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CNR News

March 5, 2013

March 6 | Study Abroad Workshop
March 19 | CNR Faculty Brown Bag Lunch with Professor Peggy Lemaux

March 6 | Study Abroad Workshop

Wednesday March 6, 5pm, 260 Mulford Hall

CNR, in partnership with Berkeley Study Abroad, invites you to hear from advisors and returned study abroad students from CNR about the education abroad experience. Learn more about the student experience abroad, as well as program deadlines and application processes.

March 19 | CNR Faculty Brown Bag Lunch with Professor Peggy Lemaux

Tues, Mar 19th, 12-1pm

CNR's Office of Instruction and Student Affairs brings you our second Faculty Brown Bag Lunch series to help facilitate interactions between undergraduates and faculty outside of the classroom. What do they do when they're not teaching? How did they get to where they are today? What are their hobbies and interests? How did they get involved in their research? We invite all undergraduate students in CNR to sign-up to participate and get to know our faculty better.

We are excited to host Professor Peggy Lemaux from the Plant and Microbial Biology department for this event on Tuesday, March 19th, from 12-1pm. We will select 12 students under a lottery system to join Professor Lemaux for lunch. By the generosity of Professor Lemaux and the PMB department, lunch will be provided to participants!

Professor Lemaux's research (taken from her website): Use of genetic engineering strategies to understand and improve cereals and grasses. The Lemaux laboratory's focus is on the development and use of genetics engineering and genomic strategies for monocotyledonous species, such as the cereals, wheat, sorghum, barley, rice, maize and certain grass species. Our long-term objectives are to transform cereals and grasses to identify gene function, to explore basic biological questions in these species and to use this information to improve crops.

Sign up to enter the lottery at if you're interested no later than 11:59pm PDT Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Students will be notified by email on Wednesday, March 6 if they've been selected and will be given the location of the event.