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 +====== Launch Day 2011 ======
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 +Planning information for the 2011 Launch Day, tentatively scheduled for Wed., August 17.
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 +===== Schedule =====
 +  ***12:​00-1:​30 Lunch at the Faculty Club (meet at HFA)**
 +  ***1:​30-3:​30 Orientation (Lounge)**
 +    ***Welcome from the chair (Imke)**
 +    ***Getting set up**
 +      * residency info - Jonnie
 +      * in the department (cubes, computers, etc.) - Amber
 +      * campus resources (gym, health center, eye center, dentists, bearwalk) - Statia
 +      * upcoming events reminder: BBQ, 300 boot camp, GSI orientations,​ Sierra Conf
 +    ***Information/​Q&​A on courses** - Jonnie
 +      * required classes  ​
 +      * work per class
 +      * classes in other departments (physics, CS, pottery, language)
 +      * filling your 12 units 
 +    ***Mentoring and advising systems** (Eugene, 2:30) 
 +    ***Expectations**
 +      * how many classes should you take?
 +      * when to start research and how?
 +      * expectations by the end of 2nd year
 +        * 6 core classes, 12 astro units (300 doesn'​t count)
 +        * 2/3 for letter grade
 +      * prelim - 3 classes
 +        * 1 of radiation/​fluids
 +        * other options - stars, SF, ISM, galaxies, cosmology, (planets, high energy?)
 +    ***Talks** (colloquium,​ Journal Club, GSPS, etc.)
 +      * lots of talks in department
 +      * GO TO COLLOQUIUM, JOURNAL CLUB AND GSPS!
 +      * mention 1 min colloquium?
 +    ***GA presentation** (Chris Klein, 15 min., ~2:45-3:00 p.m.)
 +    ***Fun Stuff** to do in Berkeley (outreach, Sierra Conference, Ski Trip, etc.)
 +      * Outreach: Aaron Lee, Francesca Fornasini (Jeff Silverman & Steve Croft, emeriti)
 +  ***3:​30-5:​00 Jobs meeting (B5)**
 +  ***Afterwards:​** Dinner and drinks at Jupiter or elsewhere
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 +
 +===== Logisics =====
 +   * Invite faculty for the Q&A
 +   * Invite a limited number of grads for the faculty club lunch (funds are limited)
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 +
 +===== Notes about this year's orientation planning =====