<< 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 >

Parking Lot Closure

Special Event | January 2 – 6, 2018 every day |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden Parking Lot will be closed January 2 – 5 & 12
(see the 'Plan Your Visit' tab on our website for further information)
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you in the Garden soon.

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.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 3 – December 5, 2018 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.

Parking Lot Closure

Special Event | January 2 – 6, 2018 every day |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden Parking Lot will be closed January 2 – 5 & 12
(see the 'Plan Your Visit' tab on our website for further information)
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you in the Garden soon.

Newt Discovery Station

Special Event | January 3 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Newts return! Each year, the winter rains prompt newts to migrate to the Garden’s Japanese Pool where their mating behaviors can be easily observed. Docents will be on hand to provide garden visitors with an up-close look at newts at all stages of their life cycle, and to answer questions about these amazing and adorable animals. Free with Garden admission.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Parking Lot Closure

Special Event | January 2 – 6, 2018 every day |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden Parking Lot will be closed January 2 – 5 & 12
(see the 'Plan Your Visit' tab on our website for further information)
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you in the Garden soon.

Lafayette Info Session

Information Session | January 4 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Lafayette Library and Learning Center

 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Meet Lafayette faculty and OLLI members and learn about the courses and workshops offered in Lafayette! Includes a free talk by Dr. Margaret Race of SETI "Astrobiology and our Place in the Universe (It's NOT What You Learned in Textbooks!)"

Friday, January 5, 2018

Parking Lot Closure

Special Event | January 2 – 6, 2018 every day |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden Parking Lot will be closed January 2 – 5 & 12
(see the 'Plan Your Visit' tab on our website for further information)
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you in the Garden soon.

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

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Parking Lot Closure

Special Event | January 2 – 6, 2018 every day |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden Parking Lot will be closed January 2 – 5 & 12
(see the 'Plan Your Visit' tab on our website for further information)
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you in the Garden soon.

CAA Cal vs UCLA: Traditional Hoops Party

Social Event | January 6 | 1-3 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join fellow Cal basketball fans at Alumni House before your Golden Bears take on their little sibling, the UCLA Bruins, in this exciting Pac-12 match-up. This Hoops Party includes a delicious early afternoon buffet lunch catered by Compadres, refreshments, remarks from Men's Tennis Coach Peter Wright and Assistant Basketball Coach Chris Walker, and performances by the Cal Band and Cal Spirit...   More >

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Berkeley Info Session

Information Session | January 9 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

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

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

Please note that instructors whose courses are fully enrolled will not present, and some other faculty members may have schedule conflicts.

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.

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 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

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

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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, January 12, 2018

Parking Lot Closure

Special Event | January 12 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden Parking Lot will be closed January 2 – 6 & 12
(see the 'Plan Your Visit' tab on our website for further information)
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you in the Garden soon.

MCB Postdoc Lunch Club

Social Event | January 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  Barker Hall

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Desi Art Night with Discostan

Miscellaneous | January 12 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Artist group Desi hosts a night of collaborative artmaking scored by celebrated Los Angeles–based DJ collective Discostan. Discostan presents musical narratives from Beirut to Bangkok via Bombay, weaving a sonic tapestry that threads together Bollywood numbers and Lebanese cinema scores; psychedelic funk from Turkey, Iran, Burma, and Thailand; Syrian dabke, Iraqi choubi, Afghan qataghani, and...   More >

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Spring 2018 Golden Bear Orientation: Career Connections Mixer

Miscellaneous | January 13 | 9:30-11:15 a.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Please join the Cal Alumni Association and the Career Center for our next Career Connections event! We've teamed up with New Student Services to host an alumni–student mixer for all incoming transfer students during Spring Golden Bear Orientation. Our goal is to provide new students with their first opportunity to explore various career paths by engaging in casual conversations with alumni from...   More >

  Register online

Gallery + Studio: Landscapes Real and Imagined

Miscellaneous | January 13 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Create your own landscape inspired by the paintings of Ming-dynasty artist Chen Hongshou. Using a combination of drawing, watercolor, and stamping, consider real and imaginary landscapes while exploring space and composition, line and color. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to “take us on a walk” through the landscapes you create.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each month,...   More >

Gallery + Studio: Landscapes Real and Imagined

Miscellaneous | January 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Create your own landscape inspired by the paintings of Ming-dynasty artist Chen Hongshou. Using a combination of drawing, watercolor, and stamping, consider real and imaginary landscapes while exploring space and composition, line and color. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to “take us on a walk” through the landscapes you create.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each month,...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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, January 14, 2018

CAA Cal vs Washington State: Women's Basketball Hoops Party

Social Event | January 14 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join fellow Cal Women's Basketball fans at Alumni House before your Golden Bears take on the Washington State Cougars. This Hoops Party includes a delicious buffet brunch catered by Compadres, refreshments, a pre-game chalk-talk from coach Lindsay Gottlieb, and performances by Cal Band and Cal Spirit Groups.

Hoops Party Details
Date: Sunday, January 14
Hoops Party: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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, January 15, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Certificate Program in Health Advocacy Online Information Session

Information Session | January 16 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues.

  Make reservations online

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.

Data Science/Health IT Job Talk, Courtney Lyles, PhD, UCSF, School of Medicine: Using health technology to reduce healthcare disparities: real-world promises and pitfalls

Special Event | January 16 | 12-2 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Kristina Staros

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Lyles will discuss her work on understanding health technology uptake and use among diverse patient populations across multiple healthcare settings, including Kaiser Permanente and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. In addition, she will outline her plans for future technology interventions targeting underserved patient populations.

Data Science/Health Systems Job Talk, Courtney Lyles, PhD, UCSF, School of Medicine: Using health technology to reduce healthcare disparities: real-world promises and pitfalls

Special Event | January 16 | 12-2 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Health Policy and Management

Dr. Lyles will discuss her work on understanding health technology uptake and use among diverse patient populations across multiple healthcare settings, including Kaiser Permanente and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. In addition, she will outline her plans for future technology interventions targeting underserved patient populations.

Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | January 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Developed in association with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, this certificate raises the quality of professionalism in counseling and follows a three-level, evidence-based approach to the critical issues that contribute to substance abuse.

  Make reservations online

BJCL General Meeting

Meeting | January 16 | 1-2 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

General meeting for members to discuss upcoming events for the semester and the articles we will be working on.

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.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

DataVisor Info-Session

Information Session | January 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

DataVisor provides the most advanced abuse, fraud, and money laundering detection solution designed to uncover unknown attacks. Traditional fraud solutions are in a constant cat-and-mouse game with attackers. Supervised machine learning models, the best fraud approach before DataVisor, quickly become outdated when attackers evolve their attack techniques. DataVisor's patented unsupervised...   More >

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.

Coffee Break

Social Event | January 17 | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

 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.

This week at coffee break we will be welcoming everyone back to campus and talking about our winter breaks. Come join us at 3 PM this Wednesday to share your stories over some...   More >

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Selections from The Perspective of the World, by Fernand Braudel

Meeting | January 17 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 727 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA

 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

Texas Instruments Workshop

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for a 2 hour workshop with dinner provided on 1/17/18 in
the Wozniak Lounge!

Building your own Internet of Things (IoT) device can be easy with the MSP432 LaunchPad http://www.ti.com/tool/MSP-EXP432P401R evaluation kit coupled with the SimpleLink Wi-Fi® CC3100 BoosterPack http://www.ti.com/tool/cc3100boost. Use easy to learn, Energia www.energia.nu, an Arduino style programming...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

CAS Fellowship Informational Meeting

Information Session | January 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 360 Conference Room

 Martha Saavedra, Associate Director, Center for African Studies

 Center for African Studies

Learn about the CAS Fellowships.

Data Science/Health IT, Joan Casey, PhD, UCB, School of Public Health: Precision public health: electronic health records and their promise for epidemiology

Special Event | January 18 | 12-2 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

Originally developed for billing purposes and to enhance individual clinical care, electronic health record (EHR) databases have proliferated in the past decade. These secondary data sources provide a low-cost means of accessing rich longitudinal data on diverse populations distributed across space for epidemiologic research. Using her recent study on the association between natural gas fracking...   More >

URAP Peer Advisor Info Session: The URAP Experience

Information Session | January 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Rani Davina Chan, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Interested in applying to URAP? Come to the URAP Experience info session held by two experienced URAP apprentices and peer advisors. Find out about best practices for the application process, and being an apprentice.

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

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 >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

DICE Executive Committee Meeting

Meeting | January 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | University Hall, 461 (DREAM Office)

 DICE

DICE is an action-oriented committee composed of students, faculty, alumni, and staff that works to promote Diversity, Inclusion, Community and Equity at the School of Public Health

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 >

Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Information Session | January 18 | 5:30-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 206

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

  Make reservations online

Workday Info-Session

Information Session | January 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Interested in working at Workday? Workday is an on‑demand financial management and human capital management software vendor.

Join us on Thursday 1/18 at 5:30PM in Wozniak Lounge to learn more about technical roles at Workday! Bring your resumes and questions. Event will be open to everyone, and dinner will be served. Register at tinyurl.com/yatpttdw

To learn more about Workday, please...   More >

Friday, January 19, 2018

Winter Bird Walk

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

 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.

Porfirio Gutiérrez y Familia: Textile Sale Event

Sale | January 19 – 21, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Porfirio Gutierrez

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Browse and purchase unique works by master dyer and weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez and his family at this three day textile pop-up sale. This sale will occur alongside a lecture on Friday, January 19th and a natural dye workshop on Saturday, January 20th.

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

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

URAP Peer Advisor Info Session: The URAP Experience

Information Session | January 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Hannah Thorner, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research; Claudia Tischler, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Interested in applying to URAP? Come to the URAP Experience info session held by two experienced URAP apprentices and peer advisors. Find out about best practices for the application process, and being an apprentice.

East Bay World History Reading Group: A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things by Moore and Patel

Meeting | January 19 | 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

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Porfirio Gutiérrez y Familia: Textile Sale Event

Sale | January 19 – 21, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Porfirio Gutierrez

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Browse and purchase unique works by master dyer and weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez and his family at this three day textile pop-up sale. This sale will occur alongside a lecture on Friday, January 19th and a natural dye workshop on Saturday, January 20th.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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, January 21, 2018

Porfirio Gutiérrez y Familia: Textile Sale Event

Sale | January 19 – 21, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Porfirio Gutierrez

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Browse and purchase unique works by master dyer and weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez and his family at this three day textile pop-up sale. This sale will occur alongside a lecture on Friday, January 19th and a natural dye workshop on Saturday, January 20th.

Meditation and Mindfulness in the Museum

Miscellaneous | January 21 | 11:30 a.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jill Satterfield, of Vajra Yoga and the School for Compassionate Action, leads an ongoing series of mindfulness and meditation sessions. For all levels; no advance registration required.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Memorial Service in Honor of Professor Hong Yung Lee (1939-2017)

Reception | January 21 | 2-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Great Hall

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Department of Political Science, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Please join us for a celebration of Professor Hong Yung Lee’s life and career on January 21, 2018 at UC Berkeley, where he was on the faculty for nearly three decades.

Monday, January 22, 2018

DeCal Expo: Democratic Education at Cal Program

Special Event | January 22 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 DeCal Board

Looking for extra units or a fun class to take this semester? Explore the different DeCal courses at DeCal Expo! There will be performances, presentations, and many facilitators to talk to.

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 22 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and...   More >

LiveRamp Info-Session

Information Session | January 22 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

There is a special char, to working at a mid-sized, high-growth technology company: Quick and nimble like a startup, but the stability, process, and support of a public marketing data giant---it's the best of both worlds.

LiveRamp is in a distinct position as the leader of people-based marketing in a world with ever-growing amounts of unique data. Our product connects customer in-store...   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.

Calapalooza: Find the Student group that's right for you!

Special Event | January 23 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom (3rd floor)

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

Over 500 student organizations are here to recruit you! Get involved! Find your community!

Student Union Open House

Special Event | January 23 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Student Union

The ASUC Student Union is going to knock your socks off with an afternoon of entertainment, snacks, games, and prizes! Play building bingo and win a socktastic prize, or be entered to win a grand prize, like a bike or Nintendo Switch! Visit Calapalooza while you're here and find a student org that's right for you. Find out about everything the Student Union has to offer.

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

Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovation: Info Session

Information Session | January 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 214 Shires Hall

 2451 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA 94709

 College of Engineering

Come learn more about the Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations at our Info Session -- talk directly to current Fellows and Staff to get your questions answered and gain new insights into this exciting opportunity!

GM Tech Talk and Info-Session: Vehicle Cybersecurity

Information Session | January 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Kevin Tierney, Director, Vehicle Architecture Cybersecurity, GM

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A look into how General Motors addresses the
vehicle cybersecurity threat.

Co-presented by GM and IEEE Berkeley.

Stop by for an interesting talk, and of course some food.

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 >

Nutanix Info-Session

Information Session | January 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join us for an networking luncheon!

Nutanix will be hosting a happy hour event on January 24th at 12:00 pm. Swathi Koudinya, Sr. Manager of Engineering will be leading an engaging technical discussion on the Nutanix journey and the future of our technologies.

Additionally, we will have engineering leaders and other Nutanix employees present to connect 1:1 with students.

All of...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | January 24 | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Take a break from the cold weather and warm up with some free coffee during BIO's weekly Coffee Break! This week we are back at our usual location at the wonderful Julie's Cafe. Coffee break is a great chance to meet new people from all over the world, have interesting conversations, and grab your favorite warm beverage. It's a big campus, but at Coffee Break everyone knows your name!

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Coffee with the Dean: 150 UHall

Information Session | January 25 | 9-10 a.m. | 150 University Hall

 Dean Bertozzi

 Public Health, School of

---SPH STAFF ONLY---

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2018 application deadline, Feb 22, 2018

Information Session | January 25 | 10-11 a.m. | 262 Evans Hall

 Marcia Condon, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about Berkeley's program in DC, where students from any major intern and research in Washington DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Trees of the Garden: Docent-led Tour

Tour/Open House | January 25 | 10-11:15 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover the signature trees from around the world at the UC Botanical Garden. End your tour with a visit to the final day of the Celebrating Trees exhibition of botanical art.

Free for Members or with Garden Admission

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

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Yelp Info-Session

Information Session | January 25 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come start your semester off right at this Yelp infosession! Learn about the tech behind Yelp (with 168 million monthly unique visitors and 142 million reviews, we're sure it's impressive) and the job positions open. Dinner will be provided.
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At Yelp, we’re passionate about connecting people with great local businesses. We’re bringing together world-class talent from different...   More >

Friday, January 26, 2018

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 >

Summer Abroad Informational Session

Information Session | January 26 | 12-4:45 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

For students considering participation in a Summer Abroad program this summer, we will be hosting an afternoon of informational sessions for all 15 of the Summer Abroad programs to be offered in summer 2018!

The event will be broken down into five, 45 minute sessions as follows:

12:00 - 12:45 pm
Barcelona, Spain - International Migration
Bosnia, Croatia & Serbia - Balkan Bridges:...   More >

Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovation: Info Session

Information Session | January 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 214 Shires Hall

 2451 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA 94709

 College of Engineering

Come learn more about the Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations at our Info Session -- talk directly to current Fellows and Staff to get your questions answered and gain new insights into this exciting opportunity!

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

UROC Info Session and Mixer (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Information Session | January 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Join us for our Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) meet and greet mixer! We strive to build a community of researchers of color and will introduce our services and resources offered – including personal mentorship, mixers/panels, research methodology and decolonizing research workshops.

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

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

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 >

Lightspeed Venture Partners Info-Session: Summer Fellowship Program

Information Session | January 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Lightspeed Venture Partners Summer Fellowships

Earn up to $65k this summer to build your start up at Lightspeed!

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking for more than an internship this summer? How about getting quality time with some of the investors behind companies like Snap, Nest, Stitch Fix, TaskRabbit and GrubHub? Follow in the footsteps of the founders of Crittercism, Pinterest,...   More >

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Cal Alumni Club of Rossmoor-- New Membership Reception and Presentation

Meeting | January 27 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  Event Center

 1021 Stanley Dollar Rd., Rossmoor, CA 94595

 Jeffery MacKie-Mason

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Alumni Club of Rossmoor

We would like to invite you to a special presentation by UC Berkeley's University Librarian and Chief Digital Scholarship Officer, Jeffery MacKie-Mason. As University Librarian, MacKie-Mason oversees UC Berkeley's library system which houses more than 11 million volumes in several dozen facilities across campus, and has a combined staff of approximately 325 employees. He will be speaking on the...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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, January 28, 2018

SOGA Open Hours

Tour/Open House | January 28 – May 13, 2018 every Sunday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Garden Location: on the corner of Walnut St. and Virginia St. in north Berkeley, CA

 Campus Gardens

SOGA is an educational space designed for the community to share knowledge about organic urban agriculture and self-sufficiency in the food system. This type of experiential learning takes place during open volunteer hours, workshops, and DeCals (student-led courses at UCB). The garden, located on UC Berkeley property, is managed by undergraduate students and funded primarily through grants from...   More >

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

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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, January 29, 2018

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 22 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and...   More >

A9 Info-Session

Information Session | January 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A9.com, an Amazon company, creates powerful, customer- focused search and advertising solutions and technologies. During our info session, we will provide an overview of our core teams and a glimpse into some of the problems we are solving. We'll also talk about what it's like working at A9 and answer any questions you have about developing world-class Amazon scale technology.

There will be...   More >

Labor Coach Program Spring 18 Infosession

Information Session | January 29 | 8-9 p.m. | 175 Barrows Hall

 Gillian Xu, Labor Coach Program

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Come learn what Labor Coach Program is all about! We provide emotional support and language interpretation for monolingual pregnant mothers throughout their labor and birth. If you're interested in helping the community, interpreting/translating, and working with mothers and babies, then this might be the club for you! You must be fluent in speaking one of the following languages: Burmese,...   More >