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SF Laborfest Film: On Vient Pour La Visite” (Coming For A Visit) – Thurs., July 10 @ 7 pm, BCC Auditorium

2 July 2014

Join us for a free film presented by SF Laborfest and sponsored by the BCC Global Studies Program. In October 2008, an unprecedented strike of 6,000 workers took place in the restaurants, cleaning companies, and construction sights of Paris. This strike was unprecedented as these workers were sans papiers – workers without legal papers. The workers, coming mostly from North Africa, work the most dangerous and difficult jobs under constant threat of deportation. From 2008 to 2010 they came together to fight for legal status under the slogan “we live here, we work here, we’re staying here!”.

Scene from On Vient Pour La Visite, closeup of two men in discussion
On Vient Pour La Visite (Coming for A Visit)
Source: www.laborfest.net

 

The documentary film, by Lucie Tourette, follows the story of these workers who, with the help of activists from the CGT trade union, organize to collectively confront their bosses. Their goal? To force the bosses to sign one-year contracts which allow them to obtain legal status. Through the strike, they learn that the key to their struggle is their own confidence and collective power.

The film will be shown on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 7:00 pm in the BCC Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Visit the SF Laborfest website (www.laborfest.net) for more information on this film.

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Update on PeopleSoft Upgrade: Passport and PROMT Unavailable until Mon., June 9 @ 6:00 am

29 May 2014

Update:  Unfortunately, due to unforeseen system issues we need to extend the upgrade time for the PeopleSoft Student Financial Aid Information System.   All services are now expected to resume on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. 

 

The Peralta District Colleges are in the process of upgrading our computer information systems. All online services associated with this PeopleSoft upgrade will be unavailable starting at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 5, 2014 and ending at 11: 59 P.M. on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

 

Passport, PROMT, Admissions and Records registration services, Counseling computer functions, and all payment systems will be unavailable. This upgrade to PeopleSoft is necessary to improve our information services and to make your experience easier and more efficient.

 

Services will resume Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:59 P.M. We appreciate your patience. If you have any questions regarding the upgrade, please contact the IT helpdesk at (510) 587-7800 or email us at helpdesk@peralta.edu.

 

For more details, please visit the District IT page at: http://web.peralta.edu/it/scheduledoutages/

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Tram Vo-Kumamoto Appointed Vice President of Instruction at Berkeley City College

26 May 2014

Tram Vo-Kumamoto, new Vice President of Instruction, Berkeley City CollegeTram Vo-Kumamoto, has been named vice president of instruction at Berkeley City College, Dr. Deborah Budd, president, announced. Ms. Vo-Kumamoto, who most recently served as Dean of Science and Mathematics at Chabot College (Hayward), has 20 years of professional experience in a variety of educational systems.

 

“Ms. Vo-Kumamoto’s experience will be a tremendous asset to the college,” Dr. Budd said. “As a dean at Chabot College, Ms. Vo-Kumamoto focused on creating cohort programs that integrated academic support and student services. They fostered customized, individually focused pathways which allowed more students to complete degrees in pre-allied health majors, as well as in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs.”

 

Ms. Vo-Kumamoto’s background in a variety of educational posts has prepared her well for her new position at Berkeley City College. She has worked in early childhood development, the K-12 system, at community colleges and at four-year universities with a diverse array of age groups and learning styles. Her experience has made her a recognized educational leader who creates developmentally appropriate, equitable and integrated educational programs which serve diverse populations.

 

“I am delighted to be part of Berkeley City College,” she said. “The college is committed providing the best educational opportunities to our community and we will continue to develop programs to prepare our students for transfer and for the demands of a variety of occupational environments.”

 

Ms. Vo-Kumamoto earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and social welfare from UC Berkeley. She also holds a master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in higher education from California State University, East Bay. Active in professional and community activities, Ms. Vo-Kumamoto is a member of the Community College League of California’s Commission on the Future. She also serves on the board of directors of Oakland’s East Bay Agency for Children Auxiliary Group.

 

Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center St. between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St., in Berkeley, only one-half block from BART and AC Transit lines. The college is part of the Peralta Community College District which serves the communities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont. The district also includes College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College. In addition to providing two-year programs that prepare students for long-term educational goals, Peralta also offers specialized life-long learning opportunities to Bay Area residents.

 

 

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Monday, May 26, 2014 is Memorial Day Holiday – BCC Campus is Closed

23 May 2014

Berkeley City College will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014, in observance of  the Memorial Day Holiday. BCC will reopen on Tuesday, May 27.

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BCC’s Class of 2014: Congratulations to All!

21 May 2014

BCC Graduates in line at ZellerbachCongratulations to the Berkeley City College Class of 2014! We are all very proud of you and all of your accomplishments!

 

Please visit the BCC Graduation website. View the Berkeley City College 2014 Commencement Ceremony Program.

 

 

 

 

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Student Email Reminder

14 May 2014

This is a reminder for all students to activate their Peralta Student Email Accounts.

 

Instructors will be contacting students enrolled in online courses via their student email accounts. Please visit the following website for information on activating your Peralta Student Email Account: http://web.peralta.edu/it/studentemail/.

 

If you need assistance with your Peralta Student Email Account, please contact helpdesk@cc.peralta.edu

 

After activating your student email account, you can change your student email settings to redirect messages to your personal email account. Instructions on how to do this are on the following web page: http://web.peralta.edu/it/studentemail/

 

 

 

 

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Simons Instutute/MSRI/BCC host MIT’s Dr. Michael Sipser Lecture on “Beyond Computation: The P vs. NP Question,” 5:30 p.m., Fri., May 9

6 May 2014

“Beyond Computation: The P vs. NP Question” is the topic of a Fri., May 9 presentation by Dr. Michael Sipser, the Barton L. Weller Professor of Mathematics and member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. in Berkeley City College’s auditorium, 2050 Center St., downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Berkeley BART Station.

 

Dr. Michael Sipser

The lecture examines whether every problem for which a solution can be easily verified by a computer can also be easily solved by a computer. An answer to this question would reveal the potential for computers to solve puzzles, crack codes, prove theorems, and optimize many practical tasks. Presented by the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College, the event is made possible in part by a gift from the Simons Foundation.

 

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion. Panel participants include Richard Karp, moderator (UC Berkeley), Ron Fagin (IBM Almaden), Russell Impagliazzo (UC San Diego), Sandy Irani (UC Irvine), Christos Papadimitriou (UC Berkeley), Omer Reingold (Microsoft Research), and Ryan Williams (Stanford University). Read more about this presentation on the Simons Institute site.

 

Admission is free but seating is limited. You must register for a seat at http://simons.berkeley.edu/events/michael-sipser-register.

 

 

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Science Informational Open House at Berkeley City College on Thur., May 15, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm & 4:00 – 5:30 pm, 5th floor

6 May 2014

Explore your future in SCIENCE at Berkeley City College’s Science Informational Open House on Thursday, May 15, 2014, from 12:30 – 1:30 PM and 4:00- 5:30 PM on the 5th floor. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Berkeley BART Station.

 

Find out about:

  • Jobs in cutting-edge bioscience laboratories
  • Careers in biomedical and pharmaceutical fields
  • Jobs related to chemical engineering and analysis
  • Careers in computer-related research and development
  • Science classes for transfer to 4-year colleges or universities

 

Meet our instructors and laboratory staff. Learn about BCC’s Biotechnology and Computer Science Associate Degrees for Transfer to 4-year year colleges and universities and Certificate Programs to enhance your career goals and increase your job-related skill sets.

 

Click on the image below to view the flyer:

BCC Science Informational Open House flyer

 

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