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Friday, April 24, 2020

Fundamentals of Human Factors and Ergonomics

Course | March 9 – May 1, 2020 every day |  Online

 Meg Honan, RPT, MS, CP; Melissa Afterman, MS-HFE, CPE

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

This 8-week online course presents fundamental concepts from multiple disciplines that are essential to practicing ergonomics. The course begins with core topics from anatomy, kinesiology and the physiology of work as applied to human abilities and limitations.

Bonnie Nozari

Seminar | April 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Bonnie Nozari, Carnegie Mellon University

 Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Plant Cell-Based Materials for Engineering Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Chiara Daraio, Caltech, ME & Applied Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

We propose a new concept for bio-composites’ fabrication, which uses living, undifferentiated plant cells, to produce materials with properties comparable to engineered woods (plywood, MDF) and commercial plastics.

The use of “engineered living systems”, like bacteria, yeast, and fungi to fabricate materials sustainably is an emerging line of research. The approach aims at creating materials...   More >

Marian E. Koshland Memorial Lecture

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Janet Iwasa, University of Utah

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

7 Years after the Rana Plaza Disaster: Lessons Learnt and Innovative Solutions Beyond Third-Party Monitoring (New Book Launch)

Panel Discussion | April 24 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Chaumtoli Huq, Associate Professor of Law at CUNY School of Law; Meenu Tewari, Associate Professor of Economic Development and International Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Shikha Silman Bhattacharjee, Ph.D. Candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at Berkeley Law and the 2019 Subir Chowdhury Fellow on Quality of Life in Bangladesh; Kohl Gill, Labor Voices; Ayush Khanna, Labor Voices; Rubana Huq, President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Export Association (BGMEA); Kristy Ward, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney.; Natasja Sheriff, NYU Stern School of Business

 The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Human Rights and Business Initiative, Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley

Book launch: Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia: Bangladesh after Rana Plaza