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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Surveying the Politics of Urgent Transitions: The Industrial Food System as a Case

Colloquium | December 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Alastair Iles, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

EERI Distinguished Lecture by Dr. David Wald: “Challenges in Estimating Real-time Earthquake Shaking and Impact”

Lecture: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering | December 4 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall


Dr. David Wald, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)


Abstract
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed several near-real time earthquake information systems that provide rapid and automated alerting of estimated economic and human impacts following earthquakes. In this talk I describe the four components that rapidly assess an earthquake’s impact. First, earthquakes trigger rapid source characterization; second, these source parameters help...   More >


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Movers and Makers: Design Panel

Panel Discussion | December 4 | 6-8 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium/310


Chris Myers, Invention Lab; Ed Lewis, OtherMachine Co.; Nadhi Rathi, Google[X]; Stephanie Cheng, Maker Education Initiative

Emily Rice

CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society), Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


A Panel of Local Innovators

Friday, December 5, 2014

CE Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | December 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall


Mark Lubell, UC Davis

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)



Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar

Seminar: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering | December 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Jack Reilly, University of California, Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC

Monday, December 8, 2014

Getting Great Recommendation Letters: (everything you wanted to know but your professor won't tell you)

Workshop | December 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will teach you everything you always wanted to know about getting a great letter of recommendation!


Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate



Finding a Faculty Sponsor for Undergraduate Research

Workshop | December 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure a faculty mentor. We will cover how to identify potential faculty sponsors on campus as well as how to prepare for the first meeting so that you make a great first impression.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Emergency Rapid Response Airports for Epidemics, Optimization of Mobile Gate Operations, Environmental Side of Aircraft Crashes, Sustainability, Airport Access and more: CE153 Airport Design Class Presentations

Presentation: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | December 9 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall


Jasenka Rakas, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)


Six groups of students from the highly popular CE 153 Airport Design Class will present their final term projects.


Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

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



SURF/L&S ($4250) and SURF/Rose Hills ($6K)--support and guidance for summer research (surf.berkeley.edu): Benefits, eligibility, application tips for these 2 undergraduate research programs (surf.berkeley.edu)

Information Session | December 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


Leah Carroll, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, will discuss eligibility criteria for these two programs, benefits of the programs and tips for a successful application.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Senior Capstone Experience For All Majors - The Haas Scholars Program: The Haas Scholars Program

Information Session | December 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek; current Haas Scholars, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors

Office of Undergraduate Research, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors


Haas Scholars come from all walks of life and every major on campus, but they are united by their desire to strive for excellence--both in their individual academic pursuits, and as an interdisciplinary cohort. In this information session, you will learn about the program's benefits, commitments, and eligibility requirements, then meet several current Haas Scholars to hear about their experiences.



Professional Email Communication: (or: how to email your professor so you get a favorable response!)

Workshop | December 10 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will teach you how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals so that you make a great first impression.



How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | December 10 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Friday, December 12, 2014

Choosing a Research Topic

Workshop | December 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop is designed to help you turn a general area of interest into a focused, feasible, and interesting research topic. Over the course of an hour, you will identify your academic interests and learn techniques to help you select among them.


Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate



Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar: Valuing the Consumption Benefits of Urban Density

Seminar: Transportation Engineering: Civil Systems: Civil and Environmental Engineering | December 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Victor Couture, Assistant Professor of Real Estate, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC


Despite growing interest in urban consumption amenities, little is known about their origin and importance. This paper estimates the consumption value of urban density by combining travel microdata with Google’s local business data.

Monday, December 15, 2014

SURF/L&S ($4250) and SURF/Rose Hills ($6K)--support and guidance for summer research (surf.berkeley.edu): Benefits, eligibility, application tips for these 2 undergraduate research programs (surf.berkeley.edu)

Information Session | December 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


Leah Carroll, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, will discuss eligibility criteria for these two programs, benefits of the programs and tips for a successful application.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SURF/L&S ($4250) and SURF/Rose Hills ($6K)--support and guidance for summer research (surf.berkeley.edu): Benefits, eligibility, application tips for these 2 undergraduate research programs (surf.berkeley.edu)

Information Session | December 17 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


Leah Carroll, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, will discuss eligibility criteria for these two programs, benefits of the programs and tips for a successful application.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

December Commencement 2014

Special Event | December 20 | 3 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion


University Relations


December Commencement is a campus-wide ceremony for all graduating students from all majors and their families and includes the Chancellor's address, keynote address, student address, and traditional pomp and circumstance. Admission for graduates and their guests by advance-purchased tickets only.