College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

CNR News

January 28, 2013

Jan 28 | SPUR Faculty-Initiated Projects Deadline
Jan 29 | "Spring" Into Success: How to Bounce Forward in your Academics
Feb 4 | American Meat Film Screening

Jan 28 | SPUR Faculty-Initiated Projects Deadline

Each semester and summer, CNR students may apply to participate in undergraduate research with CNR faculty through the Sponsored Projects for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) program. Funding for the program is generously donated by CNR alumni. CNR faculty will be seeking sophomores, juniors, and seniors to join them and/or their grad students on research projects for the spring semester. To apply, students will need a resume, unofficial copy of their transcript, and a statement/cover letter.

Deadline to Apply:
Students apply online to Faculty-Initiated Projects between January 7-28 (Open to sophomores, juniors, seniors). Available projects can be accessed on the SPUR website by clicking on the "Find a Faculty Project" under the Overview tab:

Please visit the SPUR website:
Or contact Carina Galicia,

CNR students are also encouraged to check out URAP (Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program) Fall Research Opportunities.

Jan 29 | "Spring" Into Success: How to Bounce Forward in your Academics

Tuesday, January 29, 5-6:30pm, 260 Mulford Hall

Looking to improve your academics this semester? Looking to turn that “C” into a “B”? Come to
this interactive workshop where CNR advisors will work with you on things like assessing why you
aren’t performing as well as you’d like, understanding your GPA, how to salvage your semester,
setting goals, and staying motivated. Bring your spring semester schedule and copy of your
transcript if you have schedule planning questions for your advisor.

Feb 4 | American Meat Film Screening

Monday, February 4 | 6 p.m. | FREE
159 Mulford Hall

American Meat is a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog, and cattle production in America. Beginning with a history of our current industrial system, the feedlots and confinement operations are unveiled, not through hidden cameras, but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. From there, the story shifts to Polyface Farms, where the Salatin family has developed an alternative agriculture model based on rotational grazing and local distribution. Nationwide, a local-food movement of farmers, chefs, and everyday people has taken root... But could it ever feed us all?

Meet the panelists.

See the American Meat movie trailer.