<< Week of May 21 >>

Monday, May 22, 2017

HST California: High Speed Rail Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 22 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Alex Bayen, UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies; Rod Diridon, San José State University Mineta Transportation Institute; Tilly Chang, San Francisco County Transportation Authority; Christophe Keseljevic, UIC / International Railways Association; Peter Gertler, Former APTA High Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Committee Chairman; Eduardo Romo Urroz, Fundación Caminos de Hierro (FCH); Antonio Arribas, Eurif (European Railway Interoperability Institute); Further speakers to be confirmed

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This one-day symposium explores the current status and challenges ahead for High Speed Rail in California. Leaders from the California High Speed Rail Authority, academic institutions, and industry provide updates and ample opportunity for discussion and networking.

The Symposium is free to student and faculty, if interested please email registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu

Oxyopia Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | May 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Nevin Wadie El-Nimri OD, MS, FAAO PhD Candidate

Title: Effect of Topical Latanoprost on Myopia Progression in Guinea Pigs

Abstract: Myopia (near-sightedness) results from progressive, excessive eye enlargement and is associated with blinding complications. It has become a significant public health concern, reaching epidemic levels in some parts of the world. The eye is like a balloon, with...   More >

CryoEM snapshots of the spliceosome at work: Insights into its Catalytic Mechanism

Seminar | May 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kiyoshi Nagai, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambriidge

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Workshop, May 23, 2017: Structural Health Monitoring

Workshop | May 23 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Marc Rébillat, Associate Professor, PIMM – ENSAM/CNRS/CNAM.; Clement Barthes, Laboratory Manager, Richmond Field Station, Pacifice Earthquake Engineering Research Center

 Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)

The purpose of this hands-on workshop is to become familiar with the algorithms commonly used in structural health monitoring. Each participant will be provided a data set and will learn how to perform damage assessment using Matlab. Please make sure that you bring a laptop with Matlab installed.

Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >

 This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co

Interferon-inducible GTPases in host resistance and inflammation

Seminar | May 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Joern Coers, Duke University Medical Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

The Role of Astrocytes in Neurovascular Coupling at the Capillary and Arteriole Level in the Retina and Brain

Seminar | May 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Anusha Mishra, University College London, UK

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Neuronal activity evokes a spatially and temporally localized increase in blood flow to power the information processing carried out by the neurons, a phenomenon that underlies BOLD fMRI signals. This neurovascular coupling occurs both in the brain and the retina.

In the retina, both light- and glial-stimulation evoke pronounced arteriole dilations (30.8±3.7% and 23.5±4.1%, respectively). This...   More >

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: Social Media As A Career Tool: What To Post and What To Delete

Seminar | May 23 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Carrie Swing ’94, Communications Specialist

 Cal Alumni Association

Whether you are looking for your first job or changing careers, social media can be a wonderful tool to showcase your talents and connect you with the right people. Social Media Strategist and Cal Alumna Carrie Swing guides you through platform selection, account clean-up, and content creation throughout your job search in this 30-minute webinar.

  Register online

Supercontinuum Fiber Lasers: Technology and Applications

Seminar | May 23 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - Hogan Room

 Ross Hodder, Supercontinuum Applications Specialist, NKT Photonics

 Photobears - SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics Student Chapter at Berkeley

With the development of recent fiber and fiber laser technology, commercial supercontinuum lasers have become a reality. This talk will cover the fundamentals of supercontinuum generation as well as a wealth of applications.

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 24, 2017

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | May 24 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | May 24 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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

Time-Contrastive Networks: Self-Supervised Learning from Multi-View Observation

Seminar | May 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Pierre Sermanet, Google Brain

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

We propose a self-supervised approach for learning representations entirely from unlabeled videos recorded from multiple viewpoints. This is particularly relevant to robotic imitation learning, which requires a viewpoint-invariant understanding of the relationships between humans and their environment, including object interactions, attributes and body pose. We train our representations using a...   More >

Thursday, May 25, 2017

RAPDP - Advanced - PD3 Developing Large/Complex Proposals

Course | May 25 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An advanced workshop that integrates topics from other workshops to explore developing larger, more complex proposals, including working with the Berkeley Research Development Office.

  Register online

FDTD (Meep) Workshop

Workshop | May 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - Hogan Room

 Dr. Ardavan Oskooi, Founder and CEO, Simpetus

 Photobears - SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics Student Chapter at Berkeley

!BRING YOUR LAPTOP!
The Berkeley SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics student chapter is hosting a half-day workshop on open-source computational electromagnetics. Interactive, hands-on sessions will introduce participants to setting up and launching electromagnetic simulations using the state-of-the-art finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) software package Meep, originally developed at MIT. Meep supports a...   More >

 Bring your Laptop. RSVP online by May 25.

Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >

 This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | May 25 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | May 25 | 1:30-3:30 p.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 >

Friday, May 26, 2017

Interviewing: Prep and Practice: Transition Services Program

Workshop | May 26 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 192

 Human Resources

These interactive workshops are designed for those participants in active job search. Sign up through the UC Training Calendar, or email: transitions2@berkeley.edu

Prepare for successful interviews. Practice the five key questions.

Crafter Dark: Free drop-in arts and crafts workshop

Workshop | January 26 – May 26, 2017 every month | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 Berkeley 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. Hope to see you there!
January 26th: Printing on Fabric
February 9: Zinelette Mini-Magazines
March 9th: Hand Lettering
April 20th: Macrame Plant Holders
May 11th: Clay Mobiles

Saturday, May 27, 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