<< October 2018 >>

Monday, October 1, 2018

Office Hours with Oracle

Meeting | October 1 | 1-4:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, Room 504

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Wondering about the application process or what job opportunities are currently available? Have a question about your resume or what it's like to work at Oracle? Oracle recruiters and engineers are here to answer all your questions.

Snacks and giveaways will be provided.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

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.

Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair

Special Event | October 2 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Office of Undergraduate Research

All Cal students, faculty, and staff are invited to the annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair where one can learn everything there is to know about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities at UC Berkeley. The event is free & accessible. Dozens of research and scholarship programs will have tables at the fair where you can meet representatives and get information.

LSE Summer School Information Session

Information Session | October 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Study Abroad at the LSE Summer School in Summer 2019! Come to this session to learn more about this UCEAP program and how to apply. Co-hosted by the LSE Summer School and Berkeley Study Abroad.

McNair Scholars Program Deadline

Information Session | October 2 | 3:30-4 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

Applying to Graduate Programs in English: Information Session

Information Session | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 330, English Department Lounge

 Londiwe Gamedze; John James; Jess Laser, Berkeley English; Jesse Cordes Selbin, Berkeley English; Andrew Leong, Assistant Professor, Berkeley English; Eric Falci, Professor, Berkeley English; Dorothy Hale, Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English, English Undergraduate Association

Thinking about applying to graduate school in English? Wondering if this is the right step for you and how to begin? This information session can help. Faculty members and graduate students from the English department offer their advice and answer your questions. All welcome.

Wednesday, October 3, 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.

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 3 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Discovery Station: Seeds

Special Event | October 3 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Most plants are rooted in place, which makes dispersing their fruits and seeds particularly important. Discover how plants have adapted to distribute their seeds using wind, water and animals to help the next generation flourish and spread. Meet the hitchhikers, helicopters, parachutes, and boats of the plant world!

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 >

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 >

MSW Info Session

Information Session | October 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 5 Haviland Hall

 Sara McCarthy, Graduate Admissions Advisor, School of Social Welfare; Cassandra Castillo, Student Services Advisor, School of Social Welfare

 Social Welfare, School of

These group admissions advising sessions are designed to provide an overview of the admissions process and degree requirements of the MSW program. All MSW Admissions Information Sessions are held in the School of Social Welfare, located in Haviland Hall (Room 5).

Roblox Info-Session

Information Session | October 3 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Roblox is coming to UC Berkeley! Join us to learn more about Roblox, summer internship opportunities, and meet members of the Roblox team! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

We're also raffling away great prizes:
- Bose Quiet Comfort Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
- Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speakers
- $100 Visa Gift Cards

For questions, email internships@roblox.com....   More >

Career Connections: Marketing and Media

Social Event | October 3 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

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 4, 2018

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 >

Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium: Sarah Sands Rice, "The Body of Evidence: Conception and Consent in Shakespeare's Lucrece"

Meeting | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Sarah Sands Rice, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Materials will be pre-circulated on the Colloquium's bCourses site. If you're not yet a member of the site but would like to be added, please reach out to a member of the organizing committee. Alternatively, materials for individual events can be requested from the relevant committee member (indicated above). Food and drinks will be provided.

Please contact Miles Drawdy for pre-circulated...   More >

a16z Tech Talks

Information Session | October 4 | 5:15-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join a16z for a series of Tech Talks by Branch, Ciitizen, Cresta.ai, Descript, and repl.it.

Andreessen Horowitz wants to connect the best developers and designers to our startup portfolio. If you have a passion for technology, join the a16z talent network!

Dinner will be provided.

Interdisciplinary Marxist Working Group

Meeting | September 20 – December 13, 2018 every other Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Please join us for this semester's first meeting of the IMWG on Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-8pm in the Wheeler English lounge. We will be continuing with where we left off last semester in Capital, with plans to finish volume 1 by early October.

No prior knowledge of Capital or Marx is required, and everyone is welcome. I'm attaching a rough schedule, as our readings after Capital vol 1 will...   More >

Friday, October 5, 2018

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | September 7 – December 7, 2018 the first Friday of the month every month | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, 766/768 CSHE Conference Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the University of California, the State of California or elsewhere for the mutual exchange of knowledge, ideas and issues through:
Acquainting one another with their respective research
Discussing research strategies, data base use and data issues
Engaging...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

MRED+D ADMISSIONS WEBINAR

Information Session | October 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Webinar

 College of Environmental Design

Please join the UC Berkeley Master of Real Estate Development + Design (MRED+D) Admissions Office for an online information session.

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 >

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library

Reception | October 5 | 2-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Lauren Kroiz, Professor, UC Berkeley History of Art Department; Keith Cranmer, Bay Area Printmaker; Randy Hussong, Lecturer, UC Berkeley Art Practice Department

 Library

The reception for the exhibition Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be Friday, October 5th from 4-6pm in the Morrison Library. The reception will feature talks by Professor Lauren Kroiz of the UC Berkeley History of Art Department and Bay Area printmaker Keith Cranmer. There well also be a tour of the exhibition at 4pm and 5:30pm by UC...   More >

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   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 >

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)

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Global Homecoming 2018: A day full of unique I-House experiences

Special Event | October 14 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  International House

 International House

Join us under the dome for the International House Global Homecoming, featuring unique I-House experiences, community building, and scrumptious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement, don't miss out on the fun!

For a complete schedule of events, event updates, and to register, please email: ihalumni@berkeley.edu

  Register online

Pilipino American Alumni Chapter: Alumni and Student Brunch

Social Event | October 14 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Grace Rualo Asuncion Bench

 Cal Alumni Association, Pilipino American Alumni Chapter (PAAC)

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 >

Doe and Moffitt Libraries and Gardner Stacks Open House

Tour/Open House | October 14 | 1-5 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.

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 >

Professor Eugene Haller Memorial

Memorial | October 14 | 2-5 p.m. | Lobby Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Memorial Reception for Professor Eugene Haller Memorial.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Jane Street Tech Talk

Information Session | October 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

PPlease join us on Monday, October 15th to learn what makes financial trading an interesting problem to tackle with Machine Learning techniques, and what connections we can draw with areas where ML is known to work well.

Food, beverages, and swag will be served.

Please sign up here: https://tinylink.net/FPbAY if you plan to attend so we can make sure to order enough food! We look forward...   More >

Certificate Program in Project Management

Information Session | October 15 | 6-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 608/609

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Professional Sequence in Agile Management

Information Session | October 15 | 7-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 505/506

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how Agile Management—a framework of values, principles and practices that allows managers to plan work, engage teams and leverage changing market conditions—can make a difference in your career as a manager.

 Please refer to UNEX 1066. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tolman Hall Free ReUse Day: Hosted by Cal Zero Waste

Special Event | October 16 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Tolman Hall, East Wing

 Cal Zero Waste

Cal Zero Waste is holding the last and final Free ReUSE days at Tolman Hall this month before its demolition. We successfull diverted over 10,000 tons of goodies at our last 3 Free ReUSE days, but there are still more that need to find a new home. Come find us at Tolman Hall (east wing) between 10:00am-2:00pm on 10/19!

C3 IoT Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Miscellaneous | October 16 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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.

MEng Info Session: University of California, San Diego

Information Session | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. |  Cymer Conference Room, SME Building

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Learn more about our inter-disciplinary Master of Engineering professional program at University of California, Berkeley's College of Engineering. Megan Braverman, Student Services and Admissions Advisor, will present and hold a Q&A about the MEng's innovative leadership curriculum, capstone projects, technical concentrations, dedicated career services, and admissions criteria.

  RSVP online

C3 IoT Info-Session

Information Session | October 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

You Are Invited!

Please join at the C3 IoT Information Session. At this event, you will learn more about our company, C3 IoT career opportunities, and the meaningful work we do.

About C3 IoT

C3 IoT is the leading software platform provider for digital transformation. C3 IoT delivers a comprehensive and proven software platform for rapidly developing and operating AI, predictive...   More >

Bose Design Challenge

Special Event | October 16 | 6-9 p.m. |  Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

We'd like to invite you to participate in the Fung Institute's 2018 Design Challenge sponsored by Bose and Real Industry! The challenge will focus on sound-based augmented reality and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from all majors (though may be most relevant to students taking courses in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Music, and Music Technology). We hope you will...   More >

  RSVP online

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | October 16 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint | Note change in date

 1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of the Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family or new colleagues.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Wednesday, October 17, 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.

Grad Fair: University of California, Davis

Special Event | October 17 | 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.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | October 17 | 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

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 >

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | October 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright

Meeting | October 17 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 727 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA

 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

Gusto Info-Session

Information Session | October 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for an Info Session & Fireside Chat as well as yummy food! Learn more about the cool problems our engineering team is tackling and ask our panel about life at Gusto.

About Gusto & our career opportunities: We're here to create a world where work empowers a better life — and that starts right here in our offices. From hands-on training to our vibrant work environment and truly...   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 18, 2018

CEDSOC Community Snacktime

Social Event | October 18 | 1-3 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Landscape Courtyard

 College of Environmental Design Students of Color

Take a break from the grind of the semester and chat and enjoy snacks with your fellow students in the Landscape Courtyard!

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 >

Interdisciplinary Marxist Working Group

Meeting | September 20 – December 13, 2018 every other Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Please join us for this semester's first meeting of the IMWG on Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-8pm in the Wheeler English lounge. We will be continuing with where we left off last semester in Capital, with plans to finish volume 1 by early October.

No prior knowledge of Capital or Marx is required, and everyone is welcome. I'm attaching a rough schedule, as our readings after Capital vol 1 will...   More >

Thought Lounge: Come for free dinner and a chance to talk with homeless community advocates and experts about the issues surrounding People's Park!

Meeting | October 18 | 9-11 p.m. | B1 Hearst Field Annex

 Suitcase Clinic

The Suitcase Clinic’s Advocacy Task Force, a student-run group involved in advocating for the locally underserved and homeless community, will be hosting an event called the Thought Lounge, an open space to learn and discuss more about the history and value of People’s Park from 6:00-7:30 pm on Thursday, October 18 in Hearst Field Annex, Room B1. This event will feature FREE DINNER and a Q&A...   More >

 First 25 People to RSVP at: tinyurl.com/thoughtlounge1