<< Tuesday, August 29, 2017 >>

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Fundamentals of Sustainable Natural Dyeing with Michel Garcia

Workshop | August 28 – 31, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn the fundamentals of sustainable natural dyeing including fiber preparation, plant mordants, plant selection, using less dye for greater effect, surface design techniques, and various applications of natural dyes.

$425, $400 UCBG Members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Spectral covers and wall-crossing in 4d and 2d

Seminar | August 29 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Dmitry Galakhov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe some physical approaches to calculation of motivic Donaldson-Thomas invariants – protected spin characters of BPS states in class S theories. We will discuss a "refined" counting of special real loci (Stokes lines) on spectral covers and application to construction of Reshetikhin-Turaev-Witten invariants.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Bank Capital and Risk Taking: A Loan Level Analysis

Seminar | August 29 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Michael Ohlrogge, Stanford

 Center for Risk Management Research

I examine whether whether low capital levels incentivize banks to systematically originate and hold riskier loans. I construct a novel data set consisting of 1.8 million small business and home mortgage loans, matched to the specific banks that originated them and the capital levels of those banks at the time of origination, and verified to be held on bank portfolios, rather than sold. A one...   More >

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library


A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

Splintering and spoilers in peace processes: Lessons from the rise of the Lord's Resistance Army

Colloquium | August 29 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Chelsea Johnson, Fellow of Comparative Politics, The London School of Economics and Political Science

 Center for African Studies

Very little research has been done to date on bargaining for peace in the context of a fractionalized armed opposition. Most work in the field of conflict resolution suggests that multidimensional peace agreements are inherently unstable and prone to breakdown, and that dyadic bargaining can produce dyadic peace despite the behavior of excluded "spoilers." This project contributes new data on...   More >

Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) Info session - Intro to UROC and mixer

Workshop | August 29 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed, UROC (Under-represented Researchers of Color)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This is an introductory UROC meet and greet event, introducing the UROC staff and services we offer to students – from research methods and scholarship workshops to grad school preparation. This is primarily aimed towards beginning to build a research community.

3-Manifold Seminar: Organizational meeting

Seminar | August 29 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll give an overview of topics we hope to cover this semester, including computational complexity for 3-manifold algorithms, profinite rigidity of 3-manifold groups, and invariants of spatial graphs.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 29 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

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

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

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Equations of K3 Carpets

Seminar | August 29 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Eisenbud, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

K3 surfaces are one possible answer to the question: what's the 2-dimensional analogue of elliptic curves? There is a rich and beautiful geometric theory, but I'll talk about a highly degenerate form, the K3 carpets. There's a simple discrete classification, an easy way to write down the equations and Groebner bases, and an intriguing connection to Green's Conjecture on canonical curves.

Physical Chemistry through a Microscope

Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Ke Xu, Department of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Student CA+AG seminar organizational meeting

Seminar | August 29 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 n/a, n/a

 Department of Mathematics

We will go over the format and the topics for the student portion of the CA+AG seminar this semester, and sign-up speakers for respective topics.

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

A Conversation with Min Seok Ahn

Colloquium | August 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Morrison Library

 Min Seok Ahn, South Korean National Assembly

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), C.V. Starr East Asian Library

Min Seok Ahn (also spelled Ahn Minseok), a member of the South Korean National Assembly, has been instrumental in coordinating the impeachment trial of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye.