<< Week of October 13 >>

Sunday, October 13, 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

From All Corners Off the Mic! A Conversation with Benny Corona: Stories and Q&A with the first I-House resident to be featured on the new podcast series

Social Event | October 13 | 6-8 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Benny Corona, Goldman School of Public Policy

 International House

Listened to the podcast From All Corners? Want to get to know Benny Corona even more? Love tacos?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then From All Corners Off The Mic is the perfect event for you!!! This will be a great and meaningful way to spend your Sunday (10/13 at 6 pm) as well as enjoy a free taco bar!!

From All Corners shares stories from UC Berkeley’s International House...   More >

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Benny Corona, Grad Student at the Goldman School of Public Policy

Monday, October 14, 2019

CED Fall Open House for Prospective Master’s Students

Information Session | October 14 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, Oct 14 - Prospective masters students are invited to attend classes, meet professors and explore Wurster Hall at this CED Fall Open House. All are welcome, please join us!

Berkeley MEng Webinar for International Students

Information Session | October 14 | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join our Admissions Advisor Yvette Vranik and current IEOR MEng International students, Alumni from Ecole Polytechnique, Youssef and Emillien, to learn more about our interdisciplinary Master of Engineering program, where we will discuss and answer questions about our innovative leadership curriculum, capstone projects, technical concentrations, dedicated career services, and admissions criteria....   More >

Alliance for Disability Access (ADA) Luncheon: Join us for a pizza lunch meet and greet!

Social Event | October 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24 (in basement)

 Staff Alliance for Disability Access

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Alliance for Disability Access (ADA) staff organization for a pizza lunch with snacks and salad. Find out about current ADA projects and get to know your colleagues in the campus community of the disabled.

Careers in Speech Language Pathology

Information Session | October 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Adam Politis (UCB Ling, 2002), Chief of the Speech Language Pathology Section National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

 Department of Linguistics

OpenTable Info-Session

Information Session | October 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Open Table is a real-time online reservation network for fine-dining. From helping restaurants of all sizes thrive, to enabling diners to find and book the perfect table for every occasion, Open Table’s story is one of human connection—among diners and restaurants, and between restaurants and their communities.

Jack Marketon, a Senior Software Engineer on Open Table’s Consumer Web team, will...   More >

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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.

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

Information Session | October 15 | 4-5 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 >

International Grad Meetup: Big C Hike

Social Event | October 15 | 5-6 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Connect with other international graduate students on this short hike to a local landmark in the hills above campus. Take a break from your busy semester to make some new friends, relieve stress, and enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

We will be meeting in front of the International House at 5 PM. It's an easy half-hour hike to the Big C with a breath-taking view of the Bay from the top....   More >

5th Year MIDS Open House

Special Event | October 15 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Information, School of

Thinking about applying to 5th Year MIDS? Join I School faculty, staff, alumni, and students for a fun and informative evening in South Hall to learn more!

Berkeley MEng + SkyDeck Networking Night

Special Event | October 15 | 6-8 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

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Apple Info-Session: Careers in Hardware Panel

Information Session | October 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Hear from Apple engineers about their education and career journeys, and ask questions about your own path and opportunities at Apple.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Miscellaneous | October 2 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, EOP at MLK BNorth

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

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 >

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World by Gregory T. Cushman

Meeting | October 16 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 1995 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

 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

Accenture Labs Info-Session

Information Session | October 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet us for a casual Q&A dinner and Info-Session!

Speakers:

Andrew Nam, R&D Group System and Platforms

- Research Areas: Data Science 2.0
- Knows about: Machine Learning, API platform development, Containerization (Docker)
- Current projects: AutoML: Developing a new approach to model architecture and hyperparameter tuning to provide more intelligent and intentional machine learning...   More >

The Infiltrators: Filmmaker Reception: Meet the filmmakers of the award winning new film followed by a screening.

Reception | October 16 | 5:30-6:15 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Alex Rivera, Co-Director, The Infiltrators

 Latinx Research Center

Directors Cristina Ibarra (in her Sundance debut) and Alex Rivera (Sleep Dealer, 2008 Sundance Film Festival) design a hybrid cinematic language, combining familiar documentary form and scripted narrative to map an uncharted domain: inside an Obama-era immigration detention system. Based on true events, The Infiltrators is both a suspenseful account of a high-stakes mission and an emotionally...   More >

Career Connections: PhDs

Social Event | October 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking PhD alumni and professionals working in a variety of roles and industries to share their Cal to career story with students. PhD recruiters are also encouraged to participate.

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.

ANTISOCIAL: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation: A sweeping, unsettling portrait of today’s America

Special Event | October 16 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Andrew Marantz, Author, New Yorker Magazine

 Carol Christ, Chancellor, UC Berkeley; Ed Wasserman, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

 Office of Chancellor

New Yorker magazine reporter, Andrew Marantz, will discuss the chilling trends and discoveries described in his powerful new book, “ANTISOCIAL: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation.”

Free Free

  Register online

Thursday, October 17, 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.

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

Andreessen Horowitz Tech Talk

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join a16z for a Tech Talk with Applied Intuition and Sisu

Andreessen Horowitz wants to connect the best developers and designers to our startup portfolio. If you have a pasion for technology, join the a16z talent network!

Food will be provided!

Santa Clara: Annual Scholarship Banquet

Social Event | October 17 | 6 p.m. |  Mariani's Inn and Restaurant

 2500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051

 Cal Alumni Association, UC Club of Santa Clara County

The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) is administered by CAA and awards scholarships to high-achieving, community-minded students from low-income backgrounds. The UCCSCC supports this program. Your donations will enable the Club to add funds to its TAAP scholarship.

$45

  Buy tickets online

Friday, October 18, 2019

Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend

Special Event | October 18 – 20, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. In 2019, it takes place October 18–20.

  Registration opens July 1. Register online by September 27.

Cal Cafe

Tour/Open House | October 18 – 19, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association as Alumni House transforms into the Cal Café on Friday and Saturday of Homecoming weekend to toast Cal with complimentary beverages, light snacks, and Cal-themed giveaways.

BIDS Forum: Information and Uncertainty in Data Science

Meeting | October 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Pitch to Roomful of Investors

Special Event | October 18 | 1-5:30 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608 - 609

 Gerry Baranano, Founder and Director, Tech Futures Group

 UC Berkeley Extension, Pitch Global, Certent

We're delighted to have Pitch Global at UC Berkeley Extension with a great pitching and networking event! Join us on Friday, October 18, from 1 pm to 5:30 pm at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Center to meet and get crucial feedback from investors.

We'll welcome Gerry Baranano, founder of Tech Futures Group, for an opening keynote speech!

 Students with ID are free. Register 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 Certificate in Design Innovation Fall 2019 Information Session

Information Session | October 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation

Join us for an Information and Q&A session (and Pizza) on Friday, October, 18th at 220 Jacobs Hall, 2-3pm, to learn more about the certificate and have your questions answered about fulfilling the certificate requirements, courses enrollment, course availability, etc...
RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVv5xk-PQKgDocuFe3rGZvQT_dZ-scusZv0or1Z32-rPd7PA/viewform   More >

East Bay World History Reading Group: The Woman Who Turned Into a Jaguar, and Other Narratives of Native Women in Archives of Colonial Mexico by Lisa Sousa

Meeting | October 18 | 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

Fall Dinner for Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont

Social Event | October 18 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berger Center

 6633 Oakmont Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95405

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont

The Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont will be having its Fall Dinner on Friday, October 18th at 5:30 in Oakmont at the Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. Our evening speaker will be Sasha Berleman, a Cal PhD who studied Wildland Fire Science. She is the fire ecologist at Audubon Canyon Ranch near Glen Ellen. The cost of the dinner is $42. For more more information or signup, contact...   More >

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Information Session | October 18 | 6-7 p.m. |  Online

 College of Environmental Design

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Anurag Kashyap | A Cut Above: From Words to the Screen (South Asian Literature and Arts Festival)

Special Event | October 18 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Carriage House, Montalvo Arts Center

 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA

 Anurag Kashyap, Indian film director, writer, editor, producer and actor

 Institute for South Asia Studies, South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley, Art Forum SF

Join us for the Bay Area's first South Asian Literature & Art Festival, presented by Art Forum SF in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Institute of South Asian Studies.

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Lacrosse: Homecoming Tailgate

Social Event | October 19 |  Kroeber Hall

 Cal Alumni Association, The Cal Men's Lacrosse Society

“Kick off” the party at The Cal Lacrosse Tailgate, three hours before the Cal versus Oregon State Homecoming Football game. [Time TBD when game time announced]. This is the place to be for All Cal Lacrosse fans and supporters; here’s why ---

Ann's Catering + TopDog Buffet: Can you think of a more quintessentially Berkeley tailgate? We'll have TopDogs on the grill, catered salads from Rick and...   More >

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Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend

Special Event | October 18 – 20, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. In 2019, it takes place October 18–20.

  Registration opens July 1. Register online by September 27.

Cal Cafe

Tour/Open House | October 18 – 19, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association as Alumni House transforms into the Cal Café on Friday and Saturday of Homecoming weekend to toast Cal with complimentary beverages, light snacks, and Cal-themed giveaways.

LGBTQ Alumni and Parents Weekend Brunch

Meeting | October 19 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association

You are invited to celebrate LGBTQ Community Homecoming at UC Berkeley! The UC Berkeley Gender Equity Resource Center and the Cal Alumni Association welcome LGBTQ alumni, their family and parents of current LGBTQ students to join us at a reception celebrating Cal LGBTQ life past, present, and future. Enjoy the company of friends old and new, hear from LGBTQ Alumni as well as current Cal LGBTQ...   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