<< March 2017 >>

Wednesday, March 1, 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.

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

Newt Discovery Station

Special Event | March 1 | 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 with Garden admission.

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.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 >

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.

Career Connections Series: Writing and Media

Social Event | March 1 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Career Center

CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.

We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni who work in print and broadcast journalism, and/or digital media. The event will require minimal prep-work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge through introductions & casual...   More >

  RSVP online by February 22.

C3 IoT Info-Session

Information Session | March 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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, March 2, 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

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.

Free First Thursday at BAMPFA

Special Event | February 2 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA. The galleries are free all day and we offer guided exhibition tours.

free admission to the galleries

Earth Week Planning Committee

Meeting | February 2 – April 27, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-2 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Interested in planning Earth Week 2017 at UC Berkeley? The Student Environmental Resource Center is (SERC) is recruiting individual students and student representatives from environmental and sustainability student organizations to join the Earth Week 2017 Planning Committee.

Meetings will be held weekly on Thursdays from 1pm-2pm in Sproul 102. Drop-ins are welcome.

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 >

Medieval Philosophy

Meeting | March 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 6220 Dwinelle Hall

 Medieval Philosophy Working Group

Micron Technology Info-session

Information Session | March 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Micron at the forefront of technology's next evolution. Micron Technology is a world leader in memory and semiconductor technology offering the industry's broadest portfolio of silicon-to-semiconductor solutions.

We're hiring in the following majors: EE, CS, Chemical, Physics, IEOR, Materials Science, and Mechanical.

Refreshments will be provided as well as a raffle for a Crucial SSD.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Planning Ahead: F-1 Employment Authorization for Off-Campus Internships

Information Session | March 3 |  Online

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Understand how F-1 students can apply for off-campus work authorization for internships and employment related to their major field of study. Attendees are expected to have watched the F-1 Guide to CPT Video here before attending the webinar: http://internationaloffice.berkeley.edu/students/current/f-1/curricular_practical_training
Please come prepared with your questions.

Winter Bird Walk

Tour/Open House | March 3 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Note change in date

 Botanical Garden

Join us as we search for flocks of winter sparrows, bright yellow warblers, and perhaps and elusive red sapsucker. We also hope to welcome some of our earliest migrating hummingbirds back to the garden this month! Led by Garden docent and Ornithologist Sarah MacLean.

$20, $18 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.

The Circus is Coming!

Special Event | March 3 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRI, MAR 3, 11:00am to 7:00pm. Please join us as we review some of the spectacular work done by students at the College and enjoy the latest research presentations from our internationally renowned faculty.

Awakening the Dragon: Art, Urban Space, and Authoritarianism

Miscellaneous | March 3 | 12-1 p.m. |  Dwinelle Annex

 College of Environmental Design

Jason Luger will discuss his fieldwork looking at grassroots art activist movements in authoritarian contexts.

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 >

Poetic Justice/Justicia Poética: Opening Reception

Reception | March 3 | 5 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Center for Latino Policy Research

Join us for the opening of CLPR’s first art exhibition! We will be featuring the renowned muralist and artist, Juana Alicia. The event will mark the beginning of a month-long Open House featuring many visionary artists from our community. Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

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.

Cal Men's Lacrosse Society: Family Tailgate

Social Event | March 4 | 1:30-2:45 p.m. | Maxwell Family Field, Plaza just outside Maxwell Field parking lot

 Cal Men's Lacrosse Society

Join the Cal Men's Lacrosse Society and parent Boosters for a family-friendly tailgate on March 4. We'll gather about an hour or so prior to the game for lunch and beverages.

  RSVP by emailing Matt Currie at mcurrie@cmcommercialinc.com

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 >

Cal Octet Alumni Club: 69th Year Reunion

Social Event | March 4 | 5:30-10 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Octet Alumni Club

Join us for dinner and catch alumni performances and a preview of the Octet Spring Show.

$32; members graduating before 2007
$22; members graduating in or after 2007

Our registration deadline is Friday, February 24th, 2017.

Rally your members today and celebrate with us in March!

$$32; members graduating before 2007 $22; members graduating in or after 2007

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, March 5, 2017

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.

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, March 6, 2017

Salesforce Info-Session

Information Session | March 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Alon Kama, VP of Engineering

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Interested in working at one of the most innovative companies in the world?

Join us for the Salesforce Infosession on Monday, March 6, at **5:30 PM** in the Wozniak Lounge. Meet Salesforce engineers & recruiters in person and learn about cloud computing, IoT, and more!

- ABOUT THE TALK -
Machine Learning and Data Science
Come listen to Alon Kama, VP of Engineering, as he speaks about what...   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.

Tuesday, March 7, 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 >

Berkeley Info Session

Information Session | March 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Learn more about OLLI's courses, lectures, and social programming and hear directly from the faculty about the courses and workshops they will be teaching.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10:00 a.m. No need to RSVP!

Illumina Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | March 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Illumina

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Thinking about your career?

We're hiring! Calling all engineers who desire to help develop life changing technologies - we want to meet you! Our team of software and process engineers are excited to share about who we are and how YOU fit within Illumina. We'll also share about full time and internship opportunities and our Illumina Accelerator. DINNER PROVIDED!

Voleon Group Tech Talk

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

 Ben Lee, Principal Researcher; Jon McAuliffe, Chief Investment Officer

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A view from inside the machine learning bubble and lessons from history, presented by Ben Lee, Principal Researcher and Jon McAuliffe, Chief Investment Officer of Voleon.

Career Connections Series: Education

Social Event | March 7 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Alumni House

  1 Alumni House, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Cal Alumni Association

CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.

We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 professionals who work in education. The event require no prep—simply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow in your footsteps. Events are...   More >

  RSVP online by February 28.

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!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

if/when/how meeting

Meeting | March 8 |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Bi-weekly meeting of if/when/how: lawyering for reproductive justice Berkeley Law Chapter

if/when/how meeting

Meeting | March 8 | 224 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Bi-weekly lunch meeting including discussions re: elections, article group discussion, planning for admitted students weekend.

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.

if/when/how meeting

Meeting | March 8 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 244 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Join Berkeley Law's chapter of If/when/how for a discussion of current reproductive justice events as well as info about our upcoming elections.

UCEAP Costa Rica Tropical Biology Info Session

Information Session | March 8 | 1-2 p.m. | 56 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Let nature be your classroom! Come learn more about the UCEAP Costa Rica on Tropical Biology and Conservation Studies. The Program Director, Professor Frank Joyce, will give an overview of the program and provide information about coursework and research opportunities available on this unique option.

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.

UC Day - Cal Alumni Reception

Social Event | March 8 | 5-7:30 p.m. |  Cafeteria 15L

 1116 15th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

 Cal Alumni Association

On March 8, a delegation of UC Berkeley alumni will head to Sacramento to advocate for Cal. Join us at Cafeteria 15L in the evening for a reception celebrating the advocacy efforts and the Cal alumni that work in the Capitol and Sacramento.

  Make reservations online or by calling (510) 900-8348, or by emailing caladvocacy@alumni.berkeley.edu

Berkeley Summer Abroad - European Innovation Academy

Information Session | March 8 | 5-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Center

 2227 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Collaborate with students from around the world at the European Innovation Academy in Northwestern Italy. Travel to Italy a week before the start of the European Innovation Academy and learn from UC Berkeley faculty. Afterwards, you’ll join the European Innovation Academy, an intensive and fast-paced learning environment, where you will learn from famous motivational speakers, including...   More >

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, March 9, 2017

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.

Earth Week Planning Committee

Meeting | February 2 – April 27, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-2 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Interested in planning Earth Week 2017 at UC Berkeley? The Student Environmental Resource Center is (SERC) is recruiting individual students and student representatives from environmental and sustainability student organizations to join the Earth Week 2017 Planning Committee.

Meetings will be held weekly on Thursdays from 1pm-2pm in Sproul 102. Drop-ins are welcome.

Lafayette Info Session

Information Session | March 9 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Lafayette Library and Learning Center

 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Meet Lafayette faculty and OLLI members and learn about the courses and workshops offered in Lafayette!

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 >

Friday, March 10, 2017

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.

Evolution of the 20th century Mongolia/China border, in maps

Tour/Open House | March 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

Join us for a Maps and More pop up exhibit featuring maps from librarian Susan Powell's photo essay focusing the Mongolian-Chinese border. Find her article here: https://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/e-journal/issue-21/powell

Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation: Launch Event and Open House

Information Session | March 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Haas Innovation Lab @ Cal Memorial Stadium

 Arts + Design

Join fellow UC Berkeley Design students, faculty, and practitioners across campus as we celebrate the launch of the first ever Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation (BCDI). Meet fellow design students, learn about the new Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation, and design your future! More information about the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation can be found here:...   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 >

WLI Planning Committee Info Session #1

Information Session | March 10 | 4-5 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (GenEq Community Space)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

*CALL FOR PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS*

Women's Leadership Intensive (WLI) is a leadership program for women identified [*] students centered on establishing solidarity and working along intersections that exist within communities of women [*] as well as challenging and deconstructing existing frameworks that exist within workplaces, the collegiate environment, and society as whole. This year’s...   More >

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Information Session | March 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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.

Superbfest

Special Event | March 11 | 1-11 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 ILoveMakonnen, Rapper; Jessica Williams, Comedian

 SUPERB Productions (ASUC)

ASUC SUPERB is excited to present the first ever SUPERBFEST!!! All day & night on Saturday, March 11th, we will have these free events provided by all 10 of our departments, including a headlining concert, comedy show, student performances and a film screening.

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 >

SEAS Fundraiser for Undocumented Students in Memory of Jeffrey Hadler

Social Event | March 11 | 3 p.m. |  CycleBar

 1929 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

“Since the election, my world has been turned upside down in all aspects of life. I’m scared and worried my family won’t be here tomorrow. With the uncertainty, how can I be expected to focus on anything else?” (Undergraduate, Class of 2018)

In these uncertain times, we invite you to stand with vulnerable members of our campus community by joining us in a fundraiser for the Undocumented...   More >

 family are welcome! all riders under 18 need parental sign off on a waiver

$15 (Student Rate) $100

  Registration opens February 21. Register online by March 11.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

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.

Cultural Foods Case Competition

Special Event | March 12 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Berkeley Food Institute

FEED, KABIRA, & FoodInno are collaborating with Oakland Bloom to host the first Cultural Food Case Competition at UC Berkeley!

Required RSVP Here:
The first 30 to RSVP will be registered; the rest will be waitlisted
(https://goo.gl/forms/e9bOtOjOfDarm3DG3)

  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 >

Full: LaPorte

Special Event | March 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Programmed by Sarah Cahill

Canadian electroacoustic musician Jean-François LaPorte introduces his sculptural instruments and experimental control mechanisms during a rare Bay Area appearance in collaboration with the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies. Dense textures, rich colors, and complex polyphonies emerge from a single sound.

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission Event is included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.

  Buy tickets online

Monday, March 13, 2017

Congresswoman Barbara Lee: Fighting for Health Equity in 2017 and Beyond

Special Event | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in location

 Barbara Lee, Congresswoman

 Nicholas B. Dirks, Chancellor, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Public Health, School of, Social Welfare, School of, Samuel Merritt University

Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s main healthcare focus is always on health disparities and health equity, especially for racial and ethnic minorities. Congresswoman Lee is strongly opposed to any efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and will continue to fight to ensure that we all have access to affordable, quality healthcare.

Free

  Register online

WLI Planning Committee Info Session #2

Information Session | March 13 | 5-6 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (GenEq Community Space)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

*CALL FOR PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS*
** IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF THE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP INTENSIVE PLANNING COMMITTEE PLEASE ATTEND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING INFO SESSIONS**
MARCH 10th 4 PM - 5 PM
MARCH 13th 5 PM - 6 PM

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | March 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 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

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, March 14, 2017

Nuclear Policy Working Group

Meeting | March 14 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | NSSC Suite, Suite 230

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Cal Alumni Club of Chicago: River City Food Bank presents Empty Bowls 2017

Social Event | March 14 | 11:30 a.m. |  Sacramento Convention Center

  1400 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

 Cal Alumni Club of Sacramento

RIVER CITY FOOD BANK presents EMPTY BOWLS 2017

Empty Bowls is River City Food Bank's largest fundraising event to raise awareness in the fight against hunger in Sacramento County. Our 14th Annual event will take place on March 13th and 14th, 2017 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Empty Bowls 2016 was attended by more than 1,500 people and raised more than $200,000, 96% of which directly...   More >

$30.00

  Buy tickets online

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!

General Motors (GM) Tech Talk: The Future of Mobility

Information Session | March 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Mike Ableson, VP of Global Strategy

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come to the Woz for a talk on 'The Future of Mobility' by Mike Ableson, GM's Vice President of Global Strategy. Learn how General Motors leverages OnStar, Connectivity, Car Sharing, Electrification & Autonomous Systems to drive its Mobility Strategy. Mike (a Berkeley grad himself) is excited to be speaking to students about the future of the automobile industry, so bring lots of...   More >

Inside the BAMPFA Film Collection

Special Event | March 14 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For BAMPFA Members and Cal Students Only

Join us for this fifth annual event, an insider’s view into how we shape our film collection. In conjunction with Member Appreciation Month, our curators and film collection staff present a selection of works from BAMPFA’s holdings and share insights into their significance, both for our collection and for the history of film. Highlights include...   More >

Admission to this lecture is free. This event is only open to BAMPFA members and UC Berkeley Students only

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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.

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.

SPH Ice Cream Social

Social Event | March 15 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

The School of Public Health community is invited to an afternoon ice cream social featuring ice cream sandwiches from CREAM.

 School of Public Health community members only

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.

St. Patrick's Day iMix

Social Event | March 15 | 4-6 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join us for the St. Patrick's Day iMix. to make your own Shamrock Punch and Leprechaun crafts. Put on something green and come mingle with new and continuing students from around the world!

Location: Sproul Room @ iHouse
Time: 4 - 6 pm, Wednesday, Mar. 15

Space is limited, please RSVP here:
https://goo.gl/forms/Y5s1Rim3tky665bt2

Friends and family are welcome!

What is iMix?

°...   More >

Berkeley Leadership – A Reception with Jesse Arreguin

Reception | March 15 | 5-8 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Center for Latino Policy Research

Industrial Internet: Big Data and Analytics Driving Big Outcomes

Special Event | March 15 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  South Hall

 Beena Ammanath, GE Digital

 Information, School of

Real-world case studies of the benefits of the torrent of data generated by GEâs machines, networks, devices, and data centers.

RISE: Celebrating Women, Community Love and Leadership

Special Event | March 15 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

RISE: Celebrating Women, Community Love and Leadership, is an event for all women to unapologetically celebrate and honor the work and contributions given by women to our communities.

[Canceled] OpenTable Info-Session

Information Session | March 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430) | Canceled

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

College of Environmental Design Spring Town Hall

Meeting | March 15 | 6-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design Graduate Student Council

We invite students, faculty, and staff to join us for this important opportunity to engage CED and departmental leadership in critical conversations about the issues you care about. The Town Hall will include both a period of general Q&A with the Dean and departmental leadership as well as facilitated break-out groups to discuss key concerns and opportunities for growth and improvement at CED....   More >

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, March 16, 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

Using Your Restricted Gift Funds: part of the Bridging the Gap information sharing series

Information Session | March 16 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 150 University Hall | Canceled

 Nancy Lubich McKinney, Executive Director, UCB Donor and Gift Services; Allison De Gros, Director, Fund Management, UCB Donor and Gift Services

 Audit and Advisory Services

In this session, we will provide a brief description of how we come to understand and document donor intentions, explain the difference between unrestricted and restricted funds, define restrictions and preferences, and illuminate the data and tools that are available in BAIRS and the Campus Advancement Database System (CADS) to help you in spending these funds.

 UC Learning Center, course code BEAUD006-170316.

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.

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Information Session | March 16 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Tour: Fiber and Dye Plants from Around the World

Tour/Open House | March 16 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Deepa Natarajan for a walk through the Garden's collection looking at and learning about plants that can be used for natural dyes and fibers.

$20, $15 Garden members

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

Earth Week Planning Committee

Meeting | February 2 – April 27, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-2 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Interested in planning Earth Week 2017 at UC Berkeley? The Student Environmental Resource Center is (SERC) is recruiting individual students and student representatives from environmental and sustainability student organizations to join the Earth Week 2017 Planning Committee.

Meetings will be held weekly on Thursdays from 1pm-2pm in Sproul 102. Drop-ins are welcome.

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 >

Adding Study Abroad to Your Resume Workshop

Special Event | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Skills to Pay the Bills: How studying abroad can help in your career.

Are you planning to or have you already studied abroad? Are you wondering how study abroad is relevant to your future? Come by our workshop to learn how to stand out to employers by utilizing your study abroad experiences in your resume, cover letter, and interviews.

Friday, March 17, 2017

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.

Alvin Ailey community flash mob

Special Event | March 17 | 12:30 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 Cal Performances

Celebrate Cal Performances' annual Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater residency with our now-annual community flash-mob style dance in front of Zellerbach Hall. Put on your best white outfit and show off your "Wade in the Water" moves (fresh from a morning workshop) led by Ailey dancer Hope Boykin. Everyone is welcome to participate in this memorable and joyful event.

Workshops will be held...   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, March 18, 2017

Berkeley Project Day

Special Event | March 18 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 The Berkeley Project

Join thousands of passionate students, faculty, alumni, and city residents in cleaning and beautifying the city of Berkeley.
Volunteer registration ends on March 5.

 Sign up to volunteer by Sunday, March 5th. Register online by March 5.

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.

Meet the Explainer Bots

Special Event | March 18 | 12-3 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Have you ever learned science from a robot? TechHive teen interns built animatronic robots to introduce guests to all of our exhibits and activities in multiple languages. Grab an "Explainer Card" at our Visitor Services Desk and use it to activate the Explainer Bots.

$12 Adults $10 Children 3–18 and Seniors 62+ Free for Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

  Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5132

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 >