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Sunday, October 19, 2014

&#62;play Hackathon

Conference/Symposium: Top events | October 19 | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room


Haas School of Business


Hackathon organized by the Haas School of Business and the School of Information. Join today at playconference.net/hackathon...   More >

Monday, October 20, 2014

Professional Email Communication: (or: how to email your professor so you get a favorable response!)

Workshop | October 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


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

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will teach you how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals so that you make a great first impression....   More >


Ending Extreme Poverty: What Berkeley Can Do: A thought-provoking discussion with USAID's Alex Thier

Lecture: Top events | October 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Blum Hall, Plaza Level


Alex Thier, Assistant to the Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Learning, USAID

Blum Center for Developing Economies


PPlease join the Blum Center in welcoming Alex Thier, USAID’s assistant to the Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Learning. Boxed lunches will be provided to registered participants.

Background:

“In two successive State of the Union addresses, President Obama has called on us to tackle one of the greatest challenges: to end extreme poverty by 2030. Our only hope for achieving this......   More >


Free Boxed lunch included with registration

Registration opens October 13. Register by October 17 online, or by calling Blum Center for Developing Economies at 510-643-5316.


SEMM Seminar: Airframe Structures, Materials, and Design

Seminar: Top events | October 20 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall


Michael Mohaghegh, PhD, SE, Boeing TF, Boeing

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)


A quick look at airframe configuration; design philosophy; advanced metal and composite design concepts; and some recent lessons learned....   More >

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

EECS Research-Based Graduate Admissions Info Session

Information Session | October 21 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)


Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Considering getting a PhD in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science? Come learn more about it, hear from faculty and current graduate students, and ask any questions you may have about the application process!...   More >

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CEE Career Fair

Career Fair: Careers: Students | October 22 | 4-7 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Field Club


Engineering Student Services, Career Center


How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | October 22 | 4-5 p.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....   More >


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

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


Communicate with Power

Workshop: Students | October 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


College of Engineering


Take the first step in becoming a more confident communicator in a two-hour interactive workshop. You’ll learn how to connect – regardless of age, experience or background. You’ll also practice techniques to learn how to influence and engage an audience when you speak. This will help you communicate with more meaning and confidence!...   More >

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Programming Languages Seminar: TouchDevelop

Seminar | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge/430/438 | Note change in time


Peli de Halleux, MSR; Michal Moskal, MSR

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


TouchDevelop is a web-based, cloud-hosted, mobile friendly IDE. Started to bring back the joy of programming of early computers to modern smartphones, TouchDevelop has evolved into a complete social/educational coding platform. In this talk, we will talk about insights and stories learned from mining the millions of code interaction stored in the TouchDevelop cloud. We will talk about the......   More >


DIL Salon featuring Bruce Baikie, Executive Director at Inveneo

Information Session | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 200G Blum Hall


Big Ideas@Berkeley


Join us for our October DIL Salon. Bruce Baikie, Executive Director at Inveneo, will be facilitating a discussion on Computing and Broadband in Developing Countries....   More >


Swarm-Terraswarm Seminar: fabryq: Using Phones as Gateways to Program Smart Devices from the Web

Seminar | October 23 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 490H Cory Hall


Will McGrath, Stanford

Swarm Lab - UC Berkeley


Swarm devices are size- and power- constrained, which prevents them from directly connecting to the Internet. A common pattern is therefore to interpose a gateway between the device and the Internet. However, implementing the pipeline from embedded device through the gateway to the Internet requires a disjoint set of languages and APIs accessible only to experts. We present fabryq, a platform......   More >


MSE Seminar: Marshall Stoller, UCSF

Colloquium | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Professor Marshall Stoller, Department of Urology, UCSF

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)


Urinary stone disease affects 1/10 Americans with a recurrence rate of 50% over a 5-year period. Calcium based urinary stones likely start as calcium phosphate crystals (hydroxyapatite,HA) in the renal papillary parenchyma. This allows for stone adherence and growth, and eventually when the stone does pass, it frequently is too large to pass spontaneously through the urinary system. Stones......   More >


MSE Weekly Seminar

Colloquium | October 9 – December 4, 2014 every Thursday | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)


Department of Materials Science and Engineering is hosting a weekly seminar on related subjects. Light refreshments are provided....   More >

Friday, October 24, 2014

Injectable Hydrogels for Cell Transplantation Therapies: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Sarah Heilshorn, Stanford University, Materials Science & Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Cell transplantation is a promising therapy for a myriad of debilitating diseases and injuries; however, current delivery protocols are inadequate. Transplantation by direct injection, which is clinically preferred for its minimal invasiveness, commonly results in less than 5% cell viability.

As a strategy to protect cells, we have designed a biodegradable, customizable hydrogel using......   More >


Building Your Network for Job/Internship Search Success

Workshop: Careers: Students | October 24 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center


Engineering Student Services, Career Center


Making connections is critical for anyone who wants to find professional opportunities, however, it can seem like a daunting process. This workshop will teach you the different ways that people network and discuss strategies for doing it successfully....   More >


Special EECS Seminar: Economics of Femtocells

Seminar | October 24 | 3-4 p.m. | Cory Hall, Hughes Room (400 Cory Hall)


Shyam Parekh, Principal Member of the Technical Staff, AT&T Labs

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Femtocells or home base stations are a proposed solution to the problem of degraded indoor service from the macrocell base station in future 4G data networks. In this presentation, we study user incentives for the adoption of femtocells and their resulting impact on network operator revenues....   More >

Saturday, October 25, 2014

California Science Center Lunch and Learn

Workshop: Top events | October 25 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  California Science Center


700 Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Traci Wierman, Professional Development Network Director, The Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science; Rebecca Abbott, Professional Development Specialist, The Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


California Science Center, Saturday, October 25, 2014
Location: California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Presentation: Unpacking NGSS for Practical Use in the K-8 California Science Classroom
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Learn how the Lawrence Hall of Science and Amplify are building solutions to meet the needs of NGSS in the California Classroom. Gain......   More >


Faculty, Staff


The Queerness and Games Conference

Conference/Symposium: Top events | October 25 | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. |  South Hall


Lisa Nakamura; Brenda Laurel; Merritt Kopas; Naomi Clark

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


QGCon is an annual, one-of-a-kind event where game developers, scholars, and activists explore the intersection of LGBTQ issues and video games. Sessions are dynamic and creative. They include keynotes, panels, workshops, roundtables, micro talks, and presentations by professional and student game designers. QGCon is a safe space event; all members of the Berkeley community are welcome....   More >


Happy Creepy Halloween

Miscellaneous | October 25 – 26, 2014 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science


Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)


Participate in Halloween-themed activities at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Meet some of the slimiest, scaliest, and hairiest creatures you'll ever see, in our Animal Discovery Room. Do Halloween-themed engineering activities with a haunted robot developed by UC Berkeley's Pioneers in Engineering (PiE)....   More >


Children, Faculty, General Public, Cal Parents

All Audiences

Free with admission.


Palantir Puzzle Hunt

Special Event | October 25 | 12-7 p.m. |  Memorial Glade


Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Never participated in Palantir's Puzzlehunt before? That's ok! All you need a is a love for solving puzzles and a desire to have fun! You and your team will work together to solve some brain teasers prepared for you by Palantir engineers (no need to be a CS major or the like - all majors are welcome but space is limited!).

Questions? Email: Berkeley-Puzzlehunt-2014@palantir.com...   More >