<< Week of March 26 >>

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium | March 25 – 27, 2017 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   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.

Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Monoprint Resist with Plant dyes using Itajime Resist Technique with Angelina DeAntonis

Workshop | March 26 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

We will explore the dye resist technique “itajime”, using this folding and binding method to create your own scarf. Participants will gather a plant leaf, frond or some material and create a monoprint resist using plant dyed wood blocks. The dyed blocks will transfer through the layers of silk, making a repeated pattern with a subtle and surprising botanical pattern, as we over-dye with natural...   More >

$95,$90 members

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

Softball vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 26 | 12 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Stanford in conference action at Levine-Fricke Field.

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 >

History Lessons (Geschichtsunterricht): Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | Italy, West Germany, 1972

Film - Feature | March 26 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Johann Unterpertinger, Henri Ludwig, Gottfried Bold, Benedikt Zulauf,

An adaptation of a Bertolt Brecht novel, History Lessons tracks a young contemporary Roman interviewing Julius Caesar’s former acquaintances, to illustrate how history is often written (and controlled) by the victors. Three ten-minute single takes of the man driving around Rome, however, became notorious. Many...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Go Tell It!

Performing Arts - Other | March 26 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Taiwo Kujichagulia-Seitu and Lyric Performing Arts Academy present Go Tell It!, a Harriet Tubman musical. Shortly before Christmas in 1854, Harriet Tubman discovered that her brothers, enslaved in Maryland, were to be sold at auction on December 26. On December 29, Harriet, her brothers, and several others reached safety in Philadelphia. Go Tell It! tells...   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

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Performing Arts - Theater | March 26 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Direct from the United Kingdom and making its West Coast debut, Britain's acclaimed Filter Theatre, "a company blessed with wit, style, and a touch of magic" (Daily Telegraph, London), presents its breakneck and explosive production of Shakespeare's masterwork of romance, satire, and mistaken identity. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Filter's Twelfth Night enlists a cast...   More >

starting at $76

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Performing Arts - Music | March 26 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The distinguished National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine lends its expressive power to a program that includes Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with celebrated Ukrainian soloist Alexei Grynyuk, and Shostakovich's heroic Symphony No. 5. "Its strings can conjure up a vibrant songfulness; the woodwinds have a fruity, penetrating ripeness; the brass could endanger the walls of Jericho; the percussion...   More >

starting at $38

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

The Great Dictator | Charles Chaplin | United States, 1940

Film - Feature | March 26 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Reginald Gardiner, Jack Oakie,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 24. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

The physical resemblance between the Little Tramp and another famous man with a small black moustache was not lost on Charlie Chaplin. In his first all-talking...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Crafter Dark: Free drop-in arts and crafts workshop

Workshop | January 26 – May 26, 2017 every month | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 Berkeley Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month. Hope to see you there!
January 26th: Printing on Fabric
February 9: Zinelette Mini-Magazines
March 9th: Hand Lettering
April 20th: Macrame Plant Holders
May 11th: Clay Mobiles

Monday, March 27, 2017

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium | March 25 – 27, 2017 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   More >

Representation Learning

Workshop | March 27 – 31, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on dramatic advances in representation and learning taking place in natural language processing, speech and vision. For instance, deep learning can be thought of as a method that combines the tasks of finding a classifier (which we can think of as the top layer of the deep net) with the task of learning a representation (namely, the representation computed at the...   More >

  Register online

Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together

Workshop | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit

 Technology Transfer Program

Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will al

Softball vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 27 | 3 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Stanford in conference action at Levine-Fricke Field.

Gelu Nita (NJIT): Spectral Kurtosis Statistics of Transient Signals

Seminar | March 27 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Gelu Nita, Center for Solar Terrestrial Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology

 Radio Astronomy Lab

Due to its conceptual simplicity and its proven effectiveness in real-time detection and removal of radio frequency interference (RFI) from radio astronomy data, the Spectral Kurtosis (SK) estimator is likely to become a standard tool embedded in the FPGA/GPU signal processing pipelines of a new generation of radio telescopes. Nevertheless, the SK estimator may be equally sensitive to...   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.

Baseball vs. Long Beach State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 27 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Long Beach State at Evans Diamond.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Representation Learning

Workshop | March 27 – 31, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on dramatic advances in representation and learning taking place in natural language processing, speech and vision. For instance, deep learning can be thought of as a method that combines the tasks of finding a classifier (which we can think of as the top layer of the deep net) with the task of learning a representation (namely, the representation computed at the...   More >

  Register online

Farm Bill 2018: Policy, Politics, and Potential

Conference/Symposium | March 28 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  American University School of International Service

 4400 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC 20016

 Berkeley Food Institute, American University

This event, co-sponsored by Berkeley Food Institute and American University, will bring together academics, civil society leaders, policymakers, producers and the general public to present and discuss original research both on and for the US Farm Bill, across and beyond disciplines.

  Register online

Identifying Your Vital Skills (BECAR104)

Workshop | March 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

This workshop will focus on helping you identify your skills.

 All workshop and enrollment information can be found at the UCB Learning Center, accessible through the Blu Portal at http://blu.berkeley.edu. To find each workshop, use the BECAR### code to search.

I CAN! Commit to Activity and Nutrition(BEUHS630) 5-Week Healthy Lifestyle Program

Workshop | March 28 | 12:10-1 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA, Health*Matters; Kim Guess, RD, Health*Matters

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

For those that want to jumpstart a new healthy lifestyle, this free 5-week program will equip you with the skills you need to get started. I CAN! is an interactive program that includes nutrition and fitness assessments, a hands-on cooking class and grocery tour, weekly group workouts with a certified personal trainer, and a pedometer to encourage you to work toward 10,000 steps a day. Don’t...   More >

  Register online

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

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!

Alumnae Career Advancement: Networking Reception and Panel

Panel Discussion | March 28 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room & Patio

 Cal Alumni Association, The Berkeley Network

The Berkeley Network is proud to present CAA’s inaugural Alumnae Career Advancement event! Network with fellow alumnae and join our discussion on the unique barriers to career advancement that women face, particularly in male-dominated industries.

For more information regarding event details and our alumnae panelists, please visit our website.

$10 Recent Graduates (Class of 2013-2016), $15 General Admission

  Buy tickets online

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Representation Learning

Workshop | March 27 – 31, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on dramatic advances in representation and learning taking place in natural language processing, speech and vision. For instance, deep learning can be thought of as a method that combines the tasks of finding a classifier (which we can think of as the top layer of the deep net) with the task of learning a representation (namely, the representation computed at the...   More >

  Register online

No Bioengineering Seminar today

Holiday | March 29 |  Stanley Hall

 Bioengineering (BioE)

No seminar today due to Spring Break

Spatial Data Science Bootcamp 2017

Conference/Symposium | March 29 – 31, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Mulford Hall

 Geospatial Innovation Facility

We live in a world where the importance and availability of spatial data are ever increasing. Today’s marketplace needs trained spatial data analysts who can:

-compile disparate data from multiple sources;
-use easily available and open technology for robust data analysis, sharing, and publication;
-apply core spatial analysis methods;
and utilize visualization tools to communicate with...   More >

Traffic Signal Design: Engineering Concepts

Workshop | March 29 – 30, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | DoubleTree Anaheim, The Lassen Room

 100 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868

 Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants

 Technology Transfer Program

This newly updated course covers basic concepts, standards, and practices related to the design and installation of traffic signals. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and Chapter 9 on Highway Lighting from Caltrans Traffic Manual, this course will explore the relationship among various engineering disciplines as...   More >

 This is an introductory course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with little or no experience in how to plan for and install traffic signals.

Let's Have an Awesome Time Doing Science!

Conference/Symposium | March 29 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Steve Whitelam (LBL): a material scientist passionate about science writing; Eugene Cordero (San Jose State University): a climate scientist passionate about educational outreach; Michael Mayhew (LLNL): a computational biologist who tries to teach computers to diagnose people's diseases; Ryan Dalton (UC Berkeley): a Miller Fellow studying the molecular basis of sensory perception; Traci Grzymala (UC Berkeley): trained as an insect biologist and now brings science and scientists to elementary schoolers; Marla Feller (UC Berkeley): a physicist-turned-neuroscientist seeking to understand the circuitry of vision; Lior Pachter (CalTech): a computational biologist who is dedicated to promoting scientific integrity

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

  Register online

Reprogramming the Brain to Health Symposium: Brain Training to Promote Brain Health

Conference/Symposium | March 29 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Mark D'Espostio, UC Berkeley; Dan Krawcyzk, UT Dallas; Tony Chen, UCSF; Ian Robertson, UT Dallas; Michael Merzenich, UCSF; Adam Gazzaley, UCSF; Sandra Chapman, UT Dallas

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

This symposium will bring together the most distinguished brain scientists to share and learn up-to-date breakthroughs in brain research.

  RSVP by emailing ucbbraintrainingsymposium@gmail.com by March 28.

Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together

Workshop | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit

 Technology Transfer Program

Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will al

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.

PopUp Exhibition: Eric Drooker on the Art of Political Activism

Lecture | March 29 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Eric Drooker's drawings and posters are a familiar site in the global street art movement, while his paintings appear frequently on covers of The New Yorker. A Berkeley resident for many years, Drooker was born and raised in New York City, where he began to slap his images on the streets as a teenager. Over time, his reputation as a social critic led to countless editorial illustrations for The...   More >

Working with a Financial Planner to Create Your Financial Plan (BEUHS359)

Workshop | March 29 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Richard Faw, CFA, CFP®, CAIA, FRM, FSA

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Financial planning covers many topics and requires ongoing management. Because of this, many professionals choose to work with a financial planner. This workshop will introduce you to the process of working with a financial planner. It will present the components of a financial plan, the six steps involved in building a financial plan and how you can take the first step in searching for the right...   More >

  Enroll online

Softball vs. UC Santa Barbara

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 29 | 1 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts UC Santa Barbara at Levine-Fricke Field.

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.

Talk by Yann LeCun

Seminar | March 29 | 3-4 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Yann LeCun, NYU / Facebook

 Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR)

Yann LeCun is Professor at NYU and Director of AI research at Facebook. He is one of the world-leading researcher in Machine Learning, and one of the founding father of Deep Learning.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3106 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

Career Connections Series: Entertainment

Social Event | March 29 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Tart Restaurant

 115 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

 Cal Alumni Association, 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 entertainment industry in or around Los Angeles.

  RSVP online by March 20.

Pickpocket | Robert Bresson | France, 1959

Film - Feature | March 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Martin Lasalle, Marika Green, Pierre Leymarie, Jean Pelegri,

Bresson liked to use untrained actors whose natural impassivity he harnessed to his own ends. The epiphany is Pickpocket, which in a watershed year in French cinema, 1959, was merely the most contemporary film ever made. A young recluse, Michel, drawn inexorably to picking pockets, suffers not guilt, but a kind of...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Representation Learning

Workshop | March 27 – 31, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on dramatic advances in representation and learning taking place in natural language processing, speech and vision. For instance, deep learning can be thought of as a method that combines the tasks of finding a classifier (which we can think of as the top layer of the deep net) with the task of learning a representation (namely, the representation computed at the...   More >

  Register online

Traffic Signal Design: Engineering Concepts

Workshop | March 29 – 30, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | DoubleTree Anaheim, The Lassen Room

 100 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868

 Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants

 Technology Transfer Program

This newly updated course covers basic concepts, standards, and practices related to the design and installation of traffic signals. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and Chapter 9 on Highway Lighting from Caltrans Traffic Manual, this course will explore the relationship among various engineering disciplines as...   More >

 This is an introductory course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with little or no experience in how to plan for and install traffic signals.

Spatial Data Science Bootcamp 2017

Conference/Symposium | March 29 – 31, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Mulford Hall

 Geospatial Innovation Facility

We live in a world where the importance and availability of spatial data are ever increasing. Today’s marketplace needs trained spatial data analysts who can:

-compile disparate data from multiple sources;
-use easily available and open technology for robust data analysis, sharing, and publication;
-apply core spatial analysis methods;
and utilize visualization tools to communicate with...   More >

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM4 Fund Management

Course | March 30 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop the covers the monthly reporting and reconciliation process (using PI Portfolio), including updating projections, fulfilling the SAS-115 requirements, and processing corrective transactions such as expense transfers.

  Register online

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.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | March 30 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Q and A Session

Information Session | March 30 | 12-1 p.m. |  online

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then sign up for this ONLINE Webinar. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session. Prior to attending this webinar, you need to review the OPT Tutorial...   More >

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 >

Get Global Ready: Thriving in an Intercultural Workplace

Workshop | March 30 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 International House

As UC Berkeley is becoming more and more global, understanding different cultural styles is paramount, as is making constructive efforts to bridge significant gaps in these various styles. Come improve your skills in how to do so by registering for this staff workshop.

Big C Hike

Social Event | March 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Start the weekend early! Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisers on this easy hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. The hike takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps. Bring water.

We hope to see you there!

Seminar 251, Labor: SPRING BREAK

Seminar | March 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

Design Talk: Gardens for the Senses with Javier Mariategui

Lecture | March 30 | 4-6 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden is delighted to host Spanish landscape designer Javier Mariátegui for an illustrated talk about his approach to garden design and some of the gardens featured in his book, "The Spanish Gardens of Javier Mariátegui: Gardens for the Senses." He considers each garden to be a work of art, and as in any work of art, its language is led by intuition and sensations. He loves...   More >

$20, $15 Garden members

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

BLISS Seminar: Ordinal Embedding

Seminar | March 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall

 Rob Nowak, UW Madison

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modeling human perceptions has many applications in cognitive, social, and educational science, as well as in advertising and commerce. I will discuss our ongoing work on ordinal embedding, also known as non-metric multidimensional scaling, which is the problem of representing items (e.g., images) as points in a low-dimensional Euclidean space given constraints of the form "item i is closer to...   More >

The Master Schedule Equity Audit - Session 1

Workshop | March 30 | 6-9 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Cheryl Domenichelli, PLI Coordinator of Programs for Visiting School Leaders

 Professional Development for Educators

Session 2 will highlight the use of equity audits to inform the building of master schedules. Participants are encouraged to bring the master schedule of their schools to conduct the equity audit. We will also provide sample schedules for your use as needed.

The Great Dictator | Charles Chaplin | United States, 1940

Film - Feature | March 30 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Reginald Gardiner, Jack Oakie,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 24. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

The physical resemblance between the Little Tramp and another famous man with a small black moustache was not lost on Charlie Chaplin. In his first all-talking...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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