Posted on October 13, 2020 - 4:50pm
UC Berkeley adds two Berkeley professors to its lengthy list of Nobel Laureates this week.
Professor Jennifer Doudna received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing the win with Emmanuelle Charpentier “for the development of a method for genome editing.” Doudna and Charpentier are the first women to win together in the sciences. | UC Berkeley
Posted on October 9, 2020 - 9:00am
Cal alumnus Arturo Reyes ’12 uses his diverse background and legal career to help others.
Posted on October 8, 2020 - 8:00am
October updates: Get connected with the Cal Startup Network, Alumni Chapter events, UC Alumni Career Network professional webinars, and Cal alumni events during October’s Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming.
Posted on October 1, 2020 - 9:00am
The Cal Alumni Association’s first Berkelium 5K Run/Walk is underway! This virtual race provides alumni and friends of Cal with the opportunity to be active as a campus community from wherever they are. If you have yet to participate in the Berkelium 5K and happen to reside in Berkeley, the following list of our recommended trails will inspire you to go on that trek you’ve always been meaning to.
Posted on September 25, 2020 - 1:56pm
Jaylen Brown ’18 advocates for change; Kate Scott ’05 knows why we love sports; time to coach for C.J. Anderson ’13; Ben Ross ’07 has us believing in Cal alumni on his new podcast.
Posted on September 24, 2020 - 11:37am
On September 15, 2020, the Berkeley City Council renamed Shattuck Avenue East to honor Kala Bagai, an Indian immigrant activist and leader who fought tirelessly against racial prejudice in early 20th century Berkeley. Her life’s work is now commemorated in Kala Bagai Way. Cal alumna, community activist, and historian Barnali Ghosh M.L.A. ’01, along with her husband, Anirvan Chatterjee, created and led the year-long public campaign for the renaming of the two-block eastern stretch of Shattuck Avenue as part of the couple’s continuing efforts to make Berkeley more accepting of its Asian American population and help South Asian immigrants feel welcome in the city.
Posted on September 21, 2020 - 9:00am
Summer Welcome Parties are a Cal Alumni Association signature event, hosted by alumni chapters across the country to welcome incoming students and their parents to Cal. Traditionally, alumni volunteers hold these events in person, but this year, in light of COVID-19, Cal Alumni Association (CAA) alumni chapters pivoted to virtual events. The collaborations between our alumni chapters enabled more alumni-student engagement outside of their local communities. This year, there were approximately 2,000 participants, including more than 500 alumni volunteers and 1,300 students.
Posted on September 16, 2020 - 9:00am
Alumni chapters hosted Summer Welcome Parties to give new students a warm, Berkeley welcome, and reconnect with their fellow Cal alumni. From Cal Band music to Cal-themed trivia and casual conversations about Berkeley student life, this year’s Summer Welcome Parties provided much-needed fun and connection in these virtual times.
Posted on September 11, 2020 - 9:00am
The dog days of summer are coming to a close, so let’s take a moment to acknowledge our furry friends on campus with the most Cal spirit. We might not have a doggy yearbook, but that won’t stop us from curating our own (subjective) yearbook superlatives! If you’re interested in having your pup featured in future Cal Alumni Association posts, tag @calalumniassociation in your photos and hashtag #BerkeleyForLife.
Posted on September 4, 2020 - 1:38pm
In honor of the 150th anniversary of women’s admittance at Berkeley, the following list recognizes 10 inspiring women graduates as introduced by California magazine. Our achievements range from producing Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism and saving marine life to challenging stereotypes through stand-up and ensuring children receive proper school lunches.
Posted on September 2, 2020 - 8:00am
Posted on September 1, 2020 - 8:00am
Thelton Henderson was announced today as the newest recipient of the George H.W. Bush Distinguished Alumnus Award from the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. The award honors Henderson’s contributions as a federal judge and his role in the civil rights movement.
Posted on August 25, 2020 - 12:47pm
Each year, the Cal Alumni Association’s Alumni Scholars Program team provides an in-person orientation for the incoming scholars. With the campus still closed, alumni and current scholars stepped up and gave friendly greetings and advice to the incoming cohort of 42 first-year and transfer alumni scholars in The Achievement Award Program and The Achievement Award Program Diversity Scholarship.
Posted on August 21, 2020 - 1:11pm