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Monday, June 19, 2017

Backpack Journalist: 21st Century Reporting

Course | June 19 – 23, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3635 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Journalism is changing. No longer confined to a newsroom, journalists report from cafes, street corners, and sports venues and all over the world. Hone your skills in this class so that you are ready to report on the go.
In this course we will explore the fundamentals of writing a strong article for the public eye. This includes developing reporting skills by learning to write breaking and hard...   More >

Write to Teach: Summer Writing Workshop for Teachers

Course | June 19 – 23, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Redwood High School

 Bay Area Writing Project

Join us for a week of mornings writing, sharing, reflecting, reading, and revising. Become a better writer and a better teacher of writing. This workshop offers rich opportunities for teachers at all grade levels and any writing experience level to explore a range of writing genres and practical, classroom-tested writing strategies. The workshop fosters a warm and encouraging community of writers...   More >

Oakland Young Writer's Camp

Workshop | June 19 – July 7, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Westlake Middle

 Bay Area Writing Project

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed campatmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing...   More >

San Francisco St. Vincent de Paul Young Writer's Camp

Workshop | June 12 – 30, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  St. Vincent de Paul

 Bay Area Writing Project

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed campatmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing...   More >

Amgen Biotech Experience Summer PD Workshop

Workshop | June 19 – 22, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 150 Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Our Summer Workshop will be held June 19-22, 2017, at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley. The ABE Complete Series will be covered (including protein purification). We welcome new and returning Amgen Biotech Experience high school teachers from the San Francisco Bay Area to join us for the training. To sign up, please complete the online registration form by Friday, June 2, 2017. If you have...   More >

Scenes by Teens: Intro to Dramatic Writing

Course | June 19 – 23, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2326 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Have an idea for a movie or a play? Don’t have an idea, but want a chance to find one? This course focuses on the building blocks of dramatic writing — character, plot, dialogue, and conflict. Through writing exercises and feedback sessions, you’ll craft and develop a series of scenes and get started on your own scripts. At the end of the week-long workshop, we’ll have an informal reading of your...   More >

Walnut Creek Seven Hills School Young Writer's Camp

Workshop | June 19 – July 7, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Seven Hills School

 Bay Area Writing Project

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed campatmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing...   More >

Flash Fiction

Course | June 19 – 30, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Evans Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Flash fiction is short! 500-750 words that tell a story. We will practice immersive and craft techniques or exercises borrowed from drama to produce work during and outside of the class, and follow a more in depth workshopping model in which participants question their own text, share it with others, and get feedback from a group setting. We will also explore opportunities for...   More >

Applied Grammar for Teachers: Why, What, How and When?

Course | June 19 – 23, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 179 Dwinelle Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

This course takes a practical approach to grammar instruction, focusing on methods that work best to improve student writing. We will look at exciting ways to advance students’ “sentence power” but also to improve their sentence correctness. It assumes that the best approaches to grammar instruction tend to be ones that closely match what effective writers do when they compose and correct...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | June 19 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Communication / Resume Clinic: Transition Services Program

Workshop | June 19 | 12-3 p.m. | University Hall, Room 198

 Human Resources

These interactive workshops are designed for those participants in active job search.

Write a great cover letter, email and review linkedin protocols. Second part of the session will be spent in reviewing resumes.

A Deeper Understating of Deep Learning - Why Deep Neural Networks work so well?

Seminar | June 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Naftali Tishby, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Through analytical and numerical studies of Deep Neural Networks (using standard TensorFlow) in the ""Information Plane"" - the Mutual Information the network layers preserve on the input and the output variables - we obtain the following new insights:

1. The training epochs, for each layer, are divided into two phases: (1) fitting the training data - increasing the mutual information on the...   More >

Digital Storytelling Young Writer's Camp

Workshop | June 19 – July 7, 2017 every day | 12:30-3:30 p.m. |  Westlake Middle

 Bay Area Writing Project

Sponsored by the Bay Area Writing Project of UC Berkeley, the camps offer kids a unique opportunity to develop their creative abilities and writing talents. In a relaxed campatmosphere, campers will receive specific writing instruction and conference individually with staff to build and reinforce their writing skills. The camps are for students who like to write! They are not remedial writing...   More >

Rebellious Writing: Using the Pen for Social Commentary

Course | June 19 – 30, 2017 every day | 1-4 p.m. | 9 Evans Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

We will play with drama, spoken word, creative nonfiction, conceptual art, satire, and essay to unleash the social critic in us all. You will have the chance to write about your obsessions in pop culture: music, movies, art, celebrity, controversy, and viral/digital commentary. Love it- hate it? Nothing is safe from our lens. This is a class for opinionated risk-takers who aren’t afraid to tell...   More >

Sports Writing and Reporting

Course | June 19 – 23, 2017 every day | 1-4 p.m. | 3635 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Every young sports fan at one point seems to have the ideal job in mind: sports journalist. But a lot more goes into being a sports writer than watching your favorites teams for free.
In this course we will explore the fundamentals of being a sports journalist. This includes writing compelling game stories on a tight deadline, identifying and developing interesting and in-depth athletic...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | June 19 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >