Wednesday, August 21, 2019

RESOURCES ON CAMPUS



The CED Undergraduate Advising Office is open for drop-in appointments. Here is this week's schedule:



Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
10 am - 12 pm
Omar,
Heather
No Drop-In
Susan
Isela
No Drop-In
No Drop-In
1 pm - 4 pm
Susan
Isela
Isela Omar
Susan
Omar
Heather
No Drop-In
Isela
Heather
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Thursday, September 5, 5:00-7:30
MLK Jr Student Union, Pauley Ballroom, 3rd Floor  
Network with the Big Four and other accounting firms recruiting for full-time opportunities, summer internships, and leadership programs (for frosh/soph)
At least 11 firms will be participating including BDO, Crowe, EY, KPMG, Moss Adams, PwC, and more...All majors welcome.  
Professional Business Attire recommended
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Thursday, August 29, 5:00-8:00
MLK Jr Student Union, Pauley Ballroom, 3rd Floor 
Network with representatives from prestigious consulting firms to learn about full time and summer internship opportunities
44 participating companies represent strategy consulting as well as niche consulting, including finance, technical/IT, healthcare, life sciences, economics and litigation, big data analytics, human resources, and many other functional and industry areas.
In addition to our fair sponsor, Alvarez & Marsal, participating firms include Accenture, EY-Parthenon, FTI Consulting, L.E.K. Consulting, Willis Towers Watson, ZS Associates, and many others... All majors welcome.  
Professional Business Attire recommended
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COURSE OFFERINGS

Conversion and Negotiation
 Todd P. Olson (History of Art) Ivonne del Valle (Spanish and Portuguese)
TTh 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
BAM/PFA Art Museum Auditorium 
4 Units
History of Art C110 (class number 32898)
Spanish and Portuguese C110 (class number 32778) 

Breadth: Arts and Literature, Historical Studies
The concept of conversion is regularly employed to refer to changing religions; one leaves a set of beliefs and practices to adopt new ones is the context in which it is most commonly used. This process can be personal or historical, involve a single individual or entire groups, such as at the moment of conquest and colonization of the Americas, when thousands of indigenous people were forcibly or willingly converted to Christianity. 

In this course we will explore what it means to “convert”: if it is a one-time process by which change gets effected and is final, or if, on the contrary, it is an ongoing act made of multiple connecting and disconnecting points, a set of negotiations, that involve both acceptance and rejection, reversals, deceit. Could it also be that the converter becomes, in turn, curious about and affected by the beliefs of those he (it’s usually a he) tries to gain over to his religion? We will also look at what conversion implies. The adoption of monotheism after being a practitioner of polytheism has multiple ramifications that have to do with nearly everything we take for granted—ideas about the world that surround us, technology, urbanism, our relationship to others and society, our responsibility to everything that exists. In the Bible, this transformation as it is recounted among the Jewish people (the first monotheists) was a painful process that took many years. What happens when the change is made abruptly, for example? What implications does it have for art, technology, thought?

We will look at how this complex concept gets portrayed, discussed, and represented in different types of media that speak of divergent forms of literacy: textual, pictorial, ritual. While this course will primarily take case studies from the early colonial Americas, students will draw on other geographies for comparative purposes in order to trace the historical transmission of recurrent and inter-connected models of conversion on a global scale.
Lower-division students are welcome to enroll, with the understanding that upper-division courses do require a higher level of critical thinking, reading and writing than most lower-division courses.

The Music Department currently still has seats open in one of our most popular classes, Music 128X, which focuses on the life and works of Beethoven, one of the most influential composers in Western music history. 

Course description:

This course is intended, above all else, to create the circumstances in which we will each independently develop as intimate a relationship as we can with Beethoven’s music. With an open mind and a bit of application, we ought to become well-acquainted with several of his compositions, extremely friendly with others, and perhaps even head over heals in love with a couple of them.
We’ll be seeking to understand this music through attentive listening and close technical description, but also by looking at the historical environments in which it was composed, performed, and heard.
For that reason, we’re going to take a roughly chronological route through Beethoven’s life and works. 


STUDENTS! Please include your SID when emailing questions to musicadvising@berkeley.edu

Monday, August 12, 2019

RESOURCES ON CAMPUS


The CED Undergraduate Advising Office is open for drop-in appointments. Here is this week's schedule:


Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
10 am - 12 pm
Omar/Anthony
Isela
Susan/Anthony
Omar
Susan
1 pm - 3 pm
Isela/Anthony
Omar
Isela/Anthony, Omar
Isela, Susan
Isela



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CAMPUS EVENTS

ACTION Monday: Anti-plastics!
Monday, Aug 12, noon-1:15pm
218 Eshleman Hall (PSC) 

Earlier this year the most comprehensive piece of legislation to reduce single-use plastic in U.S. history was introduced in California. Join The Story of Stuff Project to learn more about the California bill, the global plastics crisis and how you can take action at the local level. The presentation will conclude with a plastic flower making workshop in preparation for a creative direct action at the California State Capitol in Sacramento on August 21st. Food will be provided.



Please join us in the first ever UCB Forestry Camp Field Trip!

UCB sophomores and juniors are invited to spend four days learning about the Ecosystem Management and Forestry major at UC Berkeley's historic Forestry Field Camp, August 21-24, 2019. If you are interested, please complete the a Forestry Camp Field Trip Application by Wednesday August 7th.

COURSE OFFERINGS




CHALLENGES AND INNOVATION IN LABOR POLICY
Public Policy 290
Course number: 15281
Schedule: Wednesday, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: Conference room, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at 2521 Channing Way (near Telegraph Ave.)
The UC Berkeley Labor Center is offering a graduate level course that will give graduate students the opportunity to gain real world experience conducting research with a local community partner.  We hope graduate students from all departments, not just Public Policy, will consider enrolling in this course. The course instructor is Anibel Ferus-Comelo. 

This applied research and project-based seminar offers students the opportunity to study economic justice issues, while developing and honing research skills that can shape campaigns to improve the lives of working families. In partnership with local labor unions and worker organizations, we will address priority questions that have emerged in ongoing organizing and advocacy campaigns. Students will work hands-on with existing data sets or engage in original data collection, with training and guidance in the application of data science tools to support workers’ interests in the Bay Area. The specific campaigns, to be identified by our community partners, are likely to address the affordable housing crisis, future of work and workers, and immigration. The class will culminate in presentations of findings, analyses, and policy recommendations to key community stakeholders and policymakers. Through a combination of lectures, key readings, and active participation in a “live” research initiative, students will develop an understanding of the current challenges that the labor movement in California faces and contribute to innovative policy advocacy and political action  


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Center on the Politics of Development
Undergraduate Fellows Program

Description: 
The CPD Undergraduate Fellows Program is a year-long fellowship that offers a highly selective group of undergraduate students a unique opportunity to work closely with political science faculty and graduate students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to study the politics of developing countries. In addition to working side-by-side with CPD research associates to conduct original research, fellows have the opportunity to attend workshops where scholars from UC Berkeley and other top universities present their projects. This gives fellows a unique insight into the theories and methods used by experts studying development. Fellows also have a chance to develop key research skills, like statistical programming and map-making, among others.

Project descriptions and ideal qualifications can be found on the CPD website.

Application Instructions: 
Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to cpd@berkeley.edu in an email titled “Undergraduate Fellows Program Application.” Interviews will be scheduled in early September.

Eligibility: 
Open to any UC Berkeley student who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. 

Stipend Amount: 
Students will receive a $1000 stipend distributed over two semesters; $500 in Fall 2019, $500 in Spring 2020.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019.


CE3 + Caltopia 2019 Paid Volunteer Sign-Up
Caltopia and the Centers for Educational Equity & Excellence (CE3) are excited to partner together! Caltopia is the largest college lifestyle event in the nation. We are celebrating Caltopia's 17 years on Sunday August 25th and Monday August 26th. Check out more details on Caltopia by visiting their website: www.recsports.berkeley.edu/caltopia

If you'd like to work with us, you must be a student enrolled in Fall 2019 classes. Some tasks include passing out promotional materials, assisting with vendor load-in, engaging participants to participate in various activities, among other things. An event t-shirt will be provided each day and lunch will be given on 8/25-8/26. Pay rate is $15 an hour and it will be paid out through financial aid during mid-Fall semester. You must meet at the RSF at the start of your shift.
Deadline to sign-up is August 16th. Your work shift will be confirmed through an email shortly after.

Note: Please try to sign up for the entirety of the shift. You may sign up for more than one shift during the day (i.e. both time slots).

Issues with signing up on WeJoinIn email advising@berkeley.edu. Questions about the event and day of task email Kirk Robles at krobles@berkeley.edu. Issues with payment email Diana Barajas at dianabarajas@berkeley.edu.

Sign-up through this link: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/ibhro

Monday, August 5, 2019

RESOURCES ON CAMPUS


The CED Undergraduate Advising Office is open for drop-in appointments. Here is this week's schedule:



Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
10 am - 12 pm
No Drop-in
No Drop-in
No Drop-in
Omar
Isela
1 pm - 3 pm
Omar/Anthony
Omar
No Drop-in
Isela
Omar

LOCAL EVENTS


Explore untold narratives of California's LGBTQ+ communities in OMCA’s powerful new exhibition Queer California: Untold Stories. Go beyond the mainstream with stories focusing on transgender communities, people of color, women, and others who have often been left out of this history. Queer California: Untold Stories will deepen and expand our understanding of this history through art, video, music, and more. Experience powerful examples of social activism through contemporary artwork and historical materials and view rarely-seen artifacts, archival documents, photographs, costumes, and ephemera such as zines, stickers, and flyers. The exhibition aligns important milestones in LGBTQ+ culture with lesser-known stories, focusing on a diversity of queer identities, civil rights, and resistance to oppression.

Share your own personal experiences and moments in a participatory gallery display that reflects the range of California’s queer history and the places that those outside of the norm may have found that they fit in. Queer California presents a future of possibility; through themes of memory, mourning, anger, desire, and hope, this exhibition draws on histories of struggle for self-determination to help us imagine a more inclusive future.

There is a $5 charge for this special exhibition in addition to regular Museum admission.

OMCA includes representations of queer bodies and material with sexual content in this exhibition in order to affirm the ways in which they have been central to the experience of LGBTQ+ individuals and communities.

The exhibition will end on Sunday, August 11. Click here for more information discounted tickets for students. 

Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
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The Fruitvale Short Film Series is a public screening event for and by Bay Area filmmakers. The purpose of this film series is to highlight and showcase local student and independent filmmakers in celebration of diversity, inclusion, and representation in media.
The series aims to provide programming relevant to people of color both behind and in-front of the camera and will be hosted at the Eastside Arts Alliance and Cultural Center sitting on the border of Oakland's Lower San Antonio and Upper Fruitvale neighborhoods. The program incorporates all forms of content and genres that tell powerful and moving stories in short form.
All audience member donation proceeds from the event will go towards covering the costs of the screening with any excess given to funding student filmmakers. No person will be turned away for lack of funds.
Doors open at 6:30pm