<< Week of May 07 >>

Monday, May 8, 2017

String-Math Seminar: Integrability of higher genus refined Chern-Simons theory

Seminar | May 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Shamil Shakirov, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

It is known that Chern-Simons topological quantum field theory admits a one-parameter deformation – refinement – in the genus 1 sector. I will tell about a genus 2 generalization of this fact. Just like in the torus case, the crucial role is played by an interesting quantum-mechanical integrable system, which is a genus 2 generalization of Ruijsenaars-Schneider-Macdonald system. The knowledge...   More >

Low-dimensional Structures and Deep Models for High-dimensional (Visual) Data

Seminar | May 8 | 2-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Yi Ma, Professor and Executive Dean, School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, we will discuss a class of models and techniques that can effectively model and extract rich low-dimensional structures in high-dimensional data such as images and videos, despite nonlinear transformation, gross corruption, or severely compressed measurements.

Dissertation Talk: Learning from People

Seminar | May 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Nihar Bhadresh Shah, EECS, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Learning from people represents a new and expanding frontier for data science. Two critical challenges in this domain are of developing algorithms for robust learning and designing incentive mechanisms for eliciting high-quality data. In this talk, I describe progress on these challenges in the context of two canonical settings, namely those of ranking and classification. In addressing the first...   More >

Spatial release from masking and the precedence effect in asymmetric hearing loss: Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | May 8 | 4 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Beach Room 3105

 Richard Freyman, Communication Disorders U Mass. Amhearst

 Department of Psychology

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Strong cosmic censorship in spherical symmetry for two-ended asymptotically flat initial data

Seminar | May 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Sung-Jin Oh, KIAS

 Department of Mathematics

Black holes are perhaps the most celebrated predictions of general relativity. Miraculously, stationary black hole spacetimes arise as explicit (i.e., exact expression can be written down!) solutions to the (vacuum) Einstein equation. Looking at these explicit solutions leads to an intriguing observation: While the black hole exterior looks qualitatively similar, the structure of the interior, in...   More >

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

African athletes and migration to the European Union – Beyond Men’s Football: A Research Workshop

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 223 Moses Hall

 Sine Agergaard, Aarhus University, Denmark; Gerard Akindes, Josoor Institute, Qatar; Mari Haugaa Engh, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa; Teresa Krug, Freelance Journalist; Wycliffe Njororai Simiyu, University of Texas, Tyler, USA; Kristin Walseth, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway; Martha Saavedra, Center for African Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies, Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, Institute of European Studies

The Center for African Studies with support from the Institute of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley is organzing a research workshop: African athletes & migration to the European Union – Beyond Men’s Football, May 9-10, 2017

Senegalese Women Basketball Players at Rio Games

Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Victor Kahmi, Ventura County Transportation Commission; Bill Cisco, PTV Group; Steve Coleman

 Technology Transfer Program

Recent California legislation, as well as public sentiment, has made it imperative that transportation professionals better understand how to analyze and interpret performance measures related to complete streets and sustainable transportation. This new course provides the basics and practical applications for determining level of service for pedestrians, bicyclists, bus transit users, and auto...   More >

 Planners, engineers, technicians, and others at all levels of experience, including those who have had minimal prior experience with the HCM can benefit from this class, although some familiarity with the HCM is desirable. A minimal level of mathematics i

Architectural History and Theory in Postbellum New York: Interview with Kevin Block, Department of Rhetoric

Seminar | May 9 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Kevin Block, PhD Candidate, Department of Rhetoric; Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7FM

Tune in to The Graduates to hear from Kevin Block, PhD Candidate in the Department of Rhetoric here at UC Berkeley. Kevin's dissertation research focuses on architectural history and philosophy in postbellum New York. The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and promoting diversity in STEM, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7FM and on the web.

Kevin Block, PhD Candidate in Rhetoric

Computational Thinking: Building Bridges between Physical Models and Statistical Inference

Seminar | May 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Fernando Perez, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The scientific traditions of physics and applied mathematics have focused mainly on defining simplified models of the world amenable to analytical and numerical approximation. Today, the flood of real-world data at unprecedented levels of resolution and diversity creates opportunity for building richer scientific descriptions that combine statistical inference with "classical" models. I will...   More >

Order and Chaos*: Collective Behavior of Crowded Drops in Microfluidic Systems: *Crowded droplet breakup HydrodynAmics not Ordered but Stochastic

Seminar | May 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Prof. Sindy KY Tang, Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Department of Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Droplet microfluidics, in which micro-droplets serve as individual reactors, has enabled a range of high-throughput biochemical processes. This talk examines the collective behavior of drops in a concentrated emulsion by tracking the dynamics and the fate of individual drops. Our results represent a new type of collective order and have practical use in on-chip droplet manipulation.

  RSVP online by May 8.

Development Lunch:"Discretion and Corruption in Public Procurement"

Seminar | May 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ferenc Szucs

 Department of Economics, CEGA

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 9 | 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.

Brand Training Workshop 2: Building websites with branded components

Workshop | May 9 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus | Note change in date

 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.

  Register online

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquia

Career Fair | May 9 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Max Bertolero

 Department of Psychology

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Market Power and Production (Mis)Allocation: A Study of the World Oil Market"

Seminar | May 9 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Allan Collard-Wexler, Duke University

 Department of Economics

joint work with John Asker and Jan De Loecker

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, May 10, 2017

African athletes and migration to the European Union – Beyond Men’s Football: A Research Workshop

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 223 Moses Hall

 Sine Agergaard, Aarhus University, Denmark; Gerard Akindes, Josoor Institute, Qatar; Mari Haugaa Engh, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa; Teresa Krug, Freelance Journalist; Wycliffe Njororai Simiyu, University of Texas, Tyler, USA; Kristin Walseth, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway; Martha Saavedra, Center for African Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies, Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, Institute of European Studies

The Center for African Studies with support from the Institute of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley is organzing a research workshop: African athletes & migration to the European Union – Beyond Men’s Football, May 9-10, 2017

Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Victor Kahmi, Ventura County Transportation Commission; Bill Cisco, PTV Group; Steve Coleman

 Technology Transfer Program

Recent California legislation, as well as public sentiment, has made it imperative that transportation professionals better understand how to analyze and interpret performance measures related to complete streets and sustainable transportation. This new course provides the basics and practical applications for determining level of service for pedestrians, bicyclists, bus transit users, and auto...   More >

 Planners, engineers, technicians, and others at all levels of experience, including those who have had minimal prior experience with the HCM can benefit from this class, although some familiarity with the HCM is desirable. A minimal level of mathematics i

Brand Training Workshop 2: Building websites with branded components

Workshop | May 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.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.

  Register online

Inclusive Ai: Technology and Policy for a Diverse Urban Future

Conference/Symposium | May 10 | 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Camille Crittenden, Deputy Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute; Scott Mauvais, Director, Technology & Civic Innovation, Microsoft; Professor Fei Fei Li, Associate Professor and Director, Stanford AI Lab; Prof. Ryan Calo, Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of Washington

 Mark Bergstrom, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing; Sharad Goel, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University; Jessica Saunders, Senior Criminologist, Rand Corporation; Chris White, Principal Researcher & Partner, Microsoft; Kiran Jain, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Oakland; Roberto Manduchi, Professor, Computer Engineering, UC Santa Cruz; Claude Yusti, Partner, IBM Global Business Services; Costas Spanos, Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute; Laura Tyson, Faculty Director, Institute for Business & Social Impact, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; John Zysman, Professor Emeritus, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Ken Goldberg, Professor & Chair, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Dept., UC Berkeley

 Megan Garcia, Senior Fellow & Director, New America

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Microsoft

Explore the effects of AI-enabled technologies on labor, law enforcement, and public services. The symposium will highlight AI research and its implementation in the urban environment and will raise questions regarding effects of AI on cultural, social, political and economic inclusion.

$25 Faculty, Staff, or Students, $50 Non-profit/Gov, $100 Corporate

Chemical Approaches to Metabolic and Mitochondrial Diseases

Seminar | May 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Pere Puigserver, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Thursday, May 11, 2017

RAPDP - Advanced - ST1 Fellowships and Training Grants

Course | May 11 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: A specialty workshop that covers the unique pre- and post-award issues associated with research fellowships and training grants.

  Register online

Drawing from Plants and Flowers : A Two Day Workshop

Workshop | May 11 – 12, 2017 every day | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

How do you make plants and flowers seem alive and natural in a drawing or painting? Can you smell their scent and feel their fragilility or strength? Using charcoal, pen and ink, and colored pencil we will practice seeing and translating forms from the plant kingdom into works of art that are both energetic and recognizable. I will have extra materials there. We will start loosely and move in for...   More >

$200, $190 members

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

Scientific Writing: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

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

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

Clear writing is a valuable skill for all researchers, and it can positively influence the impact of your science. This workshop will help you write about your research more clearly and effectively.

Resume Development: Transition Services Program

Workshop | May 11 | 12-3 p.m. | University Hall, Room 198

 Human Resources

These interactive workshops are designed for those participants in active job search.

Build a professional, targeted resume that highlights your best skills and expertise.

Building Trust Across Cultures

Workshop | May 11 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room

Intercultural Trainers, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

 International House

It’s a truism that trust matters in the workplace: when colleagues trust one another, not only do we feel better, but we accomplish more. Trust, though, doesn’t always come easily: evolution has programmed our unconscious minds to be sensitive to potential threats, and where there is threat there is no trust. To make matters even more challenging, our cultures have given us varied ways of...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor: "Do Parents Care About School Effectiveness?"

Seminar | May 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Chris Walters, UCB

 Department of Economics

with Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Parag Pathak, and Jon Schellenberg

Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement: Book talk with Jonathan Rosenblum

Reading - Nonfiction | May 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 Jonathan Rosenblum

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

“Readers interested in labor activism, history, economics, industrial relations, or immigration studies will find this book to be compelling and captivating, as Rosenblum captures the story of this unifying, important, and successful fight for economic equity.” — Booklist

Join us for a book talk with author Jonathan Rosenblum to discuss his new book, Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith...   More >

Crafter-Dark: Free, drop-in crafting, in the Student Union

Workshop | October 13, 2016 – June 8, 2017 the second Thursday of the month every month with exceptions | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 ASUC Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month.

This October, we'll be making some spooky-looking velum Halloween Lanterns– taught by Cal C.R.E.A.T.E. (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment). Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 12, 2017

2017 COEH Lela Morris Symposium:: There’s Something in the Air: Current Topics on Particulate Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease

Conference/Symposium | May 12 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

This course is presented by the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH). The focus of the symposium is Particulate Matter (PM) exposure and cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes, including clinical and subclinical markers as well as mortality. It is designed to provide occupational and environmental health professionals with a synthesis of the current research on PM exposure and...   More >

$40.00 Faculty and Students, $40.00 State/Local Government Agencies and Non-Profits, $80.00 All Others

  Tickets go on sale February 21. Buy tickets online or by calling COEH Continuing Education Program at 510-643-7277, or by emailing COEH Continuing Education Program at coehce@berkeley.edu

Drawing from Plants and Flowers : A Two Day Workshop

Workshop | May 11 – 12, 2017 every day | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

How do you make plants and flowers seem alive and natural in a drawing or painting? Can you smell their scent and feel their fragilility or strength? Using charcoal, pen and ink, and colored pencil we will practice seeing and translating forms from the plant kingdom into works of art that are both energetic and recognizable. I will have extra materials there. We will start loosely and move in for...   More >

$200, $190 members

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

Departmental Poster Day: Featuring current research in Psychology

Presentation | May 12 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 2301 and 2304

 Silvia Bunge

 Department of Psychology

2nd-year graduate students and Honor's undergraduate students in Psychology will present their research. Whether you're a student, a professor, a postdoc, a lab manager, or a staff member, stop by to learn about current research in the department. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Workhorses Taking Off: Unexpected and Unrecognized Chemistry of Diaminocarbenes

Seminar | May 12 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Prof. Dr. Ulrich Siemeling, Institute for Inorganic Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Saturday, May 13, 2017

FAMILY PROGRAM: Flower Crowns for Mothers and Children

Workshop | May 13 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come make a beautiful botanical floral crown to wear with mom to celebrate Mother's Day. We'll use a variety of greenery and flowers to put together our crowns. A fun and festive way to spend the day! Sip some tea made from flowers while you craft away.

$20 Adult, $20 Child, $18 Member Adult, $18 Member Child, $12 Additonal Sibling or Parent Chaperone

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

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