College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

CNR News 1/21/11

January 21, 2011

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

I. Deadline to Drop classes
The deadline to drop Early Drop Deadline courses is January 28th 2011. Dean's exception is required after this date. The deadline for undergraduates to drop classes without a fee is January 28th, 2011. A $10 fee will be charged for each class dropped after this date. For more information about drop/add deadlines, please visit registrar.berkeley.edu.


II. SPUR and URAP Research Programs
Time to apply for SPUR and URAP undergraduate research opportunities for Spring semester. Deadline to apply 1/24, 5 pm! Are you interested in doing undergraduate research? Check out the SPUR and URAP opportunities posted online! What is SPUR and URAP? Each semester, CNR faculty publicize research opportunities both on the CNR SPUR and the URAP websites. You may go to each site and peruse numerous undergraduate research opportunities. Take a look at both websites. As a CNR student you may apply to any of the URAP positions you qualify for. Take a look at the offerings of IB, Public Health, Economics, Haas, Engineering, etc.

Deadline to apply to SPUR & URAP is Monday, 1/24, 5:00 PM

For info about SPUR: http://nature.berkeley.edu/site/spur.php
For info about URAP: http://research.berkeley.edu/urap/


III. CNR Honors Program
CNR students who have attained junior status, who have a 3.6 GPA and have two semesters remaining to complete a two semester honors research project are eligible to undertake CNR Honors Research. Students they must submit their H196 Enrollment form to major advisors by *Friday, 1/28/11, 5:00 PM* . Students must have their faculty research mentor's signature, and a copy of their 300 word research proposal (including title, abstract, background, objectives and hypothesis, methods, timeline). For Information, please visit http://nature.berkeley.edu/site/students.php. Questions? Contact your major advisor or Susan Kishi at kishi@berkeley.edu.


III. Deadline to Drop classes
The deadline to drop Early Drop Deadline courses is January 28th 2011. Dean's exception is required after this date. The deadline for undergraduates to drop classes without a fee is January 28th, 2011. A $10 fee will be charged for each class dropped after this date. For more information about drop/add deadlines, please visit registrar.berkeley.edu.


IV. PAL Program
The CNR peer advising program for Spring 2011 is now closed. If you are interested in becoming a PAL for Fall 2011, is declared in a CNR major or have at least Sophomore status (30+ units), and have a 3.0 GPA or better, please submit an application to Donna Symon at the end of Spring 2011. You must commit to two consecutive semesters in the program. For more information, please visit http://nature.berkeley.edu/site/pal.php.