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Free Smoking Cessation Course Wed., Feb. 25 – 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Rm 31

16 February 2015

Free Smoking Cessation Courses – read the Quit Smoking flyer here

Wednesday February 25, 2015

12:15 – 1:15 pm

Berkeley City College

Room: BCC 31

Instructor: Debi Boushey, BCH, CIA smoking cessation specialist, Debi has been helping people become nonsmokers for more than 25 years. She has been offering smoking cessation workshops with the Peralta Community Colleges for many years with great success. Spread the word. It’s time to quit now!

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One-on-One Writing Tutors Now Available by Appointment – Click here to learn more!

15 February 2015

One-on-one writing tutors are NOW available. Download the Spring 2015 One-on-One Writing Tutor flyer, and the Online Writing Tutor flyer.


Tutors are available Tuesday-Thursday at SOUTH CAMPUS (2070 Allston Way, room 201) from 1:30-5:30 and on Fridays from 1:30-3:30


Tutors are Available Wednesday evenings at the MAIN CAMPUS LRC from 6:00-8:00 and on Saturdays from 1:00-3:00


NEW: ONLINE TUTORING is now also available.  Students can schedule an appointment (including appointments for online tutoring) by emailing us at


For more information, please visit the websites for the South Campus LRC and the Main Campus LRC

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Black History Month Celebrations – Presented by BCC Campus Life

13 February 2015

BCC Campus Life Presents a series of exciting Black History Month Celebrations. See the images below; text follows images below.


Black History Month Flyer #1
Black History Month flyer #2


Week 1: Deeply Rooted: A Celebration of Pre-Colonial African Culture
2/5/15 – Interactive Middle Passage Demonstration
Auditorium, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Week 2: “Black in Motion”
2/12/15 – Movie Screening: Black Power Mixtape: All Political Prisoners
Auditorium, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Week 3: “Black Soul”
2/18/15 – Social Mixer, Performance by DJ Destiny
Atrium, 12:15 – 1:15 pm (College Hour)

2/19/15 – Open Mic Show
Auditorium, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Drink Mixer in Atrium

Week 4: “Black Power: Be the Change”
2/25/15 – Young Gifted and Black Performance
Key Note Speaker Elaine Brown
Atrium, 12:15 – 1:15 pm (College Hour)

2/26/15 – Real Talk: Panel Discussion
Community Leaders: Rasheed, Salih, Aman, Celeste, Eniola
Guided by collective consciousness, past, present and future realities of racism, conversations about black LGBTQ excellence, giving back to the black community, and much more!
6:00 – 8:00 pm



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MSRI/BCC Lecture Series: Making Music Socially, Wed., Feb. 11, 7:00 p.m., BCC Auditorium – Reserve Your Tickets Now!

11 February 2015


Dr. Ge WangMs. Madeline Huberth and Dr. Ge Wang will present, “Making Music Socially: A Story of People and Technology in the 21st Century,” 7 p.m., Wed., Feb. 11 at Berkeley City College’s auditorium, 2050 Center St.  The presentation is free and open to the public.  Reserve your tickets at:


Using case studies, ranging from Peruvian flute players to laptop orchestra (with live demonstrations and mini-performances) and music-making on mobile devices, Dr. Wang and Ms. Huberth will discuss recent developments in thinking about and creating music socially.  Both design musical instruments from computers, make music with the instruments, and devise experiments from the music to learn about people and the brain. They also direct the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk).


Music is rooted in its role as a social phenomenon, but evolution of the “social” nature of music continues. Over the past 100 years, development of the radio, recording, the computer, the Internet, and mobile devices, have made music a ubiquitous part of our everyday experience, but also have shaped it into a passive and easily consumable commodity.   Even so, practices in participatory music-making exist on a more traditional, cultural level; they use new technologies that highlight how music as a social endeavor continues to serve deeply meaningful purposes.


Madeline HulberthMs. Huberth is a doctoral candidate at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).  Her research investigates musically induced emotions and neural responses to musical sounds, and more broadly the cognitive/emotional elements associated with music performance and listening.   Dr. Wang is an assistant professor at CCRMA; he researches audio programming languages, laptop orchestra, and expressive social music for mobile devices.  He is the author of the ChucK music programming language, and as co-founder of mobile music startup Smule, he designed the iPhone’s Ocarina and Magic Piano. 


Their talk is part of the “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” series of six public lectures in 2014–15, which are jointly presented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College (BCC).  They are made possible with funding from the Simons Foundation.



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BCC Closed Fri., Feb. 13 through Mon., Feb. 16, in Observance of Presidents’ Day Holiday Weekend

11 February 2015

There will be no classes on Friday, February 13 through Monday, February 16, in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday. Classes resume on Tuesday, February 17.

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One Billion Rising! – Hosted by the BCC Global Studies Club, Tues., Feb. 10, BCC Atrium, 12:15 – 1:15 pm

5 February 2015

One Billion Rising!

Tuesday, Feb 10 – 12:15 to 1:15 PM in the BCC Atrium

Join the Global Studies Club in this global mass action to end the violence and injustice against women.

Speak out against this injustice.

Celebrate the progress that has been made in the fight for justice for women

Get information and websites to learn more about the problem and the solutions.

Dance//open mic//speak out

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Fightin Words Poetry Reading on Tues., Feb. 10, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

5 February 2015

GROUND-BREAKING BAY AREA ANTHOLOGY BLENDS SOCIAL ACTIVISM AND LITERATURE: Fightin’ Words: 25 Years of Provocative Poetry and Prose from “The Blue-Collar” PEN

Poetry Reading
Tuesday, February 10, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley, CA


PEN Oakland invites the public to a free reading from their ground-breading anthology Fightin’ Words: 25 Years of Provocative Poetry and Prose at Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center Street in Berkeley on Tuesday, February 10 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Award-winning authors Floyd Salas, Mary Mackey, Jack and Adelle Foley, Lucille Lang Day, Claire Ortalda, Kirk Lumpkin, Tony Rodriquez, Richard Silberg, devorah major, and Rafael Jesús González will read. Sharon Coleman will emcee this event. This is an opportunity to meet many of the diverse cultural voices that are highlighted in this groundbreaking new work edited by Judith Cody, Kim McMillon and Claire Ortalda.


For more information, please call (510) 681-5652. View the Fightin Words flyer here.



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Science Seminar: Dr. Dennis Clegg Speaks on A Vision for the Future: Treating Blindness with Stem Cells – Thurs., Feb. 5, BCC Auditorium, 7-8 pm

1 February 2015

Dr. Dennis CleggBCC’s Science Seminar Series continues this Spring with Dr. Dennis Clegg’s presentation on A Vision for the Future: Treating Blindness with Stem Cells. Dr. Clegg will speak on Thursday, February 5, 2015, from 7 – 8 pm in the BCC Auditorium, at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley. The seminar is free and open to the public. The Science Seminar Series is hosted by Berkeley City College Science and Biotechnology Department, and sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).


Dr. Clegg’s presentation provides insight into such questions as:

  • How does something as complex, beautiful, and functional as an eye develop?
  • What goes awry in the case of neurodegenerative diseases?
  • Can stem cells be applied in novel therapies to treat age-related macular degeneration?


Read the flyer below, and visit the Dr. Clegg’s Science Seminar page for more information.


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