<< December 2017 >>

Friday, December 1, 2017

Chemistry Graduate Life Committee December Meeting

Meeting | December 1 | Latimer Hall, Bixby North

 Members, Chemistry Graduate Life Committee

 College of Chemistry

The Chemistry Graduate Life Committee exists to support graduate students in the Chemistry Department at UC Berkeley. We provide peer mentoring, advocate for graduate student wellness, coordinate social events, distribute news of campus events and resources, and coordinate recruiting weekends. We meet monthly. Joining the CGLC is easy: just show up and introduce yourself!

Suitcase Clinic Donations: Supply Drive for their 3 Clinics

Miscellaneous | November 20 – December 4, 2017 every day | University Hall, 207 Suite, Cubicle 4

 Division of Community Health Sciences

Items needed include basic toiletries, warm clothing, blankets, socks, infant/child supplies, packaged foods, gummy vitamins, etc.

Clark Kerr Garden Open Work Hours

Tour/Open House | October 27 – December 8, 2017 every Friday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

Located on the CKC campus, sponsored by UC Grounds Dept. and Cal Dining

Blood Drive

Special Event | December 1 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom

 Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC) to provide much needed blood to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are held once a month. Appointments to donate are encouraged and walk-ins are always welcome. Drives are held at two locations on all dates from 11am-6pm: MLK- Student Union – East Pauley Ballroom and Red Cross Bloodmobile (at...   More >

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | December 1 | 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

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 >

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | December 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Bruce Williams

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Big C Hike

Social Event | December 1 | 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.

East Bay World History Reading Group: Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott

Meeting | December 1 | 5-7 p.m. | ORIAS Office, Room 520 C

 1995 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

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

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Mashrou' Leila's Hamed Sinno: In Conversation at UC Berkeley

Special Event | December 1 | 5-7 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Hamed Sinno, Mashrou' Leila

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) for a conversation with Hamed Sinno, lead singer of the Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila, on art, aesthetics, performance, and what it means to be an artist today. How is artistic production and consumption changing in the Middle East and beyond? How are new aesthetic territories and experiments being defined? What is the political, cultural, and...   More >

  Register online

TRANSOC Annual Holiday Party

Holiday | December 1 | 5:15-11:15 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 Aqshems Meten Egun Tola Ade Le Kon Nichols

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Suitcase Clinic Donations: Supply Drive for their 3 Clinics

Miscellaneous | November 20 – December 4, 2017 every day | University Hall, 207 Suite, Cubicle 4

 Division of Community Health Sciences

Items needed include basic toiletries, warm clothing, blankets, socks, infant/child supplies, packaged foods, gummy vitamins, etc.

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 >

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

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, December 3, 2017

Suitcase Clinic Donations: Supply Drive for their 3 Clinics

Miscellaneous | November 20 – December 4, 2017 every day | University Hall, 207 Suite, Cubicle 4

 Division of Community Health Sciences

Items needed include basic toiletries, warm clothing, blankets, socks, infant/child supplies, packaged foods, gummy vitamins, etc.

Holiday Maker Mercado: ¡Manos Mexicanas!

Sale | December 3 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Mexico By Hand

Come celebrate the spirit of Mexico at the Hearst Museum's Maker Mercado holiday pop-up sale! Enjoy food and drink while you browse handmade treasures and chat with artisans and makers. Enjoy free admission to the exhibit "People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World." Kids are welcome and can join us to learn how to make their own papel picado (cut paper) decorations!

UC Gill Tract Community Farm Open Hours

Tour/Open House | November 5 – December 10, 2017 every Sunday | 12-5 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract

  San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Campus Gardens

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm is open to the public every Sunday-Thursday. Everyone is welcome! Please enter through the gate on Jackson St or the gate at San Pablo and Marin, during open hours.

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

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, December 4, 2017

Suitcase Clinic Donations: Supply Drive for their 3 Clinics

Miscellaneous | November 20 – December 4, 2017 every day | University Hall, 207 Suite, Cubicle 4

 Division of Community Health Sciences

Items needed include basic toiletries, warm clothing, blankets, socks, infant/child supplies, packaged foods, gummy vitamins, etc.

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

Miscellaneous | December 4 | 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.

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

Certificate Program in Marketing Online Information Session

Information Session | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketing’s most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.

  Make reservations online

Perspectives on Freedom of Expression on Campus: A Faculty Forum

Meeting | December 4 | 3-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature; Erwin Chemerinsky, Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law and Dean of Berkeley Law; john a. powell, Robert D. Haas Chancellor's Chair in Equity and Inclusion, Professor of African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Law, and Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Panos Papadopoulos, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and former Academic Senate chair

 Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Chair of the Berkeley Division, Academic Senate

 Academic Senate

We plan a lively consideration of

​the​ responsibilities ​of faculty to promote the free exchange of ideas on campus, even as we uphold our principles of community, and strive to maintain a campus on which hate and discrimination are not welcome (https://diversity.berkeley.edu/principles-community). We will explore the intersection of these important issues with pedagogy,...   More >

 Please write to acad_sen@berkeley.edu for accommodation, including for photography and media.

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, December 5, 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 >

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.

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

BAVRD Meeting

Meeting | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 392 Minor Hall

 BAVRD

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate, approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, can help you make the most of growing opportunities in human resource management.

  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.

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.

2018 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | December 5 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

Up to $25,000. Proposals for...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | December 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Conversations with the Dean

Miscellaneous | December 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 227AA (Library Seminar Room)

 Social Welfare, School of

The Dean will be holding open discussions to which all students, faculty and staff are invited to discuss a variety of issues, concerning the School, the University or social and research issues of concern. Please join us!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Zymergen Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | December 5 | 5-7 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Meet Zymergen, a molecular technology company ushering in a new age of manufacturing and industrial innovation.
DINNER PROVIDED. Accepting resumes.
Speaker: Vice President of Engineering, Dmitriy Ryaboy
Hosted by the Department of Bioengineering and the Bioengineering Honor Society

GWE Holiday Party

Social Event | December 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Latimer Hall, Bixby North

 Graduate Assembly

Take a break from studying during RRR week and come join the Graduate Women of Engineering for their annual Gingerbread House Decorating Holiday Party.

Berkeley Innovators Series: Founder-Funder Evening Featuring Surbhi Sarna '07 and Ted Kuh '82

Special Event | December 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Surbhi Sarna, CEO, nVision Medical; Ted Kuh, Founder, Ultima Partners

 University Development and Alumni Relations, CITRIS Foundry

Each semester, the Berkeley Innovators Series features successful Cal alumni from the startup world. Join us on December 5th to hear a Founder and her Funder discuss their entrepreneurial journeys and insights on finding the right investor.

  RSVP online by December 5.

Fung Institute Winter Spotlight

Special Event | December 5 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

At the Fung Institute, we strive to address real world problems through innovation. Come celebrate with us on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 6-8pm as Master of Engineering candidates and Fung Fellow undergraduates highlight their capstone projects. Discover cutting edge solutions to some of today’s most pressing challenges using AR/VR, machine learning, human-centered design, and more. Mix and...   More >

FREE

  Register online

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Free Wednesday at the Garden

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

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Special Event | December 6 – 7, 2017 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, December 6, and Thursday, December 7, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management Online Information Session

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.

  Register online

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.

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | December 6 | 1-4 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 (please read below "Do You Really Need a Travel Signature?").

Come to the I-House Great Hall during the following days and times for your Express Travel Signature.

- Wednesday, December 6 1pm-4pm
-...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1 – December 6, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | December 6 | 2-4 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.

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.

Members Preview - Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop in the Julia Morgan Hall

Holiday | December 6 | 4-7 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Garden Members! Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at our special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall.

Free to Members (Members-Only) Register by December 5 and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Garden Shop & Plant Deck

  Register online or by calling Jenny Moore at 510-643-1924, or by emailing Jenny Moore at gardenmembership@berkeley.edu

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.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Special Event | December 6 – 7, 2017 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, December 6, and Thursday, December 7, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, 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

Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop: in the Julia Morgan Hall

Holiday | December 7 – 10, 2017 every day | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at our special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a unique selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds from your holiday purchases will directly benefit the Botanical Garden.

Free and Fabulous

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

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | December 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension’s Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.

  Make reservations online

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 >

Friday, December 8, 2017

Clark Kerr Garden Open Work Hours

Tour/Open House | October 27 – December 8, 2017 every Friday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

Located on the CKC campus, sponsored by UC Grounds Dept. and Cal Dining

Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop: in the Julia Morgan Hall

Holiday | December 7 – 10, 2017 every day | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at our special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a unique selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds from your holiday purchases will directly benefit the Botanical Garden.

Free and Fabulous

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

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 >

Travel and Visa Webinar

Information Session | December 8 | 4-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Learn about what to expect when traveling abroad and re-entering the U.S.
Topics include: When a visa stamp is needed (and when it is not), Documents you need to apply for a visa, The visa application process and timelines, Security Clearances, and Travel to Canada and Mexico. A Question and Answer period will follow the presentation.

Google User Experience Talk

Information Session | December 8 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Jacobs Hall, Studio 310

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for a talk on User Experience design at Google! Speakers will share their path to Google, talk about their projects, and how best to prepare for UX interviews. Be sure to bring your questions, and we'll bring the food and swag.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop: in the Julia Morgan Hall

Holiday | December 7 – 10, 2017 every day | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at our special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a unique selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds from your holiday purchases will directly benefit the Botanical Garden.

Free and Fabulous

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

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, December 10, 2017

Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop: in the Julia Morgan Hall

Holiday | December 7 – 10, 2017 every day | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at our special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a unique selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds from your holiday purchases will directly benefit the Botanical Garden.

Free and Fabulous

UC Gill Tract Community Farm Open Hours

Tour/Open House | November 5 – December 10, 2017 every Sunday | 12-5 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract

  San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Campus Gardens

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm is open to the public every Sunday-Thursday. Everyone is welcome! Please enter through the gate on Jackson St or the gate at San Pablo and Marin, during open hours.

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

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, December 11, 2017

Certificate Program in HVAC Online Information Session

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

Acquire an in-depth understanding of HVAC systems in order to meet energy-conservation standards. An opening presentation is followed by a Q&A session.

  Make reservations online

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

Certificate Program in Construction Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how the Certificate Program in Construction Management provides thorough, up-to-date preparation for effective leadership on construction projects of any size. Gain problem-solving skills to manage cost, scheduling, risk and environmental issues.

  Register online

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.

Haas Scholars Program Info Session

Information Session | December 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

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

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | December 13 | 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.

Certificate Program in Facilities Management Online Information Session

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

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc., UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how the Certificate Program in Facilities Management prepares you for this rapidly changing field and helps build skills in facilities project management, strategic planning, leadership, construction planning, operations and maintenance.

  Make reservations online

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.

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.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | December 14 | 9 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.

Advanced Program in Sustainable Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 14 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how to comply with environmental regulations, as well as design and implement sustainability practices in cost-effective ways in the public and private sectors. Complete the courses that will enhance your knowledge and skills in the areas that reflect your career objectives.

  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 >

Friday, December 15, 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 >

Ivy League + Young Alumni Holiday Party

Social Event | December 15 | 9 p.m. |  Redford San Francisco

 673 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

 Cal Alumni Association, South Bay Young Blues

Come mingle with fellow Cal alumni as well as other recent grads from the Ivy League and other amazing schools. Make sure to RSVP and purchase your ticket on Eventbrite.

Early bird sales end Nov 15, after which prices go up. A portion of the proceeds go to charity (Larkin Street Youth Services), and the rest funds your holiday party OPEN BAR :)

$85 General

 Early Bird Price $75 (Sale ends 11/15), Late Access Price $95. Buy tickets online

Saturday, December 16, 2017

CAA Day of Service

Special Event | December 16 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Shorebird Park Nature Center

 160 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Cal Alumni Association

CAA Day of Service
Shorebird Park Nature Center, Berkeley Marina
Saturday December 16, 2017
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join CAA on December 16 to help reduce the amount of plastic on our planet by attending our second CAA Day of Service, a community-service project for UC Berkeley alumni and community members by cleaning up waste at the Berkeley Marina.

$0

  Registration opens October 1. Register online or or by emailing Kendall Williams at events@alumni.berkeley.edu by December 16.

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, December 17, 2017

Winter Commencement 2017

Special Event | December 17 | 10:30 a.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Carol Christ

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Winter Commencement 2017

Meditation and Mindfulness in the Museum

Miscellaneous | December 17 | 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.
INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION

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 >

Members and Friends Holiday Party

Special Event | December 17 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall will be open for Members and their guests from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on December 17 for a holiday party. Build and test your own creations in Design Quest ​and enjoy special programming designed just for you. Earn tickets as you participate in activities so that you will be entered into a drawing for cool science prizes. Advanced online RSVP required.

  RSVP online by December 17.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | December 18 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden will be closed on Monday, December 18 due to a planned power outage

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Winter Solstice Sound Bath

Special Event | December 21 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

With the return of the sun comes a promise from Nature of renewal and growth. Attune with the natural slow, calm, inward energy of the Winter Solstice during this unique concert with live meditative sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs within a grove of redwoods.

$30, $25 Garden members

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

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 >

Friday, December 22, 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 >

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Garden Closes Early at 2pm

Special Event | December 23 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden will close early at 2pm today, with last Garden entrance at 1:30pm.