diego

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Today’s bought, sold, collected, and inspected Mao badges seem to be at odds with their history as icons of loyalty to Mao Zedong during the early Cultural Revolution. I argue that the postsocialist era is not the antithesis of the socialist era. And that the current market craze for Mao badge collecting is a resurgence of badge market value. The irony was present all along and, indeed, the...   More >

The Role of Signaling Small Molecules in Clostridial ABE Fermentation/TBA

Colloquium | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Nicolaus Herman, Ph.D. student in the Zhang Group; Alex Wang, Ph.D. student in the Balsara Group and the Bell Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The Implications of Sampling-based and Design-based Uncertainty in Regression Analysis

Seminar | March 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Guido Imbens, Stanford Business School

 Department of Statistics

When a researcher estimates the parameters of a regression function, using information on all 50 states in the United States, or information on all visits to a website, what is being estimated, and what is the interpretation of the standard errors? Researchers typically assume the sample is a random sample from a large population of interest, and report standard errors that are designed to...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Constructing pseudo-Anosov maps and typical properties of biPerron numbers

Seminar | March 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Ahmad Rafiqi, Cornell University

 Department of Mathematics

A homeomorphism of a surface has a real invariant associated to it, called the 'dilatation', or the 'stretch factor'. These dilatations are algebraic units whose Galois conjugates lie in a specific annulus in the plane. Algebraic units that satisfy this property are called 'biPerron', but it is not known whether all biPerron numbers are dilatations of homeomorphisms. For a subset of the set of...   More >

Eye on South Asia: Challenges to Development and Democracy in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal

Panel Discussion | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, Seaborg Room

 Sanchita Saxena, Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

 Abdullah Ahmadzai, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Afghanistan

 Hasan Mazumdar, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Bangladesh

 Sagar Prasai, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, India

 Sofia Shakil, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Pakistan

 Dinesha de Silva, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Sri Lanka

 George Varughese, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Nepal

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Asia Foundation, The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Ethnic Studies Library, Berkeley Master of Development Practice, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

A panel discussion by panelists from The Asia Foundation on development and democracy in Asia.

Social Impact Job Fair

Career Fair | March 22 | 5-8 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Decisions are made by those who show up. You have the ability to bring about real change. So as you search for job and internship opportunities, why not work on things that matter?

From healthcare and education to national security and economic opportunity, technology now touches all areas of society. Organizations in the public, private, and civil sectors need thoughtful tech and policy...   More >

Five Stages of Master Schedule Building - Session 1

Workshop | March 22 | 6-9 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Patricia Clark, College and Career Academy Support Network

 Professional Development for Educators

Session 1 will include an overview of the five stages of master schedule construction. will further understanding of the relationship between the master schedule and an equity-centered school culture. This session is presented by members of the CCASN staff.

The Othello Project: TDPS Workshop

Workshop | March 22 – 23, 2017 every day | 8-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Z170 (basement of Zellerbach Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Othello Project is a TDPS workshop (work-in-progress) written and directed by undergraduate Madison Wackerman.

The Othello Project is a devised piece consisting of student experiences, references to the text, and character investigation to examine harmful societal tropes in the white patriarchy in Shakespeare’s Othello that persist today. This piece uses personal accounts and contemporary...   More >

Thursday, March 23, 2017

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM3 Non-Federal Cost Policy and Compliance

Course | March 23 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that builds upon Federal Cost Policy and Compliance by using case studies to explore the types of terms and conditions often found in non-Federal sponsored agreements

  Register online

Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West

Conference/Symposium | March 23 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

“Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West” is a three-day workshop on the European reception of knowledge about East Asian thought, and most importantly how this reception shaped, and was shaped by, terms like “religion,” “theology” and “philosophy.”

There was a time when stories about East Asian beliefs and practices fascinated Europeans as expressions of a...   More >

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Inside NSF

Workshop | March 23 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

This workshop will explain how NSF is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NSF works to their funding strategies.

Job Interviewing (BECAR304)

Workshop | March 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

This hands-on workshop gives you tips for acing the interview.

ESPM 2017 Seminar Series - Isabel Reche

Seminar | March 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Isabel Reche, Professor, Universidad de Granada

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

"Flamingos as Vectors of Microbial Dispersal and Nutrients in Saline Wetlands"

Refreshments at 11:30 in 132 Mulford Hall

The College Dropout Scandal

Seminar | March 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio Dwinelle 117

 David Kirp, James D. Marver Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Only 60% of undergraduates enrolled in bachelor's programs graduate in six years; fewer that 40% of students in community colleges graduate or transfer in three years. The scandal — and it really is a scandal — is that most institutions of higher education aren’t using the tools that have been proven to change the equation.

Circuit Training Fitness Walk (BEUHS659)

Workshop | March 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

 Anita Liboff, ACSM, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Discover how good you can feel with a circuit training fitness walk that integrates basic strength exercises and a brisk walk on campus. This combination of walking and strength training exercises while using a resistance band and your own body weight, will provide a total body workout. Imagine feeling refreshed and rejuvenated when you return to work as you experience the benefits of getting...   More >

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IB SEMINAR: Wiring the Land-Sea Interface to Understand Phytoplankton Blooms

Seminar | March 23 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Raphael Kudela, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Department of Integrative Biology

Derived Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Tannaka duality

Seminar | March 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ben Gammage, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss Tannakian reconstruction theorems for derived stacks.

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 23 | 1-3 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Student Applied Math Seminar: Mathematical Introduction to Many Body Perturbation Theory

Seminar | January 26 – March 23, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 2-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for...   More >

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 23 | 3-5 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

ationary Electricity Storage: the Liquid Metal Battery

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor Donald R. Sadoway, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Massive electricity storage would offer huge benefits to today’s grid, reducing price volatility, improving stability against loss of power, increasing utilization of generation assets by enabling us to design towards average demand instead of peak demand, and deferring the costs of upgrading existing transmission lines. When it comes to tomorrow’s grid, storage is critical to widespread...   More >

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Canceled

 CANCELED - Kia Nobre, University of Oxford

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Engineering at the Limits of the Nanoscale

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Farnaz Niroui, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

At the nanoscale, unique properties and phenomena emerge that can lead to scientific and technological paradigms beyond those classically envisioned. This talk will introduce an approach to achieve nanometer precision, resolution and control in fabrication and tunability by engineering surfaces and surface adhesive forces.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: TBA

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Aditya Guntuboyina, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Heuristics for elliptic curves

Colloquium | March 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Bjorn Poonen, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

The set of rational points on an elliptic curve has the structure of a finitely generated abelian group, but many of the most basic questions about this group remain answered. For instance, Poincaré in 1901 implicitly asked whether there is a uniform upper bound on the number of generators required as one varies the elliptic curve, and this question is still open.

Inspired by the...   More >

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: “Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets"

Seminar | March 23 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Pascual Restrepo, MIT, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

Organizer’s Toolkit: How to Develop a Strategic Campaign

Workshop | March 23 | 5-8 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 Kevin Christensen, AFL-CIO

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

This workshop is for all students and community members who are eager to make social change. Students who want to sharpen their organizing skills, and learn how to develop a campaign strategy are encouraged to attend.

Participants will walk through the steps of a successful worker organizing campaign to better understand how these principles and strategies can be applied to grassroots and...   More >

Pitzer Theoretical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | March 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

Tyler Takeshita, Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

 Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

Title: Stochastic electronic structure methods

Student Applied Math Talk: Adaptive compression for eigenvalue problems

Seminar | March 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Michael Lindsey, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Large, dense Hermitian eigenvalue problems play a central role in computational quantum chemistry. Often the matrices for these problems are of the form $A+B$, where multiplication by $A$ is cheap, multiplication by $B$ (and hence also by $A+B$) is costly, and $\Vert A \Vert_2 \gg \Vert B \Vert_2$. Although $B$ is less significant than $A$, it is still too significant to be neglected, and the...   More >

Applied Algebra Seminar: Estimating the covariance of a protein

Seminar | March 23 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 David Dynerman, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In biological electron microscopy, experimentalists produce 2D images of unknown 3D objects (proteins) in unknown orientations, and process these images to recover the unknown 3D object. If we consider these unknown objects and orientations as random variables, the images produced by an experiment can be modeled by$$I = PX,$$

where $X$ is a random variable representing the 3D object and $P$ is a...   More >

The Othello Project: TDPS Workshop

Workshop | March 22 – 23, 2017 every day | 8-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Z170 (basement of Zellerbach Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Othello Project is a TDPS workshop (work-in-progress) written and directed by undergraduate Madison Wackerman.

The Othello Project is a devised piece consisting of student experiences, references to the text, and character investigation to examine harmful societal tropes in the white patriarchy in Shakespeare’s Othello that persist today. This piece uses personal accounts and contemporary...   More >