Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Panel - September 27

Come learn from a panel of business leaders and environmental activists about the meaning of corporate responsibility. The discussion will focus on the quality of current reporting and how this standard should be adjusted for the future. Speakers will also be answering questions about the meaning of greenwashing and clear up confusion between green marketing and environmental responsibility. Feel free to bring along friends that are also interested in sustainability!

Thursday 9/27, 7pm, Heller Lounge in MLK
Refreshments/food will be provided.
Attire is campus casual.

Confirmed Panelists:
Danielle Fugere from As You Sow (http://www.asyousow.org/)
Jared Abbott from BTTR Ventures (http://www.bttrventures.com/)
Kali from URS Corporation (http://www.urscorp.com/)
Other Panelists: TBA

This event will be green certified and ADA accessible.

For more information, please check our Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/428717733858332/ .

Dwell Home Tours Silicon Valley - Call for Volunteers

Dwell Home Tours: Silicon Valley
Call for Volunteers!

Please join Architecture for Humanity and Dwell Magazine as we explore the architectural gems of Silicon Valley!
We are in need of Home Tour Volunteer Docents for Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4. Volunteer Docents are placed at one home helping guests navigate the home, answering basic questions, and working with the architects and homeowner/s to guide the tour process. Hours are from 9:30 am to 4 pm.
As a thank you, all Volunteer Docents will receive a free one-year subscription to Dwell Magazine, a free ticket to the home tour on the day you don't volunteer, an opportunity to interact with the home’s architecta free t-shirt, and of course, we’ll provide you with lunch while you volunteer.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please click on the link below. If selected, the Silicon Valley Coordinator will contact you to confirm your involvement. Space is limited, so apply as soon as possible.
To sign-up, please email: volunteer@architectureforhumanity.org with the following information:
  • Name
  • Day Available to Volunteer (Saturday or Sunday)
  • Email Address
  • Food Preference (meat/vegetarian)
  • T-shirt Size
  • If you've volunteered as an AFH docent before.
Hope to see you in Silicon Valley!
Tomika Anderson
Volunteer Coordinator
Architecture for Humanity-HQ
Architecture for Humanity
Building a more sustainable future using the power of design.

Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999. We are building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design.
By tapping a network of more than 40,000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, we bring design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed.

Burning Man as the Geography of Transformation - AIA East Bay Event

 Burning Man as the Geography of Transformation - AIA East Bay Event September 26


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Dream Resource Center Family BBQ - Invitation

Dear Committee Members, You are cordially invited to attend the Dream Resource Center Family BBQ Potluck! On Saturday September 29th, 2012 come kick off the launching of the new Dream Resource Center. 
Lend a hand to collectively create the groundbreaking space through painting murals, setting up furniture, and enjoying the good company of each other. 
All those who lend a hand and in attendance will be treated to a delicious community BBQ! Please bring comfortable clothes and feel free to add your favorite dish to share with others. Please sign up to volunteer at http://tinyurl.com/dreamresourcecenter 
Who: You! 
What: Dream Resource Center BBQ Potluck
When: September 29th, 2012 10am-3pm 
Where: 119 Cesar Chavez Please join us and invite your friends and family to participate as well! We can't wait to see you there!

ACADIA 2012 Conference Workshop - Info and Sign Up

This year, Berkeley Professor Nicholas de Monchaux is offering a workshop at the ACADIA (Association  for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) 2012 conference in San Francisco. The workshop will be co-taught by Nicholas de Monchaux, Carlos Sandoval, and myself. It would be a great opportunity for Berkeley students looking to build up their digital design tool-set. This year, it is located conveniently across the bay in San Francisco!

Workshop Description: 
GIS DRIVEN PARAMETRIC DESIGN
This workshop will introduce a design process that implements Finches and the LocalCode components, a suite of tools for working with GIS data in Rhino/Grasshopper. Using these tools, participants will choose a multitude of sites around the San Francisco Bay Area, create site packages of relevant GIS data for each site, and import them into Rhino/Grasshopper. Participants will use these site packages and their associated data as parameters for Grasshopper algorithms to generate a unique design proposal for each site based on local conditions. 

Requirements:
-Rhino 4 SR8 or SR9 Rhino 5 Beta 2012-09-05 
-Grasshopper 
-Grasshopper Python Component: http://www.food4rhino.com/project/ghpython 
-Grasshopper LocalCode Components: http://nicholas.demonchaux.com/

Questions? E-Mail John Victor-Faichney at johnfaichney@gmail.com
More information on the ACADIA 2012 Conference can be found here: http://2012.acadia.org/ 
People can sign up for the workshops here: http://2012.acadia.org/workshops.html

Law School and Graduate School Fairs - October 2 and 3

The UC Berkeley Career Center invites you to attend the 2012 Law School and Grad School Fairs!
Law School Fair, Tuesday, October 2, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Graduate School Fair, Wednesday, October 3, 11:00am to 3:00pm

- Learn about application procedures, prerequisites and steps in the admissions process
- Find out where graduates from their programs get jobs
- Get your questions answered in a personalized and risk-free setting
- Obtain brochures and information
Both events take place at the UC Berkeley MLK Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom (3rd Floor)
The Career Center is pleased to host these events with: ASUC Legal Clinic, Latino Pre-Law Society, and Partnership for Pre-professional Pilipinos.Please check the web directory on Callisto for a full list of schools that will be attending the fairs: https://berkeley-csm.symplicity.com/students/

See below for examples of participating schools.
Get a head start on your future today!

Participating Law Schools include highly-ranked programs such as :
Boston College
Boston University School of Law
Duke University School of Law
Fordham Law School
Northwestern Law
Stanford University
UCLA
University of Michigan
University of Southern California
University of Washington School of Law
Vanderbilt University
Washington and Lee University School of Law
...and many more, including many California schools

Participating Graduate and Professional Schools represent fields such as :
Alternative Medicine
Architecture
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Biological Sciences
Business Management (MBA)
Chemistry & BioChem
Dentistry
Education
Engineering
Fashion
Finance
Human Medicine
Information Systems
International Relations
Journalism
Nursing
Pharmacy
Psychology
Public Health
Public Policy
Social Welfare
Sports Management
Theology
Veterinary

Sustainability News, Events, and Opportunities

News
-Check out the September 2012 issue of the myPower newsletter: http://www.mypower.berkeley.edu/pdf/EM-SeptNewsletter.pdf
-Read the September issue of the PowerSave Green Campus Chronicles here.
-Check out the video from the Talking Louder About Sustainability Associates entitled Students in Action- UCB Campus-Wide Sustainability.
-Read the September issue of bright green news from the Office of Sustainability
-Read the September issue of the PowerSave Green Campus Chronicles here.
-Check out the video from the Talking Louder About Sustainability Associates entitled Students in Action- UCB Campus-Wide Sustainability
-The UC System just reached its 100th LEED Certification!! The UC System leads the nation, beating Harvard who is next at 75! Way to go UC's! http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/28305
-The campus Energy Incentive Program has begun. Read how new ‘energy incentive’ links kilowatt usage with the bottom line.
http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012/09/11/energy-incentive-program-launches/
-Did you miss the September 12th Student Sustainability Forum? That's ok! You can watch it on the UCB Sustainability TV page! http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/25368789

Events
-RSVP for the Cal Energy Corps Symposium, being held this Thursday evening at the Brower Center! http://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/energy/cal-energy-corps-symposium-2012
-Berkeley Water Group - next meeting: Mon, Sept 24th, 5:30-6:30pm
The Berkeley Water Group is a forum for grad and undergraduate students from different departments to collaborate and discuss their interdisciplinary research on topics of water, health, climate change, and more.
The group meets Monday every other week in the plaza level of the Blum Center for Developing Economies [next meeting: Monday, September 24th, 5:30-6:30] , and dinner is provided.
Please RSVP to the meeting by sending an email to Rebecca Peters (rmpeters@berkeley.edu).
-Film, Presentation, & Discussion: Scientific Experts Reveal The Truth About GMOs
Tues 10/2 at 7pm, Berkeley Ecology Center
-Free Screening of Terra Blight
Attend a free film screening of Terra Blight on Saturday October 6th at 6pm in Wheeler 0200, followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers! Event sponsored by the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability as part of its Learn It, Live It Series. http://www.terrablight.com/
-Register for the annual AASHE conference
AASHE 2012: Investing in the Future, October 14-17, Los Angeles, California http://conf2012.aashe.org/attend/fees-deadlines
-From Light Bulbs to Legislation: an interactive climate change series
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Saturday, November 3, 2012
3 events, RSVP by October 18th
-Greenbuild 2012: San Francisco
November 14-16th
http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/Home.aspx
-Sunday Streets Berkeley
Sunday, 10/14, 11am-4pm
-Edible Education 103: Telling Stories about Food and Agriculture
August 28th- December 4th, 2012

Internships/Jobs
-Hourly Paid Student Positions with the University Hall Parking Garage “Break-the-Mode” Alternative Transport Marketing & Outreach Program – a 2012 TGIF Grant-Funded Project. Seeking students charged with gathering survey data and overseeing events to assist campus commuters in switching to alternate modes of transportation. The program is as a part of the Campus’ new targeted marketing campaign to get people to “break” their driving modes. Sponsored by The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) http://tgif.berkeley.edu/index.php/grants/projects/2012-projects/85-outmoded. See attached Job Description for details on how to apply.
-Apply to be a Waste Audit Staff Assistant with Campus Recycling & Refuse Services. This is a paid position. Visit our Jobs page for details on how to apply.
-Take Back the Tap Unpaid Internship- TBtT Intern will assist student senators and TBtT Campus coordinator to develop campaign strategies, TBtT education materials, schedule events, and attend meetings with Campus Coordinator for various campaign purposes. Meetings include planning events with various partners and planning collaborations with student government, campus administration, city council, etc. Must be confident and professional. Download the application here and send your responses to Ally Beach at allybeach@berkeley.edu
-REEF Marine Conservation Internship Accepting Spring Applications
Deadline: Nov 1st. -Questions and applications go to REEF General Manager, Martha Klitzkie, at Martha@REEF.org. The internship is designed to provide in-depth experience in marine conservation and non-profit organizations. The program is geared to college-age individuals (Juniors, Seniors, recent graduates & graduate students). Applications for internships starting in January of 2013 are due by November 1st. Please visit http://www.reef.org/about/internships/application for more information on the internship and how to apply.
-Paid Student Internship with Physical Plant – Campus Services to work on a TGIF Funded Project, Air Handling Unit Transmitters
Physical Plant – Campus Services is seeking a student intern to assist with a pilot project to install Differential Pressure Sensors on Air Handling Units in four buildings on campus.
        Background: Currently the filters in air handling units are changed based on a prefixed schedule and visual inspection performed by Stationary Engineers. However, this is not the most efficient way to manage filter changes because a filter may look dirty but it still has lifecycle remaining that cannot be determined by visual inspection alone. A more efficient and environmentally sustainable method would be to install differential pressure transmitters on air handling units. These transmitters would communicate and notify our Energy Management System when the filters are at the end of their lifecycle. .
      Job Description:
       The intern will assist with:
          - Documenting the progress of this project.
          - Work closely with the Energy Management Group, Preventive Maintenance Group and Utilities  
             Engineering to implement this project.
          - Assist with scheduling the work in buildings with facility managers and journey-level trades.
          - Track various types of metrics such as: records from data loggers, reduction in consumption of energy, reduction in filter costs, and labor hours, etc.
           - Create reports for management to share with the campus community and the scientific community at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
           - Publish metrics and information on an on-going basis about the project’s status and findings
           - Create a project story board for publication at TGIF events.
     Qualifications:
Our ideal intern is interested engineering, sustainability and program management. You should have strong communication and people skills, ability to work independently, and as part of a fast-paced and responsive team.
    Time Commitment:
       - 10-15hr/week from September 2012- March 2013
       - $12 per hr.
     How to apply:
        Send a cover letter and resume to Karen Lobo at k_lobo@berkeley.edu.
- Internships Available with Bay Area Green Tours
- Film Intern- BAGT is in need of a student unpaid intern to film a farm tour on 9/23 and then help edit the footage into a piece BAGT could put on its website. The farm is the Cancun Taqueria farm. Please contact Beth Gelfand at beth@bayareagreentours.org.
-Internship Opportunities at Bay Area Green Tours
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. Learn about Bay Area green businesses and farms while building up your resume, collaborating with a fabulous team, making valuable contacts, and getting hands on experience at a cutting edge non-profit! Hours and location are flexible, though we require a minimum commitment of 5 hours a week for one semester (preferably longer). Interns must be comfortable structuring their own time.
       Currently we need people to help us with the following:
* Agricultural Tours (Farms and Urban Gardens) * Architectural Tours * Re-thinking Waste Tours * Energy and Transportation Tours * SF Waterfront Tours * Downtown Berkeley Walking Tours * Berkeley High School Tours - covering several of these topics including Green Collar Jobs * UC Berkeley Tours
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 these areas would best suit your skills, interests and experience. It is possible to help support BAGT’s activities in more than one of the following areas.
Research
- Research and document businesses, organizations, nonprofits, and individuals who are front-runners in sustainability
- Help us grow our world-class database of local pioneering people and organizations to be featured on upcoming green tours
Tour Development
- Assist with crafting, organizing and producing tours
- Create personal connections with prospective tour stops
- Establish and maintain professional communications with tour stop contacts and gather information about their preferences and tour logistics
- Maintain detailed and organized communication records
Computer Support
- Help BAGT staff with various computer maintenance and development needs
- Experience with Wordpress would be ideal -- alternatively familiarity with other CRMs, such as Joomla or Drupal, would also be helpful.
- Also desirable is a familiarity or curiosity about Google Apps for non-profits
Graphic Design
- Create new promotional flyers, brochures, ads, etc. and update existing materials
Marketing / Public Relation / Outreach
- Assist with marketing and publicity for tours via blogging, press releases for traditional media (radio, TV, print), and posting on online community calendars
- Research and refine marketing efforts, including social media outreach (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and partnerships (Groupon, etc.)
- Comprehensive screening of incoming groups through Moscone Center
- Newsletter creation, which involves writing and photo placement
Multi-Media Documentation
- Attend tours as a photographer and/or videographer and document tour stops and attendee experience
- Create accessible organization of photos and video footage from tours and events, utilizing existing organization systems (Flickr, etc.) and possibly researching better ones
- Especially needed are volunteers skilled at photo and video organization and editing
- Create educational films about our tours for the BAGT website and other purposes
Office Support
- Update database with new contacts on an ongoing basis
- Administrative tasks as needed
Fundraising and Sponsorship Support
- Research and possibly contact foundations and corporations which could potentially support our work
- Assist with grant writing efforts, collaborating with professionals in the field
Bay Area Green Tours depends on interns and volunteers to forward our efforts to shine a spotlight on our area’s sustainability pioneers. We currently have a committed and really fun team, and we really enjoy and appreciate each other!!! These positions provide on-the-job experience and networking opportunities, as they connect interns with some of the most inspiring sustainable businesses and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. While they are unpaid positions, they do provide substantial professional benefits including:
- Training and experience working with a unique local environmental non-profit organization and with a strong, spirited and dedicated team
- Experience researching and connecting with innovative and pioneering leaders in the expanding field of sustainability
- Improved research and communication skills and experience
- Community service credit for school, if that is desired
- Letter of recommendation/professional reference, based on performance
- Valuable job networking (One of our interns recently got a job because of a person she met through her work organizing a BAGT tour.)
For more info about our organization: www.bayareagreentours.org  Phone: (510) 704-0379


Opportunities
-Funding for Your Campus Sustainability Project TGIF is offering a new fall Mini-Grant Program, awarding $500-2,000 mini-grants to students, faculty, and staff for their campus sustainability projects. Apply now! Applications are due either October 1st or November 19th with a total of $20,000 available, first-come, first-serve. See attached materials for how to apply or visit the TGIF Apply & Forms page.
-myPower Agent Training
September 27th, 2-4pm A&E Building Rm 203
-Join the City of Berkeley's Climate Action Coalition!- click here for directions/info on how to get involved
The Berkeley Climate Action Coalition is a group of local non-profits, educational institutions, businesses, faith-based organizations, public health organizations, neighborhood groups, government agencies and committed individuals, all working together to implement the Berkeley Climate Action Plan. The plan is designed to reduce community wide greenhouse gas emissions 33 percent below 2000 levels by 2020, and 80 percent by 2050 and to achieve other important benefits, including:
 improved public health due to less local air pollution and more active transportation modes.
improved access to green jobs due to increased demand for solar and other energy upgrades.
cost savings for residents, businesses, and the City government due to reduced energy use.
-ASE: Advocates for Sustainable Enterprise
ASE is a community from BERC (Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaboratice) that aims to provide a space where students interested in green business can come together, share ideas, and learn together. The first Info/Training Op will be held THIS Thursday, September 20th from 8-9pm in Engineering Library (110 Bechtel) in study room 110ME. If you have any trouble finding it, contact Katy Nomura at 408-507-8785.
If you are interested in attending, or have any questions, email ase.berkeley@gmail.com!
-Big Ideas@Berkeley Contest is Open! APPLY NOW! - Information Session: TODAY, Sept 18th 6-7pm, Pre-Proposal
Deadline: Nov 6th, 5pm Big Ideas@Berkeley Information Session <http://bit.ly/SddJfz> With a special presentation Dr. Laura Stachel, Founder of WE CARE Solar
September 18 | 6-7 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
<http://www.berkeley.edu/map/3dmap/3dmap.shtml?wurster>
-Join the Berkeley Ecology Center's EcoCalendar Listserv!
http://www.ecologycenter.org/calendar/  The EcoCalendar is a comprehensive listing of Bay Area environmental and social justice classes, workshops, exhibits, tours, films, and events. To receive a bi-weekly email version of the Eco-Calendar, send a note to calendar@ecologycenter.org.


Fall Free for All - September 30th - Announcement and Ticket Offer



Dear Friends, Imagine a world where beautiful music emanates from Hertz Hall all day long, Lower Sproul Plaza comes alive with the sounds of Brazilian jazz, Zellerbach Hall is filled with the rich sights and sounds of cultures from around the world, and the thrilling sound of the Cal Band reverberates across campus, captivating all within its earshot as student vocal ensembles treat one and all to impromptu outdoor performances. Fall Free for All is this world, a variety of music, dance, and theater performances spread across the UC Berkeley campus so that students and faculty, and the surrounding community alike, can come together to enjoy a full day devoted to the wonder of the performing arts. Best of all, it's free! This year's third annual Fall Free for All on September 30th will feature over twenty performances from artists including: Classical: Kronos Quartet, Cypress String Quartet, Davitt Moroney, pianist Shai Wosner, University Chorus and Symphony World Stage/Dance: Lily Cai Dance Company, Chitresh Das Dance Company, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Kitka, San Francisco Taiko Dojo Jazz: Saxophonist George Brooks, Brazilian pianist Marcos Silva, Pamela Rose's Wild Women of Song Theater: Storytellers Eth-Noh Tec and Dianne Ferlatte, Shotgun Players/songs from Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, Theater, Dance & Performance Studies & UC Jazz Ensembles Family Events: Shadow puppets with Daniel Barash, Instrument Petting Zoo, and more! We are so honored to be able to share this experience with you and hope you will invite your family and friends to join you on this very special day. And if you've already planned on joining us this year please RSVP, via web site http://bit.ly/FFFArsvp, for a special offer of 25% off a pair of regular performance tickets* when purchased at Fall Free for All. Please visit http://bit.ly/FFfASchedule for a complete list of Fall Free for All events. 

All the best,
The Cal Performances Staff 

*Offer excludes sold out performances, including Yo-Yo Ma and Einstein on the Beach, and selected Special Events. Subject to availability.

Dialogues with Faculty - Enrollment and Info

Dear continuing students,

Have you see copies of Fiat Lux, the beautiful volume of Ansel Adams photos of the UC system? Have you wished YOU were a new student so you could have your very own copy? Well, here's your chance. We have posted information on upcoming Dialogues with Faculty on the On the Same Page website. If you enroll in and attend one of these sessions, you will receive a copy of Fiat Lux. It's a wonderful opportunity for students to engage with faculty in a small-group setting, and we didn't want continuing students to miss out just because they did not own a copy of the book.

Rapt Studio is seeking a Fall Intern

Rapt Studio (formerly Pollack Studio) is seeking fall intern:


http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/egr/3284818769.html

The ASUC is looking for a Cal Housing Commission Director

Interested in housing? The ASUC is looking for a Cal Housing Commission Director! Here are the tasks: 

+ Serve as the chair for The ASUC Cal Housing Commission.
+ Report to the Senate weekly with updates from the city
+ Organize bi-monthly meetings of Cal Housing Commission
+ Design the annual student housing survey consistent with Title XVI of ASUC By-Laws and present the results and recommendations to the ASUC Senate 
+ To act as a group within the ASUC to address the housing needs of students and to make executive decisions regarding the Berkeley Cribs Website. 
+ Work with the Berkeley Cribs Director to compile issue briefs from data in the Berkeley Cribs Website into a report
+ Communicate and build a relationship with the City of Berkeley’s Housing Advisory Commission, Council members, and Housing and Community Services Department to address the unmet needs of students.
+ Work in conjunction with the Berkeley Rent Board and UC Housing Services to advocate for the rights of students
+ Attend all Berkeley Rent Board meetings and create Executive Summaries to present to the EAVP and Chief of Staff in order to mobilize and inform students about upcoming issues
+ Work with EAVP and Chief of Staff to recruit appointments to City Commissionerships
+ Coordinate Tenant’s Rights Week in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013

It would be a fantastic opportunity to spruce up your resume! Contact Prabhdeep Kehal at: eavpchief@asuc.org

Institute of International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarship Info and Announcement

INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP Description: IIS is seeking to award a series of merit scholarships of up to $2000 each to support undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Research may be conducted while in EAP, or independently. The scholarship recipients will be called IIS Junior Scholars. After completing their research projects, award recipients are required to submit a four-page research summary and attend the IIS Junior Scholars Conference held on-campus at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year. Several Junior Scholars will be asked to present their work in poster format at the conference. Junior scholars with the strongest research project, as determined by an IIS faculty panel, will each receive an additional $1000 prize. There will also be an opportunity to compete for the Best Poster Award, an additional $250 prize.

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.
 Award Amount: Up to $2000 with the opportunity to win an additional $1000 for best research project and an additional $250 for best poster.
Due Date: Monday, November 26, 2012
Application: iis.berkeley.edu/content/undergraduate-merit-scholarships
Please email iis.grants@berkeley.edu with any questions, or call 510-642-2474.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Green Corps - Early Deadline and Information

Early Fall Application Deadline September 30,2012
Click here to find out more about Green Corp’s paid training program in environmental organizing

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.
For more information, read below or visit our web site: http://www.greencorps.org/findoutmore.

In your year with Green Corps:
You’ll get great training with some of the most experienced organizers in the field: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people such as Adam Ruben, political director of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of "350.org".
You’ll get amazing experience working on environmental issues across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Rainforest Action Network and Environment America in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other places in between.
You’ll have a real impact on some of the biggest environmental problems we’re facing today: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws that support clean, renewable energy, that convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans and much, much more.

You’ll even get paid: Green Corps Organizers earn a salary of $23,750. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.
And when you graduate from the program, you’ll be ready for what comes next: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2013 -2014. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.
If you think you’re one of those people, visit www.greencorps.org to apply to join the 2013-2014 class of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing.

Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August 2013 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.
For more information, visit www.greencorps.org or contact Aaron Myran, Recruitment Director, at jobs@greencorps.org.


Study Abroad Fair - Friday, September 21

CED Students,
Attend the 2012 Study Abroad Fair and learn about study, work, intern, and volunteer abroad opportunities for UC Berkeley students (your CED advisers will also be there).

Friday, September 21
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union Building
Talk with representatives of over 75 study abroad organizations as well as campus offices that can answer your questions about studying abroad.
 For more information as well as an Exhibitor Directory that is searchable by country, region, subject area, and type of opportunity abroad, visit http://studyabroadfair.berkeley.edu
Also, workshops related to study abroad will take place in the Stephens Lounge next to Pauley Ballroom from 11:00-4:00:

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. International Opportunities for Graduate Students
12:15-1:00 p.m. Volunteering & Service Abroad
1:15-2:00 p.m. International Internships
2:15-3:00 p.m. Study Abroad Scholarships
3:15-4:00 p.m. Financing Study Abroad

Sponsored by Berkeley Study Abroad, the Study Abroad Fair is Cal's signature event of the year for education abroad. Don't miss out on your chance to study abroad!


Big Ideas @ Berkeley Info Session with Laura Stachel

With a special presentation Dr. Laura Stachel, Founder of WE CARE Solar
September 18 | 6-7 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

Come get inspired and learn how to participate in the 2012-2013 Big Ideas@Berkeley Contest! Big Ideas provides funding support and encouragement to students with creative ideas to improve society.   This event will feature an inspiring talk by Dr. Laura Stachel, the co-founder of WE CARE Solar, followed by an overview of the 2012-2013 Big Ideas contest structure. (Deadline November 6th!)

WE CARE Solar designs portable, low-cost solar suitcases that power lighting, phones and medical devices for hospitals in low-resource areas. Her invention allows doctors in developing regions to perform life-saving surgeries and has been shown to reduce maternal mortality rates up to 70%. Dr. Stachel’s project was initiated in 2008 with support from Big Ideas and the Blum Center for Developing Economies. WE CARE Solar now provides the solar suitcases worldwide in 15 countries on three continents.

Now in its seventh year, Big Ideas@Berkeley gives students the opportunity to channel their passion for social change into creative and pragmatic solutions. The 2012/13 contest will include new categories and offer more workshops and mentorship opportunities. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals in one of the following categories:

Light refreshments AND t-shirt giveaways to first 50 attendees!


SIT Study Abroad Filling Up Fast!

Interested in Studying Abroad and gaining CED course credit?  The IHP Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics program offered by SIT Study Abroad can be done for 16 credits of CED credit (speak with a CED advisor about this).  However, the spring 2013 program is nearly full so if you want to go next semester please contact SIT as soon as possible to get your application in.  There is still plenty of time to apply for Fall 2013 and beyond.

SIT Study Abroad will also be on campus this week a the Study Abroad fair.  Come meet Eowyn Greeno, our SIT contact, who can tell you more about this program:
Date: 09/21/2012
Place: Martin Luther King Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Council on Undergraduate Research is hosting a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers

Dear Students:
The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.
Any undergraduate may go to http://www.cur.org/projects_and_services/registry/ to fill out a simple information form. Students may also elect to complete a longer curriculum vitae form. There is no charge to the student and records will be made available to bona fide Graduate Schools that contract with CUR for this service.
Organizations or companies seeking the students’ information for other marketing purposes will not be granted access. Graduate School representatives may contact students to invite applications or visits to the campus and laboratory, or to share information about their research programs and financial support opportunities.
Graduate schools may provide a link to their websites, and may provide a short description of opportunities, such as research fields and fellowships.
For graduate schools that wish to review the student information, there is an access fee of $1,500 for the entire database, or $300 for one specific discipline. Again, there is no cost to you as a student to create a profile.
Our hope that students who are currently in their junior year will register now, but anyone with undergraduate research experience may register at any time. You will be able to update your listing as appropriate, to include any summer research experience or information about Senior Theses and test scores. We also welcome submissions by students who are engaged in Masters' Degree programs now but who plan on going on to a PhD program. Just fill out the information on the form including the date you intend to enter a PhD program and your date of completion of your undergraduate degree. Upload a link to your CV that contains complete information about your MS/MA degree activity (school, subject, thesis topic (if applicable), and advisor).
CUR believes that this service will be a great benefit for both students and graduate schools by narrowing the search for the right match. So if you are interested in graduate school, please take a moment to register now. Be sure to include a statement of your research interests, as this will be important for making the match.

Please feel free to contact me, should you have any questions.
Sincerely,
Robin Howard
Senior Director, Membership Services
Council on Undergraduate Research
robin@cur.org

"Break the Mode" Alternative Transport Marketing and Outreach Program is recruiting students to help conduct surveys and hold events

We are recruiting additional students to help conduct surveys and hold ‘break the mode’ parking events. Pay will be $12/hour. Students should submit resume and BRIEF coverletter to billyriggs@berkeley.edu by next Friday, September 21. Use the subject ‘Break the Mode Internship Application’.

Hourly Paid Student Positions with the University Hall Parking Garage “Break-the-Mode” Alternative Transport Marketing & Outreach Program – a 2012 TGIF Grant-Funded Project (DRAFT)
Seeking students charged with gathering survey data and overseeing events to assist campus commuters in switching to alternate modes of transportation. The program is as a part of the Campus’ new targeted marketing campaign to get people to “break” their driving modes. Sponsored by The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) http://tgif.berkeley.edu/index.php/grants/projects/2012-projects/85-outmoded.

Description:
These positions will work with the head graduate TDM Project Manager to assist in the effective gathering of baseline information and delivery of marketing and outreach components. Responsibilities include:
· Assist in gathering baseline occupancy information at garages
· Publicizing and carrying out “Break the Mode” Parking Garage celebrations in October
o Securing donations, sponsorships and giveaways
o Distribute outreach and education material—windshield fliers/postcards, stickers, AC Transit brochures, bike maps, emails
o Setting up and representing “mode stations” (bike/walk, transit, trip linking, carpool, parking alternatives, etc.) to survey participants and provide commute-matching services to campus
o Gather pledges for trying alternate modes of transportation to campus
o Event clean-up
· Follow up with commute pledges
o Provide personalized commute planning and outreach
o Provide telephone and email based customer service regarding transportation options to pledgees—which may include trip matching, forming carpools/vanpools, and responding to individual requests
o Provide weekly written report of communication with pledgees
o Complete close-out surveys with University Hall Out-Mode pledges, gather input, answer follow-up questions
· Assist in gathering follow-up occupancy information at garages in November 2012 and February 2013

Qualifications:
· Must be enrolled as a full-time student at UC Berkeley
· Experience with outreaching, marketing and communication initiatives
· Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
· Ability to both work independently and be responsive to direction from project leads
· Enthusiastic about motivating campus commuters to try alternative modes of transportation
· Basic knowledge of campus transportation options and commuter incentive programs desirable
· Previous experience conducting surveys a plus

Time Commitment:
· Available to work in hourly shifts spread out over Oct 2-4, Oct 10-11, Nov 13-15
· Available to assist hourly in commute matching services and follow up Oct 15-19, Oct 29-Nov 2
· Hours can be flexible, depending on shift / task
· Possible extension into the Spring semester

To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to Billy Riggs at billyriggs@berkeley.edu. Describe any experience with surveying, outreach, marketing and/or sustainable transportation programs.

 

Undergrad Research Deadlines 9/12-10/15

Dear Undergraduate Researchers, This time of the semester is a great moment to learn more about undergraduate research. Come to a research workshop -- not crowded like during welcome week -- to get the big picture, learn how to find a faculty member to guide you, and learn about the many programs with upcoming deadlines. These research workshops can also help you be a much more competitive applicant for the programs you do apply for. Please forward this newsletter to friends whom you think might like to sign up for this listserv -- links for subscribing (and unsubscribing) appear at the bottom of this message. This newsletter will cover the following items: 
1. Undergraduate research workshops ("Getting started" and "Writing a research proposal") in the next few weeks
 2. Research Program deadlines and info sessions through mid-October 
3. Undergraduate Research Journals: Be an author or an editor of research written by Berkeley undergraduates. See this section to view undergraduate research journals' DeCal courses and web sites to learn about their calls for editors and submissions -- fall 2012 deadlines are fast approaching! 
4. Two research assistant openings: one for computer science, the other for social psychology journalism.  

 I. WORKSHOPS SEPTEMBER 12-28 Thursday, September 13, 2012 Writing a Research Proposal: Workshop B Workshop | September 13 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall Monday, September 17, 2012 How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A Workshop | September 17 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall Wednesday, September 19, 2012 How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A Workshop | September 19 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Writing a Research Proposal: Workshop B Workshop | September 25 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall Thursday, September 27, 2012 How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A Workshop | September 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall Later workshop dates in September and October appear at http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/ugr.html 

  II. UPCOMING RESEARCH PROGRAM DEADLINES 09/26/2012 (for Spring 2013 program) UCDC (internship in DC w/ associated research) http://ucdc.berkeley.edu/ Info sessions: ***LAST INFO SESSION***Weds., Sept. 12th 4-5:30 P.M. in 291 Barrows The information session will provide an overview of the UCDC Program, including: - tips for a successful application (writing the personal statement, resume work, obtaining letters of recommendation); - the selection process; - the research seminar; - resources for your internship search; - making the most of your semester in D.C. (housing, budgeting, travel, etc.) An alumna or alumnus will share first-hand experiences and answer attendees' questions. If you would like to meet with Kathy Slusser, Program Coordinator, you may drop in at M24 Wheeler Hall between 9-12 and 1-4 Monday-Thursday or e-mail her to schedule an appointment: ucdc@berkeley.edu
10/9/2012 MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM (all majors, for students considering pursuing a PhD) The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. Twenty to thirty McNair Scholars are selected each year to participate in both academic and summer activities. The McNair Scholars Program aims to increase the numbers of first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students in doctoral programs. Benefits include thorough guidance through the process of carrying out an independent research project, GRE prep, help applying to graduate school, application to grad schools for free, and public speaking training, as well as a summer stipend. http://aap.berkeley.edu/mcnair.shtml http://aap.berkeley.edu/mcnair-app.shtml INFO SESSIONS: 1. Wednesday Sept. 19 12:00-2:00 PM 652 Barrows 2. Thursday Sept .27 12:00 -2:00 PM 105 Cesar Chavez Center (TRSP) 3. Monday Oct. 1 10:00-12:00 PM 9 Durant Hall 10/15/2012 by 3p.m. CENTER FOR RACE AND GENDER (indep. projects, 2 deadlines/year) http://crg.berkeley.edu/content/undergraduate-grants-program 
10/17/2012 PERCY UNDERGRADUATE GRANT FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS RESEARCH--$ for Indep. Projects on American Politics (Fall, Spring deadlines) http://igs.berkeley.edu/csr/csr_percy_grant.html 10/19/12 by 4 pm Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues Undergraduate Mini-grant Program http://crnai.berkeley.edu/research/mini-grants More research program deadlines appear at http://research.berkeley.edu/opportunities.php?option=bab Note that the list can be sorted by deadline or in alpha order by program name. Also note the search button on the left side of the page. 

 III. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNALS SEEK EDITORS AND AUTHORS Berkeley Undergraduate Journal Since 1989 has published UCB undergraduate research in the social sciences and humanities. Affiliated with the Office of Undergraduate Research. http://www.decal.org/courses/2361 http://escholarship.org/uc/our_buj Dear Cal Students, Are you interested in publishing? Do you have a passion for reading and research? Are you considering going to graduate school? Consider joining the Berkeley Undergraduate Journal's Editorial Board and Decal! The BUJ is a publication of exceptional academic papers in the humanities and social sciences. Since 1987, the BUJ has maintained its post as one of the most highly-respected undergraduate academic journals on campus; today the BUJ is run entirely by Cal students. We want you to become a part of this tradition! As a part of the BUJ, you will receive training in the fundamentals of editing, review articles and make editorial decisions regarding what to publish, work closely with staff and authors to help turn selected articles into polished pieces, and gain opportunities for continued leadership in the field. You will also examine the state of academic journalism and publication in the 21st century through discussions, readings, and guest presentations. The Berkeley Undergraduate Journal meets every Monday from 6-7pm. Our first meeting is Monday August 27th in 121 Wheeler. No editorial experience is required. The BUJ welcomes Cal undergrads of all academic backgrounds. Our only request is that applicants demonstrate a positive attitude and show evidence of an excellent work ethic. More Information: How to join the BUJ Decal: <http://www.decal.org/courses/2256>http://www.decal.org/courses/2256 BUJ Editor Application: <http://learning.berkeley.edu/buj/editor>learning.berkeley.edu/buj/editor Check out our past issues: <http://escholarship.org/uc/our_buj>escholarship.org/uc/our_buj 'Like' the Berkeley Undergraduate Journal on facebook: <http://www.facebook.com/BerkeleyUndergraduateJournal>www.facebook.com/BerkeleyUndergraduateJournal If you have any questions, you can contact the Editor in Chief, Emma Lundberg, at <mailto:buj@berkeley.edu>buj@berkeley.edu. We hope to see you Monday August 27th in 121 Wheeler! Sincerely, Emma Lundberg, Minerva Ramierez, Parisa Oveyssi Berkeley Undergraduate Journal, Senior Editors Berkeley Scientific Journal (Publishes research in the sciences, and also has features articles written by staff members; affiliated with the Office of Undergraduate Research) http://www.decal.org/courses/2419 http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~bsj/ http://escholarship.org/uc/our_bsj bsj.berkeley@gmail.com, editor in chief Manisha Rai: rai.manisha@gmail.com 
 Troika (Slavic Studies) http://www.decal.org/courses/2238 http://troika.berkeley.edu/ 
Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal http://www.decal.org/courses/2358 http://ucb-cluj.org/ 

IV. RESEARCH ASSISTANT OPENINGS Computer Science: The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in Downtown Berkeley has a job opening for a student or other qualified person, as part of a government-funded research project to develop automatic speech recognition technology for low-resource languages (e.g. Cantonese, Turkish, Tagalog, Pashto). -Start date: September 15, 2012. Part time; hours flexible. This is a paid position, but academic credit is also possible. Requirements: - Strong scripting skills in command shells and Python - Strong interest in speech and language technology Not required but a plus: - Programming experience in C - Experience modifying and integrating existing code - Coursework in signal processing (EE20) and artificial intelligence (CS188) Interested applicants should immediately contact both emails below: Prof. Nelson Morgan (<mailto:morgan@eecs.berkeley.edu>morgan@eecs.berkeley.edu) Arlo Faria (<mailto:arlo@cs.berkeley.edu>arlo@cs.berkeley.edu) Or apply directly online via: <http://researchmatch.heroku.com/jobs/79>http://researchmatch.heroku.com/jobs/79 <https://willow.coe.berkeley.edu/PHP/ures/menu.php?dept=eecs&group=faculty#uid11765>https://willow.coe.berkeley.edu/PHP/ures/menu.php?dept=eecs&group=faculty#uid11765 
 Social Psychology journalism: Needed: Research assistant with a desire to contribute to the Greater Good. Greater Good, the UC Berkeley-based online magazine, is looking for research assistants (199 credits possible). Greater Good highlights ground breaking research and community-based programs that foster compassion, empathy, and altruism. It collects, synthesizes, and interprets cutting edge research for a general audience, providing a bridge between leading scientists and members of the general public. The magazine is heavily focused on psychology. UCB psychology professor Dacher Keltner is its executive editor. A print magazine from 2004-2009, Greater Good relaunched last year in an online-only format, featuring new multimedia content-articles, videos, podcasts, and more. The Greater Good RA will work with the editors of the magazine to help research future articles for the magazine and update the Greater Good website with fresh content. RAs conduct regular lit searches to identify current trends in the research Greater Good covers, and to uncover some of the latest and most important studies published on Greater Good's topics. They also help Greater Good stay on top of broader trends in the field, including relevant events, books, and popular articles. The ideal candidate must possess strong research and writing skills and should have a strong familiarity with psychology and other social science research, preferably with a focus on research into "pro-social" behavior and emotions, and/or positive psychology. The RA may also contribute short articles about new research findings. The position requires 5 hours/week for at least one semester. It is unpaid, though we can offer 199 credits. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Jason Marsh, Greater Good's editor in chief, at jhmarsh@berkeley.edu. For more information on Greater Good, please visit http://greatergood.berkeley.edu

CED Is Awarding 4 Travel Grants to attend the National Association of Minority Architects Conference in October - Deadline Today!


Greetings,
The Dean of the College of Environmental Design (CED) will award four $700 conference travel grants to CED undergraduate and master’s students to attend the National Association of Minority Architects (NOMA) Conference in Detroit, MI from October 18 – 20, 2012. The application deadline is Tuesday, September 18, 2012.
NOMA’s mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members. Conference activities such as panels, workshops, and receptions will provide students with educational, networking and potential career opportunities.

Please contact Yeri Caesar-Kaptoech (ycaesark@berkeley.edu) with any additional questions.

The Starting Point Mentorship Program is Recruiting Transfer Student Mentors

The Starting Point Mentorship Program is currently recruiting transfer student mentors who can offer some of their time every week to prospective UC Berkeley transfer students. Mentors can be an invaluable source of
guidance and support to community college transfer students navigating the UC Berkeley application process.

By recruiting student mentors from all corners of our campus, we will help
to ensure that our mentees receive the very best help available while cultivating meaningful, valuable peer relationships that will continue to serve them well should they enroll at Cal. I strongly believe that having a mentor with the same or similar major will significantly improve the experience of SPMP’s mentees, and most importantly, will impact in a positive way our mentees’ perspective of what it is to be a Berkeley student.

Participating is easy: students can enroll through Ethnic Studies or Social
Welfare to complete one to two units of fieldwork on a Pass/Not Pass basis. The sections meet once a week, every Tuesday or Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm at 105 Cesar Chavez. Please see the attached flier to find more details about the TRSP mentorship program. Or contact Eva Rivas at erivas@berkeley.edu .

Friday, September 14, 2012

Global Poverty & Practice Minor Info Sessions

You are invited to attend a Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session!

The Global Poverty & Practice Minor is the largest Minor on the UC Berkeley campus, providing students with the knowledge and real-world experience to become dynamic participants in the fight against poverty. The Minor is organized around five courses and a Practice Experience, through which students are given the opportunity to connect the theories and practice of global poverty alleviation.  The Practice Experience may be completed in the U.S. or abroad and financial support is available for students.
Students from all disciplines are encouraged to undertake the Minor and investigate the ways in which the requirements supplement their major field of study.
We encourage you to learn more about the Minor by visiting our website: http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/gppminor and attending a GPP Minor Info Session on one of the following dates:

Tuesday, September 18           12:00pm - 1:00pm
Monday, September 24           4:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday,  October 3*         12:00pm – 1:00pm                   
Monday, October 8                    1:00pm – 2:00pm                     

All info sessions will be held in Blum Hall B100A/B unless otherwise noted.  Blum Hall can be located on the following map:  http://bit.ly/Blum-Hall-Map
*Held in the Transfer, Re-entry, and Student Parent Center (105 Cesar Chavez).  This session will have a special emphasis on completing the Minor as a Transfer student, but all students are welcome to attend.
The application to declare the Minor can be downloaded from the GPP Minor website and the deadline to submit it this semester is Wednesday, October 10th.  Students may declare without having taken any of the courses; additionally, there are no pre-requisites.

Feel free to contact the GPP Minor Advisors at gppminor@berkeley.edu  with any questions.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Apply for a Scholarship to attend the 2012 AASHE Conference and/or Serve on the 2012-2013 TGIF Committee

Apply for one of 10 scholarships available to attend the 2012 AASHE Conference! TGIF will pay for 10 student registrations. Applications are due by Friday September 14th at 5pm.

Undergraduates: Apply to serve on the 2012-2013 TGIF Committee as the Student-At-Large Rep. Applications are due by 5pm on September 12th.  


Due Tomorrow!
Undergraduates: Apply to serve on the 2012-2013 TGIF Committee as the Student-At-Large Rep. Applications are due by Wednesday September 12th at 5pm.
Due Friday!
Apply for one of 10 scholarships available to attend the 2012 AASHE Conference! TGIF will pay for 10 student registrations. Applications are due by Friday September 14th at 5pm.

AIA San Francisco's Architecture at Zero Design Competition - Announcement and Information

Hello Friends of the Academic Community,
I am reaching out to you again regarding the upcoming competition Architecture at Zero 2012, presented by AIA San Francisco and PG&E, partnership with University of California, Merced. Below are the details of the competition and further information can be found at www.architectureatzero.com. We hope that you will pass along this email to interested students and colleagues as classes are now in session for Fall semester/quarters 2012. I would be more than happy to send some call for entry postcards for your school to have them on hand for any interested students; please let me know if this is of interest. Below are the details for the competition. We hope that your students will be as excited as we are!

What:
Entrants will submit a detailed design for a Zero Net Energy campus building as well as a thoughtful schematic energy strategy for a group of zero net energy campus buildings. Details on submission requirements and project criteria can be found at www.architectureatzero.com

Where:
Following on the heels of last year’s successful Architecture at Zero 2011 competition that envisioned a zero net energy future for an urban infill site in Emeryville, CA, this year’s competition will focus on the next phase of campus planning at the newest University of California campus, UC Merced.

Timeline:
Submissions due—October 1, 2012
Jury & Announcement—October 24, 2012
Winning Entries will be exhibited in November during Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2012 in San Francisco, as well as in other locations.

Entry for students is free, and up to $25,000 in prize money will be awarded to winning entrants, as well as a chance for recognition in exhibitions and print media. Architecture at Zero 2011 was pleased to award Jihyoon Yoon of Harvard University and Curtis Ryan from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee for their efforts in Zero Net Energy Architecture.
For more information on the 2011 competition and to stay updated about this years’ competition, please visit www.architectureatzero.com. For any questions regarding the 2012 competition, please email architectureatzero@aiasf.org.


Goldman School of Public Policy Now Accepting Applications for the 2013 Public Policy & International Affairs Junior Summer Institute

The Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley is now accepting applications for the summer 2013 Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute! The application deadline is *November 1, 2012*.  For the application materials and to apply, visit:  http://ppiaprogram.org/app/.

The PPIA Program is open to college juniors from diverse backgrounds who are interested in pursuing graduate studies and ultimately careers in public policy, international affairs and law.  The program is an intensive seven-week summer program of classes and co-curricular activities promoting the professional and personal development of emerging leaders in public service.  For more information regarding the PPIA Program at UC Berkeley, please visit: http://gspp.berkeley.edu/ppia/

Program Information
The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven week academic training program for college juniors. The summer institute prepares undergraduate students for graduate studies in public policy, international affairs and law. Participants complete coursework in economics, statistics, policy analysis and law; and visit local, state and federal government agencies and non-profit organizations. Each year we select 30 students to participate in the program from across the country.  Through GSPP’s partnership with Berkeley Law School, ten out of the 30 students are admitted as UCPPIA Law Fellows due to their interest in pursuing joint degrees in public policy and law.


PPIA Fellows receive:
* Assistance with travel expenses to and from the Summer Institute
* Summer Stipend
* Room and board
* A minimum $5000 fellowship from a consortium graduate school where the PPIA fellow is accepted
** Please note: The 2011 UCPPIA Program is contingent upon state funding.
* Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
* Applicants must apply during their junior year of college
* Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in policy issues most affecting historically underserved communities, including African Americans, Asian Americans/South Asians, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Latinos/as and a commitment to working on these issues, as shown by past and/or current service.

The Big Queer Event - Announcement and Information

The Big Queer Event
Friday September 14, 2012
Doors Open: 5:30pm (see attached flyer for details)
Pauley Ballroom, MLK Building


Teach for America - Information, Application, Deadlines

All kids deserve the chance to reach their full potential—but today, only eight percent of students growing up in poverty graduate from college by age 24, compared with 80 percent of students in more affluent areas. This limits life options, affects families and communities, and has significant social and economic implications for our country.

Teach For America is a part of building the national movement to change this. We know it’s possible to give all kids a great education and the opportunities that come with it. By teaching for two years in Teach For America’s corps, you will join thousands of leaders helping students in low-income communities make the academic progress that will expand their opportunities for the future. You’ll develop the leadership skills, insights, and commitment that will drive you to be a lifelong advocate for kids. And you’ll build relationships with fellow corps members and others in your community working to meet this challenge.


This year, 10,400 corps members are teaching in 46 regions across the country, while nearly 28,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the changes necessary to make a great education a reality for all.


You have the power to change things. Apply to the 2013 corps.

https://www.teachforamerica.org/online/info/signUp.wbfl?_flowId=signUp-flow&_flowExecutionKey=e1s1

NEXT Application Deadline to join the 2013 corps: Friday, September 14, 2012

Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. All majors and career backgrounds.

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