<< Week of February 15 >>

## Sunday, February 10, 2019

### Venture Capital Deal Camp with Startup@BerkeleyLaw and 500 Startups

Course | February 10 – 13, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

### Exploration of Forms: Integrated Queer Ballet Workshop

Workshop | February 10 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

Julia Havard

This free workshop takes what we love about ballet and leaves the rest. This is a deconstructed ballet class for every body and is an integrated space for disabled and non disabled people with any level of experience with ballet to explore ballet’s resources and unpack ballet’s hierarchies and histories. We will take ballet’s juiciest most joyful tools and use them to queer and contest oppressive...   More >

## Monday, February 11, 2019

### VC Unlocked: Deal Camp

Course | February 11 – 14, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

This activity has been approved for 25.75 hours MCLE...   More >

### Data Science Education Webinar

Seminar | February 11 | 9-10:50 a.m. |  Online Webinar

Professor John DeNero

Data Sciences

In 2018, UC Berkeley launched a data science undergraduate major structured around its first-year Foundations of Data Science course and upper-division Principles and Techniques of Data Science course. This webinar will include a description of some of our courses and course materials, as well as a detailed exploration of example lab materials.

### Venture Capital Deal Camp with Startup@BerkeleyLaw and 500 Startups

Course | February 10 – 13, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

Seminar | February 11 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

Kelly Byrne, Silver Lab

### Taming Japan’s Deflation

Colloquium | February 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall N340/344

Gene Park, Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University

James A. Wilcox, Professor, Haas School of Business

Steven Vogel, Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Around the world, governments have delegated political independence to central banks that wield tremendous power based on the belief that independence would allow these institutions to keep inflation in check. From the mid-1990s, Japan’s economy charted a unique trajectory: it fell into deflation and never fully emerged from it for nearly the next twenty years...   More >

### Faculty Research Lunch - Laura Kray and Margaret Lee

Seminar | February 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N540/N544

Laura Kray, Professor, Berkeley Haas; Margaret Lee, London Business School

The Center for Equity, Gender, & Leadership will host a new ​research seminar promoting the work of our EGAL Faculty Director, Laura Kray and EGAL Postdoctoral Fellow, Margaret Lee on Monday, February 11 from 12:00-1:00pm in N540/N544.​ Lunch will be provided.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faculty-research-seminar-laura-kray-margaret-lee-tickets-55737863450

### Perceptual Learning in Support of Language: Insights from Infants and Cochlear Implantees

Seminar | February 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102

Heather Bortfeld, Ph.D., Professor, Psychological Sciences, University of California, Merced

Department of Psychology

Cochlear implants improve the ability of profoundly deaf children to understand speech by allowing a way for sound to be transmitted to the brain despite the lack of a working conduction system in the inner ear. Much of what we know about the course of auditory learning following cochlear implantation in young children is based on behavioral indicators that they are able to perceive sound....   More >

### Combinatorics Seminar: Two probabilistic proofs of Moon's Theorem and the Bradley-Terry model

Seminar | February 11 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date

Brett Kolesnik, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

In an n-team tournament, each pair of teams plays a win-lose match. Landau's Theorem (1953) states that a sequence (x1,x2,...,xn), written in non-decreasing order, is the score sequence of some n-team tournament if and only if it is majorized by (0,1,...,n-1), meaning that all partial sums x1+...+xk are at least k(k-1)/2, with equality for k=n. Moon's Theorem (1963) extends this to random...   More >

### Political Economy Seminar:"A Theory of Elite Initiated Democratization, Illustrated With the Case of Myanmar"

Seminar | February 11 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

Patrick Francois, University of British Columbia

Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

### Adventures in Infinite Dimensional Optimization: Real-Time, Safe Control of Robotic Systems: Berkeley/Hyundai Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series

Seminar | February 11 | 1-2 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

Assistant Professor Ram Vasudevan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Autonomous systems offer the promise of providing greater safety and access for people throughout the world.

However, this positive impact will only be achieved if the underlying algorithms that control such systems can be certified to behave robustly. This talk will describe a pair of techniques grounded in infinite dimensional optimization to address this challenge. The first technique,...   More >

### EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | February 11 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

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 231, Public Finance: "Health Insurance, Tax Incentives, and Mortality: Evidence from a Large Field Experiment"

Seminar | February 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Jacob Goldin, Stanford Law School

### String-Math Seminar: Categorical invariants of annular links

Seminar | February 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

Eugene Gorsky, UC Davis

Department of Mathematics

A classical result of Turaev identifies the skein algebra of the annulus with the algebra of symmetric functions in infinitely many variables. Queffelec and Roze categorified this using annular webs and foams. I will recall their construction and compute explicit symmetric functions and their categorical analogues for some links. As an application, I will describe spectral sequences computing...   More >

### Daniel Lacker - Beyond Mean Field Limits: Local Dynamics For Large Sparse Networks Of Interacting Diffusions

Seminar | February 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

Daniel Lacker, Columbia University

Abstract: We study large systems of stochastic processes (particles) in which each particle is associated with a vertex in a graph and interacts only with its neighbors. When the graph is complete and the numbers of particles grows to infinity, the system is well-described by a McKean-Vlasov equation, which describes the behavior of one typical particle. For general (sparse) graphs, the system is...   More >

### Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Freeness and asymptotic freeness in the context of tensors

Seminar | February 11 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

Benoit Collins, Kyoto University

Department of Mathematics

It is known that the property of being free (or asymptotically free) for Haar unitaries remains to some extent, when the unitaries are tensored with other unitaries. In the recent years, we investigated the question of, to which extent this property holds. For example, does it hold when tensored by non-unitary operators ? When does asymptotic freeness hold strongly (in norm) ? In traffics ? etc....   More >

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Dual Complex of a Singular Pair

Seminar | February 11 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Chenyang Xu, MIT

Department of Mathematics

The topology of an algebraic variety is a central subject in algebraic geometry. Instead of a variety, we consider the topology of a pair (X,D) which is a variety X with a divisor D, but in the coarsest level. More precisely, we study the dual complex defined as the combinatorial datum characterizing how the components of D intersect with each other. We will discuss how to use the minimal model...   More >

### The Fall and Rise of Vowel Length in Bantu

Colloquium | February 11 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Larry M. Hyman, Professor of Linguistics, UC Berkeley

Department of Linguistics

Although Proto-Bantu had a vowel length contrast on roots which survives in many daughter languages today, many other Bantu languages have modified the inherited system. In this talk I distinguish between four types of Bantu languages: (1) Those which maintain the free occurrence of the vowel length contrast inherited from the proto language; (2) Those which maintain the contrast, but have added...   More >

### Testing the role of the basal ganglia in choice

Colloquium | February 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

Linda Wilbrecht, Psychology

Department of Psychology

### Chiwei Yan - Transportation Optimization: Data-enabled Advances in a Sharing Economy

Seminar | February 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

Chiwei Yan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Abstract: The transportation and logistics industries are undergoing a round of revolutionary innovation. This innovation is fueled by two key drivers: (1) the growing availability of data, and (2) new operational paradigms in a sharing economy. This talk focuses on showcasing how new models, enabled by the prevalence of data, can lead to significant value in operational decision-making.

We...   More >

### Attacks on Gender Studies and Populism in Europe

Panel Discussion | February 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

Laura Fantone, Gender and Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley; John Connelly, Institute for East European, Eurasian, and Slavic Studies, UC Berkeley; Pawel Koscielny, History Department, UC Berkeley

Join Laura Fantone, John Connelly and Pawel Koscielny
exploring the roots of recent anti-gender populist discourses and measures in Europe, with a comparative focus on Italy and Poland.
Starting from summer 2018, when the Hungarian universities' gender studies programs were defunded and terminated, the panel will discuss how and why gender equality and identity became key threats.

Italian...   More >

### Trends in Numerical Methods in the Era of GPU Accelerated Computing and AI

Seminar | February 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

Harun Bayraktar, Ph.D., NVIDIA

Over the last decade, GPU accelerated computing has dramatically changed the HPC world, making exascale computing a reality. But these changes are not likely to slow down anytime soon. Thanks to newer GPU architectures and advances in AI related technologies, new computational methods are emerging that leverage hardware and software technologies from both AI and traditional HPC. In this talk, we...   More >

### Seminar 271, Development: "Scaling Up Agricultural Policy Interventions: Theory and Evidence from Uganda"

Seminar | February 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Ben Faber, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Economics

### Metaphorical mappings of time and number: How cultural experience shapes cognitive universals

Colloquium | February 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215, 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

Benjamin Pitt, University of California, Department of Psychology

How do people reason about things they cannot hear, see, or touch? In metaphorical mental representations, people understand abstract conceptual domains, like time and number, using knowledge of other domains, like space. The tendency to spatialize time and number may be a cognitive universal, but the specifics of these metaphorical mappings vary across cultures. In Western cultures, both time...   More >

### Analysis and PDE Seminar: Some methods to use the nonlinearities in order to control a system

Seminar | February 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Jean-Michel Coron, UPMC

Department of Mathematics

A control system is a dynamical system on which one can act thanks to what is called the control. For example, in a car, one can turn the steering wheel, press the accelerator pedal etc. These are the control(s). One of the main problems in control theory is the controllability problem. One starts from a given situation and there is a given target. The controllability problem is to see if, by...   More >

### Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: An Evolutionary Perspective on Updating Risk and Ambiguity Preferences

Seminar | February 11 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Todd Sarver, Duke University

Department of Economics

### Language, Aesthetics, Consciousness: A Symposium on Jonathan Kramnick's Paper Minds: Literature and the Ecology of Consciousness

Conference/Symposium | February 11 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

Charles Altieri, Professor, Berkeley English; Amanda Jo Goldstein, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Kevis Goodman, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Jonathan Kramnick, Maynard Mack Professor of English, Yale English; Alva Noë, Professor, Berkeley Philosophy

Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute for European Studies' Program in British Studies, Florence Green Bixby Chair in English, James D. Hart Chair in English, 18th Century/Romanticism Colloquium, Representations

### Drop-in help with SURF and Haas Scholars research proposals

Workshop | February 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

Come into drop-in hours with OURS Peer Advisors for assistance on your SURF and Haas Scholars applications. No appointments are necessary.

2/11, Monday, Free Speech Movement Cafe 6:30-8pm

2/13, Wednesday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

2/14, Thursday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

### News of the Future and the Future of News with Kevin Delaney

Presentation | February 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Everyone knows we’re living in a golden age of film and television. But we’re now in a similar golden age for video journalism—and it is worth your attention. In this talk Kevin Delaney, editor in chief of Quartz, will explore new and budding approaches to storytelling and journalism.

## Tuesday, February 12, 2019

### VC Unlocked: Deal Camp

Course | February 11 – 14, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

This activity has been approved for 25.75 hours MCLE...   More >

### Understanding Diversity Among Species

Seminar | February 12 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio Broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

Nicolas Alexandre, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, Department of Integrative Biology

KALX 90.7 FM

### Venture Capital Deal Camp with Startup@BerkeleyLaw and 500 Startups

Course | February 10 – 13, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

### February Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | February 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

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

### H-1B Workshop

Workshop | February 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

The main focus of this workshop are general H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, application process, and timing concerns.

Topics covered:
H-1B eligibility criteria
Types of jobs appropriate for H-1B
Minimum salary requirements
Employer's role
Application timing challenges
Options for F/J students/scholars

### Seminar 217, Risk Management: Computation of Optimal Conditional Expected Drawdown Portfolios

Seminar | February 12 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Speakers: Alex Papanicolaou, Intelligent Financial Machines

We introduce two approaches to computing and minimizing the risk measure Conditional Expected Drawdown (CED) of Goldberg and Mahmoud (2016). One approach is based on a continuous-time formulation yielding a partial differential equation (PDE) solution to computing and minimizing CED while another is a sampling based approach utilizing a linear program (LP) for minimizing CED.

### SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Impact of microbial biological disparity on social determinants of health

Seminar | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

Lee Riley, Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health

Public Health, School of

Understanding social determinants of health has become established as one of core disciplines of public health. On the other hand, understanding biological determinants of health has gradually become less emphasized as a public health discipline, and this trend may lead to incomplete and misdirected public health interventions and policy. We present results of our study of rheumatic heart disease...   More >

### Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Consumption-led Growth"

Presentation | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

Clausen Center

Consumption-led Growth, joint with Markus Brunnermeier and Oleg Itskhoki.

RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by February 8.

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

Kim Guess, RD

Be Well at Work - Wellness

Make it easier on yourself to enjoy homemade meals by making them ahead of time! Some meals can be prepared in a large batch and reused or frozen for future use, while others can be prepped and then cooked later. However, this doesn’t work with all recipes, so attend this workshop and skip the guesswork. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

### IB Seminar: An Alarming Forest: The ecological causes and consequences of eavesdropping in an Amazonian bird community

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

Ari Martinez, University of California, Berkeley

### Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Visual Salience in Game Theory

Seminar | February 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Colin Camerer, California Institute of Technology

Department of Economics

### Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Expectations with Endogenous Information Acquisition: An Experimental Investigation"

Seminar | February 12 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Basit Zafar, Associate Professor of Economics, Arizona State University

Department of Economics

TBA

RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

### Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Workshop | February 12 | 3:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge

### EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | February 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

Jason Smith, UC Berkeley 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.

### Berkeley Facilitators Network Workshop: Tbd

Workshop | February 14 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Berkeley Facilitators Network

Topic TBD!

### Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Identifying Price Informativeness

Seminar | February 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

Cecilia Parlatore, NYU Stern

Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

### Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Schmoozing: Socializing and Success at Work” joint with Leonardo Bursztyn, Thomas Fujiwara, and Amanda Pallais

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

Zoe Cullen, Harvard

Department of Economics

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 >

### Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | February 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

### IB Seminar: Piecing together fossil backbones: An axial perspective on the origin of mammals

Seminar | February 14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Katrina Jones, Harvard University

### Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: No Meeting

Seminar | February 14 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Department of Economics

### ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | February 14 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

Katherine E. Soule

Katherine E. Soule, Director of UC Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties, will present: "Increasing Equity and Inclusion through UC Cooperative Extension." Hosted by Van Butsic. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

### Integrated Analysis of Cancer Data: Multi-omic Clustering and Personalized Ranking of Driver Genes

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Professor Ron Shamir, The Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University

Department of Statistics

Large biological datasets are currently available, and their analysis has applications to basic science and medicine. While inquiry of each dataset separately often provides insights, integrative analysis may reveal more holistic, systems-level findings. We demonstrate the power of integrated analysis in cancer on two levels: (1) in analysis of one omic in many cancer types together, and (2) in...   More >

### Center for Computational Biology and Koret Berkeley Tel Aviv Initiative Seminar: Dr. Ron Shamir, Professor, Tel Aviv University

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Center for Computational Biology, Koret Berkeley Tel Aviv Initiative

Integrated analysis of cancer data: multi-omic clustering and personalized ranking of driver genes

Abstract: Large biological datasets are currently available, and their analysis has applications to basic science and medicine. While inquiry of each dataset separately often provides insights, integrative analysis may reveal more holistic, systems-level findings. We demonstrate the power of...   More >

### Context-Driven Implicit Interactions

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 430 Soda Hall

Gierad Laput, Ph.D. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University

In this talk, I discuss the construction and evaluation of sensing technologies that can be practically deployed and yet still greatly enhance contextual awareness, primarily drawing upon machine learning to unlock a wide range of applications

### Muetterties Seminar: Supramolecular approaches to control selectivity in transition metal catalysis

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

Joost Reek, Department of Chemistry, University of Amsterdam

College of Chemistry

The interface between supramolecular chemistry and transition metal catalysis has received surprisingly little attention in contrast to the individual disciplines. It provides, however, novel and elegant strategies that lead to new tools for the search of effective catalysts, and as such this has been an important research theme in our laboratories. In this presentation I will focus
on...   More >

### Mathematics Department Colloquium: Hilbert schemes and enumerative geometry.

Colloquium | February 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

Claire Voisin, Collège de France

Department of Mathematics

Consider an algebraic curve in 3-space; when projected generically to a plane, it will acquire a number of double points. This number depends only on the degree and the genus of the curve. Computing similar numbers when the curve is replaced by a surface arbitrarily embedded will be the subject of the lecture. One key difference with the curve case is the fact that we have to work with the...   More >

### PubScience: Sex on the Kitchen Table: The Romance of Plants and Your Food

Seminar | February 14 | 5:45-7 p.m. |  The Octopus Literary Salon

2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

Dr. Norm Ellstrand, UC Riverside

The CLEAR Project

Dr. Norm Ellstrand from UC Riverside will talk about some of the tales from his new book, Sex on the Kitchen Table. Start your Valentine's evening off right!

At the tips of our forks and on our dinner plates, a buffet of botanical dalliance awaits us. Sex and food are intimately intertwined, and this relationship is nowhere more evident than among the plants that sustain us. From lascivious...   More >

### Drop-in help with SURF and Haas Scholars research proposals

Workshop | February 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Main Stacks Room B4

Come into drop-in hours with OURS Peer Advisors for assistance on your SURF and Haas Scholars applications. No appointments are necessary.

2/11, Monday, Free Speech Movement Cafe 6:30-8pm

2/13, Wednesday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

2/14, Thursday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

### East Bay Science Cafe - House Plant Botany: The Inside Scoop About Your Photosynthetic Housemates!

Presentation | February 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

Allyson Greenlon, Jepson Herbarium

Science@Cal

Do you adore your house plants as if they were your own children? Have you taken to growing plants on nearly every window sill in your home? Join us we take a deep dive into learning more about the plants we grow inside our homes! Learn about their wild history before they took a more “domestic” lifestyle, understand what makes some of them toxic, what they would look like if they flowered, and...   More >

## Friday, February 15, 2019

### Multiplicity of Asian Buddhist Modernities: 2019 Sheng Yen Conference

Conference/Symposium | February 15 – 17, 2019 every day | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Cody Bahir, UC Berkeley

Center for Buddhist Studies

The conference will explore examples of Buddhist modernism that have arisen in Asia since the late 19th century up through the present day.

### Modernisms, New and Old

Seminar | February 15 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

Vincent Sherry, Washington University in St. Louis

Vincent Sherry will moderate a conversation on "modernism," centering on the history of the term and asking us to talk about our sense of the relation between the practice of historical modernism and the activity of modernist studies. The reading for participants comes as excerpts from his recently edited Cambridge History of Modernism

### Integral Taiji and Qigong

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

Botanical Garden

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

or by calling 510-664-7606

### UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): research proposal and application draft-reading: Get feedback from an experienced undergraduate researcher

Workshop | February 15 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

Andrea Ramirez, UROC

Workshop | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources and Public Health Library

Library

### Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

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

Laurie Ferris

Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

### Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Physically Compliant 3D and Multi-Dimensional CMOS Electronics for Internet of Everything Applications: From Concept to Pragmatic and Robust Manufacturing

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

Muhammad Hussain, Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

In the coming age of Internet of Everything (IoE) where people-process-device-data will be seamlessly connected, CMOS Electronics will play critical enabling role. Beyond performance-power-area-cost, what might be the featuring characteristics for such electronics? What would be the role of CMOS technology? What new applications may emerge beyond computation-communication-display-IoT...   More >

### Memoryless Analog-to-Digital Conversion Using Delta-Sigma Modulators Without Reset

Seminar | February 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 545R Cory Hall

Nagendra Krishnapua, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Delta-Sigma architectures cannot be used directly when the input is multiplexed from a number of inputs. The memory in the modulator and the decimation filter results in inter-sample interference. We demonstrate memoryless analog-to-digital conversion using Delta-Sigma modulators without resetting the modulator or decimation filters.

### Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Refinement of Large-Deviation Principle via Poisson Equations

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

Insuk Seo, Seoul National University

Department of Mathematics

In this presentation, a classic model known as "small random perturbation of dynamical systems" studied by Freidlin and Wentzell in 1960s is revisited. Freidlin and Wentzell deduced a large-deviation principle for this model, and this result was considerably refined in 2004 by Bovier et. al. In this presentation, we discuss a further refinement of this result via a new technology based on the...   More >

### MENA Salon: Mass Protests in Sudan: Another "spring"?

Workshop | February 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

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

Protests have been sweeping Sudan since December 2018, which began as a reaction rising prices and skyrocketing inflation, after Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir’s government followed International Monetary Fund’s recommendations to cut wheat and fuel subsidies....   More >

### What’s New with the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine?

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

Mark Graham

Information, School of

Mark Graham is the director of the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive.

### Beste Basciftci - Value of Optimization under Uncertainty and Integration of Data in Energy Supply Chains

Seminar | February 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

Beste Basciftci, Georgia Institute of Technology

Abstract: Most of the real-life problems involve uncertainty, which need to be delicately integrated into the decision-making processes. In this talk, we present various stochastic optimization techniques motivated by maintenance, operations and capacity expansion planning problems in energy systems. In the first part of the talk, our aim is to effectively model and solve the integrated...   More >

### Student 3-Manifold Seminar: The Sphere Theorem

Seminar | February 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

A version of the Papakyriakopoulos Sphere Theorem states that a compact $3$-manifold with nontrivial $\pi _2$ has a two-sided embedded sphere or projective plane representing a nontrivial homotopy class. We will discuss ends of groups and how the theorem follows from Stallings's theorem on finitely generated groups with more than one end.

### Muetterties Seminar: Catalysis in Confined Spaces: Ligand-Template strategies encapsulate transition metal complexes

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

Joost Reek, Department of Chemistry, University of Amsterdam

College of Chemistry

The encapsulation of homogeneous catalysts in molecular cages is of interest as activity, selectivity and stability can be controlled by the cage as second coordination sphere, reminiscent of how Enzymes control chemical reactivity. Homogeneous catalysts however, are not static guest molecules as catalysts change in shape, charge and polarity during the catalytic cycle, representing
the...   More >

### QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | February 15 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

Ellen Goodall | Martin Lab
Four substrate-engaged 26S proteasome structures reveal mechanisms for ATP-hydrolysis-driven translocation of substrates during degradation

The 26S proteasome is a molecular machine responsible for the bulk of targeted degradation in the eukaryotic cell. A heterohexameric, AAA-type ATPase within the proteasome pulls on substrate polypeptide, disrupting folded...   More >