<< Thursday, February 14, 2019 >>

Thursday, February 14, 2019

VC Unlocked: Deal Camp

Course | February 11 – 14, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, 500 Startups

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

This activity has been approved for 25.75 hours MCLE...   More >

The Future of Medicine: An EECS Perspective: 2019 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium (BEARS)

Conference/Symposium | February 14 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Prof. Jose Carmena; Prof. Jennifer Listgarten; Associate Prof. Michael Lustig; Assistant Prof. Rikky Muller; Prof. Yun Song

 Assistant Prof. Nir Yosef

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This year's symposium will focus on how research in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences is changing the future of medicine. We will start with six broadly accessible lectures about these recent developments, followed by shorter talks by some of our graduate students on a broader range of topics. Immediately after the program, several of our research


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Berkeley Facilitators Network Workshop: Tbd

Workshop | February 14 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Berkeley Facilitators Network

Topic TBD!

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | February 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Identifying Price Informativeness

Seminar | February 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Cecilia Parlatore, NYU Stern

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Schmoozing: Socializing and Success at Work” joint with Leonardo Bursztyn, Thomas Fujiwara, and Amanda Pallais

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Zoe Cullen, Harvard

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | February 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

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ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | February 14 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Katherine E. Soule

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

Katherine E. Soule, Director of UC Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties, will present: "Increasing Equity and Inclusion through UC Cooperative Extension." Hosted by Van Butsic. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Context-Driven Implicit Interactions

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 430 Soda Hall

 Gierad Laput, Ph.D. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I discuss the construction and evaluation of sensing technologies that can be practically deployed and yet still greatly enhance contextual awareness, primarily drawing upon machine learning to unlock a wide range of applications

Integrated Analysis of Cancer Data: Multi-omic Clustering and Personalized Ranking of Driver Genes

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Professor Ron Shamir, The Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University

 Department of Statistics

Large biological datasets are currently available, and their analysis has applications to basic science and medicine. While inquiry of each dataset separately often provides insights, integrative analysis may reveal more holistic, systems-level findings. We demonstrate the power of integrated analysis in cancer on two levels: (1) in analysis of one omic in many cancer types together, and (2) in...   More >

Center for Computational Biology and Koret Berkeley Tel Aviv Initiative Seminar: Dr. Ron Shamir, Professor, Tel Aviv University

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology, Koret Berkeley Tel Aviv Initiative

Integrated analysis of cancer data: multi-omic clustering and personalized ranking of driver genes

Abstract: Large biological datasets are currently available, and their analysis has applications to basic science and medicine. While inquiry of each dataset separately often provides insights, integrative analysis may reveal more holistic, systems-level findings. We demonstrate the power of...   More >

Muetterties Seminar: Supramolecular approaches to control selectivity in transition metal catalysis

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Joost Reek, Department of Chemistry, University of Amsterdam

 College of Chemistry

The interface between supramolecular chemistry and transition metal catalysis has received surprisingly little attention in contrast to the individual disciplines. It provides, however, novel and elegant strategies that lead to new tools for the search of effective catalysts, and as such this has been an important research theme in our laboratories. In this presentation I will focus
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Mathematics Department Colloquium: Hilbert schemes and enumerative geometry.

Colloquium | February 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Claire Voisin, Collège de France

 Department of Mathematics

Consider an algebraic curve in 3-space; when projected generically to a plane, it will acquire a number of double points. This number depends only on the degree and the genus of the curve. Computing similar numbers when the curve is replaced by a surface arbitrarily embedded will be the subject of the lecture. One key difference with the curve case is the fact that we have to work with the...   More >

PubScience: Sex on the Kitchen Table: The Romance of Plants and Your Food

Seminar | February 14 | 5:45-7 p.m. |  The Octopus Literary Salon

 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

 Dr. Norm Ellstrand, UC Riverside

 The CLEAR Project

Dr. Norm Ellstrand from UC Riverside will talk about some of the tales from his new book, Sex on the Kitchen Table. Start your Valentine's evening off right!

At the tips of our forks and on our dinner plates, a buffet of botanical dalliance awaits us. Sex and food are intimately intertwined, and this relationship is nowhere more evident than among the plants that sustain us. From lascivious...   More >

Drop-in help with SURF and Haas Scholars research proposals

Workshop | February 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Main Stacks Room B4

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Come into drop-in hours with OURS Peer Advisors for assistance on your SURF and Haas Scholars applications. No appointments are necessary.

2/11, Monday, Free Speech Movement Cafe 6:30-8pm

2/13, Wednesday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

2/14, Thursday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

East Bay Science Cafe - House Plant Botany: The Inside Scoop About Your Photosynthetic Housemates!

Presentation | February 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Allyson Greenlon, Jepson Herbarium


Do you adore your house plants as if they were your own children? Have you taken to growing plants on nearly every window sill in your home? Join us we take a deep dive into learning more about the plants we grow inside our homes! Learn about their wild history before they took a more “domestic” lifestyle, understand what makes some of them toxic, what they would look like if they flowered, and...   More >

House Plant Botany : The Inside Scoop About Your Photosynthetic Housemates!