Events in New York
For alumni and friends in the New York metropolitan area, here is a sampling of local events. Cal alumni and friends are encouraged to check out the Cal Alumni Club of New York page for more news and events.
Thursday, Aug. 15. Attention Berkeley Women: Join us for an evening of wine, cheese, and networking with Berkeley women in the New York City area. Hosted at the home of Tanya Shah M.B.A./M.P.H. ’04, space is limited for this event, so register today!
Wednesday, Aug. 21. Haas Alumni Network, New York Chapter: Summer Happy Hour. Frying Pan, 205 12th Avenue, 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Early bird cost is $30 until Aug. 9, $40 after Aug. 9. Includes happy hour with unlimited wine/beer between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Order tickets online.
Tuesday, Sept. 24. Haas Alumni Network, New York Chapter: Non-Profit Management Leadership. Invest 90 minutes to recharge, refocus, and re-imagine your strategic pathway to accomplishing the mission for your organization. This interactive program will be led by Deborah Stern, M.B.A. ’84. Register now!
Cal alumni softball in Central Park. Games are every Saturday through August at Central Park, North Meadow, Field #2, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
For a listing of activities in New York:
Events for alumni and friends
For a schedule of Cal athletics, including games on the East Coast:
Cal sporting events
Save money and do more with an Alumni and Family Weekend package!
Have you registered for Alumni and Family Weekend yet? With three days of fun and 100+ events, it wouldn’t be the same without you! Make sure you buy a weekend package to save money and gain access to more events. Most alumni packages include tickets to the all-class Reunion Revelry, the Bear Affair BBQ, and the Class Pass, which offers unlimited access to faculty seminars, tours and open houses, golf-cart service, and more. (Some classes have their own events and weekend rates.) Visit weekend.berkeley.edu to see the full range of excitement, and like our Facebook page, where you’ll find insider tips on exciting events, deadline reminders, and tons of fun stuff!
Dirks joins call for increased federal investment in research and higher education
UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks has joined 164 other university presidents and chancellors in calling on leaders in Washington to close what they call the “innovation deficit” by investing more in research and higher education.
Adult children still living with parents? Inequality hits home
Claude Fischer, professor of sociology, assesses the latest demographic trends showing that more adult children, 25 and older, are living at home with their parents. Read this and other offerings from faculty in the Berkeley Blog.
Wall of Fame welcomes alums from the floor of the House to the football field
July highlighted public servants in honor of Independence Day. U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee M.S.W. ’75 is best known for rejecting the use of military force following 9/11. Berkeley’s Mayor Tom Bates ’61 has spearheaded new homes for organizations dedicated to environmental action, disability rights, and traditional music. And Assembly Speaker John Pérez championed a new law that lowers tuition for middle-class students in California’s public universities.
Three stellar athletes were added to the Wall, including Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers; Jill Costello ’10, the women’s crew coxswain whose early death from cancer inspired a wave of activism; and Kevin Johnson ’97, a former NBA All-Star and Sacramento’s mayor.
Forbes features alumnus Paul Jacobs on the engineer of the future
Forbes recently featured an interview with Paul E. Jacobs ’84, M.S. ’86, Ph.D. ’89 about the Paul and Stacy Jacobs Foundation’s $20 million commitment to launch a design innovation institute at Berkeley’s College of Engineering. He also spoke about the education of engineers, sustainability, and the connections to Berkeley shared by him and his wife Stacy B.A. ’84, B.S. ’87, O.D. ’89. The design innovation institute was announced at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in June.
News video: “Silicon Valley is Cal Bear territory”
In a live TV interview, Haas School of Business dean Rich Lyons makes the case for Berkeley’s business school.
Wanted: Cal alums that have made a difference
UC Berkeley is seeking nominations for its premier public service prize, the Peter E. Haas Public Service Award. Each year, the award recognizes an alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution in one of four major areas — community service (including social service), health care, the environment, and education. The winner receives a cash prize of $20,000, an engraved medallion, and an additional prize of $20,000 to be donated to a charity of the winner’s choice. All UC Berkeley alumni living in the United States are eligible for nomination. Get your nominations in by Friday, August 30!