Monday, February 24, 2014

Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Career Fair

Thursday, March 6, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Alumni House

The Career Center is pleased to present this career fair with the College of Natural Resources, and the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC).

Get your career started in the Green Sector by learning about open volunteer opportunities, internships, and jobs! Participating employers are from private industry, government agencies and nonprofits and have job or internship opportunities related to environmental concerns including green tech/energy, sustainability, planning/land use, environmental health, natural resources and ecology issues.

Make a great first impression by preparing in advance!
1. See which employers are coming before the fair. Log into Callisto at https://berkeley-csm.symplicity.com/students/ to review this year's Career Fair Directory. Directory information is updated up to the day of the fair - be sure to check frequently.
2. Watch the Career Center's quick clip videos with tips on how to prepare for fairs: https://career.berkeley.edu/MM/Videos-Fairs.stm
3. Update your resume and bring several copies - https://career.berkeley.edu/Tools/Resume.stm

Open to all UC Berkeley students and current members of the Career Center's Alumni Advantage program. Bring your UC Berkeley SID (photo ID for alumni) and copies of your resume. We'll see you at the fair!

Diversity Employer Event: Meet Cal Alumni

Diversity Employers Meet up 
Friday, March 14, 2014
1:00pm – 3:30pm
Career Center, Blue & Gold room

The Career Center and The Diversity team is proud to co-sponsor this event with EOP, Incentive Awards Program (IAP), Transfer Re-entry Student Parent Center (TRSP) 

Refreshments will be served! Space is limited, make sure to reserve your seat by RSVP'ing on Callisto today!

The 66th Japan-American Student Conferences

Deadline: March 1, 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 66th JASC Conference will take place in San Francisco, Des Moines, New York, and Washington, D.C. from July 28 to August 24, 2014.

For the JASC program and application materials, see: http://www.iscdc.org/. The deadline to apply to JASC is March 1, 2014. Applications should be submitted directly to JASC in Washington D.C.

Please send scholarship applications to the following address:
Center for Japanese Studies
Attn: JASC Scholarship
2223 Fulton Street, Room 500
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-2318
E-mail: cjs@berkeley.edu

For more details contact CJS (cjs@berkeley.edu / 510-642-3156).

Summer Bridge Positions

Hello Summer Bridge cohorts and staffs of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013,

I invite you to consider working as a student staff member with the 2014 Summer Bridge Program. There are eleven different types of positions available in the Athletic Study Center, Educational Opportunity Program, the residence halls, the Student Learning Center, and the Summer Bridge Program Office.

To learn more about the available positions, visit http://summerbridge.berkeley.edu/jobs.php – the webpage includes a short description of each position, the due date for applications, and a contact person for more information. In some cases, applications may be available to download; for all others, please email the designated contact person to request an application.

The earliest due date is Friday, February 21 (for the Outreach Assistant position), with others having due dates throughout March or in early April.

Sincerely,
Cristóbal Olivares, Summer Bridge Director

BASE Summer Program

The Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley invites you to consider the BASE Summer Program (Business for Arts, Sciences and Engineering). BASE is a six-week business boot camp that enables non-business majors to take business courses while earning nine semester units of academic credit. Some former BASE students have gone on to earn MBA degrees, while others have accepted jobs in marketing, product development, consulting, and financial services.

The ideal participant of the BASE Program is an undergraduate student who has already gained a solid foundation in liberal arts, sciences or engineering. BASE is the ONLY premier business summer program or institute where students can earn units.

Application Process
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible given the popularity of the Program in the past 16 years. There is no application fee. To download the application or for more information please visit our website at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/Undergrad/BASE/ or connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/baseprogram by liking our page.

URL: haas.berkeley.edu/Undergrad/BASE/
E-mail: BASE@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510.642.1421
Fax: 510.643.3821

Cal Design Lab

The Cal Design Lab is excited to announce the spring Design Frontiers Workshop Series.

This spring, we are teaching three transdisciplinary workshops that range from natural building materials to user-experience (UX) design. Participants will gain valuable design skills and build artifacts for their academic and professional portfolios. You can find details about the workshops and the Cal Design Lab by visiting http://ced.berkeley.edu/research/cal-design-lab/spring-2014-design-frontiers-workshops/.

The three Design Frontiers Workshops are:
- User-Experience (UX) Design
- Creating Playful Cob Structures
- City Guide of the Future - Experience Prototyping through Storytelling

In addition to these workshops, the Fabrication shop is offering a series of artisan workshops on design. You can find details on those workshops here: http://ced.berkeley.edu/research/cal-design-lab/upcoming-fabrication-workshops/.

If you have any questions about the Cal Design Lab and the workshops, don't hesitate to email us atcaldesignlab@berkeley.edu.

Spring 2014 BERC Undergrad Speed Networking Night

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 6:30p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: 132 Boalt

**Reserve your spot at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/berc-speed-networking-event-2014-tickets-10654545031 **

The BERCU Energy and Sustainability Career Networking Event will give undergraduates of different backgrounds the opportunity to interact and network with engineers, business development professionals, policy makers, and human resource personnel in the energy industry in a more personal setting. The format of the event will offer the chance to speak with each professional, in groups, with time to follow up with individuals of interest later on. Professionals and companies in attendance will have the opportunity to interact with and educate the ambitious undergraduate attendees, shaping their future coursework and career choices. In addition, resumes will be collected to be assembled and presented to the professionals for a record of the talent pool at the event for recruiters and internship opportunities

Public Service Center Leader Trainings


Tuesday, February 25th from 6-8pm

Training: Managing obstacles/disasters

Location: 254 Dwinelle Hall

Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending

Training: Educating Boys: A Gender-Responsive Approach to Teaching Male Youth

Location: 170 Barrows Hall

Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending

Tuesday, March 18th from 6-8pm

Training: Working with the media

Location: 254 Dwinelle Hall

Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending

Training: Crafting and delivering a strong argument

Location: 255 Dwinelle Hall

Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending

Training: Facilitation - working with different personalities

Location: 251 Dwinelle Hall

Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending

Training: Teach For America - Critical Perspectives

Location: TBD

Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending


Tuesday, April 1st from 6-8pm

Training: A Conversation on Citizenship: Intersections of Race, Gender and Citizenship in Health and Social Service Practice and Research

Location: 255 Dwinelle Hall

Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending

Training: What I did after Cal: Stories of Travel, Service, and Money

Location: 254 Dwinelle Hall

Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending

Training: Emotional Justice and a Loving Work Ethic

Location: 179 Dwinelle Hall

Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending

Training: Prison Industrial Complex/School to prison Pipeline

Location: 187 Dwinelle Hall

Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending




EOP Achievement Award

Deadline: March 7th by midnight

This award recognizes students have have worked to achieve academic excellence while contributing exemplary community service on campus in/or surrounding cities.

For more information please visit eop.berkeley.edu or the office: 
119 Cesar Chavez Student Center #4210
 Berkeley, California, 94720-4210 

Phone: (510) 642-7224

The Prytanean are accepting Applications

The Prytanean
Alumnae (http://tinyurl.com/PrytaneanAlumnae) are currently accepting
application for the Prytanean Prize.

The Prytanean Society was founded at Berkeley in 1901 to recognize Cal
women undergraduate students who demonstrate faith, service and loyalty to
the University Of California, Berkeley. The Prytanean Prize is awarded to
a woman student with junior standing in recognition of campus and
community service as well as academic excellence (GPA Of 3.2 required).
The recipient will receive at a $1250 cash prize that will be presented at
the Prytanean Alumnae Brunch on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Bancroft
Hotel.

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED VIA BSPACE DROP BOX ONLY:
The student will need to go to bspace.berkeley.edu, Calnet authenticate, choose the “Memberships” tab on left menu; type in “Spring 2014 Prytanean & Ritter Award Application”, join, create a folder in DROPBOX & upload the packet materials here.

The deadline is 5pm, Friday, March 10, 2014. Nomination form is attached
and is also on the Resources Section of the "Spring 2014 Prytanean Student Awards" Bspace Site.

For questions, please contact the Prytanean PEP Chair, Patty Friesen at
friesen1@comcast.net

Cesar Chavez Film Screening and Director's Talk



Cesar Chavez

Directed by Diego Luna (United States, 2014)

A leader, a community, and a social movement that changed America. 

After the film, CLAS chair Harley Shaiken will moderate a conversation with:Diego Luna, director; Arturo Rodriguez, president, United Farm Workers; and Maria Echaveste, Berkeley Law School.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, Canana, the Office of the Chancellor, and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:00 pm
Wheeler Auditorium, Wheeler Hall

UC Forestry Summer Field Program

UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest
June 23, 2014 – August 15, 2014 (Students will be asked to report to camp June 22nd)

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

More information may be found on our website at http://nature.berkeley.edu/espm/summercamp/main.html and the application is attached to this email. Summer 2014 application deadline: Friday, March 14th, 5pm to 260 Mulford Hall. Applicants will be notified by email sometime in early April.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Forestry Field Program Director Kevin O'Hara at kohara@berkeley.edu or Forestry and Natural Resources Undergraduate Advisor Eva Wong-Moy at evaw@berkeley.edu.

Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute Cal Energy Corps Program


Deadline: Sunday, March 30, 2014, Midnight (PST)

Internship placements are typically eight to twelve weeks long and take place over the summer months (mid-May to mid-August).

The Cal Energy Corps provides undergraduate participants with transportation and housing costs, as well as a weekly stipend of $600 for the duration of the internship. All participants receive the same stipend.

All placements are full-time; interns generally work 40 hours per week and report directly to a supervisor at the partner organization. During the internship, Cal Energy Corps participants provide regular updates on their work to UC Berkeley. Following the internship, students then participate in a widely attended Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute Cal Energy Corps Symposium to share their experiences and lessons learned.

Interested students must submit an application form; a three-page statement of purpose; a transcript; and a letter of recommendation from a UC Berkeley faculty member. Applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary selection committee of UC Berkeley faculty and administrators.

Please visit http://energycorps.berkeley.edu
For more information visit: link

Spring LGBT Career Fair



The SF LGBT Center presents:

Our 31st

Spring LGBT Career Fair

Hosted at the SF LGBT Center – 1800 Market Street, SF, CA

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Doors open at 12PM 



Job Seekers: 

Qualified job seekers can register here or can contact the Center’s Employment Services team for ongoing job search support: employmentservices@sfcenter.org or 415-865-5614. Tailored resumes and professional attire is recommended for the event. In order to prepare and get the most out of the event, we encouraged you to meet with our Employment Services staff and attend our preparatory workshops and events. 

Employers and partners:

Employers interested in attending and recruiting at the LGBT Center’s Career Fair can email or call Clair Farley, Manager of Employment Services, at Clairf@sfcenter.org or 415-865-5632

Summer Abroad: Engineered Landscapes

Travel to Hong Kong and analyze how cities infrastructures, old and new, are adapting to cultural, environmental, and global changes.

There will be two information sessions in 901 (top of the Wurster Tower) at 6:00pm February 24th and February 26th at 1:00pm

Deadline: March 3rd, 2014
email: summerabroad@berkeley.edu

Peer Mentorship Program for International Students


Do you enjoy meeting and helping new international students? Want to help the Fall 2014 freshman or transfer class with their transition to campus and life here in Berkeley? Looking for a great leadership opportunity?

The Peer Mentorship Program pairs current Berkeley students with new incoming students for the Fall 2014 semester. Each peer mentor will be assigned a small group of new students to help adjust to Berkeley. Some activities you can share with your mentees include:
-Hosting small socials events
-Attending a program already happening on campus
-Going out to eat or to have coffee/tea
-Any fun activity that brings the group together!

Acting as a mentor will provide you with:
-A great leadership experience for your resume
-Professional development opportunities
-An opportunity to help new students adjust to their new life here at Berkeley


For more information email: akgriggs@berkeley.edu

2014 Summer Abroad Programs

Applications for 2014 Summer Abroad programs are now open and are on a first come – first served basis.

This year, Summer Abroad is offering three amazing programs focusing on Architecture in

Spain "When Old Met New"
Arch 101:Advanced Studio

Chile "Site Infrastructures: Transmissions Along the Pan-American Highway"
Arch 109: Special Topics

Hong Kong "Engineered Landscapes"
Arch 109: Special Topics

Visit our website to learn more: http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad or contact an advisor at summerabroad@berkeley.edu

Public Interest Design Summer Course



For more information, please visit our website:
http://soa.utexas.edu/csd/PID/

Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART)


Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART)
Summer 2014 Program For UCB Undergraduate Students
May 30 - August 8, 2014
Graduate Division, University of California, Berkeley

SMART Website and Applications Materials: http://smart.berkeley.edu/

2014 SMART Program Description:
Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART) is a summer program designed to encourage graduate student professional development and foster undergraduate research through mentoring. Approximately twenty doctoral student mentors from a variety of academic disciplines and twenty undergraduate mentees (from any campus academic department or program) will be selected.

Each graduate participant will receive a summer stipend of $5,000 and each undergraduate participant will receive funding as a Student Assistant in the amount of $3,500. Each project will receive up to $1,500 in funding for research expenses outlined in the project proposal budget.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2014, by 4 p.m.

For more information about the 2014 SMART Program, visit the SMART website athttp://smart.berkeley.edu/ .

If you have questions about the SMART program, please contact Sabrina Soracco, Co-Director, SMART Program, at academic_services@berkeley.edu, or 510-643-9392.

Upcoming Research Programs


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) w/ human subjects
Deadline: 2/25/2014
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship/L&S program (SURF/L&S) allows UC Berkeley undergraduates in the College of Letters and Science to spend the summer doing concentrated research in preparation for a senior thesis.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship/Rose Hills (SURF RH) w/ human subjects
Deadline: 2/25/2014
The SURF/Rose Hills fellowship ($6K) allows UC Berkeley students in certain math, science, and engineering majors (L&S, CNR, COE, C. Chem) to immerse themselves in full-time summer research; independent research for juniors or graduating seniors ; or faculty-initiated research for sophomores or juniors.

UCDC
Deadline: 2/26/2014
Practical political experiences integrate students into national political campaigns and provide them insight into national policy making. The Program’s emphasis upon a group experience facilitates relationships among students that transcend the Washington semester.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
Deadline: 2/28/2014
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program at UC Berkeley targets students with exceptional academic promise in the humanities or social sciences and potential for academic careers that will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in the academy. The program supports Fellows by providing mentorship and the environment and resources to strive for the highest academic goals.

SMART (Student Mentoring and Research Teams)
Deadline: 2/28/2014
the SMART Program enables doctoral students to provide mentored research opportunities for undergraduate students at UC Berkeley. This program is designed to broaden the professional development of doctoral students and to foster research skills and paths to advanced studies for undergraduates.
STEER Program (Short Term Educational Experiences for Research) - Environmental Health
Deadline: 2/28/2014
Spend nine weeks during summer 2014 (Monday, June 16th through Friday, August 15th) working with a University of California researcher in a paid summer internship program. Gain valuable experience and join other students who are interested in careers in science working on research projects that could be important for future academic and career opportunities.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) - Bio summer apprenticeship
Deadline: 2/28/2014
The program's objective is to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to begin work in a research laboratory in the summer with the possibility of continuing through the following academic year.

Biology Fellows Program
Deadline: 3/1/2014**
The Biology Fellows Program (BFP) is a semester-long program open to all UC Berkeley students that provides financial support for students doing research, as well as seminars and professional development workshops on biological research-related topics.

Pre-IMSD Research
Deadline: 3/1/2014**
The UC Berkeley Pre-IMSD Undergraduate Research Program is designed for those undergraduates who want to explore their interest in pursuing a research career. The overall goal of the NIH-sponsored IMSD Program is to increase the number of students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences who go on to earn Ph.D.s in those fields.

TRUST Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Deadline: 3/1/2014
The TRUST REU is a nine-week residential research program. The goal of this program is to increase the level of diversity among students entering graduate programs by providing research opportunities under the supervision of a faculty member and/or graduate student mentor.

Stronach Baccalaureate Prize (for after graduation)
Deadline: 3/3/2014
The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and the public good. Stronach PrizeThe award gives bright, ambitious students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a special project after their graduation.

Center for Race and Gender
Deadline: 3/3/2014
Small grant for independent projects involving both race and gender.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) w/o human subjects
Deadline: 3/7/2014
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship/L&S program (SURF/L&S) allows UC Berkeley undergraduates in the College of Letters and Science to spend the summer doing concentrated research in preparation for a senior thesis.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship/Rose Hills (SURF/RH) w/o human subjects
Deadline: 3/7/2014
The SURF/Rose Hills fellowship ($6K) allows UC Berkeley students in certain math, science, and engineering majors (L&S, CNR, COE, C. Chem) to immerse themselves in full-time summer research; independent research for juniors or graduating seniors ; or faculty-initiated research for sophomores or juniors.

IARU Global Summer Program

Are you ready to explore critical global issues at one of the world's top research universities?

Apply to the 2014 Global Summer Program, a series of intensive, residential summer courses for students from the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). Destinations include:

The Australian National University
ETH Zurich
National University of Singapore
Peking University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Cambridge
University of Copenhagen
University of Oxford
The University of Tokyo
Yale University

Courses range from two to six weeks, and scholarships and tuition waivers are available. Applications are due Friday, February 28.

Attend a Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session

The GPP Minor introduces students to the theoretical frameworks, methods, and practical skills necessary to engage with global poverty and inequality in imaginative and effective ways.

The "Practice Experience" is a central component of the Minor in which students partner for a minimum of five weeks, with non-governmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other poverty or development programs, on various dimensions of poverty action – from community health and food security to economic justice and grass-roots political power. This real world experience, which can take place domestically or internationally, allows students to connect theories and practices of poverty action. Fellowship funding is available to support students’ practice experiences.

The deadline to declare the Minor this semester is Wednesday, March 5th. There are no prerequisites to declare.

The Declaration Form and additional information about the Minor can be found at: http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/gppminor.

Our Information Sessions will provide an overview of the Minor and demonstrate how students from all disciplines can benefit from it. All sessions will be held in Blum Hall 100A/B, on the following dates:
February 24th, 5pm-6pm
March 3rd, 10 am-11 am


Contact GPP Minor Advisors at gppminor@berkeley.edu with any questions or meet with an Advisor during the following drop-in hours in 100H Blum Hall:

Monday, Wednesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm;
Tuesday, Thursday: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 12:00pm

UC Davis Study Abroad

Environmental Science and Biology students,
As you plan your courses for the rest of the year, think about including a UC Davis Summer Abroad program in your schedule. Enrollment for 2014 is now open.

-Earn 8 upper division units in 4 weeks this summer
-Most Summer Abroad programs provide eight units of UC credit in four weeks, are taught in English, and are open to students of all majors and class levels.
-Summer financial aid applies and credit transfers automatically (UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have specific credit requirements related to financial aid eligibility.
-All students should meet with their financial aid office for more information).

Summer Abroad Interest Profile
Create an online profile at https://summer-abroad.ucdavis.edu/sign-up.aspx to receive updates and other news for the programs that interest you.

Don’t miss:
Enrollment Deadline: April 4th

Spaces fill on a first-completed, first-reserved basis. Learn how to enroll at http://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/summerabroad/_sa_enrollement.html.

Study Abroad Awards
This year UC Davis Study Abroad will distribute $80,000 in awards to students who enroll in a Summer Abroad program. Award amounts range from $500 to $2000.

Apply by March 6, 2014. Download the Study Abroad Award application here.

Questions? Stop by our office at 203 Third Street anytime M-F, 8:00-5:00pm to talk with a peer advisor.

The UC Davis Study Abroad Team
University of California, Davis
207 Third Street, Suite 120 | Davis, CA 95616 U.S.A.
Phone: +1 (530) 297-4633 | Email: studyabroad@ucdavis.edu
Homepage: http://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu

Announcing Spring 2014 Career Services for CED Students


CED EXCLUSIVE
Career Counseling
220 Wurster

Networking Workshop and Panel | Tuesday, March 4

CED Career Fair | Tuesday, March 18

ABC's of Licensure for Architects | Tuesday, April 8

Alternative Careers in Environmental Design | Tuesday, April 15

Other resources to keep in mind:

CareerMail: Want to get timely information about jobs, internships, employer events, professional school, workshops, etc. aimed specifically at Cal students?

To sign up for CareerMail, login to Callisto, select "My Profile" and then the "Privacy" tab.

CED Undergraduate Advising Blog: Enrichment opportunities and announcements from the office of undergraduate advising. This blog has tons of opportunities to get involved including internships, jobs, volunteer work, leadership and more! Check it out to stay informed!

Mentorship: The CED Mentorship program is a great way to enlarge your perspective of the professional world. This opportunity will provide you with valuable experience and insight into your field of interest that will be helpful to you when you begin to seriously consider your career choices in the future.

For more information on the above events or to RSVP, log on to Callisto.
Callisto is the Career Center gateway to:

· job, internship, and On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) listings
· and more!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Work for Intramural Sports

We have referee positions available, and now is the ideal time to join our staff. No experience is necessary, we will teach you everything you need to know to be a great referee. Intramural Sports offers you flexible hours and the opportunity to work with a group of people who love sports as much as you do.
In order to be hired as an Intramural Referee you must attend ALL three days of a hiring clinic for the sport you are interested in. The first evening teaches you the sport rules, the second evening shows you correct positioning on the court/field and the final night is a practical evaluation.

For more information on refereeing, email ucbim@berkeley.edu or come in to the Intramural Sports Office on the 2nd floor of the RSF between 10 AM and 4 PM.

3 Units Course: Health Policy Advocacy In Action Group Study

Health Policy Advocacy In Action Group Study
PH 298 Section 015, 3 units
CCN 76630
Mondays 2-4 pm, 256 University Hall
Instructors: Harry Snyder, JD and Sonja Herbert, MPH

This group study will provide students with practical advocacy experience and opportunities to work with local organizations to address public health and social justice issues. Students will broaden and deepen their advocacy skills and knowledge and gain exposure in advocacy specific jobs and career paths. Action-learning placement is a required component of the group study. Past Action-learning placements have included projects with Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP), PolicyLink, California Food and Justice Coalition, The California Center for Public Health Advocacy, The Greenlining Institute.

Questions? Please email healthadvocacy@berkeley.edu

2014-2015 Anne H. Scott Scholarship in Chinese Studies


The Institute of East Asian Studies is pleased to announce the guidelines for the 2014-15 Anne H. Scott Scholarship in Chinese Studies. This year, two awards of $3000 is available. This scholarship is for UC Berkeley undergraduates with an interest in Chinese history. The scholarship is made possible by a gift from Hugh A. Scott in memory of his late wife, Anne H. Scott (nee Hanrahan) and her work in Chinese history and translation. The scholarship is intended for students who have studied the Chinese language who wish to use their language training to study Chinese history or culture, conduct translation of historical works, or to write a thesis.

The guidelines and application form can be found on the IEAS website at http://ieas.berkeley.edu/resources/annehscott_2014.html. A flyer is also attached for display and forwarding.

To apply, students should submit the following materials (by email) to Martin Backstrom, Associate Director, Institute of East Asian Studies, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, Berkeley 94720-2318, by Friday, March 14, 2014. The 2014-15 awards will be announced by early April.
Application Cover Sheet (available at http://ieas.berkeley.edu/resources/annehscott_2014.html)
A current Transcript (unofficial copies OK) together with a list of any courses currently in progress
A detailed Study/Project Proposal (maximum 2 pages). The proposal should describe how the student intends to apply his or her knowledge/study of Chinese to the study of Chinese history or culture or to a translation project. In either case, a clear indication of how the student will use his or her Chinese language skills is required.
One Letter of Recommendation, emailed separately to IEAS. Emailed recommendations go to backstrom@berkeley.edu.

CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California’s 2014 Scholarship Competition


Attached as a PDF is an application and instructions on applying for the scholarship.The competition is open to college undergraduate and graduate students who will be enrolled full-time for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.

You do not have to major in Journalism in college to qualify for the scholarship, but you must demonstrate a sincere desire to pursue a career in print, photo, broadcast or online journalism. The scholarships range from $500 to $1,000.
The filing deadline for applications is April 1, 2014. Application form also may be obtained on our web site at:

www.ccnma.org

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the CCNMA office at (424) 229-9482 or email us at ccnmainfo@ccnma.org
http://www.ccnma.org/

Oakland Community Builders (OCB)


Oakland Community Builders (OCB) is a yearlong internship program that trains students in organizing strategies while addressing the needs of East Bay communities. OCB partners with local organizations to provide internships to UC Berkeley students interested in community organizing, social justice, and grassroots level change. 

Interested in a Cal intern for the 2014-2015 school year?

The application is available here: http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/ocb/application

Applications are due Friday, February 14th by 5pm. Before submitting an application, please review the Community Partner Responsibilities and Expectations below. In order to be considered, your designated Supervisor must be available for a community partner orientation in August (Date TBA). For the short answer questions, we recommend writing your responses in a Word document, and saving it before inputting, as answers will be lost if you view a prior page. If you have any questions, please contact Marlena Reimer atmarlena_reimer@berkeley.edu.

Community Partner Responsibilities & Expectation
· Attend intern interviews (Date TBA)
· Attend program kickoff and orientation in August (Date TBA)
· Expose interns to community organizing operations in your organization
· Provide sound supervision by an experienced staff member
· Ensure open lines of communication with the intern and staff
· Develop a job description for the intern that outlines duties to be fulfilled
· Finalize a schedule (to be co-created with intern) that outlines time, hours & days per week worked
· Complete all pre, midway, and post program evaluation requests

San Gemini Preservation Studies Program

Our summer 2014 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 15th year, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offers students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.

The programs offered are listed below:

Building Restoration (June 2nd thru 27th)

Ceramics Restoration (June 2nd thru 27th)

Book Bindings Restoration (June 2nd thru 27th)

Paper Restoration (July 14th thru August 8th)

Traditional Painting Materials & Techniques (July 14th thru August 8th)

Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy (July 14th thru August 8th)

*Field Projects:

Restoration of the façade of the Church of San Carlo (13th Century)

Surveying the San Giovanni Battista Church complex (12th Century)

Archaeological survey of the public baths in Carsulae

To find out more about our program and review the syllabi, please visit our WEBSITE.

U.S PIRG's Campus Organizer


U.S.PIRG’s Campus Organizer position. (www.uspirg.org/jobs)

Every day, powerful people are making decisions that affect our health, our safety and our future. We're taught these decisions should be based on the public interest: that's how a government of the people, by the people, and for the people is supposed to work.

Yet in the real world, on issue after issue, we see powerful interests corrupting the democratic process, twisting public policy to serve their own ends, all too often at the public's expense. 
Information sessions and interviews will be held on campus February 25th and 26th. 

For more information check out our website, or send me an email at kat@calpirgstudents.org

Sincerely,
Kat Lockwood
Campus Organizer, CALPIRG

Haas Institute 2014 General Summer Fellowship and Law Summer Fellowship Program


General fellows and law fellows will work on a wide range of projects relating to marginalized groups and social cleavages including disability, LGBTQ, race, religion, socio-economic disparities, and the new and emerging research on the global north/global south relations.

The General Summer Fellowship Program 2014 will take place from May 20th to August 15th, 2014. All undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are interested in social and racial justice are welcome to apply. Applications are due on March 1st, 2014.

The Law Summer Fellowship Program 2014 will take place from May 12th to August 8th, 2014. Students who are in the process of obtaining their JD degree and are interested in social justice and public interest are welcome to apply. Applications are due on February 20th, 2014.

For more details, please see our website:

http://diversity.berkeley.edu/soliciting-applications-hifis-general-summer-fellowship-law-summer-fellowship-program

Platform Studies Showing

Thursday, Feb 6 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | 310 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

I
nspired by media archaeologists such as Wolfgang Ernst and Friedrich Kittler, digital media studies has taken a turn towards the material, "Platform studies" pays attention to the digital apparatus' conditions of making and possibility, but often leaves out reference to racial and gendered economies of labor in the digital industries. This presentation brings together platform studies and woman of color feminism by analyzing the visual cultures of electronic circuit production on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico from 1965-1975.

Lisa Nakamura is a Professor in the Department of American Cultures and the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research interrogates both the performance of and assumptions embedded in representations of race and ethnicity in digital media, particularly within gaming cultures. These issues are at the forefront of her books “Race After the Internet” (co-edited with Peter Chow-White), “Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet,” and “Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet.” Nakamura is currently investigating transnational racialized labor and avatarial capital in a “postracial” world through the lens of Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games.

The History and Theory of New Media series is produced by the Berkeley Center for New Media with support from the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).

UC Berkeley Washington Program

Fall 2014 UC Berkeley Washington Program is now available online, at: http://ucdc.berkeley.edu

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. You must also have taken at least two upper-division courses on the UC Berkeley campus, which provide background for the topic you intend to research. 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.

Fall Semester 2014 applications will be due Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 4 P.M.

Candidate interviews will be conducted in mid-March for the Fall 2014 UCDC Program. Accepted students will be notified by the end of the month.

All UCDC info sessions will be held in Barrows Hall:
Thursday, Jan. 23 noon-1:30 P.M. Rm. 291 Barrows 

Wednesday, Jan. 29 4-5:30 P.M. Rm. 291 Barrows
Tuesday, Feb. 4 4-5:30 P.M. Rm. 291 Barrows 
Wednesday, Feb. 12 noon-1:30 P.M. Rm. 420 Barrows

Information about how to locate internships in DC is available on a bulletin board outside the UCB Washington Program Office and at the Information Sessions. The Program Office is at M24 Wheeler Hall, and generally will be open 9-12 and 1-4 on Mondays through Thursdays.

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.

Class of 2014 Summer Design Scholars


Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company is accepting applications.
The submission deadline is midnight Monday, February 17. Selection will be made by March 4. You can learn more about our program (and applicants can apply) at this link:
This is the 12th year of the program, and our scholars have reported their experiences to be rewarding and life-changing. Scholars, including international students, have come from the Savannah College of Art + Design, McGill, Universidad de Monterrey, UPenn, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Tulane, Virginia Tech, UVA, Clemson, Penn State, Ohio State, Kansas State, Iowa State, Georgia Tech, University of Cincinnati, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Hampton University. Several Summer Scholar “alumni” have accepted full-time positions with our firm.
If you have other questions, please contact Nick Vlattas, nvlattas@hewv.com, or 757-321-9608 

Paper Submissions- Due Feb. 2, 2014


Hemispheres: The Tufts Journal of International Affairs
The Tufts Undergraduate Journal of International Affairs, one of the oldest undergraduate journals in the field, is now accepting submissions relating to this year’s theme of New and Old Wars. Submissions should be research articles, approx. 5000-8000 words, written by undergraduates in a broad range of fields relevant to international affairs. To view paper requirements and guidelines, please visit http://ase.tufts.edu/hemispheres/submission.html. To submit a paper, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact hemispheres@tufts.edu.
Submission Deadline: February 2, 2014.

We welcome and encourage a broad interpretation of the theme. Potential research topics may include, but are not limited to:

Changing nature of war, international law, psychological warfare, transitions, nation-building, international institutions, evolving role of technology, territorial and resource claims, gender roles, cyber security, and trade warfare.

Sincerely,
Maxine Jacobson and Lauren Krouskoff
Co-Editors-in-Chief

2-Unit Course: Other Voices


Other Voices, our 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.

Breakthrough Communities Internship Opportunities


AVAILABLE INTERN POSITIONS


System Transformation in a range of institutions from large public hospitals to grassroots community development initiatives

· Facilitate meetings and strategic planning

· Support interdepartmental quality improvement teams

· Research including interviews involving quantitative and qualitative data collection


Media and Journalism in a range of institutions from large public hospitals to grassroots community development initiatives

· Utilize print, video and web formats to document organizational successes

· Research and help produce case studies about climate change and public health, transportation, housing, food security, water and economic opportunity

· Digital photography, writing and video skills a plus

For more Internships:
CONTACT:
Batya Gelfand, Intern Coordinator

Earth House Center and Breakthrough Communities Project

E-mail: EarthHouseIntern@gmail.com

Please indicate in the subject of your email “Internship”, which position you are applying for, and your name.

New Course: Urban Geography: Development and Difference

Why do American cities host such extremes of wealth and poverty?

Who or what is responsible for gentrification?

Why are American cities still segregated by class, race, and ethnicity?

These are some of the questions we will address through a broad survey of the geography of American cities. The theme of the course will be how processes of urban development have connected with racial, class, and ethnic difference from the industrial cities of the 19th century to the supposedly “post-racial” metropolises of the present. We will use field trips, reflections on students’ own experiences of urban environments, and readings from diverse perspectives to develop a rich, holistic understanding of American cities and how they have changed.

Instructor: Katy Guimond 

CCN: 36349 
GEOG 170, Section 003

Tuesday & Thursday 3:30-5:00 
McCone 145 

Open seating, non-majors welcome.

Difference Beyond Recognition Course


New course taught by Professor Greig Crysler:


Difference Beyond Recognition

Env Des 98 CCN 28807
Env Des 198 CCN 28867

*is a one-unit, five week colloquium, built around the lecture and workshop by the acclaimed author, Manil Suri. The colloquium meets on Tuesday evenings in room 112; Suri’s lecture is part of the Spring lecture series and occurs on Wednesday Feb 12 at 6:30pm; the workshop is the following day from 10-1pm in the Cal Design Center. We will watch three films that will enhance students’ understanding of the issues in Suri’s book – two films by Hanif Kureishi, and one by the Indian director, Onir.

*Students who enroll in the colloquium will have the option of reading Suri’s book (a copy will be provided to enrolled students at no charge) prior to the lecture. Food will be provided during an intermission when we are watching the films. A discussion will follow each film.

*Suri’s lecture will discuss sexuality and space in Mumbai, India, drawing on his 2013 book, City of Devi, which is set in that city. The book is a work of fiction that reflects on questions surrounding cultural identity and urban life in India. Two discussants will comment on Suri’s lecture and take part in the workshop – Shari Stone Mediator is a specialist in cross cultural research, and another, Lesley Lokko, is an architect and critic whose work deals with cultural difference in the design process. They will discuss how Suri’s book enables us to question our assumptions about cultural identities, reveals new ways to think about the relationship between cities and sexuality, and opens up new questions about the role of diversity in design.

*a workshop will follow the lecture by Suri on Thursday Feb 12, from 10-1pm. This will engage the participants in creative activity involving design, making use of the ideas, aesthetics, and spatial invention in Suri’s book. The workshop is being planned by architect and critic Lesley Lokko, who has extensive experience teaching design studios that include questions around cultural difference as their primary subject matter.