From ocean depths to the tip of the universe: Treatise on Geochemistry

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The study of geochemistry covers a large variety of major subjects that include cosmochemistry, biogeochemistry, organic geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, and regional, environmental, and exploration geochemistry. Treatise on Geochemistry, the first comprehensive work to summarize the state of the field, is an authoritative source on the subject.

Volumes in the set include:

  • Meteorites, Comets, and Planets
  • The Crust
  • The Atmosphere
  • Surface and Ground Water, Weathering, and Soils
  • The Oceans and Marine Geochemistry
  • Sediments, Diagenesis, and Sedimentary Rocks
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Environmental Geochemistry

Contributors to the Treatise on Geochemistry include Berkeley professors Dr. Ronald Amundson and Dr. William B. N. Berry. The treatise is also available as a ten volume set in the Earth Sciences and Map Library.

Free classes on Community-Based Participatory Research (and more)

The Michigan Public Health Training Center offers free (and fee) classes on community-based participatory research (CBPR) and other topics. CBPR is a partnership approach to research that equitably involves community members, organization representatives, and academic researchers in all aspects of the research process. CBPR aims to increase knowledge and understanding of what is being studied and to integrate the knowledge gained with interventions and policy changes to enhance the health and quality of life of community members.

There are many free classes available … check them out at

Other free classes include

  • Advocating for Healthy Environments and Healthy People
  • Demystifying Data: Accessing, Using, and Interpreting Data in Public Health
  • Measuring Health Disparities

Roundtable: Jack Spicer’s “Correspondences”

March 18th, Faculty Club

Led by Colin Dingler, PhD candidate, UCB Dept. of Rhetoric

Jack Spicer was a central figure in the 1950s poetry scene now referred to as the Berkeley and San Francisco Renaissance.  Spicer, along with fellow Berkeley poets Robert Duncan and Robin Blaser explored a new type of long-form poetry that he called “serial.”  An essential element is the web of “correspondences” that emerges between different parts of the poem. Spicer’s “correspondences” are fascinating, often written as imaginary letter exchanges that play with rhetorical conventions of address.

The Jack Spicer papers are one of Bancroft’s most heavily used collections at this time, reflecting a deep interest in Spicer’s importance to the roots of contemporary poetic idiom.  The campus community is invited to join us at this informal talk which highlights one of the gems of Bancroft’s extensive manuscript collections of important poets, writers, artists and other figures of what we term the “Beat” era.