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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | November 14 | 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

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Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Universality of Euler flows and flexibility of Reeb embeddings

Seminar | November 14 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Eva Miranda, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

 Department of Mathematics

The dynamics of an inviscid and incompressible fluid flow on a Riemannian manifold are described by the Euler equations. Recently, Terry Tao launched a programme to address the global existence problem, not only for Euler equations, but also for their viscid counterpart, the Navier-Stokes equations, based on the concept of universality. This notion concerns the Euler equations without fixing...   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | November 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Dissertation Talk: Demultiplexed Mutiwavelength Interferometry for High Precision Metrology

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz Lounge)

 Zain Zaidi

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will present results from a new arithmetic algorithm for multiwavelength interferometer that has a theoretical maximum range of the lowest-common-multiple of the wavelengths used, the resolution of a single-wavelength interferometer, and the theoretical maximum noise tolerance of an algebraic approach.

Applied Math Seminar: Nonlocal models in computational science and engineering: challenges and applications

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Marta D’Elia, Sandia National Labs

 Department of Mathematics

Nonlocal models such as peridynamics and fractional equations can capture effects that classical partial differential equations fail to capture. These effects include multiscale behavior, discontinuities in the solutions such as cracks, and anomalous behavior such as super- and sub-diffusion. For this reason, they provide an improved predictive capability for a large class of engineering and...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | November 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Nick Barberis, Yale School of Management

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Jimmy Roberts, Professor, Duke University

 Department of Economics

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 >

Self-Care for Stressed Out Parents (BEUHS375)

Workshop | November 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Lara Scriba, RN, co-sponsored by the Ann Martin Center

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The responsibilities and isolation of parenting can easily lead to stress, exhaustion, overwhelm & burnout.

Learn practical, holistic tools that will not only reduce stress but also build a sense of rhythm, vitality and ease within your body, mind & family.

Embrace nature’s energetic rhythms and explore simple solutions to:
• Optimize time & energy
• Support your nervous system...   More >

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IB Seminar: Differentiation, Communication, and Emergence in Ant Societies

Seminar | November 14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Daniel Kronauer, The Rockefeller University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar

Seminar | November 14 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Marius Guenzel

 Department of Economics

Microsoft Excel Charts

Course | November 14 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This course details the process of Chart creation and manipulation in Microsoft Excel. Emphasis is placed on proper structure of source data, functional differences of various Chart types, and integration of Chart functionality with other baseline Excel features. Learning Objectives * Understand the relationship between Charts and other Excel data visualizations. * Leverage one-dimensional and...   More >

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How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | November 14 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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 >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Molly Schumer, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Seminar | November 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Title: Unraveling the tangled web: the evolutionary impact of hybridization

How distinct species persist in the face of gene flow is a long-standing and central question in evolutionary biology, reinvigorated by the recent realization that hybridization is surprisingly common. Though it is now appreciated that gene flow often occurs before, during, and after speciation, little about...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Jahi Chappell

Seminar | November 14 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Jahi Chappell

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Jahi Chappell, Executive Director of Food First, will present: "Beginning to End Hunger: Lessons on food security, transformation, and solidarity from Belo Horizonte, Brazil." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall. Co-sponsored by the the Center for Diversified Farming Systems.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: " Inference on Treatment Effects after Model Selection with application to subgroup analysis"

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jingshen Wang, UC Berkeley, Biostatistics and Epidemiology

 Department of Economics

From Alice, Texas to Beirut, Lebanon and Everything in Between: Lessons I Have Learned as a Student, Faculty Member, and a Woman in Engineering: Russell Severance Springer Colloquium

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Janet Ellzey, Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Foundation Centennial Teaching Fellow, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Dr. Janet Ellzey, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Foundation Centennial Teaching Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, was born in a small town in South Texas, received her undergraduate and MS degrees at UT Austin, and her PhD at UC Berkeley in 1985. In the course of her career, she has embraced an array of opportunities ranging from conducting combustion...   More >

How to Claim a Migrant: Koreans, Borders, and Belonging at the Edge of Asia and Russia

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

 Alyssa Park, University of Iowa

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Summary: In the late nineteenth century, Koreans suddenly began to cross the border to Russia and China by the thousands. Their continuous mobility and settlement in the tripartite borderland made them an enduring topic of dispute between multiple countries (Korea, Russia, China, and Japan), and prompted a host of questions that concerned fundamental questions about states’ governance over...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Geometry and dynamics of K3 surfaces

Colloquium | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Simion Filip, Institute for Advanced Study and Clay Mathematics Institute

 Department of Mathematics

In the classification of compact complex surfaces, K3s are the intermediate case between the positively and negatively curved ones. Alternatively, one can think of K3s as holomorphically symplectic surfaces. Their geometry is rich: K3s admit Ricci-flat metrics and have homogeneous parameter spaces, analogous to Teichmuller and moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces. Additionally, K3s often admit...   More >

Dual-Aspect Reflexivism in Buddhist Philosophy of Mind

Colloquium | November 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Moses Hall, Howison Library

 Matt MacKenzie, Colorado State University

 Center for Buddhist Studies, Department of Philosophy

Indian Buddhist philosophers associated with the pramāṇavāda (logico-epistemological) school developed an account of mind and cognition that I term ‘dual-aspect reflexivism’. On this view, conscious awareness is reflexive or self-presenting in that it always involves awareness of awareness. Further, a typical episode of conscious cognition involves the presentation of an object...   More >

International Relations Career Panel

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 6-8 p.m. | 205 Dwinelle Hall

Department of State, Human Rights Center, Peace Corps, International Relations Council of Berkeley

 International Relations Council

Interested in International Relations? Come explore a variety of career paths and organizations through guest speakers. This event is a great opportunity to explore different fields of IR and network with professionals. Brought to you by our very own International Relations Council

East Bay Science Cafe - The secret superpowers of insects

Presentation | November 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Javier Ceja-Navarro, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab


Join us at Cafe Leila on San Pablo Avenue for an evening of science, conversation, and community.

In this presentation, Dr. Javier Navarro will tell us about his work in revealing the hidden powers of insects and other critters. We will hear about a coffee addict, a wood-degrading machine, and litter decomposers. All have something in common: their intimate associations with microbes to thrive...   More >

The coffee borer beetle loves coffee!

Medicare for All Debate

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 108 Wheeler Auditorium

 Sally Pipes, President and CEO, Pacific Research Institute; Richard Scheffler, Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Berkeley Conservative Society, Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement

Come out to see a Medicare for All debate between Pacific Research Institute President and CEO Sally Pipes and Berkeley School of Public Health Professor Richard Scheffler! Anyone from any side of the political spectrum is welcome to attend, so put the event on your calendars and see political discourse at Berkeley at its best!