<< Week of October 06 >>

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Alternative Breaks Application

Deadline | October 6 | Eshleman Hall, Online Application

 Public Service Center

Learn about a social justice issue while supporting change. Spend your spring break on an Alternative Break!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Explore Urban Air Mobility (UAM) from every angle: Vehicles, Technology, Society: Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019 (SAS) asks critical questions about equity in the future of air transit, through a holistic examination of technology, platforms, urbanism and other emerging topics. SAS will explore the ideas that will shape UAM and the global transition to accessible, safe, electric aviation for all. Registration required.

 Registration Required https://www.sasymposium.com/tickets

SAS Poster

Dimitri Azar

Seminar | October 7 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA, College of Medicine, The University of Illinois

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

A Glimpse at the Vulnerable Population’s Access to Sexual Health Service in China

Presentation | October 7 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Bixby Conference Room, BWW 6122

 Rebekah Gong, Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability

 Public Health, School of

Observations on the issue of sex workers’ limited access to
sexual health services, the needs and obstacles of the disabled population accessing sexual health services,
and the overall experience of working with “You and Me” in China.

Trade Lunch: "Factor-biased Technologies and Spatial Reallocation"

Seminar | October 7 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Petr Martynov, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Combinatorics Seminar: Graded multiplicity in harmonic polynomials

Seminar | October 7 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Alex Heaton, Max Planck Institute Leipzig

 Department of Mathematics

We consider a family of examples falling into the following context (first considered by Vinberg): Let G be a connected reductive algebraic group over the complex numbers. A subgroup, K, of fixed points of a finite-order automorphism acts on the Lie algebra of G. Each eigenspace of the automorphism is a representation of K. Let g1 be one of the eigenspaces. We consider the harmonic polynomials on...   More >

Introduction to Mindful Literacy (BEUHS063)

Workshop | October 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Laura Bean, MFA

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating present moment awareness imbued with kindness and curiosity. Tuning in to the body and breath can help us to deal with strong emotions like anger and fear. By learning to sit in stillness so we can recognize our emotions, we develop the capacity to choose our response when our buttons get pushed rather than be bound by habitual reactions. This training...   More >

  Enroll online

Toward Developmentally Reasonably Self-Supervised Learning: IHD/Developmental Colloquium Fall 2019

Colloquium | October 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Dan Yamins, tanford University Department of Psychology and Computer Science

 IHD

Abstract: Neural networks have proven effective learning machines for a variety of challenging AI tasks, as well as surprisingly good models of brain areas that underly real human intelligence. However, most successful neural networks are totally unrealistic as developmental models, because they are trained in a supervised fashion on large labelled datasets. Unsupervised approaches to learning...   More >

PERL Seminar:“Converging on words, not policies – Evidence from campaign manifestos”

Seminar | October 7 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Caroline Le Pennec-Çaldichoury

 Department of Economics

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

Contemplating Home: Photography Workshop

Workshop | October 7 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

When we observe Nature through the lens of ecology, we see the exquisite interconnectedness of all life. In this contemplative photography workshop, we will devote our attention to connectedness and interconnectedness, using the camera as a tool for meditation and the garden as our muse.

Any and all equipment are invited, including DSLRs, mobile phones, point-and-shoot, polaroid, and pinhole...   More >

$80, $75 UCBG Members

  Register online or by calling 5106649841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Network Science: From the Online World to Cancer Genomics

Seminar | October 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Jennifer Tour Chayes, Technical Fellow, Managing Director, Microsoft Research Labs, New England, New York City, and Montreal

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I'll discuss in detail particular applications to (1) recommendation systems, using machine learning to infer recommendations from sparse data sets on bipartite networks; and (2) cancer genomics, applying network algorithms to identify possible drug targets.

String-Math Seminar: Aspects of Ω-deformed M-theory

Seminar | October 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Jihwan Oh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Recently, Costello proposed how to systematically apply Omega deformation on string theory and M-theory. Upon the deformation, one can discuss the exact topological holography of both M2 and M5 branes.

The goal of the talk is to review Costello's formalism and to discuss a combined system of the M2 and M5 branes, which is the joint work with D. Gaiotto. The M2 brane worldvolume theory is 3d N=4...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Some non-commutative hydrodynamic Euler equations in free probability theory

Seminar | October 7 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Euler equations for a flow which preserves the Gaussian measure on Euclidean space can be translated in terms of Gaussian random variables, which raises the question about an analogue in free probability. We derive these "free" Euler equations by applying the approach of Arnold for Euler equations to a Lie algebra of infinitesimal automorphisms of the von Neumann algebra of a free group. We...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Ricci Flow of Doubly-warped Product Metrics

Seminar | October 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Maxwell Stolarski, Arizona State

 Department of Mathematics

The Ricci flow of rotationally symmetric metrics has been a source of interesting dynamics for the flow that include the formation of slow blow-up degenerate neckpinch singularities and the forward continuation of the flow through neckpinch singularities. A natural next source of examples is then the Ricci flow of doubly-warped product metrics. This structure allows for a potentially larger...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Moments of cubic $L$-functions over function fields

Seminar | October 7 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Alexandra Florea, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

I will focus on the mean value of $L$-functions associated to cubic characters over $F_q[t]$ when $q \equiv 1 \pmod 3$. I will explain how to obtain an asymptotic formula which relies on obtaining cancellation in averages of cubic Gauss sums over functions fields. I will also talk about the corresponding non-Kummer case when $q \equiv 2 \pmod 3$ and I will explain why this setting is somewhat...   More >

Shane Henderson – Under the Hood of Bike Sharing

Seminar | October 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Etcheverry Hall, 1174 (George B. Dantzig Auditorium)

 Shane Henderson, Cornell University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

oint work with Daniel Freund, Nanjing Jian, Eoin O’Mahony, David Shmoys

Cornell’s work on bike sharing with Citi Bike and its parent company Motivate relies on a combination of data analysis, stochastic modeling and optimization to help inform both the design and operation of the largest bike-sharing operations in North America. I’ll discuss our work and its impact, but focus on some of the...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: The Welfare Consequences of Internalizing Border Spillovers

Seminar | October 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Zenan Wang, UC Berkeley, Economics

 Department of Economics

Graphons: From Graph Limits to Modeling and Estimation of Sparse Networks at Scale: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | October 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Doe Library, BIDS Room

 Christian Borgs, Microsoft Research

 Department of Statistics

There are many examples of sparse network at scale, e.g., the WWW, online social networks, and large bipartite networks used for recommendations. How do we model and learn these networks? In contrast to conventional learning problems, where we have many independent samples, it is often the case for these networks that we can get only one independent sample. How do we use a single snapshot today...   More >

MBTG Seminar: "CryoEM and CryoET Automation: Where are we now and what do we still need?"

Seminar | October 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Bridget Carragher, New York Structural Biology Center

 College of Chemistry

The dramatic improvements in the progress of cryo electron microscopy (cryoEM) and cryo electron tomography (cryoET) over the last five years has been accompanied by the adoption of a high level of automation. However, there are several automation challenges that remain to be addressed in the areas of specimen preparation, image acquisition, and analysis. In specimen preparation we need to...   More >

Children’s personalised books: A look back and a look ahead

Colloquium | October 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Natalia Kucirkova, Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research, University of Stavanger, Norway

 Graduate School of Education

This talk focuses on personalized books and personalised digital reading. I will begin with an explanation of what is meant by digital personalisation in early childhood, with some examples of the resources and practices subsumed under this umbrella term. I will outline how digital personalization affects children’s reading experience and how it impacts on children’s learning.

Natalia Kucirkova

Analysis and PDE Seminar: The stochastic nonlinear Schrödinger equations: defocusing mass and energy critical cases

Seminar | October 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Deng Zhang, SJTU

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will present our recent results on stochastic nonlinear Schrödinger equations with linear multiplicative noise, particularly, in the defocusing mass-critical and energy-critical cases. More precisely, for general initial data, we obtain the global existence and uniqueness of solutions in both mass-critical and energy-critical case. When the quadratic variation of noise is...   More >

Nona Faustine: I Was Brought Here to Stay

Presentation | October 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Situated inside a photographic tradition while questioning the culture that bred that tradition, Nona Faustine’s practice walks the fine line between past and present, beginning where intersecting identities meet history. Exploring her family album in relationship to collective belonging, and self-portraiture in relationship to empowerment, Faustine examines the legacy of trauma, lineage, and...   More >

Augmented Reality UI/UX Design Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | October 7 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 506 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Rupa Chaturvedi, Sr. UX Designer, Alexa Shopping, and Sr. UX Designer, Augmented Reality, Amazon; Reena Ganga, Design Lead, Augmented Reality, IBM

 Mayan Shay May-Raz, Augmented Reality SDK Product Manager, Lenovo

 UC Berkeley Extension

Delighted to have Mayan Shay May-Raz at UC Berkeley Extension for an Augmented Reality UI/UX Design Fireside Chat with Rupa Chaturvedi, Sr. UX Designer, Alexa Shopping, and Sr. UX Designer, Augmented Reality at Amazon; and Reena Ganga, Design Lead, Augmented Reality at IBM. Join us on October 7 at 6:30 pm at our San Francisco Center.

$15-20

  Register online

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, October 8, 2019

Biodiversity and Evolution

Seminar | October 8 | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Alexander Stubbs, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with Alexander Stubbs about his work broadly encompassing biodiversity of island systems in Indonesia, the evolution of sensory modalities in organisms, and acoustics. In the interview, Alexander talks about his experience doing fieldwork in Indonesia, the importance of collections museums, and he describes a few of his most recent...   More >

Alexander in the field

Explore Urban Air Mobility (UAM) from every angle: Vehicles, Technology, Society: Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019 (SAS) asks critical questions about equity in the future of air transit, through a holistic examination of technology, platforms, urbanism and other emerging topics. SAS will explore the ideas that will shape UAM and the global transition to accessible, safe, electric aviation for all. Registration required.

 Registration Required https://www.sasymposium.com/tickets

RAPDP - Foundational - Customer Service for the RA

Workshop | October 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: A soft skills workshop that covers essential customer service and workplace communication techniques, with a special emphasis on setting up, preparing for, facilitating, and debriefing an RA’s initial meeting with their PIs. Learning Objectives: • Identify the primary and secondary customers of a Research Administrator • Recognize what it means to provide stellar customer service •...   More >

  Register online

October Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | October 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

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

OPT Document Check Webinar

Workshop | October 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall

 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.

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

Fossil Coffee Presents: TBA

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 TBA

 UCMP

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 None

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Imaging tissue damage and repair In zebrafish

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Anna Huttenlocher, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Robert Bergman Lecture: Molecular Recognition in Chemical and Biological Systems: Chemical Models and Biostructural Investigations

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Francois Diederich, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich

 College of Chemistry

We pursue a multi-disciplinary approach to quantify weak intermolecular interactions in chemical and biological systems. Examples discussed in this lecture are orthogonal dipolar interactions, organofluorine interactions, substituent effects on π-π-stacking interactions, halogen bonding, and chalcogen bonding. Supramolecular capsules assembled from designed resorcin[4]arene-based...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - “Monetary Policy, Corporate Finance and Investment”

Presentation | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Paolo Surico, London Business School and CEPR

 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.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP online by October 4.

LinkedIN Basics

Workshop | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

LinkedIN is a great tool for establishing an online presence, conducting career research, and facilitating connection with other professionals. This workshop addresses the basics.

Understanding the Canadian Federal Election Campaign

Colloquium | October 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Renowned UBC political scientist Richard Johnston will lay out the stakes and issues in 2019 Canadian Federal Election campaign. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.

Richard Johnston (PhD Stanford) holds the Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation. At UBC, he is also affiliated with the Institute for European Studies. He has also taught at the University of...   More >

Space Physics Seminar

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

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Microsoft Excel Query Editor

Course | October 8 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This course focuses on the utilization of the embedded Microsoft Excel Query Editor to connect to multiple data sources in order to extract, manipulate, or compare datasets. Query results are loaded to the host Excel application to leverage other business intelligence features. Learning Objectives • Identify the elements of the Microsoft Excel Query Editor. • Connect the Query Editor to local and...   More >

  Register online

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Tax Audits as Scarecrows: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment

Seminar | October 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ricardo Perez-Truglia, UCLA (visiting UC Berkeley)

 Department of Economics

Link to NBER Working Paper

ABSTRACT: The canonical model of Allingham and Sandmo (1972) predicts that firms evade taxes by optimally trading off between the costs and benefits of evasion. However, there is no direct evidence that firms react to audits in this way. We conducted a large-scale field experiment in collaboration with Uruguay’s tax...   More >

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Trace formulae for Anosov flows

Seminar | October 8 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Malo Jézéquel, LPSM & MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

Fine statistical properties of a smooth Anosov flow may be studied through Ruelle resonances. These resonances may be described as the zeroes of a dynamical determinant, i.e. an entire function defined in terms of the periodic data of the flow. We are interested in another relationship between Ruelle resonances and periodic data of the flow: a trace formula conjectured by Dyatlov and Zworski....   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: The Distributional Effects of Trade: Theory and Evidence from the United States

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Kirill Borusyak, Assistant Professor, University College of London

 Department of Economics

We quantify the distributional effects of trade shocks in the U.S. through consumer prices (expenditure channel) and wages (earnings channel). A quantitative trade model links these channels to compositional differences in expenditures and earnings across household groups. New data reveal that spending shares on imports are similar across education and income groups, implying a...   More >

China’s Rise in Historical Perspective

Colloquium | October 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Klaus Mühlhahn, Professor of Chinese History and Culture, Free University of Berlin

 You-tien Hsing, Professor, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Many commentators claim that China's ongoing global rise reflects a restoration of its earlier international prominence, while others highlight that China's emergence reflects distinctive characteristics of the country's current political leadership. In his new book, Making China Modern, Klaus Mühlhahn of the Free University of Berlin provides a panoramic survey of China's rise and resilience...   More >

Microdroplet Chemistry

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Richard Zare, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Water is extremely common on Earth but also one of the most mysterious of compounds in which the solid form (ice) floats on its melt. Bulk water is celebrated as an excellent solvent, particularly of polar compounds, and also as a relatively inert medium. It is often said to be fully oxidized hydrogen and there is not more that can happen to it. In sharp contrast, water droplets show unexpected...   More >

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

BPM 106 Taking Disciplinary Action

Workshop | October 9 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides the information and skills needed to more confidently deal with unacceptable employee behavior and performance.

  Register online

*CANCELED* Spying on the immune system *CANCELED*

Seminar | October 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Canceled

 Stephen Elledge, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Speaker TBA: Title TBA

Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 TBA

 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 >

Public Investments and Class Gaps in Parents' Educational Expenditures: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Margot Jackson, Professor, Sociology, Brown University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Margot Jackson’s research is in the broad areas of social inequality and stratification, social demography and public policy, with an emphasis on inequality of educational opportunity and health among children and families.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Biosynthesis of membrane lipids in the archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius"

Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Paula Welander, Stanford University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Paula Welander is a microbiologist who received her undergraduate degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles. She pursued her PhD studies in microbiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed her postdoctoral studies at MIT in the Departments of Biology and of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Paula joined the Stanford faculty in 2013 where her current...   More >

BioE Seminar - CANCELLED "Cell and Protein Therapeutics Using Polymeric Hydrogel Carriers": Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Canceled

 Dror Seliktar, Israel Institute of Technology

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Cancelled due to power outage.

Our research is focused on the design of engineered hydrogel biomaterials that can harness natural cellular and molecular healing pathways to enhance functional tissue regeneration...we developed a novel biomimetic material that can harness the inductive properties of the natural blood clot protein fibrinogen.   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to Outer space

Seminar | October 9 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

Outer space is a contractible space on which the group $Out(F_n)$ of outer sutomorphisms of a free group acts with finite stabiizers. It is analogous to the symmetric space of positive-definite quadratic forms, with its action by $GL(n, \mathbb Z)$ or the Teichmuller space of a surface, with its action by the mapping class group of the surface. I will define Outer space, then show how to find a...   More >

CANCELLED - BLISS Seminar: Statistical and computational perspective of mixture and hierarchical models

Seminar | October 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall | Canceled

 Nhat Ho, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The growth in scope and complexity of modern data sets presents the field of statistics and data science with numerous inferential and computational challenges, among them how to deal with various forms of heterogeneity. Mixture and hierarchical models provide a principled approach to modeling heterogeneous collections of data. However, it has been observed that statistical estimation methods,...   More >

CANCELLED - EECS Colloquium: Metric Telepresence

Colloquium | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium) | Canceled

 Yaser Sheikh, Facebook Reality Labs

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

CANCELLED due to campus shutdown.

Causal Inference about Gun Violence: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Dylan Small, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Statistics

Gun violence is a problem in America. I will briefly describe some open areas of research about gun violence prevention that statisticians might be able to contribute to. Then I will discuss two attempts at causal inference about gun violence prevention policies that I have worked on, and highlight some ideas about causal inference I have sought to use in this work.

Topology Seminar: The rational Euler characteristic of $Out(F_n)$

Seminar | October 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

The rational Euler characteristics of many arithmetic groups can be expressed in terms of values of zeta functions, and Harer and Zagier showed that the same is true for surface mapping class groups. J. Smillie and I found a generating function for the rational Euler characteristic of $Out(F_n)$ in 1987. This made computer calculations possible but did not yield qualitative information. I will...   More >

2019 Fall Teacher Leadership Invitational: Session 1

Workshop | October 9 | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 California Reading & Literature Project

CRLP's Fall 2019 Teacher Leadership Series will focus on previewing one of CRLP's latest PD options: Learning How English Works. Topics will include Protocols for Analyzing Student Work Samples, Grammar Mini-Lessons in Designated ELD, and Exploring the Consultancy Protocol for Improving Team Meetings

Traditional vs. Professional Master of Science Degree Workshop

Workshop | October 9 | 5-6 p.m. | 402 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Keith Alexander, Executive Director, Product Development Program

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Are you a student with a chemical sciences background who wants to learn more about your post-grad options?
Have you ever wondered what the difference was between a traditional and a professional Master of Science degree?
Does a career in industry interest you more than a PhD?

If so, join the Executive Director of the Product Development Program, Dr. Keith Alexander, for our Traditional...   More >

CANCELLED: Feminist Open Access and Internet Publishing

Conference/Symposium | October 9 | 5-8 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Francesca Coppa; Kristina Busse; Karen Hellekson

 Center for New Media, Townsend Center for the Humanities, D-Lab, Information, School of, Film & Media Studies, Library

CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGES . Discover how the Organization of Transformative Works built a radical model for non-corporate, user-driven, online participatory cultures. The OTW supports Archive of Our Own, a fan works archive, free from advertising and corporate ownership, and Transformative Works and Cultures, an open access jour

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Resonances and spectral gap of random hyperbolic surfaces

Seminar | October 10 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Frédéric Naud, Sorbonne Université

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will define a notion of random (infinite volume) covers of surfaces modeled over a classical model of random regular graphs. We will then investigate the spectral gap of those random surfaces as the degree goes to infinity and prove an explicit a.a.s. result that generalizes the famous 3/16 of Selberg. Joint work with Michael Magee.

Applied Math Seminar: Fast boundary integral tools for the rheology of periodic suspensions and other Stokes flow problems

Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alex Barnett, Flatiron Institute

 Department of Mathematics

Integral equation methods are ideal for high-order accurate, linear-scaling solvers for viscous flows involving rigid or non-rigid particles, possibly in confined geometries. We focus on computing the effective shear viscosity of a suspension of 2D rigid particles with periodic boundary conditions, whose applications include industrial flows and complex fluids. We overview recent new tools needed...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: The classification of noncompact surfaces

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

 Ethan Dlugie, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Much of what we know about mapping class groups of compact surfaces stems from their well known classification. In recent years, much effort has been directed towards understanding "big" mapping class groups, i.e. the mapping class groups of surfaces of infinite type. In this talk, we'll walk through Ian Richards' proof that such surfaces are completely classified by their space of ends. We'll...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: “Debt versus Equity in Liquidity Provision”

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

 Yao Zeng, Foster School of Business; University of Washington

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with IO Seminar:"Auto Dealer Loan Intermediation: Consumer Behavior and Competitive Effects"

Seminar | October 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Tobias Salz, Professor, MIT

 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 >

Aza Raskin: Human Protective Design

Presentation | October 10 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This week’s A + D Thursdays speaker is Aza Raskin, a cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology, which is leading the charge in reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanity’s best interests. Among his previous accomplishments, Raskin helped build the web at Mozilla as head of user experience; founded Massive Health (an early consumer health behavior change...   More >

IB Seminar: Cloud Forests, Confiscations and Conetainers: Adventures in Plant Conservation

Seminar | October 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Vanessa Handley, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

Cells that Tile Your Brain: astrocyte roles in neural circuits

Seminar | October 10 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Baljit Khakh, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Physiology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Ken Alex

Seminar | October 10 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Ken Alex

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

Ken Alex, Director of the Project Climate initiative in the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at Berkeley Law, will present: "Increasing the pace and scale of carbon removal from California's natural and working lands." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Centennial Event - "Winning the Vote": The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement

Presentation | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Robert P.J. Cooney, National Women's History Project

 Women's Faculty Club

Author Robert P.J. Cooney speaks on his book "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement" - Three generations of suffragists fought, sacrificed and suffered to win the vote for half the American population. Cooney captures their heroic struggle through images and stories of their intensity, indignation, strategies and humor. Come to learn and celebrate their battle that..

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by October 9.

Savannah Shange and the Black/Girlhood Imaginary

Colloquium | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Dr. Savannah Shange, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Center for Race and Gender

Abstract
In conversation with Dr. Savannah Shange (Assistant Professor in Anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz), the Black/Girlhood Imaginary working group will have an open discussion related to Black feminisms, methodologies, and Black girlhood. We theorize “Black/Girlhood Imaginary” through temporality, embodiment, performance (Taylor, 2003), and confinement. We believe that,...   More >

POSTPONED - CRG Thursday Forum Series: Savannah Shange and the Black/Girlhood Imaginary

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall | Canceled

 Savannah Shange, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz

Black/Girlhood Imaginary, Executive Director, CRG Research Working Group

 Center for Race and Gender

UC Santa Cruz anthropologist and author of Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Antiblackness, + Schooling in San Francisco, Savannah Shange in conversation with members of the Black/Girlhood Imaginary Working Group.

Event co-sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson for Social Justice at Berkeley Law.

CRG Thursday Forums are open to the public and the location is wheelchair accessible. Light...   More >

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Mathematics Department Colloquium: Quantum ergodicity and delocalization of Schrödinger eigenfunctions

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

 Nalini Anantharaman, CNRS and Université de Strasbourg

 Department of Mathematics

The question of ``quantum ergodicity'' is to understand how the ergodic properties of a classical dynamical system are translated into spectral properties of the associated quantum dynamics. This question appears already in a paper by Einstein written in 1917. It takes its full meaning after the introduction of the Schrödinger equation in 1926, and even more after the numerical simulations of...   More >

Canceled: Study Abroad for Engineering Majors Student Panel and Information Session

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Bechtel Engineering Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

A panel of current engineering students will share their experiences overseas, including programs they participated in and how they fit study abroad into their schedules. Engineering Student Services and Study Abroad Advisers will give an overview of how to start the process, applications and more.

Please RSVP here:...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - Drugs, Plants, Brain, Mind

Presentation | October 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 David Presti, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

 Science@Cal

For millennia, humans have cultivated relationships with psychoactive plants and fungi – relationships embedded within and guided by ritual frameworks honoring the powers of these plants and fungi as allies. As cultures have evolved, so also have these plant-fungal-human interactions. Our current era is one of reduction of organisms to molecules, and the commodification of just about everything...   More >

Psychoactive plants and effects on the brain

Friday, October 11, 2019

Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation

Colloquium | October 11 – 12, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

eth·no·bot·a·ny: the study of complex relationships between plants and people across space and time

The Garden is pleased to announce Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation, a two-day international symposium. The first day, hosted at International House, will feature prominent speakers from around the globe and the Bay Area. The second day will include hands-on workshops...   More >

  Register online

Fifth Annual CDAR Symposium 2019

Conference/Symposium | October 11 | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Our conference will feature new developments in data science, highlighting applications to finance and risk management. The program features Yuan (Alan) Qi from Ant Financial, Pete Kyle from the University of Maryland, Roberto Rigobon from MIT, Jeff Bohn from Swiss Re, Solomon Hsiang from UC Berkeley, and CDAR's co-Director Robert Anderson.

  RSVP online or or by emailing Sang Oum at cdar@berkeley.edu by October 11.

Responding to the Public Charge Rule: Immigrant Well-being and Access to Services

Conference/Symposium | October 11 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall | Note change in date

 Prof. Irene Bloemraad, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

 Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute

Postponed due to power shuttoff - stay tuned for new date.

Join the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) for a symposium bringing together service providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders to learn about immigrant integration resources in the Bay Area and discuss strategies to ensure immigrants' access to services in the future. ...   More >

Free

  Register online

Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

 See website for current speaker and topic

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | October 11 | 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 >

  Register online

Ian Haney López - Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America

Presentation | October 11 | 12:30-2 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Ian Haney López

 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice

From presidential hopefuls to engaged voters to journalists to activists, people across the country are grappling with how to think and talk about racism in American politics. Ian Haney López, a distinguished UC Berkeley professor and the acclaimed author of Dog Whistle Politics, offers clear insights and a way forward in his highly anticipated new book. Endorsed by Robert Reich, Van Jones, Jane...   More >

 Light Lunch served at 12:00pm on a first come first serve basis.

CANCELLED - Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Architectures with DNA

Seminar | October 11 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521 | Canceled

 Grigory (Greg) Tikhomirov, Postdoctoral Scholar, CalTech

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This event has been cancelled

OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | October 11 | 2-3 p.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 >

MENA Salon: Religious Freedom in the Middle East and Beyond

Workshop | October 11 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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

On 23 September, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Ahmed Shaheed released a report on the “Elimination of All Forms of Religious Intolerance.” The report notes the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide, pointing to the fatal attacks on synagogues in...   More >

CANCELED: Archiving the Non-Organizational Born-Digital: The Challenges Posed by Material from Individuals, Communities, Social Movements, and Events

Seminar | October 11 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Howard Besser

 Information, School of

How archives and special collections can address the transition from analog to digital creation and the digital deluge.

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Polly Arnold, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Kaledin's degeneration theorem and THH (CANCELLED, will be rescheduled)

Seminar | October 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Martin Speirs, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

THIS WEEK'S SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE.

This talk is concerned with an application of topological Hochschild homology (THH) to give a new proof of a result originally due to Kaledin. Given a variety smooth and proper over a field of characteristic zero, Deligne and Illusie (1987) provided a purely algebraic proof of a (non-canonical) decomposition of the de Rham cohomology...   More >

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Berkeley MEng at the Graduate Pathways to STEM (GPS) symposium

Colloquium | October 12 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Bay Area Graduate Pathways to STEM (GPS) is a free 1-day conference held at UC Berkeley on Saturday, October 12, 2019 where students attend informative workshops addressing the benefits of pursuing an advanced degree (MEng, MS and PhD) and receive targeted advice for preparing for graduate school and the application process. GPS is co-hosted by UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering and Stanford...   More >

Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation

Colloquium | October 11 – 12, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

eth·no·bot·a·ny: the study of complex relationships between plants and people across space and time

The Garden is pleased to announce Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation, a two-day international symposium. The first day, hosted at International House, will feature prominent speakers from around the globe and the Bay Area. The second day will include hands-on workshops...   More >

  Register online

Butoh Body Workshop: Community Dance Class

Workshop | October 12 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Center for Arts and Religion, Doug Adams Gallery

 2365 LeConte Ave, Berkeley, CA

 Shinichi Iova-Koga, INKBOAT

 Cal Performances, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Graduate Theological Union

Butoh Body Laboratory. Presented in conjunction with the performances of Sankai Juku "Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land" at Cal Performances, Movement workshop for all ages and abilities led by Shinichi Iova-Koga of inkBoat, a physical theater and dance company founded in 1998. Participants will explore elements of butoh, a form of Japanese dance theater that encompasses a diverse range of...   More >

Race Power Privilege Training

Conference/Symposium | October 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | A1 Hearst Field Annex

 Public Service Center

Each year the PSC partners with Berkeley Unified School District's (BUSD) for a training on Race, Power, and Privilege facilitated by Ms. Pam, who has led BUSD's District Equity Team. We hope you will attend this training to gain an understanding of Race, Power, and Privilege in local schools and how they affect the work we do with students in the community.

Gallery + Studio: Silvery Waves Pile 1,000 Layers High

Workshop | October 12 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by works of Zen calligraphy in Meditation in Motion, work from image to language and back again. Explore ways of drawing words to visually express their meaning and create fragments of poetry in response to works of art. Using drawing materials and translucent vellum, design a two-layer artwork that combines drawn text and image.

About Gallery + Studio
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Oscillating Time: Environment and Temporality in Sankai Juku's Butoh

Colloquium | October 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Center for Arts and Religion, Doug Adams Gallery

 2365 LeConte Ave, Berkeley, CA

 Michelle Summers, Lecturer Dance Studies, Writing & Composition, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

 Cal Performances, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Graduate Theological Union

A panel discussion on Butoh Dance, presented in conjunction with the performances of Sankai Juku "Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land."

Gallery + Studio: Silvery Waves Pile 1,000 Layers High

Workshop | October 12 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by works of Zen calligraphy in Meditation in Motion, work from image to language and back again. Explore ways of drawing words to visually express their meaning and create fragments of poetry in response to works of art. Using drawing materials and translucent vellum, design a two-layer artwork that combines drawn text and image.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each...   More >