<< Week of November 26 >>

Sunday, November 26, 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.

Monday, November 27, 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.

Simulation-Based Data-Driven Damage Detection for Highway Bridge Systems: SEMM Seminar with Dual Presentations

Seminar | November 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Xiao Liang, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This presentation explores data-driven structural health monitoring (SHM) algorithms utilizing the robust nonlinear time history analysis.

Reducing Damage Concentration with a Strongback System: SEMM Seminar with Dual Presentations

Seminar | November 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Barbara Simpson, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This presentation will present the numerical and experimental results of a “strongback” system, a modification of the conventional braced frame that utilizes a vertical steel truss or “spine” to delay or prevent weak-story behavior.

​Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | November 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Kaleb Asfaha; Katharina Foote

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | November 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Elina Tuominen; Krista Ruffini; Evan Rose & Yotam Shem-Tov

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance


  RSVP online by November 20.

Combinatorics Seminar: On the connectivity of three-dimensional tilings

Seminar | November 27 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Caroline Klivans, Brown University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will discuss domino tilings of three dimensional manifolds. In particular, I will focus on the connected components of the space of tilings of such regions under local moves. Using topological techniques we introduce two parameters of tilings: the flux and the twist. Our main result characterizes when two tilings are connected by local moves in terms of these two parameters. (I...   More >

Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism

Colloquium | November 27 | 12:45-2 p.m. |  Philip Selznick Seminar Room

 2240 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Chris Zepeda-Millán, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Chair of the Center for Research on Social Change, UC Berkeley

 Center for Research on Social Change

Lecture by Chris Zepeda-Millán, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Chair of the Center for Research on Social Change

Seminar 231, Public Finance: Taxing Unwanted Populations: Fiscal Policy and Conversions in Early Islam

Seminar | November 27 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Mohamed Saleh, Toulouse School of Economics and Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Economic History
Co-authored with Jean Tirole

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: On certain special values of L-functions associated to elliptic curves and real quadratic fields

Seminar | November 27 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Chung Pang Mok, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

We study certain normalized special values of L-functions associated to elliptic curves and real quadratic fields. Under certain hypothesis, we are able to show that these are squares of rational numbers. This result is used to improve on a theorem of Bertolini-Darmon on rationality of Stark-Heegner points over genus fields of real quadratic fields.

Seminar Format: The seminar consists of two...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Scalable Systems and Algorithms for Genomic Variant Analysis

Presentation | November 27 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Frank Austin Nothaft, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

With the cost of sequencing a human genome dropping below $1,000, population-scale sequencing has become feasible. With projects that sequence more than 10,000 genomes becoming commonplace, there is a strong need for genome analysis tools that can scale across distributed computing resources while providing reduced analysis cost. Simultaneously, these tools must provide programming interfaces and...   More >

Agostino Capponi - Bail-Ins And Bail-Outs: Incentives, Connectivity, And Systemic Stability

Seminar | November 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Agostino Capponi, Columbia University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

We develop a framework to analyze the consequences of alternative designs for interbank networks, in which a failure of one bank may lead to others. Earlier work had suggested that, provided shocks were not too large (or too correlated), denser networks were preferred to more sparsely connected networks because they were better able to absorb shocks. With large shocks, especially when systems are...   More >

Jon Lee — Comparing relaxations via volume for nonconvex optimization

Colloquium | November 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Jon Lee, University of Michigan

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Practical exact methods for global optimization of mixed-integer nonlinear optimization formulations rely on convex relaxation. Then, one way or another (via refinement and/or disjunction), global optimality is sought. Success of this paradigm depends on balancing tightness and lightness of relaxations. We will investigate this from a mathematical viewpoint, comparing polyhedral...   More >

Design Field Notes: Tim Evatt

Seminar | November 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Pixar artist Tim Evatt will speak as part of Design Field Notes, a pop-up series that brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

Stochastic p-bits for invertible logic

Seminar | November 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Kerem Camsari, Purdue University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The field of electronics is at a crossroads. For many decades, the field has been driven by the process of continuous miniaturization, as embodied in the celebrated Moore's Law, but it is not clear how long this can continue, in view of the problems of increasing heat dissipation and feature sizes reaching atomic dimensions. Meanwhile, the field of magnetics has made enormous improvements in the...   More >

Reconstructing eukaryotic chromosome replication with purified proteins

Seminar | November 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dirk Remus, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 College of Chemistry

The Apartment Question and the Narrative Machinery of The Master and Margarita

Colloquium | November 27 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Dominick Lawton, Graduate Student, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

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

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

SLAM Seminar: Teaching and Researching at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Seminar | November 27 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor Grace Lin Stokes, Santa Clara University

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Science, Leadership and Management (SLAM) seminar.

SLAM: Teaching and Researching at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Seminar | November 27 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor Grace Lin Stokes, Santa Clara University

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Tuesday, November 28, 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 217, Risk Management: The Futures Financing Rate

Seminar | November 28 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Nicholas Gunther, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

We estimate the financing rate implicit in equity index futures (“FIR”) by comparing the prices of the near and next contracts and adjusting for expected dividends and convexity. We provide a direct estimate of the FIR volatility, along with the correlation of the FIR and the underlying stock index, which are required for the convexity adjustment and the specification of confidence intervals. Our...   More >

Dissertation Talk - FMCW Lidar: Scaling to the Chip-Level and Improving Phase-Noise-Limited Performance

Presentation | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Phillip Sandborn, Graduate Student Researcher, EECS/BSAC; Prof. Ming Wu, Advisor

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Lidar has potential to revolutionize how automated systems interact with environments and users. Frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) lidar offers significant depth resolution but is often too complex/expensive/ bulky to be implemented in consumer products. I will present my work in chip-scale integration of optical and electronic components for application in coherent lidar techniques.

  RSVP online by November 27.

Stopping Mass Atrocities: How do International Criminal Courts and Regional Human Rights Systems Compare?

Colloquium | November 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jamie O'Connell, Senior Fellow, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

 Center for African Studies

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

Jamie O'Connell

Development Lunch: "Corruption and Entrepreneurship" and "Understanding Teacher Motivation and Incentive"

Seminar | November 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Sam Leone; Christina Brown

 Department of Economics

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

The Aging of the Homeless Population: Causes, Implications and Potential Solutions

Colloquium | November 28 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Margot Kushel, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine

 Public Health, School of

The age structure of the homeless population has shifted, so that now approximately half of homeless single adults are aged 50 and above. The changing age structure has implications for health, health care utilization and the use of institutional care. The Health Outcomes of People Experiencing Homelessness in Older Middle Age (HOPE HOME) study is an ongoing longitudinal cohort study that...   More >

The Aging of the Homeless Population: Causes, Implications and Potential Solutions

Colloquium | November 28 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Margot Kushel, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine

 Public Health, School of

The age structure of the homeless population has shifted, so that now approximately half of homeless single adults are aged 50 and above. The changing age structure has implications for health, health care utilization and the use of institutional care. The Health Outcomes of People Experiencing Homelessness in Older Middle Age (HOPE HOME) study is an ongoing longitudinal cohort study that...   More >

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Uniform Pricing in US Retail Chains"

Seminar | November 28 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Stefano DellaVigna

 Department of Economics

Joint with Industrial Organization

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Uniform Pricing in US Retail Chains"

Seminar | November 28 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Stefano DellaVigna, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

joint with Macro

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group Speaker Series: Pathways to Choice: Delaying Marriage and Building Assets through Girls Education

Seminar | November 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Daniel Perlman, Bixby

 i4Y - Innovations for Youth

The Innovations for Youth (i4Y) Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Working Group together with Bixby and UCCHI has begun a speaker series to explore challenging questions related to child marriage and youth empowerment.
Abstract of Perlman talk: A fundamental cause of gender inequality in northern Nigeria is the social bias that inhibits girls’ access to schooling and other essential capacity...   More >

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lecture: Rules of engagement: molecular arms races between host and viral genomes

Seminar | November 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lectures

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 28 | 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 >

Probing the structure and solvation of catalytic reaction intermediates

Seminar | November 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Etienne Garand, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 College of Chemistry

Understanding reaction pathways and mechanisms is vitally important for the rational design of catalysts. Towards that end, we developed a method based on a unique combination of mass spectrometry and cryogenic ion vibrational spectroscopy to capture and characterize the reaction complexes formed during homogeneous catalytic processes. In our approach, an in-line electrochemical flow cell is...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "Quantitative Analysis of Multi-Party Tariff Negotiations"

Seminar | November 28 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Bob Staiger, Dartmouth

 Department of Economics

Book Talk Series: Prevention Diaries

Reading - Nonfiction | November 28 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Larry Cohen

 Library

Larry Cohen tells the story of a movement to remake our communities to support health and equity and reveals the unexpected (yet foreseeable) parts of daily life that shape our health. Health happens in our communities and homes, not just at the doctor’s office, and many illnesses and injuries can be prevented through commonsense solutions.

FREE books to the first 20 UCB students to...   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 >

Wednesday, November 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.

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | November 29 | 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 | November 29 | 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

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | November 29 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Nazir Lalani, PE, President, Traffex Engineers, Inc

 Institute of Transportation Studies

About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California.

$290.00

  Register online

“Diagnosing Disease on a Microchip: Scaling Up Micro- and Nano-Scale Diagnostics”

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 David Issadore, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The transformative growth in microelectronics in the latter half of the 20th century was fueled fundamentally by the ability to simultaneously miniaturize and integrate complex circuits onto monolithic chips. The impact of this growth has been profound– computing is pervasive and portable, communication is instant and global, and information is ubiquitously gathered and shared. My research aims...   More >

Decoding the computations of high-level auditory neurons

Seminar | November 29 | 12 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Joel Kaardal, Salk Institute

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Characterizing the computations performed by high-level sensory regions of the brain remains enigmatic due to the many nonlinear signal transformations that separate the input sensory stimuli from the neural responses. In order to produce interpretable models of these computations, dimensionality reduction techniques can be employed to obtain a description of the neural computation in terms of a...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Dale Clayton "On the origin of species: Experimental coevolutionary diversification in feather lice"

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell Miller Library

 Dale Clayton

 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 >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | November 29 | 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.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Computational complexity in geometric topology

Seminar | November 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Eric Samperton, University of California, Davis

 Department of Mathematics

I’ll give an overview of what is known about the computational complexity of problems in geometric topology. I will introduce the necessary complexity theory as we go, and focus especially on 3-dimensional problems.

Regularity and strict positivity of densities for the nonlinear stochastic heat equation

Seminar | November 29 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Le Chen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 Department of Statistics

In this talk, I will present some recent progress in understanding the existence, regularity and strict positivity of the (joint-) density of the solution to a semilinear stochastic heat equation. The talk will consists two parts. In the first part, I will show that under a mild cone condition for the diffusion coefficient, one can establish the smooth joint density at multiple points. The tool...   More >

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lecture: Genetic conflicts: beyond the usual suspects

Seminar | November 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lectures

Applied Math Seminar: GPU Accelerated Incompressible Flow Solvers

Seminar | November 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Tim Warburton, Virginia Tech

 Department of Mathematics

My research team at Virginia Tech recently started to develop a new multi-GPU accelerated incompressible flow solver using high-order discontinuous Galerkin discretizations as part of the LLNL/ANL Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations funded by the DOE Exascale Computing Project. I will discuss how GPU memory and processor architecture has influenced the design of the flow solver. In...   More >

Causal Inference in the Presence of Interference

Seminar | November 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Michael Hudgens, UNC-Chapel Hill

 Department of Statistics

A fundamental assumption usually made in causal inference is that of no interference between individuals (or units), i.e., the potential outcomes of one individual are assumed to be unaffected by the treatment assignment of other individuals. However, in many settings, this assumption obviously does not hold. For example, in infectious diseases, whether one person becomes infected depends on who...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Coloring invariants of knots are often intractable

Seminar | November 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Eric Samperton, University of California, Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Given a finite group $G$, we get an invariant of a knot $K$ by counting the number of $G$-colorings of $K$, i.e., the number of homomorphisms $\pi_1(S^3 \setminus K) \to G$. When $G$ is the dihedral group of order 6, this invariant is basically the number of Fox 3-colorings of $K$. We will show that when $G$ is non-abelian simple, the coloring invariant is #P-complete.

I discussed a similar...   More >

A critical role of the transcription factor, Sox9, in early adipose development

Seminar | November 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Olga Gulyaeva, UC Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

New Insights into Hydrophobic Interactions Encoded by Chemical Nanopatterns

Colloquium | November 29 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Nicholas L. Abbott, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The structuring of water near non-polar molecular fragments or surfaces mediates cohesive interactions (so-called hydrophobic interactions) that underlie a broad range of biophysical, colloidal and materials-related phenomena. Substantial progress has been made during the past decade towards understanding hydrophobic interactions in simple model systems, but in most biological and technological...   More >

Thursday, November 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.

Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying

Workshop | November 30 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Sara Thacker, Staff Ombuds Office

 Staff Ombuds Office

Bullying can take many forms, some of which are obvious and others of which, though more indirect, can be equally destructive to working relationships. Participants will learn about how to recognize bullying behavior; how to distinguish bullying from incivility; what climates encourage bullying; the impact of workplace bullying; options for how bystanders can effectively respond; and constructive...   More >

Botanical Illustration: Winter / Holiday

Workshop | November 30 – December 1, 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

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | November 29 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Nazir Lalani, PE, President, Traffex Engineers, Inc

 Institute of Transportation Studies

About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California.

$290.00

  Register online

Women in Tech: A Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Conference/Symposium | November 30 | 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus

 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Women in Technology Initiative at University of California, College of Engineering, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

Demonstrated benefits of a diverse leadership team and workforce include more robust market insights, improved strategic decisions and increased financial success. Yet from tech accelerators and startup companies to venture capital firms and established industries, female technologists, founders and investors often struggle to marshal support for their ideas. In 2016, companies led by men...   More >

$25 University Student/Faculty/Staff, $50 Non-profit/Government/Small Business, $100 Corporate

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

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

 Nicholas Ryan, Professor, Yale University

 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 >

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 >

Post-transcriptional gene regulation in the aging brain: stress, cellular identity, diversity and disruption

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

 Peter Sudmant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Integrative Biology

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

Workshop | November 30 | 1-2 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 >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Changes in Nutrient Intake at Retirement

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

 Mel Stephens, University of Michigan

 Department of Economics

Joint with Labor seminar

* Please note change in time due to joint event

Information seeking and randomization in human exploration and exploitation

Seminar | November 30 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Robert Wilson, University of Arizona, Department of Psychology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Bodies of Knowledge: Race, Power, and Pedagogy

Colloquium | November 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

(En)Gendering Whiteness: A Historical Analysis of White Womanhood, Colonial Anxieties, and "Tender Violence" in US Schools
Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, Graduate School of Education

The Latino Male Teacher: Discursive Formations, the Pressure to Perform, and the Possibility of Disidentification
Michael Singh, School of Education

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Algebraic Structures on Polytopes

Colloquium | November 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University

 Department of Mathematics

Generalized permutahedra are a beautiful family of polytopes with a rich combinatorial structure and strong connections to optimization. We study their algebraic structure: we prove they are the universal family of polyhedra with a certain “Hopf monoid" structure. This construction provides a unifying framework to organize and study many combinatorial families:

1. It uniformly answers open...   More >

Book Talk Series: Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness

Reading - Nonfiction | November 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Stephen Hinshaw

 Library

Stephen Hinshaw, professor of Psychology (UC Berkeley) and Psychiatry (UC San Francisco) will discuss his newest book, "Another Kind of Madness", chronicling his father’s recurring mental illness and the doctor-enforced silence surrounding it, plus the crucial need to combat stigma. Books will be for sale, courtesy of Mrs. Dalloway's.

*The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible,...   More >

GraphXD Seminar: Data-Driven Methods for Learning Sparse Graphical Models

Seminar | November 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Somayeh Sojoudi, EECS, Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Learning models from data has a significant impact on many disciplines, including computer vision, medical imaging, social networks, neuroscience and signal processing. In the network inference problem, one may model the relationships between the network components through an underlying inverse covariance matrix. Learning this graphical model is often challenged by the fact that only a small...   More >

Rise of the Female Imam: Gender Reform in Islam

Panel Discussion | November 30 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Rabi'a Keeble, Founder, Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque, Berkeley; Sherin Khankan, Imam, Mariam Mosque, Copenhagen; Amina Wadud, Research Scholar, Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley

 Mairaj Syed, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, UC Davis

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the CMES for a thought-provoking conversation on local and global gender reform in Islam, featuring founders of women mosques in California and Denmark and prominent scholars of Islamic studies.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Colloquium: Claire Chase

Colloquium | December 1 | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Presented by Cal Performances in association with the Department of Music at UC Berkeley.

Claire Chase is a soloist, collaborative artist, curator and advocate for new and experimental music. Over the past decade she has given the world premieres of hundreds of new works for the flute in performances throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, and she has championed new music throughout the...   More >

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.

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | November 29 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Nazir Lalani, PE, President, Traffex Engineers, Inc

 Institute of Transportation Studies

About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California.

$290.00

  Register online

Botanical Illustration: Winter / Holiday

Workshop | November 30 – December 1, 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

Labor Lunch Seminar: "$15 Minimum Wage Policies: Early Evidence."

Seminar | December 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Carl Nadler, IRLE

 Center for Labor Economics

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | December 1 | 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

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Antenna-LED for on-chip optical communication

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

 Seth A. Fortuna, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Using an optical antenna, it is now possible to make spontaneous emission faster than stimulated emission. This alludes to the exciting possibility of an LED faster than the LASER. Such an antenna-coupled LED (or simply antenna-LED) is well-suited as a light source for on-chip optical communication where small size, fast speed, and high efficiency are needed to achieve the promised benefit of...   More >

Ground Penetrating Radar for Archaeology

Workshop | December 1 | 1-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Scott Byram, Research Associate, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

At 1pm the workshop will begin at the UC Faculty Club lawn where subsurface features are being mapped.

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

GSSI 350 Mhz Hyperstacking Antenna

Translating Nanotechnologies into Clinical Settings to Measure Response to Novel Cancer Agents: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | December 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Alice C. Fan, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Oncology

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

My laboratory studies how kinase inhibitors modulate protein signaling in patients with cancer. A barrier to this work has been the requirement for serial tumor samples from patients in order to measure changes in protein activation. To overcome this barrier, I use nanotechnologies to profile proteins in small numbers of patient tumor cells.

Our work addresses a series of questions at...   More >

MENA Salon

Workshop | December 1 | 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.

BLC Fellows Forum

Presentation | December 1 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 FAll 2017 BLC Fellows, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Language Center

Teaching French Listening Comprehension and Cultural Awareness through Regional Variation
Elyse Ritchey, GSR, French
At the university level, French language instruction in the US traditionally includes a course on phonetics and pronunciation. While the major aim of such courses is to improve students’ speaking and listening competence, they also emphasize speaking ‘correctly’ using...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic theory (joint with departmental seminar)

Seminar | December 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Evans Hall

 Alessandro Pavan, Northwestern

 Department of Economics

Note special time and place

Hydrogenase- and ACS-Inspired Bioorganometallic Chemistry

Seminar | December 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Marcetta Darensbourg, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University

 College of Chemistry

Enzyme active sites such as the [FeFe]- and [NiFe]-H2ases, as well as Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase and Acetyl coA Synthase, ACS, have inspired chemists to use well-established principles and synthetic tools of organometallic chemistry in the development of biomimetics. The usual purpose of such studies is to understand how first-row transition metals are rendered by nature into molecular...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Meta Learning for Control

Presentation | December 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 730 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Yan Duan, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dissertation talk on meta learning for control: policy learning algorithms that can themselves generate algorithms that are highly customized towards a certain domain of tasks.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Weekend Workshop 2017-2018: Writing Strategies for Language

Workshop | December 2 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Tolman Hall

 Lisa Wong; Charles Erdmann; Rachel Prizant Kotok; Aija Simmons

 Graduate School of Education

Come join practicing Teachers as they share techniques and strategies that work in their classrooms. The Bay Area Writing Project is excited to provide high quality professional development opportunities at an affordable price for teachers throughout the Bay Area. This workshop series is perfect for teachers, administrators, coaches, coordinators, student teachers or anyone interested in the...   More >