<< Week of August 19 >>

Sunday, August 19, 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 >

All These Women

Film - Feature | August 19 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This was Bergman’s first film in color, and he prepared for the transition with fastidious care. Set in the music world, the film is a satire about pompous males and the women who stroke their vanity while getting just what they want from them.

Career Connections Alumni Mixer: Golden Bear Orientation

Social Event | August 19 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

In the White City

Film - Feature | August 19 | 4:30-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of the key works of eighties European cinema, Tanner’s poem/film in praise of solitude and the flâneur finally finds a protagonist able to happily unmoor himself from work and consumerist obligation, and to instead spend time “sleeping, walking, dreaming,”

Identification of a Woman

Film - Feature | August 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

By the eighties, for Antonioni to make a love story is necessarily to make a mystery, as well as a bit of science fiction. Identification of a Woman centers around an improbability: Niccolo, a film director, is searching for both the perfect star for “a film in the form of a woman,” and the perfect woman in his life.

Monday, August 20, 2018

New Graduate Student Orientation: Orientation for incoming Public Health Graduate Students

Orientation | August 20 |  Berkeley City Club

 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Public Health, School of

For the student handouts, please download: http://sph.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/SPH_New_Student_Orientation_Handouts.pdf

ESPM- New Student Orientation

Orientation | August 20 | 9 a.m. |  Mulford Hall

 Bianca Victorica

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

URAP Info Session: The URAP Experience

Information Session | August 20 | 10-10:30 a.m. | 100 Lewis Hall

 Hannah Thorner, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research; Emma Bianco, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Interested in applying to URAP? Come to the URAP Experience info session held by two experienced URAP apprentices and peer advisors. Find out about best practices for the application process, and being an apprentice.

Dissertation Talk: Learning and Optimization for Mixed Autonomy Systems - A Mobility Context

Seminar | August 20 | 1-2 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Cathy Wu, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, we discuss machine learning and optimization critical for enabling mixed autonomy systems – in the context of mobility. Mixed autonomy characterizes the problems surrounding the gradual and complex integration of automation and AI into existing systems. In the context of mobility, the question is: how will self-driving cars change urban mobility? We first explore and quantify the...   More >

Carl Heiles (UCB): Real Spectrometric L-Band Data from FAST: A Detailed Presentation and Analysis

Seminar | August 20 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Carl Heiles, UCB

 Radio Astronomy Lab

FAST is rapidly preparing to begin all-sky pulsar and HI survey work with their 19-beam feed array. I have been working with a set of data--1 msec sampling rate, 4096 frequency channels covering 1.00 to 1.50 GHz, two polarizations for each of the 19 beams. I'll show these data, discuss calibration and analysis techniques, comment on data quality and the interference environment and plans for the...   More >

Chancellor’s New Student Convocation

Special Event | August 20 | 4-5 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Division of Student Affairs

The New Student Convocation will formally welcome 8,500 new undergraduate students to the university. The convocation ceremony is an opportunity for the incoming students to gather together as a class and hear from campus administration, student leaders, and faculty.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 20 | 9:30-10 p.m. | 100 Lewis Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, 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 >

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Orientation for New Graduate Students (NGSO)

Orientation | August 21 | 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Ellen Gobler

 Graduate Division

Orientation for NEW graduate students includes informative speakers and workshops on relevant topics. This event, sponsored by the Graduate Division, will take place at Dwinelle Hall. Check-In from 8:30-9am. Event begins at 9:00 am and ends at 3:45pm. Lunch served to first 900. Visit website for more information.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 21 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 101 Morgan 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 >

UCDC Info Session: Spring 2019 application deadline, Sept. 20, 2018

Information Session | August 21 | 10-11 a.m. | 2 LeConte Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and research in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

ITIN Drop-Off Event

Workshop | August 21 | 11:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | 209 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Avoid a trip across campus. Attend this event to complete the ITIN application process with Berkeley International Office (BIO) and the Central Payroll Office. This event is for F-1 students who are not eligible for a Social Security Number and are receiving cash-in-hand awards from UC Berkeley.

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.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 21 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, 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 >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 21 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Oxidation reactions over multicomponent catalysts: study of the ceria-based nanomaterials

Seminar | August 21 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Bldg. 62, room 230

 Professor Marco Piumetti, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

 College of Chemistry

URAP Info Session: The URAP Experience

Information Session | August 21 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Hannah Thorner, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research; Emma Bianco, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Interested in applying to URAP? Come to the URAP Experience info session held by two experienced URAP apprentices and peer advisors. Find out about best practices for the application process, and being an apprentice.

Milk and Cookies: Department of History Welcome and Orientation for New and Continuing Students

Orientation | August 21 | 3-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Flanagan, Undergraduate Advisor, Department of History

 Department of History

Are you a Berkeley undergrad who's interested in studying history? If so, join us on August 21 for "Milk & Cookies," our welcome and orientation for all students!

After hearing from History faculty about what we do here (and why), we'll introduce staff, new peer advisors, our library liaison, and our student group leaders. There will be plenty of time for snacks, questions, and...   More >

GradFest!: The Graduate student campus life and resource fair.

Special Event | August 21 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Katelyn Nomura-Weingrow

 Leadership, Engagement, Advising, and Development (LEAD) Center

We'll be welcoming new graduate and professional students at GradFest: an event that allows you to connect to various aspects of campus life and resources. GradFest takes place at Dwinelle Plaza, immediately following New Graduate Student Orientation. Get your special wristband at GradFest then join us for social meet-ups at local pubs!

BCNM Fall 2018 Open House

Reception | August 21 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons, 340

 Center for New Media

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media for our annual open house!

Open to students, faculty, and staff, we invite you to visit us at the BCNM Commons to check out some of the exciting new media research taking place on campus. We'll have demonstrations from Eric Paulos' Hybrid Ecologies Lab, video screenings from Asma Kazmi, tangible interfaces from Kimiko Ryokai, and more!

Most...   More >

  Register online

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Young Musicians Choral Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | August 21 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Young Musicians Choral Orchestra - Jazz Big Band

$12 Adult, $10 UCBG Member Adult, $5 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | August 22 | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

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.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | August 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

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

Information Session | August 22 | 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

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 22 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 22 | 2-3 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 >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 21 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 22 | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

A warm welcome to all new and returning students! Make sure you check out the first Coffee Break event of the new school year, and start off the new semester with a fresh cup of coffee and a new friend!

What is Coffee Break? Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee,...   More >

Uniform rates of the Glivenko-Cantelli convergence and their use in approximating Bayesian inferences

Seminar | August 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Eugenio Regazzini, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Italy

 Department of Statistics

This talk deals with suitable quantifications in approximating a probability measure by an “empirical” random probability measure \hat p_n, depending on the first n terms of a sequence \{\xi_i\}_{i\ge1}
of random elements. In the first part, we study the range of oscillation near zero of the p-Wasserstein distance d(p) ....

Based on joint work with Emanuele Dolera.   More >

Rerandomization and Regression Adjustment

Seminar | August 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Peng Ding, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Randomization is a basis for the statistical inference of treatment effects without assumptions on the outcome generating process. Appropriately using covariates further yields more precise estimators in randomized experiments. In his seminal work Design of Experiments, R. A. Fisher suggested blocking on discrete covariates in the design stage and conducting the analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) in...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Where do Seiberg-Witten equations come from?

Seminar | August 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Selman Akbulut, Michigan State University

 Department of Mathematics

The question in the title is akin to asking where the equation of motion of a free falling object $a + bt + 1/2 gt^2$ in 3-space come from? then discovering that the "objects fall with constant acceleration" rule. Similarly, we derive Seiberg-Witten equations (which also have a linear part and a quadratic part) from the deformation equations of an "isotropic associative submanifold" of a complex...   More >

Redefining Druggability using Chemoproteomic Platforms

Seminar | August 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Daniel Nomura, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Town Hall Meeting and OGSI Awards

Colloquium | August 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Salesforce Info-Session

Information Session | August 22 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Ready to launch your career at the #1 Company on Fortune’s 100 Best Company on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list? Join Salesforce for an info session with Amit Das, Principal Database Architect, from our Kernel and Productivity team. He will be talking about connecting the basic system metrics with Machine Learning to predict the best optimized infrastructure, which provides the...   More >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | August 22 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint

 1828 Euclid Ave, 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: August 22nd, 2018
Time: 6- 8 pm
We look forward to seeing you there!

What’s in Store for the Grocery Industry?

Panel Discussion | August 22 | 6 p.m. |  SPUR Oakland

 1544 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

 Berkeley Food Institute, SPUR Oakland

The grocery business is changing. Shifting consumer preferences, business consolidation and evolving supply chains are all influencing where we get our food and what’s in the aisles. As longtime staples of our communities, grocery stores will continue to impact community economic development, neighborhood planning, the shape of the workforce and more. Join us to hear about current trends and the...   More >

$10

  Buy tickets online

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 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.

L’avventura

Film - Feature | August 22 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

While exploring a volcanic island on a yachting expedition, a troubled young woman named Anna disappears, leaving her lover Sandro (Gabriele Ferzetti) and close friend Claudia (Monica Vitti) to search in vain, and fall in love. L’avventura unfolds against Anna’s very palpable absence, a love story in a void.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Mindfulness for Well-Being

Workshop | August 23 | 9:30-10 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Discover more by joining this weekly 30-minute mindfulness group where you will learn a variety of evidence-based practices designed to reduce stress and enhance well-being, all while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the UC Botanical Garden. This group is welcome to all.

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Professional Program in Health Informatics Online Information Session

Information Session | August 23 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D. M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn about this fully online program that prepares you to launch a new career in health informatics or advance in your current position. Geared for both clinical and nonclinical professionals, this program provides you with the understanding of both the technology and the health care best practices so that you can succeed.

$0

  Register 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 >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 21 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Accenture Info-Session

Information Session | August 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Accenture

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet us for a casual Q&A dinner session!

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...   More >

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Tyler Ramsey + The Suitcase Junket

Performing Arts - Music | August 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Tyler Ramsey + The Suitcase Junket

$26 Adult, $24 UCBG Member Adult, $15 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Information Session | August 23 | 5:30-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 206

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

  Make reservations online

Stalker

Film - Feature | August 23 | 7-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A sci-fi tale that unwinds in the environs of the soul takes the form of a nightmarish quest for nothing less than truth itself. In a plot employing the roughest outlines of a novel by Soviet sci-fi writers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, a writer and a scientist follow a shaven-headed “stalker” into forbidden territory, a dangerous wilderness known as the Zone.

The Handmaid's Tale Escapes from Its Book: The On the Same Page Keynote lecture

Lecture | August 23 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Margaret Atwood

 College of Letters & Science

Margaret Atwood's classic, and timely, novel The Handmaid's Tale has been selected as the focus of this year's On the Same Page program at UC Berkeley. Atwood will kick off the program with a lecture in the first week of classes, giving us food for thought to animate and inform ongoing discussions of her work throughout the fall term.

 Show a valid Cal id for free admission. At 6:45 we will open admission to the general public if any seats remain.

Margaret Atwood

Friday, August 24, 2018

SOLD OUT - Summer Bird Walk with Chris Carmichael

Tour/Open House | August 24 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come check in on our summer visitors such as warblers, orioles, and hummingbirds, and be on the lookout for fledglings recently hatched in the garden. Quarterly bird walks are led by our Research Affiliate and former Associate Director of Collections and Horticulture, Chris Carmichael.

$20, $18 UCBG members

 SOLD OUT.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 24 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Micron Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Miscellaneous | August 24 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, Soda-Etcheverry Breezeway

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Redefine What's Possible
Spark Your Career at Micron

Fueling Innovation

At Micron, we are developing memory and storage solutions that transform what's possible. From mobile phones to connected cars and homes - our innovative technology is changing how the world works, plays, communicates and connects.
Micron began in 1978 as a four-person semiconductor design company in the basement of...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 24 | 11 a.m.-12 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 >

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Koshland Bioscience Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

Members' Walk: South America

Lecture | August 24 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Take an in-depth look into the South America Collection with Horticulturist Noah Gapsis. The Garden’s South American Area represents the floras of the temperate and Mediterranean-climate areas of South America, featuring plants from the matorral of coastal Chile. The South American matorral is comparable to the chaparral of California and the maquis vegetation of the Mediterranean Basin, all...   More >

  Register 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 >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 21 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

There's Plenty of Room at the Top: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | August 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu, UC Berkeley, EECS

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The virtuous cycle of integrated-circuit "microchip" technology advancement has been sustained for over 50 years, resulting in the proliferation of information technology (IT) with dramatic economic and social impact. Although there is still some “room at the bottom” today to manipulate and control matter at ever smaller scales, physics and economics limit the benefits of further transistor...   More >

The Cultural Record in the Information War Era

Seminar | August 24 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

How recent developments that are rapidly destabilizing the cultural record, and what we can do.

URAP Info Session: The URAP Experience

Information Session | August 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Hannah Thorner, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research; Emma Bianco, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Interested in applying to URAP? Come to the URAP Experience info session held by two experienced URAP apprentices and peer advisors. Find out about best practices for the application process, and being an apprentice.

Botanical Gardens Meetup

Social Event | August 24 | 4-6 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Take a break and get out in nature for a little bit with this short hike through the beautiful Berkeley Botanical Garden. Whether you're a plant enthusiast or just want to get a little exercise on a sunny Friday afternoon, we'd love to have you come along!

We will meet outside of Evans Hall (by memorial glade) at 4 PM to take a bus up to the gardens.

Micron Info-Session

Information Session | August 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come learn about the vital importance of memory in the artificial intelligence age! Hosted by Micron and Senior Fellow Mark Helm.

Bring your curiosity and initiative. We'll bring the food.

Le trou

Film - Feature | August 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Le Trou denounces injustice and celebrates solidarity, leaving you to ponder what happens when those values collide” (J. Hoberman, New York Times). Becker’s last film, Le trou is one of the great prison escape films, and a profound meditation on freedom and confinement that “exists in the same spiritual screen realm as Renoir’s Grand Illusion and Bresson’s A Man Escaped” (Telluride Film...   More >

Beyond the Clouds

Film - Feature | August 24 | 8:45-10:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The eighty-three-year-old Antonioni returned to filmmaking after a ten-year absence (triggered by a debilitating stroke that left him unable to speak) with this resolutely idiosyncratic treatise on that most old-fashioned of themes: beauty. Its four separate episodes, set in France and Italy, are based on stories in Antonioni’s collection That Bowling Alley on the Tiber: Tales of a Director.