<< Week of May 23 >>

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Drawing on the Run with Karen LeGault

Workshop | May 20 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Do you ever want to stop and sketch your views while you are traveling or visiting special places? Using pen and ink, pencil and colored pencil, we will go through some exercises to learn a few simple but effective techniques to record our experiences so we can enjoy them, or even work from them, later.

$75 / $65 UCBG Members

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Disability Employment Fair

Career Fair | May 21 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | 24 University Hall

Derek Coates, Staff Alliance for Disability access (SADA)

 SADA, Human Resources

Workshops, resources, and tools to provide people with disabilities access to jobs, and job hunting resources, as well as information about reasonable accommodations.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Living Well in Retirement Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 22 | 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. |  Hs. Lordships, Berkeley Marina

 199 Seawall Drive, Berkeley, CA 94710

 UC Berkeley Retirement Center

 UC Berkeley Retirement Center

A full day of learning, exploring and connecting. Includes lunch, nibbles, free parking, Q/A with experts and time to engage with each other.

Santa Cruz County Office of Education: H-SS Framework Training (K-5)

Workshop | May 22 | 9 a.m. |  Santa Cruz County Office of Education

 400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 Professional Development for Educators

The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project is presenting this full day workshop for teachers, coaches and site and district leaders regarding the ew California History-Social Science Framework.

Work-Life, Health, and Economic Trajectories of an Aging Workforce: A Research Data Workshop

Workshop | May 22 | 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, UC Berkeley

An overview and research applications of the Alcoa Data Collection, a broad, longitudinal and linked catalogue of data, including occupational exposure, health, medical claims, human resources, payroll, workplace safety and mortality spanning over 20 years for a cohort of 230,000 employees of the multinational aluminum manufacturing company Alcoa, Inc., and their spouses/dependents.

Expander graph architectures for high-capacity neural memory

Seminar | May 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Rishidev Chaudhuri, UT Austin/Simons Institute UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Memory networks in the brain must balance two competing demands. On the one hand, they should have high capacity to store the large numbers of stimuli an organism must remember over a lifetime. On the other hand, noise is ubiquitous in the brain and memory is typically retrieved from incomplete input. Thus, memories must be encoded with some redundancy, which reduces capacity. Current neural...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 22 | 1:30-2:30 p.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.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | May 23 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

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Santa Cruz County Office of Education: H-SS Framework Training (6-12)

Workshop | May 23 | 9 a.m. |  Santa Cruz County Office of Education

 400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 Professional Development for Educators

The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project is presenting this full day workshop for teachers, coaches and site and district leaders regarding the ew California History-Social Science Framework.

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | May 23 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

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Facets of process chemistry or how to make 30 kg of RO7020322

Seminar | May 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775A Tan Hall

 Dr. Georg Wuitschik, Roche-Basel

 College of Chemistry

Characterizing neurons in the visual area V4 through interpretable machine learning

Seminar | May 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Reza Abbasi-Asl, UC Berekely

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In the past decade, research in machine learning has been exceedingly focused on the development of algorithms and models with remarkably high predictive capabilities. Models such as convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have achieved state-of-the-art predictive performance for many tasks in computer vision, autonomous driving, and transfer learning in areas such as computational neuroscience....   More >

Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Workshop | May 23 | 1-3:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has demonstrated benefits for stress reduction and cognitive function. Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and opening up our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives.

$40 / $35 UCBG Members and UC students, faculty and staff

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The Next Generation of Impact Investing

Panel Discussion | May 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  The Port Workspaces

 344 Thomas Berkley Way, Oakland, CA 94612

 Center for Responsible Business

Asset Management, and Triple Summit Advisors for a panel discussion on the next generation of impact investing. Our speakers will discuss what impact investing means to them and what they are doing to work with the next generation of investors who want to make meaningful change in their investments and businesses.

They will also speak about the overall growth and trends within the industry,...   More >

Open for Opportunity: When, Where, and Why Impact Capital Works

Panel Discussion | May 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Autodesk Gallery, Suite 200

 1 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105

 Center for Responsible Business

WHEN, WHERE, AND WHY IMPACT CAPITAL WORKS

A PANEL DISCUSSION AND CELEBRATION FUELED BY DRINKS AND BITES FROM LA COCINA'S ENTREPRENEURS

Whether in Bayview or Mombasa, business as usual skips out on low-income communities. Join Acumen, La Cocina, and the Autodesk Foundation for a panel discussion of how we can change that. What capital is needed to empower businesses serving low-income...   More >

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Discussion and Lunch with Jill Hruby: Bias Busters Reframing Tech Speaker Series

Seminar | May 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Jill Hruby, Sandia National Labs

 Bias Busters at UC Berkeley

Bias Busters is hosting the Reframing Tech Speaker Series in Spring & Fall 2018 to start a discussion about the issues underlying the lack of representation of people of color, women, people with disabilities, and other minorities in STEM, as well as wider ethical issues in tech.

See more details and RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/reframing-tech-2

Each talk will be followed by a discussion...   More >

Seize the moment: temporal structure in attention

Seminar | May 24 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Kia Nobre, University of Oxford

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Natural Perfume Workshop with Jessica Hannah

Workshop | May 24 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for this two hour beginners natural perfume workshop. You'll learn about the history and art of natural perfumes. You will create a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop Includes:
15 natural essential oils and absolutes to sample
Your formula blended into a .25 oz...   More >

$85 / $75 UCBG Members

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Natural perfume workshop

Friday, May 25, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | May 25 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

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Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | May 25 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Mesoamerican Instrument Making Workshop

Workshop | May 26 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall

 Ernesto Olmos

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Learn about the art of ancient mesoamerican instrument making, cosmology, music, and culture. Make your own ocarina, flute, or shaker. Ocarinas are traditional clay flutes which have been made and played for thousands of years. This workshop will be led by Ernesto Olmos, a Oaxacan artist who specializes in traditional ceramic arts. Participation fee includes clay, tools and firing of the finished...   More >

$75

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