Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cal Day 2012

Saturday the 21st was "Cal Day 2012" on the UC Berkeley Campus.. sort of an Open House for students, parents and the public at large.. Sean convinced me to tag along with him and we had a pretty good time. The weather was amazing.. and amazingly hot.. We got a lot of walking in and enjoyed the day..

Along with books for sale on the third floor of Doe Library, the first floor had a room full of maps the school was selling.. Here a couple people browse through a very small amount of what was actually available for sale:

Tours of original Cal buildings.. this group was at South Hall:

A couple members of the Cal "Rally Comm" precedes the Cal Band as they run up the steps to the front of Sproul Hall for a short pep rally:
Cal Rally

Everyone's here for the rally: the Cal Band, cheerleaders, Rally Committee, and of course Oski.. It's a very ubiquitous view of the Cal campus with the Campanile in the background:

Sean in front of Founder's Rock:

While we were unable to get a seat at a lecture by Robert Reich (School of Public Policy), we were able to in Stanley Hall where Professor Alex Filippenko was giving a short talk on the upcoming Annular Eclipse on May 20th and the Transit of Venus:
Alex Filippenko

One of the passive ways to enjoy Cal day was to take in the "Tree Museum" scattered around campus.. Here's a really cool buckeye:

All the walking and fun made us hungry so we ended the day the best way possible: We headed to Top Dog!
Late lunch at Top Dog!

serving out the dogs

Lemon-Chicken for me!
Lemon Chicken for me!

at the door

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