Please join Cal UPHC for the Faculty Mixer, where distinguished faculty from the School of Public Health will be in attendance, and are excited to impart their wisdom and hear about your experiences! Past student attendees have told us that their career direction and postgrad work have been influenced by some of the conversations that they had with faculty at this event. We would love to have you attend, get to know SPH faculty and hear their perspectives. Faculty attending include Professor Lahiff, Dailey, Walsh, and more!
Hurricane Irma and Maria have devastated Puerto Rico and its citizens. As of mid-october, 86% of electricity customers on the island were still without power. Without electricity, clean water sources are scarce, and drinking from contaminated streams is a serious public health issue. In efforts to raise awareness and money to help the citizens of Puerto Rico, please join the Undergraduate Public Health Coalition's International Health Committee and DICE for a free documentary screening of "Thirst": a film about water as a natural resource and a source of conflict. Filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman will be attending and will stay after for questions. Admission and snacks are free. DICE(Diversity, Inclusion, Community, Equity) will be selling shirts, keychains, and earrings with 100% of the proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico and Generosity.com's Light and Hope for Puerto Rico Citizen Campaign or are open to suggestions of organizations to donate to!
Come out to Little Gem for some fun and delicious waffles and mention our name to help us raise funds for future events!
There will be a panel of graduate students in the five fields of public health at Berkeley, giving undergraduate students the opportunity to learn about the different fields and their experiences.
Come and get an idea of what the School of Public Health is looking for in your application! The major advisors will be there to guide you through the process and there will be a Q&A after.
Come out to Cal UPHC's first general meeting, where all members will be getting to know each other while also learning about how to get involved with public health advocacy!
If you missed our first infosession, here's your chance to come see what the Undergraduate Public Health Coalition has to offer its members! We are sponsored by UC Berkeley School of Public Health and provide several opportunities for professional networking.
Come see what the Undergraduate Public Health Coalition has to offer its members! We are sponsored by UC Berkeley School of Public Health and provide several opportunities for professional networking.
*There will be a 2nd infosession on 9/7
Don't miss out on our last general meeting of the year! We'll be having dinner at Pasta Bene and handing out awards to our most distinguished members in the club.
Please join us for dinner and a movie plus a question and answer session with The Waiting Room’s director, Peter Nicks.
The Waiting Room is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film – using a blend of cinema verité and characters’ voiceover – offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices.
The ER waiting room serves as the grounding point for the film, capturing in vivid detail what it means for millions of Americans to live without health insurance. Young victims of gun violence take their turn alongside artists and small business owners who lack insurance. Steel workers, taxi cab drivers and international asylum seekers crowd the halls. The film weaves the stories of several patients – as well as the hospital staff charged with caring for them – as they cope with the complexity of the nation’s public health care system, while weathering the storm of a national recession.
Director Peter Nicks graduated from UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism in 1999. Aside from The Waiting Room, he has also directed Fruitvale Station and The Force, which won him the Sundance Directing Award for U.S. Documentary. Much of his work is centered around Oakland and the Bay Area in general, which makes its content particularly relevant for us Berkeley students.
We plan to screen the documentary and then open up the floor for questions from the audience. Food will be provided!
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-screening-of-the-waiting-room-with-director-peter-nicks-tickets-34038960447