<< Week of January 19 >>

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Deppea splendens 'Cristobal' Image by Jill Petersen

Monday, January 20, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Garden Closed

Holiday | January 20 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden is closed today in observation of Martin Luther King,Jr. Day.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 21 – December 15, 2020 the third Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed two days a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need two days 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...   More >

Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Online Information Session

Information Session | January 21 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 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.

  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.

2020 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | January 21 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a social engagement project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/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.

Visa Info-Session

Information Session | January 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come and meet Visa representatives! Food will be provided.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2020 application deadline, February 20, 2020

Information Session | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant 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 take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Certificate Program in Software Development and Programming Online Information Session

Information Session | January 22 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Advance your technology career with our new software development and programming certificate. It combines theory and practice to give you a balanced mix of knowledge and skills in software development, databases, computer programming and Web development.

  Register online

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

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

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/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.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday with exceptions | 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 >

Plant's Illustrated Members' Reception

Reception | January 22 | 4-6 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world.

You are invited to our exclusive Members' Reception that will take place on Wednesday, January 22nd from
4-6pm. Light refreshments...   More >

Wish Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/wishinfosession

Wish is transforming the e-commerce space by connecting consumers directly to thousands of merchants, facilitating the purchase of products at incredible discounts.

Come meet our innovative team of engineers and learn about the problems we solve everyday at Wish, a tech start-up company that is revolutionizing mobile e-commerce. Afterwards, you'll be...   More >

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Nvidia Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

RSVP here: https://nvcaltalk20.eventbrite.com/

Come join us! Explore the future of AI computing in engaging, informative tech talks with experts who are creating new realities with AI. One lucky winner will even walk away with an NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™! Food and drinks will be provided.

Dr. Ryan Prenger will be talking about the work going at NVIDIA in the Applied Deep Learning...   More >

International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | January 23 – May 14, 2020 every Thursday | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from your studies and connect with the international graduate community on campus! These weekly happy hour meetups are a great chance to relax and socialize with other international grads.

Join the

Jemele Hill

Special Event | January 23 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The Emmy-winning sports journalist, former ESPN SportsCenter co-anchor, and current Atlantic staff writer opens up about her career at the controversial intersection of sports and race in the United States.

$28–$58 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Jemele Hill appears in Cal Performances' Speaker Series on January 23, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

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

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/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.

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | January 24 – May 1, 2020 every other Friday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | January 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | January 24 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2020 application deadline, February 20, 2020

Information Session | January 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant 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 take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

BIO Bears Meetup: Big C Hike

Social Event | January 24 | 2-3 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Kick off the semester by joining Berkeley International Office in hiking up to the Big C! At the top of this easy hike, you're treated to a breathtaking view of the bay.

We will meet in front of the International House at 2 PM. Bring comfy hiking shoes, water, and a flashlight. This event may be canceled due to weather, so please keep an eye on the Facebook event page for updates.

Lunar New Year

Social Event | January 24 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Kick-off the semester with our first LEP social of the year: our Lunar New Year Celebration this Friday, 1/24, from 3-4:30PM! Observed throughout East and Southeast Asia, Lunar New Year marks the start of the lunisolar calendar and is a time for gathering with friends and family and welcoming good luck for the next year.

Join us to celebrate with traditional games and crafts, sample some yummy...   More >

  RSVP online

East Bay World History Reading Group: Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Meeting | January 24 | 5-7 p.m. |  ORIAS Office

 1995 University Ave Suite 520D, Berkeley, CA 94704

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Joe Kapp Scholarship Luncheon

Social Event | January 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Chicanx Latinx Student Development Center

In efforts to combat some of the challenges our Chicanx and Latinx students are facing, we have partnered with Joe Kapp, head coach of Cal's football team in 1982, to fundraise for scholarships!

$30 Alumni and Community Members, $15 Students

  Registration opens January 1. Register online by January 25.

Joe Kapp Scholarship Luncheon

Special Event | January 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Joe Kapp Luncheon, UCB Chicano Latino Alumni Association

 UCB Chicano Latino Alumni Association

Annual Scholarship Luncheon by the UCB Chicano Latino Alumni Association highlighting this year Joe Kapp's new book entitled: A Life of Leadership Joe Kapp the Toughest Chicano.

$30.00 for alumni #15 for students

  Register by calling 510-812-0188