Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Workshop | February 28 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work
Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center
For Better or Worse, Richer or Poorer: The Future of Tech for Good: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series
Seminar | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Brandie Nonnecke, Research & Development Manager, CITRIS
Dr. Nonnecke will share examples of how tech--from AI and digital identity systems to social media platforms--can be applied to change our world for good, but also provides caution on how tech must be designed and applied in ways that are inclusive, fair and just.
Colloquium | February 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Han-Ru Zhou, Université de Montréal Faculty of Law
In the vast majority of legal systems, judicial review has become the principal mechanism through which most constitutional debates are eventually settled or at least receive some form of resolution. However, the terms of our national constitutions seldom provide for how the courts are to scrutinize the laws challenged before them. In Canada, the modern practice of judicial review is the result... More >
On the Quantity and Quality of Girls: New Evidence on Abortion, Fertility, and Parental Investments: S. Anukriti, Boston College
Colloquium | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
S. Ankruti, Professor, Department of Economics, Boston College
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.
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Kevin Rowe: Conserve the Collector: Natural history collections and historical change
Seminar | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, 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 >
Seminar | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
**Mariana Byndloss**, University of California, Davis
Seminar | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Pulin Li, California Institute of Technology
How genes, operating in individual cells, generate coordinated multicellular behavior is a fundamental question in biology. In every cell, a set of genes ('genetic circuits') interact with one another to control specific cellular functions, and combinations of these functional modules create population-level behavior, ranging from biological patterns to physiological rhythms. Applying a bottom-up... More >
Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Harnessing plant immune receptors for resistance to wheat stem rust"
Seminar | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Dr Dodds' focus is on fungal rust diseases, which constitute one of the most significant threats to cereal crops worldwide. The recent emergence of the highly virulent wheat stem rust strain Ug99 is of particular concern to world food security.
Dr Dodds' research has used the pathogenic interaction between flax and the flax rust fungus as a model for understanding the basis of rust disease as... More >
Workshop | February 28 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Marlies Rosmark, MFT
This workshop is intended to help adults develop and utilize the skills needed to cooperatively parent their children following separation and divorce. Using a combination of discussion, role play and small group exercises we will explore childrens perspectives and experiences of divorce and identify different co-parenting styles, the skills needed to be better single parents and what parents... More >
Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Univalent functions, surfaces in hyperbolic space and Schwarzian derivatives
Seminar | February 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Ken Bromberg, University of Utah
An elegant construction of C. Epstein associates a surface in hyperbolic space to a univalent (injective, holomorphic) function. One can use this Epstein surface to derive properties of the univalent function and conversely use properties of the univalent function to study surfaces in hyperbolic space. The key tool to translate between them is the Schwarzian derivative. We will define both the... More >
Workshop | February 28 | 2-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
This workshop is for UC Berkeley undergraduates who are carrying out a research project that may involve human subjects and, therefore, may require you to submit an application for approval from the campus' Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. Staff from OPHS will lead this workshop. To begin to familiarize yourself with the issues and processes please see this website:... More >
Seminar | February 28 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, U C Berkeley
According to a classical result of Bertoin (1998), if the initial data for Burgers equation is a Levy Process with no positive jump, then the same is true at later times and there is an explicit equation for the evolution of the associated Levy measures. In 2010, Menon and Srinivasan published a conjecture for the statistical structure of solutions to scalar conservation laws with certain Markov... More >
Seminar | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Ken Bromberg, University of Utah
A conformally compact hyperbolic 3-manifold will have infinite volume (at least if the conformal boundary is non-empty). Krasnov and Schlenker defined a renormalized volume (motivated by work of Graham and Witten on conformally compact Einstein manifolds) that assigns a finite volume to such manifolds. This defines a function on the space of all conformally compact hyperbolic 3-manifolds. We will... More >
Seminar | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Karel Matous, University of Notre Dame
With concentrated efforts from the material science community to develop new multi- functional materials using unique processing conditions, the need for modeling tools that accurately describe the physical phenomena at each length scale has only further been emphasized. For example, additive manufacturing and shock synthesis lead to unique material morphologies that need to be understood for... More >
Algorithmic Regularization in Over-parameterized Matrix Recovery and Neural Networks with Quadratic Activations
Seminar | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Tengyu Ma, Facebook AI Research
Over-parameterized models are widely and successfully used in deep learning, but their workings are far from understood. In many practical scenarios, the learned model generalizes to the test data, even though the hypothesis class contains a model that completely overfits the training data and no regularization is applied.
In this talk, we will show that such phenomenon occurs in... More >
Presentation | February 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
Judson King, Former Provost (Berkeley, UC), Former Director CSHE, Center for Studies in Higher Education
In his new book, The University of California: Creating, Nurturing, and Maintaining Academic Quality in a Public University Setting, Judson King, former Berkeley and University of California Provost, explores the most important factors for this academic success, and what makes UC tick.
Workshop | February 28 | 6:20-9:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In many ways, film (or TV or video) is the first language of information acquisition for students. Do you help students critically view film in your classroom, just as you would help them read critically or analyze data? Would you like to learn more about how to analyze and discuss film?
ORIAS is seeking teachers to participate in a short pilot workshop about critical film viewing. You will... More >
This event is for k-14 teachers.
Registration opens January 31. Register online by February 28.