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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Functional analysis of genes in regulating perianth identity and development in orchids"

Seminar | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Chang Hsien Yang, National Chung Hsing University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Yang's research interests include the study of the mechanisms controlling flower transition, flower organ formation, flower senescence and male sterility. For his work he has received the Outstanding Research Award from the National Science Council (NSC) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Academic Award and National Chair Professorships from the Ministry of Education (MOE). He...   More >

What do Climate Change and Girls’ Education have to do with Food Security in the Sahel?

Lecture | October 2 | 12-2 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Daniel Perlman, PhD, Centre for Girls Education; Lawali Nassourou, PhD, University Abdou Moumouni; Alisha Graves, MPH, The OASIS Initiative

 The Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability

Thursday, October 3, 2019

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Andrew Jones

Seminar | October 3 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Andrew Jones

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

Andrew Jones, Deputy Director of the Climate Readiness Institute and research scientist at LBNL, will present: "Rational Numbers: Improving the Usability of Science for a Climate Resilient Society." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Depolarizing Climate Change:: A Conversation Between the GOP and the WWF

Panel Discussion | October 3 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 108 Wheeler Hall

 Elan Strait, World Wildlife Fund; Catharine Baker, California State Assembly

 BridgeUSA at Berkeley

Rising sea levels, increasing frequency of disasters, and melting ice caps, oh my! In a world of polarizing politics, climate change has become a topic of debate. What are the future ramifications of climate change? What is the responsibility of individuals and corporations? What policies should be enacted? To discuss these pressing questions, BridgeUSA is hosting two speakers, Elan Strait and...   More >

Monday, October 7, 2019

Half-Earth Day: How to Save the Natural World

Lecture: College-Wide Events: Alumni Events | October 7 | 7-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Edward O. Wilson, Biologist and Naturalist; Sally Jewell, Interim Chief Executive Officer, The Nature Conservancy

 College of Natural Resources

Presented by The Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation Distinguished Lectureship in Biodiversity, with biologist and naturalist Edward O. Wilson and other special guests for a discussion moderated by Sally Jewell.

 General admission $25, Students $15

  Tickets go on sale September 4. Buy tickets online

E.O. Wilson

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Biosynthesis of membrane lipids in the archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius"

Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Paula Welander, Stanford University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Paula Welander is a microbiologist who received her undergraduate degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles. She pursued her PhD studies in microbiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed her postdoctoral studies at MIT in the Departments of Biology and of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Paula joined the Stanford faculty in 2013 where her current...   More >

Thursday, October 10, 2019

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Ken Alex

Seminar | October 10 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Ken Alex

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

Ken Alex, Director of the Project Climate initiative in the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at Berkeley Law, will present: "Increasing the pace and scale of carbon removal from California's natural and working lands." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Eva K. Fischer: Title TBA

Seminar | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Eva K. Fischer

 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: "Probing Photosynthesis in C3 Plants"

Seminar | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Maureen Hanson, Cornell University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Maureen R. Hanson is the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics. She received a B.S. degree at Duke University and a Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Harvard University. Her lab aims to understand the mechanism of RNA editing in chloroplasts and mitochondria of plants, which results in modification of specifics Cs to Us in transcripts, altering...   More >

Thursday, October 17, 2019

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Robin Snyder

Seminar | October 17 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Robin Snyder

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

Robin Snyder, Associate Professor of Biology at Case Western Reserve University, will present: "The role of luck in individual success." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend

Special Event | October 18 – 20, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. In 2019, it takes place October 18–20.

 

  Registration opens July 1. Register online by September 27.

Building a Forest Positive Future:: Strategies for Nature, Climate and People

Lecture: College-Wide Events | October 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Clark Kerr Campus, Garden Room

 Kerry Cesareo, Senior Vice President, Forests, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

 College of Natural Resources

Healthy forests are critical to addressing the climate crisis, ensuring human well-being and providing wildlife with what they need to survive. Yet efforts to conserve forests are not delivering at the speed or scale that’s needed to do so. We need new "forest positive” approaches that align public and private efforts, go beyond doing less harm and strive for reaching science-based targets.

Senior Vice President, Forests, WWF

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend

Special Event | October 18 – 20, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. In 2019, it takes place October 18–20.

 

  Registration opens July 1. Register online by September 27.

The Surprises of the Sunflower

Lecture | October 19 | 10-11 a.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Benjamin K. Blackman Assistant Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology

 College of Natural Resources

Five thousand years ago, early farmers took a special interest in sunflowers. Through its continued cultivation since that time, the sunflower has evolved into an essential crop that permeates human life, whether in beautiful bouquets, as salty snacks, or as a primary source of cooking oil in many parts of the world. This lecture will examine how the sequencing of modern and archaeological...   More >

What's Next for the Blue Bin?

Lecture | October 19 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Kate O’Neill Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 College of Natural Resources

Last year, China stopped taking most foreign recyclables. Previously, 40 percent of the United States’s paper, plastics, and other recyclable materials were sent there. Beijing’s decision threw U.S. recycling into a crisis that reaches from global political decision-making all the way down to what we decide to put into our blue bins. This lecture draws on O’Neill’s new book, Waste, to talk about...   More >

Kate O’Neill Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend

Special Event | October 18 – 20, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. In 2019, it takes place October 18–20.

 

  Registration opens July 1. Register online by September 27.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "The intersection of nutrition and infection at the host-pathogen interface"

Seminar | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Eric Skaar, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Eric Skaar earned his B.S. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, his Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis from Northwestern University, and his M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Northwestern University. His aboratory is interested in identifying the host and bacterial factors that are involved in this battle for metal during the pathogenesis of...   More >

Townsend Book Chat with Mark Schapiro: Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply

Lecture | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens, Townsend Center

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Three-quarters of the seed varieties on earth in 1900 are now extinct, and more than half of the remaining commercial seeds are owned by three large companies. Schapiro examines the fate of our food supply under the pressures of corporate consolidation.

In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Food Legacy in the Atlantic World - The 23rd Carl O. Sauer Memorial Lecture

Lecture | October 23 | 4 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Judith Carney, Department of Geography, UCLA

 Department of Geography, Department of African American Studies, Center for African Studies, Center for Research on Social Change, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Berkeley Food Institute, 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice

A striking feature of plantation era history is the number of first-person accounts that credit the enslaved with the introduction of specific foods, all previously grown in Africa. This lecture
lends support to these observations by identifying the crops that European witnesses attributed to slave agency and by engaging the ways that African subsistence staples arrived, and...   More >

 

  RSVP online

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Festschrift in Honor of Gordon Rausser

Conference/Symposium: College-Wide Events: Agricultural & Resource Economics | October 24 – 25, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 College of Natural Resources

Dr. Gordon C. Rausser is the Robert Gordon Sproul Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in the College of Natural Resources. He is a preeminent agricultural and resource economist whose contributions in academia, government service, business, and public policy are exceptional for their impact around the world. His leadership at Berkeley, including his exemplary...   More >

 

  RSVP online by October 20.

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Laureano Gherardi

Seminar | October 24 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Laureano Gherardi

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

Laureano Gherardi, Research Scientist in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, will present: "Precipitation variability and ecosystem functioning: experimentation, modeling, and data synthesis from local to global scales." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Leading on the Edge of Change: Climate, Education and Politics in Alaska

Lecture | October 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Seaborg Room

 James Johnsen, President, University of Alaska

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The University of Alaska is the state's sole public system of higher education and a world leader in Arctic research. In response to unprecedented 41 percent state funding cut enacted by gubernatorial budget veto in 2019, the University mounted a major advocacy campaign, declared financial exigency, and began planning for organizational restructuring to include consolidation of the system's...   More >

 

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Festschrift in Honor of Gordon Rausser

Conference/Symposium: College-Wide Events: Agricultural & Resource Economics | October 24 – 25, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 College of Natural Resources

Dr. Gordon C. Rausser is the Robert Gordon Sproul Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in the College of Natural Resources. He is a preeminent agricultural and resource economist whose contributions in academia, government service, business, and public policy are exceptional for their impact around the world. His leadership at Berkeley, including his exemplary...   More >

 

  RSVP online by October 20.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Costume Building Open House

Workshop | October 28 – 31, 2019 every day | 12-4 p.m. | 141 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The CITRIS Invention Lab is hosting a week of costume building to get you ready for Halloween. The event is open to all; waivers just need to be signed by non-Maker Pass holders.

We’ll be kicking the open house off with a noontime “Cosplay Strategies” session (informal, no lunch provided) on Monday, October 28th, hosted by last year’s contest winner (Dan Chapman) and focusing on cheap and fast...   More >

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Costume Building Open House

Workshop | October 28 – 31, 2019 every day | 12-4 p.m. | 141 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The CITRIS Invention Lab is hosting a week of costume building to get you ready for Halloween. The event is open to all; waivers just need to be signed by non-Maker Pass holders.

We’ll be kicking the open house off with a noontime “Cosplay Strategies” session (informal, no lunch provided) on Monday, October 28th, hosted by last year’s contest winner (Dan Chapman) and focusing on cheap and fast...   More >

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

GGPlot2 Data Visualizations for Environment and Natural Resources

Workshop | October 30 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2063 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Evan Muzall, D-Lab

 Society of Conservation Biology

This 2-hour training session will be led by professionals from the D-Lab to explore GGPlot2 data visualization functionality. The training will be broken into two sections. The first hour will focus on R fundamentals including a review of syntax and basics in R. The second hour will focus on using GGplot2 for (1) histograms, boxplots, and scatterplots and (2) Coordinate systems and maps....   More >

 

  RSVP online by October 29.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Dan Blumstein: The Sound of Fear

Seminar | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Dan Blumstein

 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: "Y degenerate? The population genomics of degenerative genome evolution"

Seminar | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Stephen Wright, University of Toronto

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Stephen Wright is a professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto in Canada. He received his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2003, working with Deborah Charlesworth, and did a postdoc at the University of California, Irvine, with Brandon Gaut. His primary research interests concern understanding the forces driving patterns of nucleotide polymorphism and genome...   More >

Costume Building Open House

Workshop | October 28 – 31, 2019 every day | 12-4 p.m. | 141 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The CITRIS Invention Lab is hosting a week of costume building to get you ready for Halloween. The event is open to all; waivers just need to be signed by non-Maker Pass holders.

We’ll be kicking the open house off with a noontime “Cosplay Strategies” session (informal, no lunch provided) on Monday, October 28th, hosted by last year’s contest winner (Dan Chapman) and focusing on cheap and fast...   More >

Five Tables of Science in Art

Exhibit - Photography | October 30 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Natural wonders, natural disasters, technological leaps, and environmental portents. In conjunction with this year’s Bay Area Science Festival (October 25 through November 2), the BAMPFA art study centers present a special Five Tables viewing of art with a scientific bent. Works on view include: a barnacle-encrusted tea bowl from a 500-year-old Vietnamese shipwreck; Kobayashi Kiyochika’s 1883...   More >

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Costume Building Open House

Workshop | October 28 – 31, 2019 every day | 12-4 p.m. | 141 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The CITRIS Invention Lab is hosting a week of costume building to get you ready for Halloween. The event is open to all; waivers just need to be signed by non-Maker Pass holders.

We’ll be kicking the open house off with a noontime “Cosplay Strategies” session (informal, no lunch provided) on Monday, October 28th, hosted by last year’s contest winner (Dan Chapman) and focusing on cheap and fast...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Brian Eyler

Seminar | October 31 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Brian Eyler

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

Brian Eyler, Senior Fellow and Director of the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia program, will present: "Last Days of the Mighty Mekong." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.