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Friday, November 16, 2018

Essig Brunch: Kevin Roberts, PhD candidate (Williams Lab)

Seminar | November 16 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

Essig Brunch is a weekly seminar series focused on arthropod science (insects, spiders, scorpions, etc.) hosted by the Entomology Students Organization.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Lagrangian Spectral Invariants

Seminar | November 16 | 10:10-11:30 a.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Sobhan Seyfaddini, Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu

 Department of Mathematics

We will present the construction of Viterbo's theory of Lagrangian spectral invariants. These invariants have had numerous applications in symplectic geometry. One such application which is of interest is a generalization of Mather's alpha function to non-convex settings.

Think globally, breathe locally: Sensing air pollution for a planet of cities: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Joshua Apte, Assistant Professor, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, UT Austin

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Labor Lunch: "Punishing Potential Mothers? Evidence for Statistical Employer Discrimination From a Natural Experiment"

Seminar | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jochen Kluve, RWI

 Center for Labor Economics

You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided

ESPM Seminar: The Arctic in a two-degree warmer world

Seminar | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Eric Post, Professor, UC Davis

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Eric Post, a Professor at UC Davis, will share his knowledge on The Arctic in a two-degree warmer world

Resistance Band Exercises for Small Spaces (BEUHS657)

Workshop | November 16 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA, Wellness, Be at Well Work


Limited on time, space and equipment? Fitting physical activity into your workday can make a difference in your cardiovascular health, muscular strength and endurance and joint mobility. Learn how to maximize your office space and get the most out of a 10 minute exercise break with body weight and resistance band exercises. Resistance bands will be provided. Comfortable clothing and athletic...   More >

Diversity-promoting and large-scale machine learning for healthcare

Seminar | November 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)

 Pengtao Xie, Petuum

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In healthcare, a tsunami of medical data has emerged, including electronic health records, images, literature, etc. These data can be heterogeneous and noisy, which renders clinical decision-making time-consuming, error-prone and suboptimal. In this thesis, we develop machine learning (ML) models and systems for distilling high-value patterns from unstructured clinical data and making informed...   More >

#MeToo: One Year Later

Conference/Symposium | November 16 | 1-4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100

 Roxane Gay, Author of Bad Feminist and Hunger

 Kathryn R. Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law; Leah Benavides, Writer and Director; Aya Gruber, Professor of Law, University of Colorado Boulder; Lara Stemple, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and International Student Programs, UCLA School of Law

 Russell Robinson, Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

 Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture, Center for Race and Gender, The Division of Equity & Inclusion’s Campus Climate Speaker, Affirmation and Empowerment Series

#MeToo: One Year Later

This conference will spotlight how harassment and discrimination impact people with a range of different identities, including people of color and LGBTQ people, and examine the extent to which the #MeToo movement has brought lasting change.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Silicon Carbide Micro-/Nanosystems for Harsh Environment Applications

Seminar | November 16 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Roya Maboudian, UC Berkeley Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Silicon has been the dominant semiconducting material in micro-/nanosystems technologies. However, the material and surface properties of silicon impose limitations on its use in applications involving harsh environment (such as high temperature, high radiation and corrosive conditions). Silicon carbide (SiC), a wide bandgap semiconductor, is emerging as a material to address the limitations of...   More >

Berkeley AMP Fall Meeting

Workshop | November 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Administrative Management Professionals (AMP)

Special Analysis/Applied Math Seminar: The Computational Spectral Problem and a New Classification Theory: Novel Algorithms, Impossibility Results and Computer Assisted Proofs

Seminar | November 16 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 M.J. Colbrook, University of Cambridge

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss and extend the Solvability Complexity Index (SCI) hierarchy, which is a classification hierarchy for all types of problems in computational mathematics that allows for classifications determining the boundaries of what computers can achieve in scientific computing. The SCI hierarchy captures many key computational issues in the history of mathematics including Smale's problem on...   More >

Cancelled: Community-Owned Data Publishing: California Digital Library’s new partnership with Dryad

Seminar | November 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Günter Waibel and John Chodacki

 Information, School of

Due to ongoing air quality concerns, this seminar has been cancelled. We will reschedule it for spring 2019.

The California Digital Library (CDL) has invested considerable effort researching and building exemplars in research data management and data publishing. Like most institutions, we have had varying levels of success, especially when it comes to adoption and...   More >

Solar Quantum Cutting and Spectral Downconversion using Doped Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Seminar | November 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Daniel Gamelin, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

The physical properties of inorganic crystals can be dramatically transformed by controlled introduction of impurities or other defects. Many commercial phosphors rely on such transformations when lanthanide or transition-metal activator ions, or other defined defects, are introduced into sensitizer crystals. This talk will describe some of our group's recent research into controlling,...   More >

Colloquium: Naomi Waltham-Smith University of Pennsylvania: Sound Activism from Sharon Hayes to Ultra-red

Colloquium | November 16 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall | Canceled

 Department of Music

Naomi Waltham-Smith is a theorist of sound and listening. In her research and creative projects, she is interested in how music and sound are implicated in some of the most significant and urgent political issues in our world today. Her work sits at the intersection of continental philosophy, sound studies, and music theory, and her interests extend from late 18th- and early 19th-century music to...   More >