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Dianne Fukami ’77 / Courtesy of Dianne Fukami
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There’s No ‘Medium’ Switch for Journalist and Travel Lecturer Dianne Fukami ’77

By Amanda Chiu

Journalist Dianne Fukami ’77 credits UC Berkeley’s investment in her as a student for her continued loyalty to all things Cal, including the Cal Discoveries Travel program.

The Campanile and Doe Library. / Keegan Houser/ UC Regents
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CAA Staff and Board Members Share Favorite Locations at UC Berkeley

Among UC Berkeley’s vast 1,232-acre campus, certain spots can leave a lasting impact, as staff and board members of the Cal Alumni Association demonstrate.

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“When I Was at UC Berkeley…”

By Alejandra Granados Dominguez

Take a trip down memory lane with your fellow Golden Bears as they share their experiences from their time at UC Berkeley.

Sharon Ku ’08 (right) co-founded Uji Time in 2016. The first store opened on Telegraph Avenue and has been serving taiyaki ice cream with traditional Asian flavors to the Berkeley community since then. / Cal Alumni Association / KLC Fotos / Ariel Nava
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Adding to Berkeley’s Multiculturalism, One Ice Cream at a Time

By Amanda Chiu

Sharon Ku ’08 uses ice cream (and her nutritional science degree) to give back to UC Berkeley and encourage multiculturalism through her dessert cafe Uji Time.

Walter Gordon’s 100-year anniversary celebration of graduating from Berkeley Law. / KLC Fotos / Ariel Nava
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Stories from Then and Now: The Walter Gordon Story

By Chinwe Oniah

From breaking barriers to creating history, Walter Gordon has left his mark at UC Berkeley and beyond. However, his story remains largely untold.

(l-r) Jason Gant '06, Chancellor Christ, and Susie Cohen Crumpler on Homecoming weekend. / CJ Poloka / Cal Alumni Association
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Building Community by Giving Back

Jason Gant ’06 reflects on his time at Cal and how it shaped his desire to get involved and give his time to support the Cal community through programs like Cal Alumni Mentors.

View of the Campanile from UC Berkeley's campus. / Cal Alumni Association
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Year in Review: The Cal Alumni Association in 2022 and Beyond

What happened in 2022? Look back on the changes, developments, and initiatives that took place within the Cal community and the Cal Alumni Association.

A page from a UC Berkeley yearbook. / Blue & Gold Yearbook
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Blast from the Past: Celebrating Cal’s Graduating Classes of 2012, 2002, and 1992

Take a moment to look back on the milestones and events that impacted some of these graduating classes of the last 30 years.

Elena Zhukova / UC Regents
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Words of Wisdom for Incoming Golden Bears

By Josephine Thornton

This past summer, we asked Cal alumni around the world to share their Berkeley college advice for the incoming students. Whether you’re a first-year, transfer, or non-traditional student, welcome to the Cal community!

Two UC Berkeley students before the 52nd San Francisco Pride Celebration on Sunday, June 26, 2022. / Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small
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The Cal Community Celebrates Love

The Cal Alumni Association, in partnership with UC Berkeley’s Gender Equity Resource Center, celebrated at the 52nd annual San Francisco Pride Parade.

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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.

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10 Berkeley AAPI Books that You Must Read

By Amanda Chiu

A wide variety of Asian American Pacific Islander authors have emerged from UC Berkeley. The result: memoirs, comic books, novels, and more that reflect different facets of Asian identity and experience, both in and outside of the United States.