<< Monday, November 26, 2018 >>

Monday, November 26, 2018

Oxyopia Seminar

Seminar | November 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Kurtis Auguste, Chief of Surgery, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

An Overview of the NSF Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) SimCenter at Berkeley: SEMM Seminar

Seminar | November 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Sanjay Govindjee, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This presentation will give an overview of the SimCenter’s recent activities and discuss how students and researchers can participate.

Mondays Mindfulness at Moffitt

Workshop | November 26 – December 31, 2018 every Monday | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Wellness Room

 Human Resources

Overcome insomnia & stress. Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resiliency & well-being. No previous experience required. Open to students, staff, and faculty in the Cal community (UCB ID required to enter Moffitt Library). For the mindfulness-curious to novices and experts. Weekly practice or drop in.

Sensitivity Analysis in Observational Research: Introducing the E-Value

Seminar | November 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Tyler VanderWeele, Harvard School of Public Health

 Department of Statistics

Sensitivity analysis is useful in assessing how robust an association is to potential unmeasured or uncontrolled confounding. This article introduces a new measure called the “E-value,” which is related to the evidence for causality in observational studies that are potentially subject to confounding. The E-value is defined as the minimum strength of association, on the risk ratio scale, that an...   More >

"If My Friends Could See Me Now": A History of Filipina American Dreams

Colloquium | November 26 | 12-2 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies and Department Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies

 Department of History

What would happen if we placed the lives of Filipino women at the center of a transnational narrative about U.S. and Philippine histories? This talk explores the connections and divergences among three Filipino women who migrated to the United States at different times during the twentieth century, led singular careers in education, public...   More >

Mindfulness at Moffitt: Moffitt Wellness Program

Workshop | October 1 – December 10, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 501 (Wellness Room)


Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.

All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.

 Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance

Moffitt Wellness Program

Ground Penetrating Radar for Archaeology

Workshop | November 26 | 12:10-3:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Scott Byram, Research Associate, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

At 1pm the workshop will begin at the UC Faculty Club lawn where subsurface features are being mapped.

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Make reservations online

Combinatorics Seminar: Cyclotomic factors of necklace polynomials

Seminar | November 26 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Trevor Hyde, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

Necklace polynomials enumerate aperiodic necklaces of colored beads. They have a long history passing through number theory, geometry, representation theory, and combinatorics. I will discuss some recent work which began with the observation that necklace polynomials vanish at many roots of unity. We will see how this phenomenon connects to results of Metropolis and Rota, and how it extends to...   More >

Seminar 231, Public Finance: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | November 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Seminar 211, Economic History: Fighting Patronage: Performance and Family Ties in the Royal Navy

Seminar | November 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Guo Xu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Digital Humanities, Egyptology and Heritage Preservation: A Comparative Perspective

Workshop | November 26 – 28, 2018 every day | 2-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Near Eastern Studies, LMU-Berkeley Research in the Humanities

The workshop follows a meeting held at the University of Munich in July 2018, within the frame of a project between LMU and UCB on Digital Humanities, Egyptology and Heritage preservation. It aims at discussing new digital approaches for Heritage preservation in ancient Egypt, on a comparative perspective.

QP Fest

Colloquium | November 26 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics

Presentation of graduate student Qualifying Paper research.

Differential Geometry Seminar: Adiabatic limits of Yang-Mills connections on collapsing K3 surfaces

Seminar | November 26 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Adam Jacob, UC-Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will discuss the vector bundle analogue of the degeneration problem for Ricci flat K3 surfaces considered by Gross-WIlson (and later Gross-Tosatti-Zhang). Namely, given an elliptically fibered K3 surface equipped with complex vector bundle, what are the convergence properties of a family of SU(n) ASD Yang-Mills connections as the elliptic fibers collapse? Under certain geometric...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "Testing for Labor Rationing: Revealed Preference Estimates from Hiring Shocks"

Seminar | November 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Supreet Kaur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Design Field Notes: Ian Leighton

Seminar | November 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Ian Leighton is a digital product designer from the Bay Area, now based in Lisbon. He graduated from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering (2011). He founded a startup, Embark which created a dozen public transit apps for iPhone, and was acquired by Apple in 2013. At Apple, Ian worked on a large part of the design for Apple Maps Transit. His talk will explore "Design in Transit."

Today's Future Sound: Using Hip Hop Beat Making as a Culturally Sustaining Therapeutic and Interdisciplinary Educational Intervention

Colloquium | November 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215 (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA)

 Elliot Gann, Today’s Future Sound

 Graduate School of Education

This interactive presentation will present Dr. Gann's Therapeutic Beat Making (TBM) model as well as the Hip Hop Pedagogy and use of Hip Hop Beat Making/Culture as a culturally responsive intervention in school, community, and juvenile justice settings. An introduction to Complex/Developmental Trauma will be covered, and how TBM addresses symptoms and challenges. Additionally, attendees will get...   More >

Sustainability in Nordic Studies at U.S. Universities: An Opportunity?

Seminar | November 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall

 Robert Strand, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and Assistant Professor of Leadership & Sustainability, Copenhagen Business School

 Department of Scandinavian

Being an Academic at a Major University: Research and Beyond

Seminar | November 26 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Prof. Richmond Sarpong, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Topic TBD