Thursday, March 9, 2017
Workshop | March 6 – 10, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
One theme of this workshop will be how to leverage weak pseudorandomness properties, fooling simple classes of tests, in order to derive stronger pseudorandomness properties related to more complex tests. In the setting of additive combinatorics, what is the minimal set of tests that primes have to satisfy in order to guarantee that they contain arithmetic progressions (or other structures)? For... More >
Course | March 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24
Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that details the processes for setting up a newly finalized sponsored award, including interpreting a Notice of Award, and processing a BFS budget upload.
Course | March 9 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall
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.
Workshop | March 9 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office
This workshop will explain how NIH is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NIH works to their funding strategies.
Seminar | March 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Isabelle Bruno & Gregory Salle, French National Center for Scientific Research, Lille
"The Right to the Beach: Towards a Comparative Sociology of Appropriation Struggles and Coastal Patrimonialization Strategies in the San Francisco Bay Area and on the Saint-Tropez Peninsula"
Refreshments at 11:30 in 132 Mulford Hall
Workshop | March 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Duster Conference Room
We are conducting a workshop for all graduate students interested in applying for the Graduate Fellows Program either this year or in a future year. Attending the workshop is not required.
Graduate Fellows Program Workshop
Thursday March 9th, 12-1pm
Duster Conference Room, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA
In its forty years of existence,... More >
Workshop | March 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356: D-Lab Convening Room
Michael Sholinbeck, Outreach/Instruction Librarian, Sheldon Margen Public Health Library
Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources... More >
Seminar | March 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio Dwinelle 117
Diana Wu, Founding Executive Director of the Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education (BRCOE) & Dean of UC Berkeley Extension; Mitchell L. Stevens, Associate Professor of Education and Sociology & Director, Center for Advanced Research through Online Learning (CAROL)
Distance learning has become a significant method of conducting higher education in recent years, facilitated by enhanced information and visual technologies. Such initiatives as massive open online courses (MOOCs) are now commonplace. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this approach? This colloquium will present perspectives by Professor Mitchell Stevens, who has studied the Stanford... More >
Colloquium | March 9 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons
"The toughest job in the world": Latino identity formation and the precarious path to skilled employment
Social scientist Marie Jahoda long ago predicted that the growing abundance of low-skilled workers and the rise of tech-heavy economies would produce a long-term mismatch that would puzzle policymakers for decades. In this presentation, doctoral candidate Raúl Chávez will... More >
Workshop | March 9 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Patrick Ignacio, Banking Industry Expert
California housing markets are constantly changing, and there are overwhelming amounts of information available to the public, making it hard to know where to start. During the most recent housing crisis, financing options also changed (and in some cases disappeared altogether). As a result you may be asking yourself, what programs are available to me and how will they fit my personal situation?... More >
Seminar | March 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Mimi Koehl, University of California, Berkeley
Course | March 9 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in location
This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk... More >
Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley
In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for... More >
Seminar | March 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Blum Hall, 330 East Building, Board Room
*Please note special time (Thursday) and venue (Blum Center) for this event
Seminar | March 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Dr. Jennifer Listgarten, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research New England: From Genetics to CRISPR Gene Editing with Machine Learning
Seminar | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall
Molecular biology, healthcare and medicine have been slowly morphing into large-scale, data driven sciences dependent on machine learning and applied statistics. In this talk I will start by explaining some of the modelling challenges in finding the genetic underpinnings of disease, which is important for screening, treatment, drug development, and basic biological insight. Genome and... More >
Seminar | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Professor Susan B. Sinnott, Pennsylvania State University
The optimization and control of surface chemistry is important for material growth and interfacial structure. Computational methods provide new insights at the atomic and electronic structure levels that enhance our understanding of key aspects of surface chemistry. This presentation will review the evolution of some widely used computational methods and discuss their integration with... More >
Seminar | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall
Jennifer Listgarten, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research New England
In this talk I will start by explaining some of the modelling challenges in finding the genetic underpinnings of disease, which is important for screening, treatment, drug development, and basic biological insight.
Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "Measuring Polarization in High-Dimensional Data: Method and Application to Congressional Speech"
Seminar | March 9 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall
Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
Seminar | March 9 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Yun Song, University of Pennsylvania and UC Berkeley
Recently, tensors of order 3 or greater, known as higher-order tensors, have attracted increased attention in many fields across science and engineering. A common paradigm in tensor-related algorithms advocates unfolding (or flattening) the tensor into a matrix and applying classical methods developed for matrices. In this talk, I will consider all possible unfoldings of a tensor into lower order... More >
Workshop | March 9 | 6-8 p.m. | 2038 Valley Life Sciences Building
SERC will be hosting an on-campus community-wide retreat on Thursday, March 9th to gather community input on SERC's Strategic Plan, new space, and SERC vision. Food will be provided. Please share this invitation with any interested students and student organizations. Hope to see you there! ***RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/serccommunityretreat2
RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/serccommunityretreat2
Get crafty with us! Were hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month.
This October, we'll be making some spooky-looking velum Halloween Lanterns taught by Cal C.R.E.A.T.E. (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment). Hope to see you there!