Cal Day Highlights

by Patricia McBroom

Note to editors: Hundreds of events will be going on all day at UC Berkeley's open house on Saturday, April 13, and you are welcome and encouraged to cover any and all that you wish. A complete program will be available Monday, April 8, but below are the times and locations of many of the day's highlights.

9 - 11 am - Cal's football team holds an open practice under the direction of new head coach, Steve Mariucci. Fans can meet Mariucci and players on the field following the practice. Memorial Stadium.

10 am-4 pm - Sixth Annual Celebration of Children's Literature, featuring 25 of the region's best authors, illustrators, and storytellers for children. Book fair, author signings, storytelling, poetry readings, and workshops throughout the day. Cal athletes will read stories 2-3 pm. Noted entertainer, Jose-Luis Orozco, will perform Latin American songs for children at 1 pm. Pauley Ballroom, Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union.

10 am-4 pm - ROTC cadets hold a rappelling demonstration and clinic open to everyone. South Wall of Wheeler Hall.

10 am-4 pm - "Insects: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" -- a hands-on introduction to some interesting live insects with Eddie Dunbar and Steve Souja. Outside room 211, Wellman Hall.

10 am-4 pm - View a Tyrannosaurus rex and meet the faculty and staff of the Museum of Paleontology in their new campus location. Museum of Paleontology, 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building.

10 am-5 pm - An incredible LEGO exhibit, "Invention Adventure," at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Thousands of pieces make up some of the biggest LEGO models in the world, including a 12-foot-tall Transamerica Pyramid and a 10-foot robot. Museum admission is free for the day.

11 am-noon - An open dress rehearsal of "Humphrey Saves the Day," a fun, lively dance work with original music incorporating ecology and education for youth and community. Performers from the Center for Theater Arts. Zellerbach Playhouse.

11 am-sundown - A pow wow, "Celebrating Youth: Honoring the 7th Generation," will take place on the lawn at the West Gate. The cultural event celebrates the proud heritage of indigenous people through song and dance while paying tribute to elders, veterans and children. Sponsored by the Intertribal Student Council and the Native American Recruitment and Retention Center.

11:30 am-1 pm - Charter Day ceremonies for the university's 128th birthday include colorful processions of faculty, staff, and alumni; music by the California Marching Band; remarks by Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien; former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara; Dr. James C.Y. Soong, Governor of Taiwan and Haas International Award recipient; and Professor Marian Diamond, Berkeley's Alumna of the Year. Dwinelle Plaza (Wheeler Auditorium if raining).

1-4 pm - A continuous program of music and dance performances by Cal student groups. Sproul Hall steps.

1-4 pm - Every half hour, Cal engineering students display concrete canoes, solar cars,

human-powered vehicles, and a supermileage car. Bechtel Engineering Center.

1-7 pm - International House Spring Festival. Students host a celebration of the cultures, crafts, and cuisines of the world with performances, arts and crafts booths, and activities for children. $3 adults, $1 UC students and seniors; under 12 free. International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave.

1-2:30 pm - Rare tours of the world renowned Advanced Light Source. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (accessible only by special shuttle from Hearst Mining Circle).

1:30-3:30 pm - KaUaTuahine Polynesian Dance Company, traditional songs and chants of the Pacific Islands at Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. 103 Kroeber Hall.

2 pm - Lawrence Ferlinghetti reads his poetry after an introduction by Robert Hass, poet laureate of the United States, in 155 Dwinelle Hall. The reading culminates a two-day conference, "Ferlinghetti, City Lights, and the Beats In San Francisco," which opens on Friday, April 12, in the Morrison Reading Room. Sponsored by the Bancroft Library, the special program also includes an exhibit opening at the Bancroft and a selected film program on the Beats, which will be shown continuously at the University Art Museum's George Gund Theater from 10 am to 4 pm.

3-4 pm - Professor Hugh Richmond, Director of Berkeley's Shakespeare Program, hosts

"Shakespeare in Performance: UCB and the Restored Globe Theatre," including video clips, slides, and live performances of scenes from "Much Ado About Nothing." Wheeler Auditorium.

Faculty Lecture Highlights

1:30 pm -"How and Why the Bay Bridge Failed in the '89 Loma Prieta Earthquake," Professor Hassan Astaneh, Engineering. 502 Davis Hall.

2 pm -"The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake - 90 Years On," Professor Bruce Bolt, Seismographic Station. 10 Evans Hall.

2 pm - "The Multiple Facets of a Scientific Career," Professor Charles Townes, Nobel Laureate in Physics. Wheeler Auditorium.

2 pm - "Materials Chemistry in the Consumer Marketplace: Zero to 60 in Under Three Seconds," Professor Jeffrey Reimer, Chemical Engineering. Pitzer Auditorium, Latimer Hall.

2 pm -"The Effects of Video Display Terminals on Your Eyes and Health," Dr. Weylin G. Eng, Optometry. 100 Wheeler Hall.

2 pm - "Global Security in the 21st Century," Regents' Lecturer Robert McNamara, 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building.

3 pm - "Fighting Disease with the Tools of Modern Biology," Professor Robert Tjian, Molecular and Cell Biology. 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building.

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