<< February 2018 >>

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Lunch Poems: TC Tolbert

Reading - Literary | February 1 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 TC Tolbert

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by TC Tolbert.

(photo by Hannah Ensor)

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.

Men's Basketball vs. Oregon

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 1 | 6 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

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

The Science of Cannabis: The Environmental Impact of Large Scale Cannabis Cultivation

Lecture | February 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The current system for growing cannabis has caused significant environmental degradation due to pollutants, heavy water use, clear cutting natural areas, and other man-made impacts. What are the current environmental issues, and how can they be addressed as cannabis production scales.

$40 / $35 Members

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

Xilinx Info-Session

Information Session | February 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Friday, February 2, 2018

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

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

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

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

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | February 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 College of Chemistry

Saturday, February 3, 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 >

Men's Basketball vs. Oregon State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 3 | 5 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

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

Monday, February 5, 2018

John E. Cort | No One Gives like the Guru

Lecture | February 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 John E. Cort, Professor of Asian and Comparative Religions and the Judy Gentili Chair in International Studies at Denison University

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by John E. Cort, Professor of Asian and Comparative Religions and the Judy Gentili Chair in International Studies at Denison University.

Voleon Group Info-Session

Information Session | February 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Connectivity as Human Right

Lecture | February 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Nicholas Negroponte, Architect at MIT

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Nicholas Negroponte is the co-founder (with Jerome B. Wiesner) of the MIT Media Lab (1985), which he directed for its first 20 years. A graduate of MIT, Negroponte was a pioneer in the field of computer-aided design and has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1966. He gave the first TED talk in 1984, as well as 13 since. He is author of the 1995 best seller, Being Digital, which has been...   More >

Tuesday, February 6, 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 >

Apple Networking Day

Career Fair | February 6 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Apple is coming to UC Berkeley and they will have about 40 engineers from every area of their business that are looking forward to meeting interested students. Please feel free to drop by the Garbarini Lounge anytime between 10:00am-3:00pm, as your schedule allows, we hope to see you there!

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.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | February 6 | 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.

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 College of Chemistry

Haas Scholars Program Info Session

Information Session | February 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

Seminar | February 7 | 101 Barker Hall

 Amy Gladfelter

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Food Systems Policy and Communications Workshop Series 2017–18: Session 3: Engaging with the Media

Workshop | February 7 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 Haven Bourque, Founder, HavenBMedia

 Berkeley Food Institute

Session 3: Engaging with the Media

Training on practical tools for researchers and policy experts to effectively engage with the media. Topics include establishing connections with key reporters and becoming a trusted source for specific beats and issues.

Featuring: Haven Bourque, HavenBMedia

 Free. RSVP online

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar:

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Amy Gladfelter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Gladfelter lab is interested in how cells are organized in time and space.  We study how cytoplasm is spatially patterned and how cells sense their own shape.  We also investigate how timing in the cell division cycle can be highly variable yet still accurate.

Can Subsidized Early Child Care Promote Women’s Employment? Evidence from a Slum Settlement in Africa: Shelley Clark, McGill University/Stanford

Colloquium | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Shelley Clark, Professor, McGill University; 2017-18 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Speaker TBA

Seminar | February 7 | 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 >

EA Info-Session

Information Session | February 7 | 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, February 8, 2018

Pending

Presentation | February 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 337 Cory Hall

 PENDING, PENDING

 Coalition for Education and Outreach (CEO)

PENDING

Darwin Day Lecture: Title to be announced

Seminar | February 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 James Costa, Western Carolina University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Summer Opportunities Fair

Special Event | February 8 | 2-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Summer Sessions

Wondering what to do next summer? Visit the Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about exciting summer options for UC Berkeley students, including summer courses, study abroad, student jobs and internships, research, volunteer and service, and more.

Representatives from Berkeley campus units will be tabling with information on their courses and programs.

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.

The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

Lecture | February 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Karl Jacoby, Professor, Department of History, Columbia University

 Department of History

To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan, Guillermo Eliseo was a fantastically wealthy Mexican, the proud owner of a luxury apartment overlooking Central Park, a busy Wall Street office, and scores of mines and haciendas in Mexico. But for all his obvious riches and his elegant appearance, Eliseo was also the possessor of a devastating secret: he was not, in fact, from Mexico at all. Rather,...   More >

Atlassian Info-Session

Information Session | February 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

The Science of Cannabis: The Genetics of Cannabis Breeds

Lecture | February 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

There is a rich informal taxonomy of Cannabis strains with exotic and evocative names. How do these breeds reflect the genetic relationships among different strains, and how do those genetic relationships reflect the chemical properties of the specific plants?

$40 / $35 Members

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

Memory and the Ear

Lecture | February 8 | 8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maud Fife Room | Note change in time and location

 Maurizio Bettini, Università degli Studi di Siena

 Department of Classics

Friday, February 9, 2018

Women's Basketball vs. Colorado

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 9 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

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

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | February 9 | 11 a.m.-12 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

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | February 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 College of Chemistry

Saturday, February 10, 2018

FAMILY PROGRAM: A Botanical Valentine Tea

Workshop | February 10 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Our annual tradition returns with a lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party, with a special opportunity to collect for our make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Finish the fun by making valentines from pressed botanicals to take home.

$22 Adult $18 Adult Members, $17 Child $15 Member Child

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

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | February 10 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, 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

FAMILY PROGRAM: A Botanical Valentine Tea

Workshop | February 10 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Our annual tradition returns with a lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party, with a special opportunity to collect for our make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Finish the fun by making valentines from pressed botanicals to take home.

$22 Adult $18 Adult Members, $17 Child $15 Member Child

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

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Women's Basketball vs. Utah

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 11 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

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

AIA Joukowsky Lecture - The Late Bronze Age Eruption of Thera (Santorini)

Lecture | February 11 | 2 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Floyd McCoy, University of Hawaii

 AIA, San Francisco Society

Monday, February 12, 2018

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Squire Booker, Penn State

 College of Chemistry

The Displacement of Borders among Russian Koreans in Northeast Asia

Colloquium | February 12 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Since the late nineteenth century, ethnic Koreans have represented a small yet significant portion of the population of the Russian Far East, but until now, the phenomenon has been largely understudied. Based on extensive historical and ethnographic research, this is the first book in English to chart the contemporary social life of Koreans in the complex borderland region. Dispelling the...   More >

Quantcast Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Tuesday, February 13, 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.

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

Information Session | February 13 | 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 >

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 | February 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 College of Chemistry

Digital Scholarly Editions with TEI

Workshop | February 13 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

 Stacy Reardon, Library

 Library

The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) offers a standard way of describing texts to make them machine readable. A flavor of XML, TEI has been used in many humanities and social sciences disciplines, and it has a dedicated vocabulary for describing literary texts. TEI may be used to create digital editions, prepare texts for research, and preserve texts in a digital format. In this workshop, we'll...   More >

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

Seminar | February 14 | 101 Barker Hall

 TBD

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Speaker TBA

Seminar | February 14 | 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 >

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.