Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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
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
Course | February 11 – 14, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law
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 >
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)
In any organization, communicating and collaborating effectively are paramount. Its 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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 >
Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
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
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 >
Conference/Symposium | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
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 earths 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 >
Workshop | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual
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.
Seminar | February 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Patrick Kaifosh, PhD, CSO & Co-Founder, CTRL-labs
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 >
Colloquium | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Jennifer Karas Montez, Professor, Sociology, Syracuse University
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.
Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Note change in date
Tilman Schaeffer, University of Tubingen (Germany)
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 >
Colloquium | February 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Cameron Anderson, Professor, BerkeleyHaas
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.
Workshop | February 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Dori Sproul, Alzheimer’s Association
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
This paper chronicles the history of malaria elimination attempts in Zanzibar, taking a close look at the World Health Organizations failed elimination attempt between 1958-1968, and the epidemic of rebound malaria that struck the island afterwards.
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
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.
Seminar | February 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Thomas Koberda, University of Virginia
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.
Seminar | February 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Kavita Ramanan, Brown University
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 >
Seminar | February 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Ian Gleason, UC Berkeley
Seminar | February 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Thomas Koberda, University of Virginia
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 >
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
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
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 email@example.com to set up a time to meet. We will have food for y'all. Excited to see you there!
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 Alters 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 >
Workshop | February 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Main Stacks Room B4
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