<< Week of October 08 >>

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Monday, October 9, 2017


Tour/Open House | October 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lobby Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, Oct 9, 9:00 to Noon. Registration starts at 8:30.

Discovery Station: CA Native Plants and Indians

Miscellaneous | October 9 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden has one of the most diverse plant collections in the world. Visit at our Docent-led interactive Discovery Station to learn more about a particular plant topic. This month's topic is California Native Plants and Indians

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

Uber Tech Talk

Information Session | October 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Massive change is afoot at Uber. Talk to engineers Kelvin and Isaac as they discuss UberEATS.

We’ll talk about Uber’s tradition of building and innovation, the focus on personal growth and support, and initiatives for social good around the world. Not to mention welcoming a million women drivers to our platform, changing the face of freight, and tackling gender bias in our app. And most...   More >

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | October 10 | 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.

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.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

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.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Technion–Israel Institute of Technology

Information Session | October 11 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

The Technion Neubauer American Study Abroad Semester includes an internship plus academic course work and extracurricular activities in one of three tracks: Engineering and Science; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Industrial Design. Students can take courses from more than one track and can choose from additional courses in history, archaeology, and basic Hebrew for a truly customized...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | October 4 – December 6, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.

Product Development Program Info Session

Information Session | October 11 | 5-6 p.m. | 402 Latimer Hall

 Department of Chemical Engineering

We have begun accepting applications for Fall 2018. Come and meet the PDP's Executive Director Dr. Keith Alexander and current PDP students to learn more about our 1-year non-thesis professional Master's program in Chemical Engineering.

Pizza will be provided.

Please RSVP no later than Monday, 10/9: https://goo.gl/forms/gHObVvFwHLz6eYa72.

Graduates of the PDP almost exclusively choose to...   More >

Apple Tech Talk: Cameras and Imaging

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for a Tech Talk with the Camera Hardware
Engineering team. The team is responsible for all research,
design, development, test, and qualification of camera hardware for Apple products.

We make amazing products - and we’re constantly trying
to make them even better. Case in point: When people
use our products to capture images, we want to make
sure that the experience is easy, fun,...   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.

Disney Club Meeting: First General Meeting

Meeting | October 11 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 255 Dwinelle Hall

 Leadership, Engagement, Advising, and Development (LEAD) Center

We are thrilled to bring back the Disney Club at Berkeley this year!! Throughout the semester we plan to have movies, game nights, guest speakers, fun trips, and more. Please come to this meeting to learn about how you can be involved in the club. If you can not attend the meeting, but are interested in being in the club, send us a facebook message!

We have already been in contact with...   More >

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Berkeley MEng Online Infosession

Information Session | October 12 | 9-10 a.m. |  Online

 Beth Hoch Leven, Director of Academic Affairs; Megan Braverman, Student Services and Admissions Advisor

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

We invite you to join us online for an infosession, led by Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and current Master of Engineering students and alumni, to learn about our one-year Master of Engineering Program.

  Register online

Voting Computer Security in the Age of Cyber War

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

 David Dill, Stanford University

 Information, School of

All of the factors are in place for electronic tampering with U.S. election outcomes. David Dill describes the problem and the solution.

Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions Online Information Session

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.

  Make reservations online

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.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Information Session | October 12 | 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 >

Fall Reception: Center for African Studies and The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Reception | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Seminar Room and balcony

 Center for African Studies, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Join us for light refreshments and good company

Peterson Kamwathi, Untitled from a Short film for FILMS4PEACE, 2012 from the Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design Exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum.

Justice is Value Based: Is It Time to Re-Examine the Values of the United States?

Memorial | October 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Boalt 295 (Warren Room)

 Hon. Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge Yurok Tribe and Co-chair, Judicial Council’s Tribal Court-State Court Forum (CA)

 Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, Center for Native American Issues Research on

Many of today’s Human Beings have an exaggerated belief in the importance of their status in the world. We are part of a universe, and we often fail to be appreciative of our proper role/relationship in terms of the Earth, other beings, and each other. The United States views itself as the greatest power on Earth, but with great gifts come great responsibilities. These include a willingness to be...   More >

Workday Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Workday is a software company that provides cloud-based HR & financial management services to a wide portfolio of companies. We aggressively seek the best and the brightest college students and graduates to join Generation Workday, a program that’s uniquely designed to nurture, develop, and challenge our future leaders. If you are passionate, fun, and live for breakthrough ideas, you should join...   More >

Friday, October 13, 2017

Global Internships Information Session

Information Session | October 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 166 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

General Global Internships Program Overview

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

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

 Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this specialized program—with online and classroom courses available—can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.

  Register online

Flu Shot Clinics at Tang: Drop-in flu shot clinics at the Tang Center, Fall 2017

Miscellaneous | October 13 | 12-6 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Education Center, first floor

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Flu shot clinics at the Tang Center. Free for students with SHIP; $30 for staff, faculty, and members of the community (college age adults and above) and students without SHIP. No appointment is necessary. It's quick and easy!

 No children; college-age students or above.

CANCELED: Microsoft Coding Competition

Information Session | October 13 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430) | Canceled

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

College Information Day

Information Session | October 14 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Plaza Dwinelle Hall

 CEP: East Bay Consortium

College Information Day, an event in which college representatives from over 60 public and private colleges and universities, including institutions outside of California, will provide information about their institutions. Workshops in English and Spanish on preparing for college, applying for admission and financial aid, college entrance exams will be offered to students and parents. This free,...   More >

Julia Robinson Math Festival

Special Event | October 14 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Department of Mathematics

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals inspire students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative, creative problem-solving. Named for the UC Berkeley math professor and sponsored by the Math Department, this festival is for 6th-10th grade students. The Museum of Math will be bringing some of its traveling exhibits to this festival, which is a...   More >

 Recommended for 6th - 10th graders interested in math


  Registration opens October 1. Register online or by calling info@jrmf.org at 19254571500, or by emailing info@jrmf.org at help@jrmf.org by October 14.

I Dig Benicia!: An Official California Archaeology Month Event

Special Event | October 14 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns

 2060 Camel Road, Benicia, CA 94510

 Archaeological Research Facility, Benicia Historical Museum, Benicia Historical Society

Learn about archaeology and Benicia's rich history as you try your hand at excavating artifacts, making Native American art, reconstructing old pots, Mexican corn grinding, making clay pots, and more! You will dig it!

Archaeology students and affiliates of the ARF are welcome to volunteer for this event!