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<< February 2020 >>

Saturday, February 1, 2020

interGeneration400: Breathe. Remember. Live.

Conference/Symposium | February 1 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff & Students; Community Leaders

 Student Learning Center

interGeneration400 is the UC Berkeley Student Learning Center's commemorative celebration of Black history and recognition of the 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act. Through this endeavor, the SLC seeks to re-examine the global legacy of American slavery; honor Black ingenuity and...   More >

 

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

2020 William Main Seminar Series - Investing in Global Forest Restoration: Opportunities and Challenges: Mobilizing Institutional Capital for Forest Restoration Investments

Seminar | February 4 | 4-5:15 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Dr. Clark Binkley, Managing Director, International Forestry Investment Advisors LLC

 Berkeley Forests

Recent research has identified forest restoration as having great potential to mitigate global climate change, but realizing this potential requires vast areas of suitable land, large sums of capital, and incentives for landowners to invest in forests instead of other land uses. The 2020 William Main Seminar Series examines opportunities and challenges associated with global forest restoration....   More >

 

  RSVP by emailing Rachelle Hedges at rachelle.hedges@berkeley.edu by February 4.

Engineers for a Sustainable World Infosession

Information Session | February 4 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 310 Soda Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Hear about our current projects, joining ongoing projects, and forming new teams for sustainability!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Matrix On Point: The Fate of the Forests

Panel Discussion | February 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Nancy Peluso, Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Christopher Lesser, Graduate Student, Institute of International Studies; Stephanie Postar, Post-Doctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley Department of Geography

 Social Science Matrix

The destruction of the world's forests has had massive environmental impacts, contributing to unprecedented losses in biodiversity around the world. The recent, catastrophic fires in the Amazon rainforest, the so-called lungs of our planet, were started by developers seeking to profit from the cultivation of crops, mining, logging, and grazing on the land and drive away the indigenous peoples who...   More >

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Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: Kustu Lecture: Bacterial body building: mechanisms and consequences of Helicobacter pylori morphology

Seminar | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Nina Salama, Director, Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) Graduate Program, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Nina Salama studies Helicobacter pylori, a stomach bacterium that infects half the world’s population and is associated with ulcers and gastric cancer — the third leading cancer killer worldwide. Her team found that H. pylori’s unique corkscrew shape allows the bug to colonize the stomach by burrowing into the mucus lining where it is protected from the acidic environment. They found a set of...   More >

Nina Salama

Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology Seminar: The “brownless” brown adipocytes in thermoregulation and metabolism

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Darrell Neufer, Professor, East Carolina University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

ERG Colloquium: Laura Schewel: Transportation Behavioral Data and Climate Change

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

 Laura Schewel, StreetLight Data

 Energy and Resources Group

Laura Schewel will explore how the seemingly
mundane topic of transportation data collection techniques has evolved over the years, along with the surprising new insights it yields.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Undergraduate Energy Career Forum

Career Fair | February 6 | 2-4:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum Chou Hall

 BEACN

Featuring recruiters from companies in renewable energy, consulting, green finance, software, and oil and gas including:
Ford
Southern California Edison
EDF
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
EPRI
CPUC
Navigant
Strategen
Pattern Energy
E3
8minute Solar Energy
Energy Solutions
EVgo
Alameda Power
Marin Clean Energy
Axiom Exergy
Heila Microgrids
Ascend Analytics
Extensible...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2020: Dr. Sarah Vaughn (Anthropology): Another Skin: Belonging and Climate Adaptation in Guyana

Seminar | February 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Sarah Vaughn

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

Dr. Sarah Vaughn, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley will present: "Another Skin: Belonging and Climate Adaptation in Guyana". Coffee will be available before the talk at 3:00PM in 139 Mulford. Open to the public.

BERC Energy Summit: Career Fair: The Race Against 2°C

Career Fair | February 6 | 4-8 p.m. |  Haas School of Business

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

Join us for the annual Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative's (BERC) Energy Summit. It's the largest student-led energy conference in the country, bringing together over 400 students, researchers, policy makers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss the world's most pressing energy challenges. This year, transformational leaders will converge on Berkeley's campus to explore the...   More >

 

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Friday, February 7, 2020

BERC Energy Summit: The Race Against 2°C

Conference/Symposium | February 7 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

Join us for the annual Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative's (BERC) Energy Summit. It's the largest student-led energy conference in the country, bringing together over 400 students, researchers, policy makers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss the world's most pressing energy challenges. This year, transformational leaders will converge on Berkeley's campus to explore the...   More >

 

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Life After CNR: Student-Alumni Networking Event

Career Fair: Instruction & Student Affairs: Alumni Events | February 7 | 1-3 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 College of Natural Resources

The College of Natural Resources and the Career Center are hosting its first ever Life After CNR Networking event, where CNR students will have the opportunity to meet alumni mentors from every major in CNR and learn how their degrees led them to jobs in a variety of different areas.

 

  RSVP online by February 7.

Grounds for Science Bridging the Gap: Hip-Hop and Earth Science

Presentation | February 7 | 7-8 p.m. |  Hip Hop Juice Box

 3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Robin D. Lopez, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

 Science@Cal

Science has enabled countless innovations and inspiring moments. However, often the excitement of world-class scientific endeavors seldom permeates beyond the walls of the ivory tower. Equal efforts are necessary within science communication to inspire diverse demographics who are fully capable of catalyzing change. Robin will highlight how he’s challenging the status quo of both science...   More >

Bridging the Gap: Hip-Hop & Earth Science with Robin D. Lopez

Monday, February 10, 2020

Europe's Green New Deal: Fueled by Innovation

Lecture | February 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

 Institute of European Studies, Climate Readiness Institute, Institute of Governmental Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Center for Responsible Business

Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To achieve this, the European Commission has proposed the European Green Deal, a highly ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from the sustainable green transition. Key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to...   More >

 

  RSVP online by February 9.

Jean-Eric Paquet

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Sweet stories: characterizing and engineering plant glycans"

Seminar | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Jenny Mortimer, Deputy Vice President of Feedstocks Division, Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI)

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

My major research interest is plant cell wall biosynthesis and sphingolipid glycosylation. In particular my group is interested in understanding the function og glycosyltransferases, the regulation of nucleotide sugar metabolism and nucleotide sugar transporters, as well as developing tools for glycobiology.

Jenny Mortimer

Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology Seminar: How the Brain Tells Females When to Move

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Holly Ingraham, Professor, UCSF

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

ERG Colloquium: Jess Goddard: Measuring water affordability as a human right–insights from California

Colloquium | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Jess Goddard, SimpleWater

 Energy and Resources Group

Safe drinking water is essential to our ability to thrive, but historically, efforts to ensure that households can afford drinking water have been limited. This colloquium focuses on advancing our understanding of water affordability in California as part of the state’s first human right to water monitoring project.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2020: Dr. Carla D’Antonio (Environmental Studies; Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara): Identifying feedbacks and missing links to promote succession in a novel forest ecosystem

Seminar | February 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Carla D’Antonio

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

Dr. Carla D’Antonio, Professor in the Department of Environemental Studies and in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at UC Santa Barbara will present: ”Identifying feedbacks and missing links to promote succession in a novel forest ecosystem.” Coffee will be available before the talk at 3:00PM in 139 Mulford. Open to the public.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Information Session: Internships at the US Department of State

Information Session | February 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, Diplomat in Residence NW, US Department of State

 UCDC

The U.S. Department of State represents U.S. interests around the world. The Department’s employees, with their skills, character, and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy. Come talk with Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest and learn more about how you can join this dynamic team in a wide variety of positions, including upcoming student internships.

Science | Sex | Fiction

Reading - Literary | February 14 | 5-7 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Paloma Medina, UC Santa Cruz

 College of Natural Resources, Social Science Matrix, Center for Race and Gender

Paloma Medina (author and PhD candidate in Biomolecular Engineering at UC Santa Cruz) will read from their new book Looking for Marla – the story of a curious clownfish in transition as they find their way from fatherhood to motherhood. Following the reading, stick around for snacks, book buying, community building, and zine-making. We’ll have supplies for you to creatively explore your...   More >

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Who wins in bacteria - amoebae symbioses?"

Seminar | February 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Joan Strassmann, Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Strassmann’s work investigates cooperative alliances that have occurred at several important steps in the evolution of life, and have proven evolutionarily and ecologically very successful. Studying how these alliances came to be, how conflicts are subsumed into cooperation, what conflicts remain, and how they influence sociality comprise her dominant research interests.

Joan Strassmann

CITRIS Research Exchange - Maggi Kelly

Seminar | February 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Mapping for Impact in a Changing California

About the Talk:

Many of the natural resource challenges we face today around food, water, equity, energy, invasive species, fire, climate change, biodiversity – are complex problems that impact diverse public groups across multiple scales - and they require a spatial approach to make an impact.

 

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ERG Colloquium: Loka Ashwood: Democratic Deliberation and the Regulatory State: Contamination, Rural Anti-Governmentalism, and Possibilities for Social Action

Colloquium | February 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Loka Ashwood, Auburn University

 Energy and Resources Group

Anti-governmentalism appears omnipresent in rural politics today, as scholars seek to understand its origins in order to counter in. Two bodies of work that rarely speak to each other - democratic deliberation and participatory action research - potentially offer significant insight into rural politics. I study the efficacy of democratic deliberation through a community-based research project on...   More >

Thursday, February 20, 2020

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2020: Dr. Angel Fernandez Marti (ESPM): Genomic approaches to understand key phenotypic traits in woody plants

Seminar | February 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Angel Fernandez Marti

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

Dr. Angel Fernandez Marti, postdoctoral fellow in ESPM will present: ”Genomic approaches to understand key phenotypic traits in woody plants.” Coffee will be available before the talk at 3:00PM in 139 Mulford. Open to the public.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Transportation and Climate Change: The Challenge of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Driving

Lecture | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Ethan Elkind, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

UC Berkeley/UCLA Center for Law, Energy & the Environment Climate Program Director Ethan Elkind will present Transportation and Climate Change: The Challenge of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Driving at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Feb. 21, 2020 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Digging Deeper: the long term impacts of agriculture on soil carbon and overall soil health

Seminar | February 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Jessica Chiartas, University of California, Davis

 Center for Diversified Farming Systems

In an effort to improve both environmental and agronomic outcomes, while building resilience in the face of climate change, there is growing interest in soil carbon sequestration and, overall, soil health. While there is a general consensus as to the overarching principles that promote soil carbon storage and soil health, the impact of any given practice across the range of climates, soil types,...   More >

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "The function and evolution of phased, secondary siRNAs in plant reproduction"

Seminar | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Blake Meyers, Principle Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and University of Missouri

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Blake's work focuses on genome-scale studies of RNA and components of RNA silencing pathways, emphasizing plant reproductive biology and the evolution of plant small RNAs. Blake has been involved with next-generation DNA sequencing since its earliest days, and he has developed a number of applications of this technology, including computational methods, that have had a deep impact on plant genomics.

Blake Meyers

Thursday, February 27, 2020

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2020: Dr. Charisma Acey (Environmental Design): Invisible Infrastructures: Creativity, Ecology and Rights to the City

Seminar | February 27 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Charisma Acey

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

Charisma Acey, Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning will present: ”Invisible Infrastructures: Creativity, Ecology and Rights to the City.” Coffee will be available before the talk at 3:00PM in 139 Mulford. Open to the public. Hosted by CNR Dean David Ackerly.