<< February 2019 >>

Friday, February 1, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Know Your Numbers Health Screening (BEUHS619)

Information Session | February 1 | 7:30-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Education Center

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Appointments offered every 15 minutes.
Know Your Numbers is a voluntary, fasting health screening including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference. Receive your confidential results (seen only by Health*Matters staff) and resources for follow-up immediately. Plan for 20-30 minutes to complete the screening....   More >

$10.00 Exact cash or check

 Enroll at the UC Learning Center. Enroll online

A Circular Economy Educational Trailer is Coming to Campus!

Special Event | February 1 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Haas Pavilion, In front of Haas Pavilion

 Cal Zero Waste

To kick off our PAC-12 Road to Zero Waste competition, swing by Haas Pavilion this Friday 2/1 from 10 am - 3 pm, to learn about the circular economy and tour an educational trailer that will be giving away FREE recycled content products such as socks, t-shirts and beanies made out of plastic bottles! In partnership with Cal Athletics, the first 100 people to come to the trailer will receive up to...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | February 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

2019 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a social engagement project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000.

Berkeley Global Internships: Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience over the summer.

Information Session | February 1 | 12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!

Learn more about Berkeley Global Internships here: globalinternships.berkeley.edu

2019 locations include: Boston, Dublin, Hong Kong, Israel, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mumbai, Paris, Prague, San...   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

Makerspace Open House

Social Event | February 1 | 5-7 p.m. |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Kick off a new year at the Jacob makerspace open house! Meet the design specialists, student supervisors, and other members of our interdisciplinary and creative community. Learn about Maker Pass resources and show your friends where you spend all of your time.

We will have information about spring workshops, demos, and giveaways (and snacks too, of course). Learn more at:...   More >

Nvidia Info-Session and Tech Talk

Information Session | February 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us and explore the future of AI computing in engaging, informative tech talks with experts who are creating new realities with AI.

SPEAKER INFORMATION

John Storms
Director, Compiler Verification

Bio: John Storms is the director of Compiler Verification for NVIDIA. John has been with NVIDIA’s compiler team for over 10 years where he has participated in delivering a world-class...   More >

Spring Welcome Dinner for International Graduate Students

Social Event | February 1 | 7-9 p.m. |  YWCA Auditorium

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 International Graduate Student Ministry

Join us for a free dinner and lecture event hosted by IGSM, International Graduate Student Ministry.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Women in Data Science (WiDS) 2019 Datathon Collaboration Day

Special Event | February 2 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge - 1860 Leroy Avenue

 Data Sciences

Join us Saturday, February 2 for a collaborative day focused on the 2nd Annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) 2019 Datathon! The event is open to all; we welcome students, industry, mentors, and all data science enthusiasts looking to get involved. Please RSVP here.

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 >

FULL: Roving Ambassador Two-day Training

Information Session | February 2 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall, UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Roving Ambassador Two-day Training: Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 10, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Do you love plants and nature? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Become a Roving Ambassador!

 THIS CLASS IS FULL.

BIO Bears Meetup: Tilden Park Hike

Social Event | February 2 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Tilden Regional Park | Canceled

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join us to get out of the city and and spend some time out in nature. Tilden Park is in the hills just above Berkeley, but it feels like you've left the city far behind, with beautiful rolling hills in every direction.

We will meet at Springer Gateway at 10 AM on February 2 to take the short bus ride up to Tilden Park together. Bring comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle, sunscreen,...   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

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Monday, February 4, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Trieste and Venice, Italy: Italian Language and Culture

Information Session | February 4 | 3 p.m. | 33 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Trieste and Venice program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Develop your Italian language skills and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Italy this summer.

This program begins with three weeks in Trieste, a coastal city with a long history of intercultural exchange due to its...   More >

Apple Info-Session: Careers in Hardware Panel

Information Session | February 4 | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We’re looking for people like you. At Apple, we don’t just create products. We create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. Come join us.

The Hardware Panel will feature various engineers representing different hardware-focused technologies within Apple.

RSVP here https://applecorp.avature.net/ursite?projectId=11283&source=UR+Site+Portal

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1, 2019 – January 7, 2020 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on 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 >

Hardware Engineering Networking Day

Information Session | February 5 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Apple would love the chance to meet you and introduce you to our managers who will be on campus February 5, 2019.

Apple will bring ~30 engineers interested in meeting ME, EE, IE majors.

Please RSVP for a time slot to attend, ranking your preferences in order. A confirmation with your assigned time slot will be emailed to you 12-24 hours before the Networking Day.



This event is open...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad in London: Shakespeare and the Arts

Information Session | February 5 | 11 a.m. | 305 Wheeler Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in London program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Experience the cultural heart of London, from Renaissance art to Shakespeare plays. This program takes full advantage of its location, with field trips to iconic London landmarks including Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, the British Museum, and the...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Madrid: Spanish Language and Culture

Information Session | February 5 | 11 a.m. | 5303 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about Summer Abroad in Madrid, Spain at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Sharpen your Spanish language skills and settle into the Spanish pace of life in Madrid, the stunning cosmopolitan capital of Spain. In this program, students will immerse themselves in the day-to-day life of a Madrileño/a.

Learn more:...   More >

Oracle Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall!

Miscellaneous | February 5 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet with Oracle recruiters and university relations representatives and get yourself a complementary cupcake while they last!

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

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.

Lunar New Year Celebration

Social Event | February 5 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

The SLC Language Exchange Program is excited to invite you to our first event of the semester. Join us Tuesday, 2/5, from 3-4:30PM as we celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Observed across East and Southeast Asia, the Lunar New Year is a time to come together with friends and family and welcome the start of the lunar calendar. Come enjoy traditional games, crafts, and treats from across the region...   More >

  RSVP online by February 4.

LEP Lunar New Year Celebration

Simon-Kucher Partners Infosession: Careers in consulting

Information Session | February 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Betty Pio, Simon-Kucher & Partners

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Want to learn more about consulting?
Our Life Sciences Partners will be on campus to discuss projects they have worked on and to answer any questions you might have about a career in consulting.

Food provided and resumes accepted!

• Simon-Kucher is regarded as the world’s leading pricing advisor and thought leader.
• Life Sciences is one of our leading industry practices; we have advised...   More >

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Oracle Tech Talk: ERP in the Cloud

Information Session | February 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Speaker: Hui Wang, Software Development Manager of the Netsuite Organization

In this tech talk, we will focus on Oracle's core application business, introduce what an ERP system is and why enterprises need it. Then we will discuss the importance of bringing it to the Cloud and making it accessible to all businesses from both business and technical aspects.

We will also be holding a raffle...   More >

Career Connections: Design and Technology

Social Event | February 5 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Software Engineering Networking Day

Information Session | February 6 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Apple would love the chance to meet you and introduce you to our managers who will be on campus February 6, 2019. We will bring ~30 engineers interested in meeting CS & EECS majors.

Please RSVP for a time slot to attend, ranking your preferences in order. A confirmation with your assigned time slot will be emailed to you 12-24 hours before the Networking Day.

This event is open to all...   More >

Discovery Station: Chocolate and Vanilla

Special Event | February 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Does chocolate really grow on trees?! Did you know vanilla comes from an orchid?! Come discover more about two of our favorite foods.

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate, approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, can help you make the most of growing opportunities in human resource management.

  Register online

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Tainan, Taiwan: Business Chinese and Chinese Culture

Information Session | February 6 | 12 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Tainan program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Advance your Mandarin language skills and explore Chinese culture in Tainan, Taiwan this summer.

This program is open to all levels of Mandarin speakers, including beginners, and is designed to give students the cultural, social, and business...   More >

Exhibition Highlights Tour

Tour/Open House | February 6 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover highlights from current exhibitions on a guided tour led by BAMPFA education staff.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 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

Summer Opportunities Fair

Special Event | February 6 | 2-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Wondering what to do next summer? Visit the Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about exciting summer options for UC Berkeley students, including study abroad, summer courses, student jobs and internships, research, volunteer and service, and more.

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Madrid, Spain: Spanish Language and Culture

Information Session | February 6 | 2 p.m. | 5303 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about Summer Abroad in Madrid, Spain at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Sharpen your Spanish language skills and settle into the Spanish pace of life in Madrid, the stunning cosmopolitan capital of Spain. In this program, students will immerse themselves in the day-to-day life of a Madrileño/a.

Learn more:...   More >

2019 Summer Opportunities Fair

Special Event | February 6 | 2-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Summer Sessions

Wondering what to do next summer? Visit the Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about exciting summer options for UC Berkeley students, including summer courses, study abroad, student jobs and internships, research, volunteer and service, and more.

Representatives from Berkeley campus units will be tabling with information on their courses and programs.

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2019 application deadline, February 21, 2019

Information Session | February 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

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 >

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Bahia, Brazil: Afro-Feminism, Dance, and Brazil

Information Session | February 6 | 4 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Bahia, Brazil program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Bahia, Brazil: Afro-Feminism, Dance, and Brazil is a six-week cultural experience rooted in social justice and black feminist pedagogy exploring the power of dance and performance with a particular focus on Afro-Brazilian dances, songs and...   More >

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 >

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, February 7, 2019

East Bay Electrification Expo: Fight Climate Change with a Clean Energy Home/Apt!

Special Event | February 7 |  Ed Roberts Campus

 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703

 Student Environmental Resource Center

East Bay Electrification Expo: Fight Climate Change with a Clean Energy Home/Apt!

Hosted by the Ecology Center, StopWaste and City of Berkeley, with the generous support of BayREN.

Why? Our homes and buildings are the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. But thanks to local Community Choice Energy providers, electricity in the Bay Area is clean, and is getting cleaner and...   More >

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

February Bird Walk with Chris Carmichael

Tour/Open House | February 7 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

While winter birds are still abundant in the garden, this month we will be looking for the earliest of our spring migrants: Rufous and Allen's Hummingbirds flying north from Mexico.

$20 / $18 UCBG Member / $10 UCB student Ticket price includes admission to the Garden, a $12 value

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Spring 2019 International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception

Social Event | February 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  YWCA Auditorium

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), University Section Club, YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Join us at the International Spouse & Partner Reception to connect with fellow international spouses and families, campus and community resources, and learn more about J-2 work authorization! This event is co-sponsored by the Berkeley International Office, University Section Club, University Village, and YWCA. Light refreshments will be served and children are welcome!

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.

  Register online

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

Exhibition Highlights Tour

Tour/Open House | February 7 | 1:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover highlights from current exhibitions on a guided tour led by BAMPFA education staff.

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

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | February 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

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

Information Session | February 7 | 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 >

New Life Quarterly Release Party

Special Event | February 7 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Celebrate the release of Issue 4 of New Life Quarterly magazine! Published by Oakland-based bookstore and downtown community arts hub Wolfman Books, New Life is focused on the intersections of art and community—especially the exuberant, overlooked, and experimental margins—in the Bay Area and beyond.

This issue is a special project dedicated to artist correspondence. Through emails, WhatsApp...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Paris, France: French Language, Culture, and History

Information Session | February 7 | 4 p.m. | 4125 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Paris program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Dive headfirst into French culture in Paris, one of the most picturesque cities in the world! This program is designed to immerse students in the language and day-to-day rhythms of French culture. You will explore the past and present of France, from...   More >

2019 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | February 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a social engagement project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000.

Facebook Puzzle Hunt

Information Session | February 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Do you enjoy a challenge and like solving puzzles?! Come join Facebook and CSUA to team up with your fellow bears for an exciting 2 hours of logic game puzzles. You will split into teams of up to 4 and solve up to 8 puzzles together. Prizes will be awarded to the top 5 winning teams!

Please bring your laptops! After you choose your team of 4, sign your team up here:...   More >

Friday, February 8, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 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

BIO Bears Meetup: Botanical Gardens Stroll

Social Event | February 8 | 1-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Berkeley Botanical Garden. Whether you're a plant enthusiast or just want to get a little exercise on a Friday afternoon, we'd love to have you come along!

We will meet in the courtyard outside of the Campanile at 1 PM to take a bus up to the gardens. RSVP here to save your spot!

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

East Bay World History Reading Group: Empress of the East by Leslie Peirce

Meeting | February 8 | 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

Cal vs. Oregon Women's Basketball Hoops Party

Special Event | February 8 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join fellow Cal Women's Basketball fans at Alumni House before your Golden Bears go hunting for some Oregon Ducks in this exciting PAC-12 match-up. This Hoops Party includes delicious food and drink, a pre-game coach's chalk talk, and a performance by the Cal Band and the Cal Spirit Groups.

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Jane Street Tech Talk: Electronic Trading Challenge (ETC)

Information Session | February 9 | 10 a.m.-10 p.m. | TBA Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We'll be hosting an Electronic Trading Challenge (ETC), a day-long programming contest where participants compete against each other in a simulated market. We'll begin at 10:00am PT on Saturday, February 9th and continue into the night. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided and there's a cash prize for the winning team.

You can sign up either as a single participant or as a team. If...   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

CASA Coffee Chats

Special Event | February 9 | 2-4 p.m. |  Passione Caffe

 91 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA)

Distinguished Cal alumni can sign up to mentor current Cal students during Coffee Chats with CASA! This year’s coffee chats will occur monthly on Saturdays at PiQ Bakery, which is located across from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.

Each coffee chat will take place in a group setting, allowing 2-3 students to speak with 1 alumni for 1 hour.

Coffee will be provided. Dress code is casual.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

FULL: Roving Ambassador Two-day Training

Information Session | February 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall, UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Roving Ambassador Two-day Training: Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 10, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Do you love plants and nature? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Become a Roving Ambassador!

 THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Sunday Funday: Let's Hear It For the Girls!

Special Event | February 10 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Join us in celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science, with Scientific Adventures for Girls! Discover some of the contributions and major scientific advances that women have made throughout history. Draw your idea of a "scientist" to add to our art gallery, then get creative with a hands-on exploration project. What does a scientist look like? Like YOU!


Scientific Adventures...   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

Legacy Night: A Student and Alumni Networking Dinner

Special Event | February 10 | 6-8 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA)

The Cal Alumni Student Association cordially invites you to our annual Legacy Night. This formal dinner is intended to recognize top UC Berkeley students and Cal alumni in their fields who have left a legacy, on or off campus. Get in the spirit with a performance from our favorite Cal student group! Join us to celebrate the achievements of our Golden Bears and connect with the leaders of...   More >

  Register online or or by emailing Talia Panadero at talia.panadero@berkeley.edu

Monday, February 11, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2019 application deadline, February 21, 2019

Information Session | February 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Splunk Info-Session

Information Session | February 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. By monitoring and analyzing everything from customer clickstreams and transactions to network activity and call records—and more—Splunk turns machine data into valuable insights no matter what business you're in. It's what we call operational intelligence. Splunk is growing rapidly...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Cusco, Peru: The Archaeology of the Incas

Information Session | February 11 | 7 p.m. | Bowles Hall, Main Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Peru program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Discover the ancient Inca Civilization in its former capital Cusco, Peru, through first-hand anthropological research and visits to historical Andean sites.
In this program, you will be hands-on at an archaeological dig, learning field methods in...   More >

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Summer Abroad in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany

Information Session | February 12 | 10 a.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany: The History of Belonging and Coexistence in Modern Europe program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Who “belongs” in Europe and how do refugee communities and ethnic minorities fit into the European Union experiment?

Dive deep into the history of coexistence...   More >

Darwin Day at the Essig Museum: Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin (1809)

Tour/Open House | February 12 | 12-5 p.m. | 1170 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Peter Oboyski, Essig Museum of Entomology

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday with special behind-the-scenes tours of the Essig Museum insect collection in the Valley Life Sciences Building.Also on display will be Galapagos finches, rodents, a marine iguana, and tortoise shell, herbarium specimens, live orchids and insectivorous plants.

Certificate Program in Marketing Online Information Session

Information Session | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketing’s most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.

  Make reservations 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.

Summer Abroad Programs Rooted in Social Justice: Berkeley Summer Abroad and Global Internships

Information Session | February 12 | 1-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn about the Berkeley Summer Abroad and Global Internship programs that utilize social justice and anti-oppression methodologies. Advisers will also give an overview of all the programs offered through Summer Abroad and Global Internships. Presentation runs until 1:45 p.m., then advisers will be available for individual advising until 3 p.m.

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.

Catalyst Group to End Youth Homelessness Meeting

Meeting | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Innovations 4 Youth

The Catalyst Group to End Youth Homelessness aims to create synergy between research, policy, and practice to eliminate youth homelessness in the Bay Area and on the UC Berkeley campus. Our group brings students, faculty, staff, and community partners together to leverage individual expertise of lived experiences of homelessness, research, and advocacy. We welcome all to attend a meeting and work...   More >

Open House and Info Session

Information Session | February 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 The Program in Critical Theory

Join The Program in Critical Theory’s faculty and students for a panel discussion and Q&A about the Designated Emphasis (DE) in Critical Theory. All UC Berkeley Ph.D. students interested in applying to the DE are invited to attend. Refreshments and informal social to follow.

The Program in Critical Theory’s DE enables graduate students already enrolled in UC Berkeley Ph.D. programs from across...   More >

Vicarious Trauma Workshop

Meeting | February 12 | 6-8 p.m. | 10 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 International Human Rights Workshop

A workshop on understanding, recognizing, and addressing trauma workshop hosted by the International Human Rights Workshop.



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

Sponsored by the Graduate Assembly.

IBM Networking Night

Information Session | February 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come meet us.

What is like to work at IBM?
Join us as IBMers in a variety of technical roles share day-in-the-life stories about their work and provide an inside look on what makes engineering at IBM unique.

Are you submitting applications this semester?
We'll also share some insight into IMB's recruiting process.

Feel free to bring questions, as we'll close with a panel and Q&A.

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Portugal: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Information Session | February 12 | 7 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology - SCET

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come hear about this unique program where you can not only study, but also travel in Portugal with over 400 students from around the world at the European Innovation Academy!

This program is open to ALL MAJORS and will be hosted in Porto and Cascais, Portugal (right next to Lisbon).

Earn 6 units of upper division IEOR course credits:
IND ENG 185: Challenge Lab (4 units)
IND ENG 192:...   More >

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

2019 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | February 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a social engagement project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000.

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Geneva, Switzerland: Business Innovation for Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Positive Impact

Information Session | February 13 | 12 p.m. | C335 Cheit Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad Geneva, Switzerland: Business Innovation for Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Positive Impact program. Advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Explore the relationship between business needs and social concerns in Geneva, a hub of multinational companies, government, and NGOs concerned with global trade, human rights,...   More >

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension’s Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.

  Register online

Exhibition Highlights Tour

Tour/Open House | February 13 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover highlights from current exhibitions on a guided tour led by BAMPFA education staff.

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Manila, Philippines: Narratives of Tradition and Resistance

Information Session | February 13 | 2 p.m. | 341 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad Manila, Philippines: Narratives of Tradition and Resistance program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Learn about Philippine history, culture, and society through interactions with Filipino people, as well as selected lectures by leading scholars in the Philippines. Students will be based at the...   More >

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 >

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

Berkeley Global Internships: Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience over the summer.

Information Session | February 13 | 3 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!

Learn more about Berkeley Global Internships here: globalinternships.berkeley.edu

2019 locations include: Boston, Dublin, Hong Kong, Israel, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mumbai, Paris, Prague, San...   More >

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Dear Leader, by Jang Jin-sung

Meeting | February 13 | 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

C3 IoT Info-Session

Information Session | February 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meaningful Work. Top Technology.
Award-Winning Culture & Talented Team.

C3 is a leading enterprise AI software provider for accelerating digital transformation. The comprehensive and proven C3 AI Suite uses a model-driven abstraction layer to enable organizations to develop, deploy, and operate enterprise scale AI applications 10x to 100x faster than alternative approaches. C3 is Hiring the...   More >

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 >

Career Connections: Business Roles in Health

Social Event | February 13 | 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. | 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.