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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

What's Up with That? - Navigating the US Education System

Workshop | October 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room


Berkeley International Office(BIO))


The workshop will discuss various issues that international students face when trying to navigate the US Education System. This includes collaborative learning methods, citation requirements, usage of office hours, etc. We hope that the peer-to-peer discussion will help students to find tips on how to be a successful student at Cal.


RSVP online.



Oktoberfest Celebration: Dinner in the Dining Commons

Special Event: Highlight: Cultural Meals in Dining Hall | October 3 | 6-8 p.m. | International House, Dining Commons


International House


German cuisine will be served for an Oktoberfest celebration, I-House style!
Enjoy traditional German cuisine and entertainment by the Deutscher Musikverein Band of San Francisco.
http://sfgermanband.org/

Menu: Traditional Sausages, Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage, Sauerbraten-style Tri Tip, Riesling Chicken, Potatoes
German Beer for $3 w/ID 21+
FREE for I-House Residents, $15...   More >

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Alicia Garza Keynote Lecture

Lecture: Lecture Series: Highlight | October 5 | 5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Alicia Garza, Black Lives Matter

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


Alongside Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza helped transform what was once a viral hashtag and social media force into a grassroots national organization and a global human rights movement. Currently the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Garza has dedicated her life and career to fighting for equality and justice for all.


free

This event is sold out!.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | October 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Room location to be posted at entrance to building


Berkeley International Office(BIO))


Newly arrived J-1 postdocs, professors, researchers,short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.



Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | October 10 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms


Berkeley International Office(BIO))


J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Strangers in Their Own Land: Challenges Climbing the “Empathy Wall”: Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture featuring Arlie Hochschild

Lecture: Lecture Series: Highlight | October 11 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Arlie Hochschild, Professor of the Graduate School, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Graduate Division


Arlie Hochschild will present the Moses lecture on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The lecture, entitled Strangers in Their Own Land: Challenges Climbing the “Empathy Wall”, will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Julia Robinson Math Festival

Special Event: Highlight | October 14 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Department of Mathematics


Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals inspire students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative, creative problem-solving. Named for the UC Berkeley math professor and sponsored by the Math Department, this festival is for 6th-10th grade students. The Museum of Math will be bringing some of its traveling exhibits to this festival, which is a...   More >


Alumni, Children, General Public, Cal Parents

General Public

Recommended for 6th - 10th graders interested in math

$10.00

Registration opens October 1. Register by October 14 online, or by calling info@jrmf.org at 19254571500, or by emailing info@jrmf.org at help@jrmf.org.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Diwali Indian Dinner: Festival of Lights

Social Event: Highlight: Cultural Meals in Dining Hall | October 17 | 6-8 p.m. | International House, 2nd Floor Dining Commons


International House


Don’t miss Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights! Enjoy a lavish buffet of Indian delicacies and see our Dining Hall transformed with festive lights, candles and decorations.

Everyone is welcome to join I-House residents for these special all-you-can-eat buffet dinners. Cultural theme dinners are free for I-House residents and at $15, a bargain for the public!
Diwali Celebration Menu:
Rice...   More >

Friday, October 20, 2017

Free Speech: Status and Solutions: Class of 1967 Homecoming Panel

Panel Discussion: Lecture Series: Highlight | October 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


University Development and Alumni Relations


The Class of 1967 Symposium will examine the past and future of the Free Speech Movement on campus. Explore what has happened in the 50 years since the birth of the movement from alumni who were on campus at the time and from faculty experts. Homecoming Registration is required to attend this event.


$40 Homecoming Class Pass - available at Homecoming HQ (Campanile) on Friday from 9 a.m. on. Limited availability.

Tickets are only available in person at Homecoming HQ. Tickets go on sale October 20. Buy tickets online.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Global Homecoming 2017: A day full of unique I-House experiences

Special Event: Highlight | October 22 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  International House


International House


Don't miss this day of unique I-House experiences and scrumptious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement, and we hope you will join in the fun.

Buy tickets online for only $7 for I-House alumni and their guests, or $12 for community members. Online registration closes Friday, October 20th at 12 pm.

Tickets will also be available at the door for $10 for I-House...   More >


Register online.

Monday, October 23, 2017

And Campus for All: Diversity, Inclusion, and Free Speech at Berkeley: PEN America on Campus

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Chancellor Carol T. Christ

Suzanne Nossel; Erwin Chemerinsky; DeRay Mckesson; Rigel Robinson

Abdi Soltani

Chancellor's Office, PEN America


A panel of thought leaders discussing what is Free Speech on the Berkeley campus. A complete list of panelists will be announced by October 10. PEN America, our partner for this event, is a free expression organization with a more than 90-year track record of fostering dialogue and understanding that transcends social, political and geographic boundaries. In November 2016 PEN published And Campus...   More >


Open to Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni on a reservation basis. More details to come. Make reservations by October 20 online, or or by emailing Maya Goehring-Harris at mgoehring@berkeley.edu.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Healthy Relationships: Friendship and Dating in the US

Workshop | October 24 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room


Berkeley International Office(BIO))


What is the difference between having a girlfriend and boyfriend and partner? Are you dating? Seeing each other? In a relationship? Come learn about American social and dating culture, and discuss tips for maintaining healthy relationships with friends and romantic interests, understanding American norms, personal space, as well as how and where to socialize with others here at Cal!



The Language of Friendship: The Role of Talk in an Understudied Relationship: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Deborah Tannen

Lecture: Lecture Series: Highlight | October 24 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Deborah Tannen, University Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University

Graduate Division


Deborah Tannen will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 24 and 25, 2017. The second lecture is titled "Conversations on the Small Screen: Talking over Social Media" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

About the lecture
Skin is the primary interface between ourselves and our environment, and changes in the...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | October 25 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Room location to be posted at entrance to building


Berkeley International Office(BIO))


Newly arrived J-1 postdocs, professors, researchers,short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.



Conversations on the Small Screen: Talking over Social Media: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Deborah Tannen

Lecture: Lecture Series: Highlight | October 25 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Deborah Tannen, University Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University

Graduate Division


Deborah Tannen will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 24 and 25, 2017. The second lecture is titled "Conversations on the Small Screen: Talking over Social Media" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

About the lecture
Skin is the primary interface between ourselves and our environment, and changes in the...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, October 27, 2017

CRRJ@5: Unrivaled and Undaunted: Celebrating 5 Years of Advancing Reproductive Rights and Justice

Conference/Symposium | October 27 | 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice


Join us on October 27, 2017 for a full day of presentations and conversations about some of the most complex and compelling reproductive rights and justice issues of the day.


Monday, October 30, 2017

Neutrino Oscillations at the Super-Kamiokande Detector: The 2017 Emilio Segrè Lecture

Lecture: Lecture Series: Highlight | October 30 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Takaaki Kajita, Nobel Laureate, Special University Professor, and Director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), University of Tokyo

Department of Physics


Neutrinos were assumed to have no mass. It was predicted, however, if they have masses, they could change their type while they propagate. This phenomena is called neutrino oscillations, which was discovered by deep underground neutrino experiments. Dr. Takaaki Kajita will describe the discovery of neutrino oscillations and the implications of the small neutrino masses. The status and the future...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

2017 CJS-JSPS International Symposium: Drive for the Nobel Prize

Conference/Symposium: Lecture Series: Highlight | October 31 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Yuan T. Lee, Academia Sinica; Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkeley; Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Join us for this exciting two-day symposium featuring public talks by Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry, 1986),
Saul Perlmutter (Physics, 2011), and Taka'aki Kajita (Physics, 2015), as well as several exciting panels discussing the Nobel Prize's impact on institutions, journalism, and research.