College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming Events 3/4/11

March 4, 2011

I. Discover West Oakland with OBUGS' Art & Garden Tour!
II. Funding for Grad School Workshop
III. Energy Research Conference
IV. Big Ideas about Emerging and Neglected Diseases!
V. Career Center Peer Advisor Presentation
VI. Volunteer at a Garden Nursery

I. Discover West Oakland with OBUGS' Art & Garden Tour!
The sun is out, the sky is blue, and we’re excited for our 4th Annual Art and Garden Tour: Discover West Oakland! We’re all about Oakland neighborhoods and gardens you can eat -- so this year, our garden tour is, too. We’ll explore West Oakland by bicycle through a tour of lovely streets and edible gardens, with art at every stop. We’re also planning an outdoor party for the tour’s end.

Save the date! July 23, 2011. Tickets go on sale in a few weeks, so why are we telling you about it now? In 2011, we’re aiming for a community impact the tour has never had before with partnerships with local nonprofits, restaurants, artists and more! We’ve got lots of work to do before summertime.


II. Funding for Grad School Workshop
Are you worried about how you will pay for Graduate School? SLAS/EOP presents a workshop on FUNDING FOR GRAD SCHOOL. Learn about financial aid, loans, fellowships and other ways to fund your degree!

Friday, March 11, 2011
12-1pm
Cesar Chavez Student Center Room 113

Please sign up for this workshop by contacting Erica Crawford at (510)643-7267 or elc11@berkeley.edu.


III. Energy Research Conference
On August 25-26, 2011, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) and the Energy Policy Institute (EPI) will host the 2011 Western Energy Policy Research Conference in Boise, Idaho. Remember, the Call for Paper Proposals is now open and the proposal deadline is Friday, March 11, 2011! Please visit http://epi.boisestate.edu/conference to learn more about the conference.


IV. Big Ideas about Emerging and Neglected Diseases!
The Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND) is delighted to announce that we are sponsoring a prize in the 2011 Big Ideas competition! Since its founding in 2006, UC Berkeley’s annual Big Ideas Competition has inspired innovative and high-impact student projects aimed at solving the world's most pressing problem. By seeking out and supporting smart and promising new ideas, Big Ideas has produced remarkable results. This year's competition promises up to 300K in awards.

CEND seeks proposals for innovative student projects that that provide solutions to the challenges posed by emerging and neglected diseases, in light of the fact that 10 percent of global health R&D is devoted to diseases that affect 90 percent of the world's population. Topics of interest include diagnostics, drug or vaccine design, anti-microbial natural products (including synthesis), rigorous evaluation of new interventions, incentives for neglected tropical disease research, and the role of intellectual property in innovation and access to medicines.

Please visit the Big Ideas website at http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/contest/emerging-neglected-diseases-competition to learn more. Submissions are due by March 7, 2011.


V. Career Center Peer Advisor Presentation
Our Peer Advisors Present: What Can the Career Center Do For You? ...presents a student perspective on the Career Center. This orientation features 15 essential services students need to know about on their journey from Cal to career.

Students can learn about all 15 services in one sitting or just watch the sections that meet their needs in any given moment. Counselors, relevant sections of this orientation can make great additions to your in-person workshops! Please also promote it to your students! Find the new orientation here: https://career.berkeley.edu/Info/Students.st.


VI. Volunteer at a Garden Nursery
There are drop-in volunteers at the nursery every Sunday (unless otherwise noted), from 2pm to 3:30pm. For those of you who don't know where the nursery is, it's in the parking lot behind Giannini Hall and Wellman Halls (map). Today we'll be planting and working on the native plant demo garden.

Additionally, we now have a creek blog! The blog is a great place to get reminders on events, as well as see progress from past restoration events, even if you don't have the time to come out on the creek yourself (though it's way more fun if you do!). Please check it out.