<< Week of April 23 >>

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Earth Day Festival

Social Event | April 23 |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

  , CA

 Sophie Loeb

 Berkeley Food Institute

Please join the UC Gill Tract Farm on Sunday, April 23rd for a day full of food, fun, farming, music, and workshops!

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

Earth Day Celebration: UC Gill Tract Community Farm

Social Event | April 23 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

 1050 Marin Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Miguel Altieri, UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources

 Berkeley Food Institute

Come celebrate Earth Day with us! The day will consist of digging in the dirt; a delicious farm-grown lunch; kids' activities; educational workshops on traditional foodways, agroecology, and mugwort; live music from local artists; new friends, and much more. While donations are always accepted and help support the survival of the farm, the event is free. We can't wait to see you there!

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, April 24, 2017

Campus Visitor Library Tour: Doe and Moffitt Libraries and their Main Stacks

Tour/Open House | April 3 – 24, 2017 every Monday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance

 Library

April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.

Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You...   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.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Nuclear Policy Working Group

Meeting | March 14 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | NSSC Suite, Suite 230

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Society for Conservation Biology Benziger tour

Tour/Open House | April 25 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Benziger Family Winery

 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

 Sarah Navarro, Benziger Family Winery

 Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley Chapter

The Berkeley SCB chapter will tour a sustainable agriculture operation in Sonoma County.
The event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. It is open to the public and ADA accessible.

UC Berkeley and UCSF Computational Health Science Symposium

Special Event | April 25 | 2-6 p.m. |  UCSF Mission Bay Campus

 550 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

 Atul Butte, UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences; Michael Jordan, UCB Distinguished Professor of Computer Science & Statistics

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Come and join colleagues from UC Berkeley, UCSF, and LBNL for a discussion of new frontiers and emerging technologies in data science and biomedicine. Hear from thought leaders on both campuses, and explore opportunities to incorporate new approaches into your own research. This session is intended to stimulate ideas, provide opportunities to meet and talk with other research scientists, and...   More >

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 25 – October 24, 2017 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is limited on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

For more information email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Free with Garden Admission

CNR Alumni Association Oakland Networking Reception: An evening of networking with fellow CNR alumni

Reception | April 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Drake's Dealership, Utica Room

 2325 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

 College of Natural Resources

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, April 26, 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.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts Online Information Session

Information Session | April 26 | 1-1:45 p.m. |  Online

 Anastasia Meadors, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts can help you take your creative skills to the next level. Studio practice and critique seminars enable you to develop a cohesive portfolio of work for application to M.F.A. programs.

  Register online

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.

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | April 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Bruce Williams, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

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.

Back from the Brink: The Global Revival of Manchu Studies: A Memorial Lecture for Professor Emeritus James Bosson

Memorial | April 26 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mark Elliott, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

 Jacob Dalton, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

With the passing of Professor James Bosson the campus lost an early and important voice in the study of Mongolian, Manchu, and Tibetan language and culture. A memorial lecture in his honor will be presented by his former student Mark Eilliott, Harvard University.

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, April 27, 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.

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 >

I-House Annual Celebration and Awards Gala: Honoring I-House alumni: Sir Desmond Rea, Dr. Arlene Blum, and Shankar Sastry

Special Event | April 27 | 6 p.m. |  International House

 Sir Desmond Rea (IH 1966 - 67), Global Ambassador of Peace and Inspiration; Dr. Arlene Blum (IH 1967-68), Alumna of the Year; Shankar Sastry, Distinguished Alumni Professor of the Year

 International House

International House 2017 Gala Honoring
Sir Desmond Rea (IH 1966 - 67), Dr. Arlene Blum (IH 1967-68), and Shankar Sastry (IH 1977-78)

6 pm Music & Mingling Dinner & Program Follow
$275 per person
$150 per person for Young Diplomats (35 years of years of age and under)
Chevron Auditorium International House Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Valet Parking Provided
For more...   More >

  Register online or by calling 510-642-4128, or by emailing ihalumni@berkeley.edu

I-House Resident Hosts greet our Gala guests

Friday, April 28, 2017

Garden Closes Early at 2pm

Special Event | April 28 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden will close early today at 2pm, in preparation for our Members Plant Sale, which begins at 5:00pm.

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.

Road Trip! Maps for the August 21, 2017 Eclipse

Tour/Open House | April 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

Attention all eclipse chasers! Join us for a Maps and More pop up exhibit focusing on eclipse maps and atlases. We will feature maps related to the upcoming summer eclipse on 8/21/17.

GWE End of the Year Party

Meeting | April 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 74 Hesse Hall

 Graduate Assembly

The school year is coming to a close and we have a party scheduled to celebrate all of our hard work and say goodbye to some of our grad members that are heading off into the real world!

Join us for (free) lunch at noon on Friday April 28th in 74 Hesse Hall and for the election of next year's officers. Plan to come, celebrate, and be an active part of our community of Graduate Women in...   More >

Campus Visitor Library Tour: Doe and Moffitt Libraries and their Main Stacks

Tour/Open House | April 7 – 28, 2017 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance

 Library

April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.

Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You...   More >

Listening Launch: Many-to-Many

Special Event | April 28 | 5 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Rm. 340 - BCNM Commons

 Juliana Friend

 Berkeley Center for New Media

In collaboration with the Digital Humanities at Berkeley, BCNM is launching a unique launch event for Many-to-Many, an interactive digital archive of ethnographic conversations recorded around the world.

We will screen a selection of conversations from the archive; possibilities include a sound walk through the streets of Taipei, a commemoration of the day of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion in...   More >

Saturday, April 29, 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.

PiE Robotics Competition

Special Event | April 29 – 30, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

Pioneers in Engineering, Pioneers in Engineering

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Visit the Hall at the end of April to witness the final round of the Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) Robotics Competition. Meet the high school teams competing this year, and learn how they designed and built their own custom, remote-controlled robots as you cheer on your favorites.

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Remembering MLK at Cal: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of King's speech at UC Berkeley

Special Event | April 29 | 2:15-3:30 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Student Union

Join us on April 29th in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech at UC Berkeley. The commemoration will begin with an amplified recording of the original speech given by King on the steps of Sproul Hall. Afterwards the Student Union will re-dedicate it's historic photograph, taken during King's speech, by the late Berkeley photographer Helen Nestor. This...   More >