<< Week of October 12 >>

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Berkeley China Summit 2017: Technologies and Innovations that Build the Future

Conference/Symposium | October 8 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Richard Karp, Professor, Turing Award Winner and U.S. National Medal of Science Laureate, UC Berkeley; Zhonghan Deng, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Vimicro Corporation

 California Alumni Association Chinese Chapter (CAACC), Berkeley Chinese Alumni International Association (BCAIA), Chinese Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars Association at UC Berkeley (CGPSA), Berkeley-Haas Chinese Business Association (BerkeleyCBA), Berkeley Chinese Students and Scholars Association (BCSSA)

Organized and sponsored by official UC Berkeley alumni and students organizations, endorsed and supported by UC Berkeley administration, the only authentic Berkeley China Summit 伯克利中美峰会 (“BCS”) is a full-day on-campus conference, aimed to connect China’s businesses and investors with the technology, engineering, and business innovation expertise on...   More >

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Berkeley India Conference 2017

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 The Berkeley India Conference, Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies, Ashoka University

A student-led conference on existing and upcoming opportunities for the youth in India

 Attendance is by invitation only.

Imagine Eternity!

Workshop | October 8 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Come join Egyptologist Elizabeth Minor to learn how to write your name in hieroglyphs and create your very own Egyptian tomb painting. Learn about ancient Egyptians' belief in the afterlife and imagine all the things you would want to bring with you to the great beyond! While you're here, explore the museum and take a look at real sarcophagus and mummy portraits.

Free with museum admission.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

​Biophysical Cues and Ocular Cell Behaviors: The Big Impact of Little and Squishy Things

Seminar | October 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Chris Murphy, D.V.M., PhD, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, UC Davis; Sara Thomasy, D.V.M., PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Researcher, Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences, UC Davis

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Biophysical cues, such as substratum topography and compliance, are ubiquitous attributes of the miroenvironment of cells. They have been proven to be as potent as soluble cytoactive factors in the modulation of cell behaviors. The main focus of our labs has been the investigation of how biophysical cues modulate cell adhesion, proliferation, migration, differentiation, and response to growth...   More >

Understanding Probability

Colloquium | October 9 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Shaun O'Grady, Dept. of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

What is the mental representation of probability and how does it develop? What role do education and experience play in understanding probability? In this talk I will present the results of 4 Experiments investigating probability judgments in children and adults. In the first part of the discussion I will present data from adult participants performing a ratio comparison task as well as a...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Regularity theory for Type I Ricci flows

Seminar | October 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Panagiotis Gianniotis, University of Waterloo

 Department of Mathematics

A Ricci flow exhibits a Type I singularity if the curvature blows up at a certain rate near the singular time. Type I singularities are abundant and in fact it is conjectured that they are the generic singular behaviour for the Ricci flow on closed manifolds.

In this talk, I will describe some new integral curvature estimates for Type I flows, valid up to the singular time. These estimates...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | October 9 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Consumer Spending During Unemployment: Positive and Normative Implications

Seminar | October 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Pascal Noel, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

 Department of Economics

Joint with Public Finance seminar

* Please note change in time and location due to a joint event

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Consumer Spending During Unemployment: Positive and Normative Implications"

Seminar | October 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Pascal Noel

 Department of Economics

Joint with Public Economics, Psychology and Economic (Change in Time and Location)

BLISS Seminar: Optimal Experimental Design via Regret Minimization

Seminar | October 9 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Zeyuan Allen-Zhu, Microsoft Research

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The experimental design problem concerns the selection of k points from a potentially very large design pool of p-dimensional vectors, so as to maximize the statistical efficiency regressed on the selected k design points.

We achieve 1+varepsilon approximations to all popular optimality criteria for this problem, including A-optimality, D-optimality, T-optimality, E-optimality, V-optimality...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Some trace formulas in operator theory

Seminar | October 9 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kalyan B. Sinha, Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

 Department of Mathematics

The theory of smooth operators by Kato and Krein's trace formula are combined to obtain the Helton-Howe trace formula. In the second part, some results towards a trace formula in two variables ( a kind of extension of Krein's formula) will be discussed.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Schur indices and the p-adic local Langlands program

Seminar | October 9 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 David Sherman, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Let $G$ be a finite group and Π an irreducible complex representation of $G$ whose character is valued in the number field $k$. There is a canonical class in the Brauer group of $k$ that describes the obstruction to descending $G$ to a representation on a $k$-vector space. The question of determining this class (or its order in the Brauer group, known as the Schur index of Π) is very classical,...   More >

Peter Bartlett - Representation, optimization and generalization in deep learning

Seminar | October 9 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Peter Bartlett, UC Berkeley Departments of Statistics and EECS

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Deep neural networks have improved state-of-the-art performance for prediction problems across an impressive range of application areas, and they have become a central ingredient in AI systems. This talk considers factors that affect their performance, describing some recent results in two directions. First, we investigate the impact of depth on representation and optimization properties of these...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "Voter Information and Electoral Competition Under Authoritarianism"

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

 Ceren Baysan, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Some interactions between algebraic and symplectic geometry

Seminar | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Andrew Hanlon, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss at least one of the close relationships between symplectic geometry and algebraic geometry other than curve counting (Gromov-Witten theory) and mirror symmetry. In particular, we will discuss how symplectic packing of the projective plane is related to Nagata's conjecture and (time-permitting) discuss an application of Seidel's symplectic Picard-Lefschetz theory.

In the Province of the Gods: Disability, Sexuality, Mortality and Things Japanese: Kenny Fries in conversation with Karen Nakamura

Colloquium | October 9 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Kenny Fries, Author

 Karen Nakamura, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

A disabled foreigner in Japan, a society most people think of as hostile to difference, Kenny Fries finds himself on a journey of profound self-discovery. As he visits gardens, experiences Noh and butoh, and meets artists and scholars, he discovers disabled gods, one-eyed samurai, blind chanting priests, and atomic bomb survivors. When he is diagnosed as HIV positive, all his assumptions...   More >

Allosteric inhibitors of protein synthesis: how structure and dynamics give rise to complex pharmacology

Seminar | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Jack Taunton, University of California, San Francisco

 College of Chemistry

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Gravity water waves and emerging bottom

Seminar | October 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Thibault de Poyferré, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

To understand the behavior of waves at a fluid surface in configurations where the surface and the bottom meet (islands, beaches…), one encounters a difficulty: the presence in the bulk of the fluid of an edge, at the triple line. To solve the Cauchy problem, we need to study elliptic regularity in such domains, understand the linearized operator around an arbitrary solution, and construct an...   More >

SLAM: From the Farm, to the Pharm, to the Field

Seminar | October 9 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor Peggy Lemaux, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

"Genetically modified organisms" "Genetically engineered crops" These terms are used all the time by the general public. But how can scientists best discuss food-related issues with the public in a clear manner? Join us for a discussion with Dr. Lemaux to discuss strategies for communicating science based on her experience as an agricultural scientist using genetic engineering. Dr. Lemaux, in...   More >

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Science, Spirituality, and Oak Trees: Interview with Prahlada Papper, Department of Integrative Biology

Presentation | October 10 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Prahlada Papper, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, PhD, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Join us for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with naturalist Prahlada Papper, PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology. Prahlada's research focuses on the study of oak trees and species concepts in California. The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM.

 Radio broadcast, ON-AIR only! 90.7 FM or online.

Prahlada in the field

CANCELLED: Yoga Walk Through the Garden

Workshop | October 10 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

"If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand."
-Buddha

Come join fellow Nature Lovers in a mindful movement class at the UC Botanical Garden. During the 60-minute class, you will get to walk among the garden’s amazing collection, learn breathing techniques to promote health, practice gentle Qigong and yoga exercises at beautiful locations along...   More >

$20, $18 members (Price includes Garden Admission)

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Advances in Basketball Analytics Using Player Tracking Data

Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Alexander D'amour, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

In the 2013-2014 season, the National Basketball League, in conjunction with STATS LLC, implemented a league-wide program to collect player-tracking data for all NBA games. The data feed now provides 25-FPS records of all players' XY coordinates on the court, as well as XYZ coordinates for the ball. This data source has opened up new lines in inquiry into the quantitative analysis of basketball...   More >

Host-microbe interactions: harnessing co-evolution to treat disease

Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Janelle Ayres, Salk Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Catalytic Approaches to Simplifying Synthesis

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

 Prof. Darren Dixon, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford

 College of Chemistry

Catalysts that provide new reactivity and stereocontrol in efficient bond-forming reactions, are essential tools for converting low cost starting materials into high value, structurally complex, stereochemically defined product materials. In this presentation, new families of metal-free and metal-rich cooperative catalysts and their use in highly enantioselective C-C bond forming reactions and...   More >

Introduction to Maptek Laser Scanning

Workshop | October 10 | 12:10-3 p.m. | plaza Wurster Hall

 Archaeological Research Facility

We'll meet at the Archaeological Research Facility and return to the field survey locations to create a terrestrial laser scan using the the Maptek I-Site 4400LR instrument. In the afternoon we will meet 1-4 pm in the LAEP computer lab

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Register online

A European refugee crisis or a humanity crisis?

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

 Elsadig Elsheikh, Director, Global Justice Program at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

Development Lunch: "Discretion and Corruption in Public Procurement"

Seminar | October 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ferenc Szucs

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | October 10 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Ribbon Graphs Invariants from Ribbon Categories

Seminar | October 10 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will introduce the notion of a ribbon category. I will show how such categories can be used to recover and generalize the ribbon graph invariants that were introduced in prior talks.

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Quantitative Easing without Rational Expectations"

Seminar | October 10 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dmitriy Sergeyev, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Algebraic structure underlying Kakeya-type problems

Seminar | October 10 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Marina Iliopoulou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kakeya-type questions ask how much tubes that point to different directions overlap. Such problems are central in harmonic analysis, due to their connection with restriction theory, geometric measure theory, PDE and number theory. Over the years there was some indication that Kakeya-type problems have an underlying algebraic structure, but it was only a decade ago that a tool was introduced in...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Serre Condition \(S_r\) for Simplicial Complexes

Seminar | October 10 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Brent Holmes, University of Kansas

 Department of Mathematics

For a fixed integer \(r\), Serre's condition \(S_r\) is a condition on the depth of a ring at various localizations. It can be viewed as a weakening of the Cohen-Macaulay condition. In this talk, we focus on Serre's condition for Stanley-Reisner rings. The first main topic will be the relationship between Serre's \(S_2\) condition and Hirsch type bounds on the diameter of the dual graph. The...   More >

Program to Support Administrators and TOSA's in Implementing the California H-SS Framework

Workshop | October 10 | 4-7 p.m. |  Santa Clara County Office of Education

 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The UCB History-Social Science Project is partnering with the Santa Clara County Office of Education to provide an ongoing and collaborative space for Administrators and TOSAs to learn and share strategies for implementing the new CA H-SS Framework. Many site or district administrators and TOSAs have already been engaged in providing PD for their teachers or will initiate this process following...   More >

Long-range Correlated Dynamics in Glassy Materials and Its Role in Producing Stable Glasses

Seminar | October 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Zahra Fakhraai, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

 College of Chemistry

Nanometer-sized thin films of small organic molecules are widely used in applications ranging from organic photovoltaics and organic light emitting diodes, to protective coatings and high resolution nano-imprint lithography. Physical vapor deposition (PVD) is widely used in manufacturing ultra-thin layers of amorphous organic solids, with an underlying assumption that the properties of these...   More >

White Supremacy, Gender, and Speech in the wake of Charlottesville

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 140

 Michael Cohen; Charis Thompson; Ziza Delgado; Justin Leroy

 Center for Race and Gender

This event will focus on the roles white supremacy has played throughout U.S. history as well as its continued effects today, particularly in relation to the 2016 election and upsurge of white nationalist and white supremacist movements.

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “Firm-to-Firm Trade: Imports, Exports, and the Labor Market”

Seminar | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Sam Kortum, Yale University

 Department of Economics

Introduction to Zotero 5.0

Workshop | October 10 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jennifer Dorner, Librarian, The Library

 Library

This introductory workshop will cover the Zotero library, adding items to your library, using collections to organize your library, using tags to organize your library, sorting and searching, and outputting a bibliography. During the hour after the workshop, the Instructor will be available to assist you with troubleshooting installation and syncing issues.

 A Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library.

  RSVP online

Research/Funding Opportunities Workshop (Open Hours) (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | October 10 | 5-7 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop will introduce and expose students to various research programs and funding opportunities on campus. It will cover various program applications (such as the McNair Scholars Application), reaching out to mentors, getting solid letters of recommendations, and writing strong research proposals and personal statements. Presenters will also discuss their experiences with their research...   More >

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Free Speech on Campus: A Discussion with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky in Honor of Constitution Day

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, Rm 101 Doe Library

 Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky

 Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

In honor of Constitution Day, the Free Speech Movement Educational Programs Committee welcomes the Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky. In his new book, "Free Speech on Campus", written with Howard Gillman, they argue that campuses must provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body but at the same time must never restrict the expression of ideas.

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Web tools for demographic mapping

Workshop | October 11 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Susan Powell, Library

 Library

This workshop will introduce two different web platforms for exploring and mapping U.S. demographic data: SimplyAnalytics and PolicyMap. While there is some overlap between the different applications, each has its own strengths and unique features.

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

Who is Your Neighbor? Caste, Dignity, and Dalit Lives in Central Kerala

Colloquium | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Sharika Thiranagama, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Institute for South Asia Studies

Based on fieldwork with Dalit (formerly known as Untouchable castes) and non-Dalit agricultural laborers, and their landlords in communist party strongholds in Kerala, I explore the transformations of rural localities from workplaces to neighborhoods. In the rural neighbourhood, “public/private” residential life emerges from work relations where caste continues to permeate interactions.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Phillip Skipwith "Molecules and Morphology: A new phylogenomic estimate for Australasian geckos reveals complex macroevolutionary dynamics"

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

 Phillip Skipwith

 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 >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: “Seeing The Light: Color Vision and Photoacclimation in Cyanobacteria”

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Montgomery Lab pursues a common research theme of understanding how individuals perceive, respond to, and are impacted by the environments in which they exist. Primary research efforts of the group are focused on the responses of photosynthetic organisms to external light cues. Additionally, Montgomery pursues this theme in the context of effective mentoring in research environments.

No Bioengineering Seminar today

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | None UC Berkeley Campus

 No Name, No Organization

 Bioengineering (BioE)

No seminar today due to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

Berkeley Writers at Work

Reading - Nonfiction | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, 101, Morrison Library

 Catherine Ceniza Choy, Ethnic Studies Department, UC Berkeley

 College Writing Programs

Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor of Ethnic Studies, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2017 Berkeley Writers at Work Series. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 11, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Morrison Library, 101 Main Library, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

A Deeper Look at Deep Decarbonization Pathways for the U.S. Economy with Karl Hausker: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Karl Hausker, Senior Fellow, World Resource Institute

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Dr. Karl Hausker is a Senior Fellow in World Resource Institute's Global Climate Program. He leads analysis and modeling of domestic climate mitigation scenarios, and he contributes to work on the New Climate Economy, the social cost of carbon, and energy access.

At Home in your Mind: Addressing Negative Self-Talk through Mindfulness (BEUHS054)

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

 Marissa Baumann, MA

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Anne Lamott once said, "My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I try to never go there alone." But what if your mind could be a safe place? A nurturing place? A home? In this workshop we'll explore ways of engaging with our negative thoughts and how mindfulness can support us to change the experience of our own mind.

Launch Pad: Undergraduate Student Talks about the Research Process in Sciences and Engineering

Presentation | October 11 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor

 Library

Students discuss the initial process of starting a research project, introducing methodological approaches and resources while inviting other students to share their insight as well. This months featured students are from the Formula SAE Team.

 Must have a UCB ID for entrance.

How social and personality psychologists can be assets to assessment and selection teams at Google

Panel Discussion | October 11 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Dana Landis, Head of Leadership Assessment and Effectiveness, Google; Maria Arboleda, Scaled Assessments Manager - Hiring Innovation, Google

 Curtis Malik Boykin, Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Personality and Social Research

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Drs. Maria Arboleda (Scaled Assessments Manager - Hiring Innovation) and Dana Landis (Head of Leadership Assessment and Effectiveness) will address a series of applied methods, training, and career focused questions crowd-sourced from Social-Personality Area graduate students.

The Effect of Increased Income on Children's Academic Achievement: Evidence from the Marcellus Shale: Elizabeth Ananat, Duke University

Colloquium | October 11 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Elizabeth Ananat, Professor, UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy

 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.

Curiosity-driven Exploration by Self-supervised Prediction

Seminar | October 11 | 12:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Deepak Pathak, UC Berkeley/BAIR

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In many real-world scenarios, rewards extrinsic to the agent are extremely sparse, or absent altogether. In such cases, curiosity can serve as an intrinsic reward signal to enable the agent to explore its environment and learn skills that might be useful later in its life. We formulate curiosity as the error in an agent’s ability to predict the consequence of its own actions in a visual feature...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | October 11 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): A quick introduction to cohomology jump loci

Seminar | October 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Alex Suciu, Northeastern University

 Department of Mathematics

The cohomology jumping loci of a space come in two basic flavors: the characteristic varieties, which are the jump loci for homology with coefficients in rank 1 local systems, and the resonance varieties, which are the jump loci for the homology of cochain complexes arising from multiplication by degree 1 classes in the cohomology ring. The geometry of these varieties, and the interplay between...   More >

Statistical estimation under group actions: The Sample Complexity of Multi-Reference Alignment

Seminar | October 11 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Afonso S. Bandeira, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

 Department of Statistics

Many problems in signal/image processing, and computer vision amount to estimating a signal, image, or tri-dimensional structure/scene from corrupted measurements. A particularly challenging form of measurement corruption are latent transformations of the underlying signal to be recovered. Many such transformations can be described as a group acting on the object to be recovered. Examples include...   More >

Molecular mechanism of cytokinesis

Seminar | October 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Tom Pollard, Yale University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Algebraic models, cohomology jump loci, and finiteness properties

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Alex Suciu, Northeastern University

 Department of Mathematics

A recurring theme in topology is to determine the geometric and homological finiteness properties of spaces and groups. A fruitful approach is to compare these finiteness properties to those of differential graded algebras that model topological objects of this sort. I will discuss several concrete questions that arise in this context, and explain how the cohomology jump loci help answer some of...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Asynchronous Spacetime Discontinuous Galerkin Methods: Barrier-Free Parallel–Adaptive Solutions and Other Recent Progress

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Robert Haber, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Department of Mathematics

This presentation begins with a review of the asynchronous Spacetime Discontinuous Galerkin (aSDG) method. In its original context, the aSDG method exploits the characteristic structure of hyperbolic PDEs and special asynchronous spacetime meshes to generate solution schemes with linear computational complexity in the number of spacetime finite elements. In lieu of conventional time marching, the...   More >

Organic Catalysts and Photocatalysts: Computational Design and Prototyping of Organic Catalysts for CO 2 Reduction and Photopolymerization

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

 Charles Musgrave, Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Inorganic catalysts have been workhorses in many important industrial processes while many biological systems, such as photosynthesis, rely on organic catalysts. In this talk I will discuss the use of computational chemistry to examine the fundamental chemical mechanisms of organic catalysts and photocatalysts for reducing CO 2 into fuels and visible light activated atom transfer radical...   More >

Intro to Data Visualization

Workshop | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Becky Miller, Anna Sackmann, Elliott Smith, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

A well-designed figure can have a huge impact on the communication of research results. This workshop will introduce key principles and resources for visualizing data.

 Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt

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Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Mapping class groups and difference operators.

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Shamil Shakirov, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

We review the representation of $SL(2,Z)$ - the mapping class group of the torus - by automorphisms of a simple algebra of difference operators. The algebra, known as spherical double affine Hecke algebra (DAHA) plays an important role in many developments in modern representation theory and mathematical physics. We will define a new algebra which is a direct analogue of spherical DAHA for a...   More >

Molecular Mechanisms of Menkes Disease in Humans and Invertebrate Models

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Victor Faundez, Emory University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Split-Sample Strategies for Avoiding False Discoveries

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Michael Anderson, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Preanalysis plans (PAPs) have become an important tool for limiting false discoveries in field experiments. We evaluate the properties of an alternate approach which splits the data into two samples: An exploratory sample and a confirmation sample. When hypotheses are homogeneous, we describe an improved split-sample approach that achieves 90% of the rejections of the optimal PAP without...   More >

You Can Succeed, Too: Media Theory and Kitsch in Toho's early 1960s popular song films

Colloquium | October 11 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Michael Raine, Western University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Andrew Barshay has argued that after the ANPO protests in 1960, "the 'postwar' utopianism that had marked Japanese thinking about democracy was definitively transvalued, literally 'translated' from the political to the economic realm." This presentation explores the role of the early 1960s Toho musical comedy in translating utopia for an aspirational "white collar" urban culture in Japan. By the...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Deep Learning-to-Learn Robotic Control

Colloquium | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Pieter Abbeel, EECS/U.C. Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Reinforcement learning and imitation learning have seen success in many domains, including autonomous helicopter flight, Atari, simulated locomotion, Go, robotic manipulation. However, sample complexity of these methods remains very high. In contrast, humans can pick up new skills far more quickly. To do so, humans might rely on a better learning algorithm or on a better prior (potentially...   More >

Molecular Mechanisms of Menkes Disease in Humans and Invertebrate Models

Seminar | October 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Victor Faundez, Emory University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online

 Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

HU-Berkeley Workshop: Voices of the People?

Workshop | October 12 – 13, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

The Voice(s) of the People?
Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism

The workshop “The Voice(s) of the People? Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism” will offer a space for talks, close readings, and discussions of contemporary and canonical texts addressing the role of literature and film in their relationship to democracy and populism. This includes narrative forms...   More >

Demographics, Persistence, and Climate for UC Berkeley STEM Undergraduates 

Presentation | October 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 337 Cory Hall

 Andrew Eppig, Institutional Research Analyst, Div. of Equity and Inclusion

 Coalition for Education and Outreach (CEO)

Eppig examines the harsh local climate in UCB STEM departments & presents new research on two long-standing programs that ameliorate the persistence gap among underrepresented students.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | October 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Melissa Dell, Professor, Harvard University

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | October 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

ECON 235, Finance Student Seminar: Cancelled

Seminar | October 12 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Andrew Schwartz, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1 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 suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Shadow History--Archive and Intermediality in Chinese Cinema: A conference in honor of the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection

Conference/Symposium | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Art Museum (BAMPFA), Film and Media Department

This meeting honors the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection, a unique and invaluable archive of print materials and ephemera documenting nearly a century of Chinese cinema and media culture, and recently acquired by the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Testing Monotonicity in a Model with Nonseparable Time-Invariant Heterogeneity"

Seminar | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jiun-Hua Su, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: The first hundred years of Helly’s theorem

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

 Jesus De Loera, University of California, Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The classical theorem of Edouard Helly (1913) is a masterpiece of geometry. In the simplest original form it states that if a finite family $\Gamma$ of convex sets in $R^n$ has the property that every $n+1$ of the sets have a non-empty intersection, then all the convex sets must intersect. This theorem has since found applications in many areas of mathematics, most particularly convex analysis,...   More >

C. Sharada Prasad and Isha Ray | At the two-year mark for Swachh Bharat Mission: A tale of two scavengers

Presentation | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Isha Ray, Associate Professor, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley; C. Sharada Prasad, Ph.D. Candidate, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, urbanWASH Inititative

A presentation by UC Berkeley water specialists Professor Isha Ray and C. Sharada Prasad, doctoral candidate in the Energy and Resources Group on their recent work in India.

Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life

Colloquium | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender

Book talk by book author and artist, Alberto Ledesma (Arts & Humanities Graduate Diversity Office)
Respondents: Paola Bacchetta (Gender & Women’s Studies) and Juan Prieto

Demystifying the Research Process: Research Ethics and Library Database Workshop: Hosted by Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC)

Workshop | October 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Rm. 30, Ethnic Studies Library

 Sine Hwang Jensen, librarian, Ethnic Studies Library

 Under-represented Researchers of Color (UROC): student group sponsored by Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

In this workshop, we will explore library resources that can support you in your research like article databases, how to access archives, and more. We will also explore concepts around research justice and questions of knowledge production and power.

The Campus Novel Before Trump, and After: T. Geronimo Johnson in conversation with Namwali Serpell

Panel Discussion | October 12 | 7-9 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

 T. Geronimo Johnson; Namwali Serpell

 The Simpson Family Literary Project

T. Geronimo Johnson in conversation with Namwali Serpell

Friday, October 13, 2017

History-Social Science Framework Leadership Group

Workshop | October 13 | 2407 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Scene Project

UCBHSSP invites instructional leaders from Bay Area schools and districts to participate in a three part collaborative learning series. Each session will take place at UC Berkeley from 9-12 and will include presentations of UCBHSSP learnings from H-SS Framework implementation with Bay Area districts, collaborative planning and sharing of collective learnings, and networking among H-SS...   More >

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Shadow History--Archive and Intermediality in Chinese Cinema: A conference in honor of the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection

Conference/Symposium | October 13 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Film and Media Department, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum (BAMPFA), C.V. Starr East Asian Library

This meeting honors the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection, a unique and invaluable archive of print materials and ephemera documenting nearly a century of Chinese cinema and media culture, and recently acquired by the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today

Conference/Symposium | October 13 – 15, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. |  Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Full details are at http://communalpresence.com/.

Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today, will be held at UC Berkeley October 13-October 15, 2017. All events are free and open to the public.

Emerging in the late 1970s of San Francisco, New Narrative originated at the crossroads of an aesthetically and politically radical poetry scene and the new publics fostered by various social...   More >

HU-Berkeley Workshop: Voices of the People?

Workshop | October 12 – 13, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

The Voice(s) of the People?
Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism

The workshop “The Voice(s) of the People? Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism” will offer a space for talks, close readings, and discussions of contemporary and canonical texts addressing the role of literature and film in their relationship to democracy and populism. This includes narrative forms...   More >

Mirror Symmetry and Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Mayer-Vietoris sequence for relative symplectic cohomology

Seminar | October 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Umut Varolgunes, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

I will first recall the definition of an invariant that assigns to any compact subset $K$ of a closed symplectic manifold $M$ a module $SH_M(K)$ over the Novikov ring. I will go over the case of $M=S^2$ to illustrate various points about the invariant. Finally I will state the Mayer-Vietoris property and explain under what conditions it holds.

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | October 13 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

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Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Economic driving force of 3D systems vs. Moore's law

Seminar | October 13 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Daniel Gitlin, CEA-Leti

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A standard cost model used in the Industry is extended to 3D systems. Examples of applications of this model will be provided and contrasted against Moore's law. Both monolithic technology migrations and new integration technologies balance manufacturing complexity vs. footprint reduction. The net result can only be quantifies with adequate models that illustrate the trade-offs and help extract...   More >

Visualizing Gate-tunable Nanoscale Chladni Patterns in Dirac Billiards: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Prof. Jairo Velasco, Jr., UC Santa Cruz, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Dirac fermions have coexisting electron-hole states and exhibit angular anisotropy when transmitting through a potential barrier. Because of these attributes, electrostatically confined Dirac fermions are fundamentally different from similarly trapped Schrödinger fermions. In particular, these confined charge carriers are predicted to exhibit new states with properties that depend strongly on...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Stochastic Non-Homogenization of Non-Convex Hamilton-Jacobi Equations

Seminar | October 13 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hong Suh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In 2015, Ziliotto constructed the first example of a non-convex Hamilton-Jacobi equation in random media which fails to homogenize almost surely. We discuss a generalization of this result by Feldman and Souganidis who extend the non-homogenization result to a class of Hamiltonians with a saddle-point non-convexity.

MENA Salon: Will Fatah and Hamas Reconcile?

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

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On October 2, representatives of Palestinian parties Fatah and Hamas met in Gaza to pursue a reconciliation deal. This is not the first time the two groups have attempted to reach a deal. Will this attempt at creating a unity government be successful? We will consider these and other questions in this week's MENA Salon.

Composition Colloquium: Elizabeth Ogonek

Colloquium | October 13 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

The Center for Technology, Society & Policy: What Works, What Doesn’t, and How to Set a Research Agenda that Empowers Student Impact

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

 Elaine Sedenberg and Daniel Griffin

 Information, School of

An inside look at the center's growth and progress, with directors Elaine Sedenberg and Daniel Griffin.

Between the sheets: The molecular chemistry of hybrid perovskites

Seminar | October 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Hemamala Karunadasa, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

The tools of synthetic chemistry allow us to tune molecules with a level of precision not yet accessible with inorganic solids. We have investigated hybrid perovskites that couple organic small molecules with the optical and electronic diversity of extended inorganic solids. I will share our current understanding of these materials, whose technologically relevant properties are highly amenable to...   More >

Multiple Metabolic Signals Establish a Deterministic Cell Fate Decision

Seminar | October 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Andreas Doncic, UT Southwestern Medical Center

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Conference without a Hero

Conference/Symposium | October 13 | 4-7:45 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Chloe Kitzinger, Assistant Professor, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University; Konstantine Klioutchkine, Associate Professor of Russian, Pomona College; Sarah Ruth Lorenz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Germanic & Slavic Studies, Tulane University; Evgenii Bershtein, Professor of Russian, Reed College; Jillian Porter, Assistant Professor, Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Eric Naiman, Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley; Lilya Kaganovsky, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Comparative Literature

Конференция без героя – Conference without a Hero
A conference devoted to Russian Literature and Culture without reference to 1917

October 13-14, 370 Dwinelle

Friday, 4:00-6:00 (Eric Naiman, moderator)

-Chloë Kitzinger, “‘Legkim shagom’: Characterization and Diotima’s...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Relative Isoperimetric Inequalities 3

Seminar | October 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Brian Krummel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Multiple metabolic signals establish a deterministic cell fate decision

Seminar | October 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Andreas Doncic, UT Southwestern

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Music Studies Colloquium: Gavin Steingo (Princeton University): “Cosmic Whispers: On Kapwani Kiwanga’s Alien Speculations”

Colloquium | October 13 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

free and open to the public

Medicine for the People: Panel and Networking with UCSF Physicians

Conference/Symposium | October 13 | 7-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Surprise Speakers!

 Biology Scholars Program

Interested in networking with UCSF MDs, MD PhDs, and more?!? Then join us for a Q&A of this diverse panel of professionals. We will be hosting five incredible physicians at the top of their field, including a surgeon, clinical researchers, clinicians and more! 4 of our panelists come from UCSF and another comes from Kaiser in Sacramento. Their names are top secret and will be unveiled at the...   More >