<< Week of January 06 >>

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Winter Weeks

Special Event | December 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back!

Celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley's public science center.

Enjoy all your favorite activities and exhibits—such as the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, and the Planetarium—every day during Winter Weeks. Plus, experience some of our newest...   More >

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

SOLD OUT - Mushrooms in the Garden

Workshop | January 6 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a walk and talk on local mushrooms that occur in our Bay Area woods, lawns and yes, even gardens. We will walk the beautiful UC Botanical Garden and see just who has made themselves at home. Discover the fungus among us!

$20, $15 UCBG Garden members

 SOLD OUT.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Alumni Reception Celebrating the I-House Movement: 2nd Stop on the 100,000 Grains of Sand Tour

Reception | January 6 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 International House

From January to March 2019, Alice Lewthwaite, great-granddaughter of Harry Edmonds, founder of I-House, will be re-creating a world tour that Harry completed in 1966 at age 83. On January 6th, her second stop will be at I-House Berkeley. Her goal is to meet with I-House alumni in each location and pass the light on, as Harry did, of tolerance, understanding and international friendship.

This...   More >

  Register online

Harry Edmonds

The Spectre's Bride: Antonin Dvorak's Cantata, Op.69

Performing Arts - Music | January 6 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Ming Luke, Music Director; Julia Metzler, soprano; Christian Ketter, tenor; Andre Chiang, baritone

 BCCO

Free concert

Science Film Festival: Contact

Film - Series | January 6 | 5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Dr. Jill Tarter, SETI Institute

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

During its 50th anniversary year, the Lawrence Hall of Science is presenting a series of inspiring science films, introduced by scientists from UC Berkeley and beyond.

Contact tells the story of a mysterious radio signal discovered by Dr. Ellie Arroway, and the implications of first contact.

This film will be introduced by Dr. Jill Tarter, Emeritus Chair for SETI Research at the SETI...   More >

$12

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-5132

Monday, January 7, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

January Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | January 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | January 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Developed in association with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, this certificate raises the quality of professionalism in counseling and follows a three-level, evidence-based approach to the critical issues that contribute to substance abuse.

  Make reservations online

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.

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

Information Session | January 8 | 1-2 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

Microsoft Access Database Relationships: Betec017

Workshop | January 8 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course details the concepts and practices of designing a relational Microsoft Access database. Emphasis is placed on Table normalization strategies, defining multi-table relationships, and understanding the implications and benefits of a relational environment on other database objects such as Queries, Forms, and Reports.

Learning Objectives
* Understand the purpose and interdependencies...   More >

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program

Information Session | January 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 205 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this program can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and prepare you for application to certified clinical laboratory scientist training programs.

 UNEX 1053. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | January 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Curator's Circle Event: MATRIX Chat with Masako Miki

Lecture | January 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Please join us to celebrate the opening of our newest MATRIX exhibition with artist Masako Miki. We will begin at 6 PM in BAMPFA’s Theater 2, where Miki will join Curatorial Assistant Matthew Coleman for an informal chat about her artistic process and the ideas behind this new work. After the chat, we will move to the Koret Reading Room for drinks and a delicious reception catered by...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 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.

Harakiri

Film - Feature | January 9 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Based on the Puccini opera Madame Butterfly (but changing the title character from geisha to noblewoman) and one of the first European films to depict Japanese culture, Harakiri was considered a lost film for decades until it was discovered in the mid-1980s in the Netherlands Film Museum. Intrigued with Asian design motifs and obsessed with authenticity, Lang obtained sets and costumes from the...   More >

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Building New Synthetic Biology Tools with Genome Editing

Seminar | January 10 | 10-11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Stephanie Tzouanas Schmidt, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Motivated by the intricacy and complexity of cellular differentiation, I am broadly interested in technology development for measuring and tracking cellular decision-making. My current research focuses on applying genome editing to engineer new tools for synthetic biology and genomics; in my talk, I will present two recent projects. In the first, I used CRISPR/Cas9 to write a cell’s lineage into...   More >

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Information Session | January 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 College of Environmental Design

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Special Analysis Seminar: Completeness of the Bethe Ansatz for an open \(q\)-boson system with integrable boundary interactions

Seminar | January 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ignacio Zurrian, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina

 Department of Mathematics

We employ a discrete integral-reflection representation of the double affine Hecke algebra of type \(C^\vee C\) at the critical level \(q=1\), to endow the open finite \(q\)-boson system with integrable boundary interactions at the lattice ends. It is shown that the Bethe Ansatz entails a complete basis of eigenfunctions for the commuting quantum integrals in terms of Macdonald's three-parameter...   More >

Certificate Program in Health Advocacy Online Information Session

Information Session | January 10 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues.

  Make reservations online

Professional Program in Health Informatics Online Information Session

Information Session | January 10 | 1-2 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date and time

 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

AppNet Meeting

Meeting | November 8, 2018 – May 9, 2019 the second Thursday of the month every other month | 1-2 p.m. | 212 Cory Hall

 AppNet

AppNet is a platform-agnostic community of practice for application programmers at UC Berkeley.

For the 2018-19 academic year, AppNet is holding informal meetings to just "talk shop", without scheduled speakers or agenda.
These meetings are held bimonthly on the second Thursday of every other month, from 1 to 2 pm, in 212 Cory Hall. Come join us!

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Microsoft Excel Query Editor: Betec025

Workshop | January 10 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course focuses on the utilization of the embedded Microsoft Excel Query Editor to connect to multiple data sources in order to extract, manipulate, or compare datasets. Query results are loaded to the host Excel application to leverage other business intelligence features.

Learning Objectives
• Identify the elements of the Microsoft Excel Query Editor.
• Connect the Query Editor to...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity

Presentation | January 10 | 6-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Dr. Megan Hochstrasser, Innovative Genomics Institute

 Science@Cal

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

CRISPR expert and science communicator, Dr. Megan Hochstrasser, will describe how genome editing works, what it can do, what exactly happened with the “CRISPR babies,” and how important it is to grapple with CRISPR’s ethical implications sooner rather than later.

Developed here in Berkeley in just 2012, the CRISPR-Cas9 system lets scientists rewrite DNA in...   More >

The Golem

Film - Feature | January 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This visually astounding retelling of the Golem myth was inventively brought to life through the collaboration of codirector/actor Paul Wegener, set designer Hans Poelzig, and gifted cinematographer Karl Freund (The Last Laugh; Metropolis), whose work here is some of his best. In medieval Prague, a rabbi creates a monster to protect his people from destruction, but the monster, of course, soon...   More >

Friday, January 11, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Berkeley Facilitators Network Workshop: Take Note: Finding the Right Note-taking Style

Workshop | January 11 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Stefanie Kalem; Aaron Diaz; Beth Pearce

 Berkeley Facilitators Network

Good note-taking in meetings is essential to information retention, facilitating team communication, and ensuring that decisions and action items don’t fall through the cracks. But not everyone takes notes in the same way, and not every note-taking method works for every kind of meeting.

In this workshop, we’ll delve into the general philosophy of taking notes before getting high-level views...   More >

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing Online Information Session

Information Session | January 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how our writing program can formalize your training, prime your work for publication or prepare for graduate study in writing. The curriculum has been developed with directors of several San Francisco Bay Area M.F.A. programs and approved by UC Berkeley's English Department.

  Make reservations online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | January 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Berkeley Ballet Theater presents an evening of dance inspired by our exhibition Get Dancin’: Selections from the Collection, featuring new works by guest choreographers Raymond Ejiofor and Kylie Woodward-Sollesnes. Performances will fill our Crane Forum space and spill over into the galleries.

Performance sponsored by Fremont Bank

Program

In Situ, choreography by Robert Dekkers with...   More >

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | January 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Berkeley Ballet Theater presents an evening of dance inspired by our exhibition Get Dancin’: Selections from the Collection, featuring new works by guest choreographers Raymond Ejiofor and Kylie Woodward-Sollesnes. Performances will fill our Crane Forum space and spill over into the galleries.

Ikiru

Film - Feature | January 11 | 7-9:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ikiru is a searing portrait of modern society in which individual will is the vassal to an impotent bureaucracy. It tells of a municipal government functionary, Mr. Watanabe (the marvelous actor Takashi Shimura), who wraps red tape around the most urgent entreaty: a mother’s plea for a park where a cesspool now exists. Watanabe is looking at his watch when we meet him, a habitual gesture that...   More >

Ikiru

Film - Feature | January 11 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ikiru is a searing portrait of modern society in which individual will is the vassal to an impotent bureaucracy. It tells of a municipal government functionary, Mr. Watanabe (the marvelous actor Takashi Shimura), who wraps red tape around the most urgent entreaty: a mother’s plea for a park where a cesspool now exists. Watanabe is looking at his watch when we meet him, a habitual gesture that...   More >