College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming Events 10/22/10

October 20, 2010

I. International Career Symposium- 10/27
II. Understanding and Influencing Sustainable Behaviors
III. Berkeley Green Gathering 2010
IV. Chinese American Environmental Professionals Association
V. Idealist.org Graduate School Fair
VI. Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium

I. International Career Symposium - All Majors + Alumni! Wed., 10/27
Do you dream about working on the global stage but find the prospect of planning an international career daunting? Would you like to travel around the globe in search of career opportunities without leaving home? Then Cal's 2010 International Career Symposium is the passport for you. Join the Career Center, the World Affairs Council of Northern California, the International and Areas Studies Teaching Program, and the Berkeley Programs for Study Abroad on Wed., Oct. 27th for an exciting array of panels designed to give you a leg-up on careers without borders. Dozens of experts will be available to share their international career experiences, discuss ways for you to develop similar skills and expertise, and answer your questions.

Symposium sessions will include international internship and career-related topics about opportunities in international law and human rights, sustainability and the environmental field, teaching abroad, international activism, global health, international business, and more. In addition, over 20 top graduate programs in international affairs and international business will participate in a fair on 10/27.

Full Day Programming: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, Noon - 6:15 pm, MLK Student Union
Presentations on a broad spectrum of international career topics and the international graduate/ business school fair.

Find times, locations, and detailed information for all Symposium programs: http://career.berkeley.edu/ICareersSymp/ICareersSymp.asp


II. Understanding and Influencing Sustainable Behaviors:
Promoting energy conservation, recycling, and alternative transportation
The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability is pleased to sponsor this three part talk by Joan Walker, Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Institute of Global Metropolitan Studies. First, Professor Walker will describe creative approaches to promote sustainable behaviors in energy, recycling, and transportation. Second, she will explain the statistical models she uses to analyze behavior. Finally, she will discuss a behavioral experiment that aimed to measure what impact it had on people's transportation choices to provide them with information on GHG emissions. It will take place on Wednesday October 20th, noon, Dwinelle 370.


IV. Berkeley Green Gathering 2010
City of Berkeley and the Ecology Center bring to you this fun and inspiring event. Learn about a wide variety of sustainability efforts across Berkeley, savor cuisine from some of Berkeley’s best caterers, listen to keynote speaker Bill McKibben, and mingle with movers and shakers in the local sustainability movement. This event will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010, 6 - 9pm at Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley. Tickets cost $35, purchase tickets online at www.ecologycenter.og/gg or call Frances at 510-548-2220 x235


IV. Chinese American Environmental Professionals Association
Please join us for the upcoming CAEPA Meeting on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in San Francisco, CA. Mr. Joe Wong (Brown and Caldwell) will present on the topic "The World’s First Successful Integrated Membrane-Based Water Reuse Project in a Major Petrochemical Plant in Taiwan." Details of the meeting are provided below and in the attachment. Please forward this email to your colleagues and others who might be interested in attending this event. Thank you! The RSVP information is below. Space is limited to 30 people, so please respond right away (RSVP by Monday, 11/8/10). We hope to see you there!!

The CAPCO plant in southern Taiwan is the world’s largest purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant which is 50% owned by BP (previously Amoco). This is the first major membrane-based (UF/RO) water reuse project in Taiwan and is the first of its kind for the petrochemical industry in the world. Mr. Wong spent a total of 6 years on leading this project starting from feasibility study to bench and pilot testing, preliminary design and project negotiations, design-built and start-up. This project is not only environmentally beneficial but also profitable for the petrochemical company because they can save money in producing highly purified water for process uses.

When: Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Program: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Social, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A / Dinner
Location: 222 Sutter Street, Suite 700 , San Francisco (Financial District)
By BART (Montgomery Station)
By Car (Parking at Sutter Stockton Garage, 330 Sutter St.
Cost: $8 members; $12 non-members; $5 student (sandwiches provided)
RSVP: By Monday, November 8, 2010 to Ms. Sue Chau. Email: schau@rmcwater.com Phone: (415) 321-3434

The Chinese American Environmental Professionals Association (CAEPA) was founded in 1988 in Oakland, California. its membership consists of scientists, engineers, environmental planners, educators, and other interested individuals who are committed to protection of the environment. CAEPA's goals include: promote fellowship and professional interaction among members, providing a forum for the the exchange of ideas and knowledge on environmental management and pollution control issues, providing technical and scientific support to environmental efforts in Pacific Rim countries, and engaging in activities that promote and provide environmental education to the Asian-American community. To achieve these goals, CAEPA conducts quarterly meetings/field trips where our guest speakers and tour guides discuss various local, regional, and international environmental issues or environmental protection programs.


V. Idealist.org Graduate School Fair
There will be a Graduate-School fair in San Francisco in a couple of weeks. The fair will take place on Monday, November 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, at the San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers), at 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park.

If you are thinking of going to Graduate School in the next year or two, this is a great opportunity to meet with representatives from 115 local, national, and international programs focusing on Nonprofit Management, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Work, Education,
International Affairs, and many other fields, and learn about their admissions process and about how to make yourself a stronger candidate for graduate school.

For more details - including a list of registered schools - and to register (the fair is free, but we need to know how many people to expect), please visit: http://www.idealist.org/gradfairs and select San Francisco from the list of cities on the right-hand side of the page. We are grateful to the Montery Institute of International Studies for making this fair possible. Learn more about them at http://www.miis.edu.


VI. Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium
On Saturday February 12, 2011, The Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley Chapter will be hosting The 2011 Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium at the International House, on the Berkeley campus. The symposium will feature faculty speakers and a panel presentation and highlight graduate student presentations in the field of Conservation Biology. Further information will be announced as the date approaches, to get involved, please visit http://nature.berkeley.edu/consbio/.