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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Ropes Course 1 - 1st Year Students Only

Workshop | August 30 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  Strawberry Canyon Recreational Area

 Carol Rhodes

 University of California


Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | August 30 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Fundamentals of Sustainable Natural Dyeing with Michel Garcia

Workshop | August 28 – 31, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn the fundamentals of sustainable natural dyeing including fiber preparation, plant mordants, plant selection, using less dye for greater effect, surface design techniques, and various applications of natural dyes.

$425, $400 UCBG Members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | August 30 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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 >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | August 30 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Mutations of Lagrangian tori

Seminar | August 30 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Dmitry Tonkonog, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will overview a beautiful interplay between the symplectic geometry of monotone Lagrangian tori in del Pezzo surfaces and the algebra of mirror Landau-Ginzburg models, following the works of Auroux, Vianna, Galkin-Cruz Morales, Shende-Treumann-Williams, and Pascaleff with myself. Time permitting, I will discuss mutations of Lagrangian tori in higher-dimensional toric Fanos.

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Taking stock: the impacts of genetic diversity for herpes simplex virus (HSV)"

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Moriah Szpara, Pennsylvania State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

A variety of viruses infect the human nervous system, often with severe consequences. While vaccines have largely defeated the paralysis caused by polio, other viruses such as rabies, West Nile virus, and herpes simplex virus (HSV) continue to cause neurological infections that require clinical intervention. More than 70% of adults in the United States carry HSV, whether they know it or not. HSV...   More >

Moriah Szpara

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Molly Womack "Using earless frogs to study developmental bias"

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell Miller Library

 Molly Womack

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

“Catching in the Act: Active, Dynamic, and Programmable Behaviours of Far From Equilibrium membrane Biointerfaces”

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Atul N. Parikh, University of California, Davis

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Drawing from recent experiments in our labs employing simple models for the cellular chassis, this talk highlights how compartmental walls reconfigure, across molecular and mesoscales, when taken out of equilibrium through real-time incorporation of exogenous molecules, activities of membrane receptors, and the osmotic activity of water.

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library


A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

The Psychology of Brokerage

Colloquium | August 30 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Nir Halevy, Associate Professor, Stanford University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Third parties often shape dyadic interactions and relationships. Building on interdependence theory as an organizing conceptual framework, the current research explores when, why, and how third parties intervene in others' interactions, and illuminates previously unidentified similarities and differences between distinct types of third party influence.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Acylindrically hyperbolic groups

Seminar | August 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Carolyn Abbott, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will first give an introduction to some basic concepts in geometric groups theory, including Cayley graphs, hyperbolic spaces, and quasi-isometries. Then I will define an acylindrical action and an acylindrically hyperbolic group, focusing on examples.

Berry-Esseen bounds for typical weighted sums in the randomized central limit theorem

Seminar | August 30 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Sergey Bobkov, University of Minnesota

 Department of Statistics

Abstract. We will be discussing normal approximation and associated
Berry-Esseen-type bounds for weighted sums of dependent random variables under general moment and correlation-type conditions.

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Universal acylindrical actions

Seminar | August 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Carolyn Abbott, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The class of acylindrically hyperbolic groups, which are groups that admit a certain type of non-elementary action on a hyperbolic space, contains many interesting groups such as non-exceptional mapping class groups and \(\operatorname {Out}(\mathbb F_n)\) for \(n > 1\). In such a group, a generalized loxodromic element is one that is loxodromic for some acylindrical action of the group on a...   More >

Convex Relaxation for Community Detection

Seminar | August 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Xiaodong Li, University of California, Davis

 Department of Statistics

Cluster structures might be ubiquitous for large data, and community detection has recently
attracted much research attention in applied physics, sociology, computer science and statistics
due to its broad applicability in various network datasets. A variety of approaches distinct in
essence have thus been proposed, among which convex relaxation had not been extensively
explored since its...   More >