BCC News

Reception for BCC Juried Student Art Exhibition on Thurs., April 23 from 6 – 8 pm, Jerry Adams Gallery

19 April 2015

You are invited to a Reception for the BCC Juried Student Art Exhibition on Thursday, April 23rd, from 6 – 8 pm in the Jerry Adams Gallery. The Exhibit opens on April 20th.




For more information, contact Carolyn Martin, BCC Art History Instructor, at cjmartin@peralta.edu


View the flyer below:


BCC Student Art Show Flyer



Filed under: Academics, General

BCC Pre-Nursing Club Will Hold a Q&A With Nurse Sarah Nielsen Boyd on Tues., April 28 @ 6 pm, Rm 34

19 April 2015

The Pre-Nursing Club welcomes Nurse Sarah Nielsen Boyd, MSN, RN, PHN, for a Q&A on Tuesday, April 28th, at 6pm in room 34.


Sarah has worked on numerous floors, including registry, float pool (filling in for nurses whom take time off or call in sick), trauma Intensive Care Unit, cardiac Transitional Care Unit and liver transplant. Sarah then took time off to raise her children. She is now a school nurse at Oakland Technical High School.


Come join us to learn about nursing careers and receive advice from Sarah.

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Call for Art: “Brain on Education” – an Art Competition – Submit Art Work by Wed. April 15 | Earth Day Celebration April 22 in Atrium

18 April 2015

The “Brain on Education” competition is hosted by the Global Studies Club and the Unity Art Club. Submit art work by Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – see the competition web page for more information and requirements, and where to upload your submission. Art work will be on display during BCC’s Earth Day Celebration on April 22, 2015, at 5:30 PM in the Atrium.


“Brain on Education” Competition

A digital art exhibit called “Brain on Education” expresses students’ thoughts, feelings, and aspirations about education. This is a student and faculty art competition, open to all artists at Peralta Colleges. Digital and traditional artworks are accepted.


Please review the competition instructions and requirements.


The art work will be exhibited on April 22nd during the Earth Day Event at Berkeley City College. The best artworks will win valuable prizes.


After the art showcase we will see how other talented creators use their artistic skills to tackle serious issues regarding climate change. Global Studies Club has partnered with the Unity Arts Club to raise awareness about the future of our planet. Global Studies Club will lead a discussion about climate change. Please feel free to forward this message and invite other people to participate in the art competition and attend the event on April 22nd.


Earth Day Celebration, Wednesday, April 22, 5:30 PM, BCC Auditorium

Come celebrate Earth Day with us on Wednesday, April 22nd at  5:30 PM at Berkeley City College, Auditorium . The Unity Arts Club and the Global Studies Club have planned this fun event.


We will screen the film “Chasing Ice” and there will be a student-lead discussion about climate change and the future of our planet. Chasing Ice is an Emmy award-winning film that has been shown around the globe.
Before the screening we will showcase artworks created by students at Peralta Colleges. The digital artworks represent student thoughts and feelings about education. Refreshments will be served.


For questions about the competition and Earth Day celebration, please contact Daniela Nikolaeva Pachtrapanska, dpachtrapanska@peralta.edu



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BCC-Simons Institute-MSRI Lecture: CRYPTOGRAPHY: From Mathematical Magic to Secure Communication, Wed., April 29, 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

17 April 2015

Please join Berkeley City College as it hosts the Simons Institute’s Theoretically Speaking Lecture—Cryptography: From Mathematical Magic to Secure Communication.



Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm



Berkeley City College Auditorium: 2050 Center Street, between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St., in Berkeley (near the Downtown Berkeley BART station)


Lecture Information:

Cryptography, the science of communicating securely, is used by billions of people to protect Internet traffic from prying eyes. It is also a vibrant area of research where new discoveries are made every year. This talk will explore the beautiful mechanisms that enable secure communication on the Internet and describe some recent results in the field. The talk will be self-contained and accessible to a broad audience from high school students to experts in the field. Light refreshments will be served before the lecture, at 5:30 p.m.; we advise all guests to arrive by 5:45 p.m.; the lecture will begin promptly at 6 p.m. For more information, go to: http://simons.berkeley.edu/events/theoretically-speaking-dan-boneh



Dan BonehDan Boneh is a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University where he heads the applied cryptography group. Dr. Boneh’s research focuses on applications of cryptography to computer security. His work includes cryptosystems with novel properties, security for mobile devices, web security, and cryptanalysis. He is the author of over a hundred publications in the field and is a recipient of the Gödel Prize, the Packard Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Award, the RSA award in mathematics, the Ishii award for industry education innovation and five best paper awards. Most recently he was awarded the 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in Computing Sciences.


Theoretically Speaking Series:

A new lecture series highlighting exciting advances in theoretical computer science. These events are intended for a general audience; no special background is assumed. Theoretically Speaking is produced by the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, with sponsorship from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College. These presentations are supported in part by an award from the Simons Foundation.


Register to attend:

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so you must register to guarantee your seat in the auditorium: http://simons.berkeley.edu/events/theoretically-speaking-dan-boneh-register


Seating is not assigned; doors open at 5:30 p.m. For questions about registration please contact Zdeni Amadio at +1.510.664.4035 or simonsevents@berkeley.edu



Filed under: General, Lecture Series

BCC Latin American Club Hosts the Cinco de Mayo Celebration, May 5, Atrium

17 April 2015

The Cinco de Mayo Celebration will be held from 12:15 – 1:15 pm in the Atrium on Tuesday, May 5, during the same week as Mental Health Awareness Week.


Cinco de Mayo flyer

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One-on-One Writing Tutors Now Available by Appointment – Click here to learn more!

16 April 2015

One-on-one writing tutors are NOW available. Download the Spring 2015 One-on-One Writing Tutor flyer, and the Online Writing Tutor flyer.


Tutors are available Tuesday-Thursday at SOUTH CAMPUS (2070 Allston Way, room 201) from 1:30-5:30 and on Fridays from 1:30-3:30


Tutors are Available Wednesday evenings at the MAIN CAMPUS LRC from 6:00-8:00 and on Saturdays from 1:00-3:00


NEW: ONLINE TUTORING is now also available.  Students can schedule an appointment (including appointments for online tutoring) by emailing us at LRC.SC@peralta.edu


For more information, please visit the websites for the South Campus LRC and the Main Campus LRC

Filed under: Academics, General

Milvia Street Readings in the Community – May 15 at University Press Books, 6 PM

16 April 2015

Milvia Street, Berkeley City College’s art and literary journal presents two readings by literary contributors to the 2014 issue in historical local bookstores. Our journal showcases art and literature by students, recent alumni, and a few instructors and staff. It’s edited and created by the Milvia Street club. Please come, let everyone know!!!!


April 28, 2015:

Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Tuesday April 28, 7:30-9pm: Carol Dvora, Fred Dodsworth, GS Scott, Katherine Gallagher, Carla Coop, Paul Elias Taylor & Evelyn Grant.


May 15, 2015:

University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Avnene, Friday May 15, 6-7:45pm: Hannah Landau, Brad Penner, Hannah Ryan & Michael Hartman

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Acupuncture & Massage at BCC Every Other Tues., by Appt – Last Session: May 5

16 April 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: ccwellness.info (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
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  • 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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