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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Geo4Dev: Geospatial Analysis for International Development Symposium and Workshop

Conference/Symposium | September 6 – 7, 2017 every day | B100 Blum Hall

 Solomon Hsiang, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley; Joe Mascaro, Director of Academic Programs, Planet (formerly Planet Labs); Marshall Burke, Assistant Professor, Stanford University; Jennifer Burney, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego; Gordon Hanson, Acting Dean, UC San Diego; Ariel BenYishay, Chief Economist, AidData; Carrie Stokes, Executive Director, USAID GeoCenter

 Center of Evaluation for Global Action

Geo4Dev is a 2-day symposium and workshop on September 6-7, 2017 focused on the application of remote sensing and geospatial analysis to address issues of poverty, sustainable development, urbanization, climate change and economic growth in developing countries. The event aims to expand the reach of remote sensing to faculty, graduate students, implementers, donors, and tech companies involved in...   More >

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

What Now? Political Thought At A Moment Of Crisis

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 The Program in Critical Theory

The categories of traditional political thought seem no longer adequate for addressing the specific challenges of the 21st century. We must ask then: what now? What are the possibilities and requirements of political thought for this century?

Citation Management: Best Practice

Workshop | September 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101

 Susan Koskinen, Librarian


Overview of the best citation management tools for your documents, bibliographies, pdfs and more.

Identifying Your Vital Skills

Workshop | September 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  University Hall

 Terrie Moore, Staff Career Development

 Human Resources

Explore your skills, including those you enjoy using most, and those you want to develop in order to progress in your career aspirations at UC Berkeley. Campus resources for learning and developing skills will be discussed.

REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR104

  Register online

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

IB Faculty on Parade

Seminar | September 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Daniela Kaufer, University of California, Berkeley; Brent Mishler, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

The catalytic site for water splitting in PSII and mechanism

Seminar | September 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Professor Emeritus James Barber, Faculty of Natural Sciences Dept. of Life Sciences Imperial College London

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | September 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

Dynamics of prefrontal computations during decision-making

Seminar | September 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Joni Wallis, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Annual Meeting: State of the Department

Seminar | September 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Frances Hellman, Dean, Mathematical and Physical Sciences

 Department of Mathematics

Locations of Reflexivity: South Korean Community Activism and its Affective Promise for Solidarity

Colloquium | September 7 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mun Young Cho, Yonsei University

 Steven Lee, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In this presentation, I explore the globalization of South Korean community activism amidst the rearrangement of the anti-poverty agenda among Asian countries.

LaTeX: Creating Tables, Figures, and Bibliographies

Workshop | September 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Samantha Teplitzky, Earth and Physical Sciences Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library


This workshop will focus on how to add elements to a LaTeX document. Attendees will learn about various packages and syntax that enables the creation of tables, figures, and bibliographies.

  Registration opens August 4. Register online or by calling Samantha Teplitzky at 510-644-7158, or by emailing Samantha Teplitzky at steplitz@berkeley.edu

Five Tables of Artful Gardens

Workshop | September 7 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday and get an up-close view of some of the treasures of the BAMPFA collections, laid out on the five tables in the seminar area. On view in this session: Erica Lennard’s stunning photographs of Marly-le-Roi, Shodenji, and the Li Yuan Garden; the eighteenth-century Indian painting Beauties Feeding a Peacock in a Garden; Lan Ying’s monumental...   More >

Pre-Health: How to Gain Clinical Experience

Workshop | September 7 | 5-6 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Clinical experience is valued highly by health professional schools. How do you get started and find meaningful opportunities? In this workshop, we will go over the various ways in which you can gain clinical experience (hospitals, clinics, shadowing and more) and how to maximize your time before applying. We will also have a panel of students currently in different clinical experiences who will...   More >

Reading and Booksigning: Julia Bryan-Wilson

Reading - Nonfiction | September 7 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Julia Bryan-Wilson introduces her new book, Fray: Art and Textile Politics, which explores amateur, fine arts, and political uses of textile handcraft since the 1970s. Professor of modern and contemporary art and director of the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, Bryan-Wilson is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era and, with Glenn Adamson, Art in the Making:...   More >

Violence and Medicine Conference

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 6 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Berkeley UCSF Joint Medical Program, Program for the Medical Humanities

You are invited to join an interdisciplinary gathering of medical
professionals and scholars who will discuss how health care,
pastoral care and education of health professionals is affected
by forms of violence endemic to American culture and, in some
ways, to the culture of medicine. Topics include:

Violence as a public health problem

The language of violence in clinic, classroom and...   More >

  RSVP online

Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook: Alice Waters in Conversation with Steve Wasserman

Reading - Nonfiction | September 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Alice Waters, Owner of Chez Panisse, Founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project

 Steve Wasserman, Publisher and Executive Director of Heyday Books

 Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

Alice Waters ’67 is an American chef, restaurateur, food activist and author. She is the owner of Chez Panisse in Berkeley and the founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project. Alice is the author of 13 books. Her most recent, Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook, will be released September 5, 2017 and is dedicated to the memory of the leader of the Free Speech Movement, Mario Savio.

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.