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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism?: 8th Annual Conference on Islamophobia

Conference/Symposium | April 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium

 Center for Race and Gender

Islamophobia and the end of liberalism?
8th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project
University of California, Berkeley

April 21st – 23rd, 2017
Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley

Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference in Premodern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium | April 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 510A IEAS conference room

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The conference will feature thirteen student presentations of original research on premodern (technically, beginnings to 1911) Chinese humanistic culture, drawing on but not limited to the traditional disciplines of history, literature, religion, art, social sciences, and thought.

Science Talk at Cal

Conference/Symposium | April 22 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Blum Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

How can we better communicate science to the public?
Come to Science Talk at Cal, a student-organized conference featuring panel discussions with renowned speakers from the fields of water, food systems, and climate change. plus collaborative workshops to help bring your science communication ideas to the next level. The conference will focus on the challenges of communicating science to the...   More >

Science Talk at Cal Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 22 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Blum Hall, Plaza (B100 and B110)

 David Sedlak, Professor / co-Director, CEE / Berkeley Water Center; Ryan Sabalow, Reporter, Sacramento Bee; Claire Kremen, Professor, ESPM / Kremen Lab Group; Nathanael Johnson, Food Writer and Author, Grist; Lauren Ornelas, Founder, Food Empowerment Project; John Chiang, Professor, Department of Geography

 Blum Center for Developing Economies, Berkeley Water Group, Student Environmental Resource Center, Berkeley Food Institute, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Graduate School of Journalism, Michael Pollan

How can we better communicate science to the public?

Come to Science Talk at Cal, a student-organized conference featuring panel discussions with renowned speakers from the fields of water, food systems, and climate change, plus collaborative workshops to help bring your science communication ideas to the next level. The conference will focus on the challenges of communicating science to the...   More >

  Register online

Drop-In Maker Workshop at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Workshop | April 22 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Swing by the newly re-opened Hearst Museum of Anthropology to learn a new skill. Local makers will be demonstrating weaving, robotics, fabric printing and more! Get inspired by the objects on display in our exhibit People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World and go home with a souvenir of your own making!

Cal Day with TDPS

Workshop | April 22 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft), Dwinelle 44B

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Making Networks: A Dance Theater Workshop

10:00-11:00 am
Bancroft Dance Studio

The Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies presents a workshop by choreographer Krista DeNio that includes a physical warm-up, ensemble-building exercises, and "making" (bringing creative ideas into choreographic action). Content will be drawn from "NETWORK," the Berkeley Dance Project (BDP)...   More >

California and the Climate Fight: The State's New Relationship with Washington and the World

Panel Discussion | April 22 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Meredith Fowlie, Class of 1935 Endowed Chair in Energy Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics; Sol Hsiang, Chancellor's Associate Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy; Carol Zabin, Research Director, Center for Labor Research and Education, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

 Ned Helme, Executive Director, Center for Environmental Public Policy

 Goldman School of Public Policy

With the US’s commitment to the Paris Agreement in question and the future of federal climate change policy unclear, what steps should California take to remain at the forefront of climate action policy? Join Professor Meredith Fowlie (Class of 1935 Endowed Chair in Energy Associate Professor), Professor Sol Hsiang (co-lead author of the American Climate Prospectus and one of Forbes’s 30 under...   More >

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

Cal Day at Alumni House: Why Cal? The Alumni Perspective

Panel Discussion | April 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join a panel of UC Berkeley alumni for a discussion on the value of a Cal education and what it means to be an alumnus. Panelists will talk about their time as students, what steps they took to ensure success post grad, and their lives after Cal.

$0.00

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Hands-on Animal Origami at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Presentation | April 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101, Grinnell Miller Library

 Bernie Peyton

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Learn how to fold your own origami animal with world-renowned origami master and conservationist, Bernie Peyton. Free tickets to this event will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the Event Ticket table (3101 VLSB). Slots are limited (40 people) and tickets go fast, so arrive early!

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Presents: Reptile Dissection

Presentation | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 3097 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Theresa Barclay, Prep Lab Manager, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Watch a reptile dissection and learn about the anatomy and unique evolutionary features that make snakes and lizards some of the most extraordinary creatures within the animal kingdom. Free tickets to this event will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the Event Ticket table (3101 VLSB). Slots are limited (30 people) and tickets go fast, so arrive early!

Cal Day At Alumni House: More students, less funding- Supporting public higher education

Panel Discussion | April 22 | 1-2 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

In 2000, California contributed over $16,000 per UC student education - today, the state spends less than half that amount even as UC Berkeley educates more students than before. Join us for a panel to discuss the history behind state disinvestment in public higher education and what you can do to advocate for Cal.

Panelists will include:

Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus, UC...   More >

$0.00

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DNA Up-Close at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology! A Hands-on Demonstration

Presentation | April 22 | 1-2 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell Miller Library

 Lydia Smith, EGL Manager, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Have you ever wondered how scientists are able to sequence DNA's genetic code? Here's your chance to perform the basic steps of DNA extraction in this hands-on, lab-demo-meets-cooking-show. Free tickets for this event will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the Event Ticket table (3101 VLSB). Slots are limited (50 people) and tickets go fast, so arrive early!