Friday, November 21, 2014

Abstracts Submission For Building Simulation (BS15) Conference 2015

Submission of abstracts for the Building Simulation (BS15) Conference 2015 to be conducted at Hyderabad. The last date for abstract submission to December 10, 2014.

This conference is the 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). The overall objective of the BS2015 is to advance the practice in diverse disciplines of building energy analysis and performance simulation. Abstracts are invited across a variety of fields, including the following streams:
• Building physics
• Indoor air quality and thermal comfort
• Passive buildings
• Net zero buildings
• Solar energy utilization
• Simulation and real performance
• Advanced building simulation
• New software development
• Climate and microclimate
• Optimization
• CFD and air flow in buildings
• Building information modelling
• Simulation for commissioning, control and monitoring
• Energy storage
• Validation, calibration and uncertainty
• Simulation in fault detection and diagnostics
• Human aspects in simulation







Spring 2015 Course- Visual Studies 185X: Songs & Places: México SP 2015 / 4 units

Note: This course fulfills the CED upper div outside major requirement.

A special course in the Visual Studies Program involving music, cultural history and the visual arts. Of particular interest to students with Spanish language background. Many of you have grown up with this music--but not so many know where it comes from or how it's evolved--the performers, the traditions, the way the songs dovetail with the culture in general. These are beautiful and engaging questions. That's why the course--which also offers a kind of forum or meeting space (hogar cultural) for students with roots in México and Latin America as a whole. And a chance to challenge yourself through the artwork you make in response.

Prerequisites? At least some studio art and music background. A firm grasp of Spanish is required, and genuine interest in the subject. Familiarity with Mexican/Latinoamerican culture(s) a plus. Class size will be limited to 15 students.

Interested students should read the extended course description: Spring 2015 Courses | UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design and contact Anthony Dubovsky directly: chambersstreet@hotmail.com.

Student Advisory Council on Financial Aid & Education

Description:
The Assistant Vice Chancellor’s Student Advisory Council on Financial Aid & Education provides a unique opportunity for motivated students to provide confidential advice to the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Financial Aid and other senior campus administrators on matters concerning financial aid, affordability and financial literacy. Council members help influence decisions that directly impact access and affordability at Cal. Detailed information is available in the charge.

Students must be available to attend monthly meetings held in 105 Chavez from 5 - 6:30 pm.
Spring 2015 Semester: Dates are January 29, February 19, March 19, April 16. 
 Please note that dates are subject to change.

Application Instructions & Deadline
Interested students should send an email to avcfinaid@berkeley.edu with the following information:
· Name
· Class Year (note if you are a transfer student)
· Major
· Email
· Phone
· Cover Letter
· Resume
· Statement explaining why you want to serve on the Council and what unique perspective you would bring

Deadline for submission: Applications must be submitted by Monday, December 1, 2014. Students selected to participate on the Council will be notified by the end of December.

2015 Summer Intern Program

The 2015 Summer Student Program application process has begun. 
Applicants have until February 11, 2015 to submit their qualifications etc. 

Internship Announcement

Public Works Internship Webpage

All applications are to be submitted on-line in .pdf form at www.sfstudentintern.org



Hart Howerton Fellowship Program

The Fellowship is available to both undergraduate and graduate students in planning, architecture, landscape architecture and urban design who will be entering their final year of study in September 2015 and provides students with an opportunity to enrich their educational experience.

The Fellowship includes:
$5,000 Fellowship travel expenses during the 3-week travel period.
Salary for the 8-week Fellowship/Internship within the office.
$2,250 for housing assistance during the 8-week stay in San Francisco or New York.
Round trip travel to SF or NY from the student’s school.

Application Process/Fellowship Schedule: The application is a downloadable PDF on our website, www.harthowerton.com
 
The application deadline is January 23, 2015. 


Spring 2015 Course- "To the Capstone & Beyond"

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

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

Day & Time: Thursdays 2-4pm (beginning the first week of instruction)
Location: 214 Haviland

EDUCATION 98 (LOWER DIVISION STUDENTS):
Section #: 11 CCN: 23620
EDUCATION 198 (UPPER DIVISION STUDENTS):
Section #: 11 CCN: 23890

Residential and Housing Services Hiring

Residential and Housing Services is now hiring for Residence Hall Staff positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. 
Applications can be found at http://bit.ly/hallstaff
The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on December 5th, 2014. 

DSD Program- Opportunity for Graduating Seniors

The world is becoming increasingly complex. Technology, globalization, urbanization, and the competition for talent and resources are among the drivers that are shifting the world today.

The DSD Program is the first of its kind in the design industry. This 24-month, on-the-job training program is designed to develop Gensler’s next generation of strategic thinkers. The DSD Program propels you directly into meaningful project work, offers world-class professional development, and a connects you with a global community of colleagues and mentors from the brightest minds in the industry. The program is expertly structured to provide you with the maximum breadth and depth of design strategy experience during your first two years at Gensler.

The DSD Program takes place at offices in both the United States and United Kingdom. At the conclusion of the two year program you will have the skills and experience you need for life long professional success at one of Gensler’s 46 offices around the world.

For more information or to apply to the program, visit http://www.gensler.com/dsd. Applications are due January 15th, 2015. Please feel free to send any questions to Cal alum and Gensler consulting analyst Adriana Phillips at adriana_phillips@gensler.com.

Amir Internship Program

Amir, an educational non-profit organization that recruits and trains young adults to serve as garden-educators at summer camp. If selected, these young adults (now called Amir Farmers) are placed at one of the partner camps, and are guided along the summer with help from staff and curriculum, which focuses on teaching lessons of food justice and environmental stewardship. Along with being able to impact hundreds of youth in a camp setting, Farmers gain skills in teaching independently, working with youth, and management.

If selected for the program, Amir Farmers participate in a week-long training seminar at Capital Camps in Waynesboro, PA in May. Farmers are provided a salary from the summer camp, and all room & board and travel accommodations are taken care of by both Amir and the camps. Interested students can visit amirproject.org to apply. 

Any questions, contact offcampus@amirproject.org, or by calling  (715) 230-9203.

WEGE Prize

 WEGE Competition - a team based design competition for US-based undergraduates, which this year will focus on the following challenge - How can we create a circular economy? Our very own Colin Webster was a judge on last year’s panel (the first year of the competition) and has been involved in helping to align this year’s challenge around the circular economy. Competitors enter in teams of five with cash prizes as follows:

First Place - $15,000 divided among the 5 team members.

Second Place - $10,000 divided among the 5 team members.

Third Place - $5,000 divided among the 5 team members

The deadline for registration is 11 January 2015

Gensler Diversity Scholarship

Submission Deadline: December 8, 2014
Awards African-American students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit NAAB-accredited architecture programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities.

For more information , please see

Dorothea Lange Fellowship


The fellowship, in memory of one of the most outstanding documentary photographers of the 20th-century, encourages the use of photography (black and white or color) in the scholarly work of any discipline at UC Berkeley.

The fellowship will be awarded to a UC Berkeley faculty member, a graduate student, or a senior who has been accepted for graduate work at Berkeley. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding work in documentary photography and a creative plan for future work.

The selected fellow will receive $4,000. 
The submission deadline is Friday, Dec. 5, 5 pm.
Review the complete requirements before submitting your entry.
Entries should be submitted in person to:
Office of Public Affairs
2200 Bancroft Way 
University of California, Berkeley

Questions? Call 510/642-3734 or e-mail: langeprize@berkeley.edu

LGBTQ-Talk Counselor Drop-In



If you are experiencing difficulties with:
• Coming out to family, friends, or co-workers
• Transitioning to a new, healthier and more authentic YOU
• Dating, body image or emotional and sexual intimacy issues
• Integrating multiple, intersecting identities (i.e. gender, sexuality, race, class, disability, immigration status, national origin, religion/spirituality, etc.)
• Coping with and addressing discrimination or isolation​

Then please drop in to LGBTQ-Talk

Wednesdays from 1 to 7pm
(1-3pm at Haas F408; 3-7pm at 150 Cesar Chavez.)

The GREEN Program

More Information

Jumpstart Is Hiring

Want to make a difference in a child's life? 
Jumpstart is a national organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. 
Jumpstart recruits caring adults to work with preschool-age children on reading, writing, and social skills. 
Jumpstart Corps members serve 12 hours a week in local early childhood centers. Gain valuable skills and experience, earn Federal Work-Study plus an AmeriCorps award for $1995, and make a difference in the life of a child. 
For more information and to apply, visit www.jstart.org or contact Alexandra Aja at 510-642-6752 or at alexaja@berkeley.edu.

Big Ideas Fest: Educational Innovation for a Small Planet

Big Ideas Fest brings together mavericks and change-makers from around the world to transform the future of education. 
From December 7 to 10, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA, a dynamic slate of speakers and action-based design thinking workshops will inform and renew your role as an education innovator.

Produced annually by ISKME, a global nonprofit known for its pioneering role in open education, design-thinking, and transformational research, Big Ideas Fest will inspire you with Rapid Fire speakers’ stories of innovation in action. Action Collab workshops will enable you to apply design thinking to create solutions to education challenges that you can bring back home to empower change in your community.

Whether you are an educator, policymaker, researcher, administrator, edupreneur, student, or funder, treat yourself to three days at this innovation playground at Big Ideas Fest 2014. Register at Register Now! Big Ideas Fest 2014. For more information email: bigideas@iskme.org.

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Full and partial scholarships are now available for students and educators who require financial assistance to attend Big Ideas Fest 2014.

Submit your application here.

Japan-America Student Conference 2015

The 67th Japan-America Student Conference

Deadline: December 31, 2014

The Center for Japanese Studies, in partnership with the Institute of East Asian Studies, grants full scholarships to the Japan-American Student Conference for Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students. Awards are open to any full-time student with an interest in Japan.

The Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) is a student-led exchange program, initiated in 1934 by university students concerned by the breakdown of bilateral relations prior to the Second World War. Today, an equal number of students from the U.S. and Japan are competitively selected each year to spend one summer month together, studying and analyzing Japan-U.S. relations while visiting four diverse regions in the host country. JASC alternates its host country every year, emphasizing the personal connections between two distinct cultures gathered together in one place.

The 67th JASC Conference will take place in Hiroshima, Shiman, Kyoto, and Tokyo, Japan from July 30 to August 23, 2015.

For more information, visit: JASC 2015

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Institute Of International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarship


Description: The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship supports undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad.

Submission Instructions: The application can be found on the IIS website: http://iis.berkeley.edu/funding-opportunities/undergraduate-merit-scholarship.
 Please ask your recommender to e-mail the recommendation letter directly to iis.grants@berkeley.edu.


Eligibility: Open to any UC Berkeley junior or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. (Note: concurrent enrollment students are not eligible to apply.)

Award Amount: Merit scholarships will be up to $2000 each.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

Please email iis.grants@berkeley.edu with any questions, or call 510-642-2474.

Smithsonian Garden Intern Program


Deadlines: 
Applications for internships should be received no later than the dates listed below.

Winter/Spring Internships: November 15 
Summer Internships: February 1
Fall internships: May 15

Requirements for applying to the Smithsonian Garden intern program:
Submit an on-line application 
Two letters of recommendation
College transcript(s)
Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project. 

Further details about the internship and how to apply can be found on our website at http://www.gardens.si.edu/get-involved/internships.html .

Kenneth Simmons Community Design Lecture: Bradford C. Grant

Tuesday, 11/04/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm 
121 Wurster Hall



Event Program
Reception - 6:00 - 6:30pm
Lecture - 6:30 - 8:00pm
Design as an Act of Love

Architecture has significant potential to advance the common good and empower people and communities worldwide. With that conviction, Grant's work with the "Fetzer Institute" and the "Center for Contemplative Mind in Society" sought to catalyze personal growth and social change through reflective practices and strategic support of design projects that demonstrated beauty, compassion, democracy, inclusivity and innovation.

Green Corps

Hello, my name is Jane Wiedenbeck, and I am a graduate Green Corps, the non-profit Field School for Environmental Organizing. I am getting the word out to graduating seniors at Berkeley about our paid training program in environmental organizing and advocacy.

My Green Corps experience prepared me for the work I do now: planning trainings and helping with staff development for non-profits across the country as the National Administrator for the Public Interest Network. Green Corps has a history of hiring students from Berkeley, and I want to make sure that seniors hear about this opportunity – so I’m working to spread the word far and wide!

Please  reach out to me directly at 303-573-5995 ex 343 or jwiedenbeck@publicinterestnetwork.org with any questions. 


ASUC Sexual Assault Commission

The ASUC Sexual Assault Commission is working on the Cal Consent Campaign - for reference, the group created a series of posters around Halloween with messages like "My dress is not a yes" . The group is looking for folks to be models for the next campaign focused on bystander intervention and supporting survivors. Please have students contact Meghan Warner directly (contact is below)


"The Cal Consent Campaign is doing another photo campaign. The goal is to emphasize consent and dispel rape myths. This series will focus on bystander intervention and supporting survivors. We are seeking students who would want to be in the posters (without their faces shown). Please let students know. They can e-mail meghanowarner@berkeley.edu if they're interested.”

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sentenced: Architecture and Human Rights

Join CURB member organization Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibilty for the opening of: “Sentenced: Architecture and Human Rights”
The exhibit is free and open to the public  Monday - Friday
10am - 5pm
October 14th - November 21.

Co-sponsored by AIA San Francisco and UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design


An exhibit about the architecture of incarceration featuring photographs by artist Richard Ross, drawings of solitary confinement cells by people currently being held inside, and rarely seen designs for execution chambers built in the US. The exhibit highlights problematic and little-known spaces within United States prisons and detention centers that house activities deemed to violate human rights.

What do these spaces have to teach us about the state of freedom in America?

Opening reception: Tuesday, October 14th from 6:00-8:00pm.

Location: Wurster Hall Gallery, Wurster Hall, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley Campus (north of Berkeley Law)

Join us for drinks, small bites and a dialogue about the material on display with author Sara Shourd, Professor Jill Stoner, and architect John MacAllister.

Spread the word and RSVP on facebook.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and will run Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm through November 21.

Portfolio Development Workshop

Portfolio Development Workshop
Thursday, 10/16/14 5:30PM – 7:00PM 
305 Wurster Hall

Learn the most important aspects of developing a design portfolio for the job and internship search. A panel of professionals share their expertise and advice.

Panel includes:
Christopher Kent, ASLA, Principal at PGAdesign Landscape Architects
Aaron Jobson, AIA, LEED AP, Principal at Quattrocchi Kwok Architects
Devin Norton, Project Architect at 360 Architecture

RSVP on Callisto!

International Architecture Competition

[ CURRENT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION ]

Site Museum _ Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
Registration Deadline: January 24, 2015
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2015
Participation fee: 60 / 90 Euros
Open to: Young Professionals and Architecture Students
Website: www.arkxsite.com

This international one-stage architecture competition invites you to develop and submit compelling ideas for the design of a contemporary Site Museum located within the Castle at Montemor-o-Novo in Portugal.

The Castle of Montemor-o-Novo is a significant landmark on a prominent landscape, a place of great cultural heritage and historical significance with characteristics that must be fully preserved.

When generating a vision for an intervention located within such a remarkable place, it is essential that each proposal emphasizes, respects and celebrates the site and existing ruins within this spectacular landscape, providing visitors a unique experience.

DACA


Have DACA? Interested in study abroad? 
Please see below who to contact for each component and where to find more information! 

USP's Legal Support Services (DACA & Advanced Parole) 
Appointments: Request one by completing this form!
Helpful Information: Click here for guides & handouts!

UC Berkeley's Study Abroad (Education Abroad Programs)
Appointments: Drop in at 160 Stephens Hall (open hours
Helpful Information: Click here for more information! 

UC Berkeley Financial Aid & Scholarships Office (Funding your trip)
Appointments: Drop in at 160 Stephens Hall (hours vary)
Helpful Information: Click here for more information! 

T*Camp: An InterCampus Retreat for Trans/Genderqueer & Gender Questioning Students

January 9-11, 2015 @ Gindling Hilltop Camp

Click here to apply by October 30: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/tcamp2015

Learn more at http://out.ucr.edu/programs/Pages/T-Camp.aspx

T*Camp costs $140/student. Staff will assist with finding funding through student government grants, departmental funds, and scolarships. For example, the UC Riverside LGBT Resource Center will cover the cost of T*Camp for UCR students accepted to attend.

General questions about T*Camp may be directed to nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu or call 951.827.2267.

SF LGBT Center Convenes Economic Justice Week Town Hall

Running from October 19-25, the week of events will include a Town Hall to voice the community's most pressing needs and collectively strategize on how we move forward. Conversations will include voices from every facet of the community, with focus on both local and national issues.

Other event highlights include a kickoff award reception (10/21 from 6-8pm) and a LGBT Career Fair (10/22 from 12-3pm). For a full list of the week's events, visit here.

Established in 2004, the SF LGBT Center's Economic Development Department was the first initiative nationally to comprehensively address the barriers faced by low- and moderate-income LGBT individuals and families. Services range from employment to financial and business development programs. Economic Justice Week will not only help inform what we do, but will also rally the community around a common cause.

The SF LGBT Center is a welcoming place for our diverse LGBT community and its supporters to find innovative services and fabulous cultural programs that lead to a stronger and healthier community. The Center serves over 9,000 visitors and hosts more than 200 events per month. The Center is located at 1800 Market St. in San Francisco. Learn more about the Center at www.sfcenter.org, or (415) 865-5555.

CED Students

My name is Maria Dawson, I am the Career Counselor here at CED, you may have seen me at orientation or met me at a workshop. I wanted to let you know that I am here at Wurster Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays if you have any career, job or internship questions. I'm here as a resource to undergraduate and graduate students in all CED disciplines, so come on by.

Drop-in Career Counseling
220 Wurster
Tuesday/Thursday
1:00-4:00pm

Pre-Scheduled Career Counseling Appointments
220 Wurster
Thursday mornings 9:00am-12:00pm: tinyurl.com/cedcareercounseling
All other times (at Career Center): https://career.berkeley.edu/Info/MakeAppt.stm

Note: I share an office with Amy Honigman, Psychologist, with Counseling and Psychological Services; who is also here at Wurster Hall as a resource. To make an appointment with her, log-in to e-Tang on the University Health Services website: http://uhs.berkeley.edu/.

Hope to see you around,
Maria Dawson

Three Student Fellowship

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for three student fellowship opportunities related to the UC Global Food Initiative (GFI).
  1. Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship at UC Berkeley – Experiential Learning
  2. Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship at UC Berkeley – Food Pantries and Food Security
  3. Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship at UC Berkeley – Leveraging Research for Policy

Fellowships are open to matriculated undergraduate and graduate students at UC Berkeley. Each fellowship is $2,500. The deadline for all three fellowships is October 22, 2014 at midnight (PST).

For more information:
http://food.berkeley.edu/gfi-student-fellowships/

Two Upcoming Events at David Brower Center

On October 21, there will be a screening of "Lost Rivers," an award-winning documentary about urban explorers discovering the ancient rivers buried beneath modern cities. 
This event is only $5 with student ID -- more information can be found at http://www.browercenter.org/programs/reel-to-real#lostrivers.

On October 23, the Brower Center is hosting a panel of experts to discuss the California Water Bond measure on the upcoming ballot. Moderated by Dave Sunding of the College of Natural Resources, this event will be deeply informative about water politics in California and is free. 

Institute Of International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

Description: The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship supports undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad.

Application Details: 
Applicants must submit a one-page research proposal that addresses:

1) The research question;
2) Why it is important to the field of study;
3) Qualifications to conduct the research (i.e. related past or planned coursework, languages, etc.)

4) A preliminary research plan (including the format for research, i.e. as an independent study, during EAP, etc.).

In addition, applications must include an unofficial transcript and one letter of recommendation, which can come from a GSI or faculty member.

Submission Instructions: The application can be found on the IIS website: http://iis.berkeley.edu/funding-opportunities/undergraduate-merit-scholarship
 Please ask your recommender to e-mail the recommendation letter directly to iis.grants@berkeley.edu.

Eligibility: Open to any UC Berkeley junior or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. (Note: concurrent enrollment students are not eligible to apply.)

Award Amount: Merit scholarships will be up to $2000 each.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

Please email iis.grants@berkeley.edu with any questions, or call 510-642-2474.

U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition

 We thought you might like to know that we have now opened registration for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition. 

The goal of this exciting and unique competition is to engage college students across the United States and Canada to become part of a new leadership movement to achieve truly sustainable homes. This competition will also help to provide the next generation of architects, engineers, construction managers, and entrepreneurs with skills and experience to start careers in clean energy and generate creative solutions to real-world problems.

Please visit our Race to Zero Student Design Competition web site for more details about this year’s competition. Also, feel free to email racetozero@ee.doe.gov if you have any questions that we can answer.


Contest: Food System Innovations

Inspired by the depth and breadth of activity across the University of California to address challenges in the global food system, Big Ideas@Berkeley, the flagship student innovation contest, has launched a new contest category: Food System Innovations.

This is in association with the Berkeley Food Institute. If you are interested in this competition (for students on campus), go to this article. 

ASAI Architecture Conference

The ASAI Architecture in Perspective 29 Conference starts in 4 weeks! The ASAI conference is being held in Dallas, TX on October 15-19, 2014. Here are a few reasons that we think your practice would benefit from attending the conference.

Saturday, October 18, is the day we host our seminar series. The day will start with the Modular Perspective presentation, a FREE Lunch & Learn with Vray, holograph printing, non-photorealistic rendering practices, and architecture for entertainment and film. The silent auction will run all day and the evening will end with the AIP 29 awards banquet.

Thursday and Friday, we have scheduled 6 urban sketch tours throughout the city to practice your drawing skills and, if you wish, donate your drawings to the silent auction.

We welcome you to attend all or some of the events. Here is a short explanation of some of the events scheduled. I’ve also attached the event booklet which has conference and registration information.
You can view all of the events and register on our website here: http://www.asai.org/AIP29ConferenceDallas

Senior ARCH Students

NCARB will be here on October 15, from 12-1pm, to discuss the Licensing process. 
Please join us for the presentation in 112 Wurster. 

NCARB Licensing presentation
Wednesday, October 15
12-1pm, 112 Wurster Hall

Calling all CAL Latina/o Architecture Students

A fellow CAL Alumni and Ph.D. Candidate, Michelle Castellanos, is in need of your support. As part of her degree requirement and research Michelle is looking at how Latina/o students experience college and navigate the career decision-making process. Please support Michelle and research pertinent to the Latino community by following the link below to complete a 30 minute survey regarding where you are in your career decision-making process and your experiences at CAL. As a thank you for your participation you will be entered in a drawing to win one of twenty-five Apple and Starbucks gift cards valued up to $250.

Click here to begin questionnaire: https://usceducation.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1MmbktQ59JoFByd

For more information regarding the study please click on this link https://www.dropbox.com/s/w1c5kvsx3jkojit/Information%20Sheet_Latina_o%20CDMP1.docx

Job Positions

To apply send or email a letter and resume to Chris Marino, Reference Archivist, Environmental Design Archives, 230 Wurster Hall #1820 or email application to designarchives@berkeley.edu

Student Assistant III – Archives Technician / Library Assistant
Environmental Design Archives / Visual Resources Center
College Of Environmental Design
Title Code: 4921

2 positions -- $16/hour

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Archives Technician will arrange, describe and preserve architecture and landscape collections including sorting original drawings, photographs and other historic materials, the creation of finding aids and project indexes according to Environmental Design Archives and University of California Berkeley standards, policies, and procedures. VRC Library Assistant duties will include digitizing 35mm slides, organizing and preparing material for photography or digitizing, keeping records and transcribing information, archiving 35mm slides, photographs, and library records and other activities as needed. Some of this work may take place off campus.

The California Endowment

 TCE recently announced Breaking New Ground, a competition to create sustainable and low-income housing in the Eastern Coachella Valley.

The goal is to produce an implementable proposal for a housing community that can be built and realized. Individuals, firms, or teams from around the world comprised of architects and professionals from allied fields are eligible. Teams are required to submit highly-developed, holistic architectural proposals consisting of a descriptive narrative, a financial model, regulatory framework, social services framework, and a conceptual architectural design.

Registration opens September 29 and closes October 21, and teams will have 8 weeks to complete their submissions, which are due December 19, 2014. Winners of Round 1 will be announced in January 2015, and will proceed to Round 2. Round 2 entries will be due February 28, 2015 and winners will be announced on March 31, 2015.

The winner of the competition will play an active part in the final project design, and will receive $350,000.

In order to drive submissions, we would appreciate it if you could advertise the competition through your channels.

Please feel free to contact Luca at (323) 892-2080 with any questions about the competition, or about the larger work of The California Endowment.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

UCDC Program's

UCDC Program's application for Spring Semester 2015 is due Oct. 1, 2015.

Currently, Cal students are interning at the Supreme Court, the White House, The U.S. State Department, think tanks, and amazing nonprofits.

Financial aid will follow students to D.C. and will be increased to allow for the extra cost of participation in the program (airfare, professional attire, etc.). Scholarships are available as well.

More information is available online: http://ucdc.berkeley.edu

Institute of International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

Description: The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship supports undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad.

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

Eligibility: Open to any UC Berkeley junior or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

Please email iis.grants@berkeley.edu with any questions, or call 510-642-2474.

Construction Team

Join the Construction Team and learn how architecture and design is applied in the construction industry through professional coaches that teach our students what we need to compete in the annual ASC Competition in Reno, Nevada. 
 Learn valuable insight behind the cost of buildings and constructibility of structures. We'll be sending 4 teams to Reno this year in the Commercial, Heavy Civil, Virtual Design Construction, and Design Build competitions. 
Email ivanchen@berkeley.edu for more info.

Watermark Presentation

Thursday, September 25th, we are screening Watermark, the newest work from acclaimed photographers Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal.
 RSVP is required–available at:

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Free Speech Movement 50th Anniversary

This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement. The campus will celebrate and honor this occasion by hosting over two dozen events.  These events will be followed by a reception with light refreshments where you can meet the speaker(s) and other interested students.

Free Speech on Campus: From the Free Speech Movement to Occupy: September 17, 4:00 p.m.

Can Students Change the World? Mario Savio and the Radical Legacy of the 1960's (keynote event with author Robert Cohen): September 23, 6:00 p.m.

Voter Suppression: October 8, 4:00 p.m. 

Inequality in National and Transnational Perspective: A Conversation with Emmanuel Saez and Branko Milanovic: October 13, 5:30 p.m. 

Music and Protest: October 30, 12:30 p.m.

Please note that Mavis Staples, who will present on the Music and Protest panel, is also giving a concert that night in Zellerbach, and On the Same Page will be giving out 100 free tickets to students. Watch our facebook page for details.

Questions? Contact me at 642-8378 or alix@berkeley.edu.

Thank you,
Alix

UC Berkeley Alternative Breaks 2014-2015

Winter Trip Applications are due Sunday, September 14, 11:59pm

Spring Trip Applications are due Sunday, October 19, 11:59pm

Join the national movement of college students making a difference during their academic breaks. Explore a social justice issue, immerse yourself in a community, and apply your knowledge. Alternative Breaks takes teams of students to various areas throughout the Western United States on 1-2 week service learning trips, exploring the complexities of social issues by allowing students to work, eat, and live with people who are directly impacted by racism, poverty, and other injustices. Students prepare for trips through a 2-unit DECal. Financial aid is available for all trips. Participants often come away from these experiences with a new perspective on social justice not only on the trips, but also in their own communities.

http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/alternativebreaks

2014 Constitution Day & Free Speech Movement 50th Anniversary Events

On Wednesday, September 17, 4-5:30pm, Berkeley Law will host a panel discussion, “Free Speech on Campus: From the Free Speech Movement to Occupy.” Moderated by Christopher Kutz, panelists will include Richard Buxbaum, Jackson J. Ralston Professor of International Law (Emeritus), Berkeley Law; Robert Cole, Professor of Law, Emeritus, Berkeley Law; Linda Lye, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California. More information on this, and other FSM 50 events, is available online. This event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis.

That same evening, in Room 105 Berkeley Law will host a screening of “Blueberry Soup: Participatory Democracy, Social Media, and Constitutionalism,” a film about popular constitutional change in Iceland. The film will begin at6pm and will be followed by a discussion with the documentary filmmaker, Eileen Jerrett, on the value of social media and person-to-person communications within participatory government. This event is sponsored by Berkeley Law’s California Constitution Center and the Institute of Governmental Studies. Information is available online.

On Monday, October 27, the renowned legal scholar Tom Ginsburg (Leo Spitz Professor of International Law at the University of Chicago) will deliver the 2014 Jefferson Lecture entitled “Were the Framers Right About Constitutional Design? The US Constitution in Comparative Perspective.” The lecture will summarize empirical work on constitutions relevant to the founders' conjectures about design and evaluate how their propositions fared over the course of the subsequent two centuries, in which over 900 constitutions have been written. The event begins at 4:00pm in the Chevron Auditorium of International House.

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News Center

Dear students,
As the fall semester moves into high gear, we have put together an entirely different sort of back-to-school greeting. It is a stand-alone website which captures - in words, pictures, videos, and sounds - information about our incoming class, the launch of several important initiatives, the construction of new facilities, as well as the stories of a few individuals who truly embody what we are all about. It is Berkeley at its very best:

http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/back-to-school/

Here’s to a great year of learning, discovery and success in our every endeavor.

Sincerely,
Claire Holmes

CDAD Course

 Last Call for CDAD
Still need 2 Units?
Want to meet new people?
Want to talk about cool stuff?

Enroll in Critical Dialogues Across Differences.
2-Unit Courses from 4-6pm. Different courses on Mondays,Wednesday & Thursdays.

For more info: http://criticaldialogues.berkeley.edu

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Cal Career Fair

September 17-19, 2014
11am-4pm
Recreational Sports Facility, Field House Gym

Over 250 employers are registered and different employers will attend the fair each day! Make sure you don’t miss your favorite employer - Log into Callisto at https://berkeley-csm.symplicity.com/students/ to review this year's Career Fair Directory. Directory information is updated up to the day of the fair - be sure to check frequently.

Prepare in advance to make a great first impression:
1. Update your Callisto profile to make sure your major and graduation date are correct - they will appear on your nametag!
2. To view participating companies (so you can research firms and opportunities ahead of time), view the Career Fair directory from the Shortcuts menu in your Callisto account. Use the advanced search feature to search by day attending, major(s) sought, or type of job
3. Use the Career Center's resources to update and polish your resume
4. Watch Career Center Quick Clips on Career Fair Do's and Don'ts
5. Business casual attire is recommended

2014-2015 Big Ideas@Berkeley Competition

2014-2015 Big Ideas@Berkeley Competition now open!

Up to $300,000 in prizes available to students with innovative ideas to improve society.
Big Ideas@Berkeley provides funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate students who have 'Big Ideas.' Since its founding in 2006, it has inspired innovative and high-impact student projects aimed at solving the world's most pressing problem.

Big Ideas applicants have access to the following resources to help them develop their projects:
Up to $15,000 in funding.
Extensive feedback from judges.
Proposal writing and budgeting workshops.
Access to advisors and practitioners in residence.
Extended, 8-week, mentorship period.
Networking opportunities.
Opportunities to publicize and pitch your Big Idea.

Information Session on 11/9, 6:30pm, B100 Blum Hall
To learn more visit the Big Ideas website: http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/
Pre-proposals are due by November 13, 2014

Consulting Forum September 11, 2014

Consulting Forum
Thursday, September 11, 2014
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Clark Kerr Conference Center, Krutch Theater

Network with representatives from 27 consulting firms to learn about full time and summer internship opportunities. Find out about recruiting timelines and application procedures.

Bring your UC Berkeley SID and resumes. All majors, all degree levels and class levels are welcome and professional business attire is recommended.

Prepare in advance to make a great first impression:
1. Update your Callisto profile to make sure your major and graduation date are correct - they will appear on your name tag.
2. To view participating companies (so you can research firms and opportunities ahead of time), view the Career Fair directory from the Shortcuts menu in your Callisto account.
3. Use the Career Center's resources to update and polish your resume
4. Watch Career Center Quick Clips on Career Fair Do's and Don'ts
5. Make sure you know where the Clark Kerr Conference Center is located. It’s not as far as you think, but you can take the AC Transit 49A bus if necessary. The Krutch Theater is in building 14, adjacent to Warring Street.

The Career Center is pleased to co-host this event with Berkeley Consulting, Berkeley Women in Business, The Berkeley Group, and Undergraduate Finance Association/Undergraduate Management Consulting Group. This is a Haas Career Insight event.

Monday, September 1, 2014

UC Botanical Garden's Fall Plant Sale-Sept. 28th

The UC Botanical Garden's Fall Plant Sale is coming up on Sunday, September 28. In the past, college students have volunteered to help with this event in exchange for community service hours or just for fun.

Join the UC Botanical Garden’s staff and volunteers at this fun community driven event! This is perfect for plant enthusiasts and those that want to lend a helping hand at a worthwhile organization.

Volunteers shifts are as follows:

Sunday, September 28: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, September 28: 11:30 – 3:00 pm

Interested students can contact the Volunteer Coordinator at gracew@berkeley.edu or 510-643-7265.

San Francisco Beautiful Volunteer Opportunity

SFB is currently looking for volunteers to help us conduct a site survey of UN Plaza during our activation project. Volunteers are being asked to participate for as little as 2-3 hours on either one or more days depending on availability.

Upcoming events/available shifts:
  • August 30th - Come Out and Play Kids Classes, Noon to 1:30pm (1 volunteer needed)
  • September 5th - Acoustic Musicians Series, Noon to 2 pm (1 volunteer needed)
  • September 6th - Vaudeville/Circus Family Festival, Noon to 2 pm (4 volunteers needed); 2pm to 4 pm (4 volunteers needed)
  • September 13th - Acoustic Musicians Series, Noon to 1:30pm (1 volunteer needed)
  • September 19th - Art Institute of San Francisco Neighborhood Dance Party, Sundown (3 volunteers needed)
  • September 27th - Come Out and Play Kids Classes, 11:30am to 1pm (1 volunteer needed)
Further information on events can be found at www.unplazasf.org on our calendar events page.

Arch 242 – Colloquium: Design for Sustainability Fall ‘14

Friday, 1-2:00, Rm 112 Wurster, 1-2 units

Prof. Gail Brager
Credit earned with required attendance, reading and one final project (1 unit), and additional writing assignments (2 units). Everyone is welcome to attend the lectures without enrolling

Aug 29
Gail Brager
Professor and Associate Director,
Center for the Built Environment
Design for sustainability: an introduction
Sept 5
Lynn SimonSenior Vice-President, Thornton Tomasetti
Sustainability: The intersection of collaboration, performance, and well-being
Sept 12

Lisa MatthiessenPrincipal, Integral Group

Costs and benefits of net zero design
Sept 19
David Johnson
Director of West Coast Studio, McDonough and Partners
Design for abundance: architecture & urban design as a regenerative force
Sept 26
Elizabeth Baca
Senior Health Advisor, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
Building healthy communities: innovative planning for health and sustainability
Oct 3
Tom McKeag
Editor, Zygote Quarterly Magazine
Surfing for free: Can nature-inspired design innovations in our buildings reduce the impact of climate change?
Oct 10
Jeff Oberdorfer
Executive Director, First Community Housing
Affordable housing: developing LEED Platinum (and beyond)
Oct 17

Ted van der LindenDirector of Sustainability, DPR Construction

Getting to net zero: strategies & implementation
Oct 24

No Class - Greenbuild


Oct 31

Sandy Mendler
Principal, Mithun | Solomon

Regenerative urbanism: leveraging urban nature for health and prosperity
Nov 7

Kristin Miller
Executive Director, Ecocity Builders

 Where communities locate themselves — ecological design and citizen participation
Nov 14

Suzanne NapierVice-President, SmithGroupJJR

Integrated design: processes, trends and solutions
Nov 21
Heather Cooley
Director, Water Program, Pacific Institute
The untapped potential of California’s water supply
Dec 5
Poster Exhibition

Spring 2015 UCDC Program

An Application form for the Spring 2015 UCDC Program is now available online, at: http://ucdc.berkeley.edu

Each Fall and Spring, the UCDC Program sends undergraduates to Washington, D.C., to complete academic research projects of their own design, and to participate in internships related to their research. The Program is open to juniors and seniors in any major, and graduating seniors may participate during their final semester at UCB (but not after they actually graduate).

To apply, you must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have junior or senior standing in the semester you plan to attend. Internships are available in a wide variety of DC-based government agencies, nonprofit organizations, policy think-tanks, media outlets, and businesses. Students live in the UC Washington Center at Scott Circle and UCB financial aid is transferrable to DC. Students earn a full semester of UCB academic credit.

Applications for the Spring 2015 UCDC Program are due Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 4 P.M.

More details about the program can be obtained by e-mailing ucdc@berkeley.edu, by visiting M24 Wheeler Hall, or by calling 510/642-9102.

Internship at SPUR Urban Center in San Francisco

 COMMITMENT
 Schedule: Mondays and Tuesdays
 Location: SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
 Duration: 3+ months
 Reports to: Research and Volunteer Coordinator

SUMMARY
This role merges reception, membership services, exhibition guide and event support. As SPUR's friendly face, the Ambassador will be in constant contact with visitors, policy staff, forum guests and our board members. This position will have the responsibility of managing email, letters and other correspondence that we receive. The Ambassador will provide information about our exhibitions and help to make sure that their contents remain safe. In addition, we will look for the Ambassador to attract new members to our organization.

CONTACT
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Briana Bixby & Zoe Hatziantoniou, Research and Volunteer Coordinators, with the position title in the subject line, to internship@spur.org.

American Cultural Landscapes, 1600 to 1900

Cross-listed as Geography C160A, Environmental Design C169A, and American Studies C112A

This course introduces ways of seeing and interpreting American histories and cultures, as revealed in the everyday built surroundings of homes, highways, farms, factories, stores, recreation areas, small towns, city districts, and entire regions. The course encourages students to read landscapes as records of past and present social relations, and to speculate for themselves about the meanings of material culture.

Registration for a section is required by Telebears—but NOTE—Telebears section assignments are tentative. Final section placement will be determined by cards filled out, in person, on the first day of class. 

Lectures: Tu/Th 11-12:30 in Wurster Auditorium 112 Wurster Hall

Sections: Tu 1-2, Wed 1-2, Th 3-4, Th 4-5

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Communications Intern - San Francisco

Location: SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

Hours per week: 15 hours minimum
Commitment: 3 months
Start Date: Early September
Reports to: Publication and Communications Manager

ABOUT SPUR
SPUR is one of North America’s preeminent urban planning and public policy organizations. Through research, advocacy and public education, SPUR promotes good planning and good government. SPUR is a member-supported nonprofit organization.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Patience with technology and strong attention to detail
• Familiarity with content management systems; some HTML knowledge preferred
• Experience with SEO and interpreting web analytics
• Mass emailing and database experience preferred
• An interest in cities, public policy and urban planning
• Editing, copy editing and photo research skills a bonus

-Unpaid

APPLICATION

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Briana Bixby and Zoe Hatziantoniou, our Research & Volunteer Coordinators, with the job title in the subject line, at internship@spur.org.

Fall Open House


August 25th, 2014

Jumpstart Is Now Hiring For The 2014-2015 Academic Year

Earn $12/hour AND a $1,175 AmeriCorps Education Award by becoming a Jumpstart Corps Member

As a Jumpstart Corps Member you will work directly in a preschool classroom for the entire school year to help prepare children for Kindergarten. Corps Members serve on a team with other UC Berkeley students, and together they implement activities in the classroom to build language, literacy, and social-emotional skills with the children. Corps Members complete extensive training, gain hands-on experience, as well as invaluable problem solving, communication, leadership, and relationship building skills.

We are looking for UC Berkeley students from all majors who can commit 12 hours a week. Students must be eligible for work-study.

Apply online at www.jstart.org. Click JOIN THE CORPS toward the bottom of the page.

First Deadline: Applications will be accepted now through April 25th. Interviews will occur April 14th through May 16th.

Second Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until August 15th. Interviews will occur July 21st through the end of August.

Questions? Email Alexandra Aja at alexaja@berkeley.edu

Student Office Assistant

$10.00/Hour at 10 hours/week, WORK STUDY ONLY
Starting August 2014-June 2015

LEVEL II
The Student Office Assistant (SOA) is responsible for assisting with all administrative and resource functions of the Gender Equity Resource Center. The SOA works closely with the professional staff of GenEq and reports to a member of that team.

For more specifics about the job description and application , please read more at http://geneq.berkeley.edu/internships#office. (GoogleForm applications are due 5:00pm on Wednesday, August 13, 2014)

For questions about the SOA position, please contact cici at ambrosio@berkeley.edu.

Tutors Needed

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We're seeking tutors who meet the following criteria:
Are fantastic teachers and have experience teaching others.
Are academically curious and intelligent.
Attend or have graduated from UC Berkeley as either an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student.

The benefits of becoming a tutor with us include:
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Administrative Assistant Position

JOB TITLE: Administrative Assistant
JOB # (ON WORK-STUDY SITE): 9165783445
EMPLOYER: Prevention Institute, 221 Oak St Oakland, CA 94607
HOURLY RATE: $14
WORK HOURS: 12-20
APPLY TO: Vanessa Yanez

HOW TO APPLY: Send in Cover Letter (with your summer and fall availability, spoken languages, and whether or not you have a vehicle, and preferred start date) and Resume to prevent@preventioninstitute.org. Please no phone calls.

DESCRIPTION: Small, progressive, nonprofit near Jack London Square in Oakland seeks administrative assistants to join our fast-paced and growing team, starting Summer 2014. Duties include answering phones, typing, mailing, copying, Internet research, database work, and general office support, including occasionally assisting staff in content-related tasks. Through this work you will have exposure to public health policy in areas such as health disparities, nutrition and physical activity, violence prevention, and injury prevention, as well as the daily functions of a dynamic non-profit organization.

QUALIFICATIONS: Computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, FileMaker Pro) Willingness to take on administrative responsibilities and tasks Well-organized, attention to detail, and able to meet deadlines Flexibility and ability to work on multiple projects Must be able to take initiative and work independently when needed Interested in public health and prevention Ability to conduct library/Internet research Good oral and written communication skills Some previous work experience preferred. Afternoon availability preferred but not required. Car preferred, but not required. **Applicants of color strongly encouraged to apply**



Sunday, July 13, 2014

Administrative Assistant Job

JOB # (ON WORK-STUDY SITE): 9165783445
EMPLOYER: Prevention Institute, 221 Oak St Oakland, CA 94607
HOURLY RATE: $14
WORK HOURS: 12-20
APPLY TO: Vanessa Yanez

HOW TO APPLY: Send in Cover Letter (with your summer and fall availability, spoken languages, and whether or not you have a vehicle, and preferred start date and Resume to prevent@preventioninstitute.org. Please no phone calls.

DESCRIPTION: Small, progressive, nonprofit near Jack London Square in Oakland seeks administrative assistants to join our fast-paced and growing team, starting Summer 2014. Duties include answering phones, typing, mailing, copying, Internet research, database work, and general office support, including occasionally assisting staff in content-related tasks. Through this work you will have exposure to public health policy in areas such as health disparities, nutrition and physical activity, violence prevention, and injury prevention, as well as the daily functions of a dynamic non-profit organization.

QUALIFICATIONS: Computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, FileMaker Pro) Willingness to take on administrative responsibilities and tasks Well-organized, attention to detail, and able to meet deadlines Flexibility and ability to work on multiple projects Must be able to take initiative and work independently when needed Interested in public health and prevention Ability to conduct library/Internet research Good oral and written communication skills Some previous work experience preferred. Afternoon availability preferred but not required. Car preferred, but not required. **Applicants of color strongly encouraged to apply**