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  Welcome to the UC Berkeley Retirement Center    Saturday, August 30, 2014  

Latest Developments

Welcome to the New Retirement Center Director, Cary Sweeney!
Cary Sweeney joined the Retirement Center on August 4 of this year. Cary has her Master's in Gerontology, with a focus in Adult Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has 14+ years of experience in coordinating and managing programs in geriatrics and gerontology aimed at improving the well-being of older adults.

Cary will be attending several upcoming Retirement Center events and will be happy to meet you, there!


We Moved! New Retirement Center Location and Walk-In Hours
The UCB Retirement Center has moved to 101 University Hall. This convenient location is on the ground floor of the tall building located at the corner of University Avenue and Oxford Street.

Drop-in hours are still Monday-Friday, 1pm-4pm. We look forward to seeing you soon in our new space!


Retiree Conference Materials Webpage

Did you go to our May 15 retiree conference, but miss a workshop you would have liked to attend? Perhaps you couldn't attend the event at all? See our Retiree Conference website for course materials, presentation slides, and exhibitor information.

A limited number of conference readers are still available for purchase for $15 each. The conference reader contains selected information and resources about each workshop topic. To order a reader, send a check or money order made out to UC Regents to the Retirement Center -- or call us for more information!


Taking Care of Our Retirees - Annual Giving Campaign

Dear Friend of the Retirement Center,

Together, we have grown into a nationally recognized model of what a retirement center can be. Your gift helps support programs and services that inform, assist, and inspire.  We are pleased that you choose to spend your time with us, and hope you continue to find our offerings valuable in the future.

Save a stamp! Instead of mailing a check, you may use your credit card to make a donation online at: http://givetocal.berkeley.edu/browse/?u=12.

Wishing you the best,
Patrick Cullinane and Summer Scanlan


Lawrence Hall of Science Volunteer Opportunities

Want to learn and share exciting and interactive experiences with children and families? As a Hall volunteer, you will have the opportunity to help kids and families experience hands-on science, assist instructors in classes and workshops and be an ambassador of the LHS mission and programs out in the community or at the Hall.

Learn how you can get involved at the next adult volunteer orientation, Saturday, September 7th (10:00am to noon). For more information and to sign up for orientation, visit http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/get_involved/join_our_team/volunteer


Phishing Scams: An Ongoing Threat

Phishing is one of the most potentially damaging internet scams with serious consequences for users not prepared to identify and avoid such fraud.

Phishing is a scam by which an email user is duped into revealing personal or confidential information which the scammer can use illicitly. It comes in all forms, even from forged @berkeley.edu accounts.

Find out more about phishing and how to protect yourself by reading this article written by UCB IST staff: http://inews.berkeley.edu/articles/Oct-Nov2012/phishing


The CenterPiece

Where is the CenterPiece?

Like many other purveyors of information, the Retirement Center is doing our part to be environmentally conscious and reduce the costs of producing this newsletter. We have not sent paper copies of the newsletter to retirees with email addresses on file since fall 2011.

If you are on the Center’s email list but want to continue to receive a paper copy of the CenterPiece, send an email to ucbrc@berkeley.edu or call 510-642-5461 with your name and email address to state your preference.

Download the current issue of the CenterPiece by clicking on the image.

The CenterPiece - current edition


Upcoming Events

Advance registration is required to attend all Retirement Center programs; contact us at ucbrc@berkeley.edu or 510-642-5461 to register unless indicated otherwise. Location is provided with registration confirmation

Water in California: Current and Future Issues
Organized by Professor Emeritus Watson “Mac” Laetsch and Professor Vincent Resh

California is in the midst of planning the most significant water development in over one-half a century. This four-part series will bring in experts on the major issues and decisions to be faced by voters, the government, and water users.

September 10: “How California’s Streams and Rivers Work: Global and Local Influences”
Vincent Resh, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley

September 17: “California Water and Fish: Drivers of Change”
Stephanie Carlson, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley

September 24: “California Water Policies and Issues”
Jeff Mount, Watershed Center, UC Davis

October 1: Water, Agriculture and Droughts”
David Sunding, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

 


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