<< May 2017 >>

Monday, May 1, 2017

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, May 2, 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)

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 >

BIDS Spring 2017 Data Science Faire

Special Event | May 2 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Chancellor's Awards for Public Service

Reception | May 2 | 3-5:30 p.m. |  Krutch Theatre (Clark Kerr Campus)

 Chancellor Nicholas Dirks

 Public Service Center

Each year, the Chancellor recognizes students, staff, faculty, and community partnerships that embody UC Berkeley's proud tradition of public service and commitment to improving our local and global community. Faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, student organizations, and campus-community partnerships are all eligible. Award categories include: civic engagement, community-engaged...   More >

Gilead Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | May 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Thinking about your career?
By joining the Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing team at Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases. DINNER PROVIDED!

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!

One Year of Community Engagement in Food Systems

Social Event | May 2 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Jeff Noven, Operations Manager, Berkeley Student Food Collective; Kelly Carlisle, Executive Director, Acta Non Verba; Ruben E. Canedo, Research & Mobilization Coordinator, Centers for Educational Equity & Excellence (CE3)

 College of Natural Resources

Community leaders and undergraduate students involved with ESPM 197 - Community Engagement in Food Systems this past year will gather to discuss their projects and ways forward for the Food Systems minor. This event is open to the public, especially students and community members interested in learning more about the Food Systems Minor.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

Special Event | May 3 – 4, 2017 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to socially engaged art, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

Garden Closed

Special Event | May 3 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Due to a power outage, the Garden will be closed today, May 3rd.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

GWE Study Break Breakfast

Social Event | May 3 | 9-10 a.m. | North Gate Hall, Courtyard

 Graduate Assembly

Are you feeling the pressure of the end of the semester building? Is dead week going to be rough?

Good news! GWE is buying breakfast! Bagels, coffee, and assorted pastries!

Certificate Program in Software Development and Programming Online Information Session

Information Session | May 3 | 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

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.

Spring Division meeting

Meeting | May 3 | 3-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Robert Powell, Division Chair, Academic Senate

 Academic Senate

This is a regular business meeting of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate. The notice will be posted online prior to the meeting.

 Senate members have priority seating and others will be accommodated as space allows. Please contact us in advance for permission to take photographs or for accommodation needs.

Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning Online Information Session

Information Session | May 3 | 5-6 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

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, May 4, 2017

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

Special Event | May 3 – 4, 2017 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to socially engaged art, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

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

Showcase for Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR)

Special Event | May 4 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Teaching and Learning, Educational Technology Services

The Showcase for Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR), formerly known as the Waves of Innovation, aims to highlight work that has accomplished a variety of goals in improving pedagogy.  
New panels each hour will feature lightning talks with the opportunity for informal discussion amongst presenters and interested attendees throughout the event. The event also facilitates further...   More >

Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | May 4 – 11, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for express travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on-the-spot.

Come to the I-House Great Hall during the following days and times for your Express Travel Signature:
Thu 5/4 - 10am-3pm
Tue 5/9 - 12-4pm
Thu 5/11 - 12-4pm

Grad Slam

Special Event | May 4 | 10:30 a.m. |  Online streaming

 University of California Office of the President

Help cheer on your champ and earn campus glory by urging your community to watch the livestream and cast a vote for their favorite speaker! The People’s Choice winner will win $1,000 and be named at the conclusion of the event along with the other contest winners.

Voting will be open for approximately 30 minutes immediately following the talks.

The voting will conclude approximately 30...   More >

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

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

Information Session | May 4 | 12-1 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

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 >

Social Science Matrix Open House: A Gathering and Celebration

Reception | May 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 820 Barrows Hall

 Social Science Matrix

Please join us on May 4th, 2017 between 4pm-6pm for a celebration of a successful year at Social Science Matrix, UC Berkeley's hub for cross-disciplinary social-science research.

Invite your friends colleagues to come to our Open House, where you can:

- Enjoy food and drink while learning about the programs and events offered by Social Science Matrix.

-...   More >

 Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

  RSVP online by May 3.

Social Science Matrix

Friday, May 5, 2017

EECS Department Student Awards Ceremony and Reception

Special Event | May 5 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Sarah Van Nostrand

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join us in a ceremony to honor outstanding students in the EECS department. Reception immediately following in Garbarini Lounge.

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 >

Big C Hike

Social Event | May 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | International House, Front Steps

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisers on this easy hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. The hike takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps. Bring water.

Saturday, May 6, 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 >

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, May 7, 2017

Morris Dancers for May Day

Tour/Open House | May 7 | 10-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden Admission

  Register by calling 510-642-7082, or by emailing gardenprograms@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, May 8, 2017

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, May 9, 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)

Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | May 4 – 11, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for express travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on-the-spot.

Come to the I-House Great Hall during the following days and times for your Express Travel Signature:
Thu 5/4 - 10am-3pm
Tue 5/9 - 12-4pm
Thu 5/11 - 12-4pm

Michelle Wilkerson: How students learn through computational representations

Special Event | May 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Professor Michelle Wilkerson, Coalition for Education and Outreach

 Coalition for Education and Outreach

Dr. Wilkerson studies how young people learn with and about computational representations – things like computer simulations, data visualizations, or interactive graphics.

 Space is limited!

Certificate Program in Interior Design and Interior Architecture Online Information Session

Information Session | May 9 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Online

 Rae Hagner, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 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.

  Make reservations online

Garden Tour: Treasures of the Japanese Collection

Tour/Open House | May 9 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Garden Horticulturist Dylan Ferriera on a walk through the Asian Collection of the Garden looking at the Japanese accessions. A rare opportunity to take a closer look at these spectacular plants with the Garden expert!

$15, $10 Garden members

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

KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize and FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize 2017 Award Ceremony

Special Event | May 9 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education, UC Los Angeles

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues presents:

KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize and FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize 2017 Award Ceremony

Please join us as we honor Nicola McClung, Arturo Cortéz, Camila Cribb Fabersunne, Dylan Bush, and Ankita Joshi

Keynote:
"Writing, Resisting and Research: The Role of Scholarship During the Trump Presidency"
by Pedro Noguera,...   More >

$FREE

  Registration opens April 1. Register online by May 10.

Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education, UC Los Angeles

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, May 10, 2017

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

Information Session | May 10 | 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

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.

Full: Harrison

Special Event | May 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An evening of music by the composer Lou Harrison, on the hundredth anniversary of his birth.

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | May 4 – 11, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for express travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on-the-spot.

Come to the I-House Great Hall during the following days and times for your Express Travel Signature:
Thu 5/4 - 10am-3pm
Tue 5/9 - 12-4pm
Thu 5/11 - 12-4pm

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, May 12, 2017

National Public Gardens Day

Special Event | May 12 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

In honor of National Public Garden Day, enjoy one complimentary admission! Follow this link to get your coupon: https://publicgardens.org/offer/19049
Valid for one admission on May 12th.

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 >

GROUND UP Journal: Issue 6 Launch Party

Reception | May 12 | 5-7 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join LAEPs student-run journal on landscape architecture, GROUND UP, for the launch of their sixth publication, OF PROCESS.

Country Womyn Revisted

Special Event | May 12 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Country Women was a magazine published in the 1970s by women living in communes in the Albion Nation of Mendocino County. Back-to-the-land women banded together to create a resource for living outside the mainstream. A new collective working out of artist Fritz Haeg’s Salmon Creek Farm project in Albion has been studying the old issues of the magazine and responding with an update for...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, May 13, 2017

2017 May Commencement

Special Event | May 13 | 10 a.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 University Development and Alumni Relations

2017 May Campuswide Commencement

Hippie Modernism Forum: Creative Communes

Special Event | May 13 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Could rural communes be the template for a new geography of creativity? Ramón Sender Barayón, Erin Elder, and Fritz Haeg discuss the question along with moderator Greg Castillo.

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

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 >

Architecture Prizes & Awards Ceremony

Reception | May 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The ceremony honoring the recipients of this years Prizes &amp; Awards in the Department of Architecture will be held Saturday, May 13.

Sikh Monologues

Special Event | May 13 | 7-10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Sikh Monologues

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sikh Monologues

The Sikh Monologues is an ethnographic theater performance informed by Sikh stories across America.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Tea in the Garden

Special Event | May 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Invite mom for our annual tradition at the Garden. A lovely tea party, held in our historic Julia Morgan Hall, will be followed by a botanical crafting session.

$65, $55 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@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 >

Graduation: Berkeley Social Welfare

Special Event | May 14 | 7 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Auditorium

 Social Welfare, School of

Monday, May 15, 2017

Certificate Program in Business Administration Online Information Session

Information Session | May 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 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

School of Public Health Commencement 2017

Special Event | May 15 | 2-4:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Paul Farmer, MD Phd, Medical Anthropologist, physician, Co-founder and Chief Strategist, Partners In Health (PIH)

 Public Health, School of

School of Public Health Commencement Ceremony featuring Commencement Speaker Dr. Paul Farmer. Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world's poorest people.

 Tickets required.

GWS Commencement

Special Event | May 15 | 4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Jewelle Gomez

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Join us at 4pm on Monday, May 15th for the Commencement Ceremony for the Department of Gender & Women's Studies. Our Commencement Speaker is Jewelle Gomez.

Jewelle Gomez is a writer and activist and the author of the double Lambda Award-winning novel, THE GILDA STORIES from Firebrand Books. Her adaptation of the book for the stage "BONES & ASH: A GILDA STORY," was performed by the Urban Bush...   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, May 16, 2017

Department of History Commencement Ceremony

Special Event | May 16 | 8:30-11 a.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Mary Elizabeth Berry, Class of 1944 Professor of History, Department of History

 Department of History

The annual commencement ceremony hosted by the Department of History recognizes students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, or Doctorate of Philosophy in History.

$10

  Tickets go on sale April 11. Buy tickets online or by calling Zellerbach Hall Ticket Office at (510) 642‐9988, or by emailing Zellerbach Hall Ticket Office at tickets@calperformances.org

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | May 16 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

  Register online

Career Connections Series: PhDs

Social Event | May 16 | 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 with PhDs to represent the variety of careers available to PhD candidates and students considering a doctorate degree at Cal. The event requires no prep—simply chat with interested students, share your...   More >

  RSVP online by May 9.

Professional Program in User Experience Design

Information Session | May 16 | 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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Evidence Summit Pilot: Policy Experiment, Hosted by Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP)

Special Event | May 17 | 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Evidence in Governance & Politics (EGAP)

We will be conducting a pilot experiment at UC Berkeley to help us better understand how policymakers absorb and process the findings of academic research. We would love for you to attend! The pilot will be a chance to learn new things about social science and political accountability, make friends, connect with EGAP, and do us a huge favor in helping fine-tune our design.

  RSVP online by May 16.

MFA Artists’ Talk

Special Event | May 17 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Meet the 2017 graduates of UC Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts program as they talk about their recent work. This year’s graduates are Takming Chuang, Lucas DeGiulio, Behnaz Khaleghi, Shari Paladino, Jovi Schnell, and Andrew Wilson.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

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, May 18, 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

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 >

Statistics Commencement

Special Event | May 18 | 2 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO, Translation

 Department of Statistics

Analog Light Show Festival

Special Event | May 18 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join us to celebrate the psychedelic art form of live light performance at this festival of live music and visual wizardry.

$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Friday, May 19, 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 >

Analog Light Show Festival

Special Event | May 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join us to celebrate the psychedelic art form of live light performance at this festival of live music and visual wizardry.

$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, May 20, 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 >

Analog Light Show Festival

Special Event | May 20 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join us to celebrate the psychedelic art form of live light performance at this festival of live music and visual wizardry.

$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge

Special Event | May 20 | 4-9:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Global Public Health, HealthRoots Foundation for Global Health, Stanford University Center for Innovation in Global Health, Bay Area Global Health (UCSF, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Stanford)

Join Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCSF, and UC Davis on the UC Berkeley campus, May 20th, 2017 (4-8:30pm) as we host the final pitches of the 2017 Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge! Fifteen teams converge on UC Berkeley's campus to present their innovations to our panel of influential judges, and compete for the $10,000 HealthRoots grand prize.

  Register online

Analog Light Show Festival

Special Event | May 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join us to celebrate the psychedelic art form of live light performance at this festival of live music and visual wizardry.

$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Grand Opening of the Going Places Exhibit

Special Event | May 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Lawrence Hall of Science's newest featured exhibit, Going Places, opens on Sunday, May 21st.

Join us at the Hall from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and be the first to explore the technology of transportation in Going Places.

Fly a plane, ride a hovercraft, race your friend on a recumbent bicycle, and even learn to fly an airship! Explore how various modes of transportation have shaped...   More >

$12.00 Adults, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Family Day: A Free Day of Art and Music

Special Event | May 21 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

11:00–3:00 Art Making, Family Tours, and Library on Wheels

1:30–2:30 Musical Performance: The Bug Family Band

Have a mind-expanding day in Hippie Modernism and make rainbow drawings for BAMPFA’s summer exhibition, Ugo Rondinone: Love.

• Make art inspired by BAMPFA exhibitions.

• Explore the galleries with tours specially designed for families.

• Enjoy an hour of interactive musical...   More >

Admission to this event is free!

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, May 22, 2017

Certificate Program in Financial Planning and Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | May 22 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Anna Lee, M.B.A., UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how a certificate in financial planning and analysis from UC Berkeley Extension can prepare you for career advancement or an advanced degree.

  Register online

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 | May 22 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 25 – October 24, 2017 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is limited on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

For more information email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Free with Garden Admission

Behavioral Health Sciences Department Information Session

Information Session | May 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 205 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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Certificate Program in Finance Online Information Session

Information Session | May 24 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 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

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, May 25, 2017

Designated Subjects Adult Education and Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials Online Information Session

Information Session | May 25 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how to succeed in a career teaching adults with diverse needs. Our classroom-based professional programs enable you to teach in adult education or career technical education, with or without a California Designated Subjects teaching credential.

  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 >

Certificate Program in Teaching English as a Second Language

Information Session | May 25 | 5:30-7 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

Friday, May 26, 2017

Certificate Program in Accounting Online Information Session

Information Session | May 26 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 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 | 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 >

Black Life: Rashad Pridgen

Special Event | May 26 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join multidisciplinary dance-performance artist and creative director Rashad Pridgen for “Translating the Black Lives Masquerade,” a discussion and introductory workshop exploring the communal dance practice of the masquerade. In this inspirational dance ceremony, we will pay homage through movement to the countless lives lost to anti-black violence, racism, and police terror.

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

Saturday, May 27, 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 >

Balloon-Powered Cars

Special Event | May 27 | 2-4 p.m. | 150 Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Using a balloon as your power source, design and build a working vehicle that can race down the speedway. Explore motion and energy in this program designed for families with children in grades K–8.

 Members only

 Free. RSVP online by May 27.

Sunday, May 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 >

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day at the Hall

Holiday | May 29 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Celebrate Memorial Day as we open all of your favorite experiences—including the Ingenuity Lab, the Animal Discovery Room, and the Planetarium, and our featured exhibit, Going Places.

Plus, join us in the Forces That Shape the Bay outdoor science park from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to design, build, and test your own custom boats.

$12.00 Adults, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Boats in the Lawrence Hall of Science's Forces That Shape the Bay.

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.