<< Week of March 21 >>

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Foundations for Buddhist Chaplaincy: Dialogues and Developments in Japan and North America connecting Teachings and Effective Service

Conference/Symposium | March 13 – 15, 2020 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS)

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

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

Buddhist chaplaincy is developing rapidly in both North America and Japan. This international conference seeks to develop connections and conversations and discuss specific challenges and successes Buddhist chaplains experience on both sides of the Pacific.

The practice of Buddhist chaplaincy is sustained and guided by the Buddhist teachings or Buddhadharma. At this conference, we are...   More >

Free

  Register online by March 1.

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.

Color Colloquium: Brazil

Colloquium | March 15 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn all about the native dye plants of Brazil and the conservation concerns surrounding their use and harvest. The Garden is thrilled to invite master dyers from Brazil, Eber Lopes- Ferreira and Alexandra Oliviera to present this colloquium in partnership with Slow Fiber Studios.

- Native Brazilian Natural Color Plants - Sustainable Methods...   More >

$40, $35 members

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Community Quiltmaking Workshop

Workshop | March 15 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Quilting has traditionally been a communal act, bringing individuals together to think about the convergence of personal and collective memory while physically creating a meaningful, inclusive object. Come and collaborate on a community-based patchwork quilt in this workshop for all ages, led by artist Nelli Astvatsatrian in conjunction with Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective.

Monday, March 16, 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.

Achieving CSforALL with the Beauty and Joy of Computing

Colloquium | March 16 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Dan Garcia, University of California, Berkeley, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

 Graduate School of Education

At a time when computing is so much a part of all of our lives, has incredible job opportunities, and is so empowering, most students graduate high school without having had any introduction to computer science. A decade ago in the United States, the CSforALL movement was launched to broaden participation in computing to those traditionally underrepresented. This talk will reflect on the current...   More >

Dan Garcia

PERL Seminar: "Reproductive Risk Aversion and Contraceptive Choice, Pregnancy, and Abortion"

Seminar | March 16 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Kate Pennington, 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 231, Public Finance:

Seminar | March 16 | 2-4 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Felipe Lobel; Nina Roussille

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Felipe Lobel - "Corporate Taxation and Evasion Responses: Evidence from a Minimum Tax in Honduras"

The Transition from Capitalism to Feudalism

Colloquium | March 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 402 Barrows Hall

 Department of Sociology

The eminent Marxist historian Robert Brenner reflects on the likely trajectory of contemporary capitalism in light of his historical research on its origins

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: $L_p$ Fourier Multipliers and Singular Integrals on group von Neumann algebras

Seminar | March 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Tao Mei, Baylor University

 Department of Mathematics

Fourier multipliers and singular integrals raise naturally in the study of the approximation property and the noncommutative geometry on von Neumann algebras. Their boundedness on the associated $L_p$ spaces are quite subtle, although their $L_2$ boundedness are usually automatic. In this talk, I will try to explain joint work with Junge, Parcet and Xia in search of a Calderon-Zygmund...   More >

Proper Measurement of Linguistic Complexity (and why it matters)

Colloquium | March 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Johanna Nichols, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Linguistics

This paper addresses what I see as gaps in cross-linguistic work on
complexity:
• A measure of the full linguistic complexity of a language is
generally held to be unattainable at least with current resources, yet
cross-linguistic comparisons require some assurance of reasonably
comprehensive coverage.
• The kind of complexity that is favored by certain sociolinguistic
factors is not what...   More >

The Future of Food and Agriculture in Hawai'i

Colloquium | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Dr. Albie Miles, University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

Dr. Albie Miles, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Community Food Systems at the University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu, will be discussing the history of food and agriculture in Hawaii, including colonial occupation, plantation agriculture and efforts to restore indigenous and community-based food systems, and the new 'Ike 'Ai Consortium on Sustainable Food Systems.

Seminar 271, Development: Tba

Seminar | March 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Seema Jayachandran, Northwestern

 Department of Economics

Joint with Stanford Development Seminar, hosted by Berkeley.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: TBD

Seminar | March 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Daniel Barron, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Resonances over a potential well in an island

Seminar | March 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Johannes Sjöstrand, University of Burgundy

 Department of Mathematics

Recent work with M.\,Zerzeri. Let \(V:\mathbb R^n \rightarrow \mathbb R\) be a sufficiently analytic potential which tends to 0 at infinity. Assume that for an \(E > 0\) we have \(V^{-1}(]-\infty ,E[)=U(E)\sqcup S(E)\), where \(\overline {U(E)} \cap \overline {S(E)} = \emptyset \), with \(U(E)\) connected and bounded (the well) and \(S(E)\) connected (the sea). The distribution of the resonances...   More >

Tuesday, March 17, 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.

UC Berkeley Startup Fair

Career Fair | March 17 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The UCB Startup Fair offers students a unique opportunity to discover and interact with small tech companies that are hiring for internships and full-time positions. It is an excellent event for independent and entrepreneurial students who are looking to explore the challenges and excitement of working in a close-knit startup environment.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Aaron Zhou, UCSB

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Aaron Zhou, UCSB

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT:

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | March 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jonathan Holmes, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Harnessing RNA regulation to direct protein evolution and control mammalian gene expression

Seminar | March 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Bryan Dickinson, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago

 College of Chemistry

I will present two recent technologies our group has developed that harness RNA regulation – one for basic science purposes and one for therapeutic development. First, I will describe new methods that use our RNA polymerase-based biosensors to harness evolution in order to probe the emergence of “selectivity” between biomolecular interfaces, in particular, protein-protein interactions (PPIs)....   More >

Authors Meet Critics - Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City

Panel Discussion | March 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Barrows Hall

 Brandi Thompson Summers, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography; Nikki Jones, Professor, Department of African American Studies

 Social Science Matrix

Join us on March 17 as Thompson Summers will discuss the book, Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City,with Nikki Jones, Professor in the Department of African American Studies at UC Berkeley.

  RSVP online

LinkedIn II: Maximize Your Online Professional Presence

Workshop | March 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Make sure your LinkedIn profile is serving you by understanding what your readers look for. This hands-on workshop is a chance to incorporate tips from a UC Berkeley recruiter. We encourage you to bring a laptop, tablet or smart phone.

  Register online

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics

Seminar | March 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Steve Davis, Professor, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

 Department of Economics

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Identification of Time-Inconsistent Preferences

Seminar | March 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Aprajit Mahajan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

OPT Doc Check Workshop

Workshop | March 17 | 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 >

Knowing the Land: Indigenous Strategies for Revitalization and Adaptation

Colloquium | March 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Clint Carroll, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, Native American Studies, American Indian Graduate Student Association, American Indian Graduate Program, Native American Student Development, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Indigenous Nations face significant challenges when it comes to the interrelated processes of cultural knowledge revitalization/perpetuation and environmental adaptation. This talk discusses how Cherokee people in Oklahoma are adapting and “re-existing” through land-based education and comprehensive conservation strategies.

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | March 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Kevin Wilson, Berkeley Lab

 College of Chemistry

Seminar/Conversation with Peter E. Gordon on "Adorno, Negativity, and Normativity" - Including a Discussion of the "Meditations on Metaphysics" Section of Adorno's Book Negative Dialectics (1966)

Seminar | March 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315

 Peter E. Gordon, Amabel B. James Professor of History, Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Philosophy, Harvard University

 The Program in Critical Theory

Please join The Program in Critical Theory as it presents Professor Peter E. Gordon of Harvard University in conversation with Martin Jay, UC Berkeley (History; Program in Critical Theory), Pardis Dabashi, University of Nevada, Reno (English), and Robert Kaufman, UC Berkeley (Comparative Literature; Program in Critical Theory). After presentations and colloquy among the panelists, discussion will...   More >

Wednesday, March 18, 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.

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | March 18 |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, HHMI Janelia Farms

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying

Course | March 18 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

Bullying can take many forms, some of which are obvious and others of which, though more indirect, can be equally destructive to working relationships. Participants will learn about how to recognize bullying behavior; how to distinguish bullying from incivility; what climates encourage bullying; the impact of workplace bullying; options for how bystanders can effectively respond; and constructive...   More >

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Abigail Weitzman: A Demography Brown Bag Talk: Title TBA

Colloquium | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Abigail Weitzman, Professor, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

 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.

MVZ Lunch Seminar - Corinne Heyning Laverty, Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. Title: TBA

Seminar | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Corinne Laverty, 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 >

Spring 2020 Special Seminar: Genetically encoded biosensors and optogenetic actuators for new modalities of dynamic

Seminar | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Jose L Avalos, Princeton University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Genetically encoded biosensors are powerful tools that enable high-throughput screens to accelerate the development of strains for microbial chemical production. Optogenetic actuators are equally powerful for their unique capability to dynamically control engineered metabolism using light stimuli, providing advantages such as fine-tunability, reversibility, media independence, and orthogonality...   More >

CITRIS Research Exchange - Sarah Kurtz

Seminar | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Creating Positive Feedback Loops to Accelerate the Energy Transition


About the Talk

Photovoltaic solar electricity has grown much faster than was expected. Continuation of the historical growth rate would enable solar to generate as much electricity as the entire world uses by ~ 2030. California, in particular, has taken a leading role; 19% of electricity generated in 2018 in the state of...   More >

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Psychological First Aid (PFA)

Workshop | March 18 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Anna Head Satellite Office, Building E

 2536 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

When tragic events happen in our UC Berkeley community our faculty and staff are often called upon to offer support to students impacted. This 1 hour and 30 minute course will help you to learn the basic skills necessary to provide common sense support after a tragedy, such as a student death. The course will also address CAPS response and how faculty and staff can collaborate with the Tang...   More >

Understanding Younger-Onset Alzheimer's (BEUHS188)

Workshop | March 18 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Dori Sproul, Alzheimer’s Association

 Elder Care Program

Alzheimer’s disease is not a part of normal aging, nor do we think about it affecting people who are under age 65. However, younger-onset (also known as early-onset) Alzheimer's, affects approximately 200,000 of the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease.

Since health care providers generally don't look for Alzheimer's disease in younger people, getting an accurate diagnosis of...   More >

Imposing and Exploiting Diffusional Constraints to Control Access to Active Sites / Secondary Metabolism in ABE-Fermenting Clostridia

Colloquium | March 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Samuel Leung, Ph.D. student in the Iglesia Group; Jeffrey Li, Ph. D. student in the Zhang Group

 College of Chemistry

/ Bacteria of the genus Clostridium are obligate anaerobic organisms historically valued for bioprocessing of sugars into acetone, butanol, and ethanol (ABE). Recent genomic analyses have revealed both the diversity of ABE producers and the abundant potential for secondary metabolism, which represents a nontraditional starting point for metabolic engineering strategies. This work explores the...   More >

AI Governance: Mitigating Misuse Potential

Panel Discussion | March 18 | 4-6:30 p.m. |  Great Hall, Bancroft Hotel

  , Berkeley, CA 94704

 Rosie Campbell, The Partnership on AI; Allan Dafoe, Oxford University’s Centre for the Governance of AI; Irene Solaiman, OpenAI; Jaan Tallinn, Future of Life Institute, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk; Jessica Cussins Newman, UC Berkeley AI Security Initiative

 AI Security Initiative

Artificial intelligence (AI)’s rapid development brings both incredible opportunities and grave societal challenges. The transformational nature of AI is only expected to increase into the future, making questions of governance not only urgent, but also uniquely challenging. How can we encourage widespread innovation and access while simultaneously addressing risks related to safety, security,...   More >

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Imposing and Exploiting Diffusional Constraints to Control Access to Active Sites / Secondary Metabolism in ABE-Fermenting Clostridia

Colloquium | March 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Samuel Leung, Ph.D. student in the Iglesia Group; Jeffrey Li, Ph. D. student in the Zhang Group

 College of Chemistry

/ Bacteria of the genus Clostridium are obligate anaerobic organisms historically valued for bioprocessing of sugars into acetone, butanol, and ethanol (ABE). Recent genomic analyses have revealed both the diversity of ABE producers and the abundant potential for secondary metabolism, which represents a nontraditional starting point for metabolic engineering strategies. This work explores the...   More >

/Secondary Metabolism in ABE-Fermenting Clostridia

Colloquium | March 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Samuel Leung, PhD student in the Iglesia Group; Jeffrey Li, Ph. D. student in the Zhang Group

 College of Chemistry

/Bacteria of the genus Clostridium are obligate anaerobic organisms historically valued for bioprocessing of sugars into acetone, butanol, and ethanol (ABE). Recent genomic analyses have revealed both the diversity of ABE producers and the abundant potential for secondary metabolism, which represents a nontraditional starting point for metabolic engineering strategies. This work explores the...   More >

Health, Conscience, and the State

Panel Discussion | March 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Seth Koven, G.E. Lessing Distinguished Professor of History and Poetics, Rutgers University; Ronit Y. Stahl, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

A conversation between Seth Koven and Ronit Stahl about health care, conscience, and the state in Europe and the US.

Seth Koven’s teaching and research interests include gender, social, economic, and cultural history of Europe, 1750 to the present, with particular focus on Great Britain; Modern European women’s history; the history of sexuality; comparative urban and cultural history....   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, March 19, 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.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 325 Cheit Hall

 Molly Schnell, Assistant Professor, Northwestern

 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 >

BPM 205 Delegation Skills

Workshop | March 19 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers planning and preparing to delegate a task or project, communicating effectively when delegating, and planning for follow-up to ensure successful task or project completion.

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | March 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 James Doyle, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2020: Dr. Michael Polson (ESPM): Whose Rural? Cannabis Policing, Activism and Political Ecology in Exurban California

Seminar | March 19 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Michael Polson

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

Dr. Michael Polson, Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy at ESPM will present: ”Whose Rural? Cannabis Policing, Activism and Political Ecology in Exurban California.” Coffee will be available before the talk at 3:00PM in 139 Mulford. Open to the public.

Restoring Rights, Returning Ancestors, and Building Relationships: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Panel Discussion | March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Megon Noble

 Lauren Kroiz

 Center for Race and Gender

UC Davis NAGPRA Project Manager Megon Noble presents case studies and discusses ongoing consultation and repatriation efforts with Native American governments and communities, in conversation with Lauren Kroiz, Associate Professor of Art History and Faculty Director of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

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Checking the Box(es): Race, Latinx and the U.S. Census

Panel Discussion | March 19 | 5:10-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Library, Institute of Governmental Studies

A panel of renowned Berkeley faculty (G. Cristina Mora, Taeku Lee and Tina Sacks) will discuss how these contested categories impact their research and teaching.

Friday, March 20, 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.

Bay Area/South Africa: One-Day Cultural Exchange

Workshop | March 20 | 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. | 4500 Berkeley Way West

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

In-service and pre-service teachers are invited to spend a day of learning through facilitated discussion with a group of 8 current and pre-service teachers from South Africa. Local attendees are also invited to host one of the visiting teachers in their schools on either March 23 or 24.

FREE for k-14 teachers

  Registration opens February 11. Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu by March 17.

Achieve Together Practice Lab for Managers/Supervisors

Workshop | March 20 | 9:30 a.m.-12 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

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | March 20 | 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 >

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Achieve Together Practice Lab for Individual Contributors

Workshop | March 20 | 1:30-4 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

Electrical Control of Interlayer Exciton Dynamics in Semiconducting Atomically Thin Heterostructures: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Luis A. Jauregui, UC Irvine, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Van der Waals heterostructures constructed of 2-dimensional (2-D) materials such as single layer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have sparked wide interest because of their large excitonic binding energy, allowing the exploration of novel quantum optical effects in a solid-state system and new opto-electronic devices.

In this talk, I will discuss our results in van der Waals...   More >

OPT Doc Check Workshop

Workshop | March 20 | 2-3 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 >

Composition Colloquium: Pauline Kim Harris

Colloquium | March 20 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Timing is Everything
Composer Pauline Kim Harris will talk about her compositions in which she considers the unique and individual experience of the perception of time.

Bio:
Pauline Kim Harris, aka PK or Pauline Kim is a GrammyTM- nominated violinist and composer. The youngest student to have ever been accepted into the studio of legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz, she has since appeared...   More >

Building a Born-Digital Archives Program at the Bancroft Library

Seminar | March 20 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Mary Elings and Christina Fidler, Bancroft Library

 Information, School of

Much of the focus in born-digital archives rightly centers on the technical practices and tools necessary to manage these collections, however, this is just one layer of the overall management of these materials. A born digital archives program must address a user's ability to access and work with these materials in practical ways while both challenging and conforming to traditional archival...   More >

Saturday, March 21, 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.

Twig to Twine: Fiber Making with Tamara Wilder

Workshop | March 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Back by popular demand, this class will instill awe of the natural world by making string from sticks! Extract high quality fiber from dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) and other local native & naturalized plants and explore several different cordage methods including leg rolling, mouth rolling, triangle twisting & splicing. In this class Tamara will also be demonstrating the extraction of fiber from...   More >

$120, $110 UCBG Members

  Register online