<< Week of May 20 >>

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading 2 - The Leadership Award

Miscellaneous | May 18 – 23, 2018 every day |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Leadership Award from May 18th through May 23th.

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship applications for The Leadership Award (TLA) electronically, and a step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the evaluation process. Virtual...   More >

  Register online by May 15.

Lawrence Hall of Science 50th Anniversary Open House

Tour/Open House | May 20 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Lawrence Hall of Science--UC Berkeley's public science center--is celebrating its 50th anniversary! In May 1968, we opened our doors to the public for the first time. Join us for a day of science fun on Sunday, May 20th as we kick off a year of special events and programs to celebrate 50 years of hands-on science learning. Admission will be free to the public.

Drawing on the Run with Karen LeGault

Workshop | May 20 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Do you ever want to stop and sketch your views while you are traveling or visiting special places? Using pen and ink, pencil and colored pencil, we will go through some exercises to learn a few simple but effective techniques to record our experiences so we can enjoy them, or even work from them, later.

$75 / $65 UCBG Members

  Register online

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 >

Cal Day at the Mountain Play

Performing Arts - Theater | May 20 | 2 p.m. |  Mountain Play Association

  Easy Grade Trail, Mill Valley, CA 94941

 The Mountain Play

 Marin County Alumni Club

Special reserved area for Cal Bears plus enjoy a welcoming glass of adult beverage from the Marin Bears.
BYOB, picnic, layers of clothes if the fog is in and sunscreen and hat if it’s sunny.

Read up on your options for transportation, food, beverages, hikes and more at
https://www.mountainplay.org/plan-your-visit/

Questions? Email nancyl@calalum.org

Monday, May 21, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading 2 - The Leadership Award

Miscellaneous | May 18 – 23, 2018 every day |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Leadership Award from May 18th through May 23th.

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship applications for The Leadership Award (TLA) electronically, and a step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the evaluation process. Virtual...   More >

  Register online by May 15.

Developing 3-D Imaging Sensors: Problems and Technologies: SPIE Visiting Lecturer

Lecture | May 21 | 10:45-11:45 a.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Prof. Silvano Donati, University of Pavia

 Photobears

We discuss technologies for 3-D imaging-taking cameras, also variously called 3-QD rangefinders, telemeters or lidars.

Refreshments will be provided by Photobears!

Disability Employment Fair

Career Fair | May 21 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | 24 University Hall

Derek Coates, Staff Alliance for Disability access (SADA)

 SADA, Human Resources

Workshops, resources, and tools to provide people with disabilities access to jobs, and job hunting resources, as well as information about reasonable accommodations.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading 2 - The Leadership Award

Miscellaneous | May 18 – 23, 2018 every day |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Leadership Award from May 18th through May 23th.

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship applications for The Leadership Award (TLA) electronically, and a step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the evaluation process. Virtual...   More >

  Register online by May 15.

Living Well in Retirement Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 22 | 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. |  Hs. Lordships, Berkeley Marina

 199 Seawall Drive, Berkeley, CA 94710

 UC Berkeley Retirement Center

 UC Berkeley Retirement Center

A full day of learning, exploring and connecting. Includes lunch, nibbles, free parking, Q/A with experts and time to engage with each other.

Santa Cruz County Office of Education: H-SS Framework Training (K-5)

Workshop | May 22 | 9 a.m. |  Santa Cruz County Office of Education

 400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 Professional Development for Educators

The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project is presenting this full day workshop for teachers, coaches and site and district leaders regarding the ew California History-Social Science Framework.

Work-Life, Health, and Economic Trajectories of an Aging Workforce: A Research Data Workshop

Workshop | May 22 | 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, UC Berkeley

An overview and research applications of the Alcoa Data Collection, a broad, longitudinal and linked catalogue of data, including occupational exposure, health, medical claims, human resources, payroll, workplace safety and mortality spanning over 20 years for a cohort of 230,000 employees of the multinational aluminum manufacturing company Alcoa, Inc., and their spouses/dependents.

Expander graph architectures for high-capacity neural memory

Seminar | May 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Rishidev Chaudhuri, UT Austin/Simons Institute UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Memory networks in the brain must balance two competing demands. On the one hand, they should have high capacity to store the large numbers of stimuli an organism must remember over a lifetime. On the other hand, noise is ubiquitous in the brain and memory is typically retrieved from incomplete input. Thus, memories must be encoded with some redundancy, which reduces capacity. Current neural...   More >

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.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 22 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 24 – October 23, 2018 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

Free with Garden Admission

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading 2 - The Leadership Award

Miscellaneous | May 18 – 23, 2018 every day |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Leadership Award from May 18th through May 23th.

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship applications for The Leadership Award (TLA) electronically, and a step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the evaluation process. Virtual...   More >

  Register online by May 15.

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | May 23 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Santa Cruz County Office of Education: H-SS Framework Training (6-12)

Workshop | May 23 | 9 a.m. |  Santa Cruz County Office of Education

 400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 Professional Development for Educators

The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project is presenting this full day workshop for teachers, coaches and site and district leaders regarding the ew California History-Social Science Framework.

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | May 23 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Restoring San Francisco's Rare Manzanitas

Lecture | May 23 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

San Francisco hosts two of the rarest manzanitas in the world: Raven's Manzanita (Arctostaphylos montana subsp. ravenii) and Franciscan Manzanita (Arctostaphylos franciscana). These endangered species grew together in a distinct maritime chaparral habitat that once covered the serpentine hilltops of San Francisco. Their story is one of discovery, loss, salvage, and restoration, with a bit...   More >

Free with Garden Admission ($12 adult/$10 senior), Free for UCBG Members/UCB students, staff and faculty

  Register online or by calling 510-643-2755

Facets of process chemistry or how to make 30 kg of RO7020322

Seminar | May 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775A Tan Hall

 Dr. Georg Wuitschik, Roche-Basel

 College of Chemistry

Characterizing neurons in the visual area V4 through interpretable machine learning

Seminar | May 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Reza Abbasi-Asl, UC Berekely

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In the past decade, research in machine learning has been exceedingly focused on the development of algorithms and models with remarkably high predictive capabilities. Models such as convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have achieved state-of-the-art predictive performance for many tasks in computer vision, autonomous driving, and transfer learning in areas such as computational neuroscience....   More >

Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Workshop | May 23 | 1-3:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has demonstrated benefits for stress reduction and cognitive function. Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and opening up our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives.

$40 / $35 UCBG Members and UC students, faculty and staff

  Register online

Plant and Microbial Biology Graduate Student Group Meeting

Meeting | May 23 | 5 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Graduate Assembly

This event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at accessibility@berkeley.edu.

The Next Generation of Impact Investing

Panel Discussion | May 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  The Port Workspaces

 344 Thomas Berkley Way, Oakland, CA 94612

 Center for Responsible Business

Asset Management, and Triple Summit Advisors for a panel discussion on the next generation of impact investing. Our speakers will discuss what impact investing means to them and what they are doing to work with the next generation of investors who want to make meaningful change in their investments and businesses.

They will also speak about the overall growth and trends within the industry,...   More >

Lecture: Alicia McCarthy and Ruby Neri

Lecture | May 23 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The two artists explore their twenty-year history of collaboration and artistic dialogue.

Open for Opportunity: When, Where, and Why Impact Capital Works

Panel Discussion | May 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Autodesk Gallery, Suite 200

 1 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105

 Center for Responsible Business

WHEN, WHERE, AND WHY IMPACT CAPITAL WORKS

A PANEL DISCUSSION AND CELEBRATION FUELED BY DRINKS AND BITES FROM LA COCINA'S ENTREPRENEURS

Whether in Bayview or Mombasa, business as usual skips out on low-income communities. Join Acumen, La Cocina, and the Autodesk Foundation for a panel discussion of how we can change that. What capital is needed to empower businesses serving low-income...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3106 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.

Professional Program in Graphic Design

Information Session | May 23 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 607 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Improving Safety of Railroad Crossings and Light Rail Systems

Special Event | May 16 – 24, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Nazir Lalani, PE, President, Traffex Engineers Inc., Ventura, CA

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online course takes a look at recent studies on how to improve safety at railroad highway crossings and reduce vehicle-train collisions. The first session will also focus on motorized users, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists who have to cross railroad highway crossings on a regular basis. Information will be shared from recent publications including the Railroad-Highway Grade...   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

Designated Subjects Adult Education and Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials Online Information Session

Information Session | May 24 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how to succeed in a career teaching adults with diverse needs. Our classroom-based professional programs enable you to teach in adult education or career technical education, with or without a California Designated Subjects teaching credential.

  Register online

Discussion and Lunch with Jill Hruby: Bias Busters Reframing Tech Speaker Series

Seminar | May 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Jill Hruby, Sandia National Labs

 Bias Busters at UC Berkeley

Bias Busters is hosting the Reframing Tech Speaker Series in Spring & Fall 2018 to start a discussion about the issues underlying the lack of representation of people of color, women, people with disabilities, and other minorities in STEM, as well as wider ethical issues in tech.

See more details and RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/reframing-tech-2

Each talk will be followed by a discussion...   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 >

Seize the moment: temporal structure in attention

Seminar | May 24 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Kia Nobre, University of Oxford

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Natural Perfume Workshop with Jessica Hannah

Workshop | May 24 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for this two hour beginners natural perfume workshop. You'll learn about the history and art of natural perfumes. You will create a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop Includes:
15 natural essential oils and absolutes to sample
Your formula blended into a .25 oz...   More >

$85 / $75 UCBG Members

  Register online

Natural perfume workshop

Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design

Information Session | May 24 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 607 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

Friday, May 25, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | May 25 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | May 25 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

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 >

Alam and Manik Khan with Nilan Chaudhuri

Performing Arts - Music | May 25 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alam and Manik Khan play sarode duets with tabla drummer Nilan Chaudhuri.