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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Marriage, birth timing, poverty and health: Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | April 5 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room


Philip Cohen, Professor, Sociology, University of Maryland

Population Science, Department of Demography

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thomas Blom Hansen | Urban Theory goes South: On the Historicity of Space and Urban Imagination in South Asia

Lecture | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Thomas Blom Hansen, Reliance-Dhirubhai Ambani Professor in South Asian Studies; Professor in Anthropology; Director of Center for South Asia, Stanford University

Lawrence Cohen, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies and Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies


Talk by Stanford anthropologist and leading contemporary commentator on religious and political violence in India, Dr. Thomas Blom Hansen.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo

Career Fair | April 7 | 12-3 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)


Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, College of Natural Resources


Seeking an environmental and sustainability career? Want to learn more about different green-focused organizations or network with sustainability professionals? Want to learn tips for getting an environmental job?

Join us for an Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo! Featured employers TBA.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Does Poverty Lower Productivity? Evidence on the Cognitive Effects of Financial Constraints

Colloquium | April 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Supreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues


Recent work at the intersection of psychology and economics posits that the condition of being financially constrained induces cognitive load, leading to potentially lower cognitive function among the poor. If true, this has the potential to lower labor productivity among the poor—providing a channel through which poverty could directly reinforce itself.



Belo Monte: After the Flood film screening and panel discussion

Film - Documentary | April 12 | 5-8 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building


Water Activism and Water as a Human Right

Berkeley Water Group


On April 12 from 5-8 p.m. in VLSB 2040, Student Environmental Resource Center - SERC at UC Berkeley, Amazon Watch, and International Rivers will be hosting a film screening of the new documentary Belo Monte: After the Flood. Food will be provided.

For seven years, award-winning environmental documentarian Todd Southgate documented the conflicts surrounding Belo Monte – one of the world's most...   More >

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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.