<< Week of November 12 >>

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Art + Nature Symposium

Conference/Symposium | November 9 – 10, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Ronald Fearing, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley; Robert Full, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Tadashi Tokieda, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University; Toshitake Kohno, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Tokyo; Tomohiro Tachi, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo; Simon Schleicher, Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley; Maria Paz Gutierrez, Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley; Christine Gregg, NASA Ames Research Center; Mimi Koehl, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Kazuya Saito, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University; Takuya Umedachi, Textile Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Shinshu University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Nature and the astonishing processes by which it governs the shapes and structures of organic and inorganic matter has always been a strong source of inspiration for artists and scientists. Often, natural structures form themselves in ways that seem to completely contradict our notions of how to build lasting, functional, and versatile structures. For example, some structures found in Nature...   More >

Art+Nature Symposium (Day 2)

Conference/Symposium | November 10 | 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Robert Full, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Mimi Koehl, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Ronald S. Fearing, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley; Takuya Umedachi, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Shinshu University

 Kazuya Saito, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University

 Design Innovation from Nature

Nature and the astonishing processes by which it governs the shapes and structures of organic and inorganic matter has always been a strong source of inspiration for artists and scientists. Often, natural structures form themselves in ways that seem to completely contradict our notions of how to build lasting, functional, and versatile structures. For example, some structures found in Nature...   More >

Trace Your Love Line

Workshop | November 10 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conjunction with the exhibition The San Quentin Project, two workshops offer artmaking experiences that draw on somatic and expressive arts therapy to explore resilience. Painting can engage people’s innate creativity and capacity to heal through integrating sensory, emotional, and thinking processes in a soothing, exploratory, and enjoyable way.

You are invited to attend one or both...   More >

Monday, November 11, 2019

Dissertation Talk: Optimal Tradeoffs in Modern Hypothesis Testing

Presentation | November 11 | 511 Soda Hall

 Maxim Rabinovich, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A dissertation talk on multiple hypothesis testing in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the EECS PhD.

Trade Lunch: "Effects of E-commerce on Suppliers and Clients"

Seminar | November 11 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Wei Lin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 231, Public Finance: HOLIDAY

Seminar | November 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Seminar 271, Development: No Seminar

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

 Department of Economics

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, November 12, 2019

Symposium: What should we do with our biogas?: Waste treatment plants and dairies generate biogas. This workshop shares experiences for using this resource.

Conference/Symposium | November 12 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | University of California, Merced, California Room

 5200 Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Waste treatment plants, dairies and other industries across California are generating biogas at an increasing rate, exceeding their need for heating digester feed materials.

What are the best options for using the biogas? And what remaining questions need more exploration?

This one-day workshop at the University of California, Merced will bring together experts, who have years of experience...   More >

  Register online

Disability Management: Understanding the Process (BEUHS550)

Workshop | November 12 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Mary Kelly, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Disability Specialist, Be Well at Work - Disability Management

 Be Well at Work - Disability Management

Come and join us for an Interactive and Informative look into the process of Disability Management.

This workshop uses Scenario-based instruction to teach and reinforce subjects such as the Interactive Process; Essential Job Functions; Reading and analyzing Work Status notes; the Transition back-to-work and Effectiveness of Accommodation(s) and its documentation; Applicable State and Federal...   More >

BPM 109 Compensation and Benefits

Workshop | November 12 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the basics of managing employee compensation and understanding the benefits structure, benefits eligibility, related benefits packages, and the employment/life events that impact benefits.

  Register online

RAPDP - Foundational - Budget Development

Workshop | November 12 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An Excel-based workshop that guides participants through how to create a proposal budget and narrative justification that is compliant with sponsor restrictions and consistent with University HR policies. Participants will learn to build budgets from scratch, as well as by using the CSS templates. Learning Objectives: • Recognize the policy and compliance considerations in preparing a...   More >

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November Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | November 12 | 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.

BASF Lectureship in Chemical Sciences: Studies of the Assembly of the Thioheptose Core of Albomycins

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

 Ben Liu, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin

 College of Chemistry

Sulfur is an essential element for life and is found in all living systems. Yet, how the sulfur is incorporated in many sulfur-containing secondary metabolites remains poorly understood. Albomycin δ2 is an unusual naturally occurring nucleoside that possesses a sulfur-containing furanose, which is essential for its potent antibiotic activity against clinically important pathogens. The...   More >

Durable antibody-mediated immunity: lessons from flaviviruses and metabolism

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

 Deepta Bhattacharya, University of Arizona, Department of Immunobiology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

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

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Job-Finding and Job-Losing: A Comprehensive Model of Heterogeneous Individual Labor-Market Dynamics"

Presentation | November 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Marianna Kudlyak, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

 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  by November 8.

Space Physics Seminar

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

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

How to Secure a 1L Diversity Fellowship Panel: With Morrison and Foerster LLP

Panel Discussion | November 12 | 1-2 p.m. | Law Building, Room 130

 Berkeley Law

Co-sponsored by La Raza Law Students Association & First Generation Professionals

Pleases join us to learn best practices from MoFo attorneys on how to apply for and secure a 1L diversity fellowship.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Anti-Bunching: A new test for signaling motives in prosocial behavior

Seminar | November 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 David Birke, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Geodesic stretch, pressure metric and the marked length spectrum rigidity conjecture

Seminar | November 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Thibault Lefebvre, Paris 11

 Department of Mathematics

In 1985, Burns and Katok conjectured that the marked length spectrum of a negatively-curved Riemannian manifold (namely the collection of lengths of closed geodesics marked by the free homotopy of the manifold) should determine the metric up to isometries. This conjecture was independently proved for surfaces in 1990 by Croke and Otal but since then little progress has been accomplished in higher...   More >

Learning from Censored and Dependent Data

Seminar | November 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Constantinos Daskalakis, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Machine Learning is invaluable for extracting insights from large volumes of data. A key assumption enabling many methods, however, is having access to training data comprising independent observations from the entire distribution of relevant data. In practice, data is commonly missing due to measurement limitations, legal restrictions, or data collection and sharing practices. Moreover,...   More >

After Obamageddon: Reflections on the Rise of Right-Wing 'Doomsday' Prepping in 21st Century America

Colloquium | November 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Michael Mills, Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research, University of Kent

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Center for Ethnographic Research

This talk draws on a sustained ethnography of American 'Doomsday' prepping. Drawing on fieldwork taking place in 2014 and 2018, it pays particular attention to the political dimensions of doomsday prepping culture, including the political discontents that many preppers identify as energizing their activities (under both Obama and Trump).

Imaging, Understanding and Controlling of Nanoscale Materials Transformations

Seminar | November 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Haimei Zheng, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

 College of Chemistry

Nanoscale materials often change structure and morphology during growth, self-assembly, and use as they interact with the environment, especially in solution processes. An understanding of their responses to an external stimulus at the atomic/molecular level may allow us to control their transformations, providing a rational pathway for the design of novel materials. For this purpose, we have...   More >

Food Tech Investor Panel + Plant-Based Foods Market

Panel Discussion | November 12 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Yanniv Dorone, Investor, AgFunder; Alex Kopelyan, Program Director & Partner, IndieBio/ SOSV

 UC Berkeley Extension, EPIC TECH EVENTS

We're delighted to have Anna Cho at UC Berkeley Extension with a unique Food Tech Investor panel! Join us on November 12 at 6:30 pm at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Center and meet with Yanniv Dorone, Investor (2019 Forbes 30 Under 30), AgFunder, and Alex Kopelyan, Program Director & Partner, IndieBio/ SOSV.

You will also have the opportunity to learn more about SUPER[U], Airy ...   More >

  Register online

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

OmniX - an accelerator-centric OS architecture for omni-programmable systems

Seminar | November 13 | 10-11 a.m. | Soda Hall, 510 Soda Hall

 Mark Silbertein, Israel Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Future systems will be omni-programmable: alongside CPUs, GPUs,
Security accelerators and FPGAs, they will execute user code
near-storage, near-network, and near-memory...   More >

How SMC complexes shape genomes

Seminar | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 David Rudner, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Domain-wall boundary conditions and the Macdonald polynomials

Seminar | November 13 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Aaron Brookner, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

For a certain choice of boundary conditions, the 6-vertex model's partition function has an elegant formula in terms of determinants. We associate a variable to each row and each column of the grid, which can be interpreted as a physical "inhomogeneity" factor. It follows from the YBE that the partition function is symmetric in the row variables, and in the column variables, separately; we will...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Molly Schumer: Title TBA

Seminar | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Molly Schumer

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

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

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Visualizing the Assembly of Influenza Viral RNA"

Seminar | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Seema Lakdawala, University of Pittsburgh

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Seema Lakdawala is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego and completed her postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health. Her lab focuses on emergence of pandemic influenza viruses and uses cutting-edge microscopy...   More >

Effective Resume Writing

Workshop | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Create a resume that gets attention and results. Learn how to create a document that highlights your transferable skills and the strengths of your unique work history.

CITRIS Research Exchange - Irma Olguin Jr

Seminar | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

  RSVP online

Together and Separate: Controversies, Ambivalence, and Barriers to Treating Co-Occurring Mental Health needs among Rural People with Opioid Addictions

Colloquium | November 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Claire Snell-Rood, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

There is widespread agreement on the co-occurrence of substance use and mental health conditions and the related need to integrate behavioral health services to address these needs in concert. However, in the case of the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD), there are considerable controversies about the role of behavioral therapies in medication assisted treatment (MAT, e.g., buprenorphine),...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | November 13 | 1-2 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.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to Outer space

Seminar | November 13 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 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 >

BLISS Seminar: Towards an Average-case Complexity of High-dimensional Statistics

Seminar | November 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Guy Bresler, MIT

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The prototypical high-dimensional statistical estimation problem entails finding a structured signal in noise. These problems have traditionally been studied in isolation, with researchers aiming to develop statistically and computationally efficient algorithms, as well as to try to understand the fundamental limits governing the interplay between statistical and computational cost. In this talk...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Cohomology of the moduli space of cubic threefolds and its compactifications (NOTE: Special Day)

Seminar | November 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Samuel Grushevsky, Stony Brook University

 Department of Mathematics

The moduli space of complex cubic threefolds admits various compactifications, from the point of view of K-stability (proven by Y. Liu and C. Xu to be the same as the GIT compactification), as a ball quotient, or via intermediate Jacobians. We compute and compare the cohomology of these various compactifications. Based on joint work with S. Casalaina-Martin, K. Hulek, and R. Laza.

FPF Speaker Series

Colloquium | November 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | FPF Building (Academic Hall), Room 102

 2515 Hillegass Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Dr. Aparajita Nanda, Instructor, Fall Program for Freshmen; Dr. Seth Lunine, Instructor, Fall Program for Freshmen

 Fall Program for Freshmen, UC Berkeley Extension, College of Letters & Science

The Fall Program for Freshmen speaker series highlights activities and research that cultivate skills for community engagement and promoting social justice.  Each session features two current instructors who share work derived from interdisciplinary or collaborative projects. 

FPF Speaker Series

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Homological Stability I

Seminar | November 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Alexander Bertoloni Meli, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Existence and uniqueness of the Liouville quantum gravity metric for $\gamma \in (0,2)$: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Jason Miller, University of Cambridge

 Department of Statistics

Liouville quantum gravity (LQG) is in some sense the canonical model of a two-dimensional Riemannian manifold and is defined using the (formal) metric tensor
\[ e^{\gamma h(z)} (dx^2 + dy^2)\]
where $h$ is an instance of some form of the Gaussian free field and $\gamma \in (0,2)$ is a parameter. This expression does not make literal sense since $h$ is a distribution and not a function, so...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Learning for Decision-Making: Dynamics and Economics

Colloquium | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Nika Haghtalab, Cornell

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Machine learning systems are increasingly used for automated decision making; for example for designing economic policies and for identifying qualified candidates in education or finance. When designing such systems, it is important to consider how changes in the target population or the environment affect the performance of the systems...   More >

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

Seminar | November 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 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 >

Blockchain Identity Panel and Self-Sovereign Identity Incubator (SSI) Pitches

Panel Discussion | November 13 | 6:30-9 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Greg Kidd, Co-founder and CEO, GlobalId Inc.; John Patrick Kelly, Member Board of Directors, Evernym, Inc

 Lisa Hawke, VP Security and Compliance, Everlaw

 Maya Kanehara, Managing Director, Self Sovereign Identity Incubator

 UC Berkeley Extension, EPIC TECH EVENTS

Join us on November 13 at 6:30 pm at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Center for a unique blockchain identity panel and for self-sovereign identity Incubator (SSI) pitches.

  Register online

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | November 14 | 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

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Universality of Euler flows and flexibility of Reeb embeddings

Seminar | November 14 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Eva Miranda, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

 Department of Mathematics

The dynamics of an inviscid and incompressible fluid flow on a Riemannian manifold are described by the Euler equations. Recently, Terry Tao launched a programme to address the global existence problem, not only for Euler equations, but also for their viscid counterpart, the Navier-Stokes equations, based on the concept of universality. This notion concerns the Euler equations without fixing...   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | November 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Applied Math Seminar: Nonlocal models in computational science and engineering: challenges and applications

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Marta D’Elia, Sandia National Labs

 Department of Mathematics

Nonlocal models such as peridynamics and fractional equations can capture effects that classical partial differential equations fail to capture. These effects include multiscale behavior, discontinuities in the solutions such as cracks, and anomalous behavior such as super- and sub-diffusion. For this reason, they provide an improved predictive capability for a large class of engineering and...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Demultiplexed Mutiwavelength Interferometry for High Precision Metrology

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz Lounge)

 Zain Zaidi

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will present results from a new arithmetic algorithm for multiwavelength interferometer that has a theoretical maximum range of the lowest-common-multiple of the wavelengths used, the resolution of a single-wavelength interferometer, and the theoretical maximum noise tolerance of an algebraic approach.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | November 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Nick Barberis, Yale School of Management

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Jimmy Roberts, Professor, Duke University

 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 >

Self-Care for Stressed Out Parents (BEUHS375)

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

 Lara Scriba, RN, co-sponsored by the Ann Martin Center

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The responsibilities and isolation of parenting can easily lead to stress, exhaustion, overwhelm & burnout.

Learn practical, holistic tools that will not only reduce stress but also build a sense of rhythm, vitality and ease within your body, mind & family.

Embrace nature’s energetic rhythms and explore simple solutions to:
• Optimize time & energy
• Support your nervous system...   More >

  Enroll online

IB Seminar: Differentiation, Communication, and Emergence in Ant Societies

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

 Daniel Kronauer, The Rockefeller University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar

Seminar | November 14 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Marius Guenzel

 Department of Economics

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

Workshop | November 14 | 1:30-2:30 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 >

Microsoft Excel Charts

Course | November 14 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This course details the process of Chart creation and manipulation in Microsoft Excel. Emphasis is placed on proper structure of source data, functional differences of various Chart types, and integration of Chart functionality with other baseline Excel features. Learning Objectives * Understand the relationship between Charts and other Excel data visualizations. * Leverage one-dimensional and...   More >

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Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Molly Schumer, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Seminar | November 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Title: Unraveling the tangled web: the evolutionary impact of hybridization

How distinct species persist in the face of gene flow is a long-standing and central question in evolutionary biology, reinvigorated by the recent realization that hybridization is surprisingly common. Though it is now appreciated that gene flow often occurs before, during, and after speciation, little about...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Jahi Chappell

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

 Jahi Chappell

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

Jahi Chappell, Executive Director of Food First, will present: "Beginning to End Hunger: Lessons on food security, transformation, and solidarity from Belo Horizonte, Brazil." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall. Co-sponsored by the the Center for Diversified Farming Systems.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: " Inference on Treatment Effects after Model Selection with application to subgroup analysis"

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jingshen Wang, UC Berkeley, Biostatistics and Epidemiology

 Department of Economics

How to Claim a Migrant: Koreans, Borders, and Belonging at the Edge of Asia and Russia

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

 Alyssa Park, University of Iowa

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Summary: In the late nineteenth century, Koreans suddenly began to cross the border to Russia and China by the thousands. Their continuous mobility and settlement in the tripartite borderland made them an enduring topic of dispute between multiple countries (Korea, Russia, China, and Japan), and prompted a host of questions that concerned fundamental questions about states’ governance over...   More >

From Alice, Texas to Beirut, Lebanon and Everything in Between: Lessons I Have Learned as a Student, Faculty Member, and a Woman in Engineering: Russell Severance Springer Colloquium

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Janet Ellzey, Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Foundation Centennial Teaching Fellow, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Dr. Janet Ellzey, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Foundation Centennial Teaching Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, was born in a small town in South Texas, received her undergraduate and MS degrees at UT Austin, and her PhD at UC Berkeley in 1985. In the course of her career, she has embraced an array of opportunities ranging from conducting combustion...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Geometry and dynamics of K3 surfaces

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

 Simion Filip, Institute for Advanced Study and Clay Mathematics Institute

 Department of Mathematics

In the classification of compact complex surfaces, K3s are the intermediate case between the positively and negatively curved ones. Alternatively, one can think of K3s as holomorphically symplectic surfaces. Their geometry is rich: K3s admit Ricci-flat metrics and have homogeneous parameter spaces, analogous to Teichmuller and moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces. Additionally, K3s often admit...   More >

Dual-Aspect Reflexivism in Buddhist Philosophy of Mind

Colloquium | November 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Moses Hall, Howison Library

 Matt MacKenzie, Colorado State University

 Center for Buddhist Studies, Department of Philosophy

Indian Buddhist philosophers associated with the pramāṇavāda (logico-epistemological) school developed an account of mind and cognition that I term ‘dual-aspect reflexivism’. On this view, conscious awareness is reflexive or self-presenting in that it always involves awareness of awareness. Further, a typical episode of conscious cognition involves the presentation of an object...   More >

International Relations Career Panel

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 6-8 p.m. | 205 Dwinelle Hall

Department of State, Human Rights Center, Peace Corps, International Relations Council of Berkeley

 International Relations Council

Interested in International Relations? Come explore a variety of career paths and organizations through guest speakers. This event is a great opportunity to explore different fields of IR and network with professionals. Brought to you by our very own International Relations Council

East Bay Science Cafe - The secret superpowers of insects

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

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Javier Ceja-Navarro, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab


Join us at Cafe Leila on San Pablo Avenue for an evening of science, conversation, and community.

In this presentation, Dr. Javier Navarro will tell us about his work in revealing the hidden powers of insects and other critters. We will hear about a coffee addict, a wood-degrading machine, and litter decomposers. All have something in common: their intimate associations with microbes to thrive...   More >

The coffee borer beetle loves coffee!

Medicare for All Debate

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 108 Wheeler Auditorium

 Sally Pipes, President and CEO, Pacific Research Institute; Richard Scheffler, Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Berkeley Conservative Society, Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement

Come out to see a Medicare for All debate between Pacific Research Institute President and CEO Sally Pipes and Berkeley School of Public Health Professor Richard Scheffler! Anyone from any side of the political spectrum is welcome to attend, so put the event on your calendars and see political discourse at Berkeley at its best!

Friday, November 15, 2019

R.A.D. Self Defense for Women (BEUHS062)

Workshop | November 15 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Karen Patchell, Be Well at Work Faculty & Staff Health Program; Kim Guess, Be Well at Work Faculty & Staff Health Program

 Gender Equity Resource Center, and Be Well at Work Faculty and Staff Health Programs

Fri 11/15 and 11/22; 8.30 am – 1 pm, Tang Education Center

R.A.D. for Women is a 9 hour comprehensive, women* and femmes course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. This course is part of Cal Self Defense for All (CSDA), a program that addresses violence and harassment in our community by empowering members of our community to know about...   More >

14th Annual Master's Research Symposium: UC Berkeley/UCSF Joint Medical Program

Conference/Symposium | November 15 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 1102/1104

 Public Health, School of

Enjoy our graduating students' thesis presentations in a Berkeley setting! Please also join us for lunch and a wine and cheese reception right after the presentations.

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.

Integral Taiji and Qigong

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

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Artistry in Academic Writing

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Writing Program

The SLC Writing Program’s Fall 2019 faculty panel, Artistry in Academic Writing, takes place Friday, November 15th from 12:00-1:30pm in 113 Chávez.

This conversation continues our semester’s theme of cultivating artistry in the writing process. Join us to hear faculty reflect on how they tap into their creativity to explore new intellectual pathways.

Panelists include:
Amanda...   More >

Hormone-Dependent Neurocircuits Controlling Energy Allocation in Females

Seminar | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Holly Ingraham, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

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

Workshop | November 15 | 12 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.

Get Fit in 7 Minutes (BEUHS652)

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

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Manager, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Come and learn how the 7-minute High Intensity Circuit Training (H.I.C.T.) workout using your body weight, a chair and wall can help you maximize your time, space, and strength and flexibility training routine. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the combination of aerobic and resistance training in a high-intensity, limited-rest design can deliver numerous health benefits in...   More >

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Analog Physics for Digital Optimization

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

 Sri Krishna Vadlamani, Ph.D. Student and Researcher, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Dept. University of California

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Optimization is vital to Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and to many areas of Science. Mathematically, we usually employ steepest-descent, or other digital algorithms. But, Physics itself, performs optimizations in the normal course of dynamical evolution. Nature provides us with the following optimization principles:
1. The Principle of Least Action;
2. The Variational Principle of...   More >

Pitch Global Event

Workshop | November 15 | 1-5 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608-609

 Gideon Marks, Co-founder, DogLog

 UC Berkeley Extension, Pitch Global, Certent

Thrilled to have Pitch Global coming back to UC Berkeley Extension with another great pitching and networking event!

Join us on Friday, November 15, from 1 pm to 5 pm at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Center and meet with investors!

  Register online

Modulation of Precursor Reactivity for Colloidal Synthesis of WSe2 Nanocrystals and Heterostructures: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Alina Schimpf, UC San Diego, Chemistry and Biochemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Colloidal chemistry is uniquely poised for the synthesis of metastable phases because conditions can be chosen to access kinetic growth regimes. We show that control over size and phase of colloidal WSe2 nanocrystals is achieved by careful choice of ligand...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Constructing the Airy Sheet Using Brownian Last Passage Percolation IV

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

 Milind Hegde, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will present the recent construction of the Airy sheet by Dauvergne, Ortmann, and Virag. In the first talk we will prove the novel extension of the RSK correspondence at the center of their approach, which relates last passage values in a Brownian environment to last passage values in the environment of the Airy line ensemble. Reference: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.00309.pdf

Composition Colloquium: Tommy Martinez

Colloquium | November 15 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Precision Production of Polymers: A New Age of Polymer Reaction Engineering

Seminar | November 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Shiping Zhu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China

 College of Chemistry

Chemical engineering deals with production and processing of materials and chemicals. Polymers are macromolecules that have thousands of small molecules joined together by covalent bonds. Polymer reaction engineering is about industrial production of polymers. Polymers are chain molecules and their materials properties are determined to a large extent by their chain microstructures. Different...   More >

Author Conversation on “The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child”

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

 Morgan G. Ames, with Michele Pridmore-Brown

 Information, School of

Morgan Ames and LA Review of Books editor Michele Pridmore-Brown discuss the legacy of the One Laptop per Child project and our refusal to learn from its failure.

Regulating TNCs: Should Uber and Lyft set their own rules?

Seminar | November 15 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Sen Li, Uc Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Sen Li, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of California, Berkeley, will present Regulating TNCs: Should Uber and Lyft set their own rules? at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar on Nov. 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for Beverages and cookies at 3:30 p.m.

Abstract: We evaluate the impact of three proposed...   More >

Sen Li

Logic Colloquium: Realism in Mathematics: The Case of the Hyperreals

Colloquium | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Kenny Easwaran, Texas A&M University

 Department of Mathematics

Although there was controversy about the role of the Axiom of Choice in mathematics in the early 20th century, it has become an accepted part of mathematical practice. One interesting consequence of its acceptance has been the development of non-standard analysis, which studies systems that behave like the real numbers, with the addition of infinitely large and infinitely small elements. These...   More >

Triple Bonded Group 14 Compounds: High Reactivity with Small Molecules, Metal- Metal Triple Bond Metathesis with Transition Metal Complexes

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

 Philip Power, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis

 College of Chemistry

The triple bonded compounds ArMMAr (M = Ge, Sn, or Pb; Ar = terphenyl ligands) display structures, reactivity and bonding that are not explained by standard bonding models. Their peculiar bonding is reflected in their spectroscopic properties and in their reaction chemistry toward small molecules particularly H2. Their relationship to the related subvalent hydrides ArMH is central to this...   More >

Pilgrimage and Identity Formation in Taiwan

Colloquium | November 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Craig Quintero, Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, Grinnell College

 SanSan Kwan, Associate Professor, Theater Dance and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In 1991, the Taiwanese experimental theatre company U Theatre started incorporating the Baishatun Matsu pilgrimage into their actor training. The actors joined thousands of Taiwanese pilgrims in the religious procession devoted to the goddess Matsu, walking 350 kilometers from Baishatun to Bei-gang in nine days. During the late 1990s, an increasing number of experimental theatre companies also...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Emily Zazulia

Colloquium | November 15 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Emily Zazulia (UC Berkeley)
"Metaphors of Music Writing"

Europe and the Arctic: Ground Zero for Global Climate Change?

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 5 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Andreas Raspotnik, High North Center; Kristian Åtland, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment

 Institute of European Studies, The Arctic Institute, Norwegian Consulate General San Francisco, High North Center for Business and Governance, Norway, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

How should the European Union respond to the entwined challenges of climate change mitigation, international law, sustainable development, indigenous rights, and security in the Arctic?
An interactive conversation moderated by Dr. Andreas Raspotnik, in cooperation with The Arctic Institute and the Norwegian Consulate in San Francisco. 

As sea ice retreats from the Arctic, the challenges of...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Derek O'Leary at derekoleary@berkeley.edu

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Conference on Global Economic Issues

Conference/Symposium | November 16 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Clausen Center for International Business & Policy

UC Berkeley’s Clausen Center for International Business and Policy hosts its 3rd biennial Conference on Global Economic Issues. This event will feature prominent economists, policymakers, and industry participants. Some of our confirmed participants include Mary Daly, President, SF Federal Reserve; Calvin Ho, Senior Vice President and Director of Research for Templeton Global Macro; Jed Kolko,...   More >


  Registration opens October 22. Register online by November 15.

FAMILY PROGRAM: The Great Leaf Hunt and Crafting

Workshop | November 16 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Celebrate fall in our collection of leaves from all around the world!
Find the giant "umbrella" leaf of the Gunnera plant, compare it with the tiny leaf of the world's smallest flowering plant, and see a leaf that actually moves when you touch it. Learn about why leaves change color in the fall and enjoy making beautiful leaf crafts to take home.

$18 Adult, $16 Child, $12 UCBG Member Adult, $10 UCBG Member Child

 Registration includes admission the Garden. Enjoy a day in the Botanical Garden!. Buy tickets online

Exquisite Corpse Workshop

Workshop | November 16 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

To celebrate the centennial of Surrealism, poet Rod Roland and daughter Coco lead an all-ages workshop in creating collaborative drawings and pieces of writing using the Surrealist technique of the exquisite corpse. In their words, written as an exquisite corpse:

Exercise your brain and creativity
the light from an oyster
make friends
voyage through alchemy in a tiny boat
So Much Fun!
The...   More >

Surrealism Then, Now: Snapshots of Critically Engaged Art: Inside the Magnetic Fields: Surrealism at 100

Conference/Symposium | November 16 | 2-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 The Program in Critical Theory

Presented by University of California, Berkeley’s Consortium on Surrealism @100 (organized by UC Berkeley’s Program in Critical Theory).

This afternoon symposium and discussion–organized by UC Berkeley’s Program in Critical Theory– will feature two panels of literary and cultural critics who’ll reconsider Surrealism: its histories, its afterlives, and its resonances in art and politics today....   More >