Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Career & Professional Development Programs for CED Students • Spring 2012

CED Professional Development Workshop Series
Applied-skills training for CED students.  http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/workshops

Berkeley Circus
Faculty, students will gather to showcase their work to the 2012 CED
Distinguished Fellows.  http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/events/circus2012
Thursday, March 1, 11am - 7pm
Wurster Hall

Speed Resume Critique
Thursday, February 16, 4-6pm
RSVP through Callisto

CED Roundtable “Engaging with
Employers and Alumni”
Tuesday February 21, 4-6pm
RSVP through Callisto

CED Career Fair
Wednesday, February 22, Noon-4pm
View list of organizations through Callisto

Career Etiquette with Mentors and
Thursday, March 8th, 4-6pm
RSVP through Callisto

Alternative Career Paths Roundtable
Thursday, April 12th, 4-6pm
RSVP through Callisto

One-on-One Assistance
CED Alumni
Mentorship Program

Career Counseling
Drop-ins @ CED
222/220 Wurster
Tuesdays, 1-4pm
Starting Jan 31, 2012

Career Counseling
Held at the Career Center
Sign up on career.berkeley.edu

Internship Openings

Intern with Bay Area Green Tours, a TGIF Partner with the 2011 Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund!
Learn about Bay Area green businesses, non-profits and farms while building up your resume, collaborating with a fabulous team, making valuable contacts, and getting hands on experience at a cutting edge organization! Bay Area Green Tours (BAGT) invites passionate and dedicated individuals to volunteer to help us further our mission of inspiring and educating people about sustainability.
We are looking for interns in the areas of: research, tour development, computer support, administrative support, fundraising and sponsorships, graphic design, marketing/outreach/pr, and multi-media documentation. Currently we need help with the following specific types of tours: architectural, re-thinking waste, energy and transportation, agricultural (farms and urban gardens), SF Waterfront, downtown Berkeley, UC Berkeley and Berkeley High School tours covering several of these topics, as well as nutrition and Green Collar jobs. Hours and location are flexible, though we require a minimum commitment of 5 hours a week, and interns must be comfortable structuring their own time.
To apply for our internships, please send your resume (if you have one) and a cover letter about yourself and your interests and qualifications to Beth Gelfand: beth@bayareagreentours.org, with INTERN as the subject matter. Please indicate in your cover letter which of intern positions listed above would best suit your skills, interests and experience. See attachment for more details!
Events, Opportunities, and Deadlines:
Get funding for your campus sustainability project!
2012 TGIF Grant Deadlines
Early Abstracts Due: Monday, January 23, 2012 by 5pm
Final Abstracts Due: Monday, February 23, 2012 by 5pm
Visit our Apply page for more details.
Next one is TODAY, Thursday, January 19th, 3:30-5pm, Eshleman Hall Senate Chambers
Building Sustainability at Cal Class
Take the "Building Sustainability at Cal" class offered this Spring 2012 semester and contribute to the culture of sustainability at Berkeley! The class will be held twice weekly on M/W 2-3pm (first day of class  is on Monday 1/23) in 172 Wurster. Register for the class via Telebears with the CCN 28935 (ED 98) if you are an incoming freshman/sophomore or 28938 (ED 198) if you are an incoming junior/senior. The class is graded P/NP, for 2 units. Although it is posted on schedule.berkeley.edu as Enviromental Design 98/198, no design experience is required! For further questions or concerns, please contact the class facilitators at bsac.class@gmail.com. To learn more about the class or the BS@C program, please visit our website at http://buildingsustainability.berkeley.edu!

Behavior and Sustainability Class
The aggregated effects of billions of individual decisions each day have large adverse effects on human and ecosystem health, natural resource stocks, and global climate change. While the causes of enviornmental degradation are anthropogenic, so too are solutions. This course examines different perspectives on the motivations of human behavior, drawing on diverse disciplines, including psychology, economics, and sociology. The class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly, 5:00-6:30PM in 56 Barrows. The class is graded 3 units, CCN 27379. Only 26 spots are available. For more information, see attached flyer.

CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference: Call For Proposals
The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), which takes place June 18th-22nd, 2012, highlights cutting-edge case studies as well as research, curriculum development, and community partnerships. The CHESC seeks speakers whom have crossed silos within their institutions to create sustainable change, infuse concepts of sustainability into curriculum, and/or to pursue research questions related to sustainability. CHESC is especially excited about proposals where a connection has been made across academic and operational departments.Campus staff, faculty, students, and administrators are encouraged to submit proposals on case studies, pilot programs, and replicable best practices. For more information, visit the Call for Proposals website. Submissions are due January 20th, 2012. Contact Katie Maynard, Event Manager, with any questions: 805-448-5111kmaynard@geog.ucsb.edu 

 Local Sustainability Matching Fund Grants Deadline Soon
One of these 9–10 matching grants in the $25–75,000 range might be just the thing for your campus to work with its wider community on, or perhaps a client campus could use the suggestion? An informal conference call about the program is scheduled for January 24, with a March 5 proposal deadline. Here is the RFP (PDF).
The Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) joined together to launch a Local Sustainability Matching Fund. Now a project of the Funders' Network, the fund was initiated with leadership support from the Kendeda Fund, New York Community Trust, Summit Foundation, and Surdna Foundation.
More SCUP links about sustainability or town and gown.
Focus the Nation, Clean Energy Forum at UC Berkeley
Hosted by ASUC STeam, February 7th
This forum, sponsored by the ASUC Sustainability Team and Focus the Nation, will focus on the question "Is 100% clean energy possible for the UC Berkeley campus?" By bringing students, professors, community businesses, professionals, and legislators together, we will engage in multi-disciplinary discussions to identify roadblocks and solutions on the road toward a fossil-fuel-free campus. Using the ideas  and momentum generated during this forum, our student Focus the Nation chapter will develop and implement a clean energy action plan on campus that engages the partnerships we have formed in the community. 

Attend the Bay Area Environmental Education Resource (BAEER) Fair, sponsored by Lawrence Hall of Science, on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 10:00am-4:30pm at Marin Civic Centers
Free Bike Traffic Safety Workshops
Multiple dates, next ones are January 26th & February 6th

The East Bay Bicycle Coalition, with support from the UC Berkeley Police Department, is offering free bicycle safety workshops on UC Berkeley Campus. The 2-hour classes are open to students, faculty and staff.  These fun and entertaining classes are taught by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition's bicycle safety instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Learn basic rules of the road, how to share the road with cars on busy streets, dismount zone rules and etiquette, how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, use transit, fix a flat, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with motorists by your actions and signals. No bike required.

The classes will be offered twice a month (first Monday, last Thursday).  Every workshop has the same content so you only need to attend one day!

Thurs. Jan 26, 3-5pm (Rm. 37 of #1 Sproul, basement)
Mon. Feb 6, 12-2pm
Thurs. Feb. 23, 2-4pm
Mon. Mar. 5, 12-2pm
Thurs. Mar. 29 – NO CLASS due to spring break
Mon. Apr. 2, 12-2pm
Thurs. Apr. 26, 2-4pm
Mon. May 7, 12-2pm
(fyi, Bike to Work Day is Thurs. May 10th!)
Thurs. May 31, 2-4pm
Mon. June 3, 12-2pm

Room location tbd for Feb-May – check the website for updates and sign up at:  http://www.ebbc.org/?q=safety.  Drop-ins also welcome.

Sustainable Mobility & Cities: Marrying Technology and Policy"

We are pleased to invite you to a very special conference on February 23 called "Sustainable Mobility & Cities: Marrying Technology and Policy" in Downtown Berkeley. It is the third and final conference in the series, Sustainable Economic Development Strategies in Lean Fiscal Times. It is organized by the University of California Transportation Center and sponsored by the Ted and Doris Lee Fund at the College of Environmental Design and the Boalt School of Law of UC Berkeley, managed by the Institute of Urban & Regional Development.

The conference focuses on key policy debates and opportunities for using technology to improve our transportation system and cities. Several engaging speakers have been confirmed and the full agenda may be found at 

Of note, the urban transport sector's environmental footprint is huge and growing – around a third of energy consumption and CO2 emissions in U.S. cities is in the transport sector. The debate on how to shrink the sector's footprint has splintered into two camps: those arguing for technological solutions (e.g., clean-fuel vehicles; smart cars) and those contending that policies (e.g., congestion pricing) and land-use management (e.g., TOD) that reduce the demand for car travel offer considerable, if not more, promise. The debate and rhetoric has become fractious and at times divisive. In modeling how to comply with AB32, for example, CARB (California Air Resources Board) estimates that some 90% of the targeted CO2 emission reductions will come from technological advances and a much smaller share (5% or so) might come from land-use initiatives like TOD. Many smart-growth policy advocates dispute this.

The technology versus policy debate could very well be a false dichotomy. Is it possible that the two might effectively work together in tandem, promoting cross-purposes? Need the two points-of-view always be at loggerheads? Might there be synergies/win-win outcomes associated with aggressively pursuing the two strategies in tandem.

The conference takes place on Thursday, February 23, 2012, in Downtown Berkeley at the David Brower Center. You can find more details and links to the registration page in the information below or on the conference Web site at 

Space at the Brower Center is very limited, so please register early! Deadline is February 9.

Standard registration: $75. Government/Non-profit: $50. UC Berkeley/LBNL students, faculty and staff: free, but you must register. 

If you have any questions, please contact Andreanna Tzortzis of UCTC, <

VAW Medical Outreach

Looking for something to do over the summer? Interested in medical or
public health volunteer work abroad? Come join Volunteers Around the
World (VAW) on its 2012 summer trip to Guatemala. VAW Medical Outreach
will be setting up and running mobile health clinics in the rural
communities near the Lake Atitlan. VAW Multidisciplinary will be
building water filters, creating garden boxes, and providing seeds to
local families and communities for more sustainable and healthy

Info sessions will be held on January 30th from 7-8 PM at TBA (please
check the website for update on location), but applications will be
accepted on a rolling basis from now until February 1st.

Please email berkeleyvaw@gmail.com if you have any other questions or
concerns. We will be happy to give you more information!

Also, visit our website for applications and more information on our
summer trips. https://sites.google.com/site/berkeleyvaw

The Suitcase Clinic

The Suitcase Clinic is a student and volunteer run organization that desires to address the unmet needs of Berkeley’s homeless and low-income population. The clinic currently operates three weekly multi-service drop-in centers in Berkeley. The mission of the Suitcase Clinic is to promote the health and overall wellbeing of underserved individuals through service provision, cooperative learning, and collective action among community and professional volunteers, students, and participants. We welcome all majors and anyone who is interested! We will be having our info session on Thursday, 1/26, from 5-7 PM in 182 Dwinelle. Please contact pr@suitcaseclinic.org if you have any questions or concerns!

BERC (Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative)

Interested in energy and resources? BERC (Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative) Undergrad educates undergraduates about energy and environmental issues, and provides networking opportunities through the interdisciplinary graduate divisions of BERC. 

We are currently looking for leadership team members to help run our events, outreach and communications, and mentorship program.
  Check out the attached application!

Also, come to our
first general meeting/graduate student panel, Thursday Jan. 26, 6:30 pm - 8 pm at 110 Boalt Hall to hear more details about how BERC Undergrad operates and how you can get involved.  This will be followed by an opportunity to hear from graduate students with experience in energy topics, and ask them questions!  If you have any questions, please email berc.undergrad@gmail.com or find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bercundergrad.

Check out these National Parks Service internship opportunities!

The Heritage Documentation Programs seeks applications from qualified students for summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance throughout the country. Duties involve on-site field work and preparation of measured and interpretive drawings and written historical reports for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collections at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Projects last 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June. The application deadline is 13 February 2012.

The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) are pleased to announce the HAER Maritime Documentation Internship. The internship permits a student of architecture or history, interested in maritime preservation, to work as a summer intern on a HAER maritime documentation project in conjunction with the HABS/HAER/HALS Summer Program. The Internship will require research and writing or measuring and drafting of historic maritime resources. 

Other student employment opportunities available at 

Book Material Swap - CED Student

ALL CED STUDENTS: Undergraduate Peer Advising is holding a BOOK/MATERIAL SWAP this FRIDAY 1/20 at 222 Wurster 10-11:30. Come trade books for your classes this semester!! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD :) :)

The winter issue of ByDESIGN has been published by CASAalumni

CASA, Friends of CASA, CED Alumni, Educators and Design Professionals,

The winter issue of ByDESIGN has been published by CASAalumni, in collaboration with CASA Students and the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley.  We are thrilled to let everyone know that the newsletter has been expanded to include student work, travel abroad, scholarship information, academic articles by CED faculty, and much more!  Most importantly, ByDESIGN is now available on-line, click on: http://casa-ucberkeley.com/ByDESIGN_Newsletters.aspx   You can also read previous issues and the full Professional Profile Interviews in the ByDESIGN Archive.

We hope you find this newsletter dedicated to recruiting, retaining and employing minority CED students informative.  We are also optimistic that the articles in the e-zine will inspire you to become engaged - again, where most of us left off when we attended Cal.  Regrettably, things haven’t changed much for low-income minority students.  In the near future we will ask for those who can to contribute in assisting students of color overcome the challenges faced by ballooning tuition fees and rising academic expenses; hope some of you will step up with whatever you can.

Internship Position

CyArk's mission is the digital preservation of cultural heritage sites by bringing state-of-the-art digital documentation technologies to the forefront of conservation, education, interpretation, access, tourism, and information dissemination. You can learn more about how/why we were established and our mission by watching our Founder, Ben Kacyra, speak at the TEDGlobal conference this summer: http://www.ted.com/talks/ben_kacyra_ancient_wonders_captured_in_3d.html

CyArk is seeking volunteer interns interested in helping with research and the creation of conservation and virtual tourism multimedia for a wide array of American and international architectural heritage projects. As a young, non-profit organization, CyArk thrives on volunteers and student interns. Internship programs allow us to teach the next generation of digital preservation specialists. And we also learn from the interns who bring fresh ideas and knowledge of the latest technologies, softwares, and research theories. Some of our notable projects include:
·  Mount Rushmore
·  RMS Titanic
·  Ishtar Gate of Babylon, Iraq
·  Teotihuacan, Mexico
·  US Japanese American Confinement Sites: Manzanar, Tule Lake, and Topaz
·  Ani, Turkey

We are now accepting applications for our spring semester for both unpaid internships and work-study (CyArk is a qualified work-study employer with UC Berkeley). CyArk is committed to encourage and support interns in their professional growth by offering unique experience in working for an international non-profit.  CyArk enables interns to contribute to real, ongoing projects in order to build student portfolios and gain hands on experience in the cultural heritage field. Schedule is flexible within 8am-6pm business hours to fit with existing academic and extracurricular commitments, however, a 10-hour per week minimum commitment is required. (I, myself, started at CyArk as an intern while an undergraduate at Cal!)

A flyer calling out for interns is attached and we would appreciate you disseminating the material through your listservs, class announcements, printed handouts, etc. to potentially interested students so they can volunteer, help the mission, and gain new, cutting-edge skills.

Thank you for your time. If you require any additional information, please don't hesitate to contact me or my colleague Taline Ayanyan ( taline.ayanyan@cyark.org).

Student Learning Center's "Capstone" course, Education 98/198, for Spring 2012

Are you currently engaged in or preparing for a senior thesis or other research project? You may be interested in the Student Learning Center's "Capstone" course, Education 98/198, for Spring 2012.

This is a 2-unit P/NP seminar that provides study strategies and motivational support to help students successfully complete projects. We are scheduled to meet during the first week of instruction every Thursday from 2-4 in the Chavez Student Center. For CCN's and for more information about other SLC courses and programs, please visit us at:

If you have any questions, please contact either Gonzalo Arrizon (
imp8@berkeley.edu, 2-1330) or Chaniqua Butscher (chaniqua@berkeley.edu, 3-9278).

Internship Position

U Unlimited Inc. has a current opening for an internship position. We are looking for an intern who is interested in being involved in all phases and aspects of the design/build process, from conceptual design through hands on finished construction.  Our work is almost exclusively modern/minimalist in aesthetic and primarily single family residential projects. 

U  Unlimited  Inc
Design/Build general contractors
650 University  Avenue
Berkeley Ca 94710

p/f  510 704 8198
510 684 8792

Tutor Writing at the Student Learning Center!

The Student Learning Center Writing Program is currently recruiting 
tutors for the Spring 2012 semester.  Help students increase their 
skills and confidence as writers while improving your own writing and 
communication skills.  As a Writing Tutor at the SLC, you will join a 
dynamic and diverse community of writers and educators.  All SLC 
Writing Tutors receive training in composition theory and valuable 
experience in educational practices.  English 310 or Ed 97/197 units 
are available for qualified applicants. 
 For further information and to download an application, please visit 
our website at  http://slc.berkeley.edu/tutor/tutor_writing.htm or 
contact the Writing Program Coordinators, Alberto Ledesma 
(aledesma@berkeley.edu) and Carolyn Swalina (cbs@berkeley.edu).
As always, if you have any questions about tutoring opportunities at 
the Student Learning Center, or you have questions about Writing 
Program tutoring services, or we can be of any assistance, please do 
not hesitate to let us know.  You can reach us via email at 
cbs@berkeley.edu (Carolyn) and/or aledesma@berkeley.edu (Alberto).

SLC Writing Program's Other Voices

We are happy to announce that the SLC Writing Program's Other Voices course is still accepting enrollments.

Other Voices is an exciting course sponsored by the Student Learning Center and the English Department. It introduces students to the literary studies currently being undertaken by Berkeley faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and community artists interested in issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and the formations of diverse, innovative, and emerging literary cultures.  

In the past 20 years, students from all backgrounds have taken the course and given us great evaluations stating how much they enjoyed the speakers and how much more confident they became as readers and writers.

The central aims of the course are to raise student awareness of the role literature has played in shaping the historical debates about multiculturalism and rethink the ways we conceptualize identities in the United States. The course also affirms student experiences, promotes student dialogue and activism, and presents a forum for discussing interactions between diverse subjects, communities, and institutions.

Guest lecturers will come to speak at our Monday 12-1 lectures in 200 Martin Luther King, Jr Student Union (The Multicultural Community Center). There are one-hour discussion sections that meet on Wednesdays at the same time, from 12-1.

If you know of students who are interested in careers where discussing and teaching literature might be important or if they are looking for a fun and interactive 2 unit course, please let them know about Other Voices. The course control number is 28219 for freshmen and sophomores and 28459 for juniors and seniors.

I invite you to visit our Other Voices website at http://slc.berkeley.edu/writing/othervoices.htm . There, you can read more details about the class and look at some sample work students have done.

I have also attached a PDF of the course flyer for your convenience. Please feel free to share it with anyone who you think might be interested in it.

Logo Design Opportunity

Our logo committee has created a “Request for Proposals” for a new Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) Logo (please see attached PDF file). I would greatly appreciate it if you would make this available to your students and/or any others you think might have an interest. We do plan to consult with designers who are interested in the project and to give them more information about our organization and what we want in a new logo design.  Please feel free to share the RFP on the web, as needed. It is also available on the CEAL Logo Committee page: http://www.eastasianlib.org/logo/index.htm  

We look forward to working with your students and others who submit designs. Please let me or Rob Britt, the Chair of the committee (rrbritt@uw.edu) know if you have questions or concerns.

Susan Xue
Head, Information and Public Services
Electronic Resources Librarian
C.V. Starr East Asian Library
UC Berkeley

Mentor Oppurtunity

Do you want to be a mentor and make a difference? Mentor a middle school student! For only 3 hours a week Cal undergraduate and graduate students can mentor a 6th, 7th, or 8th grader from Berkeley or Oakland. The Youth Mentor Program focuses on social and academic development. The program is so flexible that you can meet with your mentee anywhere and anytime during the week. Stop by or visit our website to fill out an application to become a mentor!

Jasper Rubin in conversation with John King

Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Jasper Rubin in conversation with John King

A Negotiated Landscape: The Transformation of the San Francisco Waterfront since 1950

A Negotiated Landscape
examines the transformation of San Francisco’s iconic waterfront from the eve of its decline in 1950 to the turn of the millennium. What was once a major shipping port is now best known for leisure and entertainment.

To understand this landscape Jasper Rubin not only explores the built environment but also the major forces that have been at work in its redevelopment. While factors such as new transportation technology and economic restructuring have been essential to the process and character of the waterfront’s transformation, the impact of local, grassroots efforts by planners, activists, and boosters have been equally critical.

While centered on San Francisco,
A Negotiated Landscape illuminates the processes by which many American cities have negotiated the demands of public and private interests.

Jasper Rubin
is assistant professor of urban studies and planning at San Francisco State University. Before his career as an academic he worked as a planner and senior policy analyst in the San Francisco Planning Department.

Freshman and Sophomore Seminars with Seats Available as of January 10, 2012:

Freshman and Sophomore Seminars with Seats Available as of January 10, 2012:

Seminars Open to Freshmen
* Computer Science 39P: Photographing History in the Making (2 units, P/NP) * CCN: 26254
* Earth and Planetary Science 39A: Geological Influences in California Society Today (2 units, LG) * CCN: 19036
* Education 24-1: The Role and Purposes of Intercollegiate Athletics at Berkeley (1 unit, P/NP) * CCN: 23523
* Integrative Biology 24- 2: Animal and Human Navigation: Which Way Is Home? (1 unit, LG) * CCN: 43006
* Journalism 24-2: Journalism on Film: Ethical and Moral Dilemmas (1 unit, P/NP) * CCN: 48006
* Near Eastern Studies 24-1: Islam and Imaginative Literature: The Making of a Problematic Relation (1 unit, LG) * CCN: 61474
* Physics 24-1: The Japanese Disasters of 2011: What Happened? (1 unit, P/NP) * CCN: 69410
* Plant and Microbial Biology 24-1: Agrobacterium: A Simple Soil Bacterium that has Transformed the Plant World (1 unit, P/NP) * CCN: 70336
* Portuguese 24-1: Hello Brazil: Literature, Arts, Society (1 unit, P/NP) * CCN: 86606

Seminars Open to Freshmen and Sophomores
* German 39L: Wagner and Nietzsche (3 units, LG) * CCN: 37482

* Slavic Languages and Literatures 39M: Linguistic Diversity: The Languages of the Former Soviet Union (3 units, LG) * CCN: 79751

* South and Southeast Asian Studies 39I: Southeast Asian Performing Arts (2 units, LG) * CCN: 83214 - NEW

Seminars Open to Sophomores
* Architecture 84-1: Parsing CED/Arch lectures over Pizza (1 unit, P/NP) * CCN: 03602
* Chemical Engineering 84-1: The Science and Engineering of Sustainable Energy (2 units, P/NP) * CCN: 10308
* Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies 84-1: Co-Located Performance Technology–Viewing, Experiencing, and Reflecting on the Role of Tele-presence Technology in the Performing Arts and Computing (1 unit, P/NP) * CCN: 88092
* Vision Science 84-4: Stewardship of the University of California. A Seminar on Civic Education Using Social Media (1 unit, P/NP) * CCN: 66412

Seminar descriptions are available online at http://fss.berkeley.edu.