BCC News

MSRI/BCC present “Internet Voting: Wishful Thinking?”, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 16 @ BCC

27 August 2015

               Dr. Barbara Simons

“Internet Voting: Wishful Thinking?”, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 16 will address security threats to Internet voting.  The presentation will also touch on online voter registration, online ballot marking systems and computerized voting in general.  The free and open to the public lecture takes place at Berkeley City College’s auditorium, 2050 Center St. between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St.  Reserve your place at: www.msri.org/general_events/21556

 

Public opinion, combined with appeals on behalf of voters with disabilities, have created strong pressure to adopt Internet voting.  In the U.S. there is also concern about facilitating voting for members  of the military and civilians living abroad.  Consequently, Internet voting is currently being deployed in some states and considered by others.  Similar patterns exist in other countries, such as Australia and Canada.

 

Dr. Barbara Simons, presenter, is a former President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the nation’s oldest and largest educational and scientific society for computing professionals. She is the only woman to have received the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley, where she earned her Ph.D. in computer science.  A fellow of ACM and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, she also received the Computing Research Association Distinguished Service Award and the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award.

 

Her talk is part of the “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” series of six public lectures in 2015–16, 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.

 

An expert on electronic voting, Dr. Simons published Broken Ballots: Will Your Vote Count?, a book on voting machines co-authored with Douglas Jones. She was appointed to the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission in 2008 by Sen. Harry Reid, and she co-authored the report that led to the cancellation of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Internet voting project (SERVE) in 2004 because of security concerns.  She co-authored “The Future of Voting: End-to-End Verifiable Internet Voting,” the July 2015 report of the U.S. Vote Foundation. She is Board Chair of Verified Voting.

 

 

 

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Chancellor Jowel Laguerre: The NEW Peralta Way – An address to the Peralta Community College District Faculty and Staff

22 August 2015

Dr. Jowell LaguerreChancellor Laguerre delivered his address during Flex Day on Wednesday, August 19, at Laney College. In it Dr. Laguerre sets out some of his thoughts and priorities for the future of the District.

 

View the text version of Dr. Laguerre’s The New Peralta Way (pdf) (opens in a new window).

 

Watch his address on Peralta TV’s YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/FlexDayFall2015Stream (this opens in a new window; Dr. Laguerre’s address begins at about 2:26:00)

 

You can also read a profile of Dr. Laguerre that was published 8/18/2015 in the Oakland Tribune, the Contra Costa Times and other Bay Area News Group papers: http://bit.ly/LaguerreTribProfile

 

Look for Dr. Laguerre’s Guest Commentary to be published on 8/20/2015 in the Oakland Tribune and other Bay Area newspapers: http://bit.ly/LaguerreGuestCommentary

 

 

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Recently Added Classes at BCC for Fall 2015

21 August 2015

Check out the new classes just added for Fall 2015 at Berkeley City College! Enroll through your PASSPORT Student Center.

 

View the recently added classes flyer below:

 

Flyer on Recently Added Classes for Fall 2015

 

 

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Where is my online Moodle class?

21 August 2015

Students may now login to the Fall 2015 Moodle Online Course Website at http://eperalta.org/fall2015, however, most courses will not be open to students until the first day of your class. After logging in, the links to your open classes will be on the right side under “My courses”. You will also need to read and accept the Site Policy.

 

Here are the LOGIN instructions:

 

Moodle Website: http://eperalta.org/fall2015

Username:  same as your PASSPORT User ID

Password: your Birthdate in the format of yyyymmdd

 

For example, if your date of birth is February 18, 1995

then your password would be: 19950218

 

The District Moodle Helpdesk for Students is:  online@peralta.edu

Student Login Instructions (PDF)

 

If you are a Berkeley City College student and are on-campus, you can get login help here:

Rm 343

Monday through Thursday, 10 AM – 3 PM

 

Moodle Information and Tutorials for Students:

 

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Acupuncture & Massage at BCC Every Other Tues., by Appt., Next Session: Sept. 1

21 August 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.

 

To schedule an appointment

  • please call Oakland Community Acupuncture at 510-879-7988 or
  • schedule your appointment online at http://ccwellness.info

 

Every other Tuesday morning from 9 am – 1 pm in South Campus, 2070 Allston Way, Suite 203 on:

  • Aug. 25

    Click image to view Fall 2015 flyer

  • Sept. 1
  • Sept. 8
  • Sept. 15
  • Sept. 22
  • Sept. 29
  • Oct. 6
  • Oct. 13
  • Oct. 20
  • Oct. 27
  • Nov. 3
  • Nov. 10
  • Nov. 17
  • Dec. 1
  • Dec. 8
  • Dec. 15

 

Benefits of Acupuncture and Massage Therapy:

  • 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

 

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Fall Semester Internships within Berkeley and elsewhere! Last Day to Apply is September 4

20 August 2015

Students apply now!  There are many fall internship opportunities posted at http://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/wp/business/ .  More are coming in daily.

 

Sample opportunities include Marketing, Event Management, Accounting, Computer Systems, Communications, Social Media, Graphic Design, Video Editing, General Office Support, and more.

 

Note the following important dates:

September 4:  Last day for students to apply. 

September 11:  Last day for companies to make their selections.

September 14:  Students selected for unpaid internships must enroll in COPED 451 and attend the first class meeting on September 14.  The class is a late start hybrid.  It meets three times and lasts 14 weeks.

So check out the fall internship opportunities web page.

 

 

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Enroll Now in Fall 2015 Classes – Save Your Spot! Classes Begin on Mon., Aug. 24

27 July 2015

Enrollment is Open to All Students for Fall 2015 Classes! Continuing Students may enroll in classes through their Student Center on PASSPORT. New and Returning Students need to submit/re-submit applications – see the Enrollment Steps. A Returning (or Former) Student is a student who has taken a class in the Peralta District but it was not in the last two semesters.
Additional classes have been added for Fall 2015 – see the additional class list here, and enroll now through PASSPORT!
For more Admissions information, please visit the Admissions and Records Website.

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July 14th – Last Day to Withdraw from Regular Session Classes and Receive a “W”.

12 July 2015

July 14th is the Last Day to Withdraw from Regular Session Summer 2015 Classes and Receive a “W”.  All outstanding fees are due even if classes are dropped on this day.

 

 

Summer 2015 Semester Dates:  June 15 – July 24, 2015

Fall 2015 Semester Dates:  August 24 – December 18, 2015

 

 

 

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