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Monday, November 3, 2014

State-Based Peridynamic Lattice Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Structures: SEMM Seminar

Seminar: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering | November 3 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall


Walter Gerstle, Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)


This seminar introduces continuum peridynamics as an approach to modeling concrete structures.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

CS Seminar: The Fourth Paradigm: Data-intensive Scientific Discovery: Berkeley Lab – Computing Sciences Seminar

Seminar | November 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Bldg. 50A, Room 5132


Tony Hey, Microsoft Research

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Abstract:
There is broad recognition within the scientific community that the emerging data deluge will fundamentally alter disciplines in areas throughout academic research. A wide variety of scientists— biologists, chemists, physicists, astronomers, engineers – will require tools, technologies, and platforms that seamlessly integrate into standard scientific methodologies and processes. “The...   More >



Getting Great Recommendation Letters: (everything you wanted to know but your professor won't tell you)

Workshop | November 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will teach you everything you always wanted to know about getting a great letter of recommendation!


Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate



Open Research for Planning Electricity Decarbonization: Application to Methane Leakage

Colloquium | November 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Josiah Johnston, PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)



Physical Science Majors! Please come to this information session designed just for you!

Information Session | November 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall


Undergraduate Researchers in Physical Sciences

Office of Undergraduate Research


All physical science majors (math, statistics, physics, astronomy, etc.) are warmly encouraged to attend this research workshop designed just for you! A panel of upper-division undergraduate students will be on hand to give you an overview of the many opportunities for undergraduate research available on campus, as well as to answer any questions you may have. We will also let you know about...   More >

Friday, November 7, 2014

Challenges Modeling Atmospheric Flows over Complex Terrain

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | November 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall


Katie Lundquist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)



Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar: Transportation, Environment, and Energy Systems — Are We Doing the Right Thing, and Doing it Right?

Seminar: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering | November 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


H. Olver Gao, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC


Transportation-related air pollution, GHG emissions and energy problems are a significant issue in the U.S., China, and across the world. The World Health Organization estimates that urban air pollution causes 200,000 deaths per year worldwide and that it will be responsible for 8 million premature deaths from 2000 to 2020. Sacrificing transportation needs for environmental quality is simply...   More >

Monday, November 10, 2014

Choosing a Research Topic

Workshop | November 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop is designed to help you turn a general area of interest into a focused, feasible, and interesting research topic. Over the course of an hour, you will identify your academic interests and learn techniques to help you select among them.


Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Value of Transmission in Electricity Markets: Evidence from a Nuclear Power Plant Closure

Colloquium | November 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Lucas Davis, Associate Professor, Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosphy and Values, Economic Anaysis and Policy Group, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

SERC Career Series: Nourish

Special Event | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)


Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, College of Natural Resources


Nourish your career development as you nourish with lunch! Bring your lunch and join us for a networking round table with staff from Sungevity. Sungevity’s founders were driven by a simple mission: to build the world’s most energized network of customers who power their lives with sunshine.

Additional refreshments will be provided.



Friday, November 14, 2014

Safety Countermeasure of Onagawa NPS after the Great East-Japan Earthquake, and the current situation of nuclear power in Japan

Colloquium | November 14 | 10 a.m. | 180 Doe Library


Akiyoshi Obonai, Chief Nuclear Reactor Engineer and Chief Electrical Engineer, Tohuko Electric Power Company

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Nuclear Engineering (NE)


On, March 11, a massive earthquake occurred at 2:46 p.m. Japan standard time, and the epicenter was about 130km off the Pacific Ocean from the Oshika peninsula where Onagawa NPS is located.

This talk will first address what happened at Onagawa Nuclear Power Station (NPS), and how the plant was managed in order to reach a cold shut down.

Next Obonai will go over...   More >



Research and California's Efforts to Clean the Air and Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | November 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall


Jorn Herner, California Air Resources Board

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)



Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar

Seminar: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Carolina Osorio Pizano, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mono Lake at 20: Past, Present, and Future

Conference/Symposium | November 17 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Byron Sher Auditorium


1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95812

Law, Boalt School of


2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the State Water Resources Control Board's (SWRCB) landmark Decision 1631 to amend the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's water rights to protect Mono Lake and its tributary creeks. The decision was the first in the state's history to integrate the Water Code, Fish and Game Code, and the common law of public trust, to achieve such a result.

UC...   More >


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Scale Matters!!: SEMM seminar

Seminar: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering | November 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall


Neville Mathias, Joanna Zhang, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, San Francisco

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)


This seminar addresses how design conditions such as load magnitude and construction duration affect buildings differently as the scale of the building changes.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Senior Capstone Experience For All Majors - The Haas Scholars Program: The Haas Scholars Program

Information Session | November 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall | Canceled


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek; current Haas Scholars, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors

Office of Undergraduate Research, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors


Haas Scholars come from all walks of life and every major on campus, but they are united by their desire to strive for excellence--both in their individual academic pursuits, and as an interdisciplinary cohort. In this information session, you will learn about the program's benefits, commitments, and eligibility requirements, then meet several current Haas Scholars to hear about their experiences.



Finding a Faculty Sponsor for Undergraduate Research

Workshop | November 19 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure a faculty mentor. We will cover how to identify potential faculty sponsors on campus as well as how to prepare for the first meeting so that you make a great first impression.



Decarbonizing China’s Power Sector: Potential, Prospects, and Policy

Colloquium | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Gang He, PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Big Give: One Day. Make it Big.

Special Event | November 20 | 12:05 a.m.-9 p.m. |  From Your Computer


UC Berkeley


IT’S THE BIG DAY
It’s finally here — Big Give, UC Berkeley’s first-ever 24-hour online fundraising blitz to support students, faculty, and
research. Today, we want you to make a BIG difference by visiting BigGive.berkeley.edu to give to the school, program,
or giving area of your choice, and help them win contest prize money. Check back often to follow the leaderboards,
watch videos, and...   More >



Clinton Global Initiative University Info Session

Presentation | November 20 | 5-6 p.m. | Blum Hall, Plaza Level / Collaboration Space


Blum Center for Developing Economies


Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) is President Clinton’s initiative to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Join us at 5 PM on November 20 at the Blum Center to learn about applying for this opportunity.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Friday, November 21, 2014

CE Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | November 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall


Anna Michalak, Stanford University

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)



Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar

Seminar: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering | November 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


André Carrel, University of California, Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC

Monday, November 24, 2014

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research: A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

Information Session | November 24 | 10-10:30 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will give you a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.



How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | November 24 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

No ERG Colloquium Today

Colloquium | November 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


TBA, Energy and Resources Group - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)