College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming Events and Opportunities 4/9/10

April 6, 2010

I. SAGE Scholars Program Presents Aaron Patzer, Founder,
II.2010 Peder Sather Symposium
III. Book talk with Woodrow W. Clark at Cal Book Day
IV. Nominations being accepted for Student Co-Chair of CACS
V. Invitation to 2010 Global Forum in Unison with the World Exposition in Shanghai

I. SAGE Scholars Program Presents Aaron Patzer, Founder,

Wondering where all your money goes and how to take control?

Planning for a sound financial future is a key skill everyone needs — even when you may not yet have much money. Get a head start, and gain some peace of mind. Join the SAGE Scholars Program on April 13 as Aaron Patzer, founder of and VP and General Manager of Intuit's Personal Finance Group, discusses saving, budgeting, and managing personal finances. He'll be talking about ways that free, online tools have made an impact on how people interact with their money — and how you can, too.

Please visit the SAGE website for more information.

Where: Arthur Anderson Auditorium, Haas School of Business
When: Tuesday | April 13th, 2010 | 5:30-7:00pm
Cost: Free! (Registration Required)

*Please register here in order to attend the event. You may also register via email ( or phone (510-642-2203)*

II. 2010 Peder Sather Symposium

Thursday, April 15th | 4 p.m., Goldman Theater, David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way at Fulton St., Westside of campus, Berkeley, CA

*Reception Following, Free and Open to the Public*
RSVPs appreciated but not required: or 510-642-2474

Panel discussion featuring:
- Brad DeLong, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley
- Jørgen Randers, Professor of Climate Strategy at the Norwegian School of
- Margrethe Sørensen, Nordic Working Group for Sparsely Populated Areas,
Nuuk, Greenland
- Sverker Sörlin, Professor of Environmental History at the Royal
Institute of Technology, Stockholm and Senior Researcher at the Stockholm
Resilience Center
Moderated by Harry Kreisler, Executive Director of IIS and Host of
Conversations with History:

*Full bios are copied below


The Peder Sather Symposium represents an ongoing collaboration between the
governments of Norway and Sweden and the Institute of International Studies
at UC Berkeley. The goal of the symposium is to promote the understanding
of political, economic, and cultural issues. The event is designed to
foster interdisciplinary discussion among scholars and policymakers from
Europe and the U.S. on global and national issues of mutual concern.


Brad DeLong, is a professor of Economics and chair of the Political
Economy major at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury
in the Clinton Administration under Lawrence Summers. He is also a research
associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and is a visiting
scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Jørgen Randers (b. 1945) is professor of climate strategy at the Norwegian
School of Management (BI), where his work is concentrated on climate
issues, scenario analysis and system dynamics. He lectures frequently
abroad in front of corporate audiences on sustainable development,
especially on the topic of climate challenge.

Margrethe Sørensen is the Project Manager for the Nordic working group of
Sustainable Energy Supply in sparsely populated areas (The TBO-group). She
will address how best to anticipate climate cange impact on society
comprehensively, particularly in regards to the Arctic region.

Sverker Sörlin is a Professor of Environmental History in the Division of
History of Science and Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology,
Stockholm, Sweden. Professor Sorlin will discuss Sweden's Green Modernism
and the defeat in Copenhagen, as well as new lessons for "Old Europe."

III. Book talk with Woodrow W. Clark at Cal Book Day

Learn more about Dr. Woodrow Clark's latest book, Sustainable Communities, Cal Book Day. Some of the authors who wrote chapters in the book will also be present.

Date: Saturday, April 17th, 2010
When: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: ASUC Book Store on Telegraph and Bancroft

IV. Nominations being accepted for Student Co-Chair of CACS

Nominations are now being accepted for the Student Co-Chair of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability.

Summary of Duties: Collaborate with the staff/faculty co-chair to:
· Attend Executive Committee Meetings (1.5hrs/month) to plan CACS Agenda
· Co-Facilitate the CACS & Exec. Comm. Meetings.
· Work with subcommittees to ensure that CACS projects are done.
· Be a representative of CACS answering questions and taking comments from members of the campus community and people from other universities.
· Oversee the Administrative Intern and their duties.
· Oversee the planning of major annual public event (Sustainability Summit in April)
· Represent CACS in various venues.

Before the vote, all nominees will be asked to speak briefly about their experience and interest in the position, which will be held during the next general meeting of CACS on May 6th (3:30 – 5:00, 177 Stanley Hall).

V. Invitation to 2010 Global Forum in Unison with the World Exposition in Shanghai

I am honored to write this letter on behalf of Undergraduate Chinese Student Organization of the Ohio State University to invite you to join the 2010 Global Forum for College Student,which will be hosted by the Shanghai Jiaotong University this summer in unison with the 2010 World Exposition in Shanghai.

The upcoming 2010 Shanghai World Expo is a preview of a wonderful future. Showcasing a New Energy Resource Industry, visitors will see: large scale use of new energy cars, the most advanced solar energy buildings in Asia, and the first-ever use of collective semiconductor lights in the city. All these exhibits reveal the focus of the 2010 Expo to promote the use of new alternative energy in future cities and the establishment of a sustainable green world.

This future world will require sustained effort by the best and brightest of the world’s college students. Aiming for the idea of “Gathering for Expo” and setting “New Energy New City and New Life” as an orientation for a meeting of intellect and hearts, the 2010 Global Forum for College Student will offer advanced ideas from both the East and West. Attendees will be able to better interpret the Expo slogan “Better city, better world”. Students will seek deeper understanding of the energy problems that confront all human beings, and stimulate their own vision for the future.

With a history of 113 years, Shanghai Jiao Tong University has a profound academic heritage and an impressive reputation in new energy research. The University has strategic partnerships and frequent academic exchanges with many world-class universities. As the organizer of this forum, SJTU welcomes students to share their innovative ideas with a global perspective.

Date: Mid in July of 2010 lasting for 8 days
Location: Shanghai China
Theme: New energy•New city•New life

Schedule of the forum
Day 1- Assignment and check-in of guests, welcome banquet
Day 2- Opening ceremony; Speech:Come to Shanghai, embrace China
Day 3- 7- Seminar and dialogue: Open discussion about new energy; Sketch of a better city;
Guide for new lifestyle
Day 8- Closing ceremony: Publish the 2010 Global Forum Of College Student Declaration

Basic activities in the Forum
-The opening ceremony: Welcome、key-note speech on EXPO、Domino Game Set。
-See Shanghai: Visit to Central Shanghai、Expo Site、Cultural Experience in Shanghai
-Seminar Section1:
1.Participants from several countries present papers on their new energy initiatives, policies and practices. Participants will analyze, compare and discuss feasibility.
2.Proposal for consideration of potential future new energy sources.
-Seminar Section2:
1. Based on the See Shanghai segment, the seminar is divided into 3 parts with lectures by the honored guests. Seminar topics and guests will be posted in later days.
2. Each team sends a representative to report the results of the discussion, followed by Q&A session.
-Seminar Section3:
1. Discuss and approve the declaration of 2010 Global Forum for College Student.
-Forums and Lectures
1. Performed by the chief designer of the Expo site landscape
2. Performed by famous culture master---Qiuyu Yu to present Chinese culture to the participants
-Closing ceremony: publishing the declaration of 2010 global forum for college student

If you have any concerns or question, please feel free to e-mail us at or contact me at (614)560-9308. We will answer your question in a timely manner.


Teng Lun

Ohio State University Conference Services
Junior Public Relation Officer
Undergraduate Chinese Student Organization (UCSO)