<< Week of October 07 >>

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Berkeley China Summit

Special Event | October 7 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Cal Alumni Association, Chinese Chapter

Organized and sponsored by official UC Berkeley alumni and students organizations, endorsed and supported by UC Berkeley administration, the Berkeley China Summit 伯克利中美峰会 (“BCS”) is a full-day on-campus conference, aimed to connect China’s businesses and investors with the technology, engineering, and business innovation expertise on UC Berkeley...   More >

Northern California Bats: Demystifying and Discovering these Amazing Animals

Special Event | October 7 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

 Botanical Garden

Come learn about our CA native bats with Director of NorCal Bats Corky Quirk. In her presentation, you will learn about the nature of bats and their importance in our environment, as well as discuss the harmful myths that surround these animals. Live bats will be presented and seeing these small, almost cuddly creatures might forever change how you feel about these amazing mammals.

$15 Adult/ $10 Adult Member/ $5 Youth (ages 3-17)

  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 >

Monday, October 8, 2018

Connection and Reflection at GenEq

Special Event | October 8 | 12-3 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, GenEq Community Space, 202 Chavez

 Gender Equity Resource Center

The Gender Equity Resource Center invites you, our UCB community, to share space with us. The space is open for reflection, quiet contemplation, crafting and individual connection.

This space is open to anyone who needs it, particularly those who identify with the GenEq program areas: LGBTQ+, sexual & dating violence, and women

Please invite/share this event with your UC Berkeley friends...   More >

Innovators at Cal: Inspiration, fast-pitch and white-boarding opportunities, networking, team-building and more!

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

 Sasha Orloff, LendUp

 Big Ideas, GSVC, LAUNCH, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Tech for Social Good Program, and the Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition., Dani Bicknell

Hosted by Big Ideas, GSVC, LAUNCH, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Tech for Social Good Program, and the Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition. Innovators@Cal is an exciting event which fosters collaboration across the UC Berkeley campus. If you have an idea or startup, are looking to form or join a team, or are interested in the entrepreneurship resources available - this event is for you!...   More >

Innovators@Cal

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

 Sasha Orloff, CEO & Co-Founder, LendUp

 Institute for Business and Social Impact, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Haas School of Business

Innovators@Cal is an exciting event which fosters collaboration across the UC Berkeley campus. If you have an idea or startup, are looking to form or join a team, or are interested in the entrepreneurship resources available - this event is for you!

Hosted by Big Ideas, Global Social Venture Competition, LAUNCH Accelerator, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Tech for Social Good Program, and the...   More >

Splunk Tech Talk

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Splunk: From Machine Data to Operational Intelligence
We take your machine data and make sense of it. IT sense. Security sense. Business sense. Common sense. Splunk products deliver visibility and insights for IT and the business.

Are You Listening to Your Data?
Come meet our Splunkers to learn more about all that Splunk has to offer!

- Will there be food?: YES!!
Recruiting for both...   More >

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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.

Trees of the Garden: Docent-led Tour

Tour/Open House | October 9 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover the signature trees from around the world at the UC Botanical Garden.

Free for Members or with Garden Admission

  Register online

Career Connections: Data Science

Social Event | October 9 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

EA Info-Session

Information Session | October 9 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 EA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

AI has been an integral part of video game development since it’s inception years ago, and like just about every other company out there, Electronic Arts is investing heavily in artificial intelligence. While there has been a lot of progress and movement in AI from both academia and industry alike, digital entertainment offer a unique problem space. There are many innovations and advancements...   More >

San Francisco Young Alumni Mixer

Social Event | October 9 | 6-9 p.m. |  Redford

 673 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

 Cal Alumni Association

Attention recent graduates!

Come join the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and fellow young alumni for drinks, appetizers, and good cheer at Redford.

Homecoming is right around the corner, so let's come together to celebrate the Cal community and spread some Blue & Gold spirit—we guaranteed a good time!

Questions? Contact studentengagementdept@alumni.berkeley.edu.

Wednesday, October 10, 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.

Financing Study Abroad

Information Session | October 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Summer Sessions

Do you want to study abroad, but don't know if you can afford it? Join our Financing Study Abroad workshop to learn how to locate and understand a program budget, how financial aid works for your term abroad, and what scholarships are available so you can get a jumpstart on the planning process.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | September 12 – December 5, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 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. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also have weekly discussion topics to...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Celebrate Ombuds Day – Staff Ombuds Morning Coffee

Special Event | October 11 | 8-10:30 a.m. | Fox Cottage, 2350 Bowditch Street

 Staff Ombuds Office

Please join us for coffee in celebration of the first national Ombuds Day! If you don't know what an ombuds is or would like to learn more about ombuds services, please stop by the Fox Cottage to say hello, chat with your campus Staff Ombuds, and grab a cup of coffee . . .

WMware Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Miscellaneous | October 11 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join VMware for 1:1 conversation with University Talent and engineers including Berkeley Alum. University Talent will be on hand and ready to review your resume and interest in VMW.

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 >

TDPS Speaker Series: Rulan Tangen, Choreographer and Dance Artist: Indigenous Dance Making : Process and Performance : Growing Collaboration Between Earth and Her Peoples

Special Event | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Conference Room 44B

 Rulan Tangen, Choreographer and Dance Artist, Founding Artistic Director of Dancing Earth

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Rulan Tangen, Founding Artistic Director of Dancing Earth, a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist, and one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch Artists” brings us on an experiential, multi-sensory journey to ignite imagination and intuition around movement building - centering diverse global Indigenous worldviews of herself and collaborators as a circle of solidarity in the face of environmental challenges....   More >

TDPS Speaker Series: Rulan Tangen, Choreographer and Dance Artist

Video Game Playtest - Meet with game developers!

Special Event | October 11 | 4-6 p.m. | Etcheverry Hall, Rm 3106

 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) invites you to playtest a video game (SIGNAL) developed in partnership between UC Berkeley students and scientists from both Sandia and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. This game will be used as part of a research effort toward studying conflict escalation and strategic stability of nations. Players will take the role of their nation's...   More >

Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation Fall 2018 Information Session

Information Session | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation

Join us for an Information and Q&A session (and plenty of Pizza) on Thursday, October 11th at 310 Jacobs Hall, 4-5pm, to learn more about the certificate and have your questions about Spring 2019 course enrollment and availability, scheduling, etc..., answered by the BCDI Student Services Advisor and Academic Committee. The event is open to the entire Berkeley community. You can RSVP through the...   More >

VmWare Panel Discussion

Information Session | October 11 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join VMW and AWE for a presentation on our business past, present, and futures and a panel discussion with engineers from our business including Berkeley alumni! University Talent will be on hand and ready to review your resume and interest in VMW.

Dinner will be provided and VMW will offer a raffle prize to one lucky person!

Alianza's Latinx Heritage Month Celebration

Social Event | October 11 | 7:15-10 p.m. | La Peña Cultural Center Theater, Theater

 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

 Alianza Staff Association, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, UC Berkeley Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association, La Colectiva, Danza In Xochitl In Cuicatl

Join the Alianza Staff Association at an established community venue that promotes "social justice, arts participation, and intercultural understanding" where we will celebrate the complex story of Latinx peoples.
Featuring live music by Caña, dance music by DJ Lautaro, Danza Mexica by In Xochitl In Cuicatl, refreshments, and more!

$0 Suggested donations of $10+ to cover costs of event

  Buy tickets online

Alianza’s Latinx Heritage Month Celebration

Social Event | October 11 | 7:15-10 p.m. |  La Peña Cultural Center Theater, 3105 Shattuck Avenue

 College of Environmental Design

In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, join Cal students, staff and community members in this celebration of social justice, arts participation, and intercultural understanding. Featuring live music by Caña, dance music by DJ Lautaro, Danza Mexica by In

Friday, October 12, 2018

Homecoming at Alumni House

Special Event | October 12 – 13, 2018 every day |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Doe and Moffitt Libraries and Gardner Stacks Open House

Tour/Open House | October 12 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Explore these libraries that have served the campus for more than 100 years. Be awed by grand spaces like the North and Heyns reading rooms and delve into the exhibits of the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery. Plus get special access to the 52 miles of shelves in the Gardner Stacks.

 Please show your Homecoming badge at the entrance for access to the Moffitt Library and Gardner Stacks.

Hearst Museum Open House - Homecoming Weekend

Tour/Open House | October 12 – 14, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Alumni, parents, and friends are welcome to stop by anytime to explore the current exhibit, Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You. You can also virtually travel to archaeological sites around the world through the interactive CAVE kiosk or take a break and chill out in the Lounge of Wondrous Anthropological Discoveries.

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology has waived...   More >

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | October 12 | 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

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 >

Hands On 14: Artists' Books from the Crypt: Refreshments served

Special Event | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library - Room 210

 Library

Artists' books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, they range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, or just about ideas of beauty. Artists' books defy conventional "reading" and involve the viewer though sight, touch, and physical manipulation. Too often locked behind exhibit cases, Hands On events make them available for you to touch, turn...   More >

A Recuerdo for Ste. Ostrich by Julie Chen and Lois Morrison

East Bay World History Reading Group: The Global Transformation of Time by Vanessa Ogle

Meeting | October 12 | 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

Zillow Group Tech Talk

Information Session | October 12 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Zillow Group houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on the web and mobile. The company's brands focus on all stages of the home lifecycle: renting, buying, selling, financing and home improvement.

Join Senior Software Engineer and Cal alum, Fong Li, as he discusses our Premier Agent product that drives value and leads to agents.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

General Motors Hackathon

Miscellaneous | October 13 | -5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come hack at the ML@B/General Motors Hackathon this weekend!

The hackathon challenge will be a unique machine learning challenge related to General Motor’s infotainment system in all of their cars.

GM also has tech talks planned during the hackathon and will have 9 engineers present to work with you and answer any of your questions.

There will be cool prizes for the winners including an...   More >

Homecoming at Alumni House

Special Event | October 12 – 13, 2018 every day |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Homecoming at Alumni House

Reception | October 13 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

University Library Book Sale

Sale | October 13 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Rm 303

 Library

Expand your home library at this annual bargain-hunting bonanza. Search for treasures among thousands of hardbacks and soft-covers — all for just one dollar each!

Doe and Moffitt Libraries and Gardner Stacks Open House

Tour/Open House | October 13 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Explore these libraries that have served the campus for more than 100 years. Be awed by grand spaces like the North and Heyns reading rooms and delve into the exhibits of the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery. Plus get special access to the 52 miles of shelves in the Gardner Stacks.

 Please show your Homecoming badge at the entrance for access to the Moffitt Library and Gardner Stacks.

Morrison Library Open House

Tour/Open House | October 13 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Library

Don’t miss exploring the magnificent Morrison, opened within Doe Library in 1928. This traditional reading room is one of the architectural treasures of the Berkeley campus; it’s also a place where students can relax, with comfortable seating and a circulating collection of newly published books.

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | October 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 3A UC Berkeley Extension (Belmont 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

General Motors Hackathon

Miscellaneous | October 13 | 10 a.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come hack at the ML@B/General Motors Hackathon this weekend!

The hackathon challenge will be a unique machine learning challenge related to General Motor’s infotainment system in all of their cars.

GM also has tech talks planned during the hackathon and will have 9 engineers present to work with you and answer any of your questions.

There will be cool prizes for the winners including an...   More >

Cal LGBTQ Alumni Reunion Brunch

Social Event | October 13 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association, Gender Equity Resource Center

  RSVP online

Hearst Museum Open House - Homecoming Weekend

Tour/Open House | October 12 – 14, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Alumni, parents, and friends are welcome to stop by anytime to explore the current exhibit, Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You. You can also virtually travel to archaeological sites around the world through the interactive CAVE kiosk or take a break and chill out in the Lounge of Wondrous Anthropological Discoveries.

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology has waived...   More >

Cal Men's Lacrosse Society: Honoring of the 1998 National Championship Team

Social Event | October 13 | 12-3 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 2227 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Men's Lacrosse

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 >

Pilipino American Alumni Chapter: Homecoming Mixer

Social Event | October 13 | 6-10 p.m. |  7th West Restaurant

 1255 7th St., Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Alumni Association, Pilipino American Alumni Chapter (PAAC)