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Peralta Ecology Festival, April 24-25

17 April 2014

ecology_festThursday April 24, 2014 Sustainable Peralta of the Peralta Community College District will be hosting the annual Peralta Ecology Festival from 11am until 2pm at the Laney College Bistro/Estuary. For more information go to

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    Career Ladders Project: iDesign Survey Course at Laney College

    17 April 2014

    iDesign Survey Course at Laney College

    A video about the summer program at Laney College on for Career Technical Education departments. See more on


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      College Transfer Panel hosted by TRiO and APASS at Laney College, April 23

      17 April 2014

      College_Transfer_PanelWednesday, April 23, 4-6:00 pm in the Laney College Tower Building, Room 750.  Click here for the APASS Fall 2014 Class Schedule.

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        Career and Technical Education Open House at Laney College, April 26

        17 April 2014

        Career_Tech_Open_HouseSaturday, April 26, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. For more information email

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          Annual Spring Recital Concert at Laney College, May 9-10

          17 April 2014

          Spring 2014 Dance Poster draft coverMay 9 & 10, 8:00 pm in the Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College

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            Resilient and Sustainable – Cities Symposium at Laney College, April 25

            12 April 2014

            Resilient and SustainableRegistration starts at 8:30 am located at the Laney College Auditorium.

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              1st Annual African Diaspora Dance Festival at Laney College, May 12-17

              10 April 2014

              African DiasporaFor more information email or call (510) 677-1667.

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                Laney College Legal and Community Interpreting Summer Session 2014

                7 April 2014

                The Legal and Community Interpreting Program at Laney College in Oakland is currently enrolling students for

                Summer 2014 courses


                Classes start June 16th!


                Continuing student enrollment begins April 10th

                Open enrollment for all students begins May 5th


                These courses are recommended for both students of interpretation AND working interpreters who want to improve their interpreting skills and knowledge of judicial terminology.


                Offered as independent courses OR as part of the Legal and Community Interpreting Program (Recommended pre-requisites: LCI 201 – Introduction to Spanish Legal Interpretation; LCI 202 – Sight Translation)


                • •    LCI 203 – CONSECUTIVE INTERPRETATION (3 Units)

                Theory and practice of consecutive interpretation (Intensive course)


                Enrollment Code  :  31106

                Class schedule    :  6:00-8:50 PM; Tue, Wed, Thu

                Instructor                :  Angela Zawadzki

                Classroom            :  E 202B

                Campus                 :  Laney College


                • •    LCI 204 – SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION (3 Units)

                Theory and practice of simultaneous interpretation (Intensive course)


                Enrollment Code  :  31104

                Class schedule    :  6:00-8:50 PM; Tue, Wed, Thu

                Instructor                :  Carole Glasser

                Classroom            :   E 202A

                Campus                 :  Laney College


                All instructors of the interpretation courses have over 15 years of court-interpreting experience and are well established in the field of court interpretation.


                For complete information about the Legal and Community Program at Laney College, including admissions and enrollment, please go to:



                or contact the following program instructors directly:

                David Sweet-Cordero:           

                Angela Zawadzki:

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                  7 April 2014

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                    Laney College Welcomes the Oakland Ballet Company – May 16-17

                    3 April 2014

                    Oakland-esque Colored

                    You are warmly invited to attend an exciting collaboration between the Laney College Dance Department and the Oakland Ballet Company. OBC’s Artistic Director, Graham Lustig, will host a master-class in the Laney College dance studio (D100) on May 5, 2014 (10-11:30am); all participants will have the unique opportunity to learn repertory from OBC’s upcoming production of “Oakland-esque”. Following Lustig’s master-class, OBC dancers will present excerpts from “Oakland-esque” in the Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center (noon-1pm). The afternoon will conclude with an informal question and answer session. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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                      Peralta News – Biomanufacturing at Laney College

                      31 March 2014

                      Academic Excellence: Biomanufacturing

                      Robert Tracy II & Lindsay Planell talks with PeraltaTV about their positive experiences with the Biomanufacturing courses at Laney College.

                      Biomanufacturing is a term that refers to the production, isolation and purification of medicines made by pharmaceutical companies. This is an exciting and expanding new field.

                      The Biomanufacturing Program provides students with the necessary training in the basic skills of biology, biomanufacturing, chemistry and math, as well as an introduction to biomanufacturing careers to enter the workforce.

                      The Bay Area is the world’s leader in biomanufacturing.

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                        Laney College Department of Dance Makes Headlines!

                        28 March 2014






                        Jikelele Dance Theater from Laney College will lead the South African National Anthem in a special tribute to the late President Nelson Mandela on Saturday at 12 noon, June 5th in The Oakland Rotunda, City Hall, to kick-off the 36th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.  They will share the arena with our very own Dr. Zakaraya Diouf, Laney Dance Instructor and founder of the legendary Diamono Coura Dance Company. Click here for more about their story.

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                          Peralta News – Board Spotlight March 25, 2014

                          28 March 2014

                          Board Spotlight: 25 MAR 2014

                          The March 25 meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees featured a report from Chancellor Ortiz on the Statewide Student Equity Conference hosted at Laney College. The Apparel Design and Merchandising program at College of Alameda was presented as a Program of Distinction. And Trustee Linda Handy proposed strengthening our Project Labor Agreement.

                          (Watch the full Board of Trustees meeting below)

                          Board of Trustees Meeting March 25, 2014

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                            FRIDAY: Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet to Join Congresswoman Barbara Lee at Laney College

                            25 March 2014

                            peace_corpsWASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2014 – Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will join U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) at Laney College in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, March 28 to talk with students and faculty from across the region about how Peace Corps service can give them a competitive edge in today’s global job market. Current Peace Corps volunteer and Oakland resident Teneasha Pierson will also participate from Kenya to share her service experience. 

California produces more Peace Corps volunteers than any other state nationwide with 973 residents currently serving. Since the Peace Corps was established in 1961, more than 28,000 California residents have served overseas as Peace Corps volunteers.

                            Peace Corps volunteers travel to the farthest corners of the world where they work toward sustainable change while gaining hands-on experience and developing skills employers are looking for now more than ever. College graduates who have served with the Peace Corps return home with cross-cultural, leadership, community development and language skills that help strengthen international ties and increase our country’s global competitiveness.

                            The Peace Corps has eight regional recruitment offices across the country that work closely with prospective volunteers. In addition, the agency’s Office of Diversity and National Outreach aims to recruit a diverse pool of volunteers and build an inclusive culture that welcomes applicants and volunteers who reflect the rich diversity of America.

                            Peace Corps event with Oakland-area college students and faculty

                            Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet
                            U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13)
                            Laney College President Dr. Elñora T. Webb
                            Peace Corps Kenya Volunteer Teneasha Pierson

                            10 a.m. PT, Friday, March 28, 2014

                            Laney College Student Center, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA

                            RSVP: Media interested in attending this event should RSVP to

                            While at Laney College, Hessler-Radelet will also meet with returned Peace Corps volunteers, including members of the Northern California Peace Corps Association.

                            To learn more about the Peace Corps, students and community members can contact the Peace Corps’ San Francisco Regional Office at

                            About the Peace Corps: As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps volunteers work at the grassroots level with local governments, schools, communities, small businesses and entrepreneurs to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. When they return home, volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences – and a global outlook – back to the United States that enriches the lives of those around them. President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961 to foster a better understanding among Americans and people of other countries. Since then, more than 215,000 Americans of all ages have served in 139 countries worldwide. Visit to learn more.

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                              Peralta Community College District and Sustainable Pacific Rim Cities to Host 2014 Bay Area Resilient/Sustainable City Conference Symposium and Sustainable Project Tour

                              18 March 2014

                              Sustainable Pacific Rim

                              OAKLAND, Calif., March 17, 2014 – Partnering for Resiliency and Sustainability:  The Bay Area Resilient/Sustainable City Conference Symposium is a special two-day gathering, starting at 9A.M., Friday, April 25th, 2014. It will be held on the Laney College campus, in Oakland, California, as part of the Peralta Community College District’s Earth Week 2014 celebrations. Featured speakers and guests include experts in regional sustainability, city planning, and urban systems resilience joining the Hon. Mayor Jean Quan of Oakland, Hon. Mayor Marie Gilmore of Alameda, and the Hon. (Former)-Mayor Mark Green and past president of the Association of Bay Area Governments. This is a free, symposium, but participants are must register in advance.  Activities will include panel presentations, breakout sessions, project tours, and networking receptions.
                              The Symposium dovetails with recent announcement that the Rockefeller Foundation selected three of our Bay Area Cities, Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley, as inaugural cities in the Rockefeller Foundation Resilient City Network ( ).  The goal of the Rockefeller Foundation is to help municipalities put plans in place to accelerate recovery from catastrophic events. The Peralta Colleges are in the discussion because the colleges are located in these three Cities. The City of Oakland is home to Laney and Merritt Colleges. The City of Alameda is home to the College of Alameda, and the City of Berkeley is home to Berkeley City College.   The 2014 Symposium is a perfect opportunity to critically discuss how resiliency preparations and sustainable investments catalyze education and green career pathways in the Bay Area.
                              On Friday April 25th, the Symposium will open with a special keynote address. It will be followed by the Mayor’s Panel, which includes a question and answer portion for attendees to make inquiries and offer insights. The afternoon breakout sessions will address resiliency and sustainability work, insights, and case studies from representative Bay Area policy-makers, planners, researchers, and industry professionals. These professionals are involved in cutting edge initiatives such as community greening, pre-disaster-planning, and ecological water treatment systems. 
                              On Saturday April 26th there will be a guided tour of high-profile, sustainable projects and sites in Oakland’s Lake Merritt District. Areas of interest include the new Lakeside Park; the opening and restoration Lake Merritt Channel waterway; the upcoming Brooklyn Basin 3,000-unit, mixed-use, infill project; solar industries/local food businesses in Jack London Square; plans for the Lake Merritt Transit Oriented Develop; and, lastly, plans for the BEST Center for green jobs training at Laney College. 
                              Sponsorships and donation for the Earth Week events, including the Symposium will also benefit the Peralta Foundation with student scholarships.
                              For more information on registration, booth displays, or sponsorship please contact
                              Schedule:  Friday April 25th: Resilient/Sustainable City Symposium from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center (on the shores of the beautiful Lake Merritt Estuary Channel). 
                              Catered lunch from the Laney College Bistro Café Culinary School: $10.  A sponsored reception will follow the Symposium.
                              Saturday April 26th: Sustainable Project Development Guided Tour (pre-register, $35 cost)

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                                • Peralta Colleges

                                  Sunday 20 April 2014
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                                • Peralta Community College District

                                  The district comprises four campuses serving northern Alameda County.