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College & Alumni Events / Fall 2014

ACS Alumni & Friends Reception
Tuesday, August 12

7:00–8:30 pm
The InterContinental San Francisco Hotel, Grand Ballroom B
888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA

College of Chemistry alumni and friends are invited to attend this reception held in connection with the annual ACS Conference, hosted by Chemistry Department Chair Dave Wemmer.


Alumni & Family Weekend
Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 12
The tentative* schedule for the College's program on Saturday, October 11, is as follows:

10:00–10:30 am
Complimentary continental breakfast
Chemistry Plaza

10:30–11:30 am
Faculty Lecture
Speaker: CBE professor Jay Keasling “Synthetic Biology for Synthetic Chemistry”
Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

11:30 am–1:00 pm
Complimentary lunch
Chemistry Plaza

Time TBA: Cal vs. Washington

All College of Chemistry alumni, friends, students and parents are invited to join us for the above activities! Reservations are not required. To see a complete listing of campus events, go to weekend.berkeley.edu.


AIChE Alumni & Friends Reception
Tuesday, November 18

7:00–8:30 pm
Location TBA, Atlanta, GA

College of Chemistry alumni and friends are invited to attend this annual reception held in connection with the AIChE Annual Meeting. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Chair Jeff Reimer will host this event. Check online for more details as the date draws closer.


“Alumni of the G.N. Lewis and Cupola Eras” Combined Luncheon
Thursday, November 20

Noon–2:00 pm
Heyns Room, The Faculty Club

This year we will celebrate the G.N. Lewis (pre-1945), and the Cupola (194–63) alumni eras in a combined luncheon! Alumni and friends from these two eras are invited to attend this special event. Watch for a separate invitation in the fall.


The College of Chemistry Alumni Association hosts annual events for each of the era groups. It also has a presence at each year’s Homecoming and Cal Day activities, sponsoring faculty lectures and informal get-togethers. In addition, the alumni association assists in planning receptions for Berkeley alumni at the American Chemical Society and American Institute of Chemical Engineering annual meetings. Newly minted graduates are honored and welcomed at an annual “Springfest” celebration. The association also holds panel discussions at which alumni offer current students diverse perspectives from a wide range of careers in industry, government, academia, and other professions.