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Welcome back!

Berkeley Connect kicks off with lively welcome events  All ten Berkeley Connect programs prepared for another eventful semester as they invited new and continuing Berkeley Connect students to the first events of the semester. The rooms were buzzing with energy as mentors and students met for the first time and discussed upcoming events and topics. […]

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Face-to-Face With Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma challenges Berkeley Connect students: “If not Berkeley, then where?” On December 12, Berkeley Connect Music students were given the chance to meet and talk to none other than Yo-Yo Ma, after his master class with two Berkeley cellists. Yo-Yo Ma, the internationally recognized cellist, has been playing since he was a child and has […]

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Architecture says goodbye!

Berkeley Connect Architecture gathered together one final time to say goodbye to a great semester. Students, mentors, and Berkeley Connect Architecture faculty shared their experiences over holiday snacks and pizza. Students also signed a Berkeley Connect yearbook on the wall, leaving thank you notes for mentors and drawing/writing their favorite moments of the semester.

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Responding to Current Events

Berkeley Connect Ethnic Studies & African American Studies end the semester on a serious note Students in Berkeley Connect in Ethnic Studies and African American Studies met for the last time to discuss the events unfolding across the country and here in the Bay Area. With Mentor Wanda Alarcón, students shared their thoughts on Ferguson, […]

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Musical Show and Tell

Berkeley Connect Music students end the year by sharing their talents In their last small-group meeting, mentor Nell Cloutier and students shared their passions and showcased their work  – a fun musical show-and-tell that ranged from piano to vocal performance and even an impromptu fitness how-to! Nell plays the harp for the students. “At first, I […]

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Careers Outside of Academia

Berkeley Connect Physics students talk to graduates about careers in industry Proving once and for all that there are many paths open to physics majors, a panel of UC Berkeley alums spoke to Berkeley Connect Physics students about their careers outside of academia. Invited to speak were Geena Kim, co-founder of ChemiSense; Micah Ledbetter, a physicist at […]

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