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Monday, April 2, 2018

PMB Student and Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | April 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall


Rocio Sanchez, PMB; Melis Akman, Postdoc, PMB; Bailey Bonet, Grad student, PMB

Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group


Come join us to hear research going on in PMB from graduate students and post docs. There will be snacks and coffee/tea. Please bring a mug. Hosted by the Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group (PMBG).

Also this week, please come celebrate our PMB Outstanding GSIs, Johan Jaenisch and Sophia Ewens, at 12:30 sharp!

This event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. Event is ADA...   More >

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Berkeley Grad Slam

Presentation | April 4 | 309 Sproul Hall


Graduate Division


Ten graduate student semi-finalists will present their research in 3 minutes! The winner will represent Berkeley and compete in the UC-wide Grad Slam. The UC-wide event will be hosted by President Janet Napolitano at LinkedIn headquarters in San Francisco on May 3, 2018.



Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: “What makes heterochromatin epigenetic? Lessons from a single cell spreading sensor”

Seminar | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall


Bassem Al-Sady, University of California San Francisco

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


The Al-Sady lab interests reside in uncovering the mechanisms that underlie the assembly and fidelity of inheritance of heterochromatin, a specialized protein-nucleic acid composite. Unraveling these mechanisms is key to understanding the manner in which large stretches of the genome can be precisely and heritably partitioned into active and inactive regions. The heterochromatin system presents...   More >



MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Matthew Holding: Drivers of Diversity in Pitviper Venom from Populations to Species

Seminar | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library


Matthew Holding

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology


MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >



Taming the Sun: A Conversation with Clean Energy Expert Varun Sivaram

Lecture | April 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall


Varun Sivaram, Council on Foreign Relations

The Berkeley Forum


Solar energy, the cheapest and fastest-growing power source on earth, has nearly unlimited potential. However, energy expert Varun Sivaram warns that the world is not yet equipped to harness erratic sunshine to meet most of its energy needs. Yet, Sivaram believes innovation can brighten these prospects. Financial innovation is already enticing deep-pocketed investors to fund solar projects around...   More >


Free

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Fire Ecology in California with David Ackerly

Lecture | April 5 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden


The UC Botanical Garden is pleased to host David Ackerly, PI of the Ackerly Lab at UC Berkeley and a leader of the Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology for a talk on fire ecology in California and the Bay Area. As our climate changes and we face more extreme fires, what are the impacts on biodiversity and the native flora of California? This talk will look at recent fires and the long...   More >


$20 / $15 UCBG Member / Free for UCB staff, students, and faculty

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ESPM Seminar Series - Albert Ruhi

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall


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


ESPM Assistant Professor, Albert Ruhi, will share his talk, "Rivers of the Anthropocene: responses of freshwater communities to novel flow regimes"

This event is open to the public.
Please join us in 139 Mulford Hall at 11:30 for coffee.

In an effort to reduce waste, please bring a reusable mug.



ERG Annual Lecture: John Harte: The Quest for Simplicity on the Other Side of Complexity

Lecture | April 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center


John Harte, Professor of the Graduate School

Energy and Resources Group


John Harte investigates the effects of human actions on, and the linkages among, biogeochemical processes, ecosystem structure and function, biodiversity, and climate.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

ERG Retrospective Panels: John Harte

Panel Discussion | April 7 | 1:30-5 p.m. |  Faculty Club


John Harte, Professor of the Graduate School

Energy and Resources Group


Four retrospective panel discussions will celebrate the academic career of Professor Harte, who recently retired from teaching and transitioned to Professor of the Graduate School.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Beyond Diversity: Building A Culture of Inclusion in STEM Education

Special Event | April 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Tracy L. Johnson, Ph.D., Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, UCLA

Paul Barber, Ph.D., Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA

Tyrone B. Hayes, Ph.D., Department of Integrative Biology, UCB

College of Division of Biological Sciences Letters & Science


A lecture and panel discussion (3:30-5:00 pm) followed by a reception (after 5 pm).

The greatest population growth in the US is happening in precisely the populations that remain profoundly underrepresented in the sciences. It is clear that the long-term vitality of the scientific enterprise in the US is dependent on preparing a broader population of young people to be the scientific leaders...   More >


Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

All Audiences

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Ravinder Sehgal: Avian malaria in a changing world

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library


Ravinder Sehgal

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology


MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >



Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Ants, agriculture, and antibiotics"

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall


Cameron Currie, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


Our research focuses on the ecology and evolution of symbiotic associations between animals and microbes. We utilize a cross-disciplinary approach incorporating ecological, evolutionary, behavioral, genetic, and microbiological approaches and employ molecular ecology and phylogenetic techniques to examine how microbes shape the biology of higher organisms.



Dirt Matters: Healthy Soil for a Productive and Sustainable California

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Center Sacramento, Room LL3


1130 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Timothy Bowles, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley

Berkeley Food Institute


Soil “health” is a metaphor that captures an essential parallel between soils and our own health: soils that are poorly-cared for will have shorter lifespans and require increasing levels of intervention to deliver the functions we require. Many agricultural practices common in California and worldwide degrade soil health rather than maintain or improve it, threatening long-term agricultural...   More >


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Thursday, April 12, 2018

ESPM Seminar Series - Xavier Simon

Seminar | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall


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


Xavier Simon, University of Vigo, Spain: "Public Procurement to build a better world everywhere"

Join us for coffee at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.

This event is opened to the public.



ESPM Remote Sensing Job Talk Series - Adam Wilson

Seminar | April 12 | 3-5 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall


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


Adam Wilson, Assistant Professor, NY State University, Buffalo shares his talk "Pattern to process: Inferring ecological mechanisms from time series of satellite imagery"

This event is open to the public.

Please join us for coffee at 2:00 pm in 139 Mulford Hall.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Taichi Suzuki: Ecology and evolution of the Mammalian Gut Microbiota

Seminar | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library


Taichi Suzuki (Finishing Talk)

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology


MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Thursday, April 19, 2018

ESPM Seminar Series - Kent Daane

Seminar | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall


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


Kent Daane of ESPM & UCCE shares, "Current biological control efforts against the spotted wing drosophila: an invasive insect to control another invasive insect?

This event is open to the public.

Join us for coffee beforehand at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.
In an effort to reduce waste, we ask that you bring your own coffee mug.



Saturday, April 21, 2018

Natural History Up Close!

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Courtyard


No speaker listed., Berkeley Natural History Museums

Berkeley Natural History Museums (BNHM)


The Berkeley Natural History Museums and Department of Integrative Biology pair up for this exciting display that includes live plants and animals, vertebrate and invertebrate museum specimens, fossils, and interesting facts. Don't forget to test your natural history knowledge at the prize wheel! Get your Science@Cal passport stamped here.



Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Open House

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB


No speaker listed.

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology


Do you love animals? Visit the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology! With >700,000 bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian specimens, the museum is one of the largest university-based collections of tetrapod vertebrates. Drop by for a rare peek at our research and education specimens and interact with scientists to learn about our research. Get your Science@Cal Passport stamped here!



Opportunities for Undergraduates at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB


No speaker listed.

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology


Are you interested in biological research, natural history collections, specimen preparation, archival practices, or GIS and bioinformatics? The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology offers many exciting opportunities for UC Berkeley undergraduates to work with museum faculty, curators, graduate students, and other researchers. Come talk to current undergraduates and project mentors about volunteer and...   More >

Sunday, April 22, 2018

CNR Celebrates Earth Day: The CNR Alumni Association encourages everyone to "See the Bigger Picture and Make a Better World" in your community.

Social Event | April 22 |  Nationwide (Virtual)


College of Natural Resources


The CNR Alumni Association encourages everyone to "See the Bigger Picture and Make a Better World" in your community. We hope that members of the CNR community around the world will volunteer on Earth Day and share the news of their activities via CNR social media using the hashtag #berkeleycnr. This is a great opportunity to reach out to CNR friends and encourage them to join you - either in...   More >

Monday, April 23, 2018

Rising Tides, Rising Voices: A Panel on Climate Justice

Panel Discussion | April 23 | 6-8 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)


Alvaro Sanchez, Environmental Equity Director, The Greenlining Institute; Jessica Tovar, Staff Organizer, Local Clean Energy Alliance; Caroline Farrell, Executive Director, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment; Rachel Morello Frosch, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley; Esther Goolsby, East Oakland Community Organizer, Communities for a Better Environment

Student Environmental Resource Center


Both environmental degradation and environmental benefits are unevenly distributed along racial and economic lines. This intersection of environmental and social justice is something that we must put at the forefront of our environmental movement. Join us in a panel discussing these intersections, their impacts, and what we must do to ensure that the environmental movement is fighting for those...   More >


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Equity and the Environment: What’s the connection?: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library


Rachel Morello-Frosch

Berkeley Institute for Data Science


Featuring Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch, from Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Department and the School of Public Health

Emerging research indicates that more unequal societies have more polluted and degraded environments, perhaps also helping to explain why more unequal societies are often less healthy. A lack of “environmental justice”—that is, a situation in which people of...   More >

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Jesyka Melendez: The immunogenetics of mating behavior in Peromyscus: A genomic approach

Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library


Jesyka Melendez (Finishing Talk)

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology


MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >



Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Regulated protein degradation in bacterial growth and stress response"

Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall


Peter Chien, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


We are an interdisciplinary lab focused on understanding regulated protein degradation and quality control using biochemistry, structural biology and cell biology. Our primary approach is to use both molecular and cellular techniques to understand the mechanisms that lead to specific substrate processing during basic cellular events.