College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming Events 4/29/11

April 27, 2011

I. Medical School Application Process Info Session
II. STeLA Leadership Forum 2011
III. Strawberry Creek Native Plant Nursery and Garden Official Opening
IV. The Americorn Way
V. Environmental Justice in Academia: A research discipline in transition
VI. Google Map Maker

I. Medical School Application Process Info Session
Planning to apply to MD or MD/PhD programs this summer or in the near future? The Medical school application process lasts almost an entire year, from taking the MCATs to getting letters of recommendation to submitting your applications and then interviewing.

Come hear from current UCB students who have had a successful medical school application process and are currently planning their move to Harvard, Yale, Cornell, etc. The student panelists representing a variety of majors (MCB, Public Health, History, etc) will be holding an information session to discuss their experience with the application process. Our goal is to give you a sense of what to expect while applying, offer some advice and answer any questions you may have.

Thursday, May 5, 12:30-2:00p in 101LSA
RSVP through the facebook event page at

II. STeLA Leadership Forum 2011
For more details and to apply, please visit us at
Since 2007, STeLA has helped to develop future leaders in science and society by bringing together top university students worldwide for an eight-day leadership conference focusing on a specific global challenge, addressing issues at the intersection of science, policy and ethics. This year's Forum theme is "Environmental Sustainability: Energy, Water, Biodiversity." No background necessary.

Date : August 21nd - August 28th, 2011
Place : Stanford University
Eligibility : Graduate and Undergraduate students studying in Japan, USA, China and France
Admission: Submit your application online by April 30, 23:59(EST), 2011.

- Build leadership skills through lectures, workshops, and discussion with collaboration from MIT Sloan Leadership Center and Harvard Kennedy School of Government
- Take your skills beyond the scope of laboratories and classrooms by learning about the role of science and technology in global issues.
- Learn directly from leaders in the field during keynote speeches, expert lectures and site visits to companies in the Bay Area
- Build your international network by meeting students from all over the world

STeLA(Science and Technology Leadership Association) is an international student association which aims 1) to empower participants with leadership skills for solving global issues and 2) to create an international network of future leaders in science and technology.

III. Strawberry Creek Native Plant Nursery and Garden Official Opening
On behalf of the UC Berkeley Strawberry Creek Restoration Program (SCRP) I invite you to come visit our officially operational Strawberry Creek Native Plant Nursery (SCNPN) and Garden located right here on the central Campus, directly adjacent to Giannini Hall (on the Wellman Courtyard side).

The dedication and very first open house is next Wednesday, May 4th, 2011, from noon to 2:00 p.m. We will have light refreshments and an activity or two for visitors. Our SCRP Student Restoration Leaders will be on hand to talk about the nursery and restoration program and sign up any new volunteers for nursery duties or restoration activities.

IV. The Americorn Way
On May 5th, 2011, from 1-2pm in 240 Mulford Hall, there will be a panel presentation titled "The Americorn Way." which will feature Sally Fairfax (UCB emerita professor), Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern (UCB PhD student), and Eric Holt-Gimenez (from Food First).

The panel will focus on various perspectives that deal with corn, such as immigration, seed diversity, history of American agriculture, agricultural economics, and biofuels while giving time for questions and discussion afterwards.

V. Environmental Justice in Academia: A research discipline in transition
2 - 4 pm on Friday, April 29 in room 100 of Boalt Hall
The Principles of Environmental Justice created by community groups two decades ago signaled the arrival of the environmental justice movement. Researchers at UC Berkeley partner with such groups to better understand what environmental justice is and how it affects a board range of issues in modern society.

This presentation will share the results of interviews with twenty UC Berkeley faculty and graduate students who conduct environmental justice research, and the environmental justice groups that partner with such faculty and students, to better understand the current and future status of environmental justice research in academia. The students enrolled in ESPM 163AC (Environmental Justice) who performed the interviews will also share recommendations to strengthen environmental justice research at UC Berkeley.

VI. Google Map Maker
Do you enjoy using Google Maps or Google Earth on your desktop or phone? Now you can make them even better by contributing map data for 184 countries and territories around the world... including the United States as of just a few days ago! Edit the info for your dorm building, draw a walkway, outline the boundary of a local park and much more. You know Cal and Berkeley -- put your local knowledge on the map for all the world to see!

Come to a fun mapping workshop this Tuesday evening 4/26 from 7-9:30 in the Wells Fargo Room (Cheit Building) at Haas Business School, and you will...
* Learn about Google Map Maker and how you can update info on the map!
* Actually make edits to the map, and review others' edits (bring your laptop!)
* Enjoy delicious snacks to keep your energy level up.
* Chance to win a $200 donation to any organization or group on campus!

Leave your mark on the map!
* RSVP here, to ensure we'll have a t-shirt in your size.
* NOTE: Everyone who RSVP's and substantially maps during the event will be entered into a raffle to win a donation to the Cal student organization of their choice.
* Optionally RSVP on this Facebook event to encourage your Cal friends to join in
* NOTE: This event is for current Cal students and staff only.
* Learn more about the event on this page.