<< Week of April 05 >>

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.

POSTPONED: Making Herbal Body Care at Home: From Pantry to Potion

Workshop | April 5 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Come learn how to make a range of body care potions at home with Rachel Budde, founder of the company Fat and the Moon. Expanding on the principle that if you can't put something in your body, you shouldn’t put it on your body, we turn to the ingredients you already have in your kitchen and the plants you have in your garden this very minute! These familiar plant friends will take on new and...   More >

$125 Adult /$110 Adult UCBG Member

 WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE THIS PROGRAM.

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

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: On relations between additive and max - convolutions in classical, free and Boolean probability theory

Seminar | April 6 | 3-4 p.m. | talk will be remote using Zoom, to attend on-line send email to jgarzavargas@berkeley.edu

 Yuki Ueda, Hokkaido University

 Department of Mathematics

In 2010 Tucci gave the limit laws of multiplication of large numbers of freely independent bounded positive random variables. After that, Haagerup and Moeller extended Tucci's limit theorem to unbounded positive random variables. In this talk, we will firstly introduce the free max-convolution and Boolean max-convolution which are distributions of the maximum (in terms of Ando's order) of freely...   More >

When Paradigms Change: Realism, Public Opinion, and Statecraft in 20th Century World Politics: A Roundtable Event

Panel Discussion | April 6 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley City College, Rooms 451 A/B

 2050 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Institute of European Studies, Social Sciences Department, Berkeley City College

Times of historical and political crisis such as ours are a moment of paradigm shift in political alliances and policy platforms that require us to reorient ourselves intellectually. This is a productive moment to take stock of our inherited ideologies and approaches to world politics. The central topics addressed by this roundtable are what constitutes a “realist” approach to international...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Cancelled

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

 Department of Economics

Seminar 271, Development: Tba

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Held remotely via Zoom. Zoom link to be sent by email to this seminar's email list.

 Simone Schaner, USC

 Department of Economics

EVENT CANCELED: New Directions in Bangladesh Studies: Recent Scholarship in Political Studies

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

 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 Hasan.

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: CANCELED

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

 Massimo Anelli, Bocconi

 Center for Labor Economics

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

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

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

CANCELED - Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

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

 Seth Rakoff-Nahoum, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

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

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 237, Macroeconomics - Canceled

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

 Monika Piazzesi, Professor, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: CANCELLED

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

 Department of Economics

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Tba

Seminar | April 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Held remotely via Zoom. Zoom link to be sent by email to this seminar's email list.

 Jonathan Dingel, Chicago Booth

 Department of Economics

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

A Model Independent Study Unit (Civil Rights)

Workshop | April 7 | 4-5 p.m. |  via Zoom

 Phyllis Goldsmith and Jason Muniz, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, UCB Professional Development Providers

This Civil Rights Unit, designed for independent study students, provides a model for teaching remotely. The unit integrates literacy and historical thinking strategies to support students to gain access to content. The curriculum utilizes google docs and forms.

Free

  Register online

CANCELLED- The Changing Contours of Turkey’s Islamic Populism: From Neoliberal Americanism to Nationalist “State Capitalism”

Colloquium | April 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center | Canceled

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Cihan Tuğal, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Neoliberalism and American hegemony were founding pillars of the Ak Party, which has ruled Turkey since 2002. The deepening crisis of both, paradoxically, proved to be fertile ground for President Erdoğan’s improvisations. Once a regional prop of American interests, the regime now aspires to be a game-changer. However, Erdoğan’s unfettered ambitions have occasionally backfired, as when...   More >

POSTPONED | Theorizing Mutant Neoliberalisms

Seminar | April 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall | Canceled

 The Program in Critical Theory

In 2014-15, sponsored by the Critical Theory DE and the UC Humanities Research Institute, William Callison (Political Science) and Zachary Manfredi (Rhetoric) organized a highly successful year-long working group and

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.

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

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 Webinar

Workshop | April 8 | 3-4 p.m. |  Online Webinar | Note change in location

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT Application. The webinar will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application.

Interdisciplinary Faculty Lounge

Workshop | April 1 – June 3, 2020 every Wednesday | 5-6 p.m. |  Virtual Faculty Lounge

 Professional Development for Educators

Want to trade ideas, share successes, and brainstorm sticky issues? Join your educator community online for resources, inspiration, fellowship and support! This is an informal, moderated meeting space for teachers.

  Register online

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 >

(EVENT CANCELLED) 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

CANCELLED

CANCELED-Hansen Lecture: Title to be announced

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

 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

 Paul Oyer, Stanford GSB

 Center for Labor Economics

CANCELED-Sensory Integration at the Retinogeniculate Synapse

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

 CANCELED - Chinfei Chen, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

(Held remotely via Zoom) ESPM Seminar Series: Dr. Michael Polson (ESPM): Whose Rural? Cannabis Policing, Activism and Political Ecology in Exurban California

Seminar | April 9 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. |  Remotely via Zoom (see description)

 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.” This seminar will be held remotely via Zoom at 3:30PM PST, links/details to join are here:

Topic: ESPM Spring Seminar - Dr. Michael Polson
Time: Apr 9, 2020 03:30 PM Pacific...   More >

Leading Equity Action Research for Education Practitioners in a Public Health Crisis, Part 3: Engaging Collaborative Data Collection and Analysis through Research Practice Partnerships

Workshop | April 9 | 4-5 p.m. |  Zoom - download plug-in in advance

 Dr. Annie Johnston, Coordinator of Public Programs, College & Career Academy Support Network

 College & Career Academy Support Network, Berkeley Professional Development Providers

Last of a 3-part series, this session prepares leaders at all levels to engage in collaborative data collection and analysis while designing & implementing effective strategies to champion equitable responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Leave with resources, tools and approaches from participatory action research and research-practice partnership approaches to support work on immediate priorities.

  Registration opens March 24. Register online by April 9.

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.

Berkeley Law Sports and Entertainment Conference - POSTPONED

Conference/Symposium | April 10 | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Berkeley Law

Berkeley Law's Annual Sports & Entertainment Conference has become one of the Bay Area's most recognized student-run sports and entertainment events of the year. This day-long conference brings the top names in sports & entertainment together at an unparalleled venue to discuss and debate current topics in sports & entertainment.

Speakers include: Jeffrey Harleston, Dr. Damion Thomas, Hannah...   More >

Immigration reform in California agriculture

Workshop | April 10 | 9:15 a.m.-2 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment) | Canceled

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

The 2020 Immigration Reform workshop sets out to understand the potential effects of the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2019 and the 2019 Farm Workforce Modernization Act.

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

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

 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

 We hope to reschedule this class.

Cancelled - Andrea Goldstein-Piekarski

Seminar | April 10 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Andrea Goldstein-Piekarski, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine

 Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences

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

CANCELED - Daigoji Temple and Shingon Contributions to Japan’s Religious Culture

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

 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.

SCECon 2020: Our World, Our Time: Students of Color Environmental Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 11 |  Wheeler Hall

 TBD

 The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

The Students of Color Environmental Collective at UC Berkeley is hosting a full day conference on environmental justice APRIL 11, 2020, to foster and support an intersectional environmental movement that inspires and amplifies the voices of underrepresented folks.

Our theme this year is “Our world, our time: Building transformative futures,” and SCECon 2020 aims to engage our participants in...   More >

 TBD, but no one will be turned away for any inability to pay

 More information is available on our FB page. Register online

FAMILY PROGRAM: Naturally Dyed Eggs (morning session)

Workshop | April 11 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

This hands-on workshop will introduce children to the joy of natural dyes while they make their own patterns on eggs with brilliant plant-based colors. Price includes 4 eggs per participant.

Two session times available: the Register link below is for 10am.
Click here for the afternoon session.

Children must be accompanied by a paid registered adult.
Registration includes Garden Admission...   More >

$18 Adult, $18 Child, $15 Member Adult, $15 Member Child

 More information to come.

FAMILY PROGRAM: Naturally Dyed Eggs (afternoon session)

Workshop | April 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

This hands-on workshop will introduce children to the joy of natural dyes while they make their own patterns on eggs with brilliant plant-based colors. Price includes 4 eggs per participant.

Two session times available: the Register link below is for 12:30pm.


Children must be accompanied by a paid registered adult.
Registration includes Garden Admission - enjoy a day in the UC Botanical...   More >

$18 Adult, $18 Child, $15 Member Adult, $15 Member Child

 More information to come.