<< February 2019 >>

Thursday, February 14, 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!

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Information Session | February 14 – May 9, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Educational Opportunity Program- MLK BNorth CE3

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 7 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 1-3 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Michael Sholinbeck

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.
NOTE: On Feb. 14: 2:15-3pm only

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

The Future of Foods - Alt.Meat

Special Event | February 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Kim Juelg, Flavorist, Givaudan

 Scott May, Head, MISTA

 Danny Rubenstein, Strategic Advisor, Mista; Matt Spears, Associate Account Manager, Givaudan; Julie Emsing Mann, Global Protein Program Manager, Ingredion; Kora Kukic, Senior Plant Protein Specialist, Nestle; Joe Light, Vice President, Ingredion

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

The event will feature a panel of industry experts in the growing landscape of food engineering, flavoring, and meat alternatives. What is the future of meat alternatives? How will humans eat in the future? How will our relationship with food change?

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Information Session

Information Session | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Alberto Ledesma, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity--Division of Arts and Humanities, Mellon Mays Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesCrqjW8wj5t-miqBZY6p8y8EzoOgVABquum_IGA5F0sM8Ww/viewform
The MMUF Program at UC Berkeley targets students with exceptional academic promise in the humanities or social sciences who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in the academy.

Friday, February 15, 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

BIO Bears Meetup: Art Lovers Meetup

Social Event | February 15 | 2-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join fellow art-lovers to explore the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive right next to campus. Admission is free for Cal students!

We will meet right outside of the BAMPFA at 2 PM on February 15, and spend about an hour viewing the exhibits. Come see amazing art and meet new friends--what's not to like?

RSVP here.

Saturday, February 16, 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

Film to Table: Monrovia, Indiana

Special Event | February 16 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Following the screening of Frederick Wiseman's most recent documentary, join your fellow filmgoers for a scrumptious meal, prepared and served by Babette chefs Joan and Patrick. Film and dinner require separate ticket purchase.

For his latest film, the director trains his camera on small-town America in the age of Trump, observing the citizens of Monrovia, Indiana, after the 2016 national...   More >

Sunday, February 17, 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

Cal Women in Gaming | Palentines! LAN

Social Event | February 17 | 3-6 p.m. | Foothill Student Housing, Esports Community Center

 Cal Esports

Celebrate Valentines with Cal Women in Gaming’s Palentine’s Event where we will play games, make new friends, and have dinner together!

LAN 3:00-6:00pm
Meet us at the Cal Esports Community Center, located on 2700 Hearst Ave next to Foothill Dining, where there will be free gaming computers for us to play together!

Dinner 6:00pm
Hungry after all that gaming? Join us for dinner! After the...   More >

Monday, February 18, 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!

Biblical and Talmudic Botany Walk with Dr. Jon Greenberg

Tour/Open House | February 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Biblical and Talmudic ethnobotanist Dr. Jon Greenberg will lead two walking tours of the Gardens at 11 AM and 2 PM. Come learn how an understanding of the natural environment of the Biblical world can help explain the metaphors and symbolism of ancient prophetic, moral, and legal language and the role of food and agriculture in Jewish culture. and history. We'll find out how a culture war between...   More >

$20, $15 members

  Register online

Biblical and Talmudic Botany Walk with Dr. Jon Greenberg

Tour/Open House | February 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Biblical and Talmudic ethnobotanist Dr. Jon Greenberg will lead two walking tours of the Gardens at 11 AM and 2 PM. Come learn how an understanding of the natural environment of the Biblical world can help explain the metaphors and symbolism of ancient prophetic, moral, and legal language and the role of food and agriculture in Jewish culture and history. We'll find out how a culture war between...   More >

$20, $15 UCBG members

  Register online

Tuesday, February 19, 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!

Virtual Coffee Chat with Undergraduate Dean John Arnold

Meeting | February 19 | 12-1 p.m. |  Your home computer or phone

 John Arnold, Undergraduate Dean

 College of Chemistry

Please join our Undergraduate Dean John Arnold for a one-hour virtual Coffee Chat on Tuesday, February 19th at Noon PST to hear an update on Undergraduate Programs at the College.

Travel Like a Transfer

Information Session | February 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 105 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a transfer student who is interested in studying abroad? Attend this information session and learn how you can study abroad during your time at Cal.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | February 19 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  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.

Global Internships: Israel

Information Session | February 19 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 240 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Looking for something to do this summer? Earn academic credit and broaden your view of Israel and the Middle East with a Global Internship in Israel focused on Social Change. Learn more at this information session!

Learn more: studyabroad.berkeley.edu/program/globalinternships/israel

Summer Abroad in Netherlands and Belgium

Information Session | February 19 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Amsterdam and Belgium program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Trace important cultural, historical, and political developments throughout European history in the “Low Countries”- the Netherlands and Belgium.

This course is open to students in all departments who are interested in exploring the...   More >

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 5 – April 30, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Debbie Jan

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.

Canadian Immigration Programs and Opportunities

Information Session | February 19 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

Learn about immigration and work opportunities in our neighbor to north.

A representative with the Immigration section of the Consulate General of Canada will be on campus to conduct a presentation and answer questions on a wide range of topics, including:

• The process to become a Canadian via the Express Entry program
• Opportunities to work in Canada

Current students, alumni, and...   More >

Summer Abroad in Netherlands and Belgium

Information Session | February 19 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Amsterdam and Belgium program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Trace important cultural, historical, and political developments throughout European history in the “Low Countries”- the Netherlands and Belgium.

This course is open to students in all departments who are interested in exploring the...   More >

Uber Info-session

Information Session | February 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come learn about how we solve challenging problems at Uber!

Uber is in over 600+ cities, 65 countries, and has completed over 10 bilion rides. At such a scale, Uber continues to explore new frontiers and provide access to safe and reliable transportation for 75 million montly active riders with 15 million trips every day. Outside of rideshare, we are also foraying into new territories, such as...   More >

Wednesday, February 20, 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!

Designated Subjects Adult Education and Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials Online Information Session

Information Session | February 20 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how to succeed in a career teaching adults with diverse needs. Our classroom-based professional programs enable you to teach in adult education or career technical education, with or without a California Designated Subjects teaching credential.

  Register online

Exhibition Highlights Tour

Tour/Open House | February 20 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover highlights from current exhibitions on a guided tour led by BAMPFA education staff.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's 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...   More >

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Networking
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application
-Others

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

EA Info-Session

Information Session | February 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join us for an evening with engineers from Electronic Arts! Learn about their careers, life at EA, and all the exciting things we are doing here. The format will be a bit intimate, as we will look to break into small groups with them so you can ask direct questions about how to improve your resume, get some tips on acing technical interviews, how to break into the industry or start your...   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, February 21, 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!

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Information Session | February 14 – May 9, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Educational Opportunity Program- MLK BNorth CE3

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Mindful Awareness Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | February 21 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. You are invited to drop in at noon any Thursday.

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 7 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 1-3 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Michael Sholinbeck

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.
NOTE: On Feb. 14: 2:15-3pm only

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

Summer Abroad in Guardamar, Spain: Imagining and Re-Envisioning the Urban Setting

Information Session | February 21 | 3 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Guardamar, Spain: Imagining and Re-Envisioning the Urban Setting program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Take your studies to the streets of Spain, where you’ll broaden your knowledge of urban architecture and explore the narratives on which cities are built. This interactive program takes you...   More >

Summer Abroad in Guardamar, Spain

Information Session | February 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Guardamar, Spain: Imagining and Re-Envisioning the Urban Setting program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Take your studies to the streets of Spain, where you’ll broaden your knowledge of urban architecture and explore the narratives on which cities are built. This interactive program takes you...   More >

Global Internships

Information Session | February 21 | 3-4 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!

Learn more about Berkeley Global Internships at globalinternships.berkeley.edu

2019 locations include: Boston, Dublin, Hong Kong, Israel, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mumbai, Paris, Prague, San...   More >

Career Connections: Education and Non-Profit

Social Event | February 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Kava Tasting and Talk with MeloMelo Kava Bar

Special Event | February 21 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 MeloMelo Kava Bar

 Botanical Garden

Come learn all about Kava, a drink prepared from the roots of Piper methysticum, used culturally, ceremoniously, and traditionally throughout the South Pacific for thousands of years. Staff and founders from Melo Melo Kava Bar in Berkeley will be leading the presentation, sharing their knowledge of the botany, chemistry and preparation of Kava, and will be sharing tastings of this significant...   More >

$20, $15 members

  Register online

Friday, February 22, 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!

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Question and Answer Session

Information Session | February 22 | 9-10 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then sign up for this ONLINE webinar. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session. Prior to attending this webinar, you need to review our <a href="https://internationaloffice.berkeley.edu/students/employment/opt">OPT...   More >

Maps and More: Post-War SF in Aerial Photographs

Tour/Open House | February 22 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

Maps and More is a map themed show-and-tell held at the Earth Sciences and Map Library. This month features post-World War 2 aerial photographs of San Francisco with a brief orientation by Dave Ruiz of Quantum Spatial.

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

Saturday, February 23, 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!

The Data Open West Coast Datathon

Special Event | February 23 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Jacobs Hall, Studio 310

 Data Sciences

The Data Open challenges students from the world's best universities to tackle real-world social challenges in topics like urban traffic, renewable energy, education, and more. This February 23rd, The Data Open is coming to Berkeley!

Palantir Puzzlehunt Presents: Eureka!

Miscellaneous | February 23 | 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Palantir's 8th Annual Puzzlehunt: Eureka! If you've never done a puzzlehunt before, think of it as a scavenger hunt where at each location, you and your team of 4-6 folks will be given a puzzle to solve. Successful completion of said puzzle will then lead you to the location of the next one! The puzzles require no specific domain knowledge and we try to write them so they are accessible to...   More >

Animal Signs Explainers

Special Event | February 23 | 1-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the animal tracks you have found in the Garden? The Animal Signs Explainer Program seeks to interpret animal signs (tracks, scat, scratches or marks on leaves/trees, digging, disturbed vegetation, constructed structures, etc...) left behind in the environment. Movement of animals, animal behavior and/or plant and animal interaction are suggested as a...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

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

Mahfil-e-Adab - Ibne Safi ki Jasusi Dunya: A Celebration of Urdu Spy Fiction

Special Event | February 23 | 3-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Gregory Maxwell Bruce, Lecturer of Urdu, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Urdu Initiative, Cal Pakistani Students Association

An evening of Urdu Spy literature!

Sunday, February 24, 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

SOLD OUT: A Journey in Chocolate: Talk, Tasting, History, Botany with Dandelion Chocolate of SF

Special Event | February 24 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a journey through chocolate. Learn about the history, botany, and process of chocolate making from Dean of Beans at Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco, Cynthia Jonasson. You'll get the opportunity to taste differing harvests and origins of chocolate and understand some of the complexities that surround flavor. Learn about where chocolate grows and how we get from bean to...   More >

$35, $30 members

 SOLD OUT.

Monday, February 25, 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!

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Certificate Program in Project Management Online Information Session

Information Session | February 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a UC Berkeley Extension certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute. This certificate is geared for those who are transitioning to a career in project management or those who want to sharpen their project management skills.

  Register online

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Mexico City, Mexico: Mexican Art of the 20th Century

Information Session | February 25 | 12 p.m. |  Shorb House

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Mexico City, Mexico program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

This course takes full advantage of vibrant Mexico City as a resource of world-class art to explore Mexican art, identity, and cultural production. Students will live in proximity to Frida Kahlo’s house in the Coyoacan district while...   More >

Graduate Certificate in Food Systems Student Info Session

Information Session | February 25 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

Come learn about the just launched Graduate Certificate in Food Systems, which is open to students enrolled in any graduate program at UC Berkeley. At this info session Faculty Director Kris Madsen and Certificate Administrator Rosalie Z. Fanshel will provide an overview of the certificate...   More >

  RSVP online

GWE Coloring Night Social

Social Event | February 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Come join GWE for our first social of Spring 2019!!

We will be hosting a coloring night featuring ColorMePhD. We will provide all art supplies and snacks!

Certificate Program in Project Management

Information Session | February 25 | 6-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 608/609

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Professional Sequence in Agile Management

Information Session | February 25 | 7-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 608/609

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how Agile Management—a framework of values, principles and practices that allows managers to plan work, engage teams and leverage changing market conditions—can make a difference in your career as a manager.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

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!

De-stress with Thriving in Science

Social Event | February 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 231 Barker Hall

 Thriving in Science

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.

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 5 – April 30, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Debbie Jan

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | February 26 | 4-5 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.

In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.

  Register online

Studio FATHOM Site Visit

Tour/Open House | February 26 | 4:15-6 p.m. |  FATHOM Headquarters

  FATHOM Headquarters, Oakland, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Fathom is a prototype and manufacturing studio in Oakland. They focus on creating prototype parts for companies. They utilize many different methods, such as injection molding, CNC machines, 3D printers, and fabrication methods. Select students will take an on-site tour in their downtown Oakland HQ followed by a presentation by their Design & Engineering Team.

 Attendance restricted to MEng students.

  Make reservations  by February 20.

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia: Balkan Bridges: Contested Histories, Shared Commitments

Information Session | February 26 | 5 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia: Balkan Bridges: Contested Histories, Shared Commitments program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

This four-week travel/study course will focus on legacies of war, exemplary moments of peaceful coexistence, and historical challenges to peace in the former Yugoslavia...   More >

Thermo Fisher Infosession

Information Session | February 26 | 5-6 p.m. | 410 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Learn about careers at Thermo Fisher! Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science! We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands - Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and...   More >

Members' Winter Celebration

Special Event | February 26 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join us for an exclusive celebration of our winter exhibition season. Preview the monumental retrospective Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction, enjoy after-hours access to all of our galleries, delight your taste buds with local eats, and relax to live jazz by Hella Fitzgerald and Hans Hofmann-inspired art-making activities.

We can't wait to see you there!

Questions or concerns?...   More >

Roblox Tech Talk and Panel Q&A

Information Session | February 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Roblox & Computer Science Undergraduate Association (CSUA)
Tech Talk and Panel Q&A

Roblox is coming to UC Berkeley! We invite you to a Tech Talk and Panel Q&A, learn more about our platform, and meet members of the Roblox team! Snacks and boba will be provided.

RSVP to the event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgFrvvk5Xf-VwEHfz8FQkbcaRQfVFntdk4bxpHe7EMFWT0ag/viewform

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BJCL Bluebooking Party

Meeting | February 26 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 130 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

BJCL will be meeting to go over Bluebook rules, answer any Bluebook questions, and help bring our articles up to publishable quality.

Wednesday, February 27, 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!

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Graduation Coordinators Meeting

Meeting | February 27 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. |  Berkeley Hillel

 2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Curator’s Talk: Lucinda Barnes on Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | February 27 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA Curator Emerita Lucinda Barnes, a preeminent expert on Hans Hofmann, offers a walk-through of the new, major retrospective of the artist’s work. In her talk, the exhibition's curator highlights connections between Hofmann’s most iconic late-career paintings and some remarkable and prescient works from the 1930s and ’40s. Among the works she will discuss are Effervescence (1944), Cataclysm...   More >

De-stressing with Thriving in Science

Special Event | February 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 231 Barker Hall

 Thriving in Science

BJCL Elections

Meeting | February 27 | 12:45-2 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law will be electing next year's executive committee. Come hear about the candidates' platforms for improving the journal and maintaining our status as a top publisher of criminal law scholarship.

Gilman Scholarship Essay Review

Special Event | February 27 | 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 Gilman Scholars from UC Berkeley.

The Gilman Scholarship deadline for Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Year 2019-2020 study abroad programs and internships is 9:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. For more information or to apply,...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's 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...   More >

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Networking
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application
-Others

Berkeley Summer Abroad and Berkeley Global Internships: Earn credit and see the world this summer.

Information Session | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn Berkeley credit while seeing the world this summer! Learn more about Berkeley Global Internships and Berkeley Summer Abroad at this info session.

Berkeley Global Internships offer students valuable internship experience across the globe. Scholarships are available for Boston, Dublin, Israel, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Mumbai, Prague, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. Learn more at...   More >

Graduate Student Activities Showcase

Information Session | February 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Reading for Bias: Computational Semantics and the Character of Racial Discourse

Special Event | February 27 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Hoyt Long, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, University of Chicago

 Information, School of

Machine learning algorithms are not neutral observers of the world, but see what they are trained to see.

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

Meraki Tech Talk

Information Session | February 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meraki is a cloud managed IT company whose solutions include wireless, switching, security, communications, EMM, and security cameras, all managed through Meraki’s web-based dashboard interface.

This tech talk will be focused on Meraki's firmware engineering team! Come out to hear more about current opportunities!

--- FOOD and DRINKS provided! ---

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, February 28, 2019

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

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!

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Information Session | February 14 – May 9, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Educational Opportunity Program- MLK BNorth CE3

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Mindful Awareness Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | February 21 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. You are invited to drop in at noon any Thursday.

Berkeley Summer Abroad and Berkeley Global Internships: Earn credit and see the world this summer.

Information Session | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn Berkeley credit while seeing the world this summer! Learn more about Berkeley Global Internships and Berkeley Summer Abroad at this info session.

Berkeley Global Internships offer students valuable internship experience across the globe. Scholarships are available for Boston, Dublin, Israel, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Mumbai, Prague, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. Learn more at...   More >

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 7 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 1-3 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Michael Sholinbeck

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.
NOTE: On Feb. 14: 2:15-3pm only

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

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Question and Answer Session

Information Session | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then sign up for this ONLINE webinar. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session. Prior to attending this webinar, you need to review our...   More >

Maggie Nelson in Conversation with Nadia Ellis: Writing Freedom — and Its Constraints

Special Event | February 28 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Maggie Nelson, the 2018-19 Una's Lecturer, is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley professor of English Nadia Ellis.

Grain by Grain Book Launch

Special Event | February 28 | 5-7 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library

 Center for Diversified Farming Systems, Berkeley Food Institute, Graduate School of Journalism, Regrained

Join Berkeley alum and Lentil Underground author Liz Carlisle and organic farmer Bob Quinn for a launch of their new book, Grain by Grain. When Bob Quinn was a kid, a stranger at a county fair gave him a few kernels of an unusual...   More >

  Register online

Salesforce Info-Session

Information Session | February 28 | 6-7 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

APM Information Session

Learn about APM opportunities at one of the most innovative
companies in the world.

Please join us for an Information Session specific to our Associate Product Management Program at Salesforce! Ben James, Director, Product Management, will share insight into our program, and members of the inaugural APM intern class will also be presenting on their APM projects and...   More >

Curator's Circle Event: Reception and Screening with Arthur Jafa in Conversation

Special Event | February 28 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conjunction with his exhibition Arthur Jafa/ MATRIX 272, artist, director, editor, and award-winning cinematographer Arthur Jafa joins writer, cultural producer, and musician Greg Tate for a public conversation before the program Affective Proximity: Films by Arthur Jafa and Others. Jafa's poignant, critically acclaimed work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American...   More >

Career Connections: Human Resources

Social Event | February 28 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.