Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall
FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.
Workshop | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Due to unexpected construction to improve accessibility at the front entrance of the Garden, Wellness Wednesday - Yoga in the Garden is cancelled for Wednesday, October 4. Please join us next week!
Workshop | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library / 2101
Susan Koskinen, Librarian, UC Berkeley
This hands-on workshop will cover citation management, inserting references, footnotes and creating bibliographies in Word and Google docs. Bring your laptop or use our desktops.
The Global Lives Project: Connecting communities through video with David Harris: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series
Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
David Harris, Global Lives Project
Free and open to the public. Register online by Monday for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12:00 pm Pacific time and is hosted live at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.
Colloquium | October 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Consul General Rana Sarkar and Prof. Irene Bloemraad will discuss trade and immigration issues, including NAFTA and DACA.
Lunch provided by our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.
Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Michelle Khine, UC Irvine
The challenge of micro- and nano-fabrication lies in the difficulties and costs associated with patterning at such high resolution. To make such promising technology which could enable pervasive health monitoring and disease detection/surveillance - more accessible and pervasive, there is a critical need to develop a manufacturing approach such that prototypes as well as complete manufactured... More >
Round Table: Frontiers of Intelligent Systems and Soft Computing: Open discussion on topic, all levels of expertise welcome to join in
Seminar | October 4 | 12-1:50 p.m. | 443 Soda Hall
Professor Ashok Deshpande, College of Engineering, Pune
The Discussion Leader will be Professor Ashok Deshpande
Keywords: Fuzzy logic & soft computing. Educational data mining (EDM), students academic performance, Zadeh-Deshpande formalism, degree of certainty.
Light refreshments served.
Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative
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
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 >
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Barry Sinervo "Predation-Mediated Speciation in the Ring species Ensatina eschscholtzii: Aposematic, Batesian, and Cryptic Salamanders and their Predators"
Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library
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 >
Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Cheating, community context, and coevolution in the yucca-yucca moth mutualism"
Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Kari Segraves, Syracuse University
Understanding biodiversity requires more than identifying the number of species on earth. We must also elucidate how species interactions govern the dynamics of communities, ecosystems, and species diversity. My lab uses a broad combination of approaches including experimental ecology, field observations, molecular phylogenetics, and population genetics to understand the role that interspecific... More >
Disability Insurance Income Saves Lives: Alexander Gelber, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy
Colloquium | October 4 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Alexander Gelber, Professor, UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy
A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.
Colloquium | October 4 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Andrew Todd, Assistant Professor, UC Davis
The ability to intuit what other people are thinking and feeling with some degree of accuracy is essential for effective communication and social coordination, making it important to understand both the factors that give rise to and the consequences that follow from perspective taking. In this talk, Ill provide an overview of a program of research that examines the role of the self as an... More >
Reading - Nonfiction | October 4 | 12:10-2 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall
David Hayes-Bautista discusses his seminal work, La Nueva California: Latinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials which paints a vivid portrait of Latino society in California by providing a wealth of details about work ethic, family strengths, business establishments, and the surprisingly robust health profile that yields an average life expectancy for Latinos five years longer than that of the... More >
Workshop | October 4 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Kathleen Day, Southworth Chavez & Day-Seiter in Orinda; Kristen Southworth, Southworth Chavez & Day-Seiter in Orinda
Proper planning for a loved ones or your future care takes careful thought which can reduce the stress and burden on the family during a crisis. The presenters will provide valuable legal information you may want in your toolbox when managing a loved ones care.
Helpful Legal Documents
Arranging for Care
Availability of Public Benefits, including VA and Medi-Cal
Kristen... More >
Workshop | October 4 | 1-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Makerspace - 1st floor
2D printing was starting to get boring... So now we have 3D printing! Crazy stuff!
If you want to learn how to 3D print, come join us for our first official training session for the Fall 2017 semester! No prior experience is needed!!
You also need to RSVP, which is totally FREE! AND after you receive training, you'll be able to 3D print anything you want for free as well! What a deal, right?... More >
Cal Id Required for access into Moffitt Library.
Seminar | October 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Jeremy Kahn, Brown University
We will briefly review the definition and basic properties of closed and finite-volume hyperbolic 3-manifolds, and take a few minutes to place them in context of 3-manifolds more generally. Then we will outline the speaker’s work with Vladimir Markovic, constructing nearly geodesic surfaces in every closed hyperbolic 3-manifold.
Workshop | October 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
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 >
Seminar | October 4 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Ramon van Handel, Princeton University
Classical estimates on the suprema of random processes in terms of metric
entropy have found widespread use in probability theory, statistics,
computer science, and other areas. Such estimates are powerful and easy to
use, but often fail to be sharp. To obtain sharp bounds, one must replace
these methods by a multiscale analogue known as the generic chaining that
was developed by Talagrand.... More >
Colloquium | October 4 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
Bettina Ng'weno, University of California, Davis
Once imagined as a colonial city with restricted access to Africans and now planned as a world class African metropolis, the rapidly changing city of Nairobi has rarely been thought of as home. Nevertheless, the dreams and practices in old neighborhoods produced urban imaginaries and transformed the city. As yet another new Nairobi is taking shape, this article tries to understand what... More >
Berkeley Stem Cell Center Director's Special Seminar: Mechanisms regulating neural stem cells and neurogenesis
Seminar | October 4 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Hongjun Song, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Colloquium | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Roger Antonsen, University of Oslo / UC Berkeley
The world of digital/algorithmic/generative art is blooming, and creative coding is becoming more and more popular. This talk is a part of a family of talks I give, where I try to highlight the connections between computer science, mathematics, and art. For the EECS Colloquium I will go more in depth and focus on the interplay between mathematical structures and programming, with many of my own... More >
Colloquium | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Ryan Lively, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
The rapid increase in global industrialization necessitates technology shifts in energy production, manufacturing, and carbon management techniques. Large energy costs in refineries, power plants, and manufacturing facilities using traditional separation techniques are currently a major opportunity for innovation. Approximately 10% of global energy use can be attributed to separation processes,... More >
Colloquium | October 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
Ann Swidler, Professor Emerita of Sociology, UC Berkeley
Based on more than ten years of research in Malawi and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, I analyze global and local responses to the AIDS epidemic in Africa, looking at how the massive international AIDS effort interacts with existing African cultural and institutional patterns. Global responses to the AIDS epidemic reveal patterns common to development efforts more generally: tensions between... More >
Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Peter Bühlmann, ETH Zürich
Heterogeneity in potentially large-scale data can be beneficially exploited for causal inference and more robust prediction. The key idea relies on invariance and stability across different heterogeneous regimes or sub-populations. What we term as "anchor regression" opens some novel insights and connections between causality and protection (robustness) against worst case interventions in ... More >
Colloquium | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Andrew Walder, Sociology, Stanford University
Heather Haveman, Sociology, UC Berkeley
Drawing on accounts in more than 2,200 published county and city annals, this presentation provides an overview of the successive waves of rebellion and repression that spread across China from mid-1966 to the end of 1969. Several new observations emerge from broad patterns in these accounts. First, the collapse of civilian state structures due to rebel power seizures spread with remarkable... More >
Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Jeremy Kahn, Brown University
We will describe the new work with Alexander Wright, building on the speaker’s work with Vladimir Markovic, on constructing nearly geodesic surfaces in cusped hyperbolic 3-manifolds.
Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Yoonsang Lee, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Data assimilation or filtering of nonlinear dynamical systems combines numerical models and observational data to provide the best statistical estimates of the systems. Ensemble-based methods have proved to be indispensable filtering tools in atmosphere and ocean systems that are typically high dimensional turbulent systems. In operational applications, due to the limited computing power in... More >
Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. | Online
Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin
This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to... More >
Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)
Workshop | October 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall
Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), Alexa Aburto (Humanities)
The Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) and the American Cultures (AC) Center are proud to present Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research, from our three-part workshop series, Demystifying the Research Process. Humanities research applies to anyone wishing to study human culture and creations including the arts, literature, policy, and more. Some of the humanities research process... More >
Presentation | October 4 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Restaurant Valparaiso
1403 Solano Ave, Albany,, CA 94706
Robert Skelton, Environmental Science, Policy & Management
California is likely to experience increased frequency of drought events as a consequence of global climate change. A tremendous challenge for plant ecologists is to understand how plant communities, such as the ecologically and culturally important Californian oak woodlands, are likely to respond to drought. Part of the solution to this challenge lies with understanding the plumbing system the... More >