<< Week of December 09 >>

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Family Workshop: Block Printed Wrapping Paper

Workshop | December 9 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join in on this month's Family Workshop at the Hearst Museum! Make your own wrapping paper for the holidays and learn about the traditional techniques of block printing. This is a drop-in workshop for all ages. Bring the whole family for this activity included free with museum admission.

Find out more about events at the Hearst Museum by going to hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/events.

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Botanical Holiday Craft Workshop

Workshop | December 9 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come enjoy the holidays at the Garden with our fun and festive room filled with botanical craft stations. You can create a host of gifts and decorations for yourself and family for the holidays. You can make mini wreaths, nature filled globes, ornaments, botanical cards and gift tags, and more! We'll also have seasonal drinks and nibbles.

$40, $35 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Monday, December 10, 2018

Mondays Mindfulness at Moffitt

Workshop | November 26 – December 31, 2018 every Monday | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Wellness Room

 Human Resources

Overcome insomnia & stress. Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resiliency & well-being. No previous experience required. Open to students, staff, and faculty in the Cal community (UCB ID required to enter Moffitt Library). For the mindfulness-curious to novices and experts. Weekly practice or drop in.

Mindfulness at Moffitt: Moffitt Wellness Program

Workshop | October 1 – December 10, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 501 (Wellness Room)


Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.

All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.

 Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance

Moffitt Wellness Program

Kathryn Plant (Caltech): Searching for Fast Radio Burst Emission at 26-34 GHz

Seminar | December 10 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Kathryn Plant, Caltech

 Radio Astronomy Lab

I will present a project to monitor the repeating Fast Radio Burst (FRB121102) at 24-36GHz with 10.4 meter radio telescopes at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory. At the time of submitting this abstract, a detection in this band would be the highest frequency detection of any FRB so far. Daily observations with a dedicated instrument will enable a comparison of repeat rates at different...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Vortex filament solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations

Seminar | December 10 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Harrop-Griffiths, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

From Helmholtz to vaping hipsters, the dynamics of vortex filaments, i.e. fluids with vorticity concentrated along a smooth curve, has been a topic of significant interest in fluid dynamics. The global well-posedness of vortex filaments with small circulation follows from the theory of mild solutions of the 3d Navier-Stokes equations at critical regularity. However, for filaments with large...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | December 10 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

SLAM: From Studying Spider Silk to Stumbling into a Startup

Seminar | December 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Dr. David Breslauer, Bolt Threads

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

December Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | December 11 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Writing Scientific Research Proposals

Workshop | December 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

In this workshop, we will explore techniques and best practices for writing a research proposal in the sciences and engineering, from the beginning (the specific aims/objectives) to the middle (the research design and methods) to the very end (supplementary documents). We will look at examples of successful proposals and discuss the different techniques that can be used to effectively present...   More >

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | December 12 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | December 12 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Seasonal Wellness: Elderberry Syrup

Workshop | December 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Winter is one of the coziest and challenging times for many of us. This season is a wonderful time to hunker down and take time to slowly prepare herbs and food. Spend a couple hours with the herbs and in the garden to connect with the plants and walk away with your very own herbal concoction. This class is such a sweet way to prepare for the holiday season and take good care of yourself.

$50 / $45 UCBG Members

  Register online

Individual differences in brain development and plasticity - effects on learning

Colloquium | December 12 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Allyson Mackey, University of Pennsylvania

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Dr. Allyson Mackey will discuss her research on understanding individual differences in brain development and plasticity, and the impact of these differences on learning and academic performance. She will present research linking socioeconomic status, which encompasses a broad set of childhood experiences, to the structure and function of cortex. She then will examine the impact of specific...   More >

Dissertation talk: Adaptive and Diverse Techniques for Generating Adversarial Examples

Presentation | December 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Warren He, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I present my research on techniques for generating adversarial examples and experiments with proposed defenses.

Tech Skepticism and Worker Activism: Drawing Lessons for Research and Education

Panel Discussion | December 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Meredith Whittaker, AI Now Institute and Google; Matt Caggle, ACLU; Jeremy Gillula, Electronic Frontier Foundation

 Graduates for Engaged and Extended Scholarship in Computing and Engineering

Join the Graduates for Engaged and Extended Scholarship in Computing and Engineering (GEESE) for an end-of-semester event, Tech Skepticism and Worker Activism: Drawing Lessons for Research and Education. Reflecting on events and crises in the tech industry over the past year, our discussion will focus on the implications for members of campus, as researchers, teachers, and students.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | December 12 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Workshop | December 13 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for *express* travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on the spot (please read below—"Do You Really Need a Travel Signature?").

Friday, December 14, 2018

Painting Pines with Karen LeGault

Workshop | December 14 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

As symbols of wisdom and dignity, Pine trees provide shelter, shade and respite. We will paint our trees using bamboo brushes, sumi-ink and watercolor, we will learn about the brushstrokes in creating paintings of pine trees - working on trunks, branches and needles, until they come together comprehensively in one completed Pine tree painting.

$75 / $65 UCBG Members

  Register online