<< Week of December 17 >>

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: Healthier Holiday Treats (BEUHS641)

Workshop | December 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Cookies, cakes, and candies, oh my! Stand out from the crowd with a healthier holiday gift or dessert this year. Family and friends will appreciate (and devour) these healthier treats. All new ideas for the 2016 holiday season! Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | December 19 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Gallery + Studio: Letterform Experiments

Workshop | December 19 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)
Get inspired by artworks in To the Letter, then explore language and letterforms by making mixed-media collages of your own.

Biologically plausible deep learning for recurrent spiking neural networks.

Seminar | December 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Shaowei Lin

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Despite widespread success in deep learning, backpropagation has been criticized for its biological implausibility. To address this issue, Hinton and Bengio have suggested that our brains are performing approximations of backpropagation, and some of their proposed models seem promising. In the same vein, we propose a different model for learning in recurrent neural networks (RNNs), known as...   More >

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | December 20 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

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

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >