<< Monday, September 11, 2017 >>

Monday, September 11, 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.

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

How to Write a Research Grant Proposal: Workshop for Graduate Students

Presentation | September 11 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Suad Joseph, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, University of California, Davis

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Writing proposals for funding for research or other projects has become increasingly essential for scholars, students, administrators, artists, and non-profits. The basic requirements of a research proposal are the same, with modest variations, across disciplines, fields, and foundations. This full-day workshop will address how to develop the key components of a research proposal regardless of...   More >

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EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | September 11 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 331 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Marketing Yourself for Your Next Job: Resume Writing

Workshop | September 11 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  University Hall

 Linda Lundberg, Transition Services Lead, Central Human Resources

 Human Resources

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

REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR301

  Register online

Moving towards a more cumulative research practice in developmental psychology

Colloquium | September 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Michael Frank, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

In recent years, many psychologists have become increasingly concerned about issues of reproducibility and replicability. From small sample sizes to post-hoc analytic flexibility ("p-hacking"), many factors conspire to decrease the robustness and trustworthiness of results in published research. These problems are important in developmental psychology as well, though the scope of the problem is...   More >

A new energy approach to critical response of elastic-plasticstructures under impulsive or long-duration excitations: Semm Seminar

Seminar | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Izuru Takewaki, Professor, Dept of Archi. and Architectural Eng., Kyoto University

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This talk is on the critical response of elastic-plastic structures under near-fault (1994 Northridge earthquake, 1995 Kobe earthquake) or long-duration (2011 Tohoku earthquake) ground motions.

Combinatorics Seminar: Asymptotics of the number of standard Young tableaux of skew shape

Seminar | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Igor Pak, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

Consider random standard Young tableaux of a fixed skew shape. What do they look like as the shapes get large? To be precise, in this talk, we analyze the asymptotics of the number of standard Young tableaux of large skew shapes, which allow to give partial answers to this questions in a variety of special cases. We present new bounds and discuss how they compare with the existing general bounds...   More >

UCDC Info Session

Information Session | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 262 Evans Hall

 Marcia Condon, UCDC advisor

 Office of Undergraduate Research

UCDC is a program which sends UC juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. to intern, do research, and take classes for a semester. UCDC students come from all majors, intern three to four days a week, and take two classes which each meet once a week. Students from UC campuses live and take classes at the UC Washington Center, an eleven-story building about six blocks from the White House....   More >

PF Lunch: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 11 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Juliana Londoño Vélez, UCB

 Dario Tortarolo, UCB

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

  RSVP online by September 6.

Oxyopia Postdoctoral Researcher Seminar

Seminar | September 11 | 12 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Adrien Chopin; Brian Schmidt

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Adrien Chopin, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Vision Science Program

Title: Bringing completely-stereoblind amblyopes to stereo-recovery
Abstract: Stereoscopic perception is an important component of a normal binocular life. Amblyopic patients often experience a disrupted binocular vision and may benefit from stereopsis recovery. Stereovision is usually tested with clinical stereotests. First,...   More >

Book Talk: "Intelligent Infrastructure: Zipcars, Invisible Networks, And Urban Transformation"

Lecture | September 11 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Thérèse Tierney, Founding Director of URL: Urban Research Lab at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

 Berkeley Center for New Media

When we think of smart cities, the hypermodern cities of Shenzen or Songdo usually come to mind. But when we look at the future, it is clear that all cities – from Brooklyn to Berkeley – will also be smart.
New or old, smart cities are sustained by intelligent infrastructure, an assemblage of software, wireless communication technologies, and environmental sensors. These allow for previously...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Constant scalar curvature metrics on blow-ups of Kahler surfaces

Seminar | September 11 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ved Datar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is known that the blow-up of a constant scalar curvature Kahler manifold of (complex) dimension greater than 2 also admits a metric of constant scalar curvature if it is K-stable. I will present a partial result in dimension two.

String-Math Seminar: Monodromy and quantizations

Seminar | September 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Andrei Okounkov, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

For a general symplectic resolution X, Bezrukavnikov and Kaledin used quantization in prime characteristic to construct certain very interesting derived automorphisms of X. Their action on K(X) has been since conjectured to match the monodromy of the quantum differential equation for X. This talk will be about our joint work in progress with Bezrukavnikov in which we prove this conjecture for the...   More >

Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Biomedical Applications

Seminar | September 11 | 2:10-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Jackie Y. Ying, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The Nanos, Singapore

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Nanostructured materials can be designed with sophisticated features to fulfill the complex requirements of advanced material applications. This talk describes the synthesis of metallic, metal oxide, semiconducting and organic nanoparticles and nanocomposites of controlled size, morphology and architecture. The nanocrystalline building blocks are used to create excellent materials for catalytic,...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Exceptional splitting of reductions of abelian surfaces with real multiplication

Seminar | September 11 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Yunqing Tang, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

Zywina showed that after passing to a suitable field extension, every abelian surface $A$ with real multiplication over some number field has geometrically simple reduction modulo $\mathfrak p$ for a density one set of primes $\mathfrak p$. One may ask whether its complement, the density zero set of primes $\mathfrak p$ such that the reduction of $A$ modulo $\mathfrak p$ is not geometrically...   More >

Yong Zeng — NSF Funding Opportunities Related to Data Science

Seminar | September 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Yong Zeng, National Science Foundation

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

This presentation will provide an overview of the funding opportunities related to data science in National Science Foundation. The funding opportunities will include those in the directorates of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), Engineering (ENG), and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), and the focus will be those supported by Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) in MPS.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic theory: Quasi-Bayesian Updating in Social Networks

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Manuel Mueller-Frank, IESE Business School, Univ. of Navarra

 Department of Economics

Towards a lyric phenomenology: ‘The beginnings of truly human poetry’ and Zhukovsky’s elegiac imagination

Colloquium | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Alyson Tapp, University Lecturer in Russian Literature, Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The second lecture in the Slavic Graduate Colloquium Fall 2017 series.

Conversations with the Dean

Miscellaneous | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 227AA (Library Seminar Room)

 Social Welfare, School of

The Dean will be holding open discussions to which all students, faculty and staff are invited to discuss a variety of issues, concerning the School, the University or social and research issues of concern. Please join us!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Seminar 271, Development: "Municipal Annexations and the Value of Local Public Goods"

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

 David Schoenholzer, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Tian-Todorov theorems

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ben Gammage, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss the Bogomolov-Tian-Todorov Theorem and some generalizations involving noncommutative Hodge theory.

Who Am I? Exploring Identity of Prospective Teachers and Teacher Educators towards the Profession of Teaching

Colloquium | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Dr. Munir Moosa, Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Pakistan

 Graduate School of Education

Identity is central to teachers’ development. Exploring self-identity empowers practitioners to reflect on their position and practices, and separate their personal beliefs, ideologies, and biases from teaching practices (Rus et al., 2013; Cranton, 2001; Beauchamp and Thomas, 2009; Walkington, 2005). It helps them to become a reflective practitioner and embrace teaching profession with...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Two-bubble dynamics for the equivariant wave maps equation.

Seminar | September 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jacek Jendrej, University of Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

I will consider the energy-critical wave maps equation with values in the sphere in the equivariant case, that is for symmetric initial data. It is known that if the initial data has small energy, then the corresponding solution scatters. Moreover, the initial data of any scattering solution has topological degree 0. I try to answer the following question: what are the non-scattering solutions of...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Exceptional splitting of reductions of abelian surfaces with real multiplication

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

 Yunqing Tang, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

Zywina showed that after passing to a suitable field extension, every abelian surface $A$ with real multiplication over some number field has geometrically simple reduction modulo $\mathfrak p$ for a density one set of primes $\mathfrak p$. One may ask whether its complement, the density zero set of primes $\mathfrak p$ such that the reduction of $A$ modulo $\mathfrak p$ is not geometrically...   More >

Conversation with Dr. Michael Eisen: Bridging the gap between primary scientists and the public

Seminar | September 11 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Michael Eisen, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Dr. Michael Eisen is a professor in the Molecular and Cell Biology department at UC Berkeley, and one of the founders of PLOS (Public Library of Science). In addition to his achievements, he intends to compete for the California Senate seat in 2018. SLAM and Michael aim to have a fruitful conversation about establishing yourself as a prominent science communicator, and about reaching out to new...   More >

LAEP Lecture: Kate Orff

Lecture | September 11 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design


Splunk Info-Session

Information Session | September 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Yanpei Chen, ​Senior Product Manager, Splunk

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Launch your career with the leader in Operational Intelligence. Join our Senior Product Manager and Berkeley alum Yanpei Chen for a technical discussion on September 11th from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Wozniak Lounge. Pizza provided along with a resume drop!

ULAB student group hosts the "Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop"

Workshop | September 11 | 6-8 p.m. | Unit 4 Residence Hall, Foothill Assembly Room

  , Berkeley, CA 94720

 ULAB student group

RSSP is collaborating with ULAB to run our first ever “Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop”.

We will bring organizations throughout campus to…
- provide a detailed overview of research programs on campus
- run guided researcher discovery activity to identify research labs and programs that fit your academic goals
- a mock application panel with real past applications to help you...   More >

Public (Re)Assembly with Shannon Jackson and UC Berkeley Faculty

Lecture | September 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shannon Jackson, associate vice chancellor of arts and design at UC Berkeley, launches the Public (Re)Assembly series with a public lecture on the Arts + Design Initiative as a vehicle for elevating, fortifying, and “reassembling” the resources of Cal’s tremendous creative culture. In thinking about the artistic, social, and technological future of public higher education, Jackson is joined by...   More >

Rahul Gandhi | India At 70: Reflections On The Path Forward

Lecture | September 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Rahul Gandhi, Vice President, Indian National Congress

 Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Rahul Gandhi has led the reorganization of India’s Congress Party since becoming Vice President of the party in 2013. At UC Berkeley, he will offer his reflections on contemporary India and the path forward for the world’s largest democracy. He follows in the footsteps of his great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, who delivered a historic speech at Berkeley in 1949.

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Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library


This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael...   More >