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.

BCC Skylights

Poetry Reading in English & Spanish on Thurs., April 13 @ 7:30 pm, Pegasus Books

The BCC English Department and Modern Languages Department invite you to an evening of poetry reading in English and Spanish:

Date:  Thursday, April 13, 2017

Time: 7:30 pm

Where: Pegasus Books, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 94704

Event page: https://goo.gl/WtHDTz

The event features two touring Argentine poets, Luisa Futoransky and Claudia Schvartz. Also appearing are Portuguese poet Ana Luísa Amara, with two noted translators, Willis Barnstone and Dan Bellm.


Readings will be made by:

Ana Luísa Amaral was born in Lisbon, and lives in the north of Portugal. Professor at the University of Porto, she holds a Ph.D. on the poetry of Emily Dickinson and has academic publications in the areas of English and American Poetry, Comparative Poetics and Feminist Studies. She is a senior researcher and codirector of the Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa. Several plays were staged around her work, such as O olhar diagonal das coisas, A história da Aranha  Leopoldina, Próspero Morreu, or Como Tu.

Claudia Schvartz was born in Buenos Aires. She is a poet, translator, publisher, editor of collections of poetry and literary magazines, journalist and actress. Schvartz has also written several books of poetry, theatrical monologues, which she herself starred in, and several unpublished pieces of intense lyricism. She published La vida misma (1992), Ávido don (1999) and in the same year, her translation of the elegies and sonnets of Louise Labbé. In 2011 she published Eólicas and in 2015 El papel y su futuro. She is the chief editor of Editorial Leviatán in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dan Bellm is a writer, editor, and translator living in Berkeley, California. He has published Deep Well (2017), Twilight (2016), Practice (2008), Buried Treasure (1999), among others. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council, and poetry residencies at Yaddo and Dorset Colony House. 

Luisa Futoransky was born in Buenos Aires and lives in Paris. She is a poet, novelist, music scholar and journalist. Although she has occupied a variety of arts and media-related posts, she defines herself first and foremost as a poet. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1991, the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in 1990, the Centre National des Lettres Fellowship in 1987 and 1993, and was the Regent’s Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley in 1997. Her latest works are El Formosa, 2010 (novel), 23:53 – Noveleta, 2013 (novel) and Ortigas (Nettles), 2014 (poetry).
For more information about this event, please contact:
Fabian Banga, Ph.D. | (510) 981-2874
Chair, Department of Modern Languages
Berkeley City College