Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program

Made possible by the generosity of Mimi Haas and named in honor of her late husband, the Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program seeks to grow a new generation of leaders devoted to serving the public good. Peter Haas was a legendary Cal alumnus and friend to UC Berkeley who was known for his deep commitment to helping others.

The program provides scholarships and leadership training for up to 20 undergraduates who demonstrate a commitment to taking action in support of the University’s public service mission. By cultivating student leadership and a lifelong commitment to service, the program has an ever-broadening impact in supporting those students to engage their peers in public service.

This innovative program provides need-based scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000, reducing the financial contribution expected of students and their families and making it possible for students from all income backgrounds to commit more time to service activities. Students who are selected will participate in a year-long leadership development program through the UC Berkeley Public Service Center. Please spread the word across campus to students who exhibit a strong commitment to public service and demonstrated financial need.

Applications are now being accepted for the program, and the deadline for all students (current and incoming transfer students) to apply is Wednesday, April 2. More information and applications can be found on the Public Service Center website: http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/haasleaders

The Buckminster Fuller Institute

The Buckminster Fuller Institute: Call for Proposals for our annual 100k whole-systems design award. We admire the work that you do and think that your networks—faculty, alumni, student, personal, professional—may include some strong potential candidates for the Fuller Challenge.

Ecovative, is an innovative bio-materials company started by two students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Waterbank Schools, one of our finalists and recipients of an additional 25k award, was founded by two professors that combine teaching with international development work.

If you know of any appropriate list serves within Berkeley or individuals in your personal or professional networks that you think may be interested in this opportunity I would greatly appreciate you sharing it. The deadline to apply is April 11, 2014.

For more information call: Sara Skenazy (718) 290 9283

GiGS Workshop: Professor Panel

Ever wonder what grad school review committees look for in an application? Well look no further and attend next GiGS workshop to get all your questions answered. We will have a panel of Professors and administrators from diverse on-campus programs (i.e., Sociology, Law, Ethnic Studies etc) that review applications and will be able to answer your questions regarding:
Application materials
Admission process

What? Professor and Administrator Panel

Why? Prepare a strong grad application by understanding how to stand out and what constitutes an outstanding application.

Where? Multicultural Community Center (MCC, in Hearst Annex)

When? Thursday April 3rd, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

RSVP by sending a quick email to: gigs@berkeley.edu

ICAA Julia Morgan Awards

The Northern California Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) invites you to submit your portfolios for the 2014 Inaugural Julia Morgan Awards. As you undoubtedly know, Julia Morgan was a nationally recognized and prolific California architect in the early 20th century whose work includes hundreds of buildings in California and her most widely known work of Hearst Castle. Memorializing her brilliant legacy, the awards will recognize and honor architects, designers, artisans, students and patrons for their achievements in the contemporary practice of classical traditions.

The extended submission deadline for students is Friday, March 28th, 2014 with the awards ceremony on June 12th, 2014 at the historic Carolands Chateau in Hillsborough. Submission of a portfolio would be an engaging step for students to begin participating in the local Northern California community of design and craftsmanship. The ICAA membership requirement is waived for students and in exchange, each student who submits a project will receive a complimentary one year Student Membership to the ICAA – an exciting opportunity for all. Please view the attached Call for Entries pdf for submission guidelines and refer to our website www.classicist-nocal.org 

For more information about our organization and all that it has to offer. For further questions, contact our Chapter Coordinator, Nancy O’Connor atinfo@classicist-nocal.org or 415.445.6792.

DawnTown Miami Competition 2014

DawnTown Miami has launched its architecture ideas competition for the 2014 season entitled Alternative Mobilities. 

Increasing fuel prices and tightening infrastructure budgets are leading many commuters to seek alternative modes of transportation. Alternative Mobilities explores a different type of transportation hub, oriented towards providing personal and pedestrian transport, without the large public budgets necessary to produce mass transit networks of the tradition bus and rail super projects. Providing low-cost, low-fuel, high efficiency private transit without interfering with existing transport modes, Alternative Mobilities seeks a new form of urban transportation network: personal, inexpensive, fast, mobile, efficient and available on demand 

Attached in this email is our competition poster. Please consider distributing it through your social media outlets and also among your fellow faculty, students, alumni, and colleagues. 

Early Bird registration is still available until March 27th. To register visit: dawntownmiami.eventbrite.com

You can find the competition brief on our website at: www.dawntown.org/competition