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Friday, January 24, 2020

COEH Builds Bridges: Warehouses, Wildfires, and Workplace Injuries

Conference/Symposium | January 24 – 25, 2020 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Betty Irene Moore Hall, Room 1800

 2570 48th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

Please join COEH UC Berkeley and UC Davis for the 2020 COEH Builds Bridges Symposium: Warehouses, Wildfires, and Workplace Injuries.

COEH Builds Bridges was launched in 2017, and rotating biannually between Berkeley and Sacramento. This event is a merger of the 42nd Annual UC Berkeley Lela Morris Symposium, and 38th Annual UC Davis Occupational & Environmental Medicine Symposium.

FULL: Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | January 23 – 24, 2020 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy.
More details and registration link coming soon!

Member Adult $175, Adult $190

Anemone coronaria watercolor on vellum by Catherine Watters

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

Workshop | January 24 | 11 a.m.-12 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 >

Special probability seminar

Seminar | January 24 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Allan Sly, Princeton University

 Department of Statistics

Replica Symmetry Breaking for Random Regular NAESAT

Ideas from physics have predicted a number of important properties of random constraint satisfaction problems such as the satisfiability threshold and the free energy (the exponential growth rate of the number of solutions). Another prediction is the condensation regime where most of the solutions are contained in a small number of clusters...   More >

SLC Language Exchange Program: Become a Polyglot

Workshop | January 24 | 1-2 p.m. | TBA César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? The SLC Language Exchange Program introduces you to the linguistic and cultural diversity at Cal. Come learn how you can become a polyglot and discover how we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts all over the world. RSVP at bit.ly/lepinfo-sp20.

Atomic Engineering of Two-Dimensional Materials Using Electron Irradiation: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall | Note change in date and location

 Dr. Cong Su, KavliENSI Heising-Simons Fellow

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Controlling the exact atomic structure is an ultimate form of materials engineering. Atomic manipulation and atom-by-atom assembly can create functional structures that are hard to synthesize chemically. Defects at the one- or few-atom-scale have intriguing properties that can be applied to fields like quantum engineering (e.g. nitrogen vacancy center, single photon emitter, etc. ), and...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Multiclass and Multiline Processes

Seminar | January 24 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

For some planar stochastic growth models such as Hammersely-Aldous-Diaconis and Exclusion Processes, multiline and multiclass processes are studied to explore the monotonicity of the underlying growth mechanism. In this talk I compare these two processes, and give an overview of some recent results about them.

Write like a Golden Bear: Strategies for Academic Writing Success

Workshop | January 24 | 3-4 p.m. | TBA César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

In this 1-hour workshop, you will learn about the expectations for writing at a top-tier research university and acquire the seven golden strategies to thriving as an academic writer at Cal. Whether you are a first semester student or graduating senior, you will gain the insight and know-how to take your writing to the next level.

MENA Salon: The Assassination of Qassem Suleimani

Workshop | January 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

On 3 January, Major General Qassem Suleimani of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Corps Guard was assassinated by a U.S. drone strike upon his arrival at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. The next day, President Trump ordered the deployment of 3,500 U.S. troops to the...   More >

Perhaps We Have Framed the Research Data Management Challenge Incorrectly?

Seminar | January 24 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Over the past year Iâve been doing a good deal of thinking about the broad way weâve framed the work of research data management and preservation, and the roles of various parties (researchers, data curators, repositories, etc.) in this effort. The dominant model to date has been one of describing datasets, archiving them into repositories, and assuming that they will be discovered and reused...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "Consumption with Imperfect Perception of Wealth"

Seminar | January 24 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Chen Lian, MIT Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Macroeconomics, Behavioral Economics, Finance

Poor Man’s High Performance Semiconductors: The Incredible Perovskites

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

 Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Departments of Chemistry & Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

 College of Chemistry

How did the recent revolution in the science of halide perovskites begin? The chemical versatility and structure diversity in the class of hybrid organic inorganic main metal halides is astounding. The interplay of weak covalent and ionic bonding in the inorganic framework allows the formation of an amazingly broad variety of structures most of which can be divided into two larger classes:...   More >

Thematic Seminar: Applications and limitations of the slice rank polynomial method

Seminar | January 24 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Lisa Sauermann, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

In 2016, Tao introduced the slice rank polynomial method as a reformulation of a technique that first appeared in work of Croot, Lev and Pach, and was the basis of a breakthrough of Ellenberg and Gijswijt on the upper bound for the famous cap-set problem. The cap-set problem asks about the maximum size of a subset of F_p^n not containing a three-term arithmetic progression. The slice rank...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Samantha Bennett (Australian National University)

Colloquium | January 24 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

“Backwards and Forwards: Conflations of Disorient Historical, Filmic and Musical Temporalities in Siouxsie and the Banshees’ ‘Peek-A-Boo’”

Samantha Bennett is a sound recordist, guitarist and academic from London, UK, and Associate Professor in music at the Australian National University. Her research is focused on sound recording, music technology, the recording workplace, recordist agency...   More >