UC Berkeley Extension Presents Spring Events on
Obama, Biotechnology, Journalism, and More
Free and low-cost lectures, panels, and reading series are open to the public
January 20, 2011 03:45 PM Eastern Time
BERKELEY, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--A panel on the Obama administration, a presentation on
venture capital in biotechnology, and a discussion of journalism’s future are part of the UC Berkeley Extension spring
2011 events lineup. UC Berkeley Extension presents the following free and low-cost events as part of its mission to
bring the educational excellence of the University of California, Berkeley, to the community.
The Business of Biotechnology
Explore the drug development process and the funding trail in biotechnology, from venture capital through initial
public offering. Examine how venture capital deals in biotechnology are viewed and what sources of information and
funding are available.
February 1, 4–6 pm; UC Berkeley Extension Downtown Center, 425 Market St., San Francisco; Free
Mental Disorders: Understanding the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
Join Alan F. Schatzberg, 2009–2010 president of the American Psychiatric Association, as he offers professional
insight into the latest edition of the DSM. Topics include the historical development of the DSM and how the manual
affects patient care. (This event is full, but a waitlist is available.)
February 9, 4–6 pm; UC Berkeley Extension Downtown Center, 425 Market St., San Francisco; Free
Educators Job Fair
Seize this opportunity to meet with educational employers — including school districts, public and private schools,
and volunteer organizations — in areas such as ESL, adult and technical education, and educational technology.
March 12, 10 am–1 pm; UC Berkeley Campus; Free preregistration ($5 at the door)
Obama at Midterm: A Report Card
Join a panel of experts for the 30th-Annual Panel on the Presidency, and prepare for a spirited assessment of the
Obama administration. Topics include economic and foreign-policy dilemmas, party dynamics, and midterm election
March 14, 7:30–9:30 pm; UC Berkeley Campus, 155 Dwinelle Hall; Free
Advancing the Green Economy: Achieving Impact from the Office to the Ecosystem
Discover how businesses are boosting profits and productivity with green products. Learn how to identify the
products, partners, and certifications that can help your company achieve measurable positive impacts.
March 17, 6:30–8 pm; UC Berkeley Extension Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., Berkeley;
Empowering 21st-Century Teachers and Learners
Get an inside look at the major trends in Web 2.0 — from e-learning to professional development — including
important steps that educators, parents, and students can take now to prepare for changes ahead.
April 16, 11 am–12:30 pm; UC Berkeley Campus; Free
Is the Medium Still the Message?
Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Fainaru discusses the future of journalism and possible variants of that media-to-be,
including whether a newspaper can exist without the paper.
April 26, 7–9 pm; UC Berkeley Extension Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., Berkeley; Free
14th-Annual Student Reading Series
Listen to students in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing share their works of poetry, nonfiction,
May 7, 4 pm; Books Inc., 1601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco; Free & May 22, 3 pm; Diesel, A
Bookstore, 5433 College Ave., Oakland; Free
Read more and reserve your space for each event at extension.berkeley.edu/programs/public/.
UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Extension offers
professional and personal enrichment programs in the classroom and online for adults in the San Francisco Bay Area
UC Berkeley Extension
Erin Hanson, Communications Manager, 510-643-1111