<< Week of September 08 >>

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Cal at Oakland Pride

Social Event | September 8 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Oakland

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association as we celebrate our LGBTQ+ community at both the parade and at our booth!

Garden Closed for Apples and Hops Event - Join us!

Miscellaneous | September 8 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Garden closed all day Sunday, September 8, for a benefit fundraiser. Buy a ticket and join us for Apples & Hops Garden Festival!

Apples and Hops Festival

Special Event | September 8 | 2-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us a fun-filled afternoon in the Garden celebrating two favorite plants: apples and hops!

Festival

Beer and cider tasting with local breweries–TBA!
Limited edition glassware featuring the event logo
Apple-themed treats and drinks
Children’s craft activities
Live music
Food truck available onsite for purchase or BYO picnic
Explore our world-class collection of plants

Festival +...   More >

$65 Adult / $20 Youth (5-17) / Kids under 5 free FESTIVAL ONLY, $100 FESTIVAL PLUS DUSTBOWL REVIVAL CONCERT

  Buy tickets online

Festival+Redwood Grove Concert with Dustbowl Revival

Special Event | September 8 | 2-7 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon and evening concert celebrating two favorite plants: apples and hops! After-festival Redwood Grove Concert by Dustbowl Revival!

$100 Adult - Festival + Concert, $50 Youth (5-17) - Festival + Concert, $0 Kids under 5 free

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Monday, September 9, 2019

The 50-Year Fight - Solutions For Closing The Achievement Gap: Part I - What Is The Achievement Gap?

Special Event | September 9 | 8 a.m. |  WBUR (90.9 FM, Boston's NPR station)

 Prudence L. Carter, Dean, Graduate School of Education; Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Professor, American University

 WBUR (90.9 FM, Boston's NPR station)

On Point, a weekly radio show hosted by WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik, will explore the achievement gap in a four-part series starting Sept. 9.

The series kicks off with an exploration of the question, what is the achievement gap?

UCDC Info Session: Spring 2020 application deadline, September 19, 2019

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

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

CITRIS Tech for Social Good Info Session

Information Session | September 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Please join us for an info session on Sept. 9 to find out more about the application process and how you can apply for $5K to support your tech dev project!

Wish Info-Session

Information Session | September 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come us join for an info-session!

Wish is transforming the way the world shops by offering a convenient and personalized mobile shopping experience. We offer an almost unlimited selection of value-oriented goods and make them accessible to everyone on a global scale.

We bring together world-class technical talent with passion for connecting relevant products to the global population.

We...   More >

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Certificate Program in Financial Planning and Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | September 10 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Financial planners and analysts reside at the intersection of accounting, economics and finance. These professionals also touch every function of the business in that every action has an economic impact.

Discover how this certificate can benefit you, whether you are looking to advance in your current business career or switch to a career in financial planning and analysis.

  Register online

Campus Memorial

Memorial | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | California Hall, Flagpole West of California Hall

 Campus

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 the campus will hold its annual memorial event to recognize faculty, staff, students, emeriti faculty, and staff retirees who passed this year. The event will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. at the flagpole west of California Hall. The program will include brief remarks and a reading of the names of those we are remembering, followed by music and poetry. The ceremony...   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.

Atlassian Tech Talk: A tech career journey with focus on tools for problem solving and productivity

Information Session | September 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Head of Confluence Engineering, Ali Dasdan will provide a peek into his tech career through the use of tools for problem solving and productivity. He will also provide a couple of lessons learned to help guide new careers in tech.

Food wil be provided!

John Deere Info-Session

Information Session | September 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, Cory-293

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us to learn about tech opportunities at John Deere!

Employees will be on-site if you have any questions about what it's like to work at John Deere. As always, food and beverages are provided!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

AI for Science Town Hall

Meeting | September 11 – 12, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The DOE National Laboratories are convening four town hall meetings aimed at collecting community input on the opportunities and challenges facing the scientific community in the era of convergence of High Performance Computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and the expected integration of large-scale simulation, advanced data analysis, data driven predictive modeling,...   More >

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group: Bias in Letters of Recommendation

Meeting | September 11 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

One of the initiatives that stemmed from the results of our academic climate survey is the Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group (DIFG) series. These College of Chemistry-wide focus groups aim to provide a structured, recurring, neutral space for members of the CoC community to:

- regularly explore and engage in challenging conversations about a variety of topics that have been identified as...   More >

Professional Program in Graphic Design Online Information Session

Information Session | September 11 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Register online

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date

 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

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

Meraki Info-Session: Intro to React Workshop

Information Session | September 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meraki is looking for smart, curious engineers. As a member of our engineering department, you have the opportunity to work on projects across any number of our teams. Meraki is the ideal place to develop your career. We place a special emphasis on continuouslearning, and we foster an environment where you can easily switch teams based on your interests.

Want to learn more and participate in...   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.

Apple Tech Talk: The Future of Computer Engineering

Information Session | September 11 | 7-8 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet Dave Conroy
-Apple Engineering Fellow, Hardware Technology

The Future of Computer Engineering
With more than 40 years of computer industry experience, Dave Conroy views the pending shift in how we scale technologies as an exciting opportunity to spur the next wave of innovation in fundamental technologies and systems architecture.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

AI for Science Town Hall

Meeting | September 11 – 12, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The DOE National Laboratories are convening four town hall meetings aimed at collecting community input on the opportunities and challenges facing the scientific community in the era of convergence of High Performance Computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and the expected integration of large-scale simulation, advanced data analysis, data driven predictive modeling,...   More >

UCDC Info Session: Spring 2020 application deadline, September 19, 2019

Information Session | September 12 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

International Spouse & Partner Welcome Reception

Social Event | September 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | YWCA, Auditorium

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join us at the International Spouse & Partner Reception to connect with fellow international spouses and families, campus and community resources, and learn more about J-2 work authorization! This event is co-hosted by the Berkeley International Office and the YWCA. Children are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Please register here.

Certificate Program in Business Administration Online Information Session

Information Session | September 12 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston

 UC Berkeley Extension

Business administration is a broad field that incorporates many types of management positions. From major corporations to independent businesses, every company needs skilled administrators in order to succeed and meet its goals. Learn how this certificate can help you change your career into the business world, advance in your current position or prepare you to pursue an M.B.A.

  Register online

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.

Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design Online Information Session

Information Session | September 12 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

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

CAL STAPH Info Session: Learn about Public Health Volunteer Opportunities and Pizza

Orientation | September 12 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Ben Iwaszewicz, CAL STPAH

 Public Health, School of

Cal Student Assistance for Public Health (Cal STAPH) is an official student group at UC Berkeley that provides training and response opportunities to public health graduate students by assisting state and local health departments in California during outbreaks and other public health emergencies.

The mission of Cal STAPH is to train and deploy students to assist state and local health agencies...   More >

La Raza Law Journal Open House

Meeting | September 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 12 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 La Raza Law Journal

Jounr the La Raza Law Journal at our annual open house!

Yelp Tech Talk: Data Mesh at Yelp, An Evolution of Our Connector Ecosystem

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Speaker: Steven M, Yelp Engineer.

Yelp has operated our connector ecosystem to feed vital data to domain-specific teams and data stores. We share some of our learning and experiences on operating such system. We will touch on what is the next phase of the system evolution.

We're providing dinner from Ike's Love & Sandwiches. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/523899715036166/

If...   More >

Big Ideas Information Session

Information Session | September 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 The Big Ideas Contest

Attend the first info session to learn about the contest requirements, get feedback on your idea, and network with fellow innovators. In addition, come hear from previous Big Ideas winner and team lead, Matt Turlock of Kaloum Bankhi (2019 winner), share his Big Ideas experience and how it helped shape him as a social innovator.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Kavli ENSI Open House / Poster Session

Tour/Open House | September 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Kavli ENSI

Please join us for Kavli Energy NanoScience (ENSI) open house and poster session on Friday, September 13th, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in 775 Tan Hall.

Kavli ENSI brings together world-class scientists from a diverse set of backgrounds with a combined interest and focus on learning the fundamentals of how energy flows and can be controlled on the nanoscale, where the rules of quantum mechanics and...   More >

  RSVP online by August 30.

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | September 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768 | Note change in date

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

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

Hands On Artists' Books #17: Water Water Everywhere: artists' books about water

Social Event | September 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 (Env. Design Library Atrium)

 Environmental Design Library

Artists' books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, the range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, the instructive of the purely beautiful. Our Hands on Artists' Books events allow you to handle books from our rare book vault. For our first event of the academic year, we will have 200 books related to water and its importance for you to touch,...   More >

Latinx Research Center Fall Reception

Reception | September 13 | 4-6 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 John A. Pérez, Board of U.C. Regents

 Latinx Faculty Association, Chicanx [& Latinx] Studies Program, Alianza (Latinx Staff Association)

Please join us on Friday, September 13th, 4-6 p.m., with special guest, Chair of the Board of U.C. Regents, John A. Pérez, in an event co-sponsored by the Latinx staff organization, Alianza, the Chicanx [& Latinx] Studies Program, and the Latinx Faculty Association.

Womxn's CommUNITY Dinner: welcome event for the UC Berkeley women's* community

Special Event | September 13 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center, Suite 220 (please enter garden side)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

A welcome event for the UC Berkeley women's* community!

*We welcome all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid.

Facebook Tech Talk

Information Session | September 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In collaboration with UC Berkeley AWE, Facebook is bringing you Facebook Day! Stop by and speak with Facebook employees from our various pipelines:

Software Engineering
Data Science
Data Engineering
Production Engineering
Hardware Engineering
Technical Program Management
Performance Engineering
NetEngineering
Design

Find out who they are, what their teams do, and opportunities...   More >

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sonoma County: Cal vs. North Texas Pregame Party

Social Event | September 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Alumni Club of Sonoma County

Join alumni, friends, and fans at the Cal vs. North Texas Pregame Party, hosted by the Cal Alumni Club of Sonoma County. Enjoy drinks and appetizers before heading up to Memorial Stadium for the game at 1:15pm.

  Register online

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

BIO Bears Big C Full Moon Hike

Social Event | September 14 | 8-9 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office in hiking up to the Big C under the light of the full moon! At the top of this easy hike, you're treated to a breath-taking view of the bay lit up by city light and stars.

To attend this event, RSVP here.

We will meet in front of the International House at 8 p.m. Bring comfy hiking shoes, water, and a...   More >