Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Seminar | October 8 | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM
Alexander Stubbs, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology
Tune in for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with Alexander Stubbs about his work broadly encompassing biodiversity of island systems in Indonesia, the evolution of sensory modalities in organisms, and acoustics. In the interview, Alexander talks about his experience doing fieldwork in Indonesia, the importance of collections museums, and he describes a few of his most recent... More >
Explore Urban Air Mobility (UAM) from every angle: Vehicles, Technology, Society: Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019
Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019 (SAS) asks critical questions about equity in the future of air transit, through a holistic examination of technology, platforms, urbanism and other emerging topics. SAS will explore the ideas that will shape UAM and the global transition to accessible, safe, electric aviation for all. Registration required.
Registration Required https://www.sasymposium.com/tickets
Workshop | October 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall
Synopsis: A soft skills workshop that covers essential customer service and workplace communication techniques, with a special emphasis on setting up, preparing for, facilitating, and debriefing an RAs initial meeting with their PIs. Learning Objectives: Identify the primary and secondary customers of a Research Administrator Recognize what it means to provide stellar customer service ... More >
Workshop | October 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building
2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.
Workshop | October 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall
Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This webinar will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.
Please note that this webinar is specifically for OPT... More >
Robert Bergman Lecture: Molecular Recognition in Chemical and Biological Systems: Chemical Models and Biostructural Investigations
Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
We pursue a multi-disciplinary approach to quantify weak intermolecular interactions in chemical and biological systems. Examples discussed in this lecture are orthogonal dipolar interactions, organofluorine interactions, substituent effects on π-π-stacking interactions, halogen bonding, and chalcogen bonding. Supramolecular capsules assembled from designed resorcinarene-based... More >
Presentation | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
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.
** MUST RSVP**
RSVP online by October 4.
Colloquium | October 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia
Renowned UBC political scientist Richard Johnston will lay out the stakes and issues in 2019 Canadian Federal Election campaign. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
Richard Johnston (PhD Stanford) holds the Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation. At UBC, he is also affiliated with the Institute for European Studies. He has also taught at the University of... More >
Course | October 8 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business
This course focuses on the utilization of the embedded Microsoft Excel Query Editor to connect to multiple data sources in order to extract, manipulate, or compare datasets. Query results are loaded to the host Excel application to leverage other business intelligence features. Learning Objectives Identify the elements of the Microsoft Excel Query Editor. Connect the Query Editor to local and... More >
Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Tax Audits as Scarecrows: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment
Seminar | October 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Ricardo Perez-Truglia, UCLA (visiting UC Berkeley)
Link to NBER Working Paper
ABSTRACT: The canonical model of Allingham and Sandmo (1972) predicts that firms evade taxes by optimally trading off between the costs and benefits of evasion. However, there is no direct evidence that firms react to audits in this way. We conducted a large-scale field experiment in collaboration with Uruguays tax... More >
Seminar | October 8 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Malo Jézéquel, LPSM & MSRI
Fine statistical properties of a smooth Anosov flow may be studied through Ruelle resonances. These resonances may be described as the zeroes of a dynamical determinant, i.e. an entire function defined in terms of the periodic data of the flow. We are interested in another relationship between Ruelle resonances and periodic data of the flow: a trace formula conjectured by Dyatlov and Zworski.... More >
Seminar | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Water is extremely common on Earth but also one of the most mysterious of compounds in which the solid form (ice) floats on its melt. Bulk water is celebrated as an excellent solvent, particularly of polar compounds, and also as a relatively inert medium. It is often said to be fully oxidized hydrogen and there is not more that can happen to it. In sharp contrast, water droplets show unexpected... More >
Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: The Distributional Effects of Trade: Theory and Evidence from the United States
Seminar | October 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Kirill Borusyak, Assistant Professor, University College of London
We quantify the distributional effects of trade shocks in the U.S. through consumer prices (expenditure channel) and wages (earnings channel). A quantitative trade model links these channels to compositional differences in expenditures and earnings across household groups. New data reveal that spending shares on imports are similar across education and income groups, implying a... More >
Colloquium | October 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Klaus Mühlhahn, Professor of Chinese History and Culture, Free University of Berlin
You-tien Hsing, Professor, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley
Many commentators claim that China's ongoing global rise reflects a restoration of its earlier international prominence, while others highlight that China's emergence reflects distinctive characteristics of the country's current political leadership. In his new book, Making China Modern, Klaus Mühlhahn of the Free University of Berlin provides a panoramic survey of China's rise and resilience... More >