Lectures

Next meeting:

Fall 2017 Seminar Series

The Big Unknown

Jacquelyn Nicholson, Percolate

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

6:00-7:00 PM in 105 Stanley Hall

Pizza, beer, wine, and soda at 7:00 PM.
 
We like to think we can control a lot, but the truth is we can’t. However, that doesn’t mean everything has to be left entirely to chance. We are 100% responsible for the quality of life we live. In fact, we all play a big role in the way our lives evolve. Join us as Jacquelyn Nicholson shares her journey with The Big Unknown and what she’s learned along the way. You will find this talk both entertaining and enlightening. Who knows, you may even gain some interesting insights to help navigate your Big Unknown.
 
 

 

 
 

Upcoming Speakers:

November 8th, 2017: Sahar Yousef and Lucas Miller -- Focus and Energy Workshop 

Past Seminars and Events:

SUGGESTED ARTICLE September 13th, 2017: "My Journey from Physics to Neurobiology as an Imposter," Dr. Marla Feller (U.C. Berkeley)  

SLIDES April 19th, 2017: "Navigating Difficult Conversations," Marcia Riley (U.C. Berkeley Ombuds Office)

March 8th, 2017: "Understanding Burnout," Prof. Christina Maslach (Department of Psychology, U.C. Berkeley) (see 12/12/2014 listing for video)

February 22, 2017: Welcome Back and Town Hall Meeting

16 Nov 2016: Molecular and Cell Biology Prof. Rebecca Heald (recipient of the 2016 Faculty Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring)

VIDEO
 October 12th, 2016: "Science as an entrepreneur: balancing the demands of good science with good business to build a career," Dr. Dan Widmaier (CEO and Co-founder at Bolt Threads)

VIDEO May 18th, 2016: "A Biased Random Walk: My 'Alternative' Career as a Scientist," Dr. Brad Zamft (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

VIDEO April 28th, 2016: "Recognizing and Addressing Unconscious Bias," Cat Adams (Unconscious Bias Project) and an Interview and Discussion with Professor Janet Stemwedel (Dept. of Philosophy, San Jose State University)

VIDEO February 17th, 2016: "Counseling and Psychological Services 101," Dr. Aaron Cohen (U.C. Berkeley Counseling and Psychological Services)

January 27th, 2016: "The road not taken: A journey from the halls of academia to the pillars of industry," Dr. Nathan Pierce (Verily) 

December 9th, 2015: "Toxic Leadership," Dr. Dave (Doc) Matsuda

SLIDES November 18th, 2015: "Navigating Difficult Conversations," Marcia Riley and Sunny Lee (U.C. Berkeley Ombuds Office)

October 7th, 2015: "A conversation on peer support: Benefits and lessons learned from Thriving in Science peer group members," Members of Thriving in Science Peer Support Groups

June 3rd, 2015: "Rethinking Scientific Publication for Modern Times," Prof. Ron Vale (Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, U.C. San Francisco)

VIDEO April 29, 2015: "Happy Academics: Scientific Insights on Thriving in Science," Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas (Greater Good Science Center, U.C. Berkeley)

VIDEO April 8, 2015: "Courage to Explore: What Organizational Research Tells Us about Learning from Failure," Prof. Monica Worline (Center for Positive Organizations, University of Michigan)

VIDEO February 25, 2015: "Lies, Damned Lies, and Academic Narratives," Terry Johnson (Department of Bioengineering, U.C. Berkeley)

VIDEO January 27, 2015: "Creating a Recovery Filled Weekend," Prof. Kevin Eschleman (Department of Psychology, San Francisco State University)

VIDEO December 12th, 2014: "Understanding Burnout," Prof. Christina Maslach (Department of Psychology, U.C. Berkeley)

SLIDES October 29th, 2014: "How Positive Leadership and Positive Culture Can Affect the Success of Berkeley Scientists," Prof. Kim Cameron (Ross School of Business, University of Michigan)

VIDEO October 7th, 2014: "Love and Fear in the Lab," Prof. Uri Alon (Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

VIDEO September 3rd, 2014: "Not Going It Alone," Prof. Judith Klinman (Department of Chemistry, U.C. Berkeley)