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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Collaborating Effectively in the Workplace: Beomb002

Workshop | December 5 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall



Presentation | December 5 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, DEC 5, 9am-6pm. Students in ARCH 201 and 205A will be exhibiting their work and presenting their projects to faculty and guest critics.

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | December 5 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | December 5 | 10 a.m.-12 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 legal permanent 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 >

Dissertation Talk: Photonic Links -- From Theory to Automated Design

Seminar | December 5 | 10-11 a.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Suite 200

 Krishna Settaluri

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Recent advancements in silicon photonics show great promise in meeting the high bandwidth and low energy demands of emerging applications. However, a key gating factor in ensuring this necessity is met is the utilization of a link design methodology which transcends the various levels in the hierarchy, ranging from the device and platform level up to the systems level. In this dissertation, a...   More >

Predictive Models for Transition Metal Catalyzed Organic Reactions

Seminar | December 5 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Peng Liu, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh

 College of Chemistry

Due to limited mechanistic insights and the complexity of catalyst-substrate interactions, catalyst design and optimization in transition metal catalysis often rely on chemical intuition and experimental trial-and-error. I will discuss our recent efforts to utilize a streamlined computational approach to understand and predict the reactivity and selectivity of transition metal catalysts for...   More >

The Limits of Rights: Claims-making on Behalf of Immigrants: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Irene Bloemraad, Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley

 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.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Using functional genomics to discover new facets of antiviral immunity"

Seminar | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Sara Cherry, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Research in the Cherry lab is aimed at identifying cellular factors that regulate viral pathogenesis, including factors hijacked by viruses for replication and innate anti-viral mechanisms used by the host to combat the invader. We study a number of arthropod-borne RNA viruses, including flaviviruses such as West Nile virus, dengue virus and the newly emerging Zika virus. We are also studying the...   More >

Synthetic Genetic Systems for Continuous Evolution and Barcoding in vivo

Seminar | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Chang C. Liu, University of California, Irvine

 Bioengineering (BioE)

We are interested in building genetic systems that have extremely high mutation rates in order to speed up the evolution of target proteins and enzymes in vivo as well as to record transient information, such as lineage relationships or exposure to biological stimuli, as genetic information in situ. I will present work on two genetic systems that we have recently developed. First, I will describe...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Low Dimensional Methods for High Dimensional MRI

Seminar | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 510 Soda Hall

 Frank Ong

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will present methods to reconstruct 3D dynamic magnetic resonance images (MRI) with unprecedented spatiotemporal resolution. The problem considered is vastly underdetermined and computational demanding (trying to reconstruct ~100 GBs of image from ~2 GBs of measurements). I will first introduce a multi scale low rank matrix model to compactly represent general dynamic images. Then...   More >

Mindfulness Over the Holidays (BEUHS059)

Workshop | December 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Leslie Bell, Ph.D. LCSW, Be Well at Work – Employee Assistance

 Employee Assistance Program

During the holidays, we are more likely to be stressed out and overwhelmed by obligations, errands and high expectations. Our “to-do” lists increasingly grow, leading us to race through each day in an effort to complete holiday shopping and errands. And while family time for some of us is joyous, for others of us it can bring added stress and feelings of disappointment and anger. This workshop...   More >

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Workshop | December 5 | 1-4 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for *express* travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on the spot (please read below—"Do You Really Need a Travel Signature?").

Tails of the KPZ equation

Seminar | December 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Promit Ghosal, Columbia University

 Department of Statistics

The KPZ equation is a fundamental stochastic PDE related to modeling random growth processes, Burgers turbulence, interacting particle system, random polymers etc. In this talk, we focus on the tail probabilities of the solution of the KPZ equation. For instance, we investigate the probability of the solution being smaller or larger than the expected value. Our analysis is based on an exact...   More >

Dissertation Talk: BAG - Automation Framework for AMS Circuit Generator Design

Presentation | December 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Rabaey room

 Eric Chang, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

As the nature of scaling has shifted due to both technological and economic barriers, innovations in systems and circuits have become increasingly necessary to meet the needs to next generation designs. However, the stringent and unintuitive design rules of advanced multi-patterned processes along with increased interconnect resistance and capacitance due to dimensional scaling severely lengthen...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Pentagram Maps and Refactorization in Poisson-Lie Groups

Seminar | December 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Anton Izosimov, University of Arizona

 Department of Mathematics

The pentagram map was introduced by Richard Schwartz in 1992, and is now one of the most renowned discrete integrable systems which has deep connections with such topics as cluster algebras, dimer models etc. In this talk I will present a geometric construction which identifies the pentagram map, as well as its various multidimensional generalisations, with refactorization type mappings in...   More >

Making organelles in the ER

Seminar | December 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 William Prinz, NIH Section Chief, NIH

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

ERG Colloquium: Sasha Harris-Lovett: Strategic Planning for Multi-Benefit Urban Water InfrastructureEnergy Systems

Colloquium | December 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Sasha Harris-Lovett, PhD canidate, Energy and Resources Group

 Energy and Resources Group

This talk presents a method for supporting decision-makers in implementing more equitable, holistic, and environmentally-sound urban water infrastructure.

"High Transference Number Polymer-Based Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries"/"Probing the Acyl Carrier Protein-Enzyme Interactions within Terminal Alkyne Biosynthetic Machinery"

Colloquium | December 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Kyle Diederichsen, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group; Michael Su, Ph.D. student in the Zhang Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | December 5 | 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

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Angela Brooks, Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz

Seminar | December 5 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Center for Computational Biology

Full-length alternative transcript isoform analysis with nanopore sequencing

Our group aims to understand the mechanisms of alternative RNA splicing regulation and splicing dysregulation in cancer. Short-read, high-throughput cDNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) has revolutionized our ability to profile RNA splicing; however, this approach cannot capture the full complexity of RNA...   More >

Evergreen Wreath Workshop

Workshop | December 5 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Create a one-of-a-kind beautiful and festive wreath or garland to add to your holiday decorations. Greens from the Garden's global plant collection and other natural adornments are included.

$55 / $50 UCBG Garden members

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