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Diversity at San José State University

April 15th, 2015 by Bradley

Chairs and directors:  The flier announcing the UFO’s upcoming panel on “Fostering Positive Diversity Experiences” went out to the faculty last week.  The group asked me to see if the chairs would distribute the fliers to students in your departments as well, if you have a listserv for your majors.

I’m attaching the flier here.  Thanks for your help.


Math/Stat Dept picnic Fri April 24 12:30-3:30 AS BBQ pit

April 14th, 2015 by Bradley

Dear math/stat majors:  You are all invited to the math/stat department picnic.  It will be held on Fri. Apr. 24 at the AS BBQ pit from 12:30 -3:30.  Burgers, drinks, hot dogs and other picnic essentials will be provided.  The juggling club will also be there and giving free juggling lessons to any interested students.  RSVP on the sign up sheet in MH 309 if you plan to attend or let me know by email if you prefer so we know roughly how much food to bring.  Cheers, Brad J   2015 Spring Picnic

College of Science Multi-Q

April 14th, 2015 by Bradley

Dear College of Science faculty and staff,

As we have for the past 15 years the College of Science First Year Experience Course Program Science 2 is hosting its annual Multi-Cultural Bar B Que called the Multi-Que. This event will be a chance for students, faculty and staff to connect outside of the classroom for food, fun and sun! Please Save the date April 23rd from 12-2pm, A.S. lawn in front of MH.
Faculty and staff will have faculty access to better facilitate your participation since many of you are going to and coming from class and/or mtgs. We will also have carry-out containers in the event you only have time for a “quick grab”.  Simply identify yourself as faculty and you’ll access the food from a separate line.
I’d like to take a moment to say a special Thank You to Dean Parrish, Dr. Elaine Collins and Cher Jones for hanging in there with us all of these years and continuing to support the Q.
The point now however is to simply say Save the Date!
April 23rd 12-2pm
Where? A.S. grass in front of MacQuarrie Hall.

Masters of Financial Engineering

April 4th, 2015 by Bradley

From: The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program <>
Date: Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 9:06 AM
Subject: Invitation to your students: Learn about finance career paths for STEM students

Dear Professors, 
The Berkeley MFE  (Master of Financial Engineering) program invites your students to attend our information session on Monday, April 6.  Your students will meet admissions and career placement staff, as well as current students in the MFE program, and will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in an on-the-spot resume review.  

Please kindly forward our announcement to your students.

Kind regards,

Linda Kreitzman
Assistant Dean
Executive Director, MFE Program
Haas School of Business

If you’re considering a career in industry after completing your degree program or postdoctoral appointment, the Berkeley MFE wants to invite you to our information session on Monday, April 6.  


The Berkeley MFE program is a unique, tailored program that trains students with strong quantitative skills for industry careers in finance.  Join us at UC Berkeley on April 6 to learn what career paths exist in finance for students with quantitative backgrounds.  You will also have the opportunity to meet with our admissions staff and participate in an on-the-spot resume review with executive director and assistant dean, Linda Kreitzman.

Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Info Session
April 6, 2015

12-1 PM

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Room S270

Please RSVP Here


We look forward to meeting you.  If you have specific questions about the program, you can contact us to schedule a 1:1 session with one of our admissions advisors or head to our website to chat live with one of our admissions advisors.

Please see our career placement reports here


We look forward to meeting you.


Kind regards,


The Berkeley MFE Admissions Team


Twitter: BerkeleyMFE

100W for Math majors

April 4th, 2015 by Bradley

It looks as if there will not be a Math 100W section again this semester.  Math majors who need a 100W course should sign up for a special section of Engr 100W reserved for Math majors.

Please tell your students to sign up for this section.

Engineering has identified a section of Engineering 100W (Fall 15)  for our majors.  Please direct our majors to Laurel in the Math office (MH 308) who will help them get an add code for the course.   And here’s the bonus – they also get area R credit from this course. 

ENGR 100W  Section 25 SEM  M 16:30:00 17:20:00   Room ENG 394
ENGR 100W Section  26 LAB P W 16:30:00 19:20:00   Room  ENG 394

NOTE: A single 3 unit 100W class consists of two sections.
One section is a seminar (SEM), and the second is a writing laboratory (LAB).

The sections are “connected” in PeopleSoft in that if and when a student enrolls

in section 25, the system will automatically enroll them in section 26.

At some point, Laurel in the Math office will get add codes that will allow the students to register for the class during the advanced registration period.