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Events 2011.10.14

October 14, 2011

- Learn about MIT graduate school programs
- Join the Center for Rural Empowerment and the Environment at the Earth Ball
- Learn about UV's pre-experience MS in Commerce degree
- Check out Federal Careers Day: Tuesday, October 18
- Celebrate the launch of the Sciences and Society Course Thread
- Come to the Early Bird Internship Fair
- Attend the Environmentally Sustainable City panel discussion
- Come to the Fall Kick-Off for the HCOP Primary Care Public Health Exposure Program
- Check out the 2010 TGIF Grant Winner BERC Energy Symposium
- Go to the Idealist Grad Fair
- Attend the Graduate School of the University of Missouri's Emerge Fall Preview Weekend

Learn about MIT graduate school programs!
Christopher Jones, Assistant Dean at MIT, will be on campus on Monday, Oct. 17 from 1-2pm in Stephens Hall, Room 230C to talk with students about grad school at MIT.

Join the Center for Rural Empowerment and the Environment at the Earth Ball!
The Center for Rural Empowerment and the Environment (CREE), a small, 'people-centered' non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable rural development and environmental protection in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. CREE is holding its second annual Earth Ball on October 17th in celebration of its accomplishments over the past year, and to help outreach with students and young professionals who - like CREE - want to make a positive difference in the world. What makes CREE unique is that it was founded and is run by a collection of locally-based, indigenous conservationists from around the world with the goal of addressing endemic micro-scale problems faced by the rural poor. CREE's program officers devise simple, practical solutions catered to the specific needs of individual communities. The result is an improvement in the lives of rural villagers and the wildlife around them. The best part is that our projects cost peanuts compared to the big conservation programs, because our solutions are meant to be sustainable at the village level. And while our work will not end global warming, it does make a real difference to communities in desperate need and wildlife in peril.

From the Philippines to Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, from Guyana to Mt. Cameroon, CREE has roots in many nations, and we celebrate this connection with our Earth Ball. This is a FREE celebration that brings together passionate people to drink, eat, dance, and talk the night away. This year we are being hosted by The Layover - one the hippest bars in Oakland. On October 17 from 6:00pm onwards the doors will be open to anyone wanting some free food, discounted drinks, and maybe an informational pamphlet or two. Plus music is being provided by DJs Matthew Africa and Dennis Yadroff.

Learn about UV's pre-experience MS in Commerce degree!
On Monday, October 17th at 5:30pmcome to the Faculty Club (Lweis LAtimer Room) to learn more about the University of Virginiaís pre-experience M.S. in Commerce. The one-year degree is designed specifically for non-business majors and features tracks in either Financial Services or Marketing & Management, as well as a month of global immersion in Europe, China or Southeast Asia!

Check out Federal Careers Day: Tuesday, October 18!
In collaboration with the Partnership for Public Service, the Career Center is proud to welcome
Ms. Ilka Chavez, a long-time federal professional who is traveling from Washington D.C. to speak
exclusively with Cal students in two special programs.

Tuesday, October 18: Two great events; attend one or both!

Career Speed Dating: Federal Government Careers and Internships
Tuesday, October 18, 2:30-4:00pm
Eshleman Library, 7th Floor Eshleman Hall
In small group informational interviews, learn about different federal careers
and the unique career paths of four federal employees. This is a great opportunity to connect personally with the feds!
- Ilka Chavez, Chief, Executive Secretariat, ASRP, Dept. of Health & Human Services
- Susan Moorse, Director, San Francisco Passport Agency, Dept. of State
- Jennifer Gotthard,Commercial Officer, U.S. Export Assistance Center, Dept. of Commerce
- Yune Lee, Regional Recruiter, Peace Corps
Space is limited. RSVP required at

Call To Serve! Federal Government Careers & Internships General Session
Tuesday, October 18, 5:00-6:30pm
Eshleman Library, 7th Floor Eshleman Hall
Attend this informative presentation to learn about federal job and internship opportunities
and receive practical tools and tips for "getting your foot in the door." Ms. Ilka Chavez, a
successful federal career professional from Washington, D.C, will share her unique career path
and strategies for launching your government career. (Speaker bio below). We will also hear
from speakers representing the UCDC Program and the Peace Corps!

RSVP required at

Celebrate the launch of the Sciences and Society Course Thread!
The Sciences and Society Thread is the newest addition to the Course Thread Program, initiated and supported by the Townsend Center for the Humanities
Tuesday, October 18
5:00 - 7:00 p. m.
Stephens Hall 470

Professor Laqueur, History
Professor Hayden, Anthropology
Professor Micco, UC Berkeley/UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP)
All interested undergraduates and faculty!

What do the sciences and society mean to you? What images and objects inspire your thinking about the place of science in our changing world? Please join us for this event, which will include a series of short reflections by students and professors mixed with food, drink, and a chance to meet the Berkeley sciences and society community.

Come to the Early Bird Internship Fair!
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time: 12pm-4pm
Place: MLK Student Union, Pauley Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Sponsored by the Career Center, come join us for UC Berkeley's premier Fall Semester fair for students seeking internships - The Early Bird Internship Fair! Recruiters from business, industry, non-profits and government will bring information about summer internship positions. Recruiting all majors! Don't miss the opportunity to speak with employers such as:
A2Z, Amgen, CBS Interactive, Chevron (Finance), Chinese Community Health Resource Center, Enterprise, General Electric, IBM, KQED, Macy's, Sybase, TiVo, UC Berkeley Washington Program, Yahoo!... and many more!

Attend the Environmentally Sustainable City panel discussion!
On Wednesday, October 19, 7-9pm at Berkeley City College, there will be a panel discussion on ways the University City of Berkeley communities can work together to make sure we stay at the forefront of environmental innovation. We have a great panel lined up and this would be a great opportunity for students to add their voices to this discussion.

The University and The City : Ideas for Partnership is a group of community organizations, including the Office of Mayor Tom Bates, Councilmembers Laurie Capitelli, Darryl Moore and Susan Wengraf, UC Berkeley Government and Community Relations, Berkeley City College, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Berkeley Association, Telegraph Business Improvement District,Berkeley Community Media, Livable Berkeley and Berkeleyside. http://www.

Come to the Fall Kick-Off for the HCOP Primary Care Public Health Exposure Program
Attention all Pre-Med and Pre-Public Health Students!
Location: 150 University Hall, Berkeley CA
Date: Thursday October 20, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

You are cordially invited to attend the Fall Kick-Off for the HCOP Primary Care Public Health Exposure Program. We will be screening the Unnatural Causes Documentary and having a candid discussion on the Social Determinants of Health and your role as a pre-health student in helping improve the lives of undeserved communities. Food will be served.
Unnatural Causes Screening A 7 part documentary series exploring racial & socioeconomic inequalities in health
Register to reserve your seat at:

Check out the 2010 TGIF Grant Winner BERC Energy Symposium!
The 2011 BERC Energy Symposium will take place on October 20-21 to showcase cutting-edge energy research from UC Berkeley and debate the most pressing issues and crucial strategies for addressing our shared global energy challenges. Come join us! More information is available at:
2011 Berkeley Innovation Expo
* Date: Oct 20th, 2011 - Thursday
* Time: 6-9pm
* Location: Berkeley Art Museum
2011 BERC Energy Symposium
* Date: Oct 21st, 2011 - Friday
* Time: 8am-6pm
* Location: MLK Student Union

Go to the Idealist Grad Fair!
The Idealist Grad Fair will be held at the San Francisco County Fair Building on Monday, October 24th from 5:00 to 8:00pm. There will be more than 100 different degree programs, from social work and education to international affairs and public policy, so prospective students can learn about their options all in one place. Itís free and open to the public. Learn more and RSVP here:

Attend the Graduate School of the University of Missouri's Emerge Fall Preview Weekend!
The Graduate School of the University of Missouri (MU) invites prospective graduate students from underrepresented groups (African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Pacific Islander) to attend our Emerge Fall Preview Weekend which will be held October 26-29, 2011 on the MU campus. Students participating in the Emerge program will have an opportunity to:
∑ learn about the opportunities for research and academic growth available to students at MU, a leading research university
∑ meet current grad students and contacts in your program of interest
∑ attend various scheduled social activities
∑ collect information about the admissions process and funding sources
All costs associated with official events of the weekend (travel, lodging, meals, all scheduled activities) are paid by the MU Graduate School. Learn more at