College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Events 2011.11.04

November 4, 2011

- Nov. 4 | Come to the Feast for Famine: A Banquet for Somalia
- Nov. 8 | Hear Pete Myers, PhD, present "Scientific Lessons from Endocrine Disruptions"
- Nov. 9 | Study on EAP Summer 2012 in Sussex, England
- Nov. 9 | Learn about the Masters of Public Health program
- Nov. 10 | Come to An Evening Gathering on Population & the Environment
- Nov. 10 | Attend the Joint Admissions Open House in San Francisco
- Nov. 13 | Check out the Second Annual Earth At Risk event
- Nov. 16 | Find out about the U.S. Department of State's prestigious Rangel Program
- 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

Nov. 4 | Come to the Feast for Famine: A Banquet for Somalia!
Cal Undergraduate Public Health Coalition (Cal UPHC) is hosting Feast for Famine: A Banquet for Somalia on Friday, Nov 4 from 6:30-9pm at Alumni House. This event is a fundraiser to raise awareness about the famine that is currently affecting the Horn of Africa. The UN has officially declared famine in Somalia, calling it the worst humanitarian crisis in the world right now. Somalia has been plagued by drought and an unstable government which have both contributed to and increased the effects of the famine. More than half the population suffers from severe malnutrition. Hunger and malnutrition disproportionately affects children the most.

What can you do? Come to Feast for Famine: A Banquet for Somalia! The evening will include dinner, a speaker, entertainment and a raffle. Tickets are $10 on Sproul and $12 at the door. All proceeds from the evening go towards CARE.

Special guest speaker Tobias Hagmann, a political scientist who has done work both for NGOs and academic work in eastern Ethiopia (Ogaden) and southern Somalia, will speak on the political situation in Somalia and how it is affecting the famine. Hagmann is from the Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley. Check out his work here: http://tobiashagmann.freeflux.net/

Entertainment for the evening features members of UC Jazz Ensemble, Kal Ki Awaaz (South-Asian acapella group), and a lightshow spectacular by UC Berkeley Ambience. Check out Ambience here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4m5sllSvro&feature=related.

Email: caluphc.publichealth@gmail.com
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/caluphcsite/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/caluphc.publichealth/


Nov. 8 | Hear Pete Myers, PhD, present "Scientific Lessons from Endocrine Disruptions"
Date: November 8, 2011
Time: 4PM to 5:30PM
Location: 714C University Hall

"Scientific Lessons from Endocrine Disruptions", and How Green Chemists Might Avoid its Hazards
Speaker: Pete Myers is founder, CEO and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences. He holds a doctorate in the biological sciences from UC Berkeley and a BA from Reed College. For a dozen years beginning in 1990, Myers served as Director of the W. Alton Jones Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Along with co-authors Dr. Theo Colborn and Dianne Dumanoski, Myers wrote Our Stolen Future, a book (1996) that explores the scientific basis of concern for how contamination threatens fetal development.


Nov. 9 | Study on EAP Summer 2012 in Sussex, England!
Information Meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 8th
in 60 Evans Hall, 6:00-7:30 pm

The Sussex International Summer School offers a wide range of course work in the humanities and social sciences and has several science offerings. Sussex offers two series of back-to-back courses that can satisfy major pre-requisites for Math 16A/16B and Physics 8A/8B, completed over one 8-week summer term.


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 An Evening Gathering on Population & the Environment!
Thursday, November 10th at 7:30 p.m.
Ecological Economics in a World of 7 Billion
Randy Hayes, founder of Rainforest Action Network (RAN)

Who: HowMany.org and Randy Hayes of Foundation Earth and founder of Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
What: Presentation and gathering for discussion on population studies and the environment
Where: Berkeley Unitarian Universalists - Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA
When: Thursday, November 10th at 7:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. HowMany.org is pleased to welcome speaker Randy Hayes of Foundation Earth and founder of Rainforest Action Network (RAN). Hayes is former Director of Sustainability in the office of Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown and served as president of the City of San Francisco Commission on the Environment. He also worked with visionary Jerry Mander at the International Forum on Globalization.

Hayes will address ecological economics and the cultural, social, political and environmental impacts of overpopulation, over-consumption and globalization, including discussion of the current "cheater economics" and its relationship to sustainability, growth and Earth's carrying capacity.

HowMany.org is a project of the Institute for Population Studies (IPS). IPS recognizes that human population growth is not an inexorable force of nature, but a choice and a responsibility of all people. The organization understands that all people around the world fundamentally seek to preserve or improve their quality of life and that of their families and communities.

"Randy Hayes is a hero and a visionary -- a radical messenger with the mentality of a Madison Avenue ad executive who is selling just one thing, saving the world before it is too late.


Nov. 10 | Attend 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. 16 | Find out about the U.S. Department of State's prestigious Rangel Program!
Are you an undergraduate student interested in a career in international affairs? If so, come meet the Director of the U.S. Department of State's prestigious Rangel Program, Ms. Patricia Scroggs. She'll be discussing this exciting graduate fellowship with Cal undergrads on Wednesday, November 16 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm in 123 Wheeler.


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!