BCC News

BCC’s Annual Multimedia Student Showcase – Fri., May 8 @ 6 – 9 PM, Auditorium

7 May 2015

Announcing Berkeley City College’s Annual Multimedia Student Showcase in Berkeley, CA, 2050 Center Street, in downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Berkeley BART Station.
MMART Student Showcase Flyer
On Friday, May 8, Berkeley City College is hosting the annual Multimedia Student Showcase, a three hour extravaganza that features the best of student short films, fine art photography, animation, motion graphics and graphic design work. Over 500 projects were considered and the best-of-the-best will be open to the public for free viewing. This is an exciting opportunity to see fresh work created by the Bay Area’s raw and undiscovered talent. The event begins at 6pm and will include a meet-and-greet with the showcase artists, 60 minutes of a video reel, an awards ceremony and a raffle!
The annual student showcase at BCC is a student run event. Students work together to plan, curate, and produce the event each year.
Facebook: Facebook.com/theshowcasebcc
Twitter: @TheShowcaseBCC
Instagram: @theshowcaseBcc
For more information, contact:
Sabrina L. Nelson and Joey Xanders
Multimedia Arts Student Showcase
BCC MMMART Department



Filed under: Academics, General

Science Seminar Series with Dr. Floyd Romesberg: A Semi-Synthetic Organism with an Expanded Genetic Alphabet on Wed., May 13, 6-7 pm, Auditorium

6 May 2015

Dr. Floyd RomesbergFloyd Romesberg, Ph.D., presents A Semi-Synthetic Organism with an Expanded Genetic Alphabet at Berkeley City College on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, from 6 – 7 pm in the Auditorium. A reception will be held from 5:30 – 6 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center St., downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Berkeley BART Station.


An expanded DNA alphabet in a reproducing life form has been a major scientific breakthrough. Dr. Romesberg’s team created an E. coli bacterium with four natural (A, T, C, G) and two unnatural (X, Y) DNA bases that was widely considered impossible.


Dr. Romesberg is Professor of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute and serves as Principal Scientific Founder and Advisor fo Synthorx, Inc. He is the recipient of multiple academic awards, including American Chemistry Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award, the National Science Foundation Career Award and the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Award. Dr. Romesberg received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Cornell University.


The Berkeley City College Science Seminar Series is sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Berkeley City College.


For more information about Berkeley City College’s Biotechnology Program, please visit the Science Lecture Series website and also the Biotechnology website. This science lecture flyer is provided below.

Science Lecture Flyer for Dr. Floyd Romesberg

Filed under: General, Lecture Series

Transfer Service Community Workshops: Next Steps, Wed., May 6, 7:30-9 pm, Rm 34

6 May 2015

The BCC Service Community is hosting a series of workshops at Berkeley City College for students interested in transferring to a 4-year college, such as the University of California and the California State University systems. Please join us for these useful and well-organized workshops:

Scholarship Workshop

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Room 34
Do you need help on your scholarship applications?
If you missed this workshop, please stop by the Transfer and Career Information Center, 2nd floor, Room 243, for information.

Resume/Interview Workshop

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Room 34
Come here to get trained on your professional skills.

Basics of Transferring

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Room 451 A & B
We cover them all!

 Next Steps

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, BCC Rm 34
Welcome to CAL! Start getting connected!


For more information, contact:



(510) 969-6929


View the Transfer Service Community Workshops flyer below or download the TSC Workshops Flyer:

TSC Workshops Flyer


Filed under: Academics, General

No Classes on Fri., May 15, in observance of Malcolm X’s Birthday

6 May 2015

BCC will be closed and no classes will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015, in observance of the birthday of Malcolm X.

Filed under: Academics, General

BCC’s SLO Assessment Website Featured by NILOA

5 May 2015

In April 2015, the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) selected as their Featured Website the Berkeley City College SLO Assessment Website.

Filed under: Academics, General

Open Education Resources Presentation Tues., May 5, 12 Noon – 1 PM, Rm 212, and Live on CCCConfer

2 May 2015

Join Fabian Banga for a discussion of Open Education Resources with presenters:


The presentation about OERs will be held at Berkeley City College in Room 212 on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 12 Noon to 1:00 PM.


If you cannot attend the presentation, you may view the live broadcast and recorded on CCCConfer. The presentation will be closed captioned. Go to http://www.cccconfer.org, and then find Fabian Banga’s name on the “Meet & Confer Participation Invitation” list. Please view the instructions below:



Meeting Details
Status: Active
Title: Presentation about Open Educational Resources (OER)
College/Group/Org: Berkeley City College
Closed Caption: Yes


Date Start time End time Duration Closed Caption
5/5/2015 12:00 PM 1:30 PM 90 Yes


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How to Connect with Your Mobile Device


Participant Details
Telephone conference line: 1-913-312-3202 *
Participant passcode: 562341
*Toll free number: 1-888-886-3951


Go to www.cccconfer.org
Click Meet & Confer Participant Log In
Locate your meeting and click Go
Passcode: 562341
Telephone Conference Feature
*6 – Mute/unmute your individual line


CCC Confer Client Services – Monday – Friday between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phone: 1-760-744-1150 ext 1537 or 1554
Email: clientservices@cccconfer.org


Filed under: Academics, General

BCC’s 40th Anniversary Site

1 May 2015

Visit BCC’s 40th Anniversary Site!





Filed under: General

13th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival, Sat. May 16, 11 am – 5 pm @ BCC

1 May 2015

The 13th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival will be held on Saturday May 16, 2015 from 11:00am–5:00pm (the Book Fair starts at 11am and the reading at noon) in the Auditorium and Atrium of Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley.  There will be open mic, book fair with local small press publishers starting at 11 am. Reading starts at noon.

Flyer for 13th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival

Filed under: General