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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Biodiversity and Evolution

Seminar | October 8 | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Alexander Stubbs, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with Alexander Stubbs about his work broadly encompassing biodiversity of island systems in Indonesia, the evolution of sensory modalities in organisms, and acoustics. In the interview, Alexander talks about his experience doing fieldwork in Indonesia, the importance of collections museums, and he describes a few of his most recent...   More >

Alexander in the field

Explore Urban Air Mobility (UAM) from every angle: Vehicles, Technology, Society: Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019 (SAS) asks critical questions about equity in the future of air transit, through a holistic examination of technology, platforms, urbanism and other emerging topics. SAS will explore the ideas that will shape UAM and the global transition to accessible, safe, electric aviation for all. Registration required.

 Registration Required https://www.sasymposium.com/tickets

SAS Poster

RAPDP - Foundational - Customer Service for the RA

Workshop | October 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: A soft skills workshop that covers essential customer service and workplace communication techniques, with a special emphasis on setting up, preparing for, facilitating, and debriefing an RA’s initial meeting with their PIs. Learning Objectives: • Identify the primary and secondary customers of a Research Administrator • Recognize what it means to provide stellar customer service •...   More >

  Register online

October Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | October 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

OPT Document Check Webinar

Workshop | October 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This webinar will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this webinar is specifically for OPT...   More >

Fossil Coffee Presents: TBA

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building



Robert Bergman Lecture: Molecular Recognition in Chemical and Biological Systems: Chemical Models and Biostructural Investigations

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Francois Diederich, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich

 College of Chemistry

We pursue a multi-disciplinary approach to quantify weak intermolecular interactions in chemical and biological systems. Examples discussed in this lecture are orthogonal dipolar interactions, organofluorine interactions, substituent effects on π-π-stacking interactions, halogen bonding, and chalcogen bonding. Supramolecular capsules assembled from designed resorcin[4]arene-based...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall


 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Imaging tissue damage and repair In zebrafish

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Anna Huttenlocher, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

LinkedIN Basics

Workshop | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

LinkedIN is a great tool for establishing an online presence, conducting career research, and facilitating connection with other professionals. This workshop addresses the basics.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - “Monetary Policy, Corporate Finance and Investment”

Presentation | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Paolo Surico, London Business School and CEPR

 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.

  RSVP online by October 4.

Understanding the Canadian Federal Election Campaign

Colloquium | October 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Renowned UBC political scientist Richard Johnston will lay out the stakes and issues in 2019 Canadian Federal Election campaign. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.

Richard Johnston (PhD Stanford) holds the Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation. At UBC, he is also affiliated with the Institute for European Studies. He has also taught at the University of...   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 Query Editor

Course | October 8 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This course focuses on the utilization of the embedded Microsoft Excel Query Editor to connect to multiple data sources in order to extract, manipulate, or compare datasets. Query results are loaded to the host Excel application to leverage other business intelligence features. Learning Objectives • Identify the elements of the Microsoft Excel Query Editor. • Connect the Query Editor to local and...   More >

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Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Tax Audits as Scarecrows: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment

Seminar | October 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ricardo Perez-Truglia, UCLA (visiting UC Berkeley)

 Department of Economics

Link to NBER Working Paper

ABSTRACT: The canonical model of Allingham and Sandmo (1972) predicts that firms evade taxes by optimally trading off between the costs and benefits of evasion. However, there is no direct evidence that firms react to audits in this way. We conducted a large-scale field experiment in collaboration with Uruguay’s tax...   More >

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Trace formulae for Anosov flows

Seminar | October 8 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Malo Jézéquel, LPSM & MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

Fine statistical properties of a smooth Anosov flow may be studied through Ruelle resonances. These resonances may be described as the zeroes of a dynamical determinant, i.e. an entire function defined in terms of the periodic data of the flow. We are interested in another relationship between Ruelle resonances and periodic data of the flow: a trace formula conjectured by Dyatlov and Zworski....   More >

China’s Rise in Historical Perspective

Colloquium | October 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Klaus Mühlhahn, Professor of Chinese History and Culture, Free University of Berlin

 You-tien Hsing, Professor, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Many commentators claim that China's ongoing global rise reflects a restoration of its earlier international prominence, while others highlight that China's emergence reflects distinctive characteristics of the country's current political leadership. In his new book, Making China Modern, Klaus Mühlhahn of the Free University of Berlin provides a panoramic survey of China's rise and resilience...   More >

Microdroplet Chemistry

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Richard Zare, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Water is extremely common on Earth but also one of the most mysterious of compounds in which the solid form (ice) floats on its melt. Bulk water is celebrated as an excellent solvent, particularly of polar compounds, and also as a relatively inert medium. It is often said to be fully oxidized hydrogen and there is not more that can happen to it. In sharp contrast, water droplets show unexpected...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: The Distributional Effects of Trade: Theory and Evidence from the United States

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Kirill Borusyak, Assistant Professor, University College of London

 Department of Economics

We quantify the distributional effects of trade shocks in the U.S. through consumer prices (expenditure channel) and wages (earnings channel). A quantitative trade model links these channels to compositional differences in expenditures and earnings across household groups. New data reveal that spending shares on imports are similar across education and income groups, implying a...   More >