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March 2018

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
San Jose State University, Morris Dailey Auditorium One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192 USA
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Free

Speaker: Charlie Gay, Director, Solar Energy Technologies Office and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

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Hard Earth Talk: Going Green

March 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
Free

A leading climate fighter dissects what works -- and what doesnt -- in the push to protect the planet.What works, really, in the fight against climate change? What does it take on personal, national, and global levels to win? The founder of multiple philanthropies and consultancies working to curb carbon emissions in the United States, China, Europe, and India, will explore, with quantitative rigor, the biggest carbon-abatement opportunities. Hell focus especially on the policies that can capture them. Hell summon…

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Multiple Sclerosis – The State of the Art

March 8 @ 7:00 pm
Stanford Hospital Health Library, 211 Quarry Road Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94305 United States
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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system. This talk will focus on the current and emerging diagnostic and treatment protocols for Multiple Sclerosis.Speaker: Lucas Kipp, MD

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A Drive for Better Air Service: How air service imbalances across megaregions integrate air and highway demands

March 9 @ 4:00 pm
Hearst Memorial Mining Building, UC Berkeley Room 290
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Between 2000 and 2010, newly merged U.S. airlines decreased service to airports in small and mid-sized metropolitan regions, opting to consolidate their operations at high-value airport hubs (passenger transfer points). At this point travelers living in small and mid-sized regions likely began leaking, or abandoning their local airport to take flights from hub airports offering more convenient flight options. The extent of this practice, however, is not well established. I ask to what extent airline consolidation deepened the divide in…

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So You Want to Save the World? How to Work in Ecological Regulation

March 13 @ 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm
Sonoma State University – Biology Colloquium, 1801 E Cotati Ave Darwin Hall, Room 103
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 United States
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Speaker: Dr. Sahrye Cohen, US Army Corp of Engineers

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Non-Invasive Bladder Volume Sensing for Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction Management

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CITRIS at UC Berkeley, Sutardja Dai Hall Banatao Auditorium
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Free

CITRIS Research ExchangeSpeakers: Eric Kurzrock and Soheil Giasi, UC Davis

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Deepsea Wildernesss: California’s Network of MPAs as explored by ROVs

March 14 @ 3:30 pm
Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, 3152 Paradise Drive Bay Conference Center, South Bay Room
Tiburon, CA 94920 United States
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Free

Speaker: Dr. Dirk Rosen, Marine Applied Research & Exploration

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Environmental & Energy Economics Seminar

March 14 @ 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Evans Hall, UC Berkeley Room 939
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Free

Speaker: Lars Hansen, Univ. of Chicago

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ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Protecting our Health

March 14 @ 7:30 pm
Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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City Arts & Lectures Conversations on Science SeriesRegina McCarthy is one of the world most respected voices on the critical interconnection between the environment and global public health. For more than 30 years as a career public servant in both Democratic and Republican administrations, and now, at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, she has championed common sense strategies that protect the environment and public health while fostering economic growth. McCarthy was the EPA Administrator under President Obama.

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Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium, San Jose State University Engineering Building Room 189
San Jose, CA 95192 United States
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Free

Speaker: Michael Sanie, Vice President of Marketing, Verification Group, Synopsys Inc.

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Toward the Next-Generation Neural-Controlled Artificial Limb

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sonoma State Dept. of Engineering Science, 1801 East Cotati Ave Cerent Engineering Science Complex, Salazar Hall Room #2009A
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 United States
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Free

Speaker: Dr. Xiaorong Zhang, Assistant Prof., Computer Engineering, San Francisco State University

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Islands in the Sun: Birding in the Caribbean

March 15 @ 6:30 pm
Golden Gate Audobon Society, First Unitarian Universalist Church 1187 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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$5

A Golden Gate Audubon trip to Cuba, a side trip to Hispaniola, and an earlier tour to Trinidad and Tobago provide us with an overview of Caribbean avifauna.  Several endemic families are found here, and some species are quite endangered.  The islands were recently hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria, and there is concern about survival of some species.  Birds Caribbean is working to survey bird populations, provide hummingbird feeders and birdseed where the flowering plants and seed crops were destroyed,…

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Guided Nature Walk

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bouverie Preserve, 13935 California 12
Glen Ellen, CA 95442 United States
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$15 - $20

Experience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve. Our half-day guided nature walks are on Saturdays throughout fall and spring. Participants are divided into small groups and paired with a trained Bouverie volunteer to explore the mixed evergreen forest, flower-carpeted oak woodland and rugged chaparral. Guided Nature Walks begin at 9:30am and end at 1:30pm and range from two to five miles.Visitors of all ages are welcome. In order to attend a Guided Nature Walk or Twilight Hike, minors…

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Headlands Nightlife: Family Night Hike & Campfire

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
NatureBridge, 1033 Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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$15

Explore the mysterious lifestyle of nocturnal animals that start their day just as you're going to bed! Learn about special adaptations that allow owls, bats and other nighttime critters to hunt by moonlight. This program features an Environmental Science Educator-led hike in the Marin Headlands. Our evening hikes are usually no more than 2 miles and allow for fun and learning along the way. After the hike we provide all the necessary supplies for some fun around the campfire including S'more…

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People and Robots Seminar

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley Room 242
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Free

Speaker: Michael Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

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Seeing Our Universe in New Ways – the Infrared Sky Re-imagined

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118 USA
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$12 - $15

In recent decades, our ability to study the universe with telescopes detecting a range of wavelengths of light - enabled by placing them on mountain tops, on airplanes, on balloons, to rockets and satellites in orbit - has revealed a beautiful, mystifying, dynamic, and rather extraordinary place. Infrared light, in particular, penetrating deep into dark clouds, allows us to observe the birth of stars, measure the re-emission of the dust left behind by violent supernovae stellar deaths, and study the environments of…

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WATER CONSERVATION SHOWCASE 2018

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free, registration required

Water is a limited natural resource, heavily impacted by the built environment. Using sustainable practices in a building's development speaks to the triple bottom line  people, profit & planet.Since 2004, hundreds of advocates, researchers, business leaders, product manufacturers and government officials have gathered every year to address the most pressing water issues and challenges facing the state of California. Grab a ticket today for the showcase to learn more about scalable strategies and solutions to conserve one of Earth's most precious resources.

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Earthquakes and Volcanoes

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538 United States
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Free (RSVP required)

Throughout the world we have a pattern created by earthquakes and volcanoes.  Learn what it means and explore how the Hayward Fault is ripping Fremont in half.  Stories:  3 Earthquake Dolls;  Leaving the Fiery Slopes of Mt. Etna

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Synergy of Electrified Transportation and Renewable Energy Systems

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CITRIS at UC Berkeley, Sutardja Dai Hall Banatao Auditorium
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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CITRIS Research ExchangeSpeaker: Zechun Hu, Tsinghua University

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Environmental & Energy Economics Seminar

March 21 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
Giannini Hall, UC Berkeley Room 248
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Speaker: Stephen Polasky, Univ. of Minnesota

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