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<< Week of April 18 >>

Monday, April 15, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Food For Thought

Panel Discussion | April 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

Few challenges seem more daunting than feeding a global population projected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 – at a time when our changing climate is already making it more difficult to successfully grow crops. As initiatives to double food production pour large investments into industrial agriculture, the authors of two new books suggest that “feeding the world” is the wrong approach to take. In...   More >

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Seminar | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Luke Bloch

 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 >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Nutrient regulation of fungal virulence"

Seminar | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Jim Kronstad, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Jim Kronstad is a professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and is a member of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and now studies several aspects of fungal biology including pathogenesis, morphogenesis, infection-specific gene expression and self versus nonself recognition (mating).

Thursday, April 18, 2019

[Peterson Speaker Series] Leading the Pack: How Companies are Collaborating to Tackle Plastic Packaging Waste

Panel Discussion | April 18 | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

 Institute for Business and Social Impact


According to the EPA, “containers and packaging make up a major portion of municipal solid waste (MSW), amounting to 77.9 million tons of generation in 2015.” The issue of plastic packaging waste is a complex, universal issue. Our culture of “...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | April 18 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Pablo Rodriguez Lozano

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

Pablo Rodriguez Lozano, Postdoctoral Fellow in ESPM, will present: "Advancing knowledge on non-perennial streams: from fish ecology to environmental perception." Hosted by Stephanie Carlson. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

BERC and ISAS present: How Clean Energy Can Boost Incomes in the Global South

Lecture | April 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall N440+N444

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative, Institute for South Asia Studies

Over the last decade, clean energy innovations have transformed access to electricity and lighting for millions in the global south, but with little economic impact. However, with wide deployment throughout India, solar irrigation pumps have been the exception, improving productivity, product value, reducing inputs costs and improving the economic situation of farmers.

Abhishek Jain from CEEP...   More >

Genetically Modify Food!: The business of fear and a distorted reality from the perspective of Daniel Westcott

Seminar | April 18 | 6:15-7:15 p.m. |  The Octopus Literary Salon

 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

 Daniel Westcott, PhD Candidate

 The CLEAR Project

Vegan, omnivore, keto… what we eat is essential to our culture, health, environment and identity. It should be no surprise that we care deeply about our food choices. But in today’s grocery, those choices can be overwhelming and we use shorthand to make decisions. Daniel Westcott, a former organic farmer and a current PhD student at UC Berkeley will try to unpack the labels and offer some insight...   More >

Friday, April 19, 2019

2019 Patagonia Case Competition

Presentation | April 19 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Speiker Forum, Chou Hall

 Center for Responsible Business


Patagonia Case Competition

Patagonia and the University of California, Berkeley have joined forces once again to host a case competition open to graduate students across the world seeking to redefine the relationship between business and a healthy planet.

2019 Competition Overview

On...   More >