College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

CNR Sponsored Events and News 3/19/10

March 19, 2010

I. Spring Furlough Campus Closures
II. Take our Peer Advising (PAL) Survey and enter to win a $30 Student Store Gift Card
III. Berkeley Environmental Alumni Network Speed Networking
IV. Been Accepted to a Health Related Professional School? Tell us about it!
V. SPUR Summer Deadlines Approaching
VI. CNR Undergraduate Research Poster Session
VII. Student Dietetic Association Newsletter

I. Spring Furlough Campus Closures
Reduced funding from the California legislature and governor has necessitated a furlough program (time and pay cut) for UC Berkeley. As a result, most of the campus will be on furlough during the spring break week. Please review this carefully, and forward it on to anyone else who may have questions:

Tang Center: Urgent Care clinic open only from 9am-4:30pm Monday through Thursday. All other services closed.

Libraries: All of the UC Berkeley libraries will be closed Sunday March 21 through Saturday March 27 for a campuswide mandated furlough period, and Friday March 26 for Cesar Chavez Day. In addition, most of the libraries, including Doe, Moffitt, and the Gardner (Main) Stacks, will be closed Saturday March 20 and Sunday March 28.

Coffee Shops/Dining Halls: Check for closure dates.

Career Center: The Career Center will be closed for the week, however the website is available:

All campus buildings will be locked during the Campus Closure week. You will not be able to access classrooms, libraries, study spaces, etc.

II. Take our Peer Advising (PAL) Survey and enter to win a $30 Student Store Gift Card
The CNR Peer Advising Leaders (PAL) are looking for feedback on your courses to help them better advise you. Take this quick online survey and you'll be entered to win a $30 gift card to the ASUC Student Store! Click here to take survey

III. Berkeley Environmental Alumni Network Speed Networking
Wednesday, April 7, 6-8:00PM
Where: The new Brower Center (Allston Way near Oxford Street)

Come learn from environmental alumni about various occupations and job opportunities! Alumni representatives are working in fair trade, environmental protection, energy, transportation, the global green consulting industry and more. Alumni will be individually stationed while students rotate among them every 5 minutes.
Please RSVP to Susan Kishi at:
Use BEAN RSVP in your subject line. Please include: name, major, year, and career interest.

IV. Been Accepted to a Health Related Professional School? Tell us about it!
Have you recently been accepted into a health related professional school (DDS, MD/DO, PharmD, RN, PH, OD, etc.) or a Masters/PhD program? Are you willing to share your experience with the application process with fellow CNR students? Let us know! We'd like to arrange one or two student panels in April so you can share your experience and advice with CNR students/future applicants.

Please email the following information to Susan Kishi at or

Health related professional school you will be attending next year:
Other schools considered:

Each semester and summer, CNR faculty and students are encouraged to collaborate on research. Generous funding by CNR Alumni allow us to fund Faculty Projects and Student Initiated Projects through the CNR Sponsored Projects for Undergraduate Research

For details about SPUR:

SPUR Student Initiated Projects

Juniors and Seniors may begin submitting proposals now, deadline 3/29,
5 PM .

SPUR Faculty Projects

Open to Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Faculty Projects will be posted 4/1. Student may apply 4/1-4/9, 5 PM.


Tuesday, 3/9, 12:15-1:00, 260 Mulford
Friday, 3/12, 12:15-12:45, 260 Mulford
Wednesday, 3/17, 10:10-10:45, 260 Mulford

If you have any questions and cannot attend an Info Session, please contact Susan Kishi,, 643-9479

CNR POSTER SESSION: Wed. 4/14, 11-1, Morgan Hall Lounge (Registration deadline: 4/6)

For information and to register:

VI. CNR Undergraduate Research Poster
Each year CNR undergraduates are encouraged to share their research with the CNR community. If you have been involved in a research project and would like to share your research, consider presenting a Research Poster at the CNR Poster Session. If you have been working on a SPUR project, Independent Research, Honors, or a Summer Research Experience, please consider sharing your findings. Although many of the projects presented are complete, students are very welcome to submit works in progress as well.

This is an opportunity to:
-Gain communication and presentation skills
-Learn to summarize your research, an integral part of scholarship
-Get recognition for your hard work on a research project
-Have the chance to discuss your project with others who share your interests
-Give the local community a chance to learn about the exciting research being done by you, a fabulous undergraduate.
-Get a Certificate of Participation
-Add another great experience to your professional resume.
-Enter to win a prize for the best poster.
-Have the chance to showcase you poster later on Cal Day for viewing by new and prospective students


QUESTIONS? Contact Susan Kishi,, 643-9479

VII. Student Dietetic Association Newsletter
The SDA editorial group love SPRING~ not only do we love the coming spring break but we also love finding a lot of lovely healthy spring veggies in grocery store! In this volume we will give you an insight to better understanding and ways to utilize spring veggies.Here are the content:

Nutrition History: National Nutrition Month
Nutrition 101: Organic food and Whole food, are they 'healthier'?
Nutrition Spotlight: Avocado!
Nutrition Myth Cracker: Is Honey healthier than sugar b/c it is natural?
Recipes of the Month
Cooking Tips: Spring Veggie! Keep it Green

Sounds interested to you? Check out the newsletter attached! Hard copies are placed in the CNR resource center. Previous volumes could be viewed online at the SDA website

Have a fabulous spring break!

SDA editorial board