CAA Announcements

August 26: Update for Cal Alumni Regarding the Tuolumne County Rim Fire

Dear Lair Campers, Cal Alumni, and Friends,

I would like to make you aware that an advisory evacuation notice has been extended along the south side of Hwy. 108, from Mi-Wuk Village all of the way up to Pinecrest, where the Lair of the Bear and Pinecrest Chalet are located. While the evacuation is not mandatory at this time, we are advising all remaining guests at the Chalet to depart from the area. The Lair has already been vacated, and all camp sessions through August 29 have been canceled. Read more about August 26: Update for Cal Alumni Regarding the Tuolumne County Rim Fire »

Giving Notes Spring 2013

Dear Cal alumni and friends,

Excitement and pride are in the air on campus. The women’s basketball team made history with Cal’s first trip to the Final Four. Prospective students tour campus with their hopeful parents—freshman and transfer applications to Cal were up by eight percent and rose to a record high of 83,640. The renovation and revitalization of the Lower Sproul Plaza area began in March. It is a great time to be part of this invigorating campus and an amazing honor to be a Golden Bear! Read more about Giving Notes Spring 2013 »

Remembering Howdy

Cal lost one of its most loyal—and nicest—alumni when Howard “Howdy” Brownson ’48 passed away on April 19, just a few weeks short of his 89th birthday.

The death notice in the San Francisco Chronicle said it all: “Howdy Brownson—song leader, barbershopper, safety engineer, community volunteer, and Cal alum extraordinaire—has sung his last tune.” Read more about Remembering Howdy »

Our New Strategic Plan

In today’s resource-challenged climate, it seems all too often strategic planning and programmatic reality live in separate dimensions. It’s sometimes tempting to define the “new normal” as a state of difficult compromise. But what if organizations viewed this as an opportunity to reinvent, reinvigorate, repurpose, and propel their organizations forward? CAA is beginning to implement a dynamic new five-year strategic plan with this perspective guiding us. The focus of CAA’s new plan is—focus. Read more about Our New Strategic Plan »

The Big Game of 1982

This photo was taken during the Axe Rally held Monday, November 22, 1982, two days after “The Play”. Mariet Ford (most left) was one of the players who lateraled their way to the endzone. Go Bears! Photo courtesy of Ken Raust. Read more about The Big Game of 1982 »

Past Presidents

The photograph shows University of California President Benjamin Ide Wheeler and 28th President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, at the Greek Theatre in September 1919. Wheeler, then emeritus, had invited Wilson to visit during a tour he was making on behalf of the newly formed League of Nations. Read more about Past Presidents »

Greek Theatre, 1957

A major renovation of the Greek Theatre in 1957 is celebrated with a production of Puccini’s Turandot by San Francisco Opera. The SF Opera returns to the Greek for the next 12 years. Photo courtesy of Bancroft Library. Read more about Greek Theatre, 1957 »

Charter Gala, 1946

The photograph above was taken at the 1946 Charter Banquet, also held at the Palace. That night the poet Robert Frost was awarded an honorary degree by the University and then-Governor and future Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Earl Warren ’12 was honored as Alumnus of the Year. Read more about Charter Gala, 1946 »


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