College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Events and Announcements

October 8, 2012

Oct 9 | "Energy and the Election" at Climate One
Oct 10 | Lecture: Rajiv Shah, Administrator of USAID: An Open-Source Approach to Global Development
Oct 15 | "Tear Down That Damn" at Climate One
Oct-Nov | Undergraduate Research Events & Deadlines

Oct 9 | "Energy and the Election" at Climate One

High gasoline prices, hydraulic fracturing and the Keystone XL Pipeline have thrust energy into the headlines. How will that play this election cycle? Domestic oil drilling is up, coal use is down, and renewable energy accounts for most newly installed electricity generation. But there is a deep divide about whether America’s future should be powered with energy from below ground or above it. Are Democrats sanctimonious and Republicans delusional about climate change?

South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis lost a 2010 primary election after saying his party needs to stop denying mainstream climate science. What lessons can be drawn from that and what does it augur for bipartisan action on carbon pollution?

Join us for a broad conversation about the political and energy choices facing the country.

Donnie Fowler, Founder & CEO, Dogpatch Strategies
Bob Inglis, Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative, George Mason University; former South Carolina Congressman
Bill Reilly, Former Administrator, US EPA; Senior Advisor, TPG Capital
Tom Steyer, Managing Partner, Farallon Capital

Date: Tuesday, October 9
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. networking reception
Location: The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, San Francisco
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
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The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.


Oct 15 | "Tear Down That Damn" at Climate One

A measure on the San Francisco ballot asks voters to consider a two-phase plan that could lead to draining the Hetch Hetchy reservoir. Leaders on both sides of the debate will tackle this thorny issue and look at other regional water issues in the age of climate disruption.

Susan Leal, former General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Mike Marshall, Executive Director, Restore Hetch Hetchy
Spreck Rosekrans, Director of Policy, Restore Hetch Hetchy
Jim Wunderman, CEO, Bay Area Council

Date: Monday, October 15
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. networking reception
Location: The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, San Francisco
Cost: $20 standard, FREE for members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Underwritten by the San Francisco Foundation. Photo by Fire Horse Leo/Flickr.
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The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.


Oct 10 | Lecture: Rajiv Shah, Administrator of USAID: An Open-Source Approach to Global Development

The Blum Center for Developing Economies is honored to host USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah on October 10th at 4pm in Sibley Auditorium.

Administrator Shah's keynote address is entitled "An Open Source Approach to Global Development" and will focus on his ambitious efforts to transform USAID, changing the way the Agency does business -- with new partnerships, an emphasis on innovation, and a relentless focus on results. Join us to learn more about USAID and to hear how you, as a student or researcher, can be part of this transformative work!

Dr. Rajiv Shah leads the efforts of more than 8,000 professionals in 80 missions around the world, seeking to extend a helping hand to those people overseas struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster or striving to live in a free and democratic country. Since being sworn in on Dec. 31, 2009, Shah managed the U.S. Government's response to the devastating 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; co-chaired the State Department's first review of American diplomacy and development operations; and now spearheads President Barack Obama's landmark Feed the Future food security initiative. He is also leading USAID Forward, an extensive set of reforms to USAID's business model focusing on key areas including science & technology and monitoring & evaluation. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Shah served for seven years with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, including as director of agricultural development in the Global Development Program, and as director of strategic opportunities.

Refreshments will be served

Event Contact: 510-666-9121


Oct-Nov | Undergraduate Research Events & Deadlines

Even though fall has just begun, now is a great time to start thinking about your research plans for the spring and the summer. Did you know that many deadlines for the spring and summer occur NOW, during the fall?

But never fear: there are workshops to help you learn about these opportunities, and to help you prepare a great application for them as you get ready to embark on a successful and meaningful research experience. Right now research workshops are small, and the presenters will be able to give you individualized attention.


I. WORKSHOPS OCTOBER 10-OCTOBER 31

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A
Workshop | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Thursday, October 11, 2012
How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A
Workshop | October 11 | 9-10 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Monday, October 15, 2012
Writing a Research Proposal: Workshop B
Workshop | October 15 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Undergraduate Research Opportunities for International Students
Workshop | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | International House, room location posted at front entrance
This workshop is designed with the needs of international students in mind. It will focus on getting started in undergraduate research through the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP), as well as scholarships to fund independent research that are open to international students. Students who are new to UC-Berkeley are especially encouraged to attend. The workshop is sponsored jointly through the Berkeley International Office and the Office of Undergraduate Research.

How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A
Workshop | October 17 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A
Workshop | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Writing a Research Proposal: Workshop B
Workshop | October 25 | 2-3:30 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for your post graduation project
Information Session | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
For more information on the Stronach Prize, see:
http://research.berkeley.edu/stronach/

How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A
Workshop | October 31 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Later workshop dates will appear at:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/ugr.html

Workshop content is described at this link:
http://research.berkeley.edu/haas_scholars/schedule.html


II. UPCOMING RESEARCH PROGRAM DEADLINES

EXTENDED DEADLINE! 10/04/2012 (for Spring 2013 program) UCDC (internship in DC w/ associated research) http://ucdc.berkeley.edu/
If you would like to meet with Kathy Slusser, Program Coordinator, you may drop in at M24 Wheeler Hall between 9-12 and 1-4 Monday-Thursday or e-mail her to schedule an appointment: ucdc@berkeley.edu.


10/9/2012
MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM (all majors, for students considering pursuing a
PhD)
A prestigious national program, McNair Scholars Program prepares selected UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. Twenty to thirty McNair Scholars are selected each year to participate in both academic and summer activities. The McNair Scholars Program aims to increase the numbers of first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students in doctoral programs. Benefits include thorough guidance through the process of carrying out an independent research project, GRE prep, help applying to graduate school, application to grad schools for free, and public speaking training, as well as a summer stipend.
http://aap.berkeley.edu/mcnair.shtml
http://aap.berkeley.edu/mcnair-app.shtml


10/15/2012 by 3p.m.
CENTER FOR RACE AND GENDER (indep. projects, 2 deadlines/year)
http://crg.berkeley.edu/content/undergraduate-grants-program


10/17/2012
PERCY UNDERGRADUATE GRANT FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS RESEARCH for Indep.
Projects on American Politics (Fall, Spring deadlines)
http://igs.berkeley.edu/csr/csr_percy_grant.html


10/19/12 by 4 pm
Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues
Undergraduate Mini-grant Program
http://crnai.berkeley.edu/research/mini-grants


11/01/2012 Estimated deadline
BIOLOGY FELLOWS PROGRAM
http://bsp.berkeley.edu/bfp.html


11/02/2012
Center for Middle Eastern Studies Undergrad Research Grant
http://research.berkeley.edu/otheropps/CMEStemp10-5-11.html


11/06/2012
Berkeley Big Ideas--Emerging and Neglected Diseases Competition
http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/contest/emerging-neglected-diseases-competition


11/15/2012
CENTER FOR THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF RIGHT-WING MOVEMENTS
UNDERGRADUATE MINI-GRANT
http://ccsrwm.berkeley.edu/programs


11/21/2012 Estimated Deadline
Minority Health and Global Health Fellowship Program
http://globalhealth.berkeley.edu/mhirt/


11/26/2012
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
IIS is seeking to award a series of merit scholarships of up to $2000 each to support undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Research may be conducted while in EAP, or independently. The scholarship recipients will be called IIS Junior Scholars. After completing their research projects, award recipients are required to submit a four-page research summary and attend the IIS Junior Scholars Conference held on-campus at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year. Several Junior Scholars will be asked to present their work in poster format at the conference. Junior scholars with the strongest research project, as determined by an IIS faculty panel, will each receive an additional $1000 prize. There will also be an opportunity to compete for the Best Poster Award, an additional $250 prize.
Eligibility: Open to any UC Berkeley junior or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. http://iis.berkeley.edu/content/undergraduate-merit-scholarships


11/30/2012 Estimated Deadline
VIGRE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM IN STATISTICS
http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/27


SPONSORED PROJECTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
(SPUR - CNR)--student initiated 12/10/2012
http://nature.berkeley.edu/site/spur.php


More research program deadlines -- most are in the early spring -- appear at
http://research.berkeley.edu/opportunities.php?option=bab

Note that the list can be sorted by deadline or in alphabetical order by program name. Also note the search button on the left side of the page.