<< January 2017 >>

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. | 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, 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

Friday, January 27, 2017

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

Information Session | January 27 | 11 a.m.-12 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 >

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 28, 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 29, 2017

Photography Intensive with Anna Laurent

Special Event | January 29 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Explore winter fruits and seeds with photographer Anna Laurent, who will guide a group through the UC Botanical Garden to collect seed pods and photograph them in a studio environment.

$125, $115 members

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

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

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 >

2017 CAA/Cal GOLD Young Alumni Hoops Party

Social Event | January 29 | 3-5:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Celebrate with CAA and Cal GOLD and fellow Cal Young Alumni (Classes of 2006-2016) before your Golden Bears take on the mighty Stanford Cardinal. Challenge friends old and new to beer pong and cornhole and enjoy delicious food, drink, and Cal spirit!
21+ only, please! ID's will be checked at the door. We have a select number of game ticket packages available, courtesy of your co-host, Cal GOLD!...   More >

$20 Young Alumni (Classes of 2006-2016), $45 Young Alumni (Classes of 2006-2016) With Game Ticket

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

FEED Info Session

Information Session | January 29 – 31, 2017 every other day | 7-8 p.m. | 2070 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Charlie James, President, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Silvia Ricchiardi, VP Publicity, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Diana Lee, VP Consulting, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Suzanne Donahue, VP External Affairs, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Sara Tsai, VP Internal Affairs, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development

 Berkeley Food Institute

FEED is recruiting for Spring 2017 consultants! FEED is a student organization that does food justice consulting. Recruits are gathered into cohorts that take on a consulting project with a local business, startup, or non-profit that provides equitable access to healthy food, fair working conditions, food grown with regenerative practices, or organizations working to adopt these practices. In...   More >

Monday, January 30, 2017

What is history? or, the life and times of water hyacinth: 2017 Anthropology Distinguished Lecture

Special Event | January 30 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room

 Anna L. Tsing, UCSC

 Department of Anthropology

Debates about the meaning and role of “history” in anthropology have characterized the discipline since its inception. This lecture revisits some of these debates to consider how anthropologists might better incorporate the contingent and transformative abilities of other species into our stories of what happened. Can “history” make room for multiple ontologies? To show how articulations across...   More >

Texas Instruments Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join Texas Instruments for a tech talk and Q&A with Sr. Manager Philippe Jansen! Jansen will give an overview of TI and career opportunities and then jump into his talk.

Resumes are accepted, and Berkeley Thai House will be served!

Tech Talk: Towards a better experience interacting with your world!
Learn how an 85 year old semiconductor company keeps earning a top innovator award year...   More >

Botanical Art from the Golden Age of Scientific Discovery - Book Release, Signing, and Talk with Anna Laurent

Special Event | January 30 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

"Botanical Art from the Golden Age of Scientific Discovery" has been published by University of Chicago Press (US) & Hachette Press (UK). The large-format book features educational botanic wall charts, mostly authored in Europe in the mid 19th & early 20th centuries and implemented in classrooms & lectures. The book is organized by plant family and include comparative analysis of...   More >

$20, $15 members

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

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 31, 2017

Global Internships Information Session

Information Session | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!

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

Information Session | January 31 | 12:30-1:30 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

Navigating Bash and Unix Envrionments

Meeting | January 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to...   More >

Australian Wine and Snack Reception

Reception | January 31 | 5-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren room 295, Boalt Hall

 University of New South Wales, UC Berkeley School of Law

Berkeley Law and University of New South Wales

All Berkeley Law Students Invited

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Warren Room 295, Boalt Hall
Co-hosts: Berkeley Law & UNSW Law School
RSVP: https://berkeleylaw.wufoo.com/forms/unsw-reception/

Come meet law students from The University of New
South Wales who are studying U.S. law for two weeks
in Berkeley.

Expand your...   More >

Meraki Info-Session

Information Session | January 31 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meraki, Inc. will be on-campus this Spring hiring summer interns, co-ops, and full-timers to join our Engineering team.

Come listen to a Tech Talk by Nat Storer (Software Engineer) and Dan Aguayo (Director of Engineering, Firmware) and to learn more about life at Meraki!

We'll be collecting resumes and raffling off Bose Speakers at the end of the talk to one lucky winner!

Come hungry as...   More >

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 31 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday | 6-7 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

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! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

Chinese New Year Theme Dinner: Chef Jordan Lichman Presents

Special Event | January 31 | 6-8 p.m. | International House, Dining Commons

 International House

International House is proud to serve a variety of cuisines from around the world, prepared by our executive chef Jordan Lichman and Dining Services team. $15 per person.
Chinese New Year Menu:
Tofu seafood soup
Entrees:
Whole roasted pig
Five Spice duck legs
Steamed Fish with ginger chili oil
Nien Gao, Sauteed rice cake (vegan)
Chinese greens
spring rolls
pot stickers
fried rice...   More >

Chinese New Year Dinner

FEED Info Session

Information Session | January 29 – 31, 2017 every other day | 7-8 p.m. | 2070 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Charlie James, President, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Silvia Ricchiardi, VP Publicity, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Diana Lee, VP Consulting, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Suzanne Donahue, VP External Affairs, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Sara Tsai, VP Internal Affairs, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development

 Berkeley Food Institute

FEED is recruiting for Spring 2017 consultants! FEED is a student organization that does food justice consulting. Recruits are gathered into cohorts that take on a consulting project with a local business, startup, or non-profit that provides equitable access to healthy food, fair working conditions, food grown with regenerative practices, or organizations working to adopt these practices. In...   More >