The Cal Connection Newsletter

The Cal Connection

May 2017

Upcoming Events
Spring Commencement 2017

Spring Commencement 2017
Memorial Stadium
Saturday, May 13
10 a.m.
Get Tickets
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Thulani Madondo

Welcome Reception for Thulani Madondo
Alumni House – Toll Room
Saturday, May 13
5 – 9 p.m.Register

Events Further Afield

Chapter Events Near You

Saturday, May 6 | Annual Pac-12 Pub Crawl

Sunday, May 7 | Pac-12 Alumni Afternoon w/ the Round Rock Express

New York
Monday, May 8 | Alumni Talk: Dr. Patrick Hatcher

Tuesday, May 9 | Monthly Happy Hour at Brownstone

Friday, May 12 | RMGB @ Dodgers vs. Rockies
Thursday, May 25 | RMGB Happy Hour — Boulder


Law Seminar in Paris

Advanced Academic Seminar on Compliance 
Paris, France
Tuesday, May 20
9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Berkeley Law faculty and Hughes Hubbard attorneys present a one-day advanced academic seminar. Special discount available for Cal alumni. 
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Alumni Volunteer Opportunities

Scholarship Readings
Review Scholarship Applications

Want to hear amazing leadership stories from Cal’s incoming class? Read and evaluate applications for The Achievement Award Program (TAAP), Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program (KASP), and The Leadership Award. To see your impact in action, watch scholars Alexis and Alfredo share their stories.
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Pre-register now for our upcoming interviews of finalists for our scholarships. Find more information here.

Golden Bear Orientation Mixer
This August, 2,000 new Cal students will visit companies around the Bay Area to connect with alumni and learn about different career paths. If you’re interested in hosting Cal students at work, please email New Student Services for more information ASAP! Include “Alumni Company Visits” in your subject line.​
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All Aboard the Golden Bear Express

Golden Bear Express
The Golden Bear Express transports low-income students from Southern California to campus on move-in day, Sunday, August 13.

Donating $68 to the Golden Bear Express will provide a ride to Berkeley for an incoming student without transportation to Cal. 

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Please select “I am giving in honor of someone” and write in “CAA Golden Bear Express.”
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Family Camp at the Lair

Book a Tent at the Lair

It’s not too late to join the fun this summer!

Hike, swim, kayak, tie-dye, laugh, relax—and more! The Lair offers the perfect family vacation in the mountains, and you don’t have to worry about cooking, cleaning, planning, or organizing—just have fun!
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Spring at Pinecrest Chalet

Pinecrest CabinPlan a mountain getaway this spring at Pinecrest Chalet and enjoy its beauty after the snow-filled winter. You can also plan your summer stay, when you’ll be able to stay in a comfy unit and purchase Lair of the Bear daily passes to enjoy meals and activities at our neighboring camps.​
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The Lair of the Bear and Pinecrest Chalet are not exclusive to Cal alumni. Everyone is welcome.

Lifelong Learning Through Travel

Cal Discoveries Travel Program

Travel Reception and 2018 Program Review
Sunday, June 4
 – 4:30 p.m.
Alumni House, UC Berkeley campus

Join the Cal Discoveries Travel team to learn about our 2018 educational travel offerings.​
Event is free with RSVP.
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Tell Congress to Support Research Funding

Support Research Funding

The federal budget blueprint for 2018 proposes to cut billions from programs that support areas like medical and environmental research. These cuts would hurt California, and would stifle UC’s ability to solve our country’s most pressing needs and challenges. Join us in urging legislators to support research funding.
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CAA Member Discounts and Services

Enjoy Spectacular Views from the Top of the Campanile
–CAA Member Benefit–

Sather Tower, also known as the Campanile, is one of UC Berkeley’s most beloved and well-known symbols. CAA members tour the Campanile for only $2 (regular price $3).
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Campanile Tour
CAA Members Save at the Bay Area Discovery Museum
–CAA Member Benefit–
At the Bay Area Discovery Museum, children build fundamental skills through hands-on exhibitions, engaging activities, and risk-friendly challenges that ignite creative thinking. CAA members save $1 on admission.
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Bay Area Discovery Museum
Save on Your Kids’ Summer Camp
–CAA Member Benefit–
Cal Alumni can send their kids to a fun and innovative summer camp and save $40 at Galileo Camps with the code CAL17!
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Galileo Camps
Save 10% on Framing Success Diploma Frames
–CAA Member Benefit–
This wide selection of wooden frames includes Cal’s official school name and seal, protects your diploma from yellowing, and offers the option of conservation glass to protect from fading. Order online and enter coupon code CALUM, or call 800-200-2044.
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Chinese Film Studies Collection

C.V. Starr East Asian Library Acquires Massive and Rare Chinese Film Studies Collection
Paul Fonoroff amassed over 70,000 movie posters, periodicals, photos, lobby cards, theater flyers and other movie ephemera.
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Developer of Dothraki Language to Teach Summer Class
Four years after David J. Peterson ’03 earned his master’s degree in linguistics at UC San Diego, he was hired as a language creator for HBO’s Game of Thrones.
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Berkeley Campus and City Remember WWII Evacuation of Japanese Americans 75 Years On
President Franklin Roosevelt’s executive order and its effect on Berkeley was remembered with a public reception and ceremony, exhibit, and a talk by a Berkeley alumnus who was incarcerated at age nine.​
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Upcoming Career Webinar
Unlisted Jobs
Social Media as a Career Tool:
 What to Post and What to Delete
Whether you are looking for your first job or changing careers, social media can be a wonderful tool to showcase your talents and connect you with the right people.​
Hosted by social media strategist
Carrie Swing ’94

Tuesday, May 23​
12 – 12:30 p.m.

An Invitation to 2017 Berkeley Charter Gala

We are excited to extend an invitation to the greater Cal alumni community to attend the 2017 Berkeley Charter Gala on Thursday, May 11. Celebrate with us as we honor this year’s Achievement Award recipients, including Alumnus of the Year Paul Jacobs, and the chartering of the University of California!
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Thursday, May 17, 2017
Hearst Field North


Cal Alum Gives Back

Steve Sulack

Former Leadership Award Scholar Steve Sulack ’03, M.S. ’05 gives back to his alumni association in a big way. Sulack recently established the Sulack Family Leadership Scholarship and is an active member of Google’s cal Corporate Alumni Committee, the Cal-Googlers.
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2017 Peter E. Haas Public Service Award Nominations 

Nomination deadline: Monday, June 20
Nominate an alum who exemplifies UC Berkeley’s mission to serve the greater good. The award recognizes someone who has provided outstanding service within the United States.
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Alumni Survey

Cal alumni, your feedback is needed! This summer, the Cal Alumni Association will invite alumni to participate in an online survey to learn about your interests and experiences as an alumnus/a of UC Berkeley. Results from the survey will be shared online and in a future edition of The Cal Connection.

Please direct questions regarding the survey to

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