<< Tuesday, September 26, 2017 >>

Tuesday, September 26, 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.

Memorials and Memory Activism: Interview with Valentina Rozas-Krause, College of Environmental Design

Seminar | September 26 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Valentina Rozas-Krause, Architecture, College of Environmental Design; Dr. Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7FM

This week on The Graduates, we are speaking with architect Valentina Krause about her work on memorials in South America, the Bay Area, and Germany.

The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM.

Valentina Rozas-Krause

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Machine Learning and Alternative Data in Fundamental-based Quantitative Equity

Seminar | September 26 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Ben Gum, AXA Rosenberg

 Center for Risk Management Research

We begin with a survey of machine learning techniques and applications outside of finance. Then we discuss our use of Machine Learning techniques at Rosenberg. Finally, we explore some alternative data sources.

Synthesis and Study of Unusual Lipids

Seminar | September 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Prof. Noah Burns, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Our group is particularly inspired by natural products not only because of their importance as synthetic targets but also due to their ability to serve as invaluable identifiers of unanswered chemical, medicinal, biological, and biophysical questions. One major focus of our research has been the selective halogenation of alkenes. Dihalogenation and halofunctionalization encompass some of the most...   More >

Understanding Your Work Related Values

Workshop | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  University Hall

 Terrie Moore, Staff Career Development

 Human Resources

Identify/clarify values that are important to you to express at work. Explore approaches to enhance alignment.

REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR103

  Register online

UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) – The Pension Plan (BEUHS346)

Workshop | September 26 | 12:10-2:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Don Goldberg, Senior Benefits Analyst, UC Retirement Administration Service Center

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The session, designed for active career employees, addresses the many areas one needs to consider for a successful and satisfying retirement and the benefits available through the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP). Content includes information about monthly retirement income and how it is calculated, cost of living adjustments, and lump sum cash out. The Retirement Savings Program and retiree health and...   More >

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Development Lunch: "Long-term effects of violent conflict on second-generation health outcomes: evidence from Liberia"

Seminar | September 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Soazic Elise Wang Sonne; Shibiru Melesse, CEGA EASST Fellow

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

Exploring Majors and Career Options

Workshop | September 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42 Conference Room

 Career Center

Undecided about your major? Not sure of the best academic path to your dream job? You're not alone! Join experts from the Career Center, the Career Counseling Library, and L&S, and learn how to start working towards your post-graduation career goals.

RSVP if you plan to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/URH5VWz5LXo9e6vC3

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The belly of a minimal free resolution

Seminar | September 26 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Karim Adiprasito, Einstein Institute for Mathematics Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss the shape of minimal free resolutions of monomial ideals, that is, the shape of its bigraded Betti-table, and relate it to basic homotopy theory.

Electronic resonances: Challenge and opportunity

Seminar | September 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Anna Krylov, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California

 College of Chemistry

Autoionizing (or electron-detaching) states are ubiquitous in physics, chemistry, biology, and technology. Such meta-stable states (called resonances) play a central role in processes as diverse as DNA radiolysis, plasmonic catalysis, and attosecond spectroscopy. Resonances belong to the continuum spectrum, which makes their theoretical description exceptionally difficult, because their wave...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “The China Shock Revisited”

Seminar | September 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Rob Feenstra, UC Davis

 Department of Economics

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Tax Advantages and Imperfect Competition in Auctions for Municipal Bonds"

Seminar | September 26 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 James Roberts, Duke University

 Department of Economics

Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science: On Computational Thinking, Inferential Thinking and Data Science

Seminar | September 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Michael I. Jordan, Professor, Statistics & EECS, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The rapid growth in the size and scope of datasets in science and technology has created a need for novel foundational perspectives on data analysis that blend the inferential and computational sciences. That classical perspectives from these fields are not adequate to address emerging problems in Data Science is apparent from their sharply divergent nature at an elementary level---in computer...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 26 | 4:30-5:30 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: Symbolic Powers of Determinantal Ideals

Seminar | September 26 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Leon Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We give a description of certain products of minors of a generic matrix as pairs of standard Young tableaux. Under this description, the pairs of standard Young tableaux form a free basis of the polynomial ring whose variables are generic entries of that matrix. We also characterize the nth symbolic power of a determinantal ideal in terms of these pairs of standard Young tableaux, and use this to...   More >

Celebrating 100 Years of Modern Korean Literature

Conference/Symposium | September 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Berkeley City Club, Drawing Room

 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Kyung-Ran Jo, author

 Youngmin Kwon, UC Berkeley; Bruce Fulton, University of British Columbia

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco

Please join us for a discussion of the fruits of a century of modern Korean literature dating from the appearance of Yi Kwang-su’s novel Mujŏng (The Heartless) in 1917.

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 >