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College & Alumni Events / Fall 2014

Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 12
The 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 “Engineering microbes to solve global challenges in health and energy”
Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

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

3:00 pm: 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

“Alumni of the G.N. Lewis and Cupola Eras” Combined Luncheon
Thursday, November 13

Noon–2:00 pm
Garden Room, Clark Kerr Campus

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 complimentary special event. Watch for a separate invitation in the fall. The topic will be "Transforming the Undergraduate Experience." In the past few years, the College has revitalized the educational experience of our undergraduates, and we've invited two key participants to tell you about this endeavor. The presentation will include a look at some "Then and Now" comparisons as well as time for audience Q&A.

AIChE Alumni & Friends Reception
Tuesday, November 18

7:00–8:30 pm
Hilton Atlanta, Room Crystal Salon C/D
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.

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.