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You Can Help Support BCC’s Transfer Service Community

8 December 2014

Four years ago, Caleb Westberg and Adena Ishii, Berkeley City College (BCC) and UC Berkeley alumni, created the Transfer Service Community (TSC) as a way to address the gaps that exist in higher education and give back to the BCC community. TSC volunteers strongly believe that all community college students should have access to the resources and the support they need to achieve their transfer goals. The program has grown rapidly over four years and has successfully assisted thousands of community college students with transferring to four-year universities, connecting to resources, and getting involved in their communities through workshops and events at BCC and UC Berkeley. The Transfer Service Community is actively raising funds to continue their work at Berkeley City College and expand to the other Peralta Colleges. You can help. Click here for more information. All donations are tax deductible. Please check with your tax advisor for details.​


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Berkeley City College will close today, Dec 9th, at 5:00 pm

8 December 2014

Dear BCC Community,

In light of possible protests again this evening, and in order to ensure the safety and security of the BCC Community, Berkeley City College will close today, Dec 9th, at 5:00 pm.

Students, if you have a final this evening, please follow up with your instructor for further instructions.

The campus is scheduled to reopen tomorrow at 7:30 am.

Thank you,


Dr. Debbie Budd
Berkeley City College

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Multimedia Arts Mobile + Web Lecture: Apple Senior Visual Designer Jackie Ngo and Full Stack Software Developer Haris Ali – Wed., Dec. 3rd @ 7:15pm, BCC Rm 431 | MMART UI Students Showcase Mobile App Designs

2 December 2014

Join us on Wed., Dec. 3, at 7:15 pm in Rm 431 for the Multimedia Arts Mobile and Web Lecture Series presenting Jackie Ngo, Haris Ali, and the MMART Student Showcase for Mobile App Design. View the flyer image below. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Berkeley BART Station.


— Jackie and Haris will discuss their experiences working in Silicon Valley and designing Mobile and UI Designs for Beats Audio among others.


— The MMART Information Architecture/ User Interface Design class will showcase their final presentations of mobile phone application designs.


Jackie Ngo (Apple Senior Visual Designer): Spent the last 15 years in Silicon Valley. Working for Beats Music, Zurb, Zoaka Creative, & MadeService. Specializing in web design, interaction design, brand strategy, and front-end development.


Haris Ali (Full Stack Software Developer): A freelance senior engineer who developed the iPhone Mobile Applications for Beats Music, Sosh, Pulse Locker and his new note taking start up Mentions.


For more information, contact Justin Hoffman,, MMART UI Design Instructor


Mobile + Web Lecture Flyer

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BCC to Host 5th Annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest, BCC’s Milvia Street 2014 debut, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., Dec. 6

26 November 2014

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Biotech Open House & CIRM Internships Meeting Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 4-5 pm, Rm 518

25 November 2014

Come to a Biotechnology Open House on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, from 4 – 5 pm, in Room 518, and learn how BCC’s Biotechnology Program can help prepare you for a successful career in biotechnology and research. Please read the flyer below:

Biotechnology Open House flyer


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International Education Week Begins with 3 Presentations at BCC on Mon., Nov. 17

13 November 2014

Next Monday, November 17th, will be the beginning of International Education Week at the Peralta Colleges and we are kicking it off with 3 events at Berkeley City College from 11am – 2pm (pdf). We’d love to have you all join us for all three events.


The first is a Workshop called Crossing Cultures in the Auditorium from 11am – 12pm. This is an interactive workshop that will discuss and explore cultures, cultural differences, and promote cross-cultural dialogue. We hope that students from all disciplines and backgrounds can attend.


Afterwards in the Atrium, there will be a Walk Around the World Celebration from 12:15pm – 1pm. BCC students will represent about 20 different countries and share information about their countries.


Finally, from 1pm – 2pm in the Auditorium, come to a The Life of a Peace Corp Volunteer to listen to returned Peace Corp Volunteers talk about their experiences abroad. This is a great opportunity for any student who may be interested in joining the Peace Corp, would like to learn more about the Peace Corp, or would like to live and do great work abroad.


There are other events at Alameda, Laney, and Merritt that include International Student Panels, Study Abroad and more!


If anyone has questions, please contact:

Thomas Torres-Gil, DSO

International Program Manager



Office of International Education

333 East 8th Street

Oakland, CA 94606

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Susan Lynch, Ph.D. Speaks on “The Microbiome: a New Frontier of Human Health”, Thurs., Nov. 20, 7-8pm, BCC Auditorium

7 November 2014

Dr. Susan Lynch

Berkeley City College Biotechnology Program invites you to the Fall 2014 Science Seminar Series. On Thursday, November 20, 2014, Dr. Susan Lynch will discuss “The Microbiome: a New Frontier of Human Health”, in the Berkeley City College Auditorium from 7 – 8 pm. A reception will be held from 6:30 – 7 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Berkeley BART Station.


Traditionally the medical community has viewed microbes as the cause of illness. However, this notion is shifting as emerging research in the field of human microbiome has revealed the presence of diverse microorganisms living on and within the human body. These complex microbial communities develop during infancy and produce a range of essential functions necessary for maintenance of human health.


Dr. Lynch received degree in Microbiology from University College Dublin, Ireland and conducted postdoctoral research at Stanford University. As Associate Professor and Director of the Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Microbiome Research Core at the University of California, San Francisco, her research focuses on understanding the contributions of the local microbiome to chronic gastrointestinal and airway inflammatory diseases. It aims to improve our understanding of the human Super-organism to develop novel therapeutics that both restore the microbial ecosystem and beneficially modulate immune responses. Dr. Lynch has published approximately 80 peer-reviewed publications and is the author of five patents.


Read the lecture flyer below:

Lynch flyer


Read about Dr. Lynch’s research on asthma:

Research Article on Asthma


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BCC Pre-Nursing Club Q&A Series: Labor and Delivery Nursing Discussion with Barbara O’Connor, RN, Tues., Nov. 4, 12:30 pm, Rm 52

30 October 2014

Barbara O’Connor, Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse, will talk about her field and career and answer student’s questions. Barbara has been an RN at Providence Hospital in Oregon for nine years.

Come join us in a Skype conversation with Barbara on Tuesday, November 4th at 12:30 in room 52.

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