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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Fundamentals of Banking Law

Course | October 30 – November 1, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Charles Schwab

 211 Main St., San Francisco, CA 94105

 Berkeley Law Executive Education

Fundamentals of Banking Law addresses the key policies, concepts and regulations surrounding the financial markets, Dodd-Frank, and the rise of FinTech. Designed as a workshop and lecture-based program, rather than a seminar or conference, Fundamentals of Banking Law is taught by experienced practitioners, from leading institutions including Berkeley Law, Boston University, Charles Schwab, the...   More >

Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying

Course | October 30 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

Bullying can take many forms, some of which are obvious and others of which, though more indirect, can be equally destructive to working relationships. Participants will learn about how to recognize bullying behavior; how to distinguish bullying from incivility; what climates encourage bullying; the impact of workplace bullying; options for how bystanders can effectively respond; and constructive...   More >

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GGPlot2 Data Visualizations for Environment and Natural Resources

Workshop | October 30 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2063 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Evan Muzall, D-Lab

 Society of Conservation Biology

This 2-hour training session will be led by professionals from the D-Lab to explore GGPlot2 data visualization functionality. The training will be broken into two sections. The first hour will focus on R fundamentals including a review of syntax and basics in R. The second hour will focus on using GGplot2 for (1) histograms, boxplots, and scatterplots and (2) Coordinate systems and maps....   More >

  RSVP online by October 29.

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Limit shapes for the 6 vertex model

Seminar | October 30 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Meredith Shea, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the behavior of the six vertex model in the thermodynamic limit, following the work done by A. Shridhar and N. Reshetikhin (arXiv: 1510.01053, 1609.01756). Our first goal will be to state a variational problem that describes the limiting height function, which we will then compute explicitly for the case of a stochastic six vertex model on the cylinder.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Dan Blumstein: The Sound of Fear

Seminar | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Dan Blumstein

 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 >

Economics of Fertility: Evidence from the Minimum Wage: Anna Godøy: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Anna Godøy, Labor economist; postdoctoral scholar, UC Berkeley Institute on Research for Labor and Employment

 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: "Y degenerate? The population genomics of degenerative genome evolution"

Seminar | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Stephen Wright, University of Toronto

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Stephen Wright is a professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto in Canada. He received his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2003, working with Deborah Charlesworth, and did a postdoc at the University of California, Irvine, with Brandon Gaut. His primary research interests concern understanding the forces driving patterns of nucleotide polymorphism and genome...   More >

CANCELLED -BioE Seminar - Eric Betzig: Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Eric Betzig, Professor, MCB, UC Berkeley

 Bioengineering (BioE)


Eric Betzig, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

"The Physics and Engineering of Advanced Microscopes for Biological Discovery"

I will discuss the physical motivations and design decisions behind a suite of microscopes developed in my lab.

CITRIS Research Exchange - Yana Feldman

Seminar | October 30 | 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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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 >

Berkeley Writers at Work

Reading - Nonfiction | October 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Main Library

 Professor Nikki Jones, College Writing Programs

 College Writing Programs

Nikki Jones to be Featured Wednesday, October 30,
In Berkeley Writers at Work Series

Nikki Jones, Associate Professor of African American Studies, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2019 Berkeley Writers at Work Series. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 30, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Morrison Library, 101 Main Library, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Professor Jones is the...   More >


Qualtrics Survey Design

Course | October 30 | 1:30-3 p.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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Trello Team Project Boards

Course | October 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of leveraging Trello Boards for team or individual project management. Emphasis is placed on the highly-extensible Trello platform interface for defining, assigning, and tracking project elements. Learning Objectives * Understand the conceptual hierarchy of Boards, Lists, Cards, Checklists, and Items. * Create new Boards and define Lists to categorize tasks and...   More >

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Lifting Lower Bounds, Communication, and Proofs

Seminar | October 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Toniann Pitassi, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto and Institute for Advanced Study

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Ever since Yao introduced the communication complexity model in 1979, it has played a pivotal role in our understanding of limitations for a wide variety of problems in Computer Science. In this talk, I will present the lifting method, whereby communication lower bounds are obtained by lifting much simpler lower bounds. I will show how lifting theorems have been used to solve many open problems...   More >

BLISS Seminar: One-shot Information Theory via Poisson Processes

Seminar | October 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Cheuk Ting Li, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In information theory, coding theorems are usually proved in the asymptotic regime where the blocklength tends to infinity. While there are techniques for finite blocklength analysis, they are often more complex than their asymptotic counterparts. In this talk, we study the use of Poisson processes in proving coding theorems, which not only gives sharp one-shot and finite blocklength results, but...   More >

OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | October 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 187 Dwinelle 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 >

Maximum height of low-temperature 3D Ising interfaces

Seminar | October 30 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Reza Gheissari, Miller Fellow, U.C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Consider the random surface given by the interface separating the plus and minus phases in a low-temperature Ising model in dimensions $d\geq 3$. Dobrushin (1972) famously showed that in cubes of side-length n the horizontal interface is rigid, exhibiting order one height fluctuations above a fixed point.
We study the large deviations of this interface and obtain a shape theorem for its pillar,...   More >

Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture: New Insights into the Transcriptional Organization and Cellular Economy of Bacteria

Seminar | October 30 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Carol Gross, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Algebraic lifting invariants II

Seminar | October 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Libby Taylor, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Non-linear feature selection in high-dimensional genomic data sets: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Chloé-Agathe Azencott, Mines ParisTech

 Department of Statistics

Many problems in genomics require the ability to identify relevant
features in data sets containing many more orders of magnitude than
samples. One such example is genome-wide association studies (GWAS), in
which hundreds of thousands of single nucleotide polymorphisms are
measured for orders of magnitude fewer samples.

This setup poses statistical and computational challenges, and for...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Machine Learning for Fluid Mechanics

Colloquium | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH-Zürich

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The field of fluid mechanics experiences today a shift from first principles to data driven approaches. While fluid mechanics has always involved massive volumes of data from experiments, field measurements, and large-scale simulations and despite early connections dating back to Kolmogorov, the link between Fluid Mechanics and Machine Learning (ML) has been weak. The situation is rapidly...   More >

RTMP Seminar: The Quantum DELL System

Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Peter Koroteev, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We propose quantum Hamiltonians of the double elliptic many-body integrable system (DELL) and study its spectrum. These Hamiltonians are certain elliptic functions of coordinates and momenta. Our results provide quantization of the classical DELL system which was previously found in the string theory literature. The eigenfunction for the N-body model is conjectured to be a properly normalized...   More >

Development of Protein Nanosensors with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes / Proximity Effects, Mechanistic Insights, and the Nature of Molecular Shuttles in Catalytic Hydrogenations Involving Bifunctional Cascades

Colloquium | October 30 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Linda Chio, PhD student in the Landry Group; Ari Fischer, PhD student in the Iglesia Group

 College of Chemistry

Book Talk: Gender and Class in Contemporary Korea

Colloquium | October 30 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

 Laura C. Nelson, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Gender and Class in Contemporary Korea brings together a variety of recent studies utilizing transnational and intersectional analyses to understand the current configurations of social relations in South Korea.

Topology Seminar: Harmonic surfaces and simple loops

Seminar | October 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Vladimir Markovic, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

Fix an incompressible map f from a closed surface S into a closed hyperbolic 3-manifold M, and consider the moduli space of harmonic maps homotopic to f and with respect to varying metrics on S and M (the metrics on M are assumed to be negatively curved). We show that the set of such metrics for which the corresponding harmonic map is in Whitney's general position is an open, dense, and connected...   More >