<< Week of November 19 >>

Sunday, November 19, 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.

Backstrap Loom Weaving Demonstration and Textile Sale

Workshop | November 18 – 19, 2017 every day | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Masterful Guatemalan weaver, Bertina López Cumez will be demonstrating backstrap loom weaving techniques at this special event held at the Hearst Museum. Try your hand at weaving while getting to speak one-on-one with a talented artist and maker. Bertina will be joined by her daughter Melissa who will also be demonstrating.
In addition to the demonstration, textiles made by Bertina and her...   More >

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Monday, November 20, 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.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | November 20 | 10:30-11:30 a.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.

Combinatorics Seminar: Root system chip-firing

Seminar | November 20 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Thomas McConville, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

The chip firing game is a simple example of a confluent system, which is a central notion in algebraic combinatorics and particle physics. That is, given an initial distribution of chips on a graph, there are many ways to "play" the chip firing game, but they all lead to the same result. Jim Propp introduced a variation on chip firing on the infinite line graph in which the chips are labeled....   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Student/Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | November 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Virginia Markham, Graduate Student, PMB; Kristen LeGault, Graduate Student, PMB

 Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group

Come join us to hear research going on in PMB from graduate students and post docs. There will be snacks and coffee/tea. Please bring a mug. Hosted by the Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group (PMBG).

This event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at...   More >

Political Economy Seminar/PERL

Seminar | November 20 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Andres Gonzalez, PhD Student, Berkeley

 Haas School of Business

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

When Two Bodies Are (Not) a Problem: Gender and Relationship Status Discrimination in Academic Hiring

Colloquium | November 20 | 12:45-2 p.m. |  Philip Selznick Seminar Room

 2240 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Lauren Rivera, Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Northwestern University

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Center for the Study of Law and Society

Lecture by Lauren Rivera, Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Northwestern University

Differential Geometry Seminar: \(\epsilon \)-Regularity for 4-dimensional shrinking Ricci solitons

Seminar | November 20 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Shaosai Huang, Stony Brook

 Department of Mathematics

A central issue in studying uniform behaviors of Riemannian manifolds is to obtain uniform local \(L^{\infty }\)-bounds of the curvature tensor. For manifolds whose Riemannian metric satisfying certain elliptic equations, e.g. Einstein manifolds and Ricci solitons, local curvature bound are expected when the local energy is sufficiently small. Such estimates, referred to as \(\epsilon...   More >

Seminar 231, Public Finance: No Seminar

Seminar | November 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Parallel transport and the p-adic Simpson correspondence

Seminar | November 20 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Daxin Xu, Caltech

 Department of Mathematics

Deninger and Werner developed an analogue for p-adic curves of the classical correspondence of Narasimhan and Seshadri between stable bundles of degree zero and unitary representations of the topological fundamental group for a complex smooth proper curve. Using parallel transport, they associated functorially to every vector bundle on a p-adic curve whose reduction is strongly semi-stable of...   More >

Fatma Kilinc-Karzan — Online First-Order Framework for Robust Convex Optimization

Colloquium | November 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Fatma Kilinc-Karzan, Carnegie Mellon University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Robust optimization (RO) has emerged as one of the leading paradigms to efficiently model parameter uncertainty. The recent connections between RO and problems in statistics and machine learning domains demand for solving RO problems in ever more larger scale. However, the traditional approaches for solving RO formulations based on building and solving robust counterparts or the iterative...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

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

 Fred Finan, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Lev Tolstoy, Romancier-Expérimentateur?: A Reading of the Kreutzer Sonata (1889) through the lens of Émile Zola’s Experimental Novel (1880)

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

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

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

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

Design Field Notes: Katarina Ilic

Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Katarina Ilic, co-founder of Voltera, will speak as part of the Design Field Notes pop-up talk series at Jacobs Hall.

Oscillator-based Ising Network Computation

Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall

 Tianshi Wang, Graduate Student, EECS Department, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Coupled oscillator networks can be used to implement general-purpose Ising machines. Such Ising implementations are much more scalable and much easier to design and fabricate than alternatives that have been proposed.

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Algebraicity of persistent homology

Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Maddie Weinstein, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Persistent homology allows us to explore the topology of data. We will see examples of computations of persistent homology of affine and projective varieties. We will also discuss my ongoing research with Emil Horobet to prove the algebraicity of persistent homology.

MBTG Seminar: "Stochastic Mechanisms in Membrane Traffic"

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

 Jeanne Stachowiak, The University of Texas at Austin

 College of Chemistry

They Came From Everywhere: The People of the Amur

Colloquium | November 20 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Victor Zatsepine, History, University of Connecticut

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This talk, based on Victor Zatsepine’s recently published book, Beyond the Amur: Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850-1930 (UBC Press, 2017), illuminates the varied social, economic and political contacts that enlivened the borders of the two empires (Qing China and Romanov Russia) and their successor states. The author argues that the Amur ‘frontier’ region functioned as a meeting...   More >

Tuesday, November 21, 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.

The South Korean Rock Music Scene: Interview with Kendra Van Nyhuis, Department of Music

Presentation | November 21 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Kendra Van Nyhuis, PhD Candidate, Department of Music; Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7FM

Tune in to The Graduates next Tuesday for a rocking interview with Kendra Van Nyhuis from the Department of Music at UC Berkeley. Kendra is an ethnomusicologist studying intercultural interactions in the rock music scene of South Korea. The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM.

Kendra Van Nyhuis

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | November 21 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 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 >

Strategies towards Catalytic Olefin Dicarbofunctionalization

Seminar | November 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Ramesh Giri, University of New Mexico

 College of Chemistry

Integration of cross-coupling, a reaction with unlimited depth and breadth of industrial and academic applications, into three-component and tandem reaction manifolds has the potential to create a methodology of unparalleled synthetic power. These reactions that generate two new carbon-carbon bonds in one synthetic step could find important applications in rapidly building molecular complexity...   More >

Development Lunch: "Fertility Intentions revisited" and "The value of infomation on workseeker skills for SMEs"

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

 Maximilian Mueller; Lukas Hensel

 Department of Economics

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

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | November 21 | 2-3 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 218, Psychology and Economics: THANKSGIVING (NO MEETING)

Seminar | November 21 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: New methods for finite generation

Seminar | November 21 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Tom Church, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Automorphisms of surface groups or free groups are fundamental in low-dimensional topology, and have a close analogy with arithmetic groups like \(GL_n(\mathbb Z)\). A foundational question is whether the analogue of "congruence subgroups" are finitely generated. For the first level, this was proved by Dehn (1938); for the second level, it was proved by Johnson (1983). McCullough-Miller...   More >

Finding the Haystack: Accessing Corpora for Computational Text Analysis

Workshop | November 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab (Barrows 356: Convening Room)

 Cody Hennesy; Stacy Reardon

 Library

Where and how can you access large collections of text for computational analysis? This session will outline the landscape of corpora available in the public domain and as library-licensed resources. We'll discuss licensing and copyright restrictions, as well as common modes of access and non-consumptive research tools provided by the HathiTrust Research Center, JSTOR, and more.

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ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: CANCELLED TODAY

Seminar | November 21 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

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 Department of Economics

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, November 22, 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.

Thursday, November 23, 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.

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Holiday

Seminar | November 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Friday, November 24, 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.

Labor Lunch Seminar: Holiday

Seminar | November 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

Saturday, November 25, 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.