<< January 2019 >>

Monday, January 7, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

January Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | January 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | January 8 | 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.

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

Information Session | January 8 | 1-2 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

Microsoft Access Database Relationships: Betec017

Workshop | January 8 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course details the concepts and practices of designing a relational Microsoft Access database. Emphasis is placed on Table normalization strategies, defining multi-table relationships, and understanding the implications and benefits of a relational environment on other database objects such as Queries, Forms, and Reports.

Learning Objectives
* Understand the purpose and interdependencies...   More >

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program

Information Session | January 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 205 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this program can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and prepare you for application to certified clinical laboratory scientist training programs.

 UNEX 1053. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | January 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Curator's Circle Event: MATRIX Chat with Masako Miki

Lecture | January 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Please join us to celebrate the opening of our newest MATRIX exhibition with artist Masako Miki. We will begin at 6 PM in BAMPFA’s Theater 2, where Miki will join Curatorial Assistant Matthew Coleman for an informal chat about her artistic process and the ideas behind this new work. After the chat, we will move to the Koret Reading Room for drinks and a delicious reception catered by...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 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.

Harakiri

Film - Feature | January 9 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Based on the Puccini opera Madame Butterfly (but changing the title character from geisha to noblewoman) and one of the first European films to depict Japanese culture, Harakiri was considered a lost film for decades until it was discovered in the mid-1980s in the Netherlands Film Museum. Intrigued with Asian design motifs and obsessed with authenticity, Lang obtained sets and costumes from the...   More >

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Building New Synthetic Biology Tools with Genome Editing

Seminar | January 10 | 10-11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Stephanie Tzouanas Schmidt, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Motivated by the intricacy and complexity of cellular differentiation, I am broadly interested in technology development for measuring and tracking cellular decision-making. My current research focuses on applying genome editing to engineer new tools for synthetic biology and genomics; in my talk, I will present two recent projects. In the first, I used CRISPR/Cas9 to write a cell’s lineage into...   More >

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Information Session | January 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 College of Environmental Design

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Special Analysis Seminar: Completeness of the Bethe Ansatz for an open \(q\)-boson system with integrable boundary interactions

Seminar | January 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ignacio Zurrian, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina

 Department of Mathematics

We employ a discrete integral-reflection representation of the double affine Hecke algebra of type \(C^\vee C\) at the critical level \(q=1\), to endow the open finite \(q\)-boson system with integrable boundary interactions at the lattice ends. It is shown that the Bethe Ansatz entails a complete basis of eigenfunctions for the commuting quantum integrals in terms of Macdonald's three-parameter...   More >

Certificate Program in Health Advocacy Online Information Session

Information Session | January 10 | 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

Professional Program in Health Informatics Online Information Session

Information Session | January 10 | 1-2 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date and time

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn about this fully online program that prepares you to launch a new career in health informatics or advance in your current position. Geared for both clinical and nonclinical professionals, this program provides you with the understanding of both the technology and the health care best practices so that you can succeed.

$0

  Register online

AppNet Meeting

Meeting | November 8, 2018 – May 9, 2019 the second Thursday of the month every other month | 1-2 p.m. | 212 Cory Hall

 AppNet

AppNet is a platform-agnostic community of practice for application programmers at UC Berkeley.

For the 2018-19 academic year, AppNet is holding informal meetings to just "talk shop", without scheduled speakers or agenda.
These meetings are held bimonthly on the second Thursday of every other month, from 1 to 2 pm, in 212 Cory Hall. Come join us!

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Microsoft Excel Query Editor: Betec025

Workshop | January 10 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course focuses on the utilization of the embedded Microsoft Excel Query Editor to connect to multiple data sources in order to extract, manipulate, or compare datasets. Query results are loaded to the host Excel application to leverage other business intelligence features.

Learning Objectives
• Identify the elements of the Microsoft Excel Query Editor.
• Connect the Query Editor to...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity

Presentation | January 10 | 6-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Dr. Megan Hochstrasser, Innovative Genomics Institute

 Science@Cal

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

CRISPR expert and science communicator, Dr. Megan Hochstrasser, will describe how genome editing works, what it can do, what exactly happened with the “CRISPR babies,” and how important it is to grapple with CRISPR’s ethical implications sooner rather than later.

Developed here in Berkeley in just 2012, the CRISPR-Cas9 system lets scientists rewrite DNA in...   More >

The Golem

Film - Feature | January 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This visually astounding retelling of the Golem myth was inventively brought to life through the collaboration of codirector/actor Paul Wegener, set designer Hans Poelzig, and gifted cinematographer Karl Freund (The Last Laugh; Metropolis), whose work here is some of his best. In medieval Prague, a rabbi creates a monster to protect his people from destruction, but the monster, of course, soon...   More >

Friday, January 11, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Berkeley Facilitators Network Workshop: Take Note: Finding the Right Note-taking Style

Workshop | January 11 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Stefanie Kalem; Aaron Diaz; Beth Pearce

 Berkeley Facilitators Network

Good note-taking in meetings is essential to information retention, facilitating team communication, and ensuring that decisions and action items don’t fall through the cracks. But not everyone takes notes in the same way, and not every note-taking method works for every kind of meeting.

In this workshop, we’ll delve into the general philosophy of taking notes before getting high-level views...   More >

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing Online Information Session

Information Session | January 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how our writing program can formalize your training, prime your work for publication or prepare for graduate study in writing. The curriculum has been developed with directors of several San Francisco Bay Area M.F.A. programs and approved by UC Berkeley's English Department.

  Make reservations online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | January 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Berkeley Ballet Theater presents an evening of dance inspired by our exhibition Get Dancin’: Selections from the Collection, featuring new works by guest choreographers Raymond Ejiofor and Kylie Woodward-Sollesnes. Performances will fill our Crane Forum space and spill over into the galleries.

Performance sponsored by Fremont Bank

Program

In Situ, choreography by Robert Dekkers with...   More >

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | January 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Berkeley Ballet Theater presents an evening of dance inspired by our exhibition Get Dancin’: Selections from the Collection, featuring new works by guest choreographers Raymond Ejiofor and Kylie Woodward-Sollesnes. Performances will fill our Crane Forum space and spill over into the galleries.

Ikiru

Film - Feature | January 11 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ikiru is a searing portrait of modern society in which individual will is the vassal to an impotent bureaucracy. It tells of a municipal government functionary, Mr. Watanabe (the marvelous actor Takashi Shimura), who wraps red tape around the most urgent entreaty: a mother’s plea for a park where a cesspool now exists. Watanabe is looking at his watch when we meet him, a habitual gesture that...   More >

Ikiru

Film - Feature | January 11 | 7-9:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ikiru is a searing portrait of modern society in which individual will is the vassal to an impotent bureaucracy. It tells of a municipal government functionary, Mr. Watanabe (the marvelous actor Takashi Shimura), who wraps red tape around the most urgent entreaty: a mother’s plea for a park where a cesspool now exists. Watanabe is looking at his watch when we meet him, a habitual gesture that...   More >

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Roundtable Reading: Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Reading - Literary | January 12 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Mia Tang has a lot of secrets. First, she lives in a motel. While her parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk. Second, her parents hide immigrants. If the mean motel owner finds out, the Tangs will be doomed. Third, she wants to be a writer. But her mom wants her to focus on math because English is not her first language. It will take all of Mia’s courage, kindness, and...   More >

Cal vs. Arizona Hoops Party

Special Event | January 12 | 5-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join fellow Cal basketball fans at Alumni House before your Golden Bears take on the Arizona Wildcats in this exciting early season PAC-12 match-up. This Hoops Party includes delicious food and drink, a pre-game coach's chalk talk, and a performance by the Cal Band and the Cal Spirit Groups.

  Buy tickets online

Bicycle Thief

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

De Sica’s neorealist tale finds the despair of postwar Italy evident in the faces of its men. Though the film also explores how women cope with poverty, it devotes most of its energy to documenting Rome’s streets and the depressed, unemployed men who populate them, anxiously waiting for work. One such man is Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorani), who miraculously lands a job hanging movie posters...   More >

Film to Table: Bicycle Thief

Miscellaneous | January 12 | 7:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Following the screening, join your fellow filmgoers for a scrumptious meal, prepared and served by Babette chefs Joan and Patrick. Film and dinner require separate ticket purchase.

Vittorio De Sica’s tale of a father and son searching the streets of Rome for their stolen bicycle is a masterwork of Italian neorealism the Village Voice calls “an allegory at once timeless and topical.”

Not Wanted

Film - Feature | January 12 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Last year we paid tribute to Ida Lupino, an actress turned independent producer and director who created “problem” films of a uniquely hard-edged variety, dealing with such subjects as rape, bigamy, and unwed motherhood, and shot on location with low budgets and a telegraphic film language that put every penny to work. At that time her first feature production, Not Wanted, was unavailable; it is...   More >