College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Events 2011.10.21

October 21, 2011

- Oct. 21 | Watch Hearing Radmilla TONIGHT!
- Oct. 24 | Go to the Idealist Grad Fair
- Oct. 24 | Come to the Grad School Biology Info Session
- Oct. 24 | Learn about Public Health and the Environment
- Oct. 25 | Explore the future of public universities
- Oct. 26 | Learn about Neuroscience's Insights into Sustainable Behaviors
- Oct. 26-29 | Attend the Graduate School of the University of Missouri's Emerge Fall Preview Weekend
- Nov. 4 | Find out about the UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science & Management!
- Nov. 9 | Learn about the Masters of Public Health program
- Nov. 13 | Check out the Second Annual Earth At Risk event
- Nov. 10 | Come to the Joint Admissions Open House in San Francisco
- Nov. 17 | Learn about the Mattole Forest Futures Project
- Nov. 18 | Come to the Third Annual Harvest Gala
- Nov. 25 | Bring your parents to the Peace Corps Parents Panel

Oct. 21 | Watch Hearing Radmilla TONIGHT
Come to the free screening of Hearing Radmilla TODAY (Friday, 10 /21) at 7 pm, 155 Dwinelle.

About the film:Hearing Radmilla documents the turbulent reign of Radmilla Cody, Miss Navajo Nation 1997-1998, the Navajo Nation's first biracial Miss Navajo Nation. The film follows Ms. Cody's development as the goodwill and cultural ambassador of Navajo Nation to her success as an award winning vocal artist. She shocked her nation when she was sentenced to 21 months in a federal corrections facility. Upon her release, in 2004, she created the campaign "Strong Spirit - Life is Beautiful Not Abusive'' revealing her passionate activism against domestic violence. NPR selected her one of the 50 Great Voices in Recorded History. (82 Minutes, in English and Navajo with English Subtitles)

About the director: Angela Webb earned her MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Webb infuses her films with the cultural insight she has cultivated though her travels in France, England, Italy, Cote D’Ivoire, Japan, Brazil, Thailand, Haiti, Cuba, and Guadeloupe. Her directorial gift is her ability to allow subjects to speak for themselves while weaving deeply emotional and intellectually rigorous images in seamlessly beauty.


Oct. 24 | 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. It’s free and open to the public. Learn more and RSVP here: http://gradfairsanfrancisco.eventbrite.com/


Oct. 24 | Come to the Grad School Biology Info Session!
THINKING ABOUT APPLYING TO GRAD SCHOOL IN BIOLOGY?? NOT SURE HOW OR WHERE TO APPLY?? MASTERS OR PH.D??? HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT PLACE?? LOST ON LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION??

The Department of Integrative Biology Students (DIBS) are sponsoring a workshop on applying to graduate school, just in time for your fall applications. It will take place *Monday, October 24, at 6 pm in Room 2063 VSLB.* Bring everyone you know who is interested in applying to grad
school in biology. (NOTE: this is NOT about applying to medical, dental, or veterinary
schools.)

Topics will include: How to look for the right school; what to write in your essays; how to get letters of recommendation; how schools will choose students; how to maximize your chances; Masters vs. Ph.D. program, how to decide among schools that have accepted you, and more.


Oct. 24 | Learn about Public Health and the Environment
UC Berkeley Info Session: Focus on Public Health and Environment Assignments
Monday, Oct. 24, 6PM-7:30PM
YWCA Berkeley/Oakland, 2600 Bancroft Way
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160503580692832


Oct. 25 | Explore the future of public universities
On behalf of the Council of Deans, we urge you to attend the upcoming Forum on the Future of Public Universities in Pauley Ballroom, on Tuesday, 25 October 2011, 12-2pm. Angela Glover Blackwell, Robert Reich and Peter Schrag will speak on the topic of “Social Inequality and Social Opportunity.”

We chose to begin with the topic of “Social Inequality and Social Opportunity” because the role of public university education as a pathway to upward mobility is of critical concern not only in terms of the character of our university but also for the health of the nation at large. With the recent unprecedented disinvestment in public universities, access to higher education and ultimately the life chances of many Americans will be impacted.

*Get your questions answered: *Post questions or concerns you would like to hear the speakers address on our website: http://www.futureofthepublicuniversity.org/


Oct. 26 | Learn about Neuroscience's Insights into Sustainable Behaviors
This is Your Brain on Fossil Fuel: Neuroscience's Insights into Sustainable Behaviors
Come hear David Presti, Senior Lecturer in Neurobiology and MCB, talk on this subject at the first CACS Learn it, Live it Event of the year. Wednesday, October 26th, noon in 370 Dwinelle. Refreshments will be served.


Oct. 26-29 | 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 http://gradschool.missouri.edu/student-development/emerge/preview/index.php


Nov. 4 | Find out about the UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science & Management!
The Bren School has become recognized as one of the top graduate programs of environmental study in the nation. The mission of the Bren School is to play a leading role in researching environmental issues, identifying and solving environmental problems, and training research scientists and environmental management professionals.

The Bren School offers a two-year professional Master of Environmental Science & Management (MESM) program and the PhD in Environmental Science & Management. The master's program, a central focus of the school's educational mission, trains students to work in environmental careers in government agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and
consulting firms.

We cordially invite prospective students to join us for our annual Open House, to be held at the UCSB campus in Bren Hall on Friday, November 4th, 2011 from 9:30am-6:00pm. Bren faculty, staff, and students will be available to answer your questions regarding admissions, academics, student life, financial support, housing, etc.

Prospective students should RSVP via e-mail to: admissions@bren.ucsb.edu
no later than October 25th. We encourage all students to visit our website at www.bren.ucsb.edu for detailed and up-to-date information on our program.


Nov. 9 | Learn about the Masters of Public Health program
Fall 2011 MPH Information Night (see flyer attached).
WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Touro University California campus, Farragut Inn Student Union Ballroom, Vallejo, California
RSVP DATE: November 7
Refreshments will be provided. Please forward to anyone who may be interested in attending. For driving directions to the event location, click Directions to Farragut Inn Student Union or log on at http://www.tucaphp.org/home.


Nov. 10 | Come to the Joint Admissions Open House in San Francisco
Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 6:00 PM
The Hotel Nikko (Golden Gate Room, 25th Floor)
222 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102-2115
United States

Join us for a joint open house hosted by University of California at Santa Barbara's Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment and Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. This is your opportunity learn about graduate opportunities in the environmental field from the Nation's top environmental schools. Each school will make a brief presentation and will be available to answer all of your questions throughout the gathering.
TO REGISTER: https://apply.environment.yale.edu/register/?id=52e8f55a2d6847a7b0cbe8729ae48613


Nov. 13 | Check out the Second Annual Earth At Risk event!
This event will take place on November 13th, 2011 at the University of California at Berkeley. For those of you who don't know, the Fertile Ground Environmental Institute and Wallace Global Fund are organizing the 2nd annual Earth At Risk, a day long conference with speakers include Arundhati Roy, Chris Hedges, Derrick Jensen, Thomas Linzey, Stephanie McMillan, Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Waziyatawin.

Earth At Risk is a gathering of some of the most distinguished thinkers and activists on the left side of the political spectrum. The day-long event aims to chart a course toward a more just, sustainable world. The theme will be the need to build a "deep green resistance movement" to confront the array of powerful interests that currently prevent needed action on curbing the activities that threaten the survival of our planet.

Event details and ticket information can be found at www.EarthAtRisk.net.


Nov. 17 | Learn about the Mattole Forest Futures Project
The Mattole Restoration Council and Sonoma Land Trust are sponsoring a free, half-day workshop showcasing the Mattole Forest Futures Project - Program Timberland Environmental Impact Report (PTEIR). The workshop will be held on Thursday, November 17 from 1:00 to 5:00pm at the Finley Center in Santa Rosa. This workshop is suitable for foresters, agencies, non-profits, general public and students.


Nov. 18 | Come to the Third Annual Harvest Gala!
Want to promote food education and dine on ecologically sound, local, fair, and humane food? Support the Food Collective and its mission at the Third Annual Harvest Gala, to be held on November 18th from 6-9pm at the David Brower Center! The evening includes a deliciously local, organic, home-made, four-course meal, as well as a silent auction, musical performances, and guest speakers. All proceeds support the Food Collective's educational projects. An invitation is attached, and tickets are available online at www.berkeleystudentfoodcollective.org/gala. This is sure to be a memorable night!

Questions? Please contact Josephine at events@foodcollective.org or stop by the Berkeley Student Food Collective at 2440 Bancroft Way.


Nov. 25 | Bring your parents to the Peace Corps Parents Panel!
Peace Corps Parent Panel - Day After Thanksgiving
Friday, Nov. 25, 12PM - 1:30PM
Peace Corps Office: 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
North Tower, 5th Floor Conference Room
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125910250846475
The parents of currently-serving Peace Corps volunteers will share about the experience from her point of view. This is a great event to bring your own family members to if they have questions about Peace Corps!