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“Mentholated Tobacco Products: How the African-American Community is Targeted” – Wed., Mar. 4, Atrium, 12:15 – 1:15 pm

25 February 2015

Dr. Gardiner“Mentholated Tobacco Products: How the African-American Community is Targeted” takes place 12:15-1:15 p.m., Wed., Mar. 4, in Berkeley City College’s atrium at 2050 Center St., Berkeley. The presentation by Dr. Phillip Gardiner, co-chair of the African-American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, is free and open to the public. It will highlight racial disparities in tobacco industry target marketing and in U.S. health care. The event is sponsored by the California Department of Health’s Tobacco Control Program and Berkeley City College’s Public and Human Services Program. Reception: 11:45 am – 12:15 pm.


Dr. Gardiner is a public health activist, administrator, evaluator and researcher. Throughout his career, he has actively addressed racial disparities in health, through writing, organizing, evaluating and public speaking. For the past 25 years, he has engaged in studies which address hypertension, multiculturalism, AIDS, breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes and smoking. For the past 15 years, Dr. Gardiner has lectured around the United States on African-American health disparities, including menthol smoking in the Black Community.


Dr. Gardiner received his doctorate in behavioral sciences from UC Berkeley, where he focused on youth violence as a public health issue.


For details, contact Stephanie Sanders-Badt at



Filed under: General, Lecture Series

ASBCC Town Hall, Thurs., Feb. 26 @ 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Atrim

23 February 2015

Speak Up, Speak Out! – Town Hall:  How Can We Improve Our College?

This event is officially sponsored and hosted by The Associated Students of Berkeley City College


Date:  Thursday, February 26, 2015

Time: 12:15 – 1:15 pm

Venue: BCC Atrium


bcc logo ASBCC Logo


Topics of Discussion:

  • What can ASBCC do to better engage the student population?
  • What is missing between students and administration and faculty? How can we address it?
  • What can we do better to affect access, persistence and completion during your time at BCC?


Click on the image below to download the Town Hall flyer:

Town Hall flyer

Filed under: General

Join pioneering Internet access innovator Brewster Kahle for MSRI/BCC’s “Toward Universal Access to All Knowledge,” 7-8:15 p.m., Wed., Mar. 18

23 February 2015

Brewster Kahle“Toward Universal Access to All Knowledge” presented by pioneering Internet access innovator Brewster Kahle, takes place 7-8:15 p.m., Wed., Mar. 18, in Berkeley City College’s auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public. Reserve your free tickets at A ticket is required for admission to the auditorium.


Mr. Kahle will focus on the questions: Will we allow ourselves to re-invent our concept of libraries to expand and to use the new technologies? Can we make all the published works of humankind accessible to everyone, no matter where they are in the world.


Advances in computing and communications mean that we can cost-effectively store every book, sound recording, movie, software package, and public web page ever created, and provide access to these collections via the Internet to students and adults all over the world. By using existing institutions and funding sources, we can build this as well as compensate authors within the current worldwide library budget.


A passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: Universal Access to All Knowledge. Soon after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he helped found the company Thinking Machines, a supercomputer maker. In 1989, Mr. Kahle created the Internet’s first publishing system called Wide Area Information Server (WAIS) and established WAIS, Inc. He also founded the Internet Archive, one of the largest digital libraries in the world. With a staff of nearly 150, and 100 partnering libraries, the organization is working to create an online catalog of every book ever created.


Mr. Kahle received a B.S. in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He and his wife, Mary Austin, started The Kahle/Austin Foundation, which supports the Internet Archive along with other non-profit organizations with similar goals. Mr. Kahle also founded Open Content Alliance, a group of organizations contributing to a permanent, publicly accessible archive of digitized texts. He is a member of the Internet Hall of Fame, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and serves on the boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, the European Archive, and the Television Archive. He holds an honorary doctorate in computer science from Simmons College and an honorary doctorate in Law from the University of Alberta.


His talk is part of the “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” series of six public lectures in 2014–15, which are jointly presented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College (BCC). They are made possible with funding from the Simons Foundation.



Filed under: General, Lecture Series

ASBCC Elections

23 February 2015

ASBCC LogoBerkeley City College

Student Government Elections



Positions Available: President, VP of Administration, VP of Programs, VP of Finance, VP of Public Relations, Senators (9 senate positions available)


Pick up applications in ASBCC Office, Room 57.


The official election code/rules can be found here.


Contact the Elections Committee at for more information.


Download a copy of the above ASBCC Election Time Schedule and the Application Form.


ASBCC Election Time Schedule:

elections schedule


Application Form:

Election form



Filed under: Academics, General

There’s Still Time to Enroll in Late Start Classes at BCC!

18 February 2015

Check out the list of BCC’s Late Start Classes for Spring 2015 here


New and Returning Students can apply now, and Continuing Students can enroll in classes through their Student Centers.

Filed under: Academics

Degree and Certificate Petition Deadlines Coming Up in Early March – READ MORE HERE!

17 February 2015

March 9, 2015 – last day for CSU transfer students to meet with BCC Counselors for AA-T and AS-T
March 13, 2015 – last day to submit petitions for regular AA degrees to BCC Counselors for review
March 20, 2015 – petitions for regular AA degree due to the District


Please contact your Counselor soon, and visit the Counseling website Petition Deadline page for more important information.



Filed under: Academics

Acupuncture and Massage at BCC Every Other Tuesday, by Appointment – Next Session: Mar. 3

17 February 2015

Acupuncture and/or Massage Therapy (Tui Na)

At Berkeley City College, Fully clothed and oil free. Supported by Peralta Wellness Center (and student health fee). Coordinated by Indra Thadani RN, MS Director, Peralta Health Services.
Cancellation policy 24 hr notice, if no show, no more appointments can be made.


Every other Tuesday: Feb 3, 17, Mar 3, 17, Apr 7, 21, May 5 in the Welcome Ctr: in Room 122


To schedule: (After putting all data in, go up to the Peralta tab to schedule.)
Please call: 510-879-7988
Please check cancellation and no show policy.

  • general stress & high BP
  • weight loss assistance
  • lower back, hip & knee pain
  • smoking cessation
  • arm, shoulder & neck pain
  • headaches, migraines, TMJ
  • poor memory & concentration
  • anger, irritability & depression
  • or just to feel better!


Indra C. Thadani RN, MS

Health Services Director, Peralta Community Colleges

333 East 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

President, Health Services Association, California Community Colleges

510 464-3516


Filed under: General

Transfer Service Community Workshops: Basics of Transferring, Tues., April 14, 7:30-9 pm, Rm 451A/B

17 February 2015

The BCC Service Community is hosting a series of workshops at Berkeley City College for students interested in transferring to a 4-year college, such as the University of California and the California State University systems. Please join us for these useful and well-organized workshops:

Scholarship Workshop

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Room 34
Do you need help on your scholarship applications?
If you missed this workshop, please stop by the Transfer and Career Information Center, 2nd floor, Room 243, for information.

Resume/Interview Workshop

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Room 34
Come here to get trained on your professional skills.

Basics of Transferring

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Room 451 A & B
We cover them all!

 Next Steps

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Rm 34
Welcome to CAL! Start getting connected!


For more information, contact:

(510) 969-6929


View the Transfer Service Community Workshops flyer below or download the TSC Workshops Flyer:

TSC Workshops Flyer


Filed under: Academics, General

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