Seminars & Events

<< Week of December 12 >>

Monday, December 10, 2018

Faculty Candidate Seminar: Allosteric mechanisms driving evolution of specificity in steroid receptors

Seminar: Special Seminar | December 10 | 10-11 a.m. | Tan Hall, 775A/B

 Denise Okafor, Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

SLAM: From Studying Spider Silk to Stumbling into a Startup

Seminar | December 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Dr. David Breslauer, Bolt Threads

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Writing Scientific Research Proposals

Workshop | December 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

In this workshop, we will explore techniques and best practices for writing a research proposal in the sciences and engineering, from the beginning (the specific aims/objectives) to the middle (the research design and methods) to the very end (supplementary documents). We will look at examples of successful proposals and discuss the different techniques that can be used to effectively present...   More >

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Science at Cal Lecture - Assessing the potential impact of super‐eruptions: on society and the environment

Lecture | December 15 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Stephen Self, Department of Earth and Planetary Science


Rare, but extremely large, explosive super-eruptions Magnitude 8 and above have occurred throughout geologic time.
If a future super-eruption was predicted, what would, or could, society do? Preparation for such low probability but high consequence events is difficult to imagine, yet some modest early measures can be considered.

Volcanic eruption - Stromboli, Italy