BCC News

Graduation 2016 ~ May 26 @ 7 PM ~ Zellerbach Hall!

27 April 2016

Get details on the BCC Graduation website.

Get your cap and gown at the BCC Bookstore, 5th floor, Room 517

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Spring 2016 Science Seminar Series: Innumerable Globes Like This One? – Dr. Tori Hoehler, Thurs., April 28, from 7 – 8 pm

24 April 2016

Is there life beyond our solar system? The Berkeley City College Biotechnology Program invites you to a fascinating presentation by Tori Hoehler, Ph.D., to explore  “Innumerable Globes Like This One?” on Thursday, April 28, from 7 – 8 PM in the BCC Auditorium. Reception from 6:30 – 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public.


OCloseup of a satellite in orbitur galaxy probably hosts billions of planetary systems. How many of those globes are “like this one” and how can we determine whether life has taken hold there? What is the science of searching for life beyond our solar system and how will we seek evidence of inhabited worlds in the future?


Dr. Tori HoehlerTori Hoehler is a Research Scientist in the Space Sciences and Astrobiologyy Division of NASA Ames Research Center. He was part of the Mars Curiosity Rover science team and NASA’s new Europa Multiple Flyby Mission science plannign team. He is a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, and was the American Geophysical Union’s 2009 Carl Sagan Lecturer.


View the seminar announcement below:

Seminar Announcement


CIRM logo and the Berkeley City College Biotechnology Program

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BCC Arabic Language Class – Film Screening: Mars At Sunrise, Fri., April 29 @ 6:30 pm – Reserve Free Tickets

24 April 2016

Please join Berkeley City College Arabic language class students for the film screening of Mars At Sunrise THIS FRIDAY, April 29th – doors open at 6pm in the auditorium at BCC! Film starts at 6:30pm. Film will have English sub-titles. Open to the public!


It’s FREE: Please reserve your seat here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arabic-film-series-mars-at-sunrise-tickets-22756275633


SPECIAL TREAT: The director and cinematographer will be present for the Q & A!


Mars at Sunrise


See you there!


Trailer: https://youtu.be/YDB5XbAwbF8


Brought to you by Arab Film Festival, Gaye Walton-Price who teaches the Arabic courses and Yalla Arabi: SF/East Bay Arabic Language Meetup

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Priority Enrollment for Summer and Fall 2016 Begins 4/11 By Appointment

24 April 2016

Priority Enrollment for Continuing Students (enrolled in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016) will be by appointment — continuing students will receive their appointment via e-mail, or students may login to their PASSPORT Student Center to check for their appointment.


Priority Enrollment By Appointment —

  • beginning Mon., April 11, by appointment for CalWORKs, CARE, DSPS, EOPS, Foster Youth, and Veteran students.
  • beginning Thurs., April 13, by appointment for First Year Experience (FYE), New Matriculated Students (who have taken COUN 200), and Student Athletes.
  • beginning Wed., April 14, by appointment for Continuing Students (enrolled in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016).


New, Returning, and High School Students:

  • New and Returning Students – enrollment by appointment starting Mon., May 2 — visit Getting Started at BCC for information on applying online for admissions and enrolling in classes.
  • High School Students – enrollment by appointment starting Mon., May 9 – visit the High School Students web page for more information.


Summer 2016 Semester: Monday, June 20 to Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fall 2016 Semester: Monday, August 22 to Friday, December 16, 2016


Student Success Resources:



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BAMPFA Welcomes BCC Community at Exclusive Tour and Open House, Noon-9 p.m., Wed., Apr. 27

23 April 2016

UC Berkeley’s Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) will host for an exclusive tour and open house for Berkeley City College students, faculty, staff and administrators,  from noon to 9 p.m., Wed., Apr. 27.  Admission is free to BCC community members that day. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.


On exhibit in the museum is “Architecture of Life,” more than 200 works of art, scientific illustrations, architectural drawings and models representing 2,000 years of art and design.  From 1 to 5 p.m., BAMPFA’s Film Library and Study Center will host special BCC orientations.  The library also offers free drop-in access from 1 to 5 p.m., Wed. thru Fri. each week.  For details, phone (510) 642-0808, tweet BCC@BAMPFA, or visit www.bampfa.berkeley.org


View the BAMPFA@BCC Flyer below:




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Dr Banga will be presenting his book at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley.

19 April 2016

Book by Fabian Banga - Brujos, Espiritistas y Vanguardistas

Thursday, April 28
12-1 PM – 201 Moses Hall – UC Berkeley

Brujos, espiritistas y vanguardistas
Fabian Banga
Professor and Chair, Modern Languages Department, Berkeley City College

The title is Brujos, espiritistas y vanguardistas (Witches, spiritualists and avant-garde) and was published by the prestigious Argentinean publishing house Leviathan. The book explores the representation of esoteric traditions in the aesthetic projects of the avant-garde literary movements in Latin-American and Spain of the early decades of the twentieth century. The book is based on Dr. Banga’s doctoral dissertation and is forwarded by his mentor and friend Dr Francine Masiello, professor of Spanish and comparative literature and Sidney and Margaret Ancker Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at UC Berkeley. Dr Banga will be presenting his book at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley on August 28 and in different locations in Buenos Aires in June.

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Mickey Huff: “Media Propaganda & Censorship – Who Decides What Is News?” ~ Wed., May 4 @ 12:15 pm, Auditorium

18 April 2016

Come to a Global Studies Program and Students for Socialism Club Forum

Project Censored logo 

What: “Media: Propaganda and Censorship — Who Decides What Is News?”


Who: Mickey Huff, Director, Project Censored (www.projectcensored.org) and Professor of Social Science and History at Diablo Valley College


When: Wednesday, May 4th at 12:15 PM in the BCC Auditorium


Autographed books and DVDs for sale


For more information, contact Joan Berezin, jberezin@peralta.edu


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ASBCC 2016-2017 Election Results

18 April 2016

On the behalf of the Associated Students of Berkeley City College (ASBCC) Elections Committee, we would like to congratulate our new 2016-2017 ASBCC Council Members.

ASBCC Elections took place on April 12 and April 13, 2016 and we had a total of 288 people who came out and voted!

New 2016 – 2017 ASBCC Council Members

ASBCC President

Vivian Allen

Vice-President of Administration

Dave Ivan Cruz

Vice President of Finance

Ishmael Rico

Vice President of Program

Charles Phillips

Vice President of Public Relations

Connie Tran


Adyam Abraham


Davis Belilty


Steven Marin


Robert Pinzon


Wen Zhu


Anqui Zou

Congratulations again to the winners!

Andre Singleton, MS

Director of Student Activities and Campus Life

Berkeley City College



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