<< Week of May 03 >>

Sunday, April 30, 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

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.

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 >

Senior Send-Off 2017

Social Event | April 30 | 5-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Congratulations Seniors!

Join the Cal Alumni Association and your fellow classmates on Sunday, April 30 at Alumni House to celebrate your upcoming alumni-hood. Connect with friends over beverages, a live DJ, Top Dog, cornhole, and performances from Cal spirit groups. We will also be raffling off a variety of prizes, including an iPad!

The Berkeley Network will be providing professional...   More >

$0.00

  Register online

CAA Chinese Chapter 2017 Spring Banquet

Social Event | April 30 | 6-9 p.m. |  Peony Restaurant

 388 9th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Yan Chow, M.D., Medical Director for the Digital Health, Medical Sciences Early Development Group, Amgen; Francis Wong, M.D., Founder, Outcomes.com

 CAA Chinese Chapter

The California Alumni Association (CAA) Chinese Chapter and UC Chinese Alumni Foundation cordially invites you to our Spring Banquet on Sunday, April 30, 2017!

Location: Peony Restaurant, 388 9th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 (510-286-8886)

Date / Time: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM PST

Price: $50/person, alumni and friends

Come celebrate, network and learn as we honor student...   More >

$50 General Admission

  Register online

Monday, May 1, 2017

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, May 2, 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)

Garden Closed

Holiday | November 4, 2014 – December 5, 2017 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

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

BIDS Spring 2017 Data Science Faire

Special Event | May 2 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Chancellor's Awards for Public Service

Reception | May 2 | 3-5:30 p.m. |  Krutch Theatre (Clark Kerr Campus)

 Chancellor Nicholas Dirks

 Public Service Center

Each year, the Chancellor recognizes students, staff, faculty, and community partnerships that embody UC Berkeley's proud tradition of public service and commitment to improving our local and global community. Faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, student organizations, and campus-community partnerships are all eligible. Award categories include: civic engagement, community-engaged...   More >

Gilead Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | May 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Thinking about your career?
By joining the Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing team at Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases. DINNER PROVIDED!

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!

One Year of Community Engagement in Food Systems

Social Event | May 2 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Jeff Noven, Operations Manager, Berkeley Student Food Collective; Kelly Carlisle, Executive Director, Acta Non Verba; Ruben E. Canedo, Research & Mobilization Coordinator, Centers for Educational Equity & Excellence (CE3)

 College of Natural Resources

Community leaders and undergraduate students involved with ESPM 197 - Community Engagement in Food Systems this past year will gather to discuss their projects and ways forward for the Food Systems minor. This event is open to the public, especially students and community members interested in learning more about the Food Systems Minor.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Garden Closed

Special Event | May 3 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Due to a power outage, the Garden will be closed today, May 3rd.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

Special Event | May 3 – 4, 2017 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to socially engaged art, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

GWE Study Break Breakfast

Social Event | May 3 | 9-10 a.m. | North Gate Hall, Courtyard

 Graduate Assembly

Are you feeling the pressure of the end of the semester building? Is dead week going to be rough?

Good news! GWE is buying breakfast! Bagels, coffee, and assorted pastries!

Certificate Program in Software Development and Programming Online Information Session

Information Session | May 3 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Advance your technology career with our new software development and programming certificate. It combines theory and practice to give you a balanced mix of knowledge and skills in software development, databases, computer programming and Web development.

  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.

Spring Division meeting

Meeting | May 3 | 3-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Robert Powell, Division Chair, Academic Senate

 Academic Senate

This is a regular business meeting of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate. The notice will be posted online prior to the meeting.

 Senate members have priority seating and others will be accommodated as space allows. Please contact us in advance for permission to take photographs or for accommodation needs.

Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning Online Information Session

Information Session | May 3 | 5-6 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn to analyze and advise in all core areas of personal financial planning, which meet the established requirements of the Certified Financial Planner Board, and provide CFP® Certification Examination eligibility.

  Register online

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, May 4, 2017

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

Special Event | May 3 – 4, 2017 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to socially engaged art, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

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

Meeting | December 1, 2016 – December 7, 2017 the first 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 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

Showcase for Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR)

Special Event | May 4 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Teaching and Learning, Educational Technology Services

The Showcase for Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR), formerly known as the Waves of Innovation, aims to highlight work that has accomplished a variety of goals in improving pedagogy.  
New panels each hour will feature lightning talks with the opportunity for informal discussion amongst presenters and interested attendees throughout the event. The event also facilitates further...   More >

Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | May 4 – 11, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for express travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on-the-spot.

Come to the I-House Great Hall during the following days and times for your Express Travel Signature:
Thu 5/4 - 10am-3pm
Tue 5/9 - 12-4pm
Thu 5/11 - 12-4pm

Grad Slam

Special Event | May 4 | 10:30 a.m. |  Online streaming

 University of California Office of the President

Help cheer on your champ and earn campus glory by urging your community to watch the livestream and cast a vote for their favorite speaker! The People’s Choice winner will win $1,000 and be named at the conclusion of the event along with the other contest winners.

Voting will be open for approximately 30 minutes immediately following the talks.

The voting will conclude approximately 30...   More >

Free First Thursday at BAMPFA

Special Event | February 2 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA. The galleries are free all day and we offer guided exhibition tours.

free admission to the galleries

Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions Online Information Session

Information Session | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.

  Make reservations 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 >

Social Science Matrix Open House: A Gathering and Celebration

Reception | May 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 820 Barrows Hall

 Social Science Matrix

Please join us on May 4th, 2017 between 4pm-6pm for a celebration of a successful year at Social Science Matrix, UC Berkeley's hub for cross-disciplinary social-science research.

Invite your friends colleagues to come to our Open House, where you can:

- Enjoy food and drink while learning about the programs and events offered by Social Science Matrix.

-...   More >

 Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

  RSVP online by May 3.

Social Science Matrix

Friday, May 5, 2017

EECS Department Student Awards Ceremony and Reception

Special Event | May 5 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Sarah Van Nostrand

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join us in a ceremony to honor outstanding students in the EECS department. Reception immediately following in Garbarini Lounge.

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 >

Big C Hike

Social Event | May 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | International House, Front Steps

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 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...   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 >