College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Events & Announcements 2/19/10

February 19, 2010

I. Summer Sessions Math Courses Now Open for Registration
II. The Blum Center for Developing Economies presents: “Policy, Politics and Development: Some Personal Perspectives” with Kemal Derviş
III. American Cultures Student Research Prize
IV. Funds for Student-Leg Technology Improvement Projects
V. Global Poverty and Practice Minor Spring 2010 Declaration Workshops
VI. 9th Annual Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Lecture in Health Policy featuring Ann Veneman
VII. Design Your Life: A Worskshop Series Created to Help Seniors Transition from College Life to Life Beyond
VIII. Bonner Leaders Program Information Session

I. Summer Sessions Math Courses Now Open for Registration
Current UCB students can now register for Berkeley Summer Sessions courses through Tele-BEARS!

The Math Department is offering the following courses (all in Session C, which runs from June 21st to August 13th):

Math 1A (Calculus, 1st Semester)
Math 1B (Calculus, 2nd Semester)
Math 16A (Analytic Geometry & Calculus, 1st Semester)
Math 16B (Analytic Geometry & Calculus, 2nd Semester)
Math 32 (Precalculus)
Math 53 (Multivariable Calculus)
Math 54 (Linear Algebra & Differential Equations)
Math 55 (Discrete Mathematics)

Math 104 (Introduction to Analysis)
Math 110 (Linear Algebra)
Math 113 (Abstract Algebra)
Math 115 (Introduction to Number Theory)
Math 128A (Numerical Analysis)
Math 185 (Complex Analysis)


II. The Blum Center for Developing Economies presents: “Policy, Politics and Development: Some Personal Perspectives” with Kemal Derviş
Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution

Monday, February 22, 2010 | 4:00 – 5:00pm
290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Until last year, Dr. Derviş was the Executive Head of the United Nations Development Programme and Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programs and departments working on development issues at the country level. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Poverty Reduction and Economic Management at the World Bank and also served on the Turkish parliament representing his native city Istanbul.

For more information, blumcenter@berkeley.edu


III. American Cultures Student Research Prize
The American Cultures Center is pleased to announce the American Cultures Student Research Prize. The American Cultures Student Research Prize is intended to recognize a standard of excellence in scholarship, which fits with the core intention of the American Cultures requirement—to create scholarship, which promotes the understanding of race, ethnicity, and culture in a comparative and integrative fashion. Two prizes will be awarded. One for the successful submission from a lower-division course, and one for the successful submission from an upper-division course. In addition to a cash award of $1,000, and with permission, recipients will have their work published on the American Cultures website.

For details, please visit: http://americancultures.berkeley.edu/awards/index.html


IV. Funds for Student-Leg Technology Improvement Projects
The Student Technology Council (STC) was created with the goal of improving the technology experience of the Berkeley campus, particularly through student involvement. Do you have an idea to improve technology on campus? We are funding student-led technology improvement projects. This is your chance to have your voice heard and change our campus community for the better

Apply now for a grant to help you work on your idea. It all begins with a simple paragraph explaing your idea and can lead to University wide change. We call this paragraph a Letter of Intent, and it's your first small step to big change. We will be accepting Letters of Intent up through February 26th.

Learn more at http://stc.berkeley.edu, come to one of our informational sessions on Feb. 16 and 17(Location and Time TBA) or send an email to student.tech@berkeley.edu.


V. Global Poverty and Practice Minor Spring 2010 Declaration Workshops
Thurs, Feb 25 – 12:30pm – 1:30pm, 20 Stephens Hall
Tues, Mar 9 – 11:00am – 12:00pm, 20 Stephens Hall
Mon, Mar 29 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm, 103 Stephens Hall

The Global Poverty and Practice Minor trains students in the study and analysis of global poverty. Launched in 2007, it provides the theoretical frameworks, methods and skills, and creative opportunities necessary for students to participate in forms of practice that engage global poverty in imaginative and practical ways. The Minor explores the ethics of global citizenship and the role that UC Berkeley undergraduates play in understanding and addressing some of the most pressing issues of the 21st century. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to undertake the Minor and investigate the ways in which the requirements supplement the major field of study.

Attend a declaration workshop to learn more about the minor requirements and how to declare. The declaration deadline for spring semester is Thursday, April 1st at 4pm. The GPP Minor declaration form can be downloaded from our website at http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu.

For more information or questions, please contact us at gppminor@berkeley.edu or visit our website.


VI. 9th Annual Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Lecture in Health Policy featuring Ann Veneman
On March 3, 2010, we have our 9th Annual Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Lecture in Health Policy. Our featured speaker will be Ann Veneman, Executive Director of UNICEF and former US Secretary of Agriculture.

Addressing Global Health: A Key Priority for Development
Improving child and maternal health will help break poverty’s vicious cycle and empower families, communities and countries. It is a global challenge and requires a collective response--where results are measured in lives saved and lives made better.

Date: March 3, 2010
Time: 5:30 pm Reception; 6:00-7:45 pm Presentation, Q & A
Location: Lipman Room, 8th floor in Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

As UNICEF Executive Director, Ann Veneman oversees 10,000 staff in 150 countries. UNICEF programs support children’s health and nutrition, education, protection from violence, exploitation and AIDS, and access to clean water and sanitation. Voluntary contributions account for UNICEF’s entire annual budget of $3 billion. In 2009, Forbes listed Ms Veneman as 46th on its list of the 100 Most Powerful Women, citing her successful efforts to improve maternal and newborn health in 25 countries.

Before joining UNICEF, Ms Veneman was United States Secretary ofAgriculture, overseeing 110,000 employees and an annual budget of $113 billion. In 2003, she convened leaders from 120 nations in a Ministerial Conference on Science and Technology to explore new approaches to using science and technology to reduce hunger and poverty in developing countries. Ms Veneman received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UC Davis; her Masters in Public Policy from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy; and her Juris Doctorate from UC Hastings College of Law.


VII. Design Your Life...A Series that Puts You in the Driver's Seat: A Worskshop Series Created to Help Seniors Transition from College Life to Life Beyond
Are you trying to figure out what you want to do with your life? This workshop series is designed to help you answer these three questions: 1) What matters most to me?; 2) What do I want for my personal life, my family, and my community?; 3) How do I make it happen?

This workshop series was created to help seniors transition from college life to life beyond, anyone who wants to figure out what to major/get involved in, and community members that want some time to revision their passion.

Cost: UC Berkeley students - Free
Community Members - $10 (cheaper than a yoga session)
Dates: March 2, 9, and 16th
Time: 6-8:30 pm


VIII. Bonner Leaders Program Information Session
Bonner Leaders serve as Program Managers in local schools, community organizations, and in-house Cal Corps programs. They also:
- lead other Cal students in making change.
- receive training and support including one-on-one staff advising to develop leadership skills.
- earn an Americorps Education Award of $1000 for a 300 position to pay for future college costs or loans.
- are members of the nationally recognized Bonner Leaders program.
- earn academic credit.

Please attend our Info Sessions:
Tuesday, 3/2, 12-1 PM, 505 Eshleman
Thursday, 3/4, 5-6 PM, 505 Eshleman

The deadline to apply is March 12, 2010 at noon.