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January 31, 2011

An Unlikely Journey

by Sandra Deacon, SCA Web Team
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“Camping? You’re kidding! Trail building? It looks like labor and I would never wear one of those hard hats.” These were the initial reactions by Danny Nguyen and his friends to an SCA recruiting presentation at their school. Intrigued by the prospect of adventure, Danny eventually joined SCA Oakland and “unexpectedly fell in love with nature and the outdoors.”

The son of Vietnamese immigrants, Danny grew up in Oakland where he says, “All I knew were cars, noise, streetlights, and skyscrapers. Rarely had I ever been exposed to camping, parks, or nature.”

When he describes his first outing with SCA, you can still hear the delight. “We went to Slide Ranch where there was a little beach, rocks, waves, and beautiful sunsets. We were just hanging out sitting in the grass enjoying the fresh air. It was so quiet and peaceful. After so much school work, it was great to get outdoors in such a beautiful place.“

Two other SCA assignments would follow the high school program.

“I spent a summer at Hopewell Furnace NHS in southeastern Pennsylvania, where I lived with seven strangers in the middle of the woods. It didn’t take us long to become a family after we built trails together by day and socialized at night! My experience in Pennsylvania was eye-opening, because the environment was the complete opposite from home; never in my life had I seen stars the way I did out there as the light pollution at home seemed to make it impossible.”

The best thing about all this? “Definitely the lifelong friendships that were forged between people with a similar interest to conserve and protect what they love; wildlife and the outdoors.”

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January 28, 2011

CNR News 1/28/11

I. Add Deadline (without a fee)
II. Deadline to Add Yourself to the Spring 2011 Degree List
III. Summer Sessions Enrollment

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Upcoming Events 1/28/11

I. Sustainability Forum
II. Cal’s Climate Action Partnership (CalCAP) Seminar
III. Big Ideas at Berkeley Competition now open! $300,000 in prizes!

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Jobs and Internships 1/28/11

I. Municipal Forestry Internships
II. Summer Research Program in Tokyo
III. The Breakthrough Institute – Breakthrough Generation Summer Fellowship Program
IV. BERC Innovative Solutions Projec
V. National Teaching Fellow
VI. Tribal Energy Internship
VII. USDA Forest Service - Rocky Mountain Research Station

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January 25, 2011

XII Annual Microbiology Student Symposium

We are very pleased to announce the XII Annual Microbiology Student Symposium. The MSG symposium is scheduled for Saturday April 9th, 2011 in 101 Morgan Hall from 9am to 4pm. The program will include talks by students, poster presentations, and two keynote addresses. We are excited to announce that Dr. Peter Greenberg and Dr. Rafael Garduno from Canada will serve as our keynote speakers this year.

Registration is FREE and now available online at the MSG website . The symposium registration includes a catered lunch and coffee breaks. Please help us ensure the success of the symposium by registering as soon as possible and also checking our Facebook page

Deadline for abstract submission is March 11th. If you are a student (grad or undergrad) or you have promising student researchers in your lab, please consider submitting or encouraging them to submit an abstract for a talk or poster presentation. Abstract submission instructions are given on the MSG website after registration. There will be prizes for the best talk and poster presentations.

The XII MSG symposium is an excellent opportunity to interact with microbiology researchers from the entire region. Your attendance supports and enriches the student research occurring at UC Berkeley and other campuses. Last year, attendees included students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty from UC Davis, UC San Francisco, Stanford, twelve departments at UC Berkeley, The Joint Genome Institute, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs. This year, we hope to break last year's attendance record as we look back on eleven years of successful student-run symposia!

Feel free to print the attached flyer and/or forward this email to anyone that would like to attend or participate in this year's event. My apologies if you have received multiple copies of this message due to overlap in some of our mailing lists. Feel free to email me directly with any questions you might have. On behalf of the UC Berkeley Microbiology Student Group, I look forward to seeing you at the symposium.

January 21, 2011

Opportunities 1/21/11

I. Tutor Writing at the Student Learning Center!
II. Insurance Workshop for Students with Dependents
III. Summer Volunteer Opportunity in Tanzania!
IV. UCDC Opportunity
V. Study Strategies & Resources Course for Research and Thesis
VI. Soil and Water Conservation Scholarship

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CNR News 1/21/11

I. Deadline to Drop classes
II. SPUR and URAP Research Programs
III. CNR Honors Program
IV. PAL Program (CNR Peer Advising Program)

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Upcoming Events 1/21/11

I. Energy Decal
II. Study Abroad in Sussex University Info Session
III. Building Sustainability at Cal Decal
IV. Mycophytes 1st General Meeting
V. ReUSE Reader Giveaway
VI. Sustainability Forum for Students
VII. Berkeley Student Food Collective talk “Is Sustainable Food & Agriculture the Future?”
VIII. Progressive Opportunities Career Fair
IX. Business Plan Competition

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January 20, 2011

Research 1/21/11

I. Haas Scholars Program
II. Amgen Summer Research Program
III. Summer Research Program

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Jobs and Internships 1/21/11

I. Conservation Internship Program
II. Women's Earth Alliance Internship
III. Greening Berkeley Student Program Manager
IV. Courthouse Internship for Housing Negotiation Project
V. International Communications and Event Planning Internship
VI. Bear's Lair Summer Job
VII. Sierra Club Internship
VIII. Health Care Connection Internship
IX. Fisheries Biological Science Technician Position
X. Berkeley Summer Biotech Internships
XI. Assembly, Senate, Executive and Judicial Fellows
XII. Congressional Internship Program In Partnership with SCA
XIII. Asian Pacific American Leadership Internship
XIV White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Internship
XV. Vegetation Field Assistant

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