<< Week of April 1 >>

Monday, April 2, 2018

Conference/Symposium | April 2 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

Public Health, School of

Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center of Excellence in Maternal Child Health and the UCSF Leadership Education Adolescent Health Training Project, the 2018 Adolescent Health and Emerging Adulthood Research Symposium will present the latest research from an interdisciplinary group of Bay Area Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health researchers and practitioners.

Registration opens February 28.  by April 1.

Seminar | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

Angie Godinez, Levi Lab; Ally Boehm, Roorda Lab

Combinatorics Seminar: Probabilyzing parking functions

Seminar | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Persi Diaconis, Stanford University

Department of Mathematics

Parking functions are basic objects of combinatorics. In joint work with Angela Hicks, we ask 'What does a typical parking function look like? What's the chance that $\pi (i)=j$? How about the number of ones or the area $\pi (1)+ ...+\pi (n)$?' These questions lead to new probability (Airey processes) and new results about parking functions. I will try to explain both the combinatorics and the...   More >

Direct observation (and prediction) of cell line instability driven by heterogeneities that arise within clonal populations

Seminar | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 321 Stanley Hall

Troy Lionberger, Senior Manager of Technology Development, Berkeley Lights

Stable cell lines are critical to the production of all antibody therapies used to treat human disease. Instability in cell lines (e.g., the gradually reduced secretion of a genetically-encoded antibody) has been attributed to genomic instability (i.e., the heavy and light chain of the antibody is gradually lost through genetic recombination, silencing, etc.). Currently, cell line instability can...   More >

Rhythms for Cognition: Communication through Coherence

Seminar | April 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

Pascal Fries, Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience

Free viewing of natural images induces gamma-band oscillations in early visual cortex. If the gamma rhythm in a lower visual area entrains a gamma rhythm in a higher visual area, this might establish an effective communication protocol: The lower area sends a representation of the visual stimulus rhythmically, and the higher area is most excitable precisely when this representation arrives. At...   More >

Colloquium | April 2 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

Kate McLaughlin, Department of Psychology, University of Washington

Institute of Human Development

Children who have experienced environmental adversity—such as abuse, neglect, or poverty—are at markedly elevated risk for developing psychopathology. What is less clear is how and why adverse early experiences exert such a profound influence on mental health. Identifying developmental processes that are disrupted by adverse early environments is the key to developing better intervention...   More >

PMB Student and Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | April 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

Rocio Sanchez, PMB; Melis Akman, Postdoc, PMB; Bailey Bonet, Grad 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).

Also this week, please come celebrate our PMB Outstanding GSIs, Johan Jaenisch and Sophia Ewens, at 12:30 sharp!

Microprocessors for the Mega-Core Data Center and Giga-Scale Biodegradable Future

Seminar | April 2 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge

David Wentzlaff, Assistant Professor, Princeton University

In this work, we rethink processor design and demonstrate that general purpose microprocessors must be architected differently in order to exploit the novel economic models of IaaS clouds and the scale of the modern data center.

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | April 2 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

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 >

Seminar 211, Economic History: The Transmission of Creativity: Evidence from Western Music, 1450-1900

Seminar | April 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Karol Jan Borowiecki, University of Southern Denmark

Department of Economics

Probabilistic operator Algebra Seminar: Boolean extremes and Dagum distributions

Seminar | April 2 | 2-3:50 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Ben Arous and Voiculescu started the study of non-commutative extreme values in 2006, proving that in the free setting the limiting distributions (max-stable laws) are generalized Pareto distributions. In this talk I will present my joint work with Voiculescu on the study of Boolean extreme values. I will show that the Boolean max-convolution is in a sense isomorphic to the classical...   More >

Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Tax-induced Mobility: Evidence from a Foreigners’ Tax Scheme in Switzerland"

Seminar | April 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 000 Evans Hall

Kurt Schmidheiny, University of Basel

with Michaela Slotwinski

Differential Geometry Seminar: Compactness for Kahler-Einstein manifolds of negative constant scalar curvature

Seminar | April 2 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Jian Song, Rutgers University

Department of Mathematics

We discuss general compactness results for Kahler-Einstein manifolds with negative first Chern class and geometric Kahler-Einstein metrics on smoothable log canonical models.

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: On symplectic stabilisations and mapping classes

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

Ailsa Keating, Cambridge

Department of Mathematics

In real dimension two, the symplectic mapping class group of a surface agrees with its classical'’ mapping class group, whose properties are well-understood. To what extent do these generalise to higher-dimensions? We consider specific pairs of symplectic manifolds $(S, M)$, where $S$ is a surface, together with collections of Lagrangian spheres in $S$ and in $M$, say $v_1, ...,v_k$ and...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Extending the Langlands program to covering groups.

Seminar | April 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Martin Weissman, UCSC

Department of Mathematics

Title (re-talk): An introduction to metaplectic groups

Abstract (re-talk): In his 1964 Acta paper, André Weil introduced metaplectic groups. For Weil, these were groups generated by certain unitary operators on a space of $L^2$ functions. His paper brought together harmonic analysis and number theory, yielding new results on quadratic forms and a proof of quadratic reciprocity. Within...   More >

Agostino Capponi - Columbia University

Seminar | April 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

Agostino Capponi, Columbia University

Agostino Capponi joined Columbia University's IEOR Department in August 2014, where he is also a member of the Institute for Data Science and Engineering.

His main research interests are in the area of networks, with a special focus on systemic risk, contagion, and control. In the context of financial networks, the outcome of his research contributes to a better understanding of risk...   More >

Hacker Calculus: Teaching Math with 3D Prints

Colloquium | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

Joan Horvath, Nonscriptum LLC; Rich Cameron, Nonscriptum LLC

We are developing 3D printed models to teach key calculus concepts hands-on, with minimal algebra. Our first inspiration was Isaac Newton’s illustrations in his (geometry-only) Principia Mathematica. What if Newton had been able to access a 3D printer? Over time math and physics teaching became heavily weighted toward algebra, and less toward geometrical problem-solving. Many practicing...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "How to Make an Offer? Bargaining with Value Discovery"

Seminar | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Eddie Ning, UC Berkeley Haas

Department of Economics

IB Finishing Talk: Climate change effects on thermal tolerance plasticity in the eelgrass sea hare, Phyllaplysia taylori

Seminar | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Richelle Tanner, UCB (Stillman/Sousa Labs)

STROBE Seminar Series: Solving protein structure with laser-controlled electron beams

Seminar | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 433 Latimer Hall

Osip Schwartz

College of Chemistry

Transmission electron microscopy of frozen-hydrated specimens (cryo-EM) enabled atomic-resolution reconstruction of biological macromolecules. However, thin soft matter specimens are almost transparent to the electron beam and are extremely sensitive to radiation damage. This hinders the reconstruction of protein complexes that are either too small or too structurally heterogeneous to be readily...   More >

Political Economy Seminar

Seminar | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, Evans Hall 648

Francesco Trebbi, UBC

Department of Economics

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

Seminar 271, 216, Development, Political Economy: "Making Policy Matter: Voter Responses to Campaign Promises"

Seminar | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Francesco Trebbi, University of British Columbia

Department of Economics

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Algebraic structures in Floer theory, reconsidered

Seminar | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Janko Latschev, Hamburg

Department of Mathematics

I will try to argue that cooperads provide a useful way to organize the construction of various algebraic structures in Floer theories.

Droplet Microfluidics: Biology One Picoliter at a Time

Colloquium | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

David Weitz, Harvard University

Vinyl Soul: Music, Noise, and Silence in a Time of Mass Murder

Colloquium | April 2 | 5:10 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall | Canceled

Department of Music

In the early morning hours of October 1, 1965, a group of low-ranking military officers kidnapped and killed six generals who were allegedly plotting a coup against then-president Sukarno. The army, under major general Suharto, responded by blaming the murder of the generals on the PKI (Partai Komunis Indonesia), which was at the time the third largest Communist party in the world. In the ensuing...   More >

Toward Real Sanctuary Cities: A Conversation With: Corrina Gould, Gerald Lenoir, Bilal Mafundi Ali and Maria Zamudio, facilitated by Leslie Dreyer

Workshop | April 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics

518 Valencia, San Francisco, CA

American Cultures

Details:
The same colonizing ideologies used to force indigenous folks from their land, institutionalize slavery and impede many POCs from accessing economic stability are still in effect today as speculators capitalize on racialized displacement and commodification of our homes in these so-called ‘sanctuary cities’. Bay Area politicians are catering to tech wealth and luxury development, while...   More >

UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall

Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Peaceful Transition to Democracy: A Peaceful Transition to Democracy: A Conversation with South Korean National Assemblymember Tae Sup Geum

Colloquium | April 3 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Bay View Room (5th Floor)

Tae Sup Geum

Center for Korean Studies (CKS), ASUC

Join us in a Conversation with South Korean National Assemblymember Tae Sup Geum to talk about the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, and the implications it has for South Korea, its relations with the United States and the state of democracy as a whole. How was a peaceful transition of power possible in South Korea, and how could it be possible elsewhere? This event is open to...   More >

Pushing the envelope to study dengue virus infections and vaccines

Seminar | April 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

Aravinda Desilva, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Olfactory receptor-based chemical sensors to accelerate the engineering of chemical-producing microbes

Seminar | April 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

College of Chemistry

Designer microbes that convert sugars into bioproducts provide a sustainable alternative to the synthesis of chemicals from petroleum. One of the major challenges in the engineering of microbes for the production of chemicals is the rapid identification of the highest chemical-producing microbe from a pool, akin to finding a needle in a haystack. Chromatography-based methods for the...   More >

Informed Approaches to Deep Learning via Neural Networks with Random Parameters

Seminar | April 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

Obtaining a better understanding of neural networks with random parameters is relevant for deep learning practice — for instance, by informing good initializations — and is a natural first step in building a more complete base of knowledge within deep learning. I will survey some of our recent work at Google Brain which originated from the study of random neural networks. [1]. I’ll begin by...   More >

Immigrant Agency and Social Movements in the Age of Devolution

Colloquium | April 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC), Room 220

Greg Prieto, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of San Diego

Center for Research on Social Change, Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Latino Policy Research, Division of Equity and Inclusion

Under what conditions are Mexican immigrants who are most affected by the deportation regime moved to participate in collective mobilization? Drawing on three years of participant observation and over 60 interviews with un/documented Mexican immigrants, in this talk I show that the immigrant activism that emerges seeks to inhabit, rather than transform, normative institutions of work and family.

Loss of Functional Motivation in Language Change

Workshop | April 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Department of Linguistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich

Our goal is to address cases of language change where formerly transparent functional motivations for a structural pattern become obsolete, while the pattern itself survives. We identify this class of phenomena as loss of functional motivation. LoFuM seems to be prevalent in all subsystems of the linguistic system: phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

Attendees must RSVP to hyman@berkeley.edu

Latinos and the Environment Summit

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

College of Natural Resources/Center for Latino Policy Research

Welcome to Latinos and the Environment Initiative. Our initiative was started as a way of bringing together Latinos whose work, interest, and research focus on the environment. We seek to create a network and bridge policy, organizing, and research.

The Past is Present: Virtuality, Archaeology, and the Future of History

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

College of Environmental Design

With rapid advances in modern documentation and interpretive technologies such as scanning, visualization, and Virtual and Augmented Reality, how must our study of the past and its material legacy adapt?

Robots on the Edge: Intelligent Machines, Industry 4.0 and Fog Robotics

Panel Discussion | April 5 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UC Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Campus

Ken Goldberg, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, UC Berkeley, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute; Juan Aparicio, Head of Research Group Advanced Manufacturing Automation, Siemens Corporation

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Please join us for the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum, a new monthly series from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. Our second panel of the Spring 2018 series invites Ken Goldberg, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Juan Aparicio, Head of Research Group Advanced Manufacturing Automation at Siemens to discuss Robots on the Edge: Intelligent Machines, Industry 4.0, and Fog...   More >

Writing Research Proposals

Workshop | April 5 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

In this workshop, we will explore techniques and best practices for writing a research proposal from the beginning (the specific aims/objectives) to the middle (the research design and methods) to the very end (supplementary documents).

ESPM Seminar Series - Albert Ruhi

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

ESPM Assistant Professor, Albert Ruhi, will share his talk, "Rivers of the Anthropocene: responses of freshwater communities to novel flow regimes"

This event is open to the public.

In an effort to reduce waste, please bring a reusable mug.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

David Vogel, Berkeley

Department of Economics

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 >

IB Seminar: Building the biosphere: The role of plant traits, strategies, and evolution in resolving the emergence of biomes

Seminar | April 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Lars Hedin, Princeton University

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Securitization and Solicited Refinancing Channel of Monetary Policy

Seminar | April 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Speaker: Rupal Kamdar, UC Berkeley

I document the “securitization and solicited refinancing channel,” a novel transmission mechanism of monetary policy and its heterogenous regional effects. The mechanism predicts that mortgage lenders who sell their originations to Government Sponsored Enterprises or into securitizations no longer hold the loan’s prepayment risk, and when rates drop, these lenders are more likely to signal to...   More >

IB Seminar: Multicomponent and Multimodal Signals in Ant Communication

Seminar | April 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Canceled

Bert Hölldobler, Arizona State University

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 5 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Nick Sander, UC Berkeley; Yingge Yan, UC Berkeley

Department of Economics

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Wages, Bargaining, and the Nonemployment Option: Evidence from Unemployment Insurance

Seminar | April 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Simon Jäger, MIT

Center for Labor Economics

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Rome Behaving Badly: Appian’s Critique of Roman Imperialism: CTP Distinguished Lecturer's Seminar

Seminar | April 5 | 3 p.m. | 479 Bancroft Library

Brian McGing, Regius Professor of Greek, Trinity College Dublin

Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

The 2nd century AD Greek historian, Appian of Alexandria, is usually thought of as “above all, an ardent admirer of Rome” (Oxford Classical Dictionary). Although he says admiring things about the overall Roman imperial achievement, Appian is at times fiercely critical of Roman behavior in his coverage of Rome’s conquests during the Republican period. Some of this he may get from his...   More >

Biology of Bedtime: Understanding Circadian Rhythms and Sleep

Seminar | April 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

Amita Sehgal, University of Pennsylvania

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Statistical inference of properties of distributions: theory, algorithms, and applications

Seminar | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall

Jiantao Jiao, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University

Modern data science applications frequently involve pipelines of exploratory analysis requiring accurate inference of a property of the distribution governing the data. This talk will focus on recent progress in the performance, structure, and deployment of near-minimax-optimal estimators for a large variety of properties in high-dimensional and nonparametric settings.

Bodies of Knowledge: Race, Power, and Pedagogy

Colloquium | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 140 Barrows Hall

All You Need is Love: “Benevolent Whiteness” and Love Language as Colonial Violence
Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, PhD

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

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "An Exact and Robust Conformal Inference Method for Counterfactual and Synthetic Controls"

Seminar | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Kaspar Wutherich, UCSD

Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Combinatorics of the asymmetric simple exclusion process

Colloquium | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

Sylvie Corteel, CNRS and Universite Paris Diderot, and Miller Professor

Department of Mathematics

The asymmetric simple exclusion process (ASEP) is an interacting particle system introduced in 1970 by Frank Spitzer in Interaction of Markov Processes. Many articles have been published on it in the physics and mathematics literature since then, and it has become a paradigm in modeling and analyzing non-equilibrium traffic systems. In this talk, I will show that beautiful combinatorics emerge...   More >

Intro to California Taxes

Workshop | April 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

A representative from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by- step example for filing your state tax return.

*Complete your federal tax return via GTP before...   More >

Literary Criticism: A Political History

Panel Discussion | April 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

Stephen Best, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Catherine Gallagher, Professor Emerita, Berkeley English; David Marno, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Namwali Serpell, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Joseph North, Assistant Professor of English, Yale English

Department of English

Is literary criticism political?

Can it be?

Should it be?

People in today's literature departments often assume that their work is politically progressive, especially when compared with the work of early- and mid-twentieth-century critics. In Literary Criticism: A Concise Political History, Joseph North argues that when understood in relation lo the longer arc of the discipline, the...   More >

Friday, April 6, 2018

Interdisciplinary Workshop on North America and the Early U.S.

Workshop | April 6 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Maxtrix Room

This two-day workshop (April 6th and April 7th, 2018) will showcase cutting-edge research performed by graduate students from across the U.S. and from a variety of academic disciplines that will thematically focus on North America and the early United States. Attendees will read these graduate students' research papers in advance and participate in a round-table discussion during each...   More >

RSVP by emailing Russell L Weber at wg.earlyus@gmail.com by March 31.

Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Conference/Symposium | April 6 – 7, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, SEABORG ROOM

Department of German

BERKELEY GERMANIC LINGUISTICS ROUNDTABLE
FACULTY CLUB, SEABORG ROOM
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Friday, April 6, 2018

8:30 am Registration

Morning Session: Thomas Shannon, Chair

9:00 am Ann-Marie Svensson & Jürgen Hering (Gothenburg University, Sweden)
From ‘enclosure’ to ‘urban settlement’: On the uses of Middle English town

9:20 am Karen Roesch, PhD (Indiana...   More >

Reconciling Islamic and European Civil Laws: Avenues and Obstacles to the Integration of European Muslim Immigrants

Conference/Symposium | April 6 – 7, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall

The Robbins Collection

The two-day conference to be held at Berkeley Law will include sessions on "Mosque and State"; "Islam and Legal Systems"; "Immigrant Integration in France and Germany" and "Cultural and Religious Identity, and Islamic Family Law in Europe"

2018 Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference In Premodern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium | April 6 | 9:30 a.m.-5:20 p.m. | East Asia Library, ROOM 224

518 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA

Initiated in 2014, the annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Chinese Humanities brings together graduate students from around the country and around the world who specialize in pre-modern Chinese studies.This national meeting of graduate students specializing in premodern Chinese studies aims to bring together young scholars from geographically distant institutions to...   More >

On-chip active delay lines with widely tunable delays

Seminar | April 6 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 540 Cory Hall

Nagendra Krishnapura, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

An all-pass filter architecture that can be generalized to high orders, and can be realized using active circuits, is proposed. Using this, a compact true-time-delay element with a widely tunable delay and a large delay-bandwidth product is demonstrated. This is useful for beamforming and equalization in the lower GHz range where the use of LC or transmission line based solutions to realize large...   More >

“Resource-Rational Attention Allocation”

Colloquium | April 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Fred Callaway, UC Berkeley

Department of Psychology

One of two 30 min research talks by graduate students.

Resource-Rational Attention Allocation

Colloquium | April 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Fred Callaway

Department of Psychology

Learning High-Level Actions By Minimizing Algorithmic Complexity

Colloquium | April 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Sophia Sanborn, UC Berkeley

Department of Psychology

One of two 30 min research talks by graduate students.

Labor Lunch Seminar: Firm Wage Premia, Industrial Relations, and Rent Sharing in Germany

Seminar | April 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Steffen Müller, Halle Institute for Economic Research

Center for Labor Economics

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | April 6 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

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.

Decolonial Visions: Indigenous Epistemologies and the Politics of Form

Conference/Symposium | April 6 | 1-7 p.m. | 188 Dwinelle Hall

Keynote Speaker: Hertha Sweet Wong
Activist Corrina Gould (Ohlone)

1pm: Opening Remarks and Artist's Talk: Diana Ruiz, *Film & Media*, and Adam Khalil

2pm: Interdisciplinary Panel: Ryan Rhadigan, *Rhetoric*; Jennifer Duque, *Ethnic Studies*; Alohie Tadesse, *Film/Linguistics Major*; Corrina Gould, *Ohlone Activist*

3:30pm Keynote Address: Hertha D....   More >

3D Scanning and Virtual Reality for Archaeology: Demonstrations and Discussion

Workshop | April 6 | 1-3:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

Archaeological Research Facility

3D VR Workshop

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Nanoelectromechanical Switches using Self-Assembled Molecular Layers

Seminar | April 6 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

Farnaz Niroui, University of California, Berkeley

Strong surface adhesive forces between neighboring surfaces in nanoelectromechanical (NEM) switches have presented a continuous challenge to the fabrication and operation of these devices. Stiction, which becomes ever more prominent with switch miniaturization, leads to hysteresis in switching. This results in increased active power consumption, limiting the energy efficiency of the device....   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Hecke algebras and Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials

Seminar | April 6 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Jeremy Meza, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

In their seminal 1979 paper, Kazhdan and Lusztig introduced a collection of polynomials for any Coxeter group that have (surprising?) connections to a myriad of topics in algebra, combinatorics, and geometry. We will attempt to survey this program, starting from the Hecke algebra, working our way through to computing Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials, and ending at the construction of the...   More >

Nanomaterials Engineering to Probe and Control Living Systems: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

Prof. Markita del Carpio Landry, UC Berkeley, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Unique physical, chemical, and optical phenomena arise when materials are confined to the nano-scale. We are accustomed to making observations and predictions for the behavior of living systems on a macroscopic scale that is intuitive for the time and size scales of our day-to-day lives. However, the building blocks of life: proteins, nucleic acids, and cells, occupy different spatiotemporal...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Metastability of the Zero Range Process on a Finite Set Without Capacity Estimates

Seminar | April 6 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Chanwoo Oh, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I'll prove metastability of the zero range process on a finite set without using capacity estimates. The proof is based on the existence of certain auxiliary functions. One such function is inspired by Evans and Tabrizian's article, "Asymptotics for the Kramers-Smouchowski equations". This function is the solution of a certain equation involving the infinitesimal generator of the...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Pamela Z

Colloquium | April 6 | 3 p.m. | 135 Morrison Hall

Department of Music

Pamela Z (born 1956, in Buffalo, New York) is an American composer, performer, and media artist who is best known for her solo works for voice with electronic processing. In performance, she combines various vocal sounds including operatic bel canto, experimental extended techniques and spoken word, with samples and sounds generated by manipulating found objects. Z’s musical aesthetic is one of...   More >

Dow Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry: Why Do Weaker Bonds Lead to More Stable Complexes? What is Going On?

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Bill Jones, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester

College of Chemistry

Over the past 20 years substantial progress has been made in the understanding of the activation of C-H and other strong bonds by reactive metal complexes in low oxidation states. This talk will present an overview of the use of pentamethylcyclopentadienyl and trispyrazolylborate rhodium complexes for the determination of thermodynamic factors that influence the activation of arene and alkane C-H...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Purity for the Brauer group

Seminar | April 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Minseon Shin, UCB

Department of Mathematics

I will discuss Kestutis Cesnavicius' recent preprint https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.06456 in which he proves a purity conjecture due to Grothendieck and Auslander–Goldman, which predicts that if $X$ is a regular Noetherian scheme and $Z \subseteq X$ is a closed subscheme of codimension $\ge 2$, then the restriction map on the cohomological Brauer groups \$H^2_{\operatorname {\text {ét}}}(X ,...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Wave maps into spheres

Seminar | April 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Mohandas Pillai, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | April 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

Speaker: Ellen Goodall (Andreas Martin lab)

Asymmetry in the 26S proteasome motor drives global conformational changes

Abstract
The eukaryotic 26S proteasome is a complex molecular machine and is responsible for the bulk of targeted protein degradation in the cell. Substrates marked with ubiquitin are recognized by the proteasome regulatory particle before being unfolded and threaded into...   More >