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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Berkeley India Conference 2017

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium


The Berkeley India Conference, Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies, Ashoka University


A student-led conference on existing and upcoming opportunities for the youth in India


Attendance is by invitation only.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Understanding Probability

Colloquium | October 9 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall


Shaun O'Grady, Dept. of Psychology

Department of Psychology


What is the mental representation of probability and how does it develop? What role do education and experience play in understanding probability? In this talk I will present the results of 4 Experiments investigating probability judgments in children and adults. In the first part of the discussion I will present data from adult participants performing a ratio comparison task as well as a...   More >



In the Province of the Gods: Disability, Sexuality, Mortality and Things Japanese: Kenny Fries in conversation with Karen Nakamura

Colloquium | October 9 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Kenny Fries, Author

Karen Nakamura, UC Berkeley

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


A disabled foreigner in Japan, a society most people think of as hostile to difference, Kenny Fries finds himself on a journey of profound self-discovery. As he visits gardens, experiences Noh and butoh, and meets artists and scholars, he discovers disabled gods, one-eyed samurai, blind chanting priests, and atomic bomb survivors. When he is diagnosed as HIV positive, all his assumptions...   More >

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | October 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Room location to be posted at entrance to building


Berkeley International Office(BIO))


Newly arrived J-1 postdocs, professors, researchers,short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.



CANCELLED: Yoga Walk Through the Garden

Workshop | October 10 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


"If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand."
-Buddha

Come join fellow Nature Lovers in a mindful movement class at the UC Botanical Garden. During the 60-minute class, you will get to walk among the garden’s amazing collection, learn breathing techniques to promote health, practice gentle Qigong and yoga exercises at beautiful locations along...   More >


$20, $18 members (Price includes Garden Admission)

Register online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.



Librarian Office Hours in the SPH D.R.E.A.M. Office

Miscellaneous | September 5 – November 28, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | University Hall, DREAM Office, Room 461


Library


Need help searching PubMed, Embase, etc. on your topic..?
What about help finding statistics or data..?
Maybe you want tips on citation management software like RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote..?
Or maybe there's just that one elusive article you can't seem to locate...
Librarians from the Public Health Library will hold office hours in the DREAM Office, Room 461 University Hall:...   More >


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate



SPH Student Government Meeting

Meeting | October 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 150 University Hall


Public Health, School of


SPH’s Student Government is having their second meeting of the year tomorrow 10/10/17 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in 150 U-Hall. Delicious food will be provided!

New Reps 
We're still recruiting new reps! The objective is to have two reps per program/division. 

If you are interested in joining SPHSG, please come to our meeting tomorrow to learn more about SPH Student Government. You can also...   More >



Free Speech on Campus: A Discussion with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky in Honor of Constitution Day

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, Rm 101 Doe Library


Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky

Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs


In honor of Constitution Day, the Free Speech Movement Educational Programs Committee welcomes the Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky. In his new book, "Free Speech on Campus", written with Howard Gillman, they argue that campuses must provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body but at the same time must never restrict the expression of ideas.


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >


Free with Garden Admission



Intro to Data Visualization

Workshop | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Becky Miller, Anna Sackmann, Elliott Smith, UC Berkeley Library

Library


A well-designed figure can have a huge impact on the communication of research results. This workshop will introduce key principles and resources for visualizing data.


Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt

RSVP online.



Strangers in Their Own Land: Challenges Climbing the “Empathy Wall”: Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture featuring Arlie Hochschild

Lecture | October 11 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Arlie Hochschild, Professor of the Graduate School, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Graduate Division


Arlie Hochschild will present the Moses lecture on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The lecture, entitled Strangers in Their Own Land: Challenges Climbing the “Empathy Wall”, will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Product Development Program Info Session

Information Session | October 11 | 5-6 p.m. | 402 Latimer Hall


Department of Chemical Engineering


We have begun accepting applications for Fall 2018. Come and meet the PDP's Executive Director Dr. Keith Alexander and current PDP students to learn more about our 1-year non-thesis professional Master's program in Chemical Engineering.

Pizza will be provided.

Please RSVP no later than Monday, 10/9: https://goo.gl/forms/gHObVvFwHLz6eYa72.

Graduates of the PDP almost exclusively choose to...   More >

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | October 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42


Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

Be Well at Work - Ergonomics


Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.


Register online.



Datasense: Sensor Technology and the Mediation of Sentience

Lecture | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 470 Stephens Hall


Natasha Schull, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University

Science, Technology, and Society Center (STSC)


This lecture with Natasha Schull, associate professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU, explores how wearable sensor technology might be altering the terms of human sentience, focusing on self-trackers’ experience—and experiments—with mood-modulating devices and apps.


All Audiences

All Audiences



C. Sharada Prasad and Isha Ray | At the two-year mark for Swachh Bharat Mission: A tale of two scavengers

Presentation | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Isha Ray, Associate Professor, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley; C. Sharada Prasad, Ph.D. Candidate, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley

Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

Institute for South Asia Studies, urbanWASH Inititative


A presentation by UC Berkeley water specialists Professor Isha Ray and C. Sharada Prasad, doctoral candidate in the Energy and Resources Group on their recent work in India.



Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life

Colloquium | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Center for Race and Gender


Book talk by book author and artist, Alberto Ledesma (Arts & Humanities Graduate Diversity Office)
Respondents: Paola Bacchetta (Gender & Women’s Studies) and Juan Prieto

Friday, October 13, 2017

Librarian Office Hours in the SPH D.R.E.A.M. Office

Miscellaneous | September 8 – December 1, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | University Hall, DREAM Office, Room 461


Library


Need help searching PubMed, Embase, etc. on your topic..?
What about help finding statistics or data..?
Maybe you want tips on citation management software like RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote..?
Or maybe there's just that one elusive article you can't seem to locate...
Librarians from the Public Health Library will hold office hours in the DREAM Office, Room 461 University Hall:...   More >


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate



Flu Shot Clinics at Tang: Drop-in flu shot clinics at the Tang Center, Fall 2017

Miscellaneous | October 13 | 12-6 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Education Center, first floor


Tang Center (University Health Services)


Flu shot clinics at the Tang Center. Free for students with SHIP; $30 for staff, faculty, and members of the community (college age adults and above) and students without SHIP. No appointment is necessary. It's quick and easy!


All Audiences

All Audiences

No children; college-age students or above.



Medicine for the People: Panel and Networking with UCSF Physicians

Conference/Symposium | October 13 | 7-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall


Surprise Speakers!

Biology Scholars Program


Interested in networking with UCSF MDs, MD PhDs, and more?!? Then join us for a Q&A of this diverse panel of professionals. We will be hosting five incredible physicians at the top of their field, including a surgeon, clinical researchers, clinicians and more! 4 of our panelists come from UCSF and another comes from Kaiser in Sacramento. Their names are top secret and will be unveiled at the...   More >

Saturday, October 14, 2017

UC Davis Pre-Health Conference

Conference/Symposium | October 14 |  UC Davis


One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616

UC Davis Pre-Health Conference


The annual UC Davis Pre-Health Conference provides students with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the health-professions school admission process. The 2017 conference will host 4,500 attendees. Advanced registration required ($30).

The 2017 UC Davis Pre-Health Conference is your opportunity to meet and learn from deans of admission, admissions officers, financial aid...   More >