College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Events and Announcements

September 23, 2013

Sept 24 | L&S Get a Job Series: Using LinkedIn & Facebook
Sept 24 | The Starship and the Canoe, Revisited
Sept 26 | MCBcDNA Emphasis Night
Sept 26 | Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session

Sept 24 | L&S Get a Job Series: Using LinkedIn & Facebook

Tuesday, September 24th, 12-1:30pm
Career Center, Blue and Gold Room (3rd Floor)

In this practical session, a career counselor and employers/alumni will share information, tips and strategies critical to landing a job or internship.

Up to 90% of employers and recruiters have sourced employees using social media tools like LinkedIn and Facebook. Learn tips and strategies for creating an effective online professional presence and making a positive impression as you connect with people and build your network.

RSVP on Callisto!


Sept 24 | The Starship and the Canoe, Revisited

An On the Same Page event, moderated by Alvy Ray Smith (co-founder of Pixar)

Featured speakers: Kenneth Brower and George Dyson

Tuesday, September 24, 5:30 p.m., 315 Wheeler Hall

Thirty-five years ago Kenneth Brower published The Starship and the Canoe, a moving, insightful double biography of astrophysicist Freeman Dyson and his son, our On the Same Page featured author George Dyson. Father and son are alike in their intensity and passion, but chose very different--some may say opposing--arenas in which to enact their brilliance. In the course of writing his book, Brower not only spent weeks canoeing in the wilderness with George Dyson, but also brought the Dysons back together after a period of estrangement. His involvement in their lives adds an unusual personal dimension to the book. In September the author and younger subject of The Starship and the Canoe will be reunited for an informal discussion of their experiences and subsequent insights, with lively moderation by Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith.

This event will be of interest to anyone who enjoys quirky brilliance, or anyone who enjoys canoeing and camping in the wilderness. George Dyson lived for years in a treehouse that he built in the Pacific Northwest, and building canoes inspired by Aleut kayaks.

The panel discussion will be followed by a reception, with light refreshments, where attendees can meet and chat with our panelists.


Sept 26 | MCBcDNA Emphasis Night

Hey there Current & Prospective MCB Majors!

Not sure about what emphasis to declare for the Molecular & Cell Biology major? Come check out MCB Emphasis Night on Thursday, September 26 from 7-9PM at 2063 VLSB. You can check for updates at our website http://mcb.berkeley.edu/groups/mcbcdna/event1.html.

There will be a faculty and peer adviser panel with representatives from each of the five emphases! This is a great chance to learn more about the different emphases and their respective tracks, as well as ask professors and fellow MCB students any questions you might have!

Free food will be provided. Hope to see you there!


Sept 26 | Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session

The GPP Minor introduces students to the theoretical frameworks, methods, and practical skills necessary to engage with global poverty and inequality in imaginative and effective ways.

The "Practice Experience" is a central component of the Minor in which students partner for a minimum of five weeks, with non-governmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other poverty or development programs, on various dimensions of poverty action – from community health and food security to economic justice and grass-roots political power. This real world experience, which can take place domestically or internationally, allows students to connect theories and practices of poverty action. Fellowship funding is available to support students’ practice experiences.

The deadline to declare the Minor this semester is Thursday, October 17th. There are no prerequisites to declare.

The Declaration Form and additional information about the Minor can be found at: http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/gppminor.

Our Information Sessions will provide an overview of the Minor and demonstrate how students from all disciplines can benefit from it.

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in Blum Hall 100A/B, on the following dates:

Thursday, September 26th, 10am – 11am
Tuesday, October 1st, 12pm - 1pm (105 Chavez)*
Wednesday, October 2nd, 5pm – 6pm
Friday, October 11th, 11am – 12pm
Tuesday, October 15th, 12pm -1pm

*Held in the Transfer, Re-entry, and Student Parent Center (105 Cesar Chavez). This session will have a special emphasis on completing the Minor as a Transfer student, but all students are welcome to attend.

Contact GPP Minor Advisors at gppminor@berkeley.edu with any questions or meet with an Advisor during the following drop-in hours in 100H Blum Hall:

Monday, Wednesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm; 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 12:00pm