Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Deadline | October 1 | -9:50 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Online Application
The U.S. Department of States Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.
The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
For more information and to apply,... More >
Miscellaneous | January 1 – December 3, 2019 the first Tuesday of the month every month | UC Botanical Garden
The garden is closed on the first and third Tuesday of every month.
Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Ayako Yasuda, UC Davis
Mutual funds that invest in private securities value those securities at stale prices. Prices change on average every 2.5 quarters, vary across fund families, and are revised upward dramatically at follow-on funding events. The infrequent, but dramatic price changes yield predictably large fund returns. Fund investors can exploit the stale pricing by buying (selling) before (after) the follow-on... More >
Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Shannon Turley, Genentech, Cancer Immunology
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
We have designed an enantioselective coupling of N-alkylamines and ,-unsaturated compounds by implementing the cooperative action of two Lewis acid catalysts that possess overlapping functions. We have achieved this by developing catalyst/substrate combinations that form frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs), namely, active acids and bases whose mutual quenching (formation of classic... More >
Seminar | October 1 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Sebastian Hummel, Bielefield
I will give a brief introduction to the setup of Ewens sampling formula in the context of population genetics. The main aim will be to prove the formula using the combinatorial arguments of Griffiths/Lessard. Finally, if time permits, I explain Feller's construction to generate random permutations weighted by the number of their cycles.
Information Session | October 1 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Abstract: The talk will be about how we are building a software stack and a specialized processor that allows deep learning applications to run orders of magnitude faster than on traditional hardware.
Speaker Bio: Victoria Popic received her PhD in Computer Science from Stanford. She is currently a Principal Software Engineer at SambaNova.
Lunch will be served. First 10 attendees will... More >
Presentation | October 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
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 September 27.
Workshop | October 1 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Dori Sproul, Alzheimer's Association
Communication is more than just talking and listening its also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimers disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has... More >
Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services
The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.
Panel Discussion | October 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum
Please join us for a conversation featuring Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce with Kellie McElhaney, Founding Director of The Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership (EGAL).
As Chief Equality Officer, Tony Prophet is certainly a leader that has questioned the status quo as he leads the efforts at Salesforce to build a workplace that reflects the diverse communities it serves... More >
Course | October 1 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business
This course details the process by which calculations are created in Microsoft Excel workbooks. Emphasis is placed on the underlying theory and syntax of formulas and functions, as well as their complimentary abilities and use cases. Learning Objectives * Understand the fundamental differences of values vs. formats. * Use AutoCalculate to display summary information from multiple cells. *... More >
Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Persistent Political Engagement: Social Interactions and the Dynamics of Protest Movements
Seminar | October 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago
Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: Fireside Chats: Communication and Consumers' Expectations in the Great Depression
Seminar | October 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Mathieu Pedemonte, UC Berkeley, Economics Department
Workshop | October 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ... More >
Information Session | October 1 | 3:30-4 p.m. | 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program)
The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.
Colloquium | October 1 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Laura Bell and Devon Sandel
Title: Understanding the links among ADHD, personality, and wellbeing across development
Title: Emotion-Related Impulsivity: The Role of Affect in Self-Harm and Daily Life
Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Local energy, resolvents, and wave decay in the asymptotically flat setting
Seminar | October 1 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Katrina Morgan, MSRI
Asymptotically flat spacetimes (i.e. Lorentzian manifolds whose metric coefficients tend toward the flat metric as $|x| \to \infty $) arise in General Relativity, which has motivated many mathematical questions about wave behavior on such spacetimes. The dispersive estimate local energy decay has proven to be a powerful tool for studying these questions. It has been used to establish Strichartz... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Markov chains from algebraic complexes
Seminar | October 1 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Perci Diaconis, Stanford University
There are many natural examples where a graded vector space can be associated to a combinatorial objet or variety. This comes with boundary maps and so homology and a Laplacian(down&up + up&down). Surprisingly often the Laplacian has all positive coefficients in a natural basis and a Markov chain can be found. Now, algebra and probability can be combined to get sharp analysis of the rate of... More >
Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: The Direct and Indirect Effects of Multinational Firms on Workers
Seminar | October 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with IO Seminar: Scaling Auctions as Insurance: A Case Study in Infrastructure Procurement"
Seminar | October 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, Evans 648
Shoshana Vasserman, Professor, Stanford GSB
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 >
Seminar | October 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Colloidal semiconductor Quantum Dots (CQDs) that contain hundreds to thousands of atoms manifest size dependent tunable properties and have reached an exquisite level of control, leading to their technological applications in optoelectronics and bioimaging. Considering them as artificial atoms, CQD molecules connected with molecular linkers such as DNA strands were studied. Yet, in these... More >
Career Fair | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor
This discussion panel and networking event is for students interested in careers working towards social and economic justice. This event will highlight the different kinds of jobs and pathways to working as community and labor organizers, researchers, and political advocates. Speaker backgrounds will include a variety of issues related to labor and social justice movements.
Lecture | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Lonan O'Briain, Associate Professor of Music, University of Nottingham
This lecture reconstructs an oral history of music production processes and listening practices during the Second Indochina War, when radio was the principal mass medium for sound-based communications and the primary source for new music. The research draws on interviews with current and former employees of the Voice of Vietnam radio, supplemented by recent print collections and archival documents.
Career Fair | October 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center
Wanting to jumpstart your fall recruitment process? Join Berkeley SkyDeck, in partnership with the Office of ASUC Senator Joseph Besgen/Associated Students of the University of California - ASUC, for a networking and recruiting event with companies actively seeking interns. Dont miss out on the opportunity to network with 25+ diverse SkyDeck startups. Students from all disciplines are encouraged... More >
Disability, Masculinity and Global Human Rights: Intersections in politics, gender and social change
Reading - Nonfiction | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | International House, Homeroom
Dr. Victor Pineda, Lecturer, Department of City Planning, UC Berkeley
Liz Plank, Journalist, Vox Media
Featuring a moderated discussion with influential Vox Journalist Liz Plank and Global Human Rights Champion, Dr. Victor Pineda
Liz Plank is an award-winning journalist as well as executive producer and host of several critically acclaimed digital series at Vox Media. She's been listed as one of Forbes's 30 Under 30, Mediaite's Most Influential in News Media, Marie Claires List of Most... More >
Lecture | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Lutz Raphael, Trier University, Germany
Lutz Raphael explores the specificities of 100 years of German Democracy. Modern democracy develops under the double impact of revolutionary moments and everyday routines. To better understand the interplay between these two central elements in the history of German Democracy three different layers of temporality or change are taken into consideration. Firstly, four moments of revolutionary... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Simplicial generation of Chow rings of matroids
Seminar | October 1 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Chris Eur, UC Berkeley
Matroids are combinatorial objects that capture the essence of linear independence. A recent breakthrough in matroid theory is the development of Hodge theory of matroids by Adiprasito, Huh, and Katz, afforded by tools from tropical geometry. Meanwhile, matroids have also been studied as type A objects through the lens of Lie/Coxeter combinatorics. How do these two perspectives, tropical and... More >
Social Event | October 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Raleigh's Pub
On behalf of Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! Enjoy this opportunity to meet and socialize with other scholars. All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family, or new colleagues.
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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be... 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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