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STEM Careers Lunch Talk: Paul Henderson on “A Non-Traditional STEM Career – lessons learned on the way” – April 27 @ College Hour, Rm 431

10 April 2017

Are you interested in medicine or career research?

Do you know about drug-DNA interactions and how these may affect patients’ responses to chemotherapy?

Join us for a talk presented by Dr. Paul Henderson entitled “A non-traditional STEM career: lessons learned on the π-way from bench to bedside” on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at College Hour (12:30 – 1:15 pm) in Room 431. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half-block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.

Dr. Henderson is Associate Professor at UC Davis, Department of Internal Medicine. He is Co-founder of Accelerated Medical Diagnostics, Inc.

View the presentation flyer below:

Paul Henderson flyer

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Spring 2016 Science Seminar Series: Innumerable Globes Like This One? – Dr. Tori Hoehler, Thurs., April 28, from 7 – 8 pm

24 April 2016

Is there life beyond our solar system? The Berkeley City College Biotechnology Program invites you to a fascinating presentation by Tori Hoehler, Ph.D., to explore  “Innumerable Globes Like This One?” on Thursday, April 28, from 7 – 8 PM in the BCC Auditorium. Reception from 6:30 – 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

 

OCloseup of a satellite in orbitur galaxy probably hosts billions of planetary systems. How many of those globes are “like this one” and how can we determine whether life has taken hold there? What is the science of searching for life beyond our solar system and how will we seek evidence of inhabited worlds in the future?

 

Dr. Tori HoehlerTori Hoehler is a Research Scientist in the Space Sciences and Astrobiologyy Division of NASA Ames Research Center. He was part of the Mars Curiosity Rover science team and NASA’s new Europa Multiple Flyby Mission science plannign team. He is a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, and was the American Geophysical Union’s 2009 Carl Sagan Lecturer.

 

View the seminar announcement below:

Seminar Announcement

 

CIRM logo and the Berkeley City College Biotechnology Program

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Dr Banga will be presenting his book at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley.

19 April 2016

Book by Fabian Banga - Brujos, Espiritistas y Vanguardistas

Thursday, April 28
12-1 PM – 201 Moses Hall – UC Berkeley

Brujos, espiritistas y vanguardistas
Fabian Banga
Professor and Chair, Modern Languages Department, Berkeley City College

The title is Brujos, espiritistas y vanguardistas (Witches, spiritualists and avant-garde) and was published by the prestigious Argentinean publishing house Leviathan. The book explores the representation of esoteric traditions in the aesthetic projects of the avant-garde literary movements in Latin-American and Spain of the early decades of the twentieth century. The book is based on Dr. Banga’s doctoral dissertation and is forwarded by his mentor and friend Dr Francine Masiello, professor of Spanish and comparative literature and Sidney and Margaret Ancker Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at UC Berkeley. Dr Banga will be presenting his book at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley on August 28 and in different locations in Buenos Aires in June.

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Science Seminar Series with Dr. Floyd Romesberg: A Semi-Synthetic Organism with an Expanded Genetic Alphabet on Wed., May 13, 6-7 pm, Auditorium

6 May 2015

Dr. Floyd RomesbergFloyd Romesberg, Ph.D., presents A Semi-Synthetic Organism with an Expanded Genetic Alphabet at Berkeley City College on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, from 6 – 7 pm in the Auditorium. A reception will be held from 5:30 – 6 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center St., downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Berkeley BART Station.

 

An expanded DNA alphabet in a reproducing life form has been a major scientific breakthrough. Dr. Romesberg’s team created an E. coli bacterium with four natural (A, T, C, G) and two unnatural (X, Y) DNA bases that was widely considered impossible.

 

Dr. Romesberg is Professor of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute and serves as Principal Scientific Founder and Advisor fo Synthorx, Inc. He is the recipient of multiple academic awards, including American Chemistry Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award, the National Science Foundation Career Award and the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Award. Dr. Romesberg received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Cornell University.

 

The Berkeley City College Science Seminar Series is sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Berkeley City College.

 

For more information about Berkeley City College’s Biotechnology Program, please visit the Science Lecture Series website and also the Biotechnology website. This science lecture flyer is provided below.

Science Lecture Flyer for Dr. Floyd Romesberg

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S.T.E.M. Careers Talk – Bioremediation: Using Microbes to Treat Our Wastewater – Tues., Mar. 17 at 12:15 – 1 pm, Rm 431

4 March 2015

The second S.T.E.M Careers Talk will be on Tuesday, March 17, from 12:15 – 1 pm in Room 431. The topic of discussion will be Bioremediation: Using Microbes to Treat Our Wastewater. The series is hosted by Jennifer Hiras, Ph.D., and presented by the Science and Biotechnology Department during College hour.

 

Other S.T.E.M Career talks take place in March and April, and explores Biofuels (March 3), Bioremediation (March 17), Coding and Big Data (April 7), and Climate Change (April 21) just in time for Earth Day. Don’t miss these exciting talks. Click on the image below to read the flyer on S.T.E.M. Careers Talks:

 

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S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talk on Biofuels: Sustainable Energy from Natural Resources, March 3, Tues., 12:15 – 1 pm in Rm 431:

28 February 2015

The first S.T.E.M Careers Talk on Tuesday, March 3, from 12:15 – 1 pm in Room 431, will be on the topic of Biofuels: Sustainable Energy from Natural Resources. The new series is hosted by Jennifer Hiras, Ph.D., and presented by the Science and Biotechnology Department during College hour.

 

Other S.T.E.M Career talks take place in March and April, and will explore Bioremediation (March 17), Coding and Big Data (April 7), and Climate Change (April 21) just in time for Earth Day. Don’t miss these exciting talks. Click on the image below to read the flyer on S.T.E.M. Careers Talks:

 

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Join pioneering Internet access innovator Brewster Kahle for MSRI/BCC’s “Toward Universal Access to All Knowledge,” 7-8:15 p.m., Wed., Mar. 18

23 February 2015

Brewster Kahle“Toward Universal Access to All Knowledge” presented by pioneering Internet access innovator Brewster Kahle, takes place 7-8:15 p.m., Wed., Mar. 18, in Berkeley City College’s auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public. Reserve your free tickets at https://www.msri.org/general_events/20845. A ticket is required for admission to the auditorium.

 

Mr. Kahle will focus on the questions: Will we allow ourselves to re-invent our concept of libraries to expand and to use the new technologies? Can we make all the published works of humankind accessible to everyone, no matter where they are in the world.

 

Advances in computing and communications mean that we can cost-effectively store every book, sound recording, movie, software package, and public web page ever created, and provide access to these collections via the Internet to students and adults all over the world. By using existing institutions and funding sources, we can build this as well as compensate authors within the current worldwide library budget.

 

A passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: Universal Access to All Knowledge. Soon after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he helped found the company Thinking Machines, a supercomputer maker. In 1989, Mr. Kahle created the Internet’s first publishing system called Wide Area Information Server (WAIS) and established WAIS, Inc. He also founded the Internet Archive, one of the largest digital libraries in the world. With a staff of nearly 150, and 100 partnering libraries, the organization is working to create an online catalog of every book ever created.

 

Mr. Kahle received a B.S. in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He and his wife, Mary Austin, started The Kahle/Austin Foundation, which supports the Internet Archive along with other non-profit organizations with similar goals. Mr. Kahle also founded Open Content Alliance, a group of organizations contributing to a permanent, publicly accessible archive of digitized texts. He is a member of the Internet Hall of Fame, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and serves on the boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, the European Archive, and the Television Archive. He holds an honorary doctorate in computer science from Simmons College and an honorary doctorate in Law from the University of Alberta.

 

His talk is part of the “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” series of six public lectures in 2014–15, which are jointly presented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College (BCC). They are made possible with funding from the Simons Foundation.

 

 

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Dr. Lipi Ghosh, visiting Fulbright Fellow, Speaks on Development of Education in South and South East Asia, 6-8 p.m., NEW Location: Main Campus Rm 311, Mon., Mar. 23

22 February 2015

Dr. Lipi Ghosh

“Development of Education in South and South East Asia-Glimpses from India, Myanmar and Thailand” will be presented by Dr. Lipi Ghosh, visiting Fulbright Academic and Professional Excellence Fellow from University of Calcutta, India, 6-8 p.m., Mon., Mar. 23. It will take place at BCC, 2050 Center St., Rm. 311 and is part of Dr. Loretta Kane’s Education 197 class. Contact Dr. Laura Ruberto at lruberto@peralta.edu for details.

 
Dr. Ghosh will introduce students to her work with minority cultures in India, Thailand and Myanmar, and the educational systems in those countries. She is presently is affiliated with California State University, Sacramento.

 
Dr. Laura Ruberto, co-chair of BCC’s Arts and Cultural Studies Dept., who is a Fulbright alumna and represents that program at BCC, was invited to apply for a Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Funds grant to bring a scholar and lecturer to Berkeley City College for a brief visit. Dr. Ruberto’s grant was funded and resulted in Dr. Ghosh’s visit to BCC.

 
The Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) allows Fulbright Visiting Scholars who are currently in the United States to travel to other higher education institutions across the country. Each year some 800 faculty and professionals from around the world receive Fulbright Scholar grants for advanced research and university lecturing. The purpose of the OLF is to allow these scholars to share their specific research interests, speak on the history and culture of their home country, exchange ideas with U.S. students, faculty and community organizations, become better acquainted with U.S. higher education, and create linkages between their home and host institutions and CIES.

 
You can find out more about this program at http://www.cies.org/program/outreachlecturing-fund?qt-program=2.

 
More information about Dr. Lipi Ghosh at http://www.usief.org.in/INF-2014-15/Academic-and-Professional-Excellence-Scholars/Lipi-Ghosh.html

 

 

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