Upcoming food events on campus

<< April 2017 >>

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Michael Pollan and Simon Sadler in Conversation

Lecture | April 1 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 Pollan’s new book and an area illuminated by Sadler’s 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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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

 College of Natural Resources, Master of Development Practice

Discover the challenges, successes and lessons learned by one of UC Berkeley’s 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 >

Professor of Aquatic Ecology and and Entomology

Monday, April 10, 2017

Edible Book Festival

Social Event | April 10 | 12-2 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 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 >

Diversified Farming Systems Roundtable with Matt Liebman

Lecture | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

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.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

USAID Learning Lab

Lecture | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Ticora Jones, Chief, Global Development Lab, USAID

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Ticora Jones is the Chief of Higher Education Solutions Network, Global Development Lab - ‎USAID

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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

 Free lunch at UC Berkeley if you register by the Monday before the talk (lunches limited). Register online

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Student Listening Session with Farmworker Women

Presentation | April 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Hall Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

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 >

California Farmworkers' Rights: What Can Be Done in the Age of Trump?

Colloquium | April 13 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute, Public Health, School of, Pesticide Action Network North America

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.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Maps and More. Sugar and Sand: Tracing Cuba's Shifting Export Economy in Maps

Tour/Open House | April 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

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.

Monday, April 17, 2017

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

 Public Health, School of

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 >

Organizer’s Toolkit: How to Use Strategic Research for Organizing Campaigns

Workshop | April 17 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 UC Berkeley Labor Center, Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

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 >

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

UC Berkeley Foodscape Map Launch

Workshop | April 19 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Student Environmental Resource Center, ASUC Senator Robinson

Join the “Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley” team for an unveiling of our interactive, participatory UC Berkeley Foodscape Map.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Patagonia Case Competition: Scaling Regenerative Organic Agriculture

Presentation | April 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)

 Rose Marcario, Patagonia

 Center for Responsible Business

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 >

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Science Talk at Cal

Conference/Symposium | April 22 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Blum Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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 >

Science Talk at Cal Conference

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 >

 

  Register online

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Earth Day Festival

Social Event | April 23 |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

  , CA

 Sophie Loeb

 Berkeley Food Institute

Please join the UC Gill Tract Farm on Sunday, April 23rd for a day full of food, fun, farming, music, and workshops!

Earth Day Celebration: UC Gill Tract Community Farm

Social Event | April 23 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

 1050 Marin Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Miguel Altieri, UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources

 Berkeley Food Institute

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!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Immigrant Rights Panel

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
4-6 pm
Room 10, Haviland Hall
Food provided!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Buying the Farm: The Financialization of US Agriculture.

Colloquium | April 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Professor Kathryn De Master, University of California Berkeley

 Department of Geography

Friday, April 28, 2017

ESPM Graduate Student Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

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

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.