<< September 2018 >>

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Amazon Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Miscellaneous | September 20 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Swahili Table

Social Event | September 20 | 1 p.m. | 140 Bear's Lair Cafe (next to Sproul Plaza)

 2465 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in the community. Each person will support their own beverage and/or food purchases, but we will provide the good company. And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome.

Karibuni sana!

Reply (just to me, elresor@berkeley.edu) if scheduling is an issue and we can revisit...   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 >

Board Game Meetup

Social Event | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. |  Victory Point Cafe

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join us for an evening of board games at the famous Victory Point Cafe. It costs $5 to play, but then you get access to Victory Point's entire massive board game library for the entire evening.

Meet us at the cafe, and we'll have a table ready. Make sure to sign up here to secure your spot at the game table!

Womxn's CommUNITY Concert featuring SPELLLING

Social Event | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, 220 (Multicultural Community Center)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

Come join Wonder Womxn Weekly as we celebrate the start to the school year with good vibes from our own fellow Golden Bear, SPELLLING! This concert and social event will have dinner catered by Platanos!

Open to the public and especially our fiery womxn's community at Berkeley.

*ADA Accessible and Scent Free Environment*
*Free Admission*
*RSVP at...   More >

Career Connections: Women in Finance

Social Event | September 20 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

UROC finding a mentor

Information Session | September 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Ife Ochukwu, UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | September 20 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what the opportunities are, fulfill the required safety training, and learn how to get started.

We ask that volunteers meet the following requirements:
- be over the age of 18 or volunteer with an adult guardian
- are able to volunteer at least once a month for a minimum of 2 hours
-are already or can become...   More >

  Register online

Amazon Info-Session

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

 Amazon

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

For people who like to invent, there's no better place to explore opportunities than at our University Recruiting Day. We're currently hiring around the globe, in a variety of different technical roles.

Join our team and help us build the future!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2436921389666428/

Interdisciplinary Marxist Working Group

Meeting | September 20 – December 13, 2018 every other Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Please join us for this semester's first meeting of the IMWG on Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-8pm in the Wheeler English lounge. We will be continuing with where we left off last semester in Capital, with plans to finish volume 1 by early October.

No prior knowledge of Capital or Marx is required, and everyone is welcome. I'm attaching a rough schedule, as our readings after Capital vol 1 will...   More >

Friday, September 21, 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 >

Jane Street Tech Talks

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

How to Build an Exchange

Presented by: Brian Nigito

Electronic exchanges play an important role in the world financial system, acting as focal points where actors from across the world meet to trade with each other.

But building an exchange is a difficult technical challenge, requiring high transaction rates, low, deterministic response times, fairness, and reliability.

This talk...   More >

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tilden Park Hiking Meetup

Social Event | September 22 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Tilden Regional Park

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

End your first month of classes on a high note by getting out of the city and spending some time out in nature. Tilden Park is in the hills just above Berkeley, but it feels like you've left the city far behind, with beautiful rolling hills in every direction.

We will meet at Springer Gateway at 10 AM on Saturday to take the short bus ride up to Tilden Park together. Bring comfortable walking...   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 >

Sunday, September 23, 2018

SOLD OUT - Fall Equinox Sound Bath

Special Event | September 23 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Celebrate the beginning of fall with this special outdoor concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs within a grove of redwoods. Close your eyes and experience the natural meditative quality of the forest and bird song layered with serene sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls.

$25, $20 Garden members

 SOLD OUT.

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, September 24, 2018

Google Info-Session

Information Session | September 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

What is it like to work at Google? Join us as Googlers in a variety of technical roles share day-in-the-life stories about their work and provide an inside look on what makes engineering at Google unique. Are you submitting applications for internships and full-time opportunities this semester? We'll also share some insight into Google's recruiting process. Feel free to bring questions, as we'll...   More >

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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.

Salesforce Info-Session: Dreamforce Viewing Party

Miscellaneous | September 25 | 3-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

It's Dreamforce week at Salesforce!

Join the Berkeley Dreamforce Viewing Party to hear from co-CEO of Salesforce, Marc Benioff! Big prizes to win by attending!

Be sure to register: http://tinyurl.com/y96ywjdr

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 24 – October 23, 2018 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

Free with Garden Admission

Career Connections: Government and Law

Social Event | September 25 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Bay Area: Cal Young Alumni Mixer

Social Event | September 25 | 6-9 p.m. |  The Patio

 412 Emerson St., Palo Alto, CA 94301

 Cal Alumni Association, Bay Area Cal Young Alumni

Bay Area Young Cal Alumni are hosting a networking mixer once again at The Patio in Palo Alto. Feel free to bring a friend! This event is primarily organized for Cal Young Alumni, but all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP and bring cash or credit cards if you plan to purchase drinks.

Wednesday, September 26, 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.

Grad Fair: University of California, Berkeley

Special Event | September 26 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  University of California, Berkeley

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Meet representatives from programs across the nation and in a wide variety of disciplines, who can provide the latest on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.

Representatives of the UC Berkeley Master of Engineering program will be in attendance.

Gilman Scholarship Essay Review

Information Session | September 26 | 2-4 p.m. | 160 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you applying to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship?
Come to the Gilman Scholarship Essay Review and get feedback on your application essays from recent UC Berkeley Gilman Scholars.

The Gilman Scholarship deadline for Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 (early application) study abroad programs and internships is 9:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. For more information or to...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | September 12 – December 5, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also have weekly discussion topics to...   More >

Big Ideas Contest: Information Session

Information Session | September 26 | 6-7 p.m. | Blum Hall, B100 Plaza Level

 Phillip Denny, Director, Big Ideas Contest

 Big Ideas Contest

The Big Ideas Contest kicks off with the 1st information session of the year! Get all the information you need to get started on your Big Idea — rules, requirements, eligibility and tips for participating in the 2018-19 Big Ideas Contest

Big Ideas fosters earliest stage innovators across the University of California through an eight-month process of advising, mentorship, and support. Since its...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

Thursday, September 27, 2018

International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception

Reception | September 27 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  The Centre at YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The Berkeley International Office invites spouses and partners of international students and scholars to attend the Fall 2018 International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 27th.

Come connect other spouses and partners who are new to UC Berkeley and learn about campus and community resources in the Berkeley area. Children are also welcome!

Light refreshments will...   More >

McNair Scholars Program Information Session

Information Session | September 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

Swahili Table

Social Event | September 27 | 1 p.m. | 140 Bear's Lair Cafe (next to Sproul Plaza)

 2465 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in the community. Each person will support their own beverage and/or food purchases, but we will provide the good company. And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome.

Karibuni sana!

Reply (just to me, elresor@berkeley.edu) if scheduling is an issue and we can revisit...   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 >

Fireside Chat with the Dean

Special Event | September 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Dean Will H. Dow, Interim Dean and Kaiser Permanente Endowed Chair in Health Policy & Management, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

SPH Student Government

 Public Health, School of

Please join Dean Will Dow and the SPH Student Government for an open forum for all SPH students. Topics for this Fireside Chat with the Dean will include the proposed PDST increases for the next three academic years (2019-20 to 2021-22) as well as BWW updates and any other questions or concerns that emerge during the group discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

Voleon Group Tech Talk

Information Session | September 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Quantitative hedge fund and technology company located in Berkeley, California

Come learn more about Voleon and drop off a resume. Learn about how the Voleon Group applies data science and ML to their products, and stick around after the event to chat with recruiters.

The Voleon Group is committed to the development and deployment of cutting-edge technologies in investment management. We...   More >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | September 27 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint

 1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of the Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family or new colleagues.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Friday, September 28, 2018

2018 Study Abroad Fair

Special Event | September 28 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come to the Study Abroad Fair and learn about study, work, intern, teach, and volunteer abroad opportunities for UC Berkeley students.

Sponsored by Berkeley Study Abroad, the Study Abroad Fair is Cal’s signature event of the year for education abroad. For more information, visit http://studyabroadfair.berkeley.edu

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

UROC (Under-represented Researchers of Color) open office hours: getting started on research application and funding and how to get money for it (including reading applications)

Information Session | September 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Open office hours: getting started on research application and funding and how to get money for it (including reading applications)

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 >

Capital One Info-Session

Information Session | September 28 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Have questions about how to be successful in a technical interview? Join CSUA and Capital One to navigate how to excel in a technical interview as well as more about what a day in the life of a technology associate looks like at Capital One!

Saturday, September 29, 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 >

2018 Cal vs. Oregon Young Alumni Football Tailgate

Special Event | September 29 | 5-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Tailgate: 5-7pm
Kickoff: 7:30pm

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Fall Plant Sale

Sale | September 30 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us this year for our annual Fall Plant Sale! Members Sale, 9 - 10:30 am; Open to the Public, 10:30 am - 3 pm.

Room of Rares
Current Garden members can shop the popular Room of Rares, a boutique sale of plants carefully selected by Garden Horticulturists. The Room of Rares will offer enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to acquire rare and unusual plants. Remember, they are only...   More >

Sinningia tubiflora