<< Week of February 09 >>

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

FULL - FAMILY PROGRAM: A Botanical Valentine Tea (morning)

Special Event | February 9 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Our annual tradition returns with a lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party. We'll use all of our senses as we explore the nature of these fragrant edibles, with a special opportunity to collect for our make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Finish the fun by making valentines from pressed...   More >

$24 Adult, $20 Child $20 Member Adult, $16 Member Child

 Morning Session is Full. Please go to Afternoon program to register.

FULL- FAMILY PROGRAM: A Botanical Valentine Tea (afternoon)

Special Event | February 9 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Our annual tradition returns with a lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party. We'll use all of our senses as we explore the nature of these fragrant edibles, with a special opportunity to collect for our make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Finish the fun by making valentines from pressed...   More >

$24 Adult, $20 Child $20 Member Adult, $16 Member Child

CASA Legacy Night

Social Event | February 9 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Student Association

The Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA) is hosting Legacy Night. This is a networking event that recognizes top student leaders and influencers on campus while connecting them with influential Cal alumni for a night of catered food, drinks, and more! Alumni will have the opportunity to speak and connect with students and fellow alumni in an intimate and formal setting. For more information and...   More >

CASA: Legacy Night

Special Event | February 9 | 6-8 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA)

Are you a student leader that has made an impact on UC Berkeley’s campus? Apply to the Cal Alumni Student Association’s annual Legacy Night! Legacy Night is a networking event meant to recognize top student leaders and influencers on campus and connect them with influential Cal alumni for a night of dinner, drinks, desserts, entertainment, and more. You will have the opportunity to speak and...   More >

Monday, February 10, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | February 10 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one 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

Machine Learning and Science Forum

Meeting | January 27 – May 4, 2020 every other Monday | 1:30-2:30 p.m. |  Virtual Participation via Zoom

 Map

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Find out more on the BIDS website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Amazon Workshop: Ace Your Interview

Information Session | February 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Amazon Student Programs in a workshop designed to help you ace your interview! We’ll cover our recruitment process, provide resume tips and tricks and have a Cloud Support Engineer and Software Development Engineer on-hand answer your technical questions as well.

Scheduled to Attend:
Kevin Tseng, UC Berkeley Alum, Senior Software Development Engineer
Manju Gautam, Cloud Support...   More >

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

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.

Designated Subjects Adult Education and Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials Online Information Session

Information Session | February 11 | 12:15-12:45 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how to succeed in a career teaching adults with diverse needs. Our classroom-based professional programs enable you to teach in adult education or career technical education, with or without a California Designated Subjects teaching credential.

  Register online

How to propose an MEng Capstone Project

Information Session | February 11 | 12:20-1:05 p.m. |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Every year MEng teams partner with industry leaders to pilot new initiatives, improve existing products, and develop data-driven business strategy.

Learn more about the MEng Capstone Program & how to craft a successful project proposal.

To learn more about capstone projects: https://funginstitute.berkeley.edu/partners/propose-a-project/

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2020 application deadline, February 20, 2020

Information Session | February 11 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Career Connections: Marketing and Media

Social Event | February 11 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in fields such as public relations, advertising, market research, sales strategy, community relations, advertising, media planning, search engine optimization, social media, broadcasting, film, TV, radio, journalism, and publishing.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group

Meeting | February 12 | 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 >

Evolution Day: Celebration of Charles Darwin's birthday

Tour/Open House | February 12 | 12-5 p.m. | 1170 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Peter Oboyski, Essig Museum of Entomology

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Each year, the Essig Museum celebrates Darwin’s birthday (February 12th) with special behind-the-scenes tours of our collection in the Valley Life Sciences Building. See specimens from the Galapagos such as finches, rodents, a marine iguana, and tortoise shell; herbarium specimens, live orchids and insectivorous plants; and learn how Darwin and other naturalists provided the foundation for our...   More >

  RSVP online or or by emailing Peter Oboyski at essig.museum@gmail.com by February 12.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Information Session

Information Session | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Alberto Ledesma, http://mellonmays.berkeley.edu/

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Want to become a college professor in the humanities or social sciences? Come find out how the MMUF program can help you transform the academy!

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception

Reception | February 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  YWCA Auditorium

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Connect with fellow international spouses and partners, campus and community resources, and learn more about J-2 work authorization, at our Spring 2020 International Spouse & Partner Reception! This event is co-hosted by the Berkeley International Office and the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland. Light refreshments will be served, and children are welcome!

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Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditations

Miscellaneous | February 6 – April 30, 2020 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. All are welcome to drop in on Thursdays at noon throughout the spring semester.

Members' Walk : Arid House

Tour/Open House | February 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join horticulturist Bryan Gim for a look at some of the strange and surreal plants and their stories from the Arid House collection. Registration Required

Summer Abroad Info Session: "Afro-Feminism, Creative Process, and Brazil"

Information Session | February 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Hannah Moore

 Alex Tan

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

"Afro-Feminism, Creative Process, and Brazil" is a six-week cultural experience in Bahia, Brazil rooted in social justice and black feminist pedagogy. The program explores the power of dance and performance with a particular focus on Afro-Brazilian dances, songs and rhythms for the Orixas, and Capoeira of the Candomble tradition.

Cal vs Arizona Basketball Hoops Party

Special Event | February 13 | 5-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join fellow Cal Basketball fans at Alumni House before the Golden Bears take on the University of Arizona Wildcats! Enjoy a delicious pre-game meal and libations, a coach's chalk talk, and a performance by the Cal Spirit Groups right across from Haas Pavilion before the game.

IXL Learning Info-Session

Information Session | February 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us and learn how IXL is advancing education through online technology! Join IXL’ers as they talk about their experiences post-graduation, why they chose to work in Edtech, and how you can join our team.

Yitz Deng, Software Engineer
Claire O'Hara, Technical Recruiter
Tiffany Lee, Recruiting Coordinator - Call Alumni

About IXL Learning:

At IXL Learning, we’re passionate about...   More >

Pitch Your Deep Tech Startup to Investor Panel of VCs and Angels

Special Event | February 13 | 6:15-8:30 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608-609

 Shayna Modarresi, Founder, Managing Partner, Lodestar Ventures

 Anjani Vedula, Pear Fellow, Pear VC

 Joey Li, SkyDeck Venture Fellow (Deep Tech focus), Berkeley Skydeck

 UC Berkeley Extension, Epic Events, Sturfee, 51vr

UC Berkeley Extension is delighted to have Anna Cho coming back for the 2nd pitch night event of 2020! If you are a deep tech startup (AI, AR, blockchain, biotech, etc.) looking to pitch your company in front of a panel of expert VCs and Angel judges, or if you want to meet with investors and network with founders, join us on Thursday, February 13 at 6:15pm at the UC Berkeley Extension San...   More >

 sliding scale. Register online

John Deere Tech Talk

Information Session | February 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Room 320

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us on Thursday, February 13th in Soda 320. We will be providing an overview of a current project we are all working on, which will be related to autonomy and the future of precision agriculture. To provide a short description: Data Science will be the fuel to drive automation in precision agriculture into the 21st Century.

Attendees:
Liz Conzo – ISG Analytics Leader
Chelsey...   More >

CrafterDark: Free crafting sessions at night!

Special Event | February 13 | 8-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union. This month: tin heart picture frames for Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Solar Spring Break: Valentine's Day Bake Sale: Love Your Mother Earth!

Sale | February 14 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 Student Environmental Resource Center

The Solar Spring Break Team is selling baked goods for Valentine's Day to fundraise for our solar installation trip in Oakland and Sacramento this spring break. The fundraiser will be held in Sproul from 9AM-4PM. See you there!

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

Information Session | February 14 | 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.

Information Session: Internships at the US Department of State

Information Session | February 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, Diplomat in Residence NW, US Department of State

 UCDC

The U.S. Department of State represents U.S. interests around the world. The Department’s employees, with their skills, character, and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy. Come talk with Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest and learn more about how you can join this dynamic team in a wide variety of positions, including upcoming student internships.

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Special Event | February 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong. We will practice standing meditation, walking meditation, the Microcosmic Orbit, Tai Chi Ruler, the Eight Treasures, cleansing the internal organs, embodying the elements, tai chi...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | February 14 | 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

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.