<< January 2018 >>

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year's Day: Garden Closed

Special Event | January 1 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

Parking Lot Closure

Special Event | January 2 – 6, 2018 every day |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden Parking Lot will be closed January 2 – 5 & 12
(see the 'Plan Your Visit' tab on our website for further information)
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you in the Garden soon.

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

Full: Ceremony

Performing Arts - Dance | January 2 | 7-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Regina Evans of Regina’s Door invokes the divine forces of love through a creative healing performance in honor of Mother Ancestors, utilizing the creative devices of costume, song, dance, and poetry.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 3 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Parking Lot Closure

Special Event | January 2 – 6, 2018 every day |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden Parking Lot will be closed January 2 – 5 & 12
(see the 'Plan Your Visit' tab on our website for further information)
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you in the Garden soon.

Newt Discovery Station

Special Event | January 3 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Newts return! Each year, the winter rains prompt newts to migrate to the Garden’s Japanese Pool where their mating behaviors can be easily observed. Docents will be on hand to provide garden visitors with an up-close look at newts at all stages of their life cycle, and to answer questions about these amazing and adorable animals. Free with Garden admission.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Parking Lot Closure

Special Event | January 2 – 6, 2018 every day |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden Parking Lot will be closed January 2 – 5 & 12
(see the 'Plan Your Visit' tab on our website for further information)
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you in the Garden soon.

Lafayette Info Session

Information Session | January 4 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Lafayette Library and Learning Center

 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Meet Lafayette faculty and OLLI members and learn about the courses and workshops offered in Lafayette! Includes a free talk by Dr. Margaret Race of SETI "Astrobiology and our Place in the Universe (It's NOT What You Learned in Textbooks!)"

Five Tables of XXS (Extra Extra Small) Art

Presentation | January 4 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This edition of Five Tables features tiny art—nothing larger than 5 x 5 inches: engravings by the Kleinmeister or Little Masters of the first half of the sixteenth century in Germany—Heinrich Aldegrever, Albrecht Altdorfer, and Hans Sebald Beham; delicate New Year’s woodblock prints by Shinsai and Shunman; Mieko Shiomi’s conceptual card game Fluxus Balance, and more!

Men's Basketball vs. USC

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 4 | 7:30 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts USC in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Parking Lot Closure

Special Event | January 2 – 6, 2018 every day |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden Parking Lot will be closed January 2 – 5 & 12
(see the 'Plan Your Visit' tab on our website for further information)
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you in the Garden soon.

Andean Studies Conference, Day 1: Institute for Andean Studies

Conference/Symposium | January 5 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 John Rick, President, Institute for Andean Studies

 Institute of Andean Studies

The Institute of Andean Studies was the vision of John H. Rowe (1918–2004), who founded it in 1960.

$40 Early registration, $10 Student early registration, $60 Registration after Jan 1 and at the door, $20 Student registration after Jan 1 and at the door

  Register online or by calling 5106847930, or by emailing instituteofandeanstudies@gmail.com

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | January 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this specialized program—with online and classroom courses available—can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.

  Register online

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | January 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Russian Choral Concert: Prokofiev and Rachmanioff: Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra:

Performing Arts - Music | January 5 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky and selections from Rachmaninoff, All Night Vigil

Ming Luke, music director,
Emil Skilling, mezzo-soprano

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Parking Lot Closure

Special Event | January 2 – 6, 2018 every day |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden Parking Lot will be closed January 2 – 5 & 12
(see the 'Plan Your Visit' tab on our website for further information)
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you in the Garden soon.

Andean Studies Conference, Day 2: Institute for Andean Studies

Conference/Symposium | January 6 | 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 John Rick, President, Institute for Andean Studies

 Institute of Andean Studies

The Institute of Andean Studies was the vision of John H. Rowe (1918–2004), who founded it in 1960.

$40 Early registration, $10 Student early registration, $60 Registration after Jan 1 and at the door, $20 Student registration after Jan 1 and at the door

  Register online or or by emailing instituteofandeanstudies@gmail.com

CAA Cal vs UCLA: Traditional Hoops Party

Social Event | January 6 | 1-3 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join fellow Cal basketball fans at Alumni House before your Golden Bears take on their little sibling, the UCLA Bruins, in this exciting Pac-12 match-up. This Hoops Party includes a delicious early afternoon buffet lunch catered by Compadres, refreshments, remarks from Men's Tennis Coach Peter Wright and Assistant Basketball Coach Chris Walker, and performances by the Cal Band and Cal Spirit...   More >

Russian Choral Concert: Prokofiev and Rachmanioff: Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra:

Performing Arts - Music | January 6 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky and selections from Rachmaninoff, All Night Vigil

Ming Luke, music director,
Emil Skilling, mezzo-soprano

Men's Basketball vs. UCLA

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 6 | 3:30 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts UCLA in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Russian Choral Concert: Prokofiev and Rachmanioff: Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra:

Performing Arts - Music | January 7 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky and selections from Rachmaninoff, All Night Vigil

Ming Luke, music director,
Emil Skilling, mezzo-soprano

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Berkeley Info Session

Information Session | January 9 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Learn more about OLLI's courses, lectures, and social programming and hear directly from the faculty about the courses and workshops they will be teaching.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10:00 a.m. No need to RSVP!

Please note that instructors whose courses are fully enrolled will not present, and some other faculty members may have schedule conflicts.

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

Genetically encoding new chemistries to read and write eukaryotic biology

Seminar | January 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Abhishek Chatterjee, Department of Chemistry, Boston College

 College of Chemistry

Over the last decade, site-specific incorporation of non-canonical amino acids (ncAAs) into proteins in living cells has emerged as an enabling technology for biological research. Our group focuses on further development and application of this technology to understand and manipulate biological processes associated with mammalian cells. Two particular problems that we are currently addressing...   More >

Professional Program in Graphic Design

Information Session | January 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 507 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – June 27, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design

Information Session | January 10 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online