College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming CNR Events and Announcements 4/2/10

April 2, 2010

I. Columbia University's MA in Climate & Society Info Session
II.Tele-BEARS Advising Appointments Have Begun
III.Commencement Registration Deadline Nearing
IV. SPUR-Research Experience for CNR Students!
V. CNR Undergraduate Research Poster Session
VI. PAL Thank You & Featured Major
VII. Take our Peer Advising (PAL) Survey and enter to win a $30 Student Store Gift Card
VIII. Berkeley Environmental Alumni Network Speed Networking
IX. Been Accepted to a Health Related Professional School? Tell us about it!
X. Horace Albright Lecture in Conservation - April 27, 2010

I. Columbia University's MA in Climate & Society Info Session

You are cordially invited to attend an information session about Columbia
University¹s Master of Arts Program in Climate and Society. The Master of Arts Program in Climate and Society is a unique, interdisciplinary 12-month program designed to train professionals to bridge the gap between the scientific understanding of climate change and it's
impacts on society.

Graduates in the program have gone on to work in the private, non-profit, and government sectors in organizations such as the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, The Pew Center on Global Climate Change, the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Deloitte & Touche, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, the National Academy of Sciences, CleanTech Group LLC, and many more. Many students have also continued study in PhD programs.

To find out more about the Climate and Society degree, please visit out website at

Date: Thursday, April 8th
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: 260 Mulford Hall
RSVP recommended but not required:

II. Tele-BEARS Advising Appointments Have Begun
Tele-BEARS advising appointments have begun.Declared students should have received an email from their major advisor. Undeclared students were sent an email on Friday, April 2 with instructions for setting up an appointment. If you are undeclared, you may visit to schedule an appointment with an undeclared advisor.

III. Commencement Registration Deadline Nearing
The deadline to register for commencement is Saturday, April 10. Visit to register. Please note: This is a firm deadline. Students will not be able to register to after this deadline.

IV. SPUR-Research Experience for CNR Students!
Apply for Summer Faculty Sponsored Projects NOW! Deadline to apply 4/9.

To see faculty projects, go to the CNR SPUR website:

Apply online, then upload your resume, cover letter/statement, unofficial transcripts by 4/9.

Students are not paid, but you get research experience!

Faculty receive funds to support undergraduate research. SPUR is funded by CNR Alumni!

V. CNR Undergraduate Research Poster Session

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

For information and to register:

QUESTIONS? Contact Susan Kishi,, 643-9479

IV. PAL Thank You & Featured Major
A huge thank you to everyone who came out for Movie Night on Wednesday, March 31! We look forward to holding future movie nights next fall.

Next week's featured major is Molecular Toxicology (MT). For those of you still undecided on your major, stop by next week to speak to a PAL during office hours about MT. See below for a snapshot of the major.

Molecular Toxicology focuses on the hazardous and beneficial effects of natural and man-made toxic agents. From industrially produced environmental contaminants and designer drugs to naturally occurring herbs and food products, this field of study applies molecular and computational methods to better understand how these agents interact with living organisms and what should be done to ensure human health and safety.

Careers for Molecular Toxicology Majors
Medicine of Public Health
Teaching and Research
Food service industries
Food safety

For more information on PAL's featured major, please visit their blog at

V. Take our Peer Advising Leaders (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

VI. 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.

VII. 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:

X. Horace Albright Lecture in Conservation - April 27, 2010

The April 2010 issue of National Geographic will be devoted to a single topic: fresh water. With striking visuals and in-depth reporting, we will focus on the emerging challenge of global freshwater shortages and the choices ahead as the world manages a limited supply. This coverage continues the magazine's tradition of documenting key environmental issues and educating readers to care about the planet. Chris Johns will provide insight into key freshwater issues facing us today as reported by a team of renowned National Geographic contributors.

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Richard & Rhoda Goldman Theatre
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley