<< Week of March 23 >>

Sunday, March 17, 2019

41st California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 15 – 17, 2019 every day | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics, Celtic Studies Program, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Follan Fund

The conference is free and open to the public.
Papers will range through Celtic languages, cultures, literatures, histories, and linguistics (come hear about syntactic change in Gaulish!).

Symposium on Amazonian Languages 3

Conference/Symposium | March 17 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 1226 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics

Exploration of Forms: Symbology of Orixá Dances Workshop

Workshop | March 17 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Rosangela Silvestre, Silvestre Dance Technique

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This free workshop will explore the connections between the rhythms and the traditional movements, archetypes and stories of the Orixá dances, interpreted as an art form. It is a journey into the discovery of how the sacred symbolism of this tradition inspires the body to dance, making the connection between the traditional movements and rhythms of the Orixá, to our own human...   More >

SOLD OUT - Green Natural Dyes: The Seasonal Color Palette with Sasha Duerr

Workshop | March 17 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Green is one of the most elusive colors in the natural dye world. On this St. Patrick’s Day, come and learn all about the plants that can yield this mysterious and gorgeous color, with dye whisperer and local color expert Sasha Duerr.

$100 / $90 UCBG members

 SOLD OUT - email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu to be added to the waitlist.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Granular Mechanics: Soil, Additive Manufacturing, and Beyond

Seminar | March 18 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Michelle Bernhardt-Barry

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

The advent of additive manufacturing (AM) has opened many new fields of study related to multi-scale granular material behavior and it has the potential to transform the way in which we design and construct geotechnical infrastructure. This talk will highlight several areas of ongoing research within Dr. Bernhardt-Barry’s group and opportunities for expanding this research in the future. The...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | March 18 | 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.

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 2414 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Adaptive changes in the adult visual system following visual deprivation

Seminar | March 18 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dr. MiYoung Kwon, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

As our population ages, a growing number of people must adapt to normal and pathological aging processes. Thus, understanding how the adult human brain deals with degraded sensory input is increasingly important. In this talk, I will present behavioral and brain-imaging evidence suggesting that visual deprivation results in compensatory changes in the adult human visual system. Here I will...   More >

Leveraging Science to Improve the Lives of Children and Adolescents: A cross-disciplinary discussion

Panel Discussion | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Prudence Carter, Dean, Graduate School of Education; Jill Duerr Berrick, Professor, School of Social Welfare; Lia Fernald, Professor, School of Public Health; Jason Okonofua, Professor, Department of Psychology

 Ron Dahl, Director, Institute of Human Development

 Institute of Human Development

There has been a great deal of progress in the scientific understanding of how children learn and develop—and the social contexts, conditions, and systems that can promote health, well-being, learning, and social success. There are many challenges to leveraging this science for real-world impact. Yet, there are also exciting opportunities—and compelling reasons for overcoming these challenges.

STROBE Seminar: 3D Phase Contrast Tomography with Atomic Resolution

Seminar | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 775A Tan Hall

 David Ren, Waller Group, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Electron tomography is a technique used in both materials science and structural biology to image features well below optical resolution limit. In this work, we present a new algorithm for reconstructing the three-dimensional(3D) electrostatic potential of a sample at atomic resolution from phase contrast imaging using high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Our method accounts for...   More >

Leveraging Science to Improve the Lives of Children and Adolescents: IHD/Developmental Colloquium featuring a cross-disciplinary discussion

Colloquium | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Institute of Human Development

There has been a great deal of progress in the scientific understanding of how children learn and develop—and the social contexts, conditions, and systems that can promote health, well-being, learning, and social success. There are many challenges to leveraging this science for real-world impact. Yet, there are also exciting opportunities—and compelling reasons for overcoming these
challenges.

Combinatorics Seminar: Cone valuations, Gram's relation, and combinatorics

Seminar | March 18 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Raman Sanyal, Goethe Universitat-Frankfurt and Simons Institute

 Department of Mathematics

The Euler-Poincare formula is a cornerstone of the combinatorial theory of polytopes. It states that the number of faces of various dimensions of a convex polytope satisfy a linear relation and it is the only linear relation (up to scaling). Gram’s relation generalizes the fact that the sum of (interior) angles at the vertices of a convex $n$-gon is $(n-2)\pi$. In dimensions $3$ and up, it is...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: “Diversity in Schools: Immigrants and the Educational Performance of Natives”

Seminar | March 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Paola Giuliano, UCLA

 Department of Economics

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

Seminar 231, Public Finance

Seminar | March 18 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Johannes Kasinger; Dario Tortarolo

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Johannes Kasinger - "Simplifying Information and Retirement Planning Disparities"

Dario Tortarolo - "Earnings responses to large income tax changes"

String-Math Seminar: A Sheaf-Theoretic model for \(SL(2,\mathbb C)\) Floer homology

Seminar | March 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Mohammed Abouzaid, Columbia University

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe joint work with Ciprian Manolescu on constructing an analogue of instanton Floer homology replacing the group \(SU(2)\) by \(SL(2,\mathbb C)\). Having failed to do so using the standard Floer theoretic tools of gauge theory and symplectic topology, we turned to sheaf theory to produce an invariant. After describing our approach, I will discuss some features of this theory that are...   More >

Special Quantum Geometry Seminar: Matrix algebras, geometry and particle physics

Seminar | March 18 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Andrzej Sitarz, Jagiellonian University, Krakow

 Department of Mathematics

Starting from the description of the Standard Model of particle physics based on noncommutative geometry we study the properties of the matrix algebras in the model. We demonstrate that there exists a new previously unknown geometric feature of the model, which can be mathematically stated that the Hilbert space of particles is a self-Morita equivalence bimodule for the associated generalization...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 18 | 3-5 p.m. | 2414 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Bounding 5-torsion in class groups using Elliptic Curves

Seminar | March 18 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jacob Tsimerman, University of Toronto

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss a new method to bound 5-torsion in class groups using elliptic curves. The most natural “trivial” bound on the n-torsion is to bound it by the size of the entire class group, for which one has a global class number formula. We explain how to make sense of the n-torsion of a class group intrinsically as a “dimension 0 selmer group”, and by embedding it into an appropriate...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: On the large time collapsing of Ricci flows

Seminar | March 18 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Shaosai Huang, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of Mathematics

In contrast to finite time singularities of Ricci flows, it is known that collapsing with bounded sectional curvature may occur as we approach time infinity along immortal Ricci flows. In this talk I will show that along an immortal Ricci flow with uniformly bounded diameter and sectional curvature, an unbounded sequence of time slices sub converges to a Ricci flat orbifold.

Evidence for the Suffixing Preference

Colloquium | March 18 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Matthew S. Dryer, Professor of Linguistics, University at Buffalo

 Department of Linguistics

It might be thought that there already exists overwhelming evidence for a preference for suffixes over prefixes. However, strictly speaking, most of the available evidence is evidence for an orthographic suffixing preference, i.e. a preference for suffixes over prefixes in the orthographic representations of words in grammatical descriptions. Haspelmath (2011), however, questions how reliable...   More >

Jeffrey Linderoth – Perspectives on Integer Programming in Sparse Optimization

Seminar | March 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Jeffrey Linderoth, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Algorithms to solve mixed integer linear programs have made incredible progress in the past 20 years. Key to these advances has been a mathematical analysis of the structure of the set of feasible solutions. We argue that a similar analysis is required in the case of mixed integer quadratic programs, like those that arise in sparse optimization in machine learning. One such analysis...   More >

IB Finishing Talk: Tropical plant hydraulics in a changing world

Seminar | March 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Clarissa Fontes, UCB (Dawson Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 271, Development: "Consumption Insurance and Technology Adoption"

Seminar | March 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Melanie Morten, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Quantitative analysis of energy metabolism: Dr. Sheng Hui, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University

Seminar | March 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Center for Computational Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Abstract:
Mammals generate energy by burning dietary carbon into CO2. The largest calorie source for most mammals is carbohydrate, which is broken down into glucose in the small intestinal lumen. Glucose is then absorbed and circulates in the blood stream. To acquire energy, tissues are generally assumed to take in glucose and break it down to CO2 through the concerted action of glycolysis and...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Secure Survey Design in Organizations: Theory and Experiments

Seminar | March 18 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Sylvain Chassang, NYU

 Department of Economics

Perspectives on the Iranian Revolution: Commemorating 40 Years

Colloquium | March 18 | 5-8 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join Perspective Magazine, a student-run publication printed on a bi-annual basis, to celebrate the launch of their spring issue and commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution.
Perspective offers the Iranian-American diaspora and anyone interested in Iran an outlet to explore the Iranian culture and key issues affecting the Iranian community.

Forty years later, we invite...   More >

"Three-Dimensional Chess": Dissecting the Political, Economic, and Military Layers of US-PRC-ROC Relations in 2019

Colloquium | March 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Yukon Huang, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Asia Program; T.J. Pempel, Jack M. Forcey Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Brian Tsui and Tim Smith, on behalf of Strait Talk at UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

In the past six months, relations between the United States, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of China have been subject to significant tensions. President Trump escalated US military ties with the ROC...   More >

On Digital Colonialism and “Other” Futures with Morehshin Allahyari

Presentation | March 18 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Media artist, activist, educator, and curator Morehshin Allahyari will discuss some of her projects focused on topics such as 3D fabrication, activism, digital colonialism, monstrosity, and fabulation. She will use this talk as a platform to show the possibilities of art making beyond aesthetics or visualization, positing and contextualizing a “position outside” that asks difficult questions and...   More >

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

2019 QBI/Institut Pasteur Symposium on Infectious Disease

Conference/Symposium | March 19 – 20, 2019 every day | Gladstone Institutes, Mahley Auditorium

 1650 Owwens Street, San Francisco, CA

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Jan AMBROSINI

Attachments10:21 AM (22 minutes ago)

to Jan, bcc: qb3facultyucb
Dear QB3-Berkeley researchers,
Please note this upcoming symposium on infectious disease, set for March 18-19 at the Gladstone Institutes. A flyer is attached.
Jan





2019 QBI/INSTITUT PASTEUR SYMPOSIUM ON INFECTIOUS DISEASE



The Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI), QB3 and Gladstone...   More >

Novartis Chemical Sciences Lecture: Deciphering the human microbiota using chemistry

Seminar | March 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Emily Balskus, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

The human body is colonized by trillions of microorganisms that exert a profound influence on human biology, in part by providing functional capabilities that extend beyond those of host cells. In particular, there is growing evidence linking chemical processes carried out by the microbial inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract to both health and disease. However, we still do not understand...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Asset Insurance Premium in the Cross-Section of Asset Synchronicity

Seminar | March 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Raymond Leung, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Any asset can use some portfolio of similar assets to insure against its own factor risks, even if the identities of the factors are unknown. A long position of an asset and a short position of this portfolio forms an asset insurance premium (AIP) that is different from the equity risk premium.

Canadian Language and Culture and Citizenship Development:: Academic Literacy Interventions using New Technologies for Immigrant and International Youth in Canadian Universities

Colloquium | March 19 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jia Li, John A. Sproul Fellow, Canadian Studies

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Berkeley Language Center

Canada has a comparatively open immigration policy. On average the country has accepted about 200,000 immigrants and refugees a year over the past decade, one of the highest per capita admission rates in the world. In addition, Canada has been one of the top preferred countries for international students because of a wide selection of programs in top educational institutions, and great potential...   More >

Lam Day at Berkeley

Panel Discussion | March 19 | 12-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Vahid Vahedi, Senior Vice President, Etch Business Unit, Lam Research

 n/a

On Tuesday, March 19, the College of Engineering and College of Chemistry will welcome Lam Research to campus for Lam Day @ Berkeley.

Headquartered in Fremont, California, Lam Research is a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. Lam's products and services are used to make virtually every leading-edge chip inside the electronic...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Testing for Labor Rationing: Revealed Preference Estimates from Hiring Shocks"

Presentation | March 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Supreet Kaur, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by March 15.

The Uncivil Polity: Race, Poverty and Civil Legal Justice

Colloquium | March 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Jamila Michener, Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University

 Center for Research on Social Change, Institute of Governmental Studies, Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans

Civil legal institutions protect crucial economic, social, and political rights. The core functions of civil law include preventing evictions, averting deportations, advocating on behalf of public assistance beneficiaries, representing borrowers in disputes with lenders, safeguarding women from domestic violence, and resolving family disputes (e.g. child support, custody). Civil legal protections...   More >

The Uncivil Polity: Race, Poverty and Civil Legal Justice

Colloquium | March 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Jamila Michener, Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University

 Center for Research on Social Change, Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Political Science

Civil legal institutions protect crucial economic, social, and political rights. The core functions of civil law include preventing evictions, averting deportations, advocating on behalf of public assistance beneficiaries, representing borrowers in disputes with lenders, safeguarding women from domestic violence, and resolving family disputes (e.g. child support, custody). Civil legal protections...   More >

Rustic Meals for Camping, Cookouts, or Home (BEUHS641)

Workshop | March 19 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Whether you’re looking to spend more screen-free time outdoors (and participating in the Balancing Technology Challenge) or just looking for fun new recipes, this class will introduce you to healthy recipes that can be made outdoors or at home. Maybe you will even be inspired to go camping or host a cookout with friends or family! Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

Be Well at Work: Rustic Meals for Camping, Cookouts, or Home

Workshop | March 19 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Tang 1019b Section Club Room

 Kim Guess

 Human Resources

Whether you’re looking to spend more screen-free time outdoors (and participating in the Balancing Technology Challenge) or just looking for fun new recipes, this class will introduce you to healthy recipes that can be made outdoors or at home. Maybe you will even be inspired to go camping or host a cookout with friends or family! Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

Career Lab: CVs (for faculty positions or gov't research)

Career Fair | March 19 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

This interactive session will start with 15-20 minutes topic overview with advice and tips, then participants will have the opportunity to work on their own materials, with career advisor assistance. (You are encouraged to bring printed copies of your materials and/or a laptop.) You do not need to be currently on the job market to benefit from participating in this event. You will gain insights...   More >

BSAC Technology Seminar - Miniaturized Interfaces and Implants for Neural Applications and Bioelectronics Medicine

Seminar | March 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz, Dept. of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), Albert-Ludwig-University of Freiburg, Germany

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Neural implants need to establish stable and reliable interfaces to the target structure for chronic application in neurosciences as well as in clinical applications. They have to record electrical neural signals, excite neural cells or fibers by means of electrical stimulation. In case of optogenetic experiments, optical stimulation by integrated light sources or waveguides must be integrated on...   More >

  RSVP online by March 18.

IB Seminar: How collective behavior can shape ecosystems

Seminar | March 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Michael Gil, University of California, Santa Cruz & NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center

 Department of Integrative Biology

AmpEquity Speaker Series with Jonathan McBride of BlackRock

Panel Discussion | March 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | N470 Haas School of Business

 Jonathan McBride, BlackRock; Kellie McElhaney, Berkeley Haas

 Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

Join Jonathan McBride (Managing Director and Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity, BlackRock) and Kellie McElhaney (Founding Executive Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership) as they discuss Jonathan's Equity Fluent Leadership journey.

This event will be held in N470, on the 4th floor of Chou Hall. Doors will open at 12:30pm. A light lunch will be served. This event will feature...   More >

The discovery of Kisqali® (ribociclib), a CDK4/6 inhibitor for the treatment of breast cancer

Seminar | March 19 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Christopher Brain, Novartis

 College of Chemistry

EndNote: Essentials and More

Workshop | March 19 | 2-3 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Debbie Jan, Optometry and Health Sciences Library

 Library

EndNote, a citation management program, helps you organize citations and easily insert these citations into your paper or report. Your citations can be converted by EndNote into thousands of different styles, saving you hours of time when you format your papers.

This hands-on workshop will give you practice using some of the EndNote features. This is a drop-in session; no sign up needed.

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Labor Market Power"

Seminar | March 19 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Kyle Herkenhoff, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Minnesota

 Department of Economics

Abstract: We develop a quantitative general equilibrium oligopsony model of the U.S. labor market, calibrated to Census data. Parameters governing labor market power are identified using new measures of within-state-firm, across-market differences in the response of employment and wages to state corporate tax changes. After calibrating to match 2014 measures of labor market power, we find that...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

The Energy Office presents: Sustainability Practices: A Panel on Sustainability in the Built Environment

Presentation | March 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 David Lehrer, Center for the Built Environment; Housing & Dining Sustainability Advocates; Catherine Patton, UCB Energy Office

 UCB Energy Office

The Energy Office presents: A brand new Sustainability Practices Panel! Do you know how much energy buildings use? This panel will be focused on sustainability in Cal's built environment, which represents almost 75% of carbon emissions from the University. Come hear about work the Energy Office is doing to reduce energy use and emissions, and cutting-edge technology and initiatives to inspire...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 19 | 2-5 p.m. | 2414 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Revealing temptation through menu choice: A field study

Seminar | March 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Severine Toussaert, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics

ABSTRACT: In a field study with participants in a weight loss challenge, I use the menu choice approach of Gul and Pesendorfer (2001) to explore the extent to which preference for smaller menus may "reveal" temptation. Focusing on the temptation to eat unhealthy, I elicit participants' preferences over a set of lunch reimbursement options ("the menus"), which differed in the
range of foods...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Virtually special hyperbolic manifolds

Seminar | March 19 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss a theorem of Bergeron-Haglund-Wise that hyperbolic arithmetic groups of simplest type are virtually special. This implies that geometrically finite subgroups are separable.

Kenneth Pitzer Lecture: Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Catalysis and Energy Conversion

Seminar | March 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Department of Chemistry, Yale University

 College of Chemistry

Proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) reactions play a vital role in a wide range of chemical and biological processes. This talk will focus on recent advances in the theory of PCET and applications to catalysis and energy conversion. The quantum mechanical effects of the active electrons and transferring proton, as well as the motions of the proton donor-acceptor mode and solvent or protein...   More >

Seminar 221 - Industrial Organization: ​"Physician Behavior in the Presence of a Secondary Market: The Case of Prescription Opioids": Joint with Public Finance

Seminar | March 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Molly Schnell, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with public seminar

Beyond Imperial Aesthetics: Theorizing Art and Politics in East Asia

Panel Discussion | March 19 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Naoki Sakai, Cornell University; Mayumo Inoue, Hitotsubashi University

 Miryam Sas, UC Berkeley; Steve Choe, San Francisco State University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Observing that the division between theory and empiricism remains inextricably linked to imperial modernity, manifest at the most basic level in the binary between “the West” and “Asia,” the authors in the forthcoming collection Beyond Imperial Aesthetics (co-edited by Mayumo Inoue and Steve Choe, Hong Kong University Press, 2019) reexamine art and aesthetics to challenge these oppositions...   More >

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

2019 QBI/Institut Pasteur Symposium on Infectious Disease

Conference/Symposium | March 19 – 20, 2019 every day | Gladstone Institutes, Mahley Auditorium

 1650 Owwens Street, San Francisco, CA

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Jan AMBROSINI

Attachments10:21 AM (22 minutes ago)

to Jan, bcc: qb3facultyucb
Dear QB3-Berkeley researchers,
Please note this upcoming symposium on infectious disease, set for March 18-19 at the Gladstone Institutes. A flyer is attached.
Jan





2019 QBI/INSTITUT PASTEUR SYMPOSIUM ON INFECTIOUS DISEASE



The Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI), QB3 and Gladstone...   More >

Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying

Course | March 20 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

Participants will learn about how to recognize bullying behavior; what climates encourage bullying; the impact of workplace bullying; options for how bystanders can effectively respond; and constructive approaches to dealing with workplace bullies. Info is included from Human Resources, regarding the role of HR in cases of workplace bullying and the University complaint process.

 open to all UCB Staff. Register online

Biology as information dynamics

Seminar | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 John Baez, UC Riverside

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

If biology is the study of self-replicating entities, and we want to understand the role of information, it makes sense to see how information theory is connected to the ‘replicator equation’ — a simple model of population dynamics for self-replicating entities. The relevant concept of information turns out to be the information of one probability distribution relative to another, also known as...   More >

Precision profiling of microbiome-host interactions

Seminar | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 lwijn De Vlaminck, Cornell University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Despite the centrality of microbes to human health, we know very little about how microbes interact with each other and their environment. This lack of understanding is due to fundamental limitations of existing tools to study microbiomes and microbiome-host interactions. In this talk, I will describe key limitations of existing tools, and I will provide solutions. First, I will discuss the...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Melissa Hawkins: Using genomics to understand the evolution and biogeography of mammalian adaptive radiations

Seminar | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Melissa Hawkins

 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 >

TAYLOR WHITE ENDOWED LECTURE: "Tracking and tackling emerging fungal threats"

Seminar | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Matthew Fisher, Imperial College London

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Matthew Fisher is a Professor of Fungal Disease Epidemiology and Faculty of Medicine at the School of Public Health, at Imperial College London. His research uses an evolutionary framework to investigate the biological and environmental factors that are driving emerging fungal diseases in both human, wildlife and plant species. In 2005 he received the Berkeley Award from the British Mycological...   More >

CITRIS Research Exchange with Prasant Mohopatra

Conference/Symposium | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:

Dr. Prasant Mohapatra is serving as the Vice Chancellor for Research at University of California, Davis. He is also a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and served as the Dean and Vice-Provost of Graduate Studies at University of California, Davis during 2016-18. He served as an Associate Chancellor during 2014-16, and the Interim Vice-Provost and CIO of UC...   More >

Creativity and Your Health (BEUHS667)

Workshop | March 20 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Jennifer Guerra, MA

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Engaging in creative activities allows us to be more productive, balanced, and calm in everyday life. Explore your creativity through simple, guided exercises, and learn how engaging in creative activities can benefit your health.

This workshop will build on the Fall 2018 workshop by reviewing the health benefits of creative activities, digging deeper into physiological effects, and introduce...   More >

Be Well at Work: Creativity and Your Health

Workshop | March 20 | 12:10-1 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 Jen Guerra

 Human Resources

Engaging in creative activities allows us to be more productive, balanced, and calm in everyday life. Explore your creativity through simple, guided exercises, and learn how engaging in creative activities can benefit your health.

This workshop will build on the Fall 2018 workshop by reviewing the health benefits of creative activities, digging deeper into physiological effects, and introduce...   More >

Defining Roles. Representations of Lumumba and his Independence Speech in Congolese and Belgian Literature

Colloquium | March 20 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Lieselot De Taeye, Visiting Student Researcher, Institute of European Studies, PhD Candidate in Dutch Literature at Vrije Universiteit Brussel

 Center for African Studies

On June 30th 1960, Congo declared its independence from Belgium. In his speech at the ceremony, the Belgian King Baudouin applauded the work of his countrymen during the colonial period, calling his great-granduncle Leopold II, who was responsible for the death of approximately ten million Congolese people, a ‘genius’. Patrice Lumumba, the first Congolese Prime Minister, gave a now-famous speech...   More >

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: The epsilon-removal principle

Seminar | March 20 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Zirui Zhou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The $\varepsilon $–removal lemma of Tao converts a near-global family of bounds $\|Tf\|_{L^q(B(0,r)} \le O(r^\varepsilon \|f\|_{L^p})$ (as $r\to \infty $) to $\|Tf\|_{L^q(\mathbb R^d)} \le O( \|f\|_{L^{p+\delta }})$, for certain specific linear operators $T$. If the former holds for all positive $\varepsilon >0$ then one obtains a global bound with any exponent strictly $ >p$ on the right-hand...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 20 | 1:30-5 p.m. | 2414 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Building blocks for hyperbolic manifolds

Seminar | March 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Matthew Stover, Temple University

 Department of Mathematics

I'll introduce three ways to build hyperbolic manifolds: arithmetic groups, "interbreeding", and "inbreeding". The first is purely algebraic. The second leads to the famous nonarithmetic examples of Gromov and Piatetski-Shapiro. The third is due to Agol, further studied by Belolipetsky-Thomson. Further, we will discuss concrete 3-dimensional examples via links in $S^3$ and belted sums.

Food Innovation Studio Showcase

Presentation | March 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N440, Chou Hall

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-innovation-studio-showcase-tickets-57469215972

Join us at this student-led showcase to receive a crash course on the hottest topics impacting the sustainable food space. Student leaders will present on topics such as regenerative agriculture, single-use packaging, plant-based proteins, food system sustainability, and disruptive food delivery models.

Fairness in Machine Learning for Online Social Systems: BLISS Seminar

Seminar | March 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall

 Elisa Celis, Yale

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Social systems are now fueled by machine learning algorithms that facilitate and control connections and information. Simultaneously, computational systems are now fueled by people -- their interactions, data, and behavior. Consequently, there is a pressing need to design new algorithms that are socially responsible in how they learn, and
socially optimal in the manner in which they use...   More >

Metastability and Condensation

Seminar | March 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Dynamical systems that are perturbed by small random noises are known to exhibit metastable behavior. Analogously, random walks with tendency towards a finite collection of sites may exhibit metastability.

Zero Range Process is a random walk on a simplex with metastable states residing at the vertices. Interpreting this process as a particle system on a one dimensional lattice, the metastable...   More >

Dr. Benjamin Blonder: "Moving towards predictive large-scale ecology: a plant ecophysiology approach"

Seminar | March 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Benjamin Blonder

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Assistant Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, Dr. Benjamin Blonder, will present a research seminar.

Abstract. Many global change problems have foundations in community ecology. However, predicting community responses to environmental change remains difficult. Three major challenges include: 1) establishing empirically strong relationships between species’...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Absolute Hodge cycles on abelian varieties of CM-type II

Seminar | March 20 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Sander Mack-Crane, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Facebook Disaster Maps: Aggregate Insights for Crisis Response and Recovery

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Shankar Iyer, Facebook

 Department of Statistics

After a natural disaster or other crisis, humanitarian organizations need to know where affected people are located and what resources they need. While this information is difficult to capture quickly through conventional methods, aggregate usage patterns of social media apps like Facebook can help fill these information gaps. In this talk, I'll describe the data and methodology that power...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Finiteness of maximal geodesic submanifolds of hyperbolic hybrids

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Matthew Stover, Temple University

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain why large classes of non-arithmetic hyperbolic $n$-manifolds, including the hybrids introduced by Gromov and Piatetski-Shapiro and many of their generalizations, have only finitely many finite-volume immersed totally geodesic hypersurfaces, answering a question of Reid and (independently) McMullen for $n=3$. These are the first examples of finite-volume $n$-hyperbolic manifolds, $n...   More >

CBE Colloquium

Colloquium | March 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Sabrina Sun, Ph.D. student in the Schaffer Group; Edmond Zaia, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group and the Urban Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

CRISPR-READI: Efficient generation of knock-in mice by CRISPR Ribonucleoprotein (RNP) Electroporation and Adeno-Associated Viral (AAV) Donor Infection/Enhanced carrier transport in organic-inorganic hybrid thermoelectrics: uncovering the underlying physics

On Twenty-first Century Postcolonialism

Colloquium | March 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Jinhua Dai, Professor in the Institute of Comparative Literature and Culture, Peking University

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The lecture will address the place of post-colonial theory in the twenty-first century. This question is highly relevant to China, as it recalls the history of China’s involvement in the non-aligned movement, and subsequent efforts after the break with the Soviet Union to form third-world solidarities. But Dai calls into question whether the insights of postcolonialism are relevant for the...   More >

Legal Entity Workshop: Legal Structures for Social Entrepreneurs

Workshop | March 20 | 5-6 p.m. |  Blum Hall

 Big Ideas, Startup @ Berkeley Law

Calling all early-stage entrepreneurs!

Is your social impact project thinking about different incorporation options? Is your team interested in taking the next step and registering as a legal entity? Are you unsure about the benefits and drawbacks of registering as a 501(c)(3) or a for-profit? This free workshop will help you better understand your incorporation options.

Big Ideas and...   More >

Two Innovation Dragons: China and India

Panel Discussion | March 20 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Bechtel Conference Center

 500 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

 Kirti Gupta, Vice President - Technology & Economic Strategy, Qualcomm Inc.

 Amit Kapoor, President, India Council on Competitiveness

 Hemal Shah, Director India – Global Innovation Policy Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

 Mark Cohen, Director, UC Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Asian IP Project

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Asia Society Northern California, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

While China has been caught in a trade war with the United States involving intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer, India has been making dramatic improvements to its IP environment. What opportunities and lessons do the two countries offer each other and the United States in high tech, biotech, intellectual property and other areas? Asia Society Northern California, Berkeley Center...   More >

$15 -$25

  Registration opens March 7. Register online by March 19.

The Great Debate

Panel Discussion | March 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 102 Wheeler Hall

Berkeley Conservative Society, Berkeley Conservative Society

Cal Berkeley Democrats, Cal Berkeley Democrats

 Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement

Come out to see Cal Berkeley Democrats debate the Berkeley Conservative Society! Both sides will debate their views on current political topics, ranging from the minimum wage to healthcare. Anyone from any side of the political spectrum is welcome to attend, so put the Great Debate on your calendars and see political discourse at UC Berkeley at its best!

This event is sponsored by the Center...   More >

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: The shoreline problem for the Green-Naghdi equations

Seminar | March 21 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 David Lannes, Université de Bordeaux

 Department of Mathematics

The Green-Naghdi equations are a nonlinear dispersive perturbation of the nonlinear shallow water equations, more precise by one order of approximation. These equations are commonly used for the simulation of coastal flows, and in particular in regions where the water depth vanishes (the shoreline). The local well-posedness of the Green-Naghdi equations (and their justification as an asymptotic...   More >

Socio-Technical Modeling, Control, and Optimization for Urban Mobility

Seminar | March 21 | 10-11 a.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Anuradha Annaswamy, Active-Adaptive Control Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Urban mobility in Transportation is witnessing a transformation due to the emergence of new concepts in Mobility on Demand, where new modes of transportation other than private individual cars and public mass transit are being investigated. With a projection of a total number of 2 billion vehicles on roads by the year 2050, such innovations in transportation are urgently needed. One...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 21 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 2414 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Applied Math Seminar: Low rankness in forward and inverse kinetic theory

Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Qin Li, University of Wisconsin–Madison

 Department of Mathematics

Multi-scale kinetic equations can be compressed: in certain regimes, the Boltzmann equation is asymptotically equivalent to the Euler equations, and the radiative transfer equation is asymptotically equivalent to the diffusion equation. A lot of detailed information is lost when a system passes to the limit. In linear algebra, it is equivalent to a system being of low rank. I will discuss such...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Deposit Spreads and the Welfare Cost of Inflation

Seminar | March 21 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Pablo Kurlat, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: Turning Adversity into Positive Career Traits

Workshop | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. |  Virtual

 Oscar Garcia, Aspira

 Cal Alumni Association

Have you ever worked hard for something - admission into a school, an award, or a promotion? And told you received the recognition because you are a minority? This webinar focuses on honoring your past, navigating through life's challenges and triumphing over adversity.

Gallery Talk: Kathryn Roszak on Get Dancin’

Presentation | March 21 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kathryn Roszak offers a dancer’s insights into Get Dancin’, a selection of artworks portraying dance in its many aspects. She will focus on images of dancers whom she especially admires, including Barbara Morgan’s iconic photograph of the legendary Martha Graham and Abraham Walkowicz’s delightfully whimsical watercolor of Isadora Duncan.

Roszak is a curator, choreographer, and producer...   More >

Covariant neural network architectures for learning physics

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Risi Kondor, University of Chicago

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Deep neural networks have proved to be extremely effective in image recognition, machine translation, and a variety of other data centered engineering tasks. However, some other domains, such as learning to model physical systems requires a more careful examination of how neural networks reflect symmetries. In this talk we give an overview of recent developments in the field of...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Matt Gentzkow, Stanford

 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 >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: “Kernel estimation with dyadic data”

Seminar | March 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Jim Powell, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Frontostriatal computations in learning and decision making

Seminar | March 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Michael Frank, Brown University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | March 21 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Janet Franklin

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Janet Franklin, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at UC Riverside, will present: "Paleoscape Model of Coastal South Africa During Modern Human Origins: Climate, Landforms, Plants, Animals and People." Hosted by David Ackerly. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Modeling Cellular Programs and Interactions Underlying Innate Immune Response: Dr. Samantha Riesenfeld, Broad Institute, MIT and Harvard University

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Center for Computational Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Abstract:
To protect the host and maintain tissue homeostasis, the immune system responds not only to a vast array of pathogens, but also to environmental cues, for example, signals of tissue injury or changes in nutrient availability. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a type of immune cell that play a role in maintaining a stable environment and barrier in mucosal tissues but can also promote...   More >

Friday, March 22, 2019

24th Annual POWER Conference: On Energy Research and Policy

Conference/Symposium | March 22 | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum (6th Floor) - Chou Hall

 Energy Institute at Haas

The Energy Institute holds a one day research conference on energy research and policy in Berkeley every March. The purpose is to bring together outstanding scholars and practitioners from around the world to exchange ideas and research results on topics related to energy markets and regulation.

  Register online

ICBS Special Event: The Neural Basis of Attention. Festschrift in Honor of Bob Rafal

Seminar | March 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1102

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

This workshop will cover historical and contemporary perspectives on the neural basis of attention. Speakers will pay special tribute to the contributions and influences of Professor Robert Rafal, a cognitive and behavioral neurologist whose career focused on better understanding the neural underpinnings of attention, consciousness, eye movements, and perception. Bpb was a core member of the Bay...   More >

The Science of a Happy Relationship

Workshop | March 22 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 James Pawelski, University of Pennsylvania & Co-author "Happy Together"

 Shauna Shapiro, University of Santa Clara; Amie Gordon, UCSF

 Suzann Pileggi Paweski, Co-author of "Happy Together"

 Greater Good Science Center

For the past two decades, the field of positive psychology has been growing rapidly. Over that time, one of the key findings from positive psychology research has been: Other people matter. In fact, a pillar of positive psychology is that our close relationships with others are essential to human flourishing and happiness.

Romantic relationships in particular have an enormous influence on our...   More >

$139 General Admission, $159 General Admission with 5.5 CE Hours

  Tickets go on sale January 1. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-4292

Between the lines: Tradition and Plasticity in Ana Hathery | Entrelinhas: tradição e plasticidade em Ana Hatherly

Conference/Symposium | March 22 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

Jeroen Dewulf, Director of the Institute of European Studies

 Luís Faro Ramos

 João Silvério

 Patrícia Lino

 Fernando Aguiar

 Maria João Lopes Cardoso

 Institute of European Studies, Ana Hatherly Camões Institute Catedra, Camões, Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, I.P., Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundação Luso-Americana, Center for Portuguese Studies, European Union Center

Please find the program in link below

Gammage Seminar: Renormalization on manifolds with boundary

Seminar | March 22 | 9:30-10 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eugene Rabinovich, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

AlphaStar: Mastering the Real-Time Strategy Game StarCraft II

Seminar | March 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Oriol Vinyals, Deepmind

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Games have been used for decades as an important way to test and evaluate the performance of artificial intelligence systems. As capabilities have increased, the research community has sought games with increasing complexity that capture different elements of intelligence required to solve scientific and real-world problems...   More >

Working Memory 2.0

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Earl K. Miller, Picower Professor of Neuroscience, MIT

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Working memory is the fundamental function by which we break free from reflexive input-output reactions to gain control over our own thoughts. It has two types of mechanisms: online maintenance of information and its volitional or executive control. Classic models proposed persistent spiking for maintenance but have not explicitly addressed executive control. I will review recent theoretical and...   More >

Industry Alumni Panel: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Environmental Engineering Alumni

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series: "Working memory 2.0"

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in date and time

 Earl Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | March 22 | 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 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Solar to Chemical Energy Conversion

Seminar | March 22 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Joel W. Ager, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

If renewable power sources such as solar and wind could be used to produce chemical precursors and/or fuels, it would provide an alternative to mankind’s currently unsustainable use of fossil fuels and slow the rate of CO2 emission into the atmosphere. Analogous to photovoltaics, driving the thermodynamically uphill redox reactions required for net solar to chemical energy conversion necessitates...   More >

Complex Energy Transfer Networks In Doped Nanoparticles: From Robotic Synthesis to Microlasers: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Dr. Emory Chan, LBNL, Molecular Foundry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Lanthanide-doped nanomaterials exhibit complex photophysical dynamics that give rise to non-linear optical processes such as photon upconversion, which can be leveraged for optical switching, photovoltaics, and imaging through biological tissue.

My research explores the energy transfer networks that govern the optical properties of lanthanide-doped upconverting nanoparticles and the reaction...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Markovian Solutions of Scalar Conservation Laws III

Seminar | March 22 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Underwater Flight of the Pteropod: E201 Ocean Engineering Seminar Series

Seminar | March 22 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Donald R. Webster, Georgia Tech

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: A portable tomographic particle image velocimetry (tomo-PIV) system was used to study fluid dynamics and kinematics of pteropods (aquatic snails nicknamed ‘sea butterflies’) in Antarctica. These pteropods (Limacina helicina antarctica) swim with a pair of parapodia (or “wings”) via a unique flapping propulsion mechanism that incorporates similar techniques as observed in small flying...   More >

MENA Salon: Young and Restless in MENA

Workshop | March 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

Algeria’s recent revolutionary developments have been spearheaded by youth protesters. Across the region, countries face serious challenges in the face of burgeoning young populations, and more importantly, their unmet political, socio-cultural and economic...   More >

AI, Professionals, and Professional Work: The Practice of Law with Automated Decision Support Technologies

Seminar | March 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Daniel Kluttz

 Information, School of

How technical systems employing algorithms are shaping and displacing human decision-making.

Logic Colloquium: Pro-aperiodic monoids and model theory

Colloquium | March 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Sam van Gool, Utrecht University

 Department of Mathematics

This talk is about joint work with Benjamin Steinberg, in which we apply model theory to study algebraic structures occurring in the theory of regular languages.

Regular languages can both be understood as monadic-second-order-definable classes of finite colored linear orders, and as subsets of the free monoid which induce a certain finite-index congruence, called the syntactic congruence....   More >

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | March 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Inorganic Chem seminar speaker

 College of Chemistry

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Quotients of Groupoid Schemes in Characteristic $p$

Seminar | March 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Lauren Heller, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss groupoid schemes and quotients in general and then state a result from a paper by Ekedahl that relates these quotients to Lie algebras for schemes over a field of positive characteristic.

Grounds for Science - Evolving Markets: Developing Fuel Cells and Analyzing Counterfeits

Presentation | March 22 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Julie Fornaciari; Eric Hsu

 Science@Cal

Diversifying the Energy Landscape with Hydrogen Technology with Julie Fornaciari
Everyone is talking about energy, renewable and nonrenewable. But another key player in the energy landscape is hydrogen – a gas that can utilize different energy sources for various applications. Julie will be talking about the technology (fuel cells and electrolyzers) and how they play a role in the energy...   More >

Hydrogen Technology - fuel cells