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Monday, November 4, 2019

The Technology Politics of Mechanizing Crops: Insights from California Agriculture, 1945-1985

Seminar | November 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Patrick Baur, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley; Alastair Iles, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

This is the age of agricultural robots. Media outlets from the Los Angeles Times to The New Yorker are publishing articles on new robotic advances. The contemporary fascination with robots, artificial intelligence, ‘big data’, and other Silicon-Valley-inspired technology is rooted in a long history of framing automation as natural and inevitable. For the past century, the...   More >

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

TSUJIMOTO ENDOWED LECTURE: "Essential Roles of Plant Lipids in Photosynthesis and Plant Resilience"

Seminar | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Christoph Benning, Michigan State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Christoph Benning is the Director of the Michigan State University Plant Research Laboratory and a University Distinguished Professor. He received his Masters at Albert-Ludwigs Universitaet in Germany and his Ph.D. at Michigan State. Research in the Benning laboratory focuses on lipid metabolism in photosynthetic organisms. One area of particular interest is the assembly and maintenance of the...   More >

Katharine Hayhoe: Science in a Fact-Free World

Lecture | November 6 | 4-6 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Berkeley Atmospheric Sciences Center

Katharine Hayhoe is an accomplished atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. She is also a remarkable communicator who has received the American Geophysical Union’s climate communication prize, the Stephen Schneider Climate Communication award, named Champion of the Earth by UNEP and been named to a number of lists including Time Magazine’s 100 Most...   More >

Credit: ArtieLimmer, Texas Tech University

Metabolic limitations of cancer cell proliferation

Seminar | November 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Kivanc Birsoy, Rockefeller University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Wellness Wednesday: Bystander Intervention

Workshop | November 6 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 College of Natural Resources

Wellness Wednesday: Community Wellness
Bystander Intervention Training

A Peer Educator from the Bears that Care Initiative sponsored by the Center for Support and Intervention will be leading a bystander intervention training. Following the CARE model this training will teach you to identify potentially harmful situations and intervene effectively and safely.

Bystander intervention is...   More >

Thursday, November 7, 2019

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Peter Moyle

Seminar | November 7 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Peter Moyle

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

Peter Moyle, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology and Associate Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis, will present: "Reconciling California's Delta: Water for Fish and People." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Land to the Tiller?: Gender and the Distribution of Land in Latin America

Lecture | November 12 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Carmen Diana Deere

 Master of Development Practice

Why has the gender distribution of land ownership in Latin America continued to be so unequal despite the strengthening of women’s land rights over the past forty years and a tendency towards the feminization of peasant agricultural production? And why have recent progressive governments been unable to engage in substantial land redistribution? Dr. Deere will review three moments of land reform...   More >

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Visualizing the Assembly of Influenza Viral RNA"

Seminar | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Seema Lakdawala, University of Pittsburgh

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Seema Lakdawala is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego and completed her postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health. Her lab focuses on emergence of pandemic influenza viruses and uses cutting-edge microscopy...   More >

Career Connections: Biotech

Special Event | November 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Bechtel Engineering Center

 Bioengineering (BioE)

IS A CAREER IN BIOTECH FOR YOU?
Meet Berkeley alumni working in biotech for an evening of advice, tips, and networking.

STUDENTS OF ALL MAJORS AND LEVELS WELCOME

Kicks off with a quick mini-panel: Your first job — Negotiating and Navigating

 

  RSVP online

Thursday, November 14, 2019

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Jahi Chappell

Seminar | November 14 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Jahi Chappell

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

Jahi Chappell, Executive Director of Food First, will present: "Beginning to End Hunger: Lessons on food security, transformation, and solidarity from Belo Horizonte, Brazil." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall. Co-sponsored by the the Center for Diversified Farming Systems.

Wachs Lecture: Integrating Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning for Social Justice and Carbon Reduction: Finding a Way that Works

Lecture | November 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 Elizabeth Deakin, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Join Professor Emerita Elizabeth Deakin, UC Berkeley for the 12th Annual Martin Wachs lecture Integrating Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning for Social Justice and Carbon Reduction: Finding a Way that Works Thursday, November 14, 5:30 - 7 p.m. in Wurster Hall Auditorium, Room 112.

About the Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation
Now in its twelfth year, the...   More >

Elizabeth Deakin

Friday, November 15, 2019

Europe and the Arctic: Ground Zero for Global Climate Change?

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 5 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Andreas Raspotnik, High North Center; Kristian Åtland, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment

 Institute of European Studies, The Arctic Institute, Norwegian Consulate General San Francisco, High North Center for Business and Governance, Norway, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

How should the European Union respond to the entwined challenges of climate change mitigation, international law, sustainable development, indigenous rights, and security in the Arctic?
An interactive conversation moderated by Dr. Andreas Raspotnik, in cooperation with The Arctic Institute and the Norwegian Consulate in San Francisco. 

As sea ice retreats from the Arctic, the challenges of...   More >

 

  RSVP by emailing Derek O'Leary at derekoleary@berkeley.edu

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Trip to Bay Model in Sausalito

Tour/Open House | November 16 | 10-11 a.m. |  Bay Model

 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

 N/A

 Berkeley Water Group, Society of Conservation Biology

Participate in a guided tour of the Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model in Sausalito in an event joint hosted by the Berkeley Water Group and the Society of Conservation Biology. Optionally, after the tour, join for lunch and a local hike.

What: Visit to the Bay Model
When: Nov 16 at 10AM
Where: 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
Who: 15 people
How: We plan to organize cars to get...   More >

Monday, November 18, 2019

Matrix On Point: IPCC Report

Panel Discussion | November 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Daniel Kammen, ERG Chair, Professor, Energy and Resources Group; James Bishop, Professor, Earth and Planetary Science; Kathryn De Master, Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Society, and Environment, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Alexander Arroyo, PhD Student, Department of Geography

 Social Science Matrix

The oceans are warming and acidifying at alarming rates, threatening the collapse of marine ecosystems. Extreme sea-level events put coastal communities at risk. Melting permafrost will lead to landslides, avalanches, rockfalls, and floods.

A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body responsible for assessing the science related to climate...   More >

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Fall 2019 Research Showcase: The CNR poster session for presenting research to the Berkeley community

Conference/Symposium | November 19 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

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

College of Natural Resource students will be presenting the research that they have been involved with during their time here at UC Berkeley.

Spring 2019 CNR Research Showcase

The Cuban Revolution and the Transformation of Nature during the Cold War

Lecture | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Reinaldo Funes, (University of Havana / Yale University)

 Department of History

Environmental historian Reinaldo Funes (University of Havana / Yale University) will speak about the development of the concept of "geotransformation" in socialist Cuba and ideas, projects, and policies for its implementation during the Cold War.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "One Small Molecule for a Microbe, a Giant Leap for Natural Products"

Seminar | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Nigel Mouncey, Director, DOE Joint Genome Institute

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Mouncey joined the DOE Joint Genome Institute in 2017 as the fourth Director in its 20-year history. He earned his Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology at University of Glasgow and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at University of Sussex. His team has developed production strains and fermentation processes for other molecules such as a new fungicide, propionic acid and long-chain alcohols, as well...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Laney Siegner: Social, Ecological and Educational Seeds: Harvesting the Perennial Value of Small Community Farms

Colloquium | November 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Laney Siegner, Energy and Resources Group

 Energy and Resources Group

Come to the first iteration of Laney’s “climate farm school” to learn more about existing efforts to build climate resilient, equitable, re-localized food systems.  

Thursday, November 21, 2019

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Tadeu Siqueira

Seminar | November 21 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Tadeu Siqueira

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

Tadeu Siqueira, Brazilian ecologist and Professor at São Paulo State University, will present: "Responses of stream biodiversity to natural and anthropogenic processes in Brazil: challenges and opportunities for conservation." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Friday, November 22, 2019

BERC's 2019 Resource Symposium: Resilient Cities: sponsored by ERA

Conference/Symposium | November 22 | 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall, Spieker Forum (6th floor)

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

Each year BERC hosts our flagship fall event, Resource Symposium, a half-day event that brings together professionals, policymakers, and academics on critical resource-related topics. This year we are thrilled to announce the Fall 2019 theme of Resilient Cities which will explore challenges and solutions related to resource security, water scarcity, disaster resilience, and the built environment.

Critical Perspectives on Power, Accountability and Agency in Global Supply Chains

Conference/Symposium | November 22 – 23, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  The Dickson Poon School of Law

  King’s College London, Anatomy Museum, Strand campus, London WC2R 2LS

 Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Liliane Mouan, Associate Fellow at the Transnational Law Institute, King’s College London and Lecturer in Emerging Markets at Coventry University

 King's College, Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley, Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley

Conference: Critical Perspectives on Power, Accountability and Agency in Global Supply Chains

 

  RSVP online by November 5.

A Better Future for Fossil Hydrocarbons and Carbon Nanomaterials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Matteo Pasquali, Rice University, Chem / MSE / NanoEngineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Every year we extract over 4.2 GT of oil, 2.5 GT of natural gas, and 3.4 GT of coal to sustain our economies. That’s equivalent to 8.7 GT of carbon and 1.3 GT of Hydrogen. Almost all of these resources are burned to generate energy, causing over 30 GT of CO2 to enter the atmosphere which is unsustainable in view of climate change—the only significant exception is polymers, which fix 0.35 GT/yr of...   More >

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Critical Perspectives on Power, Accountability and Agency in Global Supply Chains

Conference/Symposium | November 22 – 23, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  The Dickson Poon School of Law

  King’s College London, Anatomy Museum, Strand campus, London WC2R 2LS

 Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Liliane Mouan, Associate Fellow at the Transnational Law Institute, King’s College London and Lecturer in Emerging Markets at Coventry University

 King's College, Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley, Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley

Conference: Critical Perspectives on Power, Accountability and Agency in Global Supply Chains

 

  RSVP online by November 5.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Science Meets Science: After the Wildfires: Where Should We Live?

Panel Discussion | November 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Scott Stephens, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Laurie Johnson, Urban Planning Consultant, Laurie Johnson Consulting; Louise Comfort, Visiting Scholar, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

 Science Policy Group at Berkeley

Join the Science Policy Group at Berkeley for a moderated discussion on the scientific ethics surrounding housing and wildfires.

This panel will discuss the policy issues surrounding housing, wildfires, and where we should be building.

We hope to explore questions such as:

Should we be building in wildfire-prone areas?
Should we rebuild cities like Paradise?
Should we be giving out...   More >