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Media Advisory

Cal Day open house on Saturday

08 April 2008

ATTENTION: General assignment reporters and editors, photographers

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

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

The day-long extravaganza offers an inside look - for prospective students, the community and the simply curious - at the vibrant intellectual and social environment of one of the world's top public research universities.

Cal Day's more than 300 programs will include a lecture on the science behind the science fiction of black holes, a demonstration of computer graphics animation, a discussion about the nation's future energy prospects and a series of talks on the 2008 presidential election.

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, only open to the public on Cal Day, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. It will join all UC Berkley natural history museums in a special tent for hands-on activities for all ages and shows featuring spiders, carnivorous plants, artifacts, puppets and more.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, April 12

The UC Berkeley campus and surrounding sites such as the Lawrence Hall of Science, Blake Garden and the UC Botanical Garden. See a campus map at: http://www.berkeley.edu/map.

An hour-by-hour list of the day's events, many of them with good visuals for TV crews and photographers, is on the Web at: http://www.berkeley.edu/calday/.

While parking will be free in campus lots, visitors are strongly encouraged to take public transportation such as BART and buses that connect to campus. Motorized cable cars will shuttle visitors around campus.