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Options abound at Homecoming

14 October 2004

UC Berkeley’s eighth annual weekend-long Homecoming celebration kicks off this Friday, Oct. 15, providing faculty and staff an opportunity to join alumni, students, their families, and the local community to take in all things Cal. While the highlight for some will undoubtedly be the gridiron match-up between Coach Jeff Tedford’s Golden Bears and UCLA’s Bruins, others may seek their excitement in locales other than Memorial Stadium.

On Friday and Saturday, a dizzying schedule of 25 seminars by renowned faculty members will explore such topics as the war on terrorism, the state of American media, the dangers of low-calorie diets, and the impact on the environment of alternatives to fossil fuels. Other attractions include a slateof events for parents of current students, plus open houses at Doe Library, the Botanical Garden, Alumni House, and the Berkeley Art Museum. Guided tours will showcase both campus landmarks and new additions, offering a chance to go backstage at Zellerbach Hall, take in the Hearst Memorial Mining Building’s architecture, and examine the exotic flora of the Jepson Herbarium. In addition to Saturday’s football game, the weekend’s athletic events include women’s and men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and men’s water polo.

A $15 weekend pass includes admission to faculty seminars, tours, open houses, and athletic events (tickets to the football game are sold separately).

Visit homecoming.berkeley.edu or call 888-UNIV-CAL (888-864-8225) for information. Weekend passes will be sold at Homecoming Headquarters (located just west of the Campanile) on Friday, Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 16, 8 a.m. to game time, 4 p.m.