Student visa restrictions lifted!

Great news and big relief!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/judge-to-hear-arguments-in-challenge-to-foreign-student-rule/2020/07/14/cbe2f03c-c5f9-11ea-a825-8722004e4150_story.html

Structural Racism and COVID19: The Political Divide, Re-Opening the Society and Health Impacts on People of Color

Live webcast: Friday, June 26 12–1 P.M. (Pacific)

Structural Racism and COVID19: The Political Divide, Re-Opening the Society and Health Impacts on People of Color

Recent California data show that citizen perspectives on rolling back shelter in place and other public health provisions related to COVID19 are highly politicized and racialized. This Conversation features experts, john powell, Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, Cristina Mora, Co-Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, and Mahasin Mujahid, Epidemiologist, School of Public Health who will explore the impact of a polarized society on COVID19, especially for vulnerable populations. Panelists will also discuss public health and social equity measures needed to safely re-open the society to address COVID19 as well as the underlying pandemic of structural racism. In addition, they will examine bridging policies that can help overcome societal divisions and pr omote health justice for all.

The event will be broadcast live on this page: https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/06/18/structural-racism-and-covid19-the-political-divide-re-opening-the-society-and-health-impacts-on-people-of-color/. You can also watch it live on the UC Berkeley Facebook page.

Black Lives Matter: Let’s get educated!

The THG Lab would like to pass on lots of reading on BLM and inherent institutional racism (and sexism) that has been allowed to go on too long. Thanks to CBE, Farnaz, and many others (including Genevieve and Nadine HG) for this curated list. Let’s get educated!

Anti-Racist Actions, Learning, and Engagement Resources

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Welcome Meili Liu and Songchen Tan

This is long overdue! We are happy to have our new visiting scholars Meili Liu and Songchen Tan join the THG lab.

Meili obtained a CSC Scholarship to spend two years as a PhD student in the THG lab, coming to us from Beijing Normal University in China!

Songchen is an undergraduate student from Peking University on a scholarship through the Danforth center at UCLA. Having sampled southern California he is finishing off his stay in northern California in the THG lab!

Welcome to Dr. Mojtaba Haghighatlari

Welcome to Mojtaba who graduated with a PhD from University of Buffalo in Machine Learning for Chemical Systems. He will expand his machine learning into new areas of biophysics and chemical property prediction

Welcome to Dr. Wanlu Li

Dr. Li obtained her PhD at Tsinghua University with focus on the electronic structure and chemical bonding analyses of the compounds containing heavy metalic elements. She will be working on methodology and applications to catalytic reactivity.