<< Week of October 29 >>

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | October 28 – 29, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

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

Monday, October 30, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

​Graduate Student Seminar

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

 Thao Yeh; Natalie Stepien

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Title: Exploring the impact of technology and mode of presentation on reading comprehension in sighted and blind individuals

Presenter: Natalie Stepien-Bernabe (Dr. Deborah Orel-Bixler’s Lab)

Abstract: Technology is growing rapidly, facilitating the electronic distribution of information. Electronic methods of acquiring information are especially prevalent in educational settings. For...   More >

Food, Water, and Labor in Central Valley: Farmworkers and the Westlands

Seminar | October 30 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Lounge

 Center for Diversified Farming Systems, Berkeley Food Institute

This talk will focus on the history of water insecurity in the farm worker communities of western Fresno County and the exploitative practices of growers and their allies during drought conditions. Despite claims that water provides jobs for farmworkers there is little evidence to suggest that when growers get their allotment of water that improving conditions for farm workers followed. On the...   More >

Free

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Combinatorics Seminar: Triangulations of even-dimensional cyclic apeirotopes and representations of partially ordered sets

Seminar | October 30 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Gustavo Jasso, University of Bonn

 Department of Mathematics

Steffen Oppermann and Hugh Thomas discovered a beautiful connection between triangulations of even-dimensional cyclic polytopes and representations of certain partially ordered sets (satisfying some additional relations). In this talk I will review part of their work and then present an extension of their results to triangulations of even-dimensional cyclic apeirotopes. This is a report on joint...   More >

Developing a Life History Theory of Mind: Awareness that the Mind Learns from the Past to Imagine the Future

Colloquium | October 30 | 12:10-1:20 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Kristin H. Lagattuta, Department of Psychology and the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis

 Department of Psychology

Professor Lagattuta will provide an overview of her research on 4- to 10-year-olds' and adults’ beliefs about whether people generalize from their past social interactions when engaging in episodic future thinking; that is, their awareness that people’s minds draw from prior experiences when imagining what will happen next. Across multiple studies, results reveal significant age-related increases...   More >

Political Economy Seminar/PERL

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

 Bill Easterly, Professor, Berkeley

 Haas School of Business

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

Differential Geometry Seminar: Locally volume collapsed 4-manifolds with respect to a lower sectional curvature bound

Seminar | October 30 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Thunwa Theerakarn, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Perelman stated without proof that a 3-dimensional compact Riemannian manifold which is locally collapsed, with respect to a lower curvature bound, is a graph manifold. The statement was used to complete his proof of the geometrization conjecture. Kleiner-Lott gave a proof of this theorem as a part of their presentation of Perelman's proof of the geometrization conjecture.

In this talk, I will...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | October 30 | 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.

String-Math Seminar: Vertex operator algebras via topological vertex like construction

Seminar | October 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Miroslav Rapcak, Perimeter

 Department of Mathematics

Y-algebras form a four parameter family of vertex operator algebras associated to Y-shaped junctions of interfaces in N=4 super Yang-Mills theory. One can glue such Y-shaped junctions into the more complicated webs of interfaces. Corresponding vertex operator algebras can be identified with conformal extensions of tensor products of Y-algebras associated to the trivalent junctions of the web by...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: How Much Does Your Boss Make? The Incentive Effects of Horizontal and Vertical Inequality

Seminar | October 30 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ricardo Perez Truglia, UCLA Anderson School of Management

 Department of Economics

Joint with Public Finance Seminar

* Please note change in time due to joint event

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Topological free entropy

Seminar | October 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will take a look back at the topological version of free entropy based on norm-microstates. This will include a discussion of the associated topological free entropy dimension, some connections with potential theory, random matrices and some problems.

R Graphics with ggplot2

Workshop | October 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Josh Quan, Library Data Lab

 Library

This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of graphics in R, including base graphics and ggplot2. Participants will learn how to construct, customize, and export a variety of plot types in order to visualize relationships in data.

 Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library

 free

  Register online

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: On the Gross-Stark conjecture

Seminar | October 30 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Samit Dasgupta, UCSC

 Department of Mathematics

$Seminar\, Format$:

The seminar consists of two 50-minute talks, a pre-talk (3:10-4:00) and an advanced talk (4:10-5:00), with a 10-minute break (4:00-4:10) between them. The advanced talk is a regular formal presentation about recent research results to general audiences in arithmetic geometry and number theory; the pre-talk (3:10-4:00) is to introduce some prerequisites or background for the...   More >

‘Outsiders at the Table’ – Diversity Lessons from UC Berkeley’s Biology Scholars Program (BSP)

Colloquium | October 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 John Matsui, Biology Scholars Program (BSP) at the University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Since 1992, 3500 Berkeley undergraduates have participated in BSP – 80% first-to-college/low-income, 70% women, and 60% from ethnic groups (African American, Hispanic, and Native American) underrepresented in science. Dr. Matsui’s focus has been to recruit ‘under-valued’ STEM talent into BSP, students who enter Berkeley with lower SAT scores and high school GPAs and are less well-prepared to...   More >

Tick-tock of a Circadian Clock

Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Andy LiWang, University of California, Merced

 College of Chemistry

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction"

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

 Anjali Adukia, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Romantic Heresies: Lermontov's Demon in Dialogue with Cain

Colloquium | October 30 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Kathryn Pribble, Graduate Student, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

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

The fourth lecture in the Slavic Graduate Colloquium Fall 2017 series.

Design Field Notes: Hisham Ibrahim

Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Hisham Ibrahim, whose background brings together software engineering, product management, and innovation, will speak at Jacobs Hall as part of the Design Field Notes series of pop-up talks.

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Inverse scattering and the Davey-Stewartson II equation

Seminar | October 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Daniel Tataru, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The aim of this talk is to describe a complete implementation of the inverse scattering approach to the study of the defocusing Davey-Stewartson equation. This will involve dispersive quations, dbar pde's, microlocal analysis and other fun stuff. This is joint work with Adrian Nachman and Idan Regev.

Towards an Integrated Biomanufacturing System for Deep Space Missions

Seminar | October 30 | 5-6 p.m. | Silver Space Sciences Lab, Silver Conference Room, Room 105

 Professor Adam Arkin, Professor, Center for Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL), Botanical Garden

Space synthetic biology is a branch of biotechnology dedicated to engineering biological systems for space exploration, industry and science. There is strong public and private interest in designing robust and reliable organisms and the systems that support them that can assist on long-duration astronaut missions. Recently, we have launched a new center from NASA called the Center for Utilization...   More >

SLAM: Life Sciences at Google: Leaning into the Newest Silicon Valley Bug

Seminar | October 30 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Jane Wang, Verily

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Dr. Jane Wang earned her B.S. from the California Institute of Technology in 2007 before moving to pursue her Ph.D. in Chemistry, as a Hertz Fellow, at UC Berkeley in the lab of Prof. Dean Toste. In the Toste lab her research focused on developing new catalytic and enantioselective methods for the addition of nitrogen and oxygen nucleophiles to olefins. She continued her career as a post-doctoral...   More >

The Future of Fukushima: A New Generation Rises to the Challenge

Colloquium | October 30 | 6-8 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, CA, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Berkeley Lab’s Earth & Environmental Sciences Area

How did high school students – using innovative sensors – promote the recovery from an environmental disaster?

Fukushima Prefecture has achieved a remarkable recovery after the nuclear accident in 2011. Thanks to extensive clean-up, more than 97% of the region is at natural background levels; the area as large as the State of Connecticut. However, negative perception still persists...   More >

Free

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-3415, or by emailing cjs-events@berkeley.edu

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

2017 CJS-JSPS International Symposium: Drive for the Nobel Prize

Conference/Symposium | October 31 | 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Yuan T. Lee, Academia Sinica; Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkeley; Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, World Premier International Research Center Initiative, Bay Area Science Festival

Join us for this exciting two-day symposium featuring public talks by Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry, 1986),
Saul Perlmutter (Physics, 2011), and Taka'aki Kajita (Physics, 2015), as well as several exciting panels discussing the Nobel Prize's impact on institutions, journalism, and research.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | October 31 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 No Speaker

 Center for Risk Management Research

Online Tools for Mapping Demographic Data

Workshop | October 31 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 55A McCone Hall

 Susan Powell, Library

 Library

Whether you need to just make a quick map or extract geo-located demographic data for use in other software, online tools can be just the thing! This workshop will introduce a few different web platforms for exploring and mapping U.S. demographic data, including the UCB Library-subscribed databases SimplyAnalytics and PolicyMap. While there is some overlap between the different applications, each...   More >

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This is [Socialist] Ghana Television

Colloquium | October 31 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jennifer Blaylock, PhD Candidate, Department of Film and Media

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

Jennifer Blaylock

Development Lunch: "Spillovers from Multinational Entry: Evidence from Costa Rica"

Seminar | October 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jose Vasquez

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

Medicaid's Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Colloquium | October 31 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Richard Frank, PhD, Professor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Healthcare Policy

 Public Health, School of

The U.S. is facing an opioids epidemic that has been about 30 years in the making. While opioids overdoses are affecting nearly all American communities, opioid use disorder remains disproportionately a condition that strikes lower income populations. As a result the Medicaid program and its recent changes offer an important tool for addressing this threat to public health. I report on a set of...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Schwarzian derivatives, projective structures, and the Weil-Petersson gradient flow for renormalized volume

Seminar | October 31 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Franco Vargas, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will discuss the paper of Bridgeman, Brock and Bromberg of the same title. In this article, the authors bound both the geometry of a projective structure over a surface Σ and its associated locally convex pleated surface by norms of $\phi _\Sigma $ (the quadratic holomorphic differential given by the Schwarzian derivative). We will discuss these terms and how they relate between...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Resonances and wave decay on Euclidean and hyperbolic spaces

Seminar | October 31 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Peter Hintz, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will introduce the notion of resonances in potential and obstacle scattering in Euclidean and hyperbolic spaces and explain their relation to the local energy decay of solutions of the wave equation. This talk is based on joint work with Maciej Zworski.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Monodromy and Log Geometry

Seminar | October 31 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Arthur Ogus, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A proper semistable family over a disc gives rise to a smooth proper and saturated morphism \(X/S\) of log analytic spaces over the log disc. We will explain how the underlying map of topological spaces \(X_{top}/S_{top}\) can be recovered from the restriction \(X_0/S_0\) of \(X/S\) to the log point. We will also give simple formulas for the action of the monodromy and the differentials on the...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "The International Elasticity Puzzle is Worse than You Think"

Seminar | October 31 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Philippe Martin, Sciences Po

 Department of Economics

Biophysics of Protein Disorder, Single Molecules to Mesoscales

Seminar | October 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ashok Deniz, Scripps Research Institute

 College of Chemistry

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | October 31 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Stillman's Question, Solved! (Part 1)

Seminar | October 31 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Madeline Brandt, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we will give an introduction to the resolution of Stillman's conjecture by Ananyan and Hochster. Stillman's question asks whether or not there exists a bound on the projective dimension of a homogeneous ideal in a polynomial ring which only depends on the number of generators of the ideal and their degrees. We will start by giving all relevant background material and providing a...   More >

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 >

Ethical Leadership and Transformational Storytelling

Workshop | September 12 – November 28, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Featuring speakers and workshops on innovative tools and perspectives for self /group development. Our goal is to co-create an inclusive container for students of all fields and walks of life to collaborate, gain a sense of purpose, and tools for utilizing and processing all that we learn at UC Berkeley. Understanding ethical leadership and how narratives shaping the world can allow us the space...   More >

Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Social Science Research (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | October 31 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC)

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), Alexa Aburto (Humanities)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) and the American Cultures (AC) Center are proud to present Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research, from our three-part workshop series, Demystifying the Research Process. Humanities research applies to anyone wishing to study human culture and creations – including the arts, literature, policy, and more. Some of the humanities research process...   More >

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | November 1 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

2017 CJS-JSPS International Symposium: Drive for the Nobel Prize

Conference/Symposium | November 1 | 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | International House, Ida & Robert Sproul Room

 Yuan T. Lee, Academia Sinica; Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkeley; Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, World Premier International Research Center Initiative, Bay Area Science Festival

Join us for this exciting symposium featuring public talks by Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry, 1986), Taka'aki Kajita (Physics, 2015), and Saul Perlmutter (Physics, 2011), as well as committee members, historians and journalists.

EECS Internship Open House

Career Fair | November 1 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Field Club

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please bring your student ID and plenty of paper copies of your resume.

Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/TjhmEsqIuet7Mr252

Attending will be:
Atlassian
C3 IoT
EA
IBM
IXL Learning
Meraki
Microsoft
OpenTable
Oracle
Quantcast
Splunk
Uber
Voleon Group
Xilinx
Workday
Yelp

Geometric Representation Theory Seminar: Steenrod operations and the Coulomb branch

Seminar | November 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 738 Evans Hall

 Gus Lonergan, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

We use Steenrod's construction to show that the quantum Coulomb branch of Braverman-Finkelberg-Nakajima is a Frobenius-constant quantization in the sense of Bezrukavnikov-Finkelberg.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Ben Ashby "Finding your niche: How competition drives patterns of diversity"

Seminar | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Ben Ashby

 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 >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Reprogramming root cells for AM symbiosis"

Seminar | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Maria Harrison, Cornell University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Most vascular flowering plants are able to form symbiotic associations with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. These associations, named ‘arbuscular mycorrhizas’, develop in the roots, where the fungus colonizes the cortex to access carbon supplied by the plant. The fungal contribution to the symbiosis includes the transfer of mineral nutrients, particularly phosphorus, from the soil to the...   More >

Maria Harrison

“Mechanobiology of epithelial cells in physically heterogeneous environments”

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

 Amit Pathak, Washington University in St. Louis

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The ability of epithelial cells to move through complex tissue barriers fundamentally regulates important physiological and pathological phenomena, such as embryogenesis, organ development, wound repair, and tumor metastasis. In pathogenesis, including fibrosis and cancer, matrix stiffening is known to induce epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and enhance cell migration in clustered...   More >

Service Robots in Human Environments are Here with Steve Cousins: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Steve Cousins, CEO, Savioke

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Steve Cousins is CEO of Savioke. He is passionate about building and deploying robotic technology to help people. Before founding Savioke, he was the President and CEO of Willow Garage, where he oversaw the creation of the robot operating system (ROS), the PR2 robot, and the open source TurtleBot.

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

Social Capital and the Dark Side of Social Networks for Health: Stephanie Child, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | November 1 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Stephanie Child, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley, Sociology Department

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: Plant-Powered Meals (BEUHS641)

Workshop | November 1 | 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

Eating mostly plants is good for your health, your wallet, your taste buds, and the planet! Learn to prepare hearty, eco-friendly meals that may help improve your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, and risks of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

  Register online

Climate change advocacy and ad hominem attacks

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

 Shahzeen Attari, Assistant Professor, Indiana University Bloomington

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Debates about climate change often involve ad hominem attacks. Each side is accused of insincerity, of merely serving special interests. In particular, those who advocate policies to promote energy conservation or otherwise reduce CO2 emissions can be challenged if their personal energy use appears to be high. Our studies indicate that an attack based on high personal carbon footprint can be...   More >

Data Wrangling and Manipulation in R

Workshop | November 1 | 3-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Josh Quan, Library Data Lab

 Library

This workshop will introduce tools (notably dplyr and tidyr) that makes data wrangling and manipulation much easier. Participants will learn how to use these packages to subset and reshape data sets, do calculations across groups of data, clean data, and other useful stuff.

 Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library

 free

  Register online

On Gaussian-width gradient complexity and mean-field behavior of interacting particle systems and random graphs

Seminar | November 1 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Ronen Eldan, Weizmann Institute of Science

 Department of Statistics

The motivating question for this talk is: What does a sparse Erd\"os-R\'enyi random graph, conditioned to have twice the number of triangles than the expected number, typically look like? Motivated by this question, In 2014, Chatterjee and Dembo introduced a framework for obtaining Large Deviation Principles (LDP) for nonlinear functions of Bernoulli random variables (this followed an earlier...   More >

Ornit Shani | How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise

Panel Discussion | November 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Ornit Shani, Faculty Member, Asian Studies Department, University of Haifa

 Peter Zinoman, Professor of History and Southeast Asian Studies

 Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Christopher Chekuri, Associate Professor of History, SF State University

 Berkeley Legal History Workshop (Department of History), Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for the Study of Law and Society (Berkeley Law)

Talk by Dr. Ornit Shani (University of Haifa), "How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise,” with commentary by Dr. Abhishek Kaiker (History, UC Berkeley), Dr. Lawrence Cohen (Anthropology, UC Berkeley), and Dr. Christopher Chekuri (History, SF State)

Applied Math Seminar: Interpolation of Manifold-Valued Functions via the Polar Decomposition

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Evan Gawlik, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

Manifold-valued data and manifold-valued functions play an important role in a wide variety of applications, including mechanics, computer vision and graphics, medical imaging, and numerical relativity. This talk will describe a family of interpolation operators for manifold-valued functions, with an emphasis on functions taking values in symmetric spaces and Lie groups. A key role in our...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Boundary amenability of Out\((F_n)\)

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss boundary amenability and how to prove it for basic groups for most of the hour. The main interest in boundary amenability is that it implies the Novikov conjecture in manifold theory. I will then outline the main ideas in the proof of boundary amenability of Out\((F_n)\). This is joint work with Vincent Guirardel and Camille Horbez.

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Bethe ansatz from geometry (II)

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Andrey Smirnov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This talk is the summary of new geometric approch to the quantum integrable spin chains. As a warm up, I will illustrate these ideas on the example of $sl(2)$ XXZ spin chain: we will obtain conventianal $sl(2)$ Bethe ansatz for this model from geometry of cotangent bundles over grassmannians. In the second part we use same ideas to derive Bethe ansatz for moduli spaces of instantons. As a...   More >

Insulin resistance: Insight from genetic studies

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Joshua W. Knowles, Stanford

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

EECS Colloquium: Cosmetic Computing, Fashioning Fashionables, and Epidermal Electronics: Towards a New Wearable Ecosystem

Colloquium | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Eric Paulos, EECS / UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk will present and critique a new body of evolving collaborative work at the intersection of art, computer science, and design research. It will present an argument for hybrid materials, methods, and artifacts as strategic tools for insight and innovation within computing culture. The narrative will explore work across three primary themes – New Making Renaissance, Design Research, and...   More >

Leave out estimation of variance components

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Patrick Kline, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We propose a general framework for unbiased estimation of quadratic forms of regression coefficients in linear models with unrestricted heteroscedasticity. Economic applications include variance component estimation in multi-way fixed effects and random coefficient models. The large sample distribution of our estimator is studied in an asymptotic framework where the number of regressors grows in...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Taxation under Learning-by-Doing

Seminar | November 1 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Alessandro Pavan, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Departmental Seminar. *Please note change in time/location seminar due to joint event.

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: Taxation under Learning-by-Doing

Seminar | November 1 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Alessandro Pavan, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Theory and Macro seminars

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Taxation under Learning-by-Doing"

Seminar | November 1 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Alessandro Pavan

 Department of Economics

joint with Departmental Seminar

Panel Discussion of David Hollinger's "Protestants Abroad: How Missionaries Tried to Change the World but Changed America"

Panel Discussion | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 David A. Hollinger, Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History Emeritus, UC Berkeley

 Mary Elizabeth Berry, Class of 1944 Professor of History Emerita, UC Berkeley; Nancy F. Cott, Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History, Harvard University; Bruce Kuklick, Nichols Professor of American History Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania; Daniel Sargent, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Department of History

Between the 1890s and the Vietnam era, many thousands of American Protestant missionaries were sent to live throughout the non-European world. They expected to change the people they encountered, but those foreign people ended up transforming the missionaries. Their experience abroad made many of these missionaries and their children critical of racism, imperialism, and religious orthodoxy.

Reading and Book Signing: Jed Perl and Alexander S. C. Rower

Reading - Nonfiction | November 1 | 6-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

We celebrate the publication of Jed Perl’s major biography of Alexander Calder with this reading and conversation featuring the author and the president of the Calder Foundation.
INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION

Career Connections: Environment and Sustainability

Career Fair | November 1 | 6-8 p.m. |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

More details to come!

East Bay Science Cafe- The humanity of artificial intelligence

Presentation | November 1 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 R. Stuart Geiger, Berkeley Institute for Data Science

 Science@Cal

Today, “artificial intelligence” seems to be everywhere — in our phones, vacuums, hospitals, and inboxes — but it can be hard to separate science fiction from science fact. Many discussions about AI imagine a fully autonomous superintelligence that designs itself with little to no human intervention, making decisions in ways that humans cannot possibly understand. Yet the work of designing,...   More >

the Humanity of Artificial Intelligence

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Using Children's Books to Teach History

Workshop | November 2 | 2407 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

Join children's book author Laura Atkins, co-author of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, to learn more about the children's book industry and how to access diverse, justice-oriented texts for your classrooms. UCBHSSP teacher leader Jennifer Brouhard will share lessons she developed to support use of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up.

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

TE-53 VMT Metrics Application and Analysis for SB 743 Compliance

Course | November 2 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Oakland

 Ronald Milam, AICP, PTP, Director of Evolving the Status Quo, Fehr & Peers Consulting

 Institute of Transportation Studies, Technology Transfer Program

OPR has selected vehicle-miles-of-travel (VMT) as the preferred metric to comply with Senate Bill 743 (SB 743). The recommended changes to the CEQA Guidelines include a Technical Advisory that provides recommendations about VMT screening, methodology, and thresholds. These recommendations require fundamental changes in current transportation impact analysis practices and have implications for...   More >

$490

  Registration opens June 22. Register online or by calling Dana Oldknow at 510-643-4393, or by emailing Dana Oldknow at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu by November 2.

Technopolitics and Empire: New Directions in Science Studies

Workshop | November 2 | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Jennifer L. Derr, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz; Diana K. Davis, Professor, Departments of History and Geography, University of California, Davis; Jennifer Duque, Ph.D. Student, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Gabrielle Hecht, Frank Stanton Foundation Professor of Nuclear Security, Professor, Department of History, Stanford University; Suzanne Moon, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma; Ashton Wesner, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley

 Julie Pyatt, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Environmental Policy, Science, and Management; Camilla Hawthorne, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

The day-long workshop will offer graduate students and faculty an opportunity to share current research and to envision new directions in science and (neo-) empire studies.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Magne Mogstad, Professor, University of Chicago

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Return Economies: Speculation and Manila’s Investment in Durable Futures

Colloquium | November 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Eric Pido, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University

 Center for Research on Social Change, Department of Ethnic Studies

Lecture by Eric Pido, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Book: Migrant Returns: Manila, Development, and Transnational Connectivity

https://www.dukeupress.edu/migrant-returns

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

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

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

Examining the mechanistic and evolutionary basis of functional genetic variation

Seminar | November 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Rajiv McCoy, Princeton University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

 Department of Integrative Biology

Dissertation Talk: Communication Avoidance for Algorithms with Sparse All-to-all Interactions

Seminar | November 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Penporn Koanantakool, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk presents highly scalable parallel algorithms for problems with sparse all-to-all interactions such as many-body and matrix computations. These kernels are used in many applications ranging from scientific simulations to machine learning. We discuss a case study of our communication-avoiding kernels as used in graphical model structure learning.

Cognitive Neuroscience/Neurobiology Colloquium: Data Slam 2

Colloquium | November 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Department of Psychology

Data slam number 2 from grads in Cognitive Neuroscience/Neuroscience. Grad lounge afterwards for drinks and socializing.

Five Tables of Cal Scientists’ Takes on Art

Workshop | November 2 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections.
FREE ADMISSION

Five Tables. . .: of Cal Scientists and Their Takes on Art

Presentation | November 2 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drop by the art study centers on Free First Thursday for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections, laid out on the five tables in the seminar area. In conjunction with this year’s Bay Area Science Festival (October 26 through November 11), UC Berkeley scientists give us their take on a nonrandom selection of art from our collections. Works on view might include: Harold Edgerton’s...   More >

Harold Edgerton: Gussie Moran, 1949; black-and-white photograph; 13 5/16 x 11 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Lewis Zachary Cohen.

Stay Informed and Plan Ahead: Joining the Immigration Attorney to Learn the Ins and Outs of H1B Job Visa and other Post Graduation Employment Options

Workshop | November 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

Stay Informed and Plan Ahead: Joining the Immigration Attorney to Learn the Ins and Outs of H1B Job Visa and other Post Graduation Employment Options

Advanced registration in Handshake is recommended.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Federalism in the Trump era

Conference/Symposium | November 3 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium

 Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, California Supreme Court

 Law, Boalt School of

This full-day conference will bring together a diverse set of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to explore what federalism means now. In this era of shifting state and federal policy positions, what constraints and opportunities does federalism present? Can people of different views agree on rules and principles to guide us going forward?

Free

Criminal Justice at a Crossroads

Conference/Symposium | November 3 | 8:45 a.m.-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Edwin Meese III, The Heritage Foundation

 Law, Boalt School of

Criminal justice reform, in its many manifestations, is a difficult and controversial issue. Some “believe that our current sentencing regime is unfair, that too much discretion has been removed from judges, that the pendulum has swung too far in terms of imposing harsh sentences, and that increased incarceration has led to other inequities in our society.” Others believe that increased...   More >

Making as Research | DIY Couture Fashion Lab with Angie Wilson

Workshop | November 3 | 12-6 p.m. | 126 Dwinelle Annex

 Angie Wilson

 Arts Research Center

Angie Wilson mines seismic cultural shifts and the subtleties of consciousness in her textile-based sculpture and installations. She will be discussing current and recent projects including Protest Curtains, collaborative projects resisting racism, xenophobia and inequality, as well as her woven meditations on space and time.

Human Rights Center's Fellowship Conference

Presentation | November 3 | 12-4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room

 Human Rights Center

The 2017 Human Rights Center Fellowship Conference at UC Berkeley School of Law features 14 extraordinary students from three University of California campuses whose work spanned Peru, Brazil, Mexico, India, Mongolia, Syria, Turkey, and the United States. The Fellows addressed the rights of children, immigrants, climate refugees, women, indigenous people, and the dying. They worked with activists...   More >

Human Rights Center 2017 Fellowship Conference

Presentation | November 3 | 12-4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room

 Human Rights Center

The 2017 Human Rights Center Fellowship Conference at UC Berkeley School of Law features 14 extraordinary students from three University of California campuses whose work spanned Peru, Brazil, Mexico, India, Mongolia, Syria, Turkey, and the United States. The Fellows addressed the rights of children, immigrants, climate refugees, women, indigenous people, and the dying. They worked with activists...   More >

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | November 3 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Oriented Matroids and Linear Programming

Seminar | November 3 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Leon Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We review the basics of linear programming and describe a generalization to oriented matroids. We then discuss analogues of linear programming duality and the simplex algorithm in the matroidal setting.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: More-than-Moore with Integrated Silicon-Photonics

Seminar | November 3 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Vladimir Stojanovic, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk we'll present the latest results on the integration of silicon-photonic interconnects into a monolithic platform (45nm SOI logic process and bulk CMOS memory periphery process). These include world's first microprocessor communicating to the outside world with monolithically integrated Si-Photonic devices, as well as first demonstrations of photonics in bulk CMOS processes. We’ll...   More >

Presenting archaeological data in ArcGIS: From Pivot tables to Maps.

Workshop | November 3 | 1:10-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicholas Tripcevich, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This introductory GIS workshop will walk through some techniques for preparing maps in ArcGIS 10 for use in presentations, in publications, and in fieldwork.

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Make reservations online

Racemic Hydrogels from Self-Assembling Mirror Image Peptides: Predictions from Pauling and Corey: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Joel P. Schneider, Deputy Director, NIH Center for Cancer Research

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Hydrogels prepared from self-assembling peptides are promising materials for medical applications, and using both L- and D-peptide isomers in a gel’s formulation provides an intuitive way to control the proteolytic degradation of an implanted material. In the course of developing gels for delivery applications, we discovered that a racemic mixture of the mirror-image β-hairpin peptides,...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: An overview of Homogenization Techniques for Hamilton-Jacobi PDE III

Seminar | November 3 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

MENA Salon: "After" ISIS

Workshop | November 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Composition Colloquium: Charles Amirkanian

Colloquium | November 3 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

Developments in the Marketplace for Cultural Materials, with Implications for Access and Preservation

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

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

In this seminar session, I will discuss some emerging and troublesome developments that are becoming clear as the marketplace for cultural materials becomes not only increasingly digital, but also fragments into huge numbers of separate distribution channels, and shifts from the (sort of permanent) licensing of digital objects to their performance through streaming. In addition, I'll summarize...   More >

Air/Qi Connections: Notes from the History of Science and Medicine

Colloquium | November 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Ruth Rogaski, History, Vanderbilt University

 Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

What is the relationship between the air we breathe (in Chinese, kongqi) and the qi of Chinese medicine? This talk explores the history of this intersection in order to better understand the cultural underpinnings of the connection between health and environment in China today. Typically translated into English as “vital energy,” qi has long been at the core of traditional Chinese conceptions of...   More >

Glenn T. Seaborg Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry: Endowing Organometallic Catalysis with a Genetic Memory

Seminar | November 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Thomas Ward, University of Basel

 College of Chemistry

With the aim of integrating artificial metalloenzymes in vivo, the second talk will present our efforts to combine ArMs with natural enzymes to mimic fundamental features of the metabolism including: cascade reactions, up- and cross-regulation. Having identified the critical metabolites leading to ArM’s inhibition in cellulo, our efforts towards performing catalysis in the periplasm of E. coli...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: A gradient flow approach to thresholding in higher codimensions

Seminar | November 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Toric degenerations of projective varieties

Seminar | November 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Minseon Shin, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss the preprint "Toric degenerations of projective varieties" (https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.02698) of Kiumars Kaveh and Takuya Murata.

Logic Colloquium: Alan Turing and the Other Theory of Computation.

Colloquium | November 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Lenore Blum, Carnegie Mellon University

 Department of Mathematics

Most logicians and theoretical computer scientists are familiar with Alan Turing’s 1936 seminal paper setting the stage for the foundational (discrete) theory of computation. Most however remain unaware of Turing’s 1948 seminal paper introducing the notion of condition, setting the stage for a natural theory of complexity for what I call the “other theory of computation” emanating from...   More >

Calligraphy Workshop with Lauren McIntosh

Workshop | November 3 | 6-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join artist McIntosh for a calligraphy workshop inspired by the artworks in To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word.
INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION