environmental management program created at UC Berkeley, thanks
to $1 million alumni gift
José L. Rodríguez
- Two Connecticut-based alumni of the University of California,
Berkeley have established a $1 million fund to improve environmental
management around the world.
by Carolyn and Dick Beahrs will support advanced education
in a wide range of inter-related issues affecting development
and the environment, including global warming, water management,
population and poverty.
and Carolyn Beahrs International Environmental Leadership
Program is an intensive summer certificate course in sustainable
environmental management at UC Berkeley's College of Natural
Resources and the Center for Sustainable Resource Development.
program will provide mid-career professionals and policymakers
- those who work every day on complex environmental issues
- with an opportunity to interact with UC Berkeley faculty
engaged in up-to-date research and policy analysis on sustainable
and Dick Beahrs have a passion for environmental management
and developing countries," said Richard Malkin, dean of the
College of Natural Resources.
that an institution like UC Berkeley can effectively bring
together some of the best and most creative minds from around
the world to solve real-world problems, using sound science.
The unique insights of farmers and practitioners can provide
extraordinary perspective when they are matched with Berkeley's
world-class faculty," he said.
deeply committed to the university," said Dick Beahrs. "It
has enhanced our lives and the lives of many of our family
members." Four generations of the family have been educated
UC Berkeley. Most recently that has included the Beahrs' son
Andy, who graduated in the 1995, and two daughters, Jenny
and Suzanne, who are current students.
has held several positions in his more than 30 years with
Time Warner. He is currently president of Court TV. He also
serves on the boards of the Near East Foundation, the International
Center for Research in Agroforestry and the Center for Sustainable
Resource Development at UC Berkeley.
Beahrs is a former elementary schoolteacher who volunteers
in numerous community organizations, including their church,
children's schools and the Literacy Volunteers of America.
for the first Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program summer
course is under way. More information about the program, as
well as an online application, is available at http://cnr.berkeley.edu/BeahrsELP
or by contacting program co-director Robin Marsh at (510)
643-4200, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.