<< May 2019 >>

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Infosession about the Goldman Sachs Digital Innovators Research Program

Information Session | May 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Data Sciences

UC Berkeley is one of five schools invited to participate in the newly-launched Goldman Sachs Digital Innovators Research Program. PhDs and graduate students, as well as undergraduate students, are encouraged to apply, especially those with their degree programs completed by August 2019.

Discovery Station: Flowers

Special Event | May 1 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

What is the purpose of a flower—what does the flower attract, how does the flower attract it, and why? Observe a variety of different flower structures.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 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

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

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 >

Big Ideas Awards Celebration 2019

Special Event | May 1 | 5-8 p.m. | 100 Blum Hall

 The Big Ideas Contest

The Awards Celebration brings together the entire Big Ideas community to mark the conclusion of the 2018-2019 contest. This year's winners will participate in a poster session and demo their prototypes. Winning teams will be formally recognized and there will be plenty of opportunities for judges, mentors, industry professionals, and students to network, engage, and learn from one another....   More >

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 >

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.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, 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.

Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design Online Information Session

Information Session | May 2 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

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

Graduate Student Happy Hour!

Social Event | May 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Bear's Lair Tavern

 Graduate Assembly

Bear's Lair Tavern is where it's at for the monthly Graduate Student Happy Hour! Open to ALL Graduate Students! Free nosh (supplies may be limited) and drink specials.

Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club: The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Meeting | March 14 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 5-6 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program, UC Berkeley Student Learning Center

You're invited to join the Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, we will be reading The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. Edited by Cal grad and Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, this book features the works of refugee writers from around the world. Engaging with their stories provides intimate insight into the realities faced by millions of people in...   More >

  RSVP online

Friday, May 3, 2019

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | May 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is a forum for open inquiry and discussion about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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, May 4, 2019

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

Sick Plant Clinic

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

 Botanical Garden

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

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

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program

Information Session | May 4 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA

 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

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Bay Area Book Festival

Special Event | May 4 – 5, 2019 every day | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  BART Station

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Tens of thousands of book lovers meet hundreds of acclaimed authors over an exciting weekend in downtown Berkeley. One of the premier literary events in the nation! Visit keynotes, interviews, and talks taking place on 10 indoor stages throughout Downtown Berkeley and on the San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Outdoor Fair. May 4th + 5th

$10 Tickets needed for indoor lectures only.

National Math Festival

Special Event | May 4 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Join us on May 4th at the Hall as we become a Zometool Bubble Station, as part of the National Math Festival! Can you imagine using a bubble wand and dish soap to make a square bubble? How about a cubic, or spiral, or saddle-shaped, or wormhole, or even parabolic-shaped bubble? With the Zometool Bubble Stations, everyone from young kids to kids at heart will find delight in exploring how the...   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

BAMPFA Exhibition Tour with Professor Atreyee Gupta

Tour/Open House | May 4 | 3-3:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Atreyee Gupta, History of Art Undergraduate Association (H.Art)

 History of Art Undergraduate Association (H.Art)

De-stress before dead week starts by joining H.Art for a tour of BAMPFA exhibition “Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad Exhibition”!! Professor Atreyee Gupta from UC Berkeley History of Art Department will be giving a tour. Hope to see you all on Saturday, May 4th at 3pm in BAMPFA :)

More information about the exhibition can be found here:...   More >

Sunday, May 5, 2019

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

Berkeley Morris Dancers for May Day

Tour/Open House | May 5 | 10-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Be entertained with a lively performance of the Berkeley Morris Dancers in the Garden's Entrance oval.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Bay Area Book Festival

Special Event | May 4 – 5, 2019 every day | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  BART Station

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Tens of thousands of book lovers meet hundreds of acclaimed authors over an exciting weekend in downtown Berkeley. One of the premier literary events in the nation! Visit keynotes, interviews, and talks taking place on 10 indoor stages throughout Downtown Berkeley and on the San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Outdoor Fair. May 4th + 5th

$10 Tickets needed for indoor lectures 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

Monday, May 6, 2019

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Fung Fellowship: Journeys in Aging and Innovation

Special Event | May 6 | 5-7 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Fung Fellowship

Join the Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations for our final showcase, Journeys in Aging and Innovation!

For the past semester, Fung Fellows have envisioned the future of aging, focusing on customer engagement, innovation, and prototyping. Twelve teams will present their projects ranging from gamification to incentivize community supported caregiving networks to designing...   More >

  Buy tickets online

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1, 2019 – January 7, 2020 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on 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 >

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

BSA 2019 Staff Perspectives Lunch: Equity and Inclusion efforts on campus

Social Event | May 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Human Resources

Registration: Click here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEf0_p2frrQSf9QYLRihg8yinnlfvxk_hUfOIc_o2h3t9j0Q/viewform) to register and indicate your meal preference (we encourage early RSVP to make sure we can make arrangements for special meal requests). We hope to accommodate as many as possible with our catering, but cannot guarantee meeting the dietary restrictions of all attendees....   More >

Mindfulness Meditation Group

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

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

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

ML-Astro Talks: The ages, rotation periods, and magnetic activity of stars

Special Event | May 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Ruth Angus

 Data Sciences

In this talk <a href = "http://ruthangus.github.io"> Ruth Angus, PhD. </a> will be speaking on her research about stars, planets and, statistics with an important ML component. She will describe how to measure state-of-the-art stellar ages by combing information from different evolutionary processes, including hydrogen burning and magnetic braking.

SIGNAL Online Game Launch

Special Event | May 7 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

On behalf of the University of California, Berkeley in cooperation with Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Project on Nuclear Gaming (PoNG) invites you to the public release of the SIGNAL online game! With sponsorship from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the PoNG team is developing new experimental wargaming methods to study conflict escalation,...   More >

 You must be 18 years or older to participate. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/signal-online-game-launch-party-tickets-60342615387

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

STEM Graduate School Info Session and Panel

Information Session | May 8 | 1-3 p.m. | 3110 Eshleman Hall

 Latinx Association of Graduate Students in Engineering and Science at UC Berkeley (LAGSES), Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Graduate Women of Engineering (GWE), Black Graduate Engineering and Science Students (BGESS)

Panel and information session targeted for STEM underclassmen who have not yet decided if graduate school is a good fit for them. We will provide an overview of the application process, fellowships, research, grad student life, the finances of being a grad student, etc., and open up for questions. Students are encouraged to submit questions and discussion topics at the attached link.

Housing in the Bay Area Webinar

Information Session | May 8 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Should you live on campus in the residence halls? What are the neighborhoods like surrounding campus? What is a co-op? Where do grads students usually live? Attend this webinar to learn all about your housing options and what to expect living on vs. off campus. Representatives from UC Berkeley Housing will be in attendance.

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 >

Book Talk and Reception with Dr. Olaf Groth and Mark Nitzberg

Special Event | May 8 | 6 p.m. |  Great Hall of the Easton Conference Center

 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA

 Dr. Olaf Groth, Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley; Mark J. Nitzberg, Executive Director, Center for Human Compatible Artificial Intelligence

 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

As we cede more and more of our decisions to technologies powered by forms of artificial intelligence (AI), we face new questions about staying safe, keeping a job, and determining the direction we want our lives to take. Please join Dr. Olaf Groth, and co-author Mark J. Nitzberg, as they discuss their recent book, “Solomon's Code: Humanity in a World of Thinking Machines.”

Dr. Olaf Groth is a...   More >

$0

 Registration is limited to 50 participants. Registration opens April 24. Register by calling 831-647-4648, or by emailing breannad@middlebury.edu by May 3.

  RSVP by calling Breanna Donofrio at 831-647-4648, or by emailing Breanna Donofrio at breannad@middlebury.edu

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.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Bike to Work Day 2019

Miscellaneous | May 9 | 7-9:30 a.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 Bike East Bay

Pledge to Ride on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 9

Join the fun on the biggest bike day of the year! Pledge to ride and you’ll receive a map of Energizer Stations where you can get your free Bike to Work Day bag. You’ll also get $10 off at Mike’s Bikes!

Visit an Energizer Station to get your free Bike to Work Day bag. This handy canvas tote is filled with...   More >

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, 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.

Applied Natural Language Processing Project Presentations

Special Event | May 9 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Information, School of

Student project presentations from Info 256.

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

Data Mining and Analytics Project Presentations

Special Event | May 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. |  150 Graduate School of Public Policy

 Information, School of

Final project presentations for the course Info 254. Data Mining and Analytics.

Bayer Tech Talk for Graduate Students: Biological Development Innovations at Bayer Berkeley

Information Session | May 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Bayer process development scientists/engineers will describe the applied innovation that is happening right down the road at Bayer Berkeley. Biological Development not only carries out day-to-day product-development activities, but is constantly adopting innovative technologies into their daily work. Examples from the very practical to cutting edge scientific work will be shared.

Meet Paul Wu,...   More >

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | May 9 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what opportunities are currently available, what the requirements are, and learn how to get started.

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

  Register online or by calling 510-643-7265

Innovations and Inspirations: A Benefit Event: Featuring Sally Jewell, 51st Secretary of the Interior (2013–2017)

Special Event | May 9 | 5:30-9 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Sally Jewell

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Join us for an evening of celebrating 50 years of innovation and impact at the Lawrence Hall of Science—and help us inspire tomorrow. At this benefit event, Sally Jewell, the 51st Secretary of the Interior (2013–2017) and a former CEO of REI, will empower guests with a vision of how outdoor science learning can shape future generations of thinkers, inventors, and change-makers.

$300 Individual Nonprofit Ticket (limited availability), $500 Individual Ticket, $1,000 Individual Patron Ticket

I-House Celebration and Awards Gala Honoring Baroness Oona King as Alumna of the Year: Alumna of the Year Award Presented by Chancellor Carol Christ

Special Event | May 9 | 6 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Chancellor Carol Christ, UC Berkeley

 Oona King, Director of Diversity Strategy, Google

 International House

Join us for our 31st Annual Celebration and Awards Gala
on Thursday, May 9th from 6 pm to 9 pm.

This year, I-House will honor Baroness Oona King as the Alumna of the Year to recognize her work as a member of the British Parliament, her advocacy for human rights, and her visionary leadership as the Director of Diversity Strategy at Google.

Schedule of events:

6 pm Music & Mingling
7...   More >

  Register online or by calling 510-642-4128, or by emailing ihalumni@berkeley.edu by May 2.

Oona King to be honored as I-House Alumna of the Year 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Haviland Scholars Day

Special Event | May 10 | 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

Amazon Meets Berkeley Day

Special Event | May 10 | 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Data Sciences

On Friday, May 10th, there will be a symposium in the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall featuring researchers from Amazon and Berkeley. Amazon has joined the Berkeley AI Research Commons as one of its founding members, and the symposium will help to frame this exciting new collaboration.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, 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

Berkeley MEng Presents: Capstone Showcase 2019

Special Event | May 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

With 10 tracks and 85 Capstone teams, see where the future of engineering is headed by uncovering the projects created in collaboration between UC Berkeley faculty, industry partners, and Master of Engineering student leaders. Food and drinks will be provided.

FREE

  Register online

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, 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

Sunday, May 12, 2019

SOLD OUT: Mother's Day Tea in the Garden

Special Event | May 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Invite mom for our annual tradition at the Garden. A lovely tea party, held in our historic Julia Morgan Hall, will be followed by a botanical crafting session.

$65 adult, $60 members, $55 youth

 SOLD OUT.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, 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

Monday, May 13, 2019

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Meeting | May 13 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum meets weekly to discuss current applications across a wide variety of research domains and software methodologies. All interested members of the UC Berkeley and LBL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Working the Double Bottom Line: The Promise and Limits of Social Enterprises in the Shadow of AI

Special Event | May 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Mary L. Gray and Prayag Narula

 Information, School of

A conversation about âhumans in the loopâ who invisibly deliver on-demand task-based services and the lives of the people paid to train artificial intelligence.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Social Psychology and Information Technology: Final Project Presentations

Special Event | May 14 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Information, School of

Project presentations from Info 233. Social Psychology and Information Technology.

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.

Certificate Program in Student Affairs and Higher-Education Administration

Information Session | May 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 208 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center) | Canceled

 Sigrid Mueller, Program Director, Education, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how you can start or advance a career in student affairs and higher-education administration. Hear about how our certificate can help you work with student diversity, foster leadership and grow your understanding of the higher-education landscape.

  Register online

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | May 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

 Free

 UNEX 1057. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

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.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Population and Food Security in the Sahel: A consideration of integrated rural extension services

Meeting | May 16 | 12:15-1:15 p.m. | 5401 Berkeley Way West

Alisha Graves, President of the Venture Strategies for Health and Development and Co-Founder of the OASIS Initiative UC Berkeley, Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability

Claire Cutler, UC Berkeley

 Bixby Center, School of Public Health

Bixby Center will present Alisha Graves and Claire Cutler to share findings on the landscape of rural health and agriculture extension services in three countries: Niger, Mali, and Tchad, along with initial findings on political will for integrated services in Niger. Potential benefits for integrating rural extension services, along with cost and other considerations.

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

MIMS Final Project Showcase

Special Event | May 16 | 4-9 p.m. |  Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

 Information, School of

Graduating masterâs students present their intriguing research projects and innovative new information systems. A panel of judges will select outstanding projects for the James R. Chen Award.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Celebrate National Public Gardens with the UC Botanical Garden

Special Event | May 17 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

In celebration of National Public Gardens Week, the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley is offering one (1) complimentary admission on Friday, May 17th, 2019, with coupon!
Coupon will be available soon, please check back as this will be updated with a link to access the coupon.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | May 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is a forum for open inquiry and discussion about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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 Certificate in Design Innovation Spring 2019 Certificate Ceremony

Special Event | May 17 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Join us for the Spring 2019 BCDI Certificate Ceremony on Friday, May 17th @ 310 Jacobs Hall, 4:30pm to 5:30pm, as we honor our latest cohort of students to receive the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation. Come by and learn more about the certificate program, celebrate with our students, and chat with members of our academic committee. Light refreshments will be served.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Campuswide Commencement Ceremony

Special Event | May 18 | 10 a.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Wendy Kopp, Teach for America

 Campus

The campuswide ceremony for all graduating seniors from all majors and their families, includes the Chancellor's address, keynote address, and most of the traditional pomp and circumstance.

  Buy tickets 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

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Linguistics Commencement

Miscellaneous | May 19 |  International House

 Department of Linguistics

Linguistics Commencement. Ceremony for BA, MA, and PhD recipients and their families. Admission by ticket only.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, 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

Music Department Commencement

Reception | May 19 | 1:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Spring 2019 Data Science Commencement

Special Event | May 19 | 2-4 p.m. |  Wheeler Hall

 Kate Johnson, President, Microsoft US

 Data Sciences

UC-Berkeley's first #CalDataSci19 commencement for data science graduates will be held on Sunday, May 19th, 2019! About 100 graduates will join the celebration on 5/19. Kate Johnson, President of Microsoft U.S., will address the newly-minted DS grads as our commencement speaker!

2019 BERKELEY ARCHITECTURE PRIZES & AWARDS CEREMONY

Special Event | May 19 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

SUN, MAY 19, 3:30pm. Please join us at a ceremony honoring the recipients of this years Prizes &amp; Awards in Berkeley Architecture. Open to the CED community!