<< Tuesday, October 01, 2019 >>

## Tuesday, October 1, 2019

### Gilman Scholarship Application Deadline (Spring and Summer)

Deadline | October 1 | -9:50 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Online Application

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

### Control of leukocyte function and territoriality by lymphoid stroma

Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

Shannon Turley, Genentech, Cancer Immunology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

### Fossil Coffee Presents: Mark Uhen

Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

Mark Uhen, George Mason University

UCMP

The origins of Cenozoic marine vertebrate faunas

### Seminar 217, Risk Management: Private Company Valuations by Mutual Funds

Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Speaker: Ayako Yasuda, UC Davis

Mutual funds that invest in private securities value those securities at stale prices. Prices change on average every 2.5 quarters, vary across fund families, and are revised upward dramatically at follow-on funding events. The infrequent, but dramatic price changes yield predictably large fund returns. Fund investors can exploit the stale pricing by buying (selling) before (after) the follow-on...   More >

### Recent Advances in Enantioselective Cooperative Catalysis

Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Masayuki Wasa, Department of Chemistry, Boston College

College of Chemistry

We have designed an enantioselective coupling of N-alkylamines and ,-unsaturated compounds by implementing the cooperative action of two Lewis acid catalysts that possess overlapping functions. We have achieved this by developing catalyst/substrate combinations that form frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs), namely, active acids and bases whose mutual quenching (formation of “classic”...   More >

### Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Introduction to Ewens sampling formula

Seminar | October 1 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Sebastian Hummel, Bielefield

Department of Mathematics

I will give a brief introduction to the setup of Ewens sampling formula in the context of population genetics. The main aim will be to prove the formula using the combinatorial arguments of Griffiths/Lessard. Finally, if time permits, I explain Feller's construction to generate random permutations weighted by the number of their cycles.

### Student Faculty Macro Lunch -

Presentation | October 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Martin Lettau, Berkeley Haas

Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

RSVP  by September 27.

### Effective Communication Strategies (BEUHS184)

Workshop | October 1 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

Dori Sproul, Alzheimer's Association

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has...   More >

### AmpEquity Speaker Series: Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce

Panel Discussion | October 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum

Please join us for a conversation featuring Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce with Kellie McElhaney, Founding Director of The Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership (EGAL).

As Chief Equality Officer, Tony Prophet is certainly a leader that has questioned the status quo as he leads the efforts at Salesforce to build a workplace that reflects the diverse communities it serves...   More >

### Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

### Microsoft Excel Formulas and Functions

Course | October 1 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

Human Resources

This course details the process by which calculations are created in Microsoft Excel workbooks. Emphasis is placed on the underlying theory and syntax of formulas and functions, as well as their complimentary abilities and use cases. Learning Objectives * Understand the fundamental differences of values vs. formats. * Use AutoCalculate to display summary information from multiple cells. *...   More >

### Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: Fireside Chats: Communication and Consumers' Expectations in the Great Depression

Seminar | October 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Mathieu Pedemonte, UC Berkeley, Economics Department

Department of Economics

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

Workshop | October 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

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 >

### Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Persistent Political Engagement: Social Interactions and the Dynamics of Protest Movements

Seminar | October 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago

Department of Economics

### Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Local energy, resolvents, and wave decay in the asymptotically flat setting

Seminar | October 1 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Katrina Morgan, MSRI

Department of Mathematics

Asymptotically flat spacetimes (i.e. Lorentzian manifolds whose metric coefficients tend toward the flat metric as $|x| \to \infty$) arise in General Relativity, which has motivated many mathematical questions about wave behavior on such spacetimes. The dispersive estimate local energy decay has proven to be a powerful tool for studying these questions. It has been used to establish Strichartz...   More >

### Clinical Science Psychology Student 3rd Year Talks

Colloquium | October 1 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

Laura Bell and Devon Sandel

Department of Psychology

Laura Bell

Devon Sandel
Title: Emotion-Related Impulsivity: The Role of Affect in Self-Harm and Daily Life

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Markov chains from algebraic complexes

Seminar | October 1 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Perci Diaconis, Stanford University

Department of Mathematics

There are many natural examples where a graded vector space can be associated to a combinatorial objet or variety. This comes with boundary maps and so homology and a Laplacian(down&up + up&down). Surprisingly often the Laplacian has all positive coefficients in a natural basis and a Markov chain can be found. Now, algebra and probability can be combined to get sharp analysis of the rate of...   More >

### Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with IO Seminar: Scaling Auctions as Insurance: A Case Study in Infrastructure Procurement"

Seminar | October 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, Evans 648

Shoshana Vasserman, Professor, Stanford GSB

Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

### Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: The Direct and Indirect Effects of Multinational Firms on Workers

Seminar | October 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

Jose Pablo Vasquez, UC Berkeley

Department of Economics

### Coupled Colloidal Quantum Dot Molecules

Seminar | October 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

College of Chemistry

Colloidal semiconductor Quantum Dots (CQDs) that contain hundreds to thousands of atoms manifest size dependent tunable properties and have reached an exquisite level of control, leading to their technological applications in optoelectronics and bioimaging. Considering them as artificial atoms, CQD molecules connected with molecular linkers such as DNA strands were studied. Yet, in these...   More >

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Simplicial generation of Chow rings of matroids

Seminar | October 1 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Matroids are combinatorial objects that capture the essence of linear independence. A recent breakthrough in matroid theory is the development of Hodge theory of matroids by Adiprasito, Huh, and Katz, afforded by tools from tropical geometry. Meanwhile, matroids have also been studied as type A objects through the lens of Lie/Coxeter combinatorics. How do these two perspectives, tropical and...   More >

### [Discussion Panel] Careers in Labor and Social Justice Movements

Career Fair | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

UC BERKLEY LABOR CENTER, Career Center

This discussion panel and networking event is for students interested in careers working towards social and economic justice. This event will highlight the different kinds of jobs and pathways to working as community and labor organizers, researchers, and political advocates. Speaker backgrounds will include a variety of issues related to labor and social justice movements.

### SkyDeck Career Fair: CoHosted By SkyDeck and ASUC

Career Fair | October 1 | 5-7 p.m. |  Bechtel Engineering Center

Wanting to jumpstart your fall recruitment process? Join Berkeley SkyDeck, in partnership with the Office of ASUC Senator Joseph Besgen/Associated Students of the University of California - ASUC, for a networking and recruiting event with companies actively seeking interns. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network with 25+ diverse SkyDeck startups. Students from all disciplines are encouraged...   More >

### Disability, Masculinity and Global Human Rights: Intersections in politics, gender and social change

Reading - Nonfiction | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | International House, Homeroom

Dr. Victor Pineda, Lecturer, Department of City Planning, UC Berkeley

Liz Plank, Journalist, Vox Media

Featuring a moderated discussion with influential Vox Journalist Liz Plank and Global Human Rights Champion, Dr. Victor Pineda

Liz Plank is an award-winning journalist as well as executive producer and host of several critically acclaimed digital series at Vox Media. She's been listed as one of Forbes's 30 Under 30, Mediaite's Most Influential in News Media, Marie Claire’s List of Most...   More >