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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Disability Management: Understanding the Process (BEUHS550)

Workshop | September 10 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Mary Kelly, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Disability Specialist, Be Well at Work - Disability Management

 Be Well at Work - Disability Management

Come and join us for an Interactive and Informative look into the process of Disability Management.

This workshop uses Scenario-based instruction to teach and reinforce subjects such as the Interactive Process; Essential Job Functions; Reading and analyzing Work Status notes; the Transition back-to-work and Effectiveness of Accommodation(s) and its documentation; Applicable State and Federal...   More >

September Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | September 10 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Towards theoretical understanding of large batch training in stochastic gradient descent

Seminar | September 10 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Xiaowu Dai, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT: Stochastic gradient descent (SGD) is almost ubiquitously used in training non-convex optimization tasks. Recently, a hypothesis by Keskar et al. (2017) that large batch SGD tends to converge to sharp minima has received increasing attention. We justify this hypothesis by providing new properties of SGD in both finite-time and asymptotic regimes, using tools from Partial Differential...   More >

Nanomaterials Enable Delivery of Genetic Material Without Transgene Integration in Mature Plants

Seminar | September 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Markita Landry, UC Berkeley Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Genetic engineering of plants is at the core of sustainability efforts, natural product synthesis, and agricultural crop engineering. The plant cell wall is a barrier that limits the ease and throughput with which exogenous biomolecules can be delivered to plants. Current delivery methods either suffer from host range limitations, low transformation efficiencies, tissue regenerability, tissue...   More >

Certificate Program in Financial Planning and Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | September 10 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Financial planners and analysts reside at the intersection of accounting, economics and finance. These professionals also touch every function of the business in that every action has an economic impact.

Discover how this certificate can benefit you, whether you are looking to advance in your current business career or switch to a career in financial planning and analysis.

  Register online

From Bonfire to Firewire: Innovative Online Modules on Philippine Folklore

Lecture | September 10 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Pia Arboleda, Associate Professor of Filipino and Philippine Literarure, University of Hawaii at Manoa

 Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group

This talk will review current research on Ifiallig orature in Barlig, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, including the significance of Ifiallig oral traditions, the methods used in collecting orature, and the process of reviving tales through different media.

Fossil Coffee Seminar

Seminar | September 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Sterling Nesbitt, Virginia Tech


Sterling Nesbitt, Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech, will present "Becoming a dinosaur during the rise of reptiles".

SPH Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series: Human-Centered Design for Innovations in Domestic Violence Prevention

Seminar | September 10 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Jaspal Sandhu, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Jaspal S. Sandhu is an Assistant Adjunct Professor (Professor of Practice) in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health at the UCB SPH. He will discuss his recent work on human-centered design for innovations in domestic violence prevention.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Rational Inattention: A Disciplined Behavioral Model"

Presentation | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Filip Matejka, CERGE, Charles University

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP online by September 6.

Campus Memorial

Memorial | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | California Hall, Flagpole West of California Hall


On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 the campus will hold its annual memorial event to recognize faculty, staff, students, emeriti faculty, and staff retirees who passed this year. The event will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. at the flagpole west of California Hall. The program will include brief remarks and a reading of the names of those we are remembering, followed by music and poetry. The ceremony...   More >

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law

Colloquium | September 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Angela S. García, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

 Center for Research on Social Change, Latinx Research Center,, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

This book talk analyzes the ways federal, state, and local immigration laws shape the lives of undocumented Mexicans in the US. Comparing restrictive and accommodating immigration measures in various cities and states, it shows that place-based inclusion and exclusion unfold for immigrants in seemingly contradictory ways.

Social Media + Global Justice: could that tweet be evidence?

Panel Discussion | September 10 | 12:50-2 p.m. | 170 The Law Building

 Human Rights Center

Join us for lunch and a provocative conversation about using photos, videos, and social media posts to document and investigate war crimes, plus a discussion of Berkeley's international protocol on open source investigations. Featuring Sam Dubberly (Amnesty International Digital Verification Corps), Alexa Koenig and Lindsay Freeman (Berkeley Law Human Rights Center), and Raquel Vasquez-Llorente...   More >

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Microsoft Project Fundamentals

Course | September 10 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This foundation course combines industry-standard project management theory with practical application using Microsoft Project to plan, execute, and track progression throughout the project lifecycle. Learning Objectives * Define key project management concepts. * Identify the elements and views of the Microsoft Project interface. * Set the scheduling direction of new projects. * Create tasks and...   More >

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Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance: SEM 237/281: "Causal Effects of Capital Inflows (JMP)", Joint with Macroeconomics

Seminar | September 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Nick Sander, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

ABSTRACT: In this paper I estimate the average country's business cycle response to capital inflows from abroad -- in particular equity and debt (portfolio) inflows. Capital flows have been argued by Rey(2015) to be a key factor synchronizing international business cycles, and large outflows of capital -- sudden stops -- are often associated with considerable subsequent economic distress. To...   More >

H-1B Workshop

Workshop | September 10 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The main focus of this workshop are general H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, application process, and timing concerns.

Topics covered:
H-1B eligibility criteria
Types of jobs appropriate for H-1B
Minimum salary requirements
Employer's role
Application timing challenges
Options for F/J students/scholars

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: How Are Preferences for Commitment Revealed?

Seminar | September 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Justin Sydnor, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 Department of Economics

Link to NBER Working Paper

A large literature treats take-up of commitment contracts, in the form of choice-set restrictions or penalties, as a smoking gun for (awareness of) self-control problems. This paper provides new techniques for examining the validity of this assumption, as well as a new approach for detecting (awareness of) self-control...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Random perturbations of nonselfadjoint operators, and the Gaussian Analytic Function

Seminar | September 10 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Stephane Nonnenmacher, Univ. Paris-Sud & MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

The spectrum of a nonselfadjoint linear operator can be very unstable, that is sensitive to perturbations, an phenomenon usually referred to as the "pseudospectral effect". In order to quantify this phenomenon, we investigate a simple class of nonselfadjoint 1-dimensional semiclassical (pseudo-)differential operators, submitted to small random perturbations. The spectrum of this randomly...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Syzygies of K3 carpets and Green's conjecture

Seminar | September 10 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Steven Sam, UC San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

K3 carpets are double structures on rational normal scrolls. We prove a vanishing statement for their graded Betti numbers which confirms a conjecture of Bayer and Eisenbud for the Betti numbers of ribbon curves. This gives a new proof that Green's conjecture on Betti numbers of canonical curves holds for a generic curve in each gonality stratum of the moduli of curves. This is joint work with...   More >

Find a path through trajectory space

Seminar | September 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 David Limmer, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Vector bundles on $P^1$ bundles

Seminar | September 10 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Hannah Larson, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Every vector bundle on $P^1$ splits as a direct sum of line bundles. Given a vector bundle $E$ on a $P^1$ bundle $PW \to B$, the base $B$ is stratified by subvarieties defined by the condition that the restriction of $E$ to the fibers has a certain splitting type. It is natural to ask how to find the classes of the closures of these strata in the Chow ring of $B$. I will answer this question with...   More >

Omar Khan | Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj

Lecture | September 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date

 Omar Khan, Author, Distinguished scholar, & San Francisco based historian

 Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Art Practice

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Art Practice

A presentation by distinguished scholar and San Francisco based historian, Omar Khan, on his new publication Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj, a visual tour of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka through 500 vintage postcards (1892 to 1947).

Reports from the Field - Summer 2019

Lecture | September 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Sara Eriksson, Anthropology; Erin Lawrence, Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology; Abigail Hoskins, Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

UC Berkeley graduate students report on their summer research and experiences at different ancient sites. Sara Eriksson is interested in household archaeology and gender in Hellenistic Greece. She will talk about her work with the Kalaureia Research Program at a Poseidon sanctuary on the Greek island of Poros. Erin Lawrence studies 5th and 4th century BCE Athenian sculpture and will discuss...   More >

Public Lecture by Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt: "Scaling up: is there a national vision for groundwater recharge?”

Lecture | September 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

Former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt will give a public lecture on water and environmental policy. The talk will discuss groundwater recharge as a way to help achieve sustainability for our water resources, and will link this emerging technique for water stewardship to its state and national implications, and to potential large scale policy actions.


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Atlassian Tech Talk: A tech career journey with focus on tools for problem solving and productivity

Information Session | September 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Head of Confluence Engineering, Ali Dasdan will provide a peek into his tech career through the use of tools for problem solving and productivity. He will also provide a couple of lessons learned to help guide new careers in tech.

Food wil be provided!

Quantitative Street Smarts: Excelling in Your First Math or Stat Course at Cal

Workshop | September 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Atrium

 Student Learning Center

This workshop will make explicit the hidden expectations of the mathematics and statistics courses at UC Berkeley, and how the SLC can partner in student success.

John Deere Info-Session

Information Session | September 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, Cory-293

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us to learn about tech opportunities at John Deere!

Employees will be on-site if you have any questions about what it's like to work at John Deere. As always, food and beverages are provided!

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor


Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

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