<< Week of November 10 >>

Sunday, November 10, 2019

NaNoWriMo 2019: Come Write In at Doe Library

Special Event | November 3 – December 1, 2019 every Sunday | 1-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe

 Library

National Novel Writing Month – Celebrate 20 Years of Creativity at Doe Library!

Have you ever thought about writing a novel but just didn’t think you had the time? Join fellow writers during the month of November at Doe Library and let your creativity shine!

 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

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

Monday, November 11, 2019

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Tuesday, November 12, 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.

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

The Largest Online Wargaming Event Ever: SIGNAL online play festival

Special Event | November 12 | 3-5 p.m. | 2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 230

  , Berkeley, CA 94704

 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

Join us for the Largest Online Wargaming Event Ever on November 12th at 3:00 pm in the NSSC Suite (2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 230). Fun! Wargames! Pizza!

The SIGNAL online play festival will bring together as many players as possible for a one-time event. Institutions across the country will be hosting SIGNAL parties to play together in a fun and lively environment.

Thousands have signed up...   More >

Physics Abroad Application Info Session: for Summer 2020

Information Session | November 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the different physics abroad programs and demystify the application process and eligibility requirements for the Summer 2020 program at one of our info sessions. If you plan to apply, we recommend you attend one of these sessions to make sure you submit your application correctly!

Global Internships Info Session

Information Session | November 12 | 5-6 p.m. | Clark Kerr Campus, Building 7, Second Floor Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

If you've ever wanted to intern abroad, now is your chance! Come to a Global Internships info session to learn more about the professional opportunities available in 13 global cities.

At the info sessions, we'll be answering your questions about where you can go, how the internship placements works, and the application deadline.

Hope to see you there!

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | November 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 713 UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with personalized advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

Oracle Tech Talk: OAC TO OCI Gen2 Cloud

Information Session | November 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Vineeta Saxena, Senior Director, Software Development, form the Oracle Analytics Cloud group.

Come hear Vineeta talk about rolling out Oracle Analytics on OCI (Gen2) Cloud.

Meet with Oracle reps to learn about exciting opportunities at Oracle.

Dinner will be served. We'll be raffling off a pair of AirPods at the end of the evening!

To explore Product Development Roles, visit...   More >

Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning Information Session

Information Session | November 12 | 6-7 p.m. | 503 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn to analyze and advise in all core areas of personal financial planning, which meet the established requirements of the Certified Financial Planner Board, and provide CFP® Certification Examination eligibility.

  Register online

International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | October 22 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group

Meeting | November 13 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

One of the initiatives that stemmed from the results of our academic climate survey is the Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group (DIFG) series. These College of Chemistry-wide focus groups aim to provide a structured, recurring, neutral space for members of the CoC community to:

- regularly explore and engage in challenging conversations about a variety of topics that have been identified as...   More >

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.

Travel Like a Transfer

Information Session | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 105 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a transfer student who is interested in studying abroad? Attend this information session and learn how you can study abroad during your time at Cal.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 13 | 2-3 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

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

EERI Berkeley Student Chapter General Body Meeting #2

Meeting | November 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Discuss the activities for the year

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 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 >

Study Abroad as an Econ major

Information Session | November 13 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an Economics major interested in study abroad? Hear from former study abroad participants and learn about how you can earn major credit abroad.

Career Connections: Biotech Connect

Social Event | November 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in various areas of biotechnology including biomed, pharmaceuticals, food discovery, robotics, and 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.

Career Connections: Biotech

Special Event | November 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Bechtel Engineering Center

 Bioengineering (BioE)

IS A CAREER IN BIOTECH FOR YOU?
Meet Berkeley alumni working in biotech for an evening of advice, tips, and networking.

STUDENTS OF ALL MAJORS AND LEVELS WELCOME

Kicks off with a quick mini-panel: Your first job — Negotiating and Navigating

  RSVP online

Thursday, November 14, 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

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Financing Study Abroad

Information Session | November 14 | 5-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, MLK BNorth, Room 82D

 Berkeley Study Abroad

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.

International Grad Meetup: BAMPFA Tour

Social Event | November 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Connect with fellow international graduate students on a fun tour of the BAMPFA this Thursday, November 14th. Take a break from your busy semester to make some new friends, relieve stress, and enjoy some great art!

We'll meet in front of the BAMPFA at 5:30 p.m.

South Bay UC Berkeley Engineering Meetup

Social Event | November 14 | 6-9 p.m. |  Duke of Edinburgh

 10801 N. Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

 UC Berkeley Engineering Alumni Society (South Bay)

Hello South Bay Cal Engineering, Computer Science and Chemical Engineering Alumni. It's time to celebrate fall and meet some fellow alumni. Networking is more important than ever. So...come on out to Duke's -- a British pub in Cupertino across the street from the Apple spaceship.   More >

South Bay UC Berkeley Engineering Meetup

Social Event | November 14 | 6-9 p.m. |  Duke of Edinburgh

 10801 N. Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

 Cal Alumni Association, UC Berkeley Engineering Alumni Society (South Bay)

It's time to celebrate fall and meet some fellow alumni. Networking is more important than ever. So...come on out to Duke's -- a British pub in Cupertino across the street from the Apple spaceship.   More >

Friday, November 15, 2019

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

Information Session | November 15 | 10-11 a.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.

BIDS Forum: Information and Uncertainty in Data Science

Meeting | November 15 | 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.

Study Abroad in Spain

Information Session | November 15 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Room B5

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Join us in exploring the variety of study and intern abroad options available in Spain for the summer, semester, or year.
The session will highlight information and advice from Rafael Gonzales, an exchange student at Berkeley from the Carlos III Univ. of Madrid.

Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club: Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

Miscellaneous | October 25 – December 6, 2019 every Friday | 1-2 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Join us for the Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, as we join the campus in commemorating 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice, we will be reading Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo.”

Written in 1931 and published just last year, Barracoon chronicles Hurston’s conversations with Cudjo Kossula Lewis, one of the last survivors of the Atlantic Slave...   More >

  RSVP 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

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Trip to Bay Model in Sausalito

Tour/Open House | November 16 | 10-11 a.m. |  Bay Model

 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

 N/A

 Berkeley Water Group, Society of Conservation Biology

Participate in a guided tour of the Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model in Sausalito in an event joint hosted by the Berkeley Water Group and the Society of Conservation Biology. Optionally, after the tour, join for lunch and a local hike.

What: Visit to the Bay Model
When: Nov 16 at 10AM
Where: 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
Who: 15 people
How: We plan to organize cars to get...   More >

Advancing Health Equity Through Innovation, Technology, and Design in MCAH: UCB MCAH Alumni Networking Brunch

Special Event | November 16 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Emeriti Suite, 5th Floor

 Dr. Michael Lu, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

Join the UC Berkeley Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) program and the Helen Wallace Center for MCAH for an exciting networking event!

$35.00 Regular, $25.00 Student

  Tickets go on sale October 27. Buy tickets 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