Posted on January 15, 2019 - 9:00am
Every Cal graduate was once a UC Berkeley student with preferred watering holes and places to grab a quick bite to eat. Time, however, has changed the foodscape around Berkeley. Many of these old haunts are no longer in business. Here are eleven shuttered Berkeley establishments that alumni still cry over.
Posted on January 2, 2019 - 11:22am
On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the UC Berkeley campus once again became the center of conversation about social movements. Led by singer/songwriter Noel “Paul” Stookey of the ’60s trio Peter, Paul, and Mary, Music Matters…or Does It? presented an evening of dialogue and performance to an audience of UC Berkeley alumni and friends. Stookey, along with a group of special guests, reflected on the ways music has influenced and inspired artists to action around some of the biggest social movements of our time.
Posted on December 14, 2018 - 12:22pm
We regretfully announce that Richard E. “Dick” Erickson ’49, MBA ’50, a beloved member of the University of California, Berkeley community, passed away on October 15, 2018. Erickson was the embodiment of Cal spirit through his lifelong commitment to the university community. Erickson came to Berkeley in 1944 before joining the Navy, then returned in the fall of 1946. Proud to attend Cal, Erickson joked, “there were only two universities I would really be interested in: one was Cal and the other was Stanford. Obviously, I selected the better one.”1
Posted on November 21, 2018 - 9:48am
On Tuesday, November 12 at Alumni House, the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and the Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) co-hosted Women Who Lead: A Storytelling Salon, part of the Alumnae Career Advancement series, which provides space for career-driven alumnae, students, and members of the Cal community at large to pursue professional development, discuss career advancement, and build relationships.
Posted on November 20, 2018 - 1:20pm
This is the third in our series introducing some of CAA’s longtime District Chair volunteers.
Posted on November 19, 2018 - 9:00am
Kelli Jones MBA ’89 held high-level marketing positions at Hewlett-Packard and consulted for companies such as Yahoo, Oracle, Brocade, and others. She had firmly established herself as a leader, yet a missed opportunity hovered in the back of her mind.
Posted on November 12, 2018 - 9:00am
Third Recognition in Ten Years by Prestigious Annual Anthology
The Cal Alumni Association is proud to announce that, for the third time in ten years, CALIFORNIA Magazine has been anthologized in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, the prestigious annual collection published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Posted on November 9, 2018 - 9:00am
Most Cal alumni living in Chicago aren’t from Chicago. They move for a job, or possibly a partner’s job, and adjust to the frigid winters as best they can.
Posted on November 5, 2018 - 12:38pm
On October 12, 2018, the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and UC Berkeley hosted the Volunteer Awards at Alumni House. Awardees are members of the UC Berkeley community who have made significant contributions to the Berkeley community through volunteer service.
Posted on October 26, 2018 - 1:55pm
The newest class of Cal Alumni Association (CAA) Alumni Scholars kicked off the fall semester at a welcome retreat in Pinecrest, California, at the Lair of the Golden Bear. CAA’s Alumni Scholars Program began a new annual tradition of inviting new student recipients from The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program (KASP) to the Lair last fall, as part of the program’s work to increase the support provided to students throughout their journeys at Cal.
Posted on October 26, 2018 - 10:56am
Although the Class of 1938 started Cal’s memorabilia collection, and other alumni have contributed, Donna Houser ’82 has taken Cal’s memorabilia archives to new heights.
Posted on October 8, 2018 - 9:00am
On Thursday, September 13, nearly 100 current and former members of the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) Board of Directors came together for a reunion event. Special guests included Jim Knowlton, Director of Athletics at UC Berkeley, as well as former CAA Executive Directors Bert Barker ’57; Jim Burk ’62, MBA ’63; and Tuck Coop ’67.
Posted on September 24, 2018 - 1:21pm
Caroline Winnett MBA ’90 is executive director of SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s startup accelerator. At SkyDeck, she leads a program that hosts over one hundred companies per year. She recently launched the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, a VC fund investing in SkyDeck startups that donates fund carry back to UC Berkeley.
Posted on September 17, 2018 - 1:08pm
This summer, Christie Poitra ’07, Ph.D. spent a few days talking about video game development and STEM at the Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program (IYEP) Summer Enrichment Camp in Lansing, Michigan. A collaboration between Michigan State University (MSU) and several other agencies, IYEP summer campers learn about citizenship and, among other topics, how to use games for STEM education.
Poitra’s hometown—Old Station, California, population 50—had nothing of the sort. “We had a gas station,” she says. “The nearest grocery store was 45 minutes away.”
Posted on September 14, 2018 - 3:27pm