Lecture | April 1 | 1 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Journalist and best-selling author Michael Pollan is joined by noted architectural and urban historian Simon Sadler to discuss the history and new use of psychedelics for therapeutic purposes, the subject of Pollans new book and an area illuminated by Sadlers investigation of the philosophy he calls hippie holism. The conversation also touches on the counterculture pursuit of evolved... More >
Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission
Master of Development Practice Spring Lecture 2017: Water, Food Supply and Disease Control in Africa, Southeast Asia and California
Lecture | April 5 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Vince Resh, Professor, University of California Berkeley
Discover the challenges, successes and lessons learned by one of UC Berkeleys most preeminent proponents of local and global sustainability.
For four decades Professor Vincent Resh has brought state-of-the-art science to critical policy decisions in California and around the globe. Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Entomology, Professor Resh has published nearly 400 research articles and... More >
Social Event | April 10 | 12-2 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Edible Book Festivals feature creative food projects that draw their inspiration from books and stories. Edible books might physically resemble books, or they might refer to an aspect of a story, or they might incorporate text.
All members of the UC Berkeley community are encouraged to participate! The event will take place in Moffitt Library, which requires a current UCB ID or gold UC... More >
Lecture | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall
The development of modern, industrial agriculture has been characterized by large reductions in biological diversity, both across landscapes and within farming systems. Loss of biodiversity is particularly evident in the U.S. Corn Belt.
Lecture | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Ticora Jones, Chief, Global Development Lab, USAID
Ticora Jones is the Chief of Higher Education Solutions Network, Global Development Lab - USAID
Free and open to the public. Register online by Monday for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm Pacific time and is hosted... More >
Free lunch at UC Berkeley if you register by the Monday before the talk (lunches limited). Register online
Presentation | April 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Hall Lounge
Join members of Líderes Campesinas for an opportunity to learn directly about the lives and activism of California farm-working women (campesinas). The mission of Líderes Campesinas is to develop leadership among campesinas so that they serve as agents of political, social, and economic change in the farmworker community. This leadership has created an organization by and for campesinas. The... More >
Colloquium | April 13 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room
Farmworker, business, policy, and research leaders will share on-the-ground perspectives on the current farm labor landscape in California. We will explore how California can lead the nation in providing healthy, safe, just, and equitable working conditions and how engaged community members can support these efforts.
Tour/Open House | April 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall
Join us for a Maps and More pop up exhibit featuring historic and economic maps of Cuba's agricultural and resource industries. We welcome guest curators, Liz Vasile and Chris Lesser.
Prospective Adjunct Seminar: Jaspal Sandhu PhD: Innovations in Public Health Education: Collaboration, Design and Partnerships
Seminar | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 150 University Hall
This talk will share best practices and lessons learned in action-oriented, interdisciplinary public health education. It is based on experiences with Eat.Think.Design., a graduate-level course on food systems innovations; the Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations, a new two-year undergraduate program integrating digital health and health equity; and the Gobee Group, which... More >
Workshop | April 17 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room
This free workshop is for all students who are interested in learning more about how research can inform and advance campaigns for social justice. Student organizers and activists who are interested in developing campaigns, and want to learn how to use research to develop pointed analysis and clear strategy for their organizing are encouraged to attend.
This hands-on training will introduce... More >
Workshop | April 19 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge
Join the Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley team for an unveiling of our interactive, participatory UC Berkeley Foodscape Map.
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability's Annual Summit: Honoring this year's Award Winners, and gives campus organizations a chance to share posters highlighting their sustainability successes and projects
Conference/Symposium | April 20 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Crossroads Dining Commons
2415 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720
Presentation | April 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)
Rose Marcario, Patagonia
Patagonia Case Competition
Patagonia and the University of California, Berkeley have joined forces once again to host a case competition open to graduate students across the country seeking to redefine the relationship between business and a healthy planet.
2017 Competition Overview
On April 21, 2017, graduate student teams from leading business schools across United States will come... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 22 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Blum Hall
How can we better communicate science to the public?
Come to Science Talk at Cal, a student-organized conference featuring panel discussions with renowned speakers from the fields of water, food systems, and climate change. plus collaborative workshops to help bring your science communication ideas to the next level. The conference will focus on the challenges of communicating science to the... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 22 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Blum Hall, Plaza (B100 and B110)
David Sedlak, Professor / co-Director, CEE / Berkeley Water Center; Ryan Sabalow, Reporter, Sacramento Bee; Claire Kremen, Professor, ESPM / Kremen Lab Group; Nathanael Johnson, Food Writer and Author, Grist; Lauren Ornelas, Founder, Food Empowerment Project; John Chiang, Professor, Department of Geography
Blum Center for Developing Economies, Berkeley Water Group, Student Environmental Resource Center, Berkeley Food Institute, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Graduate School of Journalism, Michael Pollan
How can we better communicate science to the public?
Come to Science Talk at Cal, a student-organized conference featuring panel discussions with renowned speakers from the fields of water, food systems, and climate change, plus collaborative workshops to help bring your science communication ideas to the next level. The conference will focus on the challenges of communicating science to the... More >
Social Event | April 23 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | UC Gill Tract Community Farm
Miguel Altieri, UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources
Come celebrate Earth Day with us! The day will consist of digging in the dirt; a delicious farm-grown lunch; kids' activities; educational workshops on traditional foodways, agroecology, and mugwort; live music from local artists; new friends, and much more. While donations are always accepted and help support the survival of the farm, the event is free. We can't wait to see you there!
Presentation | April 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 10 Haviland Hall
Zahra Billoo, Council on American-Islamic Relations; Daniel Moreno, Causa Justa::Just Cause
Cal ARC (Anti-Racism Collaborative)
Immigrant Rights Panel with CJJC and CAIR
Tuesday, April 25th
Room 10, Haviland Hall
Colloquium | April 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
Professor Kathryn De Master, University of California Berkeley
Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
The ESPM Graduate Research Symposium is an annual event in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management that celebrates and showcases graduate student research. Keynote by Jon Foley, the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences at 10:30am. He will host a Conversation on The War on Science and How Scientists Can Best Respond.