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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sunrise from the West: The Growth of Renewable Energy in California

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


David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society)


Speaker Biography:

David Hochschild was appointed Commissioner of the California Energy Commission by Governor Jerry Brown in February 2013. He fills the environmental position on the five-member Commission where four of the five members by law are required to have professional training in specific areas - engineering or physical science, environmental protection, economics, and...   More >


Free

registration required for lunch at UC Berkeley. Register online.



Reinventing Nuclear Energy: the Role of Molten Salt Technology"

Colloquium | April 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Per Peterson, Professor, William and Jean McCallum Floyd Endowed Chair, Nuclear Engineering - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)



Dan Siegel at The Berkeley Forum: Mindfulness and Education

Lecture | April 1 | 4:30 p.m. | 122 Wheeler Auditorium


Dan Siegel, Mindsight Institute at UCLA

The Berkeley Forum


Dr. Dan Siegel is a provocative speaker who draws from unlikely perspectives to propose a new way of thinking and living. Come join the Berkeley Forum for an intimate group discussion and lecture from a mindfulness expert.


All Audiences, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

$0

Seating is limited. Tickets recommended. Buy tickets online.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

MSE Seminar: Professor Julie Schoenung: Precipitation Phenomena and Stregthening Mechanisms in Ultrafine Grained Al7xxx Alloy

Colloquium | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Julie Schoenung, UC Davis

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)


To provide insight into the relationships between grain size, precipitation phenomena and mechanical behavior in a complex precipitation-strengthened alloy system and to study the underlying strengthening mechanisms, Al 7075 alloy, a commonly used aluminum alloy, was selected as a model system in the present study. Ultrafine grained (UFG) bulk materials were fabricated through cryomilling,...   More >



Film "The Business of America" and Lecture and Public Discussion: 5-part Series: The Challenge for Economic and Social Justice-The Legacy of the Civil Rights Act and the War on Poverty

Lecture | April 2 | 6-8 p.m. | 209 Dwinelle Hall


Public Service Center


Sign up using this website: http://goo.gl/forms/JE27j5bOKu

Brief overview of the civil rights movement. One part of a 5-part film- and novel-based lecture series to complement student social action

This 5-part series, led by Prof. Arthur Blaustein, will focus on issues of equal opportunity and economic opportunity, as well as economic, environmental political and social justice. It will...   More >

Friday, April 3, 2015

Environmental and Sustainability Careers Expo

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


Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center


Sponsored by: Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), College of Natural Resources, and the Career Center

Come meet employers and alumni from various roles and niches of the Environmental Sector. Some employers and alumni will be actively recruiting for positions, while others will be there to help students learn about the organizations and what they do within the environmental job...   More >



Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall


Marc Fischer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Graduate Student Research Grant Application Deadline

Deadline | April 6 |  Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) at the University of California Berkeley, announces the availability of grants of $100 to $1,000 to fund undergraduate students for research or creative projects that address issues of race and gender.



Seismic Performance of Steel Bridges during Last 50 Years and Lessons Learned: EERI student chapter lecture

Lecture: Engineering and Project Management: Environmental Engineering: GeoEngineering: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering: Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate | April 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall


Dr. Abolhassan Astaneh, CEE Berkeley

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)


The talk will focus on the observed seismic performance of steel bridges during the major earthquakes over the last 50 years (Alaska 1964- Napa 2014).

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Peak water or enduring thirst? California water, virtual water, and growth

Colloquium | April 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Julian Fulton, PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

MSE Seminar: Professor Yabing Qi: A Surface Science Approach to Perovskite Solar Cel Research

Colloquium | April 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Professor Yabing Qi, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)


Alternative “green” energy sources hold the promise to solve the pressing challenges of energy sustainability and global warming. For efficient and cost-effective energy harvesting devices, surfaces and interfaces are of paramount importance. The Energy Materials and Surface Sciences unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University is making concentrated effort to...   More >



Sustainability at Scale: How do We Look to Manage Major Planetary Resources for the Future?

Lecture | April 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center


Dr. Jonathan Foley, Executive Director and William R. and Gretchen B. Kimball Chair of the California Academy of Sciences

Energy and Resources Group


UC Berkeley Energy and Resources Group
21st Annual Lecture on Energy and the Environment

Friday, April 10, 2015

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall


Env Eng Faculty speaker, CEE

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

CEE Spring Distinguished Lecture: Environmental Microbial Communities—the ultimate practitioners of the 'sharing economy'

Lecture: Engineering and Project Management: Environmental Engineering: GeoEngineering: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering: Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate | April 14 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, CEE Berkeley

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)



The Big Dream Campaign: Uniting and Growing More Women in Computing

Lecture | April 14 | 5:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge


Rane Johnson, Principal Research Director, Microsoft Research

Association of Women in EECS


Rane Johnson, Principal Research Director at Microsoft Research, will explore the great opportunities for women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and some of the world’s greatest challenges being solved in computer science research at Microsoft Research.


All Audiences, Alumni, Friends of the University, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences, Alumni, Friends of the University, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate



Big Dream Documentary Screening: Uniting and Growing More Women in Computing

Film - Documentary | April 14 | 5:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge


Rane Johnson, Microsoft Research

WICSE


Big Dream follows the stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passions in STEM fields. From small town Iowa to the bustling streets of the Middle East, Big Dream immerses viewers in a world designed by and for the next generation of girls. Our hope is that this inspirational film will excite young women, their families, and friends...   More >


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"Phytoremediation - Panacea or Wishful Thinking? Case Studies from the Terry Lab" Norman Terry: Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar

Seminar | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall


Norman Terry, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


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

All Audiences



Sustainably Improving Indoor Environmental Quality

Lecture | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


William Nazaroff, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society)


Speaker Biography:

William Nazaroff is a Daniel Tellep Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. His research centers on air quality engineering, emphasizing two themes: pollutant dynamics in indoor air and exposure science.


Free

registration required for lunch at UC Berkeley. Register online.



The Future of U.S. Climate Policy: Building Sustainable Legal Regimes

Colloquium | April 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Danny Cullenward, Philomanthia Research Fellow 2013-2015, UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Living Wage Movement Lecture and Public Discussion: 5-part Series The Challenge for Economic and Social Justice -- The Legacy of the Civil Rights Act and the War on Poverty

Lecture | April 16 | 6-8 p.m. | 209 Dwinelle Hall


Public Service Center


Sign up using this website: http://goo.gl/forms/JE27j5bOKu

The Living Wage Movement
Special guest lecturer Ken Jacobs

This 5-part series, led by Prof. Arthur Blaustein, will focus on issues of equal opportunity and economic opportunity, as well as economic, environmental political and social justice. It will...   More >

Friday, April 17, 2015

BERC Resources Roundtable 2015: Changing Lands in a Changing Climate

Conference/Symposium | April 17 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  David Brower Center


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

Jeff Horowitz, Director, Avoided Deforestation Partners

Greg Dalton, Host, National Public Radio (NPR); Daniel Sanchez, Biomass energy with carbon capture and storage; Thea Whitman, Soil carbon decomposition and stabilization; Vanessa Raditz, UC Gill Tract Community Farm; Whendee Silver, Professor, UC Berkeley-ESPM and Marin Carbon Project; Robert Parkhurst, Director of Agriculture GHG Markets, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF); Adam Kotin, Associate Policy Director, California Climate and Agriculture Network

Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative


Our lands provide us food and resources in addition to acting as a carbon sink, making them one of the most important pieces of the climate change puzzle. Join the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative for its annual Resources Roundtable at the David Brower Center to learn about this dynamic topic. The event will include a keynote speech on international deforestation, a panel on regional...   More >


$7 for UC Affiliates, $15 for all others

Buy tickets online.



Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall


Ilenia Battiato, San Diego State University

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

CalDay

Special Event | April 18 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza


Public Affairs


UC Berkeley throws open its doors and offers over 300 lectures, tours, performances, demonstrations and discussions. Many events are tailored for kids & families, prospective students, and the just plain curious. Come experience a day in the life of UC Berkeley!

All events free, all ages welcome, campus wide. To browse events, click here.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Earth Week 2015

Special Event | April 19 – 26, 2015 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus


Student Environmental Resource Center


UC Berkeley's Earth Week 2015 will be held April 19th-April 26th.
The calendar of events is available at http://serc.berkeley.edu/earthweek/

Use #calearthweek on social media.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Earth Week 2015

Special Event | April 19 – 26, 2015 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus


Student Environmental Resource Center


UC Berkeley's Earth Week 2015 will be held April 19th-April 26th.
The calendar of events is available at http://serc.berkeley.edu/earthweek/

Use #calearthweek on social media.



Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Paul Goldberger: The Generic City

Lecture | April 20 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Paul Goldberger, Joseph Urban Chair in Design & Architecture, The New School

Graduate Division


Paul Goldberger will present the Hitchcock lectures on April 20 and April 21, 2015. The first lecture, titled "The Generic City," is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Earth Week 2015

Special Event | April 19 – 26, 2015 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus


Student Environmental Resource Center


UC Berkeley's Earth Week 2015 will be held April 19th-April 26th.
The calendar of events is available at http://serc.berkeley.edu/earthweek/

Use #calearthweek on social media.



Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Paul Goldberger: The Creative City

Lecture | April 21 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Paul Goldberger, Joseph Urban Chair in Design & Architecture, The New School

Graduate Division


Paul Goldberger will present the Hitchcock lectures on April 20 and April 21, 2015. The second lecture, titled "The Creative City," is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Week 2015

Special Event | April 19 – 26, 2015 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus


Student Environmental Resource Center


UC Berkeley's Earth Week 2015 will be held April 19th-April 26th.
The calendar of events is available at http://serc.berkeley.edu/earthweek/

Use #calearthweek on social media.



Managing Water Scarcity for Future Cities: What Makes Sense to Sense?

Lecture | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


Erik Porse, UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society)


This seminar is also part of our Resilience Seminar Series. The emergence of wireless sensors and smartphones have created...   More >


Free

registration required for lunch at UC Berkeley. Register online.



Watershed Collaborations: Entanglements on common streams

Colloquium | April 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, PhD Candidate - Energy and Resources Group, Energy and Resources Group - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Earth Week 2015

Special Event | April 19 – 26, 2015 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus


Student Environmental Resource Center


UC Berkeley's Earth Week 2015 will be held April 19th-April 26th.
The calendar of events is available at http://serc.berkeley.edu/earthweek/

Use #calearthweek on social media.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Earth Week 2015

Special Event | April 19 – 26, 2015 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus


Student Environmental Resource Center


UC Berkeley's Earth Week 2015 will be held April 19th-April 26th.
The calendar of events is available at http://serc.berkeley.edu/earthweek/

Use #calearthweek on social media.



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Earth Week 2015

Special Event | April 19 – 26, 2015 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus


Student Environmental Resource Center


UC Berkeley's Earth Week 2015 will be held April 19th-April 26th.
The calendar of events is available at http://serc.berkeley.edu/earthweek/

Use #calearthweek on social media.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Earth Week 2015

Special Event | April 19 – 26, 2015 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus


Student Environmental Resource Center


UC Berkeley's Earth Week 2015 will be held April 19th-April 26th.
The calendar of events is available at http://serc.berkeley.edu/earthweek/

Use #calearthweek on social media.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Innovating Innovatively at UC

Lecture | April 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


Regis B. Kelly, Senior Advisor on Innovation and Entrepreneurship., UCOP

CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society)


Live broadcast at http://video.citris.berkeley.edu/playlists/webcast. Ask questions live on Twitter: #CITRISRE. All talks may be viewed on our YouTube channel

The schedule for the semester can be found on the


Free

registration required for lunch at UC Berkeley. Register online.



Pollinators as a poster-child for diversified farming systems

Colloquium | April 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Claire Kremen, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)



Theoretically Speaking Series — Cryptography: From Mathematical Magic to Secure Communication

Lecture | April 29 | 5:45-7:15 p.m. |  Berkeley City College Auditorium


2050 Center Street, Berkeley, CA

Dan Boneh, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Berkeley City College


Theoretically Speaking Series:
A new lecture series highlighting exciting advances in theoretical computer science. These events are intended for a general audience; no special background is assumed. Theoretically Speaking is produced by the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, with sponsorship from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College.


Free

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so you must register to guarantee your seat in the auditorium. Seating is not assigned; doors open at 5:30 p.m. Registration opens April 6. Register by April 28 online.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dow Distinguished Lecture in Materials Science and Engineering: Materials in Innovation

Colloquium | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center


Ellen Williams, Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)


Dr. Ellen Williams is the Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E), responsible for oversight of the Agency.
Prior to joining ARPA-E, Dr. Williams served as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy and the Chief Scientist for BP. She is currently on a leave of absence from the University of Maryland where she has served as a Distinguished University Professor in the...   More >