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Friday, December 7, 2018

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training: A Two-Day Workshop with Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer

Workshop | December 7 – 8, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Kristin Neff, University of Texas, Auston; Christopher Germer, Ph.D.

 Greater Good Science Center

This two-day workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer. 11 CE hours available.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving...   More >

$300-$339

  Tickets go on sale June 2. Buy tickets online

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training: A Two-Day Workshop with Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer: A two-day introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Workshop | December 7 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Room

 Kristin Neff, Associate Professor, University of Texas, Austin; Cristopher Germer, Clinical Psychologist, Harvard Medical School

 Greater Good Science Center

This two-day workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer. 11 CE hours available.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving...   More >

CripTech: Disability and Technology in Japan and the United States: An International Symposium

Conference/Symposium | December 7 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, The Robert and Colleen Haas Chair in Disability Studies, Making Change Media

Technology has the potential to greatly improve access and the full social participation of disabled individuals in Japan and the United States. Both countries have invested considerable sums in these directions, but often this research is being conducted separately from the key stakeholders. This symposium brings together technologists, anthropologists, educators, and other researchers who are...   More >

 ASL interpretation and CART services have been requested for the conference and films will be open captioned and audio described. The conference venue is wheelchair accessible. Please do not come wearing any scents or perfumes.

Poster design and sketch of Rose the bionic woman are copyright 2018 by Franchesca Spektor. All rights reserved and used with artist’s permission. Image description of conference artwork: A woman who has a human-looking face, forearm, wrist, and hand

CripTech: Disability and Technology in Japan and the United States – an International Symposium

Conference/Symposium | December 7 – 8, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Satsuki AYAYA, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo; Asa ITO, Tokyo Institute of Technology; Yoshihiko KAWAUCHI, Toyo University; Shinichiro KUMAGAYA, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo; Ayako Shimizo, Hikari Lab; Ninon Lambert, Tokyo University; Valerie Block, UC Berkeley; Regan Brashear, Filmmaker; Abigail Cochran, UC Berkeley; Chris Downey, Architecture for the Blind; Aimi Hamraie, Vanderbilt University; Laura Harrison, UCSD; Liz Henry, Mozilla; Josh Miele, The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute; Gregor Wolbring, University of Calgary; David Savarese, Director, DEEJ; Robert Rooy, Director, DEEJ

 Professor Karen Nakamura, UC Berkeley

This symposium brings together technologists, anthropologists, educators, and other researchers who are working on the nexus of technology, access, and design in Japan together with scholars, engineers, researchers, and activists in the United States for asymposium and workshop in Berkeley, California, the home of the independent living movement.

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Dissertation Talk: Wearable medical sensors enabled by printed bioelectronics and biophotonics

Seminar | December 7 | 10-11 a.m. | Cory Hall, Cory 490H (Immersion Room in Swarm Lab)

 Yasser Khan, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Wearable medical sensors that can monitor biosignals have the potential to transform healthcare - they encourage healthy living by providing individuals feedback on personal vital signs and enable facile implementation of both in-hospital and in-home health monitoring. To date, fabrication of wearable medical sensors heavily relies on conventional semiconductor vacuum-processing, which is...   More >

Public Health Debate

Colloquium | December 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Students from Oakland High School will debate the following resolution: Doctors and scientists should have a right to use a patient’s body tissue without the patient’s consent.
UCB MPH students, JMP students and faculty will be the judges.

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | December 7 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Emotional Aspects of Caregiving (BEUHS180)

Workshop | December 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Maureen Kelly, ED.D., LCSW, UC Elder Care Program

 Elder Care Program

“Caregiving is a temporary stage in a relationship which will take you to a level of compassion that you have never before experienced…” Beth Witrogen McLeod

Come to this interactive workshop to contemplate and acknowledge, the multitude of emotions accompanying the caregiving journey.

A view from industry: Securing IoT with Azure Sphere

Seminar | December 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)

 Edmund Nightingale, Microsoft

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Every year, 9 billion new devices powered by single-chip computers—MCUs—are deployed; all with little to no cybersecurity and most with no network connectivity. These devices are in your home, in your office, and in every industrial or commercial setting on the planet.

Azure Sphere offers to improve MCU computing by bringing cloud connectivity, intelligence, and high security to these devices....   More >

Immigration Policy in Japan and South Korea

Colloquium | December 7 | 4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 554, Ethnic Studies Conference Room

 Keiko Yamanaka, UC Berkeley

 Margaux Taylor Garcia, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP); Maya Narumi, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP); Eun Seo Yang, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP); Himali Dixit, Nepalese Scholar

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Immigration policies drastically expanded in Japan and South Korea, but the reality migrant workers face in both countries are not as promising. The general resistance of unskilled immigration and the demands of labor shortages and shrinking populations have been accommodated with ad hoc governmental policies. Under the supervision of Professor Keiko Yamanaka, Margaux, Maya and Eun Seo have been...   More >

Grounds for Science - Exploring quantum materials and black holes

Presentation | December 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar | Note change in date

 3960Espresso Bar Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Arielle Little, Department of Physics; Vinay Ramasesh, Department of Physics

 Science@Cal

Exciting short talks on cutting-edge topics by young researchers at UC Berkeley.

The weird and wonderful world of Quantum Materials - with Arielle Little

Exploring the physics of black holes with quantum computers - with Vinay Ramasesh

What are quantum materials?