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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Climate Change: The Defining Health Challenge and Opportunity of the 21st Century: A Lancet Countdown Event

Lecture | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater and Wolf Gallery


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Gina Solomon, Deputy Secretary for Science and Health, California Environmental Protection Agency; Rachel Morello-Frosch, Professor, UC Berkeley; John Balmes, Professor, UC Berkeley and UCSF; Hector De La Torre, Member, California Air Resources Board

Linda Rudolph, Director, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute

Public Health, School of, Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute, Public Health Institute


On October 31, the Lancet Countdown will release its first annual report tracking climate change and health indicators across five key domains. Our panelists will discuss the implications of the report and California’s role as the U.S. leader in climate change mitigation policy.


Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Register online.

Thursday, November 2, 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 >



Film Series: Abundant Land Screening

Film - Documentary | November 2 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall


Student Environmental Resource Center


Join SERC and SOGA for a screening of Abundant Land, a documentary that follows a Hawaiian community on Moloka’i opposing the biotech industry’s use of the island to test genetically engineered seeds. Following the screening will be a discussion with the film's director Natasha Florentino. Refreshments will be served!

Facebook event: tinyurl.com/UCBAbundantLand

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Birding Event with Clayton Anderson

Special Event | November 4 | 8-11 a.m. |  Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline Park


Clayton Anderson, Golden Gate Audubon

Society for Conservation Biology - Berkeley Chapter


The Berkeley Chapter for the Society for Conservation Biology is offering a special birding event with naturalist Clayton Anderson. Clayton is a lifelong naturalist and master birder. He is also the education program coordinator for Golden Gate Audubon. Clayton will lead participants on a tour through the wetlands of Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline Park.


Open to all UCB students and post-docs.

RSVP by November 2 by emailing Chelsea at candreozzi@berkeley.edu.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Food, Agriculture and Human Impacts on the Environment: Japan, Asia and Beyond

Conference/Symposium | November 6 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley Food Institute, Department of Anthropology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


The goal of this workshop is to link local and regional case studies of food, agriculture, and human-environmental interaction with the broader discussion of global environmental issues and long-term sustainability. Special emphasis is on case studies from Japan, East Asia and the North Pacific Rim.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Food, Agriculture and Human Impacts on the Environment: Japan, Asia and Beyond

Conference/Symposium | November 7 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley Food Institute, Department of Anthropology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


The goal of this workshop is to link local and regional case studies of food, agriculture, and human-environmental interaction with the broader discussion of global environmental issues and long-term sustainability. Special emphasis is on case studies from Japan, East Asia and the North Pacific Rim.



Slow Accretion: Producing Harm in Ulaanbaatar’s Air Pollution Crisis

Lecture | November 7 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Chisato Fukuda, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Franck Billé, Program Director, Silk Road Center, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Public Health, School of


What counts as evidence of harm for those living in the midst of air pollution? Over the past two decades, air pollution has become a seasonal disaster in Ulaanbaatar, prompting widespread concerns about its harms to human bodies and the environment. These concerns have promoted various investments to document air pollution’s effects, from monitoring technologies, to interactive pollution maps,...   More >

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Food Systems Career Panel

Career Fair | November 8 | 5-7:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Berkeley Food Institute, BEACN, FEED, FoodInno, Food@Haas, Food and Agriculture Policy Group, Food Science and Tech at Cal, GradFood, Berkeley Food Institute Undergraduate and Graduate Student Councils, UC Global Food Initiative Student Ambassador


Interested in a career in transforming food systems? Come network with local leaders from across the food and agriculture sector.


Free

Register online.



UC Berkeley Career Connections: Biotech: Bio-Tech Connect: Alumni Night

Reception | November 8 | 6-8 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Bioengineering (BioE)


Join us to talk with alumni currently working in biotech. This year's theme is "Translating your skills from college to career." Learn how to talk about skills learned in school when applying for a job or internship.

Register and learn more in Handshake https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/63044


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Thursday, November 9, 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 >



Can Nature Save Us? Stories from the Natural World

Lecture | November 9 | 7-8:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


M. Sanjayan, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Conservation International

College of Natural Resources


2017 Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation

At a time when humanity’s demands on the natural world have never been greater, Dr. M. Sanjayan’s keynote address highlights nature’s essential role in creating a livable future for people everywhere.


All Audiences

Thursday, November 16, 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 >



Community Dinner: Vegan Potluck

Miscellaneous | November 16 | 6-8 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall


Student Environmental Resource Center


In honor of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, SERC is hosting a community potluck dinner for the sustainability community! Come bring a vegan dish and your own bowl/utensil. Meet others interested in environmentalism while enjoying great food, art, and community!

Thursday, November 30, 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 >