The UCRLS program continues virtually starting in September.
Professor Feldman's talk will focus on the importance of people’s relationship to plants and caring for indoor plants, with background about the UC Botanical Garden.
Lewis Feldman is a professor of plant biology at UC, Berkeley and is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Natural Resources. He is in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. Feldman has taught at Berkeley since 1978, receiving the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1996. Feldman's research focuses on regulation of development in meristems/stem cells, root gravitropism, and redox regulation of plant development. Dr. Feldman attended the UC, Davis, earning a B.S. and a M.S. in Botany. He received a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University and is a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences.
October 21, 2020, 11:00 - 12:30 pm via Zoom
Dr. Gibor Basri, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy
Hosted by Belmont Village Albany
We live in a privileged time: when at last humans have been able to directly see other stars and planets as they are being born. Needless to say, this has enabled us to answer age-old questions about how the Sun and Earth were made. It turns out the process is beautiful! I’ll explain in very simple terms the universal star and planet formation mechanisms and events. The talk is richly illustrated with pictures from major observatories on Earth and in space that have enabled us (along with computer modeling) to learn how stars are born, and watch the whole process unfolding.
Gibor Basri received his B.S. in Physics from Stanford University (1973) and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Colorado, Boulder (1979). He joined the faculty of the Berkeley Astronomy Department in 1982, and became a full professor in 1994. A thread that runs through all his areas of research is magnetic activity on the Sun and other stars. He was a discoverer of and early pioneer in the study of brown dwarfs, has studied star formation, and been active in the debate on “what is a planet?". Prof. Basri has extensively used telescopes at the Lick and Keck Observatories, along with space telescopes. He was a Co-Investigator on NASA's Kepler mission, which has revolutionized our knowledge about exoplanets.
Saru Jayaraman is the President of One Fair Wage and Director of the Food Labor Research Center. She co-founded the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC), and launched One Fair Wage as a campaign to end subminimum wages in the US. Saru graduated Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She has appeared on multiple broadcasts and written several books including Behind the Kitchen Door and Forked: A New Standard for American Dining. The founding of ROC was chronicled in The Accidental American, and the story of the One Fair Wage campaign was profiled in the film Waging Change.