<< Week of November 05 >>

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Cal Rotaract's End Polio Now 5K

Special Event | November 5 | UC Berkeley Campus, Starting Location: Campanile Esplanade

 Cal Rotaract (UC Berkeley RSO)

On Sunday, November 5th, Cal Rotaract will be hosting its annual End Polio Now 5K Walk/Run!

All the proceeds from this event will be pooled with Cal Rotaract's End Polio Now GoFundMe campaign donations, which will then be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and then donated to Rotary International's Polio Plus Foundation. The money we raise from this campaign will go directly...   More >

New Member Welcome Wagon

Meeting | November 5 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Julia Morgan Hall

 Eric Siegel, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

 Botanical Garden

We’re rolling out the Welcome Wagon to greet all our newest members and everyone that has joined the Garden over the past year. Come learn about the UC Botanical Garden's history, collection and more! It's the best way to become acquainted with the Garden while meeting fellow new members!

Free for Current Members

  Registration opens October 1. Register online or by calling 510-664-4509 by November 3.

UC Gill Tract Community Farm Open Hours

Tour/Open House | November 5 – December 10, 2017 every Sunday | 12-5 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract

  San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Campus Gardens

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm is open to the public every Sunday-Thursday. Everyone is welcome! Please enter through the gate on Jackson St or the gate at San Pablo and Marin, during open hours.

NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley: Come Write In Sessions

Meeting | November 5 | 1-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe Library

 Shannon Monroe, Head of Interlibrary Lending & Photoduplication, Interlibrary Services

 Library

Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. Working on an academic writing project and need help with productivity? Join us for NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley, and write with fellow participants, students and colleagues in a supportive setting at Doe Library during National Novel Writing Month!

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, November 6, 2017

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Information Session | November 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful 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

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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 >

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.

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.

Near East Studies Department - Study Abroad and FLAS Information Session

Information Session | November 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

NES Students! Come learn about Study Abroad as well as the Foreign Language and Area Scholarship (FLAS). Speakers include Rania Shah, NES Adviser; Michelle Ayazi, Berkeley Study Abroad Adviser; and Gina Farales Blanco FLAS Administrator.

Gilead Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

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

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Join Gilead Sciences, a research-based biopharmaceutical company that delivers life-saving therapies to patients in need. DINNER PROVIDED
Accepting resumes for full-time and internship positions.
Hosted by the Department of Bioengineering and the Bioengineering Honor Society

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

No Bioengineering Seminar today

Holiday | November 8 |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Bioengineering (BioE)

No seminar today due to Veteran's Day Holiday

2018 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | November 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives engaged students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a socially engaged project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000. Proposals for...   More >

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | November 8 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Room location to be posted at entrance to building

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Newly arrived J-1 postdocs, professors, researchers,short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.

9th Annual American Indian Heritage Month Luncheon: Resiliency: Our Past, Present and Future

Social Event | November 8 | 12-2 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Department of Ethnic Studies

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with 
Food, Speakers, Performers, Raffle, Historical Timeline, Poster & Photo Display. 

Wed. Nov​​ 8, 2017 at 12pm to 2pm at
Anna Head Alumnae Hall
2537 Haste St. 
Berkeley, CA 94720

$10 tickets (Donation).
available at door. Buy pre-sale tickets from 
Carmen Foghorn (carmenf@berkeley.edu/ Barrows Hall), 
Cindy Andallo​...   More >

$10

  Tickets go on sale October 8. Buy tickets by emailing Carmen Foghorn at carmenf@berkeley.edu

Berkeley MEng Info Session at UC Irvine

Information Session | November 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Irvine Career Center Training Room

 100 Student Services 1, Irvine, AR 92697

 Daniel Campo, Assistant Engineer R&D, Johnson & Johnson

 Joy Ahn, Senior Student Services Advisor, UC Berkeley Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Joy Ahn, Senior Student Services Advisor at the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, will host an information session to share more about our one-year Master of Engineering program.

  RSVP online

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.

Korean Language Resources

Information Session | November 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Jaeyong Chang

 Library

Introduction to research resources in Korean language in the area of humanities and social sciences.

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.

Haas Scholars Program Info Session

Information Session | November 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

Transportation Mixer

Social Event | November 8 | 5 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 Cal ITE

On Nov. 8 at 5 pm, there will be a Transportation Mixer in the 4th floor ITS Library for transportation faculty & staff, students, and professionals. Please come socialize with our undergraduate, masters, and PhD students, past graduates, and other ITS faculty and staff. Cal ITE, a transportation student group, will be funding the event and there will be food and beverages provided!

Accel Partners Panel

Information Session | November 8 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

For applicants to the Accel Scholars program, Accel Partners and a select group of founders will be talking about their experiences.

Confirmed in attendance will be Joel Flory and Greg Lutze, founders of Vsco, and Lucy Gao, co-founder of Scale (YC S16).

In addition, Accel partner Steve Loughlin former CEO of Relate IQ (acquired by Salesforce) and advisor to Palantir, will also be in...   More >

 Invite-Only for Prior Applicants to the Accel Scholars Program.

UC Berkeley Career Connections: Biotech: Bio-Tech Connect: Alumni Night

Reception | November 8 | 6-8 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Join us to talk with alumni currently working in biotech. This year's theme is "Translating your skills from college to career." Learn how to talk about skills learned in school when applying for a job or internship.

Register and learn more in Handshake https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/63044

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 9, 2017

Fall Bird Walk

Tour/Open House | November 9 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Fall migrants are arriving in the garden! Come see our first winter sparrows, and search for other newcomers such as warblers and thrushes.

$20, $18 members

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

Allen’s Hummingbird feeding on Nicotiana tomentosiformis in the South American Area, photo by Melanie Hofmann

VS Club Meeting

Meeting | November 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Minor Hall, Student Lounge (392)

 VS Club

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 >

Northern California Bats: Demystifying and Discovering these Amazing Animals

Special Event | November 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley | Note change in date

 Botanical Garden

Come learn about our CA native bats with Director of NorCal Bats Corky Quirk. In her presentation, you will learn about the nature of bats and their importance in our environment, as well as discuss the harmful myths that surround these animals. Live bats will be presented and seeing these small, almost cuddly creatures might forever change how you feel about these amazing mammals.

$15 Adult/ $10 Adult Member/ $5 Youth (ages 3-17)

 Sold out.

Searching for Dark Matter: SuperCDMS (Cryogenic Dark Matter Search)

Tour/Open House | November 9 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Matt Pyle, Department of Physics

 Science@Cal

What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the universe cannot be seen directly in telescopes. Instead, this matter must be observed indirectly through its gravitational pull on the objects that we can see. This is how the term “dark matter” was coined…But how do we search for something we can’t...   More >

$0

  Registration opens October 23. Register online by November 8.

Bullet Cluster-evidence of gravitational effects of dark matter

Friday, November 10, 2017

Holiday: Veterans Day

Holiday | November 10 |  Academic & Administrative Holiday

 UC Berkeley

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

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 11, 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 >