<< September 2018 >>

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 1, 2018 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 – 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, September 2, 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, September 4, 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 >

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Organic Chem seminar speaker

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 217, Risk Management:

Seminar | September 4 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker:

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

CS 61a Mixer

Miscellaneous | September 4 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Every semester, the undergraduate advisors for the CS & EECS department work with students in CS 61A to help you be as successful as possible. ​To introduce you to resources and facilitate finding study groups and project partners, we will host two social mixer events next. You are welcome to attend either:

Each event will start with a panel of tutors and staff that are here to support...   More >

Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | September 4 | 12-1 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

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.

CS 61a Mixer

Miscellaneous | September 4 | 3:30-4:45 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Every semester, the undergraduate advisors for the CS & EECS department work with students in CS 61A to help you be as successful as possible. ​To introduce you to resources and facilitate finding study groups and project partners, we will host two social mixer events next. You are welcome to attend either:

Each event will start with a panel of tutors and staff that are here to support...   More >

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Eric Neuscamman, Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Career Connections: Non-Tech Roles in Tech

Social Event | September 4 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Workday Info-Session

Information Session | September 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Workday

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Wednesday, September 5, 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.

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Fusarium graminearum: Can we really outsmart the sly pathogen?

Seminar | September 5 | 101 Barker Hall

 Nidhi Rawat, University of Maryland

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Research in my Lab focuses on 1. Investigating how the plants interact with their pathogens and 2. Developing solutions to fungal diseases of small grain crops including wheat and barley. Using Fusarium graminearum, the causal organism of Fusarium Head Blight in wheat and barley, as a model we are investigating the broad-spectrum strategies that the plants use to resist the pathogen spread....   More >

Corn and Teosinte Discovery Station

Special Event | September 5 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come learn about corn at this month's Discovery Station.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Obed Hernandez-Gomez: Tba

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Obed Hernandez-Gomez

 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 >

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 >

Annual Reception

Reception | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

Please join us for our Annual Reception! Come meet the Center Staff and find out about our upcoming events.

Riot Games Info-Session

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

 Riot Games

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA.

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.

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: Go Hasegawa

Lecture | September 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, SEPT 5, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with Go Hasegawa about his practice and approach of exploring new possibilities and relationships and building new connections. Open to all!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

IXL Learning Info-Session

Information Session | September 6 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA.

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | April 6 – December 6, 2018 every month | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, 766/768 CSHE Conference Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the University of California, the State of California or elsewhere for the mutual exchange of knowledge, ideas and issues through:
Acquainting one another with their respective research
Discussing research strategies, data base use and data issues
Engaging...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

Certificate Program in Health Advocacy Online Information Session

Information Session | September 6 | 12-1 p.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

IB Seminar: From microbes to ecosystems to earth: a culture transition

Seminar | September 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Bruce Hungate, Northern Arizona University

 Department of Integrative Biology

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 >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jon Schellenberg, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium | September 6 | 5-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe)

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

Free

  Register online

Yelp Info-Session

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

 Yelp

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Friday, September 7, 2018

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 9:45 a.m.-7 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 and 190

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

Free

  Register online

Labor Lunch: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | September 7 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be and Samba will be on and Polynesian/Hula will. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  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 >

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Chris Uyeda, Dept. of Chemistry, Purdue University

 College of Chemistry

Quantcast Info-Session

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

 Quantcast

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Leon Bridges: with guests: Masego

Performing Arts - Music | September 7 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

On his sophomore album Good Thing, Leon Bridges’ voice breaks into the debut single “Bad Bad News” in much the same way the artist broke into the public eye in 2015 – forcefully, honestly, and all at once. “They tell me I was born to lose,” he sings with characteristic soulfulness, “but I made a good, good thing out of bad, bad news.”

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, September 8, 2018

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 and 190

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

Free

  Register online

Career Clinic: Finding A New Career Direction: Steps to Finding Work You Love

Lecture | September 8 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 506

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Do you feel like you are in a rut in your career and long to do something that feels more fulfilling, even if you have no idea what that might be? Do you know you're in the wrong job but feel stuck by fear or self-doubt when you think about trying to make a change?

This workshop is tailored to help you find direction and outline steps to find (and achieve!) work you love.

In advance of the...   More >

$40 $40 plus Strengthfinder Assessment

  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 >

Phoenix: with special guests: Cut Copy, Sir Sly

Performing Arts - Music | September 8 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The sixth album by Phoenix sounds like the perfect soundtrack to come from a nation that, despite everything going on elsewhere in the world, still seems to possess hope and joy in great abundance.

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Cal at Oakland Pride

Special Event | September 9 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Oakland

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association as we march with the Oakland Pride Parade! We will be giving away free shirts for all that register for the event, and will be running a booth throughout the festival!

$0

 Free shirts for all registrants.

Botanical Inks

Workshop | September 9 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn how to transform plants into natural inks for drawing and writing with, using dipping pens and quills. In this ink-making class a selection of traditional plant dye materials and local, seasonal flowers and plants will be used to create a selection of natural colored inks.

$65 / $60 UCBG Member

  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 >

West Side Story

Film - Feature | September 9 | 4-6:20 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Outdoor Screen

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way . . .” In West Side Story, the gang’s all here: the Jets and their neighborhood nemesis the Sharks in the back alleys of late-fifties NYC. They’re finger-snappin’ tough and rowdy—JDs down to their white Ts and leather. (Steve Seid)

Monday, September 10, 2018

Nutanix Tabling!

Information Session | September 10 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Navigating Bureaucracy and Generating Vulnerability at an Agri-environmental Research Institute

Colloquium | September 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Tim McLellan, Center for Chinese Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2019

 Rachel Stern, Assistant Professor, Political Science; School of Law, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Conducting research in China throws up numerous headaches, from acquiring official invitation letters and securing permissions for field research to navigating the anti-corruption measures that govern the use of research funding. One well-documented strategy for overcoming such challenges is to leverage informal social relationships (guanxi) with government officials to circumvent formal rules...   More >

Nutanix Info-Session

Information Session | September 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Nutanix

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Roxane Gay: With One N

Lecture | September 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Roxane Gay

 Arts + Design

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.

Words like “courage,” “humor,” and “smart” are frequently deployed when...   More >

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

PRI Academic Network Conference 2018

Conference/Symposium | September 11 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. |  San Francisco Marriott Marquis

 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

The PRI Academic Network Conference 2018 will take place on Tuesday 11 September at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, in collaboration with Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Davis. The conference precedes PRI in Person 2018, taking place at the same venue between 12-14 September.

The conference will showcase the latest evidence and...   More >

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | September 11 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

Apple Networking Day

Career Fair | September 11 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Seminar 217, Risk Management:

Seminar | September 11 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker:

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Organic Chemistry Seminar

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

 Matt Shoulders, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

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.

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Workshop | September 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephen's Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements,...   More >

Undergraduate Social Hour

Social Event | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Bernd Abel, University of Leipzig and Miller Visiting Professor

 College of Chemistry

GM Info-Session

Information Session | September 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 GM

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

BcpAIOB-mediated cooperation, competition and DNA transposition in Burkholderia thailandensis

Seminar | September 12 | 101 Barker Hall

 Peggy Cotter, University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Cotter Lab has a long-standing interest in understanding molecular mechanisms used by bacteria to cause disease. We are especially interested in 1) how and why bacteria differentially regulate the expression of virulence factor-encoding genes in response to the various environments they encounter throughout the infectious process, and 2) the secretion and function of proteins secreted by the...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Speaker TBA: Tba

Seminar | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, 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 >

Navigating the System: Social Security Retirement (BEUHS327)

Workshop | September 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Lorena Flores, Social Security Administration

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Worried about what to expect from Social Security? Find out what Social Security retirement benefits and options are available to you and your family (including divorced spouse benefits), as well as when and how to file a claim.

  Register online

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, September 13, 2018

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | September 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Sam Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Department of Integrative Biology

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 >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 13 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Yotam Shem-Tov, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Jason Mraz: with guests: Brett Dennen

Performing Arts - Music | September 13 | 5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Jason Mraz has quietly amassed a diverse fan-base throughout all parts of the globe. Since getting his start in coffeehouses in San Diego, Mraz has brought his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound to rapt audiences around the world through his vibrant recordings, humorous live performances, and philanthropic efforts.

  Buy tickets online

Atlassian Info-Session

Information Session | September 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Atlassian

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Friday, September 14, 2018

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 14 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

 Jennifer Kwok, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | September 14 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris, Yoga Instructor, Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of movement, soothe your back, and grant you increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn how pranayama breathing can enhance your practice, and help liberate your mind in surprising ways. Yoga mats are provided, or you can bring your own. Comfortable clothing and bare feet recommended.

  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 >

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Inorganic Chem seminar speaker

 College of Chemistry

Film Screening: "My life in China"

Film - Documentary | September 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Kenneth Eng, Independent Film Director

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

A story of migration is passed down from father to son, as we retrace the precarious steps he took in search of a better life. Ultimately asking the question, what does it mean to be both Chinese and American?

Fotovision Lecture and Opening Reception for Bill Owens's "Suburbia"

Lecture | September 14 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |  North Gate Hall

 Graduate School of Journalism, Reva and David Logan Gallery of Documentary Photography

Bill Owens’s landmark documentary project and book "Suburbia" from the 1970s met with immediate success for its keen observation of middle-class America. Owens had recorded a generational phenomenon: the rapid migration of inner-city apartment dwellers to affordable, newly produced homes in Livermore, California. He realized that this wasn’t simply a demographic shift but a psychological one....   More >

Ritchie, Suburbia, © Bill Owens, 1972

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue: with guests: Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band with special guests Cyril Neville, Kermit Ruffins and Walter Wolfman Washington

Performing Arts - Music | September 14 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Trombone Shorty‘s new album opens with a dirge, but if you think the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews came here to mourn, you got it all wrong.

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, September 15, 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 >

Sunday, September 16, 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 >

Monday, September 17, 2018

PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | September 17 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Antoine Ferey; Malka Guillot

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

  RSVP online by September 12.

Contemplating Loss: Photography Workshop

Workshop | September 17 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Where better to bring our grief than the garden? In this contemplative photography workshop, we will observe Nature’s teachings on letting go, and we will use the camera as a trusted guide who can navigate us safely through the rugged terrain of grief.

$80 / $75 UCBG members. Full series $300 / $290 UCBG members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Linguistics Colloquium

Colloquium | September 17 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jesse Zymet, UC Berkeley

 Department of Linguistics

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | September 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Franz-Ulrich Hartl, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry

 College of Chemistry

Oracle Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Cities, Territories, and Borders

Lecture | September 17 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Amos Gitai

 Arts + Design

Cities, territories, and borders are protagonists as well as locales in the award-winning cinema of Amos Gitai. In this lecture, Gitai reveals how his training as an architect informs his use of space to propel narratives of war, politics, religion, and human relations. Exploring examples from his extensive oeuvre, he considers how his work -- much of it focused on Israeli-Palestinian conflicts...   More >

BAMPFA Lecture: Cities, Territories, and Borders with Amos Gitai

Lecture | September 17 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 College of Environmental Design

In this lecture, Gitai reveals how his training as an architect informs his use of space to propel narratives of war, politics, religion, and human relations. Exploring examples from his extensive oeuvre, he considers how his work -- much of it focused on

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Organic Chem seminar speaker

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 217, Risk Management:

Seminar | September 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Haosui (Kevin) Duanmu, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Home Ownership (BEUHS341)

Workshop | September 18 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Richard Ruiz, Bank of the West

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about purchasing your first or second home? Considering refinancing your current home loan?
This workshop covers many important topics related to homeownership, including
• Is now the right time to buy a home?
• How much can I afford?
• Are any low cash down payment options available?
• What are first-time homebuyer programs available?
• How do I get pre-approved for a loan?
•...   More >

  Register online

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.

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dan Neumark, Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry