Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Investigating the Extinction of South American Mammals: Interview with Dr. Natalia Villavicencio, Integrative Biology
Seminar | February 28 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM
Dr. Natalia Villavicencio, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology
This week on The Graduates, we speak with Dr. Natalia Villavicencio about her research on the roles that humans and climate change play in driving animals to extinction, in the past and in the present.
The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7FM and on the web
Phase Transitions and Adsorption at the Atomic and Nanoscale: From Storing and Separating Gases to Manipulating Light
Seminar | February 28 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Jarad Mason, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
UCMP Fossil Coffee: The integration of quantitative genetics, paleontology, and neontology reveals genetic underpinnings of primate dental evolution
Seminar | February 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)
Leslea Hlusko, UCMP/HERC
Seminar | February 28 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Speaker: Terrence Hendershott, UC Berkeley
We examine the network of bilateral trading relations between insurers and dealers in the over-the-counter corporate bond market. Using comprehensive regulatory data we find that many insurers use only one dealer while the largest insurers have a network of up to eighty dealers. To understand the heterogeneity in network size we build a model of decentralized trade in which insurers... More >
Seminar | February 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
Prof. Itaru Hamachi, Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry Graduate School of Engineering Kyoto University, Kyoto and CREST/JST, JAPAN
Traditionally, proteins analysis has been conducted under the purified dilute aqueous conditions in most cases. However, it is now being recognized that structure and functions of natural proteins in live systems are rather different from those under such pure conditions. Therefore, it is ideal that proteins can be studied in vivo in more-details for deep understanding of these biomolecules. For... More >
Workshop | February 28 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness
Kitchen tools and gadgets can make healthy cooking easier, efficient, and fun! Learn easy recipes using our favorite practical tools that are often used in our cooking classes. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.
Workshop | February 28 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work
Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.
Colloquium | February 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Shelby Grossman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.
Development Lunch:"Identification of Other-Regarding Preferences: Evidence from a Common Pool Resource Game in Colombia"
Seminar | February 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Department of Economics, CEGA
Colloquium | February 28 | 2 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), IEAS Conference Room, Suite 510
Zhe Ren, Institute of Developing Economies, CJS Visiting Scholar
Daniel Mattingly, Stanford University
The relationship between a township leader and a village chief in contemporary China is something of a political puzzle. Researchers have maintained that Chinas bureaucratic system contains a very important political contracting framework. Within this framework, the career of a cadre is strongly related to the performance of a contract that may cover not only economic development but also other... More >
Course | February 28 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in time
Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety
This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work. In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.
Seminar | February 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall
Robert Hairstans, Associate Professor, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Edinburgh Napier University
"Timber Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction"
The Transition from Complex Chemistry to Simple Biology Part 1. The Surprising Chemistry of Nonenzymatic RNA Replication
Seminar | February 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Jack Szostak, Simches Research Center Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Molecular Biology, and Center for Computational and Integrative Biology 7215
Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lectures
Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Eigenvalues for Schrödinger operators with random, highly oscillatory potentials.
Seminar | February 28 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Alexis Drouot, UCB
We study eigenvalues of 3D Schrödinger operators modified by a stochastic term $V_N$, oscillating at typical frequency $N \gg 1$. Such operators are a rough model for the propagation of waves inside a disordered medium. Using a perturbation argument, we show that eigenvalues converge almost surely as $N \rightarrow \infty$. The rate of convergence is investigated: we identify two regimes,... More >
Seminar | February 28 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC Berkeley
We'll discuss a condition to guarantee that a tower of congruence $p$-covers of an arithmetic hyperbolic 3-manifold have the RFRS property (Residually Finite Rational Solvable), and hence virtually fiber. We'll spend some time discussing the Bass-Serre tree which is the basis for this criterion.
Seminar | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Avery Trufelman, 99% Invisible
Avery Trufelman, a producer at 99% Invisible the highly acclaimed podcast about "the thought that goes into the things we dont think about: the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world" will speak at Jacobs Hall.
Seminar | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
Protein dynamics, the population of and interconversion among multiple states, are often evoked to explain function. The experimental characterization of protein dynamics to fully uncover their role however is challenged by both the spatial heterogeneity of proteins and the rapid interconversion of potentially important conformational states. Our group combines the inherent temporal resolution of... More >
Workshop | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library 110 MD
Samantha Teplitzky, Kresge Engineering Library
This workshop will focus on how to add elements to a LaTeX document. Attendees will learn about various packages and syntax that enables the creation of tables, figures, images, and bibliographies.
Seminar | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | International House
Nina Jablonski, Pennsylvania State University
Workshop | February 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
This Week's The Hacker Within
Topic: Visualization with D3.js
This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation.
Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall
Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.
Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at... More >
Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer
This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students lives.