Sunday, September 21, 2014

UCDC Program's

UCDC Program's application for Spring Semester 2015 is due Oct. 1, 2015.

Currently, Cal students are interning at the Supreme Court, the White House, The U.S. State Department, think tanks, and amazing nonprofits.

Financial aid will follow students to D.C. and will be increased to allow for the extra cost of participation in the program (airfare, professional attire, etc.). Scholarships are available as well.

More information is available online: http://ucdc.berkeley.edu

Institute of International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

Description: The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship supports undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad.

Submission Instructions: The application can be found on the IIS website. Please ask your recommender to e-mail the recommendation letter directly to iis.grants@berkeley.edu.

Eligibility: Open to any UC Berkeley junior or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

Please email iis.grants@berkeley.edu with any questions, or call 510-642-2474.

Construction Team

Join the Construction Team and learn how architecture and design is applied in the construction industry through professional coaches that teach our students what we need to compete in the annual ASC Competition in Reno, Nevada. 
 Learn valuable insight behind the cost of buildings and constructibility of structures. We'll be sending 4 teams to Reno this year in the Commercial, Heavy Civil, Virtual Design Construction, and Design Build competitions. 
Email ivanchen@berkeley.edu for more info.

Watermark Presentation

Thursday, September 25th, we are screening Watermark, the newest work from acclaimed photographers Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal.
 RSVP is required–available at:

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Free Speech Movement 50th Anniversary

This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement. The campus will celebrate and honor this occasion by hosting over two dozen events.  These events will be followed by a reception with light refreshments where you can meet the speaker(s) and other interested students.

Free Speech on Campus: From the Free Speech Movement to Occupy: September 17, 4:00 p.m.

Can Students Change the World? Mario Savio and the Radical Legacy of the 1960's (keynote event with author Robert Cohen): September 23, 6:00 p.m.

Voter Suppression: October 8, 4:00 p.m. 

Inequality in National and Transnational Perspective: A Conversation with Emmanuel Saez and Branko Milanovic: October 13, 5:30 p.m. 

Music and Protest: October 30, 12:30 p.m.

Please note that Mavis Staples, who will present on the Music and Protest panel, is also giving a concert that night in Zellerbach, and On the Same Page will be giving out 100 free tickets to students. Watch our facebook page for details.

Questions? Contact me at 642-8378 or alix@berkeley.edu.

Thank you,
Alix