College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Events and Announcements

April 15, 2013

April 15 | The Riddle of Sustainability: A Surprisingly Short History of the Future
April 19 | Facilitators for the Pre-Health DeCal
April 22 | 10th Annual Sustainability Summit
May 21 | NCRA Jobs Workshop 9

April 15 | The Riddle of Sustainability: A Surprisingly Short History of the Future

The Jefferson Lectureship Committee, on behalf of the Graduate Council, cordially invites you to a public lecture by:

William Cronon
Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Riddle of Sustainability: A Surprisingly Short History of the Future

Monday, April 15, 2013 – 4:10 p.m.
Chevron Auditorium, International House
2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley campus

The lectures are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
For information, please visit our web site at or contact us by phone at 510.643.7413, or by email at

April 19 | Facilitators for the Pre-Health DeCal

Are you a pre-med, pre-optometry, pre-nursing, or pre-health student in general? Looking for a new leadership opportunity to join in on the Fall Semester? Want to be an advisor for students who are unsure of what field to pursue? We are looking for new facilitators to join our team for the Pre-Health DeCal for the upcoming Fall semester!

Our goal is to help students at Cal gain a well-rounded insight into the possible pre-health professions they can pursue as an undergrad through a survey of the health professions through presentations and speakers. The decal class meets once a week during Thursday nights (~1.5 hours long) and plans to devote certain weeks of the semester to each specialty (Premed, Optometry, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, PA, and many more) to help students gain insight into each field. Facilitators of this class should expect to give presentations about prereqs/application process for their respective field, as well as invite speakers and serve as invaluable resources to students of the class about being a pre-health student!

To apply, please fill out our application by Friday, April 19th: Please send your resume and direct any questions to Visit our website to learn more about our DeCal:

April 22 | 10th Annual Sustainability Summit

The 10th Annual Sustainability Summit will be on Monday, April 22 from 2-5PM and it will be held at Sutardja Dai Hall in the Atrium and Banatao Auditorium. This a free and festive event - please join us.

The schedule:

2-3pm Poster Session Featuring Many Campus Sustainability Projects and refreshments from the Berkeley Student Food Collective.

3-4pm Keynote Speaker- Dr. Mike Biddle. Dr. Biddle, a plastics pioneer and co-founder of MBA Polymers, will discuss his 30-step plastics recycling system that takes less than a 10th of the energy required to make virgin plastic from crude oil.

4-5pm Chancellor's Remarks, Announcement of Sustainability Awards and Green Fund Grants, Celebratory Cake

Share out this invitation and the summit poster here.

May 21 | NCRA Jobs Workshop 9

Join us for the NCRA Jobs in Recycling Workshop 9, this one on Environmental Education jobs. Our engaging and passionate panel for the evening will be Roberta Miller of StopWaste.Org, Jose-Luis Martinez of Earth Team, and Eric Havel of Chabot Space and Science Center.

A light pizza/soda dinner will be served so please arrive a bit early. There is no need to print a ticket, a sign-in sheet will be present instead.

If you are unable to afford this event and would still like to attend, please email Jordan at No one shall be turned away for lack of funds.

For more information on this series of events please visit