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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | October 23 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

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Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | October 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | October 23 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

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Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Alumni Seminar: Making tracks: Spindle assembly and chromosome dynamics during female meiosis

Seminar | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Sadie Wignall, Northwestern University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar

UC Berkeley Startup Fair

Conference/Symposium | October 23 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The UCB Startup Fair is a unique recruitment event where the spotlight is on the startups. It is a chance for small companies to speak directly to students without getting overshadowed by the big names.

We bring together the most innovative new companies in the Valley and introduce them to students from one of the top engineering universities in the world. When combined with the Startup Fair...   More >

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Ice Models for Type A (and B)

Seminar | October 23 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Yulia Alexandr, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is the continuation of last week's talk. I will also present results for type B.

BioE Seminar - Lingyan Shi: Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Lingyan Shi, UC San Diego

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Lingyan Shi, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, UC San Diego

"Visualizing the Metabolic Activities in Cell and Tissues
with High Resolution Vibrational Imaging"

The Long-Term Consequences of Solitary Confinement: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Christopher Wildeman, Professor of Policy Analysis and Management and Sociology, Cornell University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "The intersection of nutrition and infection at the host-pathogen interface"

Seminar | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Eric Skaar, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Eric Skaar earned his B.S. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, his Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis from Northwestern University, and his M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Northwestern University. His aboratory is interested in identifying the host and bacterial factors that are involved in this battle for metal during the pathogenesis of...   More >

From the Stanford NLP Lab to the Chat Centre: Redwood Seminar

Seminar | October 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Zayd Enam, Cresta

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In this talk I will discuss the current data bottlenecks of NLP research and why a general intelligence will emerge out of the co-evolution of humans and software. I will present the results and open challenges of our team’s approach to conversational intelligence used in production. If you are a US consumer you have likely already interacted with a representative aided by a Cresta system....   More >

CITRIS Research Exchange - Oscar Dubón

Seminar | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

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Seminar | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library


 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Spices Around the World (BEUHS641)

Workshop | October 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Spices and herbs add rich flavor to food with the added bonus of offering health benefits. Learn to naturally enhance the flavor of your food with spices from around the globe. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

Does Intra-household Contagion Cause an Increase in Prescription Opioid Use?

Colloquium | October 23 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Mathijs de Vaan, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Opioid use claims many thousands of lives each year. This talk considers the diffusion of prescription opioid (PO) use within family households as one potential culprit of the proliferation of these medications. In an analysis of hundreds of millions of medical claims and almost 14 million opioid prescriptions in one state between 2010 and 2015, we show that the use of POs spreads within family...   More >

Wellness Wednesday: Zumba: Physical Wellness with Zumba

Workshop | October 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 110 Barker Hall

 College of Natural Resources

Staying active in a sustainable way is an important part of overall health. Take your mind off of classes, destress, and treat your body with a Zumba dance session taught by Bonnie Mitchell, a licensed Zumba instructor.

Learn more about her and other classes she offers at https://www.zumba.com/en-US/profile/bonnie-mitchell/1265186

Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced Visual Design

Course | October 23 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of leveraging advanced development and design tools to visually enhance presentations and embedded objects. Emphasis is placed on content design and management tools, user-defined effects and actions, and Object Linking and Embedding (OLE). Learning Objectives * Divide large presentations into logical grouped Sections. * Create custom slide shows for multi-audience...   More >

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OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | October 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 7 Evans Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop 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 workshop is specifically for OPT...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Bers' proof of Nielsen-Thurston classification theorem

Seminar | October 23 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jing Tao, University of Oklahoma

 Department of Mathematics

I will present Bers' elegant proof of the classification of surface homeomorphisms. I will start by defining Teichmuller space and the Teichmuller metric.

From Dissertation to Book: Navigating the Publication Process

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg; Timothy Vollmer


Hear from a panel of experts - an acquisitions editor, a first-time book author, and an author rights expert - about the process of turning your dissertation into a book. You’ll come away from this panel discussion with practical advice about revising your dissertation, writing a book proposal, approaching editors, signing your first contract, and navigating the peer review and publication process.

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EECS Colloquium: Controlling structure in living cells: from cellular size control systems to CellCAD

Colloquium | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Wallace Marshall, Center for Cellular Construction, UCSF

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Living cells are complex self-organizing machines in which different biochemical reactions are compartmentalized in membrane-enclosed chambers. Biotechnology, especially metabolic engineering, has long sought to harness the living cell as a microscopic chemical factory, but almost all the effort to date has been directed at manipulating the chemistry of the cell, and the physical structure of the...   More >

The top principal value and the distance to Athens: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Balint Virag, University of Toronto

 Department of Statistics

The distribution of the top principal value of a random covariance matrix appears in seemingly unrelated models. These include particle systems originating in cell biology, longest increasing subsequences, and the shape of coffee spots.

Random planar geometry lurks behind these phenomena. I will discuss the recently constructed common scaling limit, the directed landscape, and its...   More >

RTMP Seminar: Riemann geometry without indices

Seminar | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Vladimir Fock, Université de Strasbourg

 Department of Mathematics

The talk will be devoted to a well know subject — basic theorems of Riemann geometry — Bianchi identities, conformal invariance of the Weyl tensor, variation of the Hilbert functional and some others. We suggest a formalism to give a few line proofs of these statements based on formulation of Riemann geometry as a gauge theory in terms of Clifford forms as well as the action of a group...   More >

Soft, wet, and sticky: Viscous forces and elasticity in adhesion

Colloquium | October 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Joelle Frechette, Professor, John Hopkins University

 College of Chemistry

Understanding and harnessing the coupling between lubrication pressure, elasticity, and surface interactions provides materials design strategies for applications such as adhesives, coatings, microsensors, and biomaterials. This presentation will discuss our efforts to understand how soft materials make contact and adhere under dynamic conditions in fluid environments. Measurements of...   More >

Topology Seminar: A tale of 2 metrics

Seminar | October 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Jing Tao, University of Oklahoma

 Department of Mathematics

Associated to a surface S is the deformation space of all conformation structures on S up to isotopy. This is the Teichmuller space T(S) of S, a topological space naturally homeomorphic to a cell. Via the Uniformization Theorem, T(S) is also the deformation space of hyperbolic structures on S up to isotopy. Teichmuller space can be equipped with several natural metrics. In this talk, I will focus...   More >

2019 Fall Teacher Leadership Invitational: Session 2

Workshop | October 23 | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 California Reading & Literature Project

CRLP's Fall 2019 Teacher Leadership Series will focus on previewing one of CRLP's latest PD options: Learning How English Works. Topics will include Protocols for Analyzing Student Work Samples, Grammar Mini-Lessons in Designated ELD, and Exploring the Consultancy Protocol for Improving Team Meetings

Health Behind Bars

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 5-7 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Human Rights Center

A provocative discussion with experts in health and law on
challenges and successes related to healthcare in prisons. Panelists will discuss supermax prisons, solitary confinement, mental health, end-of-life care, and the role of prison doctors.

Rohini Haar, MD, MPH, Lecturer, School of Public Health
Michele DiTomas, MD, MS, Chief Physician,...   More >