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- File # 15310 Contact: Tamara Keith (510) 642-3734
Day, the University of California, Berkeley's annual open
house. Each year, the campus opens the doors of its labs,
lecture halls and museums to give more than 30,000 visitors
from around the state an inside look at the nation's top
public university. This year's turnout is expected to be
all, more than 70 departments and units have special programs
and events scheduled throughout the day. Highlights include
a discussion by authors Maxine Hong Kingston, Richard
Rodriguez and Al Young about "California Literature
in the 21st Century;" a match between the Cal and
UC Davis women's lacrosse teams; and dozens of tours,
such as a walk across the Hayward Fault on campus, a 30-minute
cable car ride to view UC Berkeley's architecture and
history, and a look at the campus's bear statues - symbols
of the state and the university.
event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 15.
UC Berkeley campus. Cal Day headquarters will be set up
on Saturday in Dwinelle Plaza. Copies of the Cal Day program
guide will be available there.
OPPORTUNITIES: Visitors are invited to rappel off the face
of Wheeler Hall in a clinic and demonstration offered from
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by the campus Army ROTC program.
the latest technologies being developed to make automated
highways. Engineers from the Institute of Transportation
Studies will show off a "driverless" car - no
hands or feet needed - from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the east
side of Memorial Glade.
wonders of chemistry will come alive as professor Angelica
Stacy demonstrates chemical reactions to an audience of
children and adults. The scientific magic show starts
at 1 p.m. in 1 Pimentel Hall. This annual demonstration
traditionally has provided the media with great visuals.
the day, children will flock to see the giant, 30-foot-tall
Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Paleontology Museum in the Valley
Life Sciences Building.