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UC Application Workshop – Tues., Oct. 20, Auditorium, 12:30 – 2 pm, Other Events Planned

12 October 2015

Find out about common mistakes that students experience when filling out the application and tips for writing your personal statement. The UC Application Workshop will be presented by Adena Ishii on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, from 12:30 – 2:00 pm in the BCC Auditorium. View the UC Application Workshop Fall 2015 flyer


This will be the only workshop offered this semester for the UC Application.


Other Transfer Awareness Events Planned for this Month Include:

  • Transfer Process Panel – Thurs., Oct. 22, Rm 431, 12:15 – 1:15 pm
  • CSU Application Workshop – Wed., Oct. 28, Rm 312, 12:15 – 1:25 pm

View the Transfer Awareness Month Flyer


For information about Personal Statement readers, please contact Jasmin Bomanjee, Interim Transfer Center Coordinator, at

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Fall 2015 Science Seminar Series: David Sedlak, Ph.D., Presents “The Fourth Urban Water Revolution” on Thurs., Oct. 15, from 7 – 8 pm, Auditorium

6 October 2015

Urban water systems undergo rapid change to meet societal needs. We have the potential to solve some of the most difficult water problems. What are the new technologies and management approaches?


Join us on Thursday, October 15, 2015, for Dr. David Sedlak’s presentation on “The Fourth Urban Water Revolution”, in the Berkeley City College Auditorium, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. This event is open to public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street, in downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Berkeley BART Station. There are two parking garages, one adjacent to BCC and the other across the Center Street from the college.


Dr. David SedlakDr. Sedlak is the Malozemoff Professor at UC Berkeley and Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center for Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure. His research focuses on developing cost-effective, safe, and sustainable systems to manage water resources. He is the recipient of the 2014 Clarke Prize for excellence in water research and the author of the book, Water 4.0.


View this science seminar flyer below:

The Fourth Urban Water Revolution flyer


The Fall 2015 Science Seminar Series is hosted by Berkeley City College and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine,






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MSRI/BCC presents “To Infinity and Beyond: The Math and Science Behind Pixar Films”, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 21 at BCC

6 October 2015

Pixar’s Danielle Feinberg presents, “To Infinity and Beyond: The Math and Science Behind Pixar Films”, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 21 at Berkeley City College’s Auditorium


“To Infinity and Beyond: The Math and Science Behind Pixar Films”, presented by Danielle Feinberg, director of photography for lighting at Pixar Studios, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 21 will examine a series of problems faced while making various Pixar films and how Pixar Animation Scientists use math and science to save the day! The free and open to the public presentation takes place at Berkeley City College’s auditorium, 2050 Center St. between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia Sts. The presentation is free and open to the public but you must reserve your space by visiting


Danielle FeinbergMs. Feinberg began her career at Pixar Animation Studios in February 1997 on the feature film A Bug’s Life. She quickly discovered her love for lighting and went on to light on many of Pixar’s feature films including Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., the Academy Award®-winning Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and WALL•E. Most recently, Feinberg completed work as the Director of Photography for Lighting on Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning Brave, and is now working on a future Pixar film.


Ms. Feinberg’s love of combining computers and art began she was eight years old, and first programmed a Logo turtle to create images. This eventually led her to a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Harvard University. Now, in addition to her Pixar work, she works with teenage girls, encouraging them to pursue code, math and science by demonstrating to them the same beautiful simplicity she found with the programmed art of the Logo turtle.

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Global Studies Program and Club Host: “Housing Is a Human Right”, Oct. 14 @ 12:15 pm, Rm 431

6 October 2015

Please join the Global Studies program and club in welcoming a presentation on “Housing is a human right” on Wednesday, October 14 at 12:15 PM in room 431, 4th floor at BCC. All are welcome.

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Health Fair Presented by Health Education Students on Thurs., Oct. 15, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, Atrium

6 October 2015

It is time for the Health Education Students’ Health Fair!
Thursday, October 15th
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
In the atrium


For information about Health Education at BCC, please visit the Public and Human Services website

or contact Stephanie Sanders-Badt, Coordinator, Public and Human Services Program, at



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The BCC Wellness Center is Open Now for Students: Health Assessment, First Aid, TB Testing, Mental Health Services, Acupuncture and Much More!

6 October 2015

Your Student Health fees pay for health services at Berkeley City College, so take advantage of these services!

The Berkeley City College Wellness Center is located at:

South Campus, 2070 Allston Way, Suite 2013 (can access the location by walking through the parking garage)

Visit the BCC Health Services website for more details.


Medical Services:

Days: Every Monday and Wednesday

Time:  9:30 am – 4:30 pm (Closed 1:00 – 2:00 pm)

Phone: TBA

Medical Services include:

  • Health Assessment
  • TB testing
  • First Aid
  • Blood pressure check
  • Pregnancy test
  • Family Planning
  • Free supplies (band aids, condoms, pads, tampons, etc.)
  • And many more!!!


Mental Health Services:

Please make an appointment by sending an email to

Days & Times:

  • Mondays, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nurses: Ann Sussman, LCSW, and Jamie Adair, LCSW



Days: Every Tuesday (Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8, 15)

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Appintments: Call (510) 879-7988, or go to

See the Acupuncture/Massage flyer.


Services coordinated by District Health Services

Director: Indra Thadani RN, MS


Phone: (510) 464-3516


View the BCC Wellness Center Flyer below:

BCC Wellness Center Flyer


View the Acupuncture/Massage Schedule below:

Acupuncture and Massage Schedule flyer

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S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talks: Muscle Contractility and Treatments of Diseases, Tues., Oct 6, 12:30 – 1:15pm, Rm 431

30 September 2015

The BCC Science/Biotechnology Department invites you to a new series of S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talks. In this first seminar for Fall 2015, Dr. Bradley Morgan, from Cytokinetics, Inc., presents “Modulation of Muscle Contractility: Potential Treatments of Diseases from Systolic Heart Failure to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)”.  Baseball player Lou Gehrig and physicist Stephen Hawking were diagnosed with ALS. The presentation will be held in Room 431 on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, from 12:30 – 1:15 pm.


For more information, please visit the Science and Biotechnology website. The flyers for Dr. Morgan’s talk and the schedule of future talks are provided below.


Dr. Bradley Morgan’s Talk on Muscle ContractilityFlyer for Dr. Morgan's Muscle Contractility Talk
Schedule for S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch TalksSchedule of Fall 2015 S.T.E.M Careers Lunch Talks

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BCC Summer Interns Talk About Their Successes

30 September 2015

What do a business and finance student, a web design student, and a social sciences student have in common? They were all BCC summer interns who gained valuable work experience in jobs that have helped them to shape their future plans.  The full article begins on page 9 of the Fall 2015 issue of BCC Today.


BCC students Anuska Khawaunju (Bison Brewing Corp.), Alex Merenkov (City of Berkeley Office of Economic Development) and Betsy Rohney (SmartBod), related their experiences working for six weeks to three months for business and nonprofit organizations. The students obtained their internships through Berkeley City College’s Business and Cooperative Education Work Experience Program (COPED) in collaboration with the City of Berkeley’s Office of Economic Development.


AnuskaAt Bison Brewing Corp., economics and finance major Anuska Khawaunju acquired skills in Intuit’s QuickBooks and found that “I learned how to work in a very small organization where lots of responsibility was placed on you.” Khawaunju explained that “Before this internship, I only knew Excel but then found out that small businesses and nonprofits tend to use QuickBooks for their accounting.” She observed that “An internship helps you explore different facets of what you might want to do in the future.”


AlexAlex Merenkov, a BCC web design major, had a somewhat different experience as an intern with the City of Berkeley’s Office of Economic Development (OED). “My focus was on helping the OED’s Startup Cluster Program connect with companies that wanted to list more than 150 jobs, and then list those positions online,” he said. “It turns out there are more than 350 startups in Berkeley and they all network with each other through Skydeck.” Merenkov considers it incredibly valuable for BCC to sustain and encourage networking between Berkeley companies, the college, and the City of Berkeley. “I can know that what I learned is going to get people jobs,” he said.


BetseyBCC social sciences major Betsy Rohney interned at SmartBod, a Berkeley startup which develops women’s health products, and became the company’s first employee. “I am a social media community manager, and definitely learned content strategy,” she explained. “I also worked on the newsletter and gathered subscriber input so that we can make products for people who are interested in them.” During her internship, she realized the importance of understanding customers and working closely with SmartBod’s CEO. “They offered me a job right after my internship,” she said. “I am super thankful for the internship which allowed me to work in PR and marketing. I just graduated from BCC in May.”


To find out more about the Business and CIS (Computer Information Systems) internship programs, please visit the Business Department website, or contact Jayne Matthews at



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