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<< Week of November 17 >>

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

 

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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.