<< Week of March 10 >>

Sunday, March 4, 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 >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 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, March 5, 2018

Tea Around The World

Social Event | March 5 – 8, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Sproul Plaza

 Berkeley Food Institute

The event is aimed at spreading cultural awareness among students with specific emphasis on Tea drinking and agriculture.

It also is to promote sustainability and equitable food systems, as we plan to use only organic, fair-trade ingredients.

Finally, the event is a way to display the ideals of food, health and wellness which are the foundations that Kabira is built upon.

CEQA Transportation Impact Analysis under SB-743: Resources, Methods, and Tools

Special Event | March 5 – 7, 2018 every day with exceptions | 12-4 p.m. |  Online

 Chris Ganson, Senior Planner, California Governor's Office of Planning & Research (OPR); Jeannie Lee, Senior Counsel, California Governor's Office of Planning & Research (OPR)

 Technology Transfer Program

Senate Bill (SB) 743 represents a fundamental shift in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) transportation impact analysis that has implications for local and regional transportation planning. As required by SB 743, the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has recommended the replacement of vehicle LOS with vehicle miles of travel (VMT) as the new metric for...   More >

$145.00 CA Public Agency, $290.00 Standard Fee

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@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 >

Accenture Labs Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Accenture Labs incubates and prototypes new concepts through applied R&D projects that are expected to have a significant strategic impact on Accenture and its clients. Our dedicated team of technologists and researchers work with leaders across the company and business partners to invest in, incubate, and deliver breakthrough ideas and solutions that help our clients create new sources of...   More >

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 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...   More >

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.

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism and Race + Justice

Special Event | March 6 | 12-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by women and underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.

Creating a Transformative Student Experience

Meeting | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Strategic Plan Working Group: Creating a Transformative Student experience

How can we best support and enhance the student experience at UC Berkeley? The strategic planning effort's working group devoted to the student experience is seeking input from the community.

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Consumer Law in the 21st Century

Special Event | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium

 Ralph Nader

 The Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society and the Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice

Please join us in welcoming Ralph Nader to speak about Consumer Law in the 21st Century. This event will feature a Q&A session. Free and open to the public, all are welcome. Sponsored by the Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society and the Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice.

Criminal Justice and the Media: A Conversation with Christopher Darden

Special Event | March 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  International House

 Christopher Darden

 The Berkeley Forum

Race, celebrity, wealth, and the constraints of public officials were all brought to the forefront of the media in the decade-defining 1994 O.J. Simpson trial. Nearly 25 years later, these same aspects of the trial continue to be mainstay in the American legal system. In his talk, Christopher Darden, one of the prosecutors in the case, will address the ever-present challenges of maneuvering both...   More >

free

  Buy tickets online

Cal at Golden State Warriors: vs. Brooklyn Nets

Special Event | March 6 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. |  Oracle Arena

  , Oakland, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Cal Night at the Golden State Warriors.

$80, $90

 promo code: CAL. Tickets go on sale February 1.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 3 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

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

Tea Around The World

Social Event | March 5 – 8, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Sproul Plaza

 Berkeley Food Institute

The event is aimed at spreading cultural awareness among students with specific emphasis on Tea drinking and agriculture.

It also is to promote sustainability and equitable food systems, as we plan to use only organic, fair-trade ingredients.

Finally, the event is a way to display the ideals of food, health and wellness which are the foundations that Kabira is built upon.

Online MEng Info Session

Information Session | March 7 | 9-10 a.m. |  Online

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Learn more about our inter-disciplinary Master of Engineering professional program at University of California, Berkeley’s College of Engineering. Staff and students will answer your questions and discuss our innovative leadership curriculum, capstone projects, technical concentrations, dedicated career services, and admissions criteria.

  Register online

CEQA Transportation Impact Analysis under SB-743: Resources, Methods, and Tools

Special Event | March 5 – 7, 2018 every day with exceptions | 12-4 p.m. |  Online

 Chris Ganson, Senior Planner, California Governor's Office of Planning & Research (OPR); Jeannie Lee, Senior Counsel, California Governor's Office of Planning & Research (OPR)

 Technology Transfer Program

Senate Bill (SB) 743 represents a fundamental shift in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) transportation impact analysis that has implications for local and regional transportation planning. As required by SB 743, the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has recommended the replacement of vehicle LOS with vehicle miles of travel (VMT) as the new metric for...   More >

$145.00 CA Public Agency, $290.00 Standard Fee

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 >

Opening Reception - Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Reception | March 7 | 5-7 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Please join us for a reception on Wednesday, March 7 to celebrate the Phoebe Hearst Museum's new Spring exhibit entitled, "Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You." Opening to the public on Saturday, March 10, this timely exhibit-co-curated by Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley undergraduate students-invites visitors to examine how and why faces are depicted in global crafting...   More >

GE Digital Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

GE Digital is the leading software company for the Industrial Internet. GE Digital is reimagining industry’s infrastructure by connecting software, apps and analytics to industrial
businesses enabling them to operate smarter, faster and more efficiently.

Join GE engineers and recruiters to learn more about our technology and opportunities! Pizza will be served!

RVSP Link:...   More >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | March 7 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint

 1828 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of the Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! All are welcome so feel free to invite friends,family or new colleagues.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Location: Daily Pint (1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley)
Date: March 7th, 2018
Time: 6- 8 pm
We look forward to seeing you there!

SERC Alumni Mixer

Social Event | March 7 | 6-9 p.m. |  Gio's Pizza & Bocce

 2420 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join us for the first SERC Alumni mixer! This is a networking event for the SERC alumni, community members, and former Cal students involved with environmentalism in the Bay Area. Reunite with old friends, meet new folks, and learn more of each other's lives since your time at Cal.

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/200271734041912/

Career Connections: Business Roles in Health

Miscellaneous | March 7 | 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

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Big Give

Special Event | March 8 |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Big Give is UC Berkeley's annual online fundraising event. Stay tuned for ways to donate to SERC!

The Big Give for International House: Share the I-House love!

Special Event | March 8 | -9 p.m. |  International House

 International House

I-House will be participating in UC Berkeley's Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz on March 8th. This year I-House will be celebrating its 88th anniversary in August. The first 88 donations to I-House, regardless of size, will be matched with an additional $100. So, all gifts make a bigger impact! This support enables us to expand our programs and provide financial aid so others can be a...   More >

Tea Around The World

Social Event | March 5 – 8, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Sproul Plaza

 Berkeley Food Institute

The event is aimed at spreading cultural awareness among students with specific emphasis on Tea drinking and agriculture.

It also is to promote sustainability and equitable food systems, as we plan to use only organic, fair-trade ingredients.

Finally, the event is a way to display the ideals of food, health and wellness which are the foundations that Kabira is built upon.

Big Give 2018 at CED

Special Event | March 8 |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join the College of Environmental Design in raising money for the CED Diversity Fund for Student Support on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Support Berkeley History for Big Give

Special Event | March 8 |  Online at BigGive.Berkeley.edu

 Department of History

Big Give is an online fundraising event that gives you and the entire Cal community — alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends — the chance to come together to support your favorite schools and programs, and help those schools and programs win prize money.

The Big Give at EECS

Special Event | March 8 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The Big Give is U.C. Berkeley's annual fundraising event. EECS alumni, parents, collaborators, students, faculty, staff, and friends will have the opportunity to come together to show our support for the EECS department. With your help, we can remain one of the finest departments in the No. 1 public university in the world. We hope you will join us!

GWE Breakfast Social

Social Event | March 8 | 9-10 a.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Come hang out with the Graduate Women of Engineering for a Breakfast Social! Free food and coffee are provided, all you need to do is join us and socialize!

Senate Faculty Meeting

Meeting | March 8 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 15 Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

I-House Moments Lunch in the Dining Commons: Share your I-House Moment and get free I-House swag

Special Event | March 8 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  International House

 International House

I-House Moments Lunch in the Dining Commons
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Your I-House experience is made up of many memorable moments. Moments of realization. Moments of glory. A-ha moments of truth and moments you will remember for the rest of your days. Was it when you attended an event, moved into I-House, met your roommate for the first time, had coffee with friends during Coffee Hour? We would love...   More >

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah -- Student Salon

Meeting | March 8 | 12 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah

 Department of English

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah is a journalist, essayist and critic whose work on such figures as Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, and Kendrick Lamar has been widely acclaimed and featured in The New York Times, The Believer, The Paris Review, VQR, and Transition, amongst several other outlets and publications. Her essay on the comedian Dave Chappelle, “If He Hollers Let Him Go,” received enthusiastic notice...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 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 >

Coffee hour w/alumnus Robbie Snyder

Information Session | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 256 University Hall

 Robbie Snyder

 Center for Global Public Health

Join us for an hour of coffee and conversation!
Robbie will be discussing how his MPH and Doctoral work in the School of Public Health prepared him for a career as an epidemiologist working for the State of California. Citing examples from his graduate work and work at the CDPH, he will describe specific funding streams available to him, as well as the abundance of opportunities that are...   More >

Reception in Honor of Nick Jewell (elected to the National Academy of Medicine)

Reception | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Howard Room

 Public Health, School of

The Biostatistics Program would like to invite you to a reception in honor of Nick Jewell that will be held at the Howard Room in the UC Berkeley Faculty Club on Thursday, March 8, from 4-6 pm. This reception will celebrate his election to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors possible in the fields of health and medicine. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Please...   More >

Rubrik Info-Session and Tech Talk

Information Session | March 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come learn about the interesting machine learning applications at Rubrik!

Soham shares the different applications of machine learning in the data management space and how Rubrik is applying it to their technology. In the last 4 years, Rubrik has pioneered a new industry called cloud data management. We’ve created the technology that makes it easy for businesses to securely store, access, and...   More >

TRANSOC Oral Exam Info Session

Information Session | March 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Students will discuss their experiences in taking the comprehensive oral examinations that are administered in the Institute of Transportation Studies. Current students are welcome to ask students about their experiences.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Alumni Happy Hour

Social Event | March 9 |  San Francisco, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Come mingle with alumni and the Fung Institute staff at the 6th annual Master of Engineering Alumni Happy Hour!

 Only open to Master of Engineering alumni and current students.

Mapping Indigenous California History

Tour/Open House | March 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Guest curated by Julia Lewandoski, graduate student, History Department

 Library

This event explores just one chapter in California's complex and on-going indigenous history, by featuring maps of Native American land claims made in the 1850s. After the 1830s secularization of the Spanish Franciscan missions where many Native Californians were forced to live and labor, some Native peoples still living at former missions managed to obtain titles to land from Mexican...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 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 >

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 >

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Berkeley Project Day Spring 2018

Special Event | March 10 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 The Berkeley Project

Sign up for Berkeley Project Day Spring 2018 at www.berkeleyproject.org to help us build a better community!

Site Leader and Volunteer Applications Due: Sunday, February 18 at 11:59 PM
Berkeley Project Day: Saturday, March 10

Free Speech, Civility and Democratic Engagement: “Can’t We All Just Get Along?”

Special Event | March 10 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement at the Goldman School of Public Policy

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs, Class of '68 and the Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement

Presented by the Class of ’68 and the Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement at the Goldman School of Public Policy:

“CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?”
Breaching ideological echo chambers and the role of civility. A unique opportunity for students and the Cal community to engage in small group discussions with members of the Class of ’68.

This event is free, open to the public.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 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 >