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Tuesday, October 10, 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.

Science, Spirituality, and Oak Trees: Interview with Prahlada Papper, Department of Integrative Biology

Presentation | October 10 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Prahlada Papper, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, PhD, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Join us for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with naturalist Prahlada Papper, PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology. Prahlada's research focuses on the study of oak trees and species concepts in California. The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM.

 Radio broadcast, ON-AIR only! 90.7 FM or online.

Prahlada in the field

CANCELLED: Yoga Walk Through the Garden

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

 Botanical Garden

"If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand."

Come join fellow Nature Lovers in a mindful movement class at the UC Botanical Garden. During the 60-minute class, you will get to walk among the garden’s amazing collection, learn breathing techniques to promote health, practice gentle Qigong and yoga exercises at beautiful locations along...   More >

$20, $18 members (Price includes Garden Admission)

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

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Advances in Basketball Analytics Using Player Tracking Data

Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Alexander D'amour, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

In the 2013-2014 season, the National Basketball League, in conjunction with STATS LLC, implemented a league-wide program to collect player-tracking data for all NBA games. The data feed now provides 25-FPS records of all players' XY coordinates on the court, as well as XYZ coordinates for the ball. This data source has opened up new lines in inquiry into the quantitative analysis of basketball...   More >

Host-microbe interactions: harnessing co-evolution to treat disease

Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Janelle Ayres, Salk Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Catalytic Approaches to Simplifying Synthesis

Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Darren Dixon, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford

 College of Chemistry

Catalysts that provide new reactivity and stereocontrol in efficient bond-forming reactions, are essential tools for converting low cost starting materials into high value, structurally complex, stereochemically defined product materials. In this presentation, new families of metal-free and metal-rich cooperative catalysts and their use in highly enantioselective C-C bond forming reactions and...   More >

Introduction to Maptek Laser Scanning

Workshop | October 10 | 12:10-3 p.m. | plaza Wurster Hall

 Archaeological Research Facility

We'll meet at the Archaeological Research Facility and return to the field survey locations to create a terrestrial laser scan using the the Maptek I-Site 4400LR instrument. In the afternoon we will meet 1-4 pm in the LAEP computer lab

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Register online

A European refugee crisis or a humanity crisis?

Colloquium | October 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Elsadig Elsheikh, Director, Global Justice Program at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

Development Lunch: "Discretion and Corruption in Public Procurement"

Seminar | October 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ferenc Szucs

 Department of Economics

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

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | October 10 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Ribbon Graphs Invariants from Ribbon Categories

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

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will introduce the notion of a ribbon category. I will show how such categories can be used to recover and generalize the ribbon graph invariants that were introduced in prior talks.

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Quantitative Easing without Rational Expectations"

Seminar | October 10 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dmitriy Sergeyev, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Algebraic structure underlying Kakeya-type problems

Seminar | October 10 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Marina Iliopoulou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kakeya-type questions ask how much tubes that point to different directions overlap. Such problems are central in harmonic analysis, due to their connection with restriction theory, geometric measure theory, PDE and number theory. Over the years there was some indication that Kakeya-type problems have an underlying algebraic structure, but it was only a decade ago that a tool was introduced in...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Serre Condition \(S_r\) for Simplicial Complexes

Seminar | October 10 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Brent Holmes, University of Kansas

 Department of Mathematics

For a fixed integer \(r\), Serre's condition \(S_r\) is a condition on the depth of a ring at various localizations. It can be viewed as a weakening of the Cohen-Macaulay condition. In this talk, we focus on Serre's condition for Stanley-Reisner rings. The first main topic will be the relationship between Serre's \(S_2\) condition and Hirsch type bounds on the diameter of the dual graph. The...   More >

Program to Support Administrators and TOSA's in Implementing the California H-SS Framework

Workshop | October 10 | 4-7 p.m. |  Santa Clara County Office of Education

 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The UCB History-Social Science Project is partnering with the Santa Clara County Office of Education to provide an ongoing and collaborative space for Administrators and TOSAs to learn and share strategies for implementing the new CA H-SS Framework. Many site or district administrators and TOSAs have already been engaged in providing PD for their teachers or will initiate this process following...   More >

Long-range Correlated Dynamics in Glassy Materials and Its Role in Producing Stable Glasses

Seminar | October 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Zahra Fakhraai, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

 College of Chemistry

Nanometer-sized thin films of small organic molecules are widely used in applications ranging from organic photovoltaics and organic light emitting diodes, to protective coatings and high resolution nano-imprint lithography. Physical vapor deposition (PVD) is widely used in manufacturing ultra-thin layers of amorphous organic solids, with an underlying assumption that the properties of these...   More >

White Supremacy, Gender, and Speech in the wake of Charlottesville

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 140

 Michael Cohen; Charis Thompson; Ziza Delgado; Justin Leroy

 Center for Race and Gender

This event will focus on the roles white supremacy has played throughout U.S. history as well as its continued effects today, particularly in relation to the 2016 election and upsurge of white nationalist and white supremacist movements.

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “Firm-to-Firm Trade: Imports, Exports, and the Labor Market”

Seminar | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Sam Kortum, Yale University

 Department of Economics

Introduction to Zotero 5.0

Workshop | October 10 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jennifer Dorner, Librarian, The Library


This introductory workshop will cover the Zotero library, adding items to your library, using collections to organize your library, using tags to organize your library, sorting and searching, and outputting a bibliography. During the hour after the workshop, the Instructor will be available to assist you with troubleshooting installation and syncing issues.

 A Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library.

  RSVP online

Research/Funding Opportunities Workshop (Open Hours) (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | October 10 | 5-7 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop will introduce and expose students to various research programs and funding opportunities on campus. It will cover various program applications (such as the McNair Scholars Application), reaching out to mentors, getting solid letters of recommendations, and writing strong research proposals and personal statements. Presenters will also discuss their experiences with their research...   More >

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 >

Free Speech on Campus: A Discussion with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky in Honor of Constitution Day

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, Rm 101 Doe Library

 Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky

 Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

In honor of Constitution Day, the Free Speech Movement Educational Programs Committee welcomes the Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky. In his new book, "Free Speech on Campus", written with Howard Gillman, they argue that campuses must provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body but at the same time must never restrict the expression of ideas.

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.