<< Week of March 12 >>

Sunday, March 12, 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

Cultural Foods Case Competition

Special Event | March 12 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Berkeley Food Institute

FEED, KABIRA, & FoodInno are collaborating with Oakland Bloom to host the first Cultural Food Case Competition at UC Berkeley!

Required RSVP Here:
The first 30 to RSVP will be registered; the rest will be waitlisted
(https://goo.gl/forms/e9bOtOjOfDarm3DG3)

  Register online

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 >

Full: LaPorte

Special Event | March 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Programmed by Sarah Cahill

Canadian electroacoustic musician Jean-François LaPorte introduces his sculptural instruments and experimental control mechanisms during a rare Bay Area appearance in collaboration with the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies. Dense textures, rich colors, and complex polyphonies emerge from a single sound.

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission Event is included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.

  Buy tickets online

Monday, March 13, 2017

Congresswoman Barbara Lee: Fighting for Health Equity in 2017 and Beyond

Special Event | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in location

 Barbara Lee, Congresswoman

 Nicholas B. Dirks, Chancellor, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Public Health, School of, Social Welfare, School of, Samuel Merritt University

Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s main healthcare focus is always on health disparities and health equity, especially for racial and ethnic minorities. Congresswoman Lee is strongly opposed to any efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and will continue to fight to ensure that we all have access to affordable, quality healthcare.

Free

  Register online

WLI Planning Committee Info Session #2

Information Session | March 13 | 5-6 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (GenEq Community Space)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

*CALL FOR PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS*
** IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF THE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP INTENSIVE PLANNING COMMITTEE PLEASE ATTEND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING INFO SESSIONS**
MARCH 10th 4 PM - 5 PM
MARCH 13th 5 PM - 6 PM

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | March 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 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.

 Free

 UNEX 1057. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

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, March 14, 2017

Nuclear Policy Working Group

Meeting | March 14 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | NSSC Suite, Suite 230

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Cal Alumni Club of Chicago: River City Food Bank presents Empty Bowls 2017

Social Event | March 14 | 11:30 a.m. |  Sacramento Convention Center

  1400 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

 Cal Alumni Club of Sacramento

RIVER CITY FOOD BANK presents EMPTY BOWLS 2017

Empty Bowls is River City Food Bank's largest fundraising event to raise awareness in the fight against hunger in Sacramento County. Our 14th Annual event will take place on March 13th and 14th, 2017 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Empty Bowls 2016 was attended by more than 1,500 people and raised more than $200,000, 96% of which directly...   More >

$30.00

  Buy tickets online

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!

General Motors (GM) Tech Talk: The Future of Mobility

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

 Mike Ableson, VP of Global Strategy

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come to the Woz for a talk on 'The Future of Mobility' by Mike Ableson, GM's Vice President of Global Strategy. Learn how General Motors leverages OnStar, Connectivity, Car Sharing, Electrification & Autonomous Systems to drive its Mobility Strategy. Mike (a Berkeley grad himself) is excited to be speaking to students about the future of the automobile industry, so bring lots of...   More >

Inside the BAMPFA Film Collection

Special Event | March 14 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For BAMPFA Members and Cal Students Only

Join us for this fifth annual event, an insider’s view into how we shape our film collection. In conjunction with Member Appreciation Month, our curators and film collection staff present a selection of works from BAMPFA’s holdings and share insights into their significance, both for our collection and for the history of film. Highlights include...   More >

Admission to this lecture is free. This event is only open to BAMPFA members and UC Berkeley Students only

Wednesday, March 15, 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.

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.

SPH Ice Cream Social

Social Event | March 15 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

The School of Public Health community is invited to an afternoon ice cream social featuring ice cream sandwiches from CREAM.

 School of Public Health community members only

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.

St. Patrick's Day iMix

Social Event | March 15 | 4-6 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join us for the St. Patrick's Day iMix. to make your own Shamrock Punch and Leprechaun crafts. Put on something green and come mingle with new and continuing students from around the world!

Location: Sproul Room @ iHouse
Time: 4 - 6 pm, Wednesday, Mar. 15

Space is limited, please RSVP here:
https://goo.gl/forms/Y5s1Rim3tky665bt2

Friends and family are welcome!

What is iMix?

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Berkeley Leadership – A Reception with Jesse Arreguin

Reception | March 15 | 5-8 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Center for Latino Policy Research

Industrial Internet: Big Data and Analytics Driving Big Outcomes

Special Event | March 15 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  South Hall

 Beena Ammanath, GE Digital

 Information, School of

Real-world case studies of the benefits of the torrent of data generated by GEâs machines, networks, devices, and data centers.

RISE: Celebrating Women, Community Love and Leadership

Special Event | March 15 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

RISE: Celebrating Women, Community Love and Leadership, is an event for all women to unapologetically celebrate and honor the work and contributions given by women to our communities.

[Canceled] OpenTable Info-Session

Information Session | March 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430) | Canceled

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

College of Environmental Design Spring Town Hall

Meeting | March 15 | 6-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design Graduate Student Council

We invite students, faculty, and staff to join us for this important opportunity to engage CED and departmental leadership in critical conversations about the issues you care about. The Town Hall will include both a period of general Q&A with the Dean and departmental leadership as well as facilitated break-out groups to discuss key concerns and opportunities for growth and improvement at CED....   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, March 16, 2017

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club: To Gain Confidence and Find Your Voice

Meeting | January 19 – November 16, 2017 the third Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. |  Au Coquelet Cafe (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club

Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.

If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do it on your own, this is the place for you.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART

Using Your Restricted Gift Funds: part of the Bridging the Gap information sharing series

Information Session | March 16 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 150 University Hall | Canceled

 Nancy Lubich McKinney, Executive Director, UCB Donor and Gift Services; Allison De Gros, Director, Fund Management, UCB Donor and Gift Services

 Audit and Advisory Services

In this session, we will provide a brief description of how we come to understand and document donor intentions, explain the difference between unrestricted and restricted funds, define restrictions and preferences, and illuminate the data and tools that are available in BAIRS and the Campus Advancement Database System (CADS) to help you in spending these funds.

 UC Learning Center, course code BEAUD006-170316.

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.

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Information Session | March 16 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Tour: Fiber and Dye Plants from Around the World

Tour/Open House | March 16 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Deepa Natarajan for a walk through the Garden's collection looking at and learning about plants that can be used for natural dyes and fibers.

$20, $15 Garden members

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

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.

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 >

Adding Study Abroad to Your Resume Workshop

Special Event | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Skills to Pay the Bills: How studying abroad can help in your career.

Are you planning to or have you already studied abroad? Are you wondering how study abroad is relevant to your future? Come by our workshop to learn how to stand out to employers by utilizing your study abroad experiences in your resume, cover letter, and interviews.

Friday, March 17, 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.

Alvin Ailey community flash mob

Special Event | March 17 | 12:30 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 Cal Performances

Celebrate Cal Performances' annual Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater residency with our now-annual community flash-mob style dance in front of Zellerbach Hall. Put on your best white outfit and show off your "Wade in the Water" moves (fresh from a morning workshop) led by Ailey dancer Hope Boykin. Everyone is welcome to participate in this memorable and joyful event.

Workshops will be held...   More >

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, March 18, 2017

Berkeley Project Day

Special Event | March 18 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 The Berkeley Project

Join thousands of passionate students, faculty, alumni, and city residents in cleaning and beautifying the city of Berkeley.
Volunteer registration ends on March 5.

 Sign up to volunteer by Sunday, March 5th. Register online by March 5.

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.

Meet the Explainer Bots

Special Event | March 18 | 12-3 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Have you ever learned science from a robot? TechHive teen interns built animatronic robots to introduce guests to all of our exhibits and activities in multiple languages. Grab an "Explainer Card" at our Visitor Services Desk and use it to activate the Explainer Bots.

$12 Adults $10 Children 3–18 and Seniors 62+ Free for Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

  Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5132

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 >