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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

School of Public Health's State of the School

Information Session | October 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 150 University Hall


Stefano Bertozzi, MD, PhD, Dean School of Public Health, Dean, School of Public Health

Public Health, School of


Dean Bertozzi invites all SPH affiliates to join him for a presentation of topics relevant to the School.


All Audiences

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate



Just Food Podcast Launch

Special Event | October 3 | 5-7 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Graduate School of Journalism Library


Berkeley Food Institute, UC Berkeley Advanced Media Institute at the Graduate School of Journalism., Nutrition Policy Institute, Public Health, School of, College of Natural Resources


Join us to celebrate the launch of JustFood, a new 6-part podcast series about cultivating justice and health, produced by the Berkeley Food Institute in partnership with the UC Berkeley Advanced Media Institute at the Graduate School of Journalism.

The event will feature a preview of our...   More >

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall


Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)


This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >



Thursday, October 12, 2017

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall


Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)


This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >



Thursday, October 19, 2017

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall


Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)


This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >



ESPM Fall Seminar - Dr. Sacha Vignieri, Editor, Science Magazine

Seminar | October 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 130 Mulford Hall


Dr. Sacha Vignieri, Science Magazine

Justin Brashares


Dr. Sacha Vignieri, Editor of Science Magazine, will share her talk titled "Opening the black box: an editor's perspective on scientific publishing"

From the outside, publication in high-impact general-science journals can seem like a mysterious process. A general understanding of the procedures and practices at Science can help unravel the mystery a bit, and contribute to an understanding of...   More >

Friday, October 20, 2017

Why Timber is the Construction Material of the 21st Century

Lecture | October 20 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. |  Krutch Theatre (Clark Kerr Campus)


Ryan E. Smith, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Utah

College of Natural Resources


2017 S. J. Hall Lecture in Industrial Forestry

We are experiencing a wood construction revival. Steel and concrete were the material innovations of the industrial revolution. Wood, used to build houses for centuries, is the commercial construction innovation of the 21st century. Long valued for its affordability, timber is being embraced by building developers due to recent advances in...   More >

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Information and Consumer Choices: Studies Using Supermarket Data

Lecture | October 21 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  Anthony Hall


Sofia Berto Villas-Boas, Ph.D. '02, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, College of Natural Resources

College of Natural Resources


How do consumers respond to changes in the information they’re presented with at the point of purchase? Evidence from retail field experiments in the wine category will be presented and discussed during this Homecoming 2017 CNR Faculty Lecture.



A Tale of Two Fats: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic by Engineering Brown Adipose Tissue

Lecture | October 21 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. |  Alumni House


Andreas Stahl, Professor and Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences

College of Natural Resources


This lecture will outline how we are developing and testing a novel anti-obesity approach based on the expansion of “brown fat,” a tissue type with a very high metabolic activity that might lead to the conversion of excess calories into heat.


Alumni, Cal Parents

All Audiences

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall


Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)


This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

Monday, October 30, 2017

Food, Water, and Labor in Central Valley: Farmworkers and the Westlands

Seminar | October 30 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Lounge


Center for Diversified Farming Systems, Berkeley Food Institute


This talk will focus on the history of water insecurity in the farm worker communities of western Fresno County and the exploitative practices of growers and their allies during drought conditions. Despite claims that water provides jobs for farmworkers there is little evidence to suggest that when growers get their allotment of water that improving conditions for farm workers followed. On the...   More >


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