<< September 2019 >>

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.

Peace Corps Info Session

Information Session | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Kerry Carmichael, Peace Corps

 College of Natural Resources

Join us to learn about the Peace Corps. Hear about volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips about the application process. UC Berkeley is the number 1 sender of students to the Peace Corps, and it is a great way to make a difference on an international playing field while working on a grassroots level.

BIO Bears Botanical Gardens Hike

Social Event | September 19 | 1-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Take a break and get out in nature for a little bit with this short hike through the beautiful Berkeley Botanical Garden. Whether you're a plant enthusiast or just want to get a little exercise on a sunny Thursday afternoon, we'd love to have you come along!

We will meet outside of Evans Hall (by Memorial Glade) at 1 p.m. to take a bus up to the gardens.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | September 19 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what opportunities are currently available, what the requirements are, and learn how to get started.

In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.

  Register online or by calling 510-643-7265

Friday, September 20, 2019

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Visa Tech Talk

Information Session | September 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (Room 430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

You+Visa is everywhere you want to be. Do you want to impact the world through payment technology?

Come meet some engineers from Visa! Learn about how engineers are impacting the payments industry day-to-day and individuals around the world through security and innovation.

To begin to mark your mark at Visa, apply to vi.sa/apply.

Food will be served!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Graduate Admissions Open House

Information Session | September 21 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

Our annual fall admissions event includes large- and small-group presentations about our graduate programs, admission requirements, and the Berkeley graduate admissions application process. Presenters and panelists include current students, faculty, admissions advisors, and Field Education faculty and staff.

  RSVP by emailing swadm@berkeley.edu

BIO Bears Street Food Festival Meetup

Social Event | September 21 | 12-3 p.m. |  Jack London Square

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

In the Bay Area, there's no shortage of good food ⁠— and at the Oakland Food Festival, you'll get the chance to sample some of the best the Bay Area has to offer! Come join us for an afternoon of amazing food and good company.

We will meet at 12 p.m. on Savio Steps to head down to Oakland together.

Please RSVP here to reserve your spot...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Fall Equinox Sound Bath

Special Event | September 22 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Celebrate the beginning of fall with this special outdoor concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs within a grove of redwoods. Close your eyes and experience the natural meditative quality of the forest and bird song layered with serene sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls.

$25, $20 Garden members

  Buy tickets online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Monday, September 23, 2019

BFI Open House

Tour/Open House | September 23 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

Interested in getting involved with food on campus? Join the Berkeley Food Institute for our annual open house on Monday, September 23, from 4:30-6pm in Morgan Lounge. BFI staff will provide background on BFI and how students can get involved. Undergraduate and graduate student groups focused on various aspects of food systems will also share opportunities within their organizations.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

MIMS Visit Day for Prospective Students

Special Event | September 24 | 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  South Hall

 Information, School of

Thinking about applying to the MIMS program? ComeÂvisitÂus on campus and experience theÂMIMSÂcommunity, classes, and culture first-hand.

Diversity, Equity, and Resource Collection Unveiling

Special Event | September 24 | 10 a.m. |  Kresge Engineering Library

 College of Engineering

The College of Engineering is happy to announce the establishment of a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resource Collection at Kresge Library. All members of the college and campus community are invited to attend.

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | September 24 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies. Children welcome.

Pre-registration is now required (Price includes Garden Admission)

Follow registration link for prices

  Register online

Fiery Skippers photo by Sarab Seth

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | September 24 | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies. Children welcome.

Pre-registration is now required (Price includes Garden Admission)

Follow registration link for prices

  Register online

Fiery Skippers photo by Sarab Seth

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | August 27, 2019 – August 25, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures.

We will feature speakers and engaging discussions around current issues in cloud computing often with an enterprise focus.

International Student Back-to-School Carnival

Social Event | September 24 | 5-7 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Welcome back to another great school year! Come celebrate the fall semester with a back-to-school carnival hosted by the Berkeley International Office. Make connections with others in the international student community! There will be food, carnival games, prizes, face painting, and more! All are welcome.

Please RSVP here!

Career Connections: Non-Tech Roles in Tech

Social Event | September 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in a variety of non-technical roles within the tech industry, from sales and marketing to HR/recruitment and product management, to help promote the range of non-technical opportunities and backgrounds represented within this growing industry.

Schlumberger Info-Session

Information Session | September 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us! This will be a chance for you to talk to some awesome engineers about their work in high-performance computing, machine learning, IoT, and other areas. Resumés will be collected, and food will be provided. Internship and full-time opportunities are available for both undergrads and grad students.

Company Description:

SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CENTER

Schlumberger...   More >

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Gilman Scholarship Essay Review

Special Event | September 25 | 2-4 p.m. | 160 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you applying to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship?

Come to the Gilman Scholarship Essay Review and get feedback on your application essays from recent Gilman Scholars from UC Berkeley.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

MSW Admissions Information Session

Information Session | September 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 5 Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

This group admissions advising session is designed to provide an overview of the admissions process and degree requirements of the MSW program.

The MSW Admissions Information Session will be held in the School of Social Welfare, located in Haviland Hall (Room 5) on the north side of the Berkeley campus.

Amazon Info-Session

Information Session | September 25 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join Amazon for an info session to learn about our Software Development Engineer intern and full-time roles!

Food will be provided!

www.amazon.jobs/student-programs
Software Development Engineer, Intern: 908695
Software Development Engineer, Full-time: 908703

Big Ideas Information Session

Information Session | September 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 The Big Ideas Contest

Calling all student innovators! Come to the Big Ideas information session to learn how you can access resources and up to $20K for your social impact project. The Big Ideas Contest is an innovation contest that provides funding, training, networks, and recognition to interdisplinary teams of students who have big ideas! Come learn more about the application requirements and resources Big Ideas...   More >

Big Ideas Information Session

Information Session | September 25 | 6 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Darryl Diptee, 2019 winner for Sonic Eyewear Project

 Data Sciences

Big Ideas is an early-stage, student-led, innovation contest that connects students with the mentorship, training, and resources needed to successfully conceptualize, deploy, and scale their social ventures. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, the Contest awards up to $300,000 in prizes annually. Since its founding in 2006, Big Ideas has inspired over 2,000 student-led projects aimed at...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

Thursday, September 26, 2019

hold for CDVN: Best Practices

Meeting | September 26 | 10-11:20 a.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Cal Data Visualization Network

Andreessen Horowitz Demo Day: Andreessen Horowitz annual portfolio Demo Day!

Information Session | September 26 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Soda-Etcheverry Breezeway

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Andreessen Horowitz is coming to Cal! Bring a copy of your resume and connect with engineers from a wide variety of startup companies! Enjoy complimentary hot dogs and product demos. We will be in the breezeway in front of Soda Hall; stop on by!

Join a16z for a demo day with TripActions, AnyRoad, Carta, PlanetScale, Applied Intuition, OfferUp, Branch, Atrium and Snackpass.

McNair Scholars Program Information Session

Information Session | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 11 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program)

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Center for Race and Gender's Annual Open House

Social Event | September 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

CRG’s Annual Open House
Welcome back!
Check out our new look and launch the year with friends and good cheer.

C3.ai Info-Session

Information Session | September 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

You Are Invited!

Please join us for the C3.ai Information Session. At this event, you will learn more about our company, C3.ai career opportunities, and the meaningful work we do.

About C3.ai

C3.ai is a leading enterprise AI software provider for accelerating digital transformation. The comprehensive and proven C3 AI Suite uses a model-driven abstraction layer to enable organizations to...   More >

Social Impact Un-Pitch Day 2019

Special Event | September 26 | 6-8 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Information, School of

Join CTSP and IMSA to brainstorm ideas for projects that address the challenges of technology, society, and policy.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Berkeley Study Abroad Fair

Special Event | September 27 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn about study, work, intern, teach, and volunteer abroad opportunities for UC Berkeley students at our 2019 Study Abroad Fair!

Sponsored by Berkeley Study Abroad, the Study Abroad Fair is Cal’s signature event of the year for education abroad.

Exhibitors:
Berkeley Study Abroad General Information
Berkeley Global Internships
Berkeley Summer Abroad
Berkeley Study Abroad...   More >

2019 Study Abroad Fair

Special Event | September 27 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn about study, work, intern, teach, and volunteer abroad opportunities for UC Berkeley students at our 2019 Study Abroad Fair!

Sponsored by Berkeley Study Abroad, the Study Abroad Fair is Cal’s signature event of the year for education abroad.

BIDS Forum: Information and Uncertainty in Data Science

Meeting | September 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Rescheduled from Sept 20th. Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Artistry in Action: The Fall 2019 Writing Program Open House

Miscellaneous | September 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, VèVè Writing Lounge

 SLC Writing Program

The SLC Writing Program is thrilled to invite you to Artistry in Action, our Fall 2019 Open House this Friday,September 27th from 12-1:30PM! Join us to see how we cultivate artistry in our tutors to support fellow undergraduates in discovering their academic passions, taking ownership of their ideas, and tapping into their creativity to meet the rigor of writing at Cal.

Light refreshments will...   More >

  RSVP online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

101st Birthday Celebration

Special Event | September 27 | 2-4 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Information, School of

In 1918, UC Berkeley began a full-time program in library science. Join us to celebrate the 101st birthday and history of the I School, SIMS, SLIS, and School of Librarianship.

Big C Hike

Social Event | September 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Want to learn what Stanford did to the Big C in 1961? Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisors on this exhilarating hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. It might be a little dirty. The hike and back takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps....   More >

Qualcomm Info-Session

Information Session | September 27 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come and hear from the engineers who are changing the technology with their innovations and break throughs in 55, IOT, VR, and so much more.

We're leading the Invention Age.
Invent with us.

qualcomm.com/careers
ACTIVITY CODE: COLLEGE20

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Fall Plant Sale

Sale | September 29 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us this year for our annual Fall Plant Sale! Members Sale, 9 - 10:30 am; Open to the Public, 10:30 am - 3 pm.

Shop For Exceptional Plants
Buy rare cycads and palms, carnivorous plants, succulents, subtropicals, houseplants, and a wide selection of drought-tolerant plants from around the world. There is something for everyone at the plant sale!

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Uber Tech Talk

Information Session | September 30 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come listen to speaker, Jakub Tucholski, talk about his experiences on the Maps team.

https://www.uber.com/us/en/careers/