BCC Front Entrance

BCC Student Art Gallery Through August on 4th Floor

Join us in celebrating the hard work of Drawing and Composition students of Fall 2016-Spring 2017, 5-7pm on Friday night, May 26, on the fourth floor. The temporary exhibition (read once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable experience) will showcase Beginning students’ Final Projects, 6 foot human-animal hybrids in pencil that will line the halls; the title of the show is “Conference of Creatures”, and indeed, these drawings bring imaginative creatures to life. The show will also highlight Intermediate and Special Project student work.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Braman, Instructor of Art History and Fine Arts, jbraman@peralta.edu


Linda McAllister

Teach 4 Social Justice Recognizes Linda McAllister of BCC

Linda McAllisterBerkeley City College Professor Linda McAllister will be honored by Teachers 4 Social Justice at its 9th annual “Thank a Teacher for Social Justice” award celebration. The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 12, 2016, 6pm-10pm at the Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA. The award is a recognition of educators who have been doing social justice work in their respective communities for 3+ years and are being recognized for their impact and contribution to building a better world.

The award highlights professors who are doing powerful education-based social justice work in their classroom or community. Nominated by a student, Erika Castano, McAllister is described as “an example of as a nurturing professor and compassionate human being.”  Castano writes, “As  a non-traditional student, I thought that I’d never be able to graduate or get a degree. I asked her if I’d be able to wear “a pointy hat and a fancy robe.”

She smiled and said, “Of course! You mean cap and gown, right?” Then she said that she believed in me, and she would be at my graduation. We had this conversation last year and I’m graduating this Spring ‘17. “

Congratulations, Linda! For more information about Teach 4 Social Justice and the Thank A Teacher for Social Justice award, go to Thank-A-Teacher Awards Celebration 2017!

Spring 2017 Science Seminar Series: Arlene Blum Speaks on “Tackling Toxics: For Healthier Products, People and Planet” on Mon., May 1 @ 7 pm, Rm 431

Dr. Arlene Blum, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer is a Visiting Scholar in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute. The Institute brings government, industry, scientists and citizens groups together worldwide to support chemical policies to protect human health and the global environment. Their research and policy work has contributed to stopping the use harmful chemicals in children’s sleepwear, furniture, electronics and other products globally.

Tackling Toxics flyer





All of the seminars are free and open to the public.

This lecture series is put on by the BCC Science/Biotechnology department as a component of a grant we received from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Since spring 2012 more than twenty guests spoke about the latest discoveries and progress in biology, biotechnology, physics and medicine:


Sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and Berkeley City College.