<< Week of January 28 >>

Sunday, January 28, 2018

SOGA Open Hours

Tour/Open House | January 28 – May 13, 2018 every Sunday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Garden Location: on the corner of Walnut St. and Virginia St. in north Berkeley, CA

 Campus Gardens

SOGA is an educational space designed for the community to share knowledge about organic urban agriculture and self-sufficiency in the food system. This type of experiential learning takes place during open volunteer hours, workshops, and DeCals (student-led courses at UCB). The garden, located on UC Berkeley property, is managed by undergraduate students and funded primarily through grants from...   More >

Lair Open House 2018

Social Event | January 28 | 1-3 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association, Lair of the Golden Bear

Join us at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus for a great afternoon of family fun with Lair and Pinecrest Chalet staffers.
We'll have snacks, games, giveaways, a scavenger hunt. We'll even make s'mores!

All are welcome—Lair campers, Chalet guests, and anyone interested in learning more about the Lair and Chalet. Please bring your friends—you don't need to be a Cal alum to camp at the Lair...   More >

  RSVP online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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, January 29, 2018

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 22 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and...   More >

A9 Info-Session

Information Session | January 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A9.com, an Amazon company, creates powerful, customer- focused search and advertising solutions and technologies. During our info session, we will provide an overview of our core teams and a glimpse into some of the problems we are solving. We'll also talk about what it's like working at A9 and answer any questions you have about developing world-class Amazon scale technology.

There will be...   More >

Labor Coach Program Spring 18 Infosession

Information Session | January 29 | 8-9 p.m. | 175 Barrows Hall

 Gillian Xu, Labor Coach Program

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Come learn what Labor Coach Program is all about! We provide emotional support and language interpretation for monolingual pregnant mothers throughout their labor and birth. If you're interested in helping the community, interpreting/translating, and working with mothers and babies, then this might be the club for you! You must be fluent in speaking one of the following languages: Burmese,...   More >

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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 College Admissions and Career Planning and Professional Program in College Admission Counseling Online Information Session

Information Session | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Sigrid Mueller, M.A., UC Berkeley Extension, program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Instructors and staff present information about directing others in their quest for higher education and career fulfillment. Learn about career opportunities, curriculum requirements and specific course content for both programs.

  Register online

Data Science/Health IT Talk, Ziad Obermeyer, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Are we over-testing? Using machine learning to understand physician decision making

Social Event | January 30 | 12-2 p.m. | 401 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

(Joint work with Sendhil Mullainathan)
Low-value health care—care that provides little health benefit relative to its cost—is a central concern for policy makers. Identifying exactly which care is likely to be of low-value ex ante, however, has proven challenging. We use machine learning to gauge the extent of low-value care, focusing on testing decisions for heart attack in emergency...   More >

Uber Tech Talk and Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Massive change is afoot at Uber! In 2017 we welcomed a million women drivers to our platformed, changed the face of freight, tested out autonomous vehicles on thr road, and worked on tackling gender bias in the app.

Talk to Molly Long, a senior software engineer on the Customer Identity Team, as she discusses the challenges and exciting efforts she has been working on.

We'll talk about...   More >

BJCL Wine and Crime

Reception | January 30 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

Wine & Crime is the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law’s annual mixer between practitioners and students. This event allows students to meet practitioners and hear about their experiences working in criminal law. It is a great opportunity to give interested students a chance to learn more about a career in criminal law.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee

Meeting | January 31 – April 18, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Are you interested in planning UC Berkeley's 2018 Earth Week? SERC is recruiting individual student leaders and/or student representatives from environmental student organizations to join the Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee. Sign up at tinyurl.com/EarthWeekCommittee

Round Table on Parks, Conservation, and Your Career

Information Session | January 31 | 9-10 a.m. | 139 Mulford Hall

 Jon Jarvis, Executive Director, The Berkeley Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity; Patrick Gonzalez, Principal Climate Change Specialist, U.S. National Park Service; Sarah Allen, Science Program Lead, U.S. National Park Service

 California Outdoor Engagement Coalition

The Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity is excited to announce an opportunity for students to join Jon Jarvis, Sarah Allen, and Patrick Gonzalez for a monthly one hour event where they can ask questions and seek advice about the National Park Service, climate change, careers, conservation, and much more. Space is limited, you must RSVP to attend the event.

 You MUST R.S.V.P. to attend! Seats are limited. If seats are filled, you will be asked to add your name to a waitlist.

 If seats are filled, you will be prompted to add your name and e-mail to a waitlist. RSVP online or or by emailing Rhonie Roggers at rhoniedee1993@berkeley.edu by January 31.

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | January 31 | 12-1 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 >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | January 31 | 3-4 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

Coffee Break

Social Event | January 31 | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee Break is a chance to meet new people from all over the world, have interesting discussions, and drink FREE coffee together--a relaxing break in the middle of the school week! We meet every Wednesday from 3-4 PM at Julie's Cafe.

This week we're talking about that Bay Area life! Whether it's sharing your favorite hangouts or complaining about the housing market, let's chat about the...   More >

Study Abroad in Public Health Information Session

Information Session | January 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn about public health opportunities abroad! Study Abroad Advisers, Public Health Advisers and students will discuss how study abroad works, program opportunities, guidelines for course approvals, financial aid/scholarships and more!

Career Chat: Data Science

Information Session | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Interested in exploring data science as a career path? Come learn insights about critical skill-sets and how to get hired from current part-time MEng student, Farshad Miraftab.

Farshad is currently a Data Scientist on Asurion's Big Data team responsible for driving customer engagement using machine learning principals. He's developed various models to predict customer churn, improve customer...   More >

 Only open to Master of Engineering students.

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2018 application deadline, Feb 22, 2018

Information Session | January 31 | 5-6 p.m. | 262 Evans Hall

 Marcia Condon, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about Berkeley's program in DC, where students from any major intern and research in Washington DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

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, February 1, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Big C Hike

Social Event | February 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | International House, Front Steps

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisers on this easy hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. The hike takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps. Bring water.

CAA Cal vs Oregon: Traditional Hoops Party

Social Event | February 1 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join fellow Cal basketball fans at Alumni House before your Golden Bears take on the Ducks in this exciting Pac-12 match-up. This Hoops Party includes dinner by Armadillo Willy's, drinks, remarks from Assistant Basketball Coach Tim O'Toole, Women's Swim Coach Teri McKeever and performances by Cal Band and Cal Spirit Groups.

Hoops Party Details
Date: Thursday, February 1
Hoops Party: 3:30 –...   More >

Xilinx Tech Talk and Info-Session

Information Session | February 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet engineers and recruiters from Xilinx, the company behind many of the hardware and software chip developments that are making deep learning more powerful and possible!

Make sure to bring a paper resume if you would like to be considered for intern or full time positions!

Thai food will be served!

***Speakers***
Jim Hwang, Principal Engineer
Jayashree Rangarajan, Senior Director,...   More >

Town Hall Meeting on the Use of the Boalt Name

Meeting | February 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium, Room 175

 Law, Boalt School of

Thursday, February 1, 2018
6pm to 8pm
Berkeley Law Booth Auditorium, Room 175

Please join fellow faculty, students, staff, and alumni for a Town Hall meeting on the Use of the Boalt Name.

The October survey yielded over 1,000 responses. Three survey respondents will advocate for the dominant positions on name usage, followed by an open community discussion.

Career Connections: Human Resources

Miscellaneous | February 1 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center, The Berkeley Network

CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.

For each of these casual networking events, we are seeking a diverse group of alumni to showcase a variety of careers. The events require no prep—simply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow...   More >

  Register online

Friday, February 2, 2018

SERC Spring DeCal Fellowship: Spring 2018 Application

Miscellaneous | February 2 |  online

 Student Environmental Resource Center

The SERC Decal Fellowship awards a $200 budget for resources and access to a speaker database and other resources to four DeCals focused on sustainability and other issues relating to the environment.

Global Internships Program Information Session

Information Session | February 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!

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

Information Session | February 2 | 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 >

Berkeley Sophomore Semester - Global Studies London Info Session

Information Session | February 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about this unique fall semester opportunity designed for rising sophomores to gain a global perspective, fulfill major & degree requirements, and obtain professional experience through an internship in London.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Clark Kerr Garden Open Hours

Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.

Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training...   More >

Space Technologies at Cal Project Showcase

Tour/Open House | February 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Space Technologies at Cal

Space Technologies at Cal (STAC) is a group of passionate scientists who want to push the frontier of space research and the space industry. Many of STAC members have been working on innovative projects related to space technology development, such as payload launches, research experiments, autonomous rovers, and much more. STAC would like to invite you to stop by its project showcase on Thursday...   More >

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sick Plant Clinic

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

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

CAA Cal vs Oregon State: Family Friendly Hoops Party

Social Event | February 3 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Come join us for a Cal vs. Oregon State pre-game experience that the whole family will enjoy. This Hoops Party features exciting programming for future Golden Bears, including an interactive performance by Cal Band and Cal spirit groups, a visit from Oski, a bounce house, Top Dog, and much more!

Hoops Party Details

Date: Saturday, February 3
Hoops Party: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Gametime: 5...   More >