<< November 2018 >>

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | November 1 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what the opportunities are, fulfill the required safety training, and learn how to get started.

We ask that volunteers meet the following requirements:
- be over the age of 18 or volunteer with an adult guardian
- are able to volunteer at least once a month for a minimum of 2 hours
-are already or can become...   More >

  Register online

Gold Country: Preserving your Family History

Social Event | November 1 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. |  Holbrooke Hotel

 212 W Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945

 Cal Alumni Association, Gold Country Cal Alumni Association

CEDSOC General Meeting 2: Diversity Campaign

Meeting | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design Students of Color

Join CEDSOC for our second general meeting of the semester, where we will be discussing strategies for the Diversity Campaign.

Interdisciplinary Marxist Working Group

Meeting | September 20 – December 13, 2018 every other Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Please join us for this semester's first meeting of the IMWG on Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-8pm in the Wheeler English lounge. We will be continuing with where we left off last semester in Capital, with plans to finish volume 1 by early October.

No prior knowledge of Capital or Marx is required, and everyone is welcome. I'm attaching a rough schedule, as our readings after Capital vol 1 will...   More >

CSSL Speaker Series: Why some social startups succeed and others fail

Special Event | November 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

 Kathleen Kelly Janus

 Center for Social Sector Leadership

Want to know how to make a difference? Why do some social startups succeed and others fail? Come hear Kathleen Kelly Janus discuss the five essential strategies to make a social impact. Over the past five years, Kathleen has been on a mission to understand why some social startups succeed and scale, while others don’t. She interviewed hundreds of top-performing social entrepreneurs from...   More >

Friday, November 2, 2018

Conversations Around Community College Research in California

Special Event | November 2 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Berkeley Way West, First floor, room 1102

 Graduate School of Education

This special event will have two guest speakers:

Nadia Leal-Carillo - State Program and Policy Director
Success Center Foundation for California Community Colleges

Stacy B. Fisher - Senior Director of Policy. Development Success
Center Foundation for California Community Colleges

Free Admission. Please email Professor Tolani Britton, tabritton@berkeley.edu, for additional...   More >

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | September 7 – December 7, 2018 the first Friday of the month every month | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, 766/768 CSHE Conference Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the University of California, the State of California or elsewhere for the mutual exchange of knowledge, ideas and issues through:
Acquainting one another with their respective research
Discussing research strategies, data base use and data issues
Engaging...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

Strategies for Faculty Early Career Awards

Information Session | November 2 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research , Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy

Come learn about early career awards for faculty members---what they are, what they can be used for, and how to incorporate them into your strategic plan. This session will include a panel discussion with faculty members who have received early career awards.

  Register online or or by emailing evwhitney@berkeley.edu

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Día de los Muertos Celebration: with the SLC Language Exchange Program

Social Event | November 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Atrium

 Language Exchange Program, Student Learning Center

Join the SLC Language Exchange Program for our Día de los Muertos celebration on Friday, 11/2, from 2-3:30PM! This Mexican festival is a time to remember loved ones who have passed and welcome their spirits back to earth. Come by the César Chávez Atrium to make beautiful crafts, take part in a folktale story circle, and sample delicious traditional snacks!

  RSVP online

Día de los Muertos Celebration with the Language Exchange Program

Bose Design Challenge Wrap Up Event

Special Event | November 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership), Room 211

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join the Fung Institute, Real Industry and Bose for light refreshments and to watch presentations from the top sound-based augmented reality experiences submitted for our recent Bose Design Challenge.

Students are working in interdisciplinary teams of content creators, designers, engineers, and business leaders to create immersive AR audio experiences. Top teams will be selected by...   More >

  RSVP online

Study Abroad in Japan

Information Session | November 2 | 3-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn more about the possible study abroad options in Japan and opportunities to fund your study in Japan.

Hear what previous Japan study abroad students have to say about their experiences, answering questions like:
Why study abroad in Japan?
What are all of the opportunities and how can I learn more?
How would this apply to my future career?

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program

Information Session | November 3 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA

 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

CASA Networking Brunch

Special Event | November 3 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Cal Alumni Association

Cal Alumni Student Association is hosting a brunch where students will be paired up with alumni based on professional interests at a table and brunch will be served. Guests will have a chance to network with everyone during desserts.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Cal Veterans and Military Affiliated Alumni: Washington State Viewing Party

Social Event | November 3 | 5-8 p.m. |  Jack's Taps

 60 Crescent Dr Ste E, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Veterans and Military Affiliated Alumni

Sunday, November 4, 2018

NaNoWriMo 2018: Come Write In at Doe Library

Special Event | November 4 | 1-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe

 Library

NaNoWriMo is back at UC Berkeley’s Doe Library!

Have you ever thought about writing a novel but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. A small group of friends from the East Bay dared themselves to finish their novels in 30 days back in 1999, creating the foundation of what has become National Novel Writing Month. Since then, this small nonprofit, NaNoWriMo, has inspired a...   More >

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact Shannon Monroe at least two weeks prior to the event at smonroe@berkeley.edu, 510-643-6151.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Monday, November 5, 2018

Breakthrough Prize Symposium

Special Event | November 5 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Breakthrough Prize

Breakthrough Prize Symposium, November 5, 2018
The Breakthrough Prizes aim to celebrate science and scientists, promote a culture that venerates knowledge, and generate excitement about STEM careers. They are the world’s largest science awards, presented annually at a televised ceremony in Silicon Valley.

The Breakthrough Prize celebration includes a daylong symposium in the three prize...   More >

CMU Health Care Analytics and IT Master's Degree: Informational Office Hours

Information Session | November 5 | 3-5 p.m. | 212 Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Interested in taking your CS or EECS training to the next level in an industry in need of analytic innovators? The Master of Science in Health Care Analytics & Information Technology offered by the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon will provide you with a #1 education in analytics and IT management to not only understand the complex business models of today’s health care systems, but also use...   More >

Netskope Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Rizwan MK, Sr. Director of Engineering, and fellow team members for an informative talk and Q&A session about today's growing cloud security and CASB space.

Food and drinks will be provided!

IHRW Internship Panel

Meeting | November 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 141

 International Human Rights Workshop

Internship and Job talk for IHRW SLPS members.

Thermo Fisher Info Session

Information Session | November 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Food provided and resumes accepted. Hiring summer interns!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

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

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.

Study Abroad for EECS and CS Students

Information Session | November 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 430 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Are you an EECS or CS student interested in study abroad? Please join us at this information session that will go through the basics of study abroad and academic planning tools and strategies for EECS or CS students!

2018 Election Night Watch Party

Social Event | November 6 | 4:30-8:30 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall

 Institute of Governmental Studies

The Matsui Center, the Institute of Governmental Studies and Cal Undergraduate Political Science Association are hosting an Election Night Watch Party.

Come watch the election results! Join us for a fun night of games and prizes. Food and Drinks will be provided.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1893761134053392/

GWE Meeting

Meeting | November 6 | 5-6 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Our next the Graduate Women of Engineering for our next meeting on Tuesday, November 6 from 5-6 PM in Soda 373. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss future event planning and to get feedback on previous events. Everyone is welcome!

Election Night Returns at Berkeley Law

Reception | November 6 | 5-9 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room (295)

 Election Law @ Berkeley

Join Election Law @ Berkeley, American Constitution Society, Political and Election Empowerment Project, La Raza, Women of Berkeley Law, Sustainability Team @ Berkeley Law, Federalist Society, and more to watch the election returns. Pizza, snacks, and drinks provided!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 3 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Discovery Station: Conifers

Special Event | November 7 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Take a close look at conifers! Conifers are plants that produce seeds without fruit or flowers, but instead "bear cones" as their name implies. Explore this group of seed-producing plants with hands on examples. Conifer trees hold the records for the world’s tallest, widest, oldest and largest trees.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 7 | 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

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

London School of Economics (Yearlong Program) Info Session

Information Session | November 7 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

The London School of Economics and Political Science has an exchange agreement exclusively with UC Berkeley, allowing Berkeley undergraduates the opportunity to study abroad at LSE for a YEAR through the LSE General Course. You will earn UC credit and your financial aid travels with you, as the program is offered through UCEAP - the University of California Education Abroad Program. Additional...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | September 12 – December 5, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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 advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also have weekly discussion topics to...   More >

Career Connections: Environment and Sustainability

Social Event | November 7 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

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, November 8, 2018

Global Social Venture Competition: Info Session

Information Session | November 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N340/344 Chou Hall

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Innovating meaningful solutions to the world’s most challenging problems using technology? This year the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is celebrating 20 years of impact and kicking off our application season by inviting you to an info session! Applications are due December 3, so join us to learn more about the eligibility guidelines, venture requirements, and helpful tips to strengthen...   More >

  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 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Study Abroad in France Info Session

Information Session | November 8 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn how you can study abroad in France, home to some of history’s greatest artists, writers and scholars.

Explore all of our programs in France here: http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/explore/programs?country=96

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

Information Session | November 8 | 4:30-5:30 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 >

GWE Terrarium Making Social

Social Event | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Join the Graduate Women of Engineering (GWE) for some fall crafting fun! We will supply everything you need to make your own terrarium!

Bayer Info Session

Information Session | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Come learn about Bayer! A huge employer of Berkeley alumni, Bayer is one of the world’s largest and oldest pharmaceutical companies.
Food provided and resumes accepted!
Hiring summer interns!

CEDSOC Community Snacktime

Social Event | November 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 214B Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design Students of Color

CEDSOC will be hosting another get together this Thursday, 11/8 at 5:30 pm in Wurster 214B to de-stress and hang out. We'll have tea, snacks, coloring books, and puzzles.

Certificate Program in Interior Design and Interior Architecture

Information Session | November 8 | 6-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus, room 713

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension’s certificate can help you advance or start your career in interior design and interior architecture.

 UNEX 1034. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Friday, November 9, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

MRED+D ADMISSIONS WEBINAR

Information Session | November 9 | 4-5 p.m. |  WEBINAR

 College of Environmental Design

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

East Bay World History Reading Group: 1177: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric Cline

Meeting | November 9 | 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, November 10, 2018

Cal at USC Tailgate

Special Event | November 10 |  California Science Center, Wallis Annenberg Building

 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association at the California Science Center with a pre-game tailgate catered by Allegro Catering and Events! Enjoy exceptional company with fellow alumni and Cal Spirit groups before we take on USC at the Los Angeles Coliseum!

  Buy tickets online

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at Berkeley

Special Event | November 10 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  International House

 College of Letters & Science

Loads of hands-on math activities including games, and puzzles!

Students in Grades 6-10 are invited to join in a festival of creative and collaborative mathematics at the International House at 2299 Piedmont Ave. This festival is in partnership with JRMF.org. During the festival, participants will work on various mathematical activities, including puzzles, games, and problems, facilitated by...   More >

 Activities are specifically catered to Students in Grades 6-10.

$10 Standard Ticket, $0 Scholarship Ticket

  Register online

Crossroads: a convergence of sonification practitioners

Meeting | November 10 | 10 a.m.-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

A day of discussions, presentations, and performances around data sonification. Organized by Scot-Gresham-Lancaster, CNMAT Visiting Researcher and Research Scientist at the ArtSciLab at UT Dallas. Data Sonification sits at a crossroads. How do we begin to understand the separation of the act of sonification as sound art and the use of sonification techniques as functional scientific tools?

50th Anniversary Birthday Weekend

Special Event | November 10 – 12, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! Join us for a Weekend of CelebratINg the Hall's past accomplishments and look forward to the future.

NaNoWriMo 2018: Come Write In at Doe Library

Special Event | November 10 | 1-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe

 Library

NaNoWriMo is back at UC Berkeley’s Doe Library!

Have you ever thought about writing a novel but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. A small group of friends from the East Bay dared themselves to finish their novels in 30 days back in 1999, creating the foundation of what has become National Novel Writing Month. Since then, this small nonprofit, NaNoWriMo, has inspired a...   More >

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact Shannon Monroe at least two weeks prior to the event at smonroe@berkeley.edu, 510-643-6151.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Sunday, November 11, 2018

50th Anniversary Birthday Weekend

Special Event | November 10 – 12, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! Join us for a Weekend of CelebratINg the Hall's past accomplishments and look forward to the future.

Chinatown Rising: A Documentary in Progress

Social Event | November 11 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association, CAA Chinese Chapter

Against the backdrop of the Civil Rights movement of the mid-1960s, a young San Francisco Chinatown resident armed with a 16mm camera and leftover film scraps from a local TV station, turned his lens onto his community. Totaling more than 20,000 feet of film (10 hours), Harry Chuck's exquisite unreleased footage has captured a divided community's struggles for self-determination. Chinatown Rising...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Monday, November 12, 2018

50th Anniversary Birthday Weekend

Special Event | November 10 – 12, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! Join us for a Weekend of CelebratINg the Hall's past accomplishments and look forward to the future.

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Myanmar's Enemy Within by Francis Wade

Meeting | November 12 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 727 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA

 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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

SAC Staff Coffee Hour

Reception | November 13 | 9-10 a.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Yasmin Wofford, Staff Advisory Council

 Staff Advisory Council

Coffee, tea and treats with the Staff Advisory Council (SAC)
Come discuss the annual SPH Climate survey, and any other issues, concerns or suggestions you may have.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 13 | 12-1 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

Certificate Program in Accounting Online Information Session

Information Session | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Ashish Mukharji, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate can help you change careers into the accounting field, understand accounting concepts and techniques to better perform your current non-accounting work or prepare you to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.

  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.

Trees of the Garden

Tour/Open House | November 13 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover some the UC Botanical Garden's signature trees from around the world on this special docent-led walk.

Free with admission; Registration suggested to guarantee a spot.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Undergraduate Social Hour

Social Event | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Gold Country: Big Game Party

Social Event | November 13 | 5-9 p.m. |  Tofanelli's

 302 W Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945

 Cal Alumni Association, Gold Country Cal Alumni Association

Career Connections: Bio Tech Connect

Social Event | November 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

SOLD OUT - Trees of the UC Berkeley Campus Walk

Tour/Open House | November 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, Springer Gateway

 Botanical Garden

This tour will seek out the best of Berkeley’s fall colors as we use visiting the most notable campus trees as a framework for our walk. As we enjoy the diversity of species, you may learn a bit of history about the development of the campus and a few stories about the people and circumstances behind the plantings, the named groves, landmarks and memorial trees.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member or UC Affiliate, // The book "Trees of the UC Berkeley Campus" can be purchased in advance for $25

 SOLD OUT.

Olive (Olea europa) at Giannini Hall. This tree was planted in the late 1800's where Giannini Hall now stands, and was later moved to this location.

Global Social Venture Competition: Webinar on Social Impact Assessment

Information Session | November 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Sara Olsen, SVT Group

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Join us for an interactive session on Social Impact Assessment, led by Sara Olsen followed by a general overview of GSVC and the application process. Sara Olsen is a co-founder of GSVC, the founder of SVT Group, and has been twice named one of America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs by Bloomberg Businessweek. In this session, we will discuss social impact management and measurement in a...   More >

  RSVP online

Certificate Program in Project Management Online Information Session

Information Session | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a UC Berkeley Extension certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute. This certificate is geared for those who are transitioning to a career in project management or those who want to sharpen their project management skills.

  Register online

Applying to Study Abroad

Information Session | November 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

What's next? Now that you know where you want to study abroad, it's time to craft a strong application. This information session will cover all the basic information on how to apply to Berkeley Study Abroad programs.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | September 12 – December 5, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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 advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also have weekly discussion topics to...   More >

VIDEO GAME Playtest!

Special Event | November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 241 Cory Hall

 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) and the Project on Nuclear Gaming (PoNG) invite you to playtest a game called Signal, developed in partnership between UC Berkeley students and scientists from both Sandia and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Signal will be playtested in both a VIDEO GAME and BOARD GAME format. This game will be used as part of a research effort toward...   More >

Poesia y Mercadito: Enjoy a night of poetry and local artisans

Special Event | November 14 | 5-8 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Alán Pelaez, Pushcart Poet

 Javier O. Huerta, Arte Publico Press

 Melanie Cervantes, Dignidad Rebelde

 Latinx Research Center

Enjoy an evening with community! The Latinx Research Center is hosting a poetry night with local poets and vendors. PhD student & celebrated poet, Alán Pelaez will be hosting and reciting their poetry, provoking our imagination & inspiriting our humanity. Javier O. Huerta will also be sharing excerpts from "American Copia" and "Some Clarifications y otros poemas" (published by Arte Publico...   More >

East Asian Union Night Market

Social Event | November 14 | 6-9 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 East Asian Union

Come join EAU along with over 20 student organizations for a night of fun with new Berkeley friends. Feel free to fill stomachs with delicious food and drinks, while watching fun and amazing performances here on our Berkeley campus. This is a great way to spend time with your friends and fellow club members while giving you an opportunity to meet your community at Cal.

Participating...   More >

Evening with Industry

Miscellaneous | November 14 | 6-9 p.m. |  Berkeley City Club

 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Berkeley SWE and various large engineering firms at Evening with Industry for an evening of networking and fine dining at Berkeley City Club on Wednesday, November 14!

This year, SWE is inviting representatives from Google, Intel, IBM, AT&T, P&G, Dropbox, General Motors, KLA Tencor, Danaher, Accenture Labs, PWC, AECOM, Intuitive Surgical, STRIVR, and ZS Associates. If you’re currently...   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.

Berkeley Law's Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice Launch Party

Special Event | November 14 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice

You are cordially invited to join Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Elizabeth Cabraser in celebrating the official launch of Berkeley Law's Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice. Opened in the Spring of 2018, the Center works to advance consumer rights and create a more equal society through research, advocacy, and teaching.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

CASA Physician Networking Night

Special Event | November 15 |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

PNN is co-hosted by the American Medical Student Association and Cal Alumni Student Association. The primary goal for this event is to connect current Cal students that are interested in medicine with physicians who have spent time studying at Cal.

Berkeley Way West Craft Fair

Special Event | November 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 1st Floor, Forum

 Public Health, School of

SPH Crafters show their wares. Perfect for Holiday Gifts.

MRED+D ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE

Information Session | November 15 | 2-8 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MRED+D Fall Open House

Financing Study Abroad

Information Session | November 15 | 5-6 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Summer Sessions

Do you want to study abroad, but don't know if you can afford it? Join our Financing Study Abroad workshop to learn how to locate and understand a program budget, how financial aid works for your term abroad, and what scholarships are available so you can get a jumpstart on the planning process.

Interdisciplinary Marxist Working Group

Meeting | September 20 – December 13, 2018 every other Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Please join us for this semester's first meeting of the IMWG on Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-8pm in the Wheeler English lounge. We will be continuing with where we left off last semester in Capital, with plans to finish volume 1 by early October.

No prior knowledge of Capital or Marx is required, and everyone is welcome. I'm attaching a rough schedule, as our readings after Capital vol 1 will...   More >

JASC and KASC 2019 Information Session

Information Session | November 15 | 6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Interested in going to Japan or Korea this summer?

Scholarships are available for UC Berkeley students attending the Japan-America or Korea-America Student Conference!

Friday, November 16, 2018

2019 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | November 16 | 11 a.m.-12 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.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this specialized program—with online and classroom courses available—can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.

  Register online

Cal Band: Alumni Reunion

Social Event | November 16 | 6-10 p.m. |  Trader Vic's

 9 Anchor Drive, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Band Alumni Association

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Webinar: Preparing for Your Study Abroad at UC Berkeley

Information Session | November 20 | 8-9 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Are you ready to take advantage of all UC Berkeley has to offer? Hear from International Student Advisors about what to expect upon arrival, what to bring with you, and how to make the most of your EAP experience at UC Berkeley. The experts - current students at UC Berkeley - as well as UCEAP staff will also be present to help answer any questions you may have.

Students who attend this...   More >

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.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Early Garden Closure 12pm

Holiday | November 21 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Marykaren Mrowka

 Botanical Garden

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.