<< Week of January 1 >>

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Maintain Don’t Gain: Healthy Holiday Challenge (BEUHS640)

Sport - Recreational | November 21, 2016 – January 6, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Give yourself a gift this holiday season with the Maintain Don’t Gain Healthy Holiday Challenge. This 6-week program begins Thanksgiving week, Monday November 23 and runs until after New Year’s, Friday, Jan 1. You will receive support tools, weekly electronic newsletter, and challenges with prize drawings to provide the encouragement for incorporating nutritious choices, healthy decisions,...   More >

  Register online

Holiday: Winter Holiday

Holiday | December 26, 2016 – January 2, 2017 every day |  Academic & Administrative Holiday

 UC Berkeley

New Year's Day - Garden Closed

Holiday | January 1 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Winter Weeks 2016

Holiday | December 17, 2016 – January 1, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back, and better than ever!

Celebrate the holiday season with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley’s Public Science Center.

Enjoy all your favorite exhibits, activities, and labs like the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Lab, and Planetarium every day during Winter Weeks. During your visit, experience everything that is new at the...   More >

Admission: $10.00–$12.00 All Winter Weeks activities are included with your Hall admission. Members are Free.

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-5132

Rainbow over the Lawrence Hall of Science

Men's Basketball vs. Arizona State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 1 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Arizona State at Haas Pavilion.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Holiday: Winter Holiday

Holiday | December 26, 2016 – January 2, 2017 every day |  Academic & Administrative Holiday

 UC Berkeley

Maintain Don’t Gain: Healthy Holiday Challenge (BEUHS640)

Sport - Recreational | November 21, 2016 – January 6, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Give yourself a gift this holiday season with the Maintain Don’t Gain Healthy Holiday Challenge. This 6-week program begins Thanksgiving week, Monday November 23 and runs until after New Year’s, Friday, Jan 1. You will receive support tools, weekly electronic newsletter, and challenges with prize drawings to provide the encouragement for incorporating nutritious choices, healthy decisions,...   More >

  Register online

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

Meeting | June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2017 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that develops communication and leadership skills through public speaking.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Maintain Don’t Gain: Healthy Holiday Challenge (BEUHS640)

Sport - Recreational | November 21, 2016 – January 6, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Give yourself a gift this holiday season with the Maintain Don’t Gain Healthy Holiday Challenge. This 6-week program begins Thanksgiving week, Monday November 23 and runs until after New Year’s, Friday, Jan 1. You will receive support tools, weekly electronic newsletter, and challenges with prize drawings to provide the encouragement for incorporating nutritious choices, healthy decisions,...   More >

  Register online

Garden Closed

Holiday | November 4, 2014 – December 5, 2017 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 somewhere...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | January 3 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

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...   More >

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 4 – December 6, 2017 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.

Maintain Don’t Gain: Healthy Holiday Challenge (BEUHS640)

Sport - Recreational | November 21, 2016 – January 6, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Give yourself a gift this holiday season with the Maintain Don’t Gain Healthy Holiday Challenge. This 6-week program begins Thanksgiving week, Monday November 23 and runs until after New Year’s, Friday, Jan 1. You will receive support tools, weekly electronic newsletter, and challenges with prize drawings to provide the encouragement for incorporating nutritious choices, healthy decisions,...   More >

  Register online

Newt Discovery Station: Cancelled Due to Weather

Special Event | January 4 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Newts return! Each year, the winter rains prompt newts to migrate to the Garden’s Japanese Pool where their mating behaviors can be easily observed. Docents will be on hand to provide garden visitors with an up-close look at newts at all stages of their life cycle, and to answer questions about these amazing and adorable animals. Free Garden admission today.

Certificate Program in Accounting Online Information Session

Information Session | January 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date

 Anna Lee, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how an accounting certificate, which you can complete in just one year, can help you become the kind of accountant businesses want. For certificate details, visit the Certificate Program in Accounting.

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | September 7, 2016 – January 4, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 1:30 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.
Tours may be cancelled without notice
Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Free with Garden Admission

Weekly UC Berkeley Auction: Bid on used campus items

Sale | January 13, 2016 – January 18, 2017 every Wednesday | 2-3:45 p.m. | Property Management, Suite E

 3200 Regatta Boulevard, Richmond, CA 94804

 Property Management

Weekly auction of UC Berkeley surplus items.

Coffee Break!

Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way.

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join the Coffee Break every Wednesday afternoon! Boost your global network and meetup with friends.

Coffee break, hosted by Berkeley International Office, is an informal weekly event where Cal students can connect, share stories, or learn about different culture and language. Free coffee for UCB students! Both international students and domestic students are welcome.

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.

Certificate Program in Landscape Architecture

Information Session | January 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus | Note change in date

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Prepare for success in the growing field of landscape architecture. This information session includes an overview presentation, an opportunity to meet program instructors and a Q&A period.

 UNEX 1035. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Maintain Don’t Gain: Healthy Holiday Challenge (BEUHS640)

Sport - Recreational | November 21, 2016 – January 6, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Give yourself a gift this holiday season with the Maintain Don’t Gain Healthy Holiday Challenge. This 6-week program begins Thanksgiving week, Monday November 23 and runs until after New Year’s, Friday, Jan 1. You will receive support tools, weekly electronic newsletter, and challenges with prize drawings to provide the encouragement for incorporating nutritious choices, healthy decisions,...   More >

  Register online

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club: To Gain Confidence and Find Your Voice

Meeting | December 1, 2016 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. | Au Coquelet Cafe, (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club

Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.

If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do on your own, this is the place for you.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART

Certificate Program in Business Administration Online Information Session

Information Session | January 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date and time

 Anna Lee, M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this business administration certificate employs materials and techniques that combine fundamental concepts, modern principles and best practices, providing an understanding of business and knowledge and skills that you can use immediately.

  Make reservations online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | September 1, 2016 – January 5, 2017 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

Behavioral Health Sciences Department Information Session

Information Session | January 5 | 6-8:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Stan Weisner

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Behavioral Health Sciences Department offers a wide array of professional and post-baccalaureate certificate programs intended for both professionals and paraprofessionals interested in the fields of health and mental health. Learn about the Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions, Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies,...   More >

  Make reservations online

Friday, January 6, 2017

Maintain Don’t Gain: Healthy Holiday Challenge (BEUHS640)

Sport - Recreational | November 21, 2016 – January 6, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Give yourself a gift this holiday season with the Maintain Don’t Gain Healthy Holiday Challenge. This 6-week program begins Thanksgiving week, Monday November 23 and runs until after New Year’s, Friday, Jan 1. You will receive support tools, weekly electronic newsletter, and challenges with prize drawings to provide the encouragement for incorporating nutritious choices, healthy decisions,...   More >

  Register online

Andean Studies Conference, Day 1: Institute for Andean Studies

Conference/Symposium | January 6 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 John Rick, President, Institute for Andean Studies

 Archaeological Research Facility

The Institute of Andean Studies was the vision of John H. Rowe (1918–2004), who founded it in 1960.

$40 Early registration, $10 Student early registration, $60 Registration after Jan 1 and at the door, $20 Student registration after Jan 1 and at the door

  Register online or or by emailing instituteofandeanstudies@gmail.com

Certificate Program in Finance Online Information Session

Information Session | January 6 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date and time

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn to apply financial management principles and risk management theories to investment management and capital markets analysis. The certificate can be completed online or in the classroom. Courses are taught by professionals with years of experience.

  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 >

Women's Basketball vs. Oregon State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 6 | 6 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Oregon State at Haas Pavilion.

Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra January Concert: Requiems by Mozart and Cherubini

Performing Arts - Music | January 6 | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Ariana Strahl, Soprano; Silvie Jensen, Mezzo soprano; Kirk Doughert, Tenor; Matt Hanscom, Baritone

 Ming Luke, Music Director, BCCO

 American Studies

Come hear the BCCO sing the Mozart Requiem in D Minor and the Cherubini Requiem in C Minor. The concerts are free but donations are welcome.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Andean Studies Conference, Day 2: Institute for Andean Studies

Conference/Symposium | January 7 | 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 John Rick, President, Institute for Andean Studies

 Archaeological Research Facility

The Institute of Andean Studies was the vision of John H. Rowe (1918–2004), who founded it in 1960.

$40 Early registration, $10 Student early registration, $60 Registration after Jan 1 and at the door, $20 Student registration after Jan 1 and at the door

  Register online or or by emailing instituteofandeanstudies@gmail.com

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Animal Discovery Room at the Lawrence Hall of Science

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 >

Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra January Concert: Requiems by Mozart and Cherubini

Performing Arts - Music | January 7 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Ariana Strahl, Soprano; Silvie Jensen, Mezzo soprano; Kirk Doughert, Tenor; Matt Hanscom, Baritone

 Ming Luke, Music Director, BCCO

 American Studies

Come hear the BCCO sing the Mozart Requiem in D Minor and the Cherubini Requiem in C Minor. The concerts are free but donations are welcome.

 none

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Protecting the New Wonderland: The Origins of the National Park Service

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials...   More >

Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.

We...   More >

Guerra Civil at 80

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the...   More >

Andy Warhol: Still Lifes and Portraits

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 23, 2016 – March 12, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A prominent figure of the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol (1928–1987) was one of the first to integrate fine art with celebrity culture, media spectacle, and mass production. This exhibition presents a selection of new gifts to BAMPFA from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, on view here for the first time, alongside previous gifts to the collection. The prints on display span...   More >

 Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons $12 General admission

War Ink: California Veterans Exhibit

Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)

 Cal Veteran Services Center

Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeley’s Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will “bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities.” The project is “both exhibit...   More >

POWER TO THE PEOPLE: The World of the Black Panthers: An Exhibit of Photographs by Stephen Shames

Exhibit - Photography | August 29, 2016 – January 5, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions |  North Gate Hall

 Journalism, Graduate School of

This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party's founding. The Black Panther Party was one of the most creative and influential responses to racism and economic inequality in American history. The group would become emblematic of the Black Power movement that helped shape the tumultuous years of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Panthers electrified a generation of black youth....   More >

The Gift to Sing: Highlights of the Leon F. Litwack and Bancroft Library African American Collections

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 23, 2016 – February 17, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For decades professor emeritus of history Leon F. Litwack has been accumulating what is arguably the world’s finest private collection of books on African American history and culture. This exhibition displays highlights of the collection that will be coming to The Bancroft Library as a bequest. The Litwack collection is particularly noteworthy for its Harlem Renaissance first editions in...   More >

I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew: Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Warren Hellman & Charles Michael Galleries

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an “Island of Divine Dew”. The exhibition highlights Italian Jewish art and artifacts from The Magnes Collection.