<< Week of December 10 >>

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop: in the Julia Morgan Hall

Holiday | December 7 – 10, 2017 every day | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at our special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a unique selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds from your holiday purchases will directly benefit the Botanical Garden.

Free and Fabulous

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

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.

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 >

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Film - Feature | December 10 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Carl Dreyer’s 1928 film focuses on the face as a landscape of the soul. Pauline Kael called it “one of the greatest of all movies.”

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Film - Feature | December 10 | 2-3:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Carl Dreyer’s 1928 film focuses on the face as a landscape of the soul. Pauline Kael called it “one of the greatest of all movies.”

Botanical Crafting for the Holidays

Workshop | December 10 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come enjoy the holidays at the Garden with our fun and festive room filled with botanical craft stations. You can create a host of gifts and decorations for yourself and family for the holidays. You can make mini wreaths, nature filled globes, ornaments, botanical cards and gift tags, and get creative at our succulent craft station. We'll also have seasonal drinks and nibbles. Bring a friend and...   More >

$45, $40 members

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

Camille A. Brown and Dancers: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play

Performing Arts - Dance | December 10 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Innovative choreographer Camille A. Brown's BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play draws on the games little girls play to tell a story of black female empowerment. Brown uses African-American vernacular forms—social dancing, Double Dutch, hand-clapping games, ring shout—to explore the self-discovery and playfulness of childhood in a work the New York Times calls "by turns, clever and tender." Brown, a 2016...   More >

$54

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Camille A. Brown & Dancers' Fana Fraser and Beatrice Capote perform BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play Friday–Sunday, December 8–10, 2017 in the Zellerbach Playhouse.

Takács Quartet and Garrick Ohlsson, piano: Chamber Music

Performing Arts - Music | December 10 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Takács Quartet and Garrick Ohlsson, piano, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Each time the Takács Quartet walks on stage for Cal Performances, its four players invite Berkeley audiences to experience a new dimension of this superlative ensemble's musical artistry. Returning after last season's heroic cycle of the complete Beethoven quartets, the Takács welcomes commanding pianist Garrick Ohlsson for Brahms' inventive and richly contrapuntal Piano Quintet, plus the first...   More >

$48 - 86

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Takács Quartet with Garrick Ohlsson performs Sunday, December 10, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Pour la suite du monde

Film - Feature | December 10 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Michel Brault and Pierre Perrault beautifully evoke the rhythms of rural life and language in this enchanting documentary about traditional customs on an isolated island in Quebec.

In the Battlefields

Film - Feature | December 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A young girl tries to befriend her aunt’s teenage maid in this keenly observed coming-of-age tale from Lebanon, set in war-torn 1980s Beirut.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Certificate Program in HVAC Online Information Session

Information Session | December 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Acquire an in-depth understanding of HVAC systems in order to meet energy-conservation standards. An opening presentation is followed by a Q&A session.

  Make reservations online

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | December 11 | 2-3:30 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 >

Residential Segregation and its Effects on Intergroup Cognition

Lecture | December 11 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Arianne Eason, University of Washington

 Department of Psychology

In the U.S. today, racial segregation remains rampant in neighborhoods, schools, and even the workplace. Given the persistent inequity in terms of both race and social class in the U.S., my research utilizes perspectives from developmental, social, and cultural psychology to examine how features of our social and cultural contexts (e.g., racially segregated neighborhoods and classrooms) influence...   More >

Berkeley New Music Project

Performing Arts - Music | December 11 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Canceled

 Department of Music

Eco Ensemble
David Milnes, director
David Milnes leads our resident professional new music ensemble in new works by UC Berkeley graduate student composers.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Berkeley New Music Project is a group dedicated to the performance of new music by the graduate student composers in UC Berkeley’s Department of Music. Supported by funding from the Department of Music,...   More >

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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.

Certificate Program in Construction Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how the Certificate Program in Construction Management provides thorough, up-to-date preparation for effective leadership on construction projects of any size. Gain problem-solving skills to manage cost, scheduling, risk and environmental issues.

  Register online

Lifting Your Spirits: Caring for the Caregiver (BEUHS171)

Workshop | December 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Dori Sproul, Alzheimer's Association

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

Caring for a person with dementia can be one of the most stressful things we will ever do. Stress can take its toll. Learn strategies on how to successfully manage caregiving and provide a good quality of life for yourself and the person you are caring for.

Development Lunch

Seminar | December 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Tigist Melesse; Damazo Kadengye

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

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.

Haas Scholars Program Info Session

Information Session | December 12 | 3-4 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 >

Specifying the Anti-inflammatory Functions of Transcriptional Coregulator GRIP1

Seminar | December 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Inez Rogatsky, Weill Cornell Medicine

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | December 13 | 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.

Food Systems Policy and Communications Workshop Series 2017–18: Session 2: Working with Outside Organizations on Research, Policy, and Dissemination

Workshop | December 13 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 Tia Shimada, Director of Programs, California Food Policy Advocates; Lorrene Ritchie, Director, UCANR Nutrition Policy Institute

 Berkeley Food Institute

Session 2: Working with Outside Organizations on Research, Policy, and Dissemination

Roundtable on best practices for transdisciplinary collaboration beyond the academy. Successful examples from Berkeley will be shared, such
as state-legislated nutrition standards in child care and securing state grant funds for school breakfast.

Featuring: Tia Shimada, CAFPA; Lorrene Ritchie, UCANR NPI

  RSVP online

Certificate Program in Facilities Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc., UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how the Certificate Program in Facilities Management prepares you for this rapidly changing field and helps build skills in facilities project management, strategic planning, leadership, construction planning, operations and maintenance.

  Make reservations online

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | December 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Members' Walk: Australasia

Lecture | December 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Clare Al-Witri

 Botanical Garden

Enjoy late season blooms and striking evergreen foliage with Horticulturist Clare Al-Witri on a behind- the-scenes tour of the Australasian Area. Come and see plants in this collection that are native to New Zealand, subtropical regions of Australia, and the high elevations of the South Pacific islands.

Members' Walk: Australasia tour is exclusively available to current members. Admission is...   More >

  Register 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.

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.

Applied Math Seminar: Theory and Applications of Unstructured h-p Mesh Optimization for Computational Fluid Dynamics

Seminar | December 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Krzysztof Fidkowski, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

This presentation first reviews existing methods for adapting and optimizing computational meshes in an output-based setting. The target discretization is the high-order discontinuous Galerkin finite element method, on unstructured meshes with variable-order elements. While high-order discretizations have the potential for high accuracy, they may not show a clear benefit in efficiency over...   More >

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.

Faces Places

Film - Documentary | December 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Forever young-at-heart filmmaker (and French New Wave legend) Agnès Varda teams up with hipster artist JR on a road trip across rural France. A first-rate achievement in Varda’s brilliant career.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | December 14 | 9 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.

Advanced Program in Sustainable Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 14 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how to comply with environmental regulations, as well as design and implement sustainability practices in cost-effective ways in the public and private sectors. Complete the courses that will enhance your knowledge and skills in the areas that reflect your career objectives.

  Register online

STEM in the Media: Insights from KQED Science and UCB Media Relations

Presentation | December 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Bob Sanders, Manager, Science Communication, UC Media Relations; Craig Rosa, Senior digital editor, KQED Science

 Coalition for Education and Outreach

Panelists Craig Rosa, KQED Science, and Bob Sanders, UC Berkeley Media Relations, discuss how to capture the media's attention and effectively communicate your STEM activities.

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   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 >

Festival Favorite Animated Films

Film - Animated | December 14 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Award-winning films by Polish animation artists who explore human relationships in varied and innovative ways, from uninhibited humor to surrealism.