<< Week of September 17 >>

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Palantir Puzzlehunt

Social Event | September 17 | 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The 2017 Palantir Puzzlehunt, Puzzle, She Wrote, will be held at UC Berkeley. Sign-up below as space is limited. Recommended team size is 4-6 people, lunch and dinner will be provided.

If you've never participated in a puzzlehunt before, no worries as this hunt is geared towards people of all levels. Email us at berkeley-puzzlehunt-2017@palantir.com if you have any questions. Hope to see you...   More >

Salsa Dance Block Party

Social Event | September 17 | 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, outside Cal Student Store

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Are you a veteran salsa dancer? Have you never danced before in your life? No worries--all are welcome at the monthly salsa dance block party! Come dance like no one's watching in the streets of Berkeley.

We will meet at the MLK Student Union just outside the Cal Student Store at 11:45 AM to head down together. Look for the person with the BIO sign! Please RSVP to the link below if you plan to...   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 >

Monday, September 18, 2017

Campuswide Memorial

Memorial | September 18 | 12-1 p.m. | California Hall, Flag pole West of the building

 Chancellor's Office

An annual memorial event to recognize the faculty/academics, staff, students, and emeriti faculty who passed this year. The ceremony includes brief remarks and a reading of those we are remembering, followed by music and spoken word.

McNair Scholars Program Information Session

Information Session | September 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program), Suite 11

 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.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Blood Drive

Special Event | September 19 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom

 Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC) to provide much needed blood to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are held once a month. Appointments to donate are encouraged and walk-ins are always welcome. Drives are held at two locations on all dates from 11am-6pm: MLK- Student Union – East Pauley Ballroom and Red Cross Bloodmobile (at...   More >

Google APM Info-Session

Information Session | September 19 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

RSVP HERE BEFORE THE EVENT: https://goo.gl/5iNpMF
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Come learn about our Associate Product Manager role - a leadership development program that consists of two one-year rotations on different projects. Hear from Cal alumni who know the ins and outs of this exciting program. This session is intended for graduating seniors, but open to juniors who may be interested in a...   More >

Sustainability Involvement Fair

Information Session | September 19 | 12-2 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 Student Environmental Resource Center

The Expo will showcase campus, student, and local organizations, campaigns, projects, internships, and funding opportunities available for students with sustainability interests. Students interested in sustainability and looking for opportunities for involvement should attend!

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

McNair Scholars Program Application Workshop

Information Session | September 19 | 3-5 p.m. | 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program), Suite 13

 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.

CMES Student Open House

Reception | September 19 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) for our fall Graduate Student Open House!

  RSVP online by September 18.

CMES Student Open House

Reception | September 19 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) for our fall Graduate Student Open House!

  RSVP online by September 18.

Lyft Info-Session

Information Session | September 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come hear about Lyft's internship and full time positions! We will be having some Berkeley Alums talk about their experiences with growth hacking, software engineering, data science, and data analytics.

There will be time at end for Q&A, resume collection & networking!

Free Sliver/Soda and swag will be provided.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Salesforce Info-Session

Information Session | September 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Colin Garcia, a software engineer on the Storage Cloud, will be talking about the team, milestones, upcoming and ongoing work, and internship opportunities. There will also be an intern panel, where our summer interns will be discussing their experience at Salesforce.

Food, swag, and a demo of our VR app provided!
We’re hiring Futureforce interns and college grads throughout...   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, September 21, 2017

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

Meeting | January 19 – November 16, 2017 the third 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 it 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

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

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 >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Information Session | September 21 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Capital One Info-Session

Information Session | September 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Learn more about Capital One as a company and hear current software engineers talk about what it's like to work at one of the digital leaders in the banking industry.

There will be project demo showcases from:
Vy Ly – Software Engineer, Marketing and Decisioning
Tae Hoon Kim – Software Engineer, Digital Product Engineering
Andy Hsu – Software Engineer, Core Innovation
Mamadou Diallo –...   More >

Friday, September 22, 2017

Maps and More: Hamilton, in Maps

Tour/Open House | September 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Nicole Viglini; Samantha Teplitzky; Susan Powell

 Library

You've listened to the musical, now put some names to places with this pop-up exhibit of maps related to Alexander Hamilton's life and exploits. This month's Maps and More collections show-and-tell event is offered in coordination with the On the Same Page program. Featuring maps and atlases from the Earth Sciences & Map Library collection, this exhibit helps put some geographic context to key...   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 >

Foodie Meetup

Social Event | September 22 | 5-8 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

In the Bay Area, there's no shortage of good food--and at the Oakland Food Festival, you'll get the chance to sample some of the best the Bay Area has to offer! Come join us for an evening of amazing food and good company.

We will meet at 5 PM at the MLK Student Union just outside the Cal Student Store to head down to Jack London Square in Oakland together--we will be holding a BIO sign so...   More >

Oracle Tech Talk

Information Session | September 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Whatever your passion, you can follow it at Oracle. As the world’s only company that delivers a complete, integrated, and standards-based suite of services at every layer of the Cloud, we have hundreds of development projects in virtually every technical area. With hundreds of thousands of customers around the globe, our solutions are being used by businesses ranging from startups to the Fortune...   More >

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Dragon Boat Festival

Social Event | September 23 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, outside Cal Student Store

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

This is an event you don't want to miss! The annual Dragon Boat Festival includes cultural performances, amazing food, and of course, boat racing! Come down and cheer for your favorite boat while spending the afternoon at the beautiful Lake Merritt.

We will meet up at 10 AM at the MLK Student Union just outside the Cal Student Store--just look for the person holding the BIO sign! RSVP below

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 >