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Saturday, April 29, 2017

California Cognitive Science Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 29 |  Li Ka Shing Center

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Cognitive Science Student Association is pleased to host the ninth annual California Cognitive Science Conference (CCSC) held in April at UC Berkeley. The theme for CCSC 2017 is Mistakes. We will be exploring this exciting topic through the lenses of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, anthropology, computer science, philosophy and more.

The CCSC is an annual all-day symposium bringing...   More >

Foundations 1: World Languages and Common Core Literacy: Speaking and Listening

Workshop | April 29 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 33 (C level)

 Nancy Salsig, Co-director, BWLP: Berkeley World Language Project

 Carol Sparks, Team Leader, BWLP: Berkeley World Language Project

 BWLP: Berkeley World Language Project

Discover how World Languages contribute to Common Core success. Enhance the use of the target language in your daily lessons. Build a toolbox of strategies to engage all students. Explore how the latest research is transforming World Language teaching. Collaborate with your World Language colleagues.

We will do all this and more in our 6 day professional development series. Come learn and...   More >

$350 for 6 Saturday workshop series

  Registration opens June 1. Register by calling Victoria Williams at 510-877-4002 ext.19, or by emailing Victoria Williams at victoria@berkeley.edu by October 20.

Berkeley-Haas Africa Business Forum: #TechinAfrica

Conference/Symposium | April 29 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 McKinsey & Company

Join us for the third edition of the Berkeley-Haas Africa Business Forum. This year the Forum will explore the dissemination of technology in Africa and its disruptive impact on just about every industry on the continent.

$35 Student (Early Bird), $50 Student (Regular), $70 General Admission (Early Bird), $100 General Admission (Regular), $50 Alumni (Early Bird), $70 Alumni (Regular)

 Early bird sales end on March 31. Buy tickets online

18th Microbiology Student Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 29 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Microbiology Student Group at UC Berkeley invites you to join us at the 18th Annual Microbiology Student Symposium (MSS) on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. This year, our keynote speakers are Bonnie Bassler from Princeton and Edward DeLong from University of Hawaii.

MSS is committed to being a free symposium, so please register now to attend and submit...   More >

The Science of Burnout: What Is It, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid It

Seminar | April 29 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Joan Halifax, Upaya Zen Center; Christina Maslach, UC Berkeley; Elizabeth Bromley, UCLA

 Emiliana Simion-Thomas, UC Berkeley

 Greater Good Science Center

At this day-long seminar, led by GGSC Science Director Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.--with special guests celebrated compassion teacher Joan Halifax, Ph.D., burnout expert Christina Maslach, Ph.D., and UCLA psychiatrist Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D.--you’ll explore the characteristics of burnout, its negative consequences, and the individual and organizational factors that make it more or less...   More >


  Tickets go on sale January 25. Buy tickets by emailing eliseproulx@berkeley.edu

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Animal Discovery Room at the Lawrence Hall of Science