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Memo to Media: Hour-by-hour highlights for Cal Day 2002
10 April 2002

From Media Relations


The following are hour-by-hour highlights for Cal Day 2002, Saturday, April 20. This event-an annual UC Berkeley open house for the public-is expected to draw more than 30,000 visitors from the Bay Area and beyond. Great visual opportunities will be available all day.

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Newly admitted students are invited to see Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl at the New Student Information Session. Haas Pavilion.

9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tackle the climbing wall with instructors from Cal Adventures. Dana Court, east of Haas Pavilion.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Relax and enjoy performances from talented student and community groups in "Showtime on Sproul!" Upper Sproul Plaza, Mario Savio Steps.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Gasp at more than 5 million insect specimens in the Essig Museum of Entomology. Wellman Hall, 2nd floor.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Test your endurance in the human physiology lab. 3048 Valley Life Sciences Building.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Visit the T. Rex and take advantage of free admission to the Museum of Paleontology. 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Make friends with a snake, hedgehog and more at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building.

10 a.m. and noon
Don hard hats for a sneak peak at the renovation of the landmark Hearst Memorial Mining Building before it reopens to the public (closed-toed, hard-soled shoes and long pants required). Hearst Mining Circle, construction trailer office.

10 a.m.- noon
Cheer on student-made robotic racing cars on a 100-meter course. 240 Cory Hall.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Explore the world of microscopic robots that fit on the head of a pin and a 2 mm-high model of the Campanile. 400 Cory Hall.

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Check out the car of the future, developed with UC Berkeley's help, that accelerates and brakes automatically depending on the traffic ahead. Hesse Hall, north side.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Children aged six to 10 can make a map of their favorite places with staff cartographers. Sessions begin on the hour. 145 McCone Hall.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Peer into the world of Mark Twain in UC Berkeley's famous Mark Twain Papers archive. Doe Library, Reference Desk, 2nd Floor.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Follow the Tree Trail to find 25 of the most interesting species at UC Berkeley. Around campus, pick up map at Mulford Hall, east entrance.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Have your diet analyzed and find out how you measure up. 120 Morgan Hall, on patio.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Residence hall tours leave every 30 minutes. Directions available at housing tables in Information Marketplace.

11 a.m.
Cal football scrimmage - Coach Jeff Tedford's debut with the Bears. Memorial Stadium.

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Enjoy a Prokofiev piano concerto. Hertz Concert Hall.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Start thinking about retirement in a talk with the director of the UC Berkeley retirement center. 100 Wheeler Hall.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Security forces of Travis Air Force Base demonstrate trained dogs at work. North Field.

Noon-1 p.m.
Enjoy a live performance of selections of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. 315 Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room.

Noon-3 p.m.
Children can audition to be a dinosaur in an upcoming movie. Lawrence Hall of Science, Centennial Drive.

1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Discover the magic of chemical reactions in a dramatic chemistry demonstration. 1 Pimentel Hall.

1 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Experience one man's travels through Afghanistan in an illustrated talk. 575 McCone Hall.

1:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Meet NASA astronaut Yvonne Darlene Cagle, M.D., and hear her account of the biological challenges of living and working in space. Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium.

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
The University Dance Theater will perform "A Choreographic Offering" by UC Berkeley student Benjamin Levy in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Center for New Music and Audio Technologies. Zellerbach Playhouse.

2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Make and interpret your own "prehistoric art" with help from the UC Berkeley archaeology department. Shorb House, 2547 Channing Way.

2 p.m.
Cal women's softball vs. Arizona. Levine-Fricke Softball Field, west of Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area.


1 p.m.-2 p.m.
"Behavioral Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Behavior: The Nobel Lecture." Economics professor George Akerlof, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics. Wheeler Hall Auditorium

10 a.m.-11 a.m.
"Sixty Million Californians in 2050: Impossible or Inevitable?" City and regional planning professor John Landis projects the impact of the state's amazing growth. 112 Wurster Hall.

11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
"California's Experiment with Term Limits." Political science professor Bruce Cain reveals details of a study on how term limits are affecting California and other states. 160 Dwinelle Hall.

11 a.m.-noon
"Tall Buildings: Proud Achievements or Hubris? Lessons from the World Trade Center." Civil and environmental engineering professor Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl analyzes the lessons learned from the collapse of the Twin Towers and how they can be used in building new tall structures. 502 Davis Hall.

11 a.m.-noon
"Einstein's Biggest Blunder? The Case for Cosmic 'Antigravity,'" Astronomy professor Alex Filippenko advocates for the 'antigravity' effect Einstein conceived of and later rejected. 1 Pimentel Hall.

11 a.m.-noon
"Mathematics Education As a Civil Rights Issue." Education professor Alan H. Schoenfeld proposes new approaches to teaching mathematics that could give more students access to the economic mainstream. 200 Wheeler Hall.

1 p.m.-2 p.m.
"Molecular and Cellular Reasons to Eat Broccoli: Anti-Cancer Effects of Cruciferous Vegetables." Molecular and cell biology professor Gary Firestone offers insight into the cancer-fighting properties of some foods. 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building.

1 p.m.-2 p.m.
"Itsy Bitsy Carnivore: Spiders in Biodiversity and Biocontrol." Entomology professor Rosemary Gillespie defends spiders' role in ecosystems. 306 Wellman Hall.

2 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
"Teaching About the World Since 9/11." George Breslauer, dean of the Social Sciences Division of the College of Letters & Science, relates his experience co-teaching a freshman seminar on the results of the terrorist attacks. 3 LeConte Hall.

NOTE: Parking is free but limited. Free shuttles will run between downtown Berkeley BART and campus attractions all day. For a full schedule of events, visit