<< Week of February 23 >>

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

East Bay Water Detectives

Holiday | February 20 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Hone your environmental detective skills as you join East Bay Academy for Young Scientists (EBAYS) teen interns to clear up a water quality mystery.

Use the skills of a real water quality scientist and investigate water samples collected from various locations throughout the East Bay. Recommended for children ages 4–12.

$10–$12. Free for members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Experiment with water science at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Newt Discovery Station: Cancelled Due to Weather

Special Event | February 20 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

API Drop In Advising

Information Session | February 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 160 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come meet with an Adviser from API Study Abroad (https://www.apistudyabroad.com/) to learn about intern, work, teach, and study abroad programs in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the South Pacific.

The International Student's Guide to US Law Making

Information Session | February 21 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Gina Banks Daly, Director, Federal Government Relations

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The legislature. The judiciary. The executive. Who makes laws and how are they made? How can court decisions impact those laws? What power does the president actually have? If you have these (or similar) questions, come hear UC Berkeley’s Director of Federal Relations explain how laws are made in the US, and how a president’s decisions can impact you as an international student.

Git and GitHub

Meeting | February 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to...   More >

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 31 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday | 6-7 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Switzerland Info Session

Information Session | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

In collaboration with the Haas School of Business, Berkeley Summer Abroad is offering a program in Geneva, Switzerland focusing on Business Innovation for Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Positive Impact.

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/geneva.

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | February 22 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate, approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, can help you make the most of growing opportunities in human resource management.

  Register online

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Information Session | January 25 – May 3, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 1-3 p.m. | 100 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this spring semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

Coffee Break!

Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way.

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join the Coffee Break every Wednesday afternoon! Boost your global network and meetup with friends.

Coffee break, hosted by Berkeley International Office, is an informal weekly event where Cal students can connect, share stories, or learn about different culture and language. Free coffee for UCB students! Both international students and domestic students are welcome.

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Cuba

Information Session | February 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Explore the geographical and historical transformation of Cuba from colonial times to the present day.

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/havana.

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Q and A Session

Information Session | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. |  online

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then sign up for this ONLINE Webinar. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session. Prior to attending this webinar, you need to review the OPT Tutorial...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Italy Info Session

Information Session | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about our Italian language program in Trieste, Italy!

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/trieste.

IXL Learning Info-Session

Information Session | February 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Learn how IXL is advancing education through online technology! Join Graham and other IXL’ers as they talk about their experiences post graduation, why they chose to work in Edtech, and how you can join our team.

At IXL Learning, we’re passionate about creating the best educational technology possible. We look beyond the speci c problems of today to see the bigger picture, with the ultimate...   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, February 23, 2017

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Designated Subjects Adult Education and Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials Online Information Session

Information Session | February 23 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how to succeed in a career teaching adults with diverse needs. Our classroom-based professional programs enable you to teach in adult education or career technical education, with or without a California Designated Subjects teaching credential.

  Register online

Earth Week Planning Committee

Meeting | February 2 – April 27, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-2 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Interested in planning Earth Week 2017 at UC Berkeley? The Student Environmental Resource Center is (SERC) is recruiting individual students and student representatives from environmental and sustainability student organizations to join the Earth Week 2017 Planning Committee.

Meetings will be held weekly on Thursdays from 1pm-2pm in Sproul 102. Drop-ins are welcome.

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Madrid Info Session

Information Session | February 23 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 5303 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about our Spanish language program in Madrid, Spain.

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/madrid.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Scholarship Information Session

Information Session | February 23 | 2-4 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Presenters from Berkeley Study Abroad and CIEE (a Berkeley/UCEAP study abroad partner organization) will be sharing information about a variety of scholarships available to Berkeley study abroad students. The space for this event is accessible by stairs only, please contact tpentz@berkeley.edu if you have any accessibility concerns.

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Paris Info Session

Information Session | February 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 4125 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about our French language program in Paris, France!

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/paris.

Career Connections Series: Medicine

Social Event | February 23 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Career Center

CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.

We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 doctors, surgeons, nurse practitioners, veterinarians, etc. to represent the variety of professional pathways available to pre-med Cal students.

The event require no prep—simply chat with interested students,...   More >

  RSVP online by February 16.

EA Info-Session and Tech Talk

Information Session | February 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Polina Gouskova from the Digital Platform team for a discussion about the business: "Machine Learning - It's in the Game!". Meet EA reps, eat free pizza, and win prizes!! Also bring your resumes, EA is hiring.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | February 24 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one 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

Plant Travelers: Tour of the Garden

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

 Botanical Garden

Can plants really travel? Marvel at botanical fruit and seed adaptations, such as slingshots, parachutes, hitchhikers, helicopters and other mechanisms that propel plant seeds around the Garden.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Newt Discovery Station

Special Event | February 25 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Animal Signs Discovery Station

Special Event | February 25 | 1-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the animal tracks you have found in the Garden? The Animal Signs Discovery Station seeks to interpret animal signs (tracks, scat, scratches or marks on leaves/trees, digging, disturbed vegetation, constructed structures, etc...) left behind in the environment. Free with Garden admission.   More >

Free with Garden Admission

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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