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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Making A Successful Career Transition: Roadmap for Change

Lecture | October 21 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 504

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Making a career transition can be bewildering: how do you find jobs? How can you stand out as a candidate? And, if you finally get an interview, how do you showcase yourself as the best candidate? This workshop will walk participants through each step of making a career transition. Through interactive exercises, we will cover strategies in personal branding, networking, résumé and LinkedIn...   More >


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Information and Consumer Choices: Studies Using Supermarket Data

Lecture | October 21 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Sofia Berto Villas-Boas, Ph.D. '02, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, College of Natural Resources

 College of Natural Resources

How do consumers respond to changes in the information they’re presented with at the point of purchase? Evidence from retail field experiments in the wine category will be presented and discussed during this Homecoming 2017 CNR Faculty Lecture.

Science at Cal Lecture - Leave election integrity to chance

Lecture | October 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Philip B. Stark, Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences


There’s no perfect way to count votes. To paraphrase Ulysses S. Grant and Richard M. Nixon, “Mistakes will be made.” Voters don’t always follow instructions. Voting systems can be mis-programmed. Ballots can be misplaced. Election fraud is not entirely unknown in the U.S. And the more elections depend on technology, the more vulnerable they are to failures, bugs, and hacking–domestic and...   More >

Steven Feld; "Hearing Heat: An Anthropocene Acoustemology"

Lecture | October 21 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Steven Feld is Senior Scholar at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico. An anthropologist, filmmaker, and sound artist, his books include Sound and Sentiment, Music Grooves (with Charles Keil), Senses of Place (with Keith Basso), Bosavi-English-Tok Pisin Dictionary (with Bambi Schiefflein), and most recently, Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra. His audio and video projects and sound...   More >

A Tale of Two Fats: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic by Engineering Brown Adipose Tissue

Lecture | October 21 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Andreas Stahl, Professor and Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences

 College of Natural Resources

This lecture will outline how we are developing and testing a novel anti-obesity approach based on the expansion of “brown fat,” a tissue type with a very high metabolic activity that might lead to the conversion of excess calories into heat.