<< Week of October 15 >>

Sunday, October 15, 2017

4th Annual Harvest Fest

Social Event | October 15 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

 1050 San Pablo (at Marin), Albany, CA 94706

 UC Gill Tract Community Farm

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm presents the 4th annual Harvest Fest 2017! Come join for community farming, live DJs, fresh harvested lunch, workshops, and tabling by local activists. Children's activities will be occurring throughout the day.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Web Essentials Drop In Hours: Non-Coder's Guide to the Web

Information Session | October 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

Librarians, Librarians, University Library

Student Technology Consultants, Student Technology Consultants, Student Technology Services

 Library

Stop by to learn about web design, online publishing, software and support available at Berkeley to help you build websites, create multimedia presentations, and much more. Students from Student Technology Services and Librarians will be here to answer your questions and help orient you to the technology landscape on campus.

 Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | September 25 – December 4, 2017 every Monday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Blue Door Cafe | Note change in location

 2244 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Blue Door Cafe (check for location updates). 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!

East African Beer and Soda

Amazon Tech Talk

Information Session | October 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Have you never used or heard of version control? Are you new to git? Have you ever been burned by using a git command incorrectly? If so, come to Amazon’s Tech Talk where David Lippa, one of their Software Development Engineers, will talk about the basics of version control with git, share lessons from his 13 year software career, and teach you ways to avoid “Git Hell.”

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Meeting | October 17 – December 12, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 119 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an EOP student interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at EOP every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, study abroad scholarships, how to apply and additional services available.

Bridging the Political Divide: A Conversation with Arlie Hochschild and Joan Blades: The Christina Marsden Gillis Academic Lives Program

Special Event | October 17 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Arlie Russell Hochschild, UC Berkeley - Sociology - Professor Emerita; Joan Blades

 The Women's Faculty Club

Arlie Hochschild is one of the most influential sociologists of her generation. She poured five years of her life into a "journey into the heart of the American right" and created a book that gave insight to a bewildered nation many of whose citizens struggled to fathom Trump's ascendancy to power.

Joan Blades- founding partner of Living Room Conversations - is also trained as a mediator...   More >

  RSVP by calling Front Desk Staff at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk Staff at womensfacutlyclub@gmail.com by October 16.

Diwali Indian Dinner: Festival of Lights

Social Event | October 17 | 6-8 p.m. | International House, 2nd Floor Dining Commons

 International House

Don’t miss Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights! Enjoy a lavish buffet of Indian delicacies and see our Dining Hall transformed with festive lights, candles and decorations.

Everyone is welcome to join I-House residents for these special all-you-can-eat buffet dinners. Cultural theme dinners are free for I-House residents and at $15, a bargain for the public!
Diwali Celebration Menu:
Rice...   More >

Diwali at I-House

Atlassian Tech Talk

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

What do you do when things go wrong in a highly distributed architecture? It's clear to design a system that does what is intended. This talk is from Atlassian's Head of Infrastructure on how we can design systems that fail less and how to react when the system fails.

We believe all teams have potential to do amazing things.

From space travel and DNA sequencing, to video games and...   More >

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Berkeley MEng Recruiting at UCSD

Miscellaneous | October 18 | 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  University of California, San Diego

  Library Walk

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

The one-year Master of Engineering (MEng) program at UC Berkeley strives to develop leaders who are able to draw equally on their managerial and technical strengths, as they tackle major technological challenges and create innovative solutions in real-world settings. Megan Braverman, Student Services and Admissions Advisor at the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, will be present at...   More >

Maps and More: Meet the Cartographer! w/ Stace Wright of Eureka Cartography

Tour/Open House | October 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 55A McCone Hall

 Stace Wright, Eureka Cartography

 Library

How do you tell a story with a map? That’s the question that motivates map maker Stace Wright of Berkeley-based Eureka Cartography. Stace (a Cal alum!) will join us at this special “Meet the Cartographer” edition of Maps and More to talk about the map-making process and business. Eureka Cartography has been creating maps in Berkeley for over 30 years. They specialize in custom mapping, with...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Meeting | October 18 – December 13, 2017 every Wednesday | 1-3 p.m. |  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 semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

Coffee Break

Social Event | October 4 – December 6, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.

EA Info-Session

Information Session | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Were you ever interested in working for the game industry? Come out to the Wozniak Lounge to join Moshen Sardari from EA Digital Platform, for a talk about Data Science and the type of projects his team works on! Free food will be provided!

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 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.

Hamilton Karaoke Night: An On the Same Page event

Social Event | October 18 | 7-9 p.m. |  Pappy's Grill and Sports Bar

 2367 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Sureni Dharshi Weerasekera

 College of Letters & Science, Department of Music, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Come out and sing your favorite songs from Hamilton with us!

The event is free. We will provide food and music and lyrics--you provide the entertainment!

Our MC will be Sureni Dharshi Weerasekera. Special singing guests will include Dean Bob Jacobsen!

 Anyone with a Cal id is welcome to attend, until we reach capacity.

Karaoke Bear

Thursday, October 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

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

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 >

Study Abroad in Engineering

Information Session | October 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Panel of students who studied abroad on UC's & Berkeley's Summer programs.

Nvidia Tech Talk

Information Session | October 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join NVIDIA to hear their tech talk on October 19th, starting at 6PM in the Woz! This talk describes roles and challenges in the Hardware Infrastructure group at NVIDIA. Learn how NVIDIA's software development enables them to build great products and design the next impossible chip.

Speaker bio: Eric Chi joined NVIDIA 8 years ago as a senior architect. He has worked in GPU development...   More >

Friday, October 20, 2017

CAA Homecoming Cal Cafe 2017 - Friday

Social Event | October 20 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Stop by to celebrate Homecoming with complimentary refreshments and light snacks. Cal Alumni Association (CAA) members will receive a free, Cal-themed souvenir. Visit alumni.berkeley.edu for more information about CAA.

The Homecoming of Letters and Science: Celebrating a Milestone for Berkeley's Liberal Arts Community

Special Event | October 20 | 1-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Dwinelle Plaza

 Carol Christ, Chancellor, UC Berkeley

 College of Letters & Science

The College of Letters & Science is the oldest academic unit on the Berkeley campus, and confers more than 70% of undergraduate degrees every year. What better time than “homecoming” to celebrate the creation of an official home for the College?!

Join Chancellor Carol T. Christ and our community of L&S Deans, faculty, students and alumni as we unveil the new front door to the College of...   More >

  RSVP online or or by emailing LSevents@berkeley.edu by October 13.

Homecoming Tour

Tour/Open House | October 20 | 1-2 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Visit one of the largest university-based collections of tetrapod vertebrates in the world, including about 700,000 superb bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian specimens from around the globe. You’ll see rare and extinct animal specimens, and learn about research projects aimed at answering fundamental questions about evolution and conservation.

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 >

Saturday, October 21, 2017

CAA Homecoming Cal Cafe 2017 - Saturday

Social Event | October 21 | 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Stop by to celebrate Homecoming with complimentary refreshments and light snacks. Cal Alumni Association (CAA) members will receive a free, Cal-themed souvenir. Visit alumni.berkeley.edu for more information about CAA.

College of Environmental Design Open House

Special Event | October 21 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

SAT, OCT 21. 9:00 am. Join us for a day of celebration at Wurster Hall as we shine a light on some of the newest updates to our building, including RICE &amp; BONES, Charles Phans new concept cafe.

Touchdown! Athletic Artifacts at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Tour/Open House | October 21 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Sports have existed in varied forms throughout history and around the world. Come check out a special selection of sporting artifacts in celebration of the Homecoming Football Game. From Alaskan sealskin balls to miniature Iroquois lacrosse sticks, get a glimpse of some never before exhibited objects. While you're here, explore our new exhibit People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers...   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 >