Panel Discussion | April 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
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 >
Seminar | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
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 >
Seminar | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Jim Kronstad, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
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).
[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
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 >
Seminar | April 18 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
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.
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
Daniel Westcott, PhD Candidate
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 todays 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 >
Presentation | April 19 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Speiker Forum, Chou Hall
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
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