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MSRI/BCC present “Internet Voting: Wishful Thinking?”, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 16 at Berkeley City College

1 September 2015

Dr. Barbara Simons

“Internet Voting: Wishful Thinking?”, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 16 will address security threats to Internet voting.  The presentation also will also touch on online voter registration, online ballot marking systems and computerized voting in general.  The free and open to the public lecture takes place at Berkeley City College’s auditorium, 2050 Center St. between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia Sts.  Reserve your place at

Public opinion, combined with appeals on behalf of voters with disabilities, have created strong pressure to adopt Internet voting.  In the U.S. there is also concern about facilitating voting for members of the military and civilians living abroad. Consequently, Internet voting is currently being deployed in some states and considered by others.  Similar patterns exist in other countries, such as Australia and Canada.

Dr. Barbara Simons, presenter, is a former President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the nation’s oldest and largest educational and scientific society for computing professionals. She is the only woman to have received the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley, where she earned her Ph.D. in computer science.  A fellow of ACM and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, she also received the Computing Research Association Distinguished Service Award and the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award.

An expert on electronic voting, she published Broken Ballots: Will Your Vote Count?, a book on voting machines co-authored with Douglas Jones. She was appointed to the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission in 2008 by Sen. Harry Reid, and she co-authored the report that led to the cancellation of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Internet voting project (SERVE) in 2004 because of security concerns.

She also was a member of the National Workshop on Internet Voting, convened by former President Bill Clinton, that conducted one of the first studies of Internet Voting and produced a report in 2001. She co-authored “The Future of Voting: End-to-End Verifiable Internet Voting,” the July 2015 report of the U.S. Vote Foundation. She is Board Chair of Verified Voting.


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Election 2014 Forum, Oct 7, 7:30 pm in the Berkeley City College Auditorium

23 September 2014

Democratic candidates, Elizabeth Echols and Tony Thurmond, who are competing to represent Berkeley and other East Bay communities along the I-80 corridor from Hercules to North Oakland (Assembly District 15), will answer questions from the public at the Election 2014 Forum, Oct 7, 7:30 pm in the Berkeley City College Auditorium.


The President of the California League of Women Voters, Helen Hutchison, will moderate the discussion. The event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville and a broad group of co-sponsors, including the Berkeley NAACP; the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce; BOCA, Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action; the Berkeley PTA Council and the Berkeley AAUW, American Association of University Women. The Civic Engagement Club and the Political Science Department of Berkeley City College are also co-sponsors.

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Last Day to ADD or DROP Regular Session Classes WAS Sun., Aug. 31 (drop without a “W” on transcript; receive a refund)

26 August 2014

Please remember that Sunday, August 31, 2014, is the deadline for:

  • adding regular session classes
  • dropping regular session classes without a “W” appearing on your transcript
  • dropping regular session classes and receive a refund according to the refund policies of Admissions & Records


Note: Short-term and open-entry classes must be dropped within 10% of the first class meeting to receive a refund.


Census Day is Tuesday, September 2, 2014 – instructors verify enrollment in classes


Please see A&R’s Academic Calendar for Fall 2014 for the official information.



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Reception for artist Carolyn Jean Martin in the Jerry Adams Gallery, Thurs., March 6, from 6 – 8 pm

17 February 2014

You are cordially invited to a reception for artist Carolyn Jean Martin in the Jerry Adams Gallery, rm 112, this Thursday, March 6, from 6 to 8pm.

“Through a combination of personal narratives, cultural criticism and nostalgic hip-hop lyrics charred and damaged by ignited gunpowder, “Incidents and Autobiographies” challenges static narratives and examines the cultural map of race and representation in America.”

For more information, contact Jan Dove at

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Social Justice Research Presentations by PERSIST Students on Tues., May 14, 12 – 1 PM, Rm 431

7 May 2013

Please join the PERSIST faculty and students on Tuesday, May 14th in room 431 from 12p.m.-1p.m. Students will be presenting their Social Justice Research projects. The Social Justice Research class teaches students how to conduct primary research around a social justice theme of their choice. Join us in showing them support of completing their projects and successfully moving on to their second semester at BCC!

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Emil Mathlouthi in Concert at BCC, Fri., May 11 at 7 PM in the BCC Auditorium

5 May 2012

Emel Mathlouthi is a well known singer from Tunisia and known as “the voice of the Arab Spring”. Berkeley City College presents Emel Mathlouthi in Concert, 7 p.m., Fri., May 11, in the BCC Auditorium. See flyer here.

well known singer from Tunisia and known as “the voice of the Arab Spring

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Environmentalist Bill McKibben speaks on “Earth: Life on a Tough New Planet,” 4 p.m., Sat., Apr. 14 at BCC

7 April 2012

Bill McKibben

Author, actor and activist Bill McKibben will speak on “Earth: Life on a Tough New Planet,” at 4 p.m., Sat., Apr. 14 in BCC’s auditorium, 2050 Center St., between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St., in Berkeley.

The event is sponsored by BCC’s Global Studies Club and the “Sorrows of War/Struggles for Peace” Project, Funded by the Jerry L. Adams fund of the Berkeley Community Fund. The lecture is free and open to the public.

McKibben is one of America’s most well-known and highly respected environmental activists and an outspoken opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline which, if built, would stretch from Canada’s tar sands through the United States.

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Digital Arts Club, MMART Students’ Work Featured in the Jerry Adams Gallery Until March 8th

29 February 2012

BCC’s Digital Arts Club invites everyone to “The DAC Perspective,” the club’s annual show, on display in the Jerry Adams Gallery at BCC. The gallery is located on the 1st floor, at 2050 Center St., with the exhibit on display now thru Thur., Mar. 8. Bring your family and friends to this inspirational exhibit.

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