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BCC Hosts First Northern California CAP Statistics Workshop on Sat., Oct. 22

30 September 2016

Berkeley City College will host the first California Acceleration Project (Northern California) Statistics Workshop., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., Oct. 22 at BCC, 2050 Center St., Berkeley.  The workshop is free and open to all California community college mathematics instructors. To register, visit:


California Acceleration Project (CAP) Registration Form


or click on the image below:

Workshop Registration Form

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Register to Vote – League of Women Voters @ BCC on Tuesdays, 10/4 and 10/18

29 September 2016

The League of Women Voters will be on campus 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tue., Oct. 4 and on Tue., Oct. 18 to help register students to vote, on the 1st floor.

Voter registration needs to be completed 15 days prior to the election. There are also California Voter Registration Forms in the library by the Reference Desk.

The California Community Colleges and the Secretary of State team up to increase civic participation and voter registration by students from all segments of higher education.

The Secretary of State’s office created a webpage which hosts resources for campuses, faculty and students for frequently asked questions related to voting, sample posters, sample social media posts for voter registration efforts, key deadlines and dates, and a guide to facilitate voter registration drives.

To visit the California Students Vote Project page, click here:
*The California Students Vote Project is a public-private effort led by the California Secretary of State’s office in partnership with the California Lieutenant Governor’s office, and three nonprofit organizations; CalPIRG, California Common Cause, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus. These groups recognize that a healthy democracy must include the voices of California’s next generation. The California Students Vote Project is advocating for the implementation of student voter registration best practices at all of California’s public colleges and universities. The California Students Vote Project has the potential to dramatically increase voter engagement in upcoming elections.


The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education in English and math, and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit,, or


[Source: Press Release from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office – ]



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Fall 2016 Science Seminar Series – Wed., 9/28 @ 7 pm: Dr. Matthias Hebrok Presents “Generating Functional Human beta-Cells from Stem Cells”

28 September 2016

Diabetes is one of the most widespread non-communicable diseases in the world. Join us as Dr. Matthias Hebrok presents his research on diabetes studies, prevention, treatment, and management on Wednesday, September 28, from 7 – 8 pm in the BCC Auditorium.


Dr. Matthias HebrokDr. Matthias Hebrok is the Hurlbut-Johnson Distinguished Professor in Diabetes Research and Director of the UCSF Diabetes Center.


Dr. Hebrok will speak on “Generating Functional Human beta-Cells from Stem Cells: an odyssey is nearing its end” on Wednesday, September 28, from 7 – 8 pm, in the Auditorium of Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half-block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.


Please see the Science Seminar flyer below or visit the Science Department website for more details about the event.

Matthias Hebrok flyer


All of the seminars are free and open to the public. The Berkeley City College Science Seminar Series is sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and the Peralta Community College District.

PCCD and CIRM Logos


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Tai Chi on Wed., 9/28 @ College Hour in Atrium

26 September 2016

Join the BCC Wellness Center on Wednesday, 9/28 during college hour for some stress reducing Tai-Chi. No previous experience required!!!

Bishop Scott our Tai-Chi instructor is a member of the Peralta family and has been doing Tai-Chi for over 20 years. 

Tai Chi flyer

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UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley Reps & Workshops @ BCC on Thurs., 9/29

26 September 2016

College representatives from UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley will be on campus at BCC on Thursday, September 29.


Become a future Slug! Find out more about UC Santa Cruz:

UC Santa Cruz @ 10:30 am – 1:15 pm table in the Lobby Area

UC Santa Cruz Workshop @ 1:15 – 2:15 PM in the 4th floor Conference Room 451 A/B

Read the UC Santa Cruz flyer here


Cheer on Cal Bears! Find out more about UC Berkeley:

UC Berkeley Representative @ 1:30 – 4:00 pm, in Room 243 (2nd floor)


View the Transfer Center Calendar for upcoming College Rep Visits on the Transfer Center Website at:


For more information about the above event, contact Sylvia Espinosa, Transfer and Career Information Center Coordinator, at or visit Room 243 on the 2nd floor



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Milvia Street @ the 21st Annual Watershed Festival on Sat., Oct. 1, Noon – 4:30 pm, Civic Center Park on MLK and Center St.

26 September 2016

The Milvia Street Club will be exhibiting journals at the 21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival. Saturday, October 1, 2016, Noon–4:30 pm, Free. We will also have interactive writing and a Poet Tree. Below are photos from last year.

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MMART’s Lee Marrs Authors New, Insightful Book: The Further Fattening Adventures of Pudge: Girl Blimp

25 September 2016

Lee Marrs, retired BCC Multimedia Arts instructor and department chair, animator, creator of a variety of underground comic books, and who serves on the department’s animation advisory committee, has authored a new book. The Further Fattening Adventures of Pudge: Girl Blimp. It is described as “a feminist journey fraught with angst and anchovies,” with a forward by Gloria Steinem, and debuted on Sept. 20.


Read the East Bay Express news article on this book.

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Dr. Doug Schmidt’s BIOL 10 Class Launches Student Science News Website:

25 September 2016

Dr. Doug Schmidt’s Biology 10 class—also known as the BIO 10 Squad—launched a student science news web site which presents stories and links to interesting but little known info bits about science and scientific discoveries which effect our everyday lives.
The news, gathered locally, nationally and internationally by the aspiring scientists in his class, links to a variety of media, including science journals, YouTube, podcasts, newspapers and magazines, to name a few. View their 100+ posts at

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