<< Week of March 03 >>

Saturday, March 4, 2017

California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott

 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA

 Technology Transfer Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >

 This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Contextualizing and Confronting the Effects of Complex Trauma on Youth Development:: Understanding Youth Trauma and Cultivating Resilience

Conference/Symposium | March 4 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Gym First Presbyterian Church

 2407 Dana St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education, San Francisco State University

 Dr. Daniela Kaufer, Professor of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Dr. Darlene Francis, Professor of Public Health and Neuroscience, UC Berkeley

 Critical Trauma Working Group

This 1-day free conference is focused on understanding and addressing childhood trauma through a critical lens. It is geared to students, researchers, community practitioners, and community members, including youth.


  Registration opens January 30. Register online by March 1.

Encounters and Reimaginings: Medieval Scandinavia and the World

Conference/Symposium | March 3 – 4, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Marianne Kalinke, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Department of Scandinavian, Norway House Foundation, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute of European Studies, Department of English, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of German, Medieval Studies Program, Celtic Studies Program, Graduate Assembly

From the shores of Vínland to the halls of Byzantium, the Norse traveled widely and encountered many cultures – which in turn influenced Norse society at home. Traces of these journeys can be found in the archaeological record, saga narratives, and modern interpretations thereof. Moreover, continental ideas and literary forms—from romances to saints’ lives—informed Scandinavian intellectual and...   More >

Short Course 2017

Seminar | March 4 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Lisa White, University of California Museum of Paleontology

 Museum of Paleontology

New insights on Dinosaur Diversity, Growth and Development

Cal R.A.D. Self-defense for Women* Training: Training 1

Workshop | March 4 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Foothill Student Housing, Foothill Assembly Room

 Christine Ambrosio, CalRAD

 Gender Equity Resource Center

The R.A.D. System is a 9-12 hour comprehensive, women-only course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training (http://www.rad-systems.com). Please wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. Bring a pen for taking notes, a towel, water and food for yourself.

This event is the 1st of 2 training sessions, with the second training on 3/11/2016.

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 No children under 14 y/o.

$10 - $20 $10 with Cal ID $20 without

  Enrollment opens September 1. Enroll online or by calling Justin Crosby at 3103510342, or by emailing Justin Crosby at justincrosby@berkeley.edu by September 26.

GLOBE in the Science Classroom

Workshop | March 4 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  Chabot Space and Science Center

 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA

 Tracy Ostrom, CCASN

 Professional Development for Educators

This event will be be held at Chabot Space and Science Center at their FEAST (Fun Exchange of Activities for Science Teachers). The 2.5 hour workshop if free.

Project Kickoff Conference: The Middle Ages in the Wider World

Conference/Symposium | March 4 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Carol Symes, Professor of Medieval & Global Studies, University of Illinois

 Joaneath Spicer, Curator, Walters Art Museum; Asad Ahmed, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley; Geoffrey Koziol, Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Nicolas Tackett, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Ignacio Navarrete, Professor of Spanish, UC Berkeley

 Medieval Studies Program

Day-long conference initiating a new UC Multicampus Research Project on "The Middle Ages in the Wider World" aiming to foster research and pedagogical innovation connecting and comparing Eurasia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe from 500 to 1500 CE. Townsend Center for the Humanities, March 4, 2017 9am-7pm, general public welcome

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

Seeds for Color: Natural Dyes

Workshop | March 4 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn how to dye with seeds. We'll be using Annatto, Acorns, Avocado, and Hopi Black Dye Sunflower to create a variety of shades.

$90, $75 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu