On the occasion of the 1-year anniversary of the strategic collaboration agreement between Arts et Metiers ParisTech and University of California, Berkeley, French Consul General Romain Serman hosted a reception at the San Francisco Consulate. A delegation from the school lead by Jean-Marie Castelain, Vice Dean in charge of International Relations was concluding an 8-day tour of the US, in visit with various other academic partners throughout the country. He addressed the audience, composed of various AFAM members and UC Berkeley professors, after a welcome address from Consul General Romain Serman. More information, and photos may be found on the site of the French Consulate at http://www.consulfrance-sanfrancisco.org/spip.php?article2507 .