Thursday, October 31, 2019
Course | October 30 – November 1, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Charles Schwab
211 Main St., San Francisco, CA 94105
Fundamentals of Banking Law addresses the key policies, concepts and regulations surrounding the financial markets, Dodd-Frank, and the rise of FinTech. Designed as a workshop and lecture-based program, rather than a seminar or conference, Fundamentals of Banking Law is taught by experienced practitioners, from leading institutions including Berkeley Law, Boston University, Charles Schwab, the... More >
Workshop | October 31 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall
This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers how to effectively recruit and hire staff based on federal and state regulations and UC policies to conduct consistent, legal, and fair hiring processes through all stages of the full-cycle recruitment process.
Seminar | October 31 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall | Note change in date
Dr. Mrdjan Jankovic, Senior Technical Leader, Ford Research
Abstract: The talk addresses navigation in an environment occupied by other interacting agents (e.g. vehicles, robots, pedestrians) with no direct communication to one another. In contrast to the path planning problem, the difficulty here is that agents cooperate and compete, creating feedback loops each only partially controls. The talk starts with a very high level overview of two control... More >
Applied Math Seminar: Algebraic flux correction for finite element discretizations of hyperbolic conservation laws
Seminar | October 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Dmitri Kuzmin, TU Dortmund University
In this talk, we review some recent advances in the analysis and design of algebraic flux correction (AFC) schemes for hyperbolic problems. In contrast to most variational stabilization techniques, AFC approaches modify the standard Galerkin discretization in a way which provably guarantees the validity of discrete maximum principles for scalar conservation laws and invariant domain preservation... More >
Seminar | October 31 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business
Paul Goldsmith Pinkham, Yale School of Management
Joint with Haas Finance Seminar
3-Manifold Seminar: SW invariants for manifolds with contact boundary and an application to taut foliations
Seminar | October 31 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Chi Cheuk Tsang, UC BERKELEY
Following a paper by Kronheimer and Mrowka, we will define Seiberg-Witten invariants for 4-manifolds with contact boundary, then we will use them to prove that there are only finitely many homotopy classes of plane fields which can be realized as taut foliations on a 3-manifold. If time permits, we will also explore some connections of this with Monopole Floer theory.
Workshop | October 28 – 31, 2019 every day | 12-4 p.m. | 141 Sutardja Dai Hall
The CITRIS Invention Lab is hosting a week of costume building to get you ready for Halloween. The event is open to all; waivers just need to be signed by non-Maker Pass holders.
Well be kicking the open house off with a noontime Cosplay Strategies session (informal, no lunch provided) on Monday, October 28th, hosted by last years contest winner (Dan Chapman) and focusing on cheap and fast... More >
Seminar | October 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Heather Sarsons, Chicago Booth
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 | October 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Jenny Ouyang, University of Nevada, Reno
Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Does Eviction Cause Poverty? Quasi-Experimental Evidence From Cook County, IL"
Seminar | October 31 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | October 31 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Brian Eyler, Senior Fellow and Director of the Stimson Centers Southeast Asia program, will present: "Last Days of the Mighty Mekong." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.
Workshop | October 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Getting Started in Undergraduate Research
If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.
Colloquium | October 31 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Steve Zelditch, Northwestern University
In 1966, M. Kac posed the problem, `Can one hear the shape of a drum', i.e. can one determine a bounded plane domain from its Dirichlet (or, Neumann) eigenvalues? He proved that indeed one can determine a disk from its spectrum. Disks remained the only domains known to be determined by their eigenvalues until recently. My talk concerns a recent result due to Hamid Hezari and myself, showing that... More >
Oyin-i geyigülügči [The Illumination of the Mind]: Science of Salvation in a Sa skya Soteriological Treatise in Pre-Classical Mongolian Verse
Colloquium | October 31 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Brian Baumann, UC Berkeley
With a promise of salvation from this mortal coil and the threat of infernal perdition for heretics, religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam expound a doctrine of faith in the possibility of achieving a catholic state of enduring peace and justice irrespective of any one individual. With this faith these religions gained supremacy over their respective worlds by winning unto their... More >