<< April 2020 >>

Wednesday, April 1, 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.

Aging in a Digital World Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 1 – 2, 2020 every day | 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. |  UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School Of Nursing

 2570 48th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

 Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutenant Governor, State of California

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About this Event:
This two-day conference brings together international thought leaders in aging, technology and health care policy research, with the common goal of identifying gaps in these areas that delay the adoption of innovations to support aging in a digital world.

Event Need:
The cost of care for aging populations is creating critical health and financial burdens on patients,...   More >

  Register online

OPT Doc Check Workshop

Workshop | April 1 | 10-11 a.m. | Berkeley International Office, Conference Room

 2150 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Attend an interactive one hour workshop to review your OPT application with an international student adviser! This is a group workshop that allows you to follow along as a BIO adviser leads you through the application step by step.

During this workshop, you will go over the required documents, how to fill out forms, and most common mistakes in the application. Please bring ALL required...   More >

The Impact of Safe Patient Handling Legislation in California

Presentation | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online-Zoom

 Soo-Jeong Lee, MS, PhD, ANP

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

In October 2011, California passed the Hospital Patient and Health Care Worker Injury Protection Act (AB1136) to ensure safe patient handling and prevent musculoskeletal injuries among health care workers. Pursuant to this law, Cal/OSHA developed an enforceable workplace standard effective October 2014. This free webinar will present research findings that evaluated the impact of the safe patient...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Cowpea: a reliable friend of humanity and its genome"

Seminar | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Timothy Close, Professor and Geneticist, Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Agricultural Plant Genomics and BreedingResource development: high-density genotyping, genome sequences, markers, germplasmCowpea (Vigna unguiculata): biotic & abioitic stress, seed quality, domestication traitsDehydrin proteins and multigene family.

Timothy Close

MVZ Lunch Seminar - Shane Campbell-Staton, UCLA. Title: TBA

Seminar | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Shane Campbell-Staton, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

CITRIS Research Exchange - Karina Edmonds

Seminar | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Karina Edmonds, Google

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange with Karina Edmonds
Google Cloud AI University Lead, Google


About CITRIS Research Exchange:

Launched in 2008, CITRIS Research Exchange delivers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders. CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is...   More >

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Spring 2020 Seminar: Developing Tools to Spy on the Inner Workings of the Cell

Seminar | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Eric Betzig, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Developing Tools to Spy on the Inner Workings of the Cell

Amy Winter: A Demography Brown Bag Talk: Talk title TBA

Colloquium | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Amy Winter, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Nurturing Your Children’s Relationship to the Natural World (BEUHS380)

Workshop | April 1 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Mary Roscoe, Children in Nature Collaborative

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The health of our children and the health of the earth are intertwined. In some respects, depression and grief about climate change is a healthy response. Rather than avoiding this grief, we can restore and help heal the ‘habitat of our heart’ by developing a space of connection and compassion for the living world as an antidote to crisis. From that place, and our own passion, we can contribute...   More >

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BPM 210 Building Trust

Workshop | April 1 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides a common language and framework, focused on the specific behaviors that build trust.

CCB Seminar: Dr. Sean Eddy, Harvard University

Seminar | April 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Sean Eddy, Professor, Harvard University

 Center for Computational Biology

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Workshop | January 15 – December 16, 2020 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Find out more at toastmasters.org or just drop by one of our meetings to get started.

Toastmasters on Campus has earned Toastmasters' highest honor, the...   More >

Thursday, April 2, 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.

Aging in a Digital World Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 1 – 2, 2020 every day | 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. |  UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School Of Nursing

 2570 48th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

 Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutenant Governor, State of California

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About this Event:
This two-day conference brings together international thought leaders in aging, technology and health care policy research, with the common goal of identifying gaps in these areas that delay the adoption of innovations to support aging in a digital world.

Event Need:
The cost of care for aging populations is creating critical health and financial burdens on patients,...   More >

  Register online

BPM 109 Compensation and Benefits

Workshop | April 2 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the basics of managing employee compensation and understanding the benefits structure, benefits eligibility, related benefits packages, and the employment/life events that impact benefits.

Botanical Illustration: Spring Flowers with Catherine Watters

Workshop | April 2 – 3, 2020 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Spring is a lovely time to dive into botanical illustration using all the brightly colored flowers that surround us. Catherine Watters is an enthusiastic instructor who enjoys sharing her passion of botanical art. She will guide you through the steps of observing, drawing and painting your flowers to capture their form, rich colors and texture. Advance registration required.

A Supply List will...   More >

$190 Adult / $175 UCBG Member

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Dogwood -Cornus florida by Catherine Watters

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "All aboard: The aggregate effects of port development"

Seminar | April 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 325 Cheit Hall

 Claudia Steinwender, Assistant Professor, MIT Sloan

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | April 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Priya Moorjani, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | April 2 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Tina Benitez, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.

The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

Please...   More >

  Enroll online

Bpm 107 Ada and Fmla

Workshop | April 2 | 1-5 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content explains the laws, eligibility requirements, and rights and responsibilities related to ADA/FMLA.

Seminar 251: “Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | April 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2020: ESPM/ERG Faculty Recruitment Talk

Seminar | April 2 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Speaker TBA

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

ESPM and ERG are conducting a joint faculty recruitment, this seminar will be a job talk for one of the final candidates. Talk/speaker details TBA.

The temporal dynamics of neuronal responses in human visual cortex

Seminar | April 2 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Jonathan Winawer, New York University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Kashmir: The Other Side of History: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Panel Discussion | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Angana P. Chatterji

 Center for Race and Gender

UC Berkeley Research Anthropologist Angana Chatterji presents a talk that focuses on the siege on Kashmir of August 5, 2019, and the conditions of collective internment imposed thereafter by the majoritarian Indian state. Angana Chatterji is co-chair of the CRG’s Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights.

  RSVP online

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "What do we want? And when do we want it? Alternative objectives and their implications for experimental design"

Seminar | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Maximilian Kasy, Department of Economics, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics

Intro to California State Taxes

Workshop | April 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

A representative from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by-step example for filing your state tax return.

Note: Please complete your federal tax return via GTP...   More >

Friday, April 3, 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.

Achieve Together Practice Lab for Individual Contributors

Workshop | April 3 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Rm#24 (basement)

 Human Resources

These 2.5hr experiential learning sessions make space for individual contributors to practice creating and communicating goals, check-in conversations, and calibrating performance using the Achievement Criteria.

  Register online

Botanical Illustration: Spring Flowers with Catherine Watters

Workshop | April 2 – 3, 2020 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Spring is a lovely time to dive into botanical illustration using all the brightly colored flowers that surround us. Catherine Watters is an enthusiastic instructor who enjoys sharing her passion of botanical art. She will guide you through the steps of observing, drawing and painting your flowers to capture their form, rich colors and texture. Advance registration required.

A Supply List will...   More >

$190 Adult / $175 UCBG Member

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

"Germany’s 9/11"? Neo-Nazis and Right-Wing Terrorism in Germany and Their Links to US Actors

Colloquium | April 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Classroom 103

 Tanjev Schultz, Professor of Journalism, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Center for German and European Studies

In 2011, a right-wing terrorist cell named "NSU" was discovered in Germany. The NSU –"National Socialist Underground" – killed ten people and committed several other crimes. For more than 13 years, three neo-Nazi terrorists had been able to live undetected acting under false identity. All these years the police and intelligence forces did not stop them. Germany’s Chief Federal Prosecutor has...   More >

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | April 3 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/6, Samba will be 10/4, Hula / Polynesian will be 11/1, and Zumba / Samba will be 12/6. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Achieve Together Practice Lab for Managers/Supervisors

Workshop | April 3 | 1:30-4 p.m. | University Hall, Rm#24 (basement)

 Human Resources

These 2.5hr experiential learning sessions make space for managers/supervisors to practice creating and communicating goals, check-in conversations, and calibrating performance using the Achievement Criteria.

  Register online

2D Moiré Superlattices: a New Hubbard Model Simulator: Nano Seminar Series

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

 Prof. Kin Fai Mak, Cornell Univ., Applied and Engineering Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The Hubbard model, first formulated by physicist John Hubbard in the 1960s, is a simple theoretical model of interacting quantum particles in a lattice. The model is thought to capture the essential physics of high-temperature superconductors, magnetic insulators, and other complex emergent quantum many-body ground states.

Although the Hubbard model is greatly simplified as a representation...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Stanford Exchange (Hassan Estakhrian and Utku Asuroglu)

Colloquium | April 3 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Hassan Estakhrian is a musical storyteller and intermedia artist who composes, performs (vocalist & multi-instrumentalist), develops intermedia works, and produces. Colliding genres of music that span across rock, jazz, classical, and experimental, Hassan utilizes music and extramusical elements to create quirky experiences and tell stories. Descriptions of his assorted works include a sci-fi...   More >

TE Open House Roundtable

Panel Discussion | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

The Institute of Transportation Studies will host a roundtable and panel discussion during the Transportation Engineering Open House in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at 4 p.m. on April 3, 2020.

The Right to the City: Indigenous Settlers in Taipei, Taiwan

Colloquium | April 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jin-Yung Wu, Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley, National Taiwan University

 You-tien Hsing, Professor, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center of Global Metropolitan Studies

In this talk Professor Jin-Yung Wu will review a 12 years-long project that has transformed an illegal squatter settlement built by indigenous Amis people from east coast Taiwan into a legal and permanent housing complex in the metropolitan center of Taipei where the housing price had skyrocketed beyond the reach of most young urban middle class in the last two decades. Wearing the hats of urban...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Richard Taruskin (UC Berkeley)

Colloquium | April 3 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

"Exoticism and Authenticity"

Richard Taruskin is an American musicologist, music historian, and critic who has written about the theory of performance, Russian music, 15th-century music, 20th-century music, nationalism, the theory of modernism, and analysis.

Saturday, April 4, 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.

Sunday, April 5, 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.

Monday, April 6, 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.

PERL Seminar: "Crunch Time: How Bureaucrats' Term of Office Affects Coercive and Collusive Bribes"

Seminar | April 6 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Samuel Leone, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Political Economy Research Lunch: PERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Seminar 211, Economic History

Seminar | April 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Jhacova Williams, Economic Policy Institute and Clemson University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: TBD

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Ariel Rubinstein, Tel Aviv University and New York University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 271, Development: Tba

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Simone Schaner, USC

 Department of Economics

New Directions in Bangladesh Studies: Recent Scholarship in Political Studies

Panel Discussion | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Ali Riaz, Distinguished Professor​ at the Department of Politics and Government, University of Illinois; Mubashar Hasan, Research Fellow, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental languages, University of of Oslo

 Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

 The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

A panel discussion on new publications on politics in Bangladesh with Ali Riaz, and Mubashar.

Tuesday, April 7, 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.

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | April 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Massimo Anelli, Bocconi

 Center for Labor Economics

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 7 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Ruoxuan Xiong, Stanford University

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT:

New Enzymes for Cell Surface Modification: Towards Universal Blood

Seminar | April 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Stephen Withers, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia

 College of Chemistry

Mammalian cell surfaces are coated in specific sugar structures, many of which function as antigens and are involved in cellular recognition. Important examples are the oligosaccharide A, B, and H antigens present on red blood cells that differentiate the A, B and O blood types. Enzymatic cleavage of the GalNAc and Gal residues from the cell surface would allow conversion of A and B red blood...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 7 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Ruoxuan Xiong, Stanford

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar | April 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Seth Rakoff-Nahoum, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

The Skills You Bring

Workshop | April 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

The skills you enjoy and feel confident about contribute to strong performance and high satisfaction. Explore your transferable skills – the ones that support your career mobility and adaptability.

  Register online

Creative Use of Direct Reading Instruments

Presentation | April 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online-Zoom

 Tom Peters, PhD, CIH

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

During this free webinar, Dr. Peters will present on the use of direct reading instruments to assess workplace exposures. He will discuss various methods to handle data, such as hazard mapping and analysis of time-series data. The presentation will blend education and literature review.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Silvia Saccardo, Carnegie Mellon University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics, TBA

Seminar | April 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Monika Piazzesi, Professor, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Tba

Seminar | April 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Jonathan Dingel, Chicago Booth

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Real Estate Seminar. Held on regular Tues slot.

Wednesday, April 8, 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.

CITRIS Research Exchange - Solomon Hsiang

Seminar | April 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Solomon Hsiang, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange with Solomon Hsiang
Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy

About the Speaker

Solomon Hsiang combines data with mathematical models to understand how society and the environment influence one another. In particular, he focuses on how policy can encourage economic development while managing the global climate. His research has been published...   More >

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Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "The battle for metal nutrients at the host-fungal pathogen interface"

Seminar | April 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Valeria Culotta, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University,

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Research in the Culotta lab focuses on the role of metal ions and oxygen radicals in biology and disease. Metal ions such as copper, iron and manganese are not only trace nutrients but can be quite toxic.

Valeria Culotta

Leslie Root: A Demography Brown Bag Talk: Talk title TBA

Colloquium | April 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Leslie Root, PhD Candidate, Department of Demography, UC Berkeley

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Creating Undergraduate Discovery Projects: Strategies for Making the Most of Your Undergraduate Years

Workshop | April 8 | 1-2 p.m. | Durant Hall, Room 9

 Office of Undergraduate Research

At UC Berkeley, undergraduates develop their passions through discovery projects that deepen their learning, better the world, and launch their futures. In this workshop, you gain strategies for creating powerful learning experiences, seeking funding for your projects, and building community at UC Berkeley in a way that will support your life goals.

OPT Doc Check Workshop

Workshop | April 8 | 3-4 p.m. | Berkeley International Office, Conference Room

 2150 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Attend an interactive one hour workshop to review your OPT application with an international student adviser! This is a group workshop that allows you to follow along as a BIO adviser leads you through the application step by step.

During this workshop, you will go over the required documents, how to fill out forms, and most common mistakes in the application. Please bring ALL required...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Workshop | January 15 – December 16, 2020 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Find out more at toastmasters.org or just drop by one of our meetings to get started.

Toastmasters on Campus has earned Toastmasters' highest honor, the...   More >

Thursday, April 9, 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.

BPM 208 Accomplishing More for Managers

Workshop | April 9 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides knowledge and skills to create accountability, manage competing priorities, and enhance team communication and productivity.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | April 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Paul Oyer, The Mary and Rankine Van Anda Entrepreneurial Professor, Stanford

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

White Balance: How Hollywood Shaped Colorblind Ideology and Undermined Civil Rights

Colloquium | April 9 | 12 p.m. | 650 Barrows Hall

 Justin Gomer, Assistant Professor of American Studies at CSULB

 Department of African American Studies

Hansen Lecture: Title to be announced

Seminar | April 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Stephanie White, University of California, Los Angeles

 Department of Integrative Biology

Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture

Seminar 251: “Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | April 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2020: ESPM Faculty Search Talk

Seminar | April 9 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Speaker TBA

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

ESPM is conducting a faculty recruitment, this seminar will be a job talk for one of the final candidates. Talk/speaker details TBA.

Sensory Integration at the Retinogeniculate Synapse

Seminar | April 9 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Chinfei Chen, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, April 10, 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.

Aging in Asia: Ethical and Policy Issues in Healthy Aging and End of Life Care Across the Asia-Pacific Region

Conference/Symposium | April 10 | 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Public Health, School of, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

With aging populations and dwindling birth rates in many developed countries. healthy aging and end of life care are becoming an increasing challenge.  A multidisciplinary approach by scholars from Taiwan, South Korea, Mongolia, and the U.S. addresses these issues and discuss leading aging policy developments across the Pacific.  Speakers explore ethical issues, initiatives to address the...   More >

Local Color: Observing Place Through Color: A Watercolor Workshop with Mimi Robinson

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

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This hands-on watercolor workshop helps us explore the colors of the unique flora and fauna that make up The UC Botanical Garden. Through classroom and field studies we will develop personal and collective color palettes that reflect this remarkable place. You may also discover what is surprising and unexpected along the...   More >

$100 Adult / $90 Adult Member

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Labor lunch Seminar: “Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date and time

 Hyejin Ku, University College London

 Center for Labor Economics

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | April 10 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

  Register online

Daigoji Temple and Shingon Contributions to Japan’s Religious Culture

Conference/Symposium | April 10 | 1-5 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Yasurō Abe, Professor, Global COE Program, Nagoya University; Mika Abe, Research Fellow, Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University; Matthew McMullen, Research Fellow, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture; Aaron P. Proffitt, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University at Albany, SUNY; Eric Haruki Swanson, Assistant Professor, Department of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University

 Mark Blum, Professor, East Asian Languages and Culture, UC Berkeley; Richard Payne, Professor, Institute of Buddhist Studies

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Institute of Buddhist Studies

Recent work has established the importance of Daigoji as a site that has preserved medieval religious culture, both in its impressive architectural structures and as a literal "treasure house" of art, ritual implements, and manuscripts. Beyond this recognition of Daigoji as a monument to Japan’s cultural and religious heritage, however, still relatively little work has been done in explaining how...   More >

Counting Molecules, Dodging Blood Cells: Continuous, Real-time Molecular Measurements Directly in the Living Body: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Kevin W. Plaxco, UC Santa Barbara, Bioengineering / Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The availability of technologies capable of tracking the levels of drugs, metabolites, and biomarkers in real time in the living body would revolutionize our understanding of health and our ability to detect and treat disease.

Imagine, for example, a dosing regime that, rather than relying on your watch (“take two pills twice a day”), is instead guided by second-to-second measurements of...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Jenny Q Chai

Colloquium | April 10 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

"When Classical Music Meets Technology" - the double sidedness of living with technology in our era and how I work with composers to find our own voices through creating with technology

An artist of singular vision, pianist Jenny Q Chai is widely renowned for her ability to illuminate musical connections throughout the centuries. With radical joie de vivre and razor-sharp intention, Chai...   More >

Information Access Seminar: Deirdre Mulligan

Seminar | April 10 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Deirdre Mulligan

 Information, School of

Deirdre Mulligan is an associate professor at the School of Information and the associate dean and Head of School

Saturday, April 11, 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.

Sunday, April 12, 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.

Monday, April 13, 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.

Suicide Awareness Training - Advanced Education

Workshop | April 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. |  Anna Head Satellite Office

 2536 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

This training is a pilot meant to be a follow up to the initial Suicide Awareness and Intervention Education. Only those who have taken the initial training offered this semester and last year, or have taken previous Question, Persuade and Refer courses should sign up for this training. The training will take already learned material and expand on how to support a person who is in crisis and...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: TBA

Seminar | April 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 German S. Gieczewski, Princeton University

 Department of Political Economy - UC Berkeley

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Seminar 231, Public Finance: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 13 | 2-4 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Antoine Ferey; Jonathan Holmes

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Antoine Ferey

Seminar 211, Economic History

Seminar | April 13 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Daniel Fetter, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Noah Gans — Overbooking with Endogenous Demand

Seminar | April 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Noah Gans, Operations, Information and Decisions at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Authors: Rowena Gans, Noah Gans, Gerry Tsoukalas

Abstract: Using airlines as a backdrop, we study optimal overbooking policies with endogenous customer demand, when customers internalize their expected cost of being bumped. We first consider the traditional setting in which compensation for bumped passengers is fixed and booking limits are the airline’s only form of control. We provide...   More >

IB Finishing Talk: Title to be announced

Seminar | April 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Weston Stauffer, UCB (Dernburg Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 271, Development: Tba

Seminar | April 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Guo Xu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

China’s Belt and Road as Rorschach Test: Perspectives on China’s Global Ambitions

Colloquium | April 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mary Kay Magistad, Director of Audio Journalism Department, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

 Juliet Lu, PhD Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Energy & Management, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

China’s leaders’ plan to build a ‘community of common destiny’ around the world, through building roads, railways, ports, dams, 5G infrastructure and more, is being read in different ways in different parts of the world. Some 120 of the world’s nations – about 60 percent – have signed on to participate in some way in the “Belt and Road,” or New Silk Road. Some welcome China’s investment as a...   More >

Cambodians displaced from their land by a Chinese port and resort development project in Koh Kong, protest in front of the Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh.

Tuesday, April 14, 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.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 14 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Samim Ghamami, NYU

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | April 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Christina Brown, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 14 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Samim Ghamami, NYU

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT:

History Colloquia: Daniel Immerwahr

Colloquium | April 14 | 12-2 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Daniel Immerwahr, Associate Professor, History Department, Northwestern University

 Department of History

The UC Berkeley Department of History Colloquia Series highlights the exciting works-in-progress of History faculty, graduate students, alumni, and emeriti as well as other historians on campus. The series is as an opportunity for History faculty and graduate students to collectively learn from each presenter’s process and new scholarship. All affiliates of the Department are welcome to attend.

Daniel Immerwahr

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics (Joint with Theory Seminar): Title Forthcoming

Seminar | April 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Collin Raymond, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Theory seminar

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory (Joint with Psych and Econ Seminar): TBD

Seminar | April 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Collin Raymond, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Seminars 237 and 281, Macroeconomics and International Trade and Finance: Tba

Seminar | April 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Erik Hurst, Professor, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

 Department of Economics

Crossroads and Cyborgs: The Speculative Design of John Jennings

Colloquium | April 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 John Jennings, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for Research on Social Change, Othering and Belonging Institute, Department of English

For over a decade John Jennings has been a key figure in the archiving, creating, and cultivating of black popular culture in graphic novels, illustrated fiction, and graphic design. Jennings has contributed to creating a foundation of theory, community, and mentorship that has led to what some call the Black Speculative Arts Movement.

David Chandler Lecture

Seminar | April 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Christoph Dellago, Department of Physics, University of Vienna

 College of Chemistry