Saturday, December 14, 2013

UVA's School of Architecture Opened New Program

For the first time, the summer Study Abroad programs from UVA's School of Architecture are now open to students from other universities.

So if you are interested in:

· engaging contemporary design practice and its history in China

· studying architectural drawing in Italy

· participating in a design build program in Jamaica

· or studying sustainable cities in Switzerland

then explore your summer 2014 options HERE.

Like many of our peers, the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia has a long-standing commitment to study abroad programs. Why?

Because global perspectives clarify our local work by exposing designers, planners, and historians to surprising and creative possibilities. Partnering with local experts around the world enables us to explore unfamiliar solutions to familiar problems.

Furthermore, our work in the local is also increasingly entangled in the global. Every built environment is enmeshed in a network of multiscalar systems: political, material, economic, cultural, etc. To understand architecture, we have to study not just the local context, but also the complex regional and global systems that, in turn, give shape and meaning to the local.

Students from past programs reported enthusiastically about their experience:

"The Summer in China program offered an incredible journey through contemporary Chinese architecture and urbanism, as well as a fascinating survey of the country's rich history and culture throughout our travels across five major cities. The collective experiences, both educational and day-to-day, left me with countless memories and a unique global perspective on the current architectural and urban conditions." Austin Walker, Undergrad Architecture major

For more information about any of these programs, contact Mary Jo Bateman at mb2tr@Virginia.EDU

The City in Literature- Geography 170


Professor Johns - Geography 170 - Mondays 10-12 - McCone 575

By the "city" I mean the American city during the last century and a half. By "literature" I mean novels, essays, poems, and journalism. We'll discuss the literature both to see the evolution of the city itself and how it has been depicted. Students will write three short essays.

Feb 3 Wide Open

Millhauser Martin Dressler;* Whitman Brooklyn Ferry; Dreiser Sister Carrie

Feb 10 Good and Evil

Larson The Devil in the White City*

Feb 17 Immigrants in the City

Sinclair The Jungle;* Riis "The Down Town Back Alleys"; Plunkitt "Honest Graft"; Steffans "The Police" and "Roosevelt and Reform"

Feb 24 The Black Experience in Harlem

Thurman The Brighter the Berry;* Hughes "When the Negro was in Vogue"; Johnson "The Autobiography"; Hurston "Study in Harlem"; Cayton Black Metropolis

Mar 3 The City and the Individual

Cressey The Taxi-Dance Hall; Zorbaugh The Gold Coast and the Slum; Furia The Poets; Cather "Coming, Aphrodite"; St Vincent Millay "If I should learn" and "Recuerdo"

Mar 17 Urban Noir

Chandler Farewell my Lovely;* Himes If He Hollers Let Him Go*

Mar 31 High Modernity

White "Here is New York"; Baldwin "The Harlem Ghetto"; Johnson "Minor Characters"; Mannes The New York I Know; Sondheim "America"

Apr 7 A New Life in the Post-War Suburbs

Waldie Holy Land;* Friedan The Feminine Mystique; White The Organization Man

Apr 14 Decline and Fall in the '60s and '70s

Dideon Slouching; Wolfe Radical Chic; Rechy City of Night; Royko Boss; Ginsburg "Mugging"

Apr 21 Latinos, Blacks, Yuppies

Dideon Miami; Naipaul A Turn in the South; Wolfe Bonfire of the Vanities

Apr 28 Regression and Resurgence

LeDuff Detroit;* Johns "The Retro City"; Wampole "How to Live Without Irony"

* books available at the Student Union bookstore; everything else is in a reader.

Study Abroad Events

http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/?utm_source=News+%26+Events+2013-11-30&utm_campaign=News+%26+Events+2013-11-30&utm_medium=email

"Other Voices" Course Accepting Enrollment

Other Voices, a 2 unit course co-sponsored by the English Department and the Student Learning Center, is accepting enrollments.

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

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

Guest lecturers will come to speak at our Monday 12-1 lectures in The Multicultural Community
Center (Hearst Field Annex D).

There are one-hour discussion sections that will meet on Wednesdays at the same time, from 12-1.

If you know students who might be interested in careers where discussing and teaching literature is important and if they are looking for a fun and interactive 2 unit course, please let them know about Other Voices. 

Students can visit the Other Voices website at http://slc.berkeley.edu/writing/othervoices.htm .

13 Day Visit of Athens, Greece


Athens: Heritage and Modernity

Exploration of the coexistence between historic and modern Athens, Greece

Spring (March 16 - March 27, 2014)
(check-in Saturday, March 15 - check-out Friday, March 28)

Summer (June 29 - July 10, 2014)
(check-in Saturday, June 28 - check-out Friday, July 11)

This 13 day visit of Athens is a thoughtful exploration of the history, preservation and conservation issues facing the city, organized around a series of lectures and visits lead by some of the top Athenian archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators and planners who have been dealing with the problem of surveying, planning, and preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city.

Please visit our website and syllabus to see a complete list of faculty, lectures and visits.

The program is intended for people studying, or professionally involved in, the fields of: History, Archaeology, Architecture Art History, Architecture, Urban Planning, Anthropology, Conservation and Historic Preservation, but is also open for people with a general interest in any of the above mentioned subjects.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in this program you can get further information at our website. Our deadlines for applying are: February 1st 2014, for spring and May 1st 2014, for summer.

Food Assistance

Struggling to Pay for Food? We Can Help!

Are you skipping meals? Eating less? Giving up food to pay for other expenses, such as rent? We can help! UC Berkeley strives to ensure that all students have access to nutritious food. We want you to be able to concentrate on your studies and not on how you'll pay for your next meal.

Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply to our food assistance program, which may help fund an on-campus partial meal plan if you live in an apartment, or may provide additional funds if you live on or off campus and need food assistance during in-semester breaks. Applicants to the program are encouraged, and may be required, to attend a one-on-one financial counseling session

http://students.berkeley.edu/finaid/undergraduates/forms/ApplicationforFoodAssistance.pdf

Scholarships and Awards for Students of Color

Check out this list of scholarships and awards for students of color:

http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/

2015-2016 Student Regent Application

The application for the 2015-16 Student Regent position is now available online.

Students may access the application through the Regents' homepage athttp://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/. To apply, students must complete, sign and submit the application form along with a current resume and an essay (per the application) by February 20, 2014.

Complete applications and supporting documents should be submitted via email to the following two (2) addresses:

Anne.Shaw@ucop.edu, Associate Secretary of the Regents
deanofstudents@berkeley.edu, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Berkeley Student Regent Coordinator

2014 Summer Design Scholars


Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company is accepting applications for its class of 2014 Summer Design Scholars. This is a juried selection, open to upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and interior design.
The submission deadline is midnight Monday, FEBRUARY 17. Selection will be made by March 4. If you are not the person who should receive this information, we would appreciate your assistance in getting it into the right hands. You can learn more about our program (and applicants can apply) at this link:
www.hewv.com/scholar
If you have other questions, please contact Nick Vlattas, nvlattas@hewv.com, or 757-321-9608 .
We look forward to another exciting year!

Cal Alumni Hiring Interns


The Cal Alumni Association is hiring 2 interns (work study if needed)

http://alumni.berkeley.edu/about-caa/career-opportunities/scholarships-office-intern

Scholarships Office Intern
alumni.berkeley.edu

Title: Interns (2), CAA Student Engagement Program Pay rate: $12/hour, work-study students preferred.


Undergraduate Awards Programme

Students can now register or submit for the 2014 Undergraduate Awards Programme.
If you haven't heard of us, the Undergraduate Awards is the only worldwide, multi discipline, academic awards programme for undergrads. We accept coursework from undergrads under our 25 categories which cover every field of study from Archaeology to Zoology. 

In each category there is an Irish Winner and an International winner. However, as competition is so high, we also acknowledge the students, and their institutions,in the top 10% of their category.

It would be great to have more students from University of California, Berkeley in this year's programme. Winning students benefit from the following:

1. The Recognition 
Winners are named as a top student in their field globally against students from numerous international universities and their work is published in the UA Journal.

2. The Summit
They win an all expenses paid trip to the UA Global Summit in Dublin to attend a three day brainstorming and networking event with their counterparts from across the globe. Here is a video of our Summit that took place in November. 

3. The Network 
UA also recognises the top 10% of shortlisted students in each category. Winning entrants & Highly Commended students become members of the UA Alumni network, an eclectic mix of world class students.

Student chapter of Arab American Association

CED students,
The students heading up the UC Berkeley student chapter of Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects have recently graduated. If you might be interested in working with students in the College of Engineering to revive this group, please let me know!

Big Ideas and Discovery Courses


Undergraduates: are you looking for an exciting way to fulfill your breadth requirement? 
We have some great Big Ideas and Discovery Courses lined up for spring, and each one was designed to satisfy breadth in an engaging way. For instance, we have a a new Bio Science breadth course, Biology for Voters, that is guaranteed to be super, but it meets at 8:00 a.m. so it has not yet filled. 
It's taught by Jasper Rine, a Distinguished Teaching Award winner who is funny and charming, along with Fydor Urnov, who is equally funny and charming. 
We also have another new course, a Big Ideas Course on Beauty, that is sure to appeal to students of design. it's instructor approval only, but I know the professor wants students from a range of disciplines so CED students would have a good chance of getting in. Between the two programs we are offering 14 spring courses, so check the website to find one that would be just right for you.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Architecture Students Needed


Students Needed!

Rio Vista recently secured a grant from the American Institute of Architects for a Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT)visit. This is an intense 4-day period of planning and design spearheaded by a group of 8-10 nationally recognized professionals from all over the United States. After viewing both the study area and the surrounding community and listening to the concerns and ideas of residents, interested groups, and community leaders, the team prepares and publishes a report that is presented in a public meeting on the last day.
Architecture students and students in related disciplines are prescribed as an important part of our R/UDAT. Performing assignments in support of the team’s work, they’re needed to bring excitement and help contribute to a better report. The criteria for participation are the students’ understanding of the principles of urban design and planning, a talent for drawing or writing, and an ability to help with report production or photography. Students must have the ability to work intensely in collaboration with others. Their specific roles will vary with their skills and experience and can be a major learning experience.
Who do we need?

We’re looking for 8-10 architecture and urban planning students with great drawing and illustration skills to assist and collaborate and with a national team of recognized design professionals during the first weekend of March, 2014. This is a chance for students to have an unbelievable learning experience, make great professional and personal connections, help a community in need, receive national recognition, and hone their skills. Working with students from one school is preferred so that one student can coordinate the others. A student team that works well together is highly desired.
Skills:

We need students with an understanding of the principles of urban design and planning, a talent for drawing or writing, and an ability to help with report production or photography. Students must have the ability to work intensely in collaboration with others. Their specific roles will vary with their skills and experience and can be a major learning experience. In a nutshell we need students with great illustration and presentation skills, whether its “hand drawing”/illustration, or with a computer using these programs:
  • Sketchup
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop

Students who have laptops with these programs pre-installed are highly desirable.
Transportation:

Transportation is available to and from the Pittsburg/Baypoint BART station and bikes and rides are available in town.
Accommodations:

Rio Vision will provide to places to crash and plenty of good food and drink. More details will be available in the near future.
Student Benefits:

Students benefit by having the opportunity to work in a fast-paced interdisciplinary setting, through a community-driven process, on a real project with some of the leading practitioners throughout the United States. Everyone (both local professionals, students, and others) who volunteer for the project will be recognized in the final published report and elsewhere. By taking part, students become part of a proud decades-long tradition of service that has involved some of the best thinkers on community design in the country. Beyond that, the professional volunteers can serve as a reference for students who may seek fellowships, jobs, or other future opportunities.
By taking part, students become part of a proud decades-long tradition of service that has involved some of the best thinkers on community design in the country.
More information visit: https://career.berkeley.edu/ or contact Mark McTeer: mark@markmcteer.com

CITRIS Sustainability Internship Program Co-Coordinator and Lead Intern

The CITRIS Sustainability Internship program aims to connect four companies with four highly qualified undergraduate interns for summer 2014 internships. Interns will complete a series of on-campus sustainability and environmentally-focused workshops and trainings during spring semester 2014 in preparation for their summer internships. Summer internships will be highly competitive and will offer compensation of no less than $12/hour. Interns will be expected to work for 12-14 weeks for 30-40 hours per week. Read about the 2013 TGIF funded CITRIS Sustainability Internship Program here:http://tgif.berkeley.edu/index.php/funded-projects/grant-cycle/2012-projects/92-citris-champions

Job Duties:
1. Work to institutionalize the internship program into a campus department or organization.
2. Work with the Coordinator to plan spring workshops and trainings for all interns.
3. Communicate professionally with partner companies.
4. Assist other interns in administrative issues.
5. Organize and plan meetings for interns and Coordinator.
6. Complete training for Coordinator position for 2014-2015 or help train a staff member for Coordinator position for 2014-2015.

Job Qualifications:
· UC Berkeley undergraduate student, preferably not graduating this year
· Interest and/or experience in environmental sustainability.
· Available to work 2-5 hours per week (unpaid) during spring semester 2014.
· Available to work 12-14 weeks for 30-40 hours per week (paid) during summer 2014.
· Organized, responsible, able to communicate in a timely and professional manner, willing to take initiative.
· This position will be offered the summer internship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with the Chief Sustainability Officer. Experience with coding, data analysis and/or computer science is preferred, but not required.

Number of Openings: 1

Compensation: Pro bono during the spring semester – summer compensation, minimum $12/hr.
Hours/Week: 2-5 hours/week during the semester, 30-40 hours/week during the summer
Reports to: Jacqueline Hsu, CITRIS Sustainability Internship Coordinator
Desired Start Date: ASAP
To Apply: Please send a cover letter expressing your interest and your resume to Jacqueline Hsu, jacquelinehsu@berkeley.edu, by Dec. 6 at 6pm.

Student Ambassador for Berkeley Students Job

Job Description
 
Purpose/Goal: 
Facilitate greater engagement between students and campus staff in order to determine the strategic direction of the Campaign for Scholarships and Student Life
The incumbent would:
  • Organize focus groups with students to determine what messages will speak to students as future alumni and supporters of the university. 
  • Create a presentation designed to engage students in philanthropy and create a culture of giving back to the University.
  • Identify key student organizations and help facilitate meetings between the Vice Chancellor with these groups (for example, Graduate Assembly, ASUC, RHA etc.) to promote involvement in philanthropy.
  • Collaborate with other student ambassadors to organize outreach events to support fundraising activities geared toward students.
  • Create a PR program focused on students.
  • Provide the “student voice” at events with prospective donors
  • Attend donor events with the Vice Chancellor.
  • Execute any office work need to support Student Affairs philanthropy operations
  • Be involved in stewardship activities (handwritten Thank-You notes, postcards etc.)
 
Qualifications:
  • Organized
  • Proactive
  • Self-directed initiative
  • Goal-oriented
  • Strong communication skills
  • Comfortable speaking to large groups and reaching out to individuals and groups across the campus
  • Innovative
  • Flexible
  • Vision and Goal Oriented
  • Willing to work up to 12 hours/week
  • Computer skills (Photoshop and InDesign a plus)
 
Compensation:
  • $1800 stipend per semester – work study available
Application Process:
Please submit a one-page interest letter and a resume to the Student Affairs Philanthropy Office

End of Class Party and Photo/Video making

Celebrate the end of classes with live music and a photo and video making party at BAM/PFA.  Come enjoy free pizza and participate in experimental photo and video booths. Disposable cameras provided Also, last chance to see the exhibition Yang Fudong: Estranged paradise, Works 1993-2013.

The party is happening December 7th, the Saturday before RRR week at 2626 Bancroft Way. FREE for all Cal students with a current UC ID. Visit the facebook event page for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/546461165435922/

More information about Station/Motion can be found on the BAM/PFA Student Committee facebook, and the BAM/PFA website:

https://www.facebook.com/bampfasc

http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/ 
 

Resources for LinkedIn Profile

Resources to get to know the benefits of a LinkedIn profile and presence, and to help students get started.

http://university.linkedin.com/university/global/en_us/index/linkedin-for-students.html

Food Assistance Program

Are you skipping meals? Eating less? Giving up food to pay for other expenses, such as rent? We can help! UC Berkeley strives to ensure that all students have access to nutritious food. We want you to be able to concentrate on your studies and not on how you'll pay for your next meal.

Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply to our food assistance program, which may help fund an on-campus partial meal plan if you live in an apartment, or may provide additional funds if you live on or off campus and need food assistance during in-semester breaks. Applicants to the program are encouraged, and may be required, to attend a one-on-one financial counseling session.

http://students.berkeley.edu/finaid/news/detail55.htm