Elaine Joy De La Cruz remembered in tribute

    A service called ³Find Joy: A Tribute to Joy² will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Cross Cultural Center in memory of Elaine Joy De La Cruz, who was an intern at the CCC.

    De La Cruz, a former UCSD student, passed away in a car accident on Oct. 6. She was a poet and performed her slam poetry on campus.

    She was also a member of the Freedom Writers during her time at UCSD, organized the first Woman of Color conference and had been an advocate for affirmative action as an undergraduate.

    The memorial is open to the public. For more information, call (858) 534-9689.

    McNair program recruits juniors and seniors

    The UCSD Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program has started to recruit juniors and seniors of all majors that are planning to obtain a doctoral degree.

    Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the program is open to students that come from a low-income background, and are the first in their family to attend college and/or come from underrepresented backgrounds.

    Participants of the program will be provided with one year of research outside the classroom with a faculty mentor. They will also be able to participate in scholarly activities that will help prepare them for doctoral study.

    McNair scholars earn eight units during the winter and spring quarters and an additional four units for full-time participation during the summer.

    Scholars will also prepare for the Graduate Record Exam and receive a $2,800 stipend. Applications must be received by in Oct. 31.

    For more information, contact [email protected] or call (858) 534-2937.

    Venture Forth sponsors Entrepreneur Conference

    An Entrepreneur Conference will be held at Price Center on Oct. 18. The event will start at 9 a.m.

    Sponsored by Venture Forth, the event will feature seminars and forums to discuss entrepreneurship and the business world. This year¹s theme will be ³Introduction to Entrepreneurship at UCSD.²

    Keynote speakers include UCSD School of Management dean Robert Sullivan, Managing Director for Garage Technology Ventures Guy Kawasaki, and Beyster Institute Schedule president Dr. Ray Smilor.

    The day will be comprised of different sessions in which participants can attend various seminars with topics ranging from ³Getting Funding: From VC to Bootrapping² to ³Networking 101.²

    Panels of local professionals and entrepreneurs will also be available to answer questions and to discuss topics such as ³Investing 101: Stocks, Real Estate and More,² and ³Building a Management Team and Leadership and Management Tips.²

    Participants will also be free to network with students, faculty and people in the industry. The conference is providing free breakfast and lunch.

    Venture Forth is a student organization at UCSD whose main focus is to learn and apply professional skills. The organization aims to teach participating students about leadership, networking and entrepreneurship.

    Venture Forth also assists in helping students start businesses.

    Novelist Scott Turow to speak at Revelle Forum

    Criminal lawyer and bestselling legal novelist Scott Turow will discuss his new non-fiction book at the Revelle Forum on Oct. 17.

    CNN legal analyst and New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin will be joining Turow to discuss capital punishment.

    The forum will be held at the Neurosciences Institute at 5:30 p.m. The registration fee is $35.

    Panel to discuss freedom of speech in the media

    The UCSD chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will have a discussion panel on Oct. 16 at Center Hall 105 to discuss the issue, ³Can Free Speech Go Too Far?²

    The panel will also include student and professional journalists from campus and off-campus mainstream and alternative media.

    The discussion will focus on the media¹s free speech and First Amendment rights, its limits and reader sensitivity. Sponsors of the panel include Student Life Programming and The Principles of Community Fund. Panelists include David Rolland of CityBeat, Professor Daniel Hallin, Adriana Jasso of Voz Fronteriza, UCSD Guardian Editor-in-Chief Evan McLaughlin and others.

    The event starts at 7 p.m.

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