<< Week of April 19 >>

Sunday, April 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.

Buddhism, Physics, and Philosophy Redux

Workshop | April 19 | 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley

 Center for Buddhist Studies, Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures, Glorisun Global Buddhist Network, Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS HELD OVER THREE CONSECUTIVE DAYS, APRIL 17-19.

The philosophical problems that emerged with the advent of quantum mechanics in the early 20th century are still very much with us. Issues like the measurement problem, entanglement and nonlocality, wave-particle complementarity, and so on, force us to ask:

Spherulitic Growth of Coral Skeletons and Synthetic Aragonite: Nature’s 3D-printing

Seminar | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor Pupa Gilbert, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Crystallization done by living organisms, termed biomineralization, involves biological control over crystal nucleation, growth, and crystal orientation patterns in the final biomineral. In this MSE seminar I will describe one mechanism of crystallization by attachment of amorphous particles [1] to fresh, forming coral skeletons, and their subsequent crystallization into aragonite crystals [2]....   More >

Monday, April 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.

Political Economy Seminar: "From Welfare to Warfare: How the New Deal Boosted American Patriotism during World War II"

Seminar | April 20 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Joachim Voth, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

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

David Goldstein

Colloquium | April 20 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 David Goldstein, University of California, Los Angeles

 Department of Linguistics

IB Finishing Talk: Title to be announced

Seminar | April 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Rachael Olliff-Yang, UCB (Ackerly Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminars 271 and 281, Development and International Trade and Finance: Tba

Seminar | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Maggie Chen, George Washington University

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, April 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.

Enage with Age: An Intergenerational Conversation: UCB Retirement Center Biennial Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Louise Aronson, UCSF geriatrician, professor & NY Times bestseller

 Eunice Lin Nichols, Vice President and Gen2Gen co-chair, encore.org

 UC Berkeley Retirement Center

Join students, faculty, staff, and retirees for an intergenerational conversation about ageism, why it mattes, and how to make a difference.

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jin Zhang, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Annabelle Doerr, UCB / University of Basel

 Center for Labor Economics

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 David Sraer, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 David Sraer, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT:

Sandwich Generation: Surviving the Stress (BEUHS189)

Workshop | April 21 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Maureen Kelly, ED.D., LCSW, Elder Care Program, Be Well @ Work

 Elder Care Program

The term "Sandwich Generation," was first coined in 1981 by social worker Dorothy Miller to describe “women” in their 30s and 40s who were “sandwiched” between caring for young children and their aging parents. The term has since expanded to include all adult children who are caring for their elders as well as for their older and adult children who have returned home.

This workshop will...   More >

Hildebrand Scholars Colloquium

Colloquium | April 21 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Recipients of the Hildebrand Fellowship in the Canadian Studies Program will present on the research they have accomplished thanks to the fellowship.

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics

Seminar | April 21 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ellen McGrattan, University of Minnesota

 Department of Economics

Wednesday, April 22, 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.

MVZ Lunch Seminar - Allison Byrne, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley. Title: TBA

Seminar | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Allison Byrne, 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 Seminar: Quantitative chemical imaging of structure and function in living biological samples – from single cells to animals

Seminar | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dan Fu, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Washington

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Quantitative chemical imaging of structure and function in living biological samples – from single cells to animals

Lean Ergonomics: It's an Efficiency Issue

Presentation | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online-Zoom

 Steve Davis; Luther Cottrell

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

This free webinar will review a brief history of the Toyota Production System, the foundation for the University of Kentucky, True Lean Program. Learners will explore the core tenants of True Lean, and how to systematically merge the four categories of risk factors to create measurable process improvement.

Revealed in the Wound: Iraqibacter and the Biology of History

Colloquium | April 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Omar Dewachi, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Building on ethnographic research on wounds and the ecologies of war and healthcare in Iraq and across the Middle East, this talk explores the rise of Iraqibacter, a moniker given to Acinetobacter baumannii — a superbug associated with the invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003. Tracing the histories and geographies of this “superbug” across the landscapes of war injury, I show how unravelling...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Exploring uncharted territory with Streptomyces development and metabolism"

Seminar | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Marie Elliot, McMaster University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Elliot attended the University of Alberta, where she received her B.Sc. (1995), followed by her Ph.D. (2000), working with Dr. Brenda Leskiw on the regulation of gene expression in Streptomyces. She is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology and an associate member of the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, and a member of both the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for...   More >

Spring and Summer Veggies (BEUHS641): Nutrition Workshops

Workshop | April 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Wellness Program Dietitian, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Buying local seasonal produce is good for your health, your taste buds, your wallet, and your planet! Learn to make recipes that take advantage of California’s bounty of incredible fresh and local vegetables. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

OPT Doc Check Workshop

Workshop | April 22 | 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 >

From Computer Chips to Catalysts: Precise Materials Synthesis for Sustainable Energy Applications

Colloquium | April 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Professor Stacey Bent, Stanford University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

To discuss strategies for controlling interfaces and thin films in sustainable energy devices.

Composition Colloquium: Marti Epstein

Colloquium | April 22 | 5 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Mystical Cosmetic, Troubled Queen, Oil & Sugar

Marti Epstein discusses the compositional process of three of her chamber works., including her use of color maps and hand-written notation.

Marti Epstein is a composer whose music has been performed by the San Francisco Symphony, The Radio Symphony Orchestra of Frankfurt, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, Ensemble Modern, and members...   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 23, 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 Joint with Economic History

Seminar | April 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 325 Cheit Hall

 Rick Hornbeck, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

 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 >

Credit Cards, Home Loans and Home Equity Lines: The Basics (BEUHS378)

Workshop | April 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Gustavo Guzman, Bank of the WestSandwich Generation

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Learn the basics when it comes to Credit Cards, Home Loans, and Home Equity Lines of Credit.
We will discuss credit score, loan-to-value and debt-to-income ratio considerations. These are what lenders are looking for when you apply for a loan and we will help you hone in on these so you can get the best rates available.

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IB Seminar: Hydrodynamics of fish swimming

Seminar | April 23 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Christophe Eloy, IRPHE

 Department of Integrative Biology

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: TOPIC: The Effects of Reduced Screening Costs

Seminar | April 23 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Xiao Yin

 Department of Economics

Xiao Yin: "The Effects of Reduced Screening Costs"

Seminar 251: “Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | April 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | April 23 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Liqun Luo, Stanford University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2020: David Thau (World Wildlife Fund): Machine learning and the Sustainable Development Goals

Seminar | April 23 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 David Thau

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

David Thau, Data and Technology Global Lead Scientist at World Wildlife Fund will present: ”Machine learning and the Sustainable Development Goals.” Coffee will be available before the talk at 3:00PM in 139 Mulford. Open to the public.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Efficiency Loss of Asymptotically Efficient Tests in An Instrumental Variables Regression"

Seminar | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Marcelo J. Moreira, Fundação Getúlio Vargas

 Department of Economics

Friday, April 24, 2020

Fundamentals of Human Factors and Ergonomics

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

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

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

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

Bonnie Nozari

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

 Bonnie Nozari, Carnegie Mellon University

 Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences

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

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

 Prof. Chiara Daraio, Caltech, ME & Applied Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

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

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

Marian E. Koshland Memorial Lecture

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

 Janet Iwasa, University of Utah

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, April 25, 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.

Weekend Workshop: Writing Across the Disciplines

Workshop | April 25 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 Bay Area Writing Project

Classrooms can provide courageous spaces for exploring collective and individual identities. Writing often plays a critical role in this exploration and provides a humanizing lens through which students can see each others’ experiences. These workshops will focus on strategies, protocols and content that support students to contribute their stories, share their truths and invite others into...   More >

How to Read an Object: focus on Southeast Asian textiles

Workshop | April 25 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

  , Berkeley, CA

 Sandra Cate, San Jose State University, Anthropology

 ORIAS, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

What can physical artifacts teach us about past human interactions, activities, and beliefs? How can you teach your students to analyze and infer meanings from objects?

Teachers are invited to come explore a selection of museum objects associated with Southeast Asia.

free for teachers

  Register online