<< Week of April 23 >>

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Berkeley Earth Day + Wild and Scenic Film Fest

Social Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Compassionate Living

Berkeley Earth Day features dozens of vendors sharing their delicious sustainable foods, eco-friendly products, and epic activism. Hear educational and earth-friendly talks from experts, activists, enjoy delicious sustainable food, and more. Additionally, Berkeley Earth Day is excited to host the Wild & Scenic Film Fest: one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals...   More >

Gill Tract Community Farm Earth Day Festival

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Gill Tract Community Farm

 1050 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Sogorea Te Land Trust, UC Gill Tract Community Farm

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm will host its 5th annual Earth Day Celebration. It’s theme is “Nurturing Our Future Together: Using Food to Build Community.”

Activities include:
10:00-12:00: planting, harvesting and working on the farm;
12:00 noon: non-denominational spiritual ceremony to honor our Mother Earth;
12:00-1:30: Lunch of soup and salad made with fresh farm...   More >

Berkeley Earth Day

Holiday | April 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 David Brower Center

Berkeley Earth Day brings the Bay Area environmental community together to celebrate our vision for a sustainable future. Get inspired and connect with eco-minded comrades and learn how you can further reduce your impact on the planet and have fun doing it! This event features dozens of vendors sharing their eco-friendly products and epic activism. Hear educational and inspirational talks from...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Trash Bash: Campus Cleanup

Social Event | April 21 | 3-5 p.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Epsilon Eta UC Berkeley

Help clean up our campus after our national holiday and learn about proper trash sorting! In teams of 4, compete to pick up the highest volume of trash within an hour. Winners will win a kit of reusable utensils! All materials will be provided, including snacks!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Maps and More: Earth Day 3019: Mapping Climate Fiction

Tour/Open House | April 22 | 3-5 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

Maps and More is a map themed show-and-tell held at the Earth Sciences and Map Library.

UC Berkeley's Annual Sustainability Summit

Special Event | April 22 | 3-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

 Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability

Please join us at UC Berkeley's 16th Annual Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability's Summit. This year's summit is a call to action to reduce our carbon footprint here and in the world and engage in the Cool Campus Challenge!

EE - A Closer Look - Panel with EECS Faculty

Information Session | April 22 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In between pursuing EE or CS?

Join us for a EECS Faculty panel to learn about why you might want to pursue electrical engineering, what types of problems you would solve, and the opportunities after graduation.

Food will be provided!

Our Panelists:

Professor Jeff Bokor - Nanomagnetics, graphene electronics, nano-electromechanical systems

Professor Gireeja Ranade - Control,...   More >

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Certificate Program in College Admissions and Career Planning Online Information Session

Information Session | April 23 | 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.

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 5 – April 30, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Debbie Jan

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 23 | 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. Children welcome.

Pre-registration is now required

Follow registration link for prices

  Register online

Fiery Skippers photo by Sarab Seth

20th Annual Masonek Global Careers Dinner

Special Event | April 23 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Elizabeth Stanners and Heidi Yu, UC Berkeley Career Center

 Career Center

The 20th Annual Harvey Masonek Global Careers Symposium Dinner is a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students who share a common interest in international careers and affairs to connect with professionals in this space.

Career Connections: PhDs

Social Event | April 23 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | April 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

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Networking
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application
-Others

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 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 advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but...   More >

Applying for Your Student Visa Webinar

Information Session | April 24 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

This webinar will instruct newly admitted students to UC Berkeley for Fall 2019 on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate visa application process and entry to the United States. Think ahead and apply early as delays and increased scrutiny are expected during this busy travel season. There will be time for student questions at the end of the presentation. The same webinar will be repeated live in May and...   More >

Distinguished Teaching Award Ceremony

Special Event | April 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Center for Teaching and Learning, Academic Senate

Four UC Berkeley faculty have been selected as recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus’s most prestigious honor for teaching. The award recognizes teaching that incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact.

Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day 2019

Special Event | April 24 | 5-8 p.m. | 100 Blum Hall

 The Big Ideas Contest

After months of developing their Big Ideas with mentors, six top student teams compete in the annual Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day for up to $5,000 in prizes. Teams will share their vision for social impact with a panel of esteemed judges. This annual highlight of the Big Ideas contest is an exciting event with opportunities for audience participation and networking. Refreshments will be served.

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays 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 (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. |  Matiki Island BBQ & Brew (prev. Daily Pint)

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! Enjoy this opportunity to meet and socialize with other scholars. All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family, or new colleagues.

We'll be inside at one of the long tables. Look for signs! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. We...   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, April 25, 2019

Livestream: Berkeley Peregrine Falcon Hatch Day

Special Event | April 25 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Stop by BAMPFA’s colossal outdoor screen on Addison Street between Shattuck and Oxford in downtown Berkeley on Thursday, April 25 to check out the livestream and meet our falcon experts! Berkeley’s most famous falcons—Annie and Grinnell—are nesting in the Campanile for the third consecutive year. If the experts' predictions are correct, we'll be able to watch their three eggs hatch live on the...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Information Session | February 14 – May 9, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Educational Opportunity Program- MLK BNorth CE3

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Systematizing Investment Understanding at the World’s Largest Hedge Fund

Information Session | April 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Alexander Valdes, Bridgewater

 Data Sciences

Interested in designing and building systems to tackle complex, real-world problems? Curious to know what an investment system is and how it works? This talk shares how Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, builds an understanding of macroeconomics and turns that into highly inspectable investment systems. We see this as one of the keys to continued success in this highly competitive...   More >

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

Information Session | April 25 | 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.

  Make reservations online

Professional Sequence in Technical Communication Online Information Session

Information Session | April 25 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Technical communication plays a vital role in bridging the gap between those who create new ideas or products and those who must understand how to put those products or ideas to use. Learn about the expanding need for technical communication professionals and how our program will prepare you for a career in this exciting field, or enable you to advance in your current position.

  Register online

Mindful Awareness Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | February 21 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. You are invited to drop in at noon any Thursday.

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 7 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 1-3 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Michael Sholinbeck

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.
NOTE: On Feb. 14: 2:15-3pm only

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club: The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Meeting | March 14 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 5-6 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program, UC Berkeley Student Learning Center

You're invited to join the Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, we will be reading The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. Edited by Cal grad and Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, this book features the works of refugee writers from around the world. Engaging with their stories provides intimate insight into the realities faced by millions of people in...   More >

  RSVP online

BERC Alumni Gala

Reception | April 25 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | #3300 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

 1 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

Join us for the 9th Annual BERC Alumni Reunion! Catch up with alumni and current students, and meet others invested and interested in the energy industry. This will be a great opportunity to network, learn, and relax before the weekend. Simultaneously, come hear about the initiatives and programming that BERC has planned for this year.

We invite you to enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, excellent...   More >

Friday, April 26, 2019

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Early Garden Closure 1pm

Special Event | April 26 | 1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden will close early at 1pm today in preparation for our Spring Plant Sale Member's Preview.
To become a member and get into the early bird event:

http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/membership/

UC Berkeley City Nature Challenge BioBlitz 2019: Strawberry Creek

Miscellaneous | April 26 | 3-6 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Northside

 WhollyH2O

Have a passion for preservation and documentation? Curious about the diverse wildlife around the city of Berkeley? Come out and join WhollyH2O for our Strawberry Creek BioBlitz on April 26 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Get ready for an evening of fun documenting wildlife both in and around the historic Strawberry Creek.

Healthy Campus Food and Beverages Innovation Challenge

Miscellaneous | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Haas Innovation Lab

  California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Responsible Business, Food@Haas, Basic Needs Security Committee, FoodInno, FEED (Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, and Development), Net Impact Berkeley, Berkeley Student Food Collective, BFI Undergraduate Council

The Coalition for Healthy Campus Food and Beverages will hold an hackathon/designathon to think out the next ten years of beverage service at UC Berkeley. This case competition challenges you to think at the intersection of health and business—considering human and planetary health as...   More >

Korean Day 2019: Guitarist Se-Hwang Kim's performance

Special Event | April 26 | 4:10-6 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall

 Se-Hwang Kim, Korean Artist, Musician

 Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

The annual celebration of Korean class at UC Berkeley in 2019 is here. Those who are currently taking Korean classes and others interested in Korean culture are enjoying the event. Especially Se-Hwang Kim, the Korean celebrity, musician, guitarist, and professor will talk about the Korean-wave in the globe and perform his songs.

Spring Plant Sale-Members' Preview

Sale | April 26 | 5-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

UCBG – Your Gardening Resource

Waterwise gardening is a sensible and responsible way of protecting our natural resources. The Garden is committed to providing customers a wonderful selection of drought-resistant plants from around the world including an enhanced selection of California natives and a wide array of plants for lawn replacements. We also have exotic and unusual such as rare cycads...   More >

Ribes malvaceum

IBM Call for Code Hackathon - April 26-27 – Cash Prizes!!

Special Event | April 26 | 7-11:50 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

IBM invites you to attend a special Call for Code Hackathon on Friday, April 26 – Saturday, April 27. IBM is challenging university students to develop solutions for disaster response and resilience in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU). The timing could not be more critical. In 2018, natural disasters caused an estimated $155 billion in economic loss, impacting...   More >

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Marrowthon: 5K Run-Walk for Charity

Special Event | April 27 | 8-11 a.m. |  Sproul Hall

 Asian American Donor Program

Get some exercise, take home a free t-shirt, enjoy complimentary breakfast, win some incredible prizes, and contribute to a great cause! This 5K run-walk race will take place on UC Berkeley campus and all proceeds will go to a bone marrow donor registration and matching program: the Asian American Donor Program.

 Open to public, suitable for all ages!

IBM Call for Code Hackathon - April 26-27 – Cash Prizes!!

Special Event | April 27 | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

IBM invites you to attend a special Call for Code Hackathon on Friday, April 26 – Saturday, April 27. IBM is challenging university students to develop solutions for disaster response and resilience in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU). The timing could not be more critical. In 2018, natural disasters caused an estimated $155 billion in economic loss, impacting...   More >

Healthy Campus Food and Beverages Innovation Challenge

Miscellaneous | April 27 | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Haas Innovation Lab

  California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Responsible Business, Food@Haas, Basic Needs Security Committee, FoodInno, FEED (Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, and Development), Net Impact Berkeley, Berkeley Student Food Collective, BFI Undergraduate Council

The Coalition for Healthy Campus Food and Beverages will hold an hackathon/designathon to think out the next ten years of beverage service at UC Berkeley. This case competition challenges you to think at the intersection of health and business—considering human and planetary health as...   More >

Spring Plant Sale

Sale | April 27 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

UCBG – Your Gardening Resource

Waterwise gardening is a sensible and responsible way of protecting our natural resources. The Garden is committed to providing customers a wonderful selection of drought-resistant plants from around the world including an enhanced selection of California natives and a wide array of plants for lawn replacements. We also have exotic and unusual such as rare cycads...   More >

Ribes malvaceum

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!