CAA Announcements

Baseball Program Will Continue

The University of California, Berkeley, baseball program will continue to represent the campus as an Intercollegiate Athletics sport, now and into the future, as the result of a successful and ongoing fundraising effort on the part of alumni, former players, parents of current players and other team supporters, campus officials said today (Friday, April 8). Read more from Newscenter

CAA Executive Director Tuck Coop Announces Retirement

Today the Cal Alumni Association of the University of California, Berkeley announced that its executive director, R. Tucker “Tuck” Coop, will retire by the end of the calendar year. Coop spent eleven years at the Cal Alumni Association, first as director of CAA’s Lair of the Golden Bear, a summer camp in the Sierra Nevada, and for the past five years as the executive director. Read full press release »

The Cal Alumni Association Announces the Retirement of Executive Director Tuck Coop

Today the Cal Alumni Association of the University of California, Berkeley announced that its executive director, R. Tucker “Tuck” Coop, will retire by the end of the calendar year. The association’s Board of Directors plans to engage in an executive search to fill the position. Coop, who will assist with the transition, spent eleven years at the Cal Alumni Association, first as director of CAA’s Lair of the Golden Bear, a summer camp in the Sierra Nevada, and for the past five years as the executive director.

Sen. Simitian Touts the Value of Cal

In a recent interview at the State Capitol with Roxanne Makasdjian of UC Berkeley Media Relations, California State Sen. Joe Simitian commented on the immense value of UC Berkeley to California’s economy.

Crisis in Japan

Check out unfolding coverage of how UC Berkeley is responding to the Japan earthquake and tsunami. You’ll find events to attend, comments from campus experts, updates from campus officials, and more. Read more

Photo Jasmina Vujic (center, holding microphone), UC Berkeley professor of nuclear engineering, addresses audience questions at a panel about Japan’s nuclear crisis. Aaron Walburg photo

The Cal Alumni Association Announces the 2011 Alumnus of the Year Steven Chu ’76

Steven Chu, who received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1976, has been selected as the 2011 Alumnus of the Year by the Cal Alumni Association (CAA). The United States Secretary of Energy and Nobel laureate is being recognized for his ground-breaking contributions to the fields of biophysics and atomic physics, commitment to addressing climate change, and transformative leadership in energy research and policy.

The Cal Alumni Association Presents a CALIFORNIA Live! Event, Can Cal Afford Athletics? During Homecoming 2010

The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) will present Can Cal Afford Athletics? A conversation with Sandy Barbour , a frank discussion about the future of sports at Cal. San Francisco Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius will engage Cal Director of Athletics, Sandy Barbour, in a conversation about the value of intercollegiate athletics and the cost of being competitive at the highest levels. The event will take place on Friday, October 8, 2–3 p.m. at the Bechtel Engineering Center.

Traveler Review: 2010 Israel & Jordan Trip

 We had a wonderful group of 25 Cal Discoveries Travelers journey to Israel & Jordan earlier this year (March 12-24) accompanied by our lecturer Paul Hamburg. 

Here are a few great comments from our travelers after their return:

“…the trip was wonderful, I enjoyed it immensely. We made a lot of friends that I hope we can continue friendships with.” {Ellen D.}

Travel Reception and 2011 Program Preview

If you are curious about learning more about our upcoming travel reception June 6, 2010 (3-5pm) here are some questions and answers to guide you:

Q: What exactly happens at the travel reception?

The Cal Alumni Association Presents a CALIFORNIA Live! Event, Truth and Lies - Featuring High-Profile UC Berkeley Academics

The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) will present Truth and Lies, a provocative panel discussion with some of the University of California, Berkeley’s highest-profile academics, on Wednesday April 21 at the Autodesk Gallery, One Market, San Francisco. This event is open to all and presented as part of the California Live! series of lectures and discussions that bring to life the themes of CAA’s award-winning magazine, California.

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