<< January 2018 >>

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year's Day: Garden Closed

Special Event | January 1 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 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...   More >

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.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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 >

Men's Basketball vs. USC

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 4 | 7:30 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts USC in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | January 5 | 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

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | January 5 | 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 >

Russian Choral Concert: Prokofiev and Rachmanioff: Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra:

Performing Arts - Music | January 5 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky and selections from Rachmaninoff, All Night Vigil

Ming Luke, music director,
Emil Skilling, mezzo-soprano

Saturday, January 6, 2018

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 >

Russian Choral Concert: Prokofiev and Rachmanioff: Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra:

Performing Arts - Music | January 6 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky and selections from Rachmaninoff, All Night Vigil

Ming Luke, music director,
Emil Skilling, mezzo-soprano

Men's Basketball vs. UCLA

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 6 | 3:30 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts UCLA in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Russian Choral Concert: Prokofiev and Rachmanioff: Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra:

Performing Arts - Music | January 7 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky and selections from Rachmaninoff, All Night Vigil

Ming Luke, music director,
Emil Skilling, mezzo-soprano

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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.

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | January 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Abhishek Chatterjee, Department of Chemistry, Boston College

 College of Chemistry

Professional Program in Graphic Design

Information Session | January 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 507 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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.

Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design

Information Session | January 10 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | January 11 – 12, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

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

From STEM to STEAM: Exploring E&O Opportunities with BAMPFA

Presentation | January 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum, 2155 Center Street

  , Berkeley, CA 94720

Rachel Winheld, Coalition for Education and Outreach

 Lynne Kimura, Collections Engagement Associate and Academic Liaison, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Coalition for Education and Outreach

This session features a behind-the-scenes visit to the acclaimed Berkeley Art Museum, which curates many exhibits that draw connections between art and science.

 Space is limited. RSVP is required for admission to the museum. RSVP by emailing Dan Zevin at dzevin@ssl.berkeley.edu by January 5.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Women's Basketball vs. Washington State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 12 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Washington State in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

10th Annual CEND Symposium: Confronting Persistent Epidemics

Conference/Symposium | January 12 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Stacey Schultz-Cherry, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Andrew Mehle, University of Wisconsin- Madison; Jonathan Yewdell, NIAID/DIR; Alfred Andama, Makerere University; Barbara Valent, Kansas State University; Nick Talbot, University of Exeter; Sophien Kamoun, The Sainsbury Laboratory; Thierry Diagana, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research; Christina George, John Hopkins University; Kimberley Seed, University of California, Berkeley; Andy Camilli, Tufts University

 CEND (Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases)

Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | January 11 – 12, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

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

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Women's Basketball vs. Washington

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 14 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Washington in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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.

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | January 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Kazuya Kikuchi, Osaka University

 College of Chemistry

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Coordinator and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Facebook Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Between Books and Rifles: Palestinian School Girls Talk Back

Lecture | January 17 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender

Based on three interrelated theoretical frameworks—institutional racism, settler colonialism and security and biblical reasoning- what Professor Shalhoub-Kevorkian defines as security theology- the presentation will examine the invasion of the girl child body and space in Occupied East Jerusalem (OEJ).

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Jeffrey Kelly (seminar title TBA)

Seminar | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Jeffrey Kelly

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar:

Seminar | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Kim Lewis, Northeastern University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Our laboratory studies persister cells and uncultured bacteria. Persisters are dormant variants of regular cells which are tolerant to antibiotics and responsible for recalcitrance of biofilm infections. Using transcriptome analysis, cell sorting and whole genome sequencing we are identifying genes responsible for persister formation.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 17 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Coordinator and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Seminar

Seminar | January 17 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Polina Lishko, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Texas Instruments Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

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, January 18, 2018

IB Seminar: The Avian Microbiome: Past, Present, Future

Seminar | January 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Sarah Hird, University of Connecticut

 Department of Integrative Biology

Haas Scholars Program Info Session

Information Session | January 18 | 1-2 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 >

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

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

Information Session | January 18 | 2-3 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 >

Men's Basketball vs. Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 18 | 6 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Arizona in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Workday Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Friday, January 19, 2018

Winter Bird Walk

Tour/Open House | January 19 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Note change in date

 Botanical Garden

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

$20, $18 members

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

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 19 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Coordinator and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | January 19 | 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

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Weekend Workshop 2017-2018: Early Literacy

Workshop | January 20 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Tolman Hall

 Graduate School of Education

Young children have fantastic imaginations and are amazing storytellers. Workshops will support primary classroom teachers to support students to understand how their oral composition skills connect to the writing process. Teachers will experience lessons that connect the creative aspects of writing and the mechanics of writing.

Lichen BioBlitz

Workshop | January 20 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

We invite you to join lichen experts, UCBG faculty, Garden staff and citizen scientists for a lichen “treasure hunt”. During this one day event, participants will work in teams to document the lichen diversity at the Garden. Even if you have no specific lichen expertise, your participation is welcome. A keen eye and willingness to work collaboratively will help insure a thorough survey.

Free with advance registration

  Register online

Teloschistes

Men's Basketball vs. Arizona State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 20 | 7:30 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Arizona State in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Lichen Dye Workshop

Workshop | January 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This class and workshop will provide an overview and history of lichen dyes followed by information on the methodologies of creating lichen dye baths. We will heat up some dyes and add fiber samples (provided). While the dye lichens are doing their work, Shelly will lead class participants on a walk in the surrounding area to look for lichens in the Garden. We will learn some common lichen...   More >

$85 / $75 Garden Members

  Register online

Monday, January 22, 2018

LiveRamp Info-Session

Information Session | January 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Visualizing the World: Storytelling with Images from the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | January 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Edward Wasserman, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley; Richard Koci Hernandez, Associate Professor for New Media, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley; Orlando Bagwell, Professor, Graduate School of Journalism UC, Berkeley; Ken Light, Professor and curator of the Center for Photography, Graduate School of Journalism UC, Berkeley

 Arts + Design

While at the J-School, students have produced outstanding, award-winning documentaries, photography and innovative multi-media projects. These works cover every topic from public health, immigration, human rights, and politics with still and moving imagery from around the world, dramatic personal narratives and visual design of data. The works use 360 video, drone photography, animation and more....   More >

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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.

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | January 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 College of Chemistry

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | January 23 | 12-1 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

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Blood Drive

Special Event | January 24 | 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 >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar:

Seminar | January 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 TBD

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Speaker TBA

Seminar | January 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 TBA

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Gender and Race Gatekeeping

Colloquium | January 24 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Michelle "Mikki" Hebl, Professor, Rice University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

In this talk, Mikki will discuss the role of gatekeepers in preventing indviduals, often women and members of underrepresented groups, from attaining their potential. Mikki will review some of her programmatic research on subtle discrimination and will then provide some of her most recent studies and data on gender and race gatekeeping.

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Seminar | January 24 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Hillel Adesnik, University of California, Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Nutanix Info-Session

Information Session | January 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

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.

ARCH Lecture: Mabel O. Wilson

Lecture | January 24 | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, JAN 24, 6:30pm. The Spring 2018 Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professor will talk about an advocacy project that asks architects and allied fields to better understand how their practices connect to migrant construction workers who build their designs.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

John Milton and the Syntax of Faith

Lecture | January 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Linda Gregerson, Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Michigan

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Chair in English, James D. Hart Chair in English

Lecture details forthcoming.

A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Linda Gregerson is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, where she teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature and directs the Helen Zell Writers Program.

She is the author of six books of poetry and two books of...   More >

Linda Gregerson

Yelp Info-Session

Information Session | January 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Friday, January 26, 2018

Women's Basketball vs. Arizona State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 26 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Arizona State in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

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

Information Session | January 26 | 11 a.m.-12 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 | January 26 | 3-4 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

Working Group in Ancient Philosophy

Lecture | January 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Voula Tsouna, UCSB

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Haas Scholars Program Info Session

Information Session | January 26 | 4-5 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 >

Nitrogen Binding and Fixation using Iron-Sulfur Complexes

Seminar | January 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 College of Chemistry

The enzyme nitrogenase reduces atmospheric N2 using an unusual iron-sulfur cluster, the FeMoco, which has an unprecedented carbide-centered structure. In an effort to understand the fundamental behavior of iron sites like these that are coordinated by sulfur and carbon, we have synthesized coordination compounds with these biologically relevant donors and studied their structures, spectroscopy,...   More >

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Saturday Seminar Series 2017-18: Converging and Emerging towards Equity

Workshop | January 27 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Longfellow Middle School

 1500 Derby St., Berkeley, CA 94703

 Dr. Zaretta Hammond

 Bay Area Science Project, Bay Area Math Project, Bay Area Writing Project

In this talk, Ms. Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain will link the neuroscience of learning, social-emotional
development and culturally responsive practices to help us understand how we can use responsive mindsets and moves to help traditionally marginalized students reclaim their confidence as learners in order to accelerate their own achievement.

  RSVP online or by calling 510-642-7154 by September 15.

Saturday Seminar Series 2017/2018: Helping Students Become the Leaders of Their Own Learning

Workshop | January 27 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Longfellow Middle School

 1500 Derby Street, Berkeley, CA 94703

 Zaretta Hammond

 Graduate School of Education

In this talk, Ms. Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain will link the neuroscience of learning, social-emotional development and culturally responsive practices to help us understand how we can use responsive mindsets and moves to help traditionally marginalized students reclaim their confidence as learners in order to accelerate their own achievement.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Women's Basketball vs. Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 28 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Arizona in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

The Four Treasures of Brush Painting: Bamboo with Karen LeGault

Workshop | January 28 | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush traditionally known as the 'Four Gentleman,' this series will introduce these plants, including bamboo, plum blossoms, orchid, and chrysanthemum.

$75, $65 members | $265, $235 members for all Four

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

Lair Open House 2018

Social Event | January 28 | 1-3 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association, Lair of the Golden Bear

Join us at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus for a great afternoon of family fun with Lair and Pinecrest Chalet staffers.
We'll have snacks, games, giveaways, a scavenger hunt. We'll even make s'mores!

All are welcome—Lair campers, Chalet guests, and anyone interested in learning more about the Lair and Chalet. Please bring your friends—you don't need to be a Cal alum to camp at the Lair...   More >

  RSVP online

Monday, January 29, 2018

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Daniel Herschlag, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

A9 Info-Session

Information Session | January 29 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Indexical Ambivalence with Kris Paulsen: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | January 29 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Kris Paulsen, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art and the Film Studies Program, The Ohio State University

 Arts + Design

Interfaces are boundaries and dividing lines. They are surfaces that maintain the distinction between discrete portions of matter and space, but they also create the site for their encounter and interaction. The interface is a place where opposites touch: here and there, now and then, I and you, actual and virtual, true and false. Screens make for particularly troubling interfaces, for they enact...   More >

Indexical Ambivalence with Kris Paulsen

Lecture | January 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Auditorium

 Kris Paulsen

 History and Theory of New Media Lecture

Kris Paulsen is Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and the Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University. She will be discussing the telepresence, touch, and art at the interface.

Indexical Ambivalence

Lecture | January 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Auditorium

 Kris Paulsen, Associate Professor at Ohio State University

 Berkeley Center for New Media, History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

Interfaces are boundaries and dividing lines. They are surfaces that maintain the distinction between discrete portions of matter and space, but they also create the site for their encounter and interaction. The interface is a place where opposites touch: here and there, now and then, I and you, actual and virtual, true and false. Screens make for particularly troubling interfaces, for they enact...   More >

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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.

Overcoming Barriers to Use of ORS to Treat Child Diarrhea: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in Uganda

Colloquium | January 30 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Zachary Wagner-Rubin, Stanford University

 Public Health, School of

Diarrhea remains the second leading cause of death among children, although nearly all deaths could be prevented with the use of oral rehydration salts (ORS). There is little evidence demonstrating why ORS use remains low and what can be done to increase use. In this study, we conducted a field experiment designed to 1) measure the impact of several novel community health worker (CHW)...   More >

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | January 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Troy Van Voorhis, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

Uber Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

How, Where, and What to Publish: UC Berkeley Scholarly Publishing Symposium

Conference/Symposium | January 31 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Sproul Hall, 309 (Graduate Professional Development Center)

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

Editors from Elsevier, Springer-Nature, PLOS, UC Press, and more

 Library

Hear from scholarly journal and book publishers Elsevier, Springer-Nature, PLOS, UC Press, and more during a half-day symposium in which editors cover all aspects of how, where, and what to publish. Panel presentations and discussions will include:

• Intro to Scholarly Publishing: Targeting the “right” journal for submission; overview of the editorial process (Submission to...   More >

  Register online

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar:

Seminar | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Michael Desai, Harvard University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Natural selection and other evolutionary forces lead to particular patterns of evolutionary dynamics, and they leave characteristic signatures on the genetic variation within populations. We use a combination of theory and experiments to study the dynamics and population genetics of natural selection in asexual populations such as microbes and viruses.

Haas Scholars Program Info Session

Information Session | January 31 | 12-1 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 >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Speaker TBA

Seminar | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 TBA

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | January 31 | 3-4 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

“Does This Vehicle Belong to You?” Processing the Language of Policing for Improving Police-Community Relations

Lecture | January 31 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Dan Jurafsky

 Information, School of

A linguistic analysis of policy body-camera data from traffic stops reveals race-based differences. How can the findings improve police-community relations?

Innocence and Violence: The Theology of a Gun Culture

Lecture | January 31 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Dominic Erdozain, Freelance Writer

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Gun rights are typically identified with the Second Amendment – a legal, indeed constitutional, prerogative. This lecture argues that they are better understood as part of a culture and a belief system, centering on ideas of innocence and legitimate violence.

Meraki Info-Session

Information Session | January 31 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

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.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 1, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery

 Bancroft Library

¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the...   More >

Miyoko Ito/ MATRIX 267

Exhibit - Painting | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.

Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou

Exhibit - Painting | October 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chen Hongshou is a major figure in Chinese art of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. This exhibition explores his visually compelling work and his response to the turmoil of his times.

Veronica De Jesus/ MATRIX 268

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – February 25, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

De Jesus's memorial portraits honor artists, writers, and diverse cultural figures, testifying to the fact that each life is valuable and worthy of recognition.

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.

To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.

Plants Illustrated 2018: Celebrating Trees

Exhibit - Painting | January 9 – 25, 2018 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Celebrating Trees is an exhibition of botanical art works by members of the Northern CA Society of Botanical Artists. This exhibit will honor the beautiful trees around us, featuring interesting details of each season.