<< Week of January 15 >>

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Monday, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Garden Closed

Holiday | January 16 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Hall

Holiday | January 16 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Spend the day exploring science and engineering with your family as we open all our exhibits, labs, and activities for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Plus, join Hall staff for guided, ocean-themed, science activities designed to develop your understanding of the ocean and its wildlife between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

$10-$12. Free for members. All activities are included with your admission. Free for members.

  Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5132

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

Meeting | June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2017 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that develops communication and leadership skills through public speaking.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Certificate Program in Student Affairs and Higher-Education Administration Online Information Session

Information Session | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Ramu Nagappan, Director, Humanities and Education, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

  Register online

Certificate Program in Teaching English as a Second Language

Information Session | January 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

 Free

 UNEX 1049. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

Opening Reception: DISPERSAL

Special Event | January 17 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come be the first to view Anna Laurent’s DISPERSAL, photography exhibit. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to hear from the artist.

Free with Garden Admission

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

LiveRamp Info-Session

Information Session | January 17 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

There is a special charm to working at a mid-sized, high growth technology company. Quick & nimble like a startup, but the stability, process, and support of a public marketing data giant - it’s the best of both worlds. LiveRamp is in a distinct position as the leader of people-based marketing in a world with ever-growing amounts of unique data. Our product connects customer in-store transaction...   More >

Certificate Program in Interior Design and Interior Architecture

Information Session | January 17 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 Rae Hagner

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension’s certificate can help you advance or start your career in interior design and interior architecture.

 UNEX 1034. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Gallery Talk with Anna Laurent

Special Event | January 18 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn more about the process of capturing exquisite details of seeds from artist Anna Laurent. We’ll also discuss the collaboration between the artist and the UC Botanical Garden and some of the plants that were collected.

Free with Garden Admission

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

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 18 | 10-11 a.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Coordinator and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Certificate Program in Data Science and Professional Program in Data Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | January 18 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain the skills to collect, process, analyze and interpret data to create actionable insights. Learn how to leverage machine learning, statistics, data mining and big data to develop new strategies that support decision making in a variety of fields.

  Make reservations online

Weekly UC Berkeley Auction: Bid on used campus items

Sale | January 13, 2016 – January 18, 2017 every Wednesday | 2-3:45 p.m. | Property Management, Suite E

 3200 Regatta Boulevard, Richmond, CA 94804

 Property Management

Weekly auction of UC Berkeley surplus items.

Coffee Break!

Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way.

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join the Coffee Break every Wednesday afternoon! Boost your global network and meetup with friends.

Coffee break, hosted by Berkeley International Office, is an informal weekly event where Cal students can connect, share stories, or learn about different culture and language. Free coffee for UCB students! Both international students and domestic students are welcome.

Reimagining Enterprise Computing through Design

Special Event | January 18 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Satish Ramachandran

 Information, School of

Satish Ramachandran is the global head of design at Nutanix, where he applies design to reimagine enterprise computing.

ORIAS World History Reading Group - East Bay

Meeting | January 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 520D UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Professional Development for Educators

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.

San Francisco book discussions are facilitated by Shane Carter, Outreach Coordinator for ORIAS and by Alan Karras, author and...   More >

free

  Register online or by calling Shane Carter at 510-643-0868, or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Amazon Tech Talk: “Conversational AI: Speak with your computer—naturally”

Information Session | January 18 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Ashwin Ram, Senior Manager AI Science, Amazon Alexa

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come listen to Ashwin Ram, a Senior Manager of AI science at Amazon give a talk about conversational AI and the ways that we may find ourselves talking to our computers!

The event will be from 6-7PM in the Wozniak Lounge (on the 4th floor of Soda). There will be Amazon Gift Cards, Resume drops, and Pizza!

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, January 19, 2017

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club: To Gain Confidence and Find Your Voice

Meeting | January 19 – November 16, 2017 the third Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. |  Au Coquelet Cafe (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club

Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.

If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do it on your own, this is the place for you.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART

Gender and Women's Studies Cafe

Meeting | January 19 | 12-4 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

The GWS Café is a sanctuary space/conversation space for the campus and GWS community, and will be especially be so the day before and week after the inauguration (January 19th and 26th). This series will act as a regular community gathering space for students, faculty, visiting scholars and staff.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Memorial Service for Prof. Jeffrey Hadler

Memorial | January 19 | 5-8 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

A memorial service for Prof. Jeffrey Hadler, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, and former Chair of the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, who passed away on Wednesday, January 11, after a short and intense battle with cancer.

Lightspeed Venture Partners Info-Session

Information Session | January 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Lightspeed partner, Sudip Chakrabarti, will host a session for students interested in learning about VC/startups/entrepreneurship. Lightspeed Venture Partners is an early stage investor in both enterprise and consumer companies, including Snapchat, Nest, Nutanix, Docker, and GrubHub. Sudip will give insight into what trends VCs are seeing in the tech ecosystem and Lightspeed’s investment...   More >

Certificate Program in Project Management

Information Session | January 19 | 6-7 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Professional Sequence in Agile Management

Information Session | January 19 | 7-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

 Please refer to UNEX 1066. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Friday, January 20, 2017

Reflection Space at GenEq: Gender Equity Resource Center

Special Event | January 20 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (GenEq Community Space

 Gender Equity Resource Center

The space is open for reflection, quiet contemplation, crafting and individual connection. This space is open to anyone who needs it, particularly those who identify with our program and service areas of LGBTQ+, Women, Men, and survivors of sexual & dating violence.

SPH Teach In/Walk Out: Resisting Trump

Special Event | January 20 | 9:20 a.m.-12 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

Join the SPH Student Government Action Group at an event where students, faculty, and staff can learn about the ways in which public health will be under siege during Trump's presidency, and what we can all do to resist and organize against the harmful aspects of his team's agenda.

Create Community with BAMPFA on January 20

Special Event | January 20 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In keeping with our mission to “inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialog,” BAMPFA invites all members of our community to come together on Friday, January 20. In the spirit of celebrating inclusion and promoting an open society, we are offering free admission and expanded programming throughout the day. All are welcome to visit the galleries and participate in any of the following...   More >

free admission to the galleries

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Coordinator and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Conversation with Dr. Fatima Alleyne about equity and justice in education: Motivation to be a changemaker

Special Event | January 20 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 240 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Dr. Fatima Alleyne, Engineering

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Dr. Fatima Alleyne will speak at UC Berkeley on Jan. 20, 11-noon using an interview format, location TBA. She will address her experiences running a grass roots effort for office.

With a message to push for equity and justice, Dr. Fatima Alleyne was elected to the Contra Costa County Board of Education, Area 1 in the last election. She won over 46% of the vote. She received many endorsements,...   More >

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | January 20 | 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

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

School of Public Health Healing Circle

Meeting | January 20 | 2-6 p.m. | 461 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

The School of Public Health will host a healing circle for students who prefer and need a low-key safe space. It will be hosted and open dialogue facilitated by DICE staff members, Eric Abrams and Kate Jerman.

To create a safe space for open dialogue and reflection for the SPH/UCB community - students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >