Some Highlights From April 13 Cal Day Program

Charter Day Anniversary Ceremony

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join in the celebration of the 128th anniversary of the University of California.

* Music by the California Marching Band

* Master of Ceremonies: Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien

* Keynote address: Robert McNamara, former president of the World Bank and former Secretary of Defense

* Haas International Award: Dr. James Soong, Governor of Taiwan

* Alumna of the Year: Professor Marian Diamond

Dwinelle Plaza (if raining, Wheeler Auditorium)

Celebration of Children's Literature

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sixth Annual Celebration of Children's Literature, featuring 25 of the region's best authors, illustrators and storytellers for children. Book fair, author signings, storytelling, poetry readings and workshops throughout the day.

Among those participating in the signings is Professor June Jordan. Jordan also participates in a poetry reading for young adults at 1 p.m. Cal athletes will read stories from 2 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Graduate School of Education, The Bear Student Stores and ASUC with participation of the Art Practice Department.

Pauley Ballroom, Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

Poetry Reading

2 p.m.

"Ferlinghetti, City Lights and the Beats in San Francisco." The Bancroft Library hosts a poetry reading by Lawrence Ferlinghetti followed by the opening of a new exhibit on the Beat poets.

Reading in 155 Dwinelle Hall, exhibit opening at the Bancroft Library.

Faculty Lecture Highlights

10 a.m.

"With Sex in Mind," Professor Malcolm Potts, Public Health. 122 Wheeler Auditorium

10 a.m.

"New Materials for Engineering Applications," Professor Ron Gronsky, Materials Science and Mineral Engineering. Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

1 p.m.

"Children's and Young Infants' Vision Problems," Dr. Deborah Orel-Bixler, Optometry. 200 Wheeler Hall

1:30 p.m.

"How and Why the Bay Bridge Failed in the '89 Loma Prieta Earthquake," Professor Hassan Astaneh, Civil and Environmental Engineering. 502 Davis Hall

2 p.m.

"The Multiple Facets of a Scientific Career," Professor Charles Townes, Nobel Laureate in Physics. Wheeler Auditorium

2 p.m.

"The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake--90 Years On," Bruce Bolt, professor in the Graduate School. 10 Evans Hall

2 p.m.

"Global Security in the 21st Century," Regents' Lecture by Robert McNamara, former president of the Ford Motor Company, president of the World Bank, and Secretary of Defense under presidents Kennedy and Johnson. 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building

3 p.m.

"Shakespeare in Performance: UCB and the Restored Globe Theatre," Professor Hugh Richmond, director of Berkeley's Shakespeare Program. Wheeler Auditorium

3 p.m.

"Fighting Disease With the Tools of Modern Biology," Professor Robert Tjian, Molecular and Cell Biology, California Scientist of the Year in 1994. 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building

Football Preview

9-11 a.m.

Kick off Cal Day at Memorial Stadium where Cal's football team holds an open practice under the direction of new head coach Steve Mariucci. Fans of all ages can meet Coach Mariucci and players on the field immediately following the practice. Memorial Stadium

Spring Festival at International House

1-7 p.m.

International House students host a celebration of the cultures, crafts, and cuisines of the world with performances, arts and crafts booths, and activities for children. Admission $3/adults, $1/UC students and seniors, under 12 free. 2299 Piedmont Avenue

Students Entertain on Sproul Steps

10 a.m-4 p.m.

A continuous program of music and dance performances by student groups. Coordinated by the Interfraternity Council and College Panhellenic Association. Sproul Hall Steps

Pow Wow

Celebrating Youth:

Honoring the 7th Generation

11 a.m. to sundown

A cultural event celebrating the proud heritage of indigenous people through song and dance, paying tribute to elders, veterans and children. Sponsored by the Intertribal Student Council and the Native American Recruitment and Retention Center. Lawns at the west gate

Center for Theater Arts

11 a.m.-noon

"Humphrey Saves the Day." A fun, lively dance work with original music incorporating ecology and education for youth and community. Zellerbach Playhouse


1-4 p.m., every half hour

* Computer-controlled bumper cars.125 Cory Hall

* Fore! A robot takes a swing at pee-wee golf. 127 Cory Hall

* Forget your Corvette--take a look at what Cal students are doing with concrete canoes, solar cars, human-powered vehicles and a supermileage car. Bechtel Engineering Center, outside on the lawn by The Bears sculpture

Lawrence Hall of Science

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Visit the Lawrence Hall of Science, the University's public science center. Enter a drawing to win a one-year family membership. Shuttles run regularly all day from Hearst Mining Circle.

Current Exhibits

* "Invention Adventure" Lego exhibit

* "Within the Human Brain"

* "Laser: The Light Fantastic"

* "Math Rules!"

* "1492: Two Worlds of Science"

* Biology Discovery Lab (1:30-4 p.m.)

Museum of Paleontology

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Meet T. rex and the faculty and staff of the Museum of Paleontology in their new campus location. 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

Natural Resources

10 a.m., 2 p.m.

"Conservation for Kids," Professor Gordon Frankie. (Free evergreen seedlings for each child.) Wellman Hall

10 am.-2 p.m.

Can you pick your favorite soft drink in a blind taste test? Play "Name That Soda." Giannini Hall, first floor lobby

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

"So Many Insects!" Essig Museum of Entomology presents a display of museum specimens hosted by museum scientist Cheryl Barr. Outside room 211 Wellman Hall

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

"Insects: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"--a hands-on introduction to some interesting live insects with Eddie Dunbar and Steve Souja. Outside room 211 Wellman Hall

2 p.m.

"Tick Talk: Lyme Disease in the East Bay Regional Parks," Professor Bob Lane, ESPM. Wellman Hall


10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hands-on demonstrations and experiments in physics for all ages to explore and enjoy, Ron Tyroler and staff. 205 LeConte Hall

Seismographic Station

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Learn about earthquakes and see seismic equipment at the Seismographic Station. 565 McCone Hall

Campus Tours

Cable Car tours offer a general overview of campus. Hop on any cable car for a 30-minute campus roundabout during which you can exit at any shuttle stop. Guides will narrate highlights of campus life, architecture and history.

General Walking tours and special behind-the-scenes tours will also be offered at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Check at the Campus Tours table at Sproul Plaza for sign-up and details.

Cal Day Programs

Cal Day programs with the complete schedule of events will be available at all entrances on the day of the event. The printed program is available in advance at the visitor information centers in University Hall and the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union.


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