<< Week of June 11 >>

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Traditional Japanese Hand Tools and Joinery Construction

Workshop | June 10 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come learn all about traditional Japanese woodworking. Through understanding a variety of tools and their use in making joinery, you will leave with knowledge of creating beautiful wood to wood connections with no glues or fasteners! Instructor Jay Van Arsdale will bring tools and joinery samples, and after a morning or demonstration students will be able to try their hand at using them.

$75, $65 members

  Register online

Monday, June 11, 2018

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | June 11 | 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 >

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Leadership Skills Symposium - Developing World Language Teacher Leaders: Become an effective leader. Have an impact beyond your classroom!

Course | June 12 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 33 Dwinelle Hall

 Nancy Salsig, Co-director, Berkeley World Language Project

 Carol Sparks, Team Leader, Berkeley World Language Project

 Angela Martinez, Team member, Berkeley World Language Project

 Berkeley World Language Project, Berkeley Language Center

Learn how to lead effective meetings with colleagues, and plan an advocacy event for World Languages at your site.

$ 0 (no fee) Registration for 3-day Leadership Symposium series

  Registration opens March 15. Register by calling Victoria Williams at 510-877-4002 (X 19), or by emailing Victoria Williams at victoria@berkeley.edu by June 1.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Caregiver Challenges: Memory Loss and Resistance

Workshop | June 13 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Maureen Kelly, ED.D., LCSW, Elder Care Program, Be Well @ Work

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

This workshop will focus on specific challenges related to caring for an older adult, including caring for an elder with memory loss and caring for an elder who resists help. Strategies for self-care will be shared and resources will be provided

Thursday, June 14, 2018

BERC Ad Hoc Energy Symposium

Conference/Symposium | June 14 |  Haas School: Andersen Auditorium

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

This is a test; please do not actually show up to Andersen Auditorium expecting to see a symposium!

Eavesdropping on Cortical Plasticity

Seminar | June 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Adi Mizrahi, The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

One of the overarching goal in our lab is to understand cortical plasticity in adult circuits. This goal remains challenging because cortical neurons are functionally heterogeneous and access to specific active neurons for further experimentation is limited. In the primary auditory cortex (A1), for example, spiking responses to natural stimuli like vocalization cannot be easily predicted from...   More >

Special Analysis Seminar: Semiclassical resolvent estimates and wave decay in low regularity

Seminar | June 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jacob Shapiro, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

We study weighted resolvent bounds for semiclassical Schrödinger operators. When the potential function is Lipschitz with long range decay, the resolvent norm grows exponentially in the inverse semiclassical parameter $h$. When the potential belongs to $L^\infty $ and has compact support, the resolvent norm grows exponentially in $h^{-4/3}\log (h^{-1})$. This extends the works of Burq,...   More >

Friday, June 15, 2018

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | June 15 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 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.

Let's be Flexible: Soft Haptics and Soft Robotics

Seminar | June 15 | 1-2 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Allison Okamura, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

While traditional robotic manipulators are constructed from rigid links and localized joints, a new generation of robotic devices are soft, using flexible, deformable materials. In this talk, I will describe several new systems that leverage softness to achieve novel shape control, provide a compliant interface to the human body, and access hard-to-reach locations...   More >

Special Seminar: Magnetic Memories with Topological Insulator and Compensated Ferrimagnet

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

 Luqiao Liu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

New materials and physics mechanisms are required to further lower down the power consumption and increase the switching speed of magnetic memory devices. In this talk, I will focus on two novel material systems which can provide new opportunities for magnetic switching. First of all, I will discuss our recent study on compensated ferrimagnetic alloys which have antiferromagnetically coupled...   More >

Dig, Sift, Soak: Clay as a Pigment with Mutual Stores

Workshop | June 15 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Learn about clay—both as a flexible artistic medium and as a resource that surrounds us in the local landscape—in this workshop with the Mutual Stores artist collective.