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Media Advisory

Cal Day on Saturday, 4/22

18 April 2006

ATTENTION: Assignment desks, photo editors, higher education reporters

Contact: Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
(510) 643-5651 kmaclay@berkeley.edu

Cal Day, the University of California, Berkeley's annual open house extravaganza.

The program features expert lectures and demonstrations on current events, health issues and ground-breaking UC Berkeley research; athletic competitions; artistic performances; free admission to campus museums; tours; dozens of events for children and youth; and information for prospective Cal students.

New and of special interest this year will be a series of programs about the centennial of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire; a display of the original fossil bones of a baby Triceratops; and UC Berkeley experts discussing black holes, the birth of the universe, climate change, evolution, AIDS in Africa, and California's Prop. 82, a June ballot measure to provide free preschool for the state's four-year-olds.

9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, April 22

The UC Berkeley campus, at sites ranging from the Lawrence Hall of Science and Blake Garden in the hills to the central campus and nearby locations.

Cal Day typically draws around 35,000 visitors. Nearly every activity is free. While there will be free parking in designated campus lots, parking is limited. The campus is easily reached by public transportation. Cable cars, campus buses and a hill shuttle will offer free transportation to and from Cal Day locations. A full schedule of events is online at: http://www.berkeley.edu/calday/index.html