College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming Events & Announcements 1/29/10

January 29, 2010

Click on the link below for more information about:
1. Newsflash: Some URAP Projects with Extended Deadline Still Available
2. Education 197: Need Units? Interested in Education?
3. Haas Scholars Program (deadline February 16, 2010)
4. Cal Corps Open House
5. Cal Corps February Workshops and Public Interest Careers Series
6. The SAGE Scholars Program Presents: "Speaking with Credibility and Confidence"
7. CalRAD Spring 2010 Self Defense For Women Class
8. 2009-10 Eisner Prize for Film-Video and Photo-Imaging
9. The Blum Center for Developing Economies presents: Perspectives on International Development with The Community Agroecology Network

1. Newsflash: Some URAP Projects with Extended Deadline Still Available
Spring 2010 Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) project listings with an extended deadline (Friday, February 5th, 3 PM) are now available on our website at http://research.berkeley.edu/urap/projects/openlist.lasso.

URAP provides the opportunity for undergraduate students to work with professors throughout campus on existing research projects. Projects are still available in a range of disciplines, from the humanities and social sciences to biological sciences. You can receive one to four units of academic credit for your participation in URAP.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact Stefanie Ebeling, URAP Student Affairs Officer, at 643-5376, or by email at urap@learning.berkeley.edu.


2. Education 197: Need Units? Interested in Education?
This spring you can earn 2 – 3 units working with elementary, middle, and high school students in East and West Oakland. Students will have the opportunity to either work in UC Links' after school programs with elementary school and middle school students that incorporate literacy and self-expression through computer technology, digital storytelling, homework help, and a variety of games or to work with high school students in their classrooms or in after school tutoring sessions.

Sign up for Education 197 with Professor Na’ilah Suad Nasir – CCN 23859. Beyond the work in the after school program, the class meets 1-2 per month on Fridays, 1:00 – 2:30, suite 101A, Earl Warren Hall.

See http://gse2.berkeley.edu/~uclinks/ for more information about UC Links.

For more information contact Tamara Sturak, tamara@manybits.net.


3. Haas Scholars Program (deadline February 16, 2010)
The Haas Scholars Program offers up to $12,600 to students IN ANY MAJOR who plan to carry out a thesis or major project in their final semester/year and the summer preceding it. Up to $5,000 of these funds can be used for travel for data collection or conferences, supplies, and in some cases equipment, among other uses.

Eligibility:
-3.5+ gpa
-Eligible for need-based financial aid
-graduating Fall 2010 or Spring/Summer 2011
-sponsorship by a tenure-track faculty member (in some exceptional cases, non tenure-track faculty members are allowed)

Those interested should read the web site IMMEDIATELY and follow the instructions there for determining their eligibility and meeting with the program coordinator. For more information, come to an info session on

Friday, January 29th, 2-3 p.m., 344 Campbell Hall
Thursday, February 4th, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 344 Campbell Hall

At the information session, Program Coordinator Leah Carroll will clarify benefits, eligibility criteria, and commitments, and then current Haas Scholars will talk about their experiences.

More details, and instructions on how to get started with your application process, are at http://research.berkeley.edu/haas_scholars/.


4. Cal Corps Open House
Find out how to:
CONNECT your interests to local communities
LEARN leadership skills by engaging in public service
GROW as a student by linking your academic work with real life experience

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Time: 4pm –7pm
505 Eshleman Hall
Information Sessions at 4pm and 6pm
Refreshments Provided

http://publicservice.berekeley.edu
Cal Corps Public Service Center is a component of Campus Life and Leadership. Contact publicservice@berkeley.edu or 510.642.3916

ASUC Sponsored
Wheelchair Accessible


5. Cal Corps February Workshops and Public Interest Careers Series
The Cal Corps Public Service Center is offering several leadership development opportunities this month and throughout semester.

All of these events are posted to our public service calendar, which you can also post your events to!

*February 3, 12-4pm: Nonprofit/Public Service Career Fair (Career Center; see “Public Interest Careers Series” below)

*February 6 (Sat), 9am-5pm: Cal Leadership Symposium (Center for Student Leadership)

*February 17: Educational Inequality: What’s it REALLY all about? (Session II)

*February 24, 6-8pm: Post-graduate yearlong programs Panel AND Personal Money Management

*March 31, 6-8pm: Non-Profit Job Search: Networking/Informational Interviews

*April 13, 5:30-7:30pm: Public Service Careers Panel

*SAVE THE DATES: April 10 Soul Food for the Activist Retreat and April 11 (Sun) Anti-poverty Summit


January and February Leadership Development Opportunities

February 3, 12-4pm
Nonprofit/Public Service Career Fair
Pauley Ballroom, MLK
Hosted by UC Berkeley Career Center
Make the most of this opportunity by interacting with employers, networking, and exploring the nonprofit job landscape. https://career.berkeley.edu/fairs/fairs.stm

February 6 (Sat), 9am-5pm
Cal Leadership Symposium (Center for Student Leadership)
UCB’s annual student-run leadership development conference. Workshops offered Center staff and Student Advisory Committee members include: Expanding Strategic Capacity through Democratic Facilitation; Grant writing; and Leadership Transition. See http://students.berkeley.edu/osl/leadprogs.asp?id=3501

February 17
Unpack Educational Inequality in the Bay Area (Session II)
There will be guest speakers from Bay Area communities. Students can attend one or all sessions. Students earning units must attend all sessions and serve in a local school throughout the semester. Contact damali-burton@berkeley.edu for more information.

February 24, 6-8pm
Post-graduate yearlong programs Panel (see Public Interest Careers Series below)
Learn about the benefits of postgraduate fellowship programs. Representatives from the following organizations will be present to speak with students in a panel format: Citizen Schools, Coro Fellows Program, City Year, and Lutheran Volunteer Corps. Contact: publicservice@berkeley.edu with “Leadership Workshop” in the subject line.

Personal Money Management
So you're not making more money anytime soon, what do you do with the bucks you got? This training will help you explore your own relationship to money, tools for budgeting (in and out of school), basics about saving and planning for your priorities, and strategies for debt management. Contact: publicservice@berkeley.edu with “Leadership Workshop” in the subject line.

Public Interest Careers Series

February 3, 12-4pm
Nonprofit/Public Service Career Fair
Pauley Ballroom, MLK
Hosted by UC Berkeley Career Center
Make the most of this opportunity by interacting with employers, networking, and exploring the nonprofit job landscape. https://career.berkeley.edu/fairs/fairs.stm

February 24, 6-8pm
Post-graduate Yearlong Programs Panel
Learn about the benefits of postgraduate fellowship programs. Representatives from the following organizations will be present to speak with students in a panel format: Citizen Schools, Coro Fellows Program, City Year, and Lutheran Volunteer Corps. Contact: publicservice@berkeley.edu with “Leadership Workshop” in the subject line.

March 31, 6-8pm
Non-Profit Job Search: Networking/Informational Interviews
Just in time for the nonprofit job searchers graduating in May. Web searches are fine, but did you know more than 80% of jobs do not get posted? Learn ways to engage people working in the field you want to break into. Contact: publicservice@berkeley.edu with “Leadership Workshop” in the subject line.

April 13, 5:30-7:30pm
Public Service Careers Panel
Hear from professionals in the field making a difference in the world.
In partnership with Destination College
RSVP required to Lesley Swain, lswain@berkeley.edu

SAVE THE DATES

April 10 (Sat), 9am-5pm
Soul Food for the Activist Retreat
This day-long retreat offers interactive workshops, movement, and reflection activities to help you identify and sustain your passion for social change. Contact Farrah at farrahmoos@gmail.com.

April 11 (Sun)
Anti-poverty Summit
In it’s first year, the Anti-poverty Summit (working title) will explore ways to best combat poverty in all its forms. Inspired by an event held last spring, the Summit will bring together students, community leaders, educators, professors, and others who are committed to taking action against the root causes of poverty. More info: publicservice@berkeley.edu.


6. The SAGE Scholars Program Presents: "Speaking with Credibility and Confidence"
Join the SAGE Scholars and Cara Hale Alter of Speechskills in a Gap, Inc. sponsored event that will demonstrate how to make an enthusiastic and confident first impression by:

* avoiding unintentional behaviors that may lower your status
* finding a balance between authority and approachability
* looking credible even when nervous
* gaining control over the image you project

As the President of Speechskills, Cara Hale Alter has provided workshops in “Projecting Credibility and Confidence” to hundreds of companies throughout the U.S. and Europe. Her client list includes Google, Wells Fargo, Fireman’s Fund, Caterpillar and Williams-Sonoma. A popular instructor at Stanford and UC Berkeley Extension, her articles on communication have appeared in numerous periodicals. Cara has a M.F.A in Theater, and has won national awards for public speaking. She has released two award-winning training DVDs, “Speaking with Credibility and Confidence” and “Improving Your Speaking Skills”.

Where: UC Berkeley (Please register for specific location*)
When: Tuesday | February 2nd, 2010 | 5:30-8:00
Cost: Free! (Come by at 5:15 for free food!)

*Please register here in order to attend the event. You may also register by replying to this email or calling us at (510) 642-2203.


7. CalRAD Spring 2010 Self Defense For Women Class (Code CFSLFAA02)
Learn how to increase awareness and assertiveness skills. Develop physical techniques. LIMITED SPACE!

CalRAD uses Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems: The R.A.D. System is a 9-12 hour comprehensive, women-only course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. http://www.rad-systems.com. Please wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. Bring a pen, towel, water and food for yourself.

TuTh Feb 2 - 11, 2010, 5-8pm
251 Hearst Gym
SIGN UP at RSF Cashier located at 2301 Bancroft Way
$10 for current UCB Faculty, Staff & Students

FOR DISABILITY RELATED ACCOMMODATIONS: GO TO http://ACCESS.BERKELEY.EDU

Sponsored by the Gender Equity Resource Center, Cal Recreational Sports, Office of Student Development, UCPD

For info, please contact cici at ambrosio@berkeley.edu

NOTE: Class may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment


8. 2009-10 Eisner Prize for Film-Video and Photo-Imaging
The deadline to submit entries for the 2009-10 Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prize for Film and Video to 229 Sproul Hall will be Friday, February 19, 2010 at 4pm.

The contest is open to both graduates and undergraduates in any department. Information about the contest is available at: http://students.berkeley.edu/finaid/undergraduates/prizefilm.htm

The deadline for the 2009-10 Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prize contest for Photo-Imaging will be Friday, February 26. 2010 at 4pm. This contest is also open to both graduates and undergraduates in any department. For more information go to: http://students.berkeley.edu/finaid/undergraduates/prizephotogr.htm


9. The Blum Center for Developing Economies presents:
Perspectives on International Development with The Community Agroecology Network

Monday, February 1, 2010 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
223 Moses Hall

Please join us in this interactive session to learn more about the work from the Community Agroecology Network and their community partners in the field. Five internship coordinators from Latin America will join facilitator Christopher Bacon (Geography, UCB) during this brown bag lunch session.

We will focus on community-based Participatory Action Research and draw strong links to the role of undergraduates in this process. CAN enables this connection through international field internships and by supporting development work that our international partners manage through their cooperatives and NGOs in Latin America.

The Community Agroecology Network (CAN) is a non-profit and international network of researchers, community organizations, farmers, students, and universities committed to sustaining rural livelihoods and environments in Latin America. Based in Santa Cruz, CAN supports Participatory Action Research, Action Education, and Trade Innovations with community partners in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and El Salvador.

Our guests include:
- Christopher M. Bacon (Geography, UCB)
- Merlin Abarca Villalobos, from Agua Buena, Costa Rica
- Yadira Montenegro, UCA San Ramon coffee cooperative in Matagalpa, Nicaragua
- Patricia Irene Montañez Escalante, PROTROPICO, University of the Yucatan, Mexico
- Angel Alfonso Castillo y Dzul, PROTROPICO
- Santos Alvarado Dzul, Intercultural University in Quintana Roo, Mexico

See full biographies at http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/CAN

For more information: blumcenter@berkeley.edu.