John Paulin here.
Could any of you recommend someone who might be interested in a volunteer opportunity at U.C. Berkeley next Saturday?
Our nonprofit needs someone to tape our seminar on the global water
crisis next Saturday, 7/21. I realize this is unreasonably short notice for such a request, but our video arrangements have fallen through and we need help at the last moment.
I'm a volunteer at a the International Institute for the Bengal and Himalayan Basins (IIBHB), a nonprofit in Berkeley dedicated to the detoxification of ground and surface waters on the Indian Subcontinent and through
our the world. Our organization, is having our annual Townes and Tagore Seminar on the Global Water Crisis, and we need someone to tape the event which will run
from 2-8 p.m. in 145 Dwinelle Hall on the UCB Campus on Saturday, July 21st.
The volunteer and his or her family will be admitted free to the Himalayan Dinner we are preparing for the Laureates. I've attended dinners with a number of Laureates, but only in the Company of my boss, We will also acknowledge our volunteers on our website and write letters acknowledging volunteer efforts for students who need them for jobs, college admissions, resumes, etc. Although our budget is very limited, our director, Professor Rashbihari Ghosh, says compensation is also possible.
The occasion for this event, which is jointly sponsored by the IIBHB and the UCB Department of Public Health, is the birthdays of two of the people who inspire us the
most: the great Bengali poet, scholar, and environmental thinker,
Rabindranath Tagore who received the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature, and
our adviser and cofounder, the man who invented Laser technology,
Professor Charles H. Townes of Berkeley, the 1964 Nobel Laureate in
Dr. Townes and his wife Frances, a social justice activist, will be among the speakers as will the condensed-matter physicist, Dr. Douglas Osheroff of Stanford, the 1996 Laureate in Physics,
One of the reasons attend BCC is because of the talent of the student body (and of course the professors), so I hope you can help us with recruitment.
Event details are on our website at
We would, of course like to invite your and your families to attend the seminar, which is free. Free refreshments will be served before the event and during the intermission.