Tuesday, March 19, 2013

IIS Undergraduate Travel Grant Opportunity

Dear College of Environmental Design,

The Institute of International Studies (IIS) is pleased to announce a new undergraduate travel grant opportunity, the IIS Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant. Please assist IIS in publicizing this fantastic opportunity to the undergraduate students in your department. Thank you!

Institute of International Studies Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant
The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant supports undergraduate students who plan on traveling to a conference to present a research project, paper, or poster on any topic related to international affairs. Students from all departments are eligible and IIS encourages applications from a wide range of disciplines. The travel grant provides opportunities for individuals to gain valuable educational experience beyond the classroom and recognizes that many UC Berkeley undergraduate students engage in research projects that may require travel to national or international conferences. Grant amounts will depend on the location of the conference (domestic or international).

Application Details:
A one-page description of the research to be presented;
A budget plan;
Confirmation of invitation or acceptance to the conference;
A letter of support from a faculty member, PI, or department advisor attesting to the academic merit of the trip.

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

Open to any UC Berkeley undergraduate student who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. Students must be registered for the term in which they are planning to attend their conference and be presenting a paper or poster at the conference. Concurrent enrollment students are not eligible to apply.

Award Amount:
Grant amounts will depend on the location of the conference (domestic or international) but will generally be in the range of $300-$400 for conferences within California, $400-$600 for conferences elsewhere in North America, and up to $1000 for international conferences outside of North America.

Application Deadline:
The application deadline is rolling. IIS will accept applications over the course of the academic year.

Apply by 4/8 for UCEAP Spring 2014

Apply by April 8

Don't miss your chance to study abroad next spring! We are currently accepting applications for spring 2014 options on the UC Education Abroad Program. The application deadline is Monday, April 8 for select options.

Apply now
UC credit and financial aid apply, and $1 million in UCEAP scholarships is available.

The GREEN Program: Iceland Launch and Costa Rica Dates Released

The GREEN Program enhances your understanding of the Renewable Energy and Sustainability industries by taking you outside of the classroom and into the field. By gaining exclusive access to different Renewable Energy facilities in Costa Rica and Iceland, you will receive the hands-on experience you need to accelerate your career. The GREEN Program provides a perfect balance of interactive online modules, engaging group discussions, and exclusive facility visits to inform, engage, and inspire students of all majors.

The GREEN Program is a short-term experience which combines education, adventure, service learning and cultural immersion that creates a lasting impact and helps you gain global perspective to advance your career.

 This year GREEN is launching a new program in Iceland, which was recently recognized as the "greenest" country in the World. This program is offered in partnership with Reykjavik University, which provides transferable academic credit upon completion of the 10-day program.

 GREEN's post-program benefits allow like-minded students to stay connected through the GREEN Alumni Network. The Network provides Alumni access to hundreds of other passionate students across the world, internship and job opportunities, as well as industry events.

To gain a better understanding of The GREEN Program, visit our website for a sneak peak of the program and to apply.

Spots on each program are limited to 20 students. Applications are approved on a rolling basis, and spots fill on a first-come, first served basis. Submit your application for the program dates below.

Costa Rica 9-Day SPRING BREAK Programs (4 options)
March 2nd - March 10th
March 9th - March 17th
March 16th - March 24th
March 23rd - March 31st

Iceland 10-Day SUMMER BREAK Program (1 option)
June 14th - June 23, 2013

Costa Rica 12-Day SUMMER BREAK Programs (16 options)
May 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,
August 7, 14, 21, 28

Cal Energy Corps Placements for Summer 2013

 Cal Energy Corps was created to give our best and brightest UC Berkeley undergraduates the opportunity to pursue challenging, hands on projects in energy and climate research around the world.

This summer, an exciting array of university, industry, government, and non-profit internship opportunities are available in Brazil, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, and in the Bay Area as well. We will be adding additional opportunities in the coming days. The program provides a $600 weekly stipend for all interns as well as funding to cover transportation and housing costs. All placements are full-time. For more information and application forms, please visit http://energycorps.berkeley.edu.

The application deadline is Sunday, March 24, 2013.

San Fancisco Bay Area AEP Scholarship

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter AEP would like you to remind the students at your university of the opportunity to apply for our scholarship. Each year the AEP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter offers a scholarship to students who are planning to engage in a career in the environmental field. Undergraduate and graduate students attending any accredited four-year college or university located within the counties served by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter are eligible. The application deadline is Friday, April 26, 2013. For more information about our chapter and our Student Scholarship program please see the attached document or visit AEP’s website at http://sf.califaep.org/scholarship-fund.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program - Info Sessions and Announcement

Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program
Application deadline: April 3, 2013, 11:59pm

The Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program seeks outstanding student leaders who are engaged in off-campus service activities. In 2013-14, we will select up to 20 undergraduates to participate in the program and to receive need-based scholarships in the range of $2,500 to $5,000.
Information Sessions:
· March 13, 12-1pm, TRPC Cesar Chavez
· March 20, 5-6pm 102 Sproul

Through a generous gift from the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, this program will provide need-based scholarships making it possible for students to serve 12 to 15 hours a week in off-campus social action activities. Students who are selected will participate in a yearlong leadership development program through the Cal Corps Public Service Center.

Criteria for selection includes:
Must be eligible for financial aid
A compelling case for why a scholarship would facilitate your ability to be a public service leader
Proposal must be a significant service project that will have meaningful community impact
Project engages other UC Berkeley students
Ability to commit 12-15 hours a week to the project during the 2013-14 academic year

For a complete program description including benefits and commitments please visit http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/haasleaders
Questions? Contact Mike Bishop at haasleaders@berkeley.edu.

Summer China Studio - Sign Up by Friday 3/15

The Berkeley summer studio course and drawing seminar that will travel to Yunnan China June 21 to July 18 will close registration this Friday, March 15. There are still spaces available. The course is available to graduate and undergraduate students at Berkeley and other institutions. This is an elective studio with an accompanying drawing seminar focused on design work for a small city in western China, in the still unspoiled but rapidly developing province of Yunnan. This will be a small group with a great deal of opportunity for individual design discussion and interaction with experienced architects. We will be working on both urban and building scale design, studying traditional architecture and urban patterns, and learning about drawing and design processes outside the traditional studio. For more information please visit this internet site:


2013 Mexico City Program - Call for Applicants

Dear Students,

I hope you are all well and having an enjoyable semester. This is a reminder that this coming March 15th is the deadline to apply to my 2013 Mexico City Program.

At this point I only have 8 students who have applied. I need 10 more, otherwise there will not be a Mexico City Program this summer. Also, this year, in
addition to financial aid to cover tuition, everyone automatically gets a free $1,500 scholarship pay the program costs (accommodations, field trips, etc) . So basically, students will only have to pay for their roundtrip airfare. Feel free to email me if you have any questions (cmjr@berkeley.edu).

Profe Munoz Jr.

CASA - Perkins + Will Firm Tour Friday 3/15

CASA will be hosting their second firm tour of the semester this Friday! We will be visiting Perkins + Will in San Francisco which ranks among the world’s top design firms and is the recipient of hundreds of awards. Space is limited and anyone is welcome to join. If interested rsvp by emailing CASA at casistas@gmail.com. We will meet this Friday at 3pm at the Downtown Berkeley Bart station.


SF CSI Foundation Scholarships Announcement

2013 Scholarship Opportunities:

The San Francisco Construction Specifications Institute Foundation, Inc. proudly offers scholarships to sophomore or above college students with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above and enrolled in a school of architecture, design, engineering, or construction in California. Eligible students must have declared a major of Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Design, Landscape Architecture or a construction industry profession.

Scholarships for eligible applicants may be awarded in increments of $1,000.00, $1,500.00 or $2,000.00 at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee based on funds available.

 For Scholarship Information and Application, please email Matt Crawford at mcrawford@kellymoore.com.

USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate - Scholarship Opportunity with Gap Inc., in SF

I am the program manager for the Ross Program now and I’m seeking an applicant for the Summer 2013 Session to be the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship and a paid 10-week internship at the Gap Inc. headquarters in San Francisco. Do you have a colleague or friend who is interested in taking the course. They would have to take the course at the USC Campus, but the 10-week internship would be in their area. Below is the information.

The ICSC Foundation and Gap Inc. are providing a $5000 scholarship to one applicant admitted to the Summer 2013 Session of the USC Ross Program who is interested in working in the field of retail real estate sector, and who furthers the interests of underrepresented groups in the real estate industry.

In addition, the recipient of the award will be required to participate as a paid intern in the Gap Inc. Corporate Offices in San Francisco, CA starting July 1, 2013 for 10 weeks. During this time, the intern will rotate through three functional areas; construction, operations and real estate.

If you are interested in the Retail Development industry then this is the opportunity for you. You must complete an online application for admission to the Ross Program and complete a scholarship application as indicated on the website, plus meet some additional requirements as requested by ICSC/Gap Inc. Upon our review and admission to the program, your application will be forwarded to the ICSC/Gap Inc. individuals for review and award consideration.

The deadline for these applications is April 1, 2013! Contact me for additional details.
Mary Peralta
Program Manager
Ross Minority Program in Real Estate
USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
650 Childs Way 331
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626


Pre-Doctoral Workshop for Students of Color - Application to Attend

Fowarded Message:
I am pleased to announce that USC has partnered with ACSP to host the first summer pre-doctoral workshop for students of color. This effort is designed to enhance the diversity of students who are pursuing Ph.D. degrees in planning. The workshop is planning focused, and our goal is to attract and
recruit the most talented students from groups that have been under-represented on planning faculties.
Flyer and application are available at this web page:

The faculty for this workshop is a star-studded group, including Ed Blakely, Catherine Ross, Manuel Pastor, Raphael Bostic, Dan Rodriguez, Lisa Schweitzer, and Lois Takahashi -- to name just a few. The full faculty list is available on the web page for the workshop.

Our primary audience for this workhshop is masters students who have the aptitude and desire to pursue a Ph.D. Please pass along this flyer and the application form to your best masters students from under-represented groups. (Those groups are listed on the flyer and on the web page.) We are
open to students from other paths -- other masters degrees, exceptional undergraduates, and of course persons who are not currently in school but who are strong candidates for doctoral planning education.

Please note that our application deadline is April 26, and applications should be emailed to Julie Kim at juliethk@usc.edu. I am happy to answer any questions.

Marlon G. Boarnet
Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in Urban Planning
and Development
Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California

Ph. 213-740-3696
Email: boarnet@usc.edu

UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest - Apps due Friday 3/15

UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest
June 23, 2013 – August 16, 2013
Meadow Valley, CA

In the beautiful mountains of the Plumas National Forest, the UC Summer Forestry Field Camp provides students a unique opportunity to study the biota, soils, and geology of the Feather River Country. Tall ponderosa and sugar pines tower over the area, with white fir, Douglas- fir, incense-cedar, and black oak intermixed in the dense forests. Several streams pass through the camp. Housing is provided in cabins and bunkhouses, with a central kitchen and dining facility with a large campfire area in front. Easy hiking to waterfalls, lakes, and mountain meadows is enjoyed by residents.

The overall goal of the Summer Field Program is to provide an introduction to the scientific and professional dimensions of forest and wildland resource management. Students participating in the program learn about ecology, forest, range and wildlife management, measurements, forest operations and products. At the end of the eight-week program, students will have broad, working knowledge of concepts and techniques used by wildland resource managers. The experience of studying these topics in a field setting inevitably enriches students’ subsequent on-campus academic studies.

Specific objectives of the Summer Field Program include:
Provide experience with both the ecological and social aspects of wildland environments
Introduce students to professional practice in the various resource management fields
Introduce basic subject matter in ecology, measurement and inventory systems, and resource management
Teach field skills
Develop close student and student-faculty relationships

Application materials and camp information can be found athttp://nature.berkeley.edu/espm/summercamp/main.html. Summer 2013 application deadline: Friday, March 15th, 5pm to 260 Mulford Hall. Applicants will be notified by email sometime in April.
If you have questions, feel free to contact Forestry Field Program Director Rick Standiford at standifo@berkeley.edu or Forestry and Natural Resources Undergraduate Advisor Eva Wong at evaw@berkeley.edu.

WindAid - Wind Turbine Installation in Peru, Call for Volunteers

Hello, my name is Nick Warren, and I am contacting you from WindAid, a social entrepreneurship based in Trujillo, Peru that designs, builds, and supplies wind turbines to rural communities.

I'm excited to be contacting you today to announce our plans to install a wind turbine at the highest altitude in the world! However, this can only happen with the enthusiasm and involvement of volunteers! I was writing in the hopes that you would be able to forward along this email to any colleagues and students in your circle, as I believe it is a fantastic opportunity for all interested.

The construction and installation of these turbines will be undertaken by the volunteer group that we are opening up from the 25th of May thru the 23rd of June. Every volunteer will be integrally involved, and because of the magnitude and importance of this installation spaces are extraordinarily limited. The installation will be at high altitude (above 4000 meters) in the gorgeous Andes mountains of Peru. The installation will benefit a community of workers who to date have never had electricity. Not only will these shop owners, guides, and cooks be influenced by their new-found access to electricity, but so will every traveler and visitor who comes thru the area. The electricity will be used for such things as lighting, water pumping and heating, and refrigeration. This will better both the experience of the people who live there, as well as the visitors, bringing a safer, more comfortable, and more profitable experience for all involved.

While participating in this world record breaking project group, volunteers will be getting to experience the life and culture of Peru, both in coastal Trujillo, and in the majestic Andes. They will learn such skills as how to work with; resin composites, carbon fiber, steel structures, electrical systems, aerodynamics, and many other disciplines. All of this while working with an organization that has been building and installing wind turbines from the sea to the mountains for over five years. A socially oriented organization that has had the main goal since day one, not of bottom line, but of both electrifying the lives and ideas of everybody it impacts.

There are absolutely no pre-requisite skills required, and all are invited to apply. Even those with no knowledge of wind turbines nor Spanish can directly impact the lives of Peruvians. As we have just organized this project for this group, there truly is the opportunity for anybody to attend. However, all of the groups we have around this one are almost full, and even before officially releasing this group we had had much demand for this time frame, and spaces are going quickly. A very limited number of long-term volunteering positions will still be available over this time, and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

More information about both the Highest Altitude Installation in the World, and WindAid can be found at our website-http://www.windaid.org. If you are interested in getting involved, but can't make it down late this May, we are also accepting donations to directly fund this monumental occasion, and have volunteering opportunities year-round-though spaces are going quickly this year, so apply soon!

Empowering Women of Color Conference this Saturday 3/16

Hi everyone,
The Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) is this coming Saturday, the 16th. One of the Graduate Assembly's longest running traditions, EWOCC continues to be one of the few forums devoted specifically to issues facing women of color.

This year's EWOCC is titled "Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow" and honors a multiplicity of women's experiences around labor. Our keynote speaker will be Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Worker's Alliance, who has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996.

EWOCC is for everyone. Please come! Berkeley students get in free. Please forward to your departments, your listserves, and everyone you know. More information can be found at the website:

Send questions about this year's EWOCC to our coordinator for the event, Jocelyn Meza, who can be reached at ewocc@ga.berkeley.edu.

UC Davis Summer Abroad 2013 - Opportunities

Dear students,

As you are making plans for summer, consider studying abroad withUC Davis Summer Abroad led by UCD Faculty. All Summer Abroad programs provide eight units of UC credit in four weeks, are taught in English, and are open to students of all majors and class levels and campuses.

Enrollment will be open until April 5th. You still have plenty of time to enroll!

Browse 2013 Summer Abroad programs at: https://summer-abroad.ucdavis.edu and start your application here:http://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/summerabroad/_sa_enrollement.html
We’ve highlighted a few of the Summer Abroad programs that may interest you below:
IRELAND – What’s in Your Water?
Watch the slideshow made by last year’s students(in the “Program Overview” section of the page ): http://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/summerabroad/ireland_water.html
Galway, Ireland
June 29 – July 27
Civil and Environmental Engineering 148A & 198
Study the basic concepts of water quality measurements, processes and regulations while exploring the beautiful coast of West Ireland!

ISRAEL – Housing, Land Use and Conflict in Israel
Listen to information session podcast(right below the slide show of the pictures on the right hand side): http://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/summerabroad/israel_housing.html
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv – Israel
June 22 – July 19
Community and Regional Development 153A & 198
Learn about housing and neighborhood development plans and strategies to create a modern city while preserving the city’s rich history!
SOUTH KOREA – Sustainable Energy Technologies
Listen to information session podcast(right below the slide show of the pictures on the right hand side): http://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/summerabroad/ireland_water.htmlnd_water.html"
Soeul, South Korea
June 28 – July 26
Engineering and Materials Science 170 & Group Study 198
Become familiar with photovoltaic cells and Korean culture, lithium-ion batteries and UNESCO world heritage sites, all in one trip!

ECUADOR – Sustainable Ecuador - From the Andes to the Amazon
Listen to information session podcast(right below the slide show of the pictures on the right hand side): https://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/summerabroad/ecuador.html
Quito, Amazon Basin – Ecuador
June 30 – July 28
Native American Studies 120 & 198
Interact with indigenous Amazonians while examining their historical development and current initiatives to save the Amazon rainforest.

CED Career Fair - TOMORROW 3/14

CED Career Fair

Thursday, March 14, 12:00-4:00pm
International House, Chevron Auditorium

The Career Center is pleased to present this career fair with the College of Environmental Design (CED) and Alpha Rho Chi.

Open to all UC Berkeley students and current members of the Career Center's Alumni Advantage program. Bring your UC Berkeley SID (photo ID for alumni) and copies of your resume and/or portfolio!

Participating employers have job or internship opportunities for undergrads and grad students in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning, City and Regional Planning, Urban Design, and Urban Studies. This is the perfect opportunity to meet with representatives from organizations such as Community Design + Architecture, ELS Architecture and Urban Design, Perkins+Will, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), ...and more!!

Make a great first impression by preparing in advance!
1. See which companies are coming before the fair. Log into Callisto at https://berkeley-csm.symplicity.com/students/ to review this year's Career Fair Directory. Directory information is updated up to the day of the fair - be sure to check frequently.
Hint - use the Advanced Search tab to search for participating companies by type of job or internship, majors and degree levels sought, etc...

2. Watch the Career Center's quick clip videos with tips on how to prepare: https://career.berkeley.edu/MM/Videos-Fairs.stm

3. Update your resume and bring many copies - https://career.berkeley.edu/Tools/Resume.stm

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Call for Participation: Share Your Internship Experience

Participation Request:

Have you had a successful internship?
Would you like to share that experience with others?

If so, WE NEED YOU to share your experience with your peers at the Successful Internship panel event on Tuesday, March 12th from 5:00-6:30pm pm at Wurster. This panel will include employers and successful interns and allow an opportunity for both to share insights and experiences.

We are looking for students who have interned in a variety of fields within Environmental Design who can offer helpful tips on the recruiting or interviewing process and what they learned during their time with their organization.

If you are interested in serving as a panelist, please send a brief description of your internship to Maria Dawson at mariadawson@berkeley.edu by Friday, March 8th.

CED Admissions Ambassador Internship Application Now Available

Applications are now available for the Fall 2013-Spring 2014 CED Admissions Ambassador Internship cohort.

Share your experience, passion, and expertise of being a student in the CED!
Reach out to prospective high school and community college students.
Network with CED students, faculty, staff, and campus-wide outreach groups.
Gain valuable professional, communication, and community building skills.

Due: Friday, April 19th by noon at 250 Wurster or via email at cedambassadors@berkeley.edu

Applications can be found at 250 Wurster Hall, Undergraduate Advising, at the Ambassador bulletin board outside of the Advising Office, or by sending an email request to cedugblog@gmail.com
Questions? Contact cedambassadors@berkeley.edu

Green Fund Grants and Sustainability Award Nominations Now Open

2013 Green Fund Grants and Sustainability Award Nominations now open!

CACS Green Fund Grants
Apply for a grant for up to $2,000 for a campus sustainability project. The annual Chancellor's Green Fund Grant program enables members of the UC Berkeley campus community to undertake projects that will create a greener, more environmentallysustainable campus -- while saving resources and money in the process.
CACS is currently focused on improving sustainability in the areas of green labs, waste reduction and diversion, water conservation, and greening purchasing practices. Grants that address these focus areas are of particular interest to CACS.

For more information and to apply go to: http://sustainability.berkeley.edu/cacs/pages/greenfund/overview.shtml
The grant cycle for Spring 2013 is now open. Grant applications are due Wednesday, March 13th by 5pm.

Bonner Leader Program Info Session March 6

Passionate about Social Justice? Apply to be a Bonner Leader, where you will have the opportunity to work for social justice and gain valuable leadership skills! Bonner leaders in the past have served in a spectrum of fields, working to end homelessness in the Bay Area, helping to end inequities in Berkeley public schools, helping achieve housing justice and immigrant rights for low-income Bay Area residents and assisting low income communities with tax preparation. Bonner Leaders earn a $1175 AmeriCorps Education Award at completion of service!

If you’d like to learn more about the program come to one of the following info sessions:
Date: March 6th
Time: 5-6pm
Location: 102 Sproul
Visit http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/bonnerleaders for details and to apply!

Compost Alliance Now Hiring - Four Job Openings!

My name is Evelyn Hammid, and I am Coordinator of the Compost Alliance, a student group formed in Fall 2010 to implement a campus-wide compost collection system. We are currently hiring one new Program Coordinator and three new Staff Assistants to help with our mission. We are looking for students from any and all majors committed to the compost cause! Please forward the attached application form to interested students--

Compost Alliance is now hiring students to help achieve Zero Waste by 2020 at UC Berkeley!

Interested in waste reduction? Apply to be a Compost Alliance Program Coordinator or Staff Assistant and help implement a campus-wide composting program at Cal! Students may apply for both positions. Please see the attached job description for more information and contact evelyn.hammid@berkeley.edu with questions. This position is paid. Applications due Wednesday, March 13th at 5 PM

The Staff Assistant will:
Work with two other program coordinators to implement a campus‐wide compost system at Berkeley to:
1. Train in necessary knowledge and skills relating to composting and/or waste reduction
2. Create educational materials, including newsletters
3. Assist with grant‐writing and compiling reports
4. Perform waste audits and analysis of waste streams
5. Set up, label and transport compost, recycling and landfill bins
6. Meet and communicate with staff, students, and faculty
7. Work with staff, students, and volunteers to execute the program mission
8. Share findings through reports, professional presentations, conferences, and meetings

1. The Staff Assistant must be available to work during summer 2013, with the ability to work during winter and spring breaks, nights, weekends and holidays
2. Approx. 6 hr/week at $11/hour (up to $990 pay per semester)
3. Flexible hours ideal (3‐8 hrs/wk) for easy scheduling

Required Qualifications:
1. Students must be self‐motivated, organized, and professional
2. Excellent written and oral communication skills
3. Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel (InDesign, Photoshop preferred)
4. Initiative, commitment and passion for sustainability, particularly waste diversion
5. Must work well in group environment, learn quickly, and be flexible with schedule
6. Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record

Selection Process:
Please submit a short 2‐3 paragraph cover letter (highlighting your experience and interest in the
position), a resume, and 1‐2 references (with name and contact info). Please also list your other
commitments and activities for the spring semester (including the total number of units you are taking and number of hours spent on extracurriculars per week).
Students of all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Please submit one PDF with all pertinent information listed above to Evelyn Hammid (evelyn.hammid@berkeley.edu) by Wednesday March 13th, 2013 at 5 PM. Select applicants will be contacted for interviews on Friday March 15th.

The Compost Alliance is currently looking to hire three (3) organized, energetic, and motivated, students interested in waste reduction as Staff Assistants. Founded in Fall 2010,
Compost Alliance seeks to establish a campus‐wide compost collection system. We have already established composting in over a dozen buildings on campus and need qualified students interested in the cause to help us implement in more buildings!

The Staff Assistant will:
Work with two other program coordinators to implement a campus‐wide compost system at Berkeley to:
1. Train in necessary knowledge and skills relating to composting and/or waste reduction
2. Create educational materials, including newsletters
3. Assist with grant‐writing and compiling reports
4. Perform waste audits and analysis of waste streams
5. Set up, label and transport compost, recycling and landfill bins
6. Meet and communicate with staff, students, and faculty
7. Work with staff, students, and volunteers to execute the program mission
8. Share findings through reports, professional presentations, conferences, and meetings

1. The Staff Assistant must be available to work during summer 2013, with the ability to work during winter and spring breaks, nights, weekends and holidays
2. Approx. 6 hr/week at $11/hour (up to $990 pay per semester)
3. Flexible hours ideal (3‐8 hrs/wk) for easy scheduling

Required Qualifications:
1. Students must be self‐motivated, organized, and professional
2. Excellent written and oral communication skills
3. Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel (InDesign, photoshop preferred)
4. Initiative, commitment and passion for sustainability, particularly waste diversion
5. Must work well in group environment, learn quickly, and be flexible with schedule
6. Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record

Selection Process:
Please submit a short 2‐3 paragraph cover letter (highlighting your experience and interest in the
position), a resume, and 1‐2 references (with name and contact info). Please also list your other
commitments and activities for the spring semester (including the total number of units you are taking and number of hours spent on extracurriculars per week).
Students of all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Please submit one PDF with all pertinent information listed above to Evelyn Hammid (evelyn.hammid@berkeley.edu) by
Wednesday March 13th, 2013 at 5 PM. Select applicants will be contacted for interviews on Friday March 15th.

Summer Abroad - Arch 101 in Spain Info Session

Summer Abroad - Arch 101 in Spain Info Session
Still deciding if you want to apply?

Come to one last information session and hear from the course instructor, Alex Salazar, about this amazing studio opportunity.
Tuesday March 5th
Wurster 305
Landscape Architecture Majors are welcome to apply: please come to this information session to speak to the professor about using your Ld Arch studio classes in place of the Arch100A/Arch100B prerequisites.

The application is open, and spots are still available!
Application Deadline: March 15
Admission is on a first come, first serve basis

More information for Spain:

There will also be an Arch 101 Studio in China:

Financial Aid?
For the Summer Abroad and Global Internships programs, there will be a scholarship in the amount of $1500 that we will automatically give any financial aid student with an EFC of $50,000 or less.

Contact Jessica Bauer from Berkeley Study Abroad: summerabroad@berkeley.edu

Greeters and Senders 2013 - Call for Volunteers

Calling all Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Parents!!!!

How would you like an opportunity to meet and greet with newly admitted Cal Bears while earning Cal 1 Credit?

We're looking for volunteers to either greet and escort newly admitted students at either the Oakland Airport or the Emeryville Amtrak station during Senior weekend and Cal Day. Volunteers like you have the opportunity to escort prospective students to and from campus and the airport during Senior Weekend and Cal Day (April 18 - 21). It's a great way to build relationships with potential as well as current students and/or staff, while helping out a great cause and putting a little Cal 1 Money in your pocket.

Want more information? Interested and want to sign up? Please contact Camille Harvey at camilleharvey@berkeley.edu for more information.

Thanks in advance for your support of Greeters and Senders and Senior Weekend.
Go Bears,
Camille Harvey
Greeters and Senders 2013

Last Undergrad Research Deadlines for Summer

Dear Undergraduates,

Still looking for research opportunities this summer? Come to the last SURF L&S and SURF Rose Hills Info Session before the program application deadline on March 11th!

In this newsletter, you will also find calls for abstracts for undergraduate research conferences/symposia, and program deadlines through the end of March.

I. SURF/L&S and SURF/Rose Hills Info Session
March 4, 2013, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Durant Hall, room 9
Performer: Leah Carroll, Office of Undergraduate Research
View event details:

 II. Undergraduate Conferences/Symposia:
(Un)certain Boundaries: Visualizing the intersections of science & society, Spring 2013 Science, Technology, and Society Undergraduate Symposium
Proposal - Abstract Deadline coming up next Tuesday, March 5th!!
We are excited to announce the upcoming date for the 2013 Intercampus Undergraduate Symposium, which is organized by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society (CSTMS @ UC Berkeley).
The conference will be held on Friday, April 26th, 2013 at UC Berkeley and will give UC undergraduates the great opportunity to present their research projects to faculty and students in an exceptional creative environment.
We are looking for high quality projects, which illustrate the interaction between science and society and bring together the social, environmental, political and the scientific disciplines.
Students can present their work in one of the following formats:
Formal: traditional research presentation, ideal for students working on an original thesis
Mixed Media: such as, visual installation, performance, mp3, video
Informal: ‘implosion’ projects about (an) ‘object(s)’ that provide(s) insight on unexpected connections between society and science.

We invite engaged and creative undergraduate researchers to submit their proposal form by Tuesday, March 5th and to follow the submission guidelines.

More details are available at
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

Undergraduate Legal Studies Research Conference
Fifth Annual Legal Studies Undergraduate Research Conference– Friday, April 26, 2013

The Fifth Annual Legal Studies Undergraduate Research Conference celebrates the scholarship and creativity of the Berkeley undergraduate student body through an afternoon that focuses on law-related research. The conference will take place at the Center for the Study of Law & Society (CSLS), Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program, and at Berkeley Law. Berkeley Law and the Legal Studies department are co-sponsoring the conference. This conference is open to all students who have completed or are doing research on a topic related to law (e.g. criminal justice, courts, civil and human rights, poverty and the law, health and the law, conflict resolution, etc.). At previous conferences, participants included undergraduates from departments such as History, International and Area Studies, Rhetoric, Political Science, Chicano Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Classics, Economics, Psychology, Philosophy, English, Legal Studies, and Media Studies.

Proposals to participate must be in the form of an abstract of 300 – 500 words.
Applications will be reviewed and decided upon on a rolling basis until Friday, April 5th.
Students are strongly urged to apply as soon as possible as space is limited.
Please direct all applications and questions to the Legal Studies Teaching Fellow, Christina Stevens, at stevenscl@gmail.com.
For more information please go to

III. Program Deadlines through March:
Review of applications begins 1/31/13; rolling deadline: UC Leads
UC Leads is a two-year program designed to identify educationally or economically disadvantaged UC undergraduates in mathematics, engineering, or science who show promise of succeeding in doctoral degree programs. The program provides students with educational experiences that prepare them to assume positions of leadership in industry, government, public service, and academia. UC LEADS is part of the Cal NERDS program.

2/15/13: Review of applications begins, open until filled MELLON MAYS UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program at UC Berkeley Targets students with exceptional academic promise in the humanities or social sciences and potential for academic careers that will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in the academy. The MMUF program commits to funding Fellows for two years as an undergraduate student. Applicants must be second semester Sophomores (or have at least 4 academic year semesters remaining at UC Berkeley) and have approximately a 3.4 GPA or higher.

The program's objective is to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to begin work in a research laboratory in the summer with the possibility of continuing through the following academic year. Students begin their work in the summer, giving them more time to dedicate to their lab experience.
The program will not provide academic credit or stipends. Any academic credit or stipends will be solely up to the faculty or PI in charge of the lab.

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and Creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and the Public good. The award gives bright, ambitious
students the opportunity to extend nd reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a special project after their graduation. Prize recipients may be awarded as much as $25,000. The Prize is intended to cover project costs, materials, and living expenses for a period of up
to one year. The Prize is open to Berkeley graduates in any area of study who are awarded an undergraduate degree in the Fall of the year before or the Spring or Summer of the year in which the Prize is awarded. Proposals for humanistic research or public service projects involving the arts,
humanities and social or natural sciences are welcome.

The Robert & Colleen Haas Scholars Program funds financial aid eligible, academically talented UC Berkeley undergraduates to engage in a sustained research, field-study or creative project in the summer before and during their senior year at Berkeley. Each year, twenty Haas Scholars are selected from all disciplines and departments across the University on the basis of the merit and originality of their project proposals. Requirements are evidence of financial need and 3.450 GPA or better.
International and AB540 students are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The Pre-IMSD (Initiative for Maximizing Student Development) Summer Research Program provides an first-time research experience in the labs of UC Berkeley faculty members for students who want to explore their interest in a research career in the biological sciences. The overall goal of the IMSD Program is to increase the number of students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences who go on to pursue and earn Ph.D.s in those fields. Projects this summer include the fields of molecular biology, developmental biology, behavioral
endocrinology, ecology, evolution, and toxicology. The program runs from May 28 – August 2, 2013 and includes: Paid research in selected faculty labs, seminars and workshops on research careers and professional development topics, students organizing and presenting their research at an end of summer symposium, mentoring and advising by IMSD staff, Scholars, faculty and Graduate Fellows.

The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) at the University of California Berkeley, announces the availability of grants of $100 to $1,000 to fund undergraduates for research or creative projects that address issues of race and gender. Applications can be submitted by any Berkeley undergraduate not graduating at the end of the semester.

The Leslie Lipson Program at UC Berkeley is intended to encourage Undergraduate students to study humanistic values and their practical application for individuals, societies, and states. The program consists of the Lipson Essay Prize, the Lipson Scholarship, and the Lipson Research Grant. One component of the Leslie Lipson Program is the Lipson Essay Prize. Eligible freshmen and sophomores are invited to submit an original, unpublished piece to the Lipson Essay
Prize contest on one of the essay topics related to humanistic values. To be eligible for the Lipson Essay Prize, students must be freshmen or sophomores and have a minimum 3.5 grade-point average (GPA). Students from any field of study are welcome to apply.

The Biology Fellows Program (BFP) is a semester-long program open to all UC Berkeley students that provides financial support for students doing research, as well as seminars and professional development workshops on biological research-related topics. BFP provides stipends for research
opportunities in the biological sciences for undergraduates whose financial need would make such work difficult on an unpaid basis. The program seeks to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups and women doing research. However, all qualified undergraduates are
encouraged to apply and will be considered equally.

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship/L&S program (SURF/L&S) is designed to allow undergraduates enrolled at UC Berkeley in the College of Letters and Science to spend the summer doing concentrated research in preparation for a senior thesis or another major capstone research
project. In Summer 2013 fellows will receive a $3,250 summer stipend, which is intended to cover basic living expenses for two months. SURF Fellows receive an additional $250 when they complete projects and graduate as scheduled. For summer of 2013 we anticipate funding about
forty students. Eligibility: 3.0+ gpa, major within the College of Letters & Science, graduating Fall 2013 or Spring 2014; international and AB540 welcome.


SURF/Rose Hills, run for the first time in summer 2012, allows students enrolled at UC Berkeley in certain mathematics, science, and engineering majors in the colleges of L&S, Natural Resources, Engineering, and Chemistry (US citizens, residents of Southern California, with 3.25+ gpa) to immerse themselves in full-time research over the summer. Thanks to the generous support of The Rose Hills Foundation, we will offer fellowships for $5,950: $5,000 to be disbursed directly to the student, and $950 for supplies, to be disbursed to the laboratory. SURF/Rose Hills fellows can
be either a) sophomores or juniors looking for a faculty-initiated research experience under the guidance of a UC Berkeley or UCSF faculty member during the summer; or b) funding for juniors planning to conduct independent research in preparation for an honors thesis. We anticipate
being able to fund most eligible and qualified applicants. A total of 42 students will be funded for summer 2013.

IMSD Scholars and MARC Scholars PROGRAM
Are you planning on applying to PhD or combined MD/PhD programs in the biological or behavioral sciences? Consider applying to the UC Berkeley Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) and Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholars Programs!
The overall goal of the programs, which are sponsored by the NIGMS of the NIH, is to increase the number of students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences (underrepresented ethnic minorities, low-income students, students with disabilities, first
generation college students) who pursue PhDs or MD/PhDs in these fields.
These fields include most biological science-related disciplines.

ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 22, 2013 for a start date at the beginning of Summer 2013 (June 1st).
Benefits include:
* Significant funding for research over 1-2 years (IMSD) or 2 years (MARC), including a salary/stipend, conference travel, and lab supply award
* Professional development activities to help students get into grad school and become successful scientific leaders
* Individualized academic, personal, and career advising, including help with graduate school applications
* Leadership, service, and mentoring opportunities to help diversify the sciences
* A supportive community of fellow research scholars
* More!

Prior research experience is required. Please see the websites for more details and to download the application:

Send general questions for each program at imsd@berkeley.edu or marcscholars@berkeley.edu. You can also talk with Rachel Henderson, Program Coordinator (rhenderson@berkeley.edu) or Corey Welch (coreywelch@berkeley.edu), Assistant Program Coordinator, if you have questions about the programs or the application.

3/22/2013 (estimated deadline)
The STEER program offers a paid summer internship in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences within the School of Public Health. This program is available to undergraduate students at all universities. During this 8-week summer program, you will work alongside a research faculty
mentor to learn about environmental health and how this may affect human health. We are looking for students who have some previous exposure to environmental health concepts or research, or who have a clear idea of what they would like to do. We are also looking for students who are enthusiastic about environmental health and who are committed to working on various aspects of research.

Rolling deadline:
ASUC Academic Opportunity Fund
The Academic Opportunity Fund awards grants for academic travel that enhances student access to valuable educational experiences beyond the classroom.

Rolling deadline:
History Undergraduate Research Grant
Sponsored by the Friends of Cal History, this grant offers up to $750 for research-related expenses, including but not limited to travel, incurred by undergraduate History majors. The grant is for those students enrolled in History 101, the required senior thesis.

Rolling deadline
Institute for International Studies Undergraduate Travel Grant
The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant supports undergraduate students who plan on traveling to a conference to present a research project, paper, or poster on any topic related to international affairs. Students from all departments are
eligible and IIS encourages applications from a wide range of disciplines.

Rolling deadline
Semiconductor Research Corporation Intel Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SRC URO)
The SRC-URO Program aims to prepare undergraduates for graduate school through research.
•Students in specific fields of interest to SRC (BioE, CS, EE, ME, IEOR, MSE, etc.)
Traditionally underrepresented students are encouraged to apply.
•US citizens or permanent residents
•GPA of 3.0 of higher
•Sophomores eligible and encouraged to apply.

Rolling deadline:
Student Opportunity Funds (SOF)
The program is designed to provide support for events/activities both co-curricular and academic planned by and for Cal students.

Sixth Annual Student Affairs Day

Interested in a career in student affairs?

On behalf of Steve Sutton and the Office of Student Development, the 2012-13 Dean of Students Liaisons and the Office of the Dean of Students, I’d like to invite you to the 6th Annual Student Affairs Day. The event will take place April 11th from 5 – 7 pm in the Unit I All Purpose Room.

5 – 5:20 Participants arrive, eat, mingle
5:20 – 5:25 Introduction of Speaker
5:25 – 5:40 Keynote Speaker: David Surratt, Associate Dean of Students
5:40 – 5:55 A Brief Overview of the Profession
6 – 6:25 Department Break Out Session
6:25 – 6:50 Panel Presentation/Q&A: Panelists – Sunshine Workman, two more TBD
6:50 – 7 DoS Liaisons close w/statements about the field and recruit Liaisons for 2013-14

LGBT Task Force Summer Fellowship - Info and Application

Academy for Leadership and Action Summer Fellowship

What is the Academy for Leadership and Action?
The Task Force's Academy prepares leaders to fill the staff, board, and volunteer roles critical to the success of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement. Through community and political organizing, we strive to win immediate policy gains, develop leadership and long-term organizational capacity and build stronger alliances between secular and religious communities.

The Task Force is committed to building a social justice movement where everyone can be their full selves. We work with individuals and communities that reflect the full spectrum of LGBT people and their allies. We bring a racial and economic justice analysis to all of our movement building work and makes explicit the connections to struggles against systematic oppression. The Academy for Leadership and Action’s ultimate goal is to build movements, leaders and organizations that transform society.

What is the Academy Fellowship?
 This is not your average fellowship!

This is your chance to create change! The Academy Fellowship is a subsidized social justice fellowship that's furiously intense. The program provides the first hand real world experience working for social justice that is necessary for becoming a professional organizer. You’ll learn to disseminate a progressive worldview that connects LGBT issues to struggles against racism, classism, ableism, and spiritual oppression; to build relationships with a broad cross section of other LGBT movement leaders, especially incommunities of faith and communities of color; and to mobilize mass numbers of people to achieve immediate political gains for the LGBT community.

Stipend and Placement
 Fellows receive a living expenses stipend of $500 per week. The Fellowship runs for 10 weeks, from Monday, June 10, 2013 through Friday, August 16, 2013. This year potentialplacement cities are New York City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Portland, Oregon and Washington DC. Fellows are responsible for arranging their travel to the fellowship location and housing situation.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 19. Decisions will be made and communicated by Friday, May 17. Apply online here: http://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Contact/ContactUs.asp?ievent=1061276&en=8hLOLXPvEcKJJTNHKdJHKXMBJjKSKTOCJeLKI1MJInKZL5NGJdKNK5PKJfJSJbPUE

Application must be submitted by Friday April 19, 2013. Decisions will be made and communicated by Friday, May 17, 2013. The Fellowship runs from Monday, June 10, 2013 through Friday, August 16, 2013.

Any further questions can be directed to Senior Field Organizer, Bex Ahuja at 646.358.1475 or via email at bahuja@thetaskforce.org

Sixth Annual Queer and Asian Conference - Info, Announcement, and Opportunites

Hello Beautiful Community!
Registration for the 2013 Queer and Asian Conference (QACON13) is now open!

 ****** This conference is FREE and open to ALL to attend. *******

What: QACON 2013 “Navigating Spaces, Living Intentionally”
When: Friday May 3rd, 2013 - Sunday May 5th, 2013
Where: University of California, Berkeley
Who: Anyone Interested in Attending
Cost: Free

 ****** REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE: http://calqacon.com/ *******

From its beginning, the annual Queer and Asian Conference has represented the establishment of a space for the intersectionality of Queer and Asian identities. This year’s theme, “Navigating Spaces, Living Intentionally,” emphasizes an effort to recognize our privileges and to honor the goals and values we hold as community members and activists in our personal and everyday lives. It also highlights the need for our community to embrace its inherent diversity and to include all those who wish to be a part of the learning space that is Q&A. Each of our voices brings a fresh perspective, a unique experience. By recognizing our differences, we can acknowledge our privileges and thus work to bring the community together instead of dividing it.

 We cannot, however, limit the knowledge and experience we acquire from working together to any “safe” space we create. As we navigate our everyday lives and encounter family members, friends, and acquaintances who may not have had the same privileges of education as we have, we shift from the role of educated to educator. How do we navigate this shifting of identities as we move through spaces with differing levels of education and awareness of what it means to be Queer and Asian? How do we live intentionally, considering the impact of our thoughts and actions and striving to understand the perspectives of those around us?

We invite you to join us in exploring our different identities, fostering education through dialogue and workshop, and strengthening our investment in different spaces, causes, and perspectives.

Workshops Requests: If you or your organization is interested in facilitating a workshop at the conference, please fill out the Workshop Proposal Form - DEADLINE: March 18th, 2013, 11:59 PM:


For further questions and information, please contact qaconference.workshops@gmail.com.

Performance Requests: We would like to invite those interested to perform at our Opening Night on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 starting at 7PM. To apply, please fill out this Opening Night
Performance Application by Friday, April 5th, 2013:
For further questions and information, please contact qaconference.spacs@gmail.com.

 Volunteer Opportunities: You can volunteer through two ways:
1) Throughout the conference, a volunteer helps out with QACON13 by providing the necessary people power to run the conference. This may include helping with set-ups, directing lost conference attendees, or with facilitating Storytime.
2) You can help with housing by providing traveling attendees with a free lodging option.

Your help is much appreciated! If you have any questions about the form, you can contact qaconference.volunteers@gmail.com.

 Fragrance free: Please help ensure this event is safe and accessible for beloved community members with chemical sensitivities. Prepare several days in advance to not bring any scent on your hair, body, or clothing from colognes and perfumes, scented laundry detergent, hair and body products, “natural” products, and essential oils. To learn more about fragrance free, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/3r33ec8

 For more information about the conference, please visit: www.calqacon.com or email qaconference@gmail.com

CALPIRG Recruitment Announcement


 As a graduating senior, you are no doubt trying to decide what you will do next year, or even for the next 5 years. Consider a job with CALPIRG. www.uspirg.org/jobs

 My parents met at Cal in 1968, and took part in many of the movements of the day, fighting for free speech and equal rights. When I got to college, I knew I wanted to make a difference like that, but I was frustrated that so many people were just talking about the problems of our generation, instead of actually doing something about them. I decided I had to work with an organization with a track record of results, so I joined CALPIRG. I started as an intern on campus, and now, in my third year on staff after graduating, I can look back on victories like helping 8,000 Cal students register to vote, banning plastic bags in Berkeley, and protecting California’s clean air and global warming laws by defeating Proposition 23. In addition to having a tangible impact on the issues I care about, I’ve made are some of my closest friends through my work, and I’ve learned tons of skills.

If you’re like me, you look around and see too many problems in our country to sit back and do nothing. With CALPIRG, you can actually get paid to take on and solve the problems our country faces; from advocating for policies that will protect consumers from big bank and credit card rip-offs, to educating citizens and students about energy efficiency, and increasing participation in democracy.

CALPIRG is part of a federation of state-based public interest advocacy groups called U.S. PIRG. And working together we have a much greater opportunity to make a difference. We have a 40-year track record of organizing on these issues, and, we’re hiring graduating seniors to jump right in and make a critical impact as a campus organizer or in our fellowship program.

Learn more about both of these positions at www.uspirg.org/jobs.
I encourage you to find out more and apply!
For more information check out our website, or send me an email at coreen@calpirgstudents.org.

Coreen Weintraub
UC Berkeley Campus Organizer, CALPIRG