<< Week of September 24 >>

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Our free speech week: united against hate

Social Event | September 24 – 27, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Cal ACLU

We bring to you a three-day event, a peaceful moment of reflection and show of solidarity for those vulnerable groups on campus. From faculty and departments to RSOs and graduates, we stand firmly behind the values of our community, and in defense of our loved ones. Join us for any of our events - listen to a speaker, participate in an open mic, or stop by to write a letter to your...   More >

Fall Plant Sale - Members

Sale | September 24 | 9-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 UC Botanical Garden

Our Members-Only Preview Sale, 9 - 10:30 am, features coffee, snacks, and first pick of the rare, unusual, and stunning plants featured in The Room of Rares from. It is one of the most anticipated events of the sale. If you’re a non-member and want to enjoy the benefits of this preview sale, join or renew in advance.

Fall Plant Sale - Public

Sale | September 24 | 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 UC Botanical Garden

The Garden is committed to providing customers a wonderful selection of plants from around the world from the drought-resistant to the exotic and unusual. The Garden’s expert staff and volunteers take pride in the plants we grow and propagate.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Our free speech week: united against hate

Social Event | September 24 – 27, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Cal ACLU

We bring to you a three-day event, a peaceful moment of reflection and show of solidarity for those vulnerable groups on campus. From faculty and departments to RSOs and graduates, we stand firmly behind the values of our community, and in defense of our loved ones. Join us for any of our events - listen to a speaker, participate in an open mic, or stop by to write a letter to your...   More >

Love Posters: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY!

Special Event | September 25 – 29, 2017 every day | 2-5 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, GenEq Community Space, Rm 202

 Gender Equity Resource Center

LOVE POSTERS: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY! Join us for a week of healing, love, community, and creativity through poster making.

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | September 25 – December 4, 2017 every Monday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Blue Door Cafe | Note change in location

 2244 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Blue Door Cafe (check for location updates). Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

East African Beer and Soda

C3 IoT Info-Session

Information Session | September 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Our free speech week: united against hate

Social Event | September 24 – 27, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Cal ACLU

We bring to you a three-day event, a peaceful moment of reflection and show of solidarity for those vulnerable groups on campus. From faculty and departments to RSOs and graduates, we stand firmly behind the values of our community, and in defense of our loved ones. Join us for any of our events - listen to a speaker, participate in an open mic, or stop by to write a letter to your...   More >

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.

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 26 | 2-4 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.

Love Posters: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY!

Special Event | September 25 – 29, 2017 every day | 2-5 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, GenEq Community Space, Rm 202

 Gender Equity Resource Center

LOVE POSTERS: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY! Join us for a week of healing, love, community, and creativity through poster making.

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 25 – October 24, 2017 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is limited on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

For more information email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Free with Garden Admission

A9 Tech Talk

Information Session | September 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A9.com, an Amazon company, creates powerful, customer-
focused search and advertising solutions and technologies.

During our info session, our team will discuss the complex
task of building a high-scale, low latency ad serving platform
and how Amazon Search technology powers customer
shopping journeys across the world in a fast, reliable, and
enjoyable way.

For a chance to win a Kindle...   More >

Africa Week Reception and conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Reception | September 26 | 6-8 p.m. |  International House

 Sarah Ladipo Manyika, http://www.sarahladipomanyika.com

 Center for African Studies, Organization of Africa Students, Nigerian Students Association, ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California), International House, MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UCB

The Organization of African Students and the Nigerian Students Association are organizing a reception and conversation with <A HREF="http://www.sarahladipomanyika.com/">Sarah Ladipo Manyika</A>, author and UC Berkeley alumna, on her book "In Dependence".

A compulsory reading for Nigerian students before they graduate out of High School, Manyika's masterpiece is a great story of a young man who...   More >

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Our free speech week: united against hate

Social Event | September 24 – 27, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Cal ACLU

We bring to you a three-day event, a peaceful moment of reflection and show of solidarity for those vulnerable groups on campus. From faculty and departments to RSOs and graduates, we stand firmly behind the values of our community, and in defense of our loved ones. Join us for any of our events - listen to a speaker, participate in an open mic, or stop by to write a letter to your...   More >

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | September 27 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Room location to be posted at entrance to building

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Newly arrived J-1 postdocs, professors, researchers,short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.

Love Posters: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY!

Special Event | September 25 – 29, 2017 every day | 2-5 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, GenEq Community Space, Rm 202

 Gender Equity Resource Center

LOVE POSTERS: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY! Join us for a week of healing, love, community, and creativity through poster making.

Coffee Break

Social Event | September 27 | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from midterms and enjoy a caffeinated boost with some FREE coffee at Julie's Cafe. Bring a friend or meet new ones from all over the world!

This week we'll be chatting about self-care, so let us know what you like to do when your feeling sad or stressed. Maybe it's watching your favorite TV show, or chatting with friends...or drinking some warm coffee!   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3106 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 28, 2017

International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception

Social Event | September 28 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  The Center at the YWCA

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The Berkeley International Office would like to invite spouses and partners of international students and scholars to attend the Fall 2017 International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 28th.

Come meet other spouses and partners who are new to UC Berkeley and learn about campus and community resources in the Berkeley area.

Light refreshments will be served....   More >

McNair Scholars Program Information Session--NOTE NEW DATE

Information Session | September 28 | 12-1:30 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.

The New Normal: Defending Against State Sponsored Attackers

Special Event | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Sean Zadig, Director, Yahoo Threat Investigations

 Information, School of

In 2014, Yahoo faced a sophisticated attack by Russian intelligence services. What did Yahoo learn, and is this the new normal?

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 >

Love Posters: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY!

Special Event | September 25 – 29, 2017 every day | 2-5 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, GenEq Community Space, Rm 202

 Gender Equity Resource Center

LOVE POSTERS: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY! Join us for a week of healing, love, community, and creativity through poster making.

Reframing Girls Education: What Girls Want.

Special Event | September 28 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Dr. Urvashi Sahni

 Graduate School of Education

Dr. Urvashi Sahni will be discussing her recently published book, Reaching for the Sky.The book focuses on the Prerna Girls School, which Dr. Sahni founded in 2003 to educate low-income girls facing social and material barriers to education. She has championed a revolutionary critical pedagogical approach to education that enables girls to reflect critically on their lives, develop voice, and...   More >

iMix: International Student Carnival

Special Event | September 28 | 4-7 p.m. |  Faculty Glade

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come one, come all to the International Student Carnival! Enjoy a sunny afternoon in Faculty Glade with friends, carnival games, food, prizes, water balloons, a photo booth, face painting, and so much more! Meet and mingle with new and continuing students from all across the globe. This event is sponsored by Berkeley International Office and the International Student Association at...   More >

Book Talk Series: Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness

Social Event | September 28 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library

 Stephen Hinshaw, Professor, Department of Psychology

 Social Research Library

Stephen Hinshaw grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended Harvard and UCLA. A professor of Psychology (UC Berkeley) and Psychiatry (UC San Francisco), he is an international presence in clinical psychology/mental health, with over 320 articles/chapters and 12 books. He received a Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001; his Teaching Company (‘Great Lecture’) series, “Origins of the Human Mind,”...   More >

Xilinx Info-Session

Information Session | September 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us this today in the Woz to learn more about internship and full time opportunities at Xilinx, the leading provider of the FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs and 3D ICs that drive many of today's advances in Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and Video Processing.

Xilinx enables applications that are both software defined, yet hardware optimized – powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing,...   More >

Association of Environmental Professionals' First General Meeting

Meeting | September 28 | 7-8 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Christina Hirt, Wetlands Research Associates, Inc.

 Association of Environmental Professionals

The Association of Environmental Professionals Berkeley Chapter is trying to restart this year with a robust founding class and welcomes any and all students considering an environmental career or interested in exploring the field's possibilities. There are immediate leadership opportunities available to new members. We will be discussing who we are, our goals for the semester, asking YOU what...   More >

Association of Environmental Professionals' First General Meeting

Meeting | September 28 | 7-8 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Christina Hirt, Wetlands Research Associates, Inc.

 Association of Environmental Professionals

The Association of Environmental Professionals Berkeley Chapter is trying to restart this year with a robust founding class and welcomes any and all students considering an environmental career or interested in exploring the field's possibilities. There are immediate leadership opportunities available to new members. We will be discussing who we are, our goals for the semester, asking YOU what...   More >

Friday, September 29, 2017

Study Abroad Fair

Special Event | September 29 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come to the Study Abroad Fair and learn about study, work, intern, teach, and volunteer abroad opportunities for UC Berkeley students.

Sponsored by Berkeley Study Abroad, the Study Abroad Fair is Cal’s signature event of the year for education abroad. For more information, visit http://studyabroadfair.berkeley.edu

McNair Scholars Program Information Session--RESCHEDULED TO 9/28

Information Session | September 29 | 12-1:30 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.

Berkeley Design Innovation Certificate Open House @ College of Environmental Design

Tour/Open House | September 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRI, SEPT 29, Time: TBD Come learn about the exciting new Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation during this open house at the College of Environmental Design.

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 >

Love Posters: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY!

Special Event | September 25 – 29, 2017 every day | 2-5 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, GenEq Community Space, Rm 202

 Gender Equity Resource Center

LOVE POSTERS: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY! Join us for a week of healing, love, community, and creativity through poster making.

Big C Hike

Social Event | September 29 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | International House, Front Steps

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisers on this easy hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. The hike takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps. Bring water.

Where Business Meets Technology: A.T. Kearney

Special Event | September 29 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Hugo Evans, VP of Data Science, A.T. Kearney

 Information, School of

Hugo Evans is VP of Data Science at A.T. Kearney.

Year's Beginning Celebration

Social Event | September 29 | 5-8 p.m. | 1015 Evans Hall

 Christopher Eur

 Department of Mathematics

Somehow a month has flown by, but not to worry, we can still call it the beginning of the year! A get-together is in order, and so there will be a celebration for all grad students in the math department.

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 >

VR Happy Hour: Try out the HTC Vive with b.makerspace

Social Event | September 29 | 5-7 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Makerspace on 1st Floor

 b.makerspace

Looking to decompress? Reality got you down?

Come to VR Happy Hour to explore Aperture Labs, wreck Ikea, end the zombie apocalypse, and much, much more. Our team of VR specialists will ensure you have a fun time with our HTC VIVE.

Snacks and drinks will be provided, though we ask you to bring the sparkling conversation.

Limited number of spaces to play on VR so arrive early.

 Cal ID is required for entry into Moffitt Library

Google Lightning Talks

Information Session | September 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come hear from Google Software Engineers (Cal alum!) as they share their path to Google, talk about their projects and answer your questions. Find out the technical challenges they face, how to prepare for interviews and anything else you want to know about life as a Googler.

RSVP URL: https://goo.gl/pcVihu

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | September 30 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, 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

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 >