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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

RAPDP - Intermediate - HR for the RA

Workshop | November 6 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that explores the types of research appointments used on sponsored awards, as well as the compliance issues associated with PI effort and how the Effort Reporting System is used to track and report effort. Learning Objectives: • Define Effort and explain the appointment types that are used with research funds • Distinguish between the most common types of...   More >

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Microtubule dynamics: not only at the tips

Seminar | November 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Antonina Roll-Mecak, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health USA

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Introduction to Macdonald polynomials

Seminar | November 6 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Freddie Huang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Macdonald polynomials generalize many important bases of the ring of symmetric functions, including Schur polynomials. We will define Macdonald polynomials using Macdonald's original construction, and state some basic results about them.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | November 6 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | TBA Haas School of Business

 Johannes Stroebel, Stern School of Business; New York University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Speaker TBA: Title TBA

Seminar | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 TBA

 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 >

TSUJIMOTO ENDOWED LECTURE: "Essential Roles of Plant Lipids in Photosynthesis and Plant Resilience"

Seminar | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Christoph Benning, Michigan State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Christoph Benning is the Director of the Michigan State University Plant Research Laboratory and a University Distinguished Professor. He received his Masters at Albert-Ludwigs Universitaet in Germany and his Ph.D. at Michigan State. Research in the Benning laboratory focuses on lipid metabolism in photosynthetic organisms. One area of particular interest is the assembly and maintenance of the...   More >

Jennifer Davis, “Uncovering Mechanisms of Cardiac Fibrosis: From Molecular to Microenvironmental Signals”: Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Jennifer Davis, University of Washington

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Jennifer Davis, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bioengineering, University of Washington

...Our lab seeks to understand how cell and tissue forces are sensed and transduced into changes in cell geometry, differentiation, and proliferation...we anticipate this work will pioneer new mechanics-based therapeutics that reverse maladaptive cardiac architecture back to normal.   More >

Inequality and Health across the Life Course: Gradual Change or Punctuated Equilibrium?: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Michal Engelman, Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin

 Population Science, Department of Demography

As an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Research Affiliate at the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA), Michal Engelman studies the dynamics of population aging and health across the life course, with particular emphasis on early and mid-life factors that influence health disparities at older ages.

Neural Circuit Mechanisms of Rapid Associative Learning: Redwood Seminar

Seminar | November 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Aaron Milstein, Stanford University School of Medicine, Dept. of Neurosurgery

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How do neural circuits in the brain accomplish rapid learning? When foraging for food in a previously unexplored environment, animals store memories of landmarks based on as few as one single view. Also, animals remember landmarks and navigation decisions that eventually lead to food, which requires that the brain associate events with delayed outcomes. I will present evidence that a particular...   More >

Transitioning Back After Baby Bonding Leave (BEUHS374)

Workshop | November 6 | 12:10-2 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Leslie Bell, Ph.D., Employee Assistance; Mary Kelly, Disability Management; Craig Mielcarski, LCSW, Be Well at Work; Cori Evans, Wellness and Breastfeeding Support Program; Gabe Schmidt, Healthcare Facilitator

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The transition for parent’s returning to work after baby bonding leave ends can feel overwhelming as we contend with a vast array of emotions, concerns, and limitations while simultaneously juggling a new work/life balance. Join us for this panel workshop which will focus on understanding both positive and negative emotions related to this transition, how to establish boundaries at work, what...   More >

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Neural control of affective spillover

Colloquium | November 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Regina Lapate, Postdoctoral Fellow, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

A hallmark of human social experience is the frequent exposure to continuously varying emotional events. Optimal functioning in everyday life therefore requires the ability to efficiently override reflexive emotional responses and prevent the spillover of affect to people or situations unrelated to the source of emotion. How does our brain maintain context-sensitive emotional responses? In this...   More >

BLISS Seminar: Distributed Stochastic Optimization with Variance Reduction and Gradient Tracking

Seminar | November 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Yuejie Chi, CMU

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

There is an increasing need to perform large-scale machine learning and optimization over distributed networks, e.g. in the context of multi-agent learning and federated optimization. It is well recognized that, a careful balance of local computation and global communication is necessary in the distributed setting for empirical risk minimization. In this talk, we first consider a natural...   More >

Microbial and Geophysical Insights into the Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon

Colloquium | November 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Mark Waldrop, United States Geological Survey (USGS)

 Department of Geography

Northern latitude soils play a critical role in regulating the Earth’s climate through the production and consumption of greenhouse gases. Climate change is predicted to cause widespread permafrost thaw, with a potential release of greenhouse gases that results in a large positive feedback to the climate system. Because these systems are below zero for most of the year, the functioning of...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Implications of Homological Stability

Seminar | November 6 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Roy Zhao, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Example: the 5-part of real quadratic fields for large $q$, and Implications of Homological Stability

Seminar | November 6 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Sander Mack-Crane and Roy Zhao, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

EECS Colloquium: Machine Learning: a New Approach to Drug Discovery

Colloquium | November 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Daphne Koller, insitro

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modern medicine has given us effective tools to treat some of the most significant and burdensome diseases. At the same time, it is becoming consistently more challenging to develop new therapeutics: clinical trial success rates hover around the mid-single-digit range; the pre-tax R&D cost to develop a new drug (once failures are incorporated) is estimated to be greater than $2.5B; and the rate...   More >

Exploring Plantation Worlds: Towards Ethnographic Collaboration

Colloquium | November 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Tania Murray Li, Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies

In this talk Tania Li describes the rewards and challenges of team-based ethnographic research drawing on work she carried out in Indonesia’s oil palm plantations together with her collaborator Pujo Semedi and around 100 students from their two universities (Toronto, Gadjah Mada).

RTMP Seminar: The Quantum DELL System

Seminar | November 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Peter Koroteev, University of California, 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 >

Biological Control Systems: The Future of Engineering In Medicine

Colloquium | November 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The mammalian organism maintains stable, efficient and “near-optimal” performance and homeostasis.

Rethinking Nikkô and the Tokugawa Culture of Light

Colloquium | November 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Timon Screech, University of London SOAS

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

It is well known that Tokugawa Ieyasu died in 1616 and was deified. It was determined that he should be a kami (Shinto god) that existed as an avatar of a Buddha, the Medicine Buddha being selected. There were geomantic reasons for these steps.
Ieyasu’s body was then disinterred and relocated to Nikkô, a geomantically important site.

The modest Shinto-Buddhist precincts demolished and rebuilt...   More >

Topology Seminar: Integral-affine spheres

Seminar | November 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Philip Engel, University of Georgia

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss joint work with S. Filip on the structure of the moduli space of integral-affine structures on the two-sphere, and with V. Alexeev on the relationship of this moduli space to K3 surfaces.

Metabolic limitations of cancer cell proliferation

Seminar | November 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Kivanc Birsoy, Rockefeller University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

2019 Fall Teacher Leadership Invitational: Session 3 - Action Research Showcase

Workshop | November 6 | 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

Wellness Wednesday: Bystander Intervention

Workshop | November 6 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 College of Natural Resources

Wellness Wednesday: Community Wellness
Bystander Intervention Training

A Peer Educator from the Bears that Care Initiative sponsored by the Center for Support and Intervention will be leading a bystander intervention training. Following the CARE model this training will teach you to identify potentially harmful situations and intervene effectively and safely.

Bystander intervention is...   More >