<< September 2019 >>

Sunday, September 1, 2019

BIO Bears Tilden Park Hike

Social Event | September 1 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Springer Gateway

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 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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

We will meet at Springer Gateway at 10 a.m. on Sunday to take the short bus ride up to Tilden Park together. Bring comfortable walking shoes, a water...   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, September 2, 2019

Oakmont: 2019 Labor Day Picnic

Social Event | September 2 | 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  Trione Polo Field

 560 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont

All alumni, family, guests and friends of Cal are invited to the Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont's Annual Labor Day picnic. Entertainment featuring: DJ Modern Maestro. A raffle and silent auction will be held. Proceeds to support the Cal Club’s Scholarship Funds.

  Buy tickets online

Tuesday, September 3, 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 >

McNair Scholars Program Information Session

Information Session | September 3 | 9:30-11 a.m. | 11 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program)

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 every day with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | September 3 | 12-12:45 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Developed in association with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, this certificate raises the quality of professionalism in counseling and follows a three-level, evidence-based approach to the critical issues that contribute to substance abuse.

  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.

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

Information Session | September 3 | 1-1:45 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.

  Register online

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

UCDC Info Session: Spring 2020 application deadline, September 19, 2019

Information Session | September 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning Online Information Session

Information Session | September 3 | 4-4:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate can help you change to become a personal financial adviser, understand personal financial planning concepts and techniques to better perform your current work, or prepare you to take the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification examination.

  Register online

IRLE Fall Open House

Reception | September 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director’s Room

 Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE)

Celebrate the start of the semester at IRLE's Fall Open House. Connect with faculty, students, labor advocates and researchers. Learn about opportunities to get involved, from funding and publishing to courses and working groups. Enjoy student artwork produced by Art for Social Change, on view in our newly renovated student work space.

Refreshments served.

Global Urban Humanities Open House Fall 2019

Tour/Open House | September 3 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 104 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Come to the Fall 2019 Global Urban Humanities Open House

Google Info-Session: Lightning Talks + Intro to Google

Information Session | September 3 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

What is it like to work at Google?

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

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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.

Discovery Station: Corn and Teosinte

Special Event | September 4 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Certificate Program in Accounting Online Information Session

Information Session | September 4 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate can help you change careers into the accounting field, understand accounting concepts and techniques to better perform your current non-accounting work or prepare you to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.

  Register online

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

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 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 advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

Environmental Sustainability Open House: Come Out to Meeting the Environmental Community on Campus!

Social Event | September 4 | 4-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, bNorth SERC Space

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Come on out to the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) in bNorth to connect with environmental organizations from campus and beyond! Hear about the amazing work your peers have been working on and how you can join them! Everyone is welcome!

Annual Reception

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

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

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

BCNM Fall 2019 Open House

Orientation | September 4 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons, Room 340

 Center for New Media

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media for our annual open house!

Open to students, faculty, and staff, we invite you to visit us at the BCNM Commons to check out some of the exciting new media research taking place on campus. We look forward to introducing you to our new Director, Abigail De Kosnik, and sharing some of the incredible plans we have for the future of the Center.

We also want...   More >

  Register online

Art for Your Apartment (and dorm)

Special Event | September 4 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room

 Library

The best way to appreciate art is to live with it!

See and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year. Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists - from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.

Event takes place in the historic Morrison Room. A brief presentation will be followed by...   More >

 Note: borrowing from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection is limited to UCB students, faculty and staff and is free

Riot Games Info-Session

Information Session | September 4 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 https://www.facebook.com/events/2454628704599167/?ti=icl

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Riot Cal Alum and the Riot University Program team for an informational session focused on Technical Internships for Summer 2020.

We'll be sharing tips, tricks and advice to help you put together an application and prepare for interviews. You'll also hear from the engineers themselves about their career journey, projects and experience and ask the team questions!

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

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

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | September 5 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.

  Register online

Certificate Program in Health Advocacy Online Information Session

Information Session | September 5 | 12-12:45 p.m. |  Online

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues.

  Register online

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 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.

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | September 5 | 1-1:30 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension’s Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.

  Register online

Professional Program in Health Informatics Online Information Session

Information Session | September 5 | 1-1:45 p.m. |  Online

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

$0

  Register online

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

Turning Tech to Traction: Conversations with Entrepreneurial Scientists and Engineers

Social Event | September 5 | 3-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Kvamme Atrium & CITRIS Tech Museum

 Nishita Deka, CEO, Sonera Magnetics; Jill Fuss, CTO, CinderBio; Raymond Weitekamp, CEO, polySpectra; Johnny Pujol, CEO, Simplewater; Akwasi Apori, CEO, Correlia Biosystems; Sarah Richardson, CEO, MicroByre

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Cyclotron Road

Join CITRIS Foundry, Cyclotron Road, and University of California’s Women in Tech Initiative (WITI) for compelling discussions with startup founders who are redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur and whose trajectories defy expectations.

Career pathways are seldom linear and hardly ever predictable, especially for scientists and engineers who want to bring their research out of the lab...   More >

Special Program Alumni Guests at Turning Tech to Traction with CITRIS Foundry and Cyclotron Road

Nvidia Info-Session and Tech Talks

Information Session | September 5 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us for an info-session and tech talk. Explore the future of AI computing in engaging, informative tech talks with experts who are creating new realities with AI. One lucky winner will even walk away with an NVIDIA product!

About NVIDIA:
NVIDIA has continuously reinvented itself over two decades. Our invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined...   More >

BIO Bears Star Gazing Meetup

Social Event | September 5 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Campbell Hall

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 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Interested in astronomy and outer space? Or do you just like looking at the stars? Either way, come join us for the Department of Astronomy star party! The evening will start with a lecture on "Galaxies Across Cosmic Time" at Campbell Hall at 7:30 p.m. Afterwards, stay for star gazing at the rooftop observatory.

Friday, September 6, 2019

BIDS Forum: Information and Uncertainty in Data Science

Meeting | September 6 | 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

BIO Bears Oakland First Friday Meetup

Social Event | September 6 | 5-9 p.m. |  Savio Steps

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Oakland First Fridays is an all-inclusive, safe, and community-driven celebration that includes artists, performers, food vendors, musicians, and more! Come meet other international students and see what the East Bay is all about!

We will meet at Savio Steps at 5 p.m., and then walk down Telegraph to take the #6 bus to Oakland.

RSVP here to...   More >

IXL Learning Info-Sessions

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Learn how IXL is advancing education through online technology! Join IXL’ers as they talk about their experiences post graduation, why they chose to work in Edtech, and how you can join our team.

About IXL Learning:

At IXL Learning, we’re passionate about creating the best educational technology possible. We look beyond the specific problems of today to see the bigger picture, with the...   More >

Saturday, September 7, 2019

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 >

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, September 8, 2019

Cal at Oakland Pride

Social Event | September 8 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Oakland

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association as we celebrate our LGBTQ+ community at both the parade and at our booth!

Garden Closed for Apples and Hops Event - Join us!

Miscellaneous | September 8 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Garden closed all day Sunday, September 8, for a benefit fundraiser. Buy a ticket and join us for Apples & Hops Garden Festival!

Apples and Hops Festival

Special Event | September 8 | 2-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us a fun-filled afternoon in the Garden celebrating two favorite plants: apples and hops!

Festival

Beer and cider tasting with local breweries–TBA!
Limited edition glassware featuring the event logo
Apple-themed treats and drinks
Children’s craft activities
Live music
Food truck available onsite for purchase or BYO picnic
Explore our world-class collection of plants

Festival +...   More >

$65 Adult / $20 Youth (5-17) / Kids under 5 free FESTIVAL ONLY, $100 FESTIVAL PLUS DUSTBOWL REVIVAL CONCERT

  Buy tickets online

Festival+Redwood Grove Concert with Dustbowl Revival

Special Event | September 8 | 2-7 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon and evening concert celebrating two favorite plants: apples and hops! After-festival Redwood Grove Concert by Dustbowl Revival!

$100 Adult - Festival + Concert, $50 Youth (5-17) - Festival + Concert, $0 Kids under 5 free

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Monday, September 9, 2019

The 50-Year Fight - Solutions For Closing The Achievement Gap: Part I - What Is The Achievement Gap?

Special Event | September 9 | 8 a.m. |  WBUR (90.9 FM, Boston's NPR station)

 Prudence L. Carter, Dean, Graduate School of Education; Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Professor, American University

 WBUR (90.9 FM, Boston's NPR station)

On Point, a weekly radio show hosted by WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik, will explore the achievement gap in a four-part series starting Sept. 9.

The series kicks off with an exploration of the question, what is the achievement gap?

UCDC Info Session: Spring 2020 application deadline, September 19, 2019

Information Session | September 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

CITRIS Tech for Social Good Info Session

Information Session | September 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Please join us for an info session on Sept. 9 to find out more about the application process and how you can apply for $5K to support your tech dev project!

Wish Info-Session

Information Session | September 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come us join for an info-session!

Wish is transforming the way the world shops by offering a convenient and personalized mobile shopping experience. We offer an almost unlimited selection of value-oriented goods and make them accessible to everyone on a global scale.

We bring together world-class technical talent with passion for connecting relevant products to the global population.

We...   More >

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Certificate Program in Financial Planning and Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | September 10 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Financial planners and analysts reside at the intersection of accounting, economics and finance. These professionals also touch every function of the business in that every action has an economic impact.

Discover how this certificate can benefit you, whether you are looking to advance in your current business career or switch to a career in financial planning and analysis.

  Register online

Campus Memorial

Memorial | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | California Hall, Flagpole West of California Hall

 Campus

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 the campus will hold its annual memorial event to recognize faculty, staff, students, emeriti faculty, and staff retirees who passed this year. The event will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. at the flagpole west of California Hall. The program will include brief remarks and a reading of the names of those we are remembering, followed by music and poetry. The ceremony...   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.

Atlassian Tech Talk: A tech career journey with focus on tools for problem solving and productivity

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Head of Confluence Engineering, Ali Dasdan will provide a peek into his tech career through the use of tools for problem solving and productivity. He will also provide a couple of lessons learned to help guide new careers in tech.

Food wil be provided!

John Deere Info-Session

Information Session | September 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, Cory-293

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us to learn about tech opportunities at John Deere!

Employees will be on-site if you have any questions about what it's like to work at John Deere. As always, food and beverages are provided!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

AI for Science Town Hall

Meeting | September 11 – 12, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The DOE National Laboratories are convening four town hall meetings aimed at collecting community input on the opportunities and challenges facing the scientific community in the era of convergence of High Performance Computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and the expected integration of large-scale simulation, advanced data analysis, data driven predictive modeling,...   More >

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group: Bias in Letters of Recommendation

Meeting | September 11 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

One of the initiatives that stemmed from the results of our academic climate survey is the Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group (DIFG) series. These College of Chemistry-wide focus groups aim to provide a structured, recurring, neutral space for members of the CoC community to:

- regularly explore and engage in challenging conversations about a variety of topics that have been identified as...   More >

Professional Program in Graphic Design Online Information Session

Information Session | September 11 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Register online

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

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

 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

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 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 advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

Meraki Info-Session: Intro to React Workshop

Information Session | September 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meraki is looking for smart, curious engineers. As a member of our engineering department, you have the opportunity to work on projects across any number of our teams. Meraki is the ideal place to develop your career. We place a special emphasis on continuouslearning, and we foster an environment where you can easily switch teams based on your interests.

Want to learn more and participate in...   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.

Apple Tech Talk: The Future of Computer Engineering

Information Session | September 11 | 7-8 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet Dave Conroy
-Apple Engineering Fellow, Hardware Technology

The Future of Computer Engineering
With more than 40 years of computer industry experience, Dave Conroy views the pending shift in how we scale technologies as an exciting opportunity to spur the next wave of innovation in fundamental technologies and systems architecture.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

AI for Science Town Hall

Meeting | September 11 – 12, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The DOE National Laboratories are convening four town hall meetings aimed at collecting community input on the opportunities and challenges facing the scientific community in the era of convergence of High Performance Computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and the expected integration of large-scale simulation, advanced data analysis, data driven predictive modeling,...   More >

UCDC Info Session: Spring 2020 application deadline, September 19, 2019

Information Session | September 12 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

International Spouse & Partner Welcome Reception

Social Event | September 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | YWCA, Auditorium

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join us at the International Spouse & Partner Reception to connect with fellow international spouses and families, campus and community resources, and learn more about J-2 work authorization! This event is co-hosted by the Berkeley International Office and the YWCA. Children are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Please register here.

Certificate Program in Business Administration Online Information Session

Information Session | September 12 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston

 UC Berkeley Extension

Business administration is a broad field that incorporates many types of management positions. From major corporations to independent businesses, every company needs skilled administrators in order to succeed and meet its goals. Learn how this certificate can help you change your career into the business world, advance in your current position or prepare you to pursue an M.B.A.

  Register online

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 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.

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

Information Session | September 12 | 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

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 STAPH Info Session: Learn about Public Health Volunteer Opportunities and Pizza

Orientation | September 12 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Ben Iwaszewicz, CAL STPAH

 Public Health, School of

Cal Student Assistance for Public Health (Cal STAPH) is an official student group at UC Berkeley that provides training and response opportunities to public health graduate students by assisting state and local health departments in California during outbreaks and other public health emergencies.

The mission of Cal STAPH is to train and deploy students to assist state and local health agencies...   More >

La Raza Law Journal Open House

Meeting | September 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 12 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 La Raza Law Journal

Jounr the La Raza Law Journal at our annual open house!

Yelp Tech Talk: Data Mesh at Yelp, An Evolution of Our Connector Ecosystem

Information Session | September 12 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Speaker: Steven M, Yelp Engineer.

Yelp has operated our connector ecosystem to feed vital data to domain-specific teams and data stores. We share some of our learning and experiences on operating such system. We will touch on what is the next phase of the system evolution.

We're providing dinner from Ike's Love & Sandwiches. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/523899715036166/

If...   More >

Big Ideas Information Session

Information Session | September 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 The Big Ideas Contest

Attend the first info session to learn about the contest requirements, get feedback on your idea, and network with fellow innovators. In addition, come hear from previous Big Ideas winner and team lead, Matt Turlock of Kaloum Bankhi (2019 winner), share his Big Ideas experience and how it helped shape him as a social innovator.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Kavli ENSI Open House / Poster Session

Tour/Open House | September 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Kavli ENSI

Please join us for Kavli Energy NanoScience (ENSI) open house and poster session on Friday, September 13th, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in 775 Tan Hall.

Kavli ENSI brings together world-class scientists from a diverse set of backgrounds with a combined interest and focus on learning the fundamentals of how energy flows and can be controlled on the nanoscale, where the rules of quantum mechanics and...   More >

  RSVP online by August 30.

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | September 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768 | Note change in date

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

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

Hands On Artists' Books #17: Water Water Everywhere: artists' books about water

Social Event | September 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 (Env. Design Library Atrium)

 Environmental Design Library

Artists' books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, the range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, the instructive of the purely beautiful. Our Hands on Artists' Books events allow you to handle books from our rare book vault. For our first event of the academic year, we will have 200 books related to water and its importance for you to touch,...   More >

Latinx Research Center Fall Reception

Reception | September 13 | 4-6 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 John A. Pérez, Board of U.C. Regents

 Latinx Faculty Association, Chicanx [& Latinx] Studies Program, Alianza (Latinx Staff Association)

Please join us on Friday, September 13th, 4-6 p.m., with special guest, Chair of the Board of U.C. Regents, John A. Pérez, in an event co-sponsored by the Latinx staff organization, Alianza, the Chicanx [& Latinx] Studies Program, and the Latinx Faculty Association.

Womxn's CommUNITY Dinner: welcome event for the UC Berkeley women's* community

Special Event | September 13 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center, Suite 220 (please enter garden side)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

A welcome event for the UC Berkeley women's* community!

*We welcome all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid.

Facebook Tech Talk

Information Session | September 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In collaboration with UC Berkeley AWE, Facebook is bringing you Facebook Day! Stop by and speak with Facebook employees from our various pipelines:

Software Engineering
Data Science
Data Engineering
Production Engineering
Hardware Engineering
Technical Program Management
Performance Engineering
NetEngineering
Design

Find out who they are, what their teams do, and opportunities...   More >

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sonoma County: Cal vs. North Texas Pregame Party

Social Event | September 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Alumni Club of Sonoma County

Join alumni, friends, and fans at the Cal vs. North Texas Pregame Party, hosted by the Cal Alumni Club of Sonoma County. Enjoy drinks and appetizers before heading up to Memorial Stadium for the game at 1:15pm.

  Register 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

BIO Bears Big C Full Moon Hike

Social Event | September 14 | 8-9 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office in hiking up to the Big C under the light of the full moon! At the top of this easy hike, you're treated to a breath-taking view of the bay lit up by city light and stars.

To attend this event, RSVP here.

We will meet in front of the International House at 8 p.m. Bring comfy hiking shoes, water, and a...   More >

Sunday, September 15, 2019

BIO Bears Cal Sailing Meetup

Social Event | September 15 | 12-3 p.m. |  Savio Steps

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join us for Cal Sailing Club's free sailing day! Spend an idyllic Sunday afternoon cruising around in the Berkeley Marina, including beautiful views of Oakland and San Francisco. There's no better way to see the area!

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, September 16, 2019

Apple Hardware Networking Event

Information Session | September 16 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

There’s a place at Apple for every kind of brilliant.

Our differences are our greatest strengths, leading to the collaboration and innovation that allow you to do the best work of your life.

Apple is coming to UC Berkeley for a Networking Event on Tuesday, September 16 and we’ll have ~30 engineers from the business that are looking forward to meeting interested students!

If you plan to...   More >

Amitav Ghosh | On Climate Change, Literature, and Art

Special Event | September 16 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Amitav Ghosh, Author

 Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History of Art, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

A conversation between Author Amitav Ghosh and US Berkeley Art Historian, Prof. Sugata Ray on climate change, literature and art

McNair Scholars Program Information Session

Information Session | September 16 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 11 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program)

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

5th Year MIDS Information Session and Student Q&A Panel @ Barrows Hall

Special Event | September 16 | 4-5 p.m. |  420 Barrows Hall

 Information, School of

LearnÂabout the 5th YearÂMIDS program from theÂI School Admissions team and a current student.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Apple Software Networking Event

Information Session | September 17 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

There’s a place at Apple for every kind of brilliant.

Our differences are our greatest strengths, leading to the collaboration and innovation that allow you to do the best work of your life.

Apple is coming to UC Berkeley for a Networking Event on Tuesday, September 17 and we’ll have ~30 engineers from the business that are looking forward to meeting interested students!

If you plan to...   More >

Certificate Program in Finance Online Information Session

Information Session | September 17 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston, Program Director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Interested in changing careers to finance? Want to understand financial concepts and techniques to better perform your current work? Or you want to broaden your knowledge of investment management or capital gains? Then this certificate is for you.

  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.

Intoxicating Plants Tour

Tour/Open House | September 17 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a leisurely stroll through the Garden to learn about the plants people have used to heal pain, cause pain, bring about pleasure, celebrate the sacred, and symbolize faith. Cultures from around the world will be represented.

Free with Garden admission, no pre-registration required.

Free with Garden Admission; space is limited, registration required

  Register online

Jane Street Tech Talk: Accelerating Self-Play Learning in Go

Information Session | September 17 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Accelerating Self-Play Learning in Go

Presented by: David Wu
Over the last few years at Jane Street, we've been increasingly exploring machine learning to build more sophisticated models in various areas of trading, and many of us are fascinated by the developments in the state of the art as a whole over that time.

Around early 2018, I started a personal hobby project to explore neural net...   More >

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Intro to Study Abroad and Choosing a Program: Berkeley Study Abroad Fall Workshops

Information Session | September 18 | 2-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, B North 82A (basement level)

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad, but don’t know where to start? Our Study Abroad 101 workshop is for you! Come to learn about various study abroad opportunities and how to pick the right program for you.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 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 advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

Money Management: Life Skills 102

Information Session | September 18 | 4-5 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Money Management is a life skill. There’s a real world outside of college. Are you ready? Learn the 10 principles of financial literacy and and how to survive — and thrive — during and after your time at Berkeley. Sponsored by Deserve.

Please RSVP here.

LiveRamp Tech Talk

Information Session | September 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for food and drinks!

LiveRamp Software Engineers including UC Berkeley graduates will be hosting a TechTalk to take a deep dive into LiveRamp's real time and bid data systems.

Learn more about our engineering, new grad, and internship opportunities:

LiveRamp operates like a start-up, filled with young, hungry employees who want to shatter the Silicon Valley status quo while...   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.