<< Week of February 12 >>

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Exploration of Forms: Integrated Queer Ballet Workshop

Workshop | February 10 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Julia Havard

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This free workshop takes what we love about ballet and leaves the rest. This is a deconstructed ballet class for every body and is an integrated space for disabled and non disabled people with any level of experience with ballet to explore ballet’s resources and unpack ballet’s hierarchies and histories. We will take ballet’s juiciest most joyful tools and use them to queer and contest oppressive...   More >

Monday, February 11, 2019

VC Unlocked: Deal Camp

Course | February 11 – 14, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, 500 Startups

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

This activity has been approved for 25.75 hours MCLE...   More >

Data Science Education Webinar

Seminar | February 11 | 9-10:50 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Professor John DeNero

 Data Sciences

In 2018, UC Berkeley launched a data science undergraduate major structured around its first-year Foundations of Data Science course and upper-division Principles and Techniques of Data Science course. This webinar will include a description of some of our courses and course materials, as well as a detailed exploration of example lab materials.

Graduate Student Seminar

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

 Kelly Byrne, Silver Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Perceptual Learning in Support of Language: Insights from Infants and Cochlear Implantees

Seminar | February 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102

 Heather Bortfeld, Ph.D., Professor, Psychological Sciences, University of California, Merced

 Department of Psychology

Cochlear implants improve the ability of profoundly deaf children to understand speech by allowing a way for sound to be transmitted to the brain despite the lack of a working conduction system in the inner ear. Much of what we know about the course of auditory learning following cochlear implantation in young children is based on behavioral indicators that they are able to perceive sound....   More >

Faculty Research Lunch - Laura Kray and Margaret Lee

Seminar | February 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N540/N544

 Laura Kray, Professor, Berkeley Haas; Margaret Lee, London Business School

 Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

The Center for Equity, Gender, & Leadership will host a new ​research seminar promoting the work of our EGAL Faculty Director, Laura Kray and EGAL Postdoctoral Fellow, Margaret Lee on Monday, February 11 from 12:00-1:00pm in N540/N544.​ Lunch will be provided.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faculty-research-seminar-laura-kray-margaret-lee-tickets-55737863450

Taming Japan’s Deflation

Colloquium | February 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall N340/344

 Gene Park, Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University

 James A. Wilcox, Professor, Haas School of Business

 Steven Vogel, Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, Japan Society of Northern California

Around the world, governments have delegated political independence to central banks that wield tremendous power based on the belief that independence would allow these institutions to keep inflation in check. From the mid-1990s, Japan’s economy charted a unique trajectory: it fell into deflation and never fully emerged from it for nearly the next twenty years...   More >

  Register online

Combinatorics Seminar: Two probabilistic proofs of Moon's Theorem and the Bradley-Terry model

Seminar | February 11 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Brett Kolesnik, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In an n-team tournament, each pair of teams plays a win-lose match. Landau's Theorem (1953) states that a sequence (x1,x2,...,xn), written in non-decreasing order, is the score sequence of some n-team tournament if and only if it is majorized by (0,1,...,n-1), meaning that all partial sums x1+...+xk are at least k(k-1)/2, with equality for k=n. Moon's Theorem (1963) extends this to random...   More >

Political Economy Seminar:"A Theory of Elite Initiated Democratization, Illustrated With the Case of Myanmar"

Seminar | February 11 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Patrick Francois, University of British Columbia

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Adventures in Infinite Dimensional Optimization: Real-Time, Safe Control of Robotic Systems: Berkeley/Hyundai Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series

Seminar | February 11 | 1-2 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Assistant Professor Ram Vasudevan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Autonomous systems offer the promise of providing greater safety and access for people throughout the world.

However, this positive impact will only be achieved if the underlying algorithms that control such systems can be certified to behave robustly. This talk will describe a pair of techniques grounded in infinite dimensional optimization to address this challenge. The first technique,...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | February 11 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Freeness and asymptotic freeness in the context of tensors

Seminar | February 11 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Benoit Collins, Kyoto University

 Department of Mathematics

It is known that the property of being free (or asymptotically free) for Haar unitaries remains to some extent, when the unitaries are tensored with other unitaries. In the recent years, we investigated the question of, to which extent this property holds. For example, does it hold when tensored by non-unitary operators ? When does asymptotic freeness hold strongly (in norm) ? In traffics ? etc....   More >

String-Math Seminar: Categorical invariants of annular links

Seminar | February 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Eugene Gorsky, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

A classical result of Turaev identifies the skein algebra of the annulus with the algebra of symmetric functions in infinitely many variables. Queffelec and Roze categorified this using annular webs and foams. I will recall their construction and compute explicit symmetric functions and their categorical analogues for some links. As an application, I will describe spectral sequences computing...   More >

Daniel Lacker - Beyond Mean Field Limits: Local Dynamics For Large Sparse Networks Of Interacting Diffusions

Seminar | February 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Daniel Lacker, Columbia University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: We study large systems of stochastic processes (particles) in which each particle is associated with a vertex in a graph and interacts only with its neighbors. When the graph is complete and the numbers of particles grows to infinity, the system is well-described by a McKean-Vlasov equation, which describes the behavior of one typical particle. For general (sparse) graphs, the system is...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Dual Complex of a Singular Pair

Seminar | February 11 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Chenyang Xu, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

The topology of an algebraic variety is a central subject in algebraic geometry. Instead of a variety, we consider the topology of a pair (X,D) which is a variety X with a divisor D, but in the coarsest level. More precisely, we study the dual complex defined as the combinatorial datum characterizing how the components of D intersect with each other. We will discuss how to use the minimal model...   More >

The Fall and Rise of Vowel Length in Bantu

Colloquium | February 11 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Larry M. Hyman, Professor of Linguistics, UC Berkeley

 Department of Linguistics

Although Proto-Bantu had a vowel length contrast on roots which survives in many daughter languages today, many other Bantu languages have modified the inherited system. In this talk I distinguish between four types of Bantu languages: (1) Those which maintain the free occurrence of the vowel length contrast inherited from the proto language; (2) Those which maintain the contrast, but have added...   More >

Chiwei Yan - Transportation Optimization: Data-enabled Advances in a Sharing Economy

Seminar | February 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Chiwei Yan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: The transportation and logistics industries are undergoing a round of revolutionary innovation. This innovation is fueled by two key drivers: (1) the growing availability of data, and (2) new operational paradigms in a sharing economy. This talk focuses on showcasing how new models, enabled by the prevalence of data, can lead to significant value in operational decision-making.

We...   More >

Testing the role of the basal ganglia in choice

Colloquium | February 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Linda Wilbrecht, Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Metaphorical mappings of time and number: How cultural experience shapes cognitive universals

Colloquium | February 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215, 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Benjamin Pitt, University of California, Department of Psychology

 Graduate School of Education

How do people reason about things they cannot hear, see, or touch? In metaphorical mental representations, people understand abstract conceptual domains, like time and number, using knowledge of other domains, like space. The tendency to spatialize time and number may be a cognitive universal, but the specifics of these metaphorical mappings vary across cultures. In Western cultures, both time...   More >

Attacks on Gender Studies and Populism in Europe

Panel Discussion | February 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Laura Fantone, Gender and Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley; John Connelly, Institute for East European, Eurasian, and Slavic Studies, UC Berkeley; Pawel Koscielny, History Department, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Join Laura Fantone, John Connelly and Pawel Koscielny
exploring the roots of recent anti-gender populist discourses and measures in Europe, with a comparative focus on Italy and Poland.
Starting from summer 2018, when the Hungarian universities' gender studies programs were defunded and terminated, the panel will discuss how and why gender equality and identity became key threats.

Italian...   More >

Trends in Numerical Methods in the Era of GPU Accelerated Computing and AI

Seminar | February 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Harun Bayraktar, Ph.D., NVIDIA

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Over the last decade, GPU accelerated computing has dramatically changed the HPC world, making exascale computing a reality. But these changes are not likely to slow down anytime soon. Thanks to newer GPU architectures and advances in AI related technologies, new computational methods are emerging that leverage hardware and software technologies from both AI and traditional HPC. In this talk, we...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "Scaling Up Agricultural Policy Interventions: Theory and Evidence from Uganda"

Seminar | February 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ben Faber, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Some methods to use the nonlinearities in order to control a system

Seminar | February 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jean-Michel Coron, UPMC

 Department of Mathematics

A control system is a dynamical system on which one can act thanks to what is called the control. For example, in a car, one can turn the steering wheel, press the accelerator pedal etc. These are the control(s). One of the main problems in control theory is the controllability problem. One starts from a given situation and there is a given target. The controllability problem is to see if, by...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: An Evolutionary Perspective on Updating Risk and Ambiguity Preferences

Seminar | February 11 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Todd Sarver, Duke University

 Department of Economics

Language, Aesthetics, Consciousness: A Symposium on Jonathan Kramnick's Paper Minds: Literature and the Ecology of Consciousness

Conference/Symposium | February 11 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Charles Altieri, Professor, Berkeley English; Amanda Jo Goldstein, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Kevis Goodman, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Jonathan Kramnick, Maynard Mack Professor of English, Yale English; Alva Noë, Professor, Berkeley Philosophy

 Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute for European Studies' Program in British Studies, Florence Green Bixby Chair in English, James D. Hart Chair in English, 18th Century/Romanticism Colloquium, Representations

Drop-in help with SURF and Haas Scholars research proposals

Workshop | February 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Come into drop-in hours with OURS Peer Advisors for assistance on your SURF and Haas Scholars applications. No appointments are necessary.

2/11, Monday, Free Speech Movement Cafe 6:30-8pm

2/13, Wednesday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

2/14, Thursday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

News of the Future and the Future of News with Kevin Delaney

Presentation | February 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Everyone knows we’re living in a golden age of film and television. But we’re now in a similar golden age for video journalism—and it is worth your attention. In this talk Kevin Delaney, editor in chief of Quartz, will explore new and budding approaches to storytelling and journalism.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

VC Unlocked: Deal Camp

Course | February 11 – 14, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, 500 Startups

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

This activity has been approved for 25.75 hours MCLE...   More >

Understanding Diversity Among Species

Seminar | February 12 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio Broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Nicolas Alexandre, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Nicolas with hummingbird feeder

February Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | February 12 | 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.

H-1B Workshop

Workshop | February 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The main focus of this workshop are general H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, application process, and timing concerns.

Topics covered:
H-1B eligibility criteria
Types of jobs appropriate for H-1B
Minimum salary requirements
Employer's role
Application timing challenges
Options for F/J students/scholars

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Computation of Optimal Conditional Expected Drawdown Portfolios

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

 Speakers: Alex Papanicolaou, Intelligent Financial Machines

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We introduce two approaches to computing and minimizing the risk measure Conditional Expected Drawdown (CED) of Goldberg and Mahmoud (2016). One approach is based on a continuous-time formulation yielding a partial differential equation (PDE) solution to computing and minimizing CED while another is a sampling based approach utilizing a linear program (LP) for minimizing CED.

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Impact of microbial biological disparity on social determinants of health

Seminar | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Lee Riley, Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Understanding social determinants of health has become established as one of core disciplines of public health. On the other hand, understanding biological determinants of health has gradually become less emphasized as a public health discipline, and this trend may lead to incomplete and misdirected public health interventions and policy. We present results of our study of rheumatic heart disease...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Consumption-led Growth"

Presentation | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

Consumption-led Growth, joint with Markus Brunnermeier and Oleg Itskhoki.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by February 8.

Make-Ahead Meals (BEUHS641)

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

 Kim Guess, RD

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Make it easier on yourself to enjoy homemade meals by making them ahead of time! Some meals can be prepared in a large batch and reused or frozen for future use, while others can be prepped and then cooked later. However, this doesn’t work with all recipes, so attend this workshop and skip the guesswork. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Expectations with Endogenous Information Acquisition: An Experimental Investigation"

Seminar | February 12 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Basit Zafar, Associate Professor of Economics, Arizona State University

 Department of Economics


  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Visual Salience in Game Theory

Seminar | February 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Colin Camerer, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Workshop | February 12 | 3:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements,...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: The arithmeticity of figure-eight knot orbifolds

Seminar | February 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A knot or link $L$ in $S^3$ is called universal if every closed orientable $3$-manifold can be represented as a cover branched over $L$, with some examples including the Borromean rings, the figure-eight knot, and 2-bridge non-torus links. Some such $L$ are the singular locus of an orbifold ${\mathbb H}^3/\Gamma \cong S^3$ for Γ an arithmetic subgroup of the linear algebraic group of isometries...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Terminal singularities that are not Cohen-Macaulay

Seminar | February 12 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Burt Totaro, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain the notion of terminal singularities. This is the mildest class of singularities that appears in constructing minimal models of algebraic varieties. In characteristic zero, terminal singularities are automatically Cohen-Macaulay, and this is very useful for the minimal model program. I will present the first known terminal singularity of dimension 3 which is not Cohen-Macaulay; it...   More >

Student Hosted Colloquium in Physical Chemistry: Computational Vibrational Spectroscopy of Aqueous Acid and Base Solutions

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Steve Corcelli, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame

 College of Chemistry

The structure, dynamics, and transport properties of electrolyte solutions, including acids and bases, is critically important to aqueous solution chemistry. Aqueous acid and base solutions have vibrational spectra with distinct continua that span from about 1000 cm-1 to 3000 cm-1. Despite intense study, the interpretation of the spectra in terms of the molecular structure of the hydrated proton...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Symmetric powers of algebraic and tropical curves

Seminar | February 12 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Madeline Brandt, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will give a description of the following recent result: the non-Archimedean skeleton of the d-th symmetric power of a smooth projective algebraic curve X is naturally isomorphic to the d-th symmetric power of the tropical curve that arises as the non-Archimedean skeleton of X. In the talk I will give all necessary background definitions for understanding the above statement and I...   More >

Asian Americans and Affirmative Action

Conference/Symposium | February 12 | 5-7:15 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Frank Wu, Keynote Speaker, UC Hastings; Vincent Pan, Chinese for Affirmative Action; Julie Park, University of Maryland

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Rethinking Diversity, Reintroducing Disability: Conversations on Disability History, Advocacy, and Rights

Colloquium | February 12 | 5-7 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 OPEN (Opportunities for Postdoc Equity Networking)

Disability is too often left out of the academic and political discourse concerning equity, diversity and inclusion. Yet disability is a core aspect of these values and intersects with all other marginalized groups for which
equity, diversity, and inclusion are critical. Join us for a trailer screening of “Crip Camp” by filmmaker and disability rights activist James Lebrecht, followed by a...   More >

CrafterDark: Make V-Day Pillows and Cards!

Workshop | February 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Art Studio

Come make adorbs V-Day themed pillows and cards! Hate Valentine's day? you can make non-V-Day themed stuff too!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | February 13 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

VC Unlocked: Deal Camp

Course | February 11 – 14, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, 500 Startups

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

This activity has been approved for 25.75 hours MCLE...   More >

High-Performing Teams

Workshop | February 13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 Lauren Moloney-Egnatios, Assistant Director, Intercultural Training Specialist, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL); Grace Michel, Intercultural Training Specialist, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL); Jason Patent, Director, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL)

 Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL)

In any organization, communicating and collaborating effectively are paramount. It’s important that, as professionals and leaders, we make intentional and strategic efforts to bridge differences in communication and the way individuals work together as a team.

 UC Berkeley Staff & Faculty can register for free.

$224 Early Bird Tickets, $249 Regular

 UC Berkeley Staff & Faculty, use code STAFF to register for free. Please bring Cal ID day of event. Tickets go on sale January 28. Buy tickets online or by calling Miranda Loos at 510-642-9481, or by emailing Miranda Loos at mloos@berkeley.edu

Special Presentation: Andreas Wanke, Director of Sustainability at Freie: From Energy to Sustainability Management

Presentation | February 13 | 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Basement of MLK (82D Conference Room in bNorth)

 Andreas Wanke, Freie Universität Berlin (FUB)

 UC Berkeley Office of Sustainability & Energy

As the core of the science and education system, universities play a key role in shaping sustainable development. Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) is committed to this responsibility. FUB started to establish a systematic energy and environmental management in 2001. Based on a university-wide energy controlling, technical and structural energy efficiency programs, an incentive system for energy...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Michael Nachman: The genomic basis of environmental adaptation in house mice

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Michael Nachman

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Evolution of microbial systems for defense and offense: CRISPR and far beyond"

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Eugene Koonin, National Center for Biotechnology Information

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Koonin is the Senior Investigator at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. He is known primarily for his research on genome evolution, especially in microbes and viruses, host-parasite coevolution, and more specifically, functions and evolution of CRISPR-Cas systems. Koonin received his PhD in Molecular Biology in 1983 from the Department of Biology, Moscow State University....   More >

CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar with Erin Hestir

Conference/Symposium | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:
Erin is currently a researcher at the University of California Merced. Her research interests focus on earth observations to address the multiple stressors acting upon the earth’s systems under threat for water and food security and biodiversity including: changing hydro-climate, land use, water projects, species introductions, sediment, nutrient and carbon transport. Her...   More >

UCOP Virtual Career Series: Flex jobs, remote work + the gig economy

Workshop | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Virtual

 University of California Office of the President

Learn more about flex jobs, working remotely and career opportunities tied to the gig economy and how to secure your spot during this in-depth interview-style session.

CTRL-labs: Non-Invasive Neural Interfaces for Human Augmentation

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Patrick Kaifosh, PhD, CSO & Co-Founder, CTRL-labs

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

As the nervous system's evolved output, spinal motor neuron activity is from an evolutionary perspective a natural source of signals for a neural interface. Furthermore, the amplification of these signals by muscle fibers allows them to be measured non-invasively with surface electromyography (sEMG). CTRL-labs has developed a wireless wearable system that records state-of-the-art sEMG signals...   More >

Have U.S. States Contributed to the Growing Inequalities in Life Expectancy?: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jennifer Karas Montez, Professor, Sociology, Syracuse University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

The Sensory Biology of Electroreception

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Duncan Leitch**, University of California, San Franciso

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Cell mechanics by atomic force, traction force, and ion conductance microscopy

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Note change in date

 Tilman Schaeffer, University of Tubingen (Germany)

 Bioengineering (BioE)

I will present the development and application of novel scanning probe instrumentation and methods in the field of cell mechanics.

Using force clamp force mapping (FCFM), an atomic force microscopy (AFM) imaging mode that combines force-distance curves with an added force clamp phase, we observed that the creep behavior of living cells conforms to a power-law material model. When comparing...   More >

Do Bullies Win?: A Critical Look at the Dominance Theory of Social Hierarchy

Colloquium | February 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Cameron Anderson, Professor, BerkeleyHaas

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Does aggression and bullying help people rise to the top of social hierarchies? According to dominance theory, the answer is “yes”. In this talk I take a critical look at dominance theory, arguing why dominance is unlikely to help individuals gain influence in the long run.

Conversations about Dementia (BEUHS181)

Workshop | February 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Dori Sproul, Alzheimer’s Association

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Learn helpful tips to guide you in having difficult conversations with family members, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.

Rebounding Malaria and the Ethics of Eradication: The WHO Campaign in Zanzibar, c. 1968 and Contemporary Implications

Colloquium | February 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Melissa Graboyes, Assisant Professor, University Clark Honors College, University of Oregonof Chichester

 Center for African Studies

This paper chronicles the history of malaria elimination attempts in Zanzibar, taking a close look at the World Health Organization’s failed elimination attempt between 1958-1968, and the epidemic of rebound malaria that struck the island afterwards.

Melissa Graboyes

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: Intro to Polynomial Partitioning Theorem and Wave Packet Decomposition in Fourier Restriction Problem

Seminar | February 13 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Zirui Zhou, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

Continuation of discussion of “A restriction estimate using polynomial partitioning” by L. Guth. The polynomial partitioning lemma. Construction of the wave packet decomposition and proof of its main properties. $L^2$ bounds for sums of wave packets.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Lattices and thin groups

Seminar | February 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Thomas Koberda, University of Virginia

 Department of Mathematics

I will give a very general overview of lattices in semisimple Lie groups, and a brief introduction to thin groups. This latter class of groups is a current "hot topic", with a plethora of applications to subjects as diverse as number theory, hyperbolic geometry, and quantum computation.

Large Deviations of Random Projections of High-dimensional Measures

Seminar | February 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Kavita Ramanan, Brown University

 Department of Statistics

Properties of random projections of high-dimensional probability measures are of interest in a variety of fields, including asymptotic convex geometry, and high-dimensional statistics and data analysis. A particular question of interest is to identify what properties of the high-dimensional measure are captured by its lower-dimensional projections. While fluctuations of these projections have...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Main Theorem and Principle B

Seminar | February 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ian Gleason, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Commensurators of thin subgroups of \(PSL_2(Z)\)

Seminar | February 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Thomas Koberda, University of Virginia

 Department of Mathematics

A celebrated result of Margulis says that among irreducible lattices in higher rank semi-simple Lie groups, arithmetic lattices are characterized as those having dense commensurators. If the subgroup of the Lie group is Zariski dense and discrete but is no longer assumed to have finite covolume (that is, to be thin), then no such definitive dichotomy exists. A heuristic due to Y. Shalom says that...   More >

The Chosen Ones

Colloquium | February 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 117, Academic Innovation Studio | Note change in date

 Nikki Jones, Associate Professor of African American Studies, UC Berkeley

 Clarence Ford, Masters Candidate, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for the Study of Law and Society, American Cultures, Berkeley Underground Scholars

The discussion will be based on Dr. Jones's new book, The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption, as centers around the topic of the struggles faced by formerly incarcerated black men trying to fit back into their communities and the obstacles they face when attempting to integrate into greater society.

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Putting finishing touches to your research applications: A Practical hands-on workshop

Workshop | February 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Andrea Ramirez, UROC; Ife Okeke, UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

For anyone who is applying to the Haas Scholars Program or to the SURF Program, we will be holding a workshop space for students to get feedback on their proposals. Please stop by at whatever stage you're in.If you're unable to make this workshop, but want an extra set of eyes, please email uroc@berkeley.edu to set up a time to meet. We will have food for y'all. Excited to see you there!

ERG Colloquium: Nkiruka Avila

Colloquium | February 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Nkiruka Avila, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

 Energy and Resources Group

Socio-Technical Innovation for a Low Carbon Energy Future

“Mitochondria as signaling organelles”

Seminar | February 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Navdeep Chandel, Northwestern University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Mitochondria as signaling organelles

Seminar | February 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Navdeep Chandel, Northwestern University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

The Hebrew Bible: A Translation With Commentary

Panel Discussion | February 13 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Robert Alter, Professor of the Graduate School and Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Center for Jewish Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Robert Alter’s lecture will consider several different challenges to a translator of the bible with illustrations from specific Biblical texts and comments on how the modern English versions have failed to meet these challenges.

4:30 pm – Roundtable on Bible Translation featuring Profs. Robert Hass, Ron Hendel, and Jonathan Sheehan
5:30 pm – Robert Alter Lecture
6:30 pm – Light...   More >

Drop-in help with SURF and Haas Scholars research proposals

Workshop | February 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Main Stacks Room B4

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Come into drop-in hours with OURS Peer Advisors for assistance on your SURF and Haas Scholars applications. No appointments are necessary.

2/11, Monday, Free Speech Movement Cafe 6:30-8pm

2/13, Wednesday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

2/14, Thursday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

Thursday, February 14, 2019

VC Unlocked: Deal Camp

Course | February 11 – 14, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, 500 Startups

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

This activity has been approved for 25.75 hours MCLE...   More >

The Future of Medicine: An EECS Perspective: 2019 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium (BEARS)

Conference/Symposium | February 14 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Prof. Jose Carmena; Prof. Jennifer Listgarten; Associate Prof. Michael Lustig; Assistant Prof. Rikky Muller; Prof. Yun Song

 Assistant Prof. Nir Yosef

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This year's symposium will focus on how research in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences is changing the future of medicine. We will start with six broadly accessible lectures about these recent developments, followed by shorter talks by some of our graduate students on a broader range of topics. Immediately after the program, several of our research


  Register online

Berkeley Facilitators Network Workshop: Tbd

Workshop | February 14 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Berkeley Facilitators Network

Topic TBD!

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | February 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Identifying Price Informativeness

Seminar | February 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Cecilia Parlatore, NYU Stern

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Schmoozing: Socializing and Success at Work” joint with Leonardo Bursztyn, Thomas Fujiwara, and Amanda Pallais

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Zoe Cullen, Harvard

 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 >

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | February 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | February 14 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Katherine E. Soule

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Katherine E. Soule, Director of UC Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties, will present: "Increasing Equity and Inclusion through UC Cooperative Extension." Hosted by Van Butsic. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Context-Driven Implicit Interactions

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 430 Soda Hall

 Gierad Laput, Ph.D. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I discuss the construction and evaluation of sensing technologies that can be practically deployed and yet still greatly enhance contextual awareness, primarily drawing upon machine learning to unlock a wide range of applications

Integrated Analysis of Cancer Data: Multi-omic Clustering and Personalized Ranking of Driver Genes

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Professor Ron Shamir, The Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University

 Department of Statistics

Large biological datasets are currently available, and their analysis has applications to basic science and medicine. While inquiry of each dataset separately often provides insights, integrative analysis may reveal more holistic, systems-level findings. We demonstrate the power of integrated analysis in cancer on two levels: (1) in analysis of one omic in many cancer types together, and (2) in...   More >

Center for Computational Biology and Koret Berkeley Tel Aviv Initiative Seminar: Dr. Ron Shamir, Professor, Tel Aviv University

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology, Koret Berkeley Tel Aviv Initiative

Integrated analysis of cancer data: multi-omic clustering and personalized ranking of driver genes

Abstract: Large biological datasets are currently available, and their analysis has applications to basic science and medicine. While inquiry of each dataset separately often provides insights, integrative analysis may reveal more holistic, systems-level findings. We demonstrate the power of...   More >

Muetterties Seminar: Supramolecular approaches to control selectivity in transition metal catalysis

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Joost Reek, Department of Chemistry, University of Amsterdam

 College of Chemistry

The interface between supramolecular chemistry and transition metal catalysis has received surprisingly little attention in contrast to the individual disciplines. It provides, however, novel and elegant strategies that lead to new tools for the search of effective catalysts, and as such this has been an important research theme in our laboratories. In this presentation I will focus
on...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Hilbert schemes and enumerative geometry.

Colloquium | February 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Claire Voisin, Collège de France

 Department of Mathematics

Consider an algebraic curve in 3-space; when projected generically to a plane, it will acquire a number of double points. This number depends only on the degree and the genus of the curve. Computing similar numbers when the curve is replaced by a surface arbitrarily embedded will be the subject of the lecture. One key difference with the curve case is the fact that we have to work with the...   More >

PubScience: Sex on the Kitchen Table: The Romance of Plants and Your Food

Seminar | February 14 | 5:45-7 p.m. |  The Octopus Literary Salon

 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

 Dr. Norm Ellstrand, UC Riverside

 The CLEAR Project

Dr. Norm Ellstrand from UC Riverside will talk about some of the tales from his new book, Sex on the Kitchen Table. Start your Valentine's evening off right!

At the tips of our forks and on our dinner plates, a buffet of botanical dalliance awaits us. Sex and food are intimately intertwined, and this relationship is nowhere more evident than among the plants that sustain us. From lascivious...   More >

Drop-in help with SURF and Haas Scholars research proposals

Workshop | February 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Main Stacks Room B4

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Come into drop-in hours with OURS Peer Advisors for assistance on your SURF and Haas Scholars applications. No appointments are necessary.

2/11, Monday, Free Speech Movement Cafe 6:30-8pm

2/13, Wednesday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

2/14, Thursday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

East Bay Science Cafe - House Plant Botany: The Inside Scoop About Your Photosynthetic Housemates!

Presentation | February 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Allyson Greenlon, Jepson Herbarium


Do you adore your house plants as if they were your own children? Have you taken to growing plants on nearly every window sill in your home? Join us we take a deep dive into learning more about the plants we grow inside our homes! Learn about their wild history before they took a more “domestic” lifestyle, understand what makes some of them toxic, what they would look like if they flowered, and...   More >

House Plant Botany : The Inside Scoop About Your Photosynthetic Housemates!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Multiplicity of Asian Buddhist Modernities: 2019 Sheng Yen Conference

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

 Cody Bahir, UC Berkeley

 Center for Buddhist Studies

The conference will explore examples of Buddhist modernism that have arisen in Asia since the late 19th century up through the present day.

Modernisms, New and Old

Seminar | February 15 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Vincent Sherry, Washington University in St. Louis

 Department of English, Institute of European Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Vincent Sherry will moderate a conversation on "modernism," centering on the history of the term and asking us to talk about our sense of the relation between the practice of historical modernism and the activity of modernist studies. The reading for participants comes as excerpts from his recently edited Cambridge History of Modernism

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | February 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources and Public Health Library


A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | February 15 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Physically Compliant 3D and Multi-Dimensional CMOS Electronics for Internet of Everything Applications: From Concept to Pragmatic and Robust Manufacturing

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

 Muhammad Hussain, Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In the coming age of Internet of Everything (IoE) where people-process-device-data will be seamlessly connected, CMOS Electronics will play critical enabling role. Beyond performance-power-area-cost, what might be the featuring characteristics for such electronics? What would be the role of CMOS technology? What new applications may emerge beyond computation-communication-display-IoT...   More >

Memoryless Analog-to-Digital Conversion Using Delta-Sigma Modulators Without Reset

Seminar | February 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 545R Cory Hall

 Nagendra Krishnapua, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Delta-Sigma architectures cannot be used directly when the input is multiplexed from a number of inputs. The memory in the modulator and the decimation filter results in inter-sample interference. We demonstrate memoryless analog-to-digital conversion using Delta-Sigma modulators without resetting the modulator or decimation filters.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Refinement of Large-Deviation Principle via Poisson Equations

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

 Insuk Seo, Seoul National University

 Department of Mathematics

In this presentation, a classic model known as "small random perturbation of dynamical systems" studied by Freidlin and Wentzell in 1960s is revisited. Freidlin and Wentzell deduced a large-deviation principle for this model, and this result was considerably refined in 2004 by Bovier et. al. In this presentation, we discuss a further refinement of this result via a new technology based on the...   More >

MENA Salon: Mass Protests in Sudan: Another "spring"?

Workshop | February 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

Protests have been sweeping Sudan since December 2018, which began as a reaction rising prices and skyrocketing inflation, after Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir’s government followed International Monetary Fund’s recommendations to cut wheat and fuel subsidies....   More >

What’s New with the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine?

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

 Mark Graham

 Information, School of

Mark Graham is the director of the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive.

Beste Basciftci - Value of Optimization under Uncertainty and Integration of Data in Energy Supply Chains

Seminar | February 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Beste Basciftci, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Most of the real-life problems involve uncertainty, which need to be delicately integrated into the decision-making processes. In this talk, we present various stochastic optimization techniques motivated by maintenance, operations and capacity expansion planning problems in energy systems. In the first part of the talk, our aim is to effectively model and solve the integrated...   More >

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: The Sphere Theorem

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

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A version of the Papakyriakopoulos Sphere Theorem states that a compact $3$-manifold with nontrivial $\pi _2$ has a two-sided embedded sphere or projective plane representing a nontrivial homotopy class. We will discuss ends of groups and how the theorem follows from Stallings's theorem on finitely generated groups with more than one end.

Muetterties Seminar: Catalysis in Confined Spaces: Ligand-Template strategies encapsulate transition metal complexes

Seminar | February 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Joost Reek, Department of Chemistry, University of Amsterdam

 College of Chemistry

The encapsulation of homogeneous catalysts in molecular cages is of interest as activity, selectivity and stability can be controlled by the cage as second coordination sphere, reminiscent of how Enzymes control chemical reactivity. Homogeneous catalysts however, are not static guest molecules as catalysts change in shape, charge and polarity during the catalytic cycle, representing
the...   More >

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

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

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Ellen Goodall | Martin Lab
Four substrate-engaged 26S proteasome structures reveal mechanisms for ATP-hydrolysis-driven translocation of substrates during degradation

The 26S proteasome is a molecular machine responsible for the bulk of targeted degradation in the eukaryotic cell. A heterohexameric, AAA-type ATPase within the proteasome pulls on substrate polypeptide, disrupting folded...   More >