<< Week of September 16 >>

Sunday, September 15, 2019

BIO Bears Cal Sailing Meetup

Social Event | September 15 | 12-3 p.m. |  Savio Steps

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 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join us for Cal Sailing Club's free sailing day! Spend an idyllic Sunday afternoon cruising around in the Berkeley Marina, including beautiful views of Oakland and San Francisco. There's no better way to see the area!

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

Monday, September 16, 2019

Apple Hardware Networking Event

Information Session | September 16 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

There’s a place at Apple for every kind of brilliant.

Our differences are our greatest strengths, leading to the collaboration and innovation that allow you to do the best work of your life.

Apple is coming to UC Berkeley for a Networking Event on Tuesday, September 16 and we’ll have ~30 engineers from the business that are looking forward to meeting interested students!

If you plan to...   More >

Amitav Ghosh | On Climate Change, Literature, and Art

Special Event | September 16 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Amitav Ghosh, Author

 Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History of Art, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

A conversation between Author Amitav Ghosh and US Berkeley Art Historian, Prof. Sugata Ray on climate change, literature and art

McNair Scholars Program Information Session

Information Session | September 16 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 11 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program)

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

5th Year MIDS Information Session and Student Q&A Panel @ Barrows Hall

Special Event | September 16 | 4-5 p.m. |  420 Barrows Hall

 Information, School of

LearnÂabout the 5th YearÂMIDS program from theÂI School Admissions team and a current student.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Apple Software Networking Event

Information Session | September 17 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

There’s a place at Apple for every kind of brilliant.

Our differences are our greatest strengths, leading to the collaboration and innovation that allow you to do the best work of your life.

Apple is coming to UC Berkeley for a Networking Event on Tuesday, September 17 and we’ll have ~30 engineers from the business that are looking forward to meeting interested students!

If you plan to...   More >

Certificate Program in Finance Online Information Session

Information Session | September 17 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston, Program Director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Interested in changing careers to finance? Want to understand financial concepts and techniques to better perform your current work? Or you want to broaden your knowledge of investment management or capital gains? Then this certificate is for you.

  Register 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.

Intoxicating Plants Tour

Tour/Open House | September 17 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a leisurely stroll through the Garden to learn about the plants people have used to heal pain, cause pain, bring about pleasure, celebrate the sacred, and symbolize faith. Cultures from around the world will be represented.

Free with Garden admission, no pre-registration required.

Free with Garden Admission; space is limited, registration required

  Register online

Jane Street Tech Talk: Accelerating Self-Play Learning in Go

Information Session | September 17 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Accelerating Self-Play Learning in Go

Presented by: David Wu
Over the last few years at Jane Street, we've been increasingly exploring machine learning to build more sophisticated models in various areas of trading, and many of us are fascinated by the developments in the state of the art as a whole over that time.

Around early 2018, I started a personal hobby project to explore neural net...   More >

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Intro to Study Abroad and Choosing a Program: Berkeley Study Abroad Fall Workshops

Information Session | September 18 | 2-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, B North 82A (basement level)

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad, but don’t know where to start? Our Study Abroad 101 workshop is for you! Come to learn about various study abroad opportunities and how to pick the right program for you.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's 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, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

Money Management: Life Skills 102

Information Session | September 18 | 4-5 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Money Management is a life skill. There’s a real world outside of college. Are you ready? Learn the 10 principles of financial literacy and and how to survive — and thrive — during and after your time at Berkeley. Sponsored by Deserve.

Please RSVP here.

LiveRamp Tech Talk

Information Session | September 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for food and drinks!

LiveRamp Software Engineers including UC Berkeley graduates will be hosting a TechTalk to take a deep dive into LiveRamp's real time and bid data systems.

Learn more about our engineering, new grad, and internship opportunities:

LiveRamp operates like a start-up, filled with young, hungry employees who want to shatter the Silicon Valley status quo while...   More >

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, September 19, 2019

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.

Peace Corps Info Session

Information Session | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Kerry Carmichael, Peace Corps

 College of Natural Resources

Join us to learn about the Peace Corps. Hear about volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips about the application process. UC Berkeley is the number 1 sender of students to the Peace Corps, and it is a great way to make a difference on an international playing field while working on a grassroots level.

BIO Bears Botanical Gardens Hike

Social Event | September 19 | 1-3 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 Thursday afternoon, we'd love to have you come along!

We will meet outside of Evans Hall (by Memorial Glade) at 1 p.m. to take a bus up to the gardens.

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

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | September 19 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what opportunities are currently available, what the requirements are, and learn how to get started.

In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.

  Register online or by calling 510-643-7265

Friday, September 20, 2019

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

Visa Tech Talk

Information Session | September 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (Room 430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

You+Visa is everywhere you want to be. Do you want to impact the world through payment technology?

Come meet some engineers from Visa! Learn about how engineers are impacting the payments industry day-to-day and individuals around the world through security and innovation.

To begin to mark your mark at Visa, apply to vi.sa/apply.

Food will be served!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Graduate Admissions Open House

Information Session | September 21 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

Our annual fall admissions event includes large- and small-group presentations about our graduate programs, admission requirements, and the Berkeley graduate admissions application process. Presenters and panelists include current students, faculty, admissions advisors, and Field Education faculty and staff.

  RSVP by emailing swadm@berkeley.edu

BIO Bears Street Food Festival Meetup

Social Event | September 21 | 12-3 p.m. |  Jack London Square

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 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

In the Bay Area, there's no shortage of good food ⁠— and at the Oakland Food Festival, you'll get the chance to sample some of the best the Bay Area has to offer! Come join us for an afternoon of amazing food and good company.

We will meet at 12 p.m. on Savio Steps to head down to Oakland together.

Please RSVP here to reserve your spot...   More >

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