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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | December 12 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

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Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | December 12 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

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Seasonal Wellness: Elderberry Syrup

Workshop | December 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Winter is one of the coziest and challenging times for many of us. This season is a wonderful time to hunker down and take time to slowly prepare herbs and food. Spend a couple hours with the herbs and in the garden to connect with the plants and walk away with your very own herbal concoction. This class is such a sweet way to prepare for the holiday season and take good care of yourself.

$50 / $45 UCBG Members

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Individual differences in brain development and plasticity - effects on learning

Colloquium | December 12 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Allyson Mackey, University of Pennsylvania

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Dr. Allyson Mackey will discuss her research on understanding individual differences in brain development and plasticity, and the impact of these differences on learning and academic performance. She will present research linking socioeconomic status, which encompasses a broad set of childhood experiences, to the structure and function of cortex. She then will examine the impact of specific...   More >

Dissertation talk: Adaptive and Diverse Techniques for Generating Adversarial Examples

Presentation | December 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Warren He, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I present my research on techniques for generating adversarial examples and experiments with proposed defenses.

Tech Skepticism and Worker Activism: Drawing Lessons for Research and Education

Panel Discussion | December 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Meredith Whittaker, AI Now Institute and Google; Matt Caggle, ACLU; Jeremy Gillula, Electronic Frontier Foundation

 Graduates for Engaged and Extended Scholarship in Computing and Engineering

Join the Graduates for Engaged and Extended Scholarship in Computing and Engineering (GEESE) for an end-of-semester event, Tech Skepticism and Worker Activism: Drawing Lessons for Research and Education. Reflecting on events and crises in the tech industry over the past year, our discussion will focus on the implications for members of campus, as researchers, teachers, and students.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | December 12 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.