<< Week of April 24 >>

Sunday, April 22, 2018

CNR Celebrates Earth Day: The CNR Alumni Association encourages everyone to "See the Bigger Picture and Make a Better World" in your community.

Social Event | April 22 |  Nationwide (Virtual)

 College of Natural Resources

The CNR Alumni Association encourages everyone to "See the Bigger Picture and Make a Better World" in your community. We hope that members of the CNR community around the world will volunteer on Earth Day and share the news of their activities via CNR social media using the hashtag #berkeleycnr. This is a great opportunity to reach out to CNR friends and encourage them to join you - either in...   More >

Day of Service | Earth Day

Special Event | April 22 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Shorebird Park Nature Center

 160 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Cal Alumni Association

CAA’s Day of Service is a hands-on community service project during which Cal alumni, family, and friends come together to give back to their local areas while strengthening ties with fellow members of the UC Berkeley community.

  Register online

SOGA Open Hours

Tour/Open House | January 28 – May 13, 2018 every Sunday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Garden Location: on the corner of Walnut St. and Virginia St. in north Berkeley, CA

 Campus Gardens

SOGA is an educational space designed for the community to share knowledge about organic urban agriculture and self-sufficiency in the food system. This type of experiential learning takes place during open volunteer hours, workshops, and DeCals (student-led courses at UCB). The garden, located on UC Berkeley property, is managed by undergraduate students and funded primarily through grants from...   More >

Spring Free Family Day

Miscellaneous | April 22 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A Free Day of Art, Music & Film!

11 AM–3 PM: Art Making, Family Tours, and Library on Wheels
1–2 PM: Musical Performance: Alphabet Rockers
3 PM: Family Matinee: The Red Balloon

Make art inspired by BAMPFA exhibitions and Earth Day.
Explore the galleries with family-oriented tours.
Get moving to music that moves you with Alphabet Rockers. W. Kamau Bell says their intergenerational...   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 >

Mahfil-e-Adab - Adl o Insaaf: An Evening of Urdu Literature

Special Event | April 22 | 3-5 p.m. | The Bancroft Hotel, The Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Urdu Initiative, Cal Pakistani Students Association

An evening of Urdu literature!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Earth Week 2018

Special Event | April 23 – 27, 2018 every day |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2018! Find full details at: serc.berkeley.edu/earth-week-2018

Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Information Session | April 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Susan Xue

 Library

Learning where to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 22 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and...   More >

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Earth Week 2018

Special Event | April 23 – 27, 2018 every day |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2018! Find full details at: serc.berkeley.edu/earth-week-2018

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

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.

Chinese Language Resources in Humanities and Classics

Information Session | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Jianye He

 Library

Introduction to selected Chinese research resources on Sinology in both print and electronic format.

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 24 – October 23, 2018 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Space is on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

Free with Garden Admission

DSP Presents Art Showcase: Featuring Cal students and Creative Growth Artists

Social Event | April 24 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC)

 Disabled Students' Program

Come mix and mingle while enjoying art by Cal students and Creative Growth artists. Refreshments will be served.

First 15 guests will receive a door prize.

The MCC is ADA accessible. If accommodations are needed, please contact access@berkeley.edu at least one week prior to the event. Thanks!

DSP Presents: Art Showcase Flyer

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Earth Week 2018

Special Event | April 23 – 27, 2018 every day |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2018! Find full details at: serc.berkeley.edu/earth-week-2018

Coffee Break

Social Event | March 14 – April 25, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  International House Cafe

 2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment.

Come enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. We'll also have weekly discussion topics to stimulate conversation.
Stop by and take a break with...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Graduate Student Group Meeting

Meeting | April 25 | 5 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Graduate Assembly

This event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at accessibility@berkeley.edu.

Technical Talk and Dinner with MaxLinear CTO

Information Session | April 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Curtis Ling, Ph.D, Co-Founder and CTO, MaxLinear

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

"A 30-minute survey of communication chips"

Our connection to the network has become an essential “always-on” utility, with mobile data consumption growing faster than 50% per year in the last decade. We’ll talk about the communication chips that will enable this kind of growth, and new capabilities, possible in the years to come.

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, April 26, 2018

Earth Week 2018

Special Event | April 23 – 27, 2018 every day |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2018! Find full details at: serc.berkeley.edu/earth-week-2018

VS Club Meeting

Meeting | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 392 Minor Hall

 Vision Science Club

Zero Waste Fair

Special Event | April 26 | 12-3 p.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the Student Environmental Resource Center at UC Berkeley's first zero waste carnival, as part of Earth Week 2018 at UC Berkeley. Come play zero-waste themed games & win prizes! Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/309830269545290/

the top raffle prize is a sponsored boba party for 8 people featuring reusable mason jars and metal straws! other giveaways and activities...   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 >

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | April 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Bruce Williams

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Earth Week 2018

Special Event | April 23 – 27, 2018 every day |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2018! Find full details at: serc.berkeley.edu/earth-week-2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | April 27 | 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

ISSI Social Change Awards: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize and KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize Award Ceremony

Special Event | April 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dr. César A. Cruz, Homies Empowerment and Bridge Fellow-TNTP

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Keynote: "Our Voice/Our Mobilization: The 21-foot Ladder for Life's 20-foot Borders" by Dr. César A. Cruz.

Please join us as we honor Lauren Heidbrink, Elizabeth Clark-Rubio, Rassidatou Konate, Marisa L. Ahmed, Alankrita Dayal, and Yvonne Dorantes.

From marching 76-straight miles, to hunger striking for 26 days, Dr. César Cruz has dedicated his life to fighting for justice. Born in México,...   More >

FREE

  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 >

Clark Kerr Garden Open Hours

Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.

Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training...   More >

East Bay World History Reading Group: Tropic of Chaos by Christian Parenti

Meeting | April 27 | 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, April 28, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

Early Garden Closure 1pm

Special Event | April 28 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden will close early at 1pm today in preparation for our Spring Plant Sale Members Night.

Bay Area Book Festival

Special Event | April 28 – 29, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Downtown Berkeley

 Map

 Student Spoken Word Performers, Publications & Media Center

 ASUC Student Union

Students: come collect your free wristband for the Bay Area Book Festival at the ASUC Student Union! Tens of thousands of book lovers meet hundreds of acclaimed authors over an exciting weekend in downtown Berkeley, California. One of the premier literary events in the nation!

 Wristbands for free admittance to speakers and performance limited to current Cal Students. Just like the ASUC Student Union on social media for your free wristband!

$0 Pick up your wristband at the ASUC Student Union

Spring Plant Sale: Member's Preview

Sale | April 28 | 4-7 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Members get first pick of plants and access to the Room of Rares! Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Senior Send Off

Reception | April 28 | 5-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association