<< January 2017 >>

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Holiday: Winter Holiday

Holiday | December 26, 2016 – January 2, 2017 every day |  Academic & Administrative Holiday

 UC Berkeley

New Year's Day - Garden Closed

Holiday | January 1 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Winter Weeks 2016

Holiday | December 17, 2016 – January 1, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back, and better than ever!

Celebrate the holiday season with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley’s Public Science Center.

Enjoy all your favorite exhibits, activities, and labs like the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Lab, and Planetarium every day during Winter Weeks. During your visit, experience everything that is new at the...   More >

Admission: $10.00–$12.00 All Winter Weeks activities are included with your Hall admission. Members are Free.

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-5132

Rainbow over the Lawrence Hall of Science

Monday, January 2, 2017

Holiday: Winter Holiday

Holiday | December 26, 2016 – January 2, 2017 every day |  Academic & Administrative Holiday

 UC Berkeley

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

Meeting | June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2017 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that develops communication and leadership skills through public speaking.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Garden Closed

Holiday | November 4, 2014 – December 5, 2017 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed 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 somewhere...   More >

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 4 – December 6, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Newt Discovery Station: Cancelled Due to Weather

Special Event | January 4 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Newts return! Each year, the winter rains prompt newts to migrate to the Garden’s Japanese Pool where their mating behaviors can be easily observed. Docents will be on hand to provide garden visitors with an up-close look at newts at all stages of their life cycle, and to answer questions about these amazing and adorable animals. Free Garden admission today.

Certificate Program in Accounting Online Information Session

Information Session | January 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date

 Anna Lee, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how an accounting certificate, which you can complete in just one year, can help you become the kind of accountant businesses want. For certificate details, visit the Certificate Program in Accounting.

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | September 7, 2016 – January 4, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 1:30 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.
Tours may be cancelled without notice
Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Free with Garden Admission

Weekly UC Berkeley Auction: Bid on used campus items

Sale | January 13, 2016 – January 18, 2017 every Wednesday | 2-3:45 p.m. | Property Management, Suite E

 3200 Regatta Boulevard, Richmond, CA 94804

 Property Management

Weekly auction of UC Berkeley surplus items.

Coffee Break!

Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way.

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join the Coffee Break every Wednesday afternoon! Boost your global network and meetup with friends.

Coffee break, hosted by Berkeley International Office, is an informal weekly event where Cal students can connect, share stories, or learn about different culture and language. Free coffee for UCB students! Both international students and domestic students are welcome.

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.

Certificate Program in Landscape Architecture

Information Session | January 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus | Note change in date

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Prepare for success in the growing field of landscape architecture. This information session includes an overview presentation, an opportunity to meet program instructors and a Q&A period.

 UNEX 1035. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Thursday, January 5, 2017

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

Meeting | December 1, 2016 – December 7, 2017 the first 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 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

Certificate Program in Business Administration Online Information Session

Information Session | January 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date and time

 Anna Lee, M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this business administration certificate employs materials and techniques that combine fundamental concepts, modern principles and best practices, providing an understanding of business and knowledge and skills that you can use immediately.

  Make reservations online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | September 1, 2016 – January 5, 2017 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

Behavioral Health Sciences Department Information Session

Information Session | January 5 | 6-8:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Stan Weisner

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Behavioral Health Sciences Department offers a wide array of professional and post-baccalaureate certificate programs intended for both professionals and paraprofessionals interested in the fields of health and mental health. Learn about the Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions, Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies,...   More >

  Make reservations online

Friday, January 6, 2017

Certificate Program in Finance Online Information Session

Information Session | January 6 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date and time

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn to apply financial management principles and risk management theories to investment management and capital markets analysis. The certificate can be completed online or in the classroom. Courses are taught by professionals with years of experience.

  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 >

Saturday, January 7, 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 >

Sunday, January 8, 2017

CAA Cal vs. Oregon: Women's Basketball Hoops Party

Social Event | January 8 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join us for our popular Women's Basketball Hoops Party before the Cal vs. Oregon game. The party is fun for the whole family and features delicious food and drink, a pre-game chalk talk from head coach Lindsay Gottlieb, and performances from the Cal Band and Spirit Groups.

Hoops Party Includes

Admission to the party
Chalk Talk from Cal Women's Basketball Head Coach Lindsay...   More >

$20 CAA Member, $25 General (Bear Backer, Alum, Guest), $15 Young Alumni (Classes 2006-2016), $10 Current Cal Student, $10 Youths (Ages 6-18), $0 Youths (Ages 5 and under)

  Buy tickets online or by calling David Smith at 510-900-8256, or by emailing David Smith at events@alumni.berkeley.edu

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, January 9, 2017

Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning Online Information Session

Information Session | January 9 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn to analyze and advise in all core areas of personal financial planning, which meet the established requirements of the Certified Financial Planner Board, and provide CFP® Certification Examination eligibility.

  Register online

Haas Scholars Program Info Session

Information Session | January 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

Meeting | June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2017 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that develops communication and leadership skills through public speaking.

Professional Program in Graphic Design

Information Session | January 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a comprehensive portfolio and advance in the field.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | January 10 | 12-12:45 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Developed in association with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, this certificate raises the quality of professionalism in counseling and follows a three-level, evidence-based approach to the critical issues that contribute to substance abuse.

  Make reservations online

Garden closed at 1:30pm due to weather

Miscellaneous | January 10 | 1:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Due to a wind advisory, the Garden will close at 1:30pm today.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Certificate Program in Software Development and Programming Online Information Session

Information Session | January 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Advance your technology career with our new software development and programming certificate. It combines theory and practice to give you a balanced mix of knowledge and skills in software development, databases, computer programming and Web development.

  Register online

Weekly UC Berkeley Auction: Bid on used campus items

Sale | January 13, 2016 – January 18, 2017 every Wednesday | 2-3:45 p.m. | Property Management, Suite E

 3200 Regatta Boulevard, Richmond, CA 94804

 Property Management

Weekly auction of UC Berkeley surplus items.

Coffee Break!

Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way.

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join the Coffee Break every Wednesday afternoon! Boost your global network and meetup with friends.

Coffee break, hosted by Berkeley International Office, is an informal weekly event where Cal students can connect, share stories, or learn about different culture and language. Free coffee for UCB students! Both international students and domestic students are welcome.

ORIAS World History Reading Group - San Francisco

Meeting | January 11 | 5-7 p.m. |  Teach for America offices

 940 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Professional Development for Educators

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

San Francisco book discussions are facilitated by Shane Carter, Outreach Coordinator for ORIAS and by Alan Karras, author and...   More >

free

  Register online or by calling Shane Carter at 510-643-0868, or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

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.

Professional Program in User Experience Design

Information Session | January 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

IV-E 1st Year Informational Session

Information Session | January 12 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | ASUC Stores (King Student Union), Tilden Room

 Social Welfare, School of

Venue for various Intern Coordinators to provide information on their counties for field placement.

Professional Program in Health Advocacy Online Information Session

Information Session | January 12 | 12-12:45 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues.

  Make reservations online

Pop-up Flu Shot Clinic at Tang: Drop-in 1-4pm for your flu shot

Miscellaneous | January 12 | 1-4 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Education Center, first floor

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Help yourself stay well this flu season. To protect yourself, you need a flu shot every year! No appointment necessary, just drop-in at the first floor of the Tang Center.

 No children; college-age students or above.

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 >

CAA Cal vs. Washington: Traditional Hoops Party

Social Event | January 12 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join fellow Cal basketball fans at Alumni House before your Golden Bears take on the Washington Huskies in this exciting early season PAC-12 match-up. This Hoops Party includes delicious food and drink, a pre-game coach's chalk talk, and a performance by the Cal Band and the Cal Spirit Groups.

Hoops Party Includes

Admission to the party
Chalk Talk from an assistant Men's Basketball...   More >

$20 CAA Member, $25 General (Bear Backer, Alum, Guest), $15 Young Alumni (Classes 2006-2016), $10 Current Cal Student, $10 Youths (Ages 6-18), $0 Youths (Ages 5 and under)

  Buy tickets online or by calling David Smith at 510-900-8256, or by emailing David Smith at events@alumni.berkeley.edu

Friday, January 13, 2017

International Field Placement Info Session

Orientation | January 13 | 9-10 a.m. | Haviland Hall, 4 Haviland

 Social Welfare, School of

Second Year Placement Orientation

Orientation | January 13 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library

 Social Welfare, School of

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | January 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

PPSC and Field Stipends Info Session

Information Session | January 13 | 1-2:15 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 5 Haviland

 Social Welfare, School of

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 >

Saturday, January 14, 2017

CAA Cal vs. Washington State: Family Friendly Hoops Party

Social Event | January 14 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Welcome to a pre-Cal-Washington State game experience that the whole family will enjoy. This Hoops Party features interactive programming for future Golden Bears, and includes a performance by the Cal Band and the Cal Spirit Groups, a visit from Oski, a bounce house, face painting, and much more!

Hoops Party Includes

Admission to the party
Chalk Talk from a Men's Basketball assistant...   More >

$20 CAA Member, $25 General (Bear Backer, Alum, Guest), $15 Young Alumni (Classes 2006-2016), $10 Current Cal Student, $10 Youths (Ages 6-18), $0 Youths (Ages 5 and under)

  Buy tickets online or by calling David Smith at 510-900-8256, or by emailing David Smith at events@alumni.berkeley.edu

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 >

Sunday, January 15, 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, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Garden Closed

Holiday | January 16 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Hall

Holiday | January 16 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Spend the day exploring science and engineering with your family as we open all our exhibits, labs, and activities for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Plus, join Hall staff for guided, ocean-themed, science activities designed to develop your understanding of the ocean and its wildlife between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

$10-$12. Free for members. All activities are included with your admission. Free for members.

  Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5132

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

Meeting | June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2017 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that develops communication and leadership skills through public speaking.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Certificate Program in Student Affairs and Higher-Education Administration Online Information Session

Information Session | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Ramu Nagappan, Director, Humanities and Education, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how you can start or advance a career in student affairs and higher-education administration. Hear about how our certificate can help you work with student diversity, foster leadership and grow your understanding of the higher-education landscape.

  Register online

Certificate Program in Teaching English as a Second Language

Information Session | January 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

 Free

 UNEX 1049. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

Opening Reception: DISPERSAL

Special Event | January 17 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come be the first to view Anna Laurent’s DISPERSAL, photography exhibit. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to hear from the artist.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

LiveRamp Info-Session

Information Session | January 17 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

There is a special charm to working at a mid-sized, high growth technology company. Quick & nimble like a startup, but the stability, process, and support of a public marketing data giant - it’s the best of both worlds. LiveRamp is in a distinct position as the leader of people-based marketing in a world with ever-growing amounts of unique data. Our product connects customer in-store transaction...   More >

Certificate Program in Interior Design and Interior Architecture

Information Session | January 17 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 Rae Hagner

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension’s certificate can help you advance or start your career in interior design and interior architecture.

 UNEX 1034. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 18 | 10-11 a.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Coordinator and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Gallery Talk with Anna Laurent

Special Event | January 18 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn more about the process of capturing exquisite details of seeds from artist Anna Laurent. We’ll also discuss the collaboration between the artist and the UC Botanical Garden and some of the plants that were collected.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Certificate Program in Data Science and Professional Program in Data Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | January 18 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain the skills to collect, process, analyze and interpret data to create actionable insights. Learn how to leverage machine learning, statistics, data mining and big data to develop new strategies that support decision making in a variety of fields.

  Make reservations online

Weekly UC Berkeley Auction: Bid on used campus items

Sale | January 13, 2016 – January 18, 2017 every Wednesday | 2-3:45 p.m. | Property Management, Suite E

 3200 Regatta Boulevard, Richmond, CA 94804

 Property Management

Weekly auction of UC Berkeley surplus items.

Coffee Break!

Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way.

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join the Coffee Break every Wednesday afternoon! Boost your global network and meetup with friends.

Coffee break, hosted by Berkeley International Office, is an informal weekly event where Cal students can connect, share stories, or learn about different culture and language. Free coffee for UCB students! Both international students and domestic students are welcome.

Reimagining Enterprise Computing through Design

Special Event | January 18 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Satish Ramachandran

 Information, School of

Satish Ramachandran is the global head of design at Nutanix, where he applies design to reimagine enterprise computing.

ORIAS World History Reading Group - East Bay

Meeting | January 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 520D UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Professional Development for Educators

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

San Francisco book discussions are facilitated by Shane Carter, Outreach Coordinator for ORIAS and by Alan Karras, author and...   More >

free

  Register online or by calling Shane Carter at 510-643-0868, or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Amazon Tech Talk: “Conversational AI: Speak with your computer—naturally”

Information Session | January 18 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Ashwin Ram, Senior Manager AI Science, Amazon Alexa

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come listen to Ashwin Ram, a Senior Manager of AI science at Amazon give a talk about conversational AI and the ways that we may find ourselves talking to our computers!

The event will be from 6-7PM in the Wozniak Lounge (on the 4th floor of Soda). There will be Amazon Gift Cards, Resume drops, and Pizza!

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, January 19, 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

Gender and Women's Studies Cafe

Meeting | January 19 | 12-4 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

The GWS Café is a sanctuary space/conversation space for the campus and GWS community, and will be especially be so the day before and week after the inauguration (January 19th and 26th). This series will act as a regular community gathering space for students, faculty, visiting scholars and staff.

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 >

Memorial Service for Prof. Jeffrey Hadler

Memorial | January 19 | 5-8 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

A memorial service for Prof. Jeffrey Hadler, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, and former Chair of the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, who passed away on Wednesday, January 11, after a short and intense battle with cancer.

Lightspeed Venture Partners Info-Session

Information Session | January 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Lightspeed partner, Sudip Chakrabarti, will host a session for students interested in learning about VC/startups/entrepreneurship. Lightspeed Venture Partners is an early stage investor in both enterprise and consumer companies, including Snapchat, Nest, Nutanix, Docker, and GrubHub. Sudip will give insight into what trends VCs are seeing in the tech ecosystem and Lightspeed’s investment...   More >

Certificate Program in Project Management

Information Session | January 19 | 6-7 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Professional Sequence in Agile Management

Information Session | January 19 | 7-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how Agile Management—a framework of values, principles and practices that allows managers to plan work, engage teams and leverage changing market conditions—can make a difference in your career as a manager.

 Please refer to UNEX 1066. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Friday, January 20, 2017

Reflection Space at GenEq: Gender Equity Resource Center

Special Event | January 20 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (GenEq Community Space

 Gender Equity Resource Center

The space is open for reflection, quiet contemplation, crafting and individual connection. This space is open to anyone who needs it, particularly those who identify with our program and service areas of LGBTQ+, Women, Men, and survivors of sexual & dating violence.

SPH Teach In/Walk Out: Resisting Trump

Special Event | January 20 | 9:20 a.m.-12 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

Join the SPH Student Government Action Group at an event where students, faculty, and staff can learn about the ways in which public health will be under siege during Trump's presidency, and what we can all do to resist and organize against the harmful aspects of his team's agenda.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Coordinator and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Create Community with BAMPFA on January 20

Special Event | January 20 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In keeping with our mission to “inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialog,” BAMPFA invites all members of our community to come together on Friday, January 20. In the spirit of celebrating inclusion and promoting an open society, we are offering free admission and expanded programming throughout the day. All are welcome to visit the galleries and participate in any of the following...   More >

free admission to the galleries

Conversation with Dr. Fatima Alleyne about equity and justice in education: Motivation to be a changemaker

Special Event | January 20 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 240 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Dr. Fatima Alleyne, Engineering

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Dr. Fatima Alleyne will speak at UC Berkeley on Jan. 20, 11-noon using an interview format, location TBA. She will address her experiences running a grass roots effort for office.

With a message to push for equity and justice, Dr. Fatima Alleyne was elected to the Contra Costa County Board of Education, Area 1 in the last election. She won over 46% of the vote. She received many endorsements,...   More >

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | January 20 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, 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 >

School of Public Health Healing Circle

Meeting | January 20 | 2-6 p.m. | 461 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

The School of Public Health will host a healing circle for students who prefer and need a low-key safe space. It will be hosted and open dialogue facilitated by DICE staff members, Eric Abrams and Kate Jerman.

To create a safe space for open dialogue and reflection for the SPH/UCB community - students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Saturday, January 21, 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 >

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Student Harvest Day

Social Event | January 22 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

  Intersection of San Pablo Ave and Marin Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Berkeley Food Institute

Come out to join the campus and community in a Harvest Day to support the Berkeley Food Pantry. The day's activities include a free lunch catered by the Berkeley Student Food Collective, and time to learn how to grow and harvest food. Half of all the food will be sent to the Food Pantry.

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, January 23, 2017

Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | January 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives engaged students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a socially engaged project after their graduation.

Several prizes may be awarded, each...   More >

VMWare Info-Session

Information Session | January 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

Meeting | June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2017 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that develops communication and leadership skills through public speaking.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Certificate Program in College Admissions and Career Planning and Professional Program in College Admission Counseling Online Information Session

Information Session | January 24 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Online

 Ramu Nagappan, UC Berkeley Extension director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Instructors and staff present information about directing others in their quest for higher education and career fulfillment. Learn about career opportunities, curriculum requirements and specific course content for both programs.

  Register online

Haas Scholars Program Info Session

Information Session | January 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships (4k-6k) Info Session: Benefits, eligibility, application tips for these summer undergraduate research programs (surf.berkeley.edu)

Information Session | January 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Sean Burns, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, will discuss eligibility criteria for these two programs, benefits of the programs and tips for a successful application.

GM Info-Session and Tech Talk

Information Session | January 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join us for a Tech Talk and Q&A with team members from GM on Technology in the Chevy Bolt!

Food and drinks will be provided. Resumes will also be accepted. All majors welcome!

GM is super excited about the new Chevrolet BOLT EV with 238 miles of range. The first production vehicle was delivered to a family in Fremont, California in December 2016. The BOLT EV has already been named...   More >

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts Online Information Session

Information Session | January 25 | 12:30-1:15 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date

 Anastasia Meadors, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts can help you take your creative skills to the next level. Studio practice and critique seminars enable you to develop a cohesive portfolio of work for application to M.F.A. programs.

  Register online

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Information Session | January 25 – May 3, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 1-3 p.m. | 100 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this spring semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

Coffee Break!

Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way.

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join the Coffee Break every Wednesday afternoon! Boost your global network and meetup with friends.

Coffee break, hosted by Berkeley International Office, is an informal weekly event where Cal students can connect, share stories, or learn about different culture and language. Free coffee for UCB students! Both international students and domestic students are welcome.

Quantcast Info-Session: Women in Tech: Talk.

Information Session | January 25 | 5-6 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come learn and meet our thought-leading Women in Tech. You will get the opportunity to hear first-hand from the senior female tech leaders of Quantcast! The event kicks off with a 20-minute tech talk. After the tech talk, there will be a 40-minute Q/A with the panel where you can ask questions and learn more about their experiences working as a woman in tech at Quantcast.

Panel Speakers:...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad- European Innovation Academy Info Session

Information Session | January 25 | 5-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Center

 2227 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Join students from around the world at the European Innovation Academy in Northwestern Italy and create a startup in four weeks! For more information, please visit: http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/eia.

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, January 26, 2017

UCDC Info Session

Information Session | January 26 | 10-11 a.m. | 236 Evans Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

UCDC is a program which sends UC juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. to intern, do research, and take classes for a semester. UCDC students come from all majors, intern three to four days a week, and take two classes which each meet once a week. Students from UC campuses live and take classes at the UC Washington Center, an eleven-story building about six blocks from the White House....   More >

Datavisor Info-Session

Information Session | January 26 | 12-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Speakers: Fang Yu (CTO, Berkeley PhD '06), Julian Wong (Architect, Berkeley BSE '99)

Traditional fraud solutions are in a constant cat-and-mouse game with attackers. Supervised machine learning models, the best fraud approach before DataVisor, quickly become outdated when attackers evolve their attack techniques. DataVisor's patent pending unsupervised approach catches new attacks without...   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 >

Yelp Info-Session

Information Session | January 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | January 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

 Free

 UNEX 1057. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111