<< Tuesday, October 08, 2019 >>

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Biodiversity and Evolution

Seminar | October 8 | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Alexander Stubbs, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with Alexander Stubbs about his work broadly encompassing biodiversity of island systems in Indonesia, the evolution of sensory modalities in organisms, and acoustics. In the interview, Alexander talks about his experience doing fieldwork in Indonesia, the importance of collections museums, and he describes a few of his most recent...   More >

Alexander in the field

Explore Urban Air Mobility (UAM) from every angle: Vehicles, Technology, Society: Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019 (SAS) asks critical questions about equity in the future of air transit, through a holistic examination of technology, platforms, urbanism and other emerging topics. SAS will explore the ideas that will shape UAM and the global transition to accessible, safe, electric aviation for all. Registration required.

 Registration Required https://www.sasymposium.com/tickets

SAS Poster

RAPDP - Foundational - Customer Service for the RA

Workshop | October 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: A soft skills workshop that covers essential customer service and workplace communication techniques, with a special emphasis on setting up, preparing for, facilitating, and debriefing an RA’s initial meeting with their PIs. Learning Objectives: • Identify the primary and secondary customers of a Research Administrator • Recognize what it means to provide stellar customer service •...   More >

  Register online

October Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | October 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

OPT Document Check Webinar

Workshop | October 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This webinar will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this webinar is specifically for OPT...   More >

Imaging tissue damage and repair In zebrafish

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Anna Huttenlocher, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Robert Bergman Lecture: Molecular Recognition in Chemical and Biological Systems: Chemical Models and Biostructural Investigations

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Francois Diederich, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich

 College of Chemistry

We pursue a multi-disciplinary approach to quantify weak intermolecular interactions in chemical and biological systems. Examples discussed in this lecture are orthogonal dipolar interactions, organofluorine interactions, substituent effects on π-π-stacking interactions, halogen bonding, and chalcogen bonding. Supramolecular capsules assembled from designed resorcin[4]arene-based...   More >

Fossil Coffee Presents: TBA

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building



Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall


 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

From the Inside Out: (Some of) What I have learned in 23 years of Research with Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Lecture | October 8 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Colette (Coco) Auerswald, MD, MS, Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at UCB where she is co-Director and co-Founder of i4Y (Innovations for Youth, i4y.berkeley.edu), a collaborative academic/community hub focused on improving youth wellbeing through structural change. She is a pediatrician and specialist in adolescent medicine. For the last twenty years, she has studied the social...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - “Monetary Policy, Corporate Finance and Investment”

Presentation | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Paolo Surico, London Business School and CEPR

 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 October 4.

LinkedIN Basics

Workshop | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

LinkedIN is a great tool for establishing an online presence, conducting career research, and facilitating connection with other professionals. This workshop addresses the basics.

Advancing the 60-year Curriculum: How long should the relationship between a student and their university last?

Lecture | October 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Oakland City Center’s Conference Center, Suite 105, Paramount Conference Room

 555 12th Street, Oakland, CA

 Gary Matkin, Vice Provost, Division of Career Pathways, and Dean, Division of Continuing Education,, UC Irvine


According to Gary Matkin, Ph.D. — vice provost, Division of Career Pathways, and dean, Division of Continuing Education, UC Irvine — at least 60 years.

His novel concept, the 60-year curriculum (60YC), is gaining recognition across institutions as more people find value in the concept of lifelong learning. The 60YC calls for universities to remain relevant to students throughout their lives as...   More >

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Social Impact, Social Justice and Organizational Decisions with Robert Reich

Lecture | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy and Blum Center Senior Fellow

 Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Responsible Business at Haas

Join the Blum Center Perspectives event featuring Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy and Blum Center Senior Fellow. What are the differences between social impact and social justice? How do organizations or movements understand the achievement of either goal? And do the differences between the terms matter significantly? Robert Reich provides history, context, nuance.

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 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.

Understanding the Canadian Federal Election Campaign

Colloquium | October 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Renowned UBC political scientist Richard Johnston will lay out the stakes and issues in 2019 Canadian Federal Election campaign. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.

Richard Johnston (PhD Stanford) holds the Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation. At UBC, he is also affiliated with the Institute for European Studies. He has also taught at the University of...   More >

Castellers de Vilafranca - Human Towers from Catalonia: Talk about Team Building and Performance (Human Tower - Lower Sproul)

Performing Arts - Other | October 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 Castellers de Vilafranca, Castellers de Vilafranca

 Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Castellers de Vilafranca are a cultural and sport
Catalan institution that builds human towers, a
tradition that dates back to the 18th century.
More than 1,000 members (180 at UCB) united by a
common purpose: building human towers (Castells)
by sharing democratic values, cooperation and team
work, with a spirit of constant improvement.

Ada Lovelace Day Celebration of Women in Robotics

Special Event | October 8 | 1-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, room 310

 Anca Dragan, UC Berkeley

 Women in Tech Initiative at University of California (WITI@UC)

Celebrate the contributions of women leaders in robotics around the world and discover hands-on pathways into tech for all. Join exceptional, cross-industry pioneers, Women in Robotics, and Bay Area community and UC Berkeley organizations for talks and demos.

  Register online

Space Physics Seminar

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

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Microsoft Excel Query Editor

Course | October 8 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This course focuses on the utilization of the embedded Microsoft Excel Query Editor to connect to multiple data sources in order to extract, manipulate, or compare datasets. Query results are loaded to the host Excel application to leverage other business intelligence features. Learning Objectives • Identify the elements of the Microsoft Excel Query Editor. • Connect the Query Editor to local and...   More >

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Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Tax Audits as Scarecrows: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment

Seminar | October 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ricardo Perez-Truglia, UCLA (visiting UC Berkeley)

 Department of Economics

Link to NBER Working Paper

ABSTRACT: The canonical model of Allingham and Sandmo (1972) predicts that firms evade taxes by optimally trading off between the costs and benefits of evasion. However, there is no direct evidence that firms react to audits in this way. We conducted a large-scale field experiment in collaboration with Uruguay’s tax...   More >

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Trace formulae for Anosov flows

Seminar | October 8 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Malo Jézéquel, LPSM & MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

Fine statistical properties of a smooth Anosov flow may be studied through Ruelle resonances. These resonances may be described as the zeroes of a dynamical determinant, i.e. an entire function defined in terms of the periodic data of the flow. We are interested in another relationship between Ruelle resonances and periodic data of the flow: a trace formula conjectured by Dyatlov and Zworski....   More >

The Problem of Democracy and the Politics of Neoliberalism

Lecture | October 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Thomas Biebricher, Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at the Goethe University, Frankfurt

 The Program in Critical Theory, Department of Political Science, International and Area Studies (IAS)

Neoliberal thinkers developed numerous agendas for the reform of – most notably – democracy and the state. But what is the neoliberal view of politics and, especially, the kind of politics that would bring about these reforms? This is the main question that the talk seeks to address; it does so in three sections. The starting point is a theoretical and historical conceptualization of...   More >

China’s Rise in Historical Perspective

Colloquium | October 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Klaus Mühlhahn, Professor of Chinese History and Culture, Free University of Berlin

 You-tien Hsing, Professor, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Many commentators claim that China's ongoing global rise reflects a restoration of its earlier international prominence, while others highlight that China's emergence reflects distinctive characteristics of the country's current political leadership. In his new book, Making China Modern, Klaus Mühlhahn of the Free University of Berlin provides a panoramic survey of China's rise and resilience...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: The Distributional Effects of Trade: Theory and Evidence from the United States

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Kirill Borusyak, Assistant Professor, University College of London

 Department of Economics

We quantify the distributional effects of trade shocks in the U.S. through consumer prices (expenditure channel) and wages (earnings channel). A quantitative trade model links these channels to compositional differences in expenditures and earnings across household groups. New data reveal that spending shares on imports are similar across education and income groups, implying a...   More >

Microdroplet Chemistry

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Richard Zare, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Water is extremely common on Earth but also one of the most mysterious of compounds in which the solid form (ice) floats on its melt. Bulk water is celebrated as an excellent solvent, particularly of polar compounds, and also as a relatively inert medium. It is often said to be fully oxidized hydrogen and there is not more that can happen to it. In sharp contrast, water droplets show unexpected...   More >

EVENT CANCELED: An Evening with Deepti Naval: An Actor's Perspective

Performing Arts - Theater | October 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall | Canceled

 Deepti Naval, Actress, Director, & Writer

 Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Art Forum SF

A conversation with acclaimed actress, director, & writer, Deepti Naval.

Splunk Info-Session

Information Session | October 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Splunk offers the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. It enables the curious to look closely at what others ignore—machine data—and find what others never see: insights that can help make companies more productive, profitable, competitive and secure. What can you do with Splunk? Come and find out.

Cal in the Capital Information Session

Information Session | October 8 | 7-8 p.m. | 234 Dwinelle Hall

 Public Service Center

Come to learn how to build your professional skills through a summer internship in Washington DC with Cal in the Capital!

Salesforce Info-Session

Information Session | October 8 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us and learn about Software Engineering, Data Science, Technical Product Management and other internships at Salesforce.

Our Futureforce University Recruiting Program is dedicated to attracting, retaining, and cultivating next-generation talent. Our interns and new graduates work in offices across the globe on real projects that affect how our business runs, and they have the...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

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.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

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 >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

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 >

Power to the People

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.

“Orange’s 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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