The Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience, based at UC San Francisco, will focus on gaining a deeper understanding of plasticity, the brain’s remarkable capacity to modify its own structure and function. The institute’s initial members have been drawn from UC Berkeley as well as Berkeley Lab and Livermore Lab. More>
The event brings together neurotechnology researchers and industry partners to collaboratively develop enabling technologies for neuroscience instrumentation, computation, and medical devices. Director Alivisatos and colleagues will discuss “Nanotechnology Tool Kit to Study Mechanotransduction.” More>
On Sept. 22, UC President Janet Napolitano gave the keynote address at the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) National Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Oakland. Berkeley Lab sponsored a table, and participants included Vera Potapenko, Elsie Quaite Randall, Jill Fuss, and several other Lab employees.
Retirement counselors from the UC Office of the President’s Retirement Administration Service Center will discuss UC’s retirement benefits, describe the steps you need to take when you’re ready to retire, and answer questions. The event takes place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium, and will be streamed live.
Applications are due Sept. 25 for PrimeUC’s program to identify and foster life science startups from UC campuses and three National Labs. Twenty finalists will pitch their company and network with active seed investors and partners. The winner will receive $150k, and three runners will each receive $50k. Go here for eligibility details and the application.
The fellowships will support research activity related to the UC Global Food Initiative. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible and expected to work in collaboration with Lab scientists. The fellowships are funded by the Office of the President, which is providing $12,000 to each campus for three fellowships. Applications are due Oct. 2. More>
Ten teams, including one from Berkeley Lab, won UC’s 2015 Larry L. Sautter Award for using IT to make university operations more effective and efficient. Berkeley Lab’s “Enabling Science through Cyber Security at 100G” is a network monitoring system to support 100Gbps network speeds, essential for sending large amounts of data generated in the Lab’s research.
Berkeley Lab employees are expected to uphold the University’s Ethical Values — Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect — and perform their duties in accordance with the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Go here for more information.
President Napolitano has appointed a systemwide task force of UC faculty, staff and administrators to help develop a new set of retirement benefits options for UC to offer future employees hired on or after July 1, 2016. The task force will hold its first meeting on Aug. 7 and is expected to deliver its recommendations to President Napolitano by early 2016. More>
The UC Global Food Initiative’s Berkeley Lab Program Lead is seeking mentors to host a Student Fellow for the 2015-16 academic year. Interested lab scientists should notify the program lead by August 19. The UC GFI goal is to harness UC resources to address one of the critical issues of our time: How to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population expected to reach eight billion by 2025. More>