<< February 2020 >>

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | January 4 – December 5, 2020 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 29,...   More >

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Deppea splendens 'Cristobal' Image by Jill Petersen

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

New Members' Welcome Wagon

Reception | February 2 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a New Members' Welcome Wagon to celebrate your joining the UC Botanical Garden! The event will take place on Sunday, February 2nd from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm here at the Garden.

Enjoy coffee and pastries while hearing a presentation on the past, present and future of the Garden from Director Lew Feldman, followed by an optional docent-led tour.

Registration is required and...   More >

Monday, February 3, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Apple Info-Session

Information Session | February 3 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Apple is coming to campus to host a Panel of engineers representing various AI and ML groups. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/appleucb2020!

Please submit any questions prior to the event at ucberkeley@apple.com with the subject line “AI/ML Panel Q&A Submission”

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 7 – December 1, 2020 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed two days a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need two days 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...   More >

Apple Software Networking Event

Information Session | February 4 | 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.

Please create a profile at jobs.apple.com before the event, and bring multiple copies of your resume. Questions? Email ucberkeley@apple.com

Please RSVP here:...   More >

Web design process and tools

Meeting | February 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Jesse Loesberg, Web Developer, Library Communications Office

 Webnet

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.

Arista Info-Session

Information Session | February 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us! We're Cal alumni currently working as software engineers at Arista. We're hosting an info session where we'll talk about the kinds of engineering work we do at Arista, how Arista fits into the tech industry, and what it's like to work at Arista.

About Us:

Arista Networks delivers software-defined networking for large datacenter and high-performance computing environments....   More >

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2, 2019 – December 2, 2020 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Apple Hardware and Silicon Engineering Networking Event

Information Session | February 5 | 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.

Please create a profile at jobs.apple.com before the event, and bring multiple copies of your resume. Questions? Email ucberkeley@apple.com

Please RSVP here:...   More >

Scholar Information Meeting

Information Session | February 5 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Newly arrived postdocs, professors, researchers, short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.

Your final immigration document review will be completed at the...   More >

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Discovery Station: Chocolate and Vanilla

Special Event | February 5 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Does chocolate really grow on trees?! Did you know vanilla comes from an orchid?! Come discover more about two of our favorite foods.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

2020 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | February 5 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a social engagement project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000.

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2020 application deadline, February 20, 2020

Information Session | February 5 | 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.

2020 Summer Opportunities Fair

Special Event | February 5 | 2-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Summer Sessions

Wondering what to do next summer? Visit the Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about exciting summer options for UC Berkeley students, including summer courses, study abroad, student jobs and internships, research, volunteer and service, and more!

Career Connections: UI/UX and Graphic Design

Social Event | February 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in the UI/UX and/or Graphic Design in roles such as UX Researcher, Content Strategist, Visual Designer, Interaction Designer, UX/UI Developer, UX Designer, Product Designer, etc.

GM Autonomous and Cyber-Physical Systems: Speed Networking and Learning Event

Information Session | February 5 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us and talk with Engineers and Managers in domains including:

-Autonomous Sensing
-Electric Propulsion
-Vehicle Motion Embedded Controls
-Active Safety and Level 2 Autonomous Systems
-Level 4/5 Fully-Autonomous Systems
-Infotainment & Connectivity
-Cyber Security

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Winter Bird Walk with Chris Carmichael

Tour/Open House | February 6 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

While winter birds are still abundant in the garden, this month we will be looking for the earliest of our spring migrants: Allen's Hummingbirds flying north from Mexico. Heavy rain cancels this walk. We suggest bringing binoculars if you have them, and layers in case it is a chilly morning.

$20, $18 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditations

Miscellaneous | February 6 – April 30, 2020 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. All are welcome to drop in on Thursdays at noon throughout the spring semester.

BIO Bears Art Lovers Meetup

Social Event | February 6 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join fellow art lovers us at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive for one of their Exhibition Highlights Tours! Admission is free for Cal students!

We will meet at the entrance of BAMPFA at 1:00 p.m. before catching the Exhibition Highlights Tour that starts at 1:15 p.m. Get ready for an afternoon of art!

Please RSVP here.

International Trivia Night

Social Event | February 6 | 5-8 p.m. | ASUC Stores (King Student Union), Ground Floor Dining Room

 UC Berkeley Extension

Come test your international knowledge with our first annual International Trivia Night! Form teams of 6 and compete to win prizes from the student union! Pinky & Red's will be open late for dinner. Co-sponsored by the Student Union and the International Student Association at Berkeley (ISAB).

Art for Your Apartment (and dorm)

Special Event | February 6 | 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 spring semester. 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...   More >

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

Special Event

The Novel Coronavirus: Why are such Outbreaks difficult to prevent and where do we go from here?

Special Event | February 6 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Colloquia Rooms

 Public Health, School of, Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases, Goldman School of Public Policy

Speakers: Art Reingold, MD
Division of Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Berkeley Public Health

Erin Allday
Health Reporter
The San Francisco Chronicle

Friday, February 7, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | January 24 – May 1, 2020 every other Friday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Virtual Participation via Zoom

 Map

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Find out more on the BIDS website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

  Register online

CASA: Moody's Analytics Lunch

Special Event | February 7 | 12-2 p.m. |  Moody's Analytics

 Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA)

Join CASA for a special opportunity to meet employees at Moody’s Analytics, an industry leader in financial technology located in San Francisco’s financial district. You’ll have the chance to ask questions and learn about business and tech over a complimentary lunch.

Moody’s Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools to help business leaders make better, faster decisions....   More >

Info Session: Language and Culture Assistants in Spain: An opportunity to spend a year abroad

Information Session | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Come learn about the North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain, a program sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

Hands On Artists' Books: Newest Purchases

Reception | February 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library - 210 Wurster

 Library

An array of the most handsome artists' books purchased in the past year. 20-25 titles available for you to experience and handle.

Artists Reunion by Howard Munson

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | February 7 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

BIO Bears Oakland First Friday Meetup

Social Event | February 7 | 5-9 p.m. |  Telegraph Ave. from W. Grand to 27th St.

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join us to get out of the city and enjoy an immersive art and community experience in Oakland. Oakland First Fridays presents galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJs, and poets.

We will meet in front of the First Congregational Church of Berkeley on Durant Avenue at 5 p.m. and hop onto the 6 Bus which will take us to the...   More >

Quantcast Info-Session

Information Session | February 7 | 5:45-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join Quantcast to learn more about the exciting opportunities available at Quantcast.

Food will be provided.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

FULL - FAMILY PROGRAM: A Botanical Valentine Tea (morning)

Special Event | February 9 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Our annual tradition returns with a lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party. We'll use all of our senses as we explore the nature of these fragrant edibles, with a special opportunity to collect for our make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Finish the fun by making valentines from pressed...   More >

$24 Adult, $20 Child $20 Member Adult, $16 Member Child

 Morning Session is Full. Please go to Afternoon program to register.

FULL- FAMILY PROGRAM: A Botanical Valentine Tea (afternoon)

Special Event | February 9 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Our annual tradition returns with a lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party. We'll use all of our senses as we explore the nature of these fragrant edibles, with a special opportunity to collect for our make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Finish the fun by making valentines from pressed...   More >

$24 Adult, $20 Child $20 Member Adult, $16 Member Child

CASA Legacy Night

Social Event | February 9 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Student Association

The Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA) is hosting Legacy Night. This is a networking event that recognizes top student leaders and influencers on campus while connecting them with influential Cal alumni for a night of catered food, drinks, and more! Alumni will have the opportunity to speak and connect with students and fellow alumni in an intimate and formal setting. For more information and...   More >

CASA: Legacy Night

Special Event | February 9 | 6-8 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA)

Are you a student leader that has made an impact on UC Berkeley’s campus? Apply to the Cal Alumni Student Association’s annual Legacy Night! Legacy Night is a networking event meant to recognize top student leaders and influencers on campus and connect them with influential Cal alumni for a night of dinner, drinks, desserts, entertainment, and more. You will have the opportunity to speak and...   More >

Monday, February 10, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | February 10 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

  Register online

Machine Learning and Science Forum

Meeting | January 27 – May 4, 2020 every other Monday | 1:30-2:30 p.m. |  Virtual Participation via Zoom

 Map

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Find out more on the BIDS website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Amazon Workshop: Ace Your Interview

Information Session | February 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Amazon Student Programs in a workshop designed to help you ace your interview! We’ll cover our recruitment process, provide resume tips and tricks and have a Cloud Support Engineer and Software Development Engineer on-hand answer your technical questions as well.

Scheduled to Attend:
Kevin Tseng, UC Berkeley Alum, Senior Software Development Engineer
Manju Gautam, Cloud Support...   More >

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

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.

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

Information Session | February 11 | 12:15-12:45 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

  Register online

How to propose an MEng Capstone Project

Information Session | February 11 | 12:20-1:05 p.m. |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Every year MEng teams partner with industry leaders to pilot new initiatives, improve existing products, and develop data-driven business strategy.

Learn more about the MEng Capstone Program & how to craft a successful project proposal.

To learn more about capstone projects: https://funginstitute.berkeley.edu/partners/propose-a-project/

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2020 application deadline, February 20, 2020

Information Session | February 11 | 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.

Career Connections: Marketing and Media

Social Event | February 11 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in fields such as public relations, advertising, market research, sales strategy, community relations, advertising, media planning, search engine optimization, social media, broadcasting, film, TV, radio, journalism, and publishing.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group

Meeting | February 12 | 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 >

Evolution Day: Celebration of Charles Darwin's birthday

Tour/Open House | February 12 | 12-5 p.m. | 1170 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Peter Oboyski, Essig Museum of Entomology

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Each year, the Essig Museum celebrates Darwin’s birthday (February 12th) with special behind-the-scenes tours of our collection in the Valley Life Sciences Building. See specimens from the Galapagos such as finches, rodents, a marine iguana, and tortoise shell; herbarium specimens, live orchids and insectivorous plants; and learn how Darwin and other naturalists provided the foundation for our...   More >

  RSVP online or or by emailing Peter Oboyski at essig.museum@gmail.com by February 12.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Information Session

Information Session | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Alberto Ledesma, http://mellonmays.berkeley.edu/

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Want to become a college professor in the humanities or social sciences? Come find out how the MMUF program can help you transform the academy!

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception

Reception | February 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  YWCA Auditorium

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Connect with fellow international spouses and partners, campus and community resources, and learn more about J-2 work authorization, at our Spring 2020 International Spouse & Partner Reception! This event is co-hosted by the Berkeley International Office and the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland. Light refreshments will be served, and children are welcome!

Please

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditations

Miscellaneous | February 6 – April 30, 2020 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. All are welcome to drop in on Thursdays at noon throughout the spring semester.

Members' Walk : Arid House

Tour/Open House | February 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join horticulturist Bryan Gim for a look at some of the strange and surreal plants and their stories from the Arid House collection. Registration Required

Summer Abroad Info Session: "Afro-Feminism, Creative Process, and Brazil"

Information Session | February 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Hannah Moore

 Alex Tan

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

"Afro-Feminism, Creative Process, and Brazil" is a six-week cultural experience in Bahia, Brazil rooted in social justice and black feminist pedagogy. The program explores the power of dance and performance with a particular focus on Afro-Brazilian dances, songs and rhythms for the Orixas, and Capoeira of the Candomble tradition.

Cal vs Arizona Basketball Hoops Party

Special Event | February 13 | 5-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join fellow Cal Basketball fans at Alumni House before the Golden Bears take on the University of Arizona Wildcats! Enjoy a delicious pre-game meal and libations, a coach's chalk talk, and a performance by the Cal Spirit Groups right across from Haas Pavilion before the game.

IXL Learning Info-Session

Information Session | February 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us and 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.

Yitz Deng, Software Engineer
Claire O'Hara, Technical Recruiter
Tiffany Lee, Recruiting Coordinator - Call Alumni

About IXL Learning:

At IXL Learning, we’re passionate about...   More >

Pitch Your Deep Tech Startup to Investor Panel of VCs and Angels

Special Event | February 13 | 6:15-8:30 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608-609

 Shayna Modarresi, Founder, Managing Partner, Lodestar Ventures

 Anjani Vedula, Pear Fellow, Pear VC

 Joey Li, SkyDeck Venture Fellow (Deep Tech focus), Berkeley Skydeck

 UC Berkeley Extension, Epic Events, Sturfee, 51vr

UC Berkeley Extension is delighted to have Anna Cho coming back for the 2nd pitch night event of 2020! If you are a deep tech startup (AI, AR, blockchain, biotech, etc.) looking to pitch your company in front of a panel of expert VCs and Angel judges, or if you want to meet with investors and network with founders, join us on Thursday, February 13 at 6:15pm at the UC Berkeley Extension San...   More >

 sliding scale. Register online

John Deere Tech Talk

Information Session | February 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Room 320

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us on Thursday, February 13th in Soda 320. We will be providing an overview of a current project we are all working on, which will be related to autonomy and the future of precision agriculture. To provide a short description: Data Science will be the fuel to drive automation in precision agriculture into the 21st Century.

Attendees:
Liz Conzo – ISG Analytics Leader
Chelsey...   More >

CrafterDark: Free crafting sessions at night!

Special Event | February 13 | 8-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union. This month: tin heart picture frames for Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Solar Spring Break: Valentine's Day Bake Sale: Love Your Mother Earth!

Sale | February 14 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 Student Environmental Resource Center

The Solar Spring Break Team is selling baked goods for Valentine's Day to fundraise for our solar installation trip in Oakland and Sacramento this spring break. The fundraiser will be held in Sproul from 9AM-4PM. See you there!

2020 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | February 14 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a social engagement project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000.

Information Session: Internships at the US Department of State

Information Session | February 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, Diplomat in Residence NW, US Department of State

 UCDC

The U.S. Department of State represents U.S. interests around the world. The Department’s employees, with their skills, character, and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy. Come talk with Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest and learn more about how you can join this dynamic team in a wide variety of positions, including upcoming student internships.

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Special Event | February 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong. We will practice standing meditation, walking meditation, the Microcosmic Orbit, Tai Chi Ruler, the Eight Treasures, cleansing the internal organs, embodying the elements, tai chi...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | February 14 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

President's Day- Garden Open

Holiday | February 17 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden is open today.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 21 – December 15, 2020 the third Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed two days a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need two days 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...   More >

SAC staff Coffee Hour/ Welcome SPH new staff

Social Event | February 18 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 5401 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Join us in welcoming all new SPH staff. Coffee, bagels and juice will be served.
Bring your own mug for your beverage.

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.

Scholar Information Meeting

Information Session | February 18 | 2-4 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Newly arrived postdocs, professors, researchers, short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.

Your final immigration document review will be completed at the...   More >

Designated Emphasis Open House and Information Session

Information Session | February 18 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 The Program in Critical Theory

Join the Program in Critical Theory’s faculty and students for a panel discussion and Q&A about the Designated Emphasis (DE) in Critical Theory. All UC Berkeley Ph.D. students interested in applying to the DE (due March 19) are invited to attend. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

The Program in Critical Theory’s DE enables graduate students already enrolled in UC Berkeley Ph.D....   More >

An Evening with SambaNova

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join our engineers for a Q&A panel and fireside chat to hear their stories and their contributions to our effort to power the next generation of machine learning and AI.

We are hiring across all degree levels for full-time software and hardware engineers. Bring your resume to apply!

Dinner will be provided. First 10 attendees will receive wireless charges.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Russian Hajj by Eileen Kane

Meeting | February 19 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 1995 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Wells Fargo Career Information Session & Pizza Dinner

Special Event | February 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Information, School of

Career opportunities with the Enterprise Analytics and Data Science team at Wells Fargo Bank.

Accenture Labs Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Accenture Labs is the research division of Accenture Consulting, one of the largest consulting firms in the world. They research, develop, incubate, and prototype next generation technologies in fields like artificial intelligence, security, systems, and artificial reality. Come learn about the cutting edge work being done at Accenture Labs, enjoy delicious Thai food and win dope swag in the...   More >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | February 19 | 6-8 p.m. |  The Snack Shack

 1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! Enjoy this opportunity to meet and socialize with other scholars. All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family, or new colleagues.

We'll be inside at one of the long tables. Look for the "Berkeley International Office" signs! Food and beverages will be...   More >

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditations

Miscellaneous | February 6 – April 30, 2020 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. All are welcome to drop in on Thursdays at noon throughout the spring semester.

A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices From Guantánamo

Special Event | February 20 | 1-2 p.m. | Law Building, Berkeley Law 110

 Prof. Peter Jan Honigsberg; Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

 Human Rights Center

Law scholar and Witness to Guantánamo founder Peter Jan Honigsberg, Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, uncovers a haunting portrait of life at the military prison and its toll—not only on the detainees and their loved ones but also on its military and civilian personnel and the journalists who reported the story. In his new book, A Place Outside the Law,...   More >

Career Connections: Product Management

Social Event | February 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals with experience of taking products, ranging from complex through consumer packaged goods, from concept to market and then keeping them up to date. No preparation necessary.

BERC Happy Hour

Social Event | February 20 | 6-8 p.m. |  Raleigh's Bar & Grill

 2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

Hey energy and resource enthusiasts! Join BERC for a happy hour and get to know your fellow members across all departments!

Splunk Tech Talk

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come to our tech talk to meet our engineering teams and learn more about our company, product, and full-time and internship opportunities!

Food and swag provided. Bring resumes!

Coffee Break

Social Event | February 20 | 6-7 p.m. |  Cafenated Coffee Company

 2085 Vine St, Berkeley

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), UC Berkeley Extension

Join us for this week’s special coffee mixer with our guests, UC Berkeley Extension (UCBX) International Office students and staff! For this week only, we are meeting from 6-7 p.m. on the Cafenated Coffee Company patio.

What is Coffee Break? 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...   More >

Friday, February 21, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | January 24 – May 1, 2020 every other Friday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Virtual Participation via Zoom

 Map

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Find out more on the BIDS website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | February 21 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this specialized program—with online and classroom courses available—can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.

  Register online

BIO Bears Meetup: Tilden Park Hike

Social Event | February 21 | 1-3 p.m. |  Tilden Regional Park

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join us to get out of the city and spend 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 1 p.m. on Friday, February 21st to take the short bus ride up to Tilden Park together. Bring comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle,...   More >

Schlumberger Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join Schlumberger for an info-session today at 5:30 PM in the Wozniak Lounge (430) in Soda Hall, hosted by EECS and UPE.
https://www.facebook.com/events/130305708279280/

Come to learn more about the company and the opportunities Schlumberger offers.

About the company:
Schlumberger Software Technology Innovation Center (STIC), established in 2014, is focused on the innovative...   More >