<< Week of May 05 >>

Sunday, May 5, 2019

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

Berkeley Morris Dancers for May Day

Tour/Open House | May 5 | 10-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Be entertained with a lively performance of the Berkeley Morris Dancers in the Garden's Entrance oval.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Bay Area Book Festival

Special Event | May 4 – 5, 2019 every day | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  BART Station

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Tens of thousands of book lovers meet hundreds of acclaimed authors over an exciting weekend in downtown Berkeley. One of the premier literary events in the nation! Visit keynotes, interviews, and talks taking place on 10 indoor stages throughout Downtown Berkeley and on the San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Outdoor Fair. May 4th + 5th

$10 Tickets needed for indoor lectures only.

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, May 6, 2019

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Fung Fellowship: Journeys in Aging and Innovation

Special Event | May 6 | 5-7 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Fung Fellowship

Join the Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations for our final showcase, Journeys in Aging and Innovation!

For the past semester, Fung Fellows have envisioned the future of aging, focusing on customer engagement, innovation, and prototyping. Twelve teams will present their projects ranging from gamification to incentivize community supported caregiving networks to designing...   More >

  Buy tickets online

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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 >

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

BSA 2019 Staff Perspectives Lunch: Equity and Inclusion efforts on campus

Social Event | May 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Human Resources

Registration: Click here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEf0_p2frrQSf9QYLRihg8yinnlfvxk_hUfOIc_o2h3t9j0Q/viewform) to register and indicate your meal preference (we encourage early RSVP to make sure we can make arrangements for special meal requests). We hope to accommodate as many as possible with our catering, but cannot guarantee meeting the dietary restrictions of all attendees....   More >

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.

ML-Astro Talks: The ages, rotation periods, and magnetic activity of stars

Special Event | May 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Ruth Angus

 Data Sciences

In this talk <a href = "http://ruthangus.github.io"> Ruth Angus, PhD. </a> will be speaking on her research about stars, planets and, statistics with an important ML component. She will describe how to measure state-of-the-art stellar ages by combing information from different evolutionary processes, including hydrogen burning and magnetic braking.

SIGNAL Online Game Launch

Special Event | May 7 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

On behalf of the University of California, Berkeley in cooperation with Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Project on Nuclear Gaming (PoNG) invites you to the public release of the SIGNAL online game! With sponsorship from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the PoNG team is developing new experimental wargaming methods to study conflict escalation,...   More >

 You must be 18 years or older to participate. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/signal-online-game-launch-party-tickets-60342615387

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

STEM Graduate School Info Session and Panel

Information Session | May 8 | 1-3 p.m. | 3110 Eshleman Hall

 Latinx Association of Graduate Students in Engineering and Science at UC Berkeley (LAGSES), Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Graduate Women of Engineering (GWE), Black Graduate Engineering and Science Students (BGESS)

Panel and information session targeted for STEM underclassmen who have not yet decided if graduate school is a good fit for them. We will provide an overview of the application process, fellowships, research, grad student life, the finances of being a grad student, etc., and open up for questions. Students are encouraged to submit questions and discussion topics at the attached link.

Housing in the Bay Area Webinar

Information Session | May 8 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Should you live on campus in the residence halls? What are the neighborhoods like surrounding campus? What is a co-op? Where do grads students usually live? Attend this webinar to learn all about your housing options and what to expect living on vs. off campus. Representatives from UC Berkeley Housing will be in attendance.

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 >

Book Talk and Reception with Dr. Olaf Groth and Mark Nitzberg

Special Event | May 8 | 6 p.m. |  Great Hall of the Easton Conference Center

 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA

 Dr. Olaf Groth, Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley; Mark J. Nitzberg, Executive Director, Center for Human Compatible Artificial Intelligence

 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

As we cede more and more of our decisions to technologies powered by forms of artificial intelligence (AI), we face new questions about staying safe, keeping a job, and determining the direction we want our lives to take. Please join Dr. Olaf Groth, and co-author Mark J. Nitzberg, as they discuss their recent book, “Solomon's Code: Humanity in a World of Thinking Machines.”

Dr. Olaf Groth is a...   More >

$0

 Registration is limited to 50 participants. Registration opens April 24. Register by calling 831-647-4648, or by emailing breannad@middlebury.edu by May 3.

  RSVP by calling Breanna Donofrio at 831-647-4648, or by emailing Breanna Donofrio at breannad@middlebury.edu

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, May 9, 2019

Bike to Work Day 2019

Miscellaneous | May 9 | 7-9:30 a.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 Bike East Bay

Pledge to Ride on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 9

Join the fun on the biggest bike day of the year! Pledge to ride and you’ll receive a map of Energizer Stations where you can get your free Bike to Work Day bag. You’ll also get $10 off at Mike’s Bikes!

Visit an Energizer Station to get your free Bike to Work Day bag. This handy canvas tote is filled with...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Information Session | February 14 – May 9, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Educational Opportunity Program- MLK BNorth CE3

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Applied Natural Language Processing Project Presentations

Special Event | May 9 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Information, School of

Student project presentations from Info 256.

AppNet Meeting

Meeting | November 8, 2018 – May 9, 2019 the second Thursday of the month every other month | 1-2 p.m. | 212 Cory Hall

 AppNet

AppNet is a platform-agnostic community of practice for application programmers at UC Berkeley.

For the 2018-19 academic year, AppNet is holding informal meetings to just "talk shop", without scheduled speakers or agenda.
These meetings are held bimonthly on the second Thursday of every other month, from 1 to 2 pm, in 212 Cory Hall. Come join us!

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

Data Mining and Analytics Project Presentations

Special Event | May 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. |  150 Graduate School of Public Policy

 Information, School of

Final project presentations for the course Info 254. Data Mining and Analytics.

Bayer Tech Talk for Graduate Students: Biological Development Innovations at Bayer Berkeley

Information Session | May 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Bayer process development scientists/engineers will describe the applied innovation that is happening right down the road at Bayer Berkeley. Biological Development not only carries out day-to-day product-development activities, but is constantly adopting innovative technologies into their daily work. Examples from the very practical to cutting edge scientific work will be shared.

Meet Paul Wu,...   More >

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | May 9 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what opportunities are currently available, what the requirements are, and learn how to get started.

In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.

  Register online or by calling 510-643-7265

Innovations and Inspirations: A Benefit Event: Featuring Sally Jewell, 51st Secretary of the Interior (2013–2017)

Special Event | May 9 | 5:30-9 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Sally Jewell

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Join us for an evening of celebrating 50 years of innovation and impact at the Lawrence Hall of Science—and help us inspire tomorrow. At this benefit event, Sally Jewell, the 51st Secretary of the Interior (2013–2017) and a former CEO of REI, will empower guests with a vision of how outdoor science learning can shape future generations of thinkers, inventors, and change-makers.

$300 Individual Nonprofit Ticket (limited availability), $500 Individual Ticket, $1,000 Individual Patron Ticket

I-House Celebration and Awards Gala Honoring Baroness Oona King as Alumna of the Year: Alumna of the Year Award Presented by Chancellor Carol Christ

Special Event | May 9 | 6 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Chancellor Carol Christ, UC Berkeley

 Oona King, Director of Diversity Strategy, Google

 International House

Join us for our 31st Annual Celebration and Awards Gala
on Thursday, May 9th from 6 pm to 9 pm.

This year, I-House will honor Baroness Oona King as the Alumna of the Year to recognize her work as a member of the British Parliament, her advocacy for human rights, and her visionary leadership as the Director of Diversity Strategy at Google.

Schedule of events:

6 pm Music & Mingling
7...   More >

  Register online or by calling 510-642-4128, or by emailing ihalumni@berkeley.edu by May 2.

Oona King to be honored as I-House Alumna of the Year 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Haviland Scholars Day

Special Event | May 10 | 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

Amazon Meets Berkeley Day

Special Event | May 10 | 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Data Sciences

On Friday, May 10th, there will be a symposium in the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall featuring researchers from Amazon and Berkeley. Amazon has joined the Berkeley AI Research Commons as one of its founding members, and the symposium will help to frame this exciting new collaboration.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, 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

Berkeley MEng Presents: Capstone Showcase 2019

Special Event | May 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

With 10 tracks and 85 Capstone teams, see where the future of engineering is headed by uncovering the projects created in collaboration between UC Berkeley faculty, industry partners, and Master of Engineering student leaders. Food and drinks will be provided.

FREE

  Register online

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, 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