<< Week of February 17 >>

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Newt Discovery Station

Special Event | February 12 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Newts return! Each year, the winter rains prompt newts to migrate to the Garden’s Japanese Pool where their mating behaviors can be easily observed. Docents will be on hand to provide garden visitors with an up-close look at newts at all stages of their life cycle, and to answer questions about these amazing and adorable animals. Free with Garden admission.

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 >

Reading and Booksigning: Lawrence Weschler and Walter Murch

Special Event | February 12 | 2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Pulitzer Prize nominee Lawrence Weschler and Academy Award–winning sound and film editor Walter Murch read from and discuss Weschler’s new profile of Murch, Waves Passing in the Night: Walter Murch in the Land of the Astrophysicists.

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Monday, February 13, 2017

GWE General Meeting

Meeting | February 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 225 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Graduate Assembly

Come join us for the first general meeting of the semester. We will be discussing upcoming events including the Speaker Series. There will be snacks!

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Italy Info Session

Information Session | February 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 306 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about our Italian language program in Trieste, Italy!

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/trieste.

Berkeley Food Institute 2017 Open House

Social Event | February 13 | 3-5 p.m. | 23 Giannini Hall

 Berkeley Food Institute

We're having a party and hope you will join us! Come celebrate the new year and network with faculty and staff, students, community members, and other friends who are involved in food and agriculture issues at the Berkeley Food Institute's 2017 Open House. We will introduce BFI staff, fellows, and affiliates and events for the semester. The open house will also include a raffle and, of course,...   More >

Luminate Wireless Tech Talk

Information Session | February 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Interested in mobile networking and enterprise LTE services?

Come meet Luminate Wireless, learn about what they do, and pick up some cool Luminate swag. The Luminate Wireless Tech Talk & Recruiting Event will be on Monday, Feb. 13, at 5:30 PM in the Wozniak Lounge!

Nude sushi will be provided! :)

- Topic: Enterprise LTE -
Brett will provide insight into challenges facing enterprises...   More >

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.

Arts + Design Mondays: Body, Intellect, Resistance: Mark Greif and Linda Williams in Conversation

Special Event | February 13 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Mark Greif covers popular culture and political thought for the journal n+1, which he cofounded. His books include the essay collection Against Everything and a study of mid-twentieth-century American literature and thought, The Age of the Crisis of Man. He is associate professor of literary studies at the New School for Social Research.

Linda Williams is professor emerita of rhetoric and...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

NoDAPL VEGANtines Bake Sale

Sale | February 14 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Students of Color Environmental Collective are organizing a vegan bakesale, where all proceeds will be donated to NoDAPL!

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Mexico Info Session

Information Session | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research (CLPR)

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about our new program in Yucatan, Mexico!

Unearth the diverse cultural roots of Mexico and discover the role of race, class, and language in the formation of the educational experiences of indigenous students of Mexico and their counterpart's indigenous immigrant students in the United States.

For more information, please visit...   More >

Haas Scholars Program Info Session

Information Session | February 14 | 1-2 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle 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 >

Summer Abroad - Netherlands and Belgium Info Session

Information Session | February 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about our multi-site program in the Netherlands and Belgium. For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/netherlands.

Tech Policy Forecast: Digital Privacy & Net Neutrality under the Trump Administration

Special Event | February 14 | 5-6 p.m. |  Goldman School of Public Policy, Rm. 250

 Heather West, Senior Policy Manager, Mozilla

 Information, School of

Heather West works on security, cybersecurity, data governance, and privacy in the digital age as a senior policy manager at Mozilla.

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 31 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday | 6-7 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Fighting Organized Online Crime

Special Event | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure

 Information, School of

The world of computer security keeps changing. Mikko Hypponen will look at the latest big hacking cases and reveal what really went on.

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Information Session | January 25 – May 3, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 1-3 p.m. | 100 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this spring semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Peru

Information Session | February 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Discover the ancient Incan Civilization in its former capital Cusco, Peru through first hand anthropological research and visits to historical Andean sites. and visits to historical Andean sites.

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/cusco.

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Japan and Korea Info Session

Information Session | February 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Explore both Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South Korea while learning about the histories of the Japan-Korea relations during and after the imperial occupation.

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/tokyo-seoul.

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.

Cisco Info-Session

Information Session | February 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Interested in a software engineering internship or full-time position at the largest networking company in the world?

Join us for the Cisco Infosession on Wednesday, Feb. 15th, at 5 PM in the Wozniak Lounge! Come meet software engineers from Cisco, including Cal alum, and see what Cisco's all about, from IoT to Cisco Cloud.

Free dinner and cool Cisco swag will be available!

- About Cisco...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad- European Innovation Academy Info Session

Information Session | February 15 | 5-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Center

 2227 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Join students from around the world at the European Innovation Academy in Northwestern Italy and create a startup in four weeks! For more information, please visit: http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/eia.

Career Connections Series: Sport Industry

Social Event | February 15 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Career Center

CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.

We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni who work in the sports industry. This could include people from athletic apparel, CPG, or lifestyle brands in addition to sports or sports-related entertainment organizations across a variety of roles...   More >

  RSVP online by March 8.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

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

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

Thursday, February 16, 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

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Mexico Info Session

Information Session | February 16 | 12-1 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research (CLPR)

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about our new program in Yucatan, Mexico!

Unearth the diverse cultural roots of Mexico and discover the role of race, class, and language in the formation of the educational experiences of indigenous students of Mexico and their counterpart's indigenous immigrant students in the United States.

For more information, please visit...   More >

CIEE Drop In Advising

Information Session | February 16 | 1-4 p.m. | 160 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Drop in to speak with representatives from CIEE (https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/) about study abroad options around the world. CIEE partners with UCEAP to offer programs in several countries and also offers a wide variety of independent study abroad options.

Earth Week Planning Committee

Meeting | February 2 – April 27, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-2 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Interested in planning Earth Week 2017 at UC Berkeley? The Student Environmental Resource Center is (SERC) is recruiting individual students and student representatives from environmental and sustainability student organizations to join the Earth Week 2017 Planning Committee.

Meetings will be held weekly on Thursdays from 1pm-2pm in Sproul 102. Drop-ins are welcome.

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 >

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Cuba

Information Session | February 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Explore the geographical and historical transformation of Cuba from colonial times to the present day.

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/havana.

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Chile Info Session

Information Session | February 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 101 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about the Summer Abroad program in Santiago, Chile!

Explore Chilean politics from independence to the present, and witness firsthand the forces that have shaped Chilean politics and challenge its society today. For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/santiago.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Information Session

Information Session | February 16 | 4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program at UC Berkeley targets students with exceptional academic promise in the humanities or social sciences and potential for academic careers that will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in the academy. The program supports Fellows by providing mentorship and the environment and resources to strive for the highest academic goals.

Lyft Info-Session

Information Session | February 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come hear about Lyft's internship and full time positions! We will be having some Berkeley Alums talk about their experiences with growth hacking, data science, and data analytics.

Free Sliver/Soda and swag will be provided.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Research Tools Fair

Tour/Open House | February 17 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)

 Library

Join us at the Research Tools Fair to learn about several products that the Libraries are piloting to help you be more effective in your research, writing, and citation management. The Fair will consist of brief product demos in the morning followed by drop-in Q&A with vendors in the afternoon. The Fair is open to all but geared toward faculty and students in the physical sciences & engineering....   More >

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Global Internships Information Session

Information Session | February 17 | 1-2 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!

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 >

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Taiwan Info Session

Information Session | February 17 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about our Summer Abroad program in Taipei, Taiwan!

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/taipei.

Drop-in Q&A with AccessEngineering, Engineering Village, Geofacets, Knovel, Mendeley, and Overleaf

Tour/Open House | February 17 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)

 Library

Stop by the Kresge Engineering Library to speak with representatives from AccessEngineering & Engineering Village, Knovel, Mendeley, and Overleaf to learn more about these tools. Get answers to your questions about how you can integrate some of these tools into your current research workflow. Coffee and soft drinks will be provided.

Facebook Puzzlehunt

Information Session | February 17 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Do you enjoy a challenge and want to take a fun break? Come join Facebook and team up with your fellow bears for an exciting 2 hours of logic game puzzles. You'll split into teams of up to 4 and solve the puzzles together. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams!

No coding experience required. Food will be provided :)

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Newt Discovery Station

Special Event | February 18 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Newts return! Each year, the winter rains prompt newts to migrate to the Garden’s Japanese Pool where their mating behaviors can be easily observed. Docents will be on hand to provide garden visitors with an up-close look at newts at all stages of their life cycle, and to answer questions about these amazing and adorable animals. Free with Garden admission.

Hippie Modernism Home Movie and Family Album Day

Special Event | February 18 | 1-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bring your 1960s and 1970s home movies, photos, flyers, and other print ephemera to BAMPFA for a Hippie Modernism–themed “show and tell” event. Your photos and other print materials will be shared and documented for a Family Album zine, while films will be screened after being inspected by film archivists to make sure they are safe to project. Flea market finds are welcome, too!

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons $12 General admission

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 >