<< Week of October 20 >>

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend

Special Event | October 18 – 20, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. In 2019, it takes place October 18–20.

  Registration opens July 1. Register online by September 27.

Global Homecoming 2019: A day full of unique I-House experiences

Special Event | October 20 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. |  International House

 International House

Join us under the dome for the Fifth Annual International House Global Homecoming—featuring unique I-House experiences, community building, networking, and delicious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement. Don’t miss out on the fun! See below for the full schedule of events.

  Register online

Top Dogs With Top Dogs

Social Event | October 20 | 12-2 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Come celebrate the Cal community by joining Cal alumni and students for an afternoon of career networking and hot dogs at the Alumni House! Top Dog will be on-site to grill their famous, gourmet hot dogs, while guests converse about the Cal experience and professional life after graduation. The event will also include a keynote speaker and entertainment by a Berkeley crowd favorite. Join us for...   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

Cal Rotaract Fall 2019 Benefit Show

Special Event | October 20 | 2-4 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Cal Rotaract

As part of our service theme for this semester of mental health awareness, Cal Rotaract are raising money to support the Alzheimer’s Association (https://www.alz.org/) through our Fall 2019 Benefit Show on Oct. 20th. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and affects 1 out of every 3 seniors. All proceeds from the show will go directly to the organization. There will...   More >

Monday, October 21, 2019

SambaNova Systems Tabling Event

Information Session | October 21 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Stop by for some nosh courtesy of SambaNova. A few of our engineers and recruiters will be there to share their experiences with you and answer any questions you may have about the company. We look forward to meeting you!

Recruiting for:
- Full time software engineers (BS, MS, PhD)
- Full time hardware engineers (BS, MS, PhD)

Find our job postings on Handshake. We look forward to meeting...   More >

Election Results Watch Party: 43rd Canadian Federal Election

Special Event | October 21 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Institute of Governmental Studies

Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program, the Institute of Governmental Studies, and fans of Canadian politics to watch election returns from the 43rd Canadian Federal Election.
RSVP Requested at: https://canadianelection.eventbrite.com

This event is free, and open to all. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Call Elliott at 510-642-0531 or email elliott.smith@berkeley.edu.

  RSVP online by October 20.

An Evening with SambaNova

Information Session | October 21 | 6:15-7:45 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join our women engineers for a Q & A panel and
fireside chat to hear their stories and their
contributions to our effort to power the next generation of machine learning and AI.

Dinner will be provided. First 10 attendees will receive wireless chargers.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Global Internships Info Session

Information Session | October 22 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

If you've ever wanted to intern abroad, now is your chance! Come to a Global Internships info session to learn more about the professional opportunities available in 13 global cities.

At the info sessions, we'll be answering your questions about where you can go, how the internship placements works, and the application deadline.

Hope to see you there!

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.

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | October 22 | 1:30-2:30 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 (Price includes Garden Admission)

Follow registration link for prices

  Register online

Fiery Skippers photo by Sarab Seth

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | October 22 | 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 (Price includes Garden Admission)

Follow registration link for prices

  Register online

Zillow Group Tech Talk

Information Session | October 22 | 5:45-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join some Zillow engineers for a tech talk at the Woz on 10/22! Food will be served and resumes will be accepted.

An Intern Story: Building Performant Agent Reporting

Come learn about how Zillow is changing that way real estate works! Hear from our Engineering and Early Talent teams as we discuss how we built our ETL jobs and the challenges with data at scale, as well as for what makes...   More >

International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | October 22 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from your studies and connect with the international graduate community on campus! These weekly happy hour meetups are a great chance to relax and socialize with other international grads.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Preparing for Your Study Abroad at UC Berkeley Webinar (EAPs only)

Information Session | October 23 | 9-10 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Are you ready to take advantage of all UC Berkeley has to offer? Hear from International Student Advisers about what to expect upon arrival, what to bring with you, and how to make the most of your EAP experience at UC Berkeley. The experts — current EAP students at UC Berkeley — as well as UCEAP staff will also be present to help answer any questions you may have.

Grad Fair: University of California, Davis

Special Event | October 23 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Davis

  ARC Pavilion, Upper Level, Davis, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Representatives of the UC Berkeley Master of Engineering program will be in attendance.

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Miscellaneous | October 2 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, EOP at MLK BNorth

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 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 advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

Preparing for Your Study Abroad at UC Berkeley Webinar (EAPs only)

Information Session | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Are you ready to take advantage of all UC Berkeley has to offer? Hear from International Student Advisers about what to expect upon arrival, what to bring with you, and how to make the most of your EAP experience at UC Berkeley. The experts — current EAP students at UC Berkeley — as well as UCEAP staff will also be present to help answer any questions you may have.

Wells Fargo Career Information Session & Pizza Dinner

Special Event | October 23 | 5-6:15 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Information, School of

Career opportunities in the Enterprise Analytics and Data Science Division at Wells Fargo Bank.

Gusto Info-Session

Information Session | October 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Registration Link: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/385848

Gusto is on a mission to make work better for every employee and employer everywhere. But that starts here first. It starts in our own office. It starts by hiring kind, passionate, thoughtful people — people like you.

Come say hi to the Gusto team from 6-8pm at the Wozniak Lounge in Soda Hall and hear from our recruiting and...   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, October 24, 2019

Fall Bird Walk with Chris Carmichael

Tour/Open House | October 24 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Fall migrants are arriving in the garden! Come see our first winter sparrows, and search for other newcomers such as warblers and thrushes.

$20, $18 members

  Register online

Free Integral Taiji and Qigong Class

Miscellaneous | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Elizabeth McAnally, PhD

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

You are invited to participate in a free Integral Taiji & Qigong class at Berkeley Way West. Our class will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong. We will practice standing meditation, walking meditation, the Microcosmic Orbit, Tai Chi Ruler, the Eight Treasures, cleansing the internal organs, embodying the elements, tai chi...   More >

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | October 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

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 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.

GRE Info Session

Information Session | October 24 | 1-2 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Anna Hoehenrieder

 College of Natural Resources

Thinking about going to Graduate School in the next few years? The GRE (Graduate Records Exam) is required by thousands of schools for Masters & PhD programs, and the scores are good for 5 years after you take the exam. Summer is one of the most popular times to study for the test, so come to this presentation to learn how to maximize your score!

Our presenter scored in over the 90th...   More >

FULL: Intoxicating Plants Tour

Tour/Open House | October 24 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a leisurely stroll through the Garden to learn about the plants people have used to heal pain, cause pain, bring about pleasure, celebrate the sacred, and symbolize faith. Cultures from around the world will be represented.

Free with Garden admission, no pre-registration required.

Free with Garden Admission; space is limited, registration required

  Register online

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

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Insight Data Fellows information meeting

Information Session | October 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 410 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Yaman Sharaf-Dabbagh, Insight

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The Insight Fellows Programs are tuition-free fellowships for graduating students looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals.

  RSVP online

Global Internships Info Session

Information Session | October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Garden Village- University Housing, 4th Floor Lounge

 2201 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Study Abroad

If you've ever wanted to intern abroad, now is your chance! Come to a Global Internships info session to learn more about the professional opportunities available in 13 global cities.

At the info sessions, we'll be answering your questions about where you can go, how the internship placements works, and the application deadline.

Hope to see you there!

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | October 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what opportunities are currently available, what the requirements are, and learn how to get started.

In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.

  Register online or by calling 510-643-7265

Intro to Study Abroad and Choosing a Program

Information Session | October 24 | 5-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, MLK BNorth, Room 82D

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad, but don’t know where to start? Our Study Abroad 101 workshop is for you!

Come to learn about various study abroad opportunities and how to pick the right program for you.

Career Connections: Data Science

Social Event | October 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in data science, data analytics, or data engineering roles - regardless of educational background!

An Interactive Discussion on Ethics in EECS Corporate Recruiting

Information Session | October 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The EECS department will host a discussion on Engineering Ethics applied to Corporate Recruiting, specifically the department's CAP program. Faculty, staff, and students will present different perspectives on this issue, exemplifying a critical thinking approach to ethical action. We will then break up into small groups to discuss further, and report back.

Friday, October 25, 2019

CalHack 6.0

Special Event | October 25 – 27, 2019 every day |  Memorial Stadium

 Data Sciences

As UC Berkeley’s hackathon organization, Cal Hacks hosts the world’s largest collegiate hackathon, runs a fellowship program to support entrepreneurial hackers, and brings first-time coders into the world of technology — just a few of our many initiatives and projects. Our mission is to empower others with technology to create solutions to better the world.

Berkeley Master of Engineering Info Session

Information Session | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 203 McLaughlin Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Learn more about our interdisciplinary UC Berkeley Master of Engineering (MEng) program. Admissions/student services staff and current students will answer your questions and discuss our innovative leadership curriculum, Capstone projects, technical concentrations, dedicated career services, and admissions criteria.

Please sign up to attend the Berkeley MEng information session on Friday,...   More >

  RSVP online

Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club: Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

Miscellaneous | October 25 – December 6, 2019 every Friday | 1-2 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Join us for the Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, as we join the campus in commemorating 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice, we will be reading Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo.”

Written in 1931 and published just last year, Barracoon chronicles Hurston’s conversations with Cudjo Kossula Lewis, one of the last survivors of the Atlantic Slave...   More >

  RSVP online

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

Big C Hike

Social Event | October 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Want to learn what Stanford did to the Big C in 1961? Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisors on this exhilarating hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. It might be a little dirty. The hike and back takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps....   More >

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Hands On Artists' Books: Recent Acquisitions

Reception | October 25 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library

 Library

Artists’ books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, they range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, the instructive, or the purely beautiful. Our Hands On Artists’ Book events allow you to handle books from our rare book vault. Our next event will feature recent acquisitions for you to touch, turn pages, and experience. Wine and light...   More >

Julie Chen's True to Life

Pumpkin Carving Night iMix

Social Event | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), College of Environmental Design

The Halloween season is finally here! Join us for a night of creative fun and friendly competition!

Celebrating the Nature of California

Special Event | October 25 | 5-8:30 p.m. |  Valley Life Sciences Building

 David Ackerly, Dean, College of Natural Resources

 Peggy Fiedler, Executive Director, UC Natural Reserve System; Ana M. Alvarez, Deputy General Manager, East Bay Regional Park District; Todd Dawson, Professor, Integrative Biology

 Science@Cal

Join us for a vibrant celebration of the nature of California to kick off the 2019 Bay Area Science Festival. Discover how the University of California Natural Reserve System is cultivating tomorrow’s field scientists, providing environmental forecasting, and serving the people of California. Meet scientists working at the UC Natural Reserves, including partnership reserves located in the...   More >

Celebrating the Nature of California

Saturday, October 26, 2019

CalHack 6.0

Special Event | October 25 – 27, 2019 every day |  Memorial Stadium

 Data Sciences

As UC Berkeley’s hackathon organization, Cal Hacks hosts the world’s largest collegiate hackathon, runs a fellowship program to support entrepreneurial hackers, and brings first-time coders into the world of technology — just a few of our many initiatives and projects. Our mission is to empower others with technology to create solutions to better the world.

Transoc Fall Picnic

Social Event | October 26 |  Shorebird Nature Center

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

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

Ask a Berkeley Scientist: Science, Cider and Snacks!

Special Event | October 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Ella Lachman, Physics, UC Berkeley; Bill Page, Physics, UC Berkeley; Peggy Hellweg, Berkeley Seismology Lab, UC Berkeley; Howard Isaacson, Astronomy, UC Berkeley; Kwabena Bediako, Chemistry, UC Berkeley; Daniel Westcott, Plant Biology, UC Berkeley

 Thomas Mittiga, Physics, UC Berkeley

 Science@Cal

Science is all about being curious and asking questions. If you could ask a scientist a question, what would it be…? Here’s your chance to do that now!