<< Week of January 06 >>

Sunday, January 6, 2019

SOLD OUT - Mushrooms in the Garden

Workshop | January 6 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a walk and talk on local mushrooms that occur in our Bay Area woods, lawns and yes, even gardens. We will walk the beautiful UC Botanical Garden and see just who has made themselves at home. Discover the fungus among us!

$20, $15 UCBG Garden members

 SOLD OUT.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

January Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | January 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Microsoft Access Database Relationships: Betec017

Workshop | January 8 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course details the concepts and practices of designing a relational Microsoft Access database. Emphasis is placed on Table normalization strategies, defining multi-table relationships, and understanding the implications and benefits of a relational environment on other database objects such as Queries, Forms, and Reports.

Learning Objectives
* Understand the purpose and interdependencies...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | January 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Building New Synthetic Biology Tools with Genome Editing

Seminar | January 10 | 10-11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Stephanie Tzouanas Schmidt, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Motivated by the intricacy and complexity of cellular differentiation, I am broadly interested in technology development for measuring and tracking cellular decision-making. My current research focuses on applying genome editing to engineer new tools for synthetic biology and genomics; in my talk, I will present two recent projects. In the first, I used CRISPR/Cas9 to write a cell’s lineage into...   More >

Special Analysis Seminar: Completeness of the Bethe Ansatz for an open \(q\)-boson system with integrable boundary interactions

Seminar | January 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ignacio Zurrian, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina

 Department of Mathematics

We employ a discrete integral-reflection representation of the double affine Hecke algebra of type \(C^\vee C\) at the critical level \(q=1\), to endow the open finite \(q\)-boson system with integrable boundary interactions at the lattice ends. It is shown that the Bethe Ansatz entails a complete basis of eigenfunctions for the commuting quantum integrals in terms of Macdonald's three-parameter...   More >

Microsoft Excel Query Editor: Betec025

Workshop | January 10 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course focuses on the utilization of the embedded Microsoft Excel Query Editor to connect to multiple data sources in order to extract, manipulate, or compare datasets. Query results are loaded to the host Excel application to leverage other business intelligence features.

Learning Objectives
• Identify the elements of the Microsoft Excel Query Editor.
• Connect the Query Editor to...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity

Presentation | January 10 | 6-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Dr. Megan Hochstrasser, Innovative Genomics Institute

 Science@Cal

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

CRISPR expert and science communicator, Dr. Megan Hochstrasser, will describe how genome editing works, what it can do, what exactly happened with the “CRISPR babies,” and how important it is to grapple with CRISPR’s ethical implications sooner rather than later.

Developed here in Berkeley in just 2012, the CRISPR-Cas9 system lets scientists rewrite DNA in...   More >

Friday, January 11, 2019

Berkeley Facilitators Network Workshop: Take Note: Finding the Right Note-taking Style

Workshop | January 11 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Stefanie Kalem; Aaron Diaz; Beth Pearce

 Berkeley Facilitators Network

Good note-taking in meetings is essential to information retention, facilitating team communication, and ensuring that decisions and action items don’t fall through the cracks. But not everyone takes notes in the same way, and not every note-taking method works for every kind of meeting.

In this workshop, we’ll delve into the general philosophy of taking notes before getting high-level views...   More >