Tuesday, November 20, 2012

2013 Hart Howerton Fellowship


Dear Students,
We are pleased to introduce the 2013 Hart Howerton Fellowship Program to both undergraduate and graduate students in planning, architecture, landscape architecture and urban design who will be entering their final year of study in September 2013. Hart Howerton is excited about providing an opportunity to students to enrich their experience in their fields of study.

Hart Howerton Fellowship Program
Background: In 2005, Hart Howerton began an educational initiative to fund a select number of Fellowship positions for students at design schools. Each summer Fellowships allow the firm to employ several students in planning, architecture and/or landscape architecture under a single program, mirroring our firm’s dedication to the working integration of those disciplines in how and what we design. The Fellowship also provides a component of funded travel for research on a topic that each Fellow selects.

As a result of the Fellowships, schools have had the ability to graduate students with the added advantages of professional office experience, collaborative, interdisciplinary design, and worldwide travel and research. The perspective gained from a carefully defined program within a global design practice has helped students effectively define the choices available after graduation, and more confidently approach the decisions they need to make.

The benefit to Hart Howerton has been tremendous – the energy, enthusiasm and input of new designers in the process of learning, who are laying the foundation for the next generation of design thinking. The firm’s Fellowships underscore Hart Howerton’s commitment to continuing educational opportunities - for our clients, staff and the wider professional community.

Structure: Hart Howerton defines an 8-week “assignment” as part of an existing firm project, followed by the Fellow’s self-defined, approved topic of travel study. The 3-week travel period’s findings are prepared, upon return, as a report presented by the Fellow to the firm.

The Fellowship includes:
$2,000 for housing assistance during the 8-week stay in San Francisco or New York.
$3,000 Fellowship travel expenses during the 3-week travel period.
Salary for the 8-week Fellowship/Internship.
Round trip travel to SF or NY from the student’s school at start/end of program.

Application Process/Fellowship Schedule: The application is a downloaded PDF from our website,www.harthowerton.com. The submittal of an accompanying portfolio will be in electronic form, uploaded to the Hart Howerton website. Hart Howerton Principals make the final selections, though they may seek information from the relevant schools when appropriate. Deadline for the Fellowship application and portfolio submission is January 25th, 2013. Hart Howerton will select a short list of up to 10 students to be interviewed by telephone or in person before final selection. The list of Fellows is announced in early March. The Fellows arrive in the firm’s offices in late May/early June and the program is completed prior to the start of their fall semester in late August/early September.

Past recipients of the Hart Howerton Fellowship have traveled to the United Kingdom, Thailand, China, Africa, Europe and throughout the United States working on projects that include researching land reclamation sites, green roof applications, coastal programming strategies and the role of design in third world health care programs, among others.


Big Ideas Courses for Spring 13

Announcing the Big Ideas Courses!

Big Ideas Courses are taught by interdisciplinary teams of our best teachers. They approach a topic from more than one disciplinary perspective, and they invite students from all disciplinary backgrounds to participate.

You can see details about all five spring 2013 Big Ideas Courses at http://bigideascourses.berkeley.edu. Brief details below. (Note: some have not yet been assigned L&S breadth, but it may be worthwhile grabbing a seat while they are still available.)

L&S 22: Sense and Sensibility and Science
Nobelist Saul Perlmutter (Physics), John Campbell (Philosophy) and Rob MacCoun (Public Policy, Law)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00-2:00, CCN: 51863 - 3 units

The approaches to problem-solving developed by scientists have proven to be quite effective, and yet we as individuals, groups, and larger societies do not often seem to be able to take advantage even of rational approaches to problems--let alone the "hyper-rationality" offered by science. Watching the political process of our country--or even the discussions of a small committee--can therefore often feel quite disheartening. We should be able to do better!
Interested students: please fill out a short, simple demographic survey at http://bit.ly/SiW9Iz and waitlist yourself for the course.

Letters & Science 121: Origins in Science and Religion
Ron Hendel (Near Eastern Studies) and Kevin Padian (Integrative Biology)
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-3:30, ccn: 51992 - 4 Units

This course explores the concepts of origins in science and religion and their cultural contexts and entanglements, from antiquity to the present. Popular culture tends to emphasize the conflict between science and religion on such issues, particularly, in recent times, with respect to the origin of life and its evolution (including human evolution). We hold that science must acknowledge history, both the history of the natural world and the history of concepts about it, and that religion must deal with the changing knowledge of science, including issues of origins, causation, and teleology. Our guiding questions include: What are origins, and why do we want to know about them? How does this desire manifest itself in different ways of constructing and analyzing knowledge? What sorts of intellectual processes, standards, and tests can be applied to different concepts of origins? What happens when different notions of origins clash? How do we negotiate these clashes in today’s world?
Satisfies the Philosophy and Values breadth requirement in the College of Letters & Science.

Letters & Science 122: Time
Raphael Bousso (Physics), Hubert Dreyfus (Philosophy) and Sean Kelly (Harvard Philosophy)
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-3:30, ccn: 52013 - 4 Units

Augustine said, famously, that he always thought he understood what time was until he started thinking about it. That was when he realized he had no idea. This course will address various aspects of the nature of time, including the way we experience it, the way it organizes our everyday world, and the way it stands – if it does – at the foundation of the physical universe.

Computer Science C79 (CCN: 26459) Statistics C79 (CCN: 87960) and Political Science C79 (CCN 71570): Societal Risks and Law
Cathryn Carson (History), Nicholas P. Jewell (Public Health), Stephen Mahin (Civil Engineering), Jasjeet Sekhon (Political Science), Philip B. Stark (Statistics), and David Wagner (Computer Science)
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-3:30, 3 Units

What does "risk" mean? How can it be measured or estimated? Which risks are worth worrying about, and which are not? Which should you be more concerned about: driving while texting, salmonella in Caesar salad, global warming, BPA, living near power lines, or a major earthquake? To what extent can laws and regulations reduce risks or protect us from risks such as these? To what extent should they? How much should society be willing to pay to insure us from such risks? This course addresses these questions by examining a variety of risks ranging from earthquakes to food contaminants to nuclear power to cellphones, and legislative and regulatory responses to those risks.
Satisfies the Social and Behavioral Sciences breadth requirement in the College of Letters & Science.

Music 128P: Music and Meaning
Hannah Ginsborg (Philosophy) and Mary Ann Smart (Music)
Tuesday 1:00-4:00, ccn: 60568 - 3 Units

This course will explore the question of whether music has meaning, and if so, what kind. Can music represent, say, birdsong, or the sea, or merely imitate? If music expresses emotions, then whose--those of the listener? the composer? the performer? We will consider parallels and contrasts between linguistic and musical meaning, theories of how music can be expressive, and the question of whether music can convey political meaning. The course will be taught as a seminar, and students will be expected to participate actively. Each week’s discussion will be structured around the interaction between musical excerpts and readings, drawn from historical and contemporary literature in philosophy, musicology, and the psychology of music.
This course is instructor approval only. Interested students please email both instructors at masmart@berkeley.edu and ginsborg@berkeley.edu.

Health in All Majors - A Graduate Student Panel

Do you know undergrads who are interested in a career in health or unsure of what to do when they graduate? Then you should tell them to come to a graduate student panel hosted by the Center for Health Leadership's Mentorship Committee!

What: Health in All Majors - a grad student panel on health careers for undergrads of every major
When: Tuesday, November 27 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: 150 University Hall (enter from the Addison Street doors)
Why: Because the health care field is expanding and offers great opportunities for students of all academic backgrounds...and there will be free refreshments!

Make an Appointment with Jeamice, CED's Grad Intern!

CED students - need a little extra attention between now and the end of the term? Come see our grad intern Jeamice! You can set up an appointment with her via the link below.

Hello CED students:

I’m Jeamice Parker, the Undergraduate Advising Intern for CED this year. My job is to assist students in the College of Environmental Design with advising while developing my advising and counseling skills. I am sending this e-mail to reach out to students and offer appointments for advising through December 21st.

If you would like to come in to talk about being homesick, balancing self-care and school, preparing for graduate school, or anything else you may be going through, feel free to make an appointment.

To set up an appointment for advising, log into bCal and go to: http://tinyurl.com/jeamice1

UGBA 196.6 Spring Course: Business Innovation and Design Thinking


SLC "Capstone" Course for Spring 2013

The Study Strategies & Resources Program, located at The Student Learning Center (SLC), is proud to once again offer a section of Education 98/198: "To the Capstone & Beyond," a 2 unit P/NP course to support undergraduates who are preparing for, or are currently composing a culminating senior thesis, research project, and/or other creative endeavor. Our course supplements existing departmental and campus resources that are available to students at various stages of their research processes.

Through individual written assignments and collaborative discussions,
students will:
- Define their research objectives and project scope
- Practice written and oral presentation skills in framing their work
- Participate in discipline-specific and interdisciplinary conversations
-  Strategize approaches to faculty/mentor feedback
-  Learn to actively apply relevant study strategies (i.e., time
management, goal-setting, reading & writing strategies, etc.)
 - Consult with the instructors to help monitor individual goals

Day & Time: Thursdays 2-4pm (beginning the first week of instruction)
Location: 123 Wheeler Hall

EDUCATION 98 (LOWER DIVISION STUDENTS):
CCN: 23659 Section #: 13

EDUCATION 198 (UPPER DIVISION STUDENTS):
CCN: 23899 Section #: 13

To learn more about the Study Strategies Program and other SLC services,
visit us at http://slc.berkeley.edu/

Van Jones: Mario Savio Memorial Lecture Nov 28

This year, the Board of Directors of the Mario Savio Memorial Lecture, in cooperation with the UC Berkeley Library, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Graduate Assembly, and the Free Speech Movement Café presents:

Van Jones: Where are we now? Where do we want to be? How can we get there?
November 28th, 2012
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, UC Berkeley
Admission Free (tickets are required; available from 6:30pm in the lobby)
There will be a book signing following the lecture.

Named by Rolling Stone as one of 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done and by Time Magazine as a global environmental hero and one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Van Jones served as Special Advisor to President Obama.  Jones is a co-founder of four thriving non-profits: Color of Change, Green for All, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and his current project, Rebuild the Dream, a pioneering initiative to restore good jobs and economic opportunity.

For further information, contact Savio@sonic.net

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience - Info and Application

Dear Colleagues,
Greetings from New York!

The student applications for the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) are now available online.

The IAESTE Internship Placement Program is a work abroad program that matches U.S. university students majoring in technical fields with paid internships around the world. Each year positions are available in approximately 15-20 different countries in industry, research institutes and universities, consulting firms, labs, and other work environments. Most placements are for 8-12 weeks during the summer, but some fall semester and longer-term placements are also available. Best of all, most technical students in the United States are eligible to apply!

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
-Enrollment: you must be currently enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. program at an accredited, four-year U.S. college or university
-Standing: junior-level standing is preferred, sophomores and graduating seniors are also invited to apply.
-Major: you must be enrolled in a technical field of study, including, but not limited to: engineering, computer science, architecture, natural or physical sciences
-Age: you must be between the ages of 19 and 30
-Language: you must be fluent in English; foreign language skill requirements vary by position

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2012
For detailed information and application materials, please visit our website at: www.iaesteunitedstates.org

We appreciate your support and thank you for passing this on to prospective students!

Thanksgiving Helping Hand for Oakland Families

If your family or a family you know of live in Oakland and are in need of a helping hand this Thanksgiving please contact CadĂȘ Tereza or the East Oakland Youth Development Center at (510)569-8088. Desley Brooks and the Goodwin Family Foundation are providing free Thanksgiving baskets complete with a turkey and trimmings! You must live in Oakland and qualify as low-income and or unemployed. There is a registration form so please let me know ASAP and I will email it to you.
EOYDC
eoydc.org

AIAS Event - IDP Info Session TODAY 11/13

What is IDP and why is it essential to your future career? Find out from Martin Smith, manager of IDP, at our IDP Info Session next Tuesday at 5:30pm. This event is worth 1 AIA LU for students and can be used as an hour towards IDP

Event: IDP Info Session - Designing Your Future: Creating Value in Your Career
Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: 112 Wurster
Presenters:
Martin Smith, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Assoc. – manager, IDP
Nick Serfass, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, PMP – assistant director, IDP
AIA LU: This presentation will be worth 1 AIA LU and if students have their AIA transcripts set up they can use this hour as an hour towards IDP. For students who have NCARB records they can get a free AIA transcript. Review page 20 in the IDP Guidelines for how to get a free transcript.

This event covers all of the steps towards licensure and goes into detail on IDP and ARE. There is also time at the end for Q and A. This event is open to all and we hope to see you there!

Narrative and Storytelling as Critical Pedagogy - Roundtable Presentation

Justice Stories, Resistance Stories and Just Good Stories: narrative and storytelling as critical pedagogy
Wednesday, November 14th, 4-6pm 
231 Wheeler Hall

Presenters: 
Jane Hammons, College Writing 
Jen Schradie, Berkeley Center for New Media 
Regina Mason, U.C. Berkeley Office of the Registrar
 
Storytelling is both an individual and collective task. It can transform localized and individual experiences and emotions into public knowledge and shared history. Stories can be useful and powerful ways of clarifying connections between subjects, of bringing many voices to the table and of understanding the complexity of American society. Storytelling can reveal the concealed, the silent and the multiple voices that often lie in the background. 
And stories that are just good stories reveal themselves than more than that, as justice stories or resistance stories, as stories about race, social responsibility and being an active participant in change. 
By framing their own lives as stories, students are empowered to bring their own knowledge and thoughts to the larger classroom concepts and histories within the curriculum. 
This roundtable of UC Berkeley scholars will address the interplay of storytelling and social justice. What does a good story sound like? Why do we tell stories, how do we tell stories? Whose stories get told? What are storytelling strategies? Why should we teach through stories? Why should we teach storytelling?

CED Exclusive Career Counseling Tues/Thurs through Nov 29

CED grads and undergrads - there's still time this semester to meet with CED's career counselor Deborah Briant!

Get help with:
Internships, Job search strategies, career exploration, resume critique, graduate schools, career fairs, networking
... and more!

CED EXCLUSIVE Career Counseling through Nov 29
Drop-in appointments Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 pm in 220 Wurster
Pre-Scheduled appointments Thursdays 9-12 pm

To schedule a Thursday morning appointment go to http://tinyurl.com/CEDCareerCounseling

LIFT Leadership Program with Non-Profits - Info and Application

Leadership Institute Fellowship Team (LIFT): Make a world of difference in your community

Are you committed to bringing about positive change in your community?
Do you believe in volunteerism as an agent of positive impact?
Are you looking for a way to take your involvement in the non-profit community to the "next level" by serving on a non-profit board or as a staff member?

Apply to be a LIFT Fellow in 2013!
HandsOn Bay Area (HOBA) offers a year-long Leadership Institute Fellowship Team to prepare participants to become non-profit and community leaders.

Fellows gain knowledge and skills that will enhance their ability to create change in their communities. The top six UC Berkeley student applicants will be awarded a $600 stipend at the successful completion of the program (make sure to check off the UC Berkeley box on the application to be considered!).

Application deadline: November 9, 2012
Website: http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/lift
Questions: lift@hoba.org

Berkeley Student Collective - Annual Harvest Gala Nov 17

Are you a food fanatic? Like to discuss food politics and practices? Join the Berkeley Student Food Collective for the Fourth Annual Harvest Gala on November 17th at UC Berkeley's Alumni House! A four course meal prepared by the members of the Berkeley Student Food Collective, silent auction, guest speakers from the food industry, and live music will all be provided. Tickets are on sale now and are going fast, so buy one today! General admission tickets are suggested at $40; students at $20. To buy tickets, go to foodcollective.org/gala ; email Matthew at outreach@foodcollective.org for questions or more info. Doors open at 6:30 on November 17th.

Thanks so much, and shoot me with any questions you have!

Matthew Kirschenbaum
Outreach Coordinator
Berkeley Student Food Collective

Cal Corps Open House Celebration - Nov 28

The Cal Corps Public Service Center moved in August, and we want to share our new space with all the people that make our work possible! Come and join the celebration:

· Wednesday, November 28, 2012
· 102 Sproul Hall
· 3-5pm

There will be food, refreshments, and great conversation. Celebrate Cal Corps and all the fabulous programs offered!

Sproul Hall is located near the intersection of Bancroft and Telegraph. See campus map at http://www.berkeley.edu/map/3dmap/3dmap.shtml?sproulhall.

See you then!
Cal Corps Public Service Center
http://publicservice.berkeley.edu

Coro Center for Civic Leadership - Fellows Program Open House

Coro Center for Civic Leadership
Come learn about the Fellows Program

Coro Center for Civic Leadership, Northern California is excited to announce our upcoming Fellows Program in Public Affairs Open House events. This year, we will be hosting open houses in San Francisco and Sacramento. Come learn more about the Fellows Program in Public Affairs and meet current Fellows and alumni. RSVP here! We look forward to seeing you there.

Fellows Program in Public Affairs Open House in Sacramento
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | 5:30-7:00 pm
Personal Insurance Federation of CA | 1201 K Street, Suite 950, Sacramento, CA
Direction

Fellows Program in Public Affairs Open House in San Francisco
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Coro Center for Civic Leadership, Northern California | 601 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA | Direction

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here. Refreshments will be provided.
Have a question? Email Lan Thao Nguyen, Manager of Communications and Outreach or call 415.986.0521 x103.

Hayek Fund for Future Scholars - Funding for Graduate School Applications

Looking for funding for graduate school applications??

Hayek Fund for Future Scholars
AWARDS UP TO $300 FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEES
Apply Now!

Increase your chances of being accepted and funded in a graduate program through the Hayek Fund for Future Scholars (HFFS). HFFS funding is dedicated to offsetting application costs so that you can afford to increase the number of applications you submit.

Who is eligible?
Undergraduates and recent graduates applying for full-time doctorate or master’s degree programs to start in the 2013-14 academic year; demonstrated interest in individual and economic freedom, and strong academic potential are also essential. (See the frequently asked questions for a list of eligible degree programs).

Please note: At this time only the following graduate programs in the U.S. will be eligible for application fee reimbursement: MA, PhD, MPP, and MFA

How it works:
Complete the Hayek Fund for Future Scholars application, including an indication of the schools that you intend to apply to, prior to submitting applications for admission. (Click here if you have already submitted all your graduate program applications).
You will be notified of your application status within 3 weeks (including whether or not you have been chosen for an award, and the award amount).

Complete and submit your graduate school applications, including payment.
Submit proof of application and receipts for application fees to the HFFS coordinator to receive reimbursement.

http://www.theihs.org/hayek-fund-future-scholars?utm_source=Univ+Depts&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=HFFS+-+Univ+Depts+All+-+Introducing+Hayek+Fund+for+Future+Scholars+-+10-29-12

Info Session for Summer Studio Abroad

Are you interested in doing a studio course abroad this summer? Come here about just a few of the possibilities open to you!

When:
Thursday November 15 12:30 - 2:00

Where:
305 Wurster

What Programs:
UC Berkeley Summer Sessions, Arch 101 http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad
      Guadamar de Segura, Spain
      Yunnan, China
DIS: Danish Institute for Study Abroad http://www.disabroad.org/study-abroad-summer/

Hope to see you there!

New Master of City Planning Program at San Diego State University

To: Department Chairs, Advisors, and Students:

I am pleased to introduce you to our Graduate Master of City Planning (MCP) degree within our School of Public Affairs. We would appreciate your forwarding this letter on email or otherwise posting it on bulletin boards for any undergraduate students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in city planning.

Our graduate MCP Program has been in existence for over 40 years. Alumni with a Masters in City Planning from SDSU range from Directors of planning departments to community planners to Vice Presidents of land use and environmental planning firms.

Current MCP faculty specialize in a wide array of fields including sustainable urban planning, land use, environmental law, transportation, urban design, GIS , community planning, housing, and research methods. Our proximity to Mexico allows students to focus on the U.S.-Mexico border and Latin America. We also emphasize community outreach and internships.

We are pleased to invite students to apply to our Graduate MCP program for Fall 2013 admissions. The application period runs from October 1, 2012 to March 1, 2013.

Students can find information about applying on the internet links at:
http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/grad/programs/city_planning_mcp.html and
http://spa.sdsu.edu/web/index.php/academic_programs/cp_admissions_graduate_standing

We look forward to receiving student applications.

Yours sincerely,
Lawrence A. Herzog
Professor and MCP Coordinator
Graduate Program in City Planning
School of Public Affairs
 

EOP at Cal - Affordable Housing Survey

Do you think the COOPs should expand affordable housing options for EOP students?? Please answer the Berkeley Student Cooperative survey below to add your feedback to how that expansion could/should look.

Dear EOP Students,

With ever increasing tuition and a severe lack of affordable housing in the city of Berkeley, we at the Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) feel it is our duty to provide affordable housing to students, with specific priority given to low income students. Unfortunately the BSC doesn't have space for all students that need our services, and as a result we have long waitlists to get co-op housing. We are preparing to expand in the coming years.

Currently we offer two types of cooperative living: room and board houses and apartments. But we may offer different types of options in the future. We need your help to determine what direction to go with our expansion. What type of cooperative living are you interested in? What characteristics of the BSC may stop you from living in our co-ops?

Your input is crucial to providing housing that is desirable for you and future EOP students. You can help by filling out this short 5-10 minute totally anonymous survey http://www.facebook.com/l/lAQEFBoFu/www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z98XSWK

Please feel free to send any other feedback our suggestions for the BSC to Phoebe Schmidt, VP of Capital Affairs, at vpca@bsc.coop .

The Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund - Application Info

About the Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund

Since its establishment in 2006, the Fund has awarded nearly $1.5 million to more than 100 diverse neighborhood improvement projects and community service programs that utilize collaborative relationships between UC Berkeley and the community to address critical needs.

How to Apply
Download the CCPF Pre-Application Form and Grant Guidelines from the program website  http://office.chancellor.berkeley.edu/gcr/ccpf.shtml
Submit the Pre-Application Form with a summary of the proposed partnership project by Friday, December 7, 2012.
The Fund’s Advisory Board will review the Pre-Application Forms and invite 20-25 applicants to submit a full application. (Please note that being asked to submit an application does not guarantee a grant award.) Full applications will then be reviewed by the CCPF Advisory Board and funding recommendations made to the UC Berkeley Chancellor.

The Pre-Application Forms are due by December 7, 2012.
Additional information about the Fund is available online at: http://office.chancellor.berkeley.edu/gcr/ccpf.shtml

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cal-ITE and ASCE Joint Meeting - Presentation on the Presidio Parkway Project

My name is Nathan Chan, and I am the Treasurer for Cal's Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). I just wanted to let you know that this Thursday (11/8) ITE and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will be hosting a joint general meeting. We have invited three guest speakers, two from HNTB and one from Murakami Nelson Architectural Corporation. The presentation will be on the Presidio Parkway Project and there will be a landscape architecture component to the presentation. The presentation will be from 5-6pm at 534 Davis.

Reclaiming Our Voices at Cal: Womyn of Color Speak Out! - Nov 7

Reclaiming Our Voices at Cal: Womyn of Color Speak Out!

Wednesday, November 7th
5:00-8:00pm
Multicultural Community Center
(Hearst Field Annex D-37)

In 2007, the first Women of Color Festival "RECLAIM: Our Bodies,
Minds, and Spirits," consisted of a day of events, hosted by GenEq,
Multicultural Student Development and the Office of the Dean of
Students, focusing on the experiences of women of color in our
communities. It returned in 2009 and was cosponsored by GabNET,
CalSLAM, RISE of UC Berkeley, Phi Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, GenEq,
bridges Multicultural Resource Center and Cross-Cultural Student
Development (CCSD). This semester we hope to bring back the spirit
created by the Women of Color Festival in 2007 and 2009, but doing so
with a critical lens, that analyzes the historical connotations of the word
“festival.”
This year, we are excited to invite you to an evening event that will
consist of dialogue among womyn of color about their experiences
on the Cal campus as well as smaller chat circles focusing on the
topics and practices of: journalizing, visual art, oral narratives, poetry/
spoken word and movement.

This event is open to allies!

Please contact for any questions/concerns!
dianawaleska.mauricio@gmail.com (Dee Mauricio)
rakiah.anderson@berkeley.edu (Rakiah Anderson)
kraquino90@gmail.com (Kristin Aquino)
For accommodations see http://access.berkeley.edu/
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/322879664485561/
Sponsored by: The Gender Equity Resource Center, Multicultural Community Center & CalSlam

New Course: Landscape Arch 138 AC: Analysis of Metropolitan Form

LA 138 AC/ Tues 3:30-6:30/ Prof Peter Bosselmann     

Environmental Graduate School Info Session in SF

We are excited to announce that the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies will be visiting San Francisco on Thursday, November 8, 2012 for a Joint Information Session for Prospective Masters Students with University of California at Santa Barbara's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, and the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment. We hope you might pass this information along to any students you work with that may be interested in pursuing a Masters Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Forestry and/or Forest Science.

Deans, Admissions Officers and alumni will be available to answer all questions about our different programs, the admissions and financial aid process, and the different school communities.

Location: JW Marriott San Francisco (Skyline BC Room, 21st Floor)

Time: 11/8/2012, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Please visit the admission events website for more information about all of our upcoming events, and click here to RSVP for the Joint Admissions Event.

Health and Wellness

Dear UC Berkeley students,

As we move into the final stretch of the semester, we encourage you to take this opportunity to reflect on your personal well-being and what you may be experiencing as you try to complete papers and projects and prepare for exams. Each of you came to Cal with many strengths, including your ability to connect to others and resources, your problem solving skills, and your motivation to succeed. With the rigorous academic workload and difficulties taking care of multiple and competing demands, it can be challenging and overwhelming to be a UC Berkeley student. These academic pressures are often compounded by financial pressures and family concerns, especially for students who are the first in their family to pursue a higher degree of education. For graduate students, qualifying exams, dissertation deadlines, and the balancing act of being a GSI can also present unique stressors.

Be Proactive about Managing Stress: Please take the time to reflect on your well-being and the well-being of those around you. Although academic performance is often the focus, it is important to pay attention to your stress level and to prioritize your stress management. Talking to friends, exercising, and taking breaks can be helpful. For a free, anonymous mental health screening, please visit http://uhs.berkeley.edu/onlinescreenings/.

For more information about stress and how to manage it, I encourage you to explore the Be Well to Do Well website: http://uhs.berkeley.edu/bewell/.

Seek Help: Getting help is a sign of strength and resiliency. If stress is interfering with your life (socially or academically) or if you find yourself depressed or anxious for weeks or months at a time, we strongly encourage you to talk to a professional mental health counselor. It can make a positive difference to talk to someone who is objective and trained in working with stress issues. Campus counselors at University Health Services at the Tang Center are available by appointment and on a drop-in basis for urgent concern, and at a variety of satellite locations for students who may feel more comfortable being seen outside of the Tang Center. For more information about Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), visit http://uhs.berkeley.edu/students/counseling/ or call Counseling and Psychological Services at (510)642-9494--After Hours contact: (510) 643-7197 to seek help.

We wish all of you the best during this home stretch of the semester and hope you will take advantage of the resources available to you to complete the semester successfully and healthfully.

Claudia Covello
Executive Director, University Health Services

Harry Le Grande, Vice Chancellor Student Affairs

Fall 12 Graduation - REVISED

Subject: December Graduation Information

2012 December Graduation
Sunday, December 16, 2012
1 p.m.
Haas Pavilion

Student must sign up online by November 19 to be listed in the printed program.
Ticket sales begin at the Grad Fair November 6 & 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Alumni House.
Tickets sales online begin November 8.
For details, visit:
http://commencement.berkeley.edu/

Present your research at Harvard - Alumni of Color Conference Call for Proposals

Present your research at Harvard!!

The Alumni of Color Conference (AOCC) is proud to announce its Call for Proposals for the 2013 conference: The Revolution will be LIVE, which is scheduled for February 28-March 2, 2013.

This year's AOCC honors the essence of revolutionary work by challenging us all to think beyond the approaches we normally engage in to promote social justice in education, particularly for students of color. During this year's conference we will refocus our energies on the next generation of educational change agents, inviting youth as co-creators of education, and not just consumers. We will explore new ways of thinking, being, acting, and including by radically revisiting our perspectives and approaches to changing education. The change we pursue begins with each of us nurturing the leader within ourselves; accepting our responsibility to develop educational experiences that benefit all students, particularly those of color; and genuinely engaging our communities in the process. We will purposefully explore issues of class, disability, gender, gender identity, immigration status, language, race, religion, and sexual orientation by critically examining both internal and external barriers in our communities that affect our common goal of improving education.

To this end, we seek proposals that speak to our theme. Please see our Call for Proposals for detailed information, and disseminate widely. Proposal submissions are due by November 26, 2012.

http://www.facebook.com/l/bAQEE-Nkf/isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=hgse_aocc

Blueprint for Leaders for Social Justice - 2 unit Course

The Blueprint Leaders for Social Justice

goal: learn to initiate and influence social change.
Interactive learning workshops take place weekly (Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 pm) in a 2-unit academic course.

The priority application deadline is Friday, November 2nd! The application is available at: http://www.facebook.com/l/oAQHr5gAN/sa.berkeley.edu/leadership/blueprint
For more information, please send an email to calleaders@gmail.com!

Drop by The Rest Stop!

Brought to you by your fellow CED students:

Drop by The Rest Stop!
Thursdays 7-8pm 214B Wurster Hall
Great work comes from Happy Students.
Happy Students come from The Rest Stop.

Combat burnout and stress to pursue balance, rest and happiness! As students, we need to learn how to process critiques in healthy ways, like peer to peer discussion. Our goal is to create a more successful, healthy CED student body. The Rest Stop is a safe space to hang out together and have healthy discussions about our struggles as CED students.

We are all in this together; let’s actually talk what we are going through! (i.e. long nights, questioning abilities and future, feeling failure, issues about believing in your abilities) Drop by any week for some good food and real talk with CED students!