<< Monday, September 23, 2019 >>

Monday, September 23, 2019

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | September 23 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

The Gut-Eye-Lacrimal Gland-Microbiome - Axis in Sjogren Syndrome

Seminar | September 23 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Cintia De Paiva, Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Informational Interviewing

Workshop | September 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Thinking about an interesting career move? Have questions about the field or how to get there? Expand your career strategy toolkit by learning how to conduct effective informational interviews.

Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Seminar: Toward a Simulation-Based Qualification Paradigm for Metal Additive Manufacturing: Support Design for Residual Stress and Process-Grain Structure Modeling

Seminar | September 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Albert C. To, Ph.D., Professor, University of Pittsburgh

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This seminar will present recent advances in models and methods developed for achieving a simulation-based qualification paradigm for laser-based metal additive manufacturing (AM).
Speaker: Dr. Albert To is currently Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at University of Pittsburgh.

Albert C. To, Ph.D., Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Mathematics for Fluid-Structure Interaction with Applications to Modeling Endovascular Stents and Bioartificial Pancreas Design: Berkeley Fluids Seminar

Seminar | September 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Sunčica Čanić, Department of Mathematics; University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: With the recent developments of new technologies, biomedical engineering and medicine, the need for new mathematical and numerical methodologies to aid these developments has never been greater. This talk will outline the development of a general framework to study fluid-structure interaction (FSI) involving incompressible, viscous fluids and various elastic or viscoelastic structures....   More >

Toward a Simulation-Based Qualification Paradigm for Metal Additive Manufacturing: Support Design for Residual Stress and Process-Grain Structure Modeling: SEMM Seminar

Lecture | September 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Albert C. To, Ph.D. Professor, University of Pittsburgh

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This seminar will present recent advances in models and methods developed for achieving a simulation-based qualification paradigm for laser-based metal additive manufacturing (AM).

Combinatorics Seminar: Arctic Curves for Lecture Hall Tableaux

Seminar | September 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Keating, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Lecture hall tableaux, which are fillings of Young diagrams subject to certain restrictions, were originally studied as a generalization of lecture hall partitions. In this talk we will derive arctic curves of bounded Lecture Hall Tableaux of a given shape. We describe how to view the tableaux as a collection of nonintersecting paths. We then use the tangent method to recover a parametrization of...   More >

Panel, The Promise of Adolescence: Leveraging Science to Improve Systems That Serve Youth Jason Okonofua, Susan Stone, and Ron Dahl

Colloquium | September 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Jason Okonofua, Susan Stone, and Ron Dahl, UCB


Please join us for a panel discussion that builds on the recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth. https://doi.org/10.17226/25388 This report examines the neurobiological and socio-behavioral science of adolescent development and outlines how this knowledge can be applied to promote adolescent...   More >

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | September 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 Maya Rossin Slater, Stanford University

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

PERL Seminar: “Immigration and Political Selection: Evidence from Migration Shocks”

Seminar | September 23 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Katarina Jensen

 Department of Economics

ERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

BIDS Forum: Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Lecture | September 23 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

String-Math Seminar: Relative stability conditions and quadratic differentials

Seminar | September 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Alex Takeda, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will present some of the results and recent developments in 1811.10592, where a technique for constructing Bridgeland stability conditions on Fukaya categories associated to marked surfaces. I will introduce the results of that paper and give examples; time allowing I will also mention some recent developments.

Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Place-Based Redistribution"

Seminar | September 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Danny Yagan, UCB

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

With Cecile Gaubert and Patrick Kline

Place-based redistribution is ubiquitous but has traditionally enjoyed little support among economists. We develop a class of spatial equilibrium models characterizing the equity-efficiency tradeoff that arises when taxes and transfers are indexed to location. Transfers from one region to another are found to be welfare improving under empirically...   More >

Experiencing Community: Residential Life Under the lnka Empire in Huarochirí (Lima, Peru): Anthropology 290 Series

Lecture | September 23 | 2-4 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, 221 (Gifford Room)

 Carla Hernandez Garavito, Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Riverside

 Department of Anthropology

I discuss how lnka imperialism was experienced by a small Andean community in the Peruvian Highlands. I argue that lnka imperialism in Huarochiri built upon existing local practices and rituals, as well as the appropriation and redefinition of community organization.

Seminar 211, Economic History: Immigration, Science, and Invention: Evidence from the Quota Acts

Seminar | September 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Petra Moser, New York University (Visiting UC Berkeley)

 Department of Economics

Differential Geometry Seminar: Fundamental Gap Estimate for Integral Ricci Curvature

Seminar | September 23 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Guofang Wei, UC Santa Barbara

 Department of Mathematics

The fundamental gap is the difference of the first two eigenvalues of the Laplacian. We will first review some recent work on the fundamental gap estimates for convex domains on Euclidean spaces and sphere. Then we present several fundamental gap estimates in terms of integral Ricci curvature, including a sharp Zhong-Yang type eigenvalue lower bound for closed Riemannian manifolds with control on...   More >

Manager Mastermind Group

Workshop | September 23 | 3-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Shirley Giraldo

 Human Resources

This is a solution-oriented social learning development opportunity where we share strategies on pressing topics of the day, and build community. Please RSVP and submit questions you'd like to ask other managers about in the link provided.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra seminar: Yang-Baxter equations and subfactors

Seminar | September 23 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Hans G. Wenzl, UC San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

We show how solutions of the Yang-Baxter equation can be used to construct subfactors, under suitably nice conditions. We treat in detail the simplest case when the solutions define representations of the symmetric groups.

The Dynamics of Linguistic Development: The Unfolding of Skill Interaction

Colloquium | September 23 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Khalil Iskarous, University of Southern California

 Department of Linguistics

Recent work on the development of production, perception, and phonological skills in children has shown a remarkable amount of interaction between these skills, so that it is difficult to understand each separately from its relation to the others. This talk will introduce a predictive dynamical systems-based model of linguistic development that tries to capture these fundamental interactions...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: How does the rank of an elliptic curve grow in towers of number fields?

Seminar | September 23 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Florian Sprung, Arizona State University

 Department of Mathematics

On an elliptic curve $y^2=x^3+ax+b$, the points with coordinates $(x,y)$ in a given number field form a finitely generated abelian group. One natural question is how the rank of this group changes when changing the number field. For the simplest example with infinitely many number fields, fix a prime $p$. Adjoining to the rationals $Q$ the $p$th, $p^2$th, $p^3$th,... roots of unity produces a...   More >

Vijay Vazirani – Matching is as Easy as the Decision Problem, in the NC Model

Seminar | September 23 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Vijay Vazirani, University of California - Irvina

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Is matching in NC, i.e., is there a deterministic fast parallel algorithm for it? This has been an outstanding open question in TCS for over three decades, ever since the discovery of Random NC matching algorithms. Over the last five years, the TCS community has launched a relentless attack on this question, leading to the discovery of numerous powerful ideas. We give what appears to be...   More >

Seminar 271, Development, Joint with Stanford Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Stanford University

 Sara Lowes, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Economics

*Note the change in location: this seminar will be held at Stanford

Illusions of Inclusion: Transforming Justice. Transforming Education

Colloquium | September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Maisha T. Winn, School of Education, University of California, Davis; and Transformative Justice in Education Center

 Graduate School of Education

Winn builds on her ideas that four pedagogical stances—History Matters; Race Matters; Justice Matters; and Language Matters—are essential for teaching and learning communities to engage in justice projects. Winn argues for a fifth pedagogical stance, Futures Matter, as a lever to animate restorative and transformative justice work in schools.

Maisha Winn

Routes of Resistance: American Indian Activism from the 1960s to Present

Panel Discussion | September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Ron Goode, North Fork Mono, Tribal Chairman of the North Fork Mono Tribe; Eloy Martinez, Southern Ute, Activist—Alcatraz, Wounded Knee, Standing Rock); Terry Supahan, Karuk, Executive Director, True North Organizing Network

 Carolyn Smith, Karuk, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

 College of Letters & Science

Fueled by the Red Power movement of the 1960s and 70s, the occupation of Alcatraz was a touchstone in American Indian activism—activism rooted in sovereign rights and environmental and social justice. Since this era, modern American Indian activism has been driven by grassroot organization from tribal communities to protect the environment and sacred spaces; to defend religious freedom; and to...   More >

 Event is free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis.

photo credit: Kevin Lamarque

Differential Geometry Seminar: Witten deformation on noncompact manifolds

Seminar | September 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Xianzhe Dai, UC Santa Barbara

 Department of Mathematics

Motivated by considerations from the mirror symmetry and Landau-Ginzburg model, we consider Witten deformation on noncompact manifolds. Witten deformation is a deformation of the de Rham complex introduced by Witten in an influential paper and has had many important applications, mostly on compact manifolds. We will discuss some recent work with my student Junrong Yan on the spectral theory of...   More >

Towards an Artificial Intuition: Conversational Markers of (Anti)Social Dynamics

Lecture | September 23 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

 Information, School of

Can conversational dynamics â the nature of the back and forth between people â predict outcomes of social interactions? This talk will describe efforts on developing an artificial intuition about ongoing conversations, by modeling the subtle pragmatic and rhetorical choices of the participants.

The resulting framework distills emerging conversational patterns that can point to the...   More >

Designing a Future with ML + UX

Lecture | September 23 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Michelle R. Carney

 Information, School of

As AI and ML shape technology, how do we ensure that products are designed by and for people?

Dimensionless Numbers in Brain Science

Colloquium | September 23 | 4:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 1 LeConte

 Dr. Markus Meister, Caltech

 Department of Physics, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

In the field of engineering, dimensionless numbers frequently help to characterize the state of a system. I will present a series of vignettes about unusually large dimensionless numbers that arise in brain science. These can indicate issues that are poorly understood, and in some cases clearly misunderstood.

BFI Open House

Tour/Open House | September 23 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

Interested in getting involved with food on campus? Join the Berkeley Food Institute for our annual open house on Monday, September 23, from 4:30-6pm in Morgan Lounge. BFI staff will provide background on BFI and how students can get involved. Undergraduate and graduate student groups focused on various aspects of food systems will also share opportunities within their organizations.

Mongolia's Monastery Massacres: "The Green-Eyed Lama"

Lecture | September 23 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Oyungerel Tsedevdamba; Jeffrey L. Falt

 Brian Baumann, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies

"The Green-Eyed Lama" (2008) is an award-winning and best-selling novel written by Oyungerel Tsedevdambaand Jeff Falt. Originally published in Mongolian, the book chronicles the romance between Sendmaa, a young belle in the countryside, and Baasan, a monk in the lamasery, as they try to cope with the turmoil of political purges, terrible massacres and mass executions of thousands of innocent lamas...   More >

Green-eyed Lama

From the Bench to the Bar: Patent Law with a STEM PhD: SLAM Seminar Series

Seminar | September 23 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Meg Fasulo, Associate, Bartlit Beck LLP

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Graduate school is a great place to gain scientific and research expertise – but that’s hardly the only thing you’ll need in your future as a Ph.D. Are you ready to lead a group? Manage your coworkers? Mentor budding scientists?

To address the many interpersonal issues that arise in a scientific workplace, graduate students from Chemistry, Physics, and Molecular & Cell Biology founded SLAM:...   More >

Delicateness in Times of Brutality

Performing Arts - Dance | September 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room - Patio

 Wendy Jehlen, Founder and Artistic Director, ANIKAYA Dance Theater; DAKEI

 Morio Tanimura; Yoshiko Honda; Nobunaga Ken

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), The Japan Foundation New York

Delicateness in Times of Brutality is a performance by Japanese butoh dancer DAKEI and American movement artist Wendy Jehlen. This piece was inspired by a performance protest of the same title (Delicadeza em Tempos da Brutalidade) that took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil in May 2015, in response to the bureaucratic coup that resulted in the dismantling of human rights and arts...   More >


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The Copper in My Cooch and Other Technologies

Lecture | September 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Marisa Morán Jahn

 Arts + Design

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media

Marisa Morán Jahn, Artist, Cambridge, MA and New York, NY

In her talk, artist Marisa Morán Jahn weaves together her interest in creative technology as myth-making and her practice of codesigning with and for historically underserved communities (specifically low-wage workers, immigrants, youth, and women). She draws from her background as an...   More >

ATC Lecture — Marisa Morán Jahn, "The Copper in my Cooch and Other Technologies"

Colloquium | September 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Marisa Morán Jahn, Artist, Cambridge, MA and New York, NY

 Center for New Media, Department of Art Practice, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Arts + Design

When we think about technology, most conjure images of things automated (eg, robots) and agents automating (eg, AIs). In this talk, artist Marisa Morán Jahn broadens how we think about technology through the example of copper, whose extraction, refinement, and use is both ancient and future-forward. Copper is a pliable and naturally-occurring element found in our homes, computers, cities,...   More >

Marisa Morán Jahn: The Copper in My Cooch and Other Technologie

Presentation | September 23 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In her talk, artist Marisa Morán Jahn weaves together her interest in creative technology as myth-making and her practice of co-designing with and for historically underserved communities (specifically low-wage workers, immigrants, youth, and women). She draws from her background as an artist working across media—sculpture, film, journalism, interactive media, performance, photography—to probe...   More >

Heart Chan Meditation

Course | September 23 – November 11, 2019 every Monday | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

Heart Chan, Heart Chan at Berkeley

 Heart Chan

Start the journey for Heart Chan Meditation
seeking harmony of mind, body, spirit
gain true wisdom and joy from your inner self
make meditation part of your modern daily life.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor


Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

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