Monday, September 9, 2019
The 50-Year Fight - Solutions For Closing The Achievement Gap: Part I - What Is The Achievement Gap?
Special Event | September 9 | 8 a.m. | WBUR (90.9 FM, Boston's NPR station)
On Point, a weekly radio show hosted by WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik, will explore the achievement gap in a four-part series starting Sept. 9.
The series kicks off with an exploration of the question, what is the achievement gap?
Conference/Symposium | September 9 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
The Brexit referendum of June 2016, the United States presidential election of November of that same year and the recent gilets jaunes (yellow vests) movement in France have brought unprecedented international attention to rural areas in the Western world. While some scholars have argued that the urban-rural dichotomy is a mistaken and misleading construct, others are questioning the reasons... More >
Seminar | September 9 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
C. Ross Ethier, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
Trabecular meshwork dysfunction underlies most cases of ocular hypertension, the main risk factor for development of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. Here I describe two engineering approaches to treat and monitor trabecular meshwork function. In the first, we seek to improve the efficiency of stem cell delivery to the trabecular meshwork (TM), known to be deficient in cell numbers in primary... More >
Lecture | September 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall
Raymond Pugliesi, S.E. P.E., Degenkolb Engineers
This presentation will outline the design and analysis of the new 844 seat Stanford Bing Concert Hall. The discussion will include the acoustic requirements, complex features of the structural skeleton and performance space, as well as seismic safety. The challenges faced during design and construction will also be discussed.
Workshop | September 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Getting Started in Undergraduate Research
If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.
We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of... More >
Seminar | September 9 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Anastasia Chavez, UC Davis
We characterize quotients of specific families of positroids. Positroids are a special class of representable matroids introduced by Postnikov in the study of the nonnegative part of the Grassmannian. Postnikov defined several combinatorial objects that index positroids. In this talk, we make use of two of these objects to combinatorially characterize when certain positroids are quotients.... More >
Seminar | September 9 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
ERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.
Information Session | September 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Mary Crabb, UCDC
Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.
Seminar | September 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall
Oleksandr Tsymbaliuk, Yale University
In the recent papers by Braverman-Finkelberg-Nakajima a mathematical construction of the Coulomb branches of \(3d\) \(N=4\) quiver gauge theories was proposed, whose quantization is conjecturally described via the so-called shifted Yangians and shifted quantum affine algebras.
The goal of this talk is to explain how both of these shifted algebras provide a new insight towards integrable systems... More >
Seminar 211, Economic History: Beyond Imagination: Parliament, Property Rights, and Britains Industrial Revolution
Seminar | September 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Gary Richardson, UC Irvine
Seminar | September 9 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley
I will speak on recent work of Philippe Biane related to Levy processes in free probability. After recalling the necessary background, I will discuss how free Levy processes with homogeneous transition probabilities are related to Nevanlinna functions which can be explicitly parametrised, and how this gives a nonlinear free Levy-Khintchine formula. Time permitting, I will also explain how these... More >
Differential Geometry Seminar: Pointwise lower scalar curvature bounds for $C^0$ metrics via regularizing Ricci flow
Seminar | September 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Paula Burkhardt-Guim, UC Berkeley
We propose a class of local definitions of weak lower scalar curvature bounds that is well defined for $C^0$ metrics. We show the following: that our definitions are stable under greater-than-second-order perturbation of the metric, that there exists a reasonable notion of a Ricci flow starting from $C^0$ initial data which is smooth for positive times, and that the weak lower scalar curvature... More >
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Solutions of Equations Involving the Modular $j$ Function
Seminar | September 9 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in location
Sebastian Eterovic, UC Berkeley
Inspired by work done for systems of polynomial exponential equations, I will talk about systems of equations involving the modular $j$-function, and in particular I will show general cases in which these systems have solutions. Then we will look at certain situations in which the modular Schanuel conjecture implies that these systems have generic solutions. This is joint work with Sebastián... More >
Seminar | September 9 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall
Amit Garg, CRMantra
Abstract: This talk will focus on two applications of BigData and AI techniques in Sales Operations. Revenue projections drive capital and operational expense budgeting decisions for companies. Impacts of this process include head counts allocated to each functional area, amount of capital for different corporate projects, etc. Revenue projections are driven by different deals sales people are... More >
Lecture | September 9 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The first lecture in the Fall 2019 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.
Information Session | September 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall
Please join us for an info session on Sept. 9 to find out more about the application process and how you can apply for $5K to support your tech dev project!
Seminar | September 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley
Epigenetic silencing and transcription initiation are two major molecular processes contributing to the regulation of gene expression. We are using cryo-EM to visualize critical complexes in these two processes with the aim of defining their structure and dynamics and thus contribute to a mechanistic understanding of their regulatory functions. TFIID is a molecular hub that recognizes and binds... More >
Seminar | September 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Di Fang, UC Berkeley
Surface hopping algorithms are popular tools to study dynamics of the quantum-classical mixed systems. In this talk, we will present a surface hopping algorithm in diabatic representations, in the view point of time dependent perturbation theory and semiclassical analysis. The algorithm is validated numerically in both weak coupling and avoided crossing regimes. We then discuss some recent... More >
Colloquium | September 9 | 4:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 1 LeConte Hall
Andrea J. Liu, University of Pennsylvania
The complexity of living systems poses a formidable challenge to physical scientists interested in biology. I will discuss one theoretical approach towards gaining possible insight into biological phenomena: to design systems to exhibit similar phenomena. To do so, we start with systems with complex energy/cost landscapes, which have far more variation in their properties than those with simple... More >
Lecture | September 9 | 4:30-6 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
Martha Lampland, University of California, San Diego
Keynote lecture of the Graduate Student Conference:
Understanding the Countryside. Rural Europe in a Post-Global World
Martha Lampland is a Professor of Sociology and a core member of the Science Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego. Her work touches on political economy, social history, and feminist science studies, and her research focuses on Hungary, and Central... More >
Seminar | September 9 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Joe Charbonnet, Green Science Policy Institute
Graduate school is a great place to gain scientific and research expertise but thats hardly the only thing youll need in your future as a Ph.D. Are you ready to lead a group? Manage your coworkers? Mentor budding scientists?
To address the many interpersonal issues that arise in a scientific workplace, graduate students from Chemistry, Physics, and Molecular & Cell Biology founded SLAM:... More >
Information Session | September 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Come us join for an info-session!
Wish is transforming the way the world shops by offering a convenient and personalized mobile shopping experience. We offer an almost unlimited selection of value-oriented goods and make them accessible to everyone on a global scale.
We bring together world-class technical talent with passion for connecting relevant products to the global population.
We... More >
Lecture | September 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media
Madeline Gannon, Designer
After fifty years of promises and potential, robots are beginning to leave the lab to live in the wild with us. But how should we coexist with these intelligent, autonomous machines? In this lecture, multidisciplinary designer Madeline Gannon discusses how art and technology are merging to forge new futures for... More >
Colloquium | September 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Madeline Gannon, Artist / Roboticist, Pittsburgh, PA
After 50 years of promises and potential, robots are beginning to leave the lab to live in the wild with us. But how should we coexist with these intelligent, autonomous machines? In this lecture, Dr. Madeline Gannon discusses how art and technology are merging to forge new futures for human-robot relations. She shares her work in convincing robots to do things they were never intended to do:... More >
Presentation | September 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
After fifty years of promises and potential, robots are beginning to leave the lab to live in the wild with us. But how should we coexist with these intelligent, autonomous machines? In this lecture, multidisciplinary designer Madeline Gannon discusses how art and technology are merging to forge new futures for human-robot relations. She shares her work in convincing robots to do things they were... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,... More >
You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor
Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.
Oranges debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a... More >
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