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Monday, June 19, 2017

Design and Diversity Exhibition

Miscellaneous | June 1 – September 7, 2017 every day |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This exhibit of original materials from the Environmental Design Archives showcases a nexus of design and diversity.

National Pollinator Week

Holiday | June 19 – 25, 2017 every day |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them.

Ten years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration of...   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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Summer at the Hall

Social Event | June 10 – September 10, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Visit the Hall and explore all of our most popular exhibits and STEM activities every day this summer, including our newest featured exhibit, Going Places. Plus, join us every Sunday to discover new and unique ways to engage with science.

$12.00 Adult, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

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.

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 >

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.

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

Meeting | June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2017 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that develops communication and leadership skills through public speaking.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Guerra Civil at 80

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the...   More >

Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that...   More >

Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 17 – September 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, second floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

The National Writing Project is a professional development
network for teachers of writing at all levels, from early
childhood to university. Drawing from the newly available
National Writing Project records and other Bancroft Library
collections, this exhibition explores the history of the
organization from its origins within the Graduate School of
Education at UC Berkeley to its present...   More >

A Country Called Syria

Exhibit - Multimedia | May 12 – August 31, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Journey through A Country Called Syria, a traveling collection that brings to life the history and heritage of Syrian culture. This unique exhibition allows its viewers to explore Syria from its ancient beginnings to the present civil war.

Jun Kamata: Photographs of Native American Communities

Exhibit - Photography | May 30 – August 15, 2017 every day | 30 Stephens Hall

 Ethnic Studies Library

Displayed are 25 black and white photographs taken by Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo. Besides numerous articles about American and Japanese social issues, he has published eight books and two photography books in Japan. He holds a B.A. in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in American Indian Studies, and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA.

New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – September 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents
an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The
exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces
carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs
and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and
Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the...   More >