College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming Campus Events and Announcements 4/2/10

April 1, 2010

I. Design 4 Resilience: Thriving in an Uncertain World
II. JVS College Graduates Series of Workshops
III. Career Center Special Workshop
IV. DeCal/UCFTR Start-Up Workshops for April
V. Non-Profit Job Search: Networking/Informational Interviews
VI. The Destination College: Deadline Extended to April 9th
VII. Soul Food for the Activist Retreat: Sustaining Ourselves for a Lifetime of Service
VIII. 2010 Berkeley Poverty and Homelessness Symposium
IX. Student Campus Climate at Cal
X. Student Affairs Day
XI. UC Berkeley BRIDGES Multi-Cultural Shadow Day
XII. Attend the Grantmakers Without Borders Conference on June 7th to 9th in SF FOR FREE
XIII. New Master's Program in Community & Social Change - University of Miami
XIV. Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program Info Session

I. Design 4 Resilience: Thriving in an Uncertain World

Please join innovators from diverse fields for a full day exploration of resilience as a strategy to thrive in an uncertain world.

UC Berkeley students and faculty get a 50% discount at checkout when this discount code is used: Student

Have you ever wondered what qualities enable certain people, organizations or communities to thrive despite unexpected challenges?

D4R is a full-day exploration of resilience as a strategy for thriving in an uncertain world. And a call to action to prepare for the crises and opportunities unfolding today.

D4R will empower you to explore resilience through a combination of presentations and workshops (in Open Space format). As an Open Space participant, you’ll collaborate with innovators from the social enterprise, design thinking, transition town, network science, local economy, urban planning, green evangelical, open source, public media, and positive psychology communities to create a unique, cross-sector learning experience.

WHERE: The Hub Berkeley, 2150 Allston Way, #400, Berkeley #D4R on Twitter. Check the pre-event blogging and day-of livestream at
WHEN: April 10th, 2010, 8:30-5:00
HOW: Our speakers will talk about design thinking, resilience, and the commons in the morning to set the context. The afternoon will be Open Space. You’re encouraged to facilitate a session on a topic of choice rethinking it from a resilience perspective.
If you’re interested in sponsoring D4R, please contact Neal Gorenflo, neal at shareable dot net.


II. JVS College Graduates Series of Workshops

JVS is now offering a 3 part workshop series to recent college grads in their 20’s!

This series will teach you… Essential job hunting tools including planning and organizing your job search and how to set goals for your job search. Resume writing strategies including how to create targeted resumes, formatting techniques, and what components your resume needs. Develop your pitch, skills, and strategies to leverage and expand your network to find your next job!

Dates: Fridays, April 16, 23 & 30
Times: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: JVS, 225 Bush Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, Please enter through the West Lobby at Bush & Montgomery

Space is limited! Register in the calendar section at by April 12

We are also starting a drop-in Recent College Grad Job Search Strategy Group:1st & 3rd Fridays of each month, 10:00am – 12:00pm (beginning May 7).

Please visit our website at and check out the calendar for more details!

III. Career Center Special Workshop

*Hi All, A special and new workshop being offered by our interns, please
help us spread the word. Thanks. Facebook Your Way to Your Next Job*

Applying for summer jobs or internships with limited success? Have you Googled yourself to check what employers see? This one-hour workshop will show you how employers and grad schools see you online. Learn how your presence on sites like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, etc. can be used FOR and AGAINST you as a job and internship applicant. Also learn the ways in which you can leverage yourself to potential employers, and leave with some ideas of how to create and promote your own online sales pitch. Take control of your online presence!

When: Friday, April 2 from 3:30-4:30pm
Where: Clark Kerr Residence Hall (2601 Warring St.) in the Academic
Center Room
Who: Open to anyone, including off-campus residents/commuters.

Hosted by: UC Berkeley Career Center Staff
Tina Jung – (510) 642-0433
James Van – (510) 642-0433

IV. DeCal/UCFTR Start-Up Workshops for April

Thinking about facilitating a course in Fall 2010?

Many Departments have April Deadlines,
so plan to attend a Workshop soon!

*Tuesdays 4–5:30:*
April 6th • April 13th • April 20th • April 27th & *Fridays 12–1:30:*
April 2nd • April 9th •April 16th • April 23rd

*Chavez Student Center, Room 147*
Everything you need to know about the Course Proposal paperwork, finding a faculty sponsor, designing your syllabus and more!

Can't make one of the workshops? Schedule an individual appointment or a special workshop for your group, club or department.

For more information contact Liz Keithley in the
Undergraduate Course Facilitator Training & Resources office
123 Chavez Student Center

V. Non-Profit Job Search: Networking/Informational Interviews

March 31, 6-8pm, McCone 145
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.

To RSVP email with “Leadership Workshop” in the subject line.

Application Due: Wednesday, April 7, 4pm

Visit or email Emma at

VI. The Destination College: Deadline Extended to April 9th

Info Session: Thursday April 1st, 5pm-6pm, Tan Oak, MLK

Destination College is great program in which Cal students provide college advising and academic assistance to at-risk students in under resourced schools in the Bay Area. DC is an AmeriCorps Program that allows Cal Students to give back to the community while gaining a variety of skills through on-going trainings. DC members also earn a stipend ranging from $2,940-$4,410 during their term of service. Upon completion of the program, members also receive and education award ranging from $1,000-$1,200 which can be applied towards educational expenses such as tuition or student loans. DC member can choose to have a 300 hour or 450 our term of service.

Applications available at

Contact Damali Burton at or 510-643-0307 for more program info.

VII. Soul Food for the Activist Retreat: Sustaining Ourselves for a Lifetime of Service

Saturday, April 10th, 2010, 9:30am-5:00pm

Hosted by UC Berkeley’s Cal Corps Public Service Center ( with generous funding from the Shinnyo-en Foundation ( (

Please join us at this annual day-long retreat for people interested or engaged in service and activism who are needing space to reflect, rejuvenate, and connect with others doing similar work. This year's focus will be on exploring peace building-how do we create greater harmony in ourselves, with each other and in our local and global communities?

The event is free for all students and $10 for non-students; lunch and snacks are provided

Register at Registration is only open to 100 participants so please register soon! Questions? Contact: Sara Mizner:

VIII. 2010 Berkeley Poverty and Homelessness Symposium

April 11, 3-7 PM, MLK Pauley Ballroom

In an effort to promote awareness of poverty among students and other members of the community, The Suitcase Clinic, Cal Habitat, and Cal Corps Public Service Center are working together to host a poverty alleviation conference. The goal of this event is to not only provide more insight into the issues that cause and perpetuate poverty, but also to empower individuals with opportunities to make poverty more manageable in society.

More information:

IX. Student Campus Climate at Cal

Tuesday, April 20th, 4-7PM, Pauley Ballroom

Interested in enhancing how welcomed, respected, and valued students feel at Cal? Attend the Vice-Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion’s initial forum on student campus climate.

This event is meant to be the beginning of more consistent dialogue, input, and solution focused approaches that will sustain a healthy campus climate. It cannot be done without the participation, brainstorming, collaboration, and buy-in of undergraduates. The goal for the event is to create a space for dialogue that will be sustained through fall and beyond and will create visible and sustainable changes to campus climate that have primarily come from the ideas and experiences of undergraduates.

If you want to give input and offer ideas for sustainable mechanisms to inform and give solutions to sustain a healthy campus climate to the cabinet (vice chancellors and chancellor) this is your opportunity!

Space is limited! To RSVP please visit We will accept RSVPs until April 13.

Light refreshments will be provided!

Please also complete our 5-minute on-line questionnaire:

Sponsored by: VC of Equity & Inclusion, SLAS/EOP, Bridges, ASUC, SLC, Multicultural Student Development, GenEq, UHS Tang Center, Campus Life & Leadership, Student Ombuds Office, and DSP.

X. Student Affairs Day

Monday, April 12, 6-8pm, 102 Sproul

Student Affairs Day is designed to introduce Cal students to the wonderful profession of Student Affairs and to provide them with an overview of the field's history, preparation programs and functional areas. Since Cal is not a typically structured Student Affairs organization we wanted to make sure to include all departments that reside within the suite of Student Affairs programs and services.

RSVPs by Monday, April 5, would be greatly appreciated. Please RSVP with your name, year, and email to

Email also if you have any further questions.

XI. UC Berkeley BRIDGES Multi-Cultural Shadow Day

Friday, April 23.

The agenda:

And the link to RSVP:

XII. Attend the Grantmakers Without Borders Conference on June 7th to 9th in SF FOR FREE

Students can attend the Grantmakers Without Borders conference on June 7th to 9th in SF for free if they want to volunteer at the registration table or to stuff envelopes. Just Giving: Global Social Change Philanthropy is the name of Grantmakers Without Borders annual conference. Since 2001, these unique and valuable events have brought together a diverse assembly of foundations, grantmaking public charities, individual donors and global Southern activists, who learn, network, and explore collaboration through sessions that cover a wide range of global grantmaking topics. More details at

XIII. New Master's Program in Community & Social Change - University of Miami

The University of Miami has launched a new master's program in Community and Social Change. The mission of the program is to prepare globally aware leaders, researchers, and agents of change who create, inspire, and engage community organizations to foster well-being in diverse community settings. The 30-credit program is being offered in a manner that includes both residence class hours (taught on-site) and non-residence class hours (taught via distance

learning) to provide maximum flexibility for working students.

They are now accepting applications for THIS Fall, 2010 and have scholarships available.


XIV. Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program Informational Session

UC Berkeley’s Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program is an innovative, integrated training program for pre-Ph.D. and Ph.D. students that aims to increase the number of individuals from groups - African American, Hispanic American, Native American, and people with disabilities - traditionally underrepresented in the sciences who obtain Ph.D.s and enter research careers.

Undergraduates will have the opportunity to pursue their research interests through the IMSD Scholars Program and a ‘Pre-IMSD’ Summer Undergraduate Research Program. The summer program is a paid, intensive 10-week mentored introduction to research for rising sophomores interested in research careers. IMSD Scholars is a two-year, research-intensive honors program for students who will apply to a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. program in their senior year.

We will be hosting an informational session about the IMSD Scholars and Summer Research Program on April 5 in 2063 VLSB from 5-6 PM.

Please pass on this information to any undergraduate whom you think would be a good fit for the IMSD Program. Should you have any questions please contact Dr. Leonore Reiser ( or Dr. John Matsui ( in the Biology Scholars Program, Department of Integrative Biology.