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UC Berkeley will welcome crowds to Cal Day 2000, its April 15 open house
08 Mar 2000

By Tamara Keith, Public Affairs

BERKELEY-- The University of California, Berkeley, is renowned for its scholarship, research and athletics. On Saturday, April 15, visitors can discover the many faces of Cal at Cal Day 2000.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the campus will open the doors to its labs, lecture halls and museums, giving visitors an inside look at one of the nation's top public universities. Throughout the day, there will be a variety of free activities, lectures and demonstrations for people of all ages to enjoy.

Children can experience the thrill of finding fossils at the Museum of Paleontology or listen to a story at the 9th annual Celebration of Children's Literature in Tolman Hall. Sports fans can watch the rugby "Sweet 16" tournament or get an early look at Cal's latest football recruits during a spring scrimmage. For everyone, UC Berkeley faculty members will be giving lectures throughout the day on topics ranging from interracial marriage to manipulating molecules.

Find out how UC Berkeley scientists could use your backyard to study earthquakes at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory. Or follow Professor Roland Burgmann on a guided tour that traces the Hayward Fault through campus. See what your voice looks like or ask a linguist about the history of your favorite word at the phonology lab in Dwinelle Hall. And, if you're tired of exploring, relax with a free massage provided by the massage therapy experts at the Recreational Sports Facility.

Admission is free to all campus museums, including the Lawrence Hall of Science and the Berkeley Art Museum. Parking in most campus lots is free as well. A detailed schedule of events will be available after April 1 on the Cal Day Web site at For more information, contact Visitor Services at (510) 642-5215.


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