University of California – Berkeley

Next, we made a stop over the bay to visit the beautiful, nature-filled campus of U-Cal Berkeley Situated in the vibrant city of the same name, there was lots to do and see. Here are some of our favorite pictures from our visit:

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When we found North Gate Hall, the home of the Graduate School of Journalism we felt like we had left the Berkeley campus. Yet North Gate Hall – home to architecture students from 1906 to 1964 and to the Graduate School of Journalism since 1981 – is one of the most revered buildings on the Berkeley Campus. Most of John Galen Howard’s buildings on campus looked very different from North Gate Hall. Howard is best known for the large, stately buildings that dominate the Berkeley campus, including: Hearst Memorial Mining Building, the Greek Theatre, California Hall, Doe Memorial Library, and Le Conte Hall, among many others.

Today North Gate Hall is nearly all that remains on campus of the stand of brown-shingled buildings that once covered the north Berkeley hills.

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Benjamin Cardozo is remembered for his significant influence on the development of American common law in the 20th century, in addition to his modesty, philosophy, and vivid prose style. We liked seeing his quote on the Berkeley Law School building since he was a native New Yorker!

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With more than 16,000 works of art and 14,000 films and videos, BAM/PFA’s collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive of any American university museum.

Berkeley students have access to PFA’s film collection as well as to thousands of books, periodicals, posters, and still photographs. We wish we could have stayed and explored this amazing collection!

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Much of the older campus is built in the Beaux-Arts Classical style. This area is now referred to as the “classical core” of the campus.

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We’ll end our recap on a nice “note” (sorry, lame joke) — the entire campus smells like eucalyptus!

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Thanks so much to all who welcomed us around the Berkeley campus.

Hoping to see some Berkeley students this summer in NYC!

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