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Friday, January 26, 2018

SERC Membership Applications Due

Deadline | January 26 | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

SERC Membership was piloted in Fall 2016, with the goal of providing individual students the opportunity to help build a collaborative, inclusive student community around sustainability. We aim to preserve institutional memory around environmental projects, build a more cohesive community, and get new students plugged in to existing events. Members will receive various membership benefits,...   More >

Artificial photosynthesis by light absorption, charge separation, and photoredox catalysis

Seminar | January 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library Room 100F

 Prof. Han Sen Soo, Nanyang Technological University

 College of Chemistry

“Uncovering Perceptual Priors Using Automated Serial Reproduction Chains”: Psychology 229A

Colloquium | January 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Thomas Langlois, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Job Market Seminar

Seminar | January 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Emil Verner, Princeton

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar and Real Estate Seminar

Biology Students: Meet Your Library!

Workshop | January 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101 Bioscience & Natural Resources Library

 Susan Koskinen, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library; Elliott Smith, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library; Becky Miller, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library


Drop-in for an orientation to web resources and a tour of the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library.

Author Talk With Richard Reeves

Colloquium | January 26 | 1-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Richard Reeves, Brookings Institute

 Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

We know about the ultra-rich. The billionnaire class. But author
Richard Reeves writes it’s the upper middle class that matters most.
The top twenty percent of earners are getting better and better at
passing wealth on to their children. Through zoning laws, career
networking, college admissions, and more, they hoard the American
dream for themselves - at the expense of everyone else....   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 26 | 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 >

History Graduate Association Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | January 26 | 1-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Sara Friedman; John Handel; Pawel Koscielny; Christopher Lawson; Helen Miney; Derek K. O'Leary; Lois Rosson; Mustafa Yildiz

 Department of History, History Graduate Association (HGA)

At this inaugural symposium, history graduate students will deliver 15-20 minute presentations on aspects of their current research, spanning several geographical and chronological fields. A brief Q&A session will follow each presentation.

2D Semiconductor Electronics: Advances, Challenges and Opportunities: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Prof. Ali Javey, UC Berkeley / LBNL, EECS

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Two-dimensional (2-D) semiconductors exhibit excellent device characteristics, as well as novel optical, electrical, and optoelectronic characteristics. In this talk, I will present my laboratory's recent advancements in defect passivation, contact engineering, surface charge transfer doping, ultrashort transistors, and heterostructure devices of layered chalcogenides.

We have developed a...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviation Principle for Stochastic Growth Models

Seminar | January 26 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Composition Colloquium: Raphael Cendo

Colloquium | January 26 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

After studying piano and composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, Raphael Cendo studied composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (2000-2003), from which he graduated in composition, analysis and orchestration. He then joined the composing and computer music class of IRCAM (2003-2006). During his training, he was taught by Allain Gaussin, Brian Ferneyhough, Fausto...   More >

MENA Salon: Rebuilding in Syria

Workshop | January 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

With the Syrian conflict entering its seventh year, Syrians and international actors are beginning to embark upon the immense task of rebuilding portions of the country. Will states opposing the Assad regime partake in rebuilding civilian infrastructure? Will funding for reconstruction be conditioned on political reform? What role will multilateral organizations play in this process?

STEM Summer Research Opportunities Workshop for Underrepresented Students (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | January 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Ifechukwu Okeke, UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop will be an overview of STEM summer research programs, aims and benefits of participating in a summer research program, and how to apply to them. We will also discuss how to craft a personal statement, a research statement of purpose and request for letters of recommendation, using successful application sample materials.
Snacks will be provided.

Documenting the 99%

Seminar | January 26 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Wayne de Fremery, Sogang University, Korea

 Information, School of

Wayne de Fremery develops new technologies for investigating Korean literature and documentary traditions

Nitrogen Binding and Fixation using Iron-Sulfur Complexes

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

 Patrick Holland, Department of Chemistry, Yale University

 College of Chemistry

The enzyme nitrogenase reduces atmospheric N2 using an unusual iron-sulfur cluster, the FeMoco, which has an unprecedented carbide-centered structure. In an effort to understand the fundamental behavior of iron sites like these that are coordinated by sulfur and carbon, we have synthesized coordination compounds with these biologically relevant donors and studied their structures, spectroscopy,...   More >

Hoda Bidkhori - Analyzing Process Flexibility Using Robust Optimization: UC Berkeley IEOR

Seminar | January 26 | 4 p.m. | 4193 Etcheverry Hall

 Hoda Bidkhori, UC Berkeley IEOR

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Process flexibility has been widely applied in many industries as a competitive strategy to improve responsiveness to demand uncertainty. The first part of the talk addresses the problem of managing process flexibility in a fairly general manufacturing system. In our model, each plant might have a different cost for adding flexibility or extra capacity. We model this problem as an...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Energy driven pattern formation in thin fluid layers: The good, the bad and the beautiful

Seminar | January 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Andrew Bernoff, Harvey Mudd College

 Department of Mathematics

(Note special date and location) A wide variety of physical and biological systems can be described as continuum limits of interacting particles. Many of these problems are gradient flows and their dynamics are governed by a monotonically decreasing interaction energy that is often non-local in nature. We show how to exploit these energies numerically, analytically, and asymptotically to...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium Inna Naroditskaya (Northwestern U): Is Argentine Tango Russian, and how Jewish is Russian Tango?

Colloquium | January 26 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Inna Naroditskaya is a specialist in Azerbaijanian and Eastern music cultures, Russian music, gender studies, and diasporas. She has published articles and reviews in Ethnomusicology and Asian Music as well as essays and articles in Azerbaijanian and Russian publications. She has authored two books: Song from the Land of Fire: Azerbaijanian Mugam in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods (Routledge,...   More >

Climate Activism, Reproductive Justice, and Anticipation: Navigating the Intersections: Dr. Jade Sasser

Seminar | January 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Jade Sasser, UC Riverside

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Dr. Jade Sasser, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, UC Riverside will deliver keynote lecture, "Climate Activism, Reproductive Justice, and Anticipation: Navigating the Intersections"