<< Week of August 25 >>

Monday, August 26, 2019

Manager Mastermind Group

Workshop | August 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Shirley Giraldo

 Human Resources

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

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Skyrmions and stability of degree ±1 harmonic maps from the plane to the two-dimensional sphere

Seminar | August 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Thilo Simon, New Jersey Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

Skyrmions are topologically nontrivial patterns in the magnetization of extremely thin ferromagnets. Typically thought of as stabilized by the so-called Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI), or antisymmetric exchange interaction, arising in such materials, they are of great interest in the physics community due to possible applications in memory devices.

In this talk, I will characterize...   More >

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Cities of Trees

Seminar | August 27 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM KALX

 Mam Suteethorn, PhD, College of Environmental Design; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Mam Suteethorn from the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. Mam recently earned her PhD after completing a research project focused on the interactions between people and trees in urban environments.

Mam Suteethorn

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 27 | 10-10:45 a.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

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

Berkeley Boosts: Too Close for Comfort? — AI, Cameras, and Privacy with Ken Goldberg, William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering, UC Berkeley

Seminar | August 27 | 10-11 a.m. |  Online Program

 Law, Boalt School of

Berkeley Boosts is a monthly series of free webinars (with MCLE credit) and articles for legal practitioners and organizational leaders. Berkeley Boosts content is carefully curated by the Berkeley Center for Law and Business and Berkeley Law Executive Education to ensure engaging discussions on subjects that matter.

Expose yourself to different viewpoints, gain insights into emerging...   More >

ITIN Drop-Off Event

Workshop | August 27 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 109 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Avoid a trip across campus. Attend this event to complete the ITIN application process with Berkeley International Office (BIO) and the Central Payroll Office. This event is for F-1 students who are not eligible for a Social Security Number and are receiving cash-in-hand awards from UC Berkeley.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 27 | 1-1:45 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

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

Microsoft Access Database Relationships

Course | August 27 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)

 Human Resources

This course details the concepts and practices of designing a relational Microsoft Access database. Emphasis is placed on Table normalization strategies, defining multi-table relationships, and understanding the implications and benefits of a relational environment on other database objects such as Queries, Forms, and Reports. Learning Objectives * Understand the purpose and interdependencies of...   More >

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Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): The method of complex scaling

Seminar | August 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Haoren Xiong, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Scattering resonances of Schrödinger operator with a compactly supported potential are defined as the poles of the meromorphic continuation of the resolvent. I will introduce the method of complex scaling which produces a natural family of non-self-adjoint operators whose discrete spectrum consists of resonances. Furthermore, we will see that similar results hold in the case of dilation analytic...   More >

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | August 28 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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

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Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | August 28 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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

  Register online

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "CRISPR-guided insights into the physiology and evolution of methanogenic archaea"

Seminar | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Dipti Nayak, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dipti Nayak, Ph.D. is a new assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. Their research falls at the intersection of microbial physiology and evolution. They received a Ph.D. at Harvard University in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and a Masters from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford.

NOW Conference (Next Opportunity at Work) Highlight

Workshop | August 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

You have goals for your job, but how about your career? Being ready for your next career move means preparing early. In this workshop, you’ll begin to frame a goal and a plan to build and sustain momentum.

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Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): End invariants of infinite volume hyperbolic 3-manifolds

Seminar | August 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 James Farre, Yale University

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss the structure of the ends of tame hyperbolic 3-manifolds and define the end invariants associated to a hyperbolic structure. I will then state Thurston’s Ending Lamination Conjecture, now a theorem of Minsky and Brock-Canary-Minsky. I will model the geometry of a thick degenerate 3-manifold on a certain metric bundle over a Teichmüller geodesic and hint at connections with the...   More >

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | August 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Learning from Sparse Data

Seminar | August 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Ramya Korlakai Vinayak, UW Seattle

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In many scientific domains, the number of individuals in the population under study is often very large, however the number of observations available per individual is often very limited (sparse). Limited observations prohibit accurate estimation of parameters of interest for any given individual. In this sparse data regime, the key question is, how accurately can we estimate the distribution of...   More >

Compositions of some random integral mappings (and a conjecture)

Seminar | August 28 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Zbigniew J. Jurek, University of Wroclaw

 Department of Statistics

In the 1980's, the Lévy class L of self-decomposable distributions was characterized as distributions of some special random integrals.
That led to more general theory applied to other classes of distributions. Random integral mappings (some type of functionals of Lévy processes) are continuous homomorphisms between
convolution sub-semigroups of ID (the semigroup of all infinitely...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: RTG Seminar

Seminar | August 28 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 David Zureick-Brown, Emory

 Department of Mathematics

Topology Seminar: Infinite volume and bounded cohomology

Seminar | August 28 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 James Farre, Yale University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will define bounded cohomology of groups with an emphasis on examples coming from computing the volumes of locally geodesic simplices in hyperbolic manifolds. We will see that the volume class associated to a hyperbolic structure identifies its geometrically infinite end invariants or those of the covering spaces associated to virtual fibers. We will also study the behavior of...   More >

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | August 29 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Filippo Mezzanotti, Kellogg School of Management; Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Smaller Slices of a Growing Pie: The Effect of Entry in Platform Markets"

Seminar | August 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Oren Reshef, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley

 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 >

BPM 205 Delegation Skills

Workshop | August 29 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers planning and preparing to delegate a task or project, communicating effectively when delegating, and planning for follow-up to ensure successful task or project completion.

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Trello Team Project Boards

Course | August 29 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of leveraging Trello Boards for team or individual project management. Emphasis is placed on the highly-extensible Trello platform interface for defining, assigning, and tracking project elements. Learning Objectives * Understand the conceptual hierarchy of Boards, Lists, Cards, Checklists, and Items. * Create new Boards and define Lists to categorize tasks and...   More >

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Seminar 251, Labor Seminar:

Seminar | August 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

SLC Language Exchange Program: Become a Polyglot

Workshop | August 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? The SLC Language Exchange Program introduces you to the linguistic and cultural diversity at Cal. Come learn how you can become a polyglot and discover how we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts all over the world. RSVP at bit.ly/lepinfo-fa19.

Pronunciation Tips Workshop

Workshop | August 29 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn practical tools for improving your American-English pronunciation! This workshop will be taught by a professional ESL instructor from the English Studies Institute.

Please RSVP here.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 29 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

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

Printing Nanoscale Things: Metals, Oxides, and Quantum Dots: Special Nano/Bio Seminar

Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Prof. Yeon Sik Jung, KAIST, Materials Science & Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

This talk will introduce deep-nanoscale fabrication technologies based on synergic combinations of self-assembly, photolithography, and transfer-printing applicable to a variety of material systems including polymers, oxides, metals, quantum nanostructures for high-performance sensors, photovoltaics, and displays.

In particular, this talk will report on our recent innovation: highly precise...   More >

Teaching Your Own Class as an Undergraduate: the A to Z of Proposing a DeCal

Workshop | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 201A César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Interested in leading your own class and adding to Cal’s curriculum? This informational workshop covers the process of proposing your own DeCal, from identifying a faculty sponsor to getting your course approved. "RSVP at bit.ly/regis-igs."

Exploring Gender Bias in Word Embedding

Workshop | August 29 | 5-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Newton room (730)

 Data Sciences

In this one and a half hours workshop, we will explore bias in a word embedding - a widespread building block of many machine learning models that work with natural languages. The workshop is designed for a diverse audience: from without any background in machine learning or programming to data science practitioners - no technical background is required!

Draper Dragon Fund and Draper University Ventures Investor Panel

Panel Discussion | August 29 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 360 Lab San Francisco, 5th Floor

 274 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107

 Robert Li, Investor, Draper Dragon Fund; Juan Acosta, Director, Draper University

 Matt McGee, Business Strategy & Development, Sturfee

 UC Berkeley Extension, 360 Lab San Francisco, Sturfee, 51VR, EPIC

UC Berkeley Extension is thrilled to sponsor a great panel organized by Anna Cho and her team next August 29 at 360 Lab San Francisco at 6:30pm! You will meet with Robert Li, Investor - Draper Dragon Fund, Juan Acosta, Investor, Draper University Ventures; Director, Draper University and Matt McGee (moderator), Business Strategy & Development - Sturfee Inc.

Friday, August 30, 2019

SLC Language Exchange Program: Become a Polyglot

Workshop | August 30 | 1-2 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? The SLC Language Exchange Program introduces you to the linguistic and cultural diversity at Cal. Come learn how you can become a polyglot and discover how we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts all over the world. RSVP at bit.ly/lepinfo-fa19.

Building Your Compass: Exploration for Seasoned Staff

Workshop | August 30 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This 4-part series is intended for staff who want to shape the culminating 5-10 years of their careers to leverage their generativity and experience at a life stage when the factors that most enrich their engagement, satisfaction and reward may be shifting. Over 4 sessions, the series will look to the past, present and future to explore the facets of your own particular "compass." Registering...   More >

Sculpting Photocatalysts on the Nano Scale: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Lilac Amirav, Technion University, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The solar-driven photocatalytic splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen is a potential source of clean and renewable fuels. However, four decades of global research have proven this multi-step reaction to be highly challenging. The design of effective artificial photocatalytic systems will depend on our ability to correlate the photocatalyst structure,
composition, and morphology with its...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: KPZ Universality and Determinantal Processes I

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

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality has been rigorously verified for a number of exactly solvable models such as Hammersley-Aldous-Diaconis and exclusion processes. A key ingredient for this verification is a determinantal type representation for the correlation function. In these lectures I give an overview of the existing results and present a direct and simple proof of the determinantal...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Iterated Integrals and Unipotent Connections

Seminar | August 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 David Corwin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Line integrals of differential one-forms define functions on the path space, and these functions are homotopy invariant if the form is closed. They thus define functions on the fundamental group, which in fact factor through its abelianization, the first homology. Iterated integrals are a way of defining integrals that detect non-abelian quotients of the fundamental group. We will explain how...   More >

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Ceramic Copalera Making Workshop: with Ernesto Hernandez Olmos

Workshop | August 31 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Canceled

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about and create their own traditional incense burner, or copalera.

A copalera, or popochcometl, is traditionally used for ceremonial cleansing by healers, Aztec dancers, and at traditional ceremonies like Day of the Dead and more. Each participant will have the opportunity to intricately craft their own copalera out of clay under personalized...   More >

 No children under 14

$150

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