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Events and Announcements

November 4, 2013

Nov 4 & 5 | Join Cal Facilitation Team (CFT)!
Nov 6 | Careers in International Affairs
Nov 6 | Minors in CED Info Sessions
Nov 7 | MCBcDNA presents Research Night!
Nov 7 | BERC - China Focus presents: Global Waste In & Out of China
Nov 7 | SACNAS Undergraduate Chapter Meeting

Nov 4 & 5 | Join Cal Facilitation Team (CFT)!

Date: Monday, November 4 & Tuesday, November 5
Time: 6:30-8PM
Location: 129 Barrows (Monday); 243 Dwinelle (Tuesday)

The Cal Facilitation Team is a team of enthusiastic student facilitators who provides team-builder and leadership development workshops to empower student organizations. The team is composed of trained and experienced student facilitators that focus on building a close-knit community, providing organizations with leadership development support, and creating a campus community centered on inclusive and dynamic conversations and organization. You are invited to learn more about facilitation and the opportunity to lead workshops with the Cal Facilitation Team (CFT) as a facilitator.

Join us on our mission to make a change on the UC Berkeley campus through facilitation and leadership! RSVP at

Have questions? Email

Nov 6 | Careers in International Affairs

Date: Wednesday November 6th,
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Morgan 101

Interested in pursuing a career in the United Nations? Or an international career in general? Join the United Nations Association of Berkeley career panel and hear from former UN employees. Get a comprehensive idea on what an international career is like--including resume and interview tips. Come with questions. There will be networking opportunities after the event.

Nov 6 | Minors in CED Info Sessions

Information sessions will be held from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on the following Wednesdays: November 6th, November 13th, and November 20th. All sessions will be held in room 106, Wurster Hall. Food and beverages will be provided.

Currently there are seven minors available:
City & Regional Planning
Environmental Design and Urbanism in Developing Countries
History & Theory of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning
History of the Built Environment
Social & Cultural Factors in Design
Sustainable Design

This will be a great opportunity for those interested to speak with current environmental design students to learn more about their experiences and the requirements to graduate with a minor from the CED.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact:
Arami Matevosyan (
Alexander Song (

Nov 7 | MCBcDNA presents Research Night!

Date: Thursday, 11/7
Time: 7-9pm
Location: 220 Wheeler

Interested in doing research as an undergrad? Come to MCBcDNA's Research Night to learn how to join a lab as an undergraduate and how to make the most out of the research opportunities available to you! Hear from a panel of professors, graduate students, and undergraduates who are currently working in labs as they give you the inside scoop on what professors are looking for in their undergraduate applicants. Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by the ASUC and the MCB Dept. ADA accessible.

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Nov 7 | BERC - China Focus presents: Global Waste In & Out of China

Thus, Nov 7th, 7:00PM-8:30PM, 0219 Dwinelle
Refreshments will be provided!!

Have you wonder where all of our trash ends up? Are you curious about how China disposes all the trash and e-waste from developed countries? And how do those trash eventually influence us? Join BERC China Focus for our event "Global Waste In & Out of China"! Berkeley professor Kate O'Neil and NGO activist Christie Keith will join us for an interactive panel on China's waste issue.

Professor Kate O’Neil is from ESPM department. Her first book, Waste Trading Among Rich Nations: Building a New Theory of Environmental Regulation (MIT Press, 2000) addressed why some wealthy countries still imported hazardous wastes, despite the risks. She also has published various peer-reviewed articles and chapters on various waste issues. This semester, she is teaching ESPM 169, Global Environmental Governance.

We also invited Christie Keith, International Co-Coordinator of GAIA. She has many years of experience in social justice activism and non-profit management, including seven years as a popular social justice educator, program coordinator and strategic planner in Guatemala. She has worked side by side with multiple NGOs and activists on waste issues in China.

Nov 7 | SACNAS Undergraduate Chapter Meeting

Thursday, November 7th, 5:00 - 6:30 pm, VLSB 4110

TITLE: "Presenting research and networking at a National Conference. Advice from your peers and how can I do this?"

SACNAS is sponsoring an event to help you get insight on the highlights of the 2013 SACNAS conference (San Antonio, TX) and advice on how you can attend the 2014 conference in Los Angeles.

Guest panelists have been invited to come talk about their experiences of presenting their research at the National SACNAS Conference, including a winner of best poster presentation. This is a great opportunity to ask your panelist's and other SACNAS members questions about the benefits of being part of SACNAS and also questions about research in general.

Come learn about the networking, recruitment to graduate and medical schools, professional development activities that happen at this conference.

The Berkeley SACNAS Undergraduate Chapter meets bi-monthly to promote the professional advancement of underrepresented groups conducting research in STEM fields. We are supportive community of undergraduates and are looking for new members to join our chapter. Contact Sandy Rosales ( for more information.