<< Week of January 26 >>

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Deppea splendens 'Cristobal' Image by Jill Petersen

Monday, January 27, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Search for UC President 2019

Information Session | January 27 | 10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom West

 Public Affairs

The University of California Board of Regents announces a global search to recruit a new President in accordance with its Policy on Appointment of the President of the University.

Details at: https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/governance/policies/7101.html. On November 14, 2019, the Board of Regents approved the criteria for the position of the President of the University of California.

Machine Learning and Science Forum

Meeting | January 27 – May 4, 2020 every other Monday | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Palo Alto Networks Tech Talk

Information Session | January 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Palo Alto Networks is the fastest-growing security company in history. Named best place to work by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, we offer the chance to be part of an important mission: ending breaches and protecting our way of digital life. Our mission isn’t a small one. It isn’t simple either. We built a foundation in challenging the way things are done, and we’re looking for incredible...   More >

Cal Night at the San Jose Sharks

Special Event | January 27 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  SAP Center

  , San Jose, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Calling all fans of NHL hockey and our Silicon Valley alumni community—our 2020 Cal Night at the San Jose Sharks is fast approaching! Join us on January 27 when the Sharks look to strengthen their divisional standing against their longtime rivals, the Anaheim Ducks. With two discounted ticket packages, and each ticket supporting CAA’s Alumni Scholars Program, we expect this event to sell out. Buy...   More >

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

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.

MRED+D Admissions Webinar 01/28

Information Session | January 28 | 1-2 p.m. |  Online

 College of Environmental Design

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Beyond Berkeley: Finding Research Opportunities Off-Campus

Information Session | January 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Alexander Jaffe, PhD candidate, PhD candidate, Molecular and Cell Biology

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Alexander Jaffe, doctoral candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology, will share insights on how to find, and be selected for, off-campus research opportunities such as Research Experiences for Undergraduates (https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/) and more. This event was extremely popular at the Research and Scholarships Fair, so we decided to run it again. Don't miss it!

Cloud Computing Meetup

Social Event | January 28 – December 29, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Skydeck, Penthouse (PH) floor

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Division of Data Science, IST/OCIO, Research IT,

The UC Berkeley Cloud Community of Practice will be holding our monthly meetup in the Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse. We have some excellent guests and topics and hope to see you there.

Everyone is welcome - this is a really inclusive group! You don't have to be an expert, or already know about cloud technologies; we get together so people can learn from each other. The Berkeley SkyDeck is at...   More >

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | August 27, 2019 – August 25, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures.

We will feature speakers and engaging discussions around current issues in cloud computing often with an enterprise focus.

Career Connections: Tech for Good

Social Event | January 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in a variety of technical roles at social impact oriented organizations/companies, in both nonprofit and for-profit capacities. Examples: Educational Technology, Healthcare, CleanTech, NGO’s, etc.

Scientific Conversations Meetup: “Popping the ​Science ​Bubble” — Conversations w/ Cal Scientists

Social Event | January 28 | 5:15-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Public Library | Note change in date

 2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join us at the Berkeley Public Library to catch up with Cal Scientists for “Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists. You'll be able to engage with Cal scientists and learn about what they've been up to as they deliver a thrilling series of short lectures on cutting-edge research.

We will meet in front of the Berkeley Public Library at 5:15 p.m. before...   More >

Atlassian Tech Talk

Information Session | January 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join our team, make it yours. We’re hiring for New Grad Developers, Site Reliability Engineering, Security Engineering, IT Development, Design, UX Research, Marketing

Dinner will be provided.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

MEng Employer Breakfast

Special Event | January 29 | 8:30-10:30 a.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

The Berkeley Master of Engineering program and School of Information invite you to attend a special networking breakfast before the STEM Career Fair. We will host the networking breakfast from 8:30-10:30am in the Pauley Ballroom at the MLK Student Union, just a short walk to the career fair site.

 Exclusive to Berkeley Master of Engineering and School of Information students only.

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Certificate Program in Data Science and Professional Program in Data Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | January 29 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain the skills to collect, process, analyze and interpret data to create actionable insights. Learn how to leverage machine learning, statistics, data mining and big data to develop new strategies that support decision making in a variety of fields.

  Register online

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 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 advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | January 29 | 3-4:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Conference Center

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what opportunities are currently available, what the requirements are, and learn how to get started.

In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.

  Register online or by calling 510-643-7265

Tell Her Story Awards Ceremony 2020: A celebration of Memorable Stories about Remarkable Women in South Asia

Special Event | January 29 | 4-6 p.m. |  Facebook, Building 11

 Ayesha Chundrigar, Founder, ACF Animal Rescue

 Karishma Ali, Founder, Chitral Women's Sports Club

 Bharti Singh Chauhan, Founder, PraveenLata Sansthan

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Facebook, Zareen's, Folio3

Please join us for the second Tell Her story Gala 2020 where you will have the opportunity to hear stories from the top three Tell Her Story finalists who continue to fight against the injustice they and their loved ones face.

Ussama Makdisi “Age of Coexistence: The Ecumenical Frame and the Making of the Modern Arab World” Book Launch and Reception

Reception | January 29 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the CMES for the launch and reception of Professor Ussama Makdisi’s new book, ““Age of Coexistence: The Ecumenical Frame and the Making of the Modern Arab World” (University of California Press, 2019). Professor Makdisi will discuss his research and will be joined in discussion by Professor Samera Esmeir of the Rhetoric Department, followed by a reception.

Dr. Ussama Makdisi is Professor...   More >

Texas Instruments Tech Talk

Information Session | January 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come out and hear from Texas Instrument engineers to hear about their experience!

We will cover interview tips guided and will conclude with a networking session and resume drop!

Food will be provided.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Calapalooza: The Student Organization Fair!

Special Event | January 30 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 LEAD Center

Over 250 Registered Student Organizations will be tabling in the Student Union. Come get info, get recruited, get involved! This is your big chance to find your community at Cal.

Student Union Open House: 5th Annual Open House

Special Event | January 30 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Student Union

Enjoy free snacks, entertainment, and games! We’re welcoming the entire campus community to join us for our annual Open House, when the Student Union will be transformed into a stop-and-go BINGO game with grand prizes awarded to some lucky participants, like an e-scooter, a Giant Bike, an Fire Tablet, Nintendo Switch, Bose Soundlink and more! AND get a pair of our one-of-a-kind socks just for...   More >

 Only current UC Berkeley Students are eligible for Blue and Gold Prizes.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | January 30 | 2-3 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

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

Information Session | January 30 | 3-4 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 >

DataVisor Tech Talk

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

As the world transforms to digital, every day activities are open to fraud attacks. In this talk, we will explain how DataVisor is able to pioneer Unsupervised Machine Learning and Big Data computational techniques at scale to save companies millions a year and keep their communities safe. With its patented algorithm and an intelligence network of more than 4.2B user accounts globally, Datavisor...   More >

International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | January 23 – May 14, 2020 every Thursday | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from your studies and connect with the international graduate community on campus! These weekly happy hour meetups are a great chance to relax and socialize with other international grads.

Join the

Friday, January 31, 2020

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Pitch Global Event

Special Event | January 31 | 1-5 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608-609

 Sudhir Kadam, FYDA Growth Partner

 UC Berkeley Extension, Pitch Global, Certent

UC Berkeley Extension is thrilled to have Pitch Global with another great pitching and networking event! If you are looking to pitch your startup in front of experts VCs or if you want to meet with investors and network with founders, join us on Friday, January 31 from 1 to 5 pm at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Center! We will welcome Sudhir ...   More >

  Register online

BIO Bears Meetup: Botanical Gardens

Social Event | January 31 | 1-3:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Berkeley Botanical Garden. Whether you're a plant enthusiast or just want to get a little exercise on a Friday afternoon, we'd love to have you come along! Admission is free for Cal students!

We will meet in the courtyard outside of the Campanile at 1 p.m. to take a bus up to the gardens.

Please <a...   More >

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | January 4 – December 5, 2020 the first Saturday of the month every month | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June 29,...   More >

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.