Events at Berkeley archive

Champions Cup match moved to Avaya Stadium — refunds for ticket holders

Champions Cup match moved to Avaya Stadium — refunds for ticket holders June 30, 2015:

In a statement, Cal Athletics said that “campus representatives were informed by our promotional partner, Relevent Sports, that the Manchester United vs. San Jose Earthquakes match scheduled for July 21 at California Memorial Stadium has been relocated to Avaya Stadium in San Jose.”

‘Rising Bear’ disaster exercise shakes things up

‘Rising Bear’ disaster exercise shakes things up June 18, 2015:

UC Berkeley’s Office of Emergency Management sponsored a three-hour drill Thursday morning to practice and evaluate the campus’s response to a 6.8-magnitude earthquake on the Hayward Fault. Nearly 150 staff from some 20 departments took part in the exercise.

World’s science journalists are coming to Berkeley in 2017

World’s science journalists are coming to Berkeley in 2017 June 12, 2015:

The 2017 meeting of the World Federation of Science Journalists will be held in San Francisco, co-hosted by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco.

Communicators gather for a day of sharpening and sharing their skills

Communicators gather for a day of sharpening and sharing their skills June 11, 2015:

The fourth annual Berkeley Communications Conference (BC2) brought together hundreds of campus communicators together Tuesday for a day of sharpening and sharing their skills.

Summer concert series blooms again at UC Botanical Garden

Summer concert series blooms again at UC Botanical Garden June 4, 2015:

The annual Redwood Grove summer concert series is returning to the UC Botanical Garden. Although tonight’s opening performance is sold out, music lovers will have plenty more chances: Every Thursday evening from now through Aug. 27, musicians will play under the garden’s towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

Champions Cup returning to Memorial Stadium

Champions Cup returning to Memorial Stadium May 21, 2015:

Manchester United will face the San Jose Earthquakes at California Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, July 21, a return trip to Berkeley for the Guinness International Champions Cup North America. Tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, May 27

Commencement crowd gives Class of ’15 a joyous sendoff with photoswith video

Commencement crowd gives Class of ’15 a joyous sendoff May 18, 2015:

Beaming parents crowded the Memorial Stadium stands at Saturday’s campuswide commencement, featuring a keynote by tech leader Marc Benioff and moving, personal remarks by top graduating senior Radhika Kannan. See photos of the celebrants and videos of the speakers. Also: Catch students and families posting on social media.

Multiple mayors take town-gown ride on Bike to Work Day with photos

Multiple mayors take town-gown ride on Bike to Work Day May 14, 2015:

City of Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ wife, faculty member Janaki Bakhle, headlined a town-gown ride from Sproul Plaza for Bike to Work Day 2015. Mayors from Europe were also among the pack.

Let the festivities begin: a commencement roundup with video

Let the festivities begin: a commencement roundup May 12, 2015:

UC Berkeley’s 2015 commencement, honoring all graduating seniors, is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, and will be livestreamed. In addition to the main commencement ceremony, most departments on campus perform their own ceremonies as well. Here’s a look at all the graduation ceremonies happening this month.

Michael Williams named director of athletics

Michael Williams named director of athletics May 8, 2015:

Michael Williams, who has overseen UC Berkeley’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics on an interim basis for the past 10 months, has been named the school’s full-time director of athletics, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced Friday.

Pausing to honor outstanding public service with photos

Pausing to honor outstanding public service May 7, 2015:

Remarkable contributions by students and others in the campus community were honored at the 2015 Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service, May 5. Photographer Keegan Houser captured highlights of the event.

Student-athletes recognized for academic prowess

Student-athletes recognized for academic prowess May 5, 2015:

“They say great moments are a product of great opportunity. You have the great opportunity to be student-athletes at Cal,” said soccer player Joey Mahalic, one of the outstanding students celebrated at Monday’s annual Cal Athletic Honors Luncheon. “Be grateful and appreciate it every day.”

Campus supports sexual assault awareness month with video

Campus supports sexual assault awareness month April 23, 2015:

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and to build consciousness about the issue, students, faculty and staff have been hosting events throughout the month that give the campus community tools to prevent sexual assault, create a stronger culture around consent and support survivors.

Students celebrate Holi Day, a Hindu festival of colors with photoswith video

Students celebrate Holi Day, a Hindu festival of colors April 20, 2015:

About a thousand students celebrated Holi Day on Sunday afternoon at UC Berkeley, throwing vibrant colored powders (don’t worry, they were organic!) and water on each other to mark India’s spring holiday.