<< Week of January 13 >>

Monday, January 14, 2019

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | January 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 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.

Gun Violence in Schools Symposium: Part of a series of multidisciplinary conversations on gun violence with leading professors, litigators and practitioners

Conference/Symposium | January 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, Graduate School of Education, Room 1104

 Prof. Ron Avi Astor, USC; Alisa Crovetti, UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Education; Alla Lefkowtiz, Everytown for Gun Safety; Emily Ozer, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health

 Civil Justice Research Initiative, Graduate School of UC Berkeley Education, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, School of Social Welfare

Architecture and Co-Evolution of Allosteric Materials

Seminar | January 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Matthieu Wyart, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

We introduce a numerical scheme to evolve functional elastic materials that can accomplish a specified mechanical task. In this scheme, the number of solutions, their spatial architectures and the correlations among them can be computed. We first consider an “allosteric” task, which requires the material to respond specifically to a stimulus at a distant active site. We find that functioning...   More >

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Siebel Stem Cell Institute Symposium

Conference/Symposium | January 15 | 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 The Berkeley Stem Cell Center

A day of lectures and poster presentations describing recent findings by affiliates of the Seibel Stem Cell Institutes at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

UCOP Virtual Career Series: Navigating the job search: Tips from recruiters and hiring managers

Workshop | January 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Virtual

 University of California Office of the President

UC alumni working as professional recruiters and hiring managers across a variety of industries will provide an insider’s look at the hiring process and provide tangible advice to help you maximize your job search and land your next great opportunity!

Microsoft Excel VBA Function Programming: Betec010

Workshop | January 15 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

"This course details the process by which custom, user-defined functions are created using the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language. Once defined, VBA functions may be used in Microsoft Excel to produce custom calculated outcomes that extend beyond the capabilities of the standard Excel function library.

Learning Objectives

* Understand the VBA Project hierarchy and...   More >

Thematic Seminar: Multimarginal optimal transport, density functional theory, and convex relaxation

Seminar | January 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Yuehaw Khoo, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Density functional theory is an effective tool in solid state physics and quantum chemistry for electronic structure calculation. However, it has difficulties when dealing with strongly correlated systems. In this talk, we examine the regime where the electrons are strictly correlated. This gives rise to a multimarginal optimal transport problem, a direct extension of the optimal transport...   More >

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Neural circuit mechanisms underlying cognition in rats

Seminar | January 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Carlos Brody, Howard Hughes Medical Institute & Princeton University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

I will describe studies of the neural bases of cognitive processes. Rodents, mostly rats, are trained to perform behaviors that lend themselves to quantitative modeling that can help identify and assess specific cognitive processes, such as decision-making, short-term memory, planning, and executive control. With these well-quantified behaviors in hand, we then use electrophysiological...   More >

Thursday, January 17, 2019

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | January 17 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in location

 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 >

Developmental lineage mapping by genomic barcoding in the mouse

Seminar | January 17 | 10-11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Reza Kalhor, Wyss Institute Research Associate in Technology Development

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Cellular barcoding using nuclease-induced DNA mutations is an effective approach that is emerging for recording biological information, including developmental lineages. We introduce the homing CRISPR system as an effective means of generating DNA barcodes with a high and scalable diversity. We further describe the implementation of this system in a mouse model with multiple...   More >

Friday, January 18, 2019

MeToo: One Year Later

Conference/Symposium | January 18 | 1-4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium 175

 Kathryn R. Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law; Leah Benavides, Writer and Director; Aya Gruber, Professor of Law, University of Colorado Boulder; Lara Stemple, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and International Student Programs, UCLA School of Law

 Roxane Gay, Author of Bad Feminist and Hunger

 Russell Robinson, Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

 Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture, Center for Race & Gender, The Division of Equity & Inclusion’s Campus Climate, Affirmation and Empowerment Series

Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture and Center for Race & Gender present:

Friday, January 18, 2019
#MeToo: One Year Later
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Booth Auditorium 175, Berkeley Law

RSVP by January 11 for a free lunch:

Women's March Poster Workshop with the BAMPFA Art Lab and Masako Miki

Workshop | January 18 | 1 p.m. |  Pier 35, San Francisco

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For Untitled, San Francisco, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) presents a pop-up installation of its Fisher Family Art Lab, a participatory art-making space housed within the museum. Continuing the tradition of collaborating with artists and activists to create political poster art using the museum's Risograph print resource, the Art Lab has partnered with Bay Area...   More >

MENA Salon: A Middle East New Deal? US Withdrawal from Syria

Workshop | January 18 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

In December, President Trump ordered the withdrawal of all US forces in Syria, believed to number around 2,000. His announcement, which came after a phone call with Turkish President Erdogan, has been criticized on a number of fronts. On January 10, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered an address at the American University in Cairo, which aimed to reassure regional partners that a withdrawal...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "Can You Move to Opportunity? Evidence from the Great Migration"

Seminar | January 18 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ellora Derenoncourt, Harvard Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Labor, Economic History, Public Economics

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | January 18 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Speaker 1: Lisa Alexander (Bustamante lab)

Kinetic analysis of cotranslational protein folding via single molecule techniques

Multidomain proteins may have altered folding kinetics on the ribosome compared to in solution. Using optical tweezers, we compare the folding of truncated and full-length isolated versions of a multidomain calcium-binding protein with stalled,...   More >