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Big Give fundraiser moves to March

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By David Peterkofsky Big Give, UC Berkeley’s annual one-day fundraiser to support students, faculty and research, is making a big move in its fourth year—from Big Game week in November to Thursday, March 8. Though the date has changed this year, all the event’s popular contests and social media fun will return, with exciting improvements … Continue Reading »

Career Center update: Where is the Class of 2016 now?

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The Career Center prepares students to make informed decisions about their futures by providing comprehensive resources. According to its Career Destinations survey (, here’s what recent graduates went on to achieve: Fifty-six percent of students who graduated in 2016 were employed full-time immediately after graduation. Of the rest, 19 percent went on to graduate school, … Continue Reading »

Q&A Callen Lappin, Golden Bear Orientation student coordinator

Last August, the new Golden Bear Orientation (GBO) introduced more than 9,500 incoming students to UC Berkeley during eight jam-packed days of training sessions, ice breakers, tours and academic programming. It was considered the largest orientation of its kind at a U.S. university. Hundreds of student orientation leaders were assigned to small groups of students … Continue Reading »

Q&A Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost Paul Alivisatos

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This past summer, UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ tapped Paul Alivisatos to be the campus’ executive vice chancellor and provost, to assist her in implementing her priorities and to lead the institution’s academic enterprise. We sat down with Alivisatos—a distinguished chemist and accomplished administrator who’s served as vice chancellor for research at UC Berkeley and … Continue Reading »

News Briefs

Fifty years of creating student leaders As Cal Parents, you know UC Berkeley fosters a culture of public service. Did you know that our Public Service Center plays a leading role in preparing students to be leaders? Each year, the center supports more than 5,000 students who work with hundreds of organizations and contribute more … Continue Reading »

Cal Parents Fund: Encouraging the impulse to give

By David Peterkofsky New Cal Parents’ co-chair aims to inspire giving among current students Why wait to teach your UC Berkeley student about the importance of philanthropy? When it comes to sharing the joys of charitable giving, there’s no time like the present, according to Wendy Bingham, new co-chair of the Cal Parents board. Bingham … Continue Reading »

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