Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Membership and Outreach Summer Internship at Walk SF

MEMBERSHIP AND OUTREACH INTERNSHIP

Internship Overview

Walk San Francisco's Membership and Outreach Internship will offer eligible students the opportunity gain valuable skills in fundraising and non-profit experience while helping to build a strong voice for pedestrian safety, sustainability and livable, walkable urban design in San Francisco.

Internship responsibilities include support and management of special and ongoing projects in member communications, member tracking, reporting and analysis, membership recruitment and local business sponsorship solicitation, event tabling and coordination, fundraising research and social media/website support.

This is an excellent opportunity for a person who's interested in building sustainable cities to learn how a non-profit organization really works – get in on the ground floor of a small, rapidly growing non-profit.

Build your resume and get valuable hands-on experience in the non-profit field. This internship offers a flexible schedule with a minium of 16-hours/week (weekdays and weekends), for a commitment duration minimum of three (3) months. The internship is unpaid, but Walk SF is able to work with any academic requirements to help interns earn college credit. Students may partner as part of a two-person internship team to collaborate on shared coursework or class project requirements.

Internship Skills & Knowledge Offered
• Real-world grassroots experience in non-profit communications and development
• Project management skills through helping organize larger projects
• Experience planning and implementing membership management and outreach programs
• Valuable, hands-on skills, including sought-after technical abilities with database, web, and social media management tools
• Academic credit if available through your academic institution's internship program

Required Skills & Experience
• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• Strong interest in Marketing/Membership/Outreach/Communications
• Track record of working well on team projects, as well as working independently
• High attention to detail and passion for work output quality
• Professional experience in non-academic environment
• Proficiency with Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Macintosh computers
• Commitment to building a sustainable, walkable San Francisco

Preferred Skills & Experience
• FileMaker experience
• Basic Web/html and/or Adobe InDesign/Photoshop experience
• Familiarity with San Francisco and a commitment to building a sustainable, walkable San Francisco

To apply, submit resume and cover letter via email: info@walksf.org

Multicultural Immigrant Student Program (MISP) Intern Application

Dear Community!

The Multicultural Immigrant Student Program (MISP) is looking for new interns for the academic year of 2013-2014!

MISP is a program created through collaboration with the Chican@ Latin@ Student Development and the Asian Pacific American Student Development Offices. The interns work on different projects each year to create programming, events, organizations, and more in order to help and empower immigrant and AB 540/undocumented students on campus. Projects vary vastly and we welcome all kinds of work and creativity.

Previous projects have included initiating and organizing the AB 540/Undocumented Students Coalition which composes of staff, faculty, and students interested in advancing the status of these students. MISP has also created and facilitated an immigration DeCal in the past which now has become a field studies class available for students to take through the Ethnic Studies Department on campus.

Being an intern at MISP can also mean representing immigrant/AB 540/undocumented in other spaces, such as the Standing Committee on Undocumented Members of the On-Campus Community headed by Vice Chancellor Gibor Basri through the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

If you are interested in becoming an intern, please fill out the application online at Online MISP Application.


APPLICATION IS DUE: Friday, May 3, 2012 by 4:00pm
Drop off applications at:
Multicultural Immigrant Student Program in 249 Cesar E. Chavez
Interviews will occur during the week of May 6th-10th

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at ucbmisp@gmail.com.

Thank you very much and hope to see you soon!
MISP

The Last Grrr-rah - Invitation for Graduating Seniors

Student Alumni Relations Council would like to congratulate Cal seniors on graduating! They've worked hard for their degrees, and we would like to celebrate with them at The Last Grrr-rah, a catered "party" event for graduating seniors and young alumni, as a way of unofficially welcoming them to the young alumni family. Our caterer is Tacos Sinaloa, East Bay’s #1 rated taco truck, which will be parked on-site to provide delicious tacos. There will also be margaritas to celebrate the upcoming festive occasions (Cinco de Mayo AND graduation).

Students can register at http://bit.ly/lastgrrrrah. An ID is required for alcoholic beverages, and dress code is smart casual.
Please extend this invitation to all seniors. Thank you!

Free Adobe, Microsoft Productivity Suite

Because graduation is coming up, the Student Technology Council would like to reach our seniors to take advantage of downloading free and useful resources such as Adobe and Microsoft software (along with other programs, such as an upgrade to Windows 8), that they will not be able to access for free once they graduate.

Many graduated seniors have already complained about having missed out on this opportunity, so we hope to reach students now before the influx of graduation emails.

All of the information is on stc.berkeley.edu

Online Tutor Job Opportunity for CED students $20/hour

Have a passion for education? Looking for a flexible job to earn some extra cash? InstaEDU is a brand new kind of online tutoring company and the perfect part-time job for busy Berkeley students.

Whenever you’re free, we send student requests your way. If you feel like making a few extra bucks from the comfort of your home or dorm room, just accept, and you’ll instantly launch into an online tutoring session. Your availability is completely on your own schedule.

Signing up is easy and takes less than 5 minutes! Just visit http://instaedu.com/become-a-tutor and follow a few quick steps. If you have any questions about the position, please email sophie@instaedu.com.


Thanks,
Sophie

Sophie Ramatici
Community Manager
http://instaedu.com/

Downtown San Diego Project - "Strip the City"

There is an opportunity for either one or a team of Architecture Students to win financial
prizes (1st place: $3000, 2nd place: $1500) for the completion of a project to graphically portray
<with critical-engineered accuracy> a city block in downtown San Diego. For those of you completing the project, but not winning 1st or 2nd prize, you will be compensated monetarily for your gas mileage, parking fees, other relevant costs, etc. (while working on the project) and will have added value to your C.V. when you apply for future positions/jobs/projects, etc.

The ultimate description of what I want can be found on a DISCOVERY/SCIENCE TV show called "Strip the City" (just google. . . strip the city. . ., go to episodes 1) San Francisco, 2) London. . . and others, if you want more examples.). Please feel free to do it (graphically portray) with either 1) video, 2) 3D modeling (ie. cardboard, etc.) 3) CAD graphics, or 4) on paper from all angles and perspectives (above, below, sides, etc.).

After watching "Strip the City" and showing you are interested, I will come to Cal (GoBears! I graduated from Cal in '73.) to have a meeting with any interested students, where you will be free
to ask me any questions pertaining to the project. But you FIRST MUST watch "Strip the City"--San
Francisco or London before you respond. I am looking forward to making a rewarding experience happen for all of us involved.

 Sincerely,

Ben Browning alohabgreat@hotmail.com

ASUC Elections Survey

My name is Freddy Uquillas, and I am currently working on a project for a Stats class I'm taking this semester. I was hoping the CED listserv would complete this survey:

Here's the link
https://ucberkeleypolisci.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eFJhmWaVPl3PMWh

It is super short, and should take no more than 3 minutes tops.

The survey is looking at how student demographics played a role in the last ASUC elections, and it is for UC Berkeley students only.

Thanks so much for your interest.

SSPC's Stress Free Week Events

Student to Student Peer Counseling presents Stress Free Week: a chance for students to unwind and de-stress a bit before finals begin!

All week SSPC will be tabling with stress balls on Sproul. Come by and grab one, or make your own!

Tuesday April 30th, 5pm- Meditation in 5101 Tolman
Wednesday May 1st, 4pm- Yoga w/ SweatPink at Berkeley in 234 Hearst Gym

African American Studies 159 - Black Bodies: Race, Sexuality, and Popular Culture - summer course

Begin forwarded message:

Hello Everyone,

I'll be teaching my last course at Cal during Summer Session A. The class is called "Black Bodies: Race, Sexuality, and Popular Culture." It's a cultural history of how black sexuality has been represented in U.S. media. We'll look at pop icons throughout time and explore the ways in which they changed (or reinforced) tropes of blackness, how industries formed around them, and how race and gender in general works in American iconography. The poster for the class is attached. If you know anybody who might be interested feel free to spread the word, and let me know if you have any questions.


 


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Help Welcome Newly Admitted Transfer Students

Would you like an opportunity to greet and welcome newly admitted transfer students?
Please SIGN-UP AT: http://tinyurl.com/caltransfer
Join us in congratulating newly admitted transfer students.
We will call newly admitted students on April 28, 29, 30, and May 1st in 110 Sproul (food provided).

We will also hold the annual "Transfer Student Resource Fair" on May 11th. Below are the details for these events.
Please SIGN-UP AT: http://tinyurl.com/caltransfer

1) Phone-Banking to newly admitted students:
*Hosted at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions 110 Sproul
Sunday April 28th 3-6pm
Monday April 29th 5-8pm
Tuesday April 30th 5-8pm
Wednesday May 1st 5-8pm
*Food Will be Provided

2) Transfer Student Resource Fair in the Wheeler Auditorium:
May 11th 11am-3pm
*Food & a T-shirt Will be Provided
Thank you for your support!

Summer Course: Latinos and the California Community College System

Latinos and the California Community College System
Tue/Wed/Thur 6:00 -8:30pm, 122 Wheeler Hall
CCN: 24335

Course Instructor
Blas G. Guerrero, Ph.D.
UCB Office - 538 Barrows Hall
e-mail: ChicanoStudies180@gmail.com

Course Description:
This course will explore the educational experience of Latinos. A particular emphasis will be given to Latino higher education enrollment and achievement patterns, and the current trends that show that Latinos are most likely to utilize the community college system as an entry point to four-year colleges/universities.

Topics that will be explored:
Why are so few Latinos students eligible for four year college admissions upon high school graduation? What is the performance pattern of Latinos in higher education? What are the community college transfer and graduation rates for Latinos? What factors influence these rates and/or patterns? How do these higher educational enrollment patterns for Latinos impact Latino graduate school attendance patterns for Latinos? Does community college enrollment hinder or benefit graduation school admissions?

 Successful student outreach and support programs will be discussed and evaluated. Specific attention will be give to University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and California Community College (CCC) programs that have a high Latino student participation rate, such as MESA, Puente, AVID and the UCLA/CCC Honors Program. Educational leaders from various statewide Latino outreach programs will be guest speakers in the course, as well as admissions directors from the UC, CSU, and private school systems. Local community college Presidents, Deans, and Student Services leaders will be invited to share their experiences and assessment of status of Latinos in today’s California Community Colleges. The graduate school admission process will be reviewed and analyzed with the assistance and expertise of current UC Berkeley Graduate Division staff. Students will be able to utilize this unique graduation admission presentation to navigate their own graduate admission/graduate school journey.

Students will engage in an active research project and will be have an opportunity to share their findings and recommendations with the class at the end of the semester.

Student will be encouraged to implement their intervention strategy in their community, high school, or community college.

Summer Study Abroad in Italy

From a UC Berkeley Alum:

Hi:
I would like to make available to your students a two week program in adaptive re-use and restoration of centuries old masonry and timber buildings in the alps of northern Italy. Yestermorrow Design/Build School has been collaborating with the Canova Association for the past four years, offering classes for architecture students, historic preservation students and anyone else interested in the architectural heritage of this region.

The course is taught by architects and masons and qualifies for AIA continuing education credits. This year the class runs from July 17 to July 31 and costs $2,400, including instruction, room and board.

Mac Rood (M.Arch UC Berkeley '78)
Bast & Rood Architects
PO Box 220
Hinesburg, VT 05461



Help Us Improve Your Online Financial Tools

Operational Excellence has sponsored a 6 month study of Berkeley's student financial systems with the goal of understanding how we can improve financial services for students. In order to make accurate recommendations, the team needs student feedback.

There are many opportunities to provide feedback, including a survey, focus groups with free lunches, and usability studies in exchange for gift cards. The information you provide will remain confidential, and will help create a new and improved online financial view that better serves students. As long as you are a registered student, you qualify! Sign up today to help the university provide better resources to support you and your peers during your time at Cal!

Learn more and sign up here: CFV Usability Study.

For more information, or to speak with one of the team members directly, please contact betterbill@berkeley.edu.

FREE Food and Test Prep with Kaplan 4/30-5/2

Kaplan Learn @ Lunch Event Series
Sponsored by Global Brigades at UC Berkeley

Attend this FREE event where a Kaplan faculty member will review useful, exclusive Kaplan strategies for each section of the test. Lunch will be provided from Blondie's Pizza, and all attendees will be eligible for large discounts on Kaplan courses.

The first 10 attendees of each event will receive a FREE Kaplan online study product.

GRE: Tues. 4/30/2013, 12pm-1:30pm
LSAT: Wed. 5/1/2013, 12pm-1:30pm
MCAT: Thurs. 5/2/2013, 12pm-1:30pm

Location: Cesar Chavez 105

Register now; space is limited: bit.ly/kaplanlearnatlunch

Summer Course EDUC 290B Invites Undergrads - Education in Language, Literacy, and Culture

EDUC 290B Education in Language, Literacy, and Culture: “Globalization, Culture and Language Education” (3) McKay

5/28 – 7/3/13, TuW 11 am – 1:30 pm

Seven and one-half hours of lecture/discussion for six weeks. This course will begin by considering various definitions of globalization and examining what these definitions suggest for current language use. Given globalization and the complex linguistic landscape it generates, the class will then explore questions such as the following. What linguistic capital does English have in specific local and global contexts? What uses are made of English in bilingual advertisements and pop music? How has globalization affected the formation of personal identity? What are ways English is used in a bilingual’s language repertoire? What do current uses of English in local and global contexts suggest for the teaching of English? Questions such as these will be fully explored in the course.

Open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford - Conference and Program Information

From James Li, a graduate student at Stanford University.

I am involved with an organization at Stanford called FACES (Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford). FACES is a faculty-advised, student-run conference under the aegis of the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford. We are committed to promoting knowledge and discussion of many issues in Sino-American relations, both within Stanford and between university students in the United States and greater China.
Each year, we organize a two-part conference program on US-China relations, referred to as On Common Ground. The first part of the two-week long conferences takes place in November at Stanford, and the second is in April at one of our chapter universities in China. We’ve invited some of the most prestigious scholars to come address these student delegates on many different aspects of Sino-American relations. Our past speakers include George Bush Sr., Condoleezza Rice, John Major, William Perry, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Thomas Friedman, Richard Levin, John Huntsman and the list goes on. In order to make our application as need-blind as possible, part of airfare to the conferences is subsidized, and FACES covers all food and hotel costs for the conferences. Additional coverage is available based on needs.
Our application for the 2013 conferences has just gone live.We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are leaders in their fields of interest. The FACES mission is to instill an appreciation for the importance of U.S. - China relations in tomorrow’s leaders in all fields, regardless of former extracurricular or language experience, and to provide a forum where these future leaders of the two countries can form lasting friendships through debate and discussion of salient issues.
If you would like more information about our program, please feel free to email me, or visit faces.stanford.edu.

Thank you for your time,
James Li
VP for Recruiting
Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford

 Are you interested in …

TRAVEL to Stanford and Beijing on a scholarship?
INTERACT with famous scholars, politicians, and CEOs?
MEET distinguished future leaders from U.S. and China?
BECOME part of a prestigious worldwide student network?
INFLUENCE the future of U.S.-China relations?

Then apply to be a delegate of FACES "On Common Ground" Conference 2013!
Application online now at http://faces.stanford.edu/
Deadline: May 1st, 2013, 11:59pm

Email: faces.recruiting@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Alternative Careers for Environmental Design Students Panel 4/23

ALTERNATIVE CAREERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN STUDENTS

An environmental design degree from Cal can open many doors — many of them leading to careers ‘outside’ of Architecture, Landscape, Planning, and Urban Design. Come hear from alumni and professionals about their experience, as well as tips and advice on how to discover alternative opportunities, and how to look outside the box when job hunting and exploring careers.

Tuesday, April 23rd, 5:30-7:00, Wurster 1st Floor Gallery
There will be food available as well as a chance to network with the panelists after the event.

Please RSVP on Callisto

CED Admissions Ambasaador Internship Application - Due this Friday 4/19

Final reminder! Deadline is this Friday, April 19th at noon.

Applications available on the CED website at at the front desk in 250 Wurster.

Queer Awareness Days and Events April 13-27

Queer Awareness Days
April 13-27, 2013

Queer Awareness Days takes place annually during the last two weeks of April as a way to increase visibility of LGBTQ issues at UC Berkeley, engage the campus community through educational events and campaigns, and celebrate everything queer! This year, the theme is More than Marriage: Intersectional Issues, and is focusing on how the issues of all marginalized communities are queer issues. If you would like to add an event to the calendar email details to tdunlop@berkeley.edu.

-SATURDAY 4/13-
Queer Open Mic
4-6 p.m.
130 Wheeler
Sponsoring Organizations: Cal Q&A with collaboration from other queer groups
Come out to our first ever Queer Open Mic! People will be reading or performing stories, poems, experiences, tumblr posts, etc. Feel free to share something you have written or something by someone else!

-MONDAY 4/15-
ENVISION: White Anti-Racist Network at GenEq
6:30-8pm GenEq (202 Chavez)
For Queer Awareness Days we'll be talking about how white privilege shows up in LGBTQ community spaces and how to confront it. Our conversation will focus on developing sustainable tools to have those conversations and help others understand that anti-racism work in an ongoing process.

ENVISION is a discussion space designed to equip white* students, faculty and staff with the tools to analyze white privilege and to challenge racism within and beyond our campus women's and queer communities. ENVISION supports the development of anti-racist practices and can serve as a supplement to social justice work in other spaces on campus. We welcome participants who are already actively involved in such spaces, as well as folks who are new to social justice work and interested in these conversations.

*ENVISION focuses on white students, faculty and staff for three reasons: 1) it shifts the burden off of people of color to educate white people about racism and oppression; 2) white people can play an important role in supporting each other to challenge racism; and 3) it creates an atmosphere that allows white people to share more openly and honestly about race, creating more opportunities for growth and learning.

Questions? Email Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu
For accessibility-related accommodations, seehttp://access.berkeley.edu/

Trans*Action Meeting
5:30-7pm QARC (A15 Hearst Annex)
Trans*Action is a student run collaborative organization that is open to anyone who wants to work to increase equity, inclusion, and awareness of transgender and gender non-conforming identified students on campus.

Flash Mob and “Let’s Have a Kiki” Practices
7pm Outside of GenEq (202 Chavez)
In preparation for the Flash Mob on Friday, April 19th, practices to learn the “Let’s Have a Kiki” dance routine will be held on Monday and Thursday. Everyone encouraged to participate, regardless of experience with dance, queer community spaces or flash mobs!

-TUESDAY 4/16-
Trans* Panel at QSA Meeting
7:30-9pm 20 Wheeler
Come have a dialogue with members of our community on campus!! QSA will be hosting a panel on issues affecting the trans* community on campus facilitated by Marisa Boyce, co facilitator of T-Cal: A Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Space at Cal. This event is open to the public and we encourage new people to come hang out with us!

-WEDNESDAY 4/17-
Art, Activism, and Healing as Resistance: A Writing Workshop with Amirah Mizrahi
7pm GenEq (202 Chavez)
join ENVISION:White Anti-Racist Network at GenEq and QPOC Together for a writing workshop on art, activism, healing and survival - what these mean to us, how they are connected and how they are often conceived of as separate things. we will do a text study of several poems and some writing together based on our reflections. there will be an opportunity to share your writing with the group at the end.
amirah mizrahi is a queer, mizrahi poet, comics-maker, educator, translator, cat-sitter, and space creature. she is living for the first time in a place not called “south.” she has witnessed all kinds of violence with her eyes and ears and heart and other body parts, but has also known a tremendous amount of support, love, and resilience. she misses mangos and warm oceans (such as the atlantic and the mediterranean). she does not like capital letters or capitalism but does at times use them strategically. she writes herself into existence and hopes to hold a place for others. she dreams of a free palestine but not in the slogan kind of way. she makes a mean shakshouka.

About QPOC Together:
QPOC Together is a monthly community forum and chill space for queer-identified students of color at UC Berkeley. No matter how you identify: Same-Gender Loving, Queer, Butch/Femme, Fluid, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Downe, etc. In creating a safe and brave space for queer identified students of color at UC Berkeley, we come together with our commonalities and differences as a form of self-love and self-care. As Audre Lorde put it, “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” QPOC Together is that 'act of political warfare.'

-THURSDAY 4/18-
Zawadi - Black LGBT at Cal Meeting
5:30-7:30pm GenEq (202 Chavez)
Kick back, chill social space for LGBT and Same Gender Loving students, alumni, faculty, staff and post-docs of African Ancestry* at UC Berkeley. Zawadi’ is Swahili for ‘gift.’ This name was chosen in recognition of the fact that each of us is a precious gift to our families, our communities, and to the world.
*African Ancestry (African American, Multi Racial, Afro Caribbean, Black, bi racial,….you get the picture..the diaspora)

Queer Grads Happy Hour
6-8pm Thalassa Bar & Billiards (2367 Shattuck Ave - at Durant)
Accessible Location
Hey everyone. For those of you who couldn't make the first happy hour, we're continuing to change venues since the(Bear's Lair closed (*tear*). Thanks to funding by the Graduate Assembly we are able to offer FREE PIZZA and FREE POOL for our happy hours! We're still working with Thalassa to figure out the best location for our group but check for updates (we may be in the back of the bar). Looking forward to seeing you all and catching up.

-FRIDAY 4/19-
Queer Flash Mob - Let’s Have a Kiki
12pm
Upper Sproul Plaza
Dyke Party: Supernova Soiree
9pm-1am
Oscar Wilde House - 2410 Warring St.
Sponsored by Gamma Rho Lambda and Oscar Wilde
A Blacklight Space Adventure themed party
BYOB 18+
ADA Accessible
$3 with an intergalactic costume
$5 without
Glow with us in this out of the world event!

-SUNDAY 4/21-
Wilde Mural Walk
4-6pm
Oscar WIlde House-2410 Warring St.
Interested in living in Oscar Wilde House, the nation’s first LGBTQ themed student cooperative? Come socialize with current housemates, and munch on snacks while perusing our home’s many interesting wall murals. If you have any questions feel free to contact wiloutreach@bsc.coop.
https://www.facebook.com/events/445954182160086/

-MONDAY 4/22-
T-Cal: A Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Space at Cal Meeting
5-6:30pm
Email mboyce@berkeley.edu for location.
T-Cal is a group that seeks to address the spectrum of gender and gender expression, especially for students, staff and faculty who may identify across the transgender spectrum at UCB. Join us for conversation, community, and resources!

-TUESDAYTuesday 4/23-
Infosession for GenEq Internships
4-5pm
GenEq - 202 Cesar Chavez
Work with a dynamic and diverse team to foster social change!
Become a GenEq Intern and work on LGBTQ issues, women’s issues and sexual/relationship violence issues!
For full information and to download an application visit: http://geneq.berkeley.edu/internships

Eliminating homophobia
Stopping hate crimes
Subverting sexism
Ending violence against women
Toppling transphobia
Redefining masculinities

Positions:
Graphic Design, Lavender Action, Prism:, Program Assistants, Queer People of Color Together, Spectrum.
Questions? Email Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu

Critical Intersections of LGBTQ Issues
5pm
Multicultural Community Center, Hearst Field Annex D-37
Same-sex marriage is a very visible issue right now, what are other critical issues affecting LGBTQ communities?
Questions? Contact Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu.

Queer Self Defense Workshop
7-8:30pm
GenEq - 202 Cesar Chavez
Learn tools for self-defense specially tailored for LGBTQ students.
Questions? Contact cici Ambrosio at ambrosio@berkeley.edu.

Elections/Pass the Parcel/Craft Night with QSA
7:30-9pm
20 Wheeler
Come join QSA for our general meeting! We’ll be holding our semesterly elections and a few games of ‘Pass the Parcel,’ a hot-potato-like game with prizes!

-WEDNESDAY 4/24-
Threaded Souls: Fashion As Survival
6-9pm
Multicultural Community Center, Hearst Field Annex D-37
It all started with the questions: How do we use fashion and how we dress to share our stories and experiences? From the time we wake up and dress ourselves, what is it that we are both intentionally and unintentionally telling others? How are others reading us based on our personal style?

From there followed a photo campaign for folks to share their style on a daily basis as well as a fashion show happening Wednesday, April 24 from 6-9pm at the Multicultural Community Center!
**What should I expect at the TSP Fashion Show?!**
Join us for an evening of fashion, dialogue, reflection, and expression as we present the Threaded Souls Project Fashion Show! See what collections and narratives our featured designers have to share followed by a dialogue/sharing among all of us with our designers and their collections as featured speakers.
Also, when you come, DRESS to EXPRESS!
If you want to get involved or have any questions, you can reach Darrin and kristin at threadedsoulsproject@gmail.com

-THURSDAY 4/25-
QPOC Together: Queer People of Color
5:30-7pm
QARC - A15 Hearst Annex
QPOC Together is a monthly community forum and chill space for queer-identified students of color at UC Berkeley. No matter how you identify: Same-Gender Loving, Queer, Butch/Femme, Fluid, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Downe, etc. In creating a safe and brave space for queer identified students of color at UC Berkeley, we come together with our commonalities and differences as a form of self-love and self-care.
As Audre Lorde put it, “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
QPOC Together is that 'act of political warfare.'

-FRIDAY 4/26-
Queer Identity in Yiddish Theater and Film
3-5pm
Berkeley Hillel 2736 Bancroft Way (near Piedmont Ave)
Come discover the largely unknown, queer world of Yiddish theater and film. Read excerpts from "God of Vengeance," a 1907 drama about a love affair between a female sex worker and a rabbi's daughter. View clips from classic Yiddish films,including "The Dybbuk," "Yidl Mitn Fidl," and "American Matchmaker," a 1940 Yiddish film about an elegant and eligible bachelor who can never seem to close the marriage deal. We'll follow with a discussion about queer representations in early
twentieth-century Yiddish film and theater. Workshop facilitated by Anna Elena Torres, UC Berkeley grad student in Yiddish literature and community muralist.

Lavender Graduation Celebration
6:30pm
Alumni House
Dress: Informal, fabulous, drag, no academic regalia.
RSVP AT LINK BELOW PLEASE--FB "join" does NOT count.
http://geneq.berkeley.edu/lavendergraduation
Thank you to everyone who are joining us to celebrate the end of another year at Cal and bid farewell to our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer graduating seniors, graduate students, and allies.
Graduating students receive a rainbow tassel (no charge).
Food, Friends, Fun and FREE
Keynote: John A. Pérez, California Speaker of the Assembly (For more information, please visit: http://geneq.berkeley.edu/lavendergraduation)
Questions: Contact Billy Curtis 510.643.0788 or billyc@berkeley.edu

-SATURDAY 4/27-
QSA Community Service at Spiral Gardens
more information coming soon! If you have questions please contact jbazzini@berkeley.edu

LGBT Career Fair 4/24 Info and Annoucement

The Center’s Spring LGBT Career Fair
SF LGBT Center - 1800 Market Street, SF, CA
Wednesday April 24, 2013
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Center’s premier diversity workforce recruitment event provides candidates opportunities to learn about local employment as well as receive direct feedback from employers. This is not your typical career fair! We offer a unique networking atmosphere that will allow you to develop contacts with top employers who are truly dedicated to diversity and LGBT inclusion in the workplace.

Register today at http://lgbtcareerfair2013.eventbrite.com

Past/Current Employer Partners Include:
Accenture
Bank of America
Bright Horizons Foundation
Good Vibrations Federal Reserve Bank Mission Hiring Hall
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
New York Life
Positive Resource Center Public Outreach Salesforce
San Francisco Conservation Corps San Francisco Public Library Starbucks
Trinity Management Services UCSF Temp, Medical & Campus US Bank
Wells Fargo
Year Up
Asian Neighborhood Design
Bank of the West
City College of San Francisco
Equality Residential
Kimpton Hotels
MJM Management Group
New Door Ventures
Nielson
Pearson
Prudential
San Francisco Airport
San Francisco Police Department
San Francisco Public Utility Commission
Trans:Thrive at API Wellness Center
UCSF Medical Center
United Way
Walgreens
Whole Foods
And More!!!

*Tailored resumes and professional attire is recommended for the event. In order to prepare and get the most out of the event, we encourage you to meet with our Employment Services staff and attend our preparatory workshops and events.

More Information:
The Center’s LGBT Employment Services Programs offers a range of services, events, and workshops tailored to help you get back to work and connected to further training. Including one-on-one job search support, vocational case management, professional mentoring, life skills training, skill building workshops, resume review, interview practice, job leads, access to LGBT friendly employers, LGBT Job Fairs, and referrals to community resources & vocational training programs. We are also proud to offer the nation’s first Transgender Employment Program (TEEI). Contact the Center's Employment Services team for ongoing support: 415-865-5632 or employmentservices@sfcenter.org.

Port of San Francisco Student Planning Trainee - Description

The Port of San Francisco is recruiting for the following:

The Student Planning Trainee will provide support to Port planning & development staff currently working on a variety of projects that implement the Port’sWaterfront Land Use Plan. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: conduct research, prepare graphics for planning & development projects, develop and maintain GIS based databases; prepare materials for public meetings and community outreach; architectural drafting, assist in the evaluation of projects for consistency with Port design policies and the secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, assist in facilitating and providing support for public meetings; writing tasks, and assist in developing and maintaining the Port’s web site.

Please use the following link to access the full job description and application: http://www.jobaps.com/sf/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=TEX&R2=5382&R3=060219

Upcoming Travel Workshops for Students

World Travel 101

Thursday, April 11
5:00-6:30 pm
223 Moses Hall
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/bsa.html?event_ID=65881

Join Berkeley Study Abroad and Hostelling International USA, Golden Gate Council, for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of planning a safe and affordable international trip. A representative of Hostelling International will discuss tools for trip planning, communication while on the road, accommodations, money matters, packing, health concerns, responsible and culturally-sensitive travel. Space is limited--RSVP at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=64czescab&oeidk=a07e792e02dd6fc65e1.


Flights and Airfare Workshop
Wednesday, April 17
4:30-6 pm
223 Moses Hall
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/bsa.html?event_ID=65867

Attend this workshop and learn tips and tricks for booking an international flight. A representative from STA Travel will discuss researching fares, creating an itinerary, and purchasing tickets, as well as answer questions about STA's Financial Aid Program for study abroad students. Space is limited--RSVP at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=64czescab&oeidk=a07e792ug0seec70862.

Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc. Summer 2013 Intern Position Description

Please see below for a Summer 2013 Intern job description:


About Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc.
CHARLES M. SALTER ASSOCIATES, INC. (CSA) is a consulting firm located in San Francisco with a branch office in San Jose, California. We provide services in acoustics, audiovisual systems, telecommunications, and security. The firm was founded in 1975 and currently has a staff of over 40 that consults on approximately 900 projects annually. Our consultants have backgrounds in engineering, architecture, music, speech, and theater. With 10 Professional Engineers (PE), 5 Certified Technology Specialists (CTS), a Certified Document Technologist (CDT), 4 LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED AP), a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD), former contractors and integrators, and a Ph.D., our interdisciplinary team allows us to provide clients with tailored services for a wide variety of project types.

Earn IDP hours under registered engineers (experience setting O). Earn up to 1860 core IDP hours under a licensed professional engineer and an additional 1860 in supplemental hours. Nearly all experiences in Pre-Design and Design are accountable.

Job Description
This is a three month summer internship on the technologies team. The function of this position is to provide support to engineers by documenting drawing sets, following red-lines, constructing technology demo’s and attending meetings.

Professional Development
Opportunity to:
-Develop and submit drawing sets
-Learn about project communication lines and work with members from multiple design teams
-Learn about other professions that make the practice of architecture possible
-Enhance your Revit and Auto CAD skills to fully understand project delivery and building information modeling
-Gain experience with LEED accredited projects to learn LEED AP

Position Requirements
-REVIT and CAD capabilities are required
-Eagerness to take direction and develop your skills
-Proficiency in Word, Excel, and the Adobe Suite are a plus

Compensation
- $20/hr
Contact
Please send digital copies of your Resume and Portfolio to Erin Gorton erin.gorton@cmsalter.com

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Port of San Francisco - Planning & Development Internship


The Port of San Francisco is recruiting for the following:

 The Student Planning Trainee will provide support to Port planning & development staff currently working on a variety of projects that implement the Port’sWaterfront Land Use Plan. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: conduct research, prepare graphics for planning & development projects, develop and maintain GIS based databases; prepare materials for public meetings and community outreach; architectural drafting, assist in the evaluation of projects for consistency with Port design policies and the secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, assist in facilitating and providing support for public meetings; writing tasks, and assist in developing and maintaining the Port’s web site.

Please use the following link to access the full job description and application: http://www.jobaps.com/sf/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=TEX&R2=5382&R3=060111

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Suzette Love
Human Resources
Port of San Francisco
Pier 1, San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 274-0569
(415) 544-1705/FAX

Center for Ethnographic Research - Summer Internship Program

University of California at Berkeley’s
Center for Ethnographic Research
Summer Internship Training Program

Offered with support from UC Berkeley’s Department of Sociology, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, and Joseph A. Meyer’s Center for Native American Issues

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
The Center for Ethnographic Research (CER) Internship program provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for motivated undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The CER Internship will provide students with six weeks of intensive accelerated methodological training in the design and practice of qualitative methods in weekly seminars taught by CER visiting scholars and graduate fellows. The topics in the seminars include the following:
• The Logic and Practice of Qualitative Research Design
• Participant Observation
• In-Depth Interviewing
• Qualitative Data Analysis in ATLAS.ti

In addition to these weekly seminars, each CER intern is assigned a CER mentor. Mentors provide feedback on research project development and design. Mentors also offer supplemental information sessions on graduate school and graduate school application preparation.

The CER Internship program expects students to develop and sustain an empirical research project for an honors thesis, advanced methods class, scholarly article, or conference presentation. In this process, students develop hands-on research and logistical experience and receive structure and guidance in the development of an independent and original project.

Dates: July 8th through August 16th 2013
Contact ced.advising.frontdesk@gmail.com for the full description of the course.

Super Stars Literacy Program - Info and Application

Super Stars Literacy is pleased to announce the opening of the application cycle for our 2013-2014 AmeriCorps program. We will host 28 AmeriCorps Members who work full time to deliver an intensive, after-school literacy program. This program is designed to improve educational achievement for high-need Kindergarten through 2nd graders in Oakland, Hayward, Richmond, and Antioch. Join us for the 2013-2014 school year, running from late August-June 30.

Program Highlights:
Extensive training on teaching skills such as classroom management, lesson planning, and literacy instruction.
Ongoing support and one-on-one instructional coaching.
1 school year of experience teaching a classroom of approximately 20 students for 3 hours a day Monday-Friday.
Retreats, weekly team meetings, service days, and other teambuilding activities.
Help prepare at-risk youth to succeed in school!

Member Benefits:
$17,000 living allowance for the year (approximately $1,545 per month) for 11 months of service.
$5,550 education award for student loans or education expenses, provided at the end of the year.
Basic medical insurance.
Loan forbearance.
Child care subsidy.

Please contact ced.advising.frontdesk@gmail.com for a full job description and application instructions. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all the positions have been filled.

April Events at SPUR














April 2013 Events
Reshaping Metropolitan America
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 6:00 p.m.

Nearly half the buildings that will be standing in 2030 do not exist today. That means we have a tremendous opportunity to reinvent our urban areas, making them more sustainable and livable for future generations. But for this vision to become reality, those interested in planning, growth and new buildings need reliable data about emerging trends and smart projections about how those trends will play out. Join the author of Reshaping Metropolitan America for a discussion of how our urban future may evolve. Co-presented with Island Press.
Register now >>


A Sweet, Sweet Buzz
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:00 p.m.
San Francisco is home to a new urban agriculture project uniquely focused on the importance of bees in the urban environment. Come for a guided tour of the SF Bee-Cause Bee Farm, where we’ll see the apiary of honeybee colonies, learn what is planned for the site and enjoy a tasting of honeys that reflect the terroir of different San Francisco neighborhoods. This event is generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.
RSVP today >>

Translating Data Into Urban Innovation
Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
We hear a lot about data — the idea that data should be free and available to anyone for use in anything, especially when it comes from the government. But are entrepreneurs actually using this data to build meaningful solutions for our cities? Join us for a conversation on how can we encourage companies to work with data and to make broader spectrums of their own data more publicly accessible, as well as how governments can foster communication and engage with urban innovators to drive meaningful change. Co-presented by Tumml.
Learn more >>


SPUR Programs
Urban Agents
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
6:00 p.m.
The last decade has seen an explosion in direct actions aimed at remaking our cities. Parklets and other small-scale tactical actions indicate a new energy coming from outside the traditional urban professions. At the same time, professionals have opened new territories by crossing traditional design boundaries. Join a panel of noted professionals, moderated by Christopher Roach and Mona El Khafif, in this expanded field of urbanism as they discuss bridging the gap between these two poles of design.
+ Raphael Garcia, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
+ Brad Leibin, Public Architecture
+ Nancy Levinson, Design Observer
+ Mark Miller, MK Think
+ Eric Rodenbeck, Stamen Design
+ Michel St. Pierre, EHDD
This program is co-presented by SPUR and CCA's Urban Lab.
Read more >>

Future-Proof Water: Planning for Water Supply in Santa Clara County
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
12:30 p.m.
This event will take place in San Jose.
The Bay Area is growing rapidly. It’s riven with earthquake faults. And it’s already experiencing the effects of climate change. Given all this, how is your water supplier preparing to meet future demand? A new SPUR report sizes up the region’s water supply and demand and recommends ways to improve water reliability and sustainability well into the future.
Co-presented with the Urban Planning Coalition.
+ Laura Tam, SPUR
+ Joan Maher, Santa Clara Valley Water District
+ Jim Fiedler, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Read more >>

A Story of Shuttles
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
12:30 p.m.
Those big buses are tough to miss. As employer shuttles sprout up across the Bay Area, what do they tell us about our region, its workers and its employers? What are the benefits and challenges that accompany their increasing presence? This forum will take a closer look at how and why some employers manage worker transportation.
+ Daniel Mccoy, Genentech
+ Brendon Harrington, Google
+ Dominic Haigh, RidePal
+ Carli Paine, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Read more >>

Civic Art and Urban Change in San Francisco
Thursday, April 11, 2013
12:30 p.m.
Established in 1932, the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) has been a groundbreaking champion of the arts since its inception and is responsible for such iconic works as the Coit Tower murals and North Beach’s site-specific installation Language of the Birds. Join the author of San Francisco: Arts for the City as she conveys the impact the SFAC has had on the city’s cultural environment over the past 80 years.
+ Susan Wels, author
+ John King, San Francisco Chronicle
+ Tom DeCaigny, San Francisco Arts Commission
Read more >>

Reshaping Metropolitan America
Friday, April 12, 2013
12:30 p.m.
This event will take place in San Jose.
Nearly half the buildings that will be standing in 2030 do not exist today. That means we have a tremendous opportunity to reinvent our urban areas, making them more sustainable and livable for future generations. But for this vision to become reality, those interested in planning, growth and new buildings need reliable data about emerging trends and smart projections about how those trends will play out. Join the author of Reshaping Metropolitan America for a discussion of how our urban future may evolve.
Co-presented with Island Press and the Certificate in Real Estate Development Program at San Jose State University.
+ Dr. Arthur “Chris” Nelson, Metropolitan Research Center
Read more >>

Ollie Ollie Skating Free
Saturday, April 13, 2013
12:30 p.m.
At 68,000 square feet, the Lake Cunningham Regional Skatepark is the largest of its kind in California and features the world’s largest cradle, full pipe and vert wall. Not sure what those terms mean? Skitch a ride to the skatepark and join SPUR for a tour of its facilities and a broader discussion about the land use implications and role of skating in an urban environment.
Read more >>

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation
Monday, April 15, 2013
6:00 p.m.
In recent years, cities around the world have adopted ambitious renewable energy portfolio targets. In 2010, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom announced a goal for San Francisco to be 100 percent powered by renewable energy by 2020. A task force he convened wrestled with this challenge for more than a year. Mayor Ed Lee recently released the task force’s report with recommendations and a detailed view of the challenges and opportunities of powering the city with clean energy. What are cities new and old doing to become 100 percent renewably powered?
+ Danielle Murray, San Francisco Department of the Environment
+ Stefan Schurig, World Future Council
+ Bob Dixson, Mayor, Greensburg, Kansas
Read more >>

The State of Silicon Valley
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
12:30 p.m.
Silicon Valley may be booming, but is everyone participating in its success? What do we need to change about our regional governance to remain economically competitive? Each year, Joint Venture Silicon Valley tracks the performance of Silicon Valley, and this year SPUR wrote a special analysis on regional governance to accompany the group’s report. Come get insight into the state of Silicon Valley and learn about what is and isn’t working in our system of regional governance.
+ Russ Hancock, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
+ Egon Terplan, SPUR
Read more >>

The Bay Area's Regional Plan
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
12:30 p.m.
For the past few years, the Bay Area has been preparing its first combined Sustainable Communities Strategy/Regional Transportation Plan, a long-range growth and transportation plan for adding 2 million more residents and 1 million more jobs to our region. What are the implications for San Francisco, and what is the city’s regional responsibility? Come hear the details of the draft plan before it’s finalized.
+ Sarah Dennis-Philipps, San Francisco Planning Department
+ Tilly Chang, San Francisco County Transportation Agency
+ Ken Kirkey, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Read more >>

High-Rise Urbanism: What’s Up? New Towers for Downtown SJ
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
12:30 p.m.
This event will take place in San Jose.
Downtown San Jose’s skyline and sidewalks are about to fill in a bit more as two new high-rise residential towers prepare to break ground in 2013. We’ll get a look at the brand new designs of the Centerra Tower from Simeon Properties and One South Market from KT Properties and see how both project teams look at urban design and development in downtown San Jose.
+ Mike Kim, Simeon Properties
+ Mark Tersini, KT Properties
Co-presented by the San Jose Downtown Association.
Read more >>

Unifying Transit
Thursday, April 18, 2013
12:30 p.m.
The event will take place in San Jose.
With a regional economy and an increasingly mobile workforce, being able to move around the Bay Area efficiently matters more than ever. Join industry leaders for a conversation on overcoming today’s mélange of transit agencies, schedules and fares and becoming a region with seamless public transit.
Co-presented with the City of San Jose.
+ John Ristow, VTA
+ Jessica Zenk, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
+ Hans Larsen, City of San Jose Department of Transportation
+ Will Baumgardner, Arup
Read more >>

Shaping Leaders of the Future
Thursday, April 18, 2013
12:30 p.m.
Each year many students graduating from high school find they can’t afford to go to college. What jobs are available in the Bay Area for this workforce? What is SFUSD doing to prepare these students to become productive members of the workforce? And what skill sets must San Francisco’s students learn today to be equipped for the jobs of tomorrow?
Co-presented by Parents of Public Schools – San Francisco.
+ Guadalupe Guerrero, San Francisco Unified School District
+ Shamann Walton, Young Community Developers
+ Oman Butler, College Track San Francisco
Read more >>

The Space Between Home and School
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
6:00 p.m.
We traditionally think that schooling begins at the first bell, but a student’s education is also shaped by time spent at home and on the way to school. Redefining the roles of home and community is critical to academic success for our future leaders. Join us for an in-depth look at how urban planning can improve access to quality education in San Francisco.
Co-presented by Parents of Public Schools – San Francisco.
+ Richard Carranza, Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District
+ Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, Center for Urban Schools and Partnerships at Mills College
Read more >>

100 Van Ness Transformed
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
12:00 p.m
The former AAA headquarters tower at 100 Van Ness is getting a new life. The building is being completely reskinned and reconfigured to accommodate 400 new units of housing. Join project developer Emerald Fund for a tour of this structural metamorphosis in process.
This event is generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.
+ Marc Babsin, Emerald Fund
Read more >>


SPUR
Ideas and action for a better city
SPUR Urban Center
415.781.8726
www.spur.org

SPUR San Jose
408.510.5688
www.spur.org/sanjose

Power to the People: Video from Mosaic on investing in solar projects

Begin forwarded message:

With the recent push to divest from fossil fuels, it’s hard to know how to put that money to work creating clean energy instead. One of the more interesting models we’ve found is Mosaic an online marketplace that allows individuals to invest directly into solar projects and earn competitive returns-- estimated annually at 4-7%.*
Learn more about how Mosaic is bringing power to the people in this video.

To date, more than 1,000 investors through Mosaic have financed over $1 million worth of solar projects. Mosaic has financed solar installations on the roofs of non-profits, affordable housing projects and other community centers in California, Arizona and New Jersey.

Learn more about this new way to invest in solar

Green for All has been working with Mosaic from the beginning to help more nonprofits in Oakland save money and create local jobs by going solar. Together we’ve helped four nonprofits in Oakland go solar and save an estimated $350,000 on their utility bills over the next 20 years.

This is the type of innovative, positive solution we need to grow the green economy and put the power back into the hands of the people.

Sincerely,

The Green For All Team

*Please visit joinmosaic.com to learn more about the projects and to access the offering memoranda, which discuss the projects, the terms of the investment and the risks associated with this investment.

Reminder! CED Admissions Ambaddador Internship Application Due 4/19

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, or at the Ambassador bulletin board outside of the Advising Office.

Questions? Contact cedambassadors@berkeley.edu



Architecture Competition for Students and Young Graduates

Begin forwarded message:

My name is Guillermo Carone and I am co-founder of the architecture platform ARCHmedium (www.archmedium.com).

I'm writing to let you know about the new architecture competition for students and young graduates that we've just launched; "San Franciso Fire Department Headquarters". This contest has been organized with the collaboration of the American Institute of Architects and the Architecture School of Barcelona (ETSAB).

I would kindly like to ask for your help in promoting this event amongst your students.

ARCHmedium's competitions, which echo the same conditions and rigor of professional architecture competitions, are a learning experience that compliments regular classes. They afford students the opportunity to become more familiar with how professional architecture competitions work, therefore instilling a sense of confidence when they graduate. On top, students will also have the chance to get their projects reviewed by a jury made up of top architects, see their designs published in prestigious architecture magazines and exhibited at architecture schools around the world.

In this edition the jury will also be awarding a special prize for young graduates on top of our regular student prizes, making it a great opportunity for those students who’ve just graduated and are looking for ways to start their professional career.

In the links below you'll be able to read and download further information about ARCHmedium competitions:

Brief:http://en.archmedium.com/Concursos/SFFDH/Summary.php
Posters: http://es.archmedium.com/Concursos/SFFDH/Descargas/SFFDH_Poster.jpg
Trailer:http://youtu.be/dIF3RZ5_XtA
Other information: http://en.archmedium.com/Concursos/SFFDH/Downloads.php

Spring Early Deadline for Spark Concept Awards 4/15

Here's a special note for your students who plan to enter the Spark Concept Awards during the Spring semester:

The Spring Early deadline is next week, on April 15.

If students would like to have the lowest entry fees of the year, they shouldn't miss this deadline.

If their project is not finished yet, students can still take advantage of this low Earlybird entry fee. They just need to register at the site, pay the fee and submit temporary descriptions and photos to the competition. They can come back at a later time, when the project is finished and upload the correct media.

This will give students until the final deadline on June 17 to upload the finished work.

To learn more about the award, please visit the Spark Concept pages at www.sparkawards.com. You will find entry guidelines, FAQs, mission statement, galleries of past entrants, winners and schools and much more. Also, the Concept press release may be found at PRWeb: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10484967.htm

Just In Time Job Fair April 17 and 18

Still looking for a full-time job or summer internship? It's not too late! Don't miss the last career fair of the year...

2013 Just In Time Job Fair
Wednesday, April 17 - Engineering, Science and Technical Opportunities
Thursday, April 18 - Business, Nonprofit and Public Service Opportunities
Time: 11am-3pm
Place: Recreational Sports Facility, Field House Gym

This is a new location for the Just In Time Job Fair! Please use the Special Event Entrance to the RSF, located on the west side of the building closest to Edwards Stadium.

Sample list of companies participating in the fair:
Citizen Schools, Dropbox, eBay, Fisher Investments, Genentech, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Playworks Education Energized, Reading Partners, Sony, VMware...and many more!

Make a great first impression by preparing in advance!

1. See which companies are coming and review their job listings before the fair. Log into Callisto at https://berkeley-csm.symplicity.com/students/ to review this year's Just In Time Job 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 industry, type of job or internship, majors 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

Also, be sure to bring your UC Berkeley Student ID to the fair (or if you're an alumnus, make sure you are registered with the Career Center's Alumni Advantage Program - https://career.berkeley.edu/Alumni/AlumniAdv.stm)

The Career Center is proud to co-sponsor this fair with the Freshman Sophomore Business Club, Consulting Club at Berkeley, Cal Pre-Dental Society, and Alpha Epsilon Zeta.

   

New Career Services for International Students

New Career Services for International Students
Hello! My name is Sarah Bang and I'm the new Career Counselor for International Students at the UC Berkeley Career Center. You may recognize my name since I was previously an international student advisor at Berkeley International Office. I wanted to share my new campus role with you and how I can be a resource to you during your time at Cal.

As the Career Counselor for International Students, I will be counseling Cal undergraduate and Master's level international students on the following:
Major and career exploration
Internship and job search
Graduate school application process

NOTE: Haas undergraduate, Pre-med, and PhD/postdoc appointments will continue to be seen by other counselors specializing in these areas.

I will be supporting you through:
45-minute appointments (Make appointments online and indicate that you are an international student)
Career related workshops and programs

The Cal Career Center has a wide array of valuable resources available to you and I hope that you take advantage of them. I look forward to meeting you soon at our new location on 2440 Bancroft Way, across the street from Eshelman Hall!

New CareerMail for International Students
The New CareerMail for International Students is here! Subscribe now through Callisto and start exploring this online tool vital for your career and job/internship search success!

By subscribing to the CareerMail for International Students, you will receive pertinent information about upcoming Career Center workshops, jobs, internships, employer events, etc., specifically for Cal international students.

To join this new list and update your CareerMail subscriptions:
Log into Callisto
Go to My Profile tab, click on "switch to tab view" and choose "Privacy"
Under CareerMail Subscriptions, scroll down and check "International Students"
Save Changes and DONE!

New Urbanist Architecture Internship in Panama Mentored by George Moreno and Partners through Kalu Yala Internships

Kalu Yala is a sustainable community that will be built in the mountains about 45 minutes outside Panama City, Panama. Kalu Yala is founded on the core tenants of culture, new urbanism architecture, organic food, wellness, recreation, education, preservation, and conservation of the natural environment. The internship program allows students and young professionals to come to Panama and gain cultural exposure, work experience, and knowledge in order to create a project that will ultimately help shape this sustainable community. We plan to break ground this upcoming semester which will bring many opportunities for students to work with experts in various fields.

In 2013 we have a lot to be grateful for as we plan to break ground on a 42,000 square foot post-and-beam eco-resort which will host an off-the-grid event for 500 of the world's thought leaders this fall. (You read that right!) Once constructed, half the venue will be dedicated to the intern program, giving our students a true home at Kalu Yala.

Internships take place in 3 venues: creating the town's foundation in Kalu Yala; creating relationships in the neighboring town of San Miguel; and working on business logistics in Panama City. Since Summer 2010, Kalu Yala has had interns from 39 states, 13 countries and 92 universities.

Summer 2013 Internship Programs
Architecture mentored by George Moreno and Partners- This is one of the top architecture firms in Panama, and our lead architect in partnership Moule and Polyzoides.
Agriculture and Animal Science
Biology
Business Development and Entrepreneurship
Community Outreach
Construction Management
Education
Outdoor Recreation

Kalu Yala’s newest program, Architecture, offers the opportunity to work alongside Panama’s premier architecture firm to develop a sustainable town based on innovative building solutions and New Urbanist principles.

The Architecture program offers qualified applicants the opportunity to design elements of a sustainable town by combining new technological innovations with traditional passive-response solutions. Additionally, interns will work alongside one of Panama’s premiere architecture firms, George Moreno & Partners, on a variety of ongoing projects related to nascent construction of Kalu Yala’s jungle settlement.

George Moreno & Partners is devoted to a wide variety of architectural subjects, consisting of single-family residences, prominent buildings on the Panama City skyline, master plans to expansive suburban communities, and environmentally-sensitive eco-resorts, affording exposure to many facets of the architectural and planning practices. The firm seeks to acknowledge natural and cultural heritages in designing the experience of places.
Interns disciplined in architecture, urban planning, and civil engineering will take on projects including testing the current regulating plan or devising solutions to sustainability targets and local construction constraints. Additionally, interns are welcome to develop innovative designs within the conceptual plan to any of the prospective buildings in the Kalu Yala Founder’s Village. The focus will be on one-to-two story detached single-family homes, 3-story multi-family homes over retail spaces, and multiple types of hospitality structures. Interns will receive critiques of all their work with the possibility of future implementation.

 Based in Panama City, interns will be mentored by a Kalu Yala program director, the current Director of Design at George Moreno & Partners, and George himself. Each intern is expected to prepare and give a presentation of their work over the course of the semester to the organization and guests. We welcome interns who prioritize creativity and strong work ethics while contributing to the creation of a culture devoted to sustainability, innovation, and conscious citizenship.

The Kalu Yala Master Plan can be found here.
Upcoming semester dates:
Summer: May 20th- August 2nd
Fall: September 2nd- November 15th
Spring: January 13th- April 11th
Students can apply online by filling in the application form here, or visit www.kaluyala.com for more information.

Kate Stewart
President, Kalu Yala Internships
Kalu Yala Website
Facebook- facebook.com/kaluyala
More Than Just An Intern, a video

Movie Screening "Forced Confessions," a documentary by Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari - Today 4/9

Link:
http://gspp.berkeley.edu/calendar/event/movie-screening-panel-forced-confes= sions-a-documentary-by-iranian-canadian

*WHAT: *Movie Screening "Forced Confessions", a documentary by Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, and Panel Discussion by Hadi Ghaemi and Omid Memarian
*WHEN:* Tuesday, April 9th, 6-9pm
*WHERE: *Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 250
For the first time on film, six victims of Iran's torture chambers speak.
These are not criminals, but acclaimed writers, journalists, and scholars.
The film is narrated by director *Maziar Bahari*, who was forced to falsely
admit in front of a television audience of millions aborating with foreign intelligence agencies in helping to orchestrate Iran's popular uprising.

*Hadi Ghaemi*, Executive Director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, and *Omid Memarian*, journalist and a survivor of forced confessions featured in the film, will later answer questions from the audience.

*FILM SYNOPSIS:***
http://forcedconfessions.com

*MAZIAR BAHARI Website & Wiki page:
http://maziarbahari.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maziar_Bahari

Food is served!

UC Davis School of Law Environmental Law Symposium 4/12

UC Davis School of Law Environmental Law Symposium

April 12, 2013

PLEASE REMEMBER TO RSVP!!

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) at the University of California, Davis School of Law is pleased to invite you to the 2013 Environmental Law Symposium. This year's symposium will focus on the current and future state of public transportation in California.

With rapid population expansion and ambitious emission targets, public transportation in California continues to be a hot topic. High Speed Rail, SB 375, and other recent efforts have pushed California towards sustainable development and innovative forms of transportation. Yet questions remain concerning the potential impacts, legal battles, and policy considerations surrounding these new developments.

Please join us in discussing how California is moving forward to meet our transportation goals.

Click here for more information, including panel descriptions, a list of speakers, and a schedule of the day's events.

Featuring Mike McKeever (Executive Director, Sacramento Area Council of Governments), Assemblymember Fiona Ma, Honorable Quentin Kopp (former High Speed Rail Authority Chairman), and other prominent speakers.
 

Ivy League Leadership Conference in Beijing - Info and Application

Begin forwarded message:

 I’m Yang Liu, the president of China-U.S. Cultural Exchange Association at Cornell University. I’m writing to ask if you can help us send emails about this great China summer internship opportunity to students in all your classes.

Our association is holding an annually Ivy League Leadership Conference at Beijing, China this summer from July 24th to July 31st, 2013 and we are looking for operations and marketing interns from top American universities. The conference aims to provide a cultural exchange between China and the US, and help top Chinese high-school students to develop professionalism and leaderships. As interns, students can network with industry leaders in China and understand the real China through traveling and daily interactions with Chinese students. Our association will provide housing and meals during the internship and partially stipend U.S.-China round-trip air ticket.



CED Study Abroad Info Session Thursday April 11

Study Abroad Opportunities Information Session for CED Students
Thursday, April 11th 5:30pm-6:30pm
Room 305 Wurster

College of Environmental Design students of all interests and majors are invited to attend this information session to learn about different study abroad opportunities. Learn about EAP, non-EAP programs, application processes, and Summer study options. An adviser from the Berkeley study abroad office and CED students who have previously studied abroad will be in attendance to answer questions.

Vice Chancellor's Student Advisory Committee Application

CED students - please consider representing CED on the Vice Chancellor's student advisory committee. See below for more information. The application instructions follow and a full information packet can be provided by sending an email request to cedugblog@gmail.com.

Vice Chancellor's Student Advisory Committee Application (Due 4/20)
The Vice Chancellor’s Student Advisory Committee (VCSAC) is currently seeking students who are deeply interested in the quality of student life, student services and the student experience at Cal. You will have the opportunity to provide feedback directly to the Vice Chancellor Le Grande about matters concerning Student Affairs. This is a fantastic opportunity to have your voice heard on this campus. Please refer to the website for more information (http://sa.berkeley.edu/vc/student-advisory). *The application DEADLINE is APRIL 20TH, 2013* Please send completed applications to allen.tang@berkeley.edu

 Application Instructions:
All eligible students may apply by sending an email to allen.tang@berkeley.edu with:
- your resume and a brief statement (of no more than 250 words) expressing your interest in serving as a member of

In the body of the email, please write:
- your name, in the subject line
-the length of your tenure at UC Berkeley, including the type and date of entry (eg freshman admit - fall 2012, junior transfer student - fall 2012, or freshman spring admit - spring 2013) and class year/expected date of graduation
-the college you are enrolled in and the major(s) and minor(s), if applicable, you have declared
-your email address, phone number, and current address, including your primary contact information for the summer (or when you are away from campus).

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Part-Time Assistant Employment Opportunity for Glass Studio

Applications can be submitted to: tempjobs@mavenrec.com to my attention (Jenna DeFabio)

A growing glass studio housing many local artists is seeking an outgoing, smart, and motivated team member to help with office support, marketing and sales of glass art. An amazing opportunity to be a part of an exciting studio and work alongside independent and creative artists, the candidate must be self motivated, professional and have excellent communication skills and eagerness to take on new tasks.

SALES duties include, but are not limited to:
reaching out to current and new customers for sales opportunity
setting up and running the booth at Art Shows (shows are in the SF Bay Area, but outside of Emeryville).
ADMINISTRATIVE duties include, but are not limited to:
scheduling classes and keeping the website up to date
generating invoices and filing when necessary
packing and shipping orders
general office and customer support.

MARKETING/COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT duties include, but are not limited to:
update, maintain, follow up on all inquiries from social media outlets
conduct market research for new clients.

$11-12/hour plus opportunity for apprenticeship and commission based on sales, and the glassblower is open to training this person on glass-blowing. While the Emeryville/West Oakland studio operates seven days a week, the position will be roughly 16 hours/week with very flexible scheduling. Weekend availability to attend up to 2 art shows a month, access to reliable vehicle, and a valid driver's license are all REQUIRED.

Thank you!
Jenna DeFabio

MK Think Summer Interns - Information and Application Details

Check out a summer internship opportunity offered by one of our CED alums!
Josh S Jackson
Senior Strategist
MKTHINK
www.mkthink.com | 415.288.3392

MKThink, the San Francisco ideas company for the built environment, integrates performance, aesthetics, and sustainability factors into thoughtful solutions to complex problems. Current work includes long-term strategic planning and new designs for education, community, and tech projects. Our clients include premier educational, corporate, non-profit, and healthcare institutions.
MKThink is looking for talented and enthusiastic students to participate in out summer internship program. Ideal candidates are creative, responsible, and personable with strong communication, design, and analytical abilities. As an intern at MKThink, you will support studio work for MKThink clients as well as produce a report on a focused research project.
This is an excellent opportunity for current students to add real world experience to their educational credentials.
MKThink is seeking individuals for three business units:
1. Architecture Studio: This internship position offers the opportunity to gain both hands-on practical experience on real architectural projects and exposure to theoretical exploration. Participate in the day-to-day activities of real architectural projects, plus, learn how to organize studio resources, assist in the development of marketing collateral, and contribute to a culture of design-thinking excellence. The successful candidate will be exceptionally talented, self-motivated, industrious, and resourceful.
Qualifications:
Student in an accredited architectural degree-granting program
A keen interest in materials and material research
Awareness of and interest in sustainable design concepts
Working knowledge of:
AutoCAD, SketchUp, (VRay a plus), and Adobe CS
Strong graphic and writing skills

2. Strategy Studio: Work with databases to generate utilization and occupancy models for existing and planned facilities. Synthesize written materials, graphic design, and data visualizations into clear and vibrant presentations, publications and web content.

Qualifications:
A positive attitude and a curious mind
Experience with graphic design and presentations
A portfolio that shows data analysis skills and experience
Strong writing and communication skills
Self-motivated and responsive to direction at the same time
Working knowledge of:
Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet software
Quantitative research methodologies
Filemaker Pro or similar relational database software
Adobe Creative Suite
Microsoft Office, Apple iWork or equivalent software
Social media and/or Web Design skills are a plus
CAD skills are a plus
3. Innovation Studio / RoundhouseOne:
The Innovation Studio at MKThink researches, incubates, and enterprises services and technologies that improve the inter-related performance of Culture, Architecture, and the Environment. Specifically, the studio focuses on four core areas of development: Data & Analytics, Interim Use, Productization, and Buildings & Behavior. The development of these areas manifests itself in a variety of internal and external (client-facing) projects that serve as research and test beds for creation and refinement of the aforementioned products and services.
RoundhouseOne (RH1) is a data analytics company that was created and incubated within the Innovation Studio of MKThink. RH1 offers professional services and Cloud-based technology to help clients capture and use data to understand the interdependencies between their physical assets, environment and human capital.
We are seeking a savvy, problem-tackling intern with a passion for tinkering in the shop and a thirst for capturing and analyzing data using basic coding techniques. Tasks may include creating data collection kits-of-sensors as well as coding communication protocols for collection of data via remote servers – and even analyzing the data and creating insightful outputs.

Qualifications:
Have or working toward a BS in Mechanical Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Management Science or other technical field that has a healthy mix of shop work and theory
At least one previous internship or job (preferred but not required)
Strong writing and communication skills
Comfortable working with shop tools and related materials
Analytical and inquisitive with the ability to self-direct
Proactive Team player with an enthusiastic and positive attitude
Ability to multi-task, problem solve and manage priorities in a fast-paced environment

We are seeking interns with education & experience in one or multiple of the following disciplines:
Engineering- Electrical, Mechanical, Management Science
Applied Mathematics- Statistics
Information Sciences- Database management and data analysis skills
Designer- Product design (please include examples with your application)
Designer- Infographics & Data visualization (please include examples with your application)
Architecture and/or Environmental Studies- Building and Energy Systems knowledge

Working knowledge of:
Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet software (relational database experience a plus)
C, C++, Javascript, or other basic coding languages
Quantitative research methodologies
Microsoft Office, Apple iWork or equivalent software
Adobe Creative Suite

Hours & Compensation: The internships begin on May 20th and end August 16th. You will receive a stipend of $5,760 for the 13 weeks of the internship.


To Apply: Please Email your resume along with a cover letter in PDF format to Meghan Doty at meghan@mkthink.com. Please indicate “Architecture Intern,” “Strategy Intern” or “Innovation Intern” in the subject line of your email. If you see yourself fitting into multiple studios, indicate each in the subject line. Unfortunately, if e-mails are not sent in this format, they may not get reviewed. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. MKThink is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.