Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program

Made possible by the generosity of Mimi Haas and named in honor of her late husband, the Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program seeks to grow a new generation of leaders devoted to serving the public good. Peter Haas was a legendary Cal alumnus and friend to UC Berkeley who was known for his deep commitment to helping others.

The program provides scholarships and leadership training for up to 20 undergraduates who demonstrate a commitment to taking action in support of the University’s public service mission. By cultivating student leadership and a lifelong commitment to service, the program has an ever-broadening impact in supporting those students to engage their peers in public service.

This innovative program provides need-based scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000, reducing the financial contribution expected of students and their families and making it possible for students from all income backgrounds to commit more time to service activities. Students who are selected will participate in a year-long leadership development program through the UC Berkeley Public Service Center. Please spread the word across campus to students who exhibit a strong commitment to public service and demonstrated financial need.

Applications are now being accepted for the program, and the deadline for all students (current and incoming transfer students) to apply is Wednesday, April 2. More information and applications can be found on the Public Service Center website: http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/haasleaders

The Buckminster Fuller Institute

The Buckminster Fuller Institute: Call for Proposals for our annual 100k whole-systems design award. We admire the work that you do and think that your networks—faculty, alumni, student, personal, professional—may include some strong potential candidates for the Fuller Challenge.

Ecovative, is an innovative bio-materials company started by two students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Waterbank Schools, one of our finalists and recipients of an additional 25k award, was founded by two professors that combine teaching with international development work.

If you know of any appropriate list serves within Berkeley or individuals in your personal or professional networks that you think may be interested in this opportunity I would greatly appreciate you sharing it. The deadline to apply is April 11, 2014.

For more information call: Sara Skenazy (718) 290 9283

GiGS Workshop: Professor Panel

Ever wonder what grad school review committees look for in an application? Well look no further and attend next GiGS workshop to get all your questions answered. We will have a panel of Professors and administrators from diverse on-campus programs (i.e., Sociology, Law, Ethnic Studies etc) that review applications and will be able to answer your questions regarding:
Application materials
Admission process

What? Professor and Administrator Panel

Why? Prepare a strong grad application by understanding how to stand out and what constitutes an outstanding application.

Where? Multicultural Community Center (MCC, in Hearst Annex)

When? Thursday April 3rd, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

RSVP by sending a quick email to: gigs@berkeley.edu

ICAA Julia Morgan Awards

The Northern California Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) invites you to submit your portfolios for the 2014 Inaugural Julia Morgan Awards. As you undoubtedly know, Julia Morgan was a nationally recognized and prolific California architect in the early 20th century whose work includes hundreds of buildings in California and her most widely known work of Hearst Castle. Memorializing her brilliant legacy, the awards will recognize and honor architects, designers, artisans, students and patrons for their achievements in the contemporary practice of classical traditions.

The extended submission deadline for students is Friday, March 28th, 2014 with the awards ceremony on June 12th, 2014 at the historic Carolands Chateau in Hillsborough. Submission of a portfolio would be an engaging step for students to begin participating in the local Northern California community of design and craftsmanship. The ICAA membership requirement is waived for students and in exchange, each student who submits a project will receive a complimentary one year Student Membership to the ICAA – an exciting opportunity for all. Please view the attached Call for Entries pdf for submission guidelines and refer to our website www.classicist-nocal.org 

For more information about our organization and all that it has to offer. For further questions, contact our Chapter Coordinator, Nancy O’Connor atinfo@classicist-nocal.org or 415.445.6792.

DawnTown Miami Competition 2014

DawnTown Miami has launched its architecture ideas competition for the 2014 season entitled Alternative Mobilities. 

Increasing fuel prices and tightening infrastructure budgets are leading many commuters to seek alternative modes of transportation. Alternative Mobilities explores a different type of transportation hub, oriented towards providing personal and pedestrian transport, without the large public budgets necessary to produce mass transit networks of the tradition bus and rail super projects. Providing low-cost, low-fuel, high efficiency private transit without interfering with existing transport modes, Alternative Mobilities seeks a new form of urban transportation network: personal, inexpensive, fast, mobile, efficient and available on demand 

Attached in this email is our competition poster. Please consider distributing it through your social media outlets and also among your fellow faculty, students, alumni, and colleagues. 

Early Bird registration is still available until March 27th. To register visit: dawntownmiami.eventbrite.com

You can find the competition brief on our website at: www.dawntown.org/competition

The Fund for the Public Interest

Impact issues that matter this summer with the Fund

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns. 

We will be holding information sessions and interviews at The University of California, Berkeley on Tuesday, and Wednesday 4/8-4/9 at 10, 2, 4, and 6.

To apply, please visit www.JobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH ( 753-2784 )

Summer 2014 Asheville DesignBuild Studio

The ten week, hands-on, multi-disciplinary, educational program will take place amid the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful Asheville, NC. The DesignBuild Studio will runs from June 2 to August 8, 2014Student applications are due by April1. Please feel free to share this announcement with your students.

The 2014DesignBuild Studio will explore the process of developing conceptual solutions and translating them into a built space. The program will be led by instructors Luke W. Perry and Miriam Gee, both returning from last year's studio. 

The DesignBuild Studio is open to collegiate and graduate level students who are interested in learning more about the built environment and how it interfaces with individuals and local communities. The DesignBuild Studio will be an equivalent of six credit hours. Each participant will be responsible to coordinate the transfer of credit with their host College or University.

Interested students can visit our DesignBuild Studio webpage to submit an online application (PDFs of applications are also available to download). In addition, students can inquire with Chris Joyell (chris@ashevilledesigncenter.org) to receive additional information re: project description, tuition, scholarships, housing, application and selection process.


TEACH.org is looking to hire students on campus to help recruit the next generation of teachers. We need organized, detail-oriented students with excellent communication skills.

TEACH.org is a coalition of public, private and government sponsors who have united for the common good of the American education system. Its mission is to help great candidates find places in today's rapidly evolving classrooms.

The Job:
Campus organizers will receive training and begin on-campus work in early February. Campus organizers will be responsible for:
· Speaking to classes and student groups
· Planning and executing events
· Working with resource centers and career centers
· Distributing TEACH materials
· Staffing pop-up recruitment centers
· Providing on-campus visibility for TEACH, and using social media to promote the TEACH mission.

For more information or to apply for the position, please contact Nina Scheinman at Nina.Scheinman@teach.org with your current resume and contact information. Please include your area of study and current GPA.

CED Admissions Ambassador Internship

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

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

Due: Friday, April 18th by noon at 250 Wurster or via email at cedambassadors@berkeley.edu

Applications can be found at 250 Wurster Hall, Undergraduate Advising, at the Ambassador bulletin board outside of the Advising Office, or see attached.

Questions? Contact cedambassadors@berkeley.edu

Join us for a Mixer on
Wed. April 2nd 11:30am -1:30pm
-Talk to current Ambassadors
-Food will be provided

The Heads Up Program at Head Royce School is hiring for Summer 2014

We are looking for talented professionals in the following positions:
- Heads Up Teachers in Academic Subjects for Middle School and 9th grade.

Summer 2013 offerings included: Math, English, Science, Social Studies, and writing.
-Heads Up Teachers in elective (enrichment) courses for Middle School and 9th grade
Summer 2013 offerings included: African Dance, Drumming, Tennis, and Tae Kwon Do.
- Heads Up Teaching Interns: Typically interns are paired with a master teacher and are provided with training, instructional and curriculum support.

*Note: courses are subject to change for Summer 2014.
Program Dates: June 16th – July 25th
Employment Application:
For application; please go to the Summer Employment link and click on either Heads Up Faculty or Heads Up Intern. Summer Employment

$tart $mart Teaching College Women* Salary Negotiation (space limited)

Saturday, April 5, 2014
11:30am - 2:30pm

For those who want to become certified to do this training, there is a Facilitator Training. Please emailambrosio@berkeley.edu if you are interested. This will include attending $mart $tart plus the facilitator training until 3:30pm. Cost - $50 to WAGE Project.

For disability related accommodations, please go to For more info, please contact ambrosio@berkeley.edu

Sponsored by the AAUW - Berkeley Chapter, College Women's Club, and the Gender Equity Resource Center

Make a Gift to GenEq today! Contribute to social justice at Cal at <

LEED Green Associate Sustainability Training – April 6th

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront.

LEED Green Associate (GA) Exam Prep
When: April 6th 2014 – 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Where: The University of San Francisco - Kalmanovitz Hall – Room: 267 - http://goo.gl/maps/LJUww
Registration: http://leadinggreen.ca/san-francisco/

Cost: $250 ($200 for full time students)
The cost of the entire course including 5+ hours of in-class training, 5 realistic mock exams and professional study guide is $250 ($200 for full-time students). The actual fee for writing the exam is governed by the GBCI and is $200 (www.gbci.org for more information). This course meets the eligibility requirements to write the GA exam. It is worthwhile to keep in mind that similar courses offered by other organizations cost $700+ (without exam fees).

Feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions
Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C


Part-time Opportunity

Acoustic Arts and Engineering provides acoustic consulting for architectural projects with special requirements for room acoustics, sound isolation, noise control, and MEP systems noise and vibration control. We are a growing consulting practice. Project types include corporate headquarters, master planning, healthcare, educational/research, residential, and performing arts spaces.

A part-time position is available for an entry level technical assistant with a background and/or academic studies in architectural design, room acoustics, technical building systems (MEP, AV, etc), and/or music performance. Candidates should have strong math/technical skills, and good and graphic communication skills.
To learn more, please contact Tim Schmidt, Principal.

City Year

We are currently offering full-time positions in Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Jose and Seattle  to college graduates interested in doing a year of service. City Year is a great opportunity for young people to build their leadership skills and make a difference in the lives of children.

City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. At City Year’s 24 locations across the United States and two international affiliates, teams of young people called corps members serve full-time in schools for 10 months as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, corps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed. Visit 
cityyear.org to learn

Permaculture for International Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship Training

This Spring (multi-weekends, March 27 - May 18), in collaboration with some of the region’s and world’s most amazing educators, social change leaders, and visionary organizations, Empowerment WORKS (EW) and Living Mandala (LM), are hosting a ground-breaking training advancing local unity and global resiliency.

We have special scholarship opportunities available for UC Berkeley students for this training.
More info on applying for scholarships here: http://www.livingmandala.com/7SS

To make more possible for those with school, work, and other commitments, rather than 2 weeks straight, this Bay Area course will be delivered over 4 weekend modules from March 27 - May 18 at the MA Center / GreenFriends Farm in Castro Valley, California, (approx 20 min east of Oakland).

4 Modules, 13 Days - March 27 - May 18, 2014
* Plus Special Introduction: Feb 28 - March 2.
MORE INFO: http://www.livingmandala.com/7SS

Friday, March 7, 2014

Scholarship Opportunity for Students: Permaculture for ISD & Social Entrepreneurship

This Spring (multi-weekends, March 27 - May 18), in collaboration with some of the region’s and world’s most amazing educators, social change leaders, and visionary organizations, Empowerment WORKS (EW) and Living Mandala (LM), are hosting a ground-breaking training advancing local unity and global resiliency.

We have special scholarship opportunities available for UC Berkeley students for this training!
More info on applying for scholarships here: http://www.livingmandala.com/7SS

4 MODULES:  at the MA Center / GreenFriends Farm in Castro Valley, California, (approx 20 min east of Oakland).
(participate in individual modules or the entire course)

• Module 1: (March 27 - 30, 2014): Seven Stages to Sustainability + Permaculture Design
• Module 2: (April 10 - 13): Permaculture Fundamentals
• Module 3: (May 1 - 4): Invisible Structures & Community Design
• Module 4: (May 18): Free Open to Public - RSVP - Design Presentations, Graduation, Celebration

MORE INFO: http://www.livingmandala.com/7SS

Fellowship of Reconciliation Immediate Assistant

Short-term research assistant needed - immediate
The Fellowship of Reconciliation needs an assistant in March 2014 to complete detail-oriented work for a report on US military assistance and human rights in Colombia that will be published this Spring. The tasks - estimated up to 20 hours - include matching municipal codes to data in an excel file of municipalities where extrajudicial executions occurred, in order to generate maps. A person with skills in generating charts from data tables in Excel is also needed. Compensation if $15/hour ($20/hour for a person with chart-creation skills), and work must be completed as soon as possible, in any case during this month. Preference is to work with someone in Oakland/Berkeley area, though would work with someone outside the Bay Area if they are available now and have the skills. Please send a cover letter and resume to John Lindsay-Poland, at johnlp@forusa.org.

Acoustic Arts- Part Time Position

Acoustic Arts and Engineering provides acoustic consulting for architectural projects with special requirements for room acoustics, sound isolation, noise control, and MEP systems noise and vibration control. We are a growing consulting practice. Project types include corporate headquarters, master planning, health care, educational/research, residential, and performing arts spaces.

We are located 5 minutes from UC Berkeley campus.

A part-time position is available for an entry level technical assistant with a background and/or academic studies in architectural design, room acoustics, technical building systems (MEP, AV, etc), and/or music performance. Candidates should have strong math/technical skills, and good and graphic communication skills.

Read and understand architectural and construction drawings
Read and understand technical building system documents including MEP, audio, and theatrical systems
Organize design information for analysis
Develop spreadsheets, tables, and use various calculation tools to analyze sound fields and noise emissions.
Develop technical acoustic details and graphics
Assist in the preparation of reports, and graphic recommendations
Assist in acoustic measurement and data analysis.

To learn more, please contact Tim Schmidt, Principal.
tel: 1-415-425-0943

Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellowship

 Uniting research, analysis, and advocacy to change the world!
We are currently accepting applications for the Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellows Program to honor the life and work of Lisa Devereux Kernan. Fellowships will be provided for a four week Program in the late Spring to early Summer 2014 to two outstanding students with a demonstrated commitment to social justice.

 Due date for application: April 7, 2014.

Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 for the Program.

 Examples of projects on which Kernan Fellows may work include:
 • CPATH Trade and Health Project examining proposals regarding access to public health, tobacco control, essential medicines, and related issues in pending trade agreements, including the Trans Pacific Partnership. (url:www.cpath.org)
 • EQUAL Health Network – A project bringing a strong public voice for implementation of national health care reform, including advocacy for reproductive health care and inclusion of immigrants, and single payer proposals. (url:www.equalhealth.info)

 WHEN? Please tell us in your application when you are available between May 1 and July 31. We'll determine the exact dates based on your replies and other factors.


 Center for Policy Analysis, P.O. Box 29586, San Francisco, CA 94129-0586

Ellen R. Shaffer & Joe Brenner, Co-Directors Phone: 415-922-6204

Berkeley Study Abroad

New Events

The Possible Workshops

In conjunction with The Possible, on view January 29 - May 25, 2014

Sundays, 11:00-3:00 p.m.
Free with admission

March 9
Make Hamamatsu kites using bamboo, rice paper, and indigo with members of the International Association of Tako Age (IATA), participate in the second Carnatic song session hosted by Sangati Center and in a songwriter session convened by Subterranean Art House, check out he dye lab, and get sweaty in the second art-gym Sweat Session.

March 16
Calling all kid creators! Bring your creative projects to BAM/PFA and share your work as part of a DIY Club meet-up (diy.org). Plus you can experiment with sound and video synthesis with The Something. The print shop will also be open for making mail art.

March 23
Legendary choreographer Anna Halprin and dancer Dohee Lee lead a dance workshop. Plus the ceramics studio will be open for creating new work.

March 30
The dye lab hosts a day of art-adornment experiments as we join the artists and staff of Creative Growth in preparing for the L@TE: Creative Growth Beyond Trend Runway Event at BAM/PFA on Friday, April 4. Bring garments to customize with fabric markers and paint, stamps, and dye. Plus make flyers in the print shop and beads and jewelry in the ceramics studio

GenEq Internship

Applications are due on or before Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 11:59pm.

For full information and to download an application visit: http://geneq.berkeley.edu/internships

Infosessions on Tuesday 3/4 from 4-5pm and Wednesday 4/2 from 5-6pm, both in GenEq (202 Cesar Chavez)!

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

· GenEq/Multicultural Community Center Liaison
Create opportunities that explore the interconnections of gender, race, ethnicity and sexuality (application process through the MCC, see website for details)
· Graphic Design
Assist GenEq staff and interns with flyers, posters, logos and other design projects
· Lavender Action
Intern at locals LGBTQ non-profits like The Pacific Center, Our Family Coalition or the Transgender Law Center
For leaders of LGBT and women’s organizations to enhance leadership skills
·Program Assistants:
Education, marketing, events (Cohorts: General, LGBT Community, Take Back the Night, and Women's Empowerment)
·Queer People of Color Together:

Facilitate the QPOC Together discussion space

Facilitate peer education workshops (Cohorts: Gender, Sex & Sexism; Healthy Relationships; LGBT Ally; and Sexual Violence)

For full information and to download an application visit: http://geneq.berkeley.edu/internships

Applications are due on or before Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 11:59pm to the Gender Equity Resource Center, 203 Cesar Chavez, by email to Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu or via the online application form at http://geneq.berkeley.edu/internships.

Questions? Email Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu

Summer Research in Alaska

An exciting opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students interested in Arctic environmental change. During this 16-day field excursion to Alaska's North Slope from June 6-21 2014, students will learn about Arctic vegetation, soils, landforms, permafrost, geology, wildlife and land-use along the incredible transect from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, which traverses boreal forest, alpine, and Arctic biomes. Plant species and vegetation will be studied in the context of environmental gradients and methods for vegetation sampling and description will be taught. Students will undertake an independent research project of their choosing.

Ten days will be spent camping at different locations along the route. We will also stay at Toolik Field Station, a world-renowned Arctic research station. Guest instructors will discuss Arctic ecology and landscape features in greater detail at key points along the travel route.

The cost of meals, lodging and travel between the field sites is included in the course fee. Students will need to bring all-weather clothing including winter jackets and rubber boots, a warm sleeping bag, and a tent.

Registration begins February 24, 2014. To register, please visit:

Scholarships are available.

To attend the course, international students must apply by March 15, 2014 and meet Summer Sessions¹ guidelines for attending school in the United States. Visa and related document fees for entry into the U.S. are the responsibility of the student. Apply here.

For further information, please see: www.uaf.edu/summer/arcticveg


CED Career Fair

Tuesday, March 18, 12:00-4:00pm
International House, Chevron Auditorium

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

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

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

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

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

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