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S.T.E.M. Career Lunch Talk: A Changing Climate and Growing Population – Nov. 14 @ College Hour, Rm 431

7 November 2017

STEM Talks flyer

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Spring 2017 Science Seminar Series: Arlene Blum Speaks on “Tackling Toxics: For Healthier Products, People and Planet” on Mon., May 1 @ 7 pm, Rm 431

23 April 2017

Dr. Arlene Blum, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer is a Visiting Scholar in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute. The Institute brings government, industry, scientists and citizens groups together worldwide to support chemical policies to protect human health and the global environment. Their research and policy work has contributed to stopping the use harmful chemicals in children’s sleepwear, furniture, electronics and other products globally.

Tackling Toxics flyer

http://greensciencepolicy.org

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/magazine/arlene-blums-crusade-against-household-toxins.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IDlb4N-_u4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKFjbt9DWJU

All of the seminars are free and open to the public.

This lecture series is put on by the BCC Science/Biotechnology department as a component of a grant we received from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Since spring 2012 more than twenty guests spoke about the latest discoveries and progress in biology, biotechnology, physics and medicine:

www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/biotechnology/past-seminars

Sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and Berkeley City College.

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BCC Science Seminar Series – Dr. Howard Spero Presents “The Science of Natural Variability in Earth’s Climate System” on Thurs., March 16 @ 7-8 pm, Auditorium

9 March 2017

Are you curious about Earth’s climate system?

What happens during fast and slow shifts in climate?

Dr. Howard Spero will speak on “The Science of Natural Variability in Earth’s Climate System” in the Berkeley City College Auditorium from 7 – 8 pm. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half-block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. This seminar is open to the public.

Dr. Howard SperoHoward Spero is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Caifornia Davis. He is a Fellow of the American Assoication for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America and the Caifornia Academy of Sciences. Professor Spero is a paleoceanographer and geochemist who has authored more than 130 scientific publications on the history of Earth’s climate system through the geochemical analyses of marine microfossils.

Dr. Spero received a Humboldt Research Award (2013) and a UC Davis 2014 Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecture Award. He has been an associate editor for Paleoceanography, Marine Micropaleontology and Marine Geology. He served as NSF Program Director of the Ocean Sciences Division; Marine Geology & Geophysics Program. Dr.  Spero is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union,  the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geological Society of America and the California Academy of Sciences.

www.benefunder.com/causes/554/howard-spero

phys.org/news/2016-10-atom-by-atom-growth-shells-decode-climate.html

www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/ucd/scientist-reconstructs-earths-climate-history-using-tiny-marine-fossils/

 

Spero flyer

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

Visit the Science Department website for more information

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BCC Science Seminar Series – Jennifer Doudna on “Rewriting the Language of Life: Impacts and Challenges of DNA Editing” on Feb. 23, 7-8 pm

6 February 2017

Join us for a very special evening and presentation with Professor Jennifer Doudna @ BCC. Dr. Doudna will speak on the impacts and challenges of DNA editing.

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BCC Science Seminar Series: Inspiration from Mussels, Tea, Wine, and Chocolate – Presented by Dr. Phillip Messersmith on Nov. 9 @ 7pm

26 October 2016

On, Wednesday, November 9 at 7pm, Berkeley City College Science Department will host Dr. Phillip Messersmith, a University of California bioengineering professor, presenting

 

Biological Polyphenols as Advanced Materials: Inspiration from Mussels, Tea, Wine, and Chocolate

 

The field of Bioinspired Materials focuses on fundamental understanding of natural materials and uses this understanding to engineer new “bioinspired” artificial materials for diverse applications. The links below will give you a good idea about Phillip Messersmith’s research:

http://abc7news.com/health/ocean-creature-may-help-in-human-surgery/1491493/

http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/06/30/fetal-surgery-stands-to-advance-from-new-glues-inspired-by-mussels/

https://www.chemistryworld.com/feature/joining-the-injured/1010119.article

 

Please see the event flyer below for more details.

Messermith Flyer

All of the seminars are free and open to the public. The reception starts at 6:30 pm.

 

This lecture series is put on by the BCC Science/Biotechnology department as a component of a grant we received from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Since spring 2012 more than twenty guests spoke about the latest discoveries and progress in biology, biotechnology, physics and medicine:

www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/biotechnology/past-seminars

 

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S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talks – Dae Sean Houlihan Presents “Minds that care about other minds” on Thurs., Oct. 13, @ 12:30 pm, Rm 431

4 October 2016

Dae Sean Houlihan presents “Minds that care about other minds: the emotional content of moral cognition” on Thursday, October 13, 2016, from 12:30 to 1:15 pm, in Room 431, at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley.

 

Dae Sean HoulihanDae Sean Houlihan is a PhD student in the Cognitive Science Program at MIT.

 

Dae is a former BCC student, CIRM intern and instructional aid in the Science Department. As a PhD student in MIT’s Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department he is investigating the neuroscience of meditation, peak performance, and cognitive control. His work includes building fMRI and EEG brain–computer interfaces to facilitate the training of cognitive faculties associated with meditation, attention and emotion regulation. There is a hope that these types of neurofeedback can help people struggling with cognitive maladies such as addiction.

 

View the presentation flyer below:

Dae Sean Houlihan Flyer

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Fall 2016 Science Seminar Series – Wed., 9/28 @ 7 pm: Dr. Matthias Hebrok Presents “Generating Functional Human beta-Cells from Stem Cells”

28 September 2016

Diabetes is one of the most widespread non-communicable diseases in the world. Join us as Dr. Matthias Hebrok presents his research on diabetes studies, prevention, treatment, and management on Wednesday, September 28, from 7 – 8 pm in the BCC Auditorium.

 

Dr. Matthias HebrokDr. Matthias Hebrok is the Hurlbut-Johnson Distinguished Professor in Diabetes Research and Director of the UCSF Diabetes Center.

 

Dr. Hebrok will speak on “Generating Functional Human beta-Cells from Stem Cells: an odyssey is nearing its end” on Wednesday, September 28, from 7 – 8 pm, in the Auditorium of Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half-block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.

 

Please see the Science Seminar flyer below or visit the Science Department website for more details about the event.

Matthias Hebrok flyer

 

All of the seminars are free and open to the public. The Berkeley City College Science Seminar Series is sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and the Peralta Community College District.

PCCD and CIRM Logos

 

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S.T.E.M Careers Lunch Talk: What is Berkeley Doing About Climate Change? – Wed., May 4 @ 12:30 pm, Rm 431

2 May 2016

Interested in clean energy and urban resilience? Come learn about the City of Berkeley’s climate action and how you can contribute!

Join us for a presentation by Katie Van Dyke and Sarah Moore of the Office of Energy and Sustainable Development, City of Berkeley, on Wednesday, May 4, from 12:30 – 1:15 pm in Room 431.

Katie Van Dyke and Sarah Moore work to implement Berkeley’s Climate Action Plan, the community’s blueprint for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They’ll explain how and why they track these emissions and what Berkeley is doing to reduce greenhouse gases and to prepare its residents, students, and businesses for the impacts of climate change.

View the climate change announcement below:

KatieSarah

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