BCC News

Portuguese Cultural & Musical Presentation: Angela Brito – Wed., May 4 @ 3:00 PM Auditorium

4 May 2016

Join us for a musical performance by international recording artist, Angela Brito, and Dillon Ingram on guitar, with the Capoeira Art Foundation, at Berkeley City College on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in the Auditorium.

Celebrating the Cultures of All Portuguese Speaking Countries: In Commemoration of Portuguese Language Day.

For more information, contact

Deolinda Adao, dadao@peralta.edu

Portuguese/Spanish Instructor

Partnership for International Education Coordinator

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S.T.E.M Careers Lunch Talk: What is Berkeley Doing About Climate Change? – Wed., May 4 @ 12:30 pm, Rm 431

2 May 2016

Interested in clean energy and urban resilience? Come learn about the City of Berkeley’s climate action and how you can contribute!

Join us for a presentation by Katie Van Dyke and Sarah Moore of the Office of Energy and Sustainable Development, City of Berkeley, on Wednesday, May 4, from 12:30 – 1:15 pm in Room 431.

Katie Van Dyke and Sarah Moore work to implement Berkeley’s Climate Action Plan, the community’s blueprint for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They’ll explain how and why they track these emissions and what Berkeley is doing to reduce greenhouse gases and to prepare its residents, students, and businesses for the impacts of climate change.

View the climate change announcement below:


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Events on 5/5 & 5/10 Celebrating Release of the BCC Voice Newsletter – Summer 2016 Issue

2 May 2016

May 5 Movie Night and May 10 Release Party: Join the BCC Voice at Berkeley City College to celebrate the release of our Spring 2016 issues. Two fun events are planned:


Movie Night!

BCC Voice Movie FlyerThursday, May 5 – Doors open @ 6:30 PM (Movie starts at 7 PM)

Bring your friends and family!

Join the BCC Voice for an exclusive screening of the Academy Award winning movie “Spotlight” in the Berkeley City College Auditorium!  $3


Release Party!

Tuesday, May 10 – College Hour (12:15 PM – 1:15 PM)

Join the BCC Voice in the Atrium at Berkeley City College to celebrate the release of our Spring 2016 issues. We’ll have free copies of the gorgeous new issue, snacks, a photo booth, and an open mic literary reading featuring Anthony Aubuan, Caleilia Avery, Louis Do, Regina Hernandez, Hollie Hardy, and maybe YOU!


The BCC Voice is written and produced by Berkeley City College students in Hollie Hardy‘s English 14 and English 15 classes, and generously funded by the Associated Students of Berkeley City College (ASBCC). Students interested in journalism (English 14) are encouraged to sign up! Fall classes start August 23, 2016 and run Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:20pm


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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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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.edu


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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