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Who Are You Now? Maria Smith ’19 Asks Us to Look Inward

During the early weeks of the COVID pandemic, many of us hoped the pandemic would quickly pass and we could resume our lives. But Maria Smith ’19 believed this is a time to take stock of things that matter to us. This thought led her to create Who Are We Now?, a series of conversations with Cal alums that challenge us to think about how the pandemic has changed us. The first episode was released in July, and we talked with Smith about the series.

Honors

California Magazine Wins Highest Honors in 2020 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards

The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) is proud to announce that California magazine has won highest honors in the 2020 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards. The quarterly publication claimed the Grand Gold for alumni magazines published 4x/year or more. Other winners in the category include the magazines of Dartmouth (Gold), Notre Dame (Silver), and the University […]

Director’s Chair

A Message from Our Executive Director: Let There Be Light

“Oh Freedom!”—the song you just heard—was what my mother sang with the Freedom Riders. She trained in Philadelphia and traveled to the South to engage in nonviolent resistance alongside Martin Luther King Jr. As an eight-year-old girl, I marched in the March on Washington. So, I speak to you today not only as Cal Alumni Association’s executive director, but also as a wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother who comes from a family involved in the fight for civil rights in the United States of America.

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Cal Alumni Coloring Pages

Campanile in Springtime A familiar scene framed by iconic blossoms. Oski’s Party Our sturdy mascot greets you with a hearty “Go Bears!”

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How We Can Support Students During the Pandemic

Many concerned alumni have asked what the university is doing to help our students as well as how alumni can get involved. Here's where to start.

Cal Culture

LGBTQ+ Living History at Berkeley

In a six-part series, we highlight a few of the moments, movements, and people that made their mark on Cal’s LGBTQ+ history. We move through the decades, beginning in an era of secrecy and continuing through today. The Early Years For much of the 20th century, many people felt they couldn’t admit they were anything […]

Alumni Chapters

Cal Bears, Three Generations Deep

“Kirk is going to Cal,” Thomas Tramble ’71, C.Esing ’72 says, from the moment his son Kirk was born; setting in motion a new legacy of Trambles at Cal. Thomas continuously exposed Kirk to Cal, bringing him onto campus and to events. Eventually, Kirk ’93 got his degree in electrical engineering and computer science, and did the same with his children. Twenty-five years later, Kirk’s son Gabriel ’18, earned his degree in media studies. Gabriel says if he has children, he definitely would want them to come to Cal.

Giving Back

A TAAP Lifer: Michael Trevino ’89

Michael Trevino ’89 was a founding member of the task force that created The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) and has been one of program’s biggest advocates in the 20 years since. Michael’s passion for TAAP is personal: if TAAP was in place at UC Berkeley when he was a student here, he would have been […]

Cal Culture

LGBTQ+ Living History: The Turbulent ’50s

In a six-part series, we highlight a few of the moments, movements, and people that made their mark on Cal’s LGBTQ+ history. We move through the decades, beginning in an era of secrecy and continuing through today. The turbulent ’50s and ’60s In the 1950s and most of the 1960s, few organizations existed for LGBT […]

Cal Culture

LGBTQ+ Living History: Toward Equality

In a six-part series, we highlight a few of the moments, movements, and people that made their mark on Cal’s LGBTQ+ history. We move through the decades, beginning in an era of secrecy and continuing through today. The move toward gender equality When Billy Curtis arrived at Cal in 1999 as the first full-time LGBTQ […]

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The Cheese Board Collective Is Our Berkeley Food Bracket Champion

By a mere 13 votes, The Cheese Board Collective beat out final opponent Durant Food Court to become our Berkeley Food Bracket “Chompion”. The contentious match-up of two powerhouse Berkeley foodie favorites was impossible to call right from the start. The Cheese Board began the round with a slight lead, which was soon erased by […]

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What Cal Alumni Are Saying about the Berkeley Food Bracket

For the past two weeks, our Berkeley Food Bracket has encouraged Cal alumni to vote to advance their favorite UC Berkeley-area local food establishments. Now, it’s down to the final two, and things are getting pretty contentious. Here’s what you should know happened in our Final Fork: #3 seed Durant Food Court vs. # 7 […]