<< Week of November 12 >>

Sunday, November 12, 2017

2017 Annual MCH Alumni Brunch: Honoring Professor Cheri Pies

Reception | November 12 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Diana Stasko

 UC Berkeley Maternal and Child Health Program

Please join UCB MCH Faculty, students, alumni and friends in honoring Dr. Cheri Pies and her dedication to Maternal and Child Health! The event features a delicious brunch, and networking opportunities, as well as recognition of Professor Pies and her work.

The event is open to alumni, current and prospective students, faculty, friends of the MCH Program, and guests.

$25 Students, $35 Alumni, Faculty, friends of the MCH Program, General

  Registration opens October 1. Register online by November 8.

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 12 | 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 13, 2017

International Education Week

Special Event | November 13 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m. |  Stephens Hall

 Peter Burt

 Berkeley Study Abroad

International Education Week is November 13-17!

We will be celebrating with a variety of information sessions and events all week long:

Global Bear Festival, Hosted by BIO
Tuesday 11/14. 5:00-8:30 p.m., I-House

Global Internships Info Session
Wednesday 11/15 12:00-1:00, Barrows 126

L&S Breadth Requirements Abroad
Wednesday 11/15 1:30-2:30, 102 Wurster

Non-Traditional...   More >

Loeve Prize ceremony

Special Event | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 David Aldous and Vladas Sidoravicius.

 Department of Statistics

Presentation of prize to Hugo Duminil-Copin, and short non-technical talk by Vladas Sidoravicius. Followed by reception 5.00 - 5.45 in Womens Faculty Club.

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

Webinar: Turn Your Writing Into a Career

Information Session | November 13 | 6:30 p.m. |  Online

 Laurie Doyle, Extension Honored Instructor; Thaïs Miller, Instructor; Rose Heredia, Writing certificate graduate

 UC Berkeley Extension

Join writing instructors Laurie Ann Doyle and Thais Miller, and recent graduate Rose Heredia as they discuss how they broke into the writing world and made their craft their profession. You'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions about how you can make "writer" your calling card.

  RSVP online

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cal Alumni Club of Marin Big Game Week Celebration

Social Event | November 14 |  Jason's Restaurant

 300 Drakes Landing Rd, Greenbrae, CA 94904

 Cal Alumni Association, Marin Bears

Big Game Week Celebration! Light appetizers courtesy of the Cal Alumni Club of Marin with a no host bar. All Bears are welcome!
Blue and Gold attire preferred.

International Education Week

Special Event | November 13 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m. |  Stephens Hall

 Peter Burt

 Berkeley Study Abroad

International Education Week is November 13-17!

We will be celebrating with a variety of information sessions and events all week long:

Global Bear Festival, Hosted by BIO
Tuesday 11/14. 5:00-8:30 p.m., I-House

Global Internships Info Session
Wednesday 11/15 12:00-1:00, Barrows 126

L&S Breadth Requirements Abroad
Wednesday 11/15 1:30-2:30, 102 Wurster

Non-Traditional...   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.

Blood Drive

Special Event | November 14 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom

 Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

Big Game drive! Competition with Stanford for most pints collected.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC) to provide much needed blood to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are held once a month. Appointments to donate are encouraged and walk-ins are always welcome. Drives are held at two locations on all dates from 11am-6pm: MLK-...   More >

Clearing the Clutter: An Overview of the Marketing Analytics Ecosystem

Special Event | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  South Hall

 Michael Koved

 Information, School of

A topical overview of the marketing ecosystem and the connectivity between the marketing technology stack, the data utilized, data generated, and useful metrics.

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.

Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Information Session | November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Susan Xue

 Library

Learn to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 14 | 2-3 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

Preparing for Your Study Abroad at UC Berkeley

Information Session | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Are you ready to take advantage of all UC Berkeley has to offer? Hear from International Student Advisors about what to expect upon arrival, what to bring with you, and how to make the most of your EAP experience at UC Berkeley. The experts - current students at UC Berkeley - as well as UCEAP staff will also be present to help answer any questions you may have.

Global Bears Festival and ISAB Global Games

Special Event | November 14 | 5-8:30 p.m. | International House, Auditorium

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The Berkeley International Office, ASUC, ISAB & ISAC will be putting together the Global Bears Festival to highlight how international education and exchange programs have stimulate deeper cultural understanding in our own community and enriched our campus diversity.

This event is part of the International Education Week (IEW) that is happening during the week of November 13th - 17th this year...   More >

Building Future Food at IndieBio

Information Session | November 14 | 7-8 p.m. | 223 Dwinelle Hall

 Food Science and Technology at Cal

Everyday, food and its associated technologies are moving more and more towards the future. Indie Bio, the world’s largest seed biotech accelerator, addresses future impactful problems by funding companies that can solve them.

Now, you have the chance to take some wisdom from IndieBio co-founder, Ron Shigeta. He has helped build companies such as Ava Winery, Astrona, Clara Foods, EnduraBio,...   More >

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

International Education Week

Special Event | November 13 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m. |  Stephens Hall

 Peter Burt

 Berkeley Study Abroad

International Education Week is November 13-17!

We will be celebrating with a variety of information sessions and events all week long:

Global Bear Festival, Hosted by BIO
Tuesday 11/14. 5:00-8:30 p.m., I-House

Global Internships Info Session
Wednesday 11/15 12:00-1:00, Barrows 126

L&S Breadth Requirements Abroad
Wednesday 11/15 1:30-2:30, 102 Wurster

Non-Traditional...   More >

Blood Drive

Special Event | November 15 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom

 Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

Big Game drive! Competition with Stanford for most pints collected.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC) to provide much needed blood to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are held once a month. Appointments to donate are encouraged and walk-ins are always welcome. Drives are held at two locations on all dates from 11am-6pm: MLK-...   More >

Global Internships Information Session

Information Session | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

General Global Internships Information Session

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.

Japanese Language Resources

Information Session | November 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Toshie Marra

 Library

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

Study Abroad in Japan

Information Session | November 15 | 3-5 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn about study abroad opportunities in Japan and a variety of financial resources, including scholarships from the Japanese government. During this event, students will have the opportunity to hear from past study abroad students and representatives from the Japanese Consulate, partner universities in Japan, and Berkeley Study Abroad.
*The room for this event is accessible by stairs only. If...   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.

The Berkeley Forum In Discussion with Alexandra Petri

Special Event | November 15 | 6-8 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)

 Alexandra Petri, The Washington Post

 Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

The Berkeley Forum in discussion with Alexandra Petri, the columnist behind The Washington Post’s ComPost blog and author of
A Field Guide to Awkward Silences. Ms. Petri writes satirical and lighthearted pieces on contemporary news, politics and points of view. The Berkeley Forum staff will moderate the forum and allow audience questions afterwards with Ms. Petri.

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 16, 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

International Education Week

Special Event | November 13 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m. |  Stephens Hall

 Peter Burt

 Berkeley Study Abroad

International Education Week is November 13-17!

We will be celebrating with a variety of information sessions and events all week long:

Global Bear Festival, Hosted by BIO
Tuesday 11/14. 5:00-8:30 p.m., I-House

Global Internships Info Session
Wednesday 11/15 12:00-1:00, Barrows 126

L&S Breadth Requirements Abroad
Wednesday 11/15 1:30-2:30, 102 Wurster

Non-Traditional...   More >

San Joaquin County: Big Game Luncheon

Social Event | November 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Brookside Country Club

 3603 St Andrews Drive, Stockton, CA 95219

 Dave Labeouf; Mark Marquess

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Club of San Joaquin County

Price: $20 for lunch with no-host bar
Contact: Jim Dugoni at
jimdugoni@gmail.com
or call 209-607-9661

Speakers:Big Game Stars from the Past
Former Cal Lineman, Dave Labeouf
Former Stanford Quarterback: Mark Marquess

$20

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.

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

Information Session | November 16 | 1-2 p.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 >

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 >

Napa Valley: Big Game Party

Social Event | November 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Downtown Joe's

 902 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559

 Cal Alumni Association, Napa Valley Cal Alumni Club

Annual Big Game party with our counterparts from Stanford in downtown Napa.

Certificate Program in Project Management

Information Session | November 16 | 6-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 608

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Community Dinner: Vegan Potluck

Miscellaneous | November 16 | 6-8 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

In honor of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, SERC is hosting a community potluck dinner for the sustainability community! Come bring a vegan dish and your own bowl/utensil. Meet others interested in environmentalism while enjoying great food, art, and community!

You are what you eat: A Restorative Storytelling Potluck

Social Event | November 16 | 6-8 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 The Student Environmental Resources Center (SERC)

Come on out with a plant-based dish and a story to share over a delicious meal and good company! The Student Environmental Resources Center (SERC) is hosting an open, reflective space to discuss and illustrate our personal relationships with our food as we approach the holiday season, as well as learn more about food security, justice, and sovereignty in the context of decolonizing our food...   More >

Professional Sequence in Agile Management

Information Session | November 16 | 7-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 608

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how Agile Management—a framework of values, principles and practices that allows managers to plan work, engage teams and leverage changing market conditions—can make a difference in your career as a manager.

 Please refer to UNEX 1066. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Friday, November 17, 2017

International Education Week

Special Event | November 13 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m. |  Stephens Hall

 Peter Burt

 Berkeley Study Abroad

International Education Week is November 13-17!

We will be celebrating with a variety of information sessions and events all week long:

Global Bear Festival, Hosted by BIO
Tuesday 11/14. 5:00-8:30 p.m., I-House

Global Internships Info Session
Wednesday 11/15 12:00-1:00, Barrows 126

L&S Breadth Requirements Abroad
Wednesday 11/15 1:30-2:30, 102 Wurster

Non-Traditional...   More >

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

Flu Shot Clinics at Tang: Drop-in flu shot clinics at the Tang Center, Fall 2017

Miscellaneous | November 17 | 12-6 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Education Center, first floor

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Flu shot clinics at the Tang Center. Free for students with SHIP; $30 for staff, faculty, and members of the community (college age adults and above) and students without SHIP. No appointment is necessary. It's quick and easy!

 No children; college-age students or above.

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 >

Weaving Friendship: Welcome Celebration for Bertina López Cumez

Reception | November 17 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join us to welcome and celebrate skilled Guatemalan weaver and friend of the museum, Bertina López Cumez. Bertina, in conversation with the Hearst's Head of Education Adam Nilsen, will speak about her weaving practice. In addition to the huipiles currently on exhibit (woven by Bertina and her mother), additional textiles will be on view.
Before and after the talk, explore the current exhibit...   More >

  Register online

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tofu Hackathon with Hodo Soy

Special Event | November 18 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | I-lab Haas School of Business

 Hodo Soy, Chipotle, Sweetgreen, Ladera Foods, KIND

Partnering with Hodo Soy, this year’s FoodInno Hackathon has organized a business challenge event to help the well-reputed company make their next move to introduce the honest and artisanal way of making the best tofu possible to enrich more people’s diet and dining experience. You can sign up on Eventbrite with or form at the event, into teams of 4-6, to tackle the challenge with the help of...   More >

$5 non-UCB, $0 UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty

  Registration opens October 26. Register online or by calling Hailey Zhou at 9405358682, or by emailing Hailey Zhou at calfoodinno@gmail.com by November 18.

San Francisco: Charter Bus to Big Game

Social Event | November 18 | 12:30-9:30 p.m. |  Van Ness St & Sutter Street

 Map

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Alumni Group of San Francisco

Come ride with us to and from the Big Game! We are aiming to leave at 12:30PM.

Where: Pickup Location will be on Van Ness Street (corner of Sutter Street)

$20

  Buy tickets 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 >

Oakmont: Big Game Viewing Party

Social Event | November 18 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berger Center

  Oakmont Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

 Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont

San Ramon: BIG GAME Watch Party: hosted by the Kaiser Cal Corporate Committee

Social Event | November 18 | 7-10 p.m. |  Buffalo Wild Wings

 200 Montgomery Street, San Ramon, CA 94583

 Cal Alumni Association

The Kaiser Cal Alumni Corporate Committee is hosting a BIG GAME watch party to raise money for the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program (KASP) administered by the Cal Alumni Association (CAA). The fundraiser will be at Buffalo Wild Wings in San Ramon. Game time TBD. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

We are asking for tax deductable donations the day of the event. There will be...   More >