<< Week of November 15 >>

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.

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

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

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


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. | The Law Building, 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.

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