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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | September 24 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

Mindfulness and Self-Love

Seminar | September 24 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM KALX Radio Broadcast

 Kelly Ziemer, School of Social Welfare; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 90.7 FM KALX

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Kelly Ziemer from the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley. Kelly is a social worker and a therapist who is currently working towards her PhD. In the interview, she discusses her interest in positive emotions and mindfulness. She specifically wants to conceptualize self-love to facilitate research into its therapeutic qualities.

Kelly Ziemer

BPM 206 Growing as a Coach

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

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides the fundamental tools and techniques to coach others and give effective feedback to enable employees to do their best work and develop themselves for the future.

  Enroll online

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Self-excited Black-Scholes models for option pricing

Seminar | September 24 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Alec Kercheval, Florida State University

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Beginners first learn to price stock options with a simple binomial tree model for random price changes. It is well known that this classical one-dimensional random walk converges weakly to Brownian motion in the proper space-time scaling limit. Actual stock prices changes occur not at regular times but at random times according to the order flow in an electronic limit order book...   More >

Fossil Coffee presents: GSA practice talks

Seminar | September 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Julia Anderson, Kat Magoulick, Tanner Frank, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley


Graduate students practice their Geological Society of America Meeting talks and posters.

Organic Syntheses Seminar: New methods and strategies in the synthesis of natural products

Seminar | September 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Sergey Pronin, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

 College of Chemistry

New methods and strategies in the synthesis of terpenoid and polyketide natural products will be discussed

SPH Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series: A world without private insurance? Is that really what we want?

Seminar | September 24 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Terry Bayer, Health Care Consultant and Mediator

 Public Health, School of

Terry Bayer, SPH Alumna, Healthcare Consultant and Mediator, has worked at a wide range of health care organizations focused on increasing access to quality healthcare services. She will discuss the role of private insurance and health care policy.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Have Robots Taken All of Our Jobs Before? The Case of Mechanization in US Agriculture"

Presentation | September 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Emily Eisner, 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.

  RSVP online by September 20.

Space Physics Seminar

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

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Microsoft Excel Nested and Logical Functions

Course | September 24 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This course details the theory and syntax of nested Functions, including the integration of Logical Functions as well as the integration of Formulas with Functions. Calculation auditing features are reviewed to provide methods of inspecting concealed processing steps. Please note: Although there is no required prerequisite for this course, it is highly recommended to attend Microsoft Excel...   More >

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Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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 strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Overconfidence and Prejudice

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

 Botond Koszegi, Central European University

 Department of Economics

Link to Working Paper

ABSTRACT: We explore conclusions a person draws from observing society when he allows for the possibility that individuals’ outcomes are affected by group-level discrimination. Injecting a single non-classical assumption, that the agent is overconfident about himself, we explain...   More >

The Annual IDV MH Symposium-2019 Field Study Poster Session

Conference/Symposium | September 24 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Colloquia Rooms-1102 and 1104

 Dr. Lee Riley-opening remarks, IDV MPH-Event is sponsored by CEND

 Public Health, School of

Annual IDV MPH Field Study Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Sept 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the BWW Colloquia Rooms. SPH and campus Community faculty and students are cordially invited to join us to learn about IDV MPH students Field Study work and their amazing project and experience.

Will it still be the Economy, Stupid, in 2020?

Panel Discussion | September 24 | 3-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 820

 Social Science Matrix

Featured Speakers:

James Campbell
UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science at SUNY Buffalo

Douglas Rivers
Chief Scientist, yougov.

Lynn Vavreck
Marvin Hoffenberg Chair in American Politics and Public Policy, UCLA

Chair Gabriel Lenz
Professor of Political Science UC Berkeley

Will it still be the Economy, Stupid, in 2020?

Panel Discussion | September 24 | 3-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 820

 Department of Political Science, Social Science Matrix

Featured Speakers:

James Campbell
UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science at SUNY Buffalo

Douglas Rivers
Chief Scientist, yougov.

Lynn Vavreck
Marvin Hoffenberg Chair in American Politics and Public Policy, UCLA

Chair Gabriel Lenz
Professor of Political Science UC Berkeley

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Infinite time blow-up solutions to the energy critical wave maps equation

Seminar | September 24 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Mohandas Pillai, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This talk will be about the wave maps problem with domain $\mathbb R^{2+1}$ and target $\mathbb S^2$ in the 1-equivariant, topological degree one setting. In this setting, we recall that the soliton is a harmonic map from $\mathbb R^2$ to $\mathbb S^2$, with polar angle equal to $Q_1(r) = 2 \arctan (r)$. By applying the scaling symmetry of the equation, $Q_{\lambda }(r) = Q_1(r \lambda )$ is also...   More >

Alexander Pines Lecture: Imaging in biology and bio-medicine

Seminar | September 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Steven Chu, Department of Physics, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

In recent years, new imaging probes such as organic dyes, green fluorescent proteins, optical tweezers, single molecule FRET, and super-resolution microscopy are having a profound impact on biological sciences. I will discuss our development of improved, photostable rare earth nanoparticles that allow the long-term, real time tracking of cargos in neurons. We observe that the number of engaged...   More >

Socioemotional Development of Dual Language Learners and Children of Immigrant Families: The Roles of Culture, Language, and Parenting

Colloquium | September 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Qing Zhou, Associate Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Department of Psychology, Institute of Human Development

Children of immigrant families and dual language learners are exposed to diverse cultural values and languages in early development and face developmentally unique challenges and opportunities. In this talk, Professor Zhou will discuss the ecological model for understanding risk and protective factors for psychological adjustment in children of immigrant families and language minority homes.

Bone Functional Adaptation by Remodeling: In Silico Modeling and Experiment

Seminar | September 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Taiji Adachi, Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences; Kyoto University, Japan

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Bone structure is maintained by mechanical adaptation by remodeling, in which osteoclastic bone resorption and osteoblastic bone formation are in harmony with each other under the regulation by mechanosensory network of osteocytes in bone matrix. An imbalance between bone resorption and formation due to disuse results in metabolic bone disorders such as osteoporosis. Cell and molecular...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Factor Allocation, Informality and Transit Improvements: Evidence from Mexico City

Seminar | September 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Roman D. Zarate, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Does transit infrastructure improve allocative efficiency? Are the welfare gains of these projects larger or smaller considering this channel? This paper examines the impact of transit improvements on allocative efficiency by analyzing its effect on the informal sector. I combine a rich collection of Mexican microdata and exploit the construction of new subways lines with a spatial general...   More >