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Friday, November 15, 2019

R.A.D. Self Defense for Women (BEUHS062)

Workshop | November 15 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Karen Patchell, Be Well at Work Faculty & Staff Health Program; Kim Guess, Be Well at Work Faculty & Staff Health Program

 Gender Equity Resource Center, and Be Well at Work Faculty and Staff Health Programs

Fri 11/15 and 11/22; 8.30 am – 1 pm, Tang Education Center

R.A.D. for Women is a 9 hour comprehensive, women* and femmes course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. This course is part of Cal Self Defense for All (CSDA), a program that addresses violence and harassment in our community by empowering members of our community to know about...   More >

14th Annual Master's Research Symposium: UC Berkeley/UCSF Joint Medical Program

Conference/Symposium | November 15 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 1102/1104

 Public Health, School of

Enjoy our graduating students' thesis presentations in a Berkeley setting! Please also join us for lunch and a wine and cheese reception right after the presentations.

Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

 See website for current speaker and topic

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | November 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Creating Undergraduate Discovery Projects: Strategies for Making the Most of Your Undergraduate Years

Workshop | November 15 | 12 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.

Artistry in Academic Writing

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Writing Program

The SLC Writing Program’s Fall 2019 faculty panel, Artistry in Academic Writing, takes place Friday, November 15th from 12:00-1:30pm in 113 Chávez.

This conversation continues our semester’s theme of cultivating artistry in the writing process. Join us to hear faculty reflect on how they tap into their creativity to explore new intellectual pathways.

Panelists include:
Amanda...   More >

Hormone-Dependent Neurocircuits Controlling Energy Allocation in Females

Seminar | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Holly Ingraham, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Get Fit in 7 Minutes (BEUHS652)

Workshop | November 15 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Manager, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Come and learn how the 7-minute High Intensity Circuit Training (H.I.C.T.) workout using your body weight, a chair and wall can help you maximize your time, space, and strength and flexibility training routine. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the combination of aerobic and resistance training in a high-intensity, limited-rest design can deliver numerous health benefits in...   More >

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Pitch Global Event

Workshop | November 15 | 1-5 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608-609

 Gideon Marks, Co-founder, DogLog

 UC Berkeley Extension, Pitch Global, Certent

Thrilled to have Pitch Global coming back to UC Berkeley Extension with another great pitching and networking event!

Join us on Friday, November 15, from 1 pm to 5 pm at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Center and meet with investors!

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Analog Physics for Digital Optimization

Seminar | November 15 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Sri Krishna Vadlamani, Ph.D. Student and Researcher, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Dept. University of California

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Optimization is vital to Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and to many areas of Science. Mathematically, we usually employ steepest-descent, or other digital algorithms. But, Physics itself, performs optimizations in the normal course of dynamical evolution. Nature provides us with the following optimization principles:
1. The Principle of Least Action;
2. The Variational Principle of...   More >

Modulation of Precursor Reactivity for Colloidal Synthesis of WSe2 Nanocrystals and Heterostructures: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Alina Schimpf, UC San Diego, Chemistry and Biochemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Colloidal chemistry is uniquely poised for the synthesis of metastable phases because conditions can be chosen to access kinetic growth regimes. We show that control over size and phase of colloidal WSe2 nanocrystals is achieved by careful choice of ligand...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Constructing the Airy Sheet Using Brownian Last Passage Percolation IV

Seminar | November 15 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Milind Hegde, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will present the recent construction of the Airy sheet by Dauvergne, Ortmann, and Virag. In the first talk we will prove the novel extension of the RSK correspondence at the center of their approach, which relates last passage values in a Brownian environment to last passage values in the environment of the Airy line ensemble. Reference: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.00309.pdf

Precision Production of Polymers: A New Age of Polymer Reaction Engineering

Seminar | November 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Shiping Zhu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China

 College of Chemistry

Chemical engineering deals with production and processing of materials and chemicals. Polymers are macromolecules that have thousands of small molecules joined together by covalent bonds. Polymer reaction engineering is about industrial production of polymers. Polymers are chain molecules and their materials properties are determined to a large extent by their chain microstructures. Different...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Tommy Martinez

Colloquium | November 15 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Author Conversation on “The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child”

Seminar | November 15 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Morgan G. Ames, with Michele Pridmore-Brown

 Information, School of

Morgan Ames and LA Review of Books editor Michele Pridmore-Brown discuss the legacy of the One Laptop per Child project and our refusal to learn from its failure.

Regulating TNCs: Should Uber and Lyft set their own rules?

Seminar | November 15 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Sen Li, Uc Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Sen Li, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of California, Berkeley, will present Regulating TNCs: Should Uber and Lyft set their own rules? at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar on Nov. 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for Beverages and cookies at 3:30 p.m.

Abstract: We evaluate the impact of three proposed...   More >

Sen Li

Logic Colloquium: Realism in Mathematics: The Case of the Hyperreals

Colloquium | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Kenny Easwaran, Texas A&M University

 Department of Mathematics

Although there was controversy about the role of the Axiom of Choice in mathematics in the early 20th century, it has become an accepted part of mathematical practice. One interesting consequence of its acceptance has been the development of non-standard analysis, which studies systems that behave like the real numbers, with the addition of infinitely large and infinitely small elements. These...   More >

Triple Bonded Group 14 Compounds: High Reactivity with Small Molecules, Metal- Metal Triple Bond Metathesis with Transition Metal Complexes

Seminar | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Philip Power, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis

 College of Chemistry

The triple bonded compounds ArMMAr (M = Ge, Sn, or Pb; Ar = terphenyl ligands) display structures, reactivity and bonding that are not explained by standard bonding models. Their peculiar bonding is reflected in their spectroscopic properties and in their reaction chemistry toward small molecules particularly H2. Their relationship to the related subvalent hydrides ArMH is central to this...   More >

Pilgrimage and Identity Formation in Taiwan

Colloquium | November 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Craig Quintero, Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, Grinnell College

 SanSan Kwan, Associate Professor, Theater Dance and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In 1991, the Taiwanese experimental theatre company U Theatre started incorporating the Baishatun Matsu pilgrimage into their actor training. The actors joined thousands of Taiwanese pilgrims in the religious procession devoted to the goddess Matsu, walking 350 kilometers from Baishatun to Bei-gang in nine days. During the late 1990s, an increasing number of experimental theatre companies also...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Emily Zazulia

Colloquium | November 15 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Emily Zazulia (UC Berkeley)
"Metaphors of Music Writing"

Europe and the Arctic: Ground Zero for Global Climate Change?

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 5 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Andreas Raspotnik, High North Center; Kristian Åtland, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment

 Institute of European Studies, The Arctic Institute, Norwegian Consulate General San Francisco, High North Center for Business and Governance, Norway, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

How should the European Union respond to the entwined challenges of climate change mitigation, international law, sustainable development, indigenous rights, and security in the Arctic?
An interactive conversation moderated by Dr. Andreas Raspotnik, in cooperation with The Arctic Institute and the Norwegian Consulate in San Francisco. 

As sea ice retreats from the Arctic, the challenges of...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Derek O'Leary at derekoleary@berkeley.edu