<< Week of November 25 >>

Sunday, November 25, 2018

NaNoWriMo 2018: Come Write In at Doe Library

Special Event | November 25 | 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 26, 2018

Korean Language Resources

Information Session | November 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Room 341

 Jaeyong Chang, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 Library

Introduction to research resources in Korean language in the area of humanities and social sciences.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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.

Japanese Language Resources

Information Session | November 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Room 341

 Toshie Marra, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 Library

Introduction to research resources in Japanese language in the area of humanities and social sciences.

Maps and More: Maps of Mars with Betsy Mason

Tour/Open House | November 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

This Maps and More pop up event will be curated by Betsy Mason, author of All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey

Wednesday, November 28, 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.

Chinese Language Resources in Humanities and Classics

Information Session | November 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Room 341

 Jianye He, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 Library

Introduction to selected Chinese research resources on Sinology in both print and electronic formats.

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 >

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 29, 2018

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Informational Workshop for prospective applicants

Information Session | November 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Center for African Studies

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area and international studies. These fellowships are funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the FLAS program is to promote the training of students who intend to make their careers in college or...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 29 | 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 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Online Information Session

Information Session | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

  Make reservations online

MEng Info Session: University of California, Los Angeles

Information Session | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | University of California, Los Angeles, Engineering V, Room 5101

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Sign up to attend the MEng information session on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 12-1pm in the Engineering V Building. Lunch will be served!

  Register online

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

Information Session | November 29 | 1-2 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 >

Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Information Session | November 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Room 341

 Susan Xue, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 Library

Learn to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences.

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2019 application deadline, February 21, 2019

Information Session | November 29 | 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.

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

Special Event | November 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

 Virginia Eubanks

 Information, School of

The impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America.

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 >

Lightspeed Venture Partners Info-Session: Fellowship Info-session

Information Session | November 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Cory Hall, Cory-521 Hogan Rm

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Got a new startup idea? Or a vision you can't wait to see take place?

Each year, Lightspeed Venture Partners hosts an intensive summer fellowship program to provide teams with the resources, guidance, and connections they need to grow their ventures. Come join Lightspeed recruiters and Blueprint on 11/29 to learn more about how the Fellowship program can help you accelerate your startup idea....   More >

Friday, November 30, 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 >

Come on Out Japan - Information Session

Information Session | November 30 | 4-6 p.m. | 54 Barrows Hall

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Attention students and recent graduates!

The 5th Annual Come on Out-Japan Summer Internship Program is launching and they are extending an invitation to top Universities and Japanese high school students for a cross-cultural learning experience. They will be on campus Friday, November 30 at Barrows Hall, Room 54 from 4 - 6 pm and hope to see you there! See the

NaNoWriMo 2018: Come Write In at Doe Library

Special Event | November 30 | 6:30-9 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.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Berkeley Art Studio's Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 1 – 10, 2018 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Art Studio

Need holiday gifts but are tired of shopping at the same old big-box stores and online-mega-retailers? Pick up your holiday gifts at the Berkeley Art Studio‘s Holiday Pop-Up Shop on the UC Berkley campus. We carry artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, holiday cards, jewelry, and 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 >