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Fight Corporate Control of UC Berkeley!
Date Sunday March 14
Time 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Event Type Panel Discussion
Fight the Corporate Control of UC Berkeley!  (Participation at the Sunday's event is free.)
As part of the Genetic Engineering Action Network (GEAN) conference: <>
Conference fee: Students $15 dollars per day. To sign up with this rate please write to
A Lunchtime strategy session about corporate control of research at UC Berkeley and Ignacio Chapela?s tenure case.
A conversation with:
Jesse Reynolds,
Earth Duarte-Trattner,
Ken Worthy
Special guest:
Ignacio Chapela PhD
Claudia Carr PhD,
When: Sunday March 14, 2004 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Please RSVP( to make sure we have enough to eat) at
Where: at the GPBB (Genetic and Plant Biology Building at Berkeley)
For more information in how to get there go to:
What: A strategy and informational session on how to organize around the issue of increasing corporate control of the university. (The participation in this event is free, a 5 dollar donation for the food will be much appreciated).
The discussion will focus on the history of the Novartis alliance with the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley and the tenure case of Ignacio Chapela. * Dr. Chapela?s tenure was denied, despite a unanimous recommendation from his department, after he published an article in Nature in November 2001 observing the contamination of native corn in Mexico by material from illegally-planted genetically modified corn.
Students will also talk about their experience organizing Students for Responsible Research (SRR), a group formed to publicize and resist Novartis? alliance with the college.
Don?t miss it!  Join the session and have lunch with students, professors and other interested people involved in the struggle to have a public university system free of corporate control.
If you want to be involved in organizing for the tenure case, this event, and its follow-up please write to

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