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implicit bias Archive

The Long History and Present Surge of Anti-Asian Violence – April 1, 2021

The Long History and Present Surge of Anti-Asian Violence An online panel discussion presented as part of the Berkeley Conversations and Matrix on Point Series Thursday, April 1, 2021, 5:00-6:00pm Pacific Watch online: You can submit questions to the panel in advance. Please join us for a panel discussion on rising Anti-Asian violence in America. This timely panel […]

Microaggressions: 1,000 Cuts Add Up

The expression “death by a thousand cuts” is used in the psychological literature to describe the many small, emotional blows we take in a lifetime. But for some colleagues at the Lab, these repeated cuts can add up to deeper wounds that are more difficult to heal. These little cuts are known as microaggressions, the […]

We’re Human, We Have Them: Implicit Biases

If you ask young children to draw a picture of a scientist, you get both men and women scientists, but when you ask slightly older children to draw that picture, most draw a male wearing a lab coat with unruly hair, all with a close resemblance to Albert Einstein. Things are changing, though, ever so […]

How Biases Help and Hinder Our Judgment

An implicit bias is an unconscious set of associations about a particular group. Biases help us prepare to make quick decisions, but they can also hinder us especially when we are pressed for time or under stress. Read about how implicit biases can lead to errors in judgment and decision-making.

IDEA Brown Bag for Staff & Supervisors – Implicit Bias – November 11, 2019

Chief DEI Officer Lady Idos will lead a series of IDEA Brown Bag sessions for staff and supervisors. This week’s topic is Implicit Bias. For articles, trainings and discussion guides on the topic, check out our IDEAs in Action website. This is a safe place to bring questions and feedback on IDEA at the Lab, […]

Gender in STEM: Trends, Paradoxes and Job Talks – September 24, 2019

Molecular Foundry DEI Seminar Pamela Cosman, University of CA, San Diego Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Time: 11:00-12:00PM Seminar Recording (LDAP required) The under-representation of women in STEM fields has received considerable attention. The gender patterns of STEM participation are hugely different across different countries, with some very surprising patterns. Participation trends over time as […]

UC Berkeley Bias Busters Summer Book Club

Josh Sanz, from UC Berkeley Engineering, is hosting a Bias Busters summer book club. The first meeting will be Tuesday June 11 from 12-1:30 pm in Soda Hall, Room 373. Lunch will be provided. Ongoing meetings will be every other Tuesday. The first ‘reading’ will be to watch part of the recent workshop ‘Wrong at […]

UC Managing Implicit Bias Certificate Program Available to Lab Staff

The UC Managing Implicit Bias Series is a six-course online training series designed to increase awareness of implicit bias and reduce its impact at the University. The series reinforces the UC diversity, equity, and inclusion values that enable the University to attract and retain a top talent workforce, and it further supports the UC commitment […]

New study finds that men are often their own favorite experts on any given subject—The Washington Post

Stanford and other elite universities have a gender problem: Too few women professors—Contra Costa Times