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Friday, March 15, 2019

41st California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 15 – 17, 2019 every day | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics, Celtic Studies Program, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Follan Fund

The conference is free and open to the public.
Papers will range through Celtic languages, cultures, literatures, histories, and linguistics (come hear about syntactic change in Gaulish!).

University-Community Links Annual International Conference: Linking Voices: Co-Constructing University-Community Collaborative Engagement

Conference/Symposium | March 15 – 16, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | Clark Kerr Campus, Garden Room

 Graduate School of Education

Annual international UC Links conference bringing together university faculty, staff, and students with community and school partners to share observations, research findings, program successes and concerns, and ongoing challenges and strategies.

Picturing Identities and Ideologies in Modern Korea: Transnational Perspectives for Visual Culture

Conference/Symposium | March 15 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Institute

 Youngna Kim, Professor Emerita, Seoul National University; Julia F. Andrews, Distinguished University Professor, Ohio State University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

In recent years, scholars have noted a few topics of visual culture commonly found in East Asia at the turn of the 20th century. At this time, new forms of popular culture, including novels, magazines, and newspapers, as well as official public monuments presented a new image of the nation in the changing environment of world expositions and international congresses. Most of the essays in this...   More >

Let's Talk: Engaging in Cross-Cultural Communication

Workshop | March 15 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sidalia Reel

 Human Resources

This workshop engages participants in conversations regarding “what gets in the way” when communicating across difference. This workshop reviews interactive communication theory and U.S. domestic dynamics of Human Diversity. Participants will work with each other in discussing and applying this information in varied situations. By the end of this workshop participants will: •Increase awareness of...   More >

New Asian Disorder: Diagnosis and Prognosis

Conference/Symposium | March 15 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

East Asia since 2010 has been characterized by the rise of China and the relative decline of the U.S., and by a corresponding disorder as China has increasingly defied the game rules set by the erstwhile hegemon and begun to outline an alternative set of rules. This conference will analyze the options open to Asian actors, such as China and the U.S., as well as Russia, Japan, Taiwan, and ASEAN.

Gammage Seminar: Renormalization on manifolds with boundary

Seminar | March 15 | 10-11 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eugene Rabinovich, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

43rd Annual Berkeley-Stanford Conference: From Liberalism to Neoliberalism: the New Europe at 100

Conference/Symposium | March 15 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (Stanford)

43rd Annual Berkeley-Stanford Conference on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
From Liberalism to Neoliberalism: The New Europe at 100
Friday, March 15, 2019
Heyns Room, The Faculty Club
University of California, Berkeley

Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:00–10:15 a.m.
John Connelly, Director, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Professor of...   More >

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Schooling and Political Activism in the Early Civil Rights Era"

Seminar | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Mark Borgschulte, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Center for Labor Economics

joint with Dan Aaronson and Bhash Mazumder

Lunch will not be provided but you are more than welcome to bring your own.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Wearable Sweat Sensors – Towards big data for human health

Seminar | March 15 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Mallika Bariya, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Wearable sensor technologies have exciting potential for realizing personalized medicine through continuous monitoring of individuals' health indicators. Human sweat is an excellent candidate for non-invasive monitoring as it has a rich chemical composition that could reflect the body's health and physiological state. In this talk, I will present our recent advancements on...   More >

Single-Cell BioMEMS Tools for Monitoring Cancer Immunotherapy: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Rong Fan, Yale University, Biomedical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

I will begin with discussing a novel bioMEMS device technology for single-cell immune function profiling, in particular, the co-detection of 40+ cytokines/chemokines at the level of single cells, representing the highest multiplexing recorded to date for a single-cell protein secretion assay.

I will describe how this microdevice called IsoCode was conceived, evolved over generations, further...   More >

Heart Chan Meditation Workshop

Workshop | March 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Graduate Student Wellness Project

Join GSWP and Heart Chan for a free Heart Chan meditation workshop.

In this workshop, you will learn breathing techniques for deep relaxation, cultivation of 'Qi', basics of Heart Chan meditation, and Qi-Gong exercise to strengthen the body. No prior meditation experience is required.

Chan meditation is a tradition in China later being passed to Japan known as Zen. Heart Chan practice is...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Markovian Solutions of Scalar Conservation Laws II

Seminar | March 15 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Composition Colloquium: Jeffrey Jacob

Colloquium | March 15 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Described by the Warsaw Music Journal as “unquestionably one of the greatest performers of 20th century music,” and the New York Times as “an artist of intense concentration and conviction,” Jeffrey Jacob received his education from the Juilliard School (Master of Music) and the Peabody Conservatory (Doctorate) and counts as his principal teachers, Mieczyslaw Munz, Carlo Zecchi, and Leon...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 15 | 3-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Community-Owned Data Publishing: California Digital Library’s new partnership with Dryad

Seminar | March 15 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Günter Waibel and John Chodacki

 Information, School of

The California Digital Library (CDL) has invested considerable effort researching and building exemplars in research data management and data publishing. Like most institutions, we have had varying levels of success, especially when it comes to adoption and reach. In many instances, University of California researchers have taken advantage of tools that are offered to a much broader community,...   More >

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: JSJ Decompositions (cont'd)

Seminar | March 15 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is a continuation of the discussion about the existence and uniqueness of JSJ decompositions.

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Varieties over a finite field with trivial chow group of $0$-cycles have a rational point.

Seminar | March 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Anningzhe Gao, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

We will prove the following statement: If $X$ is a smooth projective variety over a finite field $k$, and the Chow group of $0$-cycles is $\mathbb Z$, then $X$ has a rational point over $k$. We will start from the basic properties of rigid cohomology, then consider a decomposition theorem proved by Spencer Bloch, and finally give the proof by using the trace formula. In particular, the condition...   More >

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | March 15 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Emily Blythe , Martin Lab
Development of an in vitro substrate to characterize p97 unfoldase activity.

Valosin-containing protein (VCP/p97) is an essential AAA ATPase involved in many cellular pathways, such as ER-associated degradation, Golgi reassembly after mitosis, and aggregate clearance. In these pathways, p97 separates ubiquitylated proteins from complexes or membranes and, in many...   More >