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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Danaher Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session: Grad: Undergrad | April 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Bioengineering (BioE)


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Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

BioE Seminar: “Probing the biophysical regulation of de novo tumor microenvironment”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Kandice Tanner, National Institutes of Health

Bioengineering (BioE)


Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, April 5
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Probing the biophysical regulation of de novo tumor microenvironment”

Kandice Tanner
Tissue Morphodynamics Unit, Laboratory for Cell Biology,
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute,
National Institutes of Health

Metastasis to distant organs remains the lethal outcome in most...   More >



Science of Synthesis seminar

Workshop: Seminars of interest | April 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Seminar Room 100F, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library


Dr. M. Fiona Shortt de Hernandez, Managing Editor, Thieme Science of Synthesis

Library


The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library will be hosting a workshop led by representatives from Thieme on finding reliable chemical transformations using Science of Synthesis.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Registration opens March 20. Register by April 5 online.



View from the Top: Dan Rasky: Lessons Learned from Disrupting the Civilian Aerospace Industry

Lecture: Seminars of interest | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor


Dan Rasky, Senior Scientist, Founder & Chief, Space Portal Office, NASA

College of Engineering, American Nuclear Society student chapter


All Audiences, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Thursday, April 6, 2017

FUTURE BABY - UC Berkeley Film Screening: Being Human in a Biotech Age

Film - Documentary: Event | April 6 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law


Radhika Rao, UC Hastings School of Law

Lisa Ikemoto, UC Davis School of Law

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


Please join us at 5:00 pm on April 6th, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of FUTURE BABY, the just-released documentary about the future of human reproduction as it unfolds right before our eyes.

Comments and Q&A after the screening by UC Hastings Professor Radhika Rao and UC Davis Professor Lisa Ikemoto.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided at no additional cost!


All Audiences, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

RSVP online.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Jacobs Design Conversations: Elisa Giaccardi

Lecture: Seminars of interest | April 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall


Elisa Giaccardi

Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Professor and designer Elisa Giaccardi will speak at Jacobs Hall.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Biomimetic Engineering of Squid Sucker Ring Teeth Proteins: From Biology to Technology: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Seminars of interest | April 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Ali Miserez, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore / MSE

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Living organisms are “green chemist” masters, producing multi-functional materials under benign environmental conditions, with a limited amount of building blocks. Thus, they constitute important biomimetic model systems for eco-friendly and multi-scale processing of materials.

Proteins constitute either the structural components of biological materials or the templates that control the growth...   More >

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

BioE Seminar: “Developing new microfluidic technologies for high-throughput biophysical measurements of molecular interactions”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Polly Fordyce, Stanford University

Bioengineering (BioE)


Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, April 12
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

Polly Fordyce
Assistant Professor of Genetics and Bioengineering
Fellow, ChEM-H Institute
Stanford University



USAID Learning Lab

Lecture: Seminars of interest | 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

Writing Specific Aims

Workshop: Grad: Undergrad | April 13 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


This workshop will show you how to write succinct yet powerful specific aims for your research proposal. Your specific aims are the scaffold that holds your entire proposal together, and they can either grab a reviewer's attention or lose their interest completely. In this workshop, we will describe how to frame your specific aims to best support your research proposal.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Exploring the Interfaces Between Silicon and Soft Materials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Seminars of interest | April 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Bozhi Tian, Univ. of Chicago, Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


I will present several soft material-enabled exploratory approaches for the syntheses and applications of nanostructured silicon. In addition to providing new knowledge of nanoscale silicon-based chemistry, these studies will deepen our understanding of the fundamental limits of physical and biological signal transduction between subcellular components and synthetic systems.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Assignment Design for Social Justice Education

Panel Discussion: Grad | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall


Khaled Kadir, Engineering; Charlotte Smith, Public Health; Stephanie Jones-Rogers, History; Victoria Robinson, Ethnic Studies

Ula Taylor, African-American Studies

Academic Innovation Studio, American Cultures, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Teaching and Learning, Division of Equity and Inclusion


What is social justice pedagogy? Come hear Berkeley faculty from a variety of disciplines talk about instructional strategies and assignments they’ve developed to help students understand and confront contemporary concerns, and share their experiences tackling thorny topics.


Faculty

Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Teaching and Research Resource Fair: AIS-palooza

Special Event: Grad: Seminars of interest | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall


Academic Innovation Studio, Educational Technology Services, Center for Teaching and Learning, Library, Research IT, bConnected


Enjoy technology demonstrations and mini-sessions on connecting teaching and research, creating instructional videos, (re-)energizing your course, bringing social justice into the classroom, promoting your research, sharing and using open educational resources, securing your data, and much more!


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BioE Seminar: “Epigenetics and Evolution in the Age of Synthetic Biology”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Ahmad Khalil, Boston University

Bioengineering (BioE)


Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, April 19
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

Ahmad Khalil
Innovation Career Development Professor
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Director, Biological Design Center
Boston University

Friday, April 21, 2017

Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation Open House and Celebration

Special Event: Undergrad | April 21 | 12 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall


Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Join us for an information session, open house, and celebration for the newly launched Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation. Learn more about the certificate and get a chance to speak with its academic advisors, college deans, and UC Berkeley alumni — all of whom will provide unique insights into exploring design innovation across Berkeley's campus.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Toward a Quantitative Knob for Controlling the Synthesis of Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Seminars of interest | April 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Younan Xia, Georgia Institute of Technology, BME / Chem

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Recent studies suggest that reduction kinetics play an essential role in determining the outcome of a synthesis of colloidal metal nanocrystals. Reduction kinetics not only control the internal defect structure, including single-crystal, singly-twinned, multiply-twinned, and stacking-fault lined, of a seed formed in the nucleation step but also dictate the growth pattern (symmetric vs....   More >

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Science Talk at Cal Conference

Conference/Symposium: Seminars of interest | 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.



Science Talk at Cal

Conference/Symposium: Undergrad | 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 >



Cal Day at Jacobs Hall

Special Event | April 22 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Jacobs Hall


Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Join the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation on Cal Day! Our doors will be open 10am-2pm, with activities for audiences of all ages.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Monday, April 24, 2017

Joint Physics and MCB Colloquium: "SOFT MATTER-BASED SCALING IN MATRIX and NUCLEAR BIOLOGY"

Colloquium: Seminars of interest | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall


Dr. Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Physics


Scaling concepts have been successfully applied for many years to synthetic polymers, but application to biology seems under-studied even though cells and tissues are built from polymers. Tissues such as brain and fat are very soft while tissues such as muscle and bone are stiff or even rigid, but the effects on cells are just now being discovered. Having shown that matrix stiffness helps specify...   More >

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

BioE Seminar: “Molecular Engineering of Biologic Drug Therapies and Diagnostic Platforms”

Seminar: BioE Seminars: Seminars of interest | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Patrick Stayton, University of Washington

Bioengineering (BioE)


Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, April 26
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Molecular Engineering of Biologic Drug Therapies and Diagnostic Platforms”

Patrick Stayton
Distinguished Career Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Director, Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute
University of Washington

Biologic drug therapies based on proteins, RNA, DNA and...   More >



Delivering Better Health Via Drone

Lecture: Seminars of interest | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in date


Keenan Wyrobek, Head of Product and Engineering, Zipline International

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


Keenan Wyrobek is Head of Product and Engineering at Zipline International, a start-up that focuses on delivering medical necessities by drone to remote and challenging locations.


Free

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



Thursday, April 27, 2017

Writing Your Research Proposal

Workshop: Undergrad | April 27 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall


Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office


This workshop will show you how to develop the body of your research proposal. We will discuss how to create a logical flow of background information and preliminary data with the current study's research design.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Engineering 2D Energy Landscapes Using Molecules and Defects: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Seminars of interest | April 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Michael Crommie, UC Berkeley, Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The local electronic properties of 2D devices are typically controlled by electric fields that come from nearby electrodes. Conventional electrodes, however, are difficult to make with ultra-small feature size (e.g., down to a single nanometer) and also create difficulties in maintaining atomically clean surfaces for scanned probe microscopy experiments.