<< Week of February 11 >>

Sunday, February 11, 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 >

Meditation and Mindfulness in the Museum

Miscellaneous | February 11 | 11:30 a.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jill Satterfield, of Vajra Yoga and the School for Compassionate Action, leads an ongoing series of mindfulness and meditation sessions. For all levels; no advance registration required.

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, February 12, 2018

Valentine's iMix

Social Event | February 12 | 5-8 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join Berkeley International Office for a Valentine's themed movie night at the International House on February 12. Come meet new people from all over the globe while enjoying a fun and relaxing evening together.

The event will begin at 6:30 PM with snacks, candy, and drinks, as well as plenty of supplies to make DIY Valentine's cards for your friends. At 7, we'll settle in for a screening...   More >

Strategic Plan Town Hall

Meeting | February 12 | 5-6 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Office of Chancellor

Join the Strategic Planning Steering Committee co-chairs - Haas School of Business Dean Rich Lyons and Academic Senate Division Chair Lisa Alvarez-Cohen - as they lead a discussion of Berkeley's strategic planning process and take feedback from the campus community.

For more information, visit: strategicplan.berkeley.edu

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 >

R.A.D. for Men (Resisting Aggression with Defense

Special Event | February 12 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions | 6-8:30 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Mail Lounge

 Gender Equity Resource Center, Recreational Sports, RSSP, UCPD

Participants will have the opportunity to: raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. This program is designed to empower...   More >

$10 UCB Students Only

  Register online

Quantcast Tech Talk and Info-Session

Information Session | February 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Bring your resume to be entered in our raffle for a $100 gift card! Food and beverages will be provided.

Come to our tech talk event to learn how we uses AI, Big Data & Machine Learning to influence human behavior. You will get the opportunity to hear first-hand from our senior tech leaders at Quantcast. Also, our engineers will walk through and explain a technical question that you might see...   More >

Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee

Meeting | February 12 | 7-8 p.m. |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Are you interested in planning UC Berkeley's 2018 Earth Week? Looking for a leadership opportunity to help make Earth Week a memorable campus-wide celebration? SERC is recruiting individual student leaders and/or student representatives from environmental student organizations to join the Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee.

Meetings will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 7-8pm in Sproul 102....   More >

Tuesday, February 13, 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.

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

Information Session | February 13 | 11 a.m.-12 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 >

Certificate Program in Data Science and Professional Program in Data Analysis Online Information Session

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

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain the skills to collect, process, analyze and interpret data to create actionable insights. Learn how to leverage machine learning, statistics, data mining and big data to develop new strategies that support decision making in a variety of fields.

  Make reservations online

Strategic Plan Town Hall

Meeting | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Office of Chancellor

Join the Strategic Planning Steering Committee co-chairs - Haas School of Business Dean Rich Lyons and Academic Senate Division Chair Lisa Alvarez-Cohen - as they lead a discussion of Berkeley's strategic planning process and take feedback from the campus community.

For more information, visit: strategicplan.berkeley.edu

Open House + Arts/Visual Collections Showcase

Tour/Open House | February 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Art History/Classics Library, 308 Doe

 Library, Department of History of Art

The Art History/Classics Library and the History of Art Visual Resources Center are hosting an event to bring together the many arts-related and visual scholarly resources and scholarly output from around the UC Berkeley campus and beyond. It will be a book-fair style event with outreach materials and...   More >

DataVisor Tech Talk and Info-Session

Information Session | February 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come out to DataVisor's tech talk this Tuesday to hear about latest developments in unsupervised machine learning and Big Data! Dinner will be provided.

Topic: Unsupervised - How DataVisor Finds Fraud Without Labels
Date: Tuesday, February 13th
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Wozniak Lounge

Talk Abstract: Traditional fraud solutions are in a constant cat-and-mouse game with attackers....   More >

R.A.D. for Men (Resisting Aggression with Defense

Special Event | February 12 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions | 6-8:30 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Mail Lounge

 Gender Equity Resource Center, Recreational Sports, RSSP, UCPD

Participants will have the opportunity to: raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. This program is designed to empower...   More >

$10 UCB Students Only

  Register online

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry 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 15, 2018

Global Internships Program Information Session

Information Session | February 15 | 11 a.m.-12 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!

Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions Online Information Session

Information Session | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.

  Make reservations 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 >

Madrid Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | February 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

Netherlands and Belgium Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | February 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

Ireland Summer Abroad Informational Session

Information Session | February 15 | 5-6 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

Amazon Info-Session

Information Session | February 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A team of recruiters and software engineers from Amazon will be on campus to discuss their company, technologies, and positions they are hiring for. Dinner will be served!
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At Amazon, we are working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptional talent, bright, and driven people. Amazon is continually evolving and is a place where motivated employees...   More >

Friday, February 16, 2018

Trees of the Garden: Docent-led Tour

Tour/Open House | February 16 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover the signature trees from around the world at the UC Botanical Garden.

Free for Members or with Garden Admission

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

Guardamar Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | February 16 | 1-1:50 p.m. | 305 Wurster Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Discover the impact that tourism and urbanism have on a city's architectural identity while living in Spain this summer! In Guardamar, students will broaden their architecture experience by stepping into a town where culture, food, ritual, and environment significantly impact urban design.

Join us at 1:00 pm for an informational session Guardamar's Summer Abroad program: "Imagining and...   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 >

Chile Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | February 16 | 2-3 p.m. | Stephens Hall, IAS Conference Room 101

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

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 >

Google Lightning Talks

Information Session | February 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for a session featuring a series of lightning talks from Googlers (and
Berkeley alum!).They’ll share their paths to Google, current projects, and
helpful advice. You will also learn about summer internship and full time
opportunities that are available at Google. Be sure to bring your questions
and we'll bring the food and swag!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Morning of Wetland Restoration: with Save the Bay

Special Event | February 17 | 8:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. | Mulford Hall, We will meet at the traffic circle below Mulford, and drive to MLK Shoreline Park from there

 Emma Steigerwald

 Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley

Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley Chapter, is arranging transport from campus and picnic lunch for a group of Berkeley volunteers to aid Save the Bay in their wetland restoration mission

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 >

R.A.D. for Men (Resisting Aggression with Defense

Special Event | February 12 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions | 6-8:30 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Mail Lounge

 Gender Equity Resource Center, Recreational Sports, RSSP, UCPD

Participants will have the opportunity to: raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. This program is designed to empower...   More >

$10 UCB Students Only

  Register online

Lunar New Year Banquet

Holiday | February 17 | 6-9 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

UC Berkeley Chinese Student Association, UC Berkeley Chinese Student Association

 UC Berkeley Chinese Student Association

A Lunar New Year celebration hosted by the UC Berkeley Chinese Student Association. During the event, there will be entertainment for the audiences as well as a banquet catered for the atteendees.

$15 non-CSA member

 $12 tickets for CSA Members. Tickets go on sale February 6. Buy tickets online or by calling Kevin Yang at 9256833452