Changes to California Magazine’s Print Distribution
In 2023, the magazine will appear in print twice per year instead of quarterly.
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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.
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.
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.”
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 […]
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.
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.