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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

BUCHANAN ENDOWED LECTURE: "Discovery and Engineering of Plant Chemistry for Plant and Human Health"

Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Elizabeth Sattely, Stanford University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Elizabeth Sattely is an Associate Professor and HHMI Investigator in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford and a Stanford ChEM-H Faculty Fellow. She also serves as an Honorary Adjunct Staff Scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Science. Dr. Sattely completed her graduate training at Boston College in organic chemistry and her postdoctoral studies in biochemistry at Harvard Medical...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos: The critique of growth and environmental justice movements in the Global South: Is it really a natural alliance?

Colloquium | September 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos, Energy and Resources Group

 Energy and Resources Group

Activists and environmental defenders in the Global South promote transformations against dispossession in a variety of fields, from food to energy production. Ecological economic scholars argued in favour of an obvious alliance between environmental justice movements in the South and criticism of economic growth. Yet, collaborative research unveiled activists’ concerns about the plausibility of...   More >

Native California Cuisine in Archaeology and Contemporary Culture: An exploration of the local Native cuisine of the San Francisco Bay Area

Panel Discussion | September 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion

 1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Rob Cuthrell, Independent Researcher and Director of Archaeological Resource Management, Amah Mutsun Land Trust; Vincent Medina, Cafe Ohlone by mak-'amham

 Archaeological Research Facility, Bade Museum

Join us in exploring the local Native cuisine and flavors of the Bay Area through a discussion and tasting of some of the many foods that Native people of the San Francisco Bay Area have eaten for thousands of years.

 $20

  Tickets go on sale June 5. Buy tickets online

Thursday, September 5, 2019

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Safa Motesharrei

Seminar | September 5 | 2:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Safa Motesharrei

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

Safa Motesharrei, Environmental Systems Scientist at the University of Maryland, will present: "Large-Scale Wind and Solar Farms in the Sahara Would Increase Rain and Vegetation." Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall. **Please note this seminar will take place one-hour earlier than the regular seminar schedule, this seminar will begin at 2:30PM.**

State of the College - Fall 2019 Welcome Message

Presentation | September 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 College of Natural Resources

Dean Ackerly will be giving a State of the College presentation, followed by a Q&A session. Join CNR faculty, staff, and your fellow students to hear an overview of the college's strategic plan for the new school year and reflect on the accomplishments of the previous year.

If you will attend, please click here to RSVP by Friday, Aug. 30 so we can plan refreshments.

The Love Bugs: One couples lifelong obsession with insects

Film - Documentary | September 5 | 8-8:45 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Pacific Coast Entomological Society, Essig Museum of Entomology

 Pacific Coast Entomological Society, Essig Museum of Entomology

Over the course of 60 years, Lois and Charlie O’Brien, two of the foremost entomologists and pioneers in their field, traveled to more than 67 countries and quietly amassed the world’s largest private collection of insects.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Essig Brunch Seminar-Coffee Social

Seminar | September 6 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

A weekly seminar series run by the Entomology Students Organization featuring local and visiting researchers presenting a wide range of entomology-related topics. Open to the public.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Tapping cyanobacterial potential as an alternative carbohydrate feedstock: design of modular, light-driven microbial consortia"

Seminar | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Daniel Ducat, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Daniel Ducat is an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His lab is interested in using engineering and synthetic approaches to examine the biology and biotechnological application of these intriguing bacteria. He earned his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins University.

Visualizing the Complexity of Past and Future Shoreline and Near-Shore Environments over Time: Examples from Australia, Vietnam, and California

Lecture | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Thomas G. Whitley, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Sonoma State University

 Archaeological Research Facility

By incorporating dynamic geomorphological processes into the environmental modeling it becomes possible to provide much more accurate depictions of the inundation and retreat of shorelines over time, their hydrodynamics, and the evolution of shoreline and near-shore ecosystems. Presented here are some examples of this approach using highly diverse datasets from Australia, Vietnam, and California.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Michael Davidson

Seminar | September 12 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Michael Davidson

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

Michael Davidson, Assistant Professor at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy & Strategy, will present: "Eliminating Wasted Wind Energy in China: The Good, the Bad, and the (Ugly) Markets." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

East Bay Science Cafe - the Humble Spud: The potato’s wonderful history and future feeding the world

Presentation | September 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Christine Hastorf, Department of Anthropology

 Science@Cal

Potatoes are often invisible one one’s plate. Not considered an exotic, it has been a food you can rely on to soothe your soul and stomach. Many have claimed its origin, due to its capacity to keep people alive in so many diverse environments. But its origin history begins 10,000 years ago in highland South America. While introducing the science of the potato and its complexities of...   More >

Diversity of wild potatoes

Friday, September 13, 2019

Essig Brunch Seminar-Defensive responses in Manduca sexta as a model for pain

Seminar | September 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Megumi Fuse, San Francisco State University

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

A weekly seminar series run by the Entomology Students Organization featuring local and visiting researchers presenting a wide range of entomology-related topics. Open to the public.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Milkweeds and mustards: a tale of two toxins"

Seminar | September 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Noah Whiteman, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Noah Whiteman, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley and the Principal Investigator of the Whiteman Laboratory. Their research follows from Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace, who focused on the evolution of traits shaped by biotic interactions (interactions between organisms).

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Alex Hon-Tsen Yu: Title TBA

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

 Alex Hon Tsen Yu

 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 >

Thursday, September 19, 2019

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Monica Cooper

Seminar | September 19 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica Cooper

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

Monica Cooper, Viticulture Farm Advisor at the UC Cooperative Extension, will present: "UC Cooperative Extension: providing network-based learning and data-driven solutions for agriculture and natural resource professionals." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Essig Brunch Seminar

Seminar | September 20 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Allison Hansen, University of California Riverside

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

A weekly seminar series run by the Entomology Students Organization featuring local and visiting researchers presenting a wide range of entomology-related topics. Open to the public.

Monday, September 23, 2019

BFI Open House

Tour/Open House | September 23 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

Interested in getting involved with food on campus? Join the Berkeley Food Institute for our annual open house on Monday, September 23, from 4:30-6pm in Morgan Lounge. BFI staff will provide background on BFI and how students can get involved. Undergraduate and graduate student groups focused on various aspects of food systems will also share opportunities within their organizations.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Receptor networks underpin plant immunity"

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Sophien Kamoun, Senior Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Sophien Kamoun is a senior scientist at the Sainsbury Laboratory and a professor at the University of East Anglia. His group studies how filamentous plant pathogens, such as the Irish potato famine pathogen Phytophthora infestans, infect plants, and the plant processes that are modulated by these pathogens.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Andrew Whitehead: Title TBA

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Andrew Whitehead

 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 >

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Lecture | September 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica White, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 College of Natural Resources

Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement revises the historical narrative of African American resistance and breaks new ground by including the work, roles, and contributions of southern Black farmers and the organizations they formed. The book traces the origins of Black farmers’ organizations to the late 1800s, emphasizing their activities during the...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Monica White

Seminar | September 26 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica White

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

Monica White, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present: "Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Colloquium | September 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica White, Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Center for Research on Social Change, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Berkeley Food Institute, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), College of Natural Resources

Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement revises the historical narrative of African American resistance and breaks new ground by including the work, roles, and contributions of southern Black farmers and the organizations they formed.