<< October 2017 >>

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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, October 2, 2017

Getting Off to a Good Start in Your UX Career

Special Event | October 2 | 5:10-6 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Billie Mandell

 Information, School of

Billie Mandell is a UX design leader with two decades of experience.

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | September 25 – December 4, 2017 every Monday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Blue Door Cafe | Note change in location

 2244 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Blue Door Cafe (check for location updates). 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!

East African Beer and Soda

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Garden Closed

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

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from somewhere...   More >

McNair Scholars Program Application Workshop (open hours)

Information Session | October 3 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program), Suite 13

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Information Session | October 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

School of Public Health's State of the School

Information Session | October 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Stefano Bertozzi, MD, PhD, Dean School of Public Health, Dean, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Dean Bertozzi invites all SPH affiliates to join him for a presentation of topics relevant to the School.

Center for Race and Gender Open House Reception

Reception | October 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Join us for the CRG Open House and help welcome new CRG faculty director, Prof. Leti Volpp!

Illumina Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | October 3 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Calling all engineers, biological, and chemical science majors
who desire to help develop life changing technologies -
we want to meet you! Our team of engineers and recruiters (alumni too!) are excited to share about who we are and how YOU fit within Illumina. We’ll also share about our internship process and full time opportunities. DINNER PROVIDED!
Hosted by the Department of...   More >

Just Food Podcast Launch

Special Event | October 3 | 5-7 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Graduate School of Journalism Library

 Berkeley Food Institute, UC Berkeley Advanced Media Institute at the Graduate School of Journalism., Nutrition Policy Institute, Public Health, School of, College of Natural Resources

Join us to celebrate the launch of JustFood, a new 6-part podcast series about cultivating justice and health, produced by the Berkeley Food Institute in partnership with the UC Berkeley Advanced Media Institute at the Graduate School of Journalism.

The event will feature a preview of our...   More >

Accenture Labs Info-Session and Tech Talk

Information Session | October 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us for an evening of networking with Accenture Labs. Learn about Accenture’s Technology R&D and Innovation ecosystem, and how Accenture Labs is putting innovation to work for our clients. Our R&D groups research and apply newest technologies in areas spanning Quantum Computing, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics to help our clients boost results today and...   More >

Oktoberfest Celebration: Dinner in the Dining Commons

Special Event | October 3 | 6-8 p.m. | International House, Dining Commons

 International House

German cuisine will be served for an Oktoberfest celebration, I-House style!
Enjoy traditional German cuisine and entertainment by the Deutscher Musikverein Band of San Francisco.
http://sfgermanband.org/

Menu: Traditional Sausages, Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage, Sauerbraten-style Tri Tip, Riesling Chicken, Potatoes
German Beer for $3 w/ID 21+
FREE for I-House Residents, $15...   More >

Oktoberfest at International House

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

*Garden Closed*

Special Event | October 4 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Due to construction, the Garden will be closed today for public safety.
We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience!

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Information Session | October 4 | 1-3 p.m. | 119 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an EOP student interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at EOP every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, study abroad scholarships, how to apply and additional services available.

Coffee Break

Social Event | October 4 – December 20, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – June 27, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman 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.

Advisory Committee on Student Neighbor Relations

Reception | October 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Associated Students of the University of California, Chancellor's Office of Government & Community Relations

 Office of the Associated Students of the University of California External Affairs Vice President

This event is a partnership with the Chancellor's Office of Government & Community Relations, and the lack of location will put any further partnership at risk. I am heeding to you for guidance and help.

I really, really need a space for next week. Here is some information:
- The event in on October 4 from 6-8:30.
- We are looking for a space that we can have circular tables that seat...   More >

Thursday, October 5, 2017

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

Meeting | December 1, 2016 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. | Au Coquelet Cafe, (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club

Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.

If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do on your own, this is the place for you.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART

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

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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 >

Fall Tea at IES

Reception | October 5 | 3-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Institute of European Studies

Please join us for tea, savory eats, sweet treats, and conversation with our visiting scholars, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and other special friends of the Institute.

KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize Info Session

Information Session | October 5 | 5-6 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Duster Conference Room

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

The KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize rewards students engaged in new or ongoing work that demonstrates a commitment, whether in education or other domains, to creating a better future for children and youth. The award of $2,500 is given to one UC Berkeley undergraduate student each year. The Prize recognizes students who have developed innovative strategies to increase opportunities for children...   More >

Nutanix Info-Session and Networking Event

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

 Sunil Potti, Chief Product and Development Officer, Nutanix

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join us for an evening of networking. Nutanix will be hosting a happy hour event on Thursday 10/5 at 5:30 pm at Wozniak Lounge. Our Chief Product and Development Officer, Sunil Potti will be leading an engaging technical discussion on the Nutanix journey and the future of our technologies. Additionally, we will have engineering leaders and other Nutanix employees present to connect 1:1...   More >

Las Vegas Candlelight Vigil

Special Event | October 5 | 7-8 p.m. |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Join us for a candelight vigil to stand in solidarity for the victims and families who have been affected by the Las Vegas tragedy on October 1, 2017. This will be a time to mourn, pray, and reflect with the campus community. Dean of Students, Joseph Greenwell, will be present. This will also be an opportunity for community members to discuss ways in which we can mobilize and help, as discussed...   More >

Friday, October 6, 2017

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | October 6 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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, October 7, 2017

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 1, 2018 the first Saturday of the month every month | 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 – January 4, 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 Alumni BOP happy hour

Social Event | October 7 | 5-6 p.m. |  Duchess

 5422 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

 Cal Alumni Club of Berkeley/Oakland/Piedmont

Join the Cal Alumni Club of Berkeley/Oakland/Piedmont for drinks and great conversation. We'll network, socialize, and share stories of our alma mater. If you've never joined us in the past, come and brainstorm with the great minds of fellow grads. See you there!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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, October 9, 2017

OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENTS

Tour/Open House | October 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lobby Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, Oct 9, 9:00 to Noon. Registration starts at 8:30.

Discovery Station: CA Native Plants and Indians

Miscellaneous | October 9 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden has one of the most diverse plant collections in the world. Visit at our Docent-led interactive Discovery Station to learn more about a particular plant topic. This month's topic is California Native Plants and Indians

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | September 25 – December 4, 2017 every Monday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Blue Door Cafe | Note change in location

 2244 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Blue Door Cafe (check for location updates). 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!

Uber Tech Talk

Information Session | October 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Massive change is afoot at Uber. Talk to engineers Kelvin and Isaac as they discuss UberEATS.

We’ll talk about Uber’s tradition of building and innovation, the focus on personal growth and support, and initiatives for social good around the world. Not to mention welcoming a million women drivers to our platform, changing the face of freight, and tackling gender bias in our app. And most...   More >

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | October 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Room location to be posted at entrance to building

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Newly arrived J-1 postdocs, professors, researchers,short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 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

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Technion–Israel Institute of Technology

Information Session | October 11 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

The Technion Neubauer American Study Abroad Semester includes an internship plus academic course work and extracurricular activities in one of three tracks: Engineering and Science; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Industrial Design. Students can take courses from more than one track and can choose from additional courses in history, archaeology, and basic Hebrew for a truly customized...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | October 4 – December 20, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.

Product Development Program Info Session

Information Session | October 11 | 5-6 p.m. | 402 Latimer Hall

 Department of Chemical Engineering

We have begun accepting applications for Fall 2018. Come and meet the PDP's Executive Director Dr. Keith Alexander and current PDP students to learn more about our 1-year non-thesis professional Master's program in Chemical Engineering.

Pizza will be provided.

Please RSVP no later than Monday, 10/9: https://goo.gl/forms/gHObVvFwHLz6eYa72.

Graduates of the PDP almost exclusively choose to...   More >

Apple Tech Talk: Cameras and Imaging

Information Session | October 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for a Tech Talk with the Camera Hardware
Engineering team. The team is responsible for all research,
design, development, test, and qualification of camera hardware for Apple products.

We make amazing products - and we’re constantly trying
to make them even better. Case in point: When people
use our products to capture images, we want to make
sure that the experience is easy, fun,...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – June 27, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman 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.

Disney Club Meeting: First General Meeting

Meeting | October 11 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 255 Dwinelle Hall

 Leadership, Engagement, Advising, and Development (LEAD) Center

We are thrilled to bring back the Disney Club at Berkeley this year!! Throughout the semester we plan to have movies, game nights, guest speakers, fun trips, and more. Please come to this meeting to learn about how you can be involved in the club. If you can not attend the meeting, but are interested in being in the club, send us a facebook message!

We have already been in contact with...   More >

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Berkeley MEng Online Infosession

Information Session | October 12 | 9-10 a.m. |  Online

 Beth Hoch Leven, Director of Academic Affairs; Megan Braverman, Student Services and Admissions Advisor

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

We invite you to join us online for an infosession, led by Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and current Master of Engineering students and alumni, to learn about our one-year Master of Engineering Program.

  Register online

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

Information Session | October 12 | 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

Voting Computer Security in the Age of Cyber War

Special Event | October 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 David Dill, Stanford University

 Information, School of

All of the factors are in place for electronic tampering with U.S. election outcomes. David Dill describes the problem and the solution.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

CANCELLED--Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | October 12 – 15, 2017 every day | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Due to poor air quality, our general tour of the Garden is cancelled today. Please join us on a future date.

For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu or call 510-643-7265

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Information Session | October 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Fall Reception: Center for African Studies and The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Reception | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Seminar Room and balcony

 Center for African Studies, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Join us for light refreshments and good company

Peterson Kamwathi, Untitled from a Short film for FILMS4PEACE, 2012 from the Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design Exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum.

Justice is Value Based: Is It Time to Re-Examine the Values of the United States?

Memorial | October 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Boalt 295 (Warren Room)

 Hon. Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge Yurok Tribe and Co-chair, Judicial Council’s Tribal Court-State Court Forum (CA)

 Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, Center for Native American Issues Research on

Many of today’s Human Beings have an exaggerated belief in the importance of their status in the world. We are part of a universe, and we often fail to be appreciative of our proper role/relationship in terms of the Earth, other beings, and each other. The United States views itself as the greatest power on Earth, but with great gifts come great responsibilities. These include a willingness to be...   More >

Workday Info-Session

Information Session | October 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Workday is a software company that provides cloud-based HR & financial management services to a wide portfolio of companies. We aggressively seek the best and the brightest college students and graduates to join Generation Workday, a program that’s uniquely designed to nurture, develop, and challenge our future leaders. If you are passionate, fun, and live for breakthrough ideas, you should join...   More >

Friday, October 13, 2017

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | October 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this specialized program—with online and classroom courses available—can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.

  Register online

Global Internships Information Session

Information Session | October 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 166 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

General Global Internships Program Overview

Flu Shot Clinics at Tang: Drop-in flu shot clinics at the Tang Center, Fall 2017

Miscellaneous | October 13 | 12-6 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Education Center, first floor

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Flu shot clinics at the Tang Center. Free for students with SHIP; $30 for staff, faculty, and members of the community (college age adults and above) and students without SHIP. No appointment is necessary. It's quick and easy!

 No children; college-age students or above.

CANCELLED--Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | October 12 – 15, 2017 every day | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Due to poor air quality, our general tour of the Garden is cancelled today. Please join us on a future date.

For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu or call 510-643-7265

CANCELED: Microsoft Coding Competition

Information Session | October 13 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430) | Canceled

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

College Information Day

Information Session | October 14 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Plaza Dwinelle Hall

 CEP: East Bay Consortium

College Information Day, an event in which college representatives from over 60 public and private colleges and universities, including institutions outside of California, will provide information about their institutions. Workshops in English and Spanish on preparing for college, applying for admission and financial aid, college entrance exams will be offered to students and parents. This free,...   More >

Julia Robinson Math Festival

Special Event | October 14 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Department of Mathematics

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals inspire students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative, creative problem-solving. Named for the UC Berkeley math professor and sponsored by the Math Department, this festival is for 6th-10th grade students. The Museum of Math will be bringing some of its traveling exhibits to this festival, which is a...   More >

 Recommended for 6th - 10th graders interested in math

$10.00

  Registration opens October 1. Register online or by calling info@jrmf.org at 19254571500, or by emailing info@jrmf.org at help@jrmf.org by October 14.

I Dig Benicia!: An Official California Archaeology Month Event

Special Event | October 14 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns

 2060 Camel Road, Benicia, CA 94510

 Archaeological Research Facility, Benicia Historical Museum, Benicia Historical Society

Learn about archaeology and Benicia's rich history as you try your hand at excavating artifacts, making Native American art, reconstructing old pots, Mexican corn grinding, making clay pots, and more! You will dig it!

Archaeology students and affiliates of the ARF are welcome to volunteer for this event!

CANCELLED--Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | October 12 – 15, 2017 every day | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Due to poor air quality, our general tour of the Garden is cancelled today. Please join us on a future date.

For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu or call 510-643-7265

Sunday, October 15, 2017

4th Annual Harvest Fest

Social Event | October 15 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

 1050 San Pablo (at Marin), Albany, CA 94706

 UC Gill Tract Community Farm

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm presents the 4th annual Harvest Fest 2017! Come join for community farming, live DJs, fresh harvested lunch, workshops, and tabling by local activists. Children's activities will be occurring throughout the day.

CANCELLED--Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | October 12 – 15, 2017 every day | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Due to poor air quality, our general tour of the Garden is cancelled today. Please join us on a future date.

For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu or call 510-643-7265

Monday, October 16, 2017

Web Essentials Drop In Hours: Non-Coder's Guide to the Web

Information Session | October 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

Librarians, Librarians, University Library

Student Technology Consultants, Student Technology Consultants, Student Technology Services

 Library

Stop by to learn about web design, online publishing, software and support available at Berkeley to help you build websites, create multimedia presentations, and much more. Students from Student Technology Services and Librarians will be here to answer your questions and help orient you to the technology landscape on campus.

 Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | September 25 – December 4, 2017 every Monday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Blue Door Cafe | Note change in location

 2244 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Blue Door Cafe (check for location updates). 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!

Amazon Tech Talk

Information Session | October 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Have you never used or heard of version control? Are you new to git? Have you ever been burned by using a git command incorrectly? If so, come to Amazon’s Tech Talk where David Lippa, one of their Software Development Engineers, will talk about the basics of version control with git, share lessons from his 13 year software career, and teach you ways to avoid “Git Hell.”

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Meeting | October 17 – December 12, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 119 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an EOP student interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at EOP every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, study abroad scholarships, how to apply and additional services available.

Bridging the Political Divide: A Conversation with Arlie Hochschild and Joan Blades: The Christina Marsden Gillis Academic Lives Program

Special Event | October 17 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Arlie Russell Hochschild, UC Berkeley - Sociology - Professor Emerita; Joan Blades

 The Women's Faculty Club

Arlie Hochschild is one of the most influential sociologists of her generation. She poured five years of her life into a "journey into the heart of the American right" and created a book that gave insight to a bewildered nation many of whose citizens struggled to fathom Trump's ascendancy to power.

Joan Blades- founding partner of Living Room Conversations - is also trained as a mediator...   More >

  RSVP by calling Front Desk Staff at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk Staff at womensfacutlyclub@gmail.com by October 16.

Diwali Indian Dinner: Festival of Lights

Social Event | October 17 | 6-8 p.m. | International House, 2nd Floor Dining Commons

 International House

Don’t miss Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights! Enjoy a lavish buffet of Indian delicacies and see our Dining Hall transformed with festive lights, candles and decorations.

Everyone is welcome to join I-House residents for these special all-you-can-eat buffet dinners. Cultural theme dinners are free for I-House residents and at $15, a bargain for the public!
Diwali Celebration Menu:
Rice...   More >

Diwali at I-House

Atlassian Tech Talk

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

What do you do when things go wrong in a highly distributed architecture? It's clear to design a system that does what is intended. This talk is from Atlassian's Head of Infrastructure on how we can design systems that fail less and how to react when the system fails.

We believe all teams have potential to do amazing things.

From space travel and DNA sequencing, to video games and...   More >

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Berkeley MEng Recruiting at UCSD

Miscellaneous | October 18 | 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  University of California, San Diego

  Library Walk

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

The one-year Master of Engineering (MEng) program at UC Berkeley strives to develop leaders who are able to draw equally on their managerial and technical strengths, as they tackle major technological challenges and create innovative solutions in real-world settings. Megan Braverman, Student Services and Admissions Advisor at the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, will be present at...   More >

Maps and More: Meet the Cartographer! w/ Stace Wright of Eureka Cartography

Tour/Open House | October 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 55A McCone Hall

 Stace Wright, Eureka Cartography

 Library

How do you tell a story with a map? That’s the question that motivates map maker Stace Wright of Berkeley-based Eureka Cartography. Stace (a Cal alum!) will join us at this special “Meet the Cartographer” edition of Maps and More to talk about the map-making process and business. Eureka Cartography has been creating maps in Berkeley for over 30 years. They specialize in custom mapping, with...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Meeting | October 18 – December 13, 2017 every Wednesday | 1-3 p.m. |  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 semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

Coffee Break

Social Event | October 4 – December 20, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.

EA Info-Session

Information Session | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Were you ever interested in working for the game industry? Come out to the Wozniak Lounge to join Moshen Sardari from EA Digital Platform, for a talk about Data Science and the type of projects his team works on! Free food will be provided!

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – June 27, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman 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.

Hamilton Karaoke Night: An On the Same Page event

Social Event | October 18 | 7-9 p.m. |  Pappy's Grill and Sports Bar

 2367 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Sureni Dharshi Weerasekera

 College of Letters & Science, Department of Music, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Come out and sing your favorite songs from Hamilton with us!

The event is free. We will provide food and music and lyrics--you provide the entertainment!

Our MC will be Sureni Dharshi Weerasekera. Special singing guests will include Dean Bob Jacobsen!

 Anyone with a Cal id is welcome to attend, until we reach capacity.

Karaoke Bear

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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

Meeting | January 19 – November 16, 2017 the third Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. |  Au Coquelet Cafe (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club

Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.

If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do it on your own, this is the place for you.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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 >

Study Abroad in Engineering

Information Session | October 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Panel of students who studied abroad on UC's & Berkeley's Summer programs.

Nvidia Tech Talk

Information Session | October 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join NVIDIA to hear their tech talk on October 19th, starting at 6PM in the Woz! This talk describes roles and challenges in the Hardware Infrastructure group at NVIDIA. Learn how NVIDIA's software development enables them to build great products and design the next impossible chip.

Speaker bio: Eric Chi joined NVIDIA 8 years ago as a senior architect. He has worked in GPU development...   More >

Friday, October 20, 2017

CAA Homecoming Cal Cafe 2017 - Friday

Social Event | October 20 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Stop by to celebrate Homecoming with complimentary refreshments and light snacks. Cal Alumni Association (CAA) members will receive a free, Cal-themed souvenir. Visit alumni.berkeley.edu for more information about CAA.

Homecoming Tour

Tour/Open House | October 20 | 1-2 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Visit one of the largest university-based collections of tetrapod vertebrates in the world, including about 700,000 superb bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian specimens from around the globe. You’ll see rare and extinct animal specimens, and learn about research projects aimed at answering fundamental questions about evolution and conservation.

The Homecoming of Letters and Science: Celebrating a Milestone for Berkeley's Liberal Arts Community

Special Event | October 20 | 1-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Dwinelle Plaza

 Carol Christ, Chancellor, UC Berkeley

 College of Letters & Science

The College of Letters & Science is the oldest academic unit on the Berkeley campus, and confers more than 70% of undergraduate degrees every year. What better time than “homecoming” to celebrate the creation of an official home for the College?!

Join Chancellor Carol T. Christ and our community of L&S Deans, faculty, students and alumni as we unveil the new front door to the College of...   More >

  RSVP online or or by emailing LSevents@berkeley.edu by October 13.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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, October 21, 2017

CAA Homecoming Cal Cafe 2017 - Saturday

Social Event | October 21 | 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Stop by to celebrate Homecoming with complimentary refreshments and light snacks. Cal Alumni Association (CAA) members will receive a free, Cal-themed souvenir. Visit alumni.berkeley.edu for more information about CAA.

College of Environmental Design Open House

Special Event | October 21 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

SAT, OCT 21. 9:00 am. Join us for a day of celebration at Wurster Hall as we shine a light on some of the newest updates to our building, including RICE &amp; BONES, Charles Phans new concept cafe.

Touchdown! Athletic Artifacts at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Tour/Open House | October 21 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Sports have existed in varied forms throughout history and around the world. Come check out a special selection of sporting artifacts in celebration of the Homecoming Football Game. From Alaskan sealskin balls to miniature Iroquois lacrosse sticks, get a glimpse of some never before exhibited objects. While you're here, explore our new exhibit People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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, October 22, 2017

Public Service Center 50th Anniversary Celebration

Special Event | October 22 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Angela Glover Blackwell J.D. ’77, CEO, PolicyLink; Fred Blackwell M.C.P. ’96, CEO, The San Francisco Foundation

 Carol T. Christ, Chancellor, UC Berkeley

 Public Service Center

This year, UC Berkeley’s Public Service Center — formerly known as Cal Corps — is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Join us to honor Berkeley’s legacy of social change and inspiring generations of students to become engaged civic leaders. Light refreshments will be served.

Opening remarks by Chancellor Carol T. Christ. Keynote by mother-son duo Angela Glover Blackwell J.D. ’77, CEO of...   More >

 Space is limited. Please RSVP to Cardis McKines–Jones at mckinesjones@berkeley.edu or 510.643.3249.

  RSVP by calling Cardis McKines–Jones at 510.643.3249, or by emailing Cardis McKines–Jones at mckinesjones@berkeley.edu

Celebrate 50 years of public service

Global Homecoming 2017: A day full of unique I-House experiences

Special Event | October 22 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  International House

 International House

Don't miss this day of unique I-House experiences and scrumptious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement, and we hope you will join in the fun.

Buy tickets online for only $7 for I-House alumni and their guests, or $12 for community members. Online registration closes Friday, October 20th at 12 pm.

Tickets will also be available at the door for $10 for I-House...   More >

  Register online

Meditation and Mindfulness in the Museum

Miscellaneous | October 22 | 11:30 a.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jill Satterfield leads a monthly series of mindfulness and meditation sessions at BAMPFA.

CASA's Top Dog with Top Dog's

Social Event | October 22 | 12-2 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Student Association

Top Dog with Top Dogs celebrates the Golden Bear spirit that Berkeley students and alumni of all ages share. Our event is a casual networking event in which students and alumni can connect for the purposes of meeting people who share your experiences, gaining mentorships, or finding potential educational and employment opportunities. Unlike typical formal networking events, Top Dog with Top Dogs...   More >

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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 >