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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | February 13 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

VC Unlocked: Deal Camp

Course | February 11 – 14, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, 500 Startups

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

This activity has been approved for 25.75 hours MCLE...   More >

High-Performing Teams

Workshop | February 13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 Lauren Moloney-Egnatios, Assistant Director, Intercultural Training Specialist, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL); Grace Michel, Intercultural Training Specialist, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL); Jason Patent, Director, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL)

 Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL)

In any organization, communicating and collaborating effectively are paramount. It’s important that, as professionals and leaders, we make intentional and strategic efforts to bridge differences in communication and the way individuals work together as a team.

 UC Berkeley Staff & Faculty can register for free.

$224 Early Bird Tickets, $249 Regular

 UC Berkeley Staff & Faculty, use code STAFF to register for free. Please bring Cal ID day of event. Tickets go on sale January 28. Buy tickets online or by calling Miranda Loos at 510-642-9481, or by emailing Miranda Loos at mloos@berkeley.edu

Special Presentation: Andreas Wanke, Director of Sustainability at Freie: From Energy to Sustainability Management

Presentation | February 13 | 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Basement of MLK (82D Conference Room in bNorth)

 Andreas Wanke, Freie Universität Berlin (FUB)

 UC Berkeley Office of Sustainability & Energy

As the core of the science and education system, universities play a key role in shaping sustainable development. Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) is committed to this responsibility. FUB started to establish a systematic energy and environmental management in 2001. Based on a university-wide energy controlling, technical and structural energy efficiency programs, an incentive system for energy...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Michael Nachman: The genomic basis of environmental adaptation in house mice

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Michael Nachman

 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 >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Evolution of microbial systems for defense and offense: CRISPR and far beyond"

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Eugene Koonin, National Center for Biotechnology Information

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Koonin is the Senior Investigator at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. He is known primarily for his research on genome evolution, especially in microbes and viruses, host-parasite coevolution, and more specifically, functions and evolution of CRISPR-Cas systems. Koonin received his PhD in Molecular Biology in 1983 from the Department of Biology, Moscow State University....   More >

CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar with Erin Hestir

Conference/Symposium | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:
Erin is currently a researcher at the University of California Merced. Her research interests focus on earth observations to address the multiple stressors acting upon the earth’s systems under threat for water and food security and biodiversity including: changing hydro-climate, land use, water projects, species introductions, sediment, nutrient and carbon transport. Her...   More >

UCOP Virtual Career Series: Flex jobs, remote work + the gig economy

Workshop | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Virtual

 University of California Office of the President

Learn more about flex jobs, working remotely and career opportunities tied to the gig economy and how to secure your spot during this in-depth interview-style session.

CTRL-labs: Non-Invasive Neural Interfaces for Human Augmentation

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Patrick Kaifosh, PhD, CSO & Co-Founder, CTRL-labs

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

As the nervous system's evolved output, spinal motor neuron activity is from an evolutionary perspective a natural source of signals for a neural interface. Furthermore, the amplification of these signals by muscle fibers allows them to be measured non-invasively with surface electromyography (sEMG). CTRL-labs has developed a wireless wearable system that records state-of-the-art sEMG signals...   More >

Have U.S. States Contributed to the Growing Inequalities in Life Expectancy?: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jennifer Karas Montez, Professor, Sociology, Syracuse University

 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.

The Sensory Biology of Electroreception

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Duncan Leitch**, University of California, San Franciso

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Cell mechanics by atomic force, traction force, and ion conductance microscopy

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Note change in date

 Tilman Schaeffer, University of Tubingen (Germany)

 Bioengineering (BioE)

I will present the development and application of novel scanning probe instrumentation and methods in the field of cell mechanics.

Using force clamp force mapping (FCFM), an atomic force microscopy (AFM) imaging mode that combines force-distance curves with an added force clamp phase, we observed that the creep behavior of living cells conforms to a power-law material model. When comparing...   More >

Do Bullies Win?: A Critical Look at the Dominance Theory of Social Hierarchy

Colloquium | February 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Cameron Anderson, Professor, BerkeleyHaas

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Does aggression and bullying help people rise to the top of social hierarchies? According to dominance theory, the answer is “yes”. In this talk I take a critical look at dominance theory, arguing why dominance is unlikely to help individuals gain influence in the long run.

Conversations about Dementia (BEUHS181)

Workshop | February 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Dori Sproul, Alzheimer’s Association

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Learn helpful tips to guide you in having difficult conversations with family members, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.

Rebounding Malaria and the Ethics of Eradication: The WHO Campaign in Zanzibar, c. 1968 and Contemporary Implications

Colloquium | February 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Melissa Graboyes, Assisant Professor, University Clark Honors College, University of Oregonof Chichester

 Center for African Studies

This paper chronicles the history of malaria elimination attempts in Zanzibar, taking a close look at the World Health Organization’s failed elimination attempt between 1958-1968, and the epidemic of rebound malaria that struck the island afterwards.

Melissa Graboyes

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: Intro to Polynomial Partitioning Theorem and Wave Packet Decomposition in Fourier Restriction Problem

Seminar | February 13 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Zirui Zhou, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

Continuation of discussion of “A restriction estimate using polynomial partitioning” by L. Guth. The polynomial partitioning lemma. Construction of the wave packet decomposition and proof of its main properties. $L^2$ bounds for sums of wave packets.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Lattices and thin groups

Seminar | February 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Thomas Koberda, University of Virginia

 Department of Mathematics

I will give a very general overview of lattices in semisimple Lie groups, and a brief introduction to thin groups. This latter class of groups is a current "hot topic", with a plethora of applications to subjects as diverse as number theory, hyperbolic geometry, and quantum computation.

Large Deviations of Random Projections of High-dimensional Measures

Seminar | February 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Kavita Ramanan, Brown University

 Department of Statistics

Properties of random projections of high-dimensional probability measures are of interest in a variety of fields, including asymptotic convex geometry, and high-dimensional statistics and data analysis. A particular question of interest is to identify what properties of the high-dimensional measure are captured by its lower-dimensional projections. While fluctuations of these projections have...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Main Theorem and Principle B

Seminar | February 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ian Gleason, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Commensurators of thin subgroups of \(PSL_2(Z)\)

Seminar | February 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Thomas Koberda, University of Virginia

 Department of Mathematics

A celebrated result of Margulis says that among irreducible lattices in higher rank semi-simple Lie groups, arithmetic lattices are characterized as those having dense commensurators. If the subgroup of the Lie group is Zariski dense and discrete but is no longer assumed to have finite covolume (that is, to be thin), then no such definitive dichotomy exists. A heuristic due to Y. Shalom says that...   More >

The Chosen Ones

Colloquium | February 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 117, Academic Innovation Studio | Note change in date

 Nikki Jones, Associate Professor of African American Studies, UC Berkeley

 Clarence Ford, Masters Candidate, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for the Study of Law and Society, American Cultures, Berkeley Underground Scholars

The discussion will be based on Dr. Jones's new book, The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption, as centers around the topic of the struggles faced by formerly incarcerated black men trying to fit back into their communities and the obstacles they face when attempting to integrate into greater society.

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Putting finishing touches to your research applications: A Practical hands-on workshop

Workshop | February 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Andrea Ramirez, UROC; Ife Okeke, UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

For anyone who is applying to the Haas Scholars Program or to the SURF Program, we will be holding a workshop space for students to get feedback on their proposals. Please stop by at whatever stage you're in.If you're unable to make this workshop, but want an extra set of eyes, please email uroc@berkeley.edu to set up a time to meet. We will have food for y'all. Excited to see you there!

ERG Colloquium: Nkiruka Avila

Colloquium | February 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Nkiruka Avila, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

 Energy and Resources Group

Socio-Technical Innovation for a Low Carbon Energy Future

“Mitochondria as signaling organelles”

Seminar | February 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Navdeep Chandel, Northwestern University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Mitochondria as signaling organelles

Seminar | February 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Navdeep Chandel, Northwestern University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

The Hebrew Bible: A Translation With Commentary

Panel Discussion | February 13 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Robert Alter, Professor of the Graduate School and Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Center for Jewish Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Robert Alter’s lecture will consider several different challenges to a translator of the bible with illustrations from specific Biblical texts and comments on how the modern English versions have failed to meet these challenges.

4:30 pm – Roundtable on Bible Translation featuring Profs. Robert Hass, Ron Hendel, and Jonathan Sheehan
5:30 pm – Robert Alter Lecture
6:30 pm – Light...   More >

Drop-in help with SURF and Haas Scholars research proposals

Workshop | February 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Main Stacks Room B4

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Come into drop-in hours with OURS Peer Advisors for assistance on your SURF and Haas Scholars applications. No appointments are necessary.


2/11, Monday, Free Speech Movement Cafe 6:30-8pm

2/13, Wednesday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

2/14, Thursday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm