<< October 2019 >>

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1 – December 3, 2019 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

SambaNova Systems Tech Talk

Information Session | October 1 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Abstract: The talk will be about how we are building a software stack and a specialized processor that allows deep learning applications to run orders of magnitude faster than on traditional hardware.

Speaker Bio: Victoria Popic received her PhD in Computer Science from Stanford. She is currently a Principal Software Engineer at SambaNova.

Lunch will be served. First 10 attendees will...   More >

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.

McNair Scholars Program Deadline

Information Session | October 1 | 3:30-4 p.m. |  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.

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | October 1 | 6-8 p.m. |  Raleigh's Pub

 2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! Enjoy this opportunity to meet and socialize with other scholars. All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family, or new colleagues.

La Raza Law Journal Source Collect Training

Meeting | October 1 | 6-9 p.m. | 140 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 La Raza Law Journal

La Raza Law Journal Source Collect Training.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Discovery Station: Fruit and Seeds

Special Event | October 2 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Most plants are rooted in place, which makes dispersing their fruits and seeds particularly important. Discover how plants have adapted to distribute their seeds using wind, water and animals to help the next generation flourish and spread.

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Miscellaneous | October 2 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, EOP at MLK BNorth

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 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

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 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 >

From Smart Phones to Smart Students

Special Event | October 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Pedro Ferreira

 Information, School of

Distraction versus learning with mobile devices in the classroom and student success

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.

Cal in the Capital Information Session

Information Session | October 2 | 7-8 p.m. | 234 Dwinelle Hall

 Public Service Center

Come to learn how to build your professional skills through a summer internship in Washington DC with Cal in the Capital!

Thursday, October 3, 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.

Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair

Special Event | October 3 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Office of Undergraduate Research

All Cal students, faculty, and staff are invited to the annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair where one can learn everything there is to know about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities at UC Berkeley. The event is free & accessible. Dozens of research and scholarship programs will have tables at the fair where you can meet representatives and get information.

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

International Scholars Welcome Reception

Social Event | October 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Heller Patio

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), International House

Newly arrived postdocs, professors, researchers, short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are welcome to attend. Hear directly from top officials from UC Berkeley, Berkeley's International Office and International House, Berkeley. Connect and network with other scholars, share about your research, and learn about opportunities and resources to take advantage of during your stay here...   More >

Uber Info-Session: Uber ATG: What's Hard in Self-Driving

Information Session | October 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Self-driving vehicle will be on display outside Soda Hall beginning at 4pm!

Tech talk presented by Alex Ansari, Berkeley alum and Uber ATG Autonomy Capabilities Lead. We'll have engineers on-site to meet students 1:1 and take resumes (mini-career fair style), as well as catering from Berkeley Thai House.

Tech Talk Abstract
Self-driving cars have the potential to bring efficient, safe, and...   More >

Career Connections: Government and Law

Social Event | October 3 | 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 roles within government and law such as attorneys, service or program officers, analysts, paralegals and more!

Career Connections: Human Resources/Talent Acquisition

Social Event | October 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals to represent the various roles in HR/ talent acquisition such as university recruiting, people operations, and more!

Roblox Info-Session

Information Session | October 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We invite you to learn more about Roblox, upcoming opportunities, and meet members of the Roblox team! Snacks and boba will be provided!

We're also raffling away great prizes:
- Bose SoundSport Free, True Wireless Sport Headphones
- Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger
- JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

SPACE IS LIMITED! RSVP here:...   More >

Friday, October 4, 2019

BIDS Forum: Information and Uncertainty in Data Science

Meeting | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | October 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register 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

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   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, October 6, 2019

South Asian Literature and Arts Festival

Special Event | October 6 | 12-5 p.m. |  Montalvo Arts Center

 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA

 Institute for South Asia Studies, South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley, Art Forum SF

Join us for the Bay Area's first South Asian Literature & Art Festival, presented by Art Forum SF in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Institute of South Asian Studies.

  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, October 7, 2019

Berkeley Journalism Open House

Tour/Open House | October 7 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  North Gate

 Graduate School of Journalism

Join us on Monday, October 7th, 2019 for our annual all-day Open House event! Participants meet faculty, students and staff, sit in on classes and presentations, get information on financial aid, career planning, and the Investigative Reporting Program, join networking receptions, and find out all about our Master of Journalism program. This event is especially designed for those who are...   More >

  RSVP online

Debate Watch Party: Canadian Federal Election English Language Leaders’ Debate

Special Event | October 7 | 4-6:30 p.m. |  Melodee Cocktails

 240 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program and fans of Canadian politics to watch the English language Canadian federal Leaders' Debate. 4:00 PM, October 7, 2019. Melodee Cocktails, 240 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530 USA.

This event is free, but limited to those age 21+ only.

Melodee Cocktails is located within the El Cerrito Plaza (next to Trader Joe's). There is plenty of free...   More >

DataVisor Tech Talk: Unsupervised Machine Learning at Scale

Information Session | October 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

As the world transforms to digital, all forms of every day activities are open to fraud attacks. In this talk, we will explain how DataVisor is able to pioneer Unsupervised Machine Learning and Big Data computational techniques at scale to save companies millions a year and keep their communities safe. With its patented algorithm and an intelligence network of more than 4B user accounts globally,...   More >

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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.

Ada Lovelace Day Celebration of Women in Robotics

Special Event | October 8 | 1-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, room 310

 Anca Dragan, UC Berkeley

 Women in Tech Initiative at University of California (WITI@UC)

Celebrate the contributions of women leaders in robotics around the world and discover hands-on pathways into tech for all. Join exceptional, cross-industry pioneers, Women in Robotics, and Bay Area community and UC Berkeley organizations for talks and demos.

  Register online

Splunk Info-Session

Information Session | October 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Splunk offers the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. It enables the curious to look closely at what others ignore—machine data—and find what others never see: insights that can help make companies more productive, profitable, competitive and secure. What can you do with Splunk? Come and find out.

Cal in the Capital Information Session

Information Session | October 8 | 7-8 p.m. | 234 Dwinelle Hall

 Public Service Center

Come to learn how to build your professional skills through a summer internship in Washington DC with Cal in the Capital!

Salesforce Info-Session

Information Session | October 8 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us and learn about Software Engineering, Data Science, Technical Product Management and other internships at Salesforce.

Our Futureforce University Recruiting Program is dedicated to attracting, retaining, and cultivating next-generation talent. Our interns and new graduates work in offices across the globe on real projects that affect how our business runs, and they have the...   More >

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

National Nanotechnology Day: This date pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10–9 meters.

Special Event | October 9 |  Memorial Glade

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

National Nanotechnology Day (#NationalNanoDay) is an annual celebration featuring a series of community-led events and activities on or around October 9 to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10–9 meters.

The...   More >

CAMPUS CLOSED Wednesday 10/9

Miscellaneous | October 9 | 5 a.m.-10 p.m. | all Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Cory and Soda Halls are closed because of a power outage. All classes and department events have been cancelled for the day.

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group

Meeting | October 9 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

One of the initiatives that stemmed from the results of our academic climate survey is the Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group (DIFG) series. These College of Chemistry-wide focus groups aim to provide a structured, recurring, neutral space for members of the CoC community to:

- regularly explore and engage in challenging conversations about a variety of topics that have been identified as...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Miscellaneous | October 2 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, EOP at MLK BNorth

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Cancelled: Financing Study Abroad

Information Session | October 9 | 2-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, MLK BNorth, Room 82A

 Berkeley Study Abroad

*This event has been cancelled due to the power outage.*

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to having you join us when the same workshop is offered again on November 14, 2019 5-6pm.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 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 >

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, October 10, 2019

Ombuds Day Celebration

Tour/Open House | October 10 | 8-10:30 a.m. |  Fox Cottage

 Staff Ombuds Office

Join us for coffee in celebration of the second national Ombuds Day! Please stop by the Fox Cottage to say hello, chat with your campus Staff Ombuds, and learn more about ombuds services.

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

Innovators@Cal: Engage, develop, network, innovate! Be part of the Innovators@Cal community!

Social Event | October 10 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Vélez, co-founders of Back to the Roots

 Big Ideas, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, CITRIS Tech for Social Good, Fung Institute, Women in Tech Initiative (WITI), BHEP (Haas), and the Foundry

oHsted by Big Ideas, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, CITRIS Tech for Social Good, Fung Institute, Women in Tech Initiative (WITI), BHEP (Haas), and the Foundry, Innovators@Cal is an exciting event that fosters collaboration across the UC Berkeley campus. Innovators@Cal provides students and student teams with opportunities to advance their ideas and ventures through two-minute pitches on...   More >

Innovators at Cal

Information Session | October 10 | 6-8:30 p.m. |  Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

 Nikhil Arora, Co-founder, Back to the Roots Inc.; Alejandro Vélez, Co-founder, Back to the Roots Inc.

 Data Sciences

Innovators@Cal provides students and student teams with opportunities to advance their ideas and ventures through two-minute pitches on stage and whiteboard sessions where teams can discuss their ideas with audience members, receive feedback, recruit new team members and more!

Friday, October 11, 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

Saturday, October 12, 2019

College Information Day

Information Session | October 12 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 155 and Dwinelle Plaza

 East Bay Consortium

College Information Day, a free, annual event will give college preparation tips to over 1,000 middle school and high school students and their families.

More than 50 public and private colleges and universities will be represented, including those within the UC system, California State University,...   More >

 middle school and high school students and families

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program

Information Session | October 12 | 10-11 a.m. | 603 UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this program can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and prepare you for application to certified clinical laboratory scientist training programs.

  Register 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

Sunday, October 13, 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

From All Corners Off the Mic! A Conversation with Benny Corona: Stories and Q&A with the first I-House resident to be featured on the new podcast series

Social Event | October 13 | 6-8 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Benny Corona, Goldman School of Public Policy

 International House

Listened to the podcast From All Corners? Want to get to know Benny Corona even more? Love tacos?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then From All Corners Off The Mic is the perfect event for you!!! This will be a great and meaningful way to spend your Sunday (10/13 at 6 pm) as well as enjoy a free taco bar!!

From All Corners shares stories from UC Berkeley’s International House...   More >

  RSVP online

Benny Corona, Grad Student at the Goldman School of Public Policy

Monday, October 14, 2019

Berkeley MEng Webinar for International Students

Information Session | October 14 | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join our Admissions Advisor Yvette Vranik and current IEOR MEng International students, Alumni from Ecole Polytechnique, Youssef and Emillien, to learn more about our interdisciplinary Master of Engineering program, where we will discuss and answer questions about our innovative leadership curriculum, capstone projects, technical concentrations, dedicated career services, and admissions criteria....   More >

CED Fall Open House for Prospective Master’s Students

Information Session | October 14 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, Oct 14 - Prospective masters students are invited to attend classes, meet professors and explore Wurster Hall at this CED Fall Open House. All are welcome, please join us!

Alliance for Disability Access (ADA) Luncheon: Join us for a pizza lunch meet and greet!

Social Event | October 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24 (in basement)

 Staff Alliance for Disability Access

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Alliance for Disability Access (ADA) staff organization for a pizza lunch with snacks and salad. Find out about current ADA projects and get to know your colleagues in the campus community of the disabled.

Careers in Speech Language Pathology

Information Session | October 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Adam Politis (UCB Ling, 2002), Chief of the Speech Language Pathology Section National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

 Department of Linguistics

OpenTable Info-Session

Information Session | October 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Open Table is a real-time online reservation network for fine-dining. From helping restaurants of all sizes thrive, to enabling diners to find and book the perfect table for every occasion, Open Table’s story is one of human connection—among diners and restaurants, and between restaurants and their communities.

Jack Marketon, a Senior Software Engineer on Open Table’s Consumer Web team, will...   More >

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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.

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | October 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

International Grad Meetup: Big C Hike

Social Event | October 15 | 5-6 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Connect with other international graduate students on this short hike to a local landmark in the hills above campus. Take a break from your busy semester to make some new friends, relieve stress, and enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

We will be meeting in front of the International House at 5 PM. It's an easy half-hour hike to the Big C with a breath-taking view of the Bay from the top....   More >

5th Year MIDS Open House

Special Event | October 15 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Information, School of

Thinking about applying to 5th Year MIDS? Join I School faculty, staff, alumni, and students for a fun and informative evening in South Hall to learn more!

Berkeley MEng + SkyDeck Networking Night

Special Event | October 15 | 6-8 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

  Buy tickets online

Apple Info-Session: Careers in Hardware Panel

Information Session | October 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Hear from Apple engineers about their education and career journeys, and ask questions about your own path and opportunities at Apple.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Miscellaneous | October 2 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, EOP at MLK BNorth

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 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 >

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World by Gregory T. Cushman

Meeting | October 16 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 1995 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

The Infiltrators: Filmmaker Reception: Meet the filmmakers of the award winning new film followed by a screening.

Reception | October 16 | 5:30-6:15 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Alex Rivera, Co-Director, The Infiltrators

 Latinx Research Center

Directors Cristina Ibarra (in her Sundance debut) and Alex Rivera (Sleep Dealer, 2008 Sundance Film Festival) design a hybrid cinematic language, combining familiar documentary form and scripted narrative to map an uncharted domain: inside an Obama-era immigration detention system. Based on true events, The Infiltrators is both a suspenseful account of a high-stakes mission and an emotionally...   More >

Accenture Labs Info-Session

Information Session | October 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet us for a casual Q&A dinner and Info-Session!

Speakers:

Andrew Nam, R&D Group System and Platforms

- Research Areas: Data Science 2.0
- Knows about: Machine Learning, API platform development, Containerization (Docker)
- Current projects: AutoML: Developing a new approach to model architecture and hyperparameter tuning to provide more intelligent and intentional machine learning...   More >

Career Connections: PhDs

Social Event | October 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking PhD alumni and professionals working in a variety of roles and industries to share their Cal to career story with students. PhD recruiters are also encouraged to participate.

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.

ANTISOCIAL: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation: A sweeping, unsettling portrait of today’s America

Special Event | October 16 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Andrew Marantz, Author, New Yorker Magazine

 Carol Christ, Chancellor, UC Berkeley; Ed Wasserman, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

 Office of Chancellor

New Yorker magazine reporter, Andrew Marantz, will discuss the chilling trends and discoveries described in his powerful new book, “ANTISOCIAL: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation.”

Free Free

  Register online

Thursday, October 17, 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.

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

Andreessen Horowitz Tech Talk

Information Session | October 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join a16z for a Tech Talk with Applied Intuition and Sisu

Andreessen Horowitz wants to connect the best developers and designers to our startup portfolio. If you have a pasion for technology, join the a16z talent network!

Food will be provided!

Santa Clara: Annual Scholarship Banquet

Social Event | October 17 | 6 p.m. |  Mariani's Inn and Restaurant

 2500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051

 Cal Alumni Association, UC Club of Santa Clara County

The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) is administered by CAA and awards scholarships to high-achieving, community-minded students from low-income backgrounds. The UCCSCC supports this program. Your donations will enable the Club to add funds to its TAAP scholarship.

$45

  Buy tickets online

Friday, October 18, 2019

Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend

Special Event | October 18 – 20, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. In 2019, it takes place October 18–20.

  Registration opens July 1. Register online by September 27.

Cal Cafe

Tour/Open House | October 18 – 19, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association as Alumni House transforms into the Cal Café on Friday and Saturday of Homecoming weekend to toast Cal with complimentary beverages, light snacks, and Cal-themed giveaways.

BIDS Forum: Information and Uncertainty in Data Science

Meeting | October 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Pitch to Roomful of Investors

Special Event | October 18 | 1-5:30 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608 - 609

 Gerry Baranano, Founder and Director, Tech Futures Group

 UC Berkeley Extension, Pitch Global, Certent

We're delighted to have Pitch Global at UC Berkeley Extension with a great pitching and networking event! Join us on Friday, October 18, from 1 pm to 5:30 pm at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Center to meet and get crucial feedback from investors.

We'll welcome Gerry Baranano, founder of Tech Futures Group, for an opening keynote speech!

 Students with ID are free. Register 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

Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation Fall 2019 Information Session

Information Session | October 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation

Join us for an Information and Q&A session (and Pizza) on Friday, October, 18th at 220 Jacobs Hall, 2-3pm, to learn more about the certificate and have your questions answered about fulfilling the certificate requirements, courses enrollment, course availability, etc...
RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVv5xk-PQKgDocuFe3rGZvQT_dZ-scusZv0or1Z32-rPd7PA/viewform   More >

East Bay World History Reading Group: The Woman Who Turned Into a Jaguar, and Other Narratives of Native Women in Archives of Colonial Mexico by Lisa Sousa

Meeting | October 18 | 5-7 p.m. |  ORIAS Office

 1995 University Ave Suite 520D, Berkeley, CA 94704

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Fall Dinner for Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont

Social Event | October 18 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berger Center

 6633 Oakmont Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95405

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont

The Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont will be having its Fall Dinner on Friday, October 18th at 5:30 in Oakmont at the Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. Our evening speaker will be Sasha Berleman, a Cal PhD who studied Wildland Fire Science. She is the fire ecologist at Audubon Canyon Ranch near Glen Ellen. The cost of the dinner is $42. For more more information or signup, contact...   More >

Anurag Kashyap | A Cut Above: From Words to the Screen (South Asian Literature and Arts Festival)

Special Event | October 18 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Carriage House, Montalvo Arts Center

 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA

 Anurag Kashyap, Indian film director, writer, editor, producer and actor

 Institute for South Asia Studies, South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley, Art Forum SF

Join us for the Bay Area's first South Asian Literature & Art Festival, presented by Art Forum SF in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Institute of South Asian Studies.

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Lacrosse: Homecoming Tailgate

Social Event | October 19 |  Kroeber Hall

 Cal Alumni Association, The Cal Men's Lacrosse Society

“Kick off” the party at The Cal Lacrosse Tailgate, three hours before the Cal versus Oregon State Homecoming Football game. [Time TBD when game time announced]. This is the place to be for All Cal Lacrosse fans and supporters; here’s why ---

Ann's Catering + TopDog Buffet: Can you think of a more quintessentially Berkeley tailgate? We'll have TopDogs on the grill, catered salads from Rick and...   More >

  Buy tickets online

Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend

Special Event | October 18 – 20, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. In 2019, it takes place October 18–20.

  Registration opens July 1. Register online by September 27.

Cal Cafe

Tour/Open House | October 18 – 19, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association as Alumni House transforms into the Cal Café on Friday and Saturday of Homecoming weekend to toast Cal with complimentary beverages, light snacks, and Cal-themed giveaways.

LGBTQ Alumni and Parents Weekend Brunch

Meeting | October 19 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association

You are invited to celebrate LGBTQ Community Homecoming at UC Berkeley! The UC Berkeley Gender Equity Resource Center and the Cal Alumni Association welcome LGBTQ alumni, their family and parents of current LGBTQ students to join us at a reception celebrating Cal LGBTQ life past, present, and future. Enjoy the company of friends old and new, hear from LGBTQ Alumni as well as current Cal LGBTQ...   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, October 20, 2019

Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend

Special Event | October 18 – 20, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. In 2019, it takes place October 18–20.

  Registration opens July 1. Register online by September 27.

Global Homecoming 2019: A day full of unique I-House experiences

Special Event | October 20 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. |  International House

 International House

Join us under the dome for the Fifth Annual International House Global Homecoming—featuring unique I-House experiences, community building, networking, and delicious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement. Don’t miss out on the fun! See below for the full schedule of events.

  Register online

Top Dogs With Top Dogs

Social Event | October 20 | 12-2 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Come celebrate the Cal community by joining Cal alumni and students for an afternoon of career networking and hot dogs at the Alumni House! Top Dog will be on-site to grill their famous, gourmet hot dogs, while guests converse about the Cal experience and professional life after graduation. The event will also include a keynote speaker and entertainment by a Berkeley crowd favorite. Join us for...   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

Cal Rotaract Fall 2019 Benefit Show

Special Event | October 20 | 2-4 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Cal Rotaract

As part of our service theme for this semester of mental health awareness, Cal Rotaract are raising money to support the Alzheimer’s Association (https://www.alz.org/) through our Fall 2019 Benefit Show on Oct. 20th. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and affects 1 out of every 3 seniors. All proceeds from the show will go directly to the organization. There will...   More >

Monday, October 21, 2019

SambaNova Systems Tabling Event

Information Session | October 21 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Stop by for some nosh courtesy of SambaNova. A few of our engineers and recruiters will be there to share their experiences with you and answer any questions you may have about the company. We look forward to meeting you!

Recruiting for:
- Full time software engineers (BS, MS, PhD)
- Full time hardware engineers (BS, MS, PhD)

Find our job postings on Handshake. We look forward to meeting...   More >

Election Results Watch Party: 43rd Canadian Federal Election

Special Event | October 21 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Institute of Governmental Studies

Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program, the Institute of Governmental Studies, and fans of Canadian politics to watch election returns from the 43rd Canadian Federal Election.
RSVP Requested at: https://canadianelection.eventbrite.com

This event is free, and open to all. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Call Elliott at 510-642-0531 or email elliott.smith@berkeley.edu.

  RSVP online by October 20.

An Evening with SambaNova

Information Session | October 21 | 6:15-7:45 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join our women engineers for a Q & A panel and
fireside chat to hear their stories and their
contributions to our effort to power the next generation of machine learning and AI.

Dinner will be provided. First 10 attendees will receive wireless chargers.