Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Presentation | October 29 | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge
Robert P.J. Cooney, National Women's History Project
CANCELLED For TODAY - Will Be rescheduled and reposted.
elebrated author Robert P.J. Cooney discusses his book "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement." Three generations of suffragists fought, sacrificed and suffered to win the vote for half the American population. Cooney captures their heroic struggle through images and stories of their intensity, indignation,... More >
EVENT CANCELLED FOR TODAY - WILL RESCHEDULE PROBLEMS DUE TO AREA WIDE POWER OUTAGES AND SPEAKER'S TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
Course | October 29 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Virtual Classroom
This course details the process of designing and distributing surveys using the UC Berkeley instance of Qualtrics. Emphasis is placed on question design, data validation, survey distribution methods, response statistics, and security permissions. Learning Objectives * Identify the steps for Qualtrics account access at UC Berkeley. * Design new survey projects using the Survey module. * Integrate... More >
Seminar | October 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "General equilibrium effects of cash transfers: experimental evidence from Kenya"
Presentation | October 29 | 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 by November 1.
Seminar | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 293 Cory Hall
Brillouin imaging can extract viscoelastic properties with micron-level resolution in a label-free, non-invasive way. The conventional bulk-optics based Brillouin system has already been applied to various biological samples. While the utility of Brillouin imaging has been demonstrated, the intrinsically weak scattering process means that recent work in instrumentation has aimed to maximize the... More >
Workshop | October 28 – 31, 2019 every day | 12-4 p.m. | 141 Sutardja Dai Hall
The CITRIS Invention Lab is hosting a week of costume building to get you ready for Halloween. The event is open to all; waivers just need to be signed by non-Maker Pass holders.
Well be kicking the open house off with a noontime Cosplay Strategies session (informal, no lunch provided) on Monday, October 28th, hosted by last years contest winner (Dan Chapman) and focusing on cheap and fast... More >
Seminar | October 29 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall
Gurbir Dhillon, Stanford
Let G be an almost simple algebraic group with Langlands dual G'. Gaitsgory conjectured that affine Category O for G at a noncritical level should be equivalent to Whittaker D-modules on the affine flag variety of G' at the dual level. After reviewing in detail some background and motivation for the conjecture in quantum Langlands, we describe some aspects of its proof, which is joint work with... More >
Protecting Land Rights in the Face of Large-Scale Development Projects: Creative Strategies Communities are Using to Protect Their Rights
Panel Discussion | October 29 | 12:45-1:50 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Alfred Brownell, Founder, Green Advocates International; Sarah Singh, Communities Co-Director, Accountability Counsel; Emily Jacobi, Executive Director and Founder, Digital Democracy
Katherine McDonnell, Director of Legal Advocacy, Corporate Accountability Lab
Communities around the world are organizing and standing up to protect their rights in the face of large scale development projects that threaten their livelihood and basic human rights. Indigenous and other communities are forcibly evicted or displaced every year to make way for development projects. Communities are fighting back. They are devising creative strategies to protect their... More >
Seminar 237, Macroeconomics, "Uneven Growth: Automations Impact on Income and Wealth Inequality∗": Joint with Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance
Seminar | October 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Benjamin Moll, Princeton University
Seminar | October 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Douglas Bernheim, Stanford University
Colloquium | October 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Aric A. Prather, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Title: Sleep, Stress, & Immunity: A Bedtime Story
Sleep plays a critical role in promoting optimal physical health; however, the biological mechanisms linking insufficient sleep and poor health remain to be fully elucidated. In this talk, I will discuss research that highlights the role of the immune system as a key pathway through which poor sleep, particularly short sleep duration, affects... More >
Seminar | October 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall
Benjamin Gammage, Harvard & University of Miami
2d mirror symmetry relates the algebraic and symplectic geometry of a pair of Kahler manifolds obtained by dualizing a Lagrangian torus fibration. We will discuss some known and expected results in the case when the spaces involved are actually hyperkahler, arising as moduli spaces of 4-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories (for instance, by a K-theoretic version of the... More >
Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Semiclassical defect measures and observability estimate for Schrödinger operators with homogeneous potentials of order zero
Seminar | October 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Keita Mikami, RIKEN
In this talk, we will consider asymptotic behavior as $x\to \infty$ of Schrödinger operators with homogeneous potentials of order zero. Localization in direction was known as a property of Schrödinger operators with homogeneous potentials of order zero or corresponding Hamiltonian flow. We will introduce this known localization in direction first. We then introduce the localization of defect... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: An introduction to Standard Monomial Theory
Seminar | October 29 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Venkatraman Lakshmibai, Northeastern University
I shall first introduce the celebrated Grassmannian variety and its canonical projective variety structure under the Plùcker embedding. Then I shall describe a basis for the homogeneous co-ordinate ring of the Grassmannian for the Plùcker embedding in terms of certain monomials in the Plùcker co-ordinates, the so called “Standard Monomials”. I shall then introduce the SCHUBERT subvarities... More >
Seminar | October 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The materials-by-design approach to the development of functional materials requires new synthetic strategies that allow for material composition and structure to be independently controlled and tuned on demand. Although it is exceedingly difficult to control the complex interactions between atomic and molecular species in such a manner, interactions between nanoscale components can be encoded,... More >
Seminar | October 29 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Shorb House, Latinx Research Center
Rocío Rosales, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine
In this talk, I examine fruteros social and economic lives, as well as their day-to-day struggles, as they labor under the most restrictive anti-vending ordinances in the country while also being undocumented. In this talk, I will also address several methodological issues I encountered throughout my time in the field.
Creating Undergraduate Discovery Projects: Strategies for Making the Most of Your Undergraduate Years
Workshop | October 29 | 4 p.m. | Durant Hall, Room 9
At UC Berkeley, undergraduates develop their passions through discovery projects that deepen their learning, better the world, and launch their futures. In this workshop, you gain strategies for creating powerful learning experiences, seeking funding for your projects, and building community at UC Berkeley in a way that will support your life goals.
Presentation | October 29 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge
Robert P. J. Cooney, National Women's History Project
Celebrated author Robert P.J. Cooney speaks on his book "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement" - Three generations of suffragists fought, sacrificed and suffered to wing the vote for half the American population. Cooney captures their heroic struggle through images and stories of their intensity, indignation, strategies and humor. Come to learn and celebrate their... More >
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Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: McKay correspondence and walls for G-Hilb
Seminar | October 29 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ben Wormleighton, UC Berkeley
The McKay correspondence studies how the representation theory of subgroups G of SL(n) interacts with the geometry of minimal resolutions of the quotient singularity \(\mathbb C^n / G\). I will outline the classical story for SL(2) and some of its extensions to three dimensions through quivers, CM-modules, and derived categories. One of the outcomes of this is that all minimal resolutions (at... More >
Workshop | October 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Rooms
H-1B is the principal immigration status available for persons temporarily working in professional level jobs in the U.S. As an international student, you should be familiar with the H-1B regulations early in your career so you can stay informed and plan ahead!