<< Week of October 20 >>

Monday, October 21, 2019

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | October 21 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 Krista Ruffini, UC Berkeley

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

PERL Seminar: “Does Symbolic- Breed Substantive-Representation? Evidence from Women’s Police Stations in India”

Seminar | October 21 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Nirvikar Jassal

 Department of Economics

ERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Seth Cable

Colloquium | October 21 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Seth Cable, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 Department of Linguistics

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | October 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ariel Zucker, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works

Colloquium | October 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102 Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Rucker C. Johnson, University of California, Berkeley (Goldman School of Public Policy) & National Bureau of Economic Research

 Graduate School of Education

Inequality in schools leads to many of our most intractable social ills: the mass incarceration of young men of color, disparities in income, life expectancy and related public health metrics.

Children of the Dream argues for public education as the primary engine of upward mobility. Specifically, I examine the success of our three most significant equal-opportunity initiatives: 1)...   More >

Allostery and genetic information integration

Seminar | October 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Jeremy Gunawardena, Harvard Medical School

 College of Chemistry

I will describe recent results which show that allosteric conformational ensembles of sufficient
complexity can implement any form of information integration that is achievable without energy
expenditure. I will discuss to what extent this mechanism may account for the information processing which occurs during eukaryotic gene regulation, in which many small packets of information must be...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | October 21 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Kevin He, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

ATC Lecture — Leonel Moura, "Non-Human Art"

Colloquium | October 21 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Leonel Moura

 Center for New Media, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Can a machine create its own art? This question, raised around the year 2000 by Leonel Moura, is at the core of his work with robotics and artificial intelligence. With the development of artificial intelligence of recent years, the possibility for machines to be intelligent but also creative is at the center of a debate on the future of humanity. Will machines take over? Or, is there an...   More >

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Merck-Banyu Lectureship

Seminar | October 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Aiko Fukazawa, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 217, Risk Management: TBD

Seminar | October 22 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: TBD, TBD

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Job Search Your Values at Work

Workshop | October 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, "Class of '42" Room

 Human Resources

Values contribute to the meaning and satisfaction we find in work. This workshop offers a chance to clarify your highest-priority work related values, and explore avenues for enhancing alignment in your values and your work.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch -

Presentation | October 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Alain Naef, UCB

 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 October 18.

Wellness/Ergonomic Tips for Self Care at Work (BEUHS668)

Workshop | October 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics; Lindy West, Be Well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up your mobile/office workstation with a focus on self-care and explore methods for practicing these positive habits in our fast paced world. Content will include beneficial movement options while working with all your 'devices', recommendations for 'break time', and mindfulness and breathing exercises. Resources available on and off campus will be shared.

  Register online

Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Copyright and Your Dissertation

Workshop | October 22 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg; Timothy Vollmer

 Library

This workshop will provide you with a practical workflow for navigating copyright questions and legal considerations for your dissertation or thesis. Whether you’re just starting to write or you’re getting ready to file, you can use this workflow to figure out what you can use, what rights you have, and what it means to share your dissertation online.

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Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Loss Aversion and Property Tax Avoidance

Seminar | October 22 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Peter Jones, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

George C. Pimentel Lecture

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

 Graham Cooks, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University

 College of Chemistry

Power and Progress on the Prairie

Colloquium | October 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Tom Biolsi, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, Native American Studies, Native American Student Development, American Indian Graduate Program, American Indian Graduate Student Association

This talk will be based on Prof. Biolsi’s recently published book, Power and Progress on the Prairie, which traces the history of “modernization,” “improvement,” or “progress” on Rosebud Reservation. The central question of the book is how ideas about making things “better” were invented and applied to the people—both Indian and white—and the land.

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance

Seminar | October 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Timothy J. Kehoe, Professor, University of Minnesota

 Department of Economics

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | October 23 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | October 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | October 23 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

UC Berkeley Startup Fair

Conference/Symposium | October 23 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The UCB Startup Fair is a unique recruitment event where the spotlight is on the startups. It is a chance for small companies to speak directly to students without getting overshadowed by the big names.

We bring together the most innovative new companies in the Valley and introduce them to students from one of the top engineering universities in the world. When combined with the Startup Fair...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "The intersection of nutrition and infection at the host-pathogen interface"

Seminar | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Eric Skaar, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Eric Skaar earned his B.S. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, his Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis from Northwestern University, and his M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Northwestern University. His aboratory is interested in identifying the host and bacterial factors that are involved in this battle for metal during the pathogenesis of...   More >

CITRIS Research Exchange - Oscar Dubón

Seminar | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

  RSVP online

BioE Seminar - Lingyan Shi: Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Lingyan Shi, UC San Diego

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Lingyan Shi, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, UC San Diego

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Speaker TBA: Title TBA

Seminar | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 TBA

 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 >

The Long-Term Consequences of Solitary Confinement: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Christopher Wildeman, Professor of Policy Analysis and Management and Sociology, Cornell University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Spices Around the World (BEUHS641)

Workshop | October 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Spices and herbs add rich flavor to food with the added bonus of offering health benefits. Learn to naturally enhance the flavor of your food with spices from around the globe. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

Labor Lunch Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | October 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Krista Ruffini, GSPP

 Center for Labor Economics

Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced Visual Design

Course | October 23 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of leveraging advanced development and design tools to visually enhance presentations and embedded objects. Emphasis is placed on content design and management tools, user-defined effects and actions, and Object Linking and Embedding (OLE). Learning Objectives * Divide large presentations into logical grouped Sections. * Create custom slide shows for multi-audience...   More >

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OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | October 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 7 Evans Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this workshop is specifically for OPT...   More >

From Dissertation to Book: Navigating the Publication Process

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg; Timothy Vollmer

 Library

Hear from a panel of experts - an acquisitions editor, a first-time book author, and an author rights expert - about the process of turning your dissertation into a book. You’ll come away from this panel discussion with practical advice about revising your dissertation, writing a book proposal, approaching editors, signing your first contract, and navigating the peer review and publication process.

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CBE Colloquium

Colloquium | October 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Joelle Frechette, John Hopkins University

 College of Chemistry

Soft, wet, and sticky: Viscous forces and elasticity in adhesion

2019 Fall Teacher Leadership Invitational: Session 2

Workshop | October 23 | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 California Reading & Literature Project

CRLP's Fall 2019 Teacher Leadership Series will focus on previewing one of CRLP's latest PD options: Learning How English Works. Topics will include Protocols for Analyzing Student Work Samples, Grammar Mini-Lessons in Designated ELD, and Exploring the Consultancy Protocol for Improving Team Meetings

Thursday, October 24, 2019

BPM 207 Leading Change

Workshop | October 24 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides knowledge and skills to create accountability, manage competing priorities, and enhance team communication and productivity.

  Register online

Great Power Competition in the 21st Century: Linking Economics and Security

Conference/Symposium | October 24 | 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC), UC Labs Fund

Great power competition is once again a critical component of the international system, with far reaching implications for the stability of the existing political and economic order. However, power is not always won by confrontation, but through tactical, indirect rivalry across issue areas. Strategic competition between the United States, China, India, and other rising powers spans industries...   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | October 24 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 JH

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | October 24 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Samson Cao, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | October 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Suresh Naidu, Professor, Columbia

 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 >

Back Talk: Less Stress on Your Back (BEUHS404)

Workshop | October 24 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Learn new ways of performing daily activities with less stress to your back. Practice some useful stretching and strengthening exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.

  Register online

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | October 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Lance Kriegsfeld, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar

Seminar | October 24 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Farzad Pourbabaee; Simon Xu; Maris Jensen

 Department of Economics

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: “Directors’ Talent and Firm Productivity”

Seminar | October 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Audinga Baltrunaite, Bank of Italy

 Center for Labor Economics

(co-authored with Sauro Mocetti and Giulia Bovini)

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Laureano Gherardi

Seminar | October 24 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Laureano Gherardi

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

Laureano Gherardi, instructor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, will present: "Precipitation variability and ecosystem functioning: experimentation, modeling, and data synthesis from local to global scales." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

CRG Thursday Forum Series: Carceral (im)mobilities: Architectures of the Migrant Camp, the Refugee Camp, and the Labor Camp

Panel Discussion | October 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Desiree Valadares; Laura Belik; Heba Al-Najada

 Center for Race and Gender

Berkeley architectural historians Desiree Valadares, Laura Belik, and Heba Al-Najaba offer papers on camps in Brazil, Syria, and Canada to explore how camp “architectures” have operated to shape, detain, and enable forms of movement.

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Mathematics Department Colloquium: TBD

Colloquium | October 24 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Maxim Kontsevich, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques

 Department of Mathematics

Friday, October 25, 2019

Music Studies Colloquium: AMS Preview III

Colloquium | October 25 | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

James Davies (UC Berkeley)
"White Genius, ca. 1817”

Mary Ann Smart (UC Berkeley)
“Leiris at the Opera: Memory, Mishearing, and Materiality in Mid-Century France”

Composition Colloquium: Nicole Mitchell and Josh Kun

Colloquium | October 25 | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Department of Music

The practice of composition is common to most creative and scholarly undertakings. Composition is where artistic or intellectual inspiration runs up against the everyday struggle of making. It comes from the Latin for "putting things together” — com-ponere. It involves questions of unity and linkage, of transition, of beginning, of ending. Many artists struggle (some famously) with the practice....   More >

RAPDP - Intermediate - New Awards

Workshop | October 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that details the processes for setting up a newly finalized sponsored award, including interpreting a Notice of Award, and processing a BFS budget upload. Learning Objectives: • Interpret a Phoebe Award Summary and the related Terms & Conditions • Summarize the information a PI needs to know about a new fund • List the steps in setting up a fund for use •...   More >

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Maneuvering in a World of Great Powers

Conference/Symposium | October 25 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Berkeley APEC Study Center, Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In a globalized international political economy, with increasing competition between the US, China and other large powers, medium and small powers must maneuver carefully.

This workshop will specifically focus on the security and economic dimensions of strategic competition including industrial policy, strategic trade, and the financial system.

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Managing and Maximizing Your Scholarly Impact

Workshop | October 25 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg; Timothy Vollmer

 Library

This workshop will provide you with practical strategies and tips for promoting your scholarship, increasing your citations, and monitoring your success. You’ll also learn how to understand metrics, use scholarly networking tools, evaluate journals and publishing options, and take advantage of funding opportunities for Open Access scholarship.

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Novel Nanotechnology Solutions to Oncology Challenges: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Wenbin Lin, Univ. of Chicago, Chemistry and Radiation & Cellular Oncology

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Liposomal nanoparticles have made important contributions to cancer therapy over the two past decades, but their limited tunability and stability hinder further progress in addressing unmet oncology needs. By harnessing the power of synthetic chemistry and nanotechnology, the Lin group has developed several novel classes of molecular nanomaterials, including nanoscale coordination polymers (NCPs)...   More >

Managing Protons and Electrons in Small Molecule Activation

Seminar | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Abhishek Dey, School of Chemical Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

 College of Chemistry

Small molecule activation often requires both protons and electrons. This includes chemical transformations key to sustainable energy and environment e.g. reduction of H+, O2, CO2 and N2. Similarly, mono-oxygenation of organic molecules using molecular oxygen, a process often described as the Holy grail of chemistry, requires protons and electrons. Erstwhile mechanistic investigations on...   More >

Strategic Initiatives for Inland Movement of Containerized Imports at San Pedro Bay

Seminar | October 25 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Rob Leachman, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

UC Berkeley's Rob Leachman will presentStrategic Initiatives for Inland Movement of Containerized Imports at San Pedro Bay at 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the ITS Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

Rob Leachman

Pre-proposal Writing Workshop: Landscape Analysis

Workshop | October 25 | 6 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 The Big Ideas Contest

Big Ideas advisors will walk you through every element that is required in your 3-page pre-proposal application and any answer questions. The workshop will highlight the Landscape Analysis section of the pre-proposal, which is often cited as an area for improvement by Big Ideas judges.