<< January 2020 >>

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2, 2019 – December 2, 2020 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

New Year's Day: Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden is closed for the New Year's Day holiday.

Winter Weeks

Special Event | December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back!

Celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley's public science center.

Enjoy all your favorite activities and exhibits—such as the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, and the Planetarium—every day during Winter Weeks. Plus, experience some of our newest...   More >

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Winter Weeks

Special Event | December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back!

Celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley's public science center.

Enjoy all your favorite activities and exhibits—such as the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, and the Planetarium—every day during Winter Weeks. Plus, experience some of our newest...   More >

Friday, January 3, 2020

UC Berkeley Staff Family Day at The Lawrence Hall of Science

Special Event | January 3 – 4, 2020 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Staff members from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Sandia National Lab and their families are invited for a free staff day. Here’s just a sample of the featured exhibits and activities you'll experience:

Reinventing Reality exhibit
Marble Machines in Ingenuity Challenges
The Animal Discovery Room
And more!

Show your staff ID card or proof of employment to gain entry for...   More >

 Show your staff ID card or proof of employment from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, or Sandia National Lab to gain entry for yourself and up to six immediate family members.

Winter Weeks

Special Event | December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back!

Celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley's public science center.

Enjoy all your favorite activities and exhibits—such as the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, and the Planetarium—every day during Winter Weeks. Plus, experience some of our newest...   More >

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | January 3 | 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

Saturday, January 4, 2020

UC Berkeley Staff Family Day at The Lawrence Hall of Science

Special Event | January 3 – 4, 2020 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Staff members from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Sandia National Lab and their families are invited for a free staff day. Here’s just a sample of the featured exhibits and activities you'll experience:

Reinventing Reality exhibit
Marble Machines in Ingenuity Challenges
The Animal Discovery Room
And more!

Show your staff ID card or proof of employment to gain entry for...   More >

 Show your staff ID card or proof of employment from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, or Sandia National Lab to gain entry for yourself and up to six immediate family members.

Winter Weeks

Special Event | December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back!

Celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley's public science center.

Enjoy all your favorite activities and exhibits—such as the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, and the Planetarium—every day during Winter Weeks. Plus, experience some of our newest...   More >

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | January 4 – December 5, 2020 the first Saturday of the month every month | 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 29,...   More >

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Winter Weeks

Special Event | December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back!

Celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley's public science center.

Enjoy all your favorite activities and exhibits—such as the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, and the Planetarium—every day during Winter Weeks. Plus, experience some of our newest...   More >

Monday, January 6, 2020

Professional Program in Graphic Design

Information Session | January 6 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 702 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.

  Register online

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 7 – December 1, 2020 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.

-Why is the Garden Closed two days a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need two days 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...   More >

Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions Online Information Session

Information Session | January 7 | 11-11:45 a.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.

  Register online

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.

Professional Program in Health Informatics Online Information Session

Information Session | January 7 | 1-1:45 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn about this fully online program that prepares you to launch a new career in health informatics or advance in your current position. Geared for both clinical and nonclinical professionals, this program provides you with the understanding of both the technology and the health care best practices so that you can succeed.

$0

  Register online

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | January 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 206 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 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

Professional Program in User-Experience (UX) Design

Information Session | January 7 | 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

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Certificate Program in Health Advocacy Online Information Session

Information Session | January 8 | 11-11:45 a.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues.

  Register online

Certificate Program in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Online Information Session

Information Session | January 8 | 1-1:45 p.m. |  Online

 Cindy Hong, M.P.H.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Developed in association with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, this newly renamed certificate raises the quality of professionalism in counseling and follows a three-level, evidence-based approach to the critical issues that contribute to substance abuse.

  Register online

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Pitch Your Deep Tech Startup to Investor Panel of VCs and Angels

Special Event | January 9 | 6:15-9 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608-609

 Amy LaMeyer, Managing Partner, The WXR Fund

 Allison Steitz, Investor, BlueRun Ventures

 Steph Rhee, Investor, Playground Global

 Yating Xia, Investor, T Fund

 UC Berkeley Extension, Epic Events, VR51

UC Berkeley Extension is thrilled to host a pitch night event on Thursday, January 9, at the San Francisco Center! If you are curious about seeing how deep tech startups (AI, AR, blockchain, biotech, etc.) can pitch their company in front of a panel of expert VCs and Angel judges, or if you want to meet with investors and network with founders, join us at 6:15 pm and meet with Amy LaMeyer,...   More >

Friday, January 10, 2020

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | January 10 | 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

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program

Information Session | January 11 | 10-11 a.m. | 503 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 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.

 UNEX 1053. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Cal vs Stanford Women's Basketball Hoops Party

Special Event | January 12 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join fellow Cal Women's Basketball fans at Alumni House before the Golden Bears take on the mighty Stanford Cardinal in this exciting early-season PAC-12 match-up! The anticipation of this game is palpable, considering last year's dramatic last-second, one point Golden Bears’s victory at Haas. Enjoy delicious food and drink, a pre-game coach's chalk talk, and a performance by the Cal Band and the...   More >

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Certificate Program in College Admissions and Career Planning Online Information Session

Information Session | January 14 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Sigrid Mueller, M.A., UC Berkeley Extension, program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Instructors and staff present information about directing others in their quest for higher education and career fulfillment. Learn about career opportunities, curriculum requirements and specific course content for both programs.

  Register online

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.

How to (Machine) Read a Novel: Modeling Events and Information in Literary Fiction

Special Event | January 14 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  South Hall

 Matthew Sims

 Information, School of

Novels pose unique challenges overlooked by current natural language processing systems.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Empire of Guns: the violent making of the Industrial Revolution by Priya Satia

Meeting | January 15 | 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

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | January 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 6 UC Berkeley Extension (Belmont Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with personalized advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Accounting Career Night

Special Event | January 16 | 5:15-8:30 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Join us for UC Berkeley Extension's Accounting Career Night.

We bring together industry leaders, recruiters, current students, alumni, prospective students, and members of the Bay Area professional accounting community for a networking reception and panel discussion. If you want to know more about the range of roles accounting professionals can pursue and what's required to enter and advance...   More >

 FREE. Register online

Certificate Program in Student Affairs and Higher-Education Administration

Information Session | January 16 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 104 Dwinelle Hall

 Sigrid Mueller, Program Director, Education, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how you can start or advance a career in student affairs and higher-education administration. Hear about how our certificate can help you work with student diversity, foster leadership and grow your understanding of the higher-education landscape.

  Register online

Friday, January 17, 2020

Spring 2020 EAP Orientation

Orientation | January 17 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office is excited to welcome you at Spring Orientation! We are planning a full schedule to introduce you to the campus, meet new friends, learn how to be academically successful, and provide opportunities to get your questions answered.

This will be a special session for EAP students during Golden Bear Orientation. Degree-seeking international students should continue to...   More >

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Deppea splendens 'Cristobal' Image by Jill Petersen

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Garden Closed

Holiday | January 20 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden is closed today in observation of Martin Luther King,Jr. Day.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 21 – December 15, 2020 the third Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

-Why is the Garden Closed two days a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need two days 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...   More >

Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Online Information Session

Information Session | January 21 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

  Register online

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.

2020 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | January 21 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a social engagement project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Visa Info-Session

Information Session | January 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come and meet Visa representatives! Food will be provided.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2020 application deadline, February 20, 2020

Information Session | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Certificate Program in Software Development and Programming Online Information Session

Information Session | January 22 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Advance your technology career with our new software development and programming certificate. It combines theory and practice to give you a balanced mix of knowledge and skills in software development, databases, computer programming and Web development.

  Register online

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 22 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday with exceptions | 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 >

Plant's Illustrated Members' Reception

Reception | January 22 | 4-6 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world.

You are invited to our exclusive Members' Reception that will take place on Wednesday, January 22nd from
4-6pm. Light refreshments...   More >

Wish Info-Session

Information Session | January 22 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/wishinfosession

Wish is transforming the e-commerce space by connecting consumers directly to thousands of merchants, facilitating the purchase of products at incredible discounts.

Come meet our innovative team of engineers and learn about the problems we solve everyday at Wish, a tech start-up company that is revolutionizing mobile e-commerce. Afterwards, you'll be...   More >

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Nvidia Info-Session

Information Session | January 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

RSVP here: https://nvcaltalk20.eventbrite.com/

Come join us! Explore the future of AI computing in engaging, informative tech talks with experts who are creating new realities with AI. One lucky winner will even walk away with an NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™! Food and drinks will be provided.

Dr. Ryan Prenger will be talking about the work going at NVIDIA in the Applied Deep Learning...   More >

International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | January 23 – May 14, 2020 every Thursday | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from your studies and connect with the international graduate community on campus! These weekly happy hour meetups are a great chance to relax and socialize with other international grads.

Join the

Jemele Hill

Special Event | January 23 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The Emmy-winning sports journalist, former ESPN SportsCenter co-anchor, and current Atlantic staff writer opens up about her career at the controversial intersection of sports and race in the United States.

$28–$58 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Jemele Hill appears in Cal Performances' Speaker Series on January 23, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 24 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | January 24 – May 1, 2020 every other Friday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

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

Information Session | January 24 | 12-1 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 >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | January 24 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2020 application deadline, February 20, 2020

Information Session | January 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

BIO Bears Meetup: Big C Hike

Social Event | January 24 | 2-3 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Kick off the semester by joining Berkeley International Office in hiking up to the Big C! At the top of this easy hike, you're treated to a breathtaking view of the bay.

We will meet in front of the International House at 2 PM. Bring comfy hiking shoes, water, and a flashlight. This event may be canceled due to weather, so please keep an eye on the Facebook event page for updates.

Lunar New Year

Social Event | January 24 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Kick-off the semester with our first LEP social of the year: our Lunar New Year Celebration this Friday, 1/24, from 3-4:30PM! Observed throughout East and Southeast Asia, Lunar New Year marks the start of the lunisolar calendar and is a time for gathering with friends and family and welcoming good luck for the next year.

Join us to celebrate with traditional games and crafts, sample some yummy...   More >

  RSVP online

East Bay World History Reading Group: Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Meeting | January 24 | 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

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Joe Kapp Scholarship Luncheon

Social Event | January 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Chicanx Latinx Student Development Center

In efforts to combat some of the challenges our Chicanx and Latinx students are facing, we have partnered with Joe Kapp, head coach of Cal's football team in 1982, to fundraise for scholarships!

$30 Alumni and Community Members, $15 Students

  Registration opens January 1. Register online by January 25.

Joe Kapp Scholarship Luncheon

Special Event | January 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Joe Kapp Luncheon, UCB Chicano Latino Alumni Association

 UCB Chicano Latino Alumni Association

Annual Scholarship Luncheon by the UCB Chicano Latino Alumni Association highlighting this year Joe Kapp's new book entitled: A Life of Leadership Joe Kapp the Toughest Chicano.

$30.00 for alumni #15 for students

  Register by calling 510-812-0188

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Search for UC President 2019

Information Session | January 27 | 10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom West

 Public Affairs

The University of California Board of Regents announces a global search to recruit a new President in accordance with its Policy on Appointment of the President of the University.

Details at: https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/governance/policies/7101.html. On November 14, 2019, the Board of Regents approved the criteria for the position of the President of the University of California.

Machine Learning and Science Forum

Meeting | January 27 – May 4, 2020 every other Monday | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Palo Alto Networks Tech Talk

Information Session | January 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Palo Alto Networks is the fastest-growing security company in history. Named best place to work by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, we offer the chance to be part of an important mission: ending breaches and protecting our way of digital life. Our mission isn’t a small one. It isn’t simple either. We built a foundation in challenging the way things are done, and we’re looking for incredible...   More >

Cal Night at the San Jose Sharks

Special Event | January 27 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  SAP Center

  , San Jose, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Calling all fans of NHL hockey and our Silicon Valley alumni community—our 2020 Cal Night at the San Jose Sharks is fast approaching! Join us on January 27 when the Sharks look to strengthen their divisional standing against their longtime rivals, the Anaheim Ducks. With two discounted ticket packages, and each ticket supporting CAA’s Alumni Scholars Program, we expect this event to sell out. Buy...   More >

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

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.

MRED+D Admissions Webinar 01/28

Information Session | January 28 | 1-2 p.m. |  Online

 College of Environmental Design

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Beyond Berkeley: Finding Research Opportunities Off-Campus

Information Session | January 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Alexander Jaffe, PhD candidate, PhD candidate, Molecular and Cell Biology

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Alexander Jaffe, doctoral candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology, will share insights on how to find, and be selected for, off-campus research opportunities such as Research Experiences for Undergraduates (https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/) and more. This event was extremely popular at the Research and Scholarships Fair, so we decided to run it again. Don't miss it!

Cloud Computing Meetup

Social Event | January 28 – December 29, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Skydeck, Penthouse (PH) floor

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Division of Data Science, IST/OCIO, Research IT,

The UC Berkeley Cloud Community of Practice will be holding our monthly meetup in the Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse. We have some excellent guests and topics and hope to see you there.

Everyone is welcome - this is a really inclusive group! You don't have to be an expert, or already know about cloud technologies; we get together so people can learn from each other. The Berkeley SkyDeck is at...   More >

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.

Career Connections: Tech for Good

Social Event | January 28 | 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 technical roles at social impact oriented organizations/companies, in both nonprofit and for-profit capacities. Examples: Educational Technology, Healthcare, CleanTech, NGO’s, etc.

Scientific Conversations Meetup: “Popping the ​Science ​Bubble” — Conversations w/ Cal Scientists

Social Event | January 28 | 5:15-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Public Library | Note change in date

 2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join us at the Berkeley Public Library to catch up with Cal Scientists for “Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists. You'll be able to engage with Cal scientists and learn about what they've been up to as they deliver a thrilling series of short lectures on cutting-edge research.

We will meet in front of the Berkeley Public Library at 5:15 p.m. before...   More >

Atlassian Tech Talk

Information Session | January 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join our team, make it yours. We’re hiring for New Grad Developers, Site Reliability Engineering, Security Engineering, IT Development, Design, UX Research, Marketing

Dinner will be provided.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

MEng Employer Breakfast

Special Event | January 29 | 8:30-10:30 a.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

The Berkeley Master of Engineering program and School of Information invite you to attend a special networking breakfast before the STEM Career Fair. We will host the networking breakfast from 8:30-10:30am in the Pauley Ballroom at the MLK Student Union, just a short walk to the career fair site.

 Exclusive to Berkeley Master of Engineering and School of Information students only.

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Certificate Program in Data Science and Professional Program in Data Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | January 29 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain the skills to collect, process, analyze and interpret data to create actionable insights. Learn how to leverage machine learning, statistics, data mining and big data to develop new strategies that support decision making in a variety of fields.

  Register online

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday with exceptions | 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 >

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | January 29 | 3-4:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Conference Center

 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

Tell Her Story Awards Ceremony 2020: A celebration of Memorable Stories about Remarkable Women in South Asia

Special Event | January 29 | 4-6 p.m. |  Facebook, Building 11

 Ayesha Chundrigar, Founder, ACF Animal Rescue

 Karishma Ali, Founder, Chitral Women's Sports Club

 Bharti Singh Chauhan, Founder, PraveenLata Sansthan

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Facebook, Zareen's, Folio3

Please join us for the second Tell Her story Gala 2020 where you will have the opportunity to hear stories from the top three Tell Her Story finalists who continue to fight against the injustice they and their loved ones face.

Ussama Makdisi “Age of Coexistence: The Ecumenical Frame and the Making of the Modern Arab World” Book Launch and Reception

Reception | January 29 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the CMES for the launch and reception of Professor Ussama Makdisi’s new book, ““Age of Coexistence: The Ecumenical Frame and the Making of the Modern Arab World” (University of California Press, 2019). Professor Makdisi will discuss his research and will be joined in discussion by Professor Samera Esmeir of the Rhetoric Department, followed by a reception.

Dr. Ussama Makdisi is Professor...   More >

Texas Instruments Tech Talk

Information Session | January 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come out and hear from Texas Instrument engineers to hear about their experience!

We will cover interview tips guided and will conclude with a networking session and resume drop!

Food will be provided.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Student Union Open House: 5th Annual Open House

Special Event | January 30 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Student Union

Enjoy free snacks, entertainment, and games! We’re welcoming the entire campus community to join us for our annual Open House, when the Student Union will be transformed into a stop-and-go BINGO game with grand prizes awarded to some lucky participants, like an e-scooter, a Giant Bike, an Fire Tablet, Nintendo Switch, Bose Soundlink and more! AND get a pair of our one-of-a-kind socks just for...   More >

 Only current UC Berkeley Students are eligible for Blue and Gold Prizes.

Calapalooza: The Student Organization Fair!

Special Event | January 30 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 LEAD Center

Over 250 Registered Student Organizations will be tabling in the Student Union. Come get info, get recruited, get involved! This is your big chance to find your community at Cal.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | January 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

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

Information Session | January 30 | 3-4 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 >

DataVisor Tech Talk

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

As the world transforms to digital, 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 4.2B user accounts globally, Datavisor...   More >

International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | January 23 – May 14, 2020 every Thursday | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from your studies and connect with the international graduate community on campus! These weekly happy hour meetups are a great chance to relax and socialize with other international grads.

Join the

Friday, January 31, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Pitch Global Event

Special Event | January 31 | 1-5 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608-609

 Sudhir Kadam, FYDA Growth Partner

 UC Berkeley Extension, Pitch Global, Certent

UC Berkeley Extension is thrilled to have Pitch Global with another great pitching and networking event! If you are looking to pitch your startup in front of experts VCs or if you want to meet with investors and network with founders, join us on Friday, January 31 from 1 to 5 pm at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Center! We will welcome Sudhir ...   More >

  Register online

BIO Bears Meetup: Botanical Gardens

Social Event | January 31 | 1-3:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Berkeley Botanical Garden. Whether you're a plant enthusiast or just want to get a little exercise on a Friday afternoon, we'd love to have you come along! Admission is free for Cal students!

We will meet in the courtyard outside of the Campanile at 1 p.m. to take a bus up to the gardens.

Please <a...   More >