<< December 2019 >>

Monday, December 9, 2019

An Introduction to the 2017 California Dyslexia Guidelines: CRLP Study Session

Workshop | December 9 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1203 Berkeley Way West

 California Reading & Literature Project

Join the California Reading & Literature Project (CRLP) at the Graduate School of Education for a study session to learn about the new 2017 California Dyslexia Guidelines. The goal of this half-day workshop is to inform administrators, special education teachers, and general education teachers about what these new guidelines entail, how they will be used to identify students with dyslexia, and...   More >

Architecturally Complex Polymers for Molecular and Materials Design

Seminar | December 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Alice Chang Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

College Writing Program Chiang Research Festival

Presentation | December 9 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 5th Floor

 College Writing Programs, Moffitt Library

Poster presentations and discussions of CWR4B student research projects on topics including social justice and earth justice, sustainability, definitions of humanity, music and social movements, language gaps, Japanese American internment, monsters, technology, love, Native American communities, sports culture, African American authors, and WAC.

 ID required to enter Moffitt Library

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: "Triangular ice combinatorics"

Seminar | December 9 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Philippe Di Francesco, IPHT and UIUC

 Department of Mathematics

Alternating Sign Matrices (ASM) are at the confluent of many interesting combinatorial/algebraic problems: Laurent phenomenon for the octahedron equation, configurations of the Square Ice (Six Vertex model), Descending Plane Partitions (DPP), etc. Here we consider the Triangular Lattice version of the Ice model with suitable boundary conditions leading to an integrable 20 Vertex model....   More >

Teaching with Wikipedia

Workshop | December 9 | 12-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio - 117, level D

 American Cultures, Academic Innovation Studio, Wiki Education Foundation Educators, Library

Please join the AC Center, AIS, the University Library, and the Wiki Education Foundation Educators as we discuss how to build Wikipedia assignments into your courses and discover some of the new tools, which support and enhance teaching with Wikipedia.

Trade Lunch: "Employment and Wage Impacts of US Protectionism"

Seminar | December 9 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Patrick Kennedy, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Combinatorics Seminar: Finishing times in random sorting networks and staircase shape Young tableaux

Seminar | December 9 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Dan Romik, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The oriented swap process is a model for a random sorting network, in which N particles labeled 1,...,N arranged on the discrete lattice [1,N] start out in increasing order and then perform successive adjacent swaps at random times until they reach the reverse configuration N,...,1. I will discuss recent joint work with Elia Bisi, Fabio Cunden and Shane Gibbons in which we discovered that the...   More >

PERL Seminar: “Strategic Symbolic Politics”

Seminar | December 9 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 David R. Foster

 Department of Economics

ERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Differential Geometry Seminar: Noncollapsed degeneration of Einstein 4-manifolds

Seminar | December 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Tristan Ozuch-Meersseman, ENS

 Department of Mathematics

We study unit-volume Einstein 4-manifolds with bounded diameter and their possible degenerations. These degenerations were understood in the 80's by Anderson and Bando-Kasue-Nakajima in a Gromov-Hausdorff sense. We first obtain a finer convergence in weighted Hölder spaces and use it to prove that any smooth Einstein 4-manifold close to a singular one in a mere Gromov-Hausdorff sense is the...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Tame derivatives and the Eisenstein ideal

Seminar | December 9 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Preston Wake, IAS

 Department of Mathematics

As was made famous by Mazur, the mod-5 Galois representation associated to the elliptic curve $X_0(11)$ is reducible. Less famously, but also noted by Mazur, the mod-25 Galois representation is reducible. We’ll talk about this kind of extra reducibility phenomenon more generally, for cuspforms of even weight k and prime level. We'll observe that the characters appearing in the reducible...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | December 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Magruder, UC Berkeley, ARE

 Department of Economics

UC Berkeley Extension's Personal Financial Planning Program Annual Career Night

Panel Discussion | December 9 | 5:15-8:30 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Join us for UC Berkeley Extension Personal Financial Planning Program's annual Career Night, produced by our Advisory Board and industry sponsors.

Meet our board members, current students, alumni, prospective students, and members of the Bay Area professional financial planning community at the networking reception before and after the panel discussion.

Panelists will discuss their career...   More >

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Sub-Riemannian limit of the differential form heat kernels of contact manifolds

Seminar | December 10 | 3:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Hadrian Quan, UIUC

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will report on joint work with Pierre Albin in which we study heat kernel of the Hodge Laplacian on a contact manifold endowed with a family of Riemannian metrics that blow-up the directions transverse to the contact distribution. We apply this to analyze the behavior of global spectral invariants such as the eta-invariant and the determinant of the Laplacian. Time permitting, I...   More >

Understanding the Process II: A Deeper Dive (BEUHS551)

Workshop | December 10 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Mary Kelly, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Disability Specialist, Be Well at Work - Disability Management

 Be Well at Work - Disability Management

Deeper Dive

Disability Management: Understanding the Process II-A Deeper Dive. This workshop is a hands-on continuation and application of concepts learned in the Disability Management: Understanding the Process workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to work through 'real' case scenarios, suggested by participants, we will...

- Do detailed analysis of work restrictions
- Identify...   More >

December Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | December 10 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Crossing Barriers: From Transmembrane Processes to Molecular Machines

Seminar | December 10 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. James Cooper

 College of Chemistry

The Future of Airports

Presentation | December 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Ten groups of students from the highly popular CE 153 Airport Design Class will present their final term projects. Project themes cover an interesting spectrum of real-time aviation problems, and futuristic concepts. Real-time themes range from topics such as redesigning airports to address climate change, analysis of delays using machine learning, airport-apron energy use consumption, and...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Human Intranet: Connecting Wearable and Implantable Devices

Seminar | December 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Rabaey room

 Ali Moin, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

With the explosive growth of the smart society and Internet of Things, enormous amounts of information are available in the enhanced world around us and the cyber-world beyond. Hence the traditional human input/output modalities (sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch as inputs, and motor control as output) no longer have the necessary bandwidth or expressiveness to effectively deal with...   More >

Universal Alkene Functionalization as an Aspirational Driver

Seminar | December 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Keary Engle, The Scripps Research Institute

 College of Chemistry

Vicinal (1,2-disubstituted) functional group motifs are ubiquitous in structurally complex small molecules that are of academic and industrial importance, including many widely used pharmaceutical agents. Many such functional group combinations, however, remain exceptionally challenging to synthesize. The goal of research in the Engle lab is to develop a general catalytic platform
for alkene and...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Approaches to Safety in Inverse Reinforcement Learning

Presentation | December 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 337B Cory Hall

 Dexter Scobee

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dexter Scobee's Dissertation talk on "Approaches to Safety in Inverse Reinforcement Learning"

Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty: The role of adaptive management in an international water management agreement

Colloquium | December 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Tyler Nodine, Canadian Studies

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

The Columbia River Treaty (CRT) is a nearly 60-year-old agreement between the U.S and Canada that has been recognized globally as a model for international cooperation on hydropower and flood control objectives. However, the treaty has also had detrimental social and environmental implications. Now the Treaty is being renegotiated and adaptive management may help optimize multiple objectives in...   More >

Monkey Business: Modeling the Biology of Complex Human Social Behavior

Seminar | December 10 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Michael Platt, Director, Wharton Neuroscience Initiative; Department of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine; University of Pennsylvania

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory Seminar: Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Formula for modular forms of arbitrary weight in the cases of analytic ranks 0 and 1

Seminar | December 10 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Dimitar Jetchev, EPFL and Inpher, Inc.

 Department of Mathematics

I will report on recent results on the computation of the $p$-part of the leading term of the $L$-function of a modular form of arbitrary weight at the central point in the cases when the order of vanishing is at most 1. Unlike the classical case of weight 2 modular forms, qualitatively different arguments are needed in the higher-weight case. After explaining the difference, I will indicate how...   More >

Improve your Public Speaking with Toast of Berkeley

Course | December 10 – 17, 2019 every Tuesday | 7-8:30 p.m. | 650 Barrows Hall

 Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs

Take advantage of the opportunity to visit Toast of Berkeley, a Toastmasters Club right here on the Berkeley campus.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | December 11 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

New American Narrative on the Peopling of America

Seminar | December 11 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 John R. Weeks, San Diego State University; Héctor Tobar, UC Irvine

 Institute of European Studies, German Historical Institute Washington - Pacific Regional Office, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

John R. Weeks, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and Director of the International Population Center at San Diego State University and Héctor Tobar, Author, Journalist, Associate Professor UC Irvine will co-teach an interdisciplinary seminar for students interested in exploring and understanding new (and old) narratives of immigration. UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students,...   More >

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New Functions in Organic Materials through Molecular Designs

Seminar | December 11 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Yun Liu, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

 College of Chemistry

The synergy between synthetic chemistry and physical organic concepts inspires new opportunities for organic materials. This seminar will detail how concept-driven molecular design approaches for organic materials enable new topologies and properties for applications ranging from salt extraction to renewable electrolytes. The first part of the talk will discuss the design of a three-dimensional...   More >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | December 11 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Power and Energy Seminar: Time-of-use rate plans to create a smarter energy future.

Seminar | December 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Susan Norris, PG&E

 IEEE PELS/PES/IAS

Many California residential electric customers are transitioning to Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plans as part of statewide efforts to create a smarter energy future and healthier environment while balancing the need to keep customer rates affordable. PG&E will soon transition eligible customers from their standard tiered rate plan to the new “Time-of-Use Peak Pricing 4-9p.m. Every Day”. Learn more...   More >

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | December 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 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 >

Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) Info Talks

Panel Discussion | December 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This is a great opportunity for undergrads to come and learn from grad students and professors about research experiences for undergrads (REUs) around the nation and especially within UC Berkeley and the UC System. We will provide information about how to apply, where to apply, and what skills to highlight. This event is open to all and will provide a focus on those opportunities available for...   More >

Public Income Support and Health at Older Ages: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | December 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Emma Aguila, Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Emma Aguila is an Assistant Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public of Policy. Her research interests include pension reform, saving for retirement, access to social security benefits and healthcare for vulnerable elderly population, and the interrelation between socioeconomic status and health.

Homebuying: What you Need to Know (BEUHS341)

Workshop | December 11 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Carla Higgins, Realtor

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about buying a first home? Not sure where to start?
Join Realtor Carla Higgins to learn about:
• the homebuying process
• sources of down-payment and closing-cost assistance
• credit repair
• mortgage types
• who should be on your homebuying team
• the benefits of homebuyer education
• more

BIO: Carla is an experienced Realtor with 19 years’ experience, a single mother of 3...   More >

  Enroll online

Microsoft Access Form Design

Course | December 11 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of creating new Form objects in a Microsoft Access database. Emphasis is placed on core functional concepts of data transmission to Tables, Controls and Control properties, design and formatting, and calculated Controls. • Understand the purpose and interdependencies of the six major database object types. • Understand the functional concepts of Form objects such...   More >

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Seminar 251: “Regulated Revenue and Hospital Behavior”

Seminar | December 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 David Silver, Princeton

 Center for Labor Economics

Toward Food Security and Sustainability: Nanotechnology for Plant Genome Engineering / Lithium Plating and Stripping through a Solid Block Copolymer Electrolyte

Colloquium | December 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Gozde Demirer, PhD student in the Landry Group; Jackie Maslyn, PhD student in the Balsara Group

 College of Chemistry

Toward Food Security and Sustainability: Nanotechnology for Plant Genome Engineering

Colloquium | December 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Gozde Demirer, PhD student in the Landry Group; Jackie Maslyn, PhD student in the Balsara Group

 College of Chemistry

Evergreen Wreath Workshop

Workshop | December 11 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Create a one-of-a-kind beautiful and festive wreath or garland to add to your holiday decorations. Greens from the Garden's global plant collection and other natural adornments are included as well as a reusable wire wreath form. Be sure to bring your own hand pruners and gloves.

$65 Adult, $55 UCBG Member Adult

  Register online

Thursday, December 12, 2019

RAPDP - Intermediate - Federal Cost Policy and Compliance

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

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop on Federal cost policy that details how the OMB Circulars are implemented, covers the changes in the new Uniform Guidance, and explores some specific compliance issues like the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Participant Support. Learning Objectives: • Identify the RA’s responsibilities regarding financial compliance • Describe the Federal Acquisition...   More >

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Molecular quantum dynamics via state resolved spectroscopies

Seminar | December 12 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Marissa Weichman Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

Relaxing Sound Meditation (BEUHS066)

Workshop | December 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Melissa Felsenstein, Inner Sounds Meditation

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Unplug and feel an empty mind as you are immersed in tone and vibration of quartz crystal bowls and other instruments during this free Sound Bath. Learn how live calming sounds can be help reduce stress, release tension, balance the nervous system, and encourage healthier sleep.

Meditate without effort and unlock new creative insight, sharpened instincts, and a doorway into a calm mind. Many...   More >

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IB Seminar: Can mathematical ecology help us understand and treat cancer?

Seminar | December 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Frederick Adler, The University of Utah

 Department of Integrative Biology

Immigration Policy in Japan and South Korea and the Development of their Sending Countries: An Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) Presentation

Colloquium | December 12 | 1-3 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Annabelle Baker, UC Berkeley; Amanda Wong, UC Berkeley; Ishani Ghosh, UC Berkeley; Sophia Quach, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Low birth rates, an aging population, and rapid economic development in Japan and South Korea have put great pressures on an increased need for immigration, threatening the historical emphasis of ethnic homogeneity in both countries. On the other hand, in Nepal and Vietnam, the lack of opportunities and rampant inequality have caused citizens to view emigration as a source of hope for...   More >

Portable, Collaborative, and Transparent Computational Research from the Start

Presentation | December 12 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Dav Clark, Head of Data Science, Gigantum

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

While standard practices have emerged - for example, using GitHub to publish the details of a research project - the truth is that a significant amount of manual effort and expertise is required to publish and also to use such open projects. The situation becomes even more untenable when a broader field of expertise comes into play - we can't expect medical doctors and policymakers to learn basic...   More >

Google Forms Design

Course | December 12 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of designing and distributing surveys and quizzes using Google Forms. Emphasis is placed on question design, data validation, survey distribution methods, response metrics, security permissions, and integration with Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel. Learning Objectives * Design online Forms for hosting and data collection on Google Drive. * Set Form options to...   More >

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Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Topics in Cancer Genomics: Mark Gerstein, Professor, Yale University

Seminar | December 12 | 2-3 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Title: Topics in Cancer Genomics

Abstract:
My talk will focus on how to leverage thousands of cancer
genomes and functional genomics datasets to discover
disease-associated regulators and variations. First, I will go over
the ENCODE annotation related to the cancer genome. I will show how
extended gene annotation allows us to place oncogenic transformations
in the context of a large cell...   More >

Diversification of the neural proteome in coleoid cephalopods by editing messenger RNAs

Seminar | December 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Josh Rosenthal, MBL, Woods Hole MA

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Some numerical observations on Riemann's zeta function

Colloquium | December 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Yuri Matiyasevich, Russian Academy of Sciences

 Department of Mathematics

During last years the speaker was performing intensive computer calculations searching for new properties of Riemann's zeta function. The talk will present two groups of found phenomena which so far haven't got mathematical explanations.

The first group of phenomena is connected with proposed by the speaker reformulation of the Riemann Hypothesis in terms of special Hankel matrices (their...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - Knotty Sculptures

Presentation | December 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Carlo H. Séquin, EECS Computer Science Division

 Science@Cal

Join us to explore the fascinating world of Art, science, mathematics and design with Prof. Emeritus and artist, Carlo H. Séquin. This cafe talk will start with a gentle introduction to mathematical knots and ways to describe and classify all possible knots. It will then focus on ways to turn such knots into attractive, abstract geometrical sculptures, using various computer-aided design...   More >

Friday, December 13, 2019

PFAS Contamination: An Emerging Problem in California: A UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program Meeting

Conference/Symposium | December 13 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Martyn Smith, Professor, University of California Berkeley; Rachel Morello-Frosch, Professor, University of California Berkeley; Andres Cardenas, Assistant Professor, University of California Berkeley; Lauren Zeise, Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California's Environmental Protection Agency; June-Soo Park, Research Scientist, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California's Environmental Protection Agency

 David Sedlak, Professor, University of California Berkeley

 UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program

Expert panelists will discuss future research needs related to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination in California including: the scope of the problem, analytical measurement, epidemiology, toxicokinetics, toxicology, and remediation. The UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program is directed by Professor Martyn Smith.

$40 Regular admission, includes lunch and evening reception, $20 Reduced admission for students, includes lunch and evening reception

  Registration opens September 6. Register online by November 6.

2019 BITSS Annual Meeting: Forum for research transparency and reproducibility in the social sciences.

Conference/Symposium | December 13 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Cheit Hall, Wells Fargo Room

 Elizabeth Marincola, Senior Advisor for Communications and Advocacy, African Academy of Sciences

 Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS)

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will hold its eighth Annual Meeting on December 13, 2019, at the Wells Fargo Room, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. The event brings together stakeholders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share knowledge and discuss the evolving movement toward research transparency and efforts to strengthen the...   More >

$0 Free and open to the public.

  Register online by December 12.

After Post-Marxism: A Conference

Conference/Symposium | December 13 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 3335

 Department of English

Speakers include Crystal Bartolovich, Rossen Djagalov, Petrus Liu, Ericka Beckman, Nikhil Singh, Leigh Claire La Berge, Iyko Day, Annie McClanahan, Amy De’Ath, Juliana Spahr, Jasper Bernes, Mark Steven, Michael Shane Boyle, Sarah Brouillette, and Joshua Clover.

How is the present-day return to Marx a different one from that of global 1968? A renewed interest in political economy is leading...   More >

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.

Large scale production and light induced dynamics of two dimensional semiconductors

Seminar | December 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Fang Liu Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

Two dimensional (2D) semiconductors and their artificial structures hold great promises for electronic, optoelectronic, and quantum devices. We developed a facile method to disassemble van der Waals (vdW) single crystals layer-by-layer into monolayers with near-unity yield, high quality, and macroscopic dimensions limited only by bulk crystal sizes. It enables us to exfoliate a range of vdW...   More >

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

Seminar | December 13 | 12:10-1:30 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

MENA Salon: Semester in Review

Workshop | December 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

Join the CMES for the final MENA Salon of the semester, where we will review all that has happened in the Middle East and North Africa over the past semester.

For recommended readings, see:
https://cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture: From budding yeast to human stem cells: the cell biology of membrane trafficking and the cytoskeleton

Seminar | December 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 David Drubin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture

Demographics, Social Networks, and Mobile Phone Usage: Introduction and Take up of Community Cellular Networks in the Philippines

Seminar | December 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Niall Keleher

 Information, School of

In the context of remote locations of the Philippines, I investigate the determinants of cellular network adoption. I leverage unique circumstances where all households in seven localities were interviewed before the installation of cellular network towers. I link rich socio-economic as well as social network data with call detail records from the initial months of cellular network service to...   More >

Porous Materials at the Interface of Organic and Materials Chemistry

Seminar | December 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Phillip J. Milner, Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Porous materials such as metal-organic frameworks and porous organic polymers have the potential to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society, from chemical separations to clean energy generation to catalysis. Here, we discuss the unique challenges involved in the scalable synthesis of framework materials and their applications for challenging separations relevant to the environment...   More >

Saturday, December 14, 2019

FULL: FAMILY PROGRAM: Holiday Nature Crafts (Morning)

Workshop | December 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

A Garden tradition, create gifts and decorations inspired by nature and the Garden's collection.

$22 Adult, $22 Child, $18 Member Adult, $18 Member Child

 This registration link is for the morning program. Register online

Gallery + Studio: A Landscape in Your Pocket

Workshop | December 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After an interactive tour of Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting, experiment with a range of drawing materials on Japanese paper to create value and tone, and build an imaginary landscape on your own miniature folding screen. Workshop led by Marcela Florez.

About Gallery + Studio

On the second Saturday of each month, Gallery + Studio connects art viewing with art making...   More >

Gallery + Studio: A Landscape in Your Pocket

Workshop | December 14 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After an interactive tour of Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting, experiment with a range of drawing materials on Japanese paper to create value and tone, and build an imaginary landscape on your own miniature folding screen. Workshop led by Marcela Florez.

About Gallery + Studio

On the second Saturday of each month, Gallery + Studio connects art viewing with art making...   More >

FAMILY PROGRAM: Holiday Nature Crafts (Afternoon)

Workshop | December 14 | 1-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

A Garden tradition, create gifts and decorations inspired by nature and the Garden's collection. Drop-in during program hours.

$22 Adult, $22 Child, $18 Member Adult, $18 Member Child

 This registration link is for the afternoon program. Register online

Monday, December 16, 2019

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | December 16 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 JS

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Microsoft Excel Data Validation and Security

Course | December 16 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)

 Human Resources

This course details the process of configuring a wide array of options to protect the integrity and accuracy of data in a Microsoft Excel workbook. Emphasis is placed on protection settings, value and format manipulation, exception reporting, and workbook diagnostic tools. Learning Objectives * Propagate consistent data values and formatting using worksheet groups. * Create custom AutoFill lists...   More >

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Dissertation Talk: End to End Learning in Autonomous Driving System

Seminar | December 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Yang Gao, EECS Department

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Autonomous driving has attracted a lot of attention in the past few years. A typical self-driving system needs manual design and coordination across multiple modules, such as perception, behavior prediction, planning and trajectory generation. Those manually designed information flow might be far from optimal. Deep learning has dramatically improved image recognition performance by replacing the...   More >

Manager Mastermind Group

Workshop | December 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Shirley Giraldo

 Human Resources

This is a solution-oriented social learning development opportunity where we share strategies on pressing topics of the day, and build community. Please RSVP and submit questions you'd like to ask other managers about in the link provided.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Future of Nuclear Energy

Seminar | December 17 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM KALX

 Chris Keckler, Department of Nuclear Engineering; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Chris Keckler from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley. Chris studies designs that can improve the efficiency and autonomy of the next generation of nuclear reactors.

Chris Keckler

Predicting Function from Sequence

Seminar | December 17 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Allison Walker Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Workshop | December 17 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for *express* travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on the spot (please read below—"Do You Really Need a Travel Signature?").

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | December 17 | 2-3 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.

Improve your Public Speaking with Toast of Berkeley

Course | December 10 – 17, 2019 every Tuesday | 7-8:30 p.m. | 650 Barrows Hall

 Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs

Take advantage of the opportunity to visit Toast of Berkeley, a Toastmasters Club right here on the Berkeley campus.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Investigating Protein Degradation at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology

Seminar | December 18 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Heeseon An

 College of Chemistry

The Future of Berkeley's Beverage Service Pitch Session

Presentation | December 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Berkeley Food Institute

Interested in food and beverage offerings at UC Berkeley? You are invited to attend the final pitch session for the Coalition for Healthy Campus Food and Beverages Fall 2019 Case Design Course.

The Coalition for Healthy Campus Food and Beverages aims to broadly engage campus in...   More >

Thesis Seminar - The Sparse Manifold Transform and Unsupervised Learning for Signal Representation

Seminar | December 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Yubei Chen, EECS, UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In this talk, I will first present a signal representation framework called the Sparse Manifold Transform that combines key ideas from sparse coding, manifold learning, and slow feature analysis. It turns non-linear transformations in the primary sensory signal space into linear interpolations in a representational embedding space while maintaining approximate invertibility. The sparse manifold...   More >

Microsoft Excel 3D Geo Mapping

Course | December 18 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of configuring a wide array of options to protect the integrity and accuracy of data in a Microsoft Excel workbook. Emphasis is placed on protection settings, value and format manipulation, exception reporting, and workbook diagnostic tools. Learning Objectives * Propagate consistent data values and formatting using worksheet groups. * Create custom AutoFill lists...   More >

  Register online

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | December 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

BPM 202 Communicating with Impact

Workshop | December 19 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers fundamental tools and techniques to communicate effectively with your team, colleagues, manager, and others across the organization.

Hijacking the Lysosome for Targeted Protein Degradation

Seminar | December 19 | 9-10 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Steven Banik Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

Friday, December 20, 2019

Overcoming Fundamental Challenges in Organic Chemistry Through Methods Development Across Length Scales

Seminar | December 20 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Jessica Lamb Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

Dissertation Talk: Secure, Expressive, and Debuggable Large-Scale Analytics

Presentation | December 20 | 10-11 a.m. | 465H Soda Hall

 Ankur Dave, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)