<< Week of October 29 >>

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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, October 30, 2017

Pub Quiz Night

Information Session | October 30 | 5-6 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn about study abroad options in the UK and Ireland while snacking on pub food and answering trivia to win great prizes! Several BSA study abroad returnees will share information about their experiences abroad and they will host a pub quiz with study abroad-related prizes for the winners. A BSA Adviser will also be on hand to answer questions about study abroad programs.
*The space for...   More >

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

Samsung Tech Talk and Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Samsung Semiconductor-Device-Solutions of San Jose is recruiting now for 2018 Summer Interns (and a few FTEs) – Open roles in areas like deep learning, computer vision, memory architecture, 5G systems engineers, and more!
For details, see the attached list and check out Handshake.

They are presenting a tech talk next Monday October 30 from 5:30 to 7pm in the Woz Lounge (Soda 430), where you...   More >

Tuesday, October 31, 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.

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

Qualcomm QINF Office Hours

Information Session | October 31 | 1-2 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

QInF is the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship, a competitive fellowship with $100,000 prizes for winning teams of PhD students, open to invited schools.

Now in its tenth year. We will be awarding fellowships of $100,000 to teams of two students. For the 2018 US edition, we invite proposals from 20 schools: Berkeley, Caltech, CMU, Columbia, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan, MIT,...   More >

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.

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.

Microsoft Info Session

Information Session | October 31 | 6-8 p.m. | 120B Bechtel Engineering Center

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The SDE job market is continually picking up, but workers are still increasingly jumping ship. PayScale did a survey to identify US companies with the highest and lowest employee tenure, out of the Fortune 500 list. The overall average that they came up with was 3.68 years. Compared to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' report released in January of 2012, the average dropped with 1 year, from 4.6...   More >

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 4 – December 6, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Edible Cookie Dough Sale on Sproul

Sale | November 1 – 2, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

On Wednesday and Thursday, FoodInno will table on Sproul with DOUGHP cookie dough for our fundraiser. For anyone and everyone who misses that childhood sneaking Tollhouse unsafe-to-eat raw cookie dough! By the scoop or on an ICE CREAM CONE! Come through, you won't want to miss it!

We are also holding a featured event with the OG DOUGHP founder herself, hear about the dope story and join on a...   More >

Discovery Station: Cactus and Agave

Miscellaneous | November 1 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden has one of the most diverse plant collections in the world. Visit at our Docent-led interactive Discovery Station to learn more about a particular plant topic. This month's topic: CACTUS & AGAVE

Travel Like a Transfer

Information Session | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. |  Conference Room, Stiles Hall (basement of MLK Student Union)

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a transfer student who is interested in studying abroad? Attend this information session and learn how you can study abroad during your time at Cal.

A Berkeley Study Abroad adviser will discuss programs and planning strategies, while a panel of transfer students who have studied abroad will share their perspectives and experiences from study abroad.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

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.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1 – December 6, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 >

Coffee Break

Social Event | October 4 – December 20, 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.

London School of Economics and Political Science General Course

Information Session | November 1 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

The General Course at LSE is a fully integrated year of undergraduate study in one of the most vibrant, diverse and historical cities in the world. General Course students may study any combination of the 250+ undergraduate courses taught at the School, in disciplines as varied as Anthropology, Geography and Social Policy. Students earn UC credit and can use their UC financial aid as the program...   More >

The Russia Hack and the Challenge to American Democracy: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

Special Event | November 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 David Sanger, New York Times

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

As part of our Fall 2017 Seminar Series the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is honored to welcome David Sanger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning national security correspondent for The New York Times and one of the newspaper’s senior writers. Please RSVP to attend this event, which will be held on November 1, 2017 at 4pm, in Banatao Auditorium on the UC Berkeley campus.

  RSVP online by October 30.

David Sanger, New York Times

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – June 27, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman 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.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

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

Edible Cookie Dough Sale on Sproul

Sale | November 1 – 2, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

On Wednesday and Thursday, FoodInno will table on Sproul with DOUGHP cookie dough for our fundraiser. For anyone and everyone who misses that childhood sneaking Tollhouse unsafe-to-eat raw cookie dough! By the scoop or on an ICE CREAM CONE! Come through, you won't want to miss it!

We are also holding a featured event with the OG DOUGHP founder herself, hear about the dope story and join on a...   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

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 – January 4, 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 >

GWE Craft Night

Social Event | November 2 | 5-7 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Join Graduate Women in Engineering (GWE) at our annual Craft Night! Come and decorate your own knitted headband! We provide the supplies so just show up!

RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/GWEcraftnight

OpenTable Info-Session and Tech Talk: Data Science for the Hospitality Domain

Information Session | November 2 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

At OpenTable, our teams build dream software for restaurants. Our cloud restaurant operation solutions help our partners deliver phenomenal hospitality.

Please join us for a Tech Talk by Igor Gammer, Principal Data Science Engineer.

Pizza will be provided.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | November 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 212 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with personalized advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

 Free

 UNEX 1057. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

The DOUGHP Story + New Flavor Creation Contest

Social Event | November 2 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 145 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Kelsey Witherow, DOUGHP SF

 Berkeley Food Institute

Kelsey Witherow (inventor for DOUGHP cookie dough) will be sharing about her journey and how she started up DOUGHP. Afterwards, there will be a tasting event as well as a "New Flavor Creation Contest" judged by Kelsey herself! The winning flavor will have their flavor featured in the DOUGHP store in SF, and you get to take home some free dough!!

Diwali Celebration and Annkut at UC Berkeley

Special Event | November 2 | 6:45-9 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 UC Berkeley BAPS Camps Fellowship

In the Joy of Others: Diwali and Annkut at UC Berkeley

Free Indian Dinner and Be sure to where Indian Clothes if you have them!

  RSVP online or by calling Yagna Patel at 510-378-2934, or by emailing Yagna Patel at ruchitm@berkeley.edu

Friday, November 3, 2017

Chemistry Graduate Life Committee November Meeting

Meeting | November 3 | Latimer Hall, Bixby North

 Members, Chemistry Graduate Life Committee

 College of Chemistry

The Chemistry Graduate Life Committee exists to support graduate students in the Chemistry Department at UC Berkeley. We provide peer mentoring, advocate for graduate student wellness, coordinate social events, distribute news of campus events and resources, and coordinate recruiting weekends. We meet monthly. Joining the CGLC is easy: just show up and introduce yourself!

Clark Kerr Garden Open Work Hours

Tour/Open House | October 27 – December 8, 2017 every Friday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

Located on the CKC campus, sponsored by UC Grounds Dept. and Cal Dining

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

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

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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, November 4, 2017

Birding Event with Clayton Anderson

Special Event | November 4 | 8-11 a.m. |  Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline Park

 Clayton Anderson, Golden Gate Audubon

 Society for Conservation Biology - Berkeley Chapter

The Berkeley Chapter for the Society for Conservation Biology is offering a special birding event with naturalist Clayton Anderson. Clayton is a lifelong naturalist and master birder. He is also the education program coordinator for Golden Gate Audubon. Clayton will lead participants on a tour through the wetlands of Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline Park.

 Open to all UCB students and post-docs.

  RSVP by emailing Chelsea at candreozzi@berkeley.edu by November 2.

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 1, 2018 the first Saturday of the month every month | 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 >

BioEHS: Bioengineering Day

Special Event | November 4 | 1-4 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Bioengineering Honor Society

BioE Day is a 3-hour event hosted by Bioengineering Honor Society for high school scholars. Our goal is to present various interesting areas of bioengineering to help students answer the question "What is Bioengineering?" There will be several fun bioengineering-related hands-on activities and demos. Please RSVP at bit.ly/BioeDay ASAP as spaces are limited!

 Limited to high school students

  RSVP online or or by emailing Victoria Lee at outreach@bioehs.berkeley.edu by October 30.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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 >