Cal Day From 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday

Folks say Cal Day is something you don't want to miss.

Cal Day is said to be a pretty spectacular event, especially if you have kids. Reader Katharine Mieszkowski, with two young kids, says: "You must, must cover it!"

From the Cal press release:

Cal Day, the University of California, Berkeley’s free, annual public open house, with more than 370 events. Some 40,000 visitors are expected to visit the campus’s museums, labs, performance halls, classrooms and more. 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, April 21

Events are scheduled throughout the entire UC Berkeley campus and up the hill at the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Botanical Garden and Space Sciences Laboratory.

In keeping with this year’s Cal Day theme, “Expand Your Universe,” Chancellor Robert Birgeneau will interview Saul Perlmutter, who won a Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011 for his part in the discovery that the expansion of the universe was accelerating.

Other Cal Day speakers will include former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich, a UC Berkeley professor of public policy, who will analyze political civility, and author Mary Roach, who will offer her take on UC Berkeley’s famous museum collections in her talk, “Shrunken Heads and Edible Spacesuits.”

Visitors will have free access to museums normally closed to the general public, such as the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and the Essig Museum of Entomology, where plenty of bug, bone and other biological specimens can be viewed up close.

Milan Moravec April 21, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Thinking of applying to University of California Berkeley? Think again. In spite of eligibility University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau ($450.000 salary), Provost Breslauer ($306,000 salary) shed thousands of instate applicants. Qualified instate applicants to public Cal. are replaced by a $50,600 payment from born abroad affluent foreign and affluent out of state students. And, Birgeneau subsidizes affluent foreign and affluent out of state tuition in the guise of diversity while he doubles instate tuition/fees. UC Berkeley fall admit rate for Californians drops to record low 18%. Birgeneau/Breslauer accept affluent $50,600 foreign students and displace qualified instate Californians (When depreciation of tax funded assets are included (as they should be), out of state and foreign tuition is more than $100,000 and does NOT subsidize instate tuition). Going to Cal. is now more expensive than Harvard, Yale. A shocking picture of inept UC Berkeley senior management. With the recommendations of Cal. Chancellor Birgeneau ($450,000 salary), Provost George Breslauer ($306,000 salary) allowed campus police to use excessive force - rammed baton jabs - on students protesting Birgeneau‘s doubling of instate tuition. Resignation of Birgeneau is necessary, but not sufficient, fire Breslauer. Email your opinion; UC Board of Regents marsha.kelman@ucop.edu


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