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Wednesday, September 27, 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.

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | September 27 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | September 27 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Address Geocoding

Workshop | September 27 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 55A McCone Hall

 Patty Frontiera, D-Lab


This workshop will introduce geocoding--the process of determining the geographic location of a place name, zipcode, or address. The first part of this workshop will be an introduction to the process of geocoding and strategies for achieving good results. We will briefly discuss the pros and cons of the various software tools available for geocoding.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Nancy Chen "Tracking short-term evolution in a pedigreed wild population"

Seminar | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Nancy Chen

 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 >

Fetal Monitoring During Childbirth with Dr. Neil Ray: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Dr. Neil Ray, Raydiant Oximetry

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

To understand why a world-wide C-section epidemic has developed and the consequential long-term health implications to mother and child. How existing fetal monitors have contributed to the C-section epidemic and how the technology being developed by Raydiant Oximetry could help reduce the unsustainable C-section rates that currently exist.

“Listening in on crosstalk in signaling networks”

Seminar | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Lani Wu, UCSF

 Bioengineering (BioE)

How complex signaling networks shape highly-coordinated, multistep cellular responses is poorly understood. Biological networks are highly complex, containing many components and many putative interactions. We developed a network-perturbation approach to identify where and when signaling actually occurs. Our results, illustrated on polarity networks in neutrophils and morphogenic networks in...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Breaking the Silence - Chemical and Synthetic Approaches for Plant Developmental Biology"

Seminar | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Keiko Torii, University of Washington

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Torii lab studies how plant cells coordinate proliferation and differentiation during organ morphogenesis to generate beautiful, orderly patterns. We aim to understand the molecular and genetic bases of cell-cell communication that specifies organ size, shape, and stomatal patterning through integrated approaches.

Keiko Torii

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

Social-Science Genomics: A Primer and Progress Report: Dan Benjamin, USC Center for Economic and Social Research

Colloquium | September 27 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Dan Benjamin, Professor, USC Center for Economic and Social Research

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Depression in Later Life (BEUHS170)

Workshop | September 27 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Maureen Kelly, Ed.D., LCSW, Be well at Work - Elder Care

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

Depression is a disease that affects people of all ages, but is both more common and more serious for those over sixty. Although depression is not a normal part of aging, many risk factors such as health problems, physical limitations, the loss of loved ones, and fears about financial issues, contributes to late-life depression. This important workshop will focus on an often overlooked aging...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 27 | 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 suggestions on how to find them.

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

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | September 27 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Laura Monin, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant


This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3 pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

Please...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Morse-Bott cohomology of flow categories

Seminar | September 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Zhengyi Zhou, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Flow category was introduced by Cohen, Jones and Segal to organize all the moduli spaces in Floer-type cohomology theories. In this talk, I will review three constructions of the cohomology on flow categories in the Morse-Bott case, namely the Austin-Braam's model, the Fukaya's model and the cascades model. I will explain how homological perturbation theory can help solving the transversality...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Robust Incentives for Teams

Seminar | September 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Juuso Toikka, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Joint with Departmental Seminar. *Please note change in time/location seminar due to joint event.

Gilman Scholarship Essay Review

Workshop | September 27 | 2-4 p.m. | 160 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you applying to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship?
Come to the Gilman Scholarship Essay Review and get feedback on your application essays from recent UC Berkeley Gilman Scholars .

The Gilman Scholarship deadline for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 (early application) study abroad programs and internships is 9:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. For more information or to...   More >

Invertibility and condition number of sparse random matrices

Seminar | September 27 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Mark Rudelson, University of Michigan

 Department of Statistics

Consider an n by n linear system Ax=b. If the right-hand side of the system is known up to a certain error, then in process of the solution, this error gets amplified by the condition number of the matrix A, i.e. by the ratio of its largest and smallest singular values. This observation led von Neumann and his collaborators to consider the condition number of a random matrix and conjecture that...   More >

Metabolic Stress Hormone FGF21: From Thirsty to Thin

Seminar | September 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Steve Kliewer, UT Southwestern

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Effect of electrolyte ions on Electrochemical CO2 reduction/Ion transport in homogenous and nanostructured polymer electrolytes

Colloquium | September 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Joaquin Resasco, Ph.D. student in the Bell Group; Ksenia Timachova, Ph.D. student in the Balsara Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Morse-Bott cohomology from homological perturbation

Seminar | September 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Zhengyi Zhou, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will give a new construction of the cochain complexes for flow categories in the Morse-Bott case, where the underlying vector space is generated by the cohomology of the critical manifolds. This new construction has two nice features: (1) It requires the minimum amount of transversality. (2) The choices made in the construction do not depend on the structure of the flow category....   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Topology Optimization for Multiscale and Multiphysics Design

Seminar | September 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hyunsun Alicia Kim, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

Topology optimization is able to provide unintuitive and innovative design solutions and a performance improvement (e.g. weight savings) in excess of 50 percent is not uncommonly demonstrated in a wide range of engineering design problems. With the rise of advance materials and additive manufacturing, topology optimization is attracting much attention in the recent years. This presentation will...   More >

Negative Dependence and Sampling in Machine Learning

Seminar | September 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Stefanie Jegelka, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Statistics

Discrete Probability distributions with strong negative dependencies (negative association) occur in a wide range of settings in Machine Learning, from probabilistic modeling to randomized algorithms for accelerating a variety of popular ML models. In addition, these distributions enjoy rich theoretical connections and properties. A prominent example are Determinantal Point Processes.
In this...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Symbiosis or Annihilation? How Humans and Technology Coevolve

Colloquium | September 27 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Edward A. Lee, Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor, EECS/U.C. Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I argue that digital technology and computing are coevolving, in a Darwinian sense, with human culture. I examine the relationship between discovery, invention, and design, and the way that background models ("unknown knowns") shape technology development. I claim that technology is limited less by physical constraints than by lack of imagination and inability to adapt. Human...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic theory (joint with departmental seminar)

Seminar | September 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Evans Hall

 Juuso Toikka, MIT

 Department of Economics

Note special time and place

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: A cohomological approach to the Berezin fibre integral

Seminar | September 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Alexander Alldridge, University of Cologne

 Department of Mathematics

The fibrewise Berezin integral is an important tool in mathematical physics, e.g., to derive supersymmetric field equations from variational principles. For a supermanifold, the de Rham complex is underbounded, and differential forms cannot be integrated; the Berezinian sheaf was introduced by Berezin to address this problem. However, the definition is ad hoc, the resulting integral is defined...   More >

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: Robust Incentives for Teams

Seminar | September 27 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Juuso Toikka, MIT

 Department of Economics

Joint with Theory seminar

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online

 Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >