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Changes to California Magazine’s Print Distribution

In 2023, the magazine will appear in print twice per year instead of quarterly.

Alan Nyiri, courtesy of the Atkinson Photographic Archive / UC Regents

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Leadership Award Scholar Named 2022 University Medal Winner

Environmental sciences major Anjika Pai ’22 has earned UC Berkeley’s highest honor for a graduating senior.

Cal Culture

The Cal Alumni Association Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month

This month-long celebration honors the generations of Jewish Americans who have greatly contributed to the history and culture of this country.

Alumni Chapters

Around the World, Alumni Welcome New Students to Berkeley

Summer Welcome Parties have been in full swing this summer! Even while navigating unprecedented times, the Golden Bears community remains a vibrant and welcoming hub. 


Industry Support for New Transfer Students at Annual Alumni Mixer

“Walking into a center full of other transfer students...was when I finally felt welcome to Cal. I was exactly where I belonged.”

Lair of the Golden Bear

Bear Music Fest Returns to the Lair

After a hiatus in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19, Bear Music Fest will be back in 2022! A “music discovery” festival featuring under-the-radar artists, Bear Music Fest has become a Lair of the Golden Bear favorite over the past several years.


A Golden Bears Guide to the Summer Olympics

UC Berkeley’s impressive Olympic history began in 1920, when the U.S. rugby team, which included six Cal athletes, won the university’s first gold medal in Antwerp. Since then, more than 350 Cal alums have collected a remarkable 207 Olympic medals. In 2016 alone, Cal returned with 21 medals from Rio. This summer, the longstanding tradition of Golden Bears’ prowess in the international athletic arena continues. 


One-Man Play Explores James Baldwin, Black Male Vulnerability

Berkeley alum and artist Harmony Holiday’s one-man play, God’s Suicide, takes Black male vulnerability as its central subject. Adapted from an essay by the artist and constructed around the rarely acknowledged five suicide attempts of writer and public intellectual James Baldwin, this deeply personal work examines the interplay between creative and destructive forces in societies […]

Lair of the Golden Bear

Get Excited—Camp Is Back at the Lair of the Golden Bear

Disconnect from your screens and reconnect with what really matters: family, friends, nature...and s’mores! Join us for a week in the mountains at the Lair of the Golden Bear. The Lair offers a family vacation with plenty of wide open spaces and fun things to do for kids of all ages.


Bears in Business: Jamba Dunn’s Plant-Based Kombucha Is Cultivating Change

Originally from Southern California, Jamba Dunn ’97 transferred to Berkeley hoping to study sociology, which led to an interest in Egyptology and Near East studies.

Alumni Chapters

From Cal to the Capital, How Ben de Guzman ’94 Stays Connected

In the classroom, I was try-lingual: I “tried” to speak English, Spanish, and Tagalog. I took a two-year course at Berkeley and got accepted into a language immersion program in the Philippines. I was able to explore my identity through organizations like the Pilipino American Alliance, where I learned to be a student organizer and fight for racial and educational equity issues. As an athlete, I competed as a member of the Cal Men’s Volleyball Club and ran the volleyball program at Cal Intramural Sports.