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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Centennial Event - "Winning the Vote": The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement

Presentation | October 29 | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Robert P.J. Cooney, National Women's History Project

 Women's Faculty Club

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

Qualtrics Survey Design

Course | October 29 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

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 >

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Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | October 29 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "General equilibrium effects of cash transfers: experimental evidence from Kenya"

Presentation | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dennis Egger, UCB; Michael Walker

 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.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP  by November 1.

Brillouin Microscopy and Endoscopy

Seminar | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 293 Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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 >

Costume Building Open House

Workshop | October 28 – 31, 2019 every day | 12-4 p.m. | 141 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

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.

We’ll be kicking the open house off with a noontime “Cosplay Strategies” session (informal, no lunch provided) on Monday, October 28th, hosted by last year’s contest winner (Dan Chapman) and focusing on cheap and fast...   More >

Geometric Representation Theory Seminar: The tamely ramified Fundamental Local Equivalence

Seminar | October 29 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Gurbir Dhillon, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

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

 Law, Boalt School of

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 >

Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: A Theory of Chosen Preferences

Seminar | October 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Douglas Bernheim, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Clinical Science Colloquium

Colloquium | October 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Aric A. Prather, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Psychology

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 >

String-Math Seminar: Mirror symmetry and 4d gauge theories

Seminar | October 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Benjamin Gammage, Harvard & University of Miami

 Department of Mathematics

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

 Department of Mathematics

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

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

Gilbert Newton Lewis Memorial Lecture: Repurposing the Blue Print of Life for Materials Design

Seminar | October 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Chad Mirkin, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

 College of Chemistry

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 >

Turning Trash into Cash: Wecylers of Lagos, Nigeria

Seminar | October 29 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, Founder, Wecyclers; Olawale Adebiyi, Chief Executive Officer, Wecyclers

 Center for African Studies

A seminar in our Africa Matters series.

Empowering people through their waste management start-up, Wecyclers of Lagos, Nigeria, have won the 2018-2019 King Baudouin African Development Prize.

Surviving the Sidewalk: Latino Street Vendors in Los Angeles

Colloquium | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Rocío Rosales, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Department of Sociology, Latinx Research Center

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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.

Centennial Event - "Winning the Vote": The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement

Presentation | October 29 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Robert P. J. Cooney, National Women's History Project

 Women's Faculty Club

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 >

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by October 28.

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

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

H-1B Information Session with Immigration Attorney from Ware Immigration

Workshop | October 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

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!