<< Week of February 17 >>

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

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

Cal Women in Gaming | Palentines! LAN

Social Event | February 17 | 3-6 p.m. | Foothill Student Housing, Esports Community Center

 Cal Esports

Celebrate Valentines with Cal Women in Gaming’s Palentine’s Event where we will play games, make new friends, and have dinner together!

LAN 3:00-6:00pm
Meet us at the Cal Esports Community Center, located on 2700 Hearst Ave next to Foothill Dining, where there will be free gaming computers for us to play together!

Dinner 6:00pm
Hungry after all that gaming? Join us for dinner! After the...   More >

Monday, February 18, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Biblical and Talmudic Botany Walk with Dr. Jon Greenberg

Tour/Open House | February 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Biblical and Talmudic ethnobotanist Dr. Jon Greenberg will lead two walking tours of the Gardens at 11 AM and 2 PM. Come learn how an understanding of the natural environment of the Biblical world can help explain the metaphors and symbolism of ancient prophetic, moral, and legal language and the role of food and agriculture in Jewish culture. and history. We'll find out how a culture war between...   More >

$20, $15 members

  Register online

Biblical and Talmudic Botany Walk with Dr. Jon Greenberg

Tour/Open House | February 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Biblical and Talmudic ethnobotanist Dr. Jon Greenberg will lead two walking tours of the Gardens at 11 AM and 2 PM. Come learn how an understanding of the natural environment of the Biblical world can help explain the metaphors and symbolism of ancient prophetic, moral, and legal language and the role of food and agriculture in Jewish culture and history. We'll find out how a culture war between...   More >

$20, $15 UCBG members

  Register online

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | February 19 | 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

Virtual Coffee Chat with Undergraduate Dean John Arnold

Meeting | February 19 | 12-1 p.m. |  Your home computer or phone

 John Arnold, Undergraduate Dean

 College of Chemistry

Please join our Undergraduate Dean John Arnold for a one-hour virtual Coffee Chat on Tuesday, February 19th at Noon PST to hear an update on Undergraduate Programs at the College.

Travel Like a Transfer

Information Session | February 19 | 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.

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.

Global Internships: Israel

Information Session | February 19 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 240 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Looking for something to do this summer? Earn academic credit and broaden your view of Israel and the Middle East with a Global Internship in Israel focused on Social Change. Learn more at this information session!

Learn more: studyabroad.berkeley.edu/program/globalinternships/israel

Summer Abroad in Netherlands and Belgium

Information Session | February 19 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Amsterdam and Belgium program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Trace important cultural, historical, and political developments throughout European history in the “Low Countries”- the Netherlands and Belgium.

This course is open to students in all departments who are interested in exploring the...   More >

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 5 – April 30, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Debbie Jan

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.

Canadian Immigration Programs and Opportunities

Information Session | February 19 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

Learn about immigration and work opportunities in our neighbor to north.

A representative with the Immigration section of the Consulate General of Canada will be on campus to conduct a presentation and answer questions on a wide range of topics, including:

• The process to become a Canadian via the Express Entry program
• Opportunities to work in Canada

Current students, alumni, and...   More >

Summer Abroad in Netherlands and Belgium

Information Session | February 19 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Amsterdam and Belgium program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Trace important cultural, historical, and political developments throughout European history in the “Low Countries”- the Netherlands and Belgium.

This course is open to students in all departments who are interested in exploring the...   More >

Uber Info-session

Information Session | February 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come learn about how we solve challenging problems at Uber!

Uber is in over 600+ cities, 65 countries, and has completed over 10 bilion rides. At such a scale, Uber continues to explore new frontiers and provide access to safe and reliable transportation for 75 million montly active riders with 15 million trips every day. Outside of rideshare, we are also foraying into new territories, such as...   More >

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

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

Information Session | February 20 | 12:15-1 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

Exhibition Highlights Tour

Tour/Open House | February 20 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover highlights from current exhibitions on a guided tour led by BAMPFA education staff.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 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 advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but...   More >

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Networking
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application
-Others

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

EA Info-Session

Information Session | February 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join us for an evening with engineers from Electronic Arts! Learn about their careers, life at EA, and all the exciting things we are doing here. The format will be a bit intimate, as we will look to break into small groups with them so you can ask direct questions about how to improve your resume, get some tips on acing technical interviews, how to break into the industry or start your...   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, February 21, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Information Session | February 14 – May 9, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Educational Opportunity Program- MLK BNorth CE3

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Mindful Awareness Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | February 21 – May 2, 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. You are invited to drop in at noon any Thursday.

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 7 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 1-3 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Michael Sholinbeck

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.
NOTE: On Feb. 14: 2:15-3pm only

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

Summer Abroad in Guardamar, Spain

Information Session | February 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Guardamar, Spain: Imagining and Re-Envisioning the Urban Setting program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Take your studies to the streets of Spain, where you’ll broaden your knowledge of urban architecture and explore the narratives on which cities are built. This interactive program takes you...   More >

Global Internships

Information Session | February 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!

Learn more about Berkeley Global Internships at globalinternships.berkeley.edu

2019 locations include: Boston, Dublin, Hong Kong, Israel, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mumbai, Paris, Prague, San...   More >

Summer Abroad in Guardamar, Spain: Imagining and Re-Envisioning the Urban Setting

Information Session | February 21 | 3 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Guardamar, Spain: Imagining and Re-Envisioning the Urban Setting program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Take your studies to the streets of Spain, where you’ll broaden your knowledge of urban architecture and explore the narratives on which cities are built. This interactive program takes you...   More >

Career Connections: Education and Non-Profit

Social Event | February 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Kava Tasting and Talk with MeloMelo Kava Bar

Special Event | February 21 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 MeloMelo Kava Bar

 Botanical Garden

Come learn all about Kava, a drink prepared from the roots of Piper methysticum, used culturally, ceremoniously, and traditionally throughout the South Pacific for thousands of years. Staff and founders from Melo Melo Kava Bar in Berkeley will be leading the presentation, sharing their knowledge of the botany, chemistry and preparation of Kava, and will be sharing tastings of this significant...   More >

$20, $15 members

  Register online

Friday, February 22, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Question and Answer Session

Information Session | February 22 | 9-10 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then sign up for this ONLINE webinar. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session. Prior to attending this webinar, you need to review our <a href="https://internationaloffice.berkeley.edu/students/employment/opt">OPT...   More >

Maps and More: Post-War SF in Aerial Photographs

Tour/Open House | February 22 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

Maps and More is a map themed show-and-tell held at the Earth Sciences and Map Library. This month features post-World War 2 aerial photographs of San Francisco with a brief orientation by Dave Ruiz of Quantum Spatial.

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

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

The Data Open West Coast Datathon

Special Event | February 23 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Jacobs Hall, Studio 310

 Data Sciences

The Data Open challenges students from the world's best universities to tackle real-world social challenges in topics like urban traffic, renewable energy, education, and more. This February 23rd, The Data Open is coming to Berkeley!

Palantir Puzzlehunt Presents: Eureka!

Miscellaneous | February 23 | 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Palantir's 8th Annual Puzzlehunt: Eureka! If you've never done a puzzlehunt before, think of it as a scavenger hunt where at each location, you and your team of 4-6 folks will be given a puzzle to solve. Successful completion of said puzzle will then lead you to the location of the next one! The puzzles require no specific domain knowledge and we try to write them so they are accessible to...   More >

Animal Signs Explainers

Special Event | February 23 | 1-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the animal tracks you have found in the Garden? The Animal Signs Explainer Program seeks to interpret animal signs (tracks, scat, scratches or marks on leaves/trees, digging, disturbed vegetation, constructed structures, etc...) left behind in the environment. Movement of animals, animal behavior and/or plant and animal interaction are suggested as a...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

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

Mahfil-e-Adab - Ibne Safi ki Jasusi Dunya: A Celebration of Urdu Spy Fiction

Special Event | February 23 | 3-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Gregory Maxwell Bruce, Lecturer of Urdu, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Urdu Initiative, Cal Pakistani Students Association

An evening of Urdu Spy literature!