<< Week of September 22 >>

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Dance with MMDG: Community Dance Class

Workshop | September 22 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Cal Performances

A community dance class led by by Domingo Estrada, Jr. and Karlie Budge of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Open to all ages and abilities. $10.

How to Read a Film: Case #1, Case #2

Workshop | September 22 | 3:15-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Learn methods for critical film-viewing that you can use in your classes. This second collaboration focuses on a film from Iran, but the techniques from discussion are applicable to any film you use in the classroom.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.


  Registration opens August 28. Register online by September 20.

Monday, September 23, 2019

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | September 23 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

The Gut-Eye-Lacrimal Gland-Microbiome - Axis in Sjogren Syndrome

Seminar | September 23 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Cintia De Paiva, Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Informational Interviewing

Workshop | September 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Thinking about an interesting career move? Have questions about the field or how to get there? Expand your career strategy toolkit by learning how to conduct effective informational interviews.

Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Seminar: Toward a Simulation-Based Qualification Paradigm for Metal Additive Manufacturing: Support Design for Residual Stress and Process-Grain Structure Modeling

Seminar | September 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Albert C. To, Ph.D., Professor, University of Pittsburgh

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This seminar will present recent advances in models and methods developed for achieving a simulation-based qualification paradigm for laser-based metal additive manufacturing (AM).
Speaker: Dr. Albert To is currently Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at University of Pittsburgh.

Albert C. To, Ph.D., Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Mathematics for Fluid-Structure Interaction with Applications to Modeling Endovascular Stents and Bioartificial Pancreas Design: Berkeley Fluids Seminar

Seminar | September 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Sunčica Čanić, Department of Mathematics; University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: With the recent developments of new technologies, biomedical engineering and medicine, the need for new mathematical and numerical methodologies to aid these developments has never been greater. This talk will outline the development of a general framework to study fluid-structure interaction (FSI) involving incompressible, viscous fluids and various elastic or viscoelastic structures....   More >

Panel, The Promise of Adolescence: Leveraging Science to Improve Systems That Serve Youth Jason Okonofua, Susan Stone, and Ron Dahl

Colloquium | September 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Jason Okonofua, Susan Stone, and Ron Dahl, UCB


Please join us for a panel discussion that builds on the recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth. https://doi.org/10.17226/25388 This report examines the neurobiological and socio-behavioral science of adolescent development and outlines how this knowledge can be applied to promote adolescent...   More >

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | September 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 Maya Rossin Slater, Stanford University

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

Combinatorics Seminar: Arctic Curves for Lecture Hall Tableaux

Seminar | September 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Keating, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Lecture hall tableaux, which are fillings of Young diagrams subject to certain restrictions, were originally studied as a generalization of lecture hall partitions. In this talk we will derive arctic curves of bounded Lecture Hall Tableaux of a given shape. We describe how to view the tableaux as a collection of nonintersecting paths. We then use the tangent method to recover a parametrization of...   More >

PERL Seminar: “Immigration and Political Selection: Evidence from Migration Shocks”

Seminar | September 23 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Katarina Jensen

 Department of Economics

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

Seminar 211, Economic History: Immigration, Science, and Invention: Evidence from the Quota Acts

Seminar | September 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Petra Moser, New York University (Visiting UC Berkeley)

 Department of Economics

String-Math Seminar: Relative stability conditions and quadratic differentials

Seminar | September 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Alex Takeda, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will present some of the results and recent developments in 1811.10592, where a technique for constructing Bridgeland stability conditions on Fukaya categories associated to marked surfaces. I will introduce the results of that paper and give examples; time allowing I will also mention some recent developments.

Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Place-Based Redistribution"

Seminar | September 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Danny Yagan, UCB

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

With Cecile Gaubert and Patrick Kline

Place-based redistribution is ubiquitous but has traditionally enjoyed little support among economists. We develop a class of spatial equilibrium models characterizing the equity-efficiency tradeoff that arises when taxes and transfers are indexed to location. Transfers from one region to another are found to be welfare improving under empirically...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Fundamental Gap Estimate for Integral Ricci Curvature

Seminar | September 23 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Guofang Wei, UC Santa Barbara

 Department of Mathematics

The fundamental gap is the difference of the first two eigenvalues of the Laplacian. We will first review some recent work on the fundamental gap estimates for convex domains on Euclidean spaces and sphere. Then we present several fundamental gap estimates in terms of integral Ricci curvature, including a sharp Zhong-Yang type eigenvalue lower bound for closed Riemannian manifolds with control on...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra seminar: Yang-Baxter equations and subfactors

Seminar | September 23 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Hans G. Wenzl, UC San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

We show how solutions of the Yang-Baxter equation can be used to construct subfactors, under suitably nice conditions. We treat in detail the simplest case when the solutions define representations of the symmetric groups.

Manager Mastermind Group

Workshop | September 23 | 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.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: How does the rank of an elliptic curve grow in towers of number fields?

Seminar | September 23 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Florian Sprung, Arizona State University

 Department of Mathematics

On an elliptic curve $y^2=x^3+ax+b$, the points with coordinates $(x,y)$ in a given number field form a finitely generated abelian group. One natural question is how the rank of this group changes when changing the number field. For the simplest example with infinitely many number fields, fix a prime $p$. Adjoining to the rationals $Q$ the $p$th, $p^2$th, $p^3$th,... roots of unity produces a...   More >

The Dynamics of Linguistic Development: The Unfolding of Skill Interaction

Colloquium | September 23 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Khalil Iskarous, University of Southern California

 Department of Linguistics

Recent work on the development of production, perception, and phonological skills in children has shown a remarkable amount of interaction between these skills, so that it is difficult to understand each separately from its relation to the others. This talk will introduce a predictive dynamical systems-based model of linguistic development that tries to capture these fundamental interactions...   More >

Vijay Vazirani – Matching is as Easy as the Decision Problem, in the NC Model

Seminar | September 23 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Vijay Vazirani, University of California - Irvina

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Is matching in NC, i.e., is there a deterministic fast parallel algorithm for it? This has been an outstanding open question in TCS for over three decades, ever since the discovery of Random NC matching algorithms. Over the last five years, the TCS community has launched a relentless attack on this question, leading to the discovery of numerous powerful ideas. We give what appears to be...   More >

Seminar 271, Development, Joint with Stanford Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Stanford University

 Sara Lowes, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Economics

*Note the change in location: this seminar will be held at Stanford

Routes of Resistance: American Indian Activism from the 1960s to Present

Panel Discussion | September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Ron Goode, North Fork Mono, Tribal Chairman of the North Fork Mono Tribe; Eloy Martinez, Southern Ute, Activist—Alcatraz, Wounded Knee, Standing Rock); Terry Supahan, Karuk, Executive Director, True North Organizing Network

 Carolyn Smith, Karuk, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

 College of Letters & Science

Fueled by the Red Power movement of the 1960s and 70s, the occupation of Alcatraz was a touchstone in American Indian activism—activism rooted in sovereign rights and environmental and social justice. Since this era, modern American Indian activism has been driven by grassroot organization from tribal communities to protect the environment and sacred spaces; to defend religious freedom; and to...   More >

 Event is free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis.

photo credit: Kevin Lamarque

Illusions of Inclusion: Transforming Justice. Transforming Education

Colloquium | September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Maisha T. Winn, School of Education, University of California, Davis; and Transformative Justice in Education Center

 Graduate School of Education

Winn builds on her ideas that four pedagogical stances—History Matters; Race Matters; Justice Matters; and Language Matters—are essential for teaching and learning communities to engage in justice projects. Winn argues for a fifth pedagogical stance, Futures Matter, as a lever to animate restorative and transformative justice work in schools.

Maisha Winn

Differential Geometry Seminar: Witten deformation on noncompact manifolds

Seminar | September 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Xianzhe Dai, UC Santa Barbara

 Department of Mathematics

Motivated by considerations from the mirror symmetry and Landau-Ginzburg model, we consider Witten deformation on noncompact manifolds. Witten deformation is a deformation of the de Rham complex introduced by Witten in an influential paper and has had many important applications, mostly on compact manifolds. We will discuss some recent work with my student Junrong Yan on the spectral theory of...   More >

Dimensionless Numbers in Brain Science

Colloquium | September 23 | 4:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 1 LeConte

 Dr. Markus Meister, Caltech

 Department of Physics, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

In the field of engineering, dimensionless numbers frequently help to characterize the state of a system. I will present a series of vignettes about unusually large dimensionless numbers that arise in brain science. These can indicate issues that are poorly understood, and in some cases clearly misunderstood.

From the Bench to the Bar: Patent Law with a STEM PhD: SLAM Seminar Series

Seminar | September 23 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Meg Fasulo, Associate, Bartlit Beck LLP

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Graduate school is a great place to gain scientific and research expertise – but that’s hardly the only thing you’ll need in your future as a Ph.D. Are you ready to lead a group? Manage your coworkers? Mentor budding scientists?

To address the many interpersonal issues that arise in a scientific workplace, graduate students from Chemistry, Physics, and Molecular & Cell Biology founded SLAM:...   More >

ATC Lecture — Marisa Morán Jahn, "The Copper in my Cooch and Other Technologies"

Colloquium | September 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Marisa Morán Jahn, Artist, Cambridge, MA and New York, NY

 Center for New Media, Department of Art Practice, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Arts + Design

When we think about technology, most conjure images of things automated (eg, robots) and agents automating (eg, AIs). In this talk, artist Marisa Morán Jahn broadens how we think about technology through the example of copper, whose extraction, refinement, and use is both ancient and future-forward. Copper is a pliable and naturally-occurring element found in our homes, computers, cities,...   More >

Marisa Morán Jahn: The Copper in My Cooch and Other Technologie

Presentation | September 23 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In her talk, artist Marisa Morán Jahn weaves together her interest in creative technology as myth-making and her practice of co-designing with and for historically underserved communities (specifically low-wage workers, immigrants, youth, and women). She draws from her background as an artist working across media—sculpture, film, journalism, interactive media, performance, photography—to probe...   More >

Heart Chan Meditation

Course | September 23 – November 11, 2019 every Monday | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

Heart Chan, Heart Chan at Berkeley

 Heart Chan

Start the journey for Heart Chan Meditation
seeking harmony of mind, body, spirit
gain true wisdom and joy from your inner self
make meditation part of your modern daily life.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | September 24 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

Mindfulness and Self-Love

Seminar | September 24 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM KALX Radio Broadcast

 Kelly Ziemer, School of Social Welfare; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 90.7 FM KALX

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Kelly Ziemer from the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley. Kelly is a social worker and a therapist who is currently working towards her PhD. In the interview, she discusses her interest in positive emotions and mindfulness. She specifically wants to conceptualize self-love to facilitate research into its therapeutic qualities.

Kelly Ziemer

BPM 206 Growing as a Coach

Workshop | September 24 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides the fundamental tools and techniques to coach others and give effective feedback to enable employees to do their best work and develop themselves for the future.

  Enroll online

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Self-excited Black-Scholes models for option pricing

Seminar | September 24 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Alec Kercheval, Florida State University

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Beginners first learn to price stock options with a simple binomial tree model for random price changes. It is well known that this classical one-dimensional random walk converges weakly to Brownian motion in the proper space-time scaling limit. Actual stock prices changes occur not at regular times but at random times according to the order flow in an electronic limit order book...   More >

Fossil Coffee presents: GSA practice talks

Seminar | September 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Julia Anderson, Kat Magoulick, Tanner Frank, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley


Graduate students practice their Geological Society of America Meeting talks and posters.

Organic Syntheses Seminar: New methods and strategies in the synthesis of natural products

Seminar | September 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Sergey Pronin, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

 College of Chemistry

New methods and strategies in the synthesis of terpenoid and polyketide natural products will be discussed

SPH Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series: A world without private insurance? Is that really what we want?

Seminar | September 24 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Terry Bayer, Health Care Consultant and Mediator

 Public Health, School of

Terry Bayer, SPH Alumna, Healthcare Consultant and Mediator, has worked at a wide range of health care organizations focused on increasing access to quality healthcare services. She will discuss the role of private insurance and health care policy.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Have Robots Taken All of Our Jobs Before? The Case of Mechanization in US Agriculture"

Presentation | September 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Emily Eisner, UCB

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP online by September 20.

Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Microsoft Excel Nested and Logical Functions

Course | September 24 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This course details the theory and syntax of nested Functions, including the integration of Logical Functions as well as the integration of Formulas with Functions. Calculation auditing features are reviewed to provide methods of inspecting concealed processing steps. Please note: Although there is no required prerequisite for this course, it is highly recommended to attend Microsoft Excel...   More >

  Register online

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

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

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Overconfidence and Prejudice

Seminar | September 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Botond Koszegi, Central European University

 Department of Economics

Link to Working Paper

ABSTRACT: We explore conclusions a person draws from observing society when he allows for the possibility that individuals’ outcomes are affected by group-level discrimination. Injecting a single non-classical assumption, that the agent is overconfident about himself, we explain...   More >

The Annual IDV MH Symposium-2019 Field Study Poster Session

Conference/Symposium | September 24 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Colloquia Rooms-1102 and 1104

 Dr. Lee Riley-opening remarks, IDV MPH-Event is sponsored by CEND

 Public Health, School of

Annual IDV MPH Field Study Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Sept 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the BWW Colloquia Rooms. SPH and campus Community faculty and students are cordially invited to join us to learn about IDV MPH students Field Study work and their amazing project and experience.

Will it still be the Economy, Stupid, in 2020?

Panel Discussion | September 24 | 3-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 820

 Social Science Matrix

Featured Speakers:

James Campbell
UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science at SUNY Buffalo

Douglas Rivers
Chief Scientist, yougov.

Lynn Vavreck
Marvin Hoffenberg Chair in American Politics and Public Policy, UCLA

Chair Gabriel Lenz
Professor of Political Science UC Berkeley

Will it still be the Economy, Stupid, in 2020?

Panel Discussion | September 24 | 3-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 820

 Department of Political Science, Social Science Matrix

Featured Speakers:

James Campbell
UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science at SUNY Buffalo

Douglas Rivers
Chief Scientist, yougov.

Lynn Vavreck
Marvin Hoffenberg Chair in American Politics and Public Policy, UCLA

Chair Gabriel Lenz
Professor of Political Science UC Berkeley

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Infinite time blow-up solutions to the energy critical wave maps equation

Seminar | September 24 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Mohandas Pillai, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This talk will be about the wave maps problem with domain $\mathbb R^{2+1}$ and target $\mathbb S^2$ in the 1-equivariant, topological degree one setting. In this setting, we recall that the soliton is a harmonic map from $\mathbb R^2$ to $\mathbb S^2$, with polar angle equal to $Q_1(r) = 2 \arctan (r)$. By applying the scaling symmetry of the equation, $Q_{\lambda }(r) = Q_1(r \lambda )$ is also...   More >

Alexander Pines Lecture: Imaging in biology and bio-medicine

Seminar | September 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Steven Chu, Department of Physics, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

In recent years, new imaging probes such as organic dyes, green fluorescent proteins, optical tweezers, single molecule FRET, and super-resolution microscopy are having a profound impact on biological sciences. I will discuss our development of improved, photostable rare earth nanoparticles that allow the long-term, real time tracking of cargos in neurons. We observe that the number of engaged...   More >

Socioemotional Development of Dual Language Learners and Children of Immigrant Families: The Roles of Culture, Language, and Parenting

Colloquium | September 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Qing Zhou, Associate Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Department of Psychology, Institute of Human Development

Children of immigrant families and dual language learners are exposed to diverse cultural values and languages in early development and face developmentally unique challenges and opportunities. In this talk, Professor Zhou will discuss the ecological model for understanding risk and protective factors for psychological adjustment in children of immigrant families and language minority homes.

Bone Functional Adaptation by Remodeling: In Silico Modeling and Experiment

Seminar | September 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Taiji Adachi, Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences; Kyoto University, Japan

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Bone structure is maintained by mechanical adaptation by remodeling, in which osteoclastic bone resorption and osteoblastic bone formation are in harmony with each other under the regulation by mechanosensory network of osteocytes in bone matrix. An imbalance between bone resorption and formation due to disuse results in metabolic bone disorders such as osteoporosis. Cell and molecular...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Factor Allocation, Informality and Transit Improvements: Evidence from Mexico City

Seminar | September 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Roman D. Zarate, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Does transit infrastructure improve allocative efficiency? Are the welfare gains of these projects larger or smaller considering this channel? This paper examines the impact of transit improvements on allocative efficiency by analyzing its effect on the informal sector. I combine a rich collection of Mexican microdata and exploit the construction of new subways lines with a spatial general...   More >

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | September 25 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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

  Register online

Respect in Action: Listening, Expression and Dialogue

Course | September 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

Learn practical steps for promoting respectful conduct at work, including current research on workplace incivility and guidelines for considerate conduct. Participants will also learn how to increase understanding of preferences around respectful communication, and effective ways to respond to rudeness.

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | September 25 | 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

Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects

Workshop | September 25 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356B: D-Lab Convening Room

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer


This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. Whether you seek to embed video from other sources for analysis, post material you scanned from a visit to the archives, add images, upload documents, or more, understanding the basics of copyright and discovering a workflow for answering copyright-related...   More >

  RSVP online

Regulation of mRNA trafficking by RNA binding proteins in Neurons

Seminar | September 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Robert Singer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Law and Graduate School Fair

Career Fair | September 25 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 Career Center

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with representatives from nearly 30 Law Schools and more than 60 Graduate / Professional Schools. See below for sample lists of participating schools.

• Gain a real advantage in the application process by getting to know admissions representatives
• Learn about application procedures, prerequisites and what makes an applicant successful
• Find out where...   More >

Law and Graduate School Fair

Career Fair | September 25 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 Career Center

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with representatives from nearly 30 Law Schools and 60 Graduate / Professional Schools...there is something for everyone at the Graduate School Fair!
• Law schools
• Graduate and professional schools
• MBA and finance programs
• Education programs
• Engineering programs
• Public policy programs
• Health professions, medical schools, public health, and...   More >

image of past fair with text about fair

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Asymptotics of the longest increasing subsequence of a permutation

Seminar | September 25 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The main goal of this talk is to show that the longest increasing subsequence of a random permutation, when normalized by square root of n, converges in probability to the constant 2. We will begin the talk by briefly discussing previous results that address the simpler problem of finding the limit of the normalized expectation of the longest increasing subsequence. Then we will proceed to...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Receptor networks underpin plant immunity"

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Sophien Kamoun, Senior Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Sophien Kamoun is a senior scientist at the Sainsbury Laboratory and a professor at the University of East Anglia. His group studies how filamentous plant pathogens, such as the Irish potato famine pathogen Phytophthora infestans, infect plants, and the plant processes that are modulated by these pathogens.

BioE Seminar - David Camarillo: Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 David Camarillo, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

“Precision measurement and prevention of mild brain trauma”
David Camarillo -- Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering and Neurosurgery, Stanford University

Genetics and Education: Recent Developments in the Context of an Ugly History and an Uncertain Future: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Benjamin Domingue, Professor, Sociology, Stanford University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Ben Domingue is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. He is interested in how student outcomes are leveraged to inform our understanding of student learning, teacher performance, and the efficacy of other programs.

CITRIS Research Exchange - Jiang Lin

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange delivers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders. CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

  RSVP online

Rebooting AI

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center

 Gary Marcus, NYU

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Andrew Whitehead: Title TBA

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Andrew Whitehead

 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 >

Relaxing Sound Meditation (BEUHS066)

Workshop | September 25 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Melissa Felsenstein, Inner Sounds Meditation

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

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

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

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Creating Undergraduate Discovery Projects: Strategies for Making the Most of Your Undergraduate Years

Workshop | September 25 | 1 p.m. | Durant Hall, Room 9

 Office of Undergraduate Research

At UC Berkeley, undergraduates develop their passions through discovery projects that deepen their learning, better the world, and launch their futures. In this workshop, you gain strategies for creating powerful learning experiences, seeking funding for your projects, and building community at UC Berkeley in a way that will support your life goals.

The TDPS Speaker Series presents Vince Medina and Louis Trevino of mak-'amham | Ohlone Foods Teach-In and Lunch

Presentation | September 25 | 1-3 p.m. |  Café Ohlone, University Press Books

 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Vince Medina; Louis Trevino, co-founders, mak-'amham

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Vince Medina and Louis Trevino, co-founders of mak-'amham, will lead the preparation of traditional Ohlone foods from fruits, spices, nuts, herbs, teas, and other selected items gathered in their indigenous homelands of the East Bay and the Carmel Valley.

 The event and meal are free, but advanced registration is required as seating is limited. Register online

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | September 25 | 2-4 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent 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.

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Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Ideal pants block manifolds and Dehn filling

Seminar | September 25 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 William Worden, Rice University

 Department of Mathematics

We will cover some standard hyperbolic 3-manifold background, and describe Agol’s construction of a certain class of hyperbolic 3-manifolds, which we call ideal pants block manifolds. These manifolds decompose along thrice-punctured spheres into pieces that consist of either one or two regular ideal octahedra.

BLISS Seminar: Searching for Interactions in Linear Time

Seminar | September 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Feng Ruan, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We tackle the problem of variable selection with a focus on discovering interactions between variables. With p variables, there are O(p^k) possible interactions of order k making exhaustive search infeasible. We show that it is nonetheless possible to identify the variables involved in interactions (of any order) with only linear computation cost, O(p), and in a nonparametric fashion. Our...   More >

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

Workshop | September 25 | 3-4 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 >

Reading by Author: Sproutlands. Tending the endless gift of trees

Reading - Nonfiction | September 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 William Bryant Logan, Arborist, NYC

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

In his educational and reassuring volume on ecology and sustainability, New York City arborist Logan (Air: The Restless Shaper of the World) sets out to explain processes of regeneration and ways in which trees feed off one another. He observes that though “a tree is in a forest... there is also a forest in each tree,” in that “every new branch arises on its parent’s stem in exactly the same way...   More >

Localization of Gaussian disordered systems at low temperature

Seminar | September 25 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Erik Bates, U.C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The fundamental premise of statistical mechanics is that a physical system's state is random according to some probability measure, which is determined by the various forces of interaction between the system's constituent particles. In the ``disordered" setting, these interactions are also random (meant to capture the effect of a random medium), meaning the probability measure is itself a random...   More >

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Introduction to Hurwitz spaces

Seminar | September 25 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Michael Seaman, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Developing advanced scattering techniques for thin film characterization / Interaction Parameters Governing Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer Electrolytes and the Isotaksis Point

Colloquium | September 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Peter Dudenas, PhD student in the McCloskey Group and Weber Group; Whitney Loo, PhD student in the Balsara Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Developing advanced scattering techniques for thin film characterization / Interaction Parameters Governing Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer Electrolytes and the Isotaksis Point

EECS Colloquium: Steps Toward Super Intelligence and the Search for a New Path

Colloquium | September 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Rodney Brooks, MIT

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In his 1950 paper "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" Alan Turing estimated that sixty people working for fifty years should be able to program a computer (running at 1950 speed) to have human level intelligence. AI researchers have spent orders of magnitude more effort than that and are still not close. Why has AI been so hard and what are the problems...   More >

Overlapping Clustering Models, and One (class) SVM to Bind Them All: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | September 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Purnamrita Sarkar, UT Austin

 Department of Statistics

People belong to multiple communities, words belong to multiple topics, and books cover multiple genres; overlapping clusters are commonplace. Many existing overlapping clustering methods model each person (or word, or book) as a non-negative weighted combination of “exemplars” who belong solely to one community, with some small noise. Geometrically, each person is a point on a cone whose corners...   More >

RTMP Seminar: Noncommutative Pentagram map

Seminar | September 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Michael Shapiro, Michigan State University

 Department of Mathematics

A pentagram map is a discrete integrable transformation on the space of projective classes of (twisted) $n$-gons in projective plane. We will discuss a classical and non-commutative version of pentagram map and its integrability properties.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory (Departmental Seminar): "Research Transparency and Reproducibility in Economics and Beyond"

Seminar | September 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Edward Miguel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Topology Seminar: Small knots of large Heegaard genus

Seminar | September 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 William Worden, Rice University

 Department of Mathematics

Building off ideas developed by Agol, we construct a family of hyperbolic knots $K_n$ whose complements contain no closed incompressible surfaces (i.e., they are small) and have Heegaard genus exactly $n$. These are the first known examples of small knots having large Heegaard genus. In the first part of the talk we will describe a beautiful construction due to Agol for building hyperbolic...   More >

Tears and Smoke: Voices from Hong Kong to America

Panel Discussion | September 25 | 7-8:15 p.m. |  Moe's Books

 2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704

 National Lawyers Guild, Berkeley Law Chapter

Organized by the Bauhinia Project, this event aims to dispel misinformation and clarify the protests still ongoing in Hong Kong, by offering a perspective in Hong Kong's own voices. Hongkongers now in Berkeley have been invited to speak -- including poets, protesters, former student leader of the Umbrella Movement, and advocates now working at local Bay Area nonprofits.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | September 26 | 10-11 a.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this workshop is specifically for OPT...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: On Large Deviations for Large Neural Networks

Seminar | September 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Joan Bruna, Courant Institute

 Department of Mathematics

Virtually all modern deep learning systems are trained with some form of local descent algorithm over a high-dimensional parameter space. Despite its apparent simplicity, the mathematical picture of the resulting setup contains several mysteries that combine statistics, approximation theory and optimization, all intertwined in a curse of dimensionality.

In order to make progress, authors have...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Cubulated hyperbolic groups.

Seminar | September 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eduardo Oregon-Reyes, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A group is cubulated if it admits a geometric action on a $\textrm {CAT}(0)$ cube complex. We'll discuss the class of cubulated hyperbolic groups, which by Agol's work satisfy the "virtually special" condition introduced by Haglund and Wise. We'll explore some consequences of this in terms of subgroup separability and existence of hierarchies.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: “The Value of Intermediation in the Stock Market”

Seminar | September 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Mark Egan, Harvard Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Melodie Yashar: Human Factors Within Autonomous Buildings: Design for Earth, the Moon, and Mars

Presentation | September 26 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Melodie Yashar shares insights from her work as a design architect, researcher, and cofounder of Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+), a group building upon a ten-year portfolio of academic space research and practice developing human-supporting concepts for space exploration. In 2015 SEArch+ was awarded the top prize in NASA’s Centennial Challenge for a 3D-Printed Habitat for the proposal...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Stephen Haber, Professor, Stanford

 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 >

Finding Health Statistics and Data

Workshop | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Barrows 356: D-Lab Convening Room

 Michael Sholinbeck, University of California Berkeley

 Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

Participants in this workshop will learn about some issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources of...   More >

Saving For College (BEUHS362)

Workshop | September 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Adalberto Padilla, ScholarShare

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Learn about saving for college with the ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan. Participants will review the following points and be provided an opportunity to ask questions concerning saving for college.

•The benefits of higher education
•The cost of higher education
•What you can do
•Different ways to save
•Getting started

BIO: Adalberto Padilla, who goes by Adal, was born and...   More >

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Cultural Adjustment: Becoming Yourself in a New Culture

Workshop | September 26 | 1-2 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

If you’re new to the U.S. or new to UC Berkeley, you are likely beginning the journey of cultural adjustment – a period of time when you try to make sense of your new home, figure out who you are here and learn to navigate this place while also remaining true to yourself and your home culture. Cultural adjustment is a natural part of life that happens to most of us who have lived or studied...   More >

Microsoft SharePoint Automation and Integrations

Course | September 26 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of integrating Microsoft Office applications with SharePoint Site data. Emphasis is placed on automation, connection settings, and real time data feeds between SharePoint Sites and the Microsoft Office suite. Learning Objectives * Understand the underlying structure and hierarchy of Sites, Subsites, and Apps. * Create and assign automated Alerts to notify users of...   More >

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OPT Document Check Webinar

Workshop | September 26 | 3-4 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This webinar will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

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California on the Page: An On the Same Page panel

Panel Discussion | September 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Chiyuma Elliot, Author of California Winter League; Alberto Ledesma, Author of Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer; Karen Llagas, Author of Archipelago Dust

 Hertha Sweet Wong, Professor, Department of English, UCB

 College of Letters & Science

Tommy Orange set his novel about indigenous lives in Oakland, but he is by no means the first or only author to try to capture something about the essence of California or its distinctive urban identities in his writing. This panel brings together creative writers whose work touches in meaningful ways on the magnificent diversity that is California. From poetry to a graphic memoir, their writing...   More >

 Free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis

Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Colloquium | September 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica White, Associate Professor of Environmental Justice, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Center for Research on Social Change, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Berkeley Food Institute, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), College of Natural Resources

Revises the historical narrative of African American resistance and breaks new ground by including the work, roles, and contributions of southern Black farmers and the organizations they formed.

Monica White - Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Colloquium | September 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica White, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Center for Research on Social Change,, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Berkeley Food Institute, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

About the Speaker:
Monica M. White is an associate professor of Environmental Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a joint appointment in the department of Community and Environmental Sociology and the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies. She is the first Black woman to earn tenure in both the College of Agricultural Life Sciences (1889) and the Nelson Institute (1970)...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Monica White

Seminar | September 26 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica White

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

Monica White, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present: "Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Identities for $1/\pi ^2$ and special hypergeometric motives

Colloquium | September 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 John Voight, Dartmouth College

 Department of Mathematics

More than a century ago, Ramanujan discovered remarkable formulas for $1/\pi $. Inspired by these discoveries, similar Ramanujan-like expressions for $1/\pi ^2$ have been uncovered recently by Guillera. We explain the provenance of these formulas: we recognize certain special hypergeometric motives as arising from Hilbert modular forms in an explicit way. This is joint work with Lassina...   More >

What Shapes Labor Migration Paths from Nepal to the World?: Differential Resources of Migrant Households and Differential Accessibility of Destination Countries (A Joint UC Berkeley-CNRS Workshop)

Conference/Symposium | September 26 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Tristan Bruslé, Researcher, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS - Villejuif; Keiko Yamanaka, Lecturer, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative

 Stéphane Gros, Researcher, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS - Villejuif

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Himalayan Studies Program, France Berkeley Fund, Centre d'Etudes Himalayennes (CEH) of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

A half-day workshop at UC Berkeley that will bring together experts working on the Himalayan region in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Panel Discussion: The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Panel Discussion | September 26 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

Book Launch -- James Joyce and the Matter of Paris: Catherine Flynn

Reading - Nonfiction | September 26 | 7-8 p.m. |  City Lights Bookstore


 Catherine Flynn, Associate Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English

In James Joyce and the Matter of Paris, Catherine Flynn recovers the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity as the foundational context of Joyce's imaginative consciousness. Beginning with Joyce's underexamined first exile in 1902-03, she shows the significance for his writing of the time he spent in Paris and of a range of French authors whose works inflected his experience of that city....   More >