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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Bruker Tracer portable XRF geochemistry

Workshop | December 4 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Dr. Lee Drake, Archaeologist and geochemistry specialist, Bruker

 Archaeological Research Facility

Training in the Bruker Tracer X-Ray fluoresence unit

 Please register for this workshop. Make reservations online

Bruker Tracer 5i


Presentation | December 4 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

TUE, DEC 4, 9am-6pm. Students in ARCH 200A and ARCH 100C will be exhibiting their work and presenting their projects to faculty and guest critics.

Dissertation Talk: Ionocraft: Flying Microrobots With No Moving Parts

Seminar | December 4 | 10-11 a.m. | 490H Cory Hall

 Daniel Drew, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Autonomous mobile microrobots will inform the connected world of tomorrow. This talk will focus on my work developing novel electrohydrodynamic (EHD) actuators. Robotic platforms enabled by these thrusters have interesting capabilities, including: silent flight, mechanical simplicity by virtue of having no moving parts, and extremely high thrust-to-weight ratios.

BASF Lecture in Chemical Sciences: Harnessing the Chemistry of Plant Natural Product Biosynthesis

Seminar | December 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Sarah O'Connor, John Innes Centre, Department of Biological Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Plants, which make thousands of complex natural products, are outstanding chemists. Through the concerted action of enzymes that are assembled into metabolic pathways, nature creates chemical complexity from simple starting materials. I will highlight some of the unusual enzymatic transformations that plants use to make complex, bioactive natural products, and will also discuss methods by which...   More >

Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable

Colloquium | December 4 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Note change in time

 Kimberly Huynh, Civil/Environmental Engineering

 Desiree Valadares, Architecture; Alexandra Havrylyshyn, Berkeley Law

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable

Join Canadian Studies for the final Colloquium of the Fall 2018 Semester. Three outstanding young scholars will present their work, followed by Q&A.

Kimberly Huynh
PhD Candidate, Civil/Environmental Engineering
"Water-driven methane transport in Burns Bog, British Columbia, Canada."

Desiree Valadares
PhD Candidate, Architecture
"The Reparative...   More >

De-stressing with Thriving in Science (December Seminar)

Seminar | December 4 | 12-2 p.m. | 231 Barker Hall

 Thriving in Science

Please come join us for this final 2018 activity! We’ll be serving lunch in 231 Barker Hall on December 4th. We’ll have blank mugs and wood slices that you can paint with oil pens and de-stress at the end of the semester. Please feel free to join us at any time, even if you aren’t into crafts and just want to grab lunch—everyone is welcome!

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Competition and The Pass-Through of Unconventional Monetary Policy: Evidence from TLTROs"

Presentation | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Matteo Benetton, Assistant Professor of Finance, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by November 30.

CEO Forum: Making the most of digital resources at the Berkeley Library: A workshop for STEM E&O professionals

Workshop | December 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Michael Sholinbeck, Outreach Instruction Librarian; Margaret Phillips, Librarian

 Coalition for Education & Outreach (CEO)

Making the most of digital resources at the Berkeley Library: A workshop for STEM E&O professionals

Workshop | December 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Michael Sholinbeck, Outreach Instruction Librarian, and Margaret Phillips, Librarian, lead this workshop on library resources for STEM education and outreach practitioners.

Webnet: The Best of HighEdWeb

Workshop | December 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Debra Goldentyer, Digital Director, Haas School of Business

 Director of Staff Learning and Development

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: Healthier Holiday Treats (BEUHS641)

Workshop | December 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Cookies, cakes, and candies, oh my! Stand out from the crowd with healthier holiday gifts and desserts this year. Colleagues, family, and friends will appreciate your support and you can save money by making homemade gifts and desserts! Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

  Register online

CCHF Virtual Symposium

Conference/Symposium | December 4 | 1-4 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

Symplectic Working Group: Log Calabi-Yau surfaces and Lagrangian torus fibrations

Seminar | December 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Catherine Cannizzo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Vertigo in a High Place, or, Rapaz amid the Ontologies

Workshop | December 4 | 3-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Frank Salomon, Professor Emeritus, John V. Murra Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Archaeological Research Facility

Within Kaha Wayi’s murky chamber both political self-government and rituals managing relations with the environment take place. Work in Kaha Wayi richly expresses an “implicit cosmology.” What should we think about such systems?

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Low regularity solutions for gravity water waves

Seminar | December 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Albert Ai, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We consider the local well-posedness of the Cauchy problem for the gravity water waves equations, which model the free interface between a fluid and air in the presence of gravity. It has been known that by using dispersive effects, one can lower the regularity threshold for well-posedness below that which is attainable by energy estimates alone. Using a paradifferential reduction of...   More >

Pimental Seminar in Physical Chemistry: Electric Fields and Enzyme Catalysis

Seminar | December 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Steven Boxer, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

We have developed the vibrational Stark effect to probe electrostatics and dynamics in organized systems, in particular in proteins where vibrational probes can report on functionally important electric fields. The strategy involves deploying site-specific vibrational probes whose sensitivity to an electric field is measured in a calibrated external electric field. Once calibrated, these probes,...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Nonparametric Demand Estimation in Differentiated Products Markets"

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

 Giovanni Compiani, Haas School of Business

 Department of Economics

Health Care Under the Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health

Colloquium | December 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, 221, Gifford Room

 Howard Waitzkin, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of New Mexico

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association

These days, our health and well-being are sorted through a profit-seeking financial complex that monitors and commodifies our lives. Our access to competent, affordable health care grows more precarious every day. Waitzkin will discuss just what's wrong with our medical system, how it got this way, and a winning strategy in moving toward a post-capitalist health-care system.

Caminos de la Ciencia: De Ingeniería Química a Microbiología y de Regreso

Presentation | December 4 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | César E. Chávez Branch, Oakland Public Library, Suite 271

 3301 East 12th St., Oakland, CA 94601

 Dr. Javier A. Ceja-Navarro, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


This Presentation will be in Spanish / Esta presentación será en español

En esta presentación, el Dr. Javier A. Ceja-Navarro, investigador del Laboratorio Nacional de Berkeley, nos hablará sobre su trayectoria en la ciencia y las oportunidades que lo han llevado a estudiar microbios, bichos y el medio ambiente.

Javier nació en Tuxpan, Nayarit, México, y realizó toda su preparación...   More >

De Ingeniería Química a Microbiología y de Regreso