<< February 2018 >>

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 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 >

Big C Hike

Social Event | February 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | International House, Front Steps

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisers on this easy hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. The hike takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps. Bring water.

CAA Cal vs Oregon: Traditional Hoops Party

Social Event | February 1 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join fellow Cal basketball fans at Alumni House before your Golden Bears take on the Ducks in this exciting Pac-12 match-up. This Hoops Party includes dinner by Armadillo Willy's, drinks, remarks from Assistant Basketball Coach Tim O'Toole, Women's Swim Coach Teri McKeever and performances by Cal Band and Cal Spirit Groups.

Hoops Party Details
Date: Thursday, February 1
Hoops Party: 3:30 –...   More >

Career Connections: Human Resources

Miscellaneous | February 1 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center, The Berkeley Network

CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.

For each of these casual networking events, we are seeking a diverse group of alumni to showcase a variety of careers. The events require no prep—simply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow...   More >

  Register online

Town Hall Meeting on the Use of the Boalt Name

Meeting | February 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium, Room 175

 Law, Boalt School of

Thursday, February 1, 2018
6pm to 8pm
Berkeley Law Booth Auditorium, Room 175

Please join fellow faculty, students, staff, and alumni for a Town Hall meeting on the Use of the Boalt Name.

The October survey yielded over 1,000 responses. Three survey respondents will advocate for the dominant positions on name usage, followed by an open community discussion.

Xilinx Tech Talk and Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet engineers and recruiters from Xilinx, the company behind many of the hardware and software chip developments that are making deep learning more powerful and possible!

Make sure to bring a paper resume if you would like to be considered for intern or full time positions!

Thai food will be served!

***Speakers***
Jim Hwang, Principal Engineer
Jayashree Rangarajan, Senior Director,...   More >

Friday, February 2, 2018

SERC Spring DeCal Fellowship: Spring 2018 Application

Miscellaneous | February 2 |  online

 Student Environmental Resource Center

The SERC Decal Fellowship awards a $200 budget for resources and access to a speaker database and other resources to four DeCals focused on sustainability and other issues relating to the environment.

Global Internships Program Information Session

Information Session | February 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!

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 >

Berkeley Sophomore Semester - Global Studies London Info Session

Information Session | February 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about this unique fall semester opportunity designed for rising sophomores to gain a global perspective, fulfill major & degree requirements, and obtain professional experience through an internship in London.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 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 >

Clark Kerr Garden Open Hours

Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.

Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training...   More >

Space Technologies at Cal Project Showcase

Tour/Open House | February 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Space Technologies at Cal

Space Technologies at Cal (STAC) is a group of passionate scientists who want to push the frontier of space research and the space industry. Many of STAC members have been working on innovative projects related to space technology development, such as payload launches, research experiments, autonomous rovers, and much more. STAC would like to invite you to stop by its project showcase on Thursday...   More >

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 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 >

CAA Cal vs Oregon State: Family Friendly Hoops Party

Social Event | February 3 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Come join us for a Cal vs. Oregon State pre-game experience that the whole family will enjoy. This Hoops Party features exciting programming for future Golden Bears, including an interactive performance by Cal Band and Cal spirit groups, a visit from Oski, a bounce house, Top Dog, and much more!

Hoops Party Details

Date: Saturday, February 3
Hoops Party: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Gametime: 5...   More >

Sunday, February 4, 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 >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Monday, February 5, 2018

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

Information Session | February 5 | 12-1 p.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.

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 >

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 >

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

Certificate Program in Software Development and Programming Online Information Session

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

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Advance your technology career with our new software development and programming certificate. It combines theory and practice to give you a balanced mix of knowledge and skills in software development, databases, computer programming and Web development.

  Register online

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

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 >

Critical Theory Designated Emphasis Open House

Tour/Open House | February 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 The Program in Critical Theory

Join The Program in Critical Theory’s faculty and students for a panel discussion and Q&A about the Designated Emphasis (DE) in Critical Theory. All UC Berkeley PhD students interested in applying to the DE are invited to attend. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

Serving approximately 100 graduate students from the humanities, social sciences, and arts, the DE enables graduate...   More >

Arista Networks Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Hello! We'll be giving a general overview about Arista, opportunities, and what we work on, diving into some greater detail about what some of us work on. As always, there will be food, and we'll be collecting resumes and have a few engineers to chat with after.

About Us:

Arista Networks was founded to deliver software driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and...   More >

Wednesday, February 7, 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.

Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee

Meeting | January 31 – April 18, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Are you interested in planning UC Berkeley's 2018 Earth Week? SERC is recruiting individual student leaders and/or student representatives from environmental student organizations to join the Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee. Sign up at tinyurl.com/EarthWeekCommittee

Discovery Station: Chocolate and Vanilla

Special Event | February 7 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Does chocolate really grow on trees?! Did you know vanilla comes from an orchid?! Come discover more about two of our favorite foods.

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 >

Grad Fest

Information Session | February 7 | 5-7 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

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

Graduate and professional students at UC Berkeley are invited to engage with campus department and graduate student organizations in one central place at GradFest. Located in Pauley Ballroom (within the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union), GradFest will feature artisan hors d’oeuvres by Student Union Catering, quick exercise demonstrations by University Health Services, painting led by the Art...   More >

EA Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Were you ever interested in working for the gaming industry? Come out to the Wozniak Lounge on February 7th at 6 PM to speak to EA employees and the type of projects that you can work on! Free food will be provided!

Career Connections: Arts and Design

Miscellaneous | February 7 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

In collaboration with the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and Publications and Media Center, we are seeking alumni and professionals in a multitude of fields involving arts, design, and/or technology! The event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge of the marketing and media industry through introductions and casual conversations.

  Register online

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3106 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.

History Homecoming: A Panel and Reception for Friends of the Department

Special Event | February 7 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Susanna Elm; Jonathan Sheehan; Elena Schneider

 Mark Peterson

 Department of History

History Homecoming is a gathering of alumni and friends of the Department of History for fellowship, food, refreshments, and a special history panel. The topic of this year's faculty panel is "Quakes, Storms, and Wrecks: Disaster as a Window to the Past."

 Limited seating is available, so please plan to arrive early.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Edwige Tamalet Talbayev on the Transcontinental Maghreb

Meeting | February 8 | 12-2 p.m. | 4229 Dwinelle Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of French

Please join the Francophone Studies Working Group for this lunchtime conversation with Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (Tulane) on her recent book *The Transcontinental Maghreb: Francophone Literature across the Mediterranean* (Fordham UP, 2017).

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 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 >

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.

Info Session: Study theater abroad in Ireland with TDPS this summer

Information Session | February 8 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

TDPS will host the Berkeley Summer Abroad course “Irish Theater" from July 9-August 11, 2018 in Galway and Dublin, Ireland. Join us for this info session to learn more about the five-week, six-credit course. It begins with one week of classes in Berkeley before a four-week trip to Galway & Dublin to study Irish theater at its source! Read on for more details....   More >

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

Information Session | February 8 | 5-6 p.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.

Atlassian Tech Talk and Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dr. Jennifer Prendki is the Head of Data Science at Atlassian, where she leads all Search and Machine Learning initiatives and is in charge of leveraging the massive amount of data collected by the company to load the suite of Atlassian products with smart features.

In this talk, she will discuss not only the many ways that data can deceive analysts (both human-driven and technical), but also...   More >

Friday, February 9, 2018

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

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 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 >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

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

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

Clark Kerr Garden Open Hours

Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.

Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training...   More >

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Celebrating Diversity in Engineering and Science: BESSA and BGESS 50th and 30th Year Anniversaries

Reception | February 10 | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Chancellor Gary S. May

 Cal Alumni Association, Black Alumni Club

Celebrating Diversity in Engineering and Science: BESSA & BGESS 50th and 30th Year Anniversaries will be hosted by the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and the Black Alumni Club. Join alumni and current students for an evening of reunion, reminiscence, and networking.

We are proud to present our keynote speaker Dr. Gary S. May, Chancellor of the University of California, Davis and one of the...   More >

  Buy tickets online

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

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Sunday, February 11, 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 >

Meditation and Mindfulness in the Museum

Miscellaneous | February 11 | 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 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Monday, February 12, 2018

Strategic Plan Town Hall

Meeting | February 12 | 5-6 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Office of Chancellor

Join the Strategic Planning Steering Committee co-chairs - Haas School of Business Dean Rich Lyons and Academic Senate Division Chair Lisa Alvarez-Cohen - as they lead a discussion of Berkeley's strategic planning process and take feedback from the campus community.

For more information, visit: strategicplan.berkeley.edu

Valentine's iMix

Social Event | February 12 | 5-8 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join Berkeley International Office for a Valentine's themed movie night at the International House on February 12. Come meet new people from all over the globe while enjoying a fun and relaxing evening together.

The event will begin at 6:30 PM with snacks, candy, and drinks, as well as plenty of supplies to make DIY Valentine's cards for your friends. At 7, we'll settle in for a screening...   More >

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 >

R.A.D. for Men (Resisting Aggression with Defense

Special Event | February 12 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions | 6-8:30 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Mail Lounge

 Gender Equity Resource Center, Recreational Sports, RSSP, UCPD

Participants will have the opportunity to: raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. This program is designed to empower...   More >

$10 UCB Students Only

  Register online

Quantcast Tech Talk and Info-Session

Information Session | February 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Bring your resume to be entered in our raffle for a $100 gift card! Food and beverages will be provided.

Come to our tech talk event to learn how we uses AI, Big Data & Machine Learning to influence human behavior. You will get the opportunity to hear first-hand from our senior tech leaders at Quantcast. Also, our engineers will walk through and explain a technical question that you might see...   More >

Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee

Meeting | February 12 | 7-8 p.m. |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Are you interested in planning UC Berkeley's 2018 Earth Week? Looking for a leadership opportunity to help make Earth Week a memorable campus-wide celebration? SERC is recruiting individual student leaders and/or student representatives from environmental student organizations to join the Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee.

Meetings will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 7-8pm in Sproul 102....   More >

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 >

Certificate Program in Data Science and Professional Program in Data Analysis Online Information Session

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

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain the skills to collect, process, analyze and interpret data to create actionable insights. Learn how to leverage machine learning, statistics, data mining and big data to develop new strategies that support decision making in a variety of fields.

  Make reservations online

Strategic Plan Town Hall

Meeting | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Office of Chancellor

Join the Strategic Planning Steering Committee co-chairs - Haas School of Business Dean Rich Lyons and Academic Senate Division Chair Lisa Alvarez-Cohen - as they lead a discussion of Berkeley's strategic planning process and take feedback from the campus community.

For more information, visit: strategicplan.berkeley.edu

Open House + Arts/Visual Collections Showcase

Tour/Open House | February 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Art History/Classics Library, 308 Doe

 Library, Department of History of Art

The Art History/Classics Library and the History of Art Visual Resources Center are hosting an event to bring together the many arts-related and visual scholarly resources and scholarly output from around the UC Berkeley campus and beyond. It will be a book-fair style event with outreach materials and...   More >

DataVisor Tech Talk and Info-Session

Information Session | February 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come out to DataVisor's tech talk this Tuesday to hear about latest developments in unsupervised machine learning and Big Data! Dinner will be provided.

Topic: Unsupervised - How DataVisor Finds Fraud Without Labels
Date: Tuesday, February 13th
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Wozniak Lounge

Talk Abstract: Traditional fraud solutions are in a constant cat-and-mouse game with attackers....   More >

R.A.D. for Men (Resisting Aggression with Defense

Special Event | February 12 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions | 6-8:30 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Mail Lounge

 Gender Equity Resource Center, Recreational Sports, RSSP, UCPD

Participants will have the opportunity to: raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. This program is designed to empower...   More >

$10 UCB Students Only

  Register online

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3106 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, February 15, 2018

Global Internships Program Information Session

Information Session | February 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!

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

Information Session | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.

  Make reservations online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 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 >

Madrid Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | February 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

Netherlands and Belgium Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | February 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

Ireland Summer Abroad Informational Session

Information Session | February 15 | 5-6 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

Amazon Info-Session

Information Session | February 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A team of recruiters and software engineers from Amazon will be on campus to discuss their company, technologies, and positions they are hiring for. Dinner will be served!
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At Amazon, we are working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptional talent, bright, and driven people. Amazon is continually evolving and is a place where motivated employees...   More >

Friday, February 16, 2018

Trees of the Garden: Docent-led Tour

Tour/Open House | February 16 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover the signature trees from around the world at the UC Botanical Garden.

Free for Members or with Garden Admission

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

Guardamar Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | February 16 | 1-1:50 p.m. | 305 Wurster Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Discover the impact that tourism and urbanism have on a city's architectural identity while living in Spain this summer! In Guardamar, students will broaden their architecture experience by stepping into a town where culture, food, ritual, and environment significantly impact urban design.

Join us at 1:00 pm for an informational session Guardamar's Summer Abroad program: "Imagining and...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 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 >

Chile Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | February 16 | 2-3 p.m. | Stephens Hall, IAS Conference Room 101

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

Clark Kerr Garden Open Hours

Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.

Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training...   More >

Google Lightning Talks

Information Session | February 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for a session featuring a series of lightning talks from Googlers (and
Berkeley alum!).They’ll share their paths to Google, current projects, and
helpful advice. You will also learn about summer internship and full time
opportunities that are available at Google. Be sure to bring your questions
and we'll bring the food and swag!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Morning of Wetland Restoration: with Save the Bay

Special Event | February 17 | 8:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. | Mulford Hall, We will meet at the traffic circle below Mulford, and drive to MLK Shoreline Park from there

 Emma Steigerwald

 Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley

Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley Chapter, is arranging transport from campus and picnic lunch for a group of Berkeley volunteers to aid Save the Bay in their wetland restoration mission

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 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 >

R.A.D. for Men (Resisting Aggression with Defense

Special Event | February 12 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions | 6-8:30 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Mail Lounge

 Gender Equity Resource Center, Recreational Sports, RSSP, UCPD

Participants will have the opportunity to: raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. This program is designed to empower...   More >

$10 UCB Students Only

  Register online

Lunar New Year Banquet

Holiday | February 17 | 6-9 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

UC Berkeley Chinese Student Association, UC Berkeley Chinese Student Association

 UC Berkeley Chinese Student Association

A Lunar New Year celebration hosted by the UC Berkeley Chinese Student Association. During the event, there will be entertainment for the audiences as well as a banquet catered for the atteendees.

$15 non-CSA member

 $12 tickets for CSA Members. Tickets go on sale February 6. Buy tickets online or by calling Kevin Yang at 9256833452

Sunday, February 18, 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 >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Monday, February 19, 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 >

Tuesday, February 20, 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.

Blood Drive

Special Event | February 20 | 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 >

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Paris Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | February 20 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

Peru Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | February 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

Google Hardware Tech Talk

Information Session | February 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This session will focus on Google engineers (and Berkeley alum!) who work on the hardware team. They’ll provide insight into Google’s emergence into the HW market, the ups and down the teams face, and perform demos. We’ll provide swag and food, please RSVP through the link below to let us know you’ll be in attendance!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee

Meeting | January 31 – April 18, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Are you interested in planning UC Berkeley's 2018 Earth Week? SERC is recruiting individual student leaders and/or student representatives from environmental student organizations to join the Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee. Sign up at tinyurl.com/EarthWeekCommittee

Brown Bag Lunch on Parks, Conservation, and Your Career

Meeting | February 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 139 Mulford Hall

 Jon Jarvis, Executive Director, Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity; Patrick Gonzalez, Principal Climate Change Scientist, U.S National Park Service; Sarah Allen, Science Program Lead, U.S. National Park Service

 California Outdoor Engagement Coaltion

The Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity is excited to announce an opportunity for students to join Jon Jarvis, Sarah Allen, and Patrick Gonzalez for a monthly one hour event where they can ask questions and seek advice about the National Park Service, climate change, careers, conservation, and much more. Space is limited, you must RSVP to attend the event.

 RSVP Required

  RSVP online or or by emailing Rhonie Roggers at rhoniedee1993@berkeley.edu by February 20.

Mathematics in Berlin Information Session

Information Session | February 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

London Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | February 21 | 3:15-4:15 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

San Francisco World History Reading Group: China's Asian Dream by Tom Miller

Meeting | February 21 | 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

UC Berkeley Startup Networking Night

Reception | February 21 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall, Spieker Forum

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join UC Berkeley's Haas MBA program, Master of Engineering program, and School of Information for our fourth annual career networking reception. This year held in the Berkeley Haas campus' newest building, Chou Hall.

This event provides startups and industry disruptors with the opportunity to meet with UC Berkeley graduate students and alumni who are looking to network, pursue full-time...   More >

  Register online

IXL Learning Info-Session

Information Session | February 21 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Learn how IXL is advancing education through online technology! Join our IXLers as they talk about their experiences post graduation, why they chose to work in edtech, and how you can join our team!

Co-Hosted by UPE

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3106 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.