<< Week of October 27 >>

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Public Service Center 50th Anniversary Celebration

Special Event | October 22 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Angela Glover Blackwell J.D. ’77, CEO, PolicyLink; Fred Blackwell M.C.P. ’96, CEO, The San Francisco Foundation

 Carol T. Christ, Chancellor, UC Berkeley

 Public Service Center

This year, UC Berkeley’s Public Service Center — formerly known as Cal Corps — is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Join us to honor Berkeley’s legacy of social change and inspiring generations of students to become engaged civic leaders. Light refreshments will be served.

Opening remarks by Chancellor Carol T. Christ. Keynote by mother-son duo Angela Glover Blackwell J.D. ’77, CEO of...   More >

 Space is limited. Please RSVP to Cardis McKines–Jones at mckinesjones@berkeley.edu or 510.643.3249.

  RSVP by calling Cardis McKines–Jones at 510.643.3249, or by emailing Cardis McKines–Jones at mckinesjones@berkeley.edu

Celebrate 50 years of public service

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

Special Event | 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

Meditation and Mindfulness in the Museum

Miscellaneous | October 22 | 11:30 a.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jill Satterfield leads a monthly series of mindfulness and meditation sessions at BAMPFA.

CASA's Top Dog with Top Dog's

Social Event | October 22 | 12-2 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Student Association

Top Dog with Top Dogs celebrates the Golden Bear spirit that Berkeley students and alumni of all ages share. Our event is a casual networking event in which students and alumni can connect for the purposes of meeting people who share your experiences, gaining mentorships, or finding potential educational and employment opportunities. Unlike typical formal networking events, Top Dog with Top Dogs...   More >

  Register online

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, October 23, 2017

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Information Session | October 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | September 25 – December 4, 2017 every Monday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Blue Door Cafe | Note change in location

 2244 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Blue Door Cafe (check for location updates). Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

East African Beer and Soda

TRANSOC TRB Info Session

Information Session | October 23 | 6-7 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Blood Drive

Special Event | October 24 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom

 Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC) to provide much needed blood to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are held once a month. Appointments to donate are encouraged and walk-ins are always welcome. Drives are held at two locations on all dates from 11am-6pm: MLK- Student Union – East Pauley Ballroom and Red Cross Bloodmobile (at...   More >

2018 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | October 24 | 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 engaged students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a socially engaged project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000. Proposals for...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | October 24 | 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

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Meeting | October 17 – December 12, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 119 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an EOP student interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at EOP every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, study abroad scholarships, how to apply and additional services available.

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 25 – October 24, 2017 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is limited on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

For more information email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Free with Garden Admission

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Meeting | October 18 – December 13, 2017 every Wednesday | 1-3 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

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.

Coffee Break

Social Event | October 4 – December 6, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.

Stanford + Cal Young Alumni Mixer

Social Event | October 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  The Tap Room

 233 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

 Cal South Bay Young Blues SBYB

Join Cardinal Young Alumni Bay Area and Cal South Bay Young Blues SBYB for a fall happy hour at The Tap Room. Meet and mingle with fellow Cal Bears and Stanford Alumni in Silicon Valley

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.

Netskope Info-Session

Information Session | October 25 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Lebin Cheng, Haas School of Business Alumni, Co-founder and VP of Application Engineering at Netskope, for an informative talk and Q&A on CASB and today's growing cloud security. Netskope is a fast-growing cloud security company in the Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) market that provides discovery, visibility, monitoring, granular control and security for both sanctioned AND unsanctioned...   More >

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

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 >

2017 Fall TRANSOC Kimley-Horn Info Session

Information Session | October 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 Aqshems Meten Egun Tola Ade Le Kon Nichols

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

UCCSCC Annual Scholarship Banquet

Social Event | October 26 | 6-8 p.m. |  Michael's at Shoreline

 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043

 University of California Club of Santa Clara Valley

Are you missing connecting with other Cal alumni in the Valley? Welcome to the University of California Club of Santa Clara Valley (UCCSCC)!

Come and connect with other Cal alums and help support the Club's TAAP Scholarship Fund for deserving Cal students!

Dinner entree #1: London Broil with Mushroom Sauce
Dinner entree #2: Chicken Breast with Portobello Mushrooms and Cheese...   More >

$45 Cost: $45 a person RSVP: by Friday, Oct 20, 2017. Checks Payable to UCCSCC. Include choice of entree from list above. Include your email address. JoAnn Pfost, 1090 Eastwood Court, Los Altos, CA 94024 650-967-

  RSVP by calling JoAnn Pfost at 650-967-4679, or by emailing JoAnn Pfost at fpfost@aol.com by October 20.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Clark Kerr Garden Open Work Hours

Tour/Open House | October 27 – December 8, 2017 every Friday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

Located on the CKC campus, sponsored by UC Grounds Dept. and Cal Dining

Berkeley MEng On-Campus Information Session

Information Session | October 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 203 McLaughlin Hall

 Beth Hoch Leven, Director of Academic Affairs; Megan Braverman, Student Services and Admissions Advisor

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

UC Berkeley undergraduates are invited to learn more about our program and attend our on-campus information session on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 12-1pm.

  RSVP online

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 >

Hands On 10: Building on the Built: Artists' Books on Architecture

Reception | October 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Library

Artists’ books defy conventional “reading” and involve the viewer through sight, touch, and physical manipulation. These books are too often locked behind exhibit cases, but the Environmental Design Library will have 20 books related to architecture on hand for you to touch, turn pages, and experience.

Wine and light refreshments will be served

East Bay World History Reading Group: Africa's Discovery of Europe by David Northrup

Meeting | October 27 | 5-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 520C

 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

VR Happy Hour

Tour/Open House | October 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Makerspace on 1st Floor

 b.makerspace

Considering how popular our first VR Happy Hour was, we are happy to announce our second one!

Last time we faced the zombie apocalypse, what are we going to play this time? That is a mystery and we will be dropping hints throughout the month about our next game.

Put on your costume and celebrate Halloween early with us! There will be VR games, snacks, drinkes, and more!

*VR gameplay is...   More >

 Cal Id is required to access Moffitt Library.

iMix: Pumpkin Carving Night

Social Event | October 27 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Get into the Halloween spirit by joining us for a fun evening of pumpkin carving on Friday, October 27th at Wurster Hall from 5:30-7:30.

Show up on time to claim your FREE pumpkin, choose a category, and start carving! There will be prizes for the best pumpkins in each category--as well as food and fun for all!

There are a limited number of pumpkins, so reserve your spot now! You can sign...   More >

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Glow in the Dark Pumpkins

Special Event | October 28 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Hall Members get exclusive access to our Glow in the Dark Pumpkins activity from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring your own pumpkin, big or small, to decorate with glow-in-the-dark paint. Get creative with creepy, cute, or abstract designs.

 Lawrence Hall of Science Members Only. Free with admission.

Animal Signs Discovery Station: Local Night Creatures

Special Event | October 28 | 12-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the animal tracks you have found in the Garden? The Animal Signs Discovery Station seeks to interpret animal signs (tracks, scat, scratches or marks on leaves/trees, digging, disturbed vegetation, constructed structures, etc...) left behind in the environment. Free with Garden admission.   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 >

Hidden Treasures: An Evening Exploring the Egyptian Collection at the Hearst Museum

Tour/Open House | October 28 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt

We invite you to explore one of the world's most outstanding ancient Egyptian collections at this fundraiser benefitting the Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. Experience rarely exhibited Egyptian objects up close and personal, with special tours offered to see masterpieces in the Museum's behind-the-scenes storage...   More >

$60 Admission, $180 General Admission & Collections Tour

  Buy tickets online